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Forum: 2008 Safari SE 09-25-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,814
Posted By new2trailer
Can do

I towed my 25ft with a Porsche. I liked the set up but after a while I agreed with Donutboy or rather Lisa agreed with him; there isn't much service in the boonies and if you have a problem it could...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-06-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By new2trailer
Furnace

I always use the furnace because it uses less resources than the heat pump. I've used the furnace for 3 days without running out of electricity when boondocking.

The heat pump well, let's say it...
Forum: On The Road... 08-29-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By new2trailer
Farmer's Almanac

I've found that storms arrive at similar times every year, that is why the Farmer's Almanac can predict weather. True the storms don't always arrive but if they were, it would be during the time...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 08-10-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,589
Posted By new2trailer
a cap valve

If you don't have the time or someone to help, you can find a valve that replaces the outside cap. It operates the same way as the permanent valves.
You pull to open and push to close. It worked...
Forum: On The Road... 07-16-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,027
Posted By new2trailer
There are places

Lisa and I, just returned from a shortened trip of the northwest. It was crazy hot so we returned to AZ where it was 10-15 degrees cooler. I don't know if the crowds are worse now.

I don't...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-12-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,281
Posted By new2trailer
Bilsteins

I don't have a Ford truck but I had Bilsteins on my pickup with a pro pride and no porpoising. I found the Bilsteins enough.

Mike
Forum: On The Road... 07-08-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By new2trailer
i registered my booster, not with AT&T though. ...

i registered my booster, not with AT&T though. it was easy. i have an FCC license so I followed the rules as I don't need the hassle if anyone checks.

Mike
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-13-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,046
Posted By new2trailer
Buy Used

if you want to find a good rv buy a used one from a meticulous owner. They have fixed the problems from shoddy workmanship and found work arounds for the shortcomings of the design.

This is not...
Forum: On The Road... 06-13-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By new2trailer
Magical Keys

What a lovely trip. We stayed in a cramped campground right at Key West and loved every minute.

Good for you getting your RV out. Every time we go to our storage lot we see hundreds of RV's...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-12-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,395
Posted By new2trailer
yes you are

I think you are analyzing it correctly.

I read all the proceeding posts and only a few have felt they needed 4wd. I've never used 4 wheel drive because I was stuck. I have used it as a caution...
Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 06-04-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,405
Posted By new2trailer
Ahh the Nest

I was sad when Airstream bought the Nest. I was looking to buy one from the Nest company. It was very well made and pricey as one would expect from a quality small production company.

Mike
Forum: On The Road... 05-28-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,107
Posted By new2trailer
I've lived in 8 states. California was a...

I've lived in 8 states. California was a revelation of how nice driving could be. I could put my blinker on and merge. The through drivers understood how hard it was to find a space in dense...
Forum: On The Road... 05-11-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By new2trailer
water thief +1

It is a lot easier than using a funnel to fill portable water jugs. At least the funnels I have, that are a pain with more drips, dribbles and splashes on the floor than in the jug.



Mike
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-04-2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,016
Posted By new2trailer
Tile

I use tile brand, tracker. It is bluetooth so when you are more than 30 feet away it is useless for you the owner to look for your trailer.

Once the trailer is lost you will report it lost and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-28-2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,765
Posted By new2trailer
Andy is the best

The only worrisome part of your post is you are a newbie. It takes a little thought on how to load your vehicle and trailer.

I towed a 25ft fb with a Porsche Cayenne. It was a joy. My...
Forum: On The Road... 04-26-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By new2trailer
Ooops

Ahhh, I didn't click on the link. It is a 3 hour detour to go through St Ignace but you have to use that pesky interstate going from MI to UPMI.

It might still be faster than messing with...
Forum: On The Road... 04-26-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By new2trailer
36

You left out some necessary information, how much time, when, and how far up MI you are located. Do you want a speedy route, a route that takes you to small towns, a scenic road etc.?

If you are...
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-20-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,808
Posted By new2trailer
I use the credit card method. It is quick and...

I use the credit card method. It is quick and easy. Use an old one so you don't have to have a new one sent to you.

Mike
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-29-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,702
Posted By new2trailer
Will this be a daily driver

It really depends on what you do with the tow vehicle when you are not towing. If it is your daily driver, I suggest you think long and hard before you jump into bouncy, bad handling, expensive HD...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 03-22-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,601
Posted By new2trailer
Front bedroom

I like the view of the front bedroom. I second the twin bed idea also. With twin beds you won't have the temptations to overload the front of the trailer. If you have a dog it is more comfortable....
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 03-21-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,104
Posted By new2trailer
I leave the water in the toilet, as the water...

I leave the water in the toilet, as the water keeps the seal lubricated and the smells out. I also leave the water pump on and don't know why people turn it off.

Mike
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-19-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,010
Posted By new2trailer
Speed

A number of years ago there was a published insurance study showing the safest speeds. It wasn't about towing.

At the time the safest speed was 5 mph over the posted limit. The second safest...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-17-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,010
Posted By new2trailer
Don't forget the wife

He would have the rarest of wives if she didn't remind him every time he accelerates past 50 mph about hanging by a thread over the edge.

Mike
Forum: WBCCI Forum 03-14-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,412
Posted By new2trailer
join 2 ?

For me, the cult is the best part of the Airstream. BTW you have the best advice, join your local club. You will meet some new friends. In case you don't know, you can join more than one local...
Forum: Boondocking 03-14-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,046
Posted By new2trailer
Harvest host

I second Roadhoop's opinion that you can call businesses to see if they would let you stay, I'm sure certain types of businesses, for example, wineries would welcome you without a HH membership. ...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-10-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,922
Posted By new2trailer
The usual movement, when you gotta go, you gotta...

