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Forum: On The Road... 10-20-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,074
Posted By flyfisher
Personally, I like Grants Village better than...

Personally, I like Grants Village better than Madison for staying in the park, but both are okay, I guess. For staying outside the park at West Yellowstone, it would be Grizzly for full hookups, or...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 02-23-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,568
Posted By flyfisher
If I were going to full time, it would be in a...

If I were going to full time, it would be in a 5th wheel, and most likely a New Horizon. They are heavy, however, and best towed with a MDT or a HDT. Another good 5th wheel for full timing is an...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-11-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,212
Posted By flyfisher
I keep my truck and trailer stored all winter in...

I keep my truck and trailer stored all winter in MT. I keep my truck batteries on a Deltran Battery Tender, installed in the truck all winter and have never had a problem, and have done this for...
Forum: On The Road... 12-05-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,789
Posted By flyfisher
I often drive in, and through, Yellowstone during...

I often drive in, and through, Yellowstone during the summer.

While I would never consider towing over the Beartooths myself, or over Mt. Washburn for that matter, I just wish that all of you...
Forum: 2001 - 2005 Classic 07-27-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 37,819
Posted By flyfisher
Keep towing that thing at 70 miles per hour and...

Keep towing that thing at 70 miles per hour and your newfound confidence may be short lived a couple months from now.
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 07-18-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By flyfisher
Try some "Cold Smoke" - another skiing term -...

Try some "Cold Smoke" - another skiing term - from Missoula, MT, if you can find it. One of my favorites.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By flyfisher
The plumbing/water lines in my trailer is rated...

The plumbing/water lines in my trailer is rated for 60 psi maximum. I normally use a water flow regulator that restricts the flow to 45 psi on my outside water hose coming in to my trailer. I...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,368
Posted By flyfisher
I have a 32 x 60 storage unit in MT that I rent...

I have a 32 x 60 storage unit in MT that I rent for about $5,500 annually, paid in advance. It has 20amp electric outlets inside, and overhead fluorescent lighting. It has 2 separate 14x14 remote...
Forum: On The Road... 12-31-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 859
Posted By flyfisher
Lots of good fishing there, plus some of my...

Lots of good fishing there, plus some of my favorite beers, Moose Drool and Cold Smoke, brewed nearby.
Forum: On The Road... 10-12-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By flyfisher
I sure saw a lot of Airstreams at Yellowstone's...

I sure saw a lot of Airstreams at Yellowstone's Edge RV Park this summer. If you're contemplating a stay there, however, I suggest making a reservation as soon as practical because it was completely...
Forum: Our Community 08-09-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7,611
Views: 1,288,371
Posted By flyfisher
I saw a newer model Airstream (27' model?) with...

I saw a newer model Airstream (27' model?) with CA tags being towed by an F150 going through the drive thru at the Livingston, MT Arby's yesterday afternoon.

The funny thing about it was there is...
Forum: On The Road... 03-03-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,675
Views: 292,296
Posted By flyfisher
As they say, if you're worried about the cost of...

As they say, if you're worried about the cost of gas, you probably don't have enough oil wells.


Anyway, I'm thinking of ordering this new SUV. Mercedes-Benz reveals the G63 AMG 6×6, a...
Forum: On The Road... 02-26-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,675
Views: 292,296
Posted By flyfisher
No mistake. You just have to go to Saudi Arabia...

No mistake. You just have to go to Saudi Arabia to get it.
Forum: On The Road... 02-26-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,675
Views: 292,296
Posted By flyfisher
Diesel here costs about $0.295 per gallon today. ...

Diesel here costs about $0.295 per gallon today.

However, I try to charge as much as I can on one or another of my credit cards, where I get a 3% to 5% cash rebate.

I'm not sure I want to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-16-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,522
Posted By flyfisher
Several years ago, I slowed down from 65-67 mph...

Several years ago, I slowed down from 65-67 mph to 60-62 mph when towing and found that over the course of several thousand miles my mpg had improved by 10%.

I then took that 10% savings, and...
Forum: On The Road... 06-11-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,279
Posted By flyfisher
There have been lots of prior posts on this forum...

There have been lots of prior posts on this forum about campgrounds in the vacinity of, and in, YNP. A search for them should yield plenty of info.

Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone is...
Forum: Our Community 06-06-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 37,449
Posted By flyfisher
When I bought my new Airstream in 2004 it had...

When I bought my new Airstream in 2004 it had dozens of problems (reported here previously). Airstream's service director asked me to not report those problems on this forum, and required that I...
Forum: On The Road... 05-30-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 25,447
Posted By flyfisher
I also own a Featherlite car trailer, and I have...

I also own a Featherlite car trailer, and I have to agree with you that in my experience it is FAR superior in every respect to Airstream.

If you compare only these 2 brands, Airstream would...
Forum: On The Road... 05-27-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 25,447
Posted By flyfisher
If you want more unbiased opinions, and perhaps...

If you want more unbiased opinions, and perhaps more knowledgeable opinions overall, I suggest posting your questions on the Escapees forum which is largely populated by RV fulltimers.

I think...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-09-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,299
Posted By flyfisher
My wife and I were extremely insulted by a...

My wife and I were extremely insulted by a salesman at Bates a few years ago when we were shopping for an Airstream. The first words out of his mouth after I asked to see a new Airstream were "You...
Forum: On The Road... 04-21-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,304
Posted By flyfisher
Tell the truth, I bet it was the hubs on the boat...

Tell the truth, I bet it was the hubs on the boat trailer that she was most concerned about.
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-17-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,070
Posted By flyfisher
I use my Fluke to check water temperatures in the...

I use my Fluke to check water temperatures in the river when I'm fishing.

So my fish catching prowess is based on science, and partly a fluke.
Forum: Fun & Games 02-17-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 91,626
Posted By flyfisher
Not to totally change the subject, but a friend...

Not to totally change the subject, but a friend of mine just told me that Elks have sex 15-20 times a night.

Aw, darn. I just joined the VFW.
Forum: On The Road... 01-29-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,907
Posted By flyfisher
My wife and I spend our summers on the...

My wife and I spend our summers on the Yellowstone River just north of Yellowstone National Park.

So my suggestion is that I would avoid California.:rolleyes:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-26-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,730
Posted By flyfisher
I'm with you 100% on that. I love my...

I'm with you 100% on that. I love my Featherlite! And my Triton aluminum ATV trailer too.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-16-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,430
Posted By flyfisher
Sikaflex will work wonders keeping your hair in...

Sikaflex will work wonders keeping your hair in place, and if you wear a hat in a windy environment it'll also help keep your hat on. I believe you can still buy it in bulk at the Airstream factory...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 12-11-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 27,678
Posted By flyfisher
I said I'd never own another Airstream, but...

I said I'd never own another Airstream, but...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 12-11-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 27,678
Posted By flyfisher
How much time polishing do you think it would...

How much time polishing do you think it would take per year to keep a small trailer like this Orvis one looking like it does now? Stored inside most of the year, and maybe used 2 months per year?
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 12-05-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 27,678
Posted By flyfisher
I have a couple beautiful VINTAGE Orvis mens ties...

I have a couple beautiful VINTAGE Orvis mens ties that would go very nicely with this trailer. One has rainbow trout on it and the other has ducks. I'd be willing to sell them to anyone here that...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 09-11-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,978
Posted By flyfisher
I wish I had known how terrible Airstream's...

I wish I had known how terrible Airstream's quality control was (it was non existant), how poor my dealer was (he was Airstream's oldest dealer at the time but is no longer in business), and that...
Forum: On The Road... 09-06-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,971
Posted By flyfisher
What you didn't see in the news was that the bear...

What you didn't see in the news was that the bear had buried the guy with just his feet exposed, and that's how he was found.

The initial news reports said that his cause of death was...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-16-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,619
Posted By flyfisher
I sold my 2008 6.4L F450 last winter and bought a...

I sold my 2008 6.4L F450 last winter and bought a new 2011 6.7L F350 a couple months ago. (Both were King Ranch trucks.)

The only problem I had with the F450 was the low fuel economy. However,...
Forum: On The Road... 04-28-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,286
Posted By flyfisher
In my opinion, the 60 mile Pine Creek Trail in...

In my opinion, the 60 mile Pine Creek Trail in northcentral PA, is hard to beat.

