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Forum: 2016 - Current International 01-16-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,739
Posted By Vagabonds_2
>>The old timers say to put a couple of bags of...

>>The old timers say to put a couple of bags of ice down the toilet and drive around before dumping>>
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 12-28-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,492
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Question Sorry, not sure what "lifted" means? Can you be...

Sorry, not sure what "lifted" means? Can you be more specific what the process is and why it is desired please? Thanks.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 12-24-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,798
Posted By Vagabonds_2
May want to winterize lines for trip back or find...

May want to winterize lines for trip back or find out what they recommend to get back to cold NY. May need a compressor to air purge lines and leave RV antifreeze in P-traps. Also, focus on Alde...
Forum: Tires 12-24-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,168
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Cool Yes, our AS dealer recommended the Tire Minder...

Yes, our AS dealer recommended the Tire Minder A1A, our original one shot craps, see: ...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 12-17-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Have a 2018 Classic with Alde system and glycol...

Have a 2018 Classic with Alde system and glycol was recalled recently. So, need the real Alde specific glycol--assuming couldn't get this from ChemWorld online!? Also, DON'T mix various editions of...
Forum: On The Road... 11-28-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,325
Posted By Vagabonds_2
In addtion, here are other apps that may apply: ...

In addtion, here are other apps that may apply:

https://rvshare.com/blog/rv-apps/
Forum: On The Road... 11-28-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,325
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Saw there was a RV GPS Phone app that takes into...

Saw there was a RV GPS Phone app that takes into account rig size. There may be others than www.rvlife.com--user/buyer beware! Waze has taken us down some sketchy roads (some without a shoulder or...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-21-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By Vagabonds_2
We like our cheaper simpler Equal-izer Hitch.

We like our cheaper simpler Equal-izer Hitch.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-21-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,771
Posted By Vagabonds_2
We have always owned SUV's but when we it came...

We have always owned SUV's but when we it came time to get another vehicle, country girl wanted a pickup and we got a Tacoma; and then when we decided on the 30' Classic, that migrated to a RAM...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-26-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,942
Posted By Vagabonds_2
One of our club members, instead of going the...

One of our club members, instead of going the truck route, got a 3/4-ton van, could it be a Ford Transit? Holds all of his stuff, he can stand up in it, even hauls a small chest freezer for keeping...
Forum: On The Road... 10-11-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,087
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Another piece of newbie advice we didn't get, is...

Another piece of newbie advice we didn't get, is always keep some fluid in your black tank so paper products don't get dried out and plug up your dump valve. Maybe others have more scientific advice...
Forum: On The Road... 10-11-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,087
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Just wash with tank water, bring bottled water to...

Just wash with tank water, bring bottled water to drink, always we were taught. We do boil it for coffee, however!?

2 year newbied going on 3 years.

:wally:
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 08-31-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,605
Posted By Vagabonds_2
We shelled one out on a Caravan to Salem, OR. ...

We shelled one out on a Caravan to Salem, OR. Got a Husky, but have a new Atwood in the box to sell!?
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-21-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,833
Posted By Vagabonds_2
E-bike Transport

We recently acquired a couple of Dutch e-bikes. They are heavy, 50 and 58#ís respectively. We transport them inside the trailer. But difficult to lift up into shortbed Ram. Hate to take heavy Kuat...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-17-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,065
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Red face What do you think specific risks are to RV'ing...

What do you think specific risks are to RV'ing during the Covid-19 pandemic? Seems like you can maintain social distance, you can wear a mask around people, and can maintain adquate hygiene with...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-17-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,065
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Arrow Our Equalizer does fine and not as much money as...

Our Equalizer does fine and not as much money as what you're thinking with regard to hitches. Buy the softer more easily rolled up water hose, two 25' lengths if you go to a Intl. Plastic not...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-14-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,781
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Talking With regard to torque wrench use, remember to...

With regard to torque wrench use, remember to apply torque in an easily applied manner; also, remember to dial back to zero torque so machine is not loaded during storage.
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-13-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,781
Posted By Vagabonds_2
You may need two torque wrenches if you also...

