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Forum: General Interior Topics 11-17-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Nomad518
You probably have lights like it in your storage...

You probably have lights like it in your storage compartments. You may be able to use one of those covers as a replacement while you source a new one.
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 10-06-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,771
Posted By Nomad518
When we bought our AS new in 2001, the dealer...

When we bought our AS new in 2001, the dealer warned us not to run our furnace with the trailer door open because the exhaust for the furnace would blow on the open door and the heat would...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-24-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,589
Posted By Nomad518
A trailer name suggestion: The Birderer.

A trailer name suggestion: The Birderer.
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 09-24-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By Nomad518
Iím here in Vancouver, WA, too. Keep your AS...

Iím here in Vancouver, WA, too. Keep your AS plugged in and run a small electric space heater in the trailer. Set it somewhere between 50 and 60 degrees. Thatís warm enough inside to keep humidity...
Forum: Our Community 04-24-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,511
Posted By Nomad518
Some additional suggestions: 1. Minimize...

Some additional suggestions:

1. Minimize contact with park employees when arriving by paying in advance. Eliminates the need to handle credit cards, pens and reduces the time spent in close...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 04-15-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,248
Posted By Nomad518
To deal with physical distancing requirements,...

To deal with physical distancing requirements, I've been working remotely (from home) for the last month...inside my AS which is parked inside an RV garage at my home. I'm getting lots of trailer...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-10-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,609
Posted By Nomad518
Open the pressure relief valve when draining your...

Open the pressure relief valve when draining your hot water tank. It will eliminate the vacuum that forms and the tank should drain faster.
Forum: Boondocking 10-09-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,384
Posted By Nomad518
A chainsaw could come in handy if you run into a...

A chainsaw could come in handy if you run into a sharknado.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-01-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,227
Posted By Nomad518
We have a 2001 25í Safari six sleeper (SS). It...

We have a 2001 25í Safari six sleeper (SS). It has a dinette AND couch. Might be a good solution for you but they are a little hard to find. The dinette and couch are supposed to sleep two each and...
Forum: Our Community 09-27-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,461
Posted By Nomad518
Put a small easel back on the sign and set it on...

Put a small easel back on the sign and set it on top of the propane tank cover at the front of the trailer.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-06-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,435
Posted By Nomad518
I tell them what we paid for our brand new 70th...

I tell them what we paid for our brand new 70th Anniversary 25í Safari 6-sleeper out the door in 2001. About $30k with hitch and setup. Then I quickly tell them Iím glad I bought one when I did...
Forum: On The Road... 07-30-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,445
Posted By Nomad518
What Gypsydad said. But hereís some added color. ...

What Gypsydad said. But hereís some added color.

Years ago when I was 15 and just got my learners driving permit, I took a trip through that area with my dad towing a 16í canned ham style trailer...
Forum: Modifications 07-29-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,940
Posted By Nomad518
Time to think like a camper. Get a self-...

Time to think like a camper. Get a self- inflating camp pad to lay on the opened couch and make your bed on top of it. In the morning, squeeze the air out, roll it up and put it away. That’s what we...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 07-20-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By Nomad518
I had the same issue with our AS. Use a 10%...

I had the same issue with our AS. Use a 10% bleach to water mix in a spray bottle. Spray the stained area and work the cleaning solution into the mouse fur with an old toothbrush. Allow it to soak...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 07-09-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Nomad518
Take a piece of aluminum foil and roll it into a...

Take a piece of aluminum foil and roll it into a wedge shaped plug bigger than the hole. Push it into the hole and pack it in as tightly as possible. This forms a new surface for the screw to grab....
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-20-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Nomad518
The photo you included looks like a 30-to-50 amp...

The photo you included looks like a 30-to-50 amp adapter which allows you to use a 50-amp plug in a 30-amp socket. Sounds like you are looking for an adapter to use a 30-amp plug in a 50-amp socket....
Forum: Tires 06-14-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,755
Posted By Nomad518
I had a similar problem with one of my Goodyear...

I had a similar problem with one of my Goodyear Marathon tires years ago. A screw through the center tread but it leaked very slowly. Had it removed and patched. Reinstalled the tire and never had...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-23-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,163
Posted By Nomad518
Try putting some boards or blocks under your...

