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Forum: On The Road... 11-08-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,586
Posted By AgZep
Not boondocking this year...

...although we're eager to see exactly what you get for $250/night in Lot M at the track. We'll be at Austin Lone Star again this year--even though they've hiked their rates to $100/night for the...
Forum: Community Polls 03-11-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 50,405
Posted By AgZep
Airspeed Indicator

Curious to know where you installed the airspeed indicator you purchased from Aircraft Spruce. And is it a pitot tube, or something else?
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 02-01-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,813
Posted By AgZep
Alumafiesta?

Was doing some prep-for-Alumafiesta work today and thought about your misfortune. How are the repairs coming along?
Forum: On The Road... 12-12-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,586
Posted By AgZep
Finally getting around to a post-race report…

We didn't camp at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) itself, since we didn't have an extra $15K lying around. We’ll see if prices come down in future years. The sites at the track looked like great fun;...
Forum: On The Road... 11-08-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,586
Posted By AgZep
We're rolling out for Austin on the 12th,...

We're rolling out for Austin on the 12th, arriving at Lone Star RV Resort the next day. Got tickets for Turn 11; shelled out the big bucks for an on-site parking pass till we can actually see how the...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 09-17-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,116
Posted By AgZep
Signed up! Finally, after almost 8...

Signed up! Finally, after almost 8 years--including a year full-timing--we're getting to our first rally! Talk about procrastination... :blush:
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 02-27-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,587
Posted By AgZep
Complete idiocy. When they set up the scenario...

Complete idiocy. When they set up the scenario to test their rocket-powered emergency brake, they said, "You're on vacation, towing your trailer downhill, and suddenly the brakes go out. What do you...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-30-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,716
Posted By AgZep
I bet there's some Rolls Royce web forum...

I bet there's some Rolls Royce web forum somewhere that you could watch, where you would get the impression that every new Rolls was a complete disaster. I bet there are oodles of complaints on the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-30-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,716
Posted By AgZep
We took our trailer to Jackson Center for some...

We took our trailer to Jackson Center for some fixes, and some custom modifications we wanted, a few months after we bought it. I would highly recommend you do that. Not only will you get your...
Forum: Full-Timing 01-30-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,946
Posted By AgZep
My wife and I full-timed in our 28' CCD for a...

My wife and I full-timed in our 28' CCD for a year, with our Corgi and two cats. We learned that you can be perfectly happy without all the stuff people seem to think is absolutely necessary these...
Forum: Awnings 01-28-2008, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By AgZep
Why in the heck aren't they available in...

Why in the heck aren't they available in aluminum? They cost like titanium.
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-28-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 31,920
Posted By AgZep
Back in the early 90s, I swapped out the original...

Back in the early 90s, I swapped out the original carburetor in my 61 Caddy for a Holley TBI setup. It was terrific. My mileage tended to be about 25%more on the highway after the upgrade, and the...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-18-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,615
Posted By AgZep
But with that V-12, a disc brake upgrade, and a...

But with that V-12, a disc brake upgrade, and a Hensley...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-18-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,615
Posted By AgZep
Road Ruler, We used to have a Pacer too. A...

Road Ruler,

We used to have a Pacer too. A '78 wagon, which we bought in '89 for $600. Got not respect from anyone, but it was a good car for us.

I once did some measurements to determine if...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-18-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,615
Posted By AgZep
I've been down a somewhat relevent path before. I...

I've been down a somewhat relevent path before. I used to have a Jaguar E-Type convertible that I towed around on a tandem axle trailer with a highly modified 1961 Cadillac Sedan De Ville. The Caddy...
Forum: On The Road... 12-07-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,437
Posted By AgZep
Yeah, I've been there many times, and having...

Yeah, I've been there many times, and having lived in WY and CO, I know all about elk. Thing is, in southern AZ, it would be hard for a rabbit to find anything to hide behind, much less an elk. The...
Forum: On The Road... 12-07-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,437
Posted By AgZep
Roger, With all due respect, eastern Iowa...

Roger,

With all due respect, eastern Iowa is nothing like the southwest. I don't think I'd consider speeding there ever. I'd be particularly careful around Amana due to all the at grade...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-24-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,433
Posted By AgZep
It definitely doesn't do that. Only warms up when...

It definitely doesn't do that. Only warms up when the A/C is on.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-24-2007, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,433
Posted By AgZep
We're home now after a two week vacation in the...

