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Forum: Boondocking 07-02-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Mikebrady62
I believe the sub contractors to the oil...

I believe the sub contractors to the oil companies know more about the specifics of the archeology find than the actual oil company. It is intentional that the archeology contractor didn’t say what...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 07-01-2022, 05:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,362
Posted By Mikebrady62
There is not a pairing function for either the...

There is not a pairing function for either the Levelmate Pro or the RVLevelerPro. So although I have never encountered another unit showing up, it is definitely a possibility. They both have an auto...
Forum: On The Road... 06-29-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,678
Posted By Mikebrady62
I Saw One in Person!

I finally saw an Oliver II in person and inside! Very well built and solid for sure. They only had 1 A/C also. (I don't think you would ever need 2 in those.) I can see this as a true 4 season...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 06-29-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,380
Posted By Mikebrady62
I Agree!

I had lugs that would need constant adjustment for the first 5000+ miles of towing but not even a small adjustment needed since. Since then, I still check before each trip and about every 1000 miles...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-29-2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,362
Posted By Mikebrady62
Pretty Much the Same

I have now used the RVLevelerPro a few times, all with good success. Very much the same as Levelmate Pro but $50.00 less. I like each because I can see just exactly how far to pull on to the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-28-2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,732
Posted By Mikebrady62
I have a 2018 Chevy 1/2 ton with the 6.2L engine....

I have a 2018 Chevy 1/2 ton with the 6.2L engine. I do not notice any milage gain by using the 91 octane fuel but when I use the 87 octane there is a definite ping when going up hill. I typically...
Forum: On The Road... 06-25-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,678
Posted By Mikebrady62
Me Too!

Ray,
Thanks for the write up! I too was very interested in the Oliver II before we purchased our AS. The windows and the inside width (23 vs 25/27) was what sold us on ours. Without ever seeing an...
Forum: Boondocking 06-25-2022, 05:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By Mikebrady62
The Wapiti Lodge certainly has a great sense of...

The Wapiti Lodge certainly has a great sense of humor!
Funniest yet in my opinion.
Forum: On The Road... 06-23-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,958
Posted By Mikebrady62
Good information here. We will give it a go in...

Good information here. We will give it a go in mid-August.
Forum: On The Road... 06-22-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,647
Posted By Mikebrady62
S1000pre, like Bill M. said- You needed 2 heat...

S1000pre, like Bill M. said- You needed 2 heat pumps in June? Where are you? Sounds really nice right now!
If it is above freezing, we too use a small ceramic heater. Much quieter for us... and...
Forum: Photography 06-20-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,118
Posted By Mikebrady62
Is this Malibu?

Beautiful picture! Where was this on the coast?
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-20-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,362
Posted By Mikebrady62
You Do or You Don't

So you do or you don't have any experience with RvLevelerPro or Level Mate?
Forum: Awnings 06-16-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,826
Posted By Mikebrady62
As other mentioned; the Tropic Room does look...

As other mentioned; the Tropic Room does look nice. We travel with a Tailgaterz screen house and luckily have only needed it twice. Once in the Tetons and once in CO. Both were in July at elevation...
Forum: On The Road... 06-12-2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By Mikebrady62
BogeyPro, That is a beautiful drive almost...

BogeyPro,
That is a beautiful drive almost anytime. Lush and green almost year-round from Gold Bar to Index. Nothing too steep or tight the entire way.
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-12-2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,362
Posted By Mikebrady62
I just purchased the RVLevelerPro. I will let...

I just purchased the RVLevelerPro. I will let you know once it is installed how it works compared to the LevelMatePro. I had the same issue (not accurate) with my LevelmatePro purchased in 2020. I...
Forum: Photography 06-08-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,118
Posted By Mikebrady62
PBI Sunrise

Parked in a Friend's Driveway for a few days.
Beautiful Sunrises!
Forum: Our Community 06-07-2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Mikebrady62
Galveston Island ??

