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TICKS

Our first encounter with ticks (while camping) was out at Keyhole State Park in Wyoming.  My wife was helping our (at the time) little girl into her pajamas and noticed a couple little buggers.  That was our wake-up-call to check for these little blood-sucking parasites, regularly. Uncut grass where we store the Old Girl looks like it might be a…

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Cleaning Your Airstream

One thing about Airstream’s, you can keep them looking like new for decades with proper care. I’ve seen units from the 80’s that look nearly new, with their original clearcoat finish. That’s what I’m hoping for and so far she looks pretty good.  Here’s the array of cleaning products and protectants I use regularly. Exterior Meguiar’s Wash. Good for getting…

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Update on Michelin LTX Tire Failures

Big update.  The Michelin LTX tires that Discount Tire installed on my Airstream in April 2012 were all subject to a RECALL. Here’s my earlier posts on the subject: http://boondockdad.com/trailer-tire-failures-st-and-ltx/ http://boondockdad.com/michelin-tire-failure-numero-trois/ So, my first question is: why wasn’t I notified of this? CFR 49 outlines the tire dealers responsibility for registering the DOT codes and consumers contact information with the…

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