Why we sold our Airstream

Early this spring I pulled our Airstream out of storage, but this time not to get ready for another camping season. Instead, because we sold our beloved Airstream! Why would we sell the Airstream that we enjoyed so much, you ask? The reason is so simple it may seem nonsensical to some, however it was important enough to us that we pulled the trigger and the Airstream is gone. First, we need to get something straight, we mostly loved the Airstream of which we have no regrets about buying or owning. This won’t be an Airstream bashing post, just some …

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Towing your RV safely

My motivation to write this was because I couldn’t find anything out there that puts all these points together in one document. The purpose is to have a simple to understand document to be used as a reference for both RVers and anyone who pulls a trailer. In our travels around the country, we have been witness to the aftermath of many trailer sway accidents and have followed many trailers swaying to the point that we backed way off in fear of being involved in an accident. With some simple guidelines, I believe every one of these accidents could have …

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It’s a Dog’s Life (in an RV)

Meet Shandy, our 20-month-old female Chocolate Lab…… ………and Finley, our 6-month-old male Black Lab Shandy has had quite a few travels with us in our Airstream already – Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, Montana, Wisconsin and Michigan to name just a few.  Finley will be starting his adventures this summer in our brand-spankin’ new New Horizons 5th wheel. Being on the road with our pups brings us a lot of enjoyment, but let’s be real – also some challenges! I’m hoping to start a conversation dedicated to all things Dogs & RV!  How to keep them exercised while traveling?  Where can they …

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Solo Stove Fire Pit promises less smoke, does it deliver?

We love sitting around a camp fire, but dislike the smoke blowing in our faces. While in Door County at a campground the topic of a how nice it would be to have a portable fire pit we could use in places that don’t have a fire ring, not surprisingly while sitting around a camp fire. When Santa came this year, he brought me a Solo Stove Fire Pit. I was intrigued by the promise of less smoke due to the “Signature 360° Airflow Design™” My first thought was, “yeah right, how is that thing supposed to reduce the amount …

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Ginger Pork Tenderloin (on your camp grill!)

Delicious and crazy easy after a day of exploring the outdoors!  We like to serve it up with some foil pack Brussels sprouts!  A little olive oil, salt and pepper and those sprouts will be a great side dish. 1 Pork Tenderloin (about 2.5 lbs) 2 cloves garlic minced  (I keep a jar of store bought minced in the fridge for convenience) 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 TBL sugar 2 TBL water 1 TBL avocado oil (feel free to substitute the oil of your choice) Combine all of the above in a plastic bag.  Give it a good squish …

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ProPride Bearing Water Intrusion Fix

We use the Propride P3 anti-sway hitch on our 30′ Airstream trailer to mitigate sway. The hitch is awesome at eliminating sway, but it does have one flaw that can cause the bearings to rust. Water can get into the bearings from the top dust caps, causing rust and corrosion. This video show how water can affect the P3 hitch and a simple solution I found to keep the water out. Discuss this in our forums at the link below: https://rvthe.us/community/threads/fix-for-water-intrusion-into-propride-p3-hitch-bearings.28/

Dexter Nev-R-Lube Hub Removal

Our Airstream has Dexter Nev-R-Lube axles, which require a break inspection every 12 months or 12,000 miles. Having never removed the Nev-R-Lube hubs, it took me several hours of research to figure out how to remove the reinstall the hubs. I put this video together to explain how to remove the hubs to inspect the brakes. If you are a do-it-yourselfer and you have these Dexter axles, then hopefully this video will save you some time! Discuss this in our forums at the link below: https://rvthe.us/community/threads/checking-brakes-on-a-dexter-nev-r-lube-axle-how-to-remove-the-hubs.4/

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