Year: 2019

Is Airstreaming Environmentally Friendly ?

We work hard to be eco-friendly by reducing our environmental footprint even though we use a BIG truck to tow our Airstream.  Our F-150 uses a small efficient 3.5 ecoboost twin-turbo engine. This gives us great gas mileage and lower emissions yet is powerful enough to take us where...
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Security From Theft

There are several different ways to look at this issue of Security from theft. One is when the trailer is in storage and the second is when you are travelling/camping. Realize that 95% of all trailer theft is pre-planned. That means that the perpetrator has cased out the trailer...
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Our New Camping Chairs For Blue Streak!

We have found great folding camp chairs at Costco Canada. Timber Ridge Ergo Frame Director’s Outdoor Chair 2-pack for only $80.00cdn They have durable seat fabric which is weather resistant, and the double-layered padded seat and back offer a comfy place to relax while camping. They are made with...
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Oh Solar Me-O

We are Boondockers (i.e: dry campers also known as ‘not plugged-in camping’ 😎).  We usually boondock for 7-10 days at a time here on Vancouver Island.  The question then is: “How do you power your lights, fridge, AC and microwave 😲????”.  As the hologram of Dr. Lanning replied to...
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Kitchen Storage and Dishes

You’ve heard the stories that a travel trailer in motion is like experiencing a level 3-5 earthquake. Well, these stories are “TRUE”. So the question is: “What are the best dishes to travel with?” We have found that “Corelle dishes” hold up to the rigours of travel. Corelle is...
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Why Did We Choose An Airstream?

First of all, to say that Airstream Travel Trailers are “iconic” would be an understatement. Second, it is true that they are very expensive. Since we live in Canada you can add 35% (writing this in 2019) to the dealer pricing found in the USA (love those Canadian dollars,...
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Tearing Down To Break Camp

For details of how we “Set-Up” when we first arrive at a Campsite, read the Post “What are Chocks For”.  Please note that this procedure is specific to us and our Airstream Int’l 25 CCD “Blue Streak” and may be different for you 🙂 The day before you leave...
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How Do You Determine If Your Tow Vehicle Is Right For Your Trailer?

This is one of those “Mystery Questions” where everyone has an opinion.  Frankly, some opinions are, well, dangerous.  I can remember looking for a tow vehicle when we were thinking about upgrading our travel trailer to ‘Blue Streak‘, our International 25 CCD Airstream.  When we asked the “truck dealer”...
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Can Laughter bring Karma?

I was reading through a series of articles on the Airstream Forum titled “Entertainment Value Of Watching People Back-Up Their Trailers”.  After reading all the “expert” comments on how it can be so entertaining and a good laugh, it made me wonder about Karma. I think that people seem...
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Vancouver Island – Elk Falls

The large campground at Elk Falls Provincial Park (122 sites) provides a convenient base camp for day tripping. Gold River, destinations in the Sayward Forest, Kelsey Bay, Rock Bay, and the parks of Quadra and Cortes Islands are within easy reach.  The City of Campbell River is about 15...
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