We're home now after a two week vacation in the trailer. We had a 30 amp box added to the outdoor electrical system last year. I'll fire up the A/C and see if the cable gets warm here too.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 06-24-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,865
Posted By AgZep
Airstreams are not cars, and they are not built...

Airstreams are not cars, and they are not built like cars. They are hand assembled in very small numbers to a bewildering array of specifications. Although the frames and skins are metal, and thus...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 06-21-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,865
Posted By AgZep
Some of these things are very, very typical, and...

Some of these things are very, very typical, and don't come from a "lack of quality control" at the factory. For example, the door issue. When we did our walk-through at the dealer, the door worked...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-21-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,433
Posted By AgZep
Yeah, I've got a good 30 amp setup, not sure who...

Yeah, I've got a good 30 amp setup, not sure who manufactured it though. I'm wondering if I need a shorter 30 amp cable. My wife says the one we have is noticeably warm to the touch when we're on...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-20-2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,433
Posted By AgZep
Is everyone else able to run their A/C with the...

Is everyone else able to run their A/C with the dual EU2000 setup? We blow the breaker nearly every time we try to do that. Something must be wrong somewhere, I suppose.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-19-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,682
Posted By AgZep
We've done about 2,000 miles in the last two...

We've done about 2,000 miles in the last two weeks. Our trailer is a 28' CCD, loaded pretty light at the moment. Our TV is a 2001 Chevy 2500HD with the 8.1 gas engine and Allison transmission.
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-17-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By AgZep
True story here. When I was a small child, I had...

True story here. When I was a small child, I had a 14 volume aviation encyclopedia set. The picture under "Fighter Pilot" was Olds. He became my biggest hero, and I set about doing everything I could...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 06-08-2007, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,464
Posted By AgZep
Why in the world does someone like that need to...

Why in the world does someone like that need to drive in the first place? I'm surprised she doesn't just ride in a limo with a couple of bodyguards.

Or, the bodyguards could drive a silver Hummer...
Forum: Commercial Listings 06-08-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,709
Posted By AgZep
It's not actually yellow. It's a brighter shade...

It's not actually yellow. It's a brighter shade of green. I think the redness of the halogens made it seem more yellow.

I shot that with a 10mm lens on a DSLR, equivalent to a 16mm in 35mm terms....
Forum: Commercial Listings 06-08-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,709
Posted By AgZep
Funny you should mention that. I have a fair...

Funny you should mention that. I have a fair amount of photographic experience (though no great supply of talent), and I find it remarkably difficult to photograph RVs well. They always come off...
Forum: Commercial Listings 06-08-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,709
Posted By AgZep
No, I agree, burgundy is a fine color for an...

No, I agree, burgundy is a fine color for an awning. As is the blue and white. I was musing on there about really bright saturated colors. Think fire engine red, rather than burgundy. We have a lot...
Forum: Commercial Listings 06-08-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,709
Posted By AgZep
I actuallyn thought that red Vagabond trailer...

I actuallyn thought that red Vagabond trailer SmokelessJoe shot was pretty cool, but you don't have to worry about ever seeing anything like that roll out of Jackson Center.

Haven't we...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-07-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,890
Posted By AgZep
Here's the deal. A single LNB can feed a receiver...

Here's the deal. A single LNB can feed a receiver more than one signal. However, due to way the signals are transmitted, the channels are broken into two groups. A single LNB can feed from only one...
Forum: Commercial Listings 06-07-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,709
Posted By AgZep
Looking closely at those pictures from Colonial,...

Looking closely at those pictures from Colonial, I'm seeing more detail differences that I hadn't noticed before. The cabinet doors are completely different than standard CCD ones, and I believe the...
Forum: Commercial Listings 06-07-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,709
Posted By AgZep
sos10, Did you find that picture on line, or...

sos10,

Did you find that picture on line, or take it yourself? Since you own a CCD of similar size, you'd be able to do a better job noticing the differences than a lot of people would. I'm...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-06-2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By AgZep
It's probably the fan in the converter. As it...

It's probably the fan in the converter. As it converts A/C power to D/C, it builds up heat. The more power you use, the more heat it creates. The fan just cools it down from time to time. No big...
Forum: Commercial Listings 06-06-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,709
Posted By AgZep
Really? I bet about 70% of the models now in the...

