Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Showing results 1 to 50 of 2185
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: mandolindave
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-16-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By mandolindave
Power jack

I am trying to fix my Atwood powered jack, on my Argosy. It used to work. The power source was a wire spliced into the big multi wire cable. The wire is no longer hot.( I tested it using the chasis...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 09-30-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By mandolindave
Did you save the old cabinets?

You could at least use them as templates.

You could also use the framing and/or doors. Perhaps spruce them up yo your liking.

It seems to me, that I have seen quite a few gutted trailers for...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-08-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,590
Posted By mandolindave
Actually...

The Honda 2200 runs my 11K BTU air conditioner, without the easy start. I don't know if I had to, but I turned EVERYTHING else off. I will be installing the easy start soon though.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-29-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By mandolindave
Don't know how much a photo will tell

It's an 1973 Argosy 20 footer. It only comes on when plugged in to the tow vehicle
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-28-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By mandolindave
sorry...bumping this

got no answer
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-22-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By mandolindave
Because

Eww
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-22-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By mandolindave
It's a preowned trailer....

I mean like....I am hoping that it's not a brothel light.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-22-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By mandolindave
no pics, it's raining

The red light is inside the trailer

At the bottom of the back window frame

It stays on as long as the trailer is plugged into the tow vehicle


Is it ungood to leave your trailer "wired up"...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-22-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By mandolindave
red light in rear window of trailer

It lights up when the umbilical cord is plugged in.

I don't understand its purpose.
Forum: On The Road... 06-26-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,419
Posted By mandolindave
I used to live in New Jersey and traveled down south.

I 78 to I 81 was my preferred route.

Less traffic, less stress, less stop and go, less tolls, just $2 to get out of Jersey
WAY nicer scenery

I 95 is flatter though
Forum: Our Community 06-26-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,050
Posted By mandolindave
Just my opinion

A 22 footer is too small for 4 adults. Maybe if it's family or really close friends

#1 Personally I'd be creeped out.

#2 People getting up to use the bathroom would be sleep disruptive.

#3...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-09-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,778
Posted By mandolindave
What is the advantage of a remote??????

File under " WHAT COULD GO WRONG?????"

I am guessing that you program a security code, otherwise, I'd always be worried
that the guy next to me would raise mine without realizing it.
Forum: On The Road... 06-08-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,011
Posted By mandolindave
I should instead just come right out and say it.

I think that just maybe, some people haven't realized that they don't like campgrounds. I don't.

I'm sure there are some nice ones. But some are like parking lots.

For some Airstream...
Forum: On The Road... 06-08-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,011
Posted By mandolindave
Yeah, I agree...

And there should be a rule against people burning dead animal fat and muscle. That's so gross and inconsiderate.
.
OR !!!! people that say " at " at the end of a sentence. They shouldn't be allowed...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 06-06-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 80,534
Posted By mandolindave
Hey Touring Dan

Graves Mountain Bluegrass festival must be one of your haunts. It is a beautiful location, has a cool hiking trail, and some historic spots of interest. An old stone Civil War supply route running...
Forum: On The Road... 06-06-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By mandolindave
It kinda depends on your tastes.

What kind of outdoor activities, your interests, taste in food and music. If you're going thru the Ozarks and like country music, Branson would be a thought.

Perhaps a different route on the way...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-05-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By mandolindave
Life Line might be really good

But they didn't even appear on the top 3, or top 10 list of best AGM batteries, that I saw.

I got the Optimas because they fit in my battery compartment and they were 2/3 of the weight of the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-05-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,891
Posted By mandolindave
Moderation

A guy I know ( a MECHANIC!!!!) tried inflating tires on his trailer for better gas mileage, had TWO blowouts within an hour.
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 06-05-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 80,534
Posted By mandolindave
For people on the East Coast

Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival in Woodstown, South Jersey, is very nice.
About 5000 attending, Very good line up.

