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Forum: On The Road... 09-22-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,640
Posted By McArthur
By Tom Clancy: Executive Orders Debt...

By Tom Clancy:
Executive Orders
Debt of Honor
Point of Contact

By W.E.B. Griffin
Honor Spies
The Spymasters
The Saboteurs
Death at Nuremberg
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-26-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,714
Posted By McArthur
I was once married to a woman who was hiding from...

I was once married to a woman who was hiding from a large international cult. I didn't know that when I married her.

Her parents had been high up in the hierocracy of the cult but had found out...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 05-09-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,827
Posted By McArthur
Here is the one I put in my '82 Excella 34' to...

Here is the one I put in my '82 Excella 34' to replace the torture device Airstream calls a Gaucho:

RecPro Charles 67" Double RV Zero Wall Hugger Recliner Sofa w/ Console Mahogany...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-26-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,969
Posted By McArthur
I just traded in my 2006 Ram 2500 with 5.9...

I just traded in my 2006 Ram 2500 with 5.9 Cummins engine for a 2018Ram 2500 with the 6.7 Cummins. I put 91,000+ miles on the '06 with very little maintenance costs. I towed my '82 Excella 34' all...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-19-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 73,323
Posted By McArthur
Since no one has mentioned Ram trucks, I thought...

Since no one has mentioned Ram trucks, I thought I'd drop my two cents on the subject. Having been a lifetime Dodge/Ram owner, I bought my first diesel in 2006 and I'm still towing with it. I tow a...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 01-17-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,581
Posted By McArthur
The last post notwithstanding, I was about to,...

The last post notwithstanding, I was about to, and still will, recommend SiriusXM Radio. When you look at their channel lineup (https://www.siriusxm.com/channellineup?) I'm sure you can find some...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-23-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,317
Posted By McArthur
I've survived about four years now in my '82...

I've survived about four years now in my '82 Excella 34' in south Texas with one AC unit. I laugh at recent arrivals to my part of the country when they complain about the heat when it hits 95°.
...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 11-17-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,806
Posted By McArthur
Check out the Texas DMV. They rescinded that law...

Check out the Texas DMV. They rescinded that law requiring trailer inspections for light weight trailers. Only very heavy trailers still require inspections. I forget the break point but my '82...
Forum: Our Community 10-04-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,692
Posted By McArthur
I still read it everyday just because it lands in...

I still read it everyday just because it lands in my incoming email. After owning my '82 Excella, and replacing practically everything in it, for about three years now I've learned about all there is...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-19-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,367
Posted By McArthur
Sanitation of water is at the top of the list of...

Sanitation of water is at the top of the list of any "prepper". You know them, they are the ones, like me, that wear tinfoil hats and warn of the coming zombie apocalypse. At least that what most...
Forum: On The Road... 09-08-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,615
Posted By McArthur
Wow, is that an understatement. I just got of the...

Wow, is that an understatement. I just got of the phone with my local AT&T store and the guy I asked about it insisted that I have to get and AT&T account, choose and pay for "a data plan" before I...
Forum: Our Community 09-07-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,966
Posted By McArthur
I live about halfway between Victoria and Cuero,...

I live about halfway between Victoria and Cuero, Texas. On Friday before Harvey hit, I heard forecasts of 80 to 100 mph winds for our area and decided to take the dog and the Airstream and bug out. I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-03-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,411
Posted By McArthur
I ordinarily just lurk in the background here...

I ordinarily just lurk in the background here soaking up knowledge but I thought I would let you know what I have for a tow vehicle.

I pull my '82 Airstream Excella 34' Triple Axle which weighs...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-05-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By McArthur
For what it's worth, I had my old...

For what it's worth, I had my old can't-remember-the-name-of-it-now a/c unit replaced with a Coleman 15k last year and I couldn't be more pleased. Even in the south Texas 100+ degree days we've been...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-13-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,078
Posted By McArthur
Check the plumbing section of your local Lowe's...