Try putting some boards or blocks under your trailer tires to raise it to the point where the trailer is level with the jack stand lowered all the way.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-19-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,204
Posted By Nomad518
This is a common problem for new owners. It...

This is a common problem for new owners. It happened to me. Thought I could put the main power switch into store mode and leave the battery in place (mine has only one battery). After 3 weeks in...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 04-19-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,212
Posted By Nomad518
You’re on the right track. Remove the trim ring...

You’re on the right track. Remove the trim ring screws and the trim ring. Then pull the handle down and remove the end screws and handle. You should be able to remove the screen now but not...
Forum: On The Road... 04-10-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,249
Posted By Nomad518
As others have said, stay put. Iíve driven into a...

As others have said, stay put. Iíve driven into a sustained 45 mph headwind with no problems but it was not fun and my gas mileage was dismal. Take the closure of the military base as your sign to...
Forum: On The Road... 04-08-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,425
Posted By Nomad518
When weíre dry camping,and I need water for a...

When weíre dry camping,and I need water for a drink or to wash my hands, I turn on the pump so it runs until the water lines are pressurized, then I turn it off. I use only the water that comes out...
Forum: Boondocking 04-02-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,572
Posted By Nomad518
I enjoy this forum. Lots of knowledge and Iím a...

I enjoy this forum. Lots of knowledge and Iím a willing sponge. Iíve always found it easiest and fastest to keep my battery charged when boondocking by plugging the trailerís 30 amp cord/plug...
Forum: On The Road... 03-14-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,672
Posted By Nomad518
Our AS has a space behind the couch that is...

Our AS has a space behind the couch that is perfect for a full size acoustic guitar case. When traveling, I normally bring my old Guild D6 and leave my Gibson J185 home. But I have at times brought...
Forum: On The Road... 02-28-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,258
Posted By Nomad518
My wife and I were shopping for a trailer in...

My wife and I were shopping for a trailer in 2001. It would be our first trailer of any type. The more we shopped, the more we wanted an Airstream. When we were ready to buy (also in 2001) we looked...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 02-19-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,778
Posted By Nomad518
All great advice so far. When testing the...

All great advice so far. When testing the plumbing, make sure everything works with and without the trailer hooked up to a city water line. When youíre not connected to city water youíre using the...
Forum: On The Road... 02-11-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,014
Posted By Nomad518
Years ago, where we stored our AS, (a good...

Years ago, where we stored our AS, (a good storage yard with covered spaces, cameras and 25-hr on-site security), a landscaping crew who also stored their equipment there hung around until long after...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 02-01-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,943
Posted By Nomad518
I spray painted my water heater and furnace...

I spray painted my water heater and furnace covers with Rustoleum metallic silver for high temp surfaces. Standard rattle can spray paint you can find at any big box home improvement store. I removed...
Forum: On The Road... 01-05-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By Nomad518
Youíre going to drive the length of the Big Sur...

Youíre going to drive the length of the Big Sur coast on Hwy 1. One of THE most scenic drives in the US. Iíve done it several times pulling our AS and on my motorcycle. Skip the 17-Mile drive unless...
Forum: Our Community 07-26-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,417
Posted By Nomad518
Our 2001 AS doesnít have a microwave. So, I...

Our 2001 AS doesnít have a microwave. So, I bought a couple of cheap LED night lights and plugged them into some of the 110 outlets. They light up only when weíre connected to shore power. And, they...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-27-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,444
Posted By Nomad518
I like to keep things simple. How about setting...

I like to keep things simple. How about setting the stuff you donít want to get wet inside the door of your trailer while youíre gone?
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-20-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,317
Posted By Nomad518
I love this site and its contributors. Iím still...

I love this site and its contributors. Iím still learning new stuff everyday. Still have and use the original tanks on our 2001 AS. They have the proper valves and theyíre in good condition but...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 05-16-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,780
Posted By Nomad518
Our garage has a dedicated bay for an RV and...

Our garage has a dedicated bay for an RV and thatís where we store our AS. The garage has a smoke detector and a separate fire detector (both required by code in our area). The fire detector is...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-23-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,078
Posted By Nomad518
Extend your awning and keep the end farthest from...

Extend your awning and keep the end farthest from your door down so rain runs off.

