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Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-01-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,062
Posted By Raptorrider2001
I use mine for lots of different things and don't...

I use mine for lots of different things and don't want to be tied to a propane tank. Propane is very clean burning and the little gen should last forever though.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-01-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,062
Posted By Raptorrider2001
I put a cargo carrier on the front of my truck...

I put a cargo carrier on the front of my truck with the idea of carrying my 2 Honda gens. Seveal on this site thought it was a bad idea because of the danger of a front end collision and having...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-18-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,062
Posted By Raptorrider2001
The small tent would concern me because of the...

The small tent would concern me because of the exhaust fumes. I am sure there are several good gens. out there but I don't think you can beat the Honda. I was looking this afternoon and I have 678...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-18-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,062
Posted By Raptorrider2001
I have run mine in the rain seveal times. The...

I have run mine in the rain seveal times. The first time I was caught out in a heavy rain, I was camped on pavement and during the night i came a downpour. I went to check on it and the wate was...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-15-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,062
Posted By Raptorrider2001
A couple of years or so ago, I posted some pics....

A couple of years or so ago, I posted some pics. of how I connect a 5 gallon gas can to my Honda 2000s. 4/5 gallons will run one for days. I also carry a 10 amp batter charger and run it off the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-28-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,493
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Question Is This a Bad Idea?

Someone recently posted a pic. of their SUV with a carrier on the front and had a Honda 3000 mounted on it. I did not ask if it affected the driving, etc..

I have mounted a hitch and carrier on...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-05-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,662
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Nilesrob - What did you use for the corner...

Nilesrob - What did you use for the corner markers? Seems like they need to be fairly stiff to keep them from bending when traveling. Thanks.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-29-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,662
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Kenyon - Not sure what you are asking. Thanks

Kenyon - Not sure what you are asking. Thanks
Forum: Shocks 05-27-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By Raptorrider2001
I did stand on the rear bumper last week and it...

I did stand on the rear bumper last week and it does not give very mcuh when I bounce on it.

Other truck was also a 2500 hd diesel on an extended cab instead of the new crew cab. The new one...
Forum: Shocks 05-27-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By Raptorrider2001
I carry a Yamaha Rhino that weighs around 1200+...

I carry a Yamaha Rhino that weighs around 1200+ in the bed of the truck plus fuel cans and usually the 2 Honda 2000i. I have tried the water but usually no more than a half tank. I think the...
Forum: Shocks 05-27-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By Raptorrider2001
I have had it for 6 years and I can't remember it...

I have had it for 6 years and I can't remember it not doing this. Don't think it is the tires. I am on the 3rd set. Old ones have not had flat spots on them like they were out of balance. The first...
Forum: Shocks 05-27-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Shock Absorbers for '99 Safari

Nothing will stay on the twin beds and the night stand drawer will not stay in place. I have to regularly straighten the drawer guides and rollers from the pounding it takes. Everything ends up on...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-27-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,267
Posted By Raptorrider2001
We had the same problem with mice in Colorado. I...

We had the same problem with mice in Colorado. I had read that steel wool at the openings would work. The only opening I could find was in the rear bumper storage where the power cord, ect. enter...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-25-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,820
Posted By Raptorrider2001
ihayley- I started out with one also. Worked...

ihayley- I started out with one also. Worked pretty well after the hard start kit. Once I had the a/c going, I would try to leave the thermostat setting on high to keep if from cycling on and off...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-25-2008, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,662
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Right. My water heater is gas only. I use the...

Right. My water heater is gas only. I use the gens. for recharging the battery (1) and for running the a/c and microwave. Most of our camping is primitive.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-24-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,820
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Yes, it was from Dometic. The place I store mine...

Yes, it was from Dometic. The place I store mine also has a repair shop and they ordered it for me. I guess they got it from a supplyier because they received in in a couple of days. They talked like...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-24-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,662
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Got ya! Not sure how much room insite the little...

Got ya! Not sure how much room insite the little gens.there is. The bolts would have to go through the plastic with mabe a small piece of f;at metal to back up the nut and make it harder to just...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-24-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,662
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Overlander63- I thinnk I understand what you are...

