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Forum: Refrigerators 06-15-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By bcheever
We have a new 22FB Caravel with similar issues. ...

We have a new 22FB Caravel with similar issues.

We bought this thermometer for inside the fridge:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RN7Z2RT?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

And use blue ice and pre chill...
Forum: On The Road... 05-24-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,360
Posted By bcheever
Re "No Shows" We just got back from camping in...

Re "No Shows" We just got back from camping in Olympic national Park this weekend in a high demand campground. I made the reservation at 7am the day it became available 9 months ago. My tow vehicle...
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 05-13-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By bcheever
I have 21 Caravel 22FB that we have taken out for...

I have 21 Caravel 22FB that we have taken out for about 20 days over the past 3 months. Very impressed with the build quality. After reading the forums (and watching that same video) which made think...
Forum: On The Road... 04-23-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,687
Posted By bcheever
Arcadia in Maine is one of the US's greatest...

Arcadia in Maine is one of the US's greatest national parks. Great camping in Hudson River, Berkshires, Delaware River too.

We started booking parks for this summer last fall. We have trips to...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 04-23-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,040
Posted By bcheever
Assuming Im not out in the middle of nowhere, I...

Assuming Im not out in the middle of nowhere, I would just google "local locksmith". Cheaper than replacing a window.
Forum: 2016 - Current International 04-22-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By bcheever
Really appreciate all of the detail you put into...

Really appreciate all of the detail you put into this post! Planning a similar job here, and this will be invaluable.
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 04-20-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,373
Posted By bcheever
Just take it slow, you're going to do great. ...

Just take it slow, you're going to do great.

Before your next trip, spend an afternoon reading through the Airstream manual for your Caravel and Rich Luhr's "Newbie's Guide to Airstreaming" which...
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 04-20-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By bcheever
Are you going through an Airstream dealership or...

Are you going through an Airstream dealership or SOB?

We ordered and picked up a 2021 Caravel from an AS dealership earlier this year. I have to be honest we were a little nervous about the lack...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-01-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,263
Posted By bcheever
My Dad towed our trailer all over the western US...

My Dad towed our trailer all over the western US with a 1972 Galaxie 500 Station Wagon. It had a 7.0 liter V8.

I'm trying to master backing up with our AS and was just thinking about him the other...
Forum: On The Road... 03-31-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By bcheever
Help - short-term trailer storage while on the road?

Newbie question here that I canít find an answer for.

We are taking our Airstream out this summer from Seattle to Arizona and back. Mid-trip we are looking for a place to store our trailer around...
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 03-31-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By bcheever
PS this trailer is truly a thing of beauty. You...

PS this trailer is truly a thing of beauty. You will love it!
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 03-31-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By bcheever
Are you talking about the storage compartment on...

Are you talking about the storage compartment on the passenger side?

I recently measured it and it is approx. 12x18" - not big enough for a generator.

https://ibb.co/D9QJ0kx
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-29-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,692
Posted By bcheever
Yikes. Our pickup experience at the...

Yikes.

Our pickup experience at the Airstream dealership here in Seattle last month was the complete opposite. Their two techs spent over 4 hours walking us through every detail of the the trailer...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 03-23-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,280
Posted By bcheever
I was going to try plugging an AppleTV into our...

I was going to try plugging an AppleTV into our AS TV. My old office had one in every conference room, it was extremely easy to show whatever was on someone's phone or laptop and switch from device...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 03-18-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,021
Posted By bcheever
"America's Native Spirit" as declared by Congress...

"America's Native Spirit" as declared by Congress in 1964. And it tastes great around a campfire. Cheers!
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-17-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By bcheever
We are actually dealing with this same issue. Our...

We are actually dealing with this same issue. Our AS has the factory 90w solar package on the roof and we recently bought a 200w Zamp Obsidian solar suitcase kit. But at pickup our AS tech was...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-17-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,456
Posted By bcheever
Wow - new tower here looking for advice from long...

Wow - new tower here looking for advice from long haul truckers and old-timers on this list.

To avoid getting into this situation Iím going keep it slow on the road and pay close attention to how...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-17-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,313
Posted By bcheever
I agree with @kscherzi. Don't try to time the...

I agree with @kscherzi. Don't try to time the market.

When I lived in LA in the early 2000's home prices were rising briskly. I heard of people selling their homes to cash out, planning to rent...
Forum: Our Community 03-16-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By bcheever
Pappy, with new trailers AS usually throws in a...

Pappy, with new trailers AS usually throws in a free year with Coach Net for roadside assistance. Did you get that?
Forum: On The Road... 03-13-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,340
Posted By bcheever
We are avid cyclists and I've spent a lot of time...

We are avid cyclists and I've spent a lot of time researching the pros and cons of the various racks (this is a great video https://gonesilver.com/5-ways-to-carry-your-bikes-with-an-airstream/)

The...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-09-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,544
Posted By bcheever
COVID tax

We just purchased our Airstream last summer (and picked up recently). You'll read people bragging online about getting steep discounts off of MSRP but I wouldn't put much faith in them. With the...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-08-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,303
Posted By bcheever
I was literally looking for a solution to this...

