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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-10-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 18,838
Posted By Piggy Bank
Could you adapt something out of this? It is...

Could you adapt something out of this? It is merely copper tube and aluminum fins.
...
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 05-31-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,322
Posted By Piggy Bank
We had this happen and were able to open with a...

We had this happen and were able to open with a super small flathead screwdriver inserted where the key goes. It broke the lock, but we did get it open.
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 05-14-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,617
Posted By Piggy Bank
Check out a product called sewer solution. It's...

Check out a product called sewer solution.
It's basically a way for your use the water pressure on your outdoor hose to add force to the sewer slinky.

Macerator and pump also a good solution.
...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 04-16-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,090
Posted By Piggy Bank
I had a box in the garage. It is 16 ½ x 13 x 5...

I had a box in the garage. It is 16 ½ x 13 x 5 ¾. There are blue handles that snap over the lid to hold it on.
These were in the home storage area, not the RV area. They are by Sterilite.

I got...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 02-20-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,423
Posted By Piggy Bank
We have owned a 22, 25, and now have a 27. We...

We have owned a 22, 25, and now have a 27. We live in Kansas City and camp a lot in CO and WY.

I agree with your selection of the 25 foot length, the bed as twins, the 1 ac (so as to get the 2...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-02-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,868
Posted By Piggy Bank
Following...good info

Following...good info
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-26-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,015
Posted By Piggy Bank
I recommend looking at your door frame sticker on...

I recommend looking at your door frame sticker on your Tundra. It will state the Payload.
Payload is the Magic Number when it comes to towing.

That 10,000 pound figure is how much your vehicle...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 10-04-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By Piggy Bank
Just as in cars, somethings can't be shown in a...

Just as in cars, somethings can't be shown in a photo.
The foam and fabrics and flooring are different in these models.
Just like my husband's CRV with cloth seats doesn't have the same cushy foam...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-04-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,342
Posted By Piggy Bank
Phil/Gotta Travel What do you want to be able...

Phil/Gotta Travel
What do you want to be able to store in your truck bed in containers?
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-04-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,342
Posted By Piggy Bank
no payload issues.

no payload issues.
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 10-03-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By Piggy Bank
I think the best way to learn this is by looking...

I think the best way to learn this is by looking at the airstream dot com website for the floor plan differences and specs, and the careful study of you tube videos.

After a while you will...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-03-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,342
Posted By Piggy Bank
Back to your storage question. IMHO you are...

Back to your storage question.
IMHO you are going about this bass-akwarads as the saying goes.

First you need to know what you want to store in the truck bed, and then you can look for suitable...
Forum: Solo Streamers 09-30-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,653
Posted By Piggy Bank
Hooking up and dragging a trailer behind you are...

Hooking up and dragging a trailer behind you are just about the same for all those sizes, assuming you have the right set up and tow vehicle.

So then, there's the what's it like, which is I think...
Forum: Full-Timing 09-02-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,263
Posted By Piggy Bank
Lots of great information on this thread. I have...

Lots of great information on this thread. I have a few tidbits to add. Hope they are helpful.

Melting butter on the stove. I got a very small 4-5" cast iron pan with spout for this. Spout for...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-29-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,345
Posted By Piggy Bank
My opinion as someone who has allergies -...

My opinion as someone who has allergies - especially to fragrance and preservatives - would be to purchase new.

A used rig may have been cleaned with toxic cleaners with fragrances, had air...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-27-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By Piggy Bank
Following

Following
Forum: Full-Timing 08-26-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,263
Posted By Piggy Bank
Tools matter. I have found that outfitting my...

Tools matter.
I have found that outfitting my kitchen with the right tools has made all the difference in success.

My most used items are
A cast iron skillet

Bialetti stovetop moka espresso...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 08-25-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,238
Posted By Piggy Bank
Why not go to The Vault? Who here hasn't...

Why not go to The Vault?

Who here hasn't heard over and over how the "Original" Airstreams from the 50/60/70s were more nimble and could be towed by a regular car. Why isn't Airstream going into...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-24-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,885
Posted By Piggy Bank
There is a very nice family run RV park in...

