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Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-16-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,351
Posted By triplenet
Frank, I tow our '07 25' FB with our 04 GX470. ...

Frank,
I tow our '07 25' FB with our 04 GX470.
I had a Hensly installed when I bought the AS. I do wish for more HP, but make do with what I have. The traction of the GX is like a mountain...
Forum: Vintage Kin 03-21-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,717
Posted By triplenet
Kittypuke, Yes, your name made me smile. We...

Kittypuke,
Yes, your name made me smile.
We named a corner about 6 miles from our house "Kittypuke Corner" cause our cat always heaves there. Then she's good for a trip.
Your trailer made me...
Forum: On The Road... 02-09-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By triplenet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4mJo_rliAg ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4mJo_rliAg

Video of the mirrors. Look what they are towing!
Forum: On The Road... 02-09-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By triplenet
I bought a pair from Markario's. They are very...

I bought a pair from Markario's. They are very easy to install and are far superior to my former clamp on mirrors.
Bob
Forum: General Interior Topics 01-27-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,778
Posted By triplenet
I called Airstream, they gave me the brand and...

I called Airstream, they gave me the brand and number to match the laminate in our coach.
Forum: On The Road... 01-03-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,989
Posted By triplenet
I have been driving since 1965 and my opinion is...

I have been driving since 1965 and my opinion is that the roads are in the best condition ever! Plus, cars and trucks are the best ever.

We have taken many road trips, mainly Ark to Neb, Ark to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-31-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,142
Posted By triplenet
I love mine! Natural charcoal and home grown...

I love mine! Natural charcoal and home grown hickory, that's the smell of heaven!!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-26-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,393
Posted By triplenet
Do an Ebay search for Airstream.

Do an Ebay search for Airstream.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-23-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,307
Posted By triplenet
We are close to placing an order for an Ecoboost...

We are close to placing an order for an Ecoboost also. Ford wasn't even on my radar, until I started reading about the Ecoboost.
Figured we'd get a Tundra, but comparing interiors, Ford wins,...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 12-22-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,840
Posted By triplenet
We had a 1/2 round sink with straight sides,...

We had a 1/2 round sink with straight sides, about 8" deep, designed into a stainless steel counter top. It seemed to allow the most usable counter space. We looked into round sinks, but the...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 12-20-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,508
Posted By triplenet
Bob, Our coach was converted into commercial...

Bob,
Our coach was converted into commercial use for a promo campaign.
We have converted her back to civilian use.
Below is the only picture I could find online:...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-02-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By triplenet
We tow our 25' with a GX470 (same as V-8 4Runner)...

We tow our 25' with a GX470 (same as V-8 4Runner) with a Hensley. It is a little underpowered on hills, but handles well.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-02-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,608
Posted By triplenet
My method was to measure the distance from ground...

My method was to measure the distance from ground to top of rear wheel lip.
After I hooked up, I adjusted bars until measurement was the same as unloaded.

I then wrapped white electrical tape...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-28-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,519
Posted By triplenet
Darn you gals & guys!! I had been trying to...

Darn you gals & guys!!

I had been trying to buy a Franklin Mint AS with box for the last 18 months and always got beat out. (I like sniping!!!) They sell for $3-400. Now, since this post is...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 11-15-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,953
Posted By triplenet
Brad, That's a cool watch! Shane, How...

Brad, That's a cool watch!

Shane, How about asking attendees to provide an Airstream themed donation, plus some cash?

See you both next year!

Bob & Vicki
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-09-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,726
Posted By triplenet
Finally a question I feel confident to answer! ...

Finally a question I feel confident to answer!

STIHL!

I've had 3 (one wandered off). My oldest saw was left unused in the case for 8 years. One day, I got it out, put gas in the dried out...
Forum: The Rally Zone 10-21-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 24,006
Posted By triplenet
Thanks for the list. I didn't notice the wrong...

Thanks for the list. I didn't notice the wrong email. We're".com", not ".net".

Thanks for all the work you did for this. We enjoyed it!

Bob & Vicki
Forum: The Rally Zone 10-16-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 24,006
Posted By triplenet
Carol & Team-Thanks for all your work! We're...

