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Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-17-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,722
Posted By Belbein
Sliding Mattress

We have a 2021 FC 25 Twin Bed and indeed it slides. It was easy to fix. The foundation is just a piece of plywood. It probably took me an hour to fix it, and most of that was just making sure I...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 09-09-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,693
Posted By Belbein
Folding Sink

I don't know if we're talking about the same kind of folding sink or not. But our 22 Bambi had a folding faucet on the kitchen sink, and it was nothing but trouble. When the sink faucet was folded...
Forum: On The Road... 09-08-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Belbein
Fiama Bike Rack Alternatives

We have a FC 25, new 2020. We decided to order a Fiama bike rack. Then by accident today I stumbled on another string about issues with the rack. I don't wish to debate it here, though if you...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 09-08-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,693
Posted By Belbein
I owned a 22 Bambi. If you're concerned about...

I owned a 22 Bambi. If you're concerned about buying one because of the bathroom, you're missing a bigger problem. The bed is impossible. It only took us a few nights before we realized that one...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-26-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,731
Posted By Belbein
No broken down car

For a while I had my wife's car on the lawn next to the mudhole. And I also have a huntin' dog (a Beagle, but that dog will hunt) and a banjo (safely hidden in a back bedroom).



So I guess...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-26-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,731
Posted By Belbein
Gr: I wondered about that. I tried it but it...

Gr: I wondered about that. I tried it but it didn't take. But it might have worked with the sand and gravel.



If I'd just had canola seed.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-26-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,731
Posted By Belbein
OMG. That's PERFECT. Wonderful. I could'a used...

OMG. That's PERFECT. Wonderful. I could'a used it yesterday when I was up to my ankles in mud, but I probably would have been too mad to appreciate it.
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-26-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Belbein
Oh, golly. Good point. Here I've been blaming...

Oh, golly. Good point. Here I've been blaming Airstream and it could very well be someone in my tribe.



I'll bet it's the five year old. She's a Golden Doodle. She looks cute, but she's...
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-25-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Belbein
Deadbolt warranty repair

Here's an odd thing I just wanted to make my fellow owners aware of. We have a new 2020 Flying Cloud 25. It was just in for some warranty adjustments. One of our problems was that the door latch...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-25-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,731
Posted By Belbein
Thanks everyone. I managed to get out. ...

Thanks everyone. I managed to get out.



Here's a little more info, in case this helps anyone problem solve down the road. I was at my house, trailer and truck parallel (but off) the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-24-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,731
Posted By Belbein
HELP: Spinning in the mud

I was backing my AS into my very narrow driveway and left the driveway with all four wheels of the truck, particularly the now spinning back wheels. Not a 4 WD; rear wheel drive with the locking...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-30-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Belbein
What problem am I having?

First, thanks for your very nice offer. If it weren't for CV, I'd gladly take you up on that. It's a very kind offer.

Second: It's not a problem, it's problems. But to give you the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-30-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Belbein
RV 12 v systems book, videos, websites?

I'm posting this on what I think is the most read forum, because it's about a wider subject than electrical.

I'm dealing yet again with a 12 v problem in yet again a recreational vehicle. Done...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-29-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Belbein
Can I get a general intro to the solar systems?

I mean, I know what they do and (sorta) how they work. But what I don't understand--even after Airstream support so slowly explained it to me--is what the difference between these two readouts on my...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-29-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,304
Posted By Belbein
I mean, it's obvious what this is. What's wrong...

I mean, it's obvious what this is. What's wrong with y'all? It's a mobile bunker for the Zombie Apocalypse.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-29-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Belbein
SeeLevel II Monitor Wiring

We have a Flying Cloud 25, purchased about a year ago between 2 hurricanes, then we enjoyed a few months of camping and got hit with The Virus That Shall Not Be Discussed On Airforums.

All of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-17-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,447
Posted By Belbein
How do you haul your bikes when towing?

These givens: full size bikes; towing a trailer so no bike rack on the truck; no interest in one of those disappearing end-of-trailer bike racks.

So, given that: how do you haul your bikes? In...
Forum: Our Community 06-17-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By Belbein
The Last Post!

I'm the one who started this, so I figured I should finish it.

We solved the issue, at least in part, in an unexpected way. My wife allowed me to get her back on her bike, and she enjoys it as...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 05-24-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,010
Posted By Belbein
Transmissions

Congratulations! That is good news. I mean, I don't know what any of it means, but "good news" is always good news. And running like new? That's tremendous. I wish I did!



But I just...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 05-24-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,010
Posted By Belbein
Wait--I know you!

You're actually Douglas Adams, right?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-21-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,713
Posted By Belbein
Rottweiler.

Rottweiler.
Forum: Our Community 05-19-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By Belbein
When we lived in Dallas, our rear neighbors...

When we lived in Dallas, our rear neighbors across the alley used to go out on weekends and ride their Harleys for a weekend off. I was often in the back yard when they got back. Watching these two...
Forum: Our Community 05-19-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By Belbein
Putting y'all advice into play--

So, first of all, I have been filling my wife in on my odyssey with the bike. She is very understanding and sympathetic, even of my not wanting a "girl's bike." Or, so I thought. Then yesterday, I...
Forum: Our Community 05-18-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By Belbein
Ken: what exercises have you been doing? I'll...

Ken: what exercises have you been doing? I'll try them.
Forum: Our Community 05-18-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By Belbein
Actually, I did try that today. Maybe it will...

Actually, I did try that today. Maybe it will work for me, too.
Forum: Our Community 05-18-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By Belbein
I am suitably enlightened and chastened

Thanks everyone. You have both entertained and enlightened me. With the benefit of your thoughts, I'm thinking about the last bike ride I went on with my father. We were riding on the bayou in...
Forum: Our Community 05-18-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By Belbein
I'm both laughing and blushing. But it did make...

