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Forum: Buyer Guidelines 10-28-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,814
Posted By larryglarson
I recently had a stroke and went from a happy...

I recently had a stroke and went from a happy camper to heading for assisted living. We have a 2016 FC 26 U with 2 air conditioners and full awnings. Less than 2 years old. I also have 2014 Chevy...
Forum: On The Road... 10-17-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,318
Posted By larryglarson
Yes 90 is much more interesting than I 10, lots...

Yes 90 is much more interesting than I 10, lots to see.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 09-20-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,818
Posted By larryglarson
You may just have air in our line. I have the...

You may just have air in our line. I have the problem some times and I just try the water heater again, maybe 3 times and it always lights. Lighting the stove helps.
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 09-02-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,381
Posted By larryglarson
I have never had to go that high, but I have done...

I have never had to go that high, but I have done this for 7 years with no problems.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-28-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,051
Posted By larryglarson
I have a FC 26 U and just love it. I just got...

I have a FC 26 U and just love it. I just got back last night from a 1350 mile trip threw southern Ohio, Indiana and Ill. I have a Silverado 1500 with 5.3 engine and just love it.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-08-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,016
Posted By larryglarson
You some it up well. I pull a FC 26 U on the...

You some it up well. I pull a FC 26 U on the ball and love it.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-08-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,524
Posted By larryglarson
I think there way more information out there on...

I think there way more information out there on what a TV will do. What I see is people paying $20 to $30 thousand more than they have to. Now when I got into this camping trailer business I looked...
Forum: Full-Timing 08-07-2017, 03:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,012
Posted By larryglarson
Like you I worried about this when I got my first...

Like you I worried about this when I got my first airstream. I keep 65 lb. of air in mine and let it set all for over 6 months in the winter and have not had a problem. I have been at this for 7...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-03-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,203
Posted By larryglarson
New or old

I had a 2000 30' Classic, a 2013 30' Classic and no I have a 2016 FC 26 U. The difference is great. My 26 U has 2 air conditioners also. But camping with it is so much nicer. It is a lot of money...
Forum: Boondocking 07-23-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,638
Posted By larryglarson
Bondocking with Generator

I have a FC 26 u with 2 AC's. It is expensive, but I have 2 Honda 3000 that run parallel on gas. I can run everything at the same time. I can take the trailer from over 100 down to 72 in just over...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-16-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,140
Posted By larryglarson
One More

I have had 2 Pickups and 3 trailers and was unable to open end gate with any combination, but I can open the end gate fare enough to get to the stuff at the back of the bed. I put a rage between the...
Forum: Full-Timing 07-11-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,290
Posted By larryglarson
Congratulations

Wish you the best of luck.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-08-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,003
Posted By larryglarson
To do list for JC

I would take the time to check you trailer over close to find things. I would have them check all the burners (fridge, water heater and furnace). I have had very good luck with the job they do.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-06-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,676
Posted By larryglarson
Tv

I can see why you are confused. We have so many opinions. I am 74, drove a truck over the road as a young man, am "close with my money" and personally change my own oil, rotate tires and do most...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-02-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,226
Posted By larryglarson
I love my Honda 2000's

I carry 2 2.5 gal tanks and one 1.5. With both generators running you can pretty well run everything in you trailer. My generators were older and I had a gauge on one that told be how much...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 06-29-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By larryglarson
Great

Sounds like you have your "pup in a scoop", sorry for my lingo. Have a great time and you should look forward to all the great "Airstream people" you are going to meet.
Forum: On The Road... 06-29-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,151
Posted By larryglarson
First bit trip

Take your time, make check list and use them every time. Hope you have Newby book and Airstream Life's book on maintanes.

We have been at it for 6 years and we have had so many great times. Just...
Forum: On The Road... 06-27-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By larryglarson
Great Trip

I am with you, take the senic route. Some ideas. Do not try and do the whole route from Ashville to West Virgina. It gets to be too much. The park campgrounds on the Blue Ridge are not good. I...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-20-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,664
Posted By larryglarson
We like Boondocking

I have no special skills, but we have had nothing but great results when we boondock. We are careful in the spots we use, fare away from things. We even use our generator. We have never had a...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-19-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,591
Posted By larryglarson
You will do fine

I pulled a 30' Classic with my Chevy 5.3 and it did fine. I pulled it over 20,000 miles.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-16-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By larryglarson
New TV

This Truck should do the job well.
Forum: On The Road... 05-15-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,741
Posted By larryglarson
Appalachian Mtn

The National parks in these Mtns are to small for your trailer. We traveled the full length with a 30' trailer.

Myrtle Beach are is very congested.
Forum: On The Road... 05-05-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,806
Posted By larryglarson
Minn. Wis

I like Wisconsin parks better than MN parks. S/W Wis. has some nice parks and areas. Northern Wis. is very nice and the North Shore in MN is wonderful, we did not like the St. parks there however....
Forum: Community Polls 05-04-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,736
Posted By larryglarson
Wonderful

Yes, you got a lot of wonderful advise, take it relax have a good time, but take your time, be careful and get the 2 books they are available through Airstream life. You will get a lot of...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-02-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,322
Posted By larryglarson
Welcome

First take your time, relax.

Your dealer may have it, but a book called Newbe is great. You can go on the web for Airstream Life.

