Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-08-2017, 08:37 PM   #113
RFP
Rivet Master
 
RFP's Avatar
 
2014 23' International
Hurst , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,052
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMFL View Post
Rob!!!!
Holy Cow...........
LOVE "The Black Swan"

I had no idea you where such a Playboy!
Thanks, Ronnie, for your kind compliments. This car is actually a part of our retirement plan... it is number 40 of only 62 ever made. It is one of fifteen verified examples listed on the German Porsche M491 registry. That's 30 year old paint, and the entire car looks like it was built this morning. I have entered it in 8 shows and wound up with six "best in class," and two "best in show." Two of these "shows" were Porsche Club of America events... and that's a whole different level of crazy (I can say that since I've been a part of it for over 40 years). I love this thing.

Thanks again!

Rob
__________________

__________________
2014 23D International Serenity - "Fortune Cookie"
2015 Ford F150 3.5 EcoBoost, Max Tow - "Cookie Monster"
And some stuff

Fortune Cookie: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rfpd30...57663633667345

"The Black Swan": https://www.flickr.com/photos/rfpd30...57648991024725
RFP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2017, 10:27 PM   #114
Rivet Master
 
Troutboy's Avatar
 
2017 23' Flying Cloud
Parker , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,591
Images: 1
Ronnie,

Nice work! Also, good idea on the wires, I did the same. Make sure they work before cutting.
__________________

__________________
Thanks,
Troutboy
Troutboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 09:48 AM   #115
1 Rivet Member
 
2016 23' Flying Cloud
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
New bern , North Carolina
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 6
23d Tank capacities

I am a new poster so bear with me. I posted yesterday about the tank sizes on our 23d. My biggest concern has been the size of the Grey tank. Our 2016 model has the newer tank monitor system. So I could better manage while boondocking it helped me to know what the monitor % meant as far as gallons in each tank. My first post was garbled so i will try again now. your numbers should be similar depending on the factory placing the sensing tape on the tanks in the same places.

Grey Water has a listed capacity of 21 gal. I found that I could easily put 25 gal in this tank before it was really full. The guage readings follow

Grey gallons in tank/% shown on guage
2gal=13% 4gal=38% 6gal=44% 8gal=50% 10gal=69% 12gal=75% 14gal=81% 16gal=88% 18gal=94% 20gal=100% I was able to add 5 more gal before tank was full

Our black tank had the following readings
2gal=0% 4gal=0% 6gal=0% 8gal=19% 10gal=38% 12gal=75% 14gal=94% 16gal=100% 18gal=full

Fresh water had the following readings
5gal=0% 10gal=19% 15gal=38% 20gal=56% 25gal=75% 30gal=100% 35gal=100% 39gal=full

I keep a small card in a drawer so i can determine what i really have in my tanks and find it to helpful. I hope this post is a little more inteligable. Im still learning how to post on the forum
Mariah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 09:52 AM   #116
RFP
Rivet Master
 
RFP's Avatar
 
2014 23' International
Hurst , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,052
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mariah View Post
<<< snip >>> I'm still learning how to post on the forum
Well, actually you are doing great... and welcome to the group. The participants in this thread are really nice folks; smart and helpful, too. With the level of detail you have presented, it's a sure thing that you will be a valued contributor!

Rob
__________________
2014 23D International Serenity - "Fortune Cookie"
2015 Ford F150 3.5 EcoBoost, Max Tow - "Cookie Monster"
And some stuff

Fortune Cookie: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rfpd30...57663633667345

"The Black Swan": https://www.flickr.com/photos/rfpd30...57648991024725
RFP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 10:05 AM   #117
RFP
Rivet Master
 
RFP's Avatar
 
2014 23' International
Hurst , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,052
Improving the curtains

So, to further prove that I've got more time than creativity, I set out to "improve the factory curtains" to make them hang better.

From Home depot, I purchased several little "driveway markers" (see photo) which are a 1'4" fiberglass rod with a two-sided reflector on one end. The way the factory curtains are made, a length of the 1'4" rod into the "pocket" on each end of the curtain. This stiffens the edges of the curtains and makes a real improvement in the way they hand. It even gives a bit more of a "handle" to use when opening/closing the curtains. On a couple of the curtains, I had to open up a few stitches to get the rods in, but the stitches were easily replaced. Now the rods can be removed for cleaning and simply reinserted. It's important to remember to round over the ends of the rods to make them smooth... that helps them slide into the curtains and will keep them from "gouging" the fabric when in use.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1303.jpg
Views:	137
Size:	348.1 KB
ID:	285111   Click image for larger version

Name:	_DSC7047.jpg
Views:	178
Size:	236.3 KB
ID:	285112  

Click image for larger version

Name:	_DSC7049.jpg
Views:	161
Size:	235.1 KB
ID:	285113   Click image for larger version

Name:	_DSC7051.jpg
Views:	187
Size:	264.4 KB
ID:	285114  

__________________
2014 23D International Serenity - "Fortune Cookie"
2015 Ford F150 3.5 EcoBoost, Max Tow - "Cookie Monster"
And some stuff

Fortune Cookie: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rfpd30...57663633667345

"The Black Swan": https://www.flickr.com/photos/rfpd30...57648991024725
RFP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 10:06 AM   #118
Rivet Master
 
Troutboy's Avatar
 
2017 23' Flying Cloud
Parker , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,591
Images: 1
Thanks Mariah. Welcome and I agree your post was fine.

Interesting on the grey water being able to add about 5 more as that would be close to 25, versus the stated 21.

What I like about your post is that you tested the limits to see where it would go.