The usual movement, when you gotta go, you gotta go.:blush:

Mike
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-09-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By new2trailer
There used to be an ad that showed a car without...

There used to be an ad that showed a car without rear wheels pulling a trailer, to show the benefit that a weight distribution brings to towing.

I don't know the math behind it but it is a way to...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-09-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,922
Posted By new2trailer
Maybe, I'm doing it wrong but I don't find fresh...

Maybe, I'm doing it wrong but I don't find fresh water a problem. It is the black tank the makes me move first. This is with judicious use of the great outdoors and careful planning. The gray tank...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-03-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,228
Posted By new2trailer
I feel for you. I just left Florida from my...

I feel for you. I just left Florida from my first trip to the state. Loved the state and don't believe I have encountered worse drivers anywhere in the world. My advice for anyone going to Florida...
Forum: Boondocking 02-12-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,623
Posted By new2trailer
South entrance

A few years ago we stayed at the south end (farthest from the highway) of the park for a couple of days. There was an abandoned campground. Not sure if it is still abandoned you will have to check....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-07-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By new2trailer
Will it stop

Ask people who have done it. I haven't so take this for what it is worth.

I met a guy who towed the same trailer with the dodge 1500 hundred diesel. He called the engine a euro diesel, not eco. ...
Forum: On The Road... 02-02-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,407
Posted By new2trailer
Thumbs up Not much

Lisa and I don't carry much in the way of first aid, basic kit and more styles of bandaids than the average bear, as our kitchen knives are sharp.

As for exotic, we went all in on first aid...
Forum: Refrigerators 02-01-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By new2trailer
I second OTRA's answer. You can put things in...

I second OTRA's answer. You can put things in the compartment on the cooling coils. You can see the coil (?) has two sides so the coil will radiate on both sides. I also agree with the freezer as...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-27-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,176
Posted By new2trailer
Dribble stop

I also recommend this approach. It will keep your Airstream from dribbling allowing you to deal with the valve at your convenience.

Mike
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-27-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,733
Posted By new2trailer
?

I think that any mechanics hand cleaner would be a good thing to try. Just watch the abrasive content.

I'm not sure what a Goop distributor is. Goop is a good hand cleaner that doesn't have...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-26-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,936
Posted By new2trailer
I second Wulfraat's recommendation of...

I second Wulfraat's recommendation of RVmobileinternet. They are the bomb for internet connectivity.

MIke
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 01-23-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,015
Posted By new2trailer
Keyboards

Keyboards are the problem. As more people use their keyboards on a site, the more judgmental the site becomes. Sites, when small, trade information freely, in a congenial manner. We're all just...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-19-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,539
Posted By new2trailer
i don't know anything about Canadian law...

i don't know anything about Canadian law enforcement, however if they are similar to USA, it is far more likely you will receive a citation for going too fast for the conditions.

That pretty much...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 01-06-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,015
Posted By new2trailer
truck schmuck

"Get a tow vehicle that won't need any "improvements". Improve the AS, Never mind, yours seems made-up."

I find the above advice short sighted. Buying a humongous truck, only good to drive when...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-03-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,414
Posted By new2trailer
In the past, I've found the year end to be the...

In the past, I've found the year end to be the best time buy a truck. Once the clock strikes the new year there is less incentive for the dealership to offer incentives.

In December the...
Forum: On The Road... 01-03-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,889
Posted By new2trailer
Superior chocks

I like your stabilizing program :blink: better than mine. I use X chocks all the time even though they are a bit of pain. In addition to the already stated advantages, I find it easier to hitch up...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-02-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,768
Posted By new2trailer
If your acceleration and more importantly, your...

If your acceleration and more importantly, your deceleration are good enough for you, then you are golden. I have never had a problem living on the safety margin built into the gvwr numbers. If you...
Forum: On The Road... 12-18-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,418
Posted By new2trailer
Heat

Keep anything you don't want to be 100 degrees in the fridge. If you are at all like me, the trailer will take at least 2 hours to cool down enough to sleep.

The Airstream's tires, particularly...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 12-12-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By new2trailer
2007 Airstream International CCD 25 - Arizona

25FB International CCD in good condition for its age. Three rooftop solar panels, Pro Pride suspension hitch. 30 Amp service. One air conditioner. Two fantastic fans. Awning. Split bath shower...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 12-12-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,987
Posted By new2trailer
Rich, sorry about the delay, I've been out of...

Rich, sorry about the delay, I've been out of wifi range. I only use the computer to check the site. I haven't cleared cookies recently. I have cleared them since I signed up.

Mike
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 12-05-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,987
Posted By new2trailer
My complaint, and perhaps, what the other...

My complaint, and perhaps, what the other responders are relating to, is the opportunity to sign up for the airstream daily newsletter.

It is annoying but not unique to Air Forums. I subscribe...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 11-30-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,754
Posted By new2trailer
The biggest reason to polish your trailer to...

The biggest reason to polish your trailer to annoy other drivers with the glare. An added side effect is everybody around you will know where you are. Other than that there is little reason to...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-26-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,731
Posted By new2trailer
Yes you can

I'm not sure what people do with their trailers to need huge trucks. Airstreams are made to be towed with a car.

I towed an fb 25fter with a Porsche Cayenne, that has a smaller wheelbase than...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 09-19-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,944
Posted By new2trailer
It is obviously a concern to you and you received...

It is obviously a concern to you and you received a lot of good answers. However, if you are not at point where you act on them, I suggest you go outside at night with all the lights on in your rig....
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-17-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,555
Posted By new2trailer
mileage?

Laying it on a bit thick are we? Most people would be thrilled to get 14-16 towing. The EPA numbers are for 18 or 19 city for the 6 cylinder. I know I would be thrilled to get that close to the...
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