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Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-20-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By KerriO
Hi Kim — the blog looks great, and your...

Hi Kim — the blog looks great, and your photography is amazing! I'm having a great time going through your site. I love that campsite you're in with the stone fireplace!

We just started a blog...
Forum: Our Community 06-10-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By KerriO
For finding and evaluating campgrounds I use: ...

For finding and evaluating campgrounds I use:
allstays.com (which also has an excellent iPhone app)
campgroundreviews.com

This one has photos of inidividual sites in mostly state parks:
Campsite...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-10-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 18,193
Posted By KerriO
dkottum, there's Flor (https://www.flor.com/). ...

dkottum, there's Flor (https://www.flor.com/). Not sure about breathable, but it's industrial strength carpet, and you can replace a square any time. *Any* carpet as the main flooring in something...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-10-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,090
Posted By KerriO
I'm curious about your thinking behind this. ...

I'm curious about your thinking behind this. We'll probably be replacing our flooring within the year, and I was having the exact opposite thought— that a trailer that is bouncing around would do...
Forum: Community Polls 06-10-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 85,008
Posted By KerriO
Ours is officially The L.S. Calypso, but usually...

Ours is officially The L.S. Calypso, but usually we just call her the Land Ship.
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 06-05-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,409
Posted By KerriO
Just wanted to report back that we got a...

Just wanted to report back that we got a Zassenhous based on the recs in this thread and are very happy with it--the one that's shaped to hold between your legs. It's easy enough to adjust between...
Forum: Boondocking 05-30-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,062
Posted By KerriO
Wow, some of you can get passionate about...

Wow, some of you can get passionate about *anything* on this forum, eh? :) As a full timer, hitching and unhitching usually at least once a week, I really appreciate the convenience of a power jack....
Forum: Commercial Listings 05-29-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 67,199
Posted By KerriO
I just wanted to report back with an...

I just wanted to report back with an unintentional bonus of the Fiamma bike rack: The red knobs attract hummingbirds. We're camped in the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and for two days now, we've...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-27-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By KerriO
I had that same issue for the socket that also...

I had that same issue for the socket that also includes the Winguard power switch. We intended to replace it, but instead found a 3-outlet adapter at Radio Shack (it's black and has a pivoting hinge,...
Forum: Photography 05-27-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By KerriO
Love her stuff. I've had her Etsy store...

Love her stuff. I've had her Etsy store bookmarked. Love her stuff--first saw it on the walls of one of the stagings in a West Elm catalog. The colors remind me of Wayne Thiebaud, but they aren't...
Forum: Full-Timing 05-16-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,068
Posted By KerriO
Just concurring with everyone else — 3G gets me...

Just concurring with everyone else — 3G gets me by, but it is no substitute for DSL or Cable internet when/if you can get it.

I'm travelling (and working) full-time now and have two Mellenicom...
Forum: Full-Timing 05-14-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,235
Posted By KerriO
This is going to vary so much from...

This is going to vary so much from person-to-person. It all depends on how you live and budget in your stick-house life and how you live and budget in your full-timing life.

We've been on the...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-13-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,924
Posted By KerriO
You'll shoot their eyes out!

You'll shoot their eyes out!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-13-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,924
Posted By KerriO
Sodbust, what in the world did your last post...

Sodbust, what in the world did your last post have to do with the topic of this thread? Those were some big blanket statements you made, and some downright incorrect percentages, but I won't go...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-12-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,769
Posted By KerriO
If they are always focused on a specific area,...

If they are always focused on a specific area, I'd just throw a blanket over it or temporarily tape some butcher paper or a tablecloth over it.

We don't have the issue w/ the newer As's non-...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-08-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,834
Posted By KerriO
Back to the original question… I think there is...

Back to the original question…
I think there is a pretty big difference between the Rhinoflex and the Rhinoflex Extreme. We're fulltiming and bought a RhinoFlex Extreme a few weeks ago, after both...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 05-03-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,609
Posted By KerriO
Yeah, we still need to add that! If anyone finds...

Yeah, we still need to add that! If anyone finds the perfect, simple addition, please do let us know.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 05-03-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,609
Posted By KerriO
Fyrzowt, exactly my point actually (though I...