Really? I bet about 70% of the models now in the line were developed within the last 5 or 6 years. And some of them changed pretty radically several times during that period. Do you think they did...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-06-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,890
Posted By AgZep
Starflyte1, No, that won't work. You need to...

Starflyte1,

No, that won't work. You need to have one cable feed per LNB to do multiple things simultaneously. In order to make our dual LNB TiVo work, I had to get two coax lines into the...
Forum: Commercial Listings 06-05-2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,709
Posted By AgZep
Sweet. Maybe there's hope for the Gar Wood...

Sweet. Maybe there's hope for the Gar Wood Airstream after all.
Forum: Community Polls 06-04-2007, 11:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,320
Posted By AgZep
Pam, Wow. We used to have a Liberty, before...

Pam,

Wow. We used to have a Liberty, before the diesel came along though. I'd have thought a 31' would overwhelm one, but I guess not.

What kind of hitch are you using? Have you ever weighed...
Forum: Community Polls 06-04-2007, 11:45 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 50,405
Posted By AgZep
MM, 1 mpg? Or do you mean 1 mpg different...

MM,

1 mpg? Or do you mean 1 mpg different than my figures?

There's no practical way to test precisely, but I'm really curious to see how speed relates to fuel consumption. I'm sure a diesel...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-04-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By AgZep
Many Airstream owners I know carry small gas...

Many Airstream owners I know carry small gas generators in their tow vehicle, typically Hondas or Yamahas. There aren't very many places to put a generator in your typical Airstream.

Having said...
Forum: Community Polls 06-04-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 50,405
Posted By AgZep
Ok, let's try another angle. Assuming you've...

Ok, let's try another angle. Assuming you've reached your cruising speed (and are thus no longer accelerating), the overwhelming majority of the gas you're burning is being used to overcome...
Forum: Commercial Listings 06-04-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,709
Posted By AgZep
Minnie's Mate, Calm down. I wasn't impuning...

Minnie's Mate,

Calm down. I wasn't impuning your personal sense of style. I had sensed by the tone in many of the previous posts that people were blaming Airstream alone for what they perceive to...
Forum: Community Polls 06-04-2007, 01:18 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 50,405
Posted By AgZep
I'll insert the needed tire sanity here. Tires...

I'll insert the needed tire sanity here. Tires are designed to operate in a particular heat range. Exceed it, and they start to break down. Exceed it by a lot, and they start to break down really...
Forum: Commercial Listings 06-04-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,709
Posted By AgZep
Craftsman2, You're missing my analogy. I...

Craftsman2,

You're missing my analogy. I have a Leica as well, a IIIf RDST for which I paid well under $300, including a very nice 50mm Summicron. Great camera, and certainly well worth the price....
Forum: Member Introductions 06-03-2007, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By AgZep
No sweat. It doesn't take very long to learn how...

No sweat. It doesn't take very long to learn how to tow an Airstream safely and comfortably. After you have your tow vehicle set up and take delivery, find a big empty parking lot, maybe at a mall or...
Forum: Commercial Listings 06-03-2007, 01:52 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,709
Posted By AgZep
sos10, I'm well aware of Christopher Deam...

sos10,

I'm well aware of Christopher Deam and his contributions to Airstream, and of course his relationship with Laura (and by extension Dwell). I not only read the magazine, but I TiVo the show,...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-02-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,061
Posted By AgZep
I agree. If you make substantial changes to the...

I agree. If you make substantial changes to the trailer load, you'll need to know how to adjust whatever kind of hitch you have.

I'm still perplexed with the problems some are reporting. I've...
Forum: Commercial Listings 06-02-2007, 09:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,709
Posted By AgZep
Perhaps some of you were unaware that Design...

Perhaps some of you were unaware that Design Within Reach is company that has been selling all kinds of designer objects, like very stylish modern chairs and tables, for quite a few years. This is...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-02-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,620
Posted By AgZep
The CD changer in a normal car stereo attaches to...

The CD changer in a normal car stereo attaches to the back of the head unit, usually with a highly proprietary interface. One company I know of, PIE, makes a device that you plug between the two....
Forum: Our Community 05-31-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,564
Posted By AgZep
We never had a cabinet come open in a year of...

We never had a cabinet come open in a year of full timing. Not sure why not.

No loose screws either, other than the cabinet over the bed. That was my fault: I had it completely full of books. Bad...
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