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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-22-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here is the one we use and like

https://livinginbeauty.net/product/progressive-industries-ems-pt30x/

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Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-15-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,083
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Water filtering

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 39,000+ miles, 270+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. Here is an article about water, water filtering,...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 06-15-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Mattress Insider

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 39,000+ miles, 270+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. Three and a half years ago we bought a custom sized...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-15-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,733
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Be prepared

Having roadside assistance insurance like Good Sam or AAA is a good thing, but don’t forget to be prepared yourself for a roadside emergency. Here are some tips, tools and suggestions:
...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-15-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,478
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
So sorry to see this. You have extensive damage,...

So sorry to see this. You have extensive damage, obviously.

We had similar hail in South Dakota. Here is a video of the experience, but not as much damage.

https://youtu.be/37-KO_Zt3vA
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Forum: General Interior Topics 05-13-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Air Desks

The desks are called Air Desks. And you can find them at https://www.airdesks.com

If you buy one, tell him Jim Beaubeaux told you about the desks. We do not get anything from that, no $ or...
Forum: Photography 05-09-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,535
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Happy Hour

Happy Hour in our 2001 30' Excella.

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Forum: General Interior Topics 05-09-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Lambright recliners

Here is a photo of our recliners. We love the quality and comfort.

https://i1.wp.com/livinginbeauty.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IMG_0854.jpg?w=1200&ssl=1

Here is where we got them.
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Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-13-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,742
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Seagull IV

Chris, we agree the Seagull is worth it, but expensive. We have been using the same one now for almost 25 years. We do change the filter every year at a cost af about $120, or about .32’ a day.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-11-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,742
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Water filtering and conservation

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 38,000+ miles, 260+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. Here is an article about water, water filtering,...
Forum: Photography 04-05-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,344
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Pico de Gallo doesn't like fire pits

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Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-05-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here are instructions

Here is how to replace fluorescent lights with LEDs in older Airstreams:

https://livinginbeauty.net/2016/02/17/let-there-be-leds/
...
Forum: Photography 03-11-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,151
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Where was this photo taken?

This photo was taken a few days ago at Fisher's Landing near Martinez Lake Arizona.

It is not BLM land, but a dry camping park with hundreds of acres of land where you can disperse camp for $5 per...
Forum: Photography 03-10-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,151
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
https://livinginbeauty.net/wp-content/uploads/2020...

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Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-03-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here is our list

https://livinginbeauty.net/departure-check-list/

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Forum: On The Road... 03-03-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Port Townsend

Check out this sweet campground and town near Olympic

https://livinginbeauty.net/2018/11/19/port-townsend/
...
Forum: On The Road... 03-03-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,132
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here is our review of visit to Big Bend National Park.

Here is our review of visit to Big Bend National Park.

https://livinginbeauty.net/2019/03/19/big-bend-rules/
...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-02-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,958
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Roadside Emergency tools, tips and suggestions

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 38,000+ miles, 260+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. Be prepared for a roadside emergency. Here are some...
Forum: On The Road... 02-24-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,541
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We like this A Frame ladder

We like this 12' telescoping A-Frame ladder to get up high enough and safe enough to see and clean our Airstream roof. Fits nicely in the bed of the truck. Available from Amazon.
...
Forum: Solo Streamers 02-23-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We have been traveling full-time since July 2016...

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 38,000+ miles, 250+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. We have no plans to ever stop this amazing...
Forum: Full-Timing 02-23-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,815
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
How we carry the grill

Steve, yes we do keep the Q1000 grill in a rubbermaid roughneck tote and transport it in the truck bed slide. One of our inflatable kayaks fit perfectly on top of the tote. Here is a photo of the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-22-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 200,397
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here is our solar setup

Here is our solar setup: https://livinginbeauty.net/2019/04/07/hot-stuff/
Forum: Boondocking 02-22-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,485
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Harvest Hosts over 60 times

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 38,000+ miles, 250+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. We have used Harvest Host for over 3 years and love...
Forum: Full-Timing 02-22-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,815
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Been traveling full-time for almost 4 years.

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 38,000+ miles, 250+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. Here is the grill we use and love, available from...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 02-11-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,074
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We hope to get tickets when they become...

We hope to get tickets when they become available. It will be our first year going and we are really looking forward to it.
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 11-08-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Propane tank gauge wiring broken off

Does anyone know how to remove the black cap that covers the wires coming from the propane tank gauge? The wire from the gauge to the monitor inside the Airstream broke off and I need got reattach...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-01-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Update

Thank you for all the help and advice. It is greatly appreciated!!!!

