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Old 12-07-2013, 09:25 AM   #15
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In advanced mode you can choose your font, size, and color;
BIG RED Verdana 6 pt
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Tiny green Verdana 1 pt

Default is Verdana 2pt in black. You can also choose a few other fonts like Comic Sans MS.

Not to change the point of your very pertinent comment, but as a web site builder and an old timer at hand coding HTML, your assertion of the default font being Verdana 2 point jarred me. So a technical correction if I may.

A font point is 1/72 of an inch from the bottom of a descender to the top of an ascender, so your default 2 point Verdana characters would be 1/ 36 of an inch in total height. Too small to be read by anyone without the aid of a magnifying glass. I suspect you are referring to the HTML tag argument size=2 which is a relative, not absolute size as size=2pt would be. Some developers use pixels for font size (size=2px) but that get ugly because Windows uses 96 pixels per inch while Apple uses 72 pixels per inch for compatibility with the print industry.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:33 AM   #16
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I've been guilty of mixing up size and point values as well.

Oh, well, learn something new every day!
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:49 AM   #17
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Talking about formatting...

A couple more points regarding text size, font and colours. First, here is what the Community Rules has to say about them:
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Forum members should use the standard fonts available on the forum. The standard font size is 2. The use of bold, large or colored fonts should be used sparingly. Posts containing inappropriate formatting will be removed or modified at our discretion; e.g. all caps or excessive color.
I did reset the font and size to the default values in the first (pretty well unreadable) post. I suspect that information was copied form somewhere else on the web. Since the standard treatment of formatting I see appears to try and keep what what in the original document in the place where it is posted to, you get odd fonts and formatting.

So, a good way to copy is to select the "Paste Special" and go with "No formatting". This will allow Airforum's formatter to apply it's settings in a readable manner.

Lastly, the first post, even having had its formatting "repaired" is still difficult to read due to a complete lack of space (or 'air') in the doc. Don't be afraid to hit the second return after you complete a thought. It makes your posts much easier to read.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:58 AM   #18
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Thanks again, jeff...you have saved us all a lot of time cracking down on these noise culprits!
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:30 AM   #19
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I went through mine for the 1st couple weeks and got everything that rattled taken care of...until...I hit the damn railroad tracks. Developed a squeak in the back where the range / refer cabinet meets the seat. My Wife found it by pushing on the cabinet and got it to quiet for a while. Eventually I lifted the seat up, pulled the storage tray out and shoved a small folded towel in between the wheelwell and the cabinet. Worked good for xxx amount of miles and then seemed as if the cabinet pushed back and the squeak started again. We were in Atlanta and my Wife asked her Aunt if she had any old flip flops she could let us use to wedge down in there. Worked perfectly from Atlanta GA to North Carolina and back to California. May work on a more permanent solution but for now it is Peggy's flip flops .

Jeff Thanks for starting this thread, helped out a lot.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:01 PM   #20
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I went through mine for the 1st couple weeks and got everything that rattled taken care of...until...I hit the damn railroad tracks. Developed a squeak in the back where the range / refer cabinet meets the seat. My Wife found it by pushing on the cabinet and got it to quiet for a while. Eventually I lifted the seat up, pulled the storage tray out and shoved a small folded towel in between the wheelwell and the cabinet. Worked good for xxx amount of miles and then seemed as if the cabinet pushed back and the squeak started again. We were in Atlanta and my Wife asked her Aunt if she had any old flip flops she could let us use to wedge down in there. Worked perfectly from Atlanta GA to North Carolina and back to California. May work on a more permanent solution but for now it is Peggy's flip flops .



Jeff Thanks for starting this thread, helped out a lot.

I have a squeak in the same area. Just may try the flip flop solution!


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Old 07-12-2014, 02:46 PM   #21
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:39 AM   #22
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One thing I've used that really works well is little white rubber shims that are actually designed to level toilets. They can be found in any hardware store. Give them a try, they are cheap and work great!
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:41 AM   #23
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My brand new 2015 AI Ext rattles like a can full of marbles. I am not mechanically inclined but would gladly pay a professional to perform this scope of work on my 2015 AI EXT. Does anyone know of an Airstream Interstate specialist who does this type of work. I am located in Baton Rouge, LA but could pay someone to travel here or bring RV to them if close enough. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 08-17-2014, 10:41 AM   #24
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My brand new 2015 AI Ext rattles like a can full of marbles. I am not mechanically inclined but would gladly pay a professional to perform this scope of work on my 2015 AI EXT. Does anyone know of an Airstream Interstate specialist who does this type of work. I am located in Baton Rouge, LA but could pay someone to travel here or bring RV to them if close enough. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.


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If you are not mechanically inclined, it may a good time to try and become MI.

It really isn't hard to chase down "most" of what squeaks or rattles in these vans unless yours is worse than most.

I found 2 of the biggest offenders were the bathroom door and the Max Fan vent screen. On my van, I put some felt cabinet bumpers inside the bathroom door extension and leave the expandable part, expanded. On the max van vent screen, i had to take the 4 plastic holders that go into the recessed portion of the max fan and turn them slightly so that they Do Not sit perfectly into the recessed areas. This applies a little more pressure and stops the rattling.

So, get up off the couch , go out to your van and start your derattling
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I also found it's easier to find the offending noises if someone else is driving.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:17 PM   #26
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The biggest source of rattles for me when my AI was new was the microwave. I removed the wire metal stand and wrapped a cloth around the glass tray and that silenced the microwave.
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As the driver and not a passenger of my unit I can't tell if my major rattle is the rear panels or the rear windows. I'll try to get someone to drive it and see.
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If you are not mechanically inclined, it may a good time to try and become MI.



It really isn't hard to chase down "most" of what squeaks or rattles in these vans unless yours is worse than most.



I found 2 of the biggest offenders were the bathroom door and the Max Fan vent screen. On my van, I put some felt cabinet bumpers inside the bathroom door extension and leave the expandable part, expanded. On the max van vent screen, i had to take the 4 plastic holders that go into the recessed portion of the max fan and turn them slightly so that they Do Not sit perfectly into the recessed areas. This applies a little more pressure and stops the rattling.



So, get up off the couch , go out to your van and start your derattling

Thank you all for the tips. I will be working on her rattles today.



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