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Forum: Member Introductions 01-24-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,301
Posted By IceKing02
I second that motion of the frozen chosen...

Especially the part about the foods...

BTW, if half the fun is getting there, be sure to bring lots of stuff that you'll need once you get here. I can think of a few things to do right from the...
Forum: Winter Living 01-09-2006, 02:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,361
Posted By IceKing02
The next best things--

1. Pray for global warming...:D

2. Move further south...

3. Take heart, I'm trying to get mine able to withstand the winters up here in AK eventually...

BTW, what year of college are you...
Forum: Community Polls 01-08-2006, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,186
Posted By IceKing02
Go for it!

I'd say to just go for it. Yes, some of the roads are not like those of the Lower 48...BUT, then, neither is the scenery...

As for horror stories of blowing out tires, skins and windows--sure, its...
Forum: 1987 - 1989 Excella 11-30-2005, 01:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,618
Posted By IceKing02
Good choice!

Congrats, Don,

Go for the 3/4 ton and you'll never regret it--regardless of the brand. After towing with a 2002 F150 with many mods I'd still recommend the 3/4 ton just for lessening the wear and...
Forum: Community Polls 10-10-2005, 02:37 AM
Replies: 40
Poll: The Military
Views: 4,826
Posted By IceKing02
Go ARMY! All the way!

Yup, there are a bunch of us former Army types out here pulling for all of the folks in uniform. It is a fine thing to see that young kids believe in our country and realize the duty to defend such a...
Forum: Tires 05-30-2005, 04:29 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 67,535
Posted By IceKing02
Balancing the tires and running gear

Here is another solution to the question of "how do I keep my tires in good shape so that they don't explode"... www.innovativebalancing.com has these little ceramic beads that you dump into the tire...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Overlander 05-15-2005, 02:34 AM
Replies: 971
Views: 218,151
Posted By IceKing02
Let me get this straight...

Jim and Malcolm,

Am I correct in reading your posts that on the outer skins that the lowest panel of the wrap is overlapping the next higher panel? Each successive panel should overlap the one...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-05-2005, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,413
Posted By IceKing02
Proportional braking's the best

My vote is for the BrakeSmart. It is very easy to set up and use. The displacement is nil. It works well in wet weather and "extreme evasion" braking...ie...avoiding buffalo at 3:30am on a twisty,...
Forum: Community Polls 03-22-2005, 09:38 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 114,644
Posted By IceKing02
I make people live longer. It is my business...

I make people live longer.

It is my business to prevent deaths due to cardiovascular disease (stroke and heart attack) by controlling diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressures. We...
Forum: On The Road... 03-16-2005, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,738
Posted By IceKing02
North to Alaska!

You'll do fine pulling that 31ft with the truck. I did it last August, pulling a 31ft with an F150 5.4. I'd second the notion to bring extra gas cans but only if you're going to drive at night or...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 03-16-2005, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,634
Posted By IceKing02
b-quiet!

85/345,

I put in about two layers of the Ultimate (self-adherent) and then put down one layer of the V-comp. I used 3-M spray adhesive on the doors with excellent adhesion results at 24hours. I...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 03-09-2005, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,634
Posted By IceKing02
Dynamat and others

85/345,

I am, this very night, putting together my truck after taking apart the doors, floors and everything not nailed down. I put in two layers of B-Quiet Extreme and one layer of V-comp. I'll...
Forum: 2001 - 2005 Classic 01-22-2005, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,702
Posted By IceKing02
Solid surface is about the same

Once you guys figure the weight of the pressboard and formica it is about the same or less than 1/4" solid surface (2.6lbs/sq. ft). It is just a nicer surface.
One option for the aftermarket upgrade...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 12-09-2004, 08:49 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 29,293
Posted By IceKing02
DE-humidifier, right?

Silver Suz,

You meant to say a dehumidifier, did you not? You're making a bid to prevent interior condensation if I read you correctly.
The more that any of these Airstreams are tightened up the...
Forum: Our Community 10-06-2004, 11:30 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 243,441
Posted By IceKing02
Hoo-ah!

Major, US Army Medical Corps

IRR--1991-1998 while at Midwest University Medical School and in specialty training.

Active Duty--July 4, 1998 to July 4, 2001 Reynolds Army Community Hospital at...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 09-08-2004, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,888
Posted By IceKing02
What about the others?

Dear Andy,

What about the other braking systems? I have a Brakesmart controller that I'd like to keep...

I assume that the actuation of the caliper is through a hydraulic or vacuum pressure...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-07-2004, 02:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,056
Posted By IceKing02
Here's a lil' something

Just put "airbags short drivers" into Google to come up with this,

Adults: buckle up and sit back
It isn't your size, gender, or age that determines risk. It's position in relation to an airbag....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-07-2004, 02:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,180
Posted By IceKing02
Second thoughts

One of the things that may be most importand to the consideration of alternate flooring materials is the effect on flooring flex. There HAS to be a certain amount figured into the original flooring...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-07-2004, 01:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,040
Posted By IceKing02
What else are you going to do with your "tow truck"?