I'm both laughing and blushing. But it did make me want to see a picture of the bike ...
Forum: Our Community 05-18-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By Belbein
Anyway, I never claimed to be anything but mature...

Anyway, I never claimed to be anything but mature IN AGE.
Forum: Our Community 05-18-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By Belbein
Get a pair?

There's a thought. Take a girls bike and bling it up. Like add to it the swept handlebars and from the seat hang a pair of ... uh ... dice.
Forum: Our Community 05-18-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By Belbein
Hittensteil: Love it! Well done.

Hittensteil: Love it! Well done.
Forum: Our Community 05-18-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By Belbein
OK, Krikati, let's think this through. Let's say...

OK, Krikati, let's think this through. Let's say you're on your girls bike and you pull up for a cold one at 142 Bar & Grill , which is described as "Great little biker bar, cold beer, reasonable...
Forum: Our Community 05-17-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By Belbein
Thanks everyone for the Bike Friday suggestions. ...

Thanks everyone for the Bike Friday suggestions. They are really cool ideas.

I'm also going to look for "Gravel bikes." A customer service/tech rep at Nashbar suggested it because the bars are...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 05-17-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,010
Posted By Belbein
Must be your accent. That's what I...

Must be your accent.



That's what I thought you meant, but I wasn't sure (that accent again). No politics in this, but I find the grammarians despicable, for many reasons. The &L Crisis...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 05-17-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,010
Posted By Belbein
I don't mean to be argumentative but I don't...

I don't mean to be argumentative but I don't agree. I mean, why not rely on my Airbuddies' ideas about the economy when people rely on them for legal and scientific advice? :-) But seriously, it...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 05-17-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,010
Posted By Belbein
Must be your accent. That's what I...

Must be your accent.



That's what I thought you meant, but I wasn't sure (that accent again). I could not agree more wholeheartedly with you on these people.

I'm not a chicken little,...
Forum: Our Community 05-16-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,216
Posted By Belbein
Bikes for adults (not necessarily for traveling)

I'm back on my road bike for exercise and remembering how much I loved cycling. BUT ... now that I'm a bit wiser (o.k. "older") I'm finding it hard to throw my leg over that crossbar to mount. My...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 05-14-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,010
Posted By Belbein
Hey now, gentlemen. Let's not have any more of...

Hey now, gentlemen. Let's not have any more of that being cordial stuff. We can't have that here. Take it somewhere else.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 05-14-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,010
Posted By Belbein
Boxite: I'm not sure I understand your point...

Boxite: I'm not sure I understand your point about the aforementioned authorities. Are you saying we should trust Phil Gramm, Wendy Gramm, etc., or should not?


In any case, what I find...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 05-11-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,010
Posted By Belbein
Reply to Dirtbeard and n2916s

I agree with both of you. Two quick stories:

A year or so ago after I retired from the fed'l gov't, my wife and I went to see a financial advisor. She "advised" me to let her manage my money,...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 05-11-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By Belbein
Glad you fixed the problem. I was wondering,...

Glad you fixed the problem. I was wondering, though … if the filling is mysterious, maybe the content of the tank would be something magical. Gold? Rubies? Bitcoin? Angel's Envy bourbon?
Forum: On The Road... 05-10-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Belbein
Atlanta area boondocking sites?

Assuming that we may be able to start camping again sooner or later, my wife and I have been talking about how to do it safely. I have a question for y'all about this. (Please do not respond with...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 05-10-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,010
Posted By Belbein
Thanks, everyone, for chiming in

I appreciate all of the comments. And Eubank, I never mind being challenged. If I'm making unfounded assumptions or if my deductions are faulty, I want to know.

So, to clarify: The unnamed...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 05-10-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,010
Posted By Belbein
Reading the tea leaves

Assume with me--whether your believe it or not--that we're heading into a recession with runaway inflation. If that's the case, does it make economic sense for some unknown and unnamed hypothetical...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 05-10-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,396
Posted By Belbein
Templates? Naaaaah.

Of course the templates are quite nice and the wedges can be--should be--quite a work of art. I'm imagining a nice, highly figured bit of mesquite from the Republic of Texas Hill Country, french...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 05-08-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,396
Posted By Belbein
I think it's amazing that people extrapolate from...

I think it's amazing that people extrapolate from "it never happened to me" to "it will never happen." But then, there are still people who smoke cigarettes, don't wear helmets on a bike, and don't...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-08-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,792
Posted By Belbein
Was probably a repo.

Was probably a repo.
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-06-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,792
Posted By Belbein
Some clarification from a former consumer protection lawyer, now a compliance lawyer

"The chances of that are slim. Once you take delivery, it's yours. It's the dealer's responsibility to fix it."

This is not a true statement of the law--at least, not as a global statement. It...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-26-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,345
Posted By Belbein
Those gardens look great. For those of y'all...

Those gardens look great. For those of y'all (us, I mean) who don't have a back 40 to garden, I'd like to mention that there's a way to do small gardens that produce just enough for a couple to eat....
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 04-26-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By Belbein
It's not that I disagree with most of y'all. ...

It's not that I disagree with most of y'all. It's that I think you're only thinking one step down the road. Sure, those of us who are a little older and have some preexisting conditions are going...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-24-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 87,116
Posted By Belbein
Folks, there is not a community in America that...

Folks, there is not a community in America that doesn't have a Hispanic community, and every one has Hispanic grocery stores, that stock real hot sauce. And a bunch of other tasty food. (Like: if...
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