Overlander63- I thinnk I understand what you are saying but am wondering how to connect the gens. to the eyebolts? The 2000s don't have metal handles llike Nilesrob's 3000. The handles are...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-24-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,820
Posted By Raptorrider2001
I installed a "Hard Start Kit" on my 11k btu. ...

I installed a "Hard Start Kit" on my 11k btu. Made a big difference when using just one gen. Cost around $50 and is an easy install.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-23-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,662
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Carrying and securing Honda Generators

I intend to mount a receiver hitch on the front of my truck with a platform carrier to carry 2 Honda 2000i generators.

MY questions is, does anyone have suggestions on how to lock the gens. to the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-23-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Towing a small trailer with 1999 Safari ?

I have tried doing a search on frame or rear end seperation without much luck so I am going to throw this out anyway.

I have a 4'x6' trailer that weighs 300 lbs. An atv that weighs 450 lbs. ...
Forum: Boondocking 05-23-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,656
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Rednax- Is there any place you can camp and ride...

Rednax- Is there any place you can camp and ride our atvs? :cool:
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-17-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,459
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Ramp- I had the same thing happen on my '02...

Ramp- I had the same thing happen on my '02 Duramax. Don't know if it will help or not but you might take a look. The battery cable on the passenger side was corroded on the inside where you could...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 06-11-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,591
Posted By Raptorrider2001
New Backing Plate Installation

I tried doing some searches but didn't come up with much but I am sure it has been beat to death in the past.
I have a '99 25' Safari and feel that it needs brakes. Is replacing the entire backing...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-19-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,377
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Someone on another forum said their manual called...

Someone on another forum said their manual called for making a 1 gallon solution of 1/4 cup of chlorine to 1 gallon of water. Then add this solution to 15 gallons of water. Using this formula, that...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-19-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,377
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Thanks Tom. I just found a gov. page on...

Thanks Tom. I just found a gov. page on suggestions on treating water, etc. after Katrina and it says on containers to use 1 cup to 5 gallons. That is about 8 cups or 1/2 gallon per 40 gallons if I...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-19-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,377
Posted By Raptorrider2001
How much Chlorine to Sanitize a Fresh Water Holding Tank?

Need a quick answer. I am going to sanitize my holding tank in a few minutes. I have seen several posts under this thread and there seems to be differing opinions as to the ratio to use of chlorine...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-03-2005, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,870
Posted By Raptorrider2001
The Honda i series puts out clean power. Could...

The Honda i series puts out clean power. Could be a factor for long life of appliances, tvs, and computers. :rolleyes:
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-02-2005, 12:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,763
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Can you link a EU2000i with a EU1000i?

I am sure this has probably been beat to death a gazillion times, but I can't seem to find it in a search. Can you link a EU2000i with a EU1000i just as if you were connecting 2-EU2000is? I have...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-02-2005, 12:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,870
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Been running my 11k a/c on my 1999 25' Safari now...

Been running my 11k a/c on my 1999 25' Safari now for 2 1/2 years. I installed a hard start or quick start capacitor kit to help it get going. I agree it is marginal and usually run the refrig on...
Forum: 1999 Safari 09-18-2005, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,507
Posted By Raptorrider2001
TinCan- This is a note I received from a friend...

TinCan- This is a note I received from a friend recently about the caulking. Vulkem was all that I had been told about from AS. I used the white on top and aluminum on the windows, etc. as per...
Forum: 1999 Safari 09-07-2005, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,507
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Thanks David. We have done the clearance lights...

Thanks David. We have done the clearance lights like you described also. I thought at first that sealing around the wiring was bound to fix it. We even did it again the last time it was...
Forum: 1999 Safari 09-07-2005, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,507
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Thanks James. I have tried lowering the front as...

Thanks James. I have tried lowering the front as well as raising the front. Still leaks. When we have a good rain, it takes about 30+ minutes for it to begin to show up. I think it is pooling...
Forum: Our Community 09-06-2005, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By Raptorrider2001
No. They didn't have but the one '06 (30'...

