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Forum: Full-Timing 11-10-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,082
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
We've been on the road since May 2006. Loving...

We've been on the road since May 2006. Loving every minute of it and do not find that a 30' Excella is too small at all - in fact it is just right for the two of us and the cocker spaniel.
Forum: On The Road... 03-07-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,664
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Thanks HowieE. . .does your Airstream have the...

Thanks HowieE. . .does your Airstream have the slide out tray in the rear?
Forum: On The Road... 02-19-2007, 10:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,664
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Thanks to all who have responded. We are...

Thanks to all who have responded. We are fulltimers, and we have a camper shell over the bed of our TV, so carrying cycles in there won't work since that is our "basement" storage area. Looks like...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 02-17-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,737
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
We've been fulltiming since May '06 using Dish...

We've been fulltiming since May '06 using Dish satellite and a T-Mobile aircard. Works great now!
Forum: On The Road... 02-17-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,780
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
We stayed at Shalimar Lake on the Canadian side. ...

We stayed at Shalimar Lake on the Canadian side. Acutally stayed there twice in August and September of 06. Had fun meeting Canadians who actually put us on to a good campground in Toronto and...
Forum: On The Road... 02-17-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,664
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
How do you carry bicycles?

We have a 30' Excella and two bicycles. Right now, we are carrying them inside the trailer, but would like to get some sort of rack. We've heard you can't put a rack on the back of an Airstream. ...
Forum: Full-Timing 12-24-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,060
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
We are fulltimers and Escapees members; not so...

We are fulltimers and Escapees members; not so much for the camp discounts; but, for the physical address and mail service, since we don't own a "sticks and bricks" any more. There are far fewer...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-20-2003, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,729
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Tires. . .?

Hi Melebe. . .as far as the tires go, don'y just rely on how much tread is left. If the tires are five years old or more and the trailer has been stored outside, it's a good bet the tires need...
Forum: Our Community 08-11-2003, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,563
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Thanks, Don. . .Suzanne's federal jury call duty...

Thanks, Don. . .Suzanne's federal jury call duty was our recent problem. We were at Cleburne State Park for a week and no T-Mobil cell service. It disappeared at about 20 miles west of I-35 and the...
Forum: Our Community 08-10-2003, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,563
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
So Don. . .two posts and you still haven't said...

So Don. . .two posts and you still haven't said which cell company you use! Since Lake Tawakoni and other East Texas locations have given us trouble. . .who do you use?
Forum: Our Community 08-08-2003, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,563
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Thanks, Pick. . .unfortunately, quality service...

Thanks, Pick. . .unfortunately, quality service often doesn't address the issue of no reception in semi-remote areas. While many Texas' State Parks aren't necessarily in the extreme wilderness...
Forum: Our Community 08-08-2003, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,563
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Thanks for the inputs so far. Chas, I've been...

Thanks for the inputs so far. Chas, I've been looking at ATT Wireless. . .have had some positive inputs from a few friends here. Don, we go to Lake Tawakoni, too. We have friends who live just...
Forum: Our Community 08-08-2003, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,563
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Best cell service in Texas State Parks?

Sorry to be so very region specific; but, we stay at Texas State Parks a lot, and have found our T-Mobil cell phone service drops out when we get 20 miles or so off an interstate or out of a...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-10-2003, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,239
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
We use Scott single ply exclusively. . .no...

We use Scott single ply exclusively. . .no problem. Yes, we may use more linear inches per use, but it still breaks down efficiently. We also bought a clear connector (we call it "the video") for...
Forum: 1998 Excella 1000 07-03-2003, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,804
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Went to North Dallas RV and Randy gave me a...

Went to North Dallas RV and Randy gave me a 1/4"-20 Allen head screw that fixed the step. . . no charge! Thanks Randy!
Forum: Our Community 06-25-2003, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,495
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
We had the 35 qt. Igloo. . .it quit working...