There is a very nice family run RV park in Kremmling. Red Mountain RV Park. I believe that I remember seeing some storage there as well. Worth a call.
Forum: Boondocking 08-24-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Piggy Bank
I choose a different approach. 1-all of those...

I choose a different approach.
1-all of those portable tanks are overpriced plastic rolling suitcases.
2-large capacity ones really take up a lot of room
3-asking a plastic overpriced rolling...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-17-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,938
Posted By Piggy Bank
Pound of cure for an ounce of prevention. ...

Pound of cure for an ounce of prevention.

Now that you have things put back together, go the extra mile and secure the hinges with zip ties. Circle around the whole thing.

I did that this...
Forum: On The Road... 08-15-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,972
Posted By Piggy Bank
Ice Ice Baby-- I will say that there seemed to...

Ice Ice Baby--
I will say that there seemed to be a problem with the areas inside Yellowstone being completely out of ice for several days in a row when we were there a few weeks ago.

It was very...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-14-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,422
Posted By Piggy Bank
For what it's worth, if you are boon docking for...

For what it's worth, if you are boon docking for any amount of time I recommend spending the money to get yourself 2 yeti coolers.
We have done this for 6 seasons now. Started when we had a bambi...
Forum: On The Road... 08-14-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,972
Posted By Piggy Bank
I would suggest you leave bikes at home....

I would suggest you leave bikes at home. Campgrounds in the park are small enough that walking is easy. Not a lot of places to actually bicycle around any attractions. Roads are too busy and...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 08-13-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,445
Posted By Piggy Bank
For all of you who say I want a rugged,...

For all of you who say
I want a rugged, simple, fewer-gadgets, more KISS unit.

Look at the 30 minute video on the Airstream Dot Com website on their new $200K+ 24 foot diesel Mercedes Model 24X...
Forum: On The Road... 08-12-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,577
Posted By Piggy Bank
That's a shame to have happened. Glad you are OK...

That's a shame to have happened. Glad you are OK and insured.

We have had not 1, but 2 airstreams in accidents. First was at our storage yard when an unchocked unit rolled into ours during a...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 08-09-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Piggy Bank
Sounds like you are figuring it out. ...

Sounds like you are figuring it out.

Wondering--will the microwave fit inside the oven during travel? Just a thought.

Also, if you are getting a little too much condensation build up inside...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 08-07-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,445
Posted By Piggy Bank
I have also owned 3 Airstreams 2015 Sport 22 ...

I have also owned 3 Airstreams
2015 Sport 22
2017 FC RB twin 25
2019 FB twin 27


1-Power outlets. Why do I have to crawl on the floor under the dining table to plug in my laptop? Can you...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-10-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,621
Posted By Piggy Bank
Great question. Let's first talk about winter...

Great question.
Let's first talk about winter mountain driving independent of towing.
For that as you probably know, ideally you have 4WD or AWD, and the ability of the vehicle to use some type of...
Forum: On The Road... 06-29-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,285
Posted By Piggy Bank
FIELD REPORT In the interest of...

FIELD REPORT
In the interest of experimentation, I did a field test last weekend.

I used the Bialetti Moka that I have (smaller size-makes 2 nice servings of espresso)
(I also own the mega large...
Forum: On The Road... 06-23-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Piggy Bank
Traffic on I-25 is very very fast. Not so great...

Traffic on I-25 is very very fast.
Not so great if you are driving tow speeds.

(Of course you being from Texas and all, that may not bother you.)

We live in Kansas City, and usually go I-70 to...
Forum: On The Road... 06-22-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,285
Posted By Piggy Bank
Thanks for the wooden spoon tip!

Thanks for the wooden spoon tip!
Forum: On The Road... 06-22-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,285
Posted By Piggy Bank
Thanks for all of the info. I already have...

Thanks for all of the info.

I already have with me
a collapsible holder for a paper filter pour over (I feel it is not the safest to use as it is a bit tipsy for making a lot of coffee, and it's...
Forum: On The Road... 06-22-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,285
Posted By Piggy Bank
Wow-mind blown!! Just to make sure I've...

Wow-mind blown!!
Just to make sure I've understood.
1-heat water on stove (same process as using a french press)
2-put course grounds measured into the bottom of a pyrex measuring cup and then...
Forum: On The Road... 06-22-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,285
Posted By Piggy Bank
French Press vs AeroPress -which one and why?

