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Old 05-28-2004, 10:53 PM   #57
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I finally got pics of some of my mods to the Pod. We just returned from a 15 day trip to the Four Corners area. Hated to come home. The fan was much quieter. We could still hear it but it didn't burrow into our brain as before. Next post will show the shut off switch I installed for sleeping.
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:59 PM   #58
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This is under the sink. I put it here because it was easy to drill the hole and I didn't have to run the wires anywhere. I could have gotten a lighted switch so I'd know if it was on or off but the extra wire confused me. I liked the push button instead of a toggle thinking an accidental switching would be less likely. I just have to remember to turn it back on in the morning. Not a problem yet.
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Old 05-28-2004, 11:02 PM   #59
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Added this switch to kill the blue light of the CD player at night and to save a little juice when on battery.
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Old 05-28-2004, 11:07 PM   #60
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And finally, a curtain to darken the door window. Velcro tabs on the corners of the door and the curtain. Same fabric as the tablecloth.
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Jamie; I like it. What fan did you use; the Silenx 12mm? I recently installed a PVC tube under the rear bumper to house the slinky, never liked the idea of keeping it in a box in the trailer. The fan thing will be next. Hey, do you have a generator? I just bought a 1000W Yamaha. Beings as how the total amp draw on the trailer is something like 80, it seems this little guy should do. I sure hope so.....
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Old 05-28-2004, 11:21 PM   #62
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The fan is the factory fan. I thought of the Silenx but I'm satisfied for now. One of the first things I did was a slinky tube. Puzzled as to why it's not standard. I have the Honda eu3000. Needed it for the air conditioner. It's heavy but I just leave it in the back of the truck and pull it out onto the tailgate when I need to run it.
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Jamie and Brad... Your modifications are cool! The only mod I've managed is to stick a bandaid over the irritating red battery light and the green pulsing lp light. So far, we've just been turning the fridg off at night. Mammoth was great fun 3 weeks ago! The only new problem so far is one of the lower cabinet latches under the bed broke. The catch came off screws and all.
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Old 05-29-2004, 12:02 AM   #64
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Ditto on the lower cabinet latch. Happend at home so I was able to fix. Longer screws did it. I like the bandaid idea. We've been using my wifes makeup case for the LP detector. Don't notice the red light.
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My dog liked to curl up in that spot... until he accidentally pushed the 'test' button. Thankfully that happened during the day or WOW! I didn't want to trust the doors on the way back, or duct tape it. So I pushed one of the green dinette cushions across the door to keep stuff from sliding through.
Here's a view of the stream...
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looking back at the rig... nice to be small enough to get into tight campsites!
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Old 09-05-2004, 08:52 AM   #67
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Smile New 16 CCD Owner in North GA

We've been one of the 'visitors' to this forum for a couple of years. We live about an hour north of Atlanta. We've never owned an RV, but want to do some traveling when I retire. I wanted something that we would really want to stay in. We've looked at lots of RVs the last few years, but kept coming back to Airstreams.

Headed down to the city yesterday and called Atlanta Auto Brokers to see if they had a 16 CCD we could look at. They did, and it was one they had moved up to their branch in Marietta. We fell in love with it, and after several hours of haggling, wound up buying it.

We will drive the Ranger back to Marietta Thursday (wait for the hurricane to pass thru) to get the hitch installed and bring her back to the mountains. I've been reading the posts on what to look for. Ours has a build date of 11/2003. I hope they had remembered to connect all the wires by then

Don't know if there will be any water available to connect up, but we'll try!

We plan take our maiden voyage up to the Top of Georgia airstream park next weekend. Hope to see some of you there. I'll be the guy trying to remember how to set up the awning.

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Welcome to the pod group! Looking forward to hearing about your first trip... pictures too please???
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:28 PM   #69
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Paul and Dee,
I bet one of the first things you'll want to do to your new 16' CCD is the refrigerator fan fix as suggested here http://www.airforums.com/forum...ht=silenx+fans We seem to all be in agreement that the fan is just too loud for such a small trailer. We're leaving in a few days for a 2 week trip that will ultimately take us to Glacier Park, MT. Looking for that first snowfall.

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My NEW 16 CCD

Hello "pod people"

Just wanted to say thanks for your advice and support. After much thought and a 600-mile drive to Illinois we took the plunge and purchased a bamb 16' CCDi. Of course we've got many years of payments, but I decided, "lets get something of value and quality now and keep for many years." I think Airstream was the logical choice there. After hitching up, we towed back to SD w/o any troubles. I can say I wish my truck had a little more under the hood, but I'm still getting used to pulling a trailer.

So far we love our bambi... only stayed one night, in a Wal-Mart lot after a few hours of driving. So many people have said how small the 16 looks, but after growing up camping in VW Westys I can say I feel the bambi is a castle. Such perks as a permanent bed, hot water, a TOILET... what luxuries. Anyway, now our bambi is sitting in the driveway ready for a week vaction to the Black Hills (Mt. Rushmore region) in late September for a little fly fishing, biking, hiking, and lots of relaxing. I am running all the systems to check for faults. So far I've only found:

1) Several screws pulled from their holes. The med. cupboard in the bath was hanging... larger diameter screw fixed the problem. Same issues on the door hinge, the drawer below the sink, and somewhere else (I foget where).
2) Lots of sawdust and screws rolling around after travel... poor factory cleanup if you ask me!
3) Most concerning till reading previous posts... seemed the shower was leaking at the connection to the shower head hose. It would only leak after turning off the shower. Now I see this is only to release excess water. ONE REMAINING CONCERN here... maybe you can help. When the hose fitting is swiveled directly up toward the ceiling I noticed after the water drained out it must have run behind the shower wall fitting, where the hose enters the batheroom. I noticed some water had run down the back of the pipes (in a place I can't see) and drained to the floor behind the power inverter/fuse panel. What a HORRIBLE place for water to leak! So, I ended up securing all the power chords off the floor via a couple "pull-ties." I was mostly concerned with the cords sitting in water. I think I can prevent this by simply swiveling the shower hose fitting 90 degrees towards the toilet. Then, when the water drains out after use it seems to run directly to the floor, not back down the fitting and behind the wall. Does this make sense to you all and any other suggestions? I certainly don't want water all over the back of my trailer where I can't reach it!
4) It seems my back set of speakers is not wired correctly. I must turn the fader to the back and crank up the volume to nearly 100% to get enough volume out of those speaker for any use. The front set works correctly. If the fader is even and I have the volume at a reasonable level up front, I hear nothing in the back. On a side note, the beep heard when changing setting on the stereo seems to work evenly both front and back. What would be wrong here?

I think that is it for now. I will look forward to reading this forum and hopefully posting some pictures soon.

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