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Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 06-28-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,892
Posted By GinMame
I'm going to add Airstream of Spokane to this...

I'm going to add Airstream of Spokane to this quest. Nick and Karyn are the greatest!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-18-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,850
Posted By GinMame
Monica, Thank you so much for sharing this! It...

Monica,
Thank you so much for sharing this! It is fantastic! :D
Rion
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-25-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 95,725
Posted By GinMame
Alan, Thank you for posting that picture. ...

Alan,

Thank you for posting that picture. In reading through this thread and thinking about smaller tow vehicles, a bicycle kept popping into my mind. :flowers:

Rion
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-19-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 24,965
Posted By GinMame
Hi Everyone, If anyone reading this tread...

Hi Everyone,

If anyone reading this tread have a 25FB with 16" tires from the factory. Could you please post a picture of your payload label. It would be interesting to see how it changes from...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 10-19-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 58,978
Posted By GinMame
Hi Brian, Just FYI, if you decide to wait...

Hi Brian,

Just FYI, if you decide to wait and order your 23FB you might be interested in knowing that the factory is currently 5 months backordered on everything. So you would be looking at March...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-12-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 24,965
Posted By GinMame
Hi Robert, I couldn't agree more! I...

Hi Robert,

I couldn't agree more!

I wouldn't mind buying the wheels and tires myself, but I'm concerned about two points. First, from an engineering standpoint, is there any difference in...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-12-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By GinMame
Upgrading 15 inch wheels on a 23FB

Hi All,

I've been reading a lot on these forums about folks upgrading their 15 inch wheels to 16 inch wheels on the 25 FB models and I was wondering if anybody had done a similar move on a 23FB by...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-12-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 24,965
Posted By GinMame
Hi, My dealer recently gave me a quote on a...

Hi,

My dealer recently gave me a quote on a 2014 Flying Cloud 25FB with the 16" wheels and tires from the Eddie Bauer 25FB including a 16" spare. The cost was $1,700 plus $500 that Airstream...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 10-12-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 58,978
Posted By GinMame
Hi Brian, Nobuko and I are still debating...

Hi Brian,

Nobuko and I are still debating the 23FB vs 25FB issue, every time we get close, one of us comes up with something else to consider and the 14" tires is one of my main dislikes. Like...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-27-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 14,622
Posted By GinMame
Thanks for giving me more ammo for my quest. I'm...

Thanks for giving me more ammo for my quest. I'm going to share you post with my wife and she what she says. Cheers!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-18-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 14,622
Posted By GinMame
I second the suggestion of others here that...

I second the suggestion of others here that recommend that you first choose the cart then the horse. I fell in love with the F250 SuperDuty diesel, but the wife said, "NO". So I've decided on a new...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-26-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 47,870
Posted By GinMame
Gene, One possibility for the difference...

Gene,

One possibility for the difference between what the mpg readout is saying and the real world gas pump might be programming. The engine's computer knows exactly how much fuel is getting...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 05-25-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,601
Posted By GinMame
Thanks again everyone for the great advice! I...

Thanks again everyone for the great advice! I think that I'm going to try either the Alturas or Yreka offices. Alturas has the advantage that the DMV and CHP are right next door to each other. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-23-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 47,870
Posted By GinMame
Gene, From my research on the web, it...

Gene,

From my research on the web, it appears that the engine and transmissions will be largely unchanged from the 2013 models. As for tow specs, they may be upped a few hundred pounds or so. ...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 05-22-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,601
Posted By GinMame
Eubanks, Thank you for correcting my title. ...

Eubanks,

Thank you for correcting my title.

Cheers,
Rion
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 05-22-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,601
Posted By GinMame
Cash. Even though I can deduct the interest, I...

Cash. Even though I can deduct the interest, I really don't want to give the banks any extra money and don't want the payment hanging over my head every month.
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 05-22-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,601
Posted By GinMame
Wow, thanks for the great answers! I'm actually...

