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Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-18-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,115
Posted By wolf146
tundra 2007

I am pulling a 2004 airstream bought used in 2006 with a Tundra 2007 bought new in 2007 with a 5.7 liter engine. We have travelled all over the country with this combination over the years. The...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-17-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By wolf146
furnace issue

Thanks guys for all the information.

I checked the thermostat and saw that there was a spider web on the circuit board. i used a toothbrush to get it off and the furnace starts after one...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-16-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By wolf146
furnace issues

My furnace turns on for about 15 seconds then shuts off and goes through this sequence 3 time when the red light blinks indicating the problem.
I thought that maybe something got wet after a heavy...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-19-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By wolf146
I was born in Heidelberg and went to school...

I was born in Heidelberg and went to school there. I have taken many small groups over to Germany and have taken them to the following places:

1. Take the funicular from the main square from...
Forum: On The Road... 12-23-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,934
Posted By wolf146
The difference is that the Germans are generally...

The difference is that the Germans are generally much more disciplined drivers than American drivers are, ie. they do not pass on the right. Trucks there have speed limits and follow them. I have...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-16-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By wolf146
I have a 2004, 30 foot classic and the bedroom...

I have a 2004, 30 foot classic and the bedroom located in the back of the trailer did not get much heat because of the distance the air had to travel and the twists and turns of the ribbed duct...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-10-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 22,904
Posted By wolf146
tundra towing 30 foot classic

I too use the 2006 5.7 L Tundra to pull a 30 foot 2004 Classic. Have over 60,000 miles on both and have been too the Rockies, and most of the National Parks out east of the Rockies with them both. ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-10-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,776
Posted By wolf146
I concur, so I'll keep it simple. The one I use...

I concur, so I'll keep it simple. The one I use is the best!! Wolf146
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 09-16-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,415
Posted By wolf146
27 or 30 foot size dilemma

Over the years we have gone from a tent to 15 ft, 22 ft, 25, 28 ft ( SOB) trailers, using each unit for about 7 years. Now we have the 2004 Classic 30 footer which we purchased in 2006.
( It's...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-03-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,082
Posted By wolf146
Reason for owning a diesel

I am reading the back and forth responses about gasoline and diesel fuel prices.

Ok So,
1. Doesn't a diesel vehicle cost much more when you buy it?
2. Diesel fuel is generally more costly than...
Forum: On The Road... 09-03-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,907
Posted By wolf146
Older RV's banned from RV parks

We pulled into a state park in Massachusetts several years ago and a really old dilapidated SOB with a long 2 x 4 nailed to the siding to keep it in place. On top of that the woman had a vicious...
Forum: On The Road... 09-02-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 21,148
Posted By wolf146
Something going on: Rolover three

"towing our 23 foot Safari behind a 2006 Tundra. The plug, between tailer and truck, had fallen out. I did not notice until refueling and part of the trailer's plug had ground down on one side. ...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-02-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,924
Posted By wolf146
Aluminum propane tanks

I had my two 30 lb. aluminum tanks re-certified at a welding shop last year. For the 2 tanks I paid $54.00 for re-certification and they refilled them both for $64.50.

Forum: Tires 09-02-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,198
Posted By wolf146
gladiator tires

Originally Posted by Silver Wolf https://www.airforums.com/forums/images/sk/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 08-31-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,736
Posted By wolf146
fresh tank gauge not reading

I had a similar problem on my 2004 classic. I called the manufacturer and they sent me a new panel and walked me through recalibrating the new one.

If all else fails call the manufacturer. ...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-24-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,987
Posted By wolf146
Roof vents and skylights

On one trip on one of our SOBs the skylight ripped off. As an emergency solution, I stuck an umbrella through the opening to keep the rain from getting in!! Luckily on the way home it didn't rain...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-17-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By wolf146
microwave compared to oven

Pretty much the same here. Our previous trailer had an oven which we used, especially in the cold weather. We were somewhat disappointed when we bought the Classic which had a microwave/convection...
Forum: On The Road... 08-16-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 15,110
Posted By wolf146
whatever happened to camping

Our family immigrated from Germany when I was almost eleven years old back in 1956. What I knew about America was: that it was big country, that they had cowboys and indians in Texas. Americans...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-15-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 21,182
Posted By wolf146

Ok After having read much of this thread and following all the arguments. I have been entertained.

But the above statement doesn't make sense to me. Let me understand " PP is longer, so the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-15-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,387
Posted By wolf146
how do you store hitch bar and sway bars

Hitch stays on the truck and place a cut tennis ball over the hitch ball to keep me from getting grease on me. ( I park the truck in such a way that there is no chance that anybody can walk into it...
Forum: Our Community 08-12-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,695
Posted By wolf146
AS quality control

We have a 2004 Classic 30 footer, so maybe that was a "silver" year??

We bought it used in 2006 and like many of you, we found a number of quality control issues. I wrote a long letter to...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-06-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,430
Posted By wolf146
camping in heat and humidity

I had to laugh!!!:lol: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer!!!!

I am curious though, why do you like camping in that type of environment?

We are from NJ so we get some bad heat and...
Forum: Our Community 08-03-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,338
Posted By wolf146
water at 375 degrees

Foiled Again, Here is why the water seems hotter to you.

1. It takes 100 calories/ gram to go from water at 0 degrees C to water at 100 degrees C

2. It takes 540 calories/gram to go from 100...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-21-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,261
Posted By wolf146
[QUOTE=RadioWagon;1959510]Thanks, thanks, thanks...

[QUOTE=RadioWagon;1959510]Thanks, thanks, thanks a million! To everyone!
"........Also, on beds... I think twin beds might be the ticket. We both move a lot in our sleep, and the dog is always up...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-17-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,993
Posted By wolf146
Best analysis yet given. We never drink the...

