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Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 08-21-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,990
Posted By Soyboy
If they are like mine, they are stainless steel...

If they are like mine, they are stainless steel and don’t need to be stripped as they are not clear coated. As a matter of fact, I didn’t strip behind mine as nobody sees that area and it leaves the...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-30-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
I went out the other day and sat in our AS. ...

I went out the other day and sat in our AS. After looking at some newer models with those dinette and L shaped "lounges" or whatever they call them, I went and sat in our trailer with it's...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 01-24-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Soyboy
Do you just squeeze the lens so it pops out? ...

Do you just squeeze the lens so it pops out? That is out later model ones work. Don't know about yours. Good luck!
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-20-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
DevH - yes I have thought about looking into...

DevH - yes I have thought about looking into ceramic coatings. I know Vinnie of Vinnie's Northbay Airstream repair seems to be big on them these days. On the other side, I have heard some rumblings...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-19-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
We went down to Virginia on Friday to look at a...

We went down to Virginia on Friday to look at a used 2017 International Serenity 28'. First off, I do love all the windows. Although like some say, you are outside during the day and at night you...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 01-15-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,538
Posted By Soyboy
Well for the future I would say....I never liked...

Well for the future I would say....I never liked most campground etc. water. If not for anything else but taste. Heck I almost hate hooking my hose up to the faucet when I see what some of these...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-15-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 22,693
Posted By Soyboy
I look at blowing out the drain with an air...

I look at blowing out the drain with an air compressor as part of my yearly de-winterization process. After it initially got clogged and dumped condensation all over our cork floor (it survived) I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-15-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,875
Posted By Soyboy
By the way, her ID makes me think she was a fan...

By the way, her ID makes me think she was a fan of Christmas In Connecticut. Just like me lol
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-15-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,875
Posted By Soyboy
Sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you...

Sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you feel.

I'm glad to hear you are getting back out there camping, even if the location will stir emotions. Maybe that will be part of the healing...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-14-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
Lisa, thank you for your thoughtful post. The...

Lisa, thank you for your thoughtful post. The sofa deal is something I think about a lot. I have sat on the current setups and Like you say they arenít as nice, unless you get a classic. Especially...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-14-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
AW - That's great to hear the finish is holding...

AW - That's great to hear the finish is holding up on the '00. 20 years old and still doing it's job. Yeah I know over the years they have had filiform problems, seemingly around the rivits? I...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-14-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
A W Warn - If I had a 2000 like yours (one year...

A W Warn - If I had a 2000 like yours (one year newer than mine) I would be more tempted to keep mine too, it as you have the factory clear coat. And I think the better quality Hehr windows. ...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-14-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
No not really. I didnít start this thread...

No not really.

I didnít start this thread to get people to convince me one way or the other. I can do that on my own, just ask my wife lol. But rather since we all rationalize purchases in one...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-13-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
Good advice Atomic, but please note that I won't...

Good advice Atomic, but please note that I won't be taking out a loan. I only purchase vehicles etc. for which I can pay cash.
Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 01-13-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By Soyboy
A bit off topic - I love my Airstream, but my...

A bit off topic - I love my Airstream, but my close second is an Arctic Fox. They seem to be so heavy duty and well built. I wonder if it would do better putting up with the trip to Alaska?

Sorry...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-13-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
Piggy Bank, I agree. I think the extra...

Piggy Bank, I agree. I think the extra space/storage is worth it. At least to us. Especially on long trips. There might be a few campsites we can't get into with the extra 3 feet, we will just...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-13-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
Good points all. Arguments both ways make sense...

Good points all. Arguments both ways make sense for sure.

Foiled Again - Hand signals & Patrick Botticelli - I loved it lol We watch his YouTube vids a good bit. Very thorough. It's kind of a...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-13-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
Smithcreek - there is something to that. Life...

Smithcreek - there is something to that. Life events certainly impact your thinking. My dad died Dec. 23 (Merry Christmas:sad: ). my mom 8 years ago (which was unexpected). They had plenty of money,...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-13-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
Lol Larry. Actually I havenít made up my mind,...

