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Old 07-11-2019, 04:52 PM   #3389
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Thanks Ronnie, I checked the medicine cabinet when you checked yours and I also did Rob safety fix at the same time. I’ll recheck the med cabinet screws.

Thanks for your help as always. Scott
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:48 AM   #3390
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Fresh Water Drain Removed and Plugged

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Meriwether (Keith) just informed me after a few hours of gathering supplies and work that he has repaired he’s water tank and is ready to continue their trip.
He has definitely earned a
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Great Job! Travel safe!
Big shout out to Ronnie for his expertise and coaching on this repair.
Thank you Ronnie!

Also shout out to Hill City Lumber and Hardware. They had the tools and fittings to get the job done.

After a couple hours under the trailer we were back on the road and able to dry camp at Belle Fourche campground, which is at the base of Devils Tower.
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:11 AM   #3391
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Awesome photo. Have a great time
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:32 PM   #3392
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Cool Inexpensive Handy Hook

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Over the years I have gotten many great ideas and information from this thread. So I wanted to pay it back by sharing a really neat hook idea we found this week.

Here is the link on Amazon:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These hooks have a nice rubber backing so they do not scratch anything and they fit all our cabinet doors and drawers in the Airstream. They are great for hanging shirts and towels. We even hung some on the lower part of the screen door guard to hang shoes out of the way. We bought one set to try them out and immediately ordered three more sets, very handy.

I was always looking for a place to hang up a shirt so I could button it up before putting it in the closet or a wet jacket to dry out. These hooks fit the bill perfectly.

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Old 07-16-2019, 06:57 AM   #3393
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Those look great. Thanks
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:45 PM   #3394
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Just got home from a week at the beach. Airstream performed flawlessly yet again. 15K AC kept the trailer nice and cool cycling on and off throughout the day in 90+ degree heat with inside temp set to 75.
It’s great to have a unit with the bugs worked out.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:00 AM   #3395
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Upgrading to 15K is something I have considered after reading your post siting back. Can you tell me again what that entails and where you bought the unit?
Thx, Clint
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:32 AM   #3396
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Clint,
I purchased my unit from RV Parts Country. https://www.rvpartscountry.com/Domet...y_p_19022.html
I paid 950.00 for it and sold my 13.5K for $500.00 to a local guy doing a restoration. I see now that they have gone up in price some($1028.00), but I would not hesitate to do it again.
The unit is a direct swap out and the only parts needed is the unit itself and the gasket/drip pan kit.
Here’s my blog post on the swap out.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/blog...all-done-2974/

Hardest part about the whole job was getting the old unit off the roof and the new unit on the roof. If I remember correctly the unit weighs 109lbs. I built scaffolding which made the job much easier.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:32 AM   #3397
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The unit is a direct swap out and the only parts needed is the unit itself and the gasket/drip pan kit. < snip >
Ronnie,

Have you been up on the Airstream's roof lately? When I finally got around to washing off the thick layer of pollen before our Galveston/Texas Hill Country trip, I noticed that the the rear of the air conditioner had compressed the doubled-up rear rubber pads, the result being that the A/C is now sitting low in the back. It's as if the two (stacked) rubber spacers are now compressed to the thickness on one. This seems like a totally inadequate design: the rear of the A/C is the heavier end and it has far less square inches of spacers than the front. So, the danged thing sags to the rear.
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Just got home from a week at the beach. Airstream performed flawlessly yet again. 15K AC kept the trailer nice and cool cycling on and off throughout the day in 90+ degree heat with inside temp set to 75.
Just saw this post today. Could the extra 1500 BTU pull that much more extra power? Or is there something else going on for Foiled Again, maybe their breaker is worn out? I know with Easy Start you are ahead of the curve, just wondering if you have thoughts on this post.


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Just saw this post today. Could the extra 1500 BTU pull that much more extra power? Or is there something else going on for Foiled Again, maybe their breaker is worn out? I know with Easy Start you are ahead of the curve, just wondering if you have thoughts on this post.


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f37/...ml#post2265570
My 15K does not draw anymore amps than the 13.5K did. The only difference between the two units is the size of the condenser coil. 13.5k has 2 layers and the 15K has 3 layers. I believe it’s the same compressor just more surface area for heat exchange.

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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f37/...ml#post2265579
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:38 AM   #3400
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Ronnie,

Have you been up on the Airstream's roof lately? When I finally got around to washing off the thick layer of pollen before our Galveston/Texas Hill Country trip, I noticed that the the rear of the air conditioner had compressed the doubled-up rear rubber pads, the result being that the A/C is now sitting low in the back. It's as if the two (stacked) rubber spacers are now compressed to the thickness on one. This seems like a totally inadequate design: the rear of the A/C is the heavier end and it has far less square inches of spacers than the front. So, the danged thing sags to the rear.
Rob,

When I installed the new AC unit which the 2 gasket system I also installed some of the foam pieces as support for the rear of the Unit. My unit is still sitting flat and level. I installed the “rear support” right on top of the ceiling joist that runs under the rear of the AC.
I just went out and took a couple of photos for you.
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Famous Airstream....

Our trailer was used today by a local clothing company for there latest photo shoot.
Football Tailgate was the theme and they wanted to use “Lumie” (our Airstream) as the backdrop for the shoot.
Here are a few unedited pics from the shoot.
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