Best analysis yet given. We never drink the water from the tank for this and other previously stated reasons.

We bring two 2.5 gallon tanks along for getting fresh water. Even after a couple...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-13-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,754
Posted By wolf146
I had a Tacoma and picked up a 2004 Classic 30...

I had a Tacoma and picked up a 2004 Classic 30 footer in Florida back in 2006. The Tacoma definitely was not enough truck to pull the Classic. Luckily it was I 95 all the way and no hills to deal...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-09-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,608
Posted By wolf146
I have a 2004 Classic 30 footer and had the same...

I have a 2004 Classic 30 footer and had the same problem.Two solutions that i found:

1. I reinforced the top left hinge, to add extra support.
2. I use a piece of styrofoam ( about 2 by 4 inch...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-01-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,273
Posted By wolf146
towing mirrors

I have the same as Mollysdad. I have had them since I bought my Toyota Tundra in 2007. There is tightening knob on the back that tightens the mirrors to the Tundra mirrors. I keep them on all the...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-06-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,424
Posted By wolf146
draing hot water tank

I drain the hot water tank if we don't intend to go camping for a couple of weeks. Because:
1. The inside of the tank is aluminum and if you have chlorine in the water it will react with the...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-24-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,496
Posted By wolf146
no need for WD hitch

Ok enough "said" over the years about this issue.

let's move on!!!

Forum: Our Community 03-19-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,160
Posted By wolf146
30 AS camping

We have a 2004 classic and have traveled through much of the country. Rarely have we had issues with size being a problem. If you belong to AAA get their camping book and you can get info about park...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-18-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,353
Posted By wolf146
generator prices

I also purchased our 2000 watt Honda from Mayberry about 10 years ago. Cheapest around at the time. Still am using it often. wolf146
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-11-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,593
Posted By wolf146
drawer glides

I had the problem with my 2004 30 foot classic. The problem was that the bars on the right and left side weren't parallel and the right side kept coming off. A new slide and a little readjustment on...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-09-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,374
Posted By wolf146
sliding pocket door

I also have a 2004 Classic and had that issue of the pocket door between the bathroom and bedroom. I called Airstream and they told me what to do. I was able to fix the problem pretty quickly. ...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-11-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,720
Posted By wolf146
using the generator in rain

Place a fan (plugged into the generator) inside the tent and point the fan in such a way as to move the warm air toward the opening. wolf146
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-31-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,242
Posted By wolf146
Social security

We both worked, but my wife made much less than I did, therefore her social security is less. She started taking SS at 62. I waited until 65 to get spousal benefit, about half of her social...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-15-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,528
Posted By wolf146
what do you love about Airstreams

We have had 4 other SOB trailers since the 70's. Each one we bought was larger than the previous one. We always wanted a trailer with an open feeling and large windows in order to give us a nice...
Forum: On The Road... 10-02-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,831
Posted By wolf146

I am originally from Germany so I am still learning much about local dialects. So pardon my question - what is "prolly" ? Wolf146
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-23-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,874
Posted By wolf146
Thank you gentlemen for your reply. So I guess...

Thank you gentlemen for your reply. So I guess you would want to limit the amount of chlorine that gets into the hot water tank. wolf146
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-22-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,874
Posted By wolf146
water in the holding tank

Correct me me if I am wrong on this.
1. I always thought that the hot water tank is made of aluminum.
2. If you are passing chlorinated water through the tank wouldn't this cause a reaction...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 08-13-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By wolf146
gps for campers

We want to get a new GPS unit just to be used in our truck when we go camping. I know that there are some units out there specifically for camping. Anybody have suggestions which unit would be...
Forum: Boondocking 08-11-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,249
Posted By wolf146
filling water tank

We have good well water, so we fill the trailer tank and several jugs of water.

Even though I clean the fresh water tank several times a year, we never drink the water directly from the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-11-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 40,825
Posted By wolf146
not going downhill

This reminds of a post years ago, where an individual wrote that they always planned any trip downhill in order to save fuel!!!!! I guess that individual must be living in Florida by now!!! Wolf146
Forum: Our Community 07-11-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7,087
Views: 1,280,736
Posted By wolf146
battery removal

I use two wooden paint stirrers as a ramp to slide out the batteries. After sliding the batteries back into the housing the paint stirrers are stored on the side. Been working well for years. ...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 06-29-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,023
Posted By wolf146
Thanks for the info about the side panels. I'll...

Thanks for the info about the side panels. I'll check it out. Wolf146
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 06-29-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,023
Posted By wolf146
side panels

DZnf0g - How did you get the side panel off in the bedroom? I have a 2004 - 30 foot classic and can't get them off to check for leaks. Wolf 146
Forum: Our Community 06-12-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7,087
Views: 1,280,736
Posted By wolf146
what did you get for your trailer today

Keep the red ones flashing and you might end up getting some unwanted business!!! wolf146
Forum: On The Road... 04-27-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,672
Posted By wolf146
louisiana roads

We have traveled 45 states with our trailers in 40 years of pulling trailers. Obviously all states have some bad roads but the worst road we ever traveled on was route 10 in Louisiana. The...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 04-25-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,314
Posted By wolf146
toilet replacement

"I took the old Thetford to our county recycle center and placed it with all the other old toilets. I'm sure someone made use of it."

I was pleased to see that your area has a recycling area...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 04-18-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,314
Posted By wolf146
toilet replacement

What a great country we live in! If we don't like plastic we just throw it away and buy porcelain! Millions of people would be happy just to have a toilet.
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