Getting ready for a trip and we will have no electric hookups for most of it.

I want to be able to make good coffee before generator hours.

I am considering either a french press or AeroPress....
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-20-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,750
Posted By Piggy Bank
And then there are users who take more than their...

And then there are users who take more than their fair share.

Couple of years ago camped at a MO state park at Truman Lake area.
Memorial Day weekend, and it was unseasonably warm in the 95...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 06-17-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,455
Posted By Piggy Bank
I will use a bialetti stovetop moka if we are...

I will use a bialetti stovetop moka if we are without electric.
Heat the milk on the stovetop, and use a battery frother.
Perfectly delish, but takes time and cleanup is involved.

But now that I...
Forum: Boondocking 05-31-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,737
Posted By Piggy Bank
Hello Alabama! Not sure if you have been West...

Hello Alabama!
Not sure if you have been West before. By Badlands I assume you are referring to Western NE or SD.

Once you get West of a line at about Salina KS/Grand Island NE, you leave the...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-25-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By Piggy Bank
Airstreams are very quiet with the doors and...

Airstreams are very quiet with the doors and windows closed.
Some of the various dealer You Tube walk thru videos demonstrate this pretty well.

Add the additional fan noise of the AC and you...
Forum: On The Road... 05-22-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,371
Posted By Piggy Bank
I see no reason this cannot be done. Driving in...

I see no reason this cannot be done.
Driving in the West and Midwest is fairly easy. Roads are wide open and in good condition.
Fewer large cities to slow you down.

We have traveled from Kansas...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-14-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,890
Posted By Piggy Bank
Like this one. A bit smaller. Also USB. We have...

Like this one. A bit smaller. Also USB. We have his and hers on the nightstand.
I have one at home and at work at my desk. Fits in the nightstand drawer.
...
Forum: On The Road... 05-14-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By Piggy Bank
A second to what Mollysdad said. We almost ran...

A second to what Mollysdad said.
We almost ran out of gas in Wyoming leaving YNP. Things are further apart than you are used to. And the smaller towns may not have the easy in and out you are used...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 05-03-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,345
Posted By Piggy Bank
Hi Vantair, Thanks for posting this. How long...

Hi Vantair,
Thanks for posting this.
How long do you think this takes you to do?

I am curious, as we currently are Those People who only use our black tank for liquid output.

One of the...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 05-02-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,086
Posted By Piggy Bank
I wash with a bucket and a microfiber car wash...

I wash with a bucket and a microfiber car wash scrubber on an extender pole.

Hose with garden sprayer to wet and rinse.

One tip is to use your campground water filter on the hose. This helps...
Forum: On The Road... 05-02-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By Piggy Bank
For what it's worth, once you get West of Chicago...

For what it's worth, once you get West of Chicago there is no compelling reason to only drive 200-300 miles per day.

Few large cities, smaller cities have friendly drivers and are accustomed to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-02-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,788
Posted By Piggy Bank
1-YES you are exactly right. The door sticker is...

1-YES you are exactly right. The door sticker is the number to compare.

2-NO-This is where a lot of people get boxed in.

The EE in you surely knows about specifying and that to meet or exceed...
Forum: Our Community 04-30-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7,667
Views: 1,568,399
Posted By Piggy Bank
Finally bought a replacement for the anaconda...

Finally bought a replacement for the anaconda airstream-issued 50 amp power cord.
I had thought about getting one last year, but we passed since technically the huge one worked fine.

After...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-29-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,772
Posted By Piggy Bank
I can tell you from real world field testing that...

I can tell you from real world field testing that 4 Adults cannot sleep in a Bambi 22.

Unless you think a sobbing person on the floor is an appropriate way to spend your vacation.

(note-our...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-27-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By Piggy Bank
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f542/dinette-down...

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f542/dinette-down-pictures-of-your-lounge-please-192012.html
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-26-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Piggy Bank
When we owned a 22 I just tightened them each...

When we owned a 22 I just tightened them each trip with a small screwdriver or butter knife.

You could add some gaffer tape if you expect to be on some rough roads. We use that now in our 27 on...
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