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Old 01-31-2007, 07:56 AM   #113
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Since the shine has worn off a little, I guess I can bitch a little and I doubt this hasn't been mentioned before, but........

One thing I think really needs to be tightened up is the enormous holes opened up to get a 2" waste line or a couple 1/2" water lines in and then left open, WIDE open !

I think 1/2 my heating problem was fighting all the drafts. My bathroom is ( was ? we'll see ) FREEZING ! A direct open shot from the basement storage compartment to the bath through the bedroom via a 10" X 6" hole cut to accommodate a 2" waste line. Tch, tch, Sa-loppy work.

Doesn't it get cold in Ohio ?
I hear ya on that. Most of the places you speak of are out of sight so not a lot of attention is placed in those areas, though they can have an impact. I've seen lots of thing and heard lots of things about Airstreams, but the single one that took the cake for me, was when I installed a sub under the front sofa. I put the sub in that box they built on the front wall under the sofa. It's where some of the electrical comes in from the outside, etc. We'll they routed out the hole to get the wires, no big deal, the even placed some rubber around the opening, no biggie, so the wires don't get cut up. The issue is that some national merit scholar (read dingbat) decided to wad up his sauage mcmuffin wrapper into a ball and shove it into the opening of the hole I'm referring to above.... That one got me fairly upset because it took thought to do that.....not just leave the wrapper behind. Again, out of site, out of mind....or is it?

So I am with you on the tighten up the build comment.
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:05 AM   #114
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Sometimes I get to taking those kinds of things as a slight myself, I feel Violated !

Having said that, I've built a few houses and in each one, I have stashed a "Time Capsule" of sorts, sometimes a handful of change stacked neatly on a sill plate or a shiney new quarter behind the walls, ALWAYS, I stuck in a copy of the local daily paper folded neatly between the wall studs hoping to put a smile on someone's face down the line......... but NEVER trash !

What is the "sub" you speak of ? As in Woofer ?
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Silvertwinkie, I have a 2006 Safari and there have been several times that the door has been slammed and the slider lock has "locked" itself. Fortunately, someone was still inside when this happened. It wasn't a hard slam that made it happen either. Just our experience.

With McMuffin wrappers stashed in hidden spaces it's no wonder folks wind up with mice and all kinds of vermin in their Airstreams when they put them away for the winter!
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:30 PM   #116
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With McMuffin wrappers stashed in hidden spaces it's no wonder folks wind up with mice and all kinds of vermin in their Airstreams when they put them away for the winter!
ms. mate,

who puts away there AS in the winter?

winter is the best time. no one's around. why just next week were having an airstream convention (more than 26 units is a convention) in dead horse arizona.

i know the overly officious greeter.

please come.

don't let the name scare you off.

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Old 01-31-2007, 01:46 PM   #117
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Having said that, I've built a few houses and in each one, I have stashed a "Time Capsule" of sorts, sometimes a handful of change stacked neatly on a sill plate or a shiney new quarter behind the walls, ALWAYS, I stuck in a copy of the local daily paper folded neatly between the wall studs hoping to put a smile on someone's face down the line......... but NEVER trash !

What is the "sub" you speak of ? As in Woofer ?
That's pretty neat. I found a bottle in my house from the 50s...was an RC cola bottle. Yes, the sub was a subwoofer. It was a bazooka STA6100...just fit in the space.....after I took out the McDonald's wrapper..


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Silvertwinkie, I have a 2006 Safari and there have been several times that the door has been slammed and the slider lock has "locked" itself.
I wonder if they changed the mechanicals on the lock...mine has an upward swing to it for it to slide to the lock position and there is some resistance to be able to slide....our Bambi really needed to be slammed to close, Safari one time I slammed it pretty good, but never had your end result. I can see how that could be a serious problem.
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ms. mate,
That's Mr. Mate to you, sir.

Tom, AKA Minnie's Mate, AKA Mickey Mouse!!
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:09 PM   #119
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That's Mr. Mate to you, sir.

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mr. mate,

as i'm prone to do... if i assume anything, i'm usually always wrong. as a highly paid and overly officiuos rally greeter, i should know better.

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Old 01-31-2007, 08:14 PM   #120
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mr. mate,

as i'm prone to do... if i assume anything, i'm usually always wrong. as a highly paid and overly officiuos rally greeter, i should know better.

kevin
No problem. You aren't the first to make this same mistake, and I'm sure you won't be the last. I post to a Disney forum also and I knew Mickey Mouse had probably already been taken when I chose my alias, so I choose a double meaning in my alias there and kept it for this forum, too.
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:55 PM   #121
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mr. mate,

as i'm prone to do... if i assume anything, i'm usually always wrong. as a highly paid and overly officiuos rally greeter, i should know better.

kevin
Kevin.

There are a few people that never make mistakes. They buy pencils with no erasers.

It's those that never do anything, therefore can't make a mistake or be wrong.

But for those that try, mistakes can happen.

It's the later that gets the flack, but they also get the fame.

Most of us like the latter, because we are "givers" not "takers."

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Well, I'd like to see them improve the quality of the fridge in our 1967! Damned thing crapped out after only 39 years.

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Well, I'd like to see them improve the quality of the fridge in our 1967! Damned thing crapped out after only 39 years.

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Bummer.

Once again, Airstreams poor choice of vender products.

Actually, not bad. Sure beats what a typical household unit would do, by far.

But then, they made a poor choice for an exterior metal. Forecasted to last only 100 years or so.

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Oh Kevin is there a thread that your not on. How's it going Bro
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dude, don't out me... i'm improving my product. you know it's not above me @ all to steal a really good idea... or more, as the mood strikes... don't ask, don't tell. kevbo
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This is a problem that I believe should be addressed by Airstream.


I'm not happy with the thought that I would have to have a key around my neck or dangling on a wristband every moment like just taking trash out...or to take a quick snapshot!

Sure I suppose I'll do what I can and hide the key in my propane tank area like everybody says to do...I'll feel 'real' secure with that. Everybody knows where it will be!

Thanks. I'm STILL not happy!
This afternoon I took the inside faceplate off the main door lock of our 06 Safari, assembled on Dec 05. The inside locking slider that sometimes "auto locks" for folks, is loaded with a spring that should avoid the "auto" part of locking. I exercised ours and it was firm to stay unlocked. However, eventually the spring may weaken, and the momentium of closing the door with a slam, as we always have to do with ours, could lock the door. Just catching your hand on the lock lever as you close the door could "auto" lock also.
The thinking cap is on; our lock will be modified with an uncomplicated fail-safe mecanical device to avoid "auto lock."
Auto locked outside at night in bad weather is not for us, nor any other time.
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