Carol & Team-Thanks for all your work!
We're looking forward to the next one.
Bob & Vicki
Forum: The Rally Zone 10-12-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 24,006
Posted By triplenet
We have a space reserved for Sat! See you then,...

We have a space reserved for Sat!
See you then,
Bob & Vicki
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-11-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,531
Posted By triplenet
What a coincidence on timing! As one member asks...

What a coincidence on timing! As one member asks about replacing LED's w/ halogens, I'm in our coach replacing halogens w/ LED's.
Yes, the light is different. I replaced all the halogens w/ LED's...
Forum: The Rally Zone 10-11-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 24,006
Posted By triplenet
We're up for a Sat nite stay. I figured I can...

We're up for a Sat nite stay. I figured I can use my battery charger to top off batteries. Left a message at office to see if there is a spot available.
Bob
Forum: The Rally Zone 10-07-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 24,006
Posted By triplenet
Have been lurking hoping things would work out...

Have been lurking hoping things would work out for us to attend.
I found that our power supply is on the fritz. Thought it was fixed, but had it checked yesterday and need to order a new power...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-24-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,249
Posted By triplenet
We have lost battery power after a few hours of...

We have lost battery power after a few hours of using only lights and fans. Voltage had dropped to 9.7 volts (LED's won't light up is what tipped me off).
Was plugged into shore power both times.
...
Forum: Friends of Dorothy 08-19-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 27,390
Posted By triplenet
Hi, I wondered if the new format purged the...

Hi,
I wondered if the new format purged the former.
Did a search and am glad to see that we are all still there!
We had a good time.
Best wishes,
Bob & Vicki
Forum: Friends of Dorothy 08-07-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 27,390
Posted By triplenet
What a great group!.. We had a looooonnnnngggggg...

What a great group!.. We had a looooonnnnngggggg trip home (10 miles!)
This was our first Airstream (or camper) get together, so we didn't know what to expect, but......Invite us again!
Bob, Vicki...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 08-02-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,756
Posted By triplenet
I bought a few LED replacements at AS store last...

I bought a few LED replacements at AS store last year. They put out good light and no heat.

Yesterday, I rec'd 2 LEDs that I bought on Ebay and installed them yesterday.

The AS store bulbs are...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 07-31-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,233
Posted By triplenet
Chris, I'd stay away from granite slab and...

Chris,

I'd stay away from granite slab and tile. Vibration and cracking could be an issue in addition to weight, about 14 pounds per sq. ft..

We had a custom stainless steel counter top...
Forum: Friends of Dorothy 07-30-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 27,390
Posted By triplenet
We're planning to do pork "tinga" (like cochinita...

We're planning to do pork "tinga" (like cochinita pibil without the banana leaves) that one can eat in a taco or just as a meat dish.

Lcurrie
Chances are we'll bring something green, veggie-ish,...
Forum: 1947 - 1953 Clipper 07-30-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,740
Posted By triplenet
I saw this yesterday in town. It's not for sale....

I saw this yesterday in town. It's not for sale.
I emailed pic to a friend along with the Ebay listing for the Silver Streak.
We both think the lines are so cool. He wondered if one couldn't...
Forum: Friends of Dorothy 07-28-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 27,390
Posted By triplenet
Our AC works! Is there a rough schedule or...

Our AC works!

Is there a rough schedule or agenda for the weekend?

See you there!

Bob
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-25-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,578
Posted By triplenet
That's a common problem on my flat bed trailer...

That's a common problem on my flat bed trailer that only gets used occasionally. Remedy is ample squirts of WD40 and tapping on the latch (don't know proper term) to make sure it releases so the...
Forum: The Rally Zone 07-23-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 24,006
Posted By triplenet
If we survive Eureka Springs, we'll be there!

If we survive Eureka Springs, we'll be there!
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 07-23-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By triplenet
Tow vehicle and trailer need to be set to common...

Tow vehicle and trailer need to be set to common standards. Google what they are.
About 1995, I borrowed a trailer. When I hit the Right Turn signal, the brakes locked up to the pulse of the...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-23-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,444
Posted By triplenet
We are historic rehabbers (of real estate). We...

