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Forum: On The Road... 01-07-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,244
Posted By TWA640316
Nice pics, foto We are planning on leaving for...

Nice pics, foto
We are planning on leaving for Big Bend a week from Tuesday. Planning on 3 nights in Rio Grande CG and 5 nights in Chinos CG. I was just looking at Big Bend Stables, so may want to...
Forum: On The Road... 07-13-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By TWA640316
Looks like we will be using 64/77 next week as we...

Looks like we will be using 64/77 next week as we are coming from Kansas City (home) to our sons place in Troutville, VA (Roanoke area). Going to pickup our grandson and head to Cape Canaveral for a...
Forum: Boondocking 07-02-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 23,136
Posted By TWA640316
Ray, I always enjoy reading your posts, and...

Ray,
I always enjoy reading your posts, and respect all the knowledge you have and share with others.
If you are looking for a low maintenance trailer, take a look at a fiberglass Oliver....
Forum: On The Road... 06-14-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By TWA640316
Most construction zones are usually at least 12...

Most construction zones are usually at least 12 feet wide and will have signs before the previous exit stating the max width allowed. I would say not a concern for you.
Have a good trip.

Stan...
Forum: On The Road... 05-26-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,628
Posted By TWA640316
Our 2 solar panels are secured to the roof of the...

Our 2 solar panels are secured to the roof of the trailer, and the 4 AGM batteries are locked in their out of sight storage compartment, and the bright sunshine is quietly topping off out batteries....
Forum: On The Road... 05-07-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,686
Posted By TWA640316
Just came across this thread, as we are planning...

Just came across this thread, as we are planning a mid June trip to southern Utah as we speak. Kind of overwhelming, too many things, too many places, how to decide. Trying to sort it all out.

Stan
Forum: On The Road... 04-28-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,934
Posted By TWA640316
We always try to take in some of the ranger...

We always try to take in some of the ranger programs and while we were at Glacier last summer and at Everglades last winter, we met 2 different Rangers that spent the summer in Glacier and The...
Forum: On The Road... 04-27-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,934
Posted By TWA640316
National Parks on PBS

Been watching a great series on the National Parks by Ken Burns on PBS this week. It incredible how much resistance there was to creating the National Parks, by the greedy wealthy and the Congress....
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 03-13-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 179,432
Posted By TWA640316
I had one like that 30 years ago, I think it was...

I had one like that 30 years ago, I think it was called a Hibachi. Haven't seen one like that since then and don't know what happened to the one I had.
Prefer cooking on hardwood chunks and hate...
Forum: On The Road... 03-13-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By TWA640316
We keep a 3 column spreadsheet and list all the...

We keep a 3 column spreadsheet and list all the things that we will be taking on each trip. Have a column to checkoff that item when it's loaded in the trailer or the box to go in the trailer. As you...
Forum: On The Road... 01-28-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By TWA640316
Over on the hitch forum there are a number of...

Over on the hitch forum there are a number of threads on Anderson hitches, plus every other kind of WDH that is made. I have a 23' Oliver fiberglass trailer and none of the Oliver owners use a WDH....
Forum: On The Road... 01-02-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By TWA640316
Remax gal We went to Rocky Mt National Park...

Remax gal
We went to Rocky Mt National Park last late Sept and the weather was great and the Elk were in full rut. A huge meadow below the campground that was a gathering point for the Elk. Even...
Forum: Boondocking 11-15-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,089
Posted By TWA640316
Except in western Kansas on I70 at Goodland. It's...

Except in western Kansas on I70 at Goodland. It's actually a visitors center with a large circle that you can park on the blactop with water and a picnic table. Nice for a overnight and it's free.
...
Forum: On The Road... 09-27-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,218
Posted By TWA640316
Hipcamp is a pretty neat web site, never seen it...

Hipcamp is a pretty neat web site, never seen it before. I like the map that shows all the campsites in the area. There are some in the KC area that I didn't even know about. We used to live north of...
Forum: On The Road... 08-28-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,364
Posted By TWA640316
We decided it was time to see the beauty of this...

We decided it was time to see the beauty of this country from the ground level. Having spent 38 years with TWA and most of our traveling was at 30,000 feet, we thought it was time to visit the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-13-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,831
Posted By TWA640316
Like my Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi. But then I pull a...