We had the 35 qt. Igloo. . .it quit working during the first use. I had to send it to Igloo (at my cost-UPS $12.00) for warranty repair. When returned, it never got anything any colder than a...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 06-25-2003, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Clearcoat redo. . .

The last time I discussed the subject (more than a year ago), a vintage owner said they were quoted $100 per linear foot. I don't know by whom; but Randy at North Dallas RV (972.242.0404) does a lot...
Forum: Doors & Locks 06-24-2003, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,398
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
When we bought our 1998 Excella 1000, the owners...

When we bought our 1998 Excella 1000, the owners cautioned us about the deadbolt located above the door lock lever. If the deadbolt is extended even a little bit when closing the door, there is a...
Forum: Our Community 06-24-2003, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,874
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Kentucky Girl, Sorry about the all caps. . .

Please excuse the faux pas. . .I was dashing off my post at work. My computer is set for all caps for order entry, and I just didn't think about it. No offense intended.
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 06-23-2003, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,797
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
VENT OPENING . . .?

I CAN'T GET TO MY TRAILER FOR A WHILE; SO DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THE FRONT VENT OPENING ON A 1998 EXCELLA 1000 IS 14"? I PLAN TO REMOVE THE VENT FAN/LIGHT COMBO AND INSTALL A FANTASTICK FAN; BUT I'M...
Forum: Our Community 06-20-2003, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,583
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
. . .AND, THERE'S AN AIRSTREAM DEALER, RV RANCH, ...

. . .AND, THERE'S AN AIRSTREAM DEALER, RV RANCH, NEAR SANGER (I THINK NORTH OF, BUT NOT SURE).
Forum: Our Community 06-20-2003, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,874
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
SINCE 1995, SUZANNE AND I HAD LOOKED WITHOUT...

SINCE 1995, SUZANNE AND I HAD LOOKED WITHOUT SUCCESS AT EVERY SOB TRAILER MADE THAT WOULD FIT OUR BUDGET AND WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS. THEN, IN THE SPRING OF 2001, WE SAW AIRSTREAM; AND THE REST, AS THEY...
Forum: Our Community 06-18-2003, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
YEAH, AT OUR AGE, WE HAVE ENOUGH ACHES AND PAINS...

YEAH, AT OUR AGE, WE HAVE ENOUGH ACHES AND PAINS WITHOUT ANY ARM PUNCHING!! I GUESS WITH COUNTING AIRSTREAMS, WE WOULD HAVE TO COUNT AXLES AND REWARD THE WINNER WITH A KISS OR A GERITOL TABLET.
Forum: Our Community 06-18-2003, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
SAW TWO ON THE ROAD AND TWO IN RV PARKS TWO WEEKS...

SAW TWO ON THE ROAD AND TWO IN RV PARKS TWO WEEKS AGO ON I-45 BETWEEN DALLAS AND HOUSTON AND AT GALVESTON STATE PARK. WE USUALLY SEE AT LEAST ONE (BESIDES OURS) WHEN WE TAKE A WEEKEND TRIP (ABOUT 6...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-18-2003, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,625
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
GLYSTEN PC FOR 1998 EXCELLA?

HELLO ANDY/INLAND RV. . .I'VE BEEN TOLD THAT 1998 WAS THE LAST MANUFACTURING YEAR BEFORE THE CLEARCOAT PROCESS WAS CHANGED. WOULD YOU OR ANYONE ELSE ON THIS THREAD HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE OR OPINION OF...
Forum: Steps 06-18-2003, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
THERES A CURVED, SPRING WASHER THAT SHOULD HAVE...

THERES A CURVED, SPRING WASHER THAT SHOULD HAVE HELD THE TWO PARTS TOGETHER; BUT SOMEHOW VIBRATED LOOSE. OUR LOCAL AIRSTREAM REPAIR SHOP, NORTH DALLAS RV, HAS THEM. . .I'M GOING SATURDAY TO GET ONE....
Forum: Steps 06-17-2003, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Step Support Bolts. . .

