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Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,666
Posted By Dennis C
You could always clean it up and wrap it. This...

You could always clean it up and wrap it. This might accomplish your objectives, and it would allow you to change the color or remove the wrap in the future if you choose. There are gloss silver...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Dennis C
I don't know about the Caravel, but my 2020...

I don't know about the Caravel, but my 2020 International has 13/16" lugs. My Airstream dealer told me that it was 3/4", but he was wrong. I bought a 6-point socket at Home Depot that works well.
Forum: On The Road... 11-30-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By Dennis C
I drove through multiple Illinois Tollway...

I drove through multiple Illinois Tollway locations in September, and as mentioned above, the booths were unmanned. I went online and set up an account with Illinois Tollway, and they charged my...
Forum: On The Road... 11-29-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,884
Posted By Dennis C
I have no idea. I donít know the stats. ...

I have no idea. I donít know the stats.

Iíve always been a GMC truck guy. I think Iíll just stick with that. :)
Forum: On The Road... 11-29-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,884
Posted By Dennis C
It looks like a scary problem. I canít imagine...

It looks like a scary problem. I canít imagine experiencing that cruising down the highway towing my Airstream. I canít imagine the stress of worrying that it might happen.
Forum: Boondocking 11-29-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Dennis C
We’ve got some boondocking planned for 2021 on...

We’ve got some boondocking planned for 2021 on private land in Colorado, with river access for fly fishing. I’m looking forward to it already.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-29-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By Dennis C
We really considered a Caravel 20 footer. The...

We really considered a Caravel 20 footer. The kitchen is really nice in that unit!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-28-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By Dennis C
I’ve got the Retrax rolling aluminum cover on my...

I’ve got the Retrax rolling aluminum cover on my truck bed, and I love it. It works very well for me.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-27-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By Dennis C
I think you’re going about this the right way. ...

I think you’re going about this the right way.

If you can fit a 1/2 ton pickup truck in your garage in one of the shorter configurations, that would be ideal, in my opinion. I say this for many...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-26-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,933
Posted By Dennis C
Either would be a great choice. One thing you...

Either would be a great choice. One thing you need to consider is how and where you will camp. My wife and I often camp in state or national parks, or we boondock. Many of these parks only allow a...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 11-26-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 300,602
Posted By Dennis C
The fantastic fan is quite powerful. It vents...

The fantastic fan is quite powerful. It vents odors pretty well too, even if you only have to open it for a few minutes.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-25-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,933
Posted By Dennis C
I own a 23FB. I'm 6'4 and my wife is 6'0". We...

I own a 23FB. I'm 6'4 and my wife is 6'0". We have no issues with the bathroom, except maybe the fact that the shower is a little tight. It's workable, but tight. The toilet works well, with no...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 11-24-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 300,602
Posted By Dennis C
There's not an exhaust vent in the bathroom...

There's not an exhaust vent in the bathroom ceiling in my 2020 either. There's a gap at the top of the bathroom door to allow moisture to vent through the rear fantastic fan.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11-24-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Dennis C
I spoke with my Airstream dealer about that model...

I spoke with my Airstream dealer about that model before buying the Sway Pro. The new Track Pro was recommended by my dealer for smaller trailers than mine, so it might be a good option for a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-23-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,398
Posted By Dennis C
Porsche uses a dual clutch gearbox in the Cayenne...

Porsche uses a dual clutch gearbox in the Cayenne and the Macan. Their version is called PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung). I've got the 7-speed version of this gearbox on my 911.

In the Porsche...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-22-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,398
Posted By Dennis C
That's a very logical and reasoned approach to...

That's a very logical and reasoned approach to it, and I agree with you.

One of the things that we don't talk about very often is cargo space, as opposed to cargo weight. We tend to bring items...
Forum: 2020 Caravel Release 11-22-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By Dennis C
My 2020 International has 13/16” lugs. I was told...

My 2020 International has 13/16” lugs. I was told by my Airstream dealer that they were 3/4”, but I very quickly found out that the dealer was wrong.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-21-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By Dennis C
I tow a 23 FB with a GMC 1500 truck that has a...

I tow a 23 FB with a GMC 1500 truck that has a payload rating of 1,479 lbs. My experience so far has been good. Personally, I wouldn’t go bigger than a 23-footer for my truck.

My wife and I also...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-21-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,754
Posted By Dennis C
I’ve actually considered adding a supercharger to...

I’ve actually considered adding a supercharger to my 5.3 as opposed to buying a new truck. I still may go that route, as it costs less than a new truck, and forced induction would be nice at...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-21-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Dennis C
Same configuration here, although we tow with a...

Same configuration here, although we tow with a GMC 1500.

I find the 23 FB to be quite stable towing with a WDH.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-20-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,398
Posted By Dennis C
There are lots of tow vehicle options for a 16...

There are lots of tow vehicle options for a 16 footer, which is nice.

I always love reading the comments in these threads about people not wanting a truck. I love my truck, even when I’m not...
Forum: Boondocking 11-20-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By Dennis C
Looking forward to the report! Our shakedown...

Looking forward to the report! Our shakedown cruise with our 2020 International involved quite a bit of boon docking, and it was awesome!
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-20-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Dennis C
My wife and I bought our first EV this year. It’s...

My wife and I bought our first EV this year. It’s a game changer. Once you get used to driving an EV, a vehicle with an internal combustion engine seems antiquated. I can’t wait to see how the...
Forum: Our Community 11-19-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,647
Posted By Dennis C
Interesting...