I have discovered that if my 4 AGM batteries are at 100% so that the Maxum 2000 inverter is not needing to charge them, the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-30-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Generator won't run AC anymore

I have a 6-year-old Honda EU3000is that for years has had no problems running our AC in our 2001 30' Airstream while dry camping. Today, in 93 degrees, it keeps shutting off the electricity (but...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-23-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,560
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
I would call Vinnie

I suggest you call Vinnie and ask him. He is one of the kindness and generous men you will ever met and he will gladly give you advice, at no charge.

His phone number is : (707) 978-0356

Tell...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-05-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,722
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
What is the crystalize yellow stuff?

I bought a tank blaster and pushed it down the toilet into the pipe that connects to the black tank. It started knocking off this crystalized yellow stuff in chunks that then fell into the tank. ...
Forum: Our Community 09-07-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,817
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Thanks!

Gary, if you are 90 miles east, then you are much closer to the coast than we are. What are your plans?

We also love this campground. Today it is 72 degrees and BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!
Forum: Our Community 09-07-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,817
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
South Carolina

We are camping at Dreher Island State Park just south east of Columbia South Carolina. Historically this area is where South Carolinians go when a hurricane hits their coast. BUT... it looks like...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-01-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,580
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We had the same problem

Here is how we solved it for us: https://https://livinginbeauty.net/2016/09/29/our-kayaks/
Forum: Full-Timing 09-01-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,081
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Welcome

Welcome to the world of full timing. Today is 409 days on the road and we love it. To see what we've been up to, check our blog at www.livinginbeauty.net
Forum: On The Road... 05-29-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,683
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
50/50

My wife and I share the driving half-and-half
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-18-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,046
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
New solar, inverter and batteries

We just had Vinnie's Northbay Airstream Repair (https://www.vinniesairstream.com) install solar, an inverter and new AGM batteries. We are not associated financially nor benefit in any way from...
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-05-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,722
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
I was sure hoping for an easier way.

I was sure hoping for an easier way.
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-05-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,722
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
How do you get curtains off the railing?

We have a 2001 30' Excel with white curtains that need to be dry cleaned.

We cannot figure out how to get them off the railing (see photo)

Any advice?
Forum: The Pet Forum 03-04-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 170,366
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Rescued a stray dog and now our travel companion

We just posted a story about how we rescued a stray dog and now he is our Airstream travel companion.

https://livinginbeauty.net/2017/03/03/picos-pov/
Forum: Tires 03-01-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,889
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We did the same ofter a tire blowout.

We had 15" tires and had a horrible blowout last August and changed to the same 16" Michelin tires you did.

Here is a blog post about the adventure:
...
Forum: Tires 03-01-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,630
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
VIAR 400P-Automatic RV

We LOVE this heavy duty compressor that fills our tires to 80 lb in a few seconds.

Fast, reliable and top of the line.

Comes with 60 feet of hose (two 30') so I can reach all the truck and...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-06-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,763
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Just an option

We faced the same problem and solved it with folding bikes that fit in the back seat of our tow vehicle (see photo)
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-30-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,563
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
USCarb

I strongly recommend the US Carburetor brand for a Honda generator conversion to a tri-fuel. I installed it in less than an hour and it works fantastic
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 01-25-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,635
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Smoking fish on a small Weber grill

We have been living full-time in our airstream since April 2016. We just experimented with smoking fish using our little Weber Q100 grill. Take a look at how we did it at...
Forum: Tires 01-23-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,030
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
The Blowout of Destiny

We too had a terrible blowout and wrote a blog post about it here: https://livinginbeauty.net/2016/08/06/the-blowout-of-destiny/
Forum: On The Road... 01-18-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,981
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
LazyDays

We are staying at LazyDays in about 10 days
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-15-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,309
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We too took our time to decide on Airstream

We too spent about 2 years researching different brands and finally came up with the only obvious choice (to us at least) to buy an Airstream. Since we had to also buy a towing vehicle, we could not...
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,054
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We did it ourselves

We did not hire an estate company to liquidate our stuff. We did it all ourselves over a 2 year period....very slowly. And, yes, it was a lot of work and emotional at times. Would we do anything...
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,054
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
A lot to think about

Thank you for all your comments, advice and suggestions. A lot to think about.
Forum: Full-Timing 12-13-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,054
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
I remember when it was 20 years to retirement

Keep the faith. You will be surprised how fast those 20 years will go!!
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