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Old 07-09-2014, 09:56 PM   #15
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I wish they would have run a few vents to the back so when the car AC is on the back would be cooled by that instead of having to run gen and roof AC if you want to sit back there when in motion......
Better yet would be if Airstream got the rear A/C option on the Sprinter.
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:56 AM   #16
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Glad to hear you had such a good trip.

We have noticed our brake sensor/warning light going on if we have been in sandy or dusty conditions. Knowing we have had them checked and the brake pads are okay, we just ignore it.

Have that experience every time we get on those dusty, Iowa gravel roads.

Next rainstorm or puddle we go thru, the warning light goes off.


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Old 07-14-2014, 03:47 PM   #17
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Just fininshed a 300ish mile jaunt up the coast to Monterey for the World Superbike races at Laguna-Seca. Towed a small enlcosed trailer with my Harley Triglide in it (about 2500 Lbs) and averaged 17.5 mpg. (I'm stoked to say the least). Everything worked as it was supposed to and even discovered that my Fantastic Fan has the auto mode on it which came in very handy. My Prodigy brake controller quit on me just as I was rolling into my hometown but my dealer said not to worry as it has a lifetime warranty. (a bit of good news in my bad news). Next trip is this Saturday, a 1,000 mi RT tow to St George, Utah then a 9 day bike loop thru Monument Valley & Rocky Mountain N.P. to South Dakota and back via Yellowstone.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:50 PM   #18
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Sounds like fun Bill. Towing was probably a piece of cake.

Have fun On your next trip but watch out for lightning in Rocky Mountain NP.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:15 PM   #19
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For sure Ron. Been over that pass twice before on bikes and weather worked out good both time. Forcast for this trip is good too but we're not adverse to detours if necessary. Absolutely beautiful country.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:21 PM   #20
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OK, I am going again...This time to Fort Lauderdale Fl and back. Whoa

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Old 07-18-2014, 03:36 PM   #21
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Yikes! That's a long haul!

I remember well, however, our first few years, too......we wanted to see it all, and now. So fun.

Have a great time.


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Old 07-18-2014, 03:56 PM   #22
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Thanks Maggie

This time we are traveling together with our very good friends and neighbors who bought a 2014.5 Interstate after we bought ours.
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:40 PM   #23
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Yeeaaay, Interstates!


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Old 07-31-2014, 10:39 AM   #24
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Just got back from St George Utah where I towed my Harley Triglide. The round trip in the rv was 1,050ish miles. Spent one night in the AI then left it in storage while we did a 9 day bike loop. I'm happy to report that everything worked perfectly on the AI. Hit some pretty warm weather on the bikes but no wet weather at all.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:13 PM   #25
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We only made it to Mississippi and back. 3,882 miles so now have 10,700 miles in 2 1/2 months of ownership. Love this van.

Drove part of the Natchez Trace in Miss. And also up Highway 61 which is very beautiful. Starts out in a very rough area of Baton Rouge Louisiana but once through there it is beautiful. Lots of beautiful trees with spanish moss. Stayed right on the Mississippi River.

Then we cruised to Monroe, LA and ate lunch at Willie's Duck Diner. Very touristy but really good food. Seafood Gumbo, Red Beans, Sausage & Rice. Yum.

Spent the night at Lincoln Parish Park in Rusom (I think) and if ever in the area don't miss the opportunity to stay here. Only 45 sites on a lake with paved walking trail. Very peaceful.
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:34 PM   #26
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Just completed a 7,700 mile trip to the east coast. Visited 26 relatives in 6 states and 3 old friends + saw lots of places, stuff and great scenery. (also some great eats). AI consumed 419 gallons of diesel for a trip average of 18.38 mpg :-). I am happy to report that my AI performed flawlessly for the entire trip. Every single component/system worked like they were supposed to. Going over the Rocky's west of Denver we encountered an unexpected snow storm that eventually caused the closure of the I-70 in both directions. There were lots of cars and semis that had lost traction and couldn't get going again but we fell in with a line of cars and trucks that were driving pretty sanely and slogged it out for about 40 miles to the highway closure point. Speed was 10 to 25 mph most of the way and we crossed a pass at over 11,000 ft. The AI never once lost traction and when we got to the closure point we noticed that the US 160 was open to Leadville, CO and we felt confident to continue on. We saw many more stopped vehicles and crossed a 2nd 11,000+ ft pass but we drove on thru and rerouted our trip south and down off the mountains. I am happy to report that with 11,681 total miles we have not had a single issue with our AI other than the propane valve recall. I have owned 6 previous rv's and this is the only one that didn't come with a punch list of stuff to get fixed. Color me pleased.
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:55 PM   #27
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There's always a few that slip thru.

Glad you got one.
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Good for you I know the can make good once mine was not one of them. Still love it even with my punch lists.
Sound like a fun trip.
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