See: Pine Creek Trail Pennsylvania Biking PA Rail Trails Ansonia Pennsylvania Pine Creek Trail Bike Waterville...
Forum: Modifications 04-21-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,345
Posted By flyfisher
Now that's pretty cool.

Now that's pretty cool.
Forum: Trailer Values 04-15-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By flyfisher
I had briefly considered buying a trailer that...

I had briefly considered buying a trailer that was for sale in NW PA (Erie, PA area as I recall) several years ago. It was an early 2000 model year, and either a 30' or 31" trailer, with the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-12-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,444
Posted By flyfisher
I had an older version, that I bought about 7-8...

I had an older version, that I bought about 7-8 years ago, and then got one of the newer versions about 3 years ago. The older ones were far superior in my opinion. However, I'm sure the newer...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-26-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,633
Posted By flyfisher
A few years back we had a summer home on a lake...

A few years back we had a summer home on a lake on western NY state and our neighbor owned a company that sold extended service contracts.
I can tell you that he did VERY well financially.

I...
Forum: Financing 01-12-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 40,630
Posted By flyfisher
For many years, Chinese man puts money in bank. ...

For many years, Chinese man puts money in bank.

Chinese bank loans this money to US bank.

US bank makes sub-prime mortgage loan to American man with Chinese man's money.

Americn man...
Forum: Full-Timing 12-27-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,788
Posted By flyfisher
That couch in our 30' Classic Ltd was one...

That couch in our 30' Classic Ltd was one uncomfortable beast! No way would I ever want to fulltime with it..instead, I'd consider replacing it with 2 large Ekornes recliners, and a slight...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-12-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,318
Posted By flyfisher
Take a look at Uship.com

Take a look at Uship.com
Forum: On The Road... 12-09-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,265
Posted By flyfisher
My wife and I spend the summer in MT on the...

My wife and I spend the summer in MT on the Yellowstone River about 35 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. In addition to our trailer I also keep a couple boats, a Polaris Ranger, and various...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-08-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 31,746
Posted By flyfisher
I had a 2000 7.3L F250, and while it was a...

I had a 2000 7.3L F250, and while it was a wonderful truck and engine for us, I found that I was just over the rear axle weight limit when loaded and towing our 31' Classic Ltd. Although I never had...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-20-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,834
Posted By flyfisher
A few years back I spent some time working for...

A few years back I spent some time working for Fiat and Ferrari.

One day, several of my co-workers and I went to a warehouse near Newark, NJ to take an inventory of Ferraris that were being...
Forum: Our Community 10-22-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,209
Posted By flyfisher
Our Airstream was certainly a hunk of junk when...

Our Airstream was certainly a hunk of junk when we bought it new several years ago. If it is still around 30-40 years from now maybe someone will consider it collectible.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-21-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,458
Posted By flyfisher
Bill - I've see a 2011 F250 with these...

Bill -

I've see a 2011 F250 with these upgraded tires (the ones I saw had Michelins) and wheels - and they looked awsome on the truck. I guess no other reason than that.

By charge wire are...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-21-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,458
Posted By flyfisher
Oh, and I forgot 2 of the most important items to...

Oh, and I forgot 2 of the most important items to make sure are included on the truck (they already may be included in one of Ford's option packages - I'm not sure):

1. Power telescoping trailer...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-20-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,458
Posted By flyfisher
The new 2011 Ford trucks are getting outstanding...

The new 2011 Ford trucks are getting outstanding overall owner reviews from what I can tell so far, and in fact I'm planning to buy one myself this coming spring.

One thing I would check...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-13-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,308
Posted By flyfisher
When I took my 2004 neo-Classic (not) to a local...

When I took my 2004 neo-Classic (not) to a local frame and alignment speciality shop right after I bought it, they had one heck of a time getting one of my wheel/tire assemblies into balance. After...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 09-23-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,953
Posted By flyfisher
If it has already been winterized from last year...

If it has already been winterized from last year it should be okay for another winter.

However, winterizing is such a simple thing to do, if it were my trailer I would find someone to show me how...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-17-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,535
Posted By flyfisher
My own experiences of owning a 2004 Airstream...

My own experiences of owning a 2004 Airstream mirror Jack's experiences very closely, except I believe that the quality of our trailer was even worse than his.

I could probably have lived with...
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