I like that idea and thinking and hadnt thought about it.

I think it's a great idea and I will plan to do a test on my grey and black.

As I am learning and boondock, I am finding that the grey tank is my limiting factor. So best to get smart about it and "calibrate" the tank.

As you mention, highly unlikely that the measuring tape is installed the same on all units.

Thanks
__________________
Thanks,
Troutboy
Troutboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 10:51 AM   #119
"Hey, I know you!"
 
Boog's Avatar
 
2012 23' Flying Cloud
Irmo , South Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 216
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 3
Re: improving the curtains

That's kinda like collar stays for curtains!
Boog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 11:23 AM   #120
"Hey, I know you!"
 
Boog's Avatar
 
2012 23' Flying Cloud
Irmo , South Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 216
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 3
hardwired surge protector

I just finished this up and posted it in the Electrical section, here's the link: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f37/...ml#post1947376
and a picture of what's lurking behind your converter.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	PI_Surge.JPG
Views:	129
Size:	226.5 KB
ID:	285136   Click image for larger version

Name:	behind_converter23D.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	256.6 KB
ID:	285137  

Boog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 11:52 AM   #121
Overkill Specialist
 
GMFL's Avatar

 
2014 23' International
Dadeville , Alabama
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2,880
Images: 4
Blog Entries: 42
Throne swap

Look what showed up today. Hope it fits
I'll post a detailed install process later today
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0115.jpg
Views:	158
Size:	307.9 KB
ID:	285145   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0116.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	225.3 KB
ID:	285146  

GMFL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 11:54 AM   #122
Overkill Specialist
 
GMFL's Avatar

 
2014 23' International
Dadeville , Alabama
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2,880
Images: 4
Blog Entries: 42
Also did Rob's famous sink cover mod/upgrade yesterday!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0091.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	144.5 KB
ID:	285148  
GMFL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 12:00 PM   #123
Rivet Master
 
Troutboy's Avatar
 
2017 23' Flying Cloud
Parker , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,591
Images: 1
Does anyone know the size of the trash can below the galley sink? Looking for trash bags for that and not sure what size. The AS is in storage so can't measure. What do you all do?

Also, has anyone figured out a good trash can solution for in the bathroom?
__________________
Thanks,
Troutboy
Troutboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 01:39 PM   #124
Overkill Specialist
 
GMFL's Avatar

 
2014 23' International
Dadeville , Alabama
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2,880
Images: 4
Blog Entries: 42
Out with the old, In with the NEW!

OK so here is a picture series of my installation of a Dometic 320 elongated bowl toilet in my 23-D international signature. This project was very simple and only took about 15 minutes to do the install. First was to remove the old toilet remove the two nuts with a 1/2 wrench and disconnect the waterline making sure the water is turned off before you disconnect. Next was to clean around the base being ours is a 2014 it wasn't very dirty. As a sidenote I took the opportunity while the toilet was out to caulk the seam between the toilet platform and the shower wall. I useed blue painters tape to tape the borders white silicone caulk, smooth with my finger and then remove the tape when the caulk started to dry. The toilet I purchased was a Dometic 321 elongated bowl with 360° flush a huge improvement over the stock Thedford entry-level toilet. There was some question as to whether the elongated toilet would fit on my base. The stock Thedford toilet requiring a 10 1/2 inch offset from wall to center of the ring measurement, but there was approximately a 2 inch gap between the wall in the back of the stock toilet. The dometic 321 requires a 12 1/2 inch offset from the wall to the center of the ring I took a gamble that it would fit and it works perfectly. Please note the old toilets projection from the wall is approximately 20 1/2 inches the new toilet with a long any bowl protrudes from the wall approximately 21 1/2 inches. The increase in attrition from the wall of 1 inch is nominal and I believe well worth it to gain the usefulness of any elongated bowl 360° flush toilet.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0122.jpg
Views:	156
Size:	163.9 KB
ID:	285154   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0123.jpg
Views:	149
Size:	216.8 KB
ID:	285155  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0124.jpg
Views:	174
Size:	210.4 KB
ID:	285156   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0126.jpg
Views:	183
Size:	170.3 KB
ID:	285157  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0128.jpg
Views:	178
Size:	172.4 KB
ID:	285158   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0127.jpg
Views:	172
Size:	207.5 KB
ID:	285159  

GMFL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 01:48 PM   #125
Overkill Specialist
 
GMFL's Avatar

 
2014 23' International
Dadeville , Alabama
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2,880
Images: 4
Blog Entries: 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Troutboy View Post
Does anyone know the size of the trash can below the galley sink? Looking for trash bags for that and not sure what size. The AS is in storage so can't measure. What do you all do?

Also, has anyone figured out a good trash can solution for in the bathroom?
Rubbermaid 2955 3 gallon can
GMFL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2017, 02:02 PM   #126
Rivet Master
 
Troutboy's Avatar
 
2017 23' Flying Cloud
Parker , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,591
Images: 1
Thanks Ronnie. Also, nice work on that toilet. Looks like much more room for guys when sitting. Lol.

What is the 360 flush? Does this mean you can pivot the toilet bowl?
__________________

__________________
Thanks,
Troutboy
Troutboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
23d


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Secret doors on 23D CCD bolerama 2006 - 2010 International 24 04-05-2010 12:44 AM
2010 23d Int. Does this price sound right? Jezibels Buyer Guidelines 8 10-12-2009 06:49 PM
NEW 2007 International 23D Signature Series CCD 23' Colonial Airstream Commercial Listings 20 02-04-2007 09:48 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.