Like my Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi. But then I pull a Oliver trailer that runs about 5500 lbs at most.
Forum: Our Community 07-11-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,887
Posted By TWA640316
We chose a Oliver (Olivertraveltrailers.com) over...

We chose a Oliver (Olivertraveltrailers.com) over Airstream, after reading this forum and tracking used trailers for over a year. Our decision was based on price and quality. We got a new trailer for...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 07-08-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,514
Posted By TWA640316
Why do you not belong to WBCCI Don't have a...

Why do you not belong to WBCCI

Don't have a Airstream. Had plans to buy one, but then found out about Oliver Trailers (molded fiberglass) and bought one of those.

There was a WB rally at the...
Forum: On The Road... 07-08-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By TWA640316
On our trip to Glacier National Park we had...

On our trip to Glacier National Park we had planned to stay at Cooney State Park, just a little west and south of Billings. Then a friend that lives in Bozeman suggested we go a couple of hours west...
Forum: On The Road... 07-04-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,877
Posted By TWA640316
Ray, with all those problems, why would you elect...

Ray, with all those problems, why would you elect to choose pilot training? I had my instructor show me a spin a couple of times. Wow, the first time really catches you by surprise, but no upchuck....
Forum: Boondocking 07-01-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,582
Posted By TWA640316
We stayed at Custer S.P. for 2 nights on our way...

We stayed at Custer S.P. for 2 nights on our way to Glacier 2 weeks ago and 2 nights at Wind Cave on our way back. You have to take the tour down in the cave, incrediable.
Another neat National...
Forum: On The Road... 06-02-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By TWA640316
We stayed at Dead Horse Ranch S.P. in April for...

We stayed at Dead Horse Ranch S.P. in April for the Verdy Birdy Fest. Even did the kayak float down the Verde River. Fun time.
Forum: Boondocking 05-31-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,582
Posted By TWA640316
Paul, we are heading to Glacier National Park the...

Paul, we are heading to Glacier National Park the 3rd week of June and are planning on stops at Custer S.P. and on the way back a couple of days at Wind Cave. Excited to see that part of the country.
Forum: Boondocking 05-29-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,628
Posted By TWA640316
I would think at the price of a new Airstream,...

I would think at the price of a new Airstream, they would include as standard equipment, electric jack stands.
Forum: On The Road... 05-21-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,172
Posted By TWA640316
We are heading out to Glacier National Park in...

We are heading out to Glacier National Park in mid June, via Custer SP and Wind Cave National Park. We have it setup so we are not driving more then 400 miles any one day, too much driving and not...
Forum: Boondocking 05-18-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 21,617
Posted By TWA640316
This sounds like a interesting trip and we could...

This sounds like a interesting trip and we could learn a ton about boonie camping from Ray, but what about this rock pickin' deal? My wife first comment was "we don't want to come back with a bucket...
Forum: On The Road... 03-13-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,275
Posted By TWA640316
We are heading out to Round Spring Campground,...

We are heading out to Round Spring Campground, (National Forest Area) tomorrow morning. It's exactly 1/2 way to Hohenwald, TN where we are going for some trailer fixes at the Oliver factory. Our...
Forum: On The Road... 03-11-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,471
Posted By TWA640316
I drive a semi and if I am in the right lane and...

I drive a semi and if I am in the right lane and there is traffic in the left, and somebody is coming on the "get on", I always look to see if they are looking for traffic or just looking straight...
Forum: On The Road... 03-04-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,620
Posted By TWA640316
I think all vehicles should come standard with...

I think all vehicles should come standard with split mirrors on both sides, and especially pickups and SUV's that come with a tow package. I like a flat mirror on the right side when I'm backing,...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-27-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,757
Posted By TWA640316
It would be nice if the Oliver was another foot...

It would be nice if the Oliver was another foot wider, for the extra room inside. I was kind of surprised when I got ours home and parked it next to my horse trailer to see the difference. But, it...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-26-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,757
Posted By TWA640316
We picked up our Oliver in November, but only...

We picked up our Oliver in November, but only spent one night in it when we picked it up at the factory. They pay for one night at a local camp ground and help you get setup and then come out the...
Forum: On The Road... 02-26-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,979
Posted By TWA640316
Angry Shoot, I still iron on patches when holes start...

Shoot, I still iron on patches when holes start showing up on my jeans. I just wish I could sell them for big bucks to the people that think it's cool to walk around with holes in their jeans. My 70...
Forum: On The Road... 02-18-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By TWA640316
I'm not too concerned about the passes (it's the...