ON A RECENT TRIP TO THE TEXAS GULF COAST, WE HAD ONE OF THE FLUSH MOUNTED BOLTS (NOT SURE IF THEY ARE CALLED BOLTS) WORK LOOSE AND DROP OUT OF THE "DISAPPEARING" FOLD UP STEP SUPPORTS. THE BOLTS HAVE...
Forum: 1998 Excella 1000 06-17-2003, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,804
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Step Support Bolts. . .

ON A RECENT TRIP TO THE TEXAS GULF COAST, WE HAD ONE OF THE FLUSH MOUNTED BOLTS (NOT SURE IF THEY ARE CALLED BOLTS) WORK LOOSE AND DROP OUT OF THE "DISAPPEARING" FOLD UP STEP SUPPORTS. THE BOLTS...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-11-2003, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,129
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
We have had a problem with a small drain on our...

We have had a problem with a small drain on our batteries while "The Mary Rose" (our 1998 30' Excella) is inactive with the cutoff switch in the off position. Methinks it might be the propane leak...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-04-2003, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,804
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
We concur with RoadKingMoe's post. Before we got...

We concur with RoadKingMoe's post. Before we got our Airstream, I had only pulled a cattle trailer built to haul 8 head of cattle. Had a regular ball hitch, and lots of sway. Our used Excella 1000...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-25-2003, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,123
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
I found a cure for the "washboard" syndrome found...

I found a cure for the "washboard" syndrome found on I-20 in Louisiana and on I-30 & I-40 thru Arkansas. . .DON'T GO THERE!!!
We took a trip from Ft. Worth, Texas to Chicago last June, and believe...
Forum: Our Community 02-17-2003, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,098
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
After going to a couple of RV shows in Ft. Worth...

After going to a couple of RV shows in Ft. Worth & Dallas and not seeing the one area Airstream dealer there, we have quit going to RV shows. After buying our Airstream, there is nothing that the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-15-2003, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
When we bought our 1998 30ft. Excella, we used a...

When we bought our 1998 30ft. Excella, we used a 3/4 ton Ford/Regency conversion van, and we were (according to the "brochure" figures) #500lbs under the towing weight limit. But, after stocking a...
Forum: 1998 Excella 1000 01-30-2003, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,596
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Didn't mean to disappear!!

Hi Carl & Cheryl. . .sorry for the long absence. Suzanne & I are local actors and Dallas Stars fans, and have been spending most evenings either auditioning or crashed in front of the TV watching...
Forum: 1998 Excella 1000 01-21-2003, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,596
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
We love our 30 ft. 1998 Excella 1000. Just...

We love our 30 ft. 1998 Excella 1000. Just returned from a long weekend at Dinosaur State Park near Glen Rose, Texas. In two years, "She Who Must Be Obeyed" and I plan to full-time in our...
Forum: On The Road... 01-04-2003, 04:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,030
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
"She Who Must Be Obeyed", Emma the black Labrador...

"She Who Must Be Obeyed", Emma the black Labrador retriever & I are going north from Texas; just meandering our way up. Our ultimate destination is South Dakota and North Dakota via whatever...
Forum: Community Polls 12-30-2002, 11:52 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 50,405
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
We try to maintain 65mph where 65+ is legal...

We try to maintain 65mph where 65+ is legal pulling our 30ft. 1998 Excella. We get the best overall mileage at this speed with our Silverado 2500HD with the Vortec 8.1 liter engine.
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 11-21-2002, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,218
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Invalid session

Several times I have tried to vote in surveys onthe Comunity forum, as well as the "What year is your Airstream" survey on the Airstream forum home. very time, I get a message advising my action was...
Forum: Our Community 11-10-2002, 01:14 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 131,638
Posted By JeffandSuzanne
Trailer name

We named our 1998 30 ft. Excella "The Mary Rose" in honor of my wife Suzanne's late mother. As a single mom before it was so commonplace, Mary, Suzanne and her brother would travel and sleep in a...
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