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Forum: On The Road... 02-28-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,532
Posted By Tomy
Hope you are nicer to your neighbors than you...

Hope you are nicer to your neighbors than you were to gpt.
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 02-15-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,801
Posted By Tomy
Instant Pot is coming out with a new model that...

Instant Pot is coming out with a new model that has Bluetooth and a smartphone app:

Instant Pot Launches the World’s First Bluetooth® Smart Connected Smartcooker at CES 2014 | Instant Pot®...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 02-15-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,801
Posted By Tomy
I'm still loving mine. The stainless steel insert...

I'm still loving mine. The stainless steel insert is removable and so easy to clean. You do have to adjust the cooking time on other pressure cooker recipes, because this unit operates at 11 PSI,...
Forum: On The Road... 01-02-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,532
Posted By Tomy
The designer of that house completely knows the...

The designer of that house completely knows the NW. The transition from inside to outside should be gradual. I want to see the glory of the NW whether I'm eating, cooking, or simply lounging.

The...
Forum: On The Road... 01-02-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,532
Posted By Tomy
That looks nice and was built with the NW in...

That looks nice and was built with the NW in mind. Too many houses here where I live were built Scandinavian-style with high angled roofs (for snow we don't get) and don't have large covered outdoor...
Forum: Trailer Values 12-19-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,956
Posted By Tomy
I would have used the more universal CSV file...

I would have used the more universal CSV file format, which can be read by all spreadsheets, but the website will not let me upload a file with that file type.

Here's a different one giving all...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,994
Posted By Tomy
That's why I've always loved driving a Jeep....

That's why I've always loved driving a Jeep. Whenever I run up on a curb when parking, people just think I meant to do it and I'm showing off.
Forum: On The Road... 12-07-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,532
Posted By Tomy
There is a must-have WSDOT phone app (iOS and...

There is a must-have WSDOT phone app (iOS and Android) that gives ferry times and live updates on available spaces. Search the app store for WSDOT.
Forum: Eddie Bauer - All Models 12-03-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By Tomy
Thanks for all the ingenious solutions. Creative...

Thanks for all the ingenious solutions. Creative bunch here :-)
Forum: Eddie Bauer - All Models 12-02-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By Tomy
Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I hadn't...

Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I hadn't though of a recess.
Forum: Eddie Bauer - All Models 12-02-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By Tomy
25FB Nightstand Solution?

My wife are debating on which model. We like the idea of the 25FB being able to go more places than the 27FB, but we have one sticking point. We both want nightstands.

Has anyone tried to put a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-01-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By Tomy
This is my third Volvo, having been away for a...

This is my third Volvo, having been away for a while, and I had forgotten how great they drive. I had a 2001 XC70 that I really liked, and this 2007 XC90 with the V8 is just a joy to drive.



I...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 11-27-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,725
Posted By Tomy
Just thought I'd add that the local dealer showed...

Just thought I'd add that the local dealer showed me that two doors is now an option on the 27FB and up. This might help in those situations where a particular campground is set up to not accommodate...
Forum: Full-Timing 11-25-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,744
Posted By Tomy
Verizon has the best US coverage. T-Mobile has a...

Verizon has the best US coverage. T-Mobile has a lot of pluses for travel in Europe. In Seattle, T-Mobile 4G LTE speeds can hit 20 Mbps. AT&T speeds have not been that impressive for me here.

I...
Forum: Travel Beyond US/Canada 11-18-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 23,251
Posted By Tomy
Yes, but the world will gain one more loved and...

Yes, but the world will gain one more loved and restored one. Look forward to following your journey. :-)
Forum: On The Road... 11-16-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,532
Posted By Tomy
Thanks for sharing this. We have a fenced back...

Thanks for sharing this. We have a fenced back yard for our dogs, and went a decade without fleas. A few neighbors moved in with cats that wander freely, and our dogs got fleas. I have used Frontline...
Forum: On The Road... 11-16-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,532
Posted By Tomy
We used to use Avon Skin So Soft in SC, but it...

We used to use Avon Skin So Soft in SC, but it seems it is one specific type that is a clear oil, rather than the regular lotion. I remember camping above Table Rock in a place where the mosquitoes...
Forum: On The Road... 11-16-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,532
Posted By Tomy
This is unusual weather we're having, but I'm not...

This is unusual weather we're having, but I'm not complaining. You learn to take advantage of any sunshine you get in the NW.

It's interesting that I have become more of an outdoors person since...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-15-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 19,706
Posted By Tomy
Realistically though, I wish they'd drop the...

Realistically though, I wish they'd drop the mechanism that enables motel-mode on the door. I can't imagine ever a time when I would want my door to automatically lock when I shut it. Does anyone...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-07-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 19,706
Posted By Tomy
Wow, did not know that. I'm picturing an accident...

Wow, did not know that. I'm picturing an accident with that configuration.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-07-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 19,706
Posted By Tomy
First thing that came to mind is someone hooking...

First thing that came to mind is someone hooking up the AS to the TV, and then hooking up a boat trailer to the AS. I guess it would be okay until the first time you had to back up. :-)

I like to...
Forum: Tires 11-07-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,815
Posted By Tomy
Interesting. Everyone should take with a grain of...

Interesting. Everyone should take with a grain of salt what I have to say about tires. I worked in the industry from 81 to 97. 17 years in these modern times is almost like a century of change. It...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-07-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,330
Posted By Tomy
Oh I'm sorry, I couldn't remember where I came...

Oh I'm sorry, I couldn't remember where I came across it. I need to get back to my memory exercises :blush:.

Yeah I also though that some extras under the trailer pointing rearward to the wheels...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-07-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,330
Posted By Tomy
Inexpensive backup camera w/ multicamera options

I have no affiliation with this company and I haven't purchased one, but what I found interesting is that it supports displaying up to four cameras on your iOS or Android device, and in the...
Forum: Tires 11-07-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,815
Posted By Tomy
You're absolutely right, I hadn't thought of...