Lol Larry. Actually I havenít made up my mind, but i am curious how other folks feel about these decisions. Just a little back and forth. Beats the usual talking about tow vehicles, diesel vs. gas...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-13-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
Lots of food for thought. Thanks. Shiny16 a...

Lots of food for thought. Thanks.

Shiny16 a Cyclo is a tool used for buffing aluminum. It was originally designed for polishing airplanes, but is also used by folks that have polished, non-coated...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-12-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
Thanks for the responses. I liked...

Thanks for the responses.

I liked skyguyscott's way of thinking from when he was a kid. But I don't know if that will work in this case. I would still be interested in hearing how some of you...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-12-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,370
Posted By Soyboy
Decision: Keep current AS or "upgrade"

The eternal decision, needs vs. wants....

I'm curious what goes into folks decision to trade/sell their (perhaps like ours paid off) Airstream for a newer model. Especially if you have an older...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 01-12-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,920
Posted By Soyboy
LOL Gene. Even though I say "privacy" in...

LOL Gene.

Even though I say "privacy" in reality it's more about keeping the light out. In our current AS we can keep it like a cave. We like to sleep in sometimes, plus in the summer the sun...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 01-07-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,920
Posted By Soyboy
I think this lady could fix you up...

I think this lady could fix you up (https://www.airstreamcurtains.com/) with lots of privacy.

At times we think about getting a newer trailer. But one thing I don't like about them is the blinds...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 10-06-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,298
Posted By Soyboy
I do almost all of my own repairs/maintenance. ...

I do almost all of my own repairs/maintenance. For one thing, every time I fix something, I think of how much it would have cost with the extreme hourly fees most RV repair places (typ8cally $150/hr...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-26-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,484
Posted By Soyboy
Just an update as I had posted earlier on this...

Just an update as I had posted earlier on this thread. I wound up buying a couple of "Lucid" brand memory foam mattresses from Amazon last year. I cut them to fit with a $15 electric knife. It...
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 09-27-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 116,029
Posted By Soyboy
Just wanted to note that I passed my Tech a week...

Just wanted to note that I passed my Tech a week and a half ago. KC3MAP. I was a ham years ago and after I stopped using it plus moving, my renewal got tossed by my mom (apparently) when it arrived...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 09-26-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By Soyboy
I did wind up finding a sink that would work...

I did wind up finding a sink that would work (with just having to enlarge the existing cut out a bit). It was a Kohler Bolero. I also used a Kohler drain that worked out perfectly with the existing...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-16-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,886
Posted By Soyboy
My nearly 20-year-old Safari sits outside all...

My nearly 20-year-old Safari sits outside all winter, uncovered no problems. Sometimes I'll knock a bit of snow off of the one solar panel so the batteries stay charged. Just like with rain or any...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 09-16-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,350
Posted By Soyboy
My '99 came with the factory, crappy Audiovox...

My '99 came with the factory, crappy Audiovox system with downward facing speakers over the sofa. It stunk. I ripped it out, put in an Alpine head and amp along with a Bazooka sub that fit right...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-25-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By Soyboy
Dan, thanks for the input. After looking around,...

Dan, thanks for the input. After looking around, I think replacing the countertop is about the only way to fit any of the numerous stainless steel sinks I've looked at. Even if I enlarge the...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-20-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By Soyboy
Anyone Replaced Plastic Bath Sink with Stainless?

I would like to get rid of the crappy oval plastic sink in our1999 Safari. It is just over 10" X 13" inside rim to inside rim. Will one of the 10" X 13" Stainless sinks I see on the web fit? Has...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-06-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,672
Posted By Soyboy
Thanks for the advice about the food grade lubes!

Thanks for the advice about the food grade lubes!
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-27-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,672
Posted By Soyboy
Speaking of hard to use (BTW nice upgrade Robert...

Speaking of hard to use (BTW nice upgrade Robert Cross), is there any way of lubing the valve handle so it is easier to turn. Sometimes I feel like I am going to break it off with the force it...
Forum: On The Road... 05-31-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By Soyboy
How about parking the truck and trailer at a...

