“You have to practice for an emergency like a fire,” said RV expert John Gold at a recent Alumaevent. “I’m superstitious. I believe in Murphy’s Law: the worst possible thing will happen at the worst possible time. If,” he added emphatically, “IF you aren’t prepared. So be prepared!” Safety step one: stock a fire extinguisher … Continue reading Airstream Fire Safety: How to Use an Extinguisher
Lexie Kensington weighs in (pun intended) on the How to Weigh Your Airstream article in Outside Interests Issue 12. “Don’t be intimidated by the truck stop and the Big Truck dudes there,” says Lexie, an avid vintage owner. Here’s more you need to know about weighing your rig: “A weigh costs money. Usually about $10, … Continue reading Ask Outside Interests – 7/21/15
Airstream maintenance might seem like something only an RV technician can do, but most routine maintenance isn’t hard, especially if you have the right tools to get the job done. Almost anyone can do the basics with a little instruction. Naturally, the tools you need depend on the jobs you are willing to take on. … Continue reading Newbies Tool Kit
“I don’t think Airstreams come with enough reflectors to be safe,” said John Irwin, seminar presenter at a recent Alumaevent. “One night I went to a meeting in my neighborhood, when my Airstream was parked in front of my house. Afterwards, I walked up the street towards the trailer and I realized that I couldn’t … Continue reading Be seen!
Airstreamers are becoming more and more dependent on the wonderful mobile devices that save us time and precious space inside our aluminum homes—and that’s a compelling reason to take a hard look at electronic security and backup options. “I don’t want to be a bummer here, folks,” said Rich Luhr to his seminar audience at … Continue reading Electronic Security Tips
In Outside Interests Issue 9 we learned that safety depends on your towing speed (slower than you think), measuring the height (in feet AND meters) of your rig, and knowing how to operate—and how to escape from—that back safety window. In this issue, Lazydays Safety and Training expert Jon Gold, and veteran Airstreamer (and Airstream … Continue reading ‘Streamer Safety—Part Two
Alumafiesta 2015 participants hiked, biked, painted, shopped, drank, and ate (and ate)—but the week in Tucson was packed with more than just fun and games. Presenter Jon Gold, Lazydays Safety and Training expert, shared sobering and valuable tips on braking, emergency procedures, towing, and trip planning for maximum safety on the road. (But even that … Continue reading ‘Streamer Safety