I'm not too concerned about the passes (it's the wife that is) I drove a semi for 10 years, although not in in the mountains. We may just take 40 westbound and take 160 back. I would like to see that...
Forum: On The Road... 02-16-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By TWA640316
Actually our starting out point is Kansas City,...

Actually our starting out point is Kansas City, but didn't want to take 40 both out and back. Want to see different sights out the windshield, and we have a new Dodge Durango pulling a new 23' Oliver...
Forum: On The Road... 02-16-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By TWA640316
RT 160 across Colorado in April

We are heading out to the Grand Canyon on April 17 and thought we would stay over one night at Lathrop State Park in Colorado, then take 160 across southern Colorado to the 4 corners area. Was just...
Forum: On The Road... 02-16-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 451
Posted By TWA640316
BirdyVerdy at Dead Horse State Park

We are going to Dead Horse Ranch State Park near Cottonwood, AZ for the Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival April 23-26. Never been there before but it looks like a neat place and a neat time....
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-18-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,883
Posted By TWA640316
Airstreams don't leak.... That's why I...

Airstreams don't leak....

That's why I bought a molded fiberglass Oliver.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 11-22-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,958
Posted By TWA640316
After 2+ years on this forum and thinking we were...

After 2+ years on this forum and thinking we were going to get a Airstream, we cam across the Oliver (fiberglass) web site and decided that was the better way to go. That was one of the first...
Forum: Boondocking 09-13-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,222
Posted By TWA640316
Caught my attention with that one,my older...

Caught my attention with that one,my older brother lives right close to Corbett, know the area well. Wish i would have moved out there when i was young like he did.
Forum: On The Road... 08-29-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,402
Posted By TWA640316
"Mennonites may prove too squishy. " This...

"Mennonites may prove too squishy. "

This Mennonite is not at all squishy...
I know what it's like to have a audience, the more people watching, the more you tend to screw things up. As a semi...
Forum: On The Road... 07-25-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By TWA640316
We spent a week down at Cabo in April for our...

We spent a week down at Cabo in April for our 50th, with our 3 kids and their families. They rented a house big enough for all of use plus a pool. And they picked up the tab for most of it. What a...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 07-17-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,303
Posted By TWA640316
It would be nice if when the trailer sold,they...

It would be nice if when the trailer sold,they would pull the add, or maybe, post what the actual selling price was. Would be good info for us that are still looking. I sold a pickup camper last week...
Forum: On The Road... 07-17-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By TWA640316
Having driven a semi for the past 10 years, the...

Having driven a semi for the past 10 years, the GPS is use full in alerting you when a street or turn is coming up, plus giving you a heads up on ETA to destination. As far as using it for travel,...
Forum: Our Community 07-14-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,542
Posted By TWA640316
Is that the new 23 ft model they just started...

Is that the new 23 ft model they just started building this year? We are thinking of a trip to the factory to check one out.
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 07-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,275
Posted By TWA640316
Would it make any sense to have a regular double...

Would it make any sense to have a regular double bed instead of a queen, to give more walk around room. We had a slide in pickup camper for years and the regular double bed worked just fine for us....
Forum: On The Road... 06-26-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By TWA640316
We stayed at Golden Gate Canyon State Park last...

We stayed at Golden Gate Canyon State Park last week, 30 mins from DEN
Very nice
Forum: On The Road... 10-19-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,197
Posted By TWA640316
I had trouble with mice getting under the hood of...

I had trouble with mice getting under the hood of my PU and chewing the wires. Always seemed to be the wires that controlled the 4wd function. I finally wrapped aluminum foil around the wires and...
Forum: Community Polls 09-17-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 112,641
Posted By TWA640316
Airline people????? That's me. Worked for TWA for...

Airline people????? That's me. Worked for TWA for 38 years before AA bought us out and kicked us to the curb.:sad: I had stints in Flt Attendant scheduling, Crew planning (pairings and lines of...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-11-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 18,686
Posted By TWA640316
It's all about saving fuel, all the big trucking...

It's all about saving fuel, all the big trucking companies are setting the governor at 60 or lower. I drive for a smaller company (100 trucks) and we used to have 70 as top speed then they knocked it...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 08-02-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 1,083
Posted By TWA640316
What is E-Zero gas???

What is E-Zero gas???
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