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Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-30-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By Photobum
What Bob said. To a T.

What Bob said. To a T.
Forum: On The Road... 03-25-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,941
Posted By Photobum
My last trip to Mexico was about five years ago,...

My last trip to Mexico was about five years ago, and I was there for over six months. Amazon has great books about camping in Mexico, and I highly recommend them.

Things you should know...not all...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-17-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Photobum
Ultimate Airstreams in Clackamas, OR. Talk with...

Ultimate Airstreams in Clackamas, OR. Talk with Ian…
Forum: Boondocking 01-07-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,730
Posted By Photobum
a bear story... Fifty years ago I lived in...

a bear story...
Fifty years ago I lived in Yosemite in Camp IV, in the rescue site. I was climbing, and back then there were several of us that lived in the rescue site, making ourselves available...
Forum: Boondocking 01-07-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,693
Posted By Photobum
well dammit, I will miss the human bean...and I...

well dammit, I will miss the human bean...and I do have a sense of humor and some common sense.

and I have always hoped that I would meet you on the road ....
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 01-03-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,670
Posted By Photobum
Ultimate Airstreams, Ian Harnish.

Ultimate Airstreams, Ian Harnish.
Forum: Boondocking 12-19-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,297
Posted By Photobum
1. Battle Born 2. 400Ah 3. Victron...

1. Battle Born
2. 400Ah
3. Victron Multiplus

1. 400W
2. Life is good.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-07-2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7,423
Views: 904,880
Posted By Photobum
Lily is a pretty stoic dog. I suspect she is...

Lily is a pretty stoic dog. I suspect she is exercising the muscle tissue that feels different. To a fast recovery…
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 11-06-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,198
Posted By Photobum
Like Spike said. He nailed it!

Like Spike said. He nailed it!
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 10-31-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,563
Posted By Photobum
A lot of of misinformation here. 1. BB...

A lot of of misinformation here.

1. BB batteries can go to zero with no damage.

2. BB batteries have an internal controller that addresses temperature issues and handles them accordingly.
...
Forum: On The Road... 10-27-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By Photobum
I have a map of Beijing in my trailer but i...

I have a map of Beijing in my trailer but i don't plan on towint over there. actually i seem to have maps to a lot of places i won't be seeing again. today i am in the desert again after five...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-17-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,555
Posted By Photobum
[QUOTE If you *do* travel with fresh water...

[QUOTE

If you *do* travel with fresh water in the tank (we always do), remember to turn off the water pump before you pull out of the campground ......

Bob[/QUOTE]

A somewhat similar...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-16-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,148
Posted By Photobum
Excellent job and atypically, an excellent write...

Excellent job and atypically, an excellent write up. No criticism here…
Forum: On The Road... 10-14-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Photobum
Atlas Obscura

I stumbled across this website. It certainly makes travel more interesting…
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-03-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,803
Posted By Photobum
First car

I learned to drive by driving from Los Angeles to Tennessee and back in a 1961 vw bus. I was fourteen. What a ball!!!

First car was a bug, next a 57 van, and then a squareback. Great memories.
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 10-03-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,014
Posted By Photobum
Fantastic fans

Wayne nailed it. Never had a problem (with my fantastic fans).

A hint:
Ultimate Airstreams in Clackamas, Oregon. Talk to Ian.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-01-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By Photobum
I put four BBs under my bed along with the...

I put four BBs under my bed along with the Multiplus. 400 watts on the roof, 400 amps under the bed. Five years now, no issues.
Forum: Solo Streamers 10-01-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,649
Posted By Photobum
Fcfb25

On the road for eight years now. I spent six months doing research before I settled on an Airstream. The spent three months going to the dealership to sit in the various models, sometimes up to...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-24-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,787
Posted By Photobum
Airstream Scottsdale. Without a doubt the...

Airstream Scottsdale.

Without a doubt the absolute worst dealer in my experience. Never again…
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 08-01-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,780
Posted By Photobum
What my favorite uncle said. I have 400...

What my favorite uncle said.

I have 400 watts on the roof, four Battle Born batteries, and a VictronConnect Multiplus 3000.
Forum: Boondocking 05-01-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,897
Posted By Photobum
Don’t stop!

You and Maggie are the reasons I come here…
Forum: Our Community 04-25-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,911
Posted By Photobum
Research

The best advice you have gotten is to sit in different models, and not for minutes but hours. I did that and ended up with a 25 foot FB Flying Cloud . It was the right size. After seven years I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-21-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,137
Posted By Photobum
Diesel is my vote

I towed for seven years with an F-150. When I found myself climbing mountains at27 mph I started looking for a new truck. First stop was an F-250 but then I realized the F-350 was essentially...
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 04-21-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 116,029
Posted By Photobum
Following....KE0YYQ Currently in the Eastern...

Following....KE0YYQ
Currently in the Eastern Sierra.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-15-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,198
Posted By Photobum
I wonder if it has occurred to anyone else here...

I wonder if it has occurred to anyone else here that maybe quality control is part of the business plan.
Many of us have made the timely journey to the mothership for various “repairs”. In doing so...
Forum: Boondocking 04-14-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,849
Posted By Photobum
Funny that thing about tents. I lived in the...

Funny that thing about tents. I lived in the rescue site in Camp IV in Yosemite in the early 1970’s. One winter in my Glacier Tent. Some nights you had to get up hourly to sweep the snow off the...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-10-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,683
Posted By Photobum
Ultimate Airstreams did a conversion for me. ...