Under the awning, Keep an outdoor rug on the ground outside your door with a doormat on it by your step.
...
Forum: General Appliance Topics 04-09-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,844
Posted By Nomad518
Our 2001 70th Anniversary Safari still has the...

Our 2001 70th Anniversary Safari still has the original AC and fridge. The AC had a small leak in the condensation collection pan that caused it to drip on the dinette table but only during heavy...
Forum: On The Road... 12-16-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,173
Posted By Nomad518
Another option for an overnight stay just north...

Another option for an overnight stay just north of Vancouver, WA is Tri-Mountain RV Park at the Ridgefield exit. It's just off I-5 and much nicer than the RV park in Woodland. The Ridgefield exit...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-03-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,524
Posted By Nomad518
Iíve driven these routes numerous times. Iíll...

Iíve driven these routes numerous times. Iíll start with the fastest route for your return to SF from Corvallis. Straight down 1-5 to 505 north of Sacramento to I-80 and into the city.

Now for...
Forum: On The Road... 10-28-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,862
Posted By Nomad518
We stayed at Beverly Beach State Park last May...

We stayed at Beverly Beach State Park last May for a week. Beautiful park, nice campground and shouldn't be a problem for a 27' AS (ours is 25'). Make reservations in advance wherever you decide to...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 07-31-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,838
Posted By Nomad518
Any chance of them letting you try to back your...

Any chance of them letting you try to back your AS into that garage before making your offer? Or, making an offer contingent on your trailer fitting?
Forum: Eddie Bauer - All Models 07-21-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,812
Posted By Nomad518
Our AS didn't come with hooks like that, but I...

Our AS didn't come with hooks like that, but I began using refrigerator magnets that had hooks on them to hold our keys. I put them on the range hood that's just inside the door. Found it very...
Forum: On The Road... 07-18-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,000
Posted By Nomad518
You said you're going with TPMS and that seems a...

You said you're going with TPMS and that seems a good choice over a 12v compressor (I looked at your original post and noticed this detail). Although a 12v compressor can fill or bring a low...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-29-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,301
Posted By Nomad518
Was in the same boat with my F150 a year ago....

Was in the same boat with my F150 a year ago. Looked at Michelin LTX tires (have had excellent experience with them in the past), but ultimately decided on Goodyear Wrangler AT/S same size as...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-28-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,358
Posted By Nomad518
Ditto on check the 12v fuse. When our AS was new,...

Ditto on check the 12v fuse. When our AS was new, it was missing a fuse altogether.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-01-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 45,017
Posted By Nomad518
We call ours the toaster 'cause it looks like the...

We call ours the toaster 'cause it looks like the old style chrome toasters from the '50s.
Forum: On The Road... 04-27-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,220
Posted By Nomad518
We were camped in our AS next to my inlaws in...

We were camped in our AS next to my inlaws in their SOB once. As soon as we arrived, the temperature in their site increased noticeably from the reflection coming off our trailer. And ours isn't a...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 04-18-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 20,226
Posted By Nomad518
It's always a trade off. Cost of increased...

It's always a trade off. Cost of increased maintenance if storing outdoors vs. cost of storing indoors with reduced need for maintenance. We all have to make our own decisions on what's available and...
Forum: On The Road... 04-11-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,504
Posted By Nomad518
The Crater Lake NPS website has road closure...

The Crater Lake NPS website has road closure info. We've had heavy snowfall this winter. The North entrance is closed as is the Rim Road. Chains or traction tires may be required at the other...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 03-21-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,570
Posted By Nomad518
Our AS has been stored under cover or indoors for...

Our AS has been stored under cover or indoors for most of its life (bought it new in 2001). Storage cost went up every year and no power at most storage facilities. This has greatly reduced the...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 02-16-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,562
Posted By Nomad518
I've seen cautions against using a lamb's wool...

I've seen cautions against using a lamb's wool buffer pad. It's more abrasive and can burn through the clear coat. Don't know that this is a fact, but I've only used pads designed for wax application...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-09-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,316
Posted By Nomad518
Oldforester, get some Startron fuel additive and...

Oldforester, get some Startron fuel additive and pour a little in with your generator' gas. It has an enzyme that removes the ethanol leaving you with gas that won't cause the problem you described....
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