About Grey Fox. Probably the best Bluegrass Festival in the Northeast. 16,000...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 06-05-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 80,534
Posted By mandolindave
I can't believe I haven't participated in this thread!!!!!

The only reason I bought an RV is because I was going to so many Bluegrass festivals. I have only been to one campground , and that was because my group was performing there.But I have driveway...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-04-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,001
Posted By mandolindave
I phoned Dometic, about the Honda 2200/11000 btu

They said they sell the capacitor for $36 plus $25 shipping( something like the easy start???)...but that I could find it cheaper on line. They are sending me the installation instructions.

They...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-04-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By mandolindave
The new Honda 2200

I have a 11,000 btu Dometic DuoTherm Briskair. It works fine on a home 20 amp circuit. I was wondering if the new Honda 2200 generator would run the AC unit without frying it. Dometic says I need...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-03-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,416
Posted By mandolindave
Its a Prodigy 1 brake controller

As I said everything worked fine....out of the blue it started acting up..I suspect mice

I might have to pull the belly off to rewire it.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-03-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,416
Posted By mandolindave
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-03-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,416
Posted By mandolindave
Turn signal activates brakes

Also depressing the TV foot brake pedal locks up the yrailer brakes. Any ideas?

Also, my trailer is a 1973 Argosy. Do I stand a chance using the old turn signal wires, to pull new wires, or are...
Forum: Floor Finishes 12-03-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,136
Posted By mandolindave
Hey Nick, I ripped out my ugly shag too.

It's template time……Just my thoughts.

1. Trying to use cardboard is frustrating. The roll of paper from HD or Lowes worked better for me on other projects.

2. Cutting the template smaller, and...
Forum: 1987 - 1989 Excella 03-20-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,898
Posted By mandolindave
Also…..

Prices are all over the map because conditions of trailers are all over the map.

Answer to your original question on what it is worth. 10 K to 30 K ????? (restoration cost ? 10K to 30 K )
Forum: 1987 - 1989 Excella 03-20-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,898
Posted By mandolindave
You won't like this response.

Good reasons to put money into an old RV.

1. It's yours and you will get enjoyment out of using it

2. It's someone else's and they have disposable income to pay you.

3. You own it and it has...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 03-20-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,169
Posted By mandolindave
As always, it's difficult to diagnose from afar.

But here are somethings to keep in mind or at least think about.

1. My restoration guru guy said that the toilet ( AND spray wand !!! ) is a place where winterization is often NOT done well...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-08-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,995
Posted By mandolindave
As often happens…..

I can not answer your question on location of model number. But….

1. Visually inspecting motor bearings is not enough. I say, briskly spin the fan manually. It should spin for almost a minute.
...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 02-25-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,910
Posted By mandolindave
This is just MY experience.

I bought a 2009 Chevy van. I was so happy with the computer monitoring system ( mileage, fuel, tire pressure, oil change alert, etc )

BUT…It had metal tire valves/ tire pressure sensors. They...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-23-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By mandolindave
With the AC running???

The furnace blower would suck in warm air from outside. ( I think ?????) A regular table top fan might be a better solution
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-17-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,851
Posted By mandolindave
It's often hard to diagnose stuff from afar.

In 2005, I had a 1973 fridge leak. You could visibly see the gold/green oozing out of a fitting. The smell wasn't bad inside, as the business end of the fridge is more or less outside. The fridge...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 02-17-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,118
Posted By mandolindave
kinda going on a tangent here…..

I wouldn't wait until the grey tank is 3/4 full to drain. I'd let it go as you used it. Grey water left sitting in your tank turns VERY nasty very quickly.

A camper next to me had a grey water...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 01-19-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,843
Posted By mandolindave
I'm not an actor, but I play one on TV.