No. They didn't have but the one '06 (30' Classic with slide) but are supposed to be on the way. Claims most are sold in advance. No, I lied to you. They did have one of the 25' FB. Nice layout...
Forum: Our Community 09-06-2005, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Turned off by the new Safaris

Last month we stopped at a dealer to check out the new units thinking we might like to have a new Safari. We had not looked at the new ones for a couple of years and was really surprised by the...
Forum: 2006 Safari SE 09-06-2005, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,507
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Disc Brakes on some '06

Went to look at some of the '06s the dealer was getting in. Really fell for the 30' with slide. And to really top it off, it has disc brakes. I want one! :brows:
Forum: 1999 Safari 09-06-2005, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,507
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Well, it has been 3 years now and I still have...

Well, it has been 3 years now and I still have the leak. Local Airstream repair facility gave up about 1 1/2 years ago and decided the only way to find it was to remove the overhead storage bins and...
Forum: 2005 Safari 07-05-2005, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,491
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Inflt - We are making the same trip but not...

Inflt - We are making the same trip but not leaving until next week. Will keep an eye out for the new rigs.
Forum: 2005 Safari 06-28-2005, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,783
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Reminds me of back a few years ago when I bought...

Reminds me of back a few years ago when I bought a very used mini motorhome. The owner said he had removed the refrige with the intentions of replacing it with a larger one. I figured the old one...
Forum: 2005 Safari 06-28-2005, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,491
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Inflt - The main thing you forgot for your Titan...

Inflt - The main thing you forgot for your Titan is an ATV in the bed....
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 01-18-2005, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,224
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Thanks for the additional ideas. Some have...

Thanks for the additional ideas. Some have already been tried. I think I will try replacing the gaskets around the plumbing, etc. next. Aggrevating! :rolleyes:
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 01-17-2005, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,224
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Unhappy Still Leaking

Ok. Found a local shop that had a Seal Tech machine. $400 and two sessions with the machine later, I still have the same water leak. The leaks they found with the machine were mainly around the...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-09-2004, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,224
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Seal Tech for finding water leaks?

Has anyone had any experience with the Seal Tech to find water leaks? I have had on going water leak problems for 2 years now. Local dealer has tried recalking, etc and even replacing the rear cap...
Forum: Awnings 07-26-2004, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Need help repairing A&E 9000 Awning

On a recent trip, the lock mechanism broke on my awning. I thought I had it in the locked position for traveling but it came undone going down the road. The arms stayed in place but the vinyl...
Forum: 1999 Safari 07-26-2004, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,124
Posted By Raptorrider2001
You can see a few of my photos of my gas cans for...

You can see a few of my photos of my gas cans for the 2000 generator here.
https://www.airstreamphotos.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/646
Forum: 1999 Safari 07-26-2004, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,124
Posted By Raptorrider2001
As far as having the 2000 run out of fuel, I hook...

As far as having the 2000 run out of fuel, I hook mine to a 5 gal. plastic can and it will usually last all weekend, even when running the a/c.
Forum: 1999 Safari 07-26-2004, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,124
Posted By Raptorrider2001
It you are only going to use the little generator...

It you are only going to use the little generator to charge the battery, I would suggest you just buy one of the smaller Honda 350 generators. It will run a battery charger very easily and will...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-05-2003, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,652
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Jamie - You can run the ac on your Bambi with the...

Jamie - You can run the ac on your Bambi with the 2000. I run the 11k on my 25' Safari. Just run the refrig on gas. It is marginal but it works for me. See my post above where i installed a quick...
Forum: Commercial Listings 09-23-2003, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,090
Posted By Raptorrider2001
Cool North Dallas RV is Top Notch

I had the front top 5 panels replaced on my '99 Safari due to hail damage. North Dallas RV is an Airstream repair facility and do great work. Mine looks brand new. Randy is the head guy and is...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-31-2003, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,259
Posted By Raptorrider2001
My Duramax manual says to change the fluid at 25k...

My Duramax manual says to change the fluid at 25k if you tow or do a lot of city driving. A complete change is around 19 qts. Just the pan and filter is almost 8. As to trans. breaking down after...
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