You're absolutely right, I hadn't thought of that. Michelin relies on the dealers to record the milage when they mount the tires so they know how many miles you run the tires.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-07-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 19,706
Posted By Tomy
I've been reflecting on some my own comments, and...

I've been reflecting on some my own comments, and one thing I haven't taken into account is even though an Airstream costs more than an auto, the manufacturing realities are quite different. The big...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-05-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 19,706
Posted By Tomy
Can they get Eddie Bauer shells with the rear...

Can they get Eddie Bauer shells with the rear hatch?
Forum: On The Road... 11-05-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,532
Posted By Tomy
My only problem is getting there. It once took me...

My only problem is getting there. It once took me three hours. I left at three and got there at six when they we're closing. But they still let me look. Good guys.

I-5 can be horrible at times.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-05-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 19,706
Posted By Tomy
And that should be an option, as long as the...

And that should be an option, as long as the quality is there. Some people will be replacing houses that cost three times that when they retire and wish to go full time.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-05-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 19,706
Posted By Tomy
I actually love the interior of the International...

I actually love the interior of the International Signature, wonder if they could duplicate that in an Eddie Bauer shell, using Ultraleather over memory foam, with the floor, bathroom, and shower...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-04-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 19,706
Posted By Tomy
Stainless steel upgrades as an option on...

Stainless steel upgrades as an option on purchase, rather than an add-on.

Not so much upgrades to the models, but upgrades to your web site for potential buyers. Provide information like this for...
Forum: Tires 11-04-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,815
Posted By Tomy
Thanks for sharing this. Can you give us more...

Thanks for sharing this. Can you give us more details?
Forum: On The Road... 11-04-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,532
Posted By Tomy
Right on. My wife and I love Cliff Mass. The dude...

Right on. My wife and I love Cliff Mass. The dude abides.
Forum: Tires 11-04-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,815
Posted By Tomy
Yeah, the problem is that there is not a large...

Yeah, the problem is that there is not a large enough market for Michelin to justify the cost of the extensive (and I mean extensive) testing that they would feel safe with. Michelin is still pretty...
Forum: Tires 11-04-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,815
Posted By Tomy
The load rating of the LTX's and the Commercial...

The load rating of the LTX's and the Commercial T/A are similar. The T/A is designed as a fleet tire, where the biggest desire is long wear, and for the smarter fleet owners, fuel savings. The LTX...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-04-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 19,706
Posted By Tomy
As a prospective buyer here are my thoughts: ...

As a prospective buyer here are my thoughts:

- Offer the Eddie Bauer hatch on other front bedroom decors. My wife wants the hatch, but I want the International Signature interior.

- Offer a...
Forum: On The Road... 11-03-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,532
Posted By Tomy
My wife grew up on the coast of Oregon, so I...

My wife grew up on the coast of Oregon, so I asked her since I've never been there in December. She said it can get pretty bad with heavy rain and high winds. Rarely any snow. But she said the storms...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-31-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 585
Posted By Tomy
Happy Halloween from Seattle!

My wife put candy in rubber gloves this year, and the kids were totally blown away. There is nothing more special than the joy of a child.

I'm blessed to live in such a vibrant neighborhood here...
Forum: On The Road... 10-31-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,532
Posted By Tomy
52 days to the Winter Solstice. That's a thing to...

52 days to the Winter Solstice. That's a thing to watch for.
Forum: On The Road... 10-30-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 30,532
Posted By Tomy
If you're up for an adventure, our neighborhood...

If you're up for an adventure, our neighborhood always has a great halloween party. I'll send you my number. Also the invitation for a tour includes views like this (an the Seattle tour I give I...
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-30-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,521
Posted By Tomy
"Not all those who wander are lost" -...

"Not all those who wander are lost" - Tolkien
Forum: Photography 10-27-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,063
Posted By Tomy
One of the most beautiful places on the planet....

One of the most beautiful places on the planet. Thank you for sharing. My visit was in my twenties with a French friend of mine. As we drove in, we experienced an amazing sunset, so incredible that...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-27-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By Tomy
That's impressive.

That's impressive.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-26-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By Tomy
Like I mentioned, I bought the vehicle not as a...

Like I mentioned, I bought the vehicle not as a TV, but for three soon-to-be-driving teenagers. I hadn't seen this, a friend just sent it to me.

90 mph head-on, between a Camaro and an XC90. The...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-26-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By Tomy
Thanks for all the info. I'll make sure I do...

Thanks for all the info. I'll make sure I do that. It's got 124k on it an I'm just going to assume that 120k service was not done and go ahead do it.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-25-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By Tomy
What type of hitch are you using?

What type of hitch are you using?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-24-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By Tomy
I don't think I would ever consider going over...

I don't think I would ever consider going over tow ratings. The gray area for me is percentage of manufacturer tow rating, and base weight to fully loaded weight. My wife and I dream of someday full...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-24-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By Tomy
Wow, an XC70 pulling a 34 footer! And a 2008 at...

Wow, an XC70 pulling a 34 footer! And a 2008 at that!

I think the auto makers are doing a little CYA with their towing capacities. Only when you get to trucks where it is a major selling point do...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-24-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By Tomy
Oh I did. Got a kick out of the Mini Cooper...

Oh I did. Got a kick out of the Mini Cooper towing an AS. The side by side with the SOB was enlightening as well.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-24-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By Tomy
Thanks for the info. Good to hear some real world...

Thanks for the info. Good to hear some real world experience, especially at altitudes.

Do you have the factory hitch? As I understand it the factory towing package includes a transmission cooler....
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