We have stayed at a couple places on Galveston Island.
One is more of the RV Resort you talked about but it is across the street from the beach. The other is Dellanera RV Park right on the beach....
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 05-19-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,579
Posted By Mikebrady62
For inside we have a blender, coffee grinder and...

For inside we have a blender, coffee grinder and Nespresso machine and a Dyson cordless vac.
Outside is a Q1200 and just added a Traeger Ranger.
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 05-16-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,373
Posted By Mikebrady62
Pnw?

If you are heading beyond Oregon, Central Washington has 2 really good markets. Saturday's in Leavenworth and Sundays just SE of there in Cashmere. Not only is it the Fruit Basket of the US but...
Forum: On The Road... 05-16-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,017
Posted By Mikebrady62
Jason, If you are asking specifically about the...

Jason,
If you are asking specifically about the Volcano, I am not 100% sure but all of my grills do. Some I have to take the grill regulator off. The AS low pressure line already compensates for...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 05-14-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,868
Posted By Mikebrady62
Same For Us

If I’m not making breakfast outside on the Q1200, then I always use the oven on broil. It takes no time at all to heat up and ready to toast.

Janet is correct, you definitely have to pay...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-11-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By Mikebrady62
I didn't know that was a factory option. I am...

I didn't know that was a factory option. I am going to look into it for my 2018 with 6.2l now.
Thanks for sharing this!
Forum: On The Road... 05-11-2022, 05:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,017
Posted By Mikebrady62
Same for Me

After reading all of this, I had to get the Traeger Ranger too. I love using the Traeger Pro at home, so why not love it on the road. I'll still bring the Q1200 just for more cooking space and a...
Forum: On The Road... 05-05-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,525
Posted By Mikebrady62
We use the Dyson V10 also. We have had it for 3...

We use the Dyson V10 also. We have had it for 3 years now and although the battery life isn't what it was new, still more than enough to do our camper and quick truck clean up.
Forum: Photography 05-05-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,232
Posted By Mikebrady62
Great Picture!

Content, back drop & artistry!
Nicely done!
Forum: On The Road... 05-02-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,017
Posted By Mikebrady62
Traeger Ranger

We currently use the Q1200 like many others and it is very versatile but I am interested in what others have to say about the Traeger Ranger also.
My guess it is too much to run off the inverter...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 05-01-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,595
Posted By Mikebrady62
It Happened to Me Too

[QUOTE=gypsydad;2594684]Stop! Your all right!:cool: We use both X-Chocks and Chocks, and both have limitations. The X-Chocks "help" to stabilize, but should not be relied on for "stopping" your AS...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 04-30-2022, 04:31 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 42,976
Posted By Mikebrady62
Wow! She is beautiful! Better than new!

Wow! She is beautiful!
Better than new!
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 04-28-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Mikebrady62
I have to agree with SlowPokePete, Go a bit...

I have to agree with SlowPokePete, Go a bit deeper and wider than you think.
I have a 27' AS and my garage is 35' X 18' and is just enough to back in comfortably, drop my hitch on the floor in...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-25-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,501
Posted By Mikebrady62
Ray, Glad to hear about your maiden voyage and...

Ray,
Glad to hear about your maiden voyage and from the sounds of it, it was a success. No need for rivets or screws I hope. I am very curious to hear from you on which one is the best for you both.
Forum: Member Introductions 04-25-2022, 03:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,287
Posted By Mikebrady62
Foobar, Welcome to the fun and congratulations...

Foobar,
Welcome to the fun and congratulations on your soon to be new AS.
When you’re ready for a little drive but still in TX, there is Palo Duro Canyon just south of Amarillo and even further...
Forum: Our Community 04-21-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,774
Posted By Mikebrady62
It only has 1 AC unit for a 30' AS and it is not...