Fyrzowt, exactly my point actually (though I still will never understand how Target can sell them if they're not legal in that state!) —*though I wasn't actually sure if it was a state or county...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 05-03-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,609
Posted By KerriO
Of course laws vary by state, but don't think...

Of course laws vary by state, but don't think that just because it's "just" an obscured license plate that they'll just pull you over and give you a warning. I got pulled over over for having a...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 05-02-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,609
Posted By KerriO
We have the rack and it seems to have pre-drilled...

We have the rack and it seems to have pre-drilled holes (though they weren't quite perfect in our case, so we drilled another one) to mount the license plate to the rack itself. I hadn't considered...
Forum: Boondocking 05-02-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,055
Posted By KerriO
Yeah — it's *perfect* for those out to get away! ...

Yeah — it's *perfect* for those out to get away! I'm under 40 full-timing, and support that lifestyle with that darn thing called work!

(FYI: Verizon signal does exists, so emergency calls are...
Forum: Boondocking 05-02-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,055
Posted By KerriO
Hey, just wanted to update this because we stayed...

Hey, just wanted to update this because we stayed in the area Dureedesign laid out in her previous post, and it was a lovely, quite stay.

For anyone reading this in the future, here are the GPS...
Forum: On The Road... 04-27-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,094
Posted By KerriO
We just pulled out of Cheyenne Mountain State...

We just pulled out of Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs, and the Verizon 3G was good there — not outstanding — but I work full-time as a web developer and need a constant, consistent,...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-26-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,845
Posted By KerriO
I would think that if you intend to dump gray...

I would think that if you intend to dump gray water on the ground —*in certain situations— (which will make its way back to the water system), to just be mindful of what you're putting in your gray...
Forum: Full-Timing 04-26-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,004
Posted By KerriO
…I just wouldn't assume that because enthusiastic...

…I just wouldn't assume that because enthusiastic n00bs have stopped posting here about certain topics, that it means that they have failed, given up, or continue on in ignorance. This forum is a...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 04-25-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,128
Posted By KerriO
Decembergal, what a find! (…and what a...

Decembergal, what a find! (…and what a questionable friend!).
Forum: Full-Timing 04-25-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,004
Posted By KerriO
Yes, I have to say that the bulk of conversations...

Yes, I have to say that the bulk of conversations here just aren't really relevant to me. I'm not a restorer, and I'll take my airstream to the shop when there's trouble. I feel like a lot of...
Forum: Full-Timing 04-25-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,004
Posted By KerriO
I came here and asked some questions both about...

I came here and asked some questions both about airstream and fulltiming and disappeared for a while. During that time, we bought and airstream and starting fulltiming! We've been doing so for a...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 04-25-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,128
Posted By KerriO
Oh, man, do I know it! I think I had forgotten...

Oh, man, do I know it! I think I had forgotten just *how* pricey. Unfortunately, the vintage ones go for nearly as much (and the Otto was redesigned/engineered to get 1.5 bars of pressure,...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 04-25-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,128
Posted By KerriO
We had this Ascaso Dream in polished aluminum...

We had this Ascaso Dream in polished aluminum (https://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=ascaso+dream&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=4768323550905301705&sa=X&ei=o3aYT9-iH4jE2gX-wYCpBw&ved=0CHcQ8wIwAA) in...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-23-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By KerriO
We just had to get all of our pipes and fixtures...

We just had to get all of our pipes and fixtures flushed because calcium deposits in our lines from hard water in certain areas of the country pretty much clogged the entire system. As Wayn&Sam...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-19-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,466
Posted By KerriO
We spent our honeymoon in Scotland, and at the...

We spent our honeymoon in Scotland, and at the time I didn't like whisky at all. We toured the Talisker distillery, and I really couldn't appreciate it. Then we stayed at a tiny B&B whose owner...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-19-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,466
Posted By KerriO
Wow… I never considered that… brings a whole new...

