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DWR-Airstream Travels, Tips and Tricks

Our Travels

Tires are for rolling, not flopping about.

This spring we came back from Florida and were about to enter Nashville during the 5pm rush-hour.  But then, traveling at highway speed our Airstream’s left tire exploded and I saw our nice DWR hub-cap zoom by us into the median and was never to be found....

Ride It and Fold It – Dahon Jack

Putting bikes on the roof of your car is like dragging an anchor with weeds attached to deep mucky water. Your milage gets hit, you have to scream to communicate to your co-pilot in order to rise above the howling noise-floor, you are always at risk of loosing parts...

Cookin’ Rice in the Northwoods

We love camping on Madeline Island in Wisconsin.  And now with our trusty rice cooker we are set to attract all the bears in the forest. I like using a rice cooker since it gives me space on our two-burner stove when cooking.  I set the time when the rice should be...

Hanomag Henschel / Mercedes L207 = I love camping

In 1977, my parents decided to buy a brand new Mercedes van in Germany, where we lived.  It was a “Kastenwagen” meaning, it was completely unfinished on the inside except for the front seats and the dash.  My  father immediately dropped it off at a camping...

Sun, Saltwater. A Trip to the Florida Panhandle

Living in the deepfreeze that is Minnesota, we are always looking forward to a beach vacation. We were about to travel 3100 miles to get some sun and saltwater in our faces when the nose-biting cold bit us hard. It is difficult to think at -6 degrees Fahrenheit,...

Airstream + Volvo XC90 V8 Sport = Yes, we can!

I love Volvos, for many reasons, so I had to find one that could pull our new DWR Airstream. We went to our dealership and drove a used 2004  XC90 and it was uninspired. I talked to my wonderful sales person, Tristan Grobel at Borton Volvo in Minneapolis, MN and...

Airstream dreaming…

We’re docked for the winter – and, it’s a cold one this year. We’re looking forward to parking the Streamin’ Daemon at a beach like we did here in Port Crescent State Park‎ last summer in Michigan. We swam in Lake Huron and watched the...

Tips and Trick

It Can Rain Again!

Over the years it rained while camping and sometimes the water came in through an open window, but I never knew how until I watched a windless downpour this spring while camping in eastern Minnesota. When there is wind any slightly open window can allow water into the...

Ride It and Fold It – Dahon Jack

Putting bikes on the roof of your car is like dragging an anchor with weeds attached to deep mucky water. Your milage gets hit, you have to scream to communicate to your co-pilot in order to rise above the howling noise-floor, you are always at risk of loosing parts...

Staying Connected – for better or for worse

Since we love to travel but still need to be connected to our clients for our Macintosh computer consulting / web design business while being on the road I needed to find a solution for having solid cell data and voice network connections while traveling.  There are...

Clean water made easy

I used to have a PUR water filter mounted on the faucet but it made doing dishes very tight and awkward and eventually it started leaking and didn’t produce water very quickly especially when getting water from the pump.  So I investigated for a long time and...

Rain-proof roof vent

Finally,  after years of suffering through the original roof vent that had a mind of it’s own when the morning dew fell on the rain sensor, closing the roof vent, then opening it, then closing, then opening, etc., I decided enough was enough and got the MaxxFan...

Winter Camping + Condensation = Yucky Mattress Mold

We just returned from a 3100 mile trip to the Florida Panhandle with our DWR Airstream, and to our dismay, we discovered that our mattress was starting to develop mold on the bottom. Moisture sans air flow is a breeding ground for mold. This was bound to happen if one...

My ears were confused

The four stock speakers in the DWR Airstream were $16 coaxial pieces of OEM crap, unfortunately.  For the kind of money a DWR Airstream costs, I would have liked to see a more premium speaker system be standard.  But, that’s not the case. So, I went out and...

Airstream + Volvo XC90 V8 Sport = Yes, we can!

I love Volvos, for many reasons, so I had to find one that could pull our new DWR Airstream. We went to our dealership and drove a used 2004  XC90 and it was uninspired. I talked to my wonderful sales person, Tristan Grobel at Borton Volvo in Minneapolis, MN and...

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