It only has 1 AC unit for a 30' AS and it is not the quiet ducted either. Based on those 2 factors alone I would have to pass in this one. Unless of course you don't plan to use the AC much at all...
Forum: Roof 04-21-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,861
Posted By Mikebrady62
Little Giant at Home

At home I use the Little Giant articulating ladder. I adjust it so the trailer side is 2 steps lower than the outside. It gets me right up next to the trailer and you just step off a few inches...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-21-2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By Mikebrady62
arkansasMoe, You don't mention what your tow...

arkansasMoe,
You don't mention what your tow vehicle will be. If it will be a pickup, you could always go with a tonneau cover and a mounted bike rack on it. Checkout the Retrax system from 4...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-21-2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,933
Posted By Mikebrady62
Too Funny!

I bet it looks awesome and you are very proud of your hard work.
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 04-20-2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,514
Posted By Mikebrady62
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-19-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,933
Posted By Mikebrady62
Same Thought

I have always cleaned my boat up after each use or long weekends. No different for the AS. It's just part of having fun. Relax have a beverage and start cleaning:)
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-19-2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By Mikebrady62
Dennis, I'm happy for you that it almost done,...

Dennis,
I'm happy for you that it almost done, and you will be on to your next fishing spot soon.
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 04-18-2022, 04:33 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,514
Posted By Mikebrady62
"What was once dead is now alive." So true!...

"What was once dead is now alive."

So true! Fantastic!
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 04-16-2022, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By Mikebrady62
I now have an attached garage for our AS and I do...

I now have an attached garage for our AS and I do not do a full winterization. I still empty all tanks and blow out the lines. I keep my thermostat at 45 (the furnace has never come on) and it's...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Overlander 04-11-2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By Mikebrady62
Looks like you are off to a great start with...

Looks like you are off to a great start with frame and new axles.
Congrats and good luck on your project.
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 04-11-2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By Mikebrady62
Congratulations Jondrew55! You have a beautiful...

Congratulations Jondrew55!
You have a beautiful truck/trailer combo.
How long did the install take for the ProPride? What you expected?
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-09-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,010
Posted By Mikebrady62
I will agree with the rest: Great thread Dennis! ...

I will agree with the rest: Great thread Dennis!
I will also say most everything on my list has been mentioned. We also bring along our standup inflatable paddle boards, except for winter camping. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-09-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,976
Posted By Mikebrady62
Really?

Those are super impressive stats (probably get about 28 MPG on the highway not towing and about 23 towing.)
I may have to rethink everything at this point.
Does anyone else get anywhere near this...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-07-2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,215
Posted By Mikebrady62
Couldn’t Agree More

I am here to say (but never in front of my wife) she is a wise woman and is usually right. In the case of buying our AS, she certainly was right. We love our (her) choice and couldn’t be happier. So...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 04-07-2022, 05:08 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,514
Posted By Mikebrady62
The cabinets are looking fantastic for sure! As...

The cabinets are looking fantastic for sure!
As for humdinger projects, mine all go like that. I think to my self “this should only take about 30 minutes “ then half a day later and 2 trips to...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 03-30-2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,514
Posted By Mikebrady62
Vagabond, The only picture that is visible is...

Vagabond,
The only picture that is visible is the doors assembled. The rest of the attachments show they are invalid. I love seeing the beautiful progress and would hate to miss any of the steps.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 03-17-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,679
Posted By Mikebrady62
IF IT WERE ME; I would keep the new one on...

IF IT WERE ME;
I would keep the new one on order/hold until the last minute and be scouring RV Trader and the like for what you want with the new composite flooring. It should have a 3 year warranty...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 03-15-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,270
Posted By Mikebrady62
I figured the market would change eventually. ...

I figured the market would change eventually. Although I thought it would be last summer/fall but I'm always off on my timing. Hopefully this will give the rest of us a better opportunity to get...
Forum: Photography 03-14-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 20,954
Posted By Mikebrady62
We Love This Area Too

We visited Flaming Gorge too. Made the entire loop down into Utah and back up the West side to camp on the Wyoming side near Buckboard Marina and Green River.
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