Wow… I never considered that… brings a whole new meaning to "dirty" martini (which is generally how I would always order them when I did go through a martini phase) — here's to the vast amounts of...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-19-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,466
Posted By KerriO
farmerdave, you got that one right. I'm...

farmerdave, you got that one right. I'm definitely not a gin person (most of it tastes like I'd imagine perfume tasting). But I do like Hendricks now and then. Very floral.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-19-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,466
Posted By KerriO
Eagle Rare 10 Yr. is another one to try — I...

Eagle Rare 10 Yr. is another one to try — I prefer it to Woodford and Knob Creek for an everyday (reasonably affordable bourbon) — a small batch single barrel made by Buffalo Trace. They have a...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-19-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,466
Posted By KerriO
Phbarnhart, you're right! I had my Scotland...

Phbarnhart, you're right! I had my Scotland regions all mixed up (Islay and Jura whisky always seemed like the highest of highs to me, tastewise). And, looking at the map, it looks like Speyside...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 04-19-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,628
Posted By KerriO
The roller shades used in the newer...

The roller shades used in the newer Internationals are OceanAir brand. I really like them. I looked them up online a while back ( because on is fraying and will need to be replaced eventually), and I...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-19-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,466
Posted By KerriO
They're insidious, those martiis-- basically a...

They're insidious, those martiis-- basically a glassful of pure hard liqueur but fancier looking.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-19-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,466
Posted By KerriO
Well, we fulltiime so are low on cabinet space....

Well, we fulltiime so are low on cabinet space. The placement of the booze does not reflect upon its status, however. It *is* in the most accessible spot under the bed if that counts for anything!...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-18-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,466
Posted By KerriO
Oh, danlehosky, you hit on one of my pet peeves. ...

Oh, danlehosky, you hit on one of my pet peeves. I'll even take it so far to say that a vodka martini is not a martini. It's a "vodka martini." A martini is *gin*, a splash of vermouth and a...
Forum: On The Road... 04-18-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By KerriO
Well, they are out there. I'm a NorCal girl...

Well, they are out there. I'm a NorCal girl myself, so no expert, and though we never saw one the entire 2-3 months we went through the CA dessert, AZ and NM, there are plenty of warnings that they...
Forum: On The Road... 04-17-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By KerriO
We were there a month or two ago. If you don't...

We were there a month or two ago. If you don't absolutely need hookups, definitely stay in the upper campground (at Palm Canyon— I never saw Tamarisk grove— I don't think it was open when we were...
Forum: Commercial Listings 04-16-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 67,199
Posted By KerriO
Just came to read this thread after receiving a...

Just came to read this thread after receiving a response from Adam about one of my questions, so figure I'll post here, for the benefit of everyone else, too.

Our Fiamma rack is working out great...
Forum: On The Road... 04-14-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,109
Posted By KerriO
I'm a self-described "foodie", so the local food...

I'm a self-described "foodie", so the local food thing is a big part of my full timing experience.

I always relied on yelp.com when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. Single reviews you can...
Forum: On The Road... 04-07-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,558
Posted By KerriO
This is what happens when you forget to strap...

This is what happens when you forget to strap down the TV on the articulating arm before going on a drive:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2890872/airstream/IMG_0080.jpg
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 01-16-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
Posted By KerriO
I realized I never got back to this. It was,...

I realized I never got back to this. It was, indeed, a disconnected. wire under the cover.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-16-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,196
Posted By KerriO
TB, so true. And turns out that it was it was not...

TB, so true. And turns out that it was it was not even as simple as a complicated switch. There were two wires that ran near or under the water heater where the insulation had been worn away and the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-16-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,196
Posted By KerriO
Thanks all, we are at SW Coaches near Los Angeles...

Thanks all, we are at SW Coaches near Los Angeles right now, as this job seems to be bigger than us. Guy is looking at it right now, and says there's no power to the solenoid, and that some fuse is...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-16-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,196
Posted By KerriO
Okay, so the switch isn't just simple wires on a...

Okay, so the switch isn't just simple wires on a switch. It's 5 wires fed into a circuit board. I thought it was more complicated than just a switch!


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When we tested the circuit w/ our...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-15-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,196
Posted By KerriO
Thanks all. I realized what a silly question the...

Thanks all. I realized what a silly question the switch question was after I asked it. The electrical is always our weakest point in terms of knowledge, so when something electrical goes wrong, I go...
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