Year: 2019

E-1 Refrigerator Error Continues

Well, our Trip to Morton Lake had that elusive E-1 Refrigerator Error return after 6 days out.  This is after checking this and that, cleaning everything and replacing the LP regulator.  We still get the E-1 error intermittently. 😫 Since the burner assembly works perfectly it leaves only one...
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August At Morton Lake

A few months ago I talked a bit about some of our favourite ‘boondocking’ locations.  Morton Lake was one of them. We spent about two weeks there this August.  We spent time in the sun and no that beautiful gal is not my daughter 😎.  Hmm, the simple fact...
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LP Regulator Replacement

This must be the Summer for maintenance! However, when you have a 16 year old Airstream that looks like new, one must figure on maintenance to keep it looking that way. While we were at Elk Lake a couple of weeks ago we had an E-1 error message show...
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Why Do We Boondock?

The word “boondock” is an English expression derived from Tagalog word “bundók” (meaning: mountains).  This was adopted by American soldiers in the Philippines to mean “remote and wild places.”  Boondocking as it now applies means an out-of-the-way wilderness areas that are difficult to access. A few of our friends...
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That Old Black Tank Had Me In Its Smell

Sorry – I have a song for everything. 🥴 One of the areas we have found to be an issue is that the existing cap on the Black Water Vent Stack. It really does a poor job of “stink removal”.  After doing some research on the Air Forum and...
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A Little Bit Of Tenderness

Blue Streak is 16 years old and at times needs a bit of tender update maintenance.  Looking at the ugly white access panels that cover the furnace and hot water tank, I decided to paint them.  I choose TremClad gloss aluminum spray paint.  Made quite the difference.  While I...
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New Water Pump Install

We noticed that the water pump had begun to cycle every 10 minutes or so.  In reading what this could mean I began to investigate.  First thing I did was to take a sheet of paper towel and check all the plumbing joints under sinks etc.. looking for leaks...
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June Travels with Blue Streak

On Monday, June 3 we left Vancouver Island heading to Spokane Washington to pick-up ‘Blue Streak‘. We were on the 8:45am ferry from Vancouver Island to the mainland. We decided to drive the 800+KM to Spokane over two days rather than push for 11 hours just to get there....
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It’s Official!

Blue Streak is now Registered as a family member of the Airstream travel trailer worldwide Community....
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Help With Weight & Payload Management

One of the questions that drives me crazy is:  “How do you manage weight distribution and payload”.  While I can take all the “known’s” like, GVWR, GCVWR, GAWR etc. and understand if my tow vehicle can safely tow my trailer.  The issue surrounds payload and distribution of weight between...
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