Interesting...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-18-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,672
Posted By Dennis C
I took Bobbo's advice and installed a 12V outlet...

I took Bobbo's advice and installed a 12V outlet on the side of the bed. I've upgraded the outlet since this pic was taken so it's now one standard USB port and one USB-C port. I'll be adding...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-17-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,754
Posted By Dennis C
My tow vehicle is a 2018 GMC Denali 1500 crew cab...

My tow vehicle is a 2018 GMC Denali 1500 crew cab with the 5.3L engine, 8-speed transmission, and the 3.42 axle ratio. Most of my towing is in Colorado in the mountains, although I have towed across...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-17-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,333
Posted By Dennis C
This thread is beginning to remind me of threads...

This thread is beginning to remind me of threads that I read on the Porsche forums that I frequently visit. Some people on those forums freak out if it rains on their car. It's a car, not a Faberge...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-16-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Dennis C
Good guide above. I think another important note...

Good guide above. I think another important note is that different Airstream models have different weights, even in the same length. A 25 foot Flying Cloud weighs less than a 25 foot Globetrotter...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-16-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,126
Posted By Dennis C
I'd like one of those fancy leveling systems that...

I'd like one of those fancy leveling systems that has an iPhone app, something like the LevelMate Pro.

As far as camping trips go, I've already booked a couple to various sites in the Colorado...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-16-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Dennis C
You'll need to look at the sticker on your door...

You'll need to look at the sticker on your door jamb to get the answer to your question.

Things that you'll need to know include: Maximum tongue weight, maximum trailer weight, GCWR, Cargo &...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-16-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,816
Posted By Dennis C
My thoughts on this issue are fairly simple. I...

My thoughts on this issue are fairly simple. I don't have the time, resources, or knowledge to test out various towing combinations myself. Therefore, I rely on testing and published information...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 11-15-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Dennis C
The disc has the trailerís VIN number on it.

The disc has the trailerís VIN number on it.
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 11-15-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,284
Posted By Dennis C
This is the product that Iíve got on my...

This is the product that Iíve got on my Airstream.

https://mouse-free.com/
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 11-15-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,284
Posted By Dennis C
That seems like a very high quote. I had the...

That seems like a very high quote. I had the undercoating applied for $250.
Forum: Member Introductions 11-14-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Dennis C
I’m working on a 1970 Williams electromechanical...

I’m working on a 1970 Williams electromechanical pinball machine today. It’s a Dipsy Doodle four player game. Tinkering with it has become my weekend hobby while my Airstream is in winter storage....
Forum: Our Community 11-13-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,647
Posted By Dennis C
Love that song...

Love that song...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-13-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By Dennis C
The term “certified” could have a number of...

The term “certified” could have a number of meetings. It’s unlikely that it means that the technicians are certified by an independent third party as you’d see in some other professions. It’s more...
Forum: Our Community 11-12-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,647
Posted By Dennis C
He already stole it from Toby Keith!

He already stole it from Toby Keith!
Forum: Our Community 11-12-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,647
Posted By Dennis C
It works well. My shelf insert is made from some...

It works well. My shelf insert is made from some leftover "beetle kill" pine boards that were used for the ceiling in my house. I have one that's a single plank width, and one that's two planks...
Forum: Our Community 11-12-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,647
Posted By Dennis C
That's not entirely correct on the 23 FB. I sleep...

That's not entirely correct on the 23 FB. I sleep on the aisle side, so I can obviously get out of bed easily and walk down the center aisle. My wife sleeps on the window side, and there is space...
Forum: Our Community 11-12-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,647
Posted By Dennis C
We chose our trailer with the bed size in mind,...

We chose our trailer with the bed size in mind, among other things. We wanted a smaller trailer, but we wanted a queen bed. The 23 FB queen bed is very comfortable for two people, and getting up at...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-11-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Dennis C
Welcome from fellow Colorado Airstreamers. We...

Welcome from fellow Colorado Airstreamers. We live in a great state for camping, as you know. We’ve already booked 15 nights for 2021, and that list will grow quickly!
Forum: Member Introductions 11-11-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Dennis C
Let's see some pics!

Let's see some pics!
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-10-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,487
Posted By Dennis C
Close! Itís Center Lake Campground in Custer...

Close! Itís Center Lake Campground in Custer State Park.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-10-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Dennis C
We had an Audi SQ5 for many years. They build...

We had an Audi SQ5 for many years. They build very nice vehicles.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-10-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Dennis C
I think most people follow the payload sticker on...

I think most people follow the payload sticker on the car as opposed to the published manufacturer information, as it takes into consideration all the options on an individual vehicle. For example,...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-10-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,333
Posted By Dennis C
I’m a perfectionist, but I don’t think I’m quite...

I’m a perfectionist, but I don’t think I’m quite to OCD levels. I’ve got a list of Airstream projects that doesn’t ever seem to get smaller. It includes repairs and modifications. What I find is...
Forum: Winter Living 11-09-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,529
Posted By Dennis C
70 degrees yesterday, snowing today. That's...

70 degrees yesterday, snowing today.

That's Colorado weather.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-06-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,330
Posted By Dennis C
I’m thinking my current setup might be okay - I...

I’m thinking my current setup might be okay - I just haven’t had enough sun exposure on my panels. The portable unit may solve that.

We’ve already booked our first two trips for the spring of...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-06-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,487
Posted By Dennis C
She's a character! Seven year-old Great Dane. ...

She's a character! Seven year-old Great Dane. She's an excellent camping companion.
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