Converting vinyl to MP3 takes some time and money. BUT, maybe worth it, depending on how many tunes you are going to be converting. AND, there very well could be that some of your music, might not be...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 01-14-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,209
Posted By mandolindave
Welcome K&K

You might has well just asked folks what size trailer they have. Almost all seem to think that size is the best.

Look at my Avatar ( photo to the left ) I have a 48 footer and think it's too big....
Forum: Trailer Values 01-12-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,391
Posted By mandolindave
Be careful with assumptions..

I grew weary of people knocking on my door wanting to buy my trailer, usually for about $500. One guy said that he didn't know anything about " RVs ", but low balled me because it was just an Argosy,...
Forum: On The Road... 01-12-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,635
Posted By mandolindave
Seems like a few folks are intimidated by backing up.

I learned how to back up…downhill….in my driveway, off of a busy street.
NOT fun !!!! Take my foot off the brake, then built up too much speed. Put on the brake, and I would need to recalibrate my...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-09-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,902
Posted By mandolindave
Identical twins got different results on " nationality "

Genetic make up can tell us SO much. ( If we can tolerate broccoli, all sorts of cool stuff ) All sorts of things that we are predisposed to.

There was a study on twins separated at birth. The...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 01-07-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,320
Posted By mandolindave
I have similar concerns about full timing….

I know there are some that do it.

Some that love it.

Some that try it.

Some that give up on it

Some that hate it.
Forum: Boondocking 01-07-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,450
Posted By mandolindave
If it was me……especially with a child

I would stay winterized. Play it by ear. Have a porta potti. Bite the bullet and go to a motel, if need be.

Full grown daughter and big tough marine fiancé got snow bound going cross country two...
Forum: On The Road... 01-06-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,564
Posted By mandolindave
Umm…..????

Shawn, Do you have an Airstream? Have you ever had an Airstream?

You might want to make keep on the good side of folks on the forum, as they have a wealth of knowledge, experience, and advice to...
Forum: On The Road... 01-05-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,564
Posted By mandolindave
Perhaps...

Maybe you, and the original poster could team up. There certainly seems to be people that are interested and would benefit from such an establishment. Ocean front might not be economical feasible,...
Forum: On The Road... 01-05-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,532
Posted By mandolindave
Seems like this might be a whirlwind tour…BUT...

I suggest that you unhook your trailer at least once. It sounds like you already know about the terrain, and road conditions getting to the really cool spots.
Forum: On The Road... 01-05-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,532
Posted By mandolindave
Hey KMH

RE ..Off the beaten track

BLM land. I started making a list of the top ten free campsites in Utah, I gave up as there were just too many. There are no signs for these great spots.It's kind of a...
Forum: On The Road... 01-04-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,532
Posted By mandolindave
To be clear...

Did you mean 4 days to get there, 6 days to explore, 4 days to get back….total 14 day trip?

It could be done. I'm thinking 10 hours/500 miles per day towing, to get there. Add an hour to check in...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-04-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,904
Posted By mandolindave
Not an expert here

I started with the upgrade to two Trojan 6 volt " golf cart " batteries. The furnace blower depleted the charge in one or two nights. I removed them because they needed to be vented, and they didn't...
Forum: On The Road... 01-04-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,564
Posted By mandolindave
To be fair…It is a nice idea.

I had an idea for a campground when I was in my 20s. A music venue. Then my Dad and I did the math, researched noise ordinances, and considered what share of the market would want to put up with loud...
Forum: On The Road... 01-04-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,564
Posted By mandolindave
Ed, not only finding someone to risk a million or so..

Finding a " nice " place to build it.

Most nice places in California, are inhabited my million dollar homes, with home owners that don't want to live next to a campground.

There is a guy who...
Forum: Boondocking 01-04-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,050
Posted By mandolindave
I have camped in winter.

I also stay in relative's driveways for holidays and such.

1. Winterise way before first frost. Stay that way until last frost.

2. Have a Porta Potty, electric heater, and a GOOD sleeping bag
...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 2185

 

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.