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Old 04-17-2012, 08:03 PM   #43
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what we plan on doing

We plan on traveling lots during the summer since I am an educator and that is the most time I have off.

In addition to the monitoring the temp in the AS from my cell phone, we are buying a generator that we can turn on before we leave the campsite.

And I saw a post awhile back that seemed to be an excellent deterrent to theft of the generator. It's hard to describe it but it involves mounting it to a board and having one of the tires of the airstream rest on one end of the board and the generator on the other end.

If I find that post, I will link it.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #44
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I donno, holder... even with the set-up with the AS tire sitting on a mounting plate to secure your generator I'd still be concerned about theft if you are not at the site.

Also I would not use a board if you do this ...as it can be cut...a metal plate would be better. Here's a link to friends Fran&Mike's "lock box" thread for their genny...they did a great job of it... http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...box-67328.html They did a nice job of it...
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For anybody that's interested, I have written an article for Airstream Life giving a brief how-to on the Fantastic Fan modification. The article will be in the Summer issue. The parts required cost maybe $2, plus a couple of tools. I think our dog is worth at least $2. Maybe even more...
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We plan on traveling lots during the summer since I am an educator and that is the most time I have off.

In addition to the monitoring the temp in the AS from my cell phone, we are buying a generator that we can turn on before we leave the campsite.

And I saw a post awhile back that seemed to be an excellent deterrent to theft of the generator. It's hard to describe it but it involves mounting it to a board and having one of the tires of the airstream rest on one end of the board and the generator on the other end.

If I find that post, I will link it.
Hi, I wouldn't want my generator that close to my trailer due to exhaust fumes.
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I donno, holder... even with the set-up with the AS tire sitting on a mounting plate to secure your generator I'd still be concerned about theft if you are not at the site.

Also I would not use a board if you do this ...as it can be cut...a metal plate would be better. Here's a link to friends Fran&Mike's "lock box" thread for their genny...they did a great job of it... http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...box-67328.html They did a nice job of it...


TBRich,

This looks very doable. Thank you!
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Hi, I wouldn't want my generator that close to my trailer due to exhaust fumes.

You are right, Mr. Bob!

How long should the board be do you think to not impact air in the AS?
Also, where would be the best placement... Do you have any thoughts about it?

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Old 04-18-2012, 11:04 PM   #49
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You are right, Mr. Bob!

How long should the board be do you think to not impact air in the AS?
Also, where would be the best placement... Do you have any thoughts about it?

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Hi, I plan on mounting my generator in the bed of the truck, that I hope to buy in the future. [of coarse this would only work while the truck was at the campsite] I believe that I read somewhere, someone welded a pipe to the plate, that the generator was mounted on and lowered the tongue jack into the pipe while un-hitching their trailer; This would put the fumes farther away and hopefully up-wind away from the trailer. I also read where someone made an extension for the generator's exhaust.
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Hi, I plan on mounting my generator in the bed of the truck, that I hope to buy in the future. [of coarse this would only work while the truck was at the campsite] I believe that I read somewhere, someone welded a pipe to the plate, that the generator was mounted on and lowered the tongue jack into the pipe while un-hitching their trailer; This would put the fumes farther away and hopefully up-wind away from the trailer. I also read where someone made an extension for the generator's exhaust.
A simple thing like pointing the generator's exhaust away from the trailer helps, too. Common sense, yes, but it can be overlooked in the heat of the moment when setting up.
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Out back, away from the trailer...


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Good thread

I saw this device

We plan on being on the road for a couple of month this summer. Looking at this device seems like a pretty good option. Unfortunately, Verizon is not an option, but the AT&T service areas seems pretty good where we are going. The unit will operate for 3 weeks on battery and there is a Droid app for real time monitoring.

There is a $21 monthly fee (15 minute updates) and the service can be suspended when not traveling.

Has anyone here have first hand experience with this unit?
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After careful review of the product and contacting the company, I purchased the cellular Temperature Alert system. I mounted the unit inside one of the overheads and the temperature sensor is outside of the overhead.

We will be traveling for a couple of months this summer with our two dogs and will be using this system to monitor the temperature inside of the trailer.
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Hey! how about a link, knowing you I'm sure you researched it well.
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For anybody that's interested, I have written an article for Airstream Life giving a brief how-to on the Fantastic Fan modification. The article will be in the Summer issue. The parts required cost maybe $2, plus a couple of tools. I think our dog is worth at least $2. Maybe even more...
that's a great fix! thanks
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Here is a gaph of the temperatures in my trailer yesterday.

Note: The trailer is in front of my house, the Air Conditioner is off and it was hot (111 degrees) yesterday.
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