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Forum: Our Community 06-10-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7,725
Views: 1,370,051
Posted By Silverpuller
Airstream sightings

Just discovered an Airstream village at Moab Valley RV Resort, in Utah. Eight Flying Clouds of varying lengths. All very recent editions (methinks 2021). All are for stationary rent. Three days...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-07-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,530
Posted By Silverpuller
I’ve read the the Arctic Fox brand of RV is well...

I’ve read the the Arctic Fox brand of RV is well designed for four-season camping.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-27-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,260
Posted By Silverpuller
26U questions

Two weeks ago, I had our local AS dealer add a tail/brake/ turn signal wire pigtail into our fender storage compartment. It’s purpose is to connect temporary lights when we have our bikes in the...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-26-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,368
Posted By Silverpuller
retractable shower door

We have the retractable shower door in our 2018 26U. The literature states that the door self squeegees as it retracts. However, not knowing how well that works, we always hand squeegee the door...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 10-05-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By Silverpuller
Ronson cigarette lighter fluid also works very...

Ronson cigarette lighter fluid also works very well.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-03-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,910
Posted By Silverpuller
You’re overthinking this thing. Trust Jackson...

You’re overthinking this thing. Trust Jackson Center to know what they’re talking about regarding the rivets required, and the proper sealant to use on the lap joints.

We had three panels...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 09-24-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,890
Posted By Silverpuller
Ditto. Best RV toilet I’ve had. Plus, it makes...

Ditto. Best RV toilet I’ve had. Plus, it makes dumping the black tank much easier!
Forum: Our Community 09-04-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7,725
Views: 1,370,051
Posted By Silverpuller
Airstream sightings

Classy attention getter at the Labor Day Art Fair in Boulder (Colorado).351340
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 09-04-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By Silverpuller
Robert, a very dear friend (unofficial...

Robert, a very dear friend (unofficial grand-daughter), painted it for us. She is very talented in a number of arts, but ceramics is her #1.

Here is another sample of her work (on wood):

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Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-11-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By Silverpuller
Just curious... What do you want to replace it...

Just curious... What do you want to replace it with?
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-11-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By Silverpuller
Some of us go with an even smaller table, when...

Some of us go with an even smaller table, when it’s just the two of us349166

We also shortened the legs. WAY more comfortable now.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-04-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,319
Posted By Silverpuller
But to make it correctly, if I remember the movie...

But to make it correctly, if I remember the movie correctly, one would need to be in a trailer, and underway, to get exactly the same results as Lucy.[emoji846]
Forum: On The Road... 07-02-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,045
Posted By Silverpuller
The note’s author was suffering from “silver...

The note’s author was suffering from “silver envy.” Glad you didn’t let it get under your skin.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-17-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,812
Posted By Silverpuller
I put one of these together fifteen years ago. We...

I put one of these together fifteen years ago. We ALWAYS check the power post, before connecting, even in the best (looking) parks. As the old west gunslingers purportedly notched their pistol grips...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-23-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,675
Posted By Silverpuller
Keeping the AS mosquitoe free, any success?

For years we’ve used a bug zapper similar to the one shown (inside the trailer). Ours works quite well, and is quiet.

Amazon has several models offered for reasonable prices.336345
Forum: On The Road... 03-21-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,344
Posted By Silverpuller
Ditto. I also check to make sure the hitch...

Ditto. I also check to make sure the hitch assembly has not been molested.

A good friend of ours, pulling an SOB, stopped to use the facilities at a rest area. Her routine was to check the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-20-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,264
Posted By Silverpuller
We had a pair in an SOB, prior to going AS. The...

We had a pair in an SOB, prior to going AS. The rig was in winter storage, no food on board. They had built a perfect nest under the kitchen sink, in a Kleenex cube. I finally figured that they...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-20-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,858
Posted By Silverpuller
My also arrived with a dent. I was able to pop...

My also arrived with a dent. I was able to pop the dent out with my thumb...mostly. It was easy. Try it, yours may pop out cleanly.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-19-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,956
Posted By Silverpuller
Check out YouTube. Lots of Airstream dent removal...

Check out YouTube. Lots of Airstream dent removal videos.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-18-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,916
Posted By Silverpuller
To each their own. I did full tours on five...

To each their own. I did full tours on five different ships during my Navy career. Sleeping with noise and lights is not a problem... to me it’s more comforting than silence and blackness.[emoji846]
Forum: Boondocking 03-17-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,243
Posted By Silverpuller
Nice, clean looking rig. If we carried a...

Nice, clean looking rig. If we carried a generator, I’d probably mount it exactly the same way. Until our current AS, I put a 2” hitch receiver on every trailer we’ve owned (four) and carried more...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-15-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,916
Posted By Silverpuller
Like the looks of this outlet combo. Do you have...

Like the looks of this outlet combo. Do you have any source information?
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-14-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,858
Posted By Silverpuller
[emoji1303]Thanks much!

[emoji1303]Thanks much!
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-14-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,858
Posted By Silverpuller
What diameter did you use? 4” or 4.7”?

What diameter did you use? 4” or 4.7”?
Forum: On The Road... 03-14-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,271
Posted By Silverpuller
WARNING: This time of year, closely check weather...

WARNING: This time of year, closely check weather and road conditions before traveling OR-126 between Eugene and Florence. It can be a killer (and has).
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-13-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,633
Posted By Silverpuller
Telescoping ladders are definitely worth it!...

Telescoping ladders are definitely worth it! We’ve had one for around ten years, and use it all over the house, and trailer. When collapsed, it will fit into our trailer’s closet. Naturally you want...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 03-13-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,818
Posted By Silverpuller
The BAL chocks were a godsend when we had both...