Wow, thanks for the great answers! I'm actually purchasing the trailer in Washington. The dealer has already confirmed that they won't charge WA sales tax and know that I need to pay Uncle Jerry...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 05-21-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,601
Posted By GinMame
Registering a new Airstream in California

Hi Everyone,

I've found a new AS at an out of state dealer and was wondering what kind of hoops that I had to jump through to get it registered in California. The deal will give me a couple of...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-27-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 47,870
Posted By GinMame
True, but it makes sense. Truck makers need to...

True, but it makes sense. Truck makers need to get their CAFE ratings up and for their part, I'm sure that they would love to force buyers that need to tow into oil burning 3/4 ton trucks as it...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-27-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 47,870
Posted By GinMame
Gene, Thanks for the information. Your...

Gene,

Thanks for the information. Your experience seem to echo what other Tundra owners have told me about the capabilities of the truck. At least until about 2016 when Toyota unveils their...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-27-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 47,870
Posted By GinMame
Jim, I'll see if I can find that post. It...

Jim,
I'll see if I can find that post. It might take a while though. However, all this talk about the capability of the F150EB to handle a 25' AS may become a mute point when the 2015s come out. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-26-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 47,870
Posted By GinMame
Gene, Just out of curiosity, what does your...

Gene,
Just out of curiosity, what does your tongue weight usually come in at? It seems to me that is perhaps a bigger question for most of the people considering a F150EB / Tundra / Chevy / Dodge,...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-22-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,500
Posted By GinMame
First of all, Welcome to the forums! Like...

First of all, Welcome to the forums!

Like you, I too have been struggling with the "Which TV is right?" question. I went out and test drove the 1/2 ton & 3/4 ton trucks from Dodge, Ford, GMC and...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-31-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,788
Posted By GinMame
Started sailing at the age of 8. Naples Sabot and...

Started sailing at the age of 8. Naples Sabot and Lido 14s.
Forum: Axles 10-22-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By GinMame
Andy, Thanks for the great article! Also...

Andy,

Thanks for the great article! Also for the hitch torsion bar story as well.
Great Articles. Learned more about axles and hitches than I thought there was to know. :)

Cheers,
Rion
Forum: Axles 10-20-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By GinMame
Andy, So for us who are new at this game,...

Andy,

So for us who are new at this game, what is the procedure for checking out torsion axles? Inquiring minds want to know... :)

Rion
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-08-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
Posted By GinMame
And to think, the Mrs. & I drove from the coast...

And to think, the Mrs. & I drove from the coast to the Bass Pro Shop on I-15 a little bit beyond you and the A/C was out, what were we thinking.

Thanks for the laugh and enjoy the cooler weather...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-13-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,362
Posted By GinMame
So is this something with all the longer...

So is this something with all the longer Airstreams? I've seen a number of pictures on the net with 23' & small being towed by a 1/2 ton pickup and parked in the ditch next to the road because of...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-13-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,971
Posted By GinMame
Welcome to the Forums! Congrats on your new...

Welcome to the Forums!

Congrats on your new Airstream. You don't need to give up riding, many folks here on the forums ride, sail, or have some other hobby. I hope that you keep doing both.
...
Forum: On The Road... 09-13-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By GinMame
It breaks my heart to see that. Does anyone have...

It breaks my heart to see that. Does anyone have an idea of what happened?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-12-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,478
Posted By GinMame
Just out of curiosity, but what is the Z85...

Just out of curiosity, but what is the Z85 package? I don't intend to use the truck for real off-road boulder bashing, just a daily driver pulling an Airstream.

Cheers
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-09-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,478
Posted By GinMame
Hooray for decals! :rolleyes: Thank you for...

Hooray for decals! :rolleyes:

Thank you for the information. I wonder though, I've read elsewhere in these forums about the Z71 package being the cause of greater rivet loss. Maybe that is only...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-06-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,478
Posted By GinMame
Hi Everyone, For those that are interested,...

Hi Everyone,

For those that are interested, here are the window and weights stickers for the 2012 F150 EcoBoost Lariat that I test drove just before the 2012 F250 Diesel. I'm also attaching the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-06-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,478
Posted By GinMame
Hi, Thanks for pointing out my mistake. ...