Ultimate Airstreams did a conversion for me. Excellent job. Sink is 18 by 22 inches. A real sink is a must in this life.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-07-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,835
Posted By Photobum
First saw John Prine in the seventies at McCabes,...

First saw John Prine in the seventies at McCabes, a guitar store on Pico. A small venue with extremely limited seating. A great show by a true artist.
Forum: On The Road... 02-12-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,047
Posted By Photobum
Recommend a 3500 or equivalent. Then get a...

Recommend a 3500 or equivalent. Then get a Caravan Camper Top (Reno, NV). And finish with a slide.

Not inexpensive but top of the line and everything you want.
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 02-06-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,356
Posted By Photobum
Dish

I have been on the road now for eight years. My solution was DISH. Combined with Wallyworld. I have different lengths of cable. The satellite dish finds the satellites in the southern sky. It...
Forum: On The Road... 02-05-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,862
Posted By Photobum
As a former ranger in the NPS (Yosemite) and a...

As a former ranger in the NPS (Yosemite) and a dog owner I don’t take my dogs to National Parks. There are many issues and potential problems, for dogs, wildlife, and other park visitors.
We much...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 01-24-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,540
Posted By Photobum
Following. On the road for eight years now, but...

Following. On the road for eight years now, but primarily fish the Eastern Sierra. Love the Four Corners area and would love to fish it.
Oh, and I like bamboo. Carbon fiber doesn’t work for me.
Forum: WBCCI Forum 01-24-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,540
Posted By Photobum
Following. On the road for eight years now, but...

Following. On the road for eight years now, but primarily fish the Eastern Sierra. Love the Four Corners area and would love to fish it.
Oh, and I like bamboo. Carbon fiber doesn’t work for me.
Forum: Our Community 12-29-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,567,813
Posted By Photobum
Mopeka also makes rings for the bottom of the...

Mopeka also makes rings for the bottom of the propane tanks. Excellent product.

And, their customer support is exemplary. I started using these sensors over two years ago. The methodology is...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 11-21-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By Photobum
I understand that you may wish to stay in...

I understand that you may wish to stay in Southern Cal for your remodel, but if I were yo I would look at Utimate Airstreams in Clackamas, OR. I am a fan.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-18-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,962
Posted By Photobum
I do something similar but I use a Yeti 75.

I do something similar but I use a Yeti 75.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-12-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,618
Posted By Photobum
I towed my 25 foot flying cloud behind an F150...

I towed my 25 foot flying cloud behind an F150 for seven years. This past February I upgraded to a 2018 Ram 3500 parked on the Ford dealership in Scottsdale. I was looking at an F350. It had...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-23-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By Photobum
Airstream Inc

This perhaps the third time in two weeks that someone has complained about an issue and The Mothership has responded with contact info and offered their support.

I have been on this site for years...
Forum: Our Community 10-17-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,567,813
Posted By Photobum
Mopeka now makes rings for the propane tanks. ...

Mopeka now makes rings for the propane tanks. Amazing no one had done so previously.
Forum: On The Road... 09-30-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,120
Posted By Photobum
I think Norman nailed the response.

I think Norman nailed the response.
Forum: On The Road... 09-27-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,414
Posted By Photobum
SilverWind gave you solid advice. GCI chairs at...

SilverWind gave you solid advice. GCI chairs at REI.
Forum: On The Road... 09-27-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,120
Posted By Photobum
Two things. A good torque wrench and...

Two things.

A good torque wrench and spanner.
A Telesteps ladder.
Forum: Boondocking 09-02-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 30,722
Posted By Photobum
Funny. I have been on the road since 2013. ...

Funny. I have been on the road since 2013. Interesting that after seven years in the road I started looking at this .
I knew what I wanted but have discovered that there are many more issues than...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-18-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,988
Posted By Photobum
May I suggest that you google a few businesses...

May I suggest that you google a few businesses that you will be meeting soon I suspect.

AM Solar
Battle Born Batteries
VictronConnect

Congratulations. The world you are about to enter is one...
Forum: Boondocking 08-12-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,112
Posted By Photobum
Ouray to Durango.

Drove it about three weeks ago. Whole heartedly agree. Take your time. And there is wonderful Boondocking..

Currently in Bluff. Rock art here is amazing.
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-04-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,351
Posted By Photobum
wonderful tricks. One of the best parts of this...

wonderful tricks. One of the best parts of this life is figuring out solutions to such problems...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-04-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Photobum
I lived in Napa, Yountville, and St. Helena for...

I lived in Napa, Yountville, and St. Helena for close to thirty years. Sold my house in 2013, bought an Airstream, and have been enjoying life ever since.
Forum: On The Road... 08-02-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 141,238
Posted By Photobum
Bluff, utah

Staying here for a month. Although hot, triple digits, it is stunningly beautiful. Archeologists have determined that people lived here fifteen thousand years ago. There are petroglyphs and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-09-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,359
Posted By Photobum
100% agree. I towed my 25 ft flying cloud...

100% agree.

I towed my 25 ft flying cloud with a 2004 F150 for seven years. With 230,000 miles it got slower going up hills. Bought a 2017 Ram 3500, diesel and the aisin tranny. Love it. Love.
Forum: 2016 - Current International 06-14-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,224
Posted By Photobum
Having lived with the round cabinets for six...

Having lived with the round cabinets for six years I think the squared off sink is a welcome change. Having lived with the round for six years I have just had ultimate Airstream square it off. The...
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