Check the plumbing section of your local Lowe's store. They usually have a display of different lengths of flexible pre-made gas lines that you can use to extend the length of your subject gas line...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 05-30-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,073
Posted By McArthur
I've been window shopping for about a year for a...

I've been window shopping for about a year for a loveseat couch for my '82 Excella. I finally settled on a RecPro Charles 67" recliner loveseat with console. I picked it because of the vast amount of...
Forum: Boondocking 05-20-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,782
Posted By McArthur
It would take some rewiring but here is a simple...

It would take some rewiring but here is a simple way to handle the problem.
...
Forum: The Pet Forum 04-06-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,413
Posted By McArthur
As a totally disabled veteran with disabled...

As a totally disabled veteran with disabled license plates I take issue with your remark. Too many times I have had to hike in from the outer regions of parking lots at the big box stores and other...
Forum: Our Community 03-15-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,518
Posted By McArthur
Well, if nothing else, this has a bunch of us...

Well, if nothing else, this has a bunch of us more concerned about security now. I spent most of my day yesterday and today trying to decide on the best alarm/tracker system for my old alumalady. All...
Forum: Our Community 03-15-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,518
Posted By McArthur
You have my deepest sympathies. I hope you...

You have my deepest sympathies. I hope you recover your Airstream quickly and there's no damage. I also hope that the leeches that stole it are recovered also, beaten severely about the head and...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 03-05-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,315
Posted By McArthur
Another + for POR15. I've used all of the rust...

Another + for POR15. I've used all of the rust preventing paints and nothing compares to POR.
Forum: Trailer Values 01-28-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,764
Posted By McArthur
Last spring I was breaking camp on the Texas...

Last spring I was breaking camp on the Texas coast with my Excella and watched something that fascinated me. Another, newer, about 30' Airstream came into the park and started setting up his trailer...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-28-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,887
Posted By McArthur
There is an offshoot of Firefox called WaterFox...

There is an offshoot of Firefox called WaterFox that you might want to check out. It fixes some known problems with Firefox that have apparently been on Mozilla's back burner for a long time. It has...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-15-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,550
Posted By McArthur
I got over 75,000 miles out my original Michelin...

I got over 75,000 miles out my original Michelin Defender 17"s on my 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 with Cummins 5.9. I swapped them for a new set of Michelin Load Range E a couple of months ago. Why mess with...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-15-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By McArthur
Two questions and a tip of the hat

Tip of the hat first: To the nice person who turned me on to CitriStrip. That stuff is great. However, it led to my first question.

First question: The center curved panel on the right rear of my...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 10-14-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,988
Posted By McArthur
I bought a foam mattress topper from Wally World...

I bought a foam mattress topper from Wally World and now the bed in my Airstream feels just like the Tempurpedic I have at home.
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-04-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By McArthur
I wouldn't powder coat anything. I've seen too...

I wouldn't powder coat anything. I've seen too much of that stuff flake off and the rust comes right back. I would sand and paint them with POR15. That will last just about forever.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-22-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By McArthur
After I had a zeroturn mower stolen out of my...

After I had a zeroturn mower stolen out of my yard and hauled away on my 16' utility trailer I got serious about locking down my Airstream.

Here's a pic of what I use. No one is going to get...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-18-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,111
Posted By McArthur
I don't think that's the same trailer in both...

I don't think that's the same trailer in both photos. In the lower photo, the upper side running lights are missing along with whatever that is just forward of the window in the upper photo. In any...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-14-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By McArthur
I follow this forum religiously for the wealth of...

I follow this forum religiously for the wealth of information I find here. Thanks to everybody for helping to educate a relative "newby".

My first fall project on my '84 Excella 34 footer is to...
Forum: Our Community 09-05-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 226,201
Posted By McArthur
US Navy 1959 - 1967 Aviation Machinists Mate 2nd...

US Navy 1959 - 1967 Aviation Machinists Mate 2nd Class

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42 1960-1962
USS Randolph CVS-15 1962-1964
US Naval Air Facility Naples Italy 1964-1967

Bien Hoa Airbase...
Forum: Tires 08-26-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,196
Posted By McArthur
Thanks for the link. My Excella has been parked...