The BAL chocks were a godsend when we had both curb-side tires blow out (the result of a spilled box of nails). This was was on Hwy 318 in the middle of Nevada. The road-side wheels were on asphalt,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-12-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,319
Posted By Silverpuller
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Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-12-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,319
Posted By Silverpuller
The LONG LONG TRAILER Movie Trivia

Agree. Whitney Portal Rd. is an amazingly scenic and adventurous drive. We drove up it in a FJ40 Landcruiser, sans trailer. If I remember correctly, there was a prominent sign warning not to attempt...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-09-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,436
Views: 375,794
Posted By Silverpuller
You’re really going to like this fan. We...

You’re really going to like this fan. We installed one (older model) three years ago... best RV vent fan we’ve ever had!

Just wish AS would use them instead of Fantastic.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 02-28-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,858
Posted By Silverpuller
Could you expand on your method mentioned above?...

Could you expand on your method mentioned above? Did you have the disc made at a vinyl design shop? Neat idea! Thanks.[/QUOTE]



It’s not cut-out vinyl, but that’s also a good idea.

Ours is...
Forum: On The Road... 02-27-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,052
Posted By Silverpuller
Use of the safety cone is a simple, and terrific...

Use of the safety cone is a simple, and terrific idea!
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 02-27-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,858
Posted By Silverpuller
Scare light bezel

We beat the locomotive headlamp effect by going to an auto parts store and procuring automotive taillight and parking light repair plastic. It’s flat, self-adhesive, durable, and reasonably thick...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 02-20-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,722
Posted By Silverpuller
The telescoping table pedestal is a terrific...

The telescoping table pedestal is a terrific feature!
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 02-05-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,428
Posted By Silverpuller
Yes it is well protected with varathane . ...

Yes it is well protected with varathane . Nevertheless, when we pack to roll, the tabletop will be in a protective cover.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 02-05-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,428
Posted By Silverpuller
New table top for our Flying Cloud 26U. A close...

New table top for our Flying Cloud 26U. A close family friend of ours made this art by wood burning, then coloring with acrylic paint. Miranda put a part of her soul into this creation, and some of...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 11-29-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,311
Posted By Silverpuller
Second spare tire placement

Box of spilled nails are what stopped us. Right rear TV tire: Flat. Both right side trailer tires: Flat. Happened 50 miles south of Ely, NV, on NV-318, during a Mormon Sunday...meaning there was no...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 11-29-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,218
Posted By Silverpuller
Thanks for including the Dexter link....

Thanks for including the Dexter link. Unfortunately the link tells me what Never-lube bearings can do, but not how they do it.

In my life’s work, I spent decades working as a mechanic and...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-09-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 52,663
Posted By Silverpuller
Carolina Clipper is a good one, especially...

Carolina Clipper is a good one, especially considering your geographic origins.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-05-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 52,663
Posted By Silverpuller
How did everyone come up with names for their trailer?

Haha, in submarines, shipmates picked up a wide range of “endearing,” nick names. Megamouth, Dancing Bear, Big Bird, Chaplain, Baby Face, Blue Max, and on and on. A bit off topic, but those names...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 10-22-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 126,093
Posted By Silverpuller
We like the macerator toilet. When I push the...

We like the macerator toilet. When I push the flush button there is a good and powerful suction, just like an aircraft toilet. Even our five year old granddaughter mastered it on the first attempt....
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-12-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 126,093
Posted By Silverpuller
We have the factory mattress and it supports my...

We have the factory mattress and it supports my 240 lb. bod just fine. It’s a queen and is actually a bit too firm for my comfort, so we added a Costco memory foam topper. It’s now more comfy than...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-12-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,260
Posted By Silverpuller
Great idea!

Great idea!
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-12-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,875
Posted By Silverpuller
Use Weldwood contact cement. Available in a 2 oz....

Use Weldwood contact cement. Available in a 2 oz. bottle (applicator brush included) from big orange. It’s permanent. Just follow the directions. It’s basically the same stuff used to glue down...
Forum: On The Road... 07-22-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,387
Posted By Silverpuller
Both I-70 and I-80 have good and bad points....

Both I-70 and I-80 have good and bad points. Condition of both roads is good. Yes, 70 is more direct, but a portion is toll road, and at times traffic can be heavier. 80 is further with generally...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-06-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,253
Posted By Silverpuller
My wife has the same problem, add to that the...

My wife has the same problem, add to that the bottom edges of the hanging cabinets. Thanks to our son, and his efforts to baby proof his house for our grandson, we found this great solution....
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-25-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By Silverpuller
Yes, we had one installed on our 27’ FC FB. The...

Yes, we had one installed on our 27’ FC FB. The install was clean and well done by the Boise AS dealer.

Bottom line, yes it worked. Was I super happy with it? No. The Winegard wasn’t as stable as...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-08-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By Silverpuller
Television cable connections

Just an FYI for anyone with a new AS...
We just took our brand new 2018 26U Flying Cloud our for its first trip. A shake-down cruise to our Club’s maintenance rally.

All systems worked, as...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-14-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 203,057
Posted By Silverpuller
Classic Motor home get together

We travelled across Lake Michigan on the Badger. Nice trip. But what REALLY impressed me was watching the ship’s crew back our TV and trailer, all the way from the parking lot, across the ramp, and...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-13-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,621
Posted By Silverpuller
DITTO, DITTO, DITTO!!! I was dumb and happy,...

DITTO, DITTO, DITTO!!! I was dumb and happy, torquing my lug nuts every 3K miles, leaving the wrench handle twisted to the proper ft-lb. setting. Then last Summer, while doing torque checks, a camp...
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