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Old 04-06-2018, 10:10 AM   #631
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Perhaps this relevation of GoodYear's cover up of their defective GYM tires may lead to many class action lawsuits to recover the millions of dollars of damage expense and deaths caused by the GYM tires failing. Both individuals and the insurance companies could seek redress.

Would serve them right.

We have replaced the stock GYM tires with appropriately sized Michelin tires on all three of our Airstreams as soon as I got them home, or in the case of the 23D, on the dealers lot before departing with the new unit.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:23 PM   #632
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LUG NUTS

If you havenít replaced your stainless steel capped lug nuts you are driving on borrowed time. I replaced my four year old ones today. Fully 80% (16 of 20) had cracked and would have failed at the most worst time. I bought 20 new solid steel chrome ones at the auto swap meet for $20. You can get them for the same price on Amazon. 1/2x20 right thread is the correct size.
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Old 04-09-2018, 06:32 AM   #633
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LUG NUTS

If you havenít replaced your stainless steel capped lug nuts you are driving on borrowed time. I replaced my four year old ones today. Fully 80% (16 of 20) had cracked and would have failed at the most worst time. I bought 20 new solid steel chrome ones at the auto swap meet for $20. You can get them for the same price on Amazon. 1/2x20 right thread is the correct size.
Thanks for posting the right size. I just took all 20 of mine on and off last week. I think at least three had a split in the cover. I just wasnít sure with even taking one into a store if I could match thread size, and depth. Too short wouldnít be good.
Thanks again.
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LUG NUTS

If you havenít replaced your stainless steel capped lug nuts you are driving on borrowed time. I replaced my four year old ones today. Fully 80% (16 of 20) had cracked and would have failed at the most worst time. I bought 20 new solid steel chrome ones at the auto swap meet for $20. You can get them for the same price on Amazon. 1/2x20 right thread is the correct size.


Do you know if later year model AS have solid lug nuts?
I have a 2017 and I think they are solid.
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McGard 24138 Chrome Cone Seat Wheel Locks and McGard 64010 Chrome Bulge Cone Seat Style Lug Nuts available on Amazon
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Ok,, Are the McGard ones that much better @ $16 for four?
The DP Lugnuts are $23 for 20. They should be here by the 13th. I’ll let you know what I think.
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Have been very happy with the splined DP Gorrilla nuts. A bit harder for the bad guys to remove. Not a big deal to carry the adapter socket. Pat
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2018 FC 23FB - Location of Water Pump and Water Heater By-pass

Still trying to find our way around our new 23FB. We are taking it out this weekend and will be boondocking so we need to de-winterize for the first time, but given the crazy weather in Colorado, I will likely be winterizing it again before the end of spring.

I have a winterizing kit that I want to install at the fresh water pump that will let me pump antifreeze in but I have a problem. I am not sure where the water pump is located on the 23FB. And while I am at it, what about the water heater by-pass valve and the low point drains? I thought I found the "secret compartment" under the pantry between the sink and the bathroom but no luck or at least it wasn't obvious through that tiny opening. Hopefully that isn't it or I will have to find someone with smaller hands than me to get in there.
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Pump is under the curb side closet. Panel in bottom of closet comes up. It's a bit hidden but there.

The bypass valves are in the cabinet under the street side closet. It has no handle, but opens like a door.

Good luck with your trip.

I would likely leave it winterized and use bottled water, but running the systems and then draining again is good practice.

Go for it. Pat
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Thank you Pat. That's a huge help!

We did one trip with bottle water which certainly worked fine. We talked about doing this weekend that way as well but I figured the practice is good plus it will give us the opportunity to do a full test of everything before we get into the prime season.

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Understand, just do not store it with water in tanks or plumbing that can freeze. Heep her warm and dry. Pat

Edit: 30 and 28 degree lows in the forcast with days average above freezing. Not horrible. Fingers crossed for you. Don't leave the city water connected. Drain the hose.
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[QUOTE=PKI;2087168]Pump is under the curb side closet. Panel in bottom of closet comes up. It's a bit hidden but there.

I think you meant street side closet, at least that is where mine is located in the 23FB.
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Thanks Pat. Yep. Itís our first time with the whole winterizing process. Now that I know where everything is I think I got it although I imagine first time will take a bit longer.

I saw the temps getting below freezing this weekend. Thanks for checking that! I think we are good as long as the trailer heater is on. No city water where we are going.
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-- snip --I think you meant street side closet, at least that is where mine is located in the 23FB.
Steamy - Thanks for the correction. The galley side closet has the pump. The dinnete side closet has the hot water tank and bypass. Dinette on the curb and galley on the street side. That was a terrible brain flip. My apology for the confusion. Pat
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