We are historic rehabbers (of real estate). We just rehabbed, for the 3rd time, a property (1900's) that we bought in 1984.
The "new" cabinets we saved were 1993 vintage and we updated them.
...
Forum: Friends of Dorothy 07-18-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 27,390
Posted By triplenet
Re: Cars Still have my 1st car- 65 MGB conv,...

Re: Cars
Still have my 1st car- 65 MGB conv, bought it from a class. ad in Springdale, AR in '68. Thought I had gone to heaven when the guy opened the garage door to show it to me! Sold it in '73,...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 07-18-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,114
Posted By triplenet
We just finished a rehab project in an apt that...

We just finished a rehab project in an apt that had Honey oak cabinets from 1993. We wanted an updated look without cabinet replacement.
We used Minwax pickling stain. It is like a paint with...
Forum: Friends of Dorothy 07-10-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 27,390
Posted By triplenet
So many last minute things to think of! I hope...

So many last minute things to think of! I hope our AC works! Last time we took our coach out, we had freezing rain and dead batteries, so no heat!

If Wanderlust doesn't have the Eureka Springs...
Forum: Friends of Dorothy 07-05-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 27,390
Posted By triplenet
We're in with the group, and got the discount....

We're in with the group, and got the discount. This will be our first AS event.
Bob
Forum: Friends of Dorothy 07-04-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 27,390
Posted By triplenet
We finally made a reservation. Now hope the...

We finally made a reservation. Now hope the schedule allows us to join you folks. We're #11, per the campground.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-08-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,088
Posted By triplenet
I agree with Kosm1o on bed height. I could...

I agree with Kosm1o on bed height.
I could reach over the side of my '90 F250 and retrieve items.
I saw a Tundra at Sams, the side of the bed is as high as my arm pit (I'm 6-0'), which pretty much...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-04-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,474
Posted By triplenet
That looks like a job! You can buy adhesive...

That looks like a job!
You can buy adhesive remover in a spray can at auto supply stores.
I believe it's made by 3M.
If you read the label, it states the main ingredient, which you can buy at a...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 06-03-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,632
Posted By triplenet
Yes, that's it. The great thing is the sofa was...

Yes, that's it.
The great thing is the sofa was about $800. I think the chairs were about $1800 each.
Bob
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 06-02-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,632
Posted By triplenet
Lance, We installed a couch in place of the...

Lance,

We installed a couch in place of the dinette.

Our AS was converted to commercial display use, so we had the opportunity to get creative in recreating the interior for civilian use.
...
Forum: On The Road... 05-26-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,808
Posted By triplenet
We have towed a cargo trailer to Ottawa, crossing...

We have towed a cargo trailer to Ottawa, crossing north of Watertown, NY.

Both times we had cabinets for our son's condo and tools to install. I had a list of items and cost of what we were...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-20-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,661
Posted By triplenet
I rec'd the Areo mirrors and gave them a road...

I rec'd the Areo mirrors and gave them a road test (w/o trailer) to test stability.

After initial bracket adjustment, they do attach easily and quickly. I extended them all the way out (further...
Forum: Trailer Values 05-15-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By triplenet
We found ours on Ebay. I talked to seller on...

We found ours on Ebay. I talked to seller on phone, but did not bid. It did not sell on auction. They called me and we made a deal contingent on our seeing it and approval.
Forum: Friends of Dorothy 05-02-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 27,390
Posted By triplenet
Vienna sausages, out of the can!

Vienna sausages, out of the can!
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-27-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,111
Posted By triplenet
Rich, You and I have discussed the GX470 as a...

Rich,
You and I have discussed the GX470 as a TV in prev. posts. We agree it works well, but I wouldn't think of towing without extended mirrors.
I'd say pay the tkt and figure that's cheap...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-27-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,661
Posted By triplenet
Jurgen, Thanks for letting us know about USA...

Jurgen,

Thanks for letting us know about USA source for these.

I just placed an order for a set. I hope they fit! I tried McKesh's which I couldn't properly mount on our GX470.
Am currently...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-27-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,433
Posted By triplenet
Kevin, I had a similar problem last year. Our...

Kevin,
I had a similar problem last year. Our coach was set up for commercial display, and had the furnace door, but furnace was removed. We wanted to relocate furnace, so I found a mobile RV...
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