Archive | March, 2009

A Howling Beast: Replacing the Loud Refrigerator Fan on our DWR Airstream Trailer

My first modification to our DWR Bambi Airstream was to replace the refrigerator fan that howled. Imagine finding a quiet campsite, cuddling up in bed and then the fridge starts making this annoying buzzing sound. Since the fan is controlled by a heat sensor, it turns on and off at intermittent intervals. But, if it […]

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HDTV arrives in the DWR Airstream – Toshiba 19LV506 19″ HD TV

HDTV came to our Airstream. The DWR Bambi Airstream came with a 15″ Sony. It was heavy, had no built-in DVD player, looked dated, no HD, used an external power adapter, used more energy, and the picture wasn’t very good. So, I went out on a quest to find a more beautiful display. We don’t really watch […]

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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, especially when it comes to connecting a […]

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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 looks at the construction of the mattress platform. Airstream […]

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