As soon as you can, make your self a check list and use it...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-29-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,498
Posted By larryglarson
Enough

I do as you do, you can not stop someone who will do anything to steal. Hell they can back up and take truck, trailer and all if they have the equipment.
Forum: Member Introductions 04-28-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By larryglarson
Welcome

I paid a lot more for my "starter" Airstream 7 years ago. You are in for a wonderful hobby and many wonderful experiences if you get it all fixed up. You will find the people at the Airstream...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-21-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,618
Posted By larryglarson
2 air conditioners

We live in Iowa and got a 26 U with the second air conditioner a yr ago. We had a 30 ft. classic and when the temp was over 85 or so we were not comfortable. We love having 2 ac's. If you pull...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 04-16-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By larryglarson
Frridge

I did this last fall and had no problem, ran generators for an hour or so every day. Even with some cooking, no furnace, I think the gas would last a month.
Forum: On The Road... 04-14-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,984
Posted By larryglarson
I have been going to Custer State Park for 60...

I have been going to Custer State Park for 60 some years, I am in the process of planing a trip there right now. It is great.

You need to look and reserve campsites though South Dakota Game and...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-14-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 39,651
Posted By larryglarson
Generators

I would have 2 Honda 2000 or one Honda 3000. I have two air conditioners so I run 2 Honda 3000. I built a ramp to load them in my pickup. Works wonderful.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-14-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 19,313
Posted By larryglarson
Generators

I just pull my generators to be back of my bed, I roll my to up about 1/3 of the way. Make sure there is nothing near the exhaust. I have a chain and pad lock to secure them. I works real well and...
Forum: Full-Timing 04-13-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 31,858
Posted By larryglarson
Yes

I asked that same question 6 years ago, I could not believe it could be worth the money. Well now 6 years, 20,000 miles and 350 nights later I am sold. I am 74 with a little money and can spend...
Forum: The Pet Forum 04-08-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,618
Posted By larryglarson
Labradoodle is not a breed. It is a deliberate...

Labradoodle is not a breed. It is a deliberate mongrel.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-08-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,412
Posted By larryglarson
Hitch

This is one of the most talked about things on the forum, you will get a lot of opinion. You do not need a WD hitch! A book could be wrote about why, but believe me.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 04-08-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,156
Posted By larryglarson
No Sheets

I will say this, any sheets will work, but we are finding making our Airstream personal, different from in our home, is fun. Plain sheets in the house, something a little different in the trailer.
...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 04-05-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,885
Posted By larryglarson
Going smaller

I am 74 and went from a 30 ft. Classic to a FC 26U. I find the smaller trailer nicer. We do not miss the room and getting around is easier. I will tell you we went from on air conditioner to 2...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-04-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,658
Posted By larryglarson
Generators

I have 2 air conditioners and have 2 honda 3000 that run together. The work great. You need the ones with wheels and I built a ramp to get them in the pickup.

Expensive, but will cool the trailer...
Forum: On The Road... 01-09-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,332
Posted By larryglarson
UP and northern wisconsin

We spent time there this fall. We like state parks and the Wisconsin ones are great, not so for Michigan. Porcupine State Park in Mich. is nice, but you will find some of the camping spots very...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 12-27-2016, 03:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,090
Posted By larryglarson
I have a 2014 1500 Silverado with a 5.3 engine...

I have a 2014 1500 Silverado with a 5.3 engine and 3.43 rear end. I pull a 2016 FC 26 U at 55 to 60 MPH and get 12 to 13 MPG. I really love this TV and Trailer.
Forum: On The Road... 12-24-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,224
Posted By larryglarson
Camping

It is 62 miles away, but Natchez State Park is great.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-19-2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,391
Posted By larryglarson
Tires

No I have had no trouble running 39 PSI in my tires from the monitor, it can be reset to any preasure. I am not sure 39 is right, but my TV tires were running a little hotter than my trailer tires ...
Forum: Boondocking 12-18-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,780
Posted By larryglarson
Cold and Hot

I will add that I have experienced cold down to 5 above with no problem and I think than is as cold as I want to go. I have a 2016 Flying Cloud 26 U with the ducked air and 2 air conditioners, Wow...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-18-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,477
Posted By larryglarson
Yes, a can of contact "juice" is the answer. I...

Yes, a can of contact "juice" is the answer. I spray mine before every trip.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-18-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,391
Posted By larryglarson
Tires

You do not need the heavy duty tires, the one that came with the Tundra will do fine, check the load rating on the side of the tires if you are worried. I do run 39 PSI when towing.

Good luck and...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 12-18-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,356
Posted By larryglarson
Al you need is a Brake controller for you TV, it...

Al you need is a Brake controller for you TV, it may already have one, mine did.

Believe me the tires will work very well if you keep them a 60 PSI. I have a 26 U and do not even use a Weight...
Forum: Our Community 12-15-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,583
Posted By larryglarson
Nice

Congratulations
Forum: WBCCI Forum 12-14-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,900
Posted By larryglarson
Be your self.

We all need to work to find what is right for us. We like our Airstream friends, but we also like to get out in the wilds of nature. The more we look the more we find. So many beautiful parks, do...
Forum: Our Community 12-14-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,944
Posted By larryglarson
Old truck driver

Yes, 74 and I started driving a truck at the age of 6. I did not drive a rig as good as you are talking about until I was about 30 and I never had any trouble with any of them if you do not count...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-12-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,794
Posted By larryglarson
Tv

I have pulled a 30 ft. Classic for 5 years and now a FC 26U with a 1500 Silverado 5.3 for 1 year. I pulled these tralers 40000 miles even over steep grades in the Rocky's. I find that it works just...
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