My opinion about the need for 4WD or 2WD would be based additionally on what you are going to do with the vehicle when you are not towing your Airstream. Unless you are putting tons of miles on your...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-04-2004, 02:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,180
Posted By IceKing02
Aluminum flooring

John G,

Malconium mentioned the aluminum-skinned, aluminum honey-combed sheets. If you want to contact Hexlite about these pieces you may find that a joint order is the only affordable way. They...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 08-30-2004, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,672
Posted By IceKing02
Copper pipe infor source

If you guys go to copper.org and click on the fuel gas section it will give you more information about joining pipes, flared fittings and fuel gas in copper piping. See if it answers your questions...
Forum: 1981 - 1983 Excella 08-27-2004, 11:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,952
Posted By IceKing02
What's the difference?

I need some Airstream lore. I have a 1981 AS Excella II. Why is there none listed in the AS Forums here? Was there an Excella and Excella II? What was the difference? Any information is appreciated...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-23-2004, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,366
Posted By IceKing02
One more thing

If you do the install yourselves don't forget to look for the rubber grommet thingy to the right of the steering column on the firewall. Just punch an "X" through it with a knife and push your line...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-23-2004, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,366
Posted By IceKing02
Go for it!!!

Ed and Debbie,

I put my own BrakeSmart in the truck in about thirty minutes including the master cylinder tap, mounting of the controller, routing of cables and zip tying them up and out of the...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-19-2004, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By IceKing02
Why not solder?

Not to get too picky, but I have an 81' Excella with a conversion to electrical drum brakes. The factory had wire nutted and electrical taped the wires outside the belly pan...and with the road...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-19-2004, 05:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,056
Posted By IceKing02
Don't forget that most older model vans or...

Don't forget that most older model vans or pickups aren't going to have adjustable pedals. My mother is 4'9 and my wife 5'0--they love the fact that they don't have hug the steering wheel in order to...
Forum: 1978 Excella 08-18-2004, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,114
Posted By IceKing02
Additional "Recent towing experience"

dscluchfc,

Even if I can drive the additional mileage, my 4 year old, my 2 year old and my lovely, loving wife won't tolerate more than six hours in the truck without complaint... :D
Forum: On The Road... 08-18-2004, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,415
Posted By IceKing02
North to Alaska!

Sounds like an adventure...my Excella should be back into fighting trim by that time. Let me know when you're going...I might do a little scouting prior and see what the condition are going to be...
Forum: On The Road... 08-18-2004, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,415
Posted By IceKing02
Thumbs up Route 8

Yup,

I've ridden route 8 on a mountain bike about ten years ago. We raced it in two days, about 140 or so miles in total. Maybe more but its been a while. The road surface back then was a hard...
Forum: 1978 Excella 08-18-2004, 04:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,114
Posted By IceKing02
Recent towing experience with 31' Excella

I just pulled my 81' Excella II for 5,000 miles with an 02 King Ranch 4x4. It has the 5.4L engine and 3.55 gearing which are maybe not ideal for towing. Even so I had few modifications (electric fans...
Forum: On The Road... 08-17-2004, 02:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,256
Posted By IceKing02
Anybody on that wagon train?

I just drove down the Al-Can (thats South, for all you folks in the Lower 48) about three weeks ago and saw a group of probably forty Airstreams on their way up to Alaska. They had both vintage...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-21-2004, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,485
Posted By IceKing02
"Steve" (below) as in Steve Guidry at the...

"Steve" (below) as in Steve Guidry at the BrakeSmart Company. He was very informative about my truck and trailer application.

You can also hook this unit up to your exhaust gas temp sensor and...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-21-2004, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,485
Posted By IceKing02
Thumbs up Porky is right about the installation. It was...

Porky is right about the installation. It was 30-40 minutes (max) even though I did the brake bleed by myself (don't ask, it wasn't pretty). If you have a Ford there is even a rubber punch out in the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-06-2004, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By IceKing02
Thanks one and all!

Thanks Overlander64--I do appreciate the help on the weights and measures. That trailer is about a ton less than I anticipated and should prove my F150 more than up to the task. Should my wife manage...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-06-2004, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By IceKing02
Further questions about the 31' Excella

I am wondering about the GVWR and TW of the TT. If any of you folks have the specs for this year I'd be much obliged.

My initial calculations with the 2002 F150 4x4 superscrew:
Towing...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-04-2004, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By IceKing02
Talking My First Airstream - which TV?

We took the plunge and purchased our first AS, a 1981 Excella. We have yet to hook up and tow it from New York back home to Alaska and wondered what you folks were using to tow your Airstreams. We...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-24-2004, 03:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,214
Posted By IceKing02
Here's the right one...

Sorry about the wrong link. Here's the one you'll really want:

www.hexcelcomposites.com/Markets/Products/Panels/default.htm

You can see that there are PLENTY of prefabricated laminate panels....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-23-2004, 01:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,214
Posted By IceKing02
Composite flooring

I did a little looking around and there are multiple suppliers of composite flooring materials. The best place to start is probably Hexcellcomposites.com. They are the outfit that will sell six panel...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-23-2004, 04:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,214
Posted By IceKing02
Why wood, even?

Have you guys ever considered using prefabricated panels of aluminum, fiberglass or carbon/kevlar over a core of nomex honeycomb material? They come in 8, 10, and 12 foot lengths and 4ft wide....
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