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Old 08-17-2014, 06:03 PM   #15
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If the air conditioner (not heat pump) is the same as on the smaller Bambi's, the "optional electric heat strip" is easily installed. It just plugs into a socket and gets bolted down. Since the strip is accessed from inside your Airstream, its presence does not affect the overall height of the A/C shroud.

The heater was optional on our 19' Bambi, so I bought the strip from an RV parts store for about $25-30. Then, when I removed the interior A/C cover to install it, there was a heat strip already in there; so I took the new one back and got a refund.

The heat strip is actually round and looks kind of like an electric stove removable "burner", except there is only one tubular loop, instead of the stove burner's flattened spiral. However, before you purchase a heat strip, you should probably check to see if one has already been installed by the factory.

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Old 08-18-2014, 03:11 PM   #16
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Demco, the manufacturer of the Kar Kaddy SS tow dolly has proven themselves to be a first class organization. I sent them an email yesterday relating my story of the "failing fenders" and this afternoon received an email asking for my address so they can send replacement fenders for my Kar Kaddy SS. Apparently one of their suppliers shipped some faulty rivets and Demco is replacing the fenders on a case-by-case basis.

I had previously been duly impressed by the quality of their design and engineering and this simply cements my opinion of them as a quality manufacturer.
I haven't gotten to the shop yet to find out why the furnace failed nor have I come up with an workable solution to the ride the AI lounge, but one thing at a time.

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