How about parking the truck and trailer at a Walmart and then taking an Uber to the hospital. There are three close by according to Google, you could call and see if they allow RV parking.
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-31-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,836
Posted By Soyboy
Some memory foam mattresses definitely weigh more...

Some memory foam mattresses definitely weigh more than others. It depends on the foam, thickness, and construction I guess. Our TP mattress at home (which we love BTW) is not much heavier than a...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-31-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,836
Posted By Soyboy
Katt: it is a Lucid brand that I bought from...

Katt: it is a Lucid brand that I bought from Walmart online. You can also by them from Amazon or directly from Lucid. . I suggest reading my other posts on this thread for more info and links.
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-30-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,836
Posted By Soyboy
Thanks for the update and pics. It's interesting...

Thanks for the update and pics. It's interesting to see how that mattress is constructed.
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-30-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Soyboy
After experiencing water dripping inside my...

After experiencing water dripping inside my trailer from a backed up tube (actually the drain hole in the pan had "dirt" in it). I blow by drain tube out at the beginning of every season with lower...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-02-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,836
Posted By Soyboy
Just a follow up. We have now been on two...

Just a follow up.

We have now been on two camping trips with our new "Lucid" brand memory foam mattresses (purchased on Amazon - see my earlier post) and we are very pleased with them. They are...
Forum: General Appliance Topics 04-09-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,189
Posted By Soyboy
Wow, I am amazed at how long some of these have...

Wow, I am amazed at how long some of these have been in use! As the OP, I didn't expect to see this. I guess the older ones like so many things of that age were built to a purpose, not so much to a...
Forum: General Appliance Topics 04-08-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,189
Posted By Soyboy
Who Has An Older AS with Orig AC / Fridge?.

Our '99 is coming up on 20 years old. I see folks with way newer Airstreams commenting about new AC/Fridges. Our originals (knock wood) are still going strong. How about yours? How old? Problem...
Forum: Our Community 04-08-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,862
Posted By Soyboy
Funny this came up as I think about this same...

Funny this came up as I think about this same questions when I page through the classifieds.

I think a number of (for lack of a better term) yuppies (which I guess demographically would have...
Forum: Tires 04-07-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,388
Posted By Soyboy
Like some others in this thread, I currently and...

Like some others in this thread, I currently and previously have run Maxxis M8008's with no problems (knock wood LOL). When I ordered my most recent set last year, I purchased them from Amazon which...
Forum: On The Road... 04-06-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Soyboy
No I haven't. When I bought one a couple of...

No I haven't. When I bought one a couple of years ago I found my local ACE hardware (he is a Honda Power Equipment Dealer - I don't know if they all are) was matching internet pricing. It was nice...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 04-05-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,919
Posted By Soyboy
Lots of water. I think many folks don't use...

Lots of water. I think many folks don't use enough - if any water. Many of us have 30+ gallon tanks. Do folks really think they are going to fill that up? Me? I add 10/15 gallons plus treatment. I...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-02-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,836
Posted By Soyboy
I went ahead and cut the mattresses last...

I went ahead and cut the mattresses last Saturday. This must have been one of the easiest DIY projects of all time. I am so glad I didn't pay anyone to do it. The key was when folks mentioned...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-31-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,836
Posted By Soyboy
Thanks. The ones I have now stretch across so...

Thanks. The ones I have now stretch across so maybe they will work out. The ones that Nomadleslie linked in her post above really look like they would do the job. I think I am also going to use this...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-30-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,836
Posted By Soyboy
FWIW Edit to my above post.... What I...

FWIW

Edit to my above post....

What I typed: "Note too that there are WAY less expensive mattresses on Amazon if you are "stuck" on the purple ones (perhaps from personal experience?)."

What...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-30-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,836
Posted By Soyboy
Thanks Leslie. Yeah, I just bought some of those...

Thanks Leslie. Yeah, I just bought some of those clips for my fitted sheets. We haven't camped yet this year (hope to next week) so that will be the acid test. I get tired of them pulling up each...
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