Thanks for the link. My Excella has been parked since I bought it two years ago while I finished the interior that the PO started. I towed it from Kentucky where I bought it back to Texas and have...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-20-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,845
Posted By McArthur
Did you use the POR15 topcoat with UV protection?...

Did you use the POR15 topcoat with UV protection? Most of their base coat products don't have it, that way they get you to buy another product from them. I've always used the basecoat and then a...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-16-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,517
Posted By McArthur
Everybody got here before me and saved me a lot...

Everybody got here before me and saved me a lot of typing. I agree with everything already mentioned plus a couple of other items: Add in a long pair of needle nose pliers with a side cutter. A set...
Forum: Vintage Kin 08-09-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,691
Posted By McArthur
Here's how a previous owner handled it on my '82...

Here's how a previous owner handled it on my '82 Excella. Not a perfect professional job but pretty far down on my "re-do" list.

And yes, I know about the window seal. I'm working on it at least...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-07-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,705
Posted By McArthur
What an awful shame. I feel so sorry for you. She...

What an awful shame. I feel so sorry for you. She was a beautiful lady.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-06-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 541
Posted By McArthur
My single roof mount A/C unit needs a friend

I bought my '82 Excella in Kentucky a couple of years ago and it has a single Carrier rooftop unit over the kitchen area. I understand Carrier is out of the RV A/C business so I'm looking for a...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 07-25-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,078
Posted By McArthur
I have been through two Texas inspections without...

I have been through two Texas inspections without a breakaway switch. Both inspection stations are RV dealers and both of them told me that the breakaway switch is recommended but not required. I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-17-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,955
Posted By McArthur
From having dealt with things like this in the...

From having dealt with things like this in the past, I also think that looks more like a cut than a crack. Only some close looking with a magnifying glass would tell. I would investigate because I...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-17-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,894
Posted By McArthur
Cool :angel:I bought my '82 Tri-Axle Excella out of...

:angel:I bought my '82 Tri-Axle Excella out of state and to register it in Texas, I had to have it weighed. It totaled out at 7,094 pounds with the original Gaucho couch. I removed the Gaucho and...
Forum: Tires 04-13-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By McArthur
You have a great opportunity right now to do...

You have a great opportunity right now to do yourself a favor and change over to 16 inch tires. You get a better ride, slightly longer tire life and a move into the modern world. But, that's why they...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-31-2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,650
Posted By McArthur
A previous owner removed the factory cabinets...

A previous owner removed the factory cabinets from my '82 Excella and replaced them with really nice golden oak custom built cabinets. I quickly found out why the factory cabinets had that nice...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 03-04-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,060
Posted By McArthur
My '82 Excella had a perfect condition Gaucho...

My '82 Excella had a perfect condition Gaucho couch that had just been re-upholstered when I bought it. I found that to be the most miserable sitting thing I ever sat on. Out it went and two...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-25-2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,656
Posted By McArthur
It all becomes clear now.

It all becomes clear now.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-23-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,656
Posted By McArthur
I've read your post about four times trying to...

I've read your post about four times trying to understand why my mileage is better than yours with my '06 Ram 2500 with Cummins 6 liter. I tow a 34' Excella TriAxle and get 20-21 without the trailer...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 02-10-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,442
Posted By McArthur
Smile Most XM radios will broadcast a low power signal...

Most XM radios will broadcast a low power signal on your choice of several FM frequencies. You just pick an unused FM freq and set the XM radio to the same freq. No wires needed. Check the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-09-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,901
Posted By McArthur
I've had great results with Renogy panels and...

I've had great results with Renogy panels and controllers. I've installed them on my house, my shop, my '82 Excella 34' and several other installations. I've never had a failure and Renogy has great...
Forum: Tires 01-27-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,802
Posted By McArthur
Trailer Aids

If it's the middle tire on a triple axle, wouldn't you need two Trailer Aids?
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