Hi,

Thanks for pointing out my mistake. What I meant to say before my brain was sidelined by the heat today, was that it is my understanding that the curb weight includes only the base truck...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-06-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,478
Posted By GinMame
John, Properly configured, the EcoBoost has...

John,

Properly configured, the EcoBoost has a max rated towing capacity of 11,300 pounds and when you tell the dealer that the trailer weighs in at say 7,300 pounds or so for a 25', then on the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-01-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,234
Posted By GinMame
Gee, maybe now we might actually get the V-6...

Gee, maybe now we might actually get the V-6 Turbo diesels in a 1/2 truck...
Forum: Airstream History 08-30-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,720
Posted By GinMame
Hi Robert, I've seen some model plates that...

Hi Robert,

I've seen some model plates that list both Cerritos and Santa Fe Springs. It seems that I had an address at one point for the Cerritos factory. I'll see if I can find it. As I recall...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-17-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,444
Posted By GinMame
I heard that they were working on using the AS...

I heard that they were working on using the AS batteries to power a Nissan Leaf in Canada...:lol:
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-09-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,478
Posted By GinMame
Hi Doug, Out of curiosity, what TV and hitch...

Hi Doug,

Out of curiosity, what TV and hitch do you use on your 25' FC? I have been worried about the implications of a 3/4 ton or 1 ton shaking my AS apart, but others seem to do it without...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-09-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,478
Posted By GinMame
I doubt that any of the dealers would let me...

I doubt that any of the dealers would let me bring an Airstream and hook up, that said, I had a good talk with the sales manager at the GMC dealer and I might be able to talk him into it. The Ford...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-09-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,478
Posted By GinMame
Wow! Thanks everyone for the great feedback...

Wow!

Thanks everyone for the great feedback and information, you guys are tops! In reading through the replies, I've decided to look at a 1-ton truck, it would be nice not to have to whip out the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-07-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,478
Posted By GinMame
Dodge vs GMC vs FORD Comparison

Hi Everyone,

I just spent the last four hours behind the wheels of the big three's 3/4 diesel trucks test driving each over basically the same course (the advantages of the auto mall :)) and...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-19-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,104
Posted By GinMame
Eagle Scout - Troop 14 - Long Beach, CA :wally:

Eagle Scout - Troop 14 - Long Beach, CA :wally:
Forum: On The Road... 07-16-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By GinMame
Hi, I remember as a boy scout camping on...

Hi,

I remember as a boy scout camping on Catalina Island, where buffalo roam freely, and being awoken by a strange breathing sound one night under a star filled sky and opened my eyes to see a...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-14-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,750
Posted By GinMame
Hello Chuck, I've been reading this thread...

Hello Chuck,

I've been reading this thread with increasing interest as I go along. First, let me say that I'm glad to learn that your on the mend after all that you've gone through.

Secondly,...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-11-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,621
Posted By GinMame
Just a thought, but you might check with Andy at...

Just a thought, but you might check with Andy at Inland RV Center in Corona, CA. I have found him to be very helpful and to take the time to really understand your needs in the past.

Cheers,
Rion
Forum: Fun & Games 07-02-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,882
Views: 162,771
Posted By GinMame
My Current Favorite Saying is: Wage More...

My Current Favorite Saying is:

Wage More Bark Less
Forum: Member Introductions 05-12-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,220
Posted By GinMame
Just out of curiosity, which break controller are...

Just out of curiosity, which break controller are you using?

Cheers!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-12-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,964
Posted By GinMame
Way to go!!!

Hey Scott,
Love the name, but before you put the A-Bomb in the rear bath, check with AS, you don't want to bend the frame... :lol:

Cheers!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-27-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,639
Posted By GinMame
Here! Here! Thanks for posting this Bob, I...

Here! Here!

Thanks for posting this Bob, I couldn't agree more! Maybe if these people feel that they need to purchase all of this expensive stuff to be a true Airstreamers, then they need to...
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