You may need two torque wrenches if you also torque the hitch ball which may be over 400 fi-lbs. Also, recommend tire rubber leveling blocks. We have a compressor, but haven't used it yet. You may...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 02-10-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Thumbs up Some of the older units did not have ducted...

Some of the older units did not have ducted heating and cooling. Some of the older units did not have the eco insulation or belly insulation. If you get new, you get a warranty. What we found is...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-28-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,014
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Each of the TPM have unique number attached. Just...

Each of the TPM have unique number attached. Just record the TPM# associated with Front and Rear Passenger, Front and Rear driver -- they are a note in my iPhone. Thanks for reminding me to remove...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-10-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,410
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Credit Card Issues

The credit card: I feel your pain. My credit union has cut my card off for imagined threats while I was traveling. Irritating. I carry several. My wife uses a cell phone service that cuts off...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-05-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,054
Posted By Vagabonds_2
We looked at the Eco Boost and decided it didn't...

We looked at the Eco Boost and decided it didn't have enough guts and longevity to pull our Classic 30'. So, we went with the RAM CTD. Not all of the buzzers and whistles you're talking about.

I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-03-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,054
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Get a diesel with tow package, you may want a...

Get a diesel with tow package, you may want a larger AS some day. Ram's are more inexpensive than Ford diesels. Tow capacity much better. 6.7 l last forever. Nice to have tow package and exhaust...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-01-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,449
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Angry I would say that if your BMI > 40, you are short,...

I would say that if your BMI > 40, you are short, and have bad knees, the AMP Bed Step will require some nimbleness (and arm strength) to step up and around tail gate support cable. We went with a...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 08-28-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,346
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Have not checked other threads on torque...

Have not checked other threads on torque wrenches, but will add that some hitch bolts also are to be torqued, e.g., the Equalizer. Some of the 3/4" bolts have torque ratings of 320 ft-lbs and the...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 07-19-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,359
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Have unlimited data with AT&T, their Nighthawk...

Have unlimited data with AT&T, their Nighthawk hotspot has pulled in great WiFI every campground from Oregon to Kansas City.
Forum: On The Road... 07-10-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,213
Posted By Vagabonds_2
We have ours chained with really heavy chain in...

We have ours chained with really heavy chain in the back of the truck under the toneau cover and some lighter longer chain and lock for outside. Lighter chain would not need power tools -- hmmm?
Forum: Financing 06-30-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,418
Posted By Vagabonds_2
We are retired, I am working on a graduate...

We are retired, I am working on a graduate degree, and we acquired a Classic 30. I have an incomplete and a summer school class and we decided to come to an international rally in Portland area and...
Forum: On The Road... 06-01-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 46,501
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Like your pickup camper/topper -- what is the...

Like your pickup camper/topper -- what is the brand/website for those please? Fighting the tool chest blues and how to organize, and keep secure, all the support gear that we don't need,...
Forum: On The Road... 05-23-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,424
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Check out Loveyourrv.com 9 Mistakes that...

Check out Loveyourrv.com 9 Mistakes that Full-time Newbie RV'ers make:

(especially #3 and the 2-2-2 rule).

https://www.loveyourrv.com/9-common-mistakes-fulltime-rv-newbies-make-starting-out/
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-21-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,052
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Ditto, we newbies like the Equal-i-zer too so...

Ditto, we newbies like the Equal-i-zer too so far! Yes, our 2017 CTD 2500 Ram had the tow package ready to go. Dealer helped us adjust gain so just slowed rig down on level. You might look at...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-09-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,748
Posted By Vagabonds_2
After deciding on an Airstream Classic 30', based...

After deciding on an Airstream Classic 30', based on price, incentives, tow capacity, and reliability we selected the RAM Bighorn 2500 i6.7L Cummins Turbo diesel with crew cab. It gets about 11.4 mpg...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 03-31-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,030
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Post Purchasing an Airstream

First of all, we're senior citizen RV newbies -- so our learning curve is steep to learn about AS and about camping.

We just picked up our 2018 RB 30' Classic. Decided on this one because of...
Forum: On The Road... 04-11-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,885
Posted By Vagabonds_2
Crashing

I only know what friends say they've done which is WalMart Supercenter, Truck Stops, and Rest Stops are your friends.
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