I was literally looking for a solution to this problem on Amazon this morning. Lots of great suggestions in this thread!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-05-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By bcheever
Showering Al Fresco?

Just wondering if anyone could share their experiences using the outdoor shower for bathing.

We just purchased a beautiful 22FB Carvel and plan on mostly camping in State and Natíl Parks. Iím...
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 03-03-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,206
Posted By bcheever
I just wanted to follow up on this post. We...

I just wanted to follow up on this post. We picked up our Airstream last Thursday (2/25) here at Airstream Adventures in Seattle.

We were the first pickup in their new expanded location in Milton....
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-26-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,567
Posted By bcheever
Such a great story! Congratulations and welcome -...

Such a great story! Congratulations and welcome - wish many open roads ahead for you.
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 02-20-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By bcheever
Hi John. We live in Magnolia, near Discovery...

Hi John. We live in Magnolia, near Discovery Park, and are picking up a Caravel 22FB this week. We just went through locking in storage and it is not easy in the Seattle area. You probably saw that...
Forum: On The Road... 02-13-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,282
Posted By bcheever
Don't miss the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center...

Don't miss the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center about an hour outside of Austin if you are looking for bluebonnets - amazing place to walk around with fields of wildflowers. And Salt Lick never...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 02-11-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,149
Posted By bcheever
Hang in there. We ordered our Airstream in August...

Hang in there. We ordered our Airstream in August and I just got a message from the dealer it's finally coming next week!

My advice would be just not think about it, when it comes it comes. This...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 02-02-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By bcheever
We are also big fans of Apple Carplay. The Siri...

We are also big fans of Apple Carplay. The Siri integration works really well, so you can easily just say "Hey Siri ... get me directions to Eagle Rock Campground in Tucson", "Play the Beatles",...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-29-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,484
Posted By bcheever
I think Tesla's solar home roof tiles are really...

I think Tesla's solar home roof tiles are really interesting too. They look just like the normal roof tiles on your house but charge a Powerwall battery all day, which then charges your car when you...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-29-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,484
Posted By bcheever
I am not worried about this at all. Tesla’s Cyber...

I am not worried about this at all. Tesla’s Cyber Truck, which Elon Musk has vowed will be released this year, has a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds. Again this is coming out this year. The Hummer...
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 01-22-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,206
Posted By bcheever
There has been some great advice on this thread...

There has been some great advice on this thread so far, much appreciated.

As I mentioned I’ve been reading these forums obsessively every morning for the past 6 months. I also read Rich Luhr’s...
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 01-20-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,206
Posted By bcheever
Thanks for all of the responses. I guess I'm...

Thanks for all of the responses. I guess I'm thinking about things like how the tank monitors and water heater controls are in the bathroom for instance. Not sure how you could have multiple people...
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 01-20-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,206
Posted By bcheever
Picking Up a New Airstream in a Pandemic?

We purchased a Caravel 22FB over the summer which we are hoping to take ownership of in Feb/March. When we were shopping for the trailer here at Airstream Adventures in Seattle we appreciated that...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-18-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,784
Posted By bcheever
Coffee + the outdoors

I love this thread!

We just use a Hario hand grinder and a ceramic Blue Bottle dripper. We use a beautiful old beat-to-hell Harry Potter tea kettle that can be heated on the stovetop or even...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 12-14-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,551
Posted By bcheever
We are actually in line for a Caravel 22FB, with...

We are actually in line for a Caravel 22FB, with potential delivery "around Valentines" but honestly we are not in a rush. Would rather they take the time they need to build it right.
Forum: Our Community 11-12-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,475
Posted By bcheever
I'm 6'8" and my wife is 6' and we are both older....

I'm 6'8" and my wife is 6' and we are both older. We prefer the queen bed - my wife sleeps warm and it's a great feeling to have someone to cuddle with if it starts getting cold : ) But to each his...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-11-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,071
Posted By bcheever
Like you are about to take possession of a...

Like you are about to take possession of a Caravel 22FB which we plan on towing with an Audi Q7. Weíve heard this is a great combination and love the Audiís comfort on long drives.

Have you...
Forum: On The Road... 11-10-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By bcheever
Really appreciate everyone's suggestions on this...

Really appreciate everyone's suggestions on this thead. Exactly what I was looking for!
Forum: On The Road... 11-09-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By bcheever
Calculating Grades

Hi, I have a total newb question. I spent about 30 minutes surfing the forums without any luck so Iím posting in the hope of getting some advice.

Is there a general rule of thumb or formula to...
Forum: Our Community 11-04-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,800
Posted By bcheever
We are picking up our Caravel 22FB in February...

We are picking up our Caravel 22FB in February and I had a question along these lines I'd love to get some advice on.

We plan on doing a lot of boondocking and live in an HOA which restricts...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 10-25-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,106
Posted By bcheever
1) Is there a list somewhere of general add-ons...

1) Is there a list somewhere of general add-ons that we should be considering purchasing

You probably have found this already, but I found this page on Airstream Supplyís site helpful:...
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