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Old 10-16-2015, 07:15 PM   #221
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Havent had any problems running the fridge while traveling. Went through it pretty good replacing control board and the small gas shutoff valve had a leak. Done a few thousand miles with fridge running on propane. This will be our first winter trip where we need more heat than what the chassis system will put out. Ive got a couple options so Im not too worried about it, other than the propane consumption and finding refill spots on the road if needed.

We are gonna do a couple local trips in cold weather before we head west and try to get a good feel for our comfort zone. Should be a great adventure.......famous last words....hehehe. As the Rednecks tombstone reads " CHECK THIS OUT"

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Old 10-16-2015, 07:31 PM   #222
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The really crazy thing is....All my years of living in Canada except three years in North Vancouver have been BELOW the 49th parallel (which is the geographical U.S Can border). Wilder still, in two separate parts of the country, Saltspring Island/Victoria and South Western Ontario.

Interesting note...If you take the ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz bay or the Gulf Islands, as you leave port, U.S territory (Point Roberts) is to the north, not the south of your ferry, and your ferry travels through US waters for a few miles.

Check out Angle Inlet, Oak Island Minnesota residence, who in order to travel to the rest of the U.S must either take a boat OR cross the border into Manitoba to get to the U.S. There is no border post on the US side, so all visitors to Angle Inlet are asked to phone a U.S border post on crossing the border there. Why they drew the border that way is beyond me.

BTW I do drive with propane on to operate the fridge but get the system checked out.

Cheers from your northern, or southern friend
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I would like to travel just a few miles east of the Canadian coast and visit France...... What?!

St.Pierre and Miquelon are two islands, officially French territory, with sizable populations that are off Canada's Atlantic coast..... a well kept secret. French architecture, gendarmes, croissants, and a bunch of smuggling on to the mainland.

Wikipedia tells me
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon
that they were claimed by France as far back as 1536.
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:34 PM   #223
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Havent had any problems running the fridge while traveling. Went through it pretty good replacing control board and the small gas shutoff valve had a leak. Done a few thousand miles with fridge running on propane. This will be our first winter trip where we need more heat than what the chassis system will put out. Ive got a couple options so Im not too worried about it, other than the propane consumption and finding refill spots on the road if needed.

We are gonna do a couple local trips in cold weather before we head west and try to get a good feel for our comfort zone. Should be a great adventure.......famous last words....hehehe. As the Rednecks tombstone reads " CHECK THIS OUT"

Mike
Our propane CH seems to use very little. It's the water heater that makes the levels plummet.
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:15 PM   #224
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Not sure if anyone would be interested or not but for anyone wishing for original equipment stuff, Ive got the hose for the central vac system free for the asking. Just give me a PM with your details and cover shipping. Might have a couple of the head attachments also. Just puttin it out there. Id rather not toss it if someone would want it.

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Old 10-21-2015, 01:16 PM   #225
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(or if anyone has some groovy ideas for repurposing it.......part of a halloween costume?)
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:25 PM   #226
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What! You don't want to use your built in vacuum?!!
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:27 PM   #227
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Wellllllllllllll, ya never know.............ummmmm NO
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:38 PM   #228
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It fell off its hook this morning in the garage and hit me it the head while getting my motorcycle out.......thus my post, and like a few others (no names) I have a real hard time throwing stuff away that is still functional.......bet ya .50 cents SOMEBODY WANTS IT. Make that .25

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Central vacuum hose fell and hit you?! That sucks!
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:24 PM   #230
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It fell off its hook this morning in the garage and hit me it the head while getting my motorcycle out.......thus my post, and like a few others (no names) I have a real hard time throwing stuff away that is still functional.......bet ya .50 cents SOMEBODY WANTS IT. Make that .25

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Does it come with the vacuum cleaner?
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:41 PM   #231
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Central vacuum hose fell and hit you?! That sucks!
Too easy Punch..........but funny!

Peter, IF YOU ARE SERIOUS, sure Id look at pulling it outta the vanity. Not sure whats involved. But if someone wanted it and I could get it out without damaging it I would try. I know I know I know, hardly anyone may be interested but you never know guys.....just trying to do my good dead for the day here......
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:01 PM   #232
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No central vac? You're really roughin' it now! What's next, rip out the dishwasher?
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No central vac? You're really roughin' it now! What's next, rip out the dishwasher?

Roughing it: When I was a kid my Dad decided he'd save money on the normal expensive family vacation in hotels.

He bought an army surplus tent, inflatable mattresses, sleeping bags, cookstove, eating and cooking implements, heavy wood and canvas folding chairs and a pile of other stuff, we headed off on vacation.... the first night couldn't find a camping spot until almost dark, it was windy and rainy, he hadn't tried putting the army tent with its wooden and metal posts together before, it collapsed in the middle of the night and we all lay under wet and clammy canvas ..... for the rest of the vacation we stayed in hotels.

Now, that's roughing it!
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Roughing it: When I was a kid...........

Now, that's roughing it!
We went to Italy just outside of Venedig (Venezia, Venice), every summer, in a VW bug across the Alps. We stayed in a sandy campground right at the Mediterranean for 5-6 weeks with nothing but a tent and air mattresses...That's roughing it, but as a young kid, i just loved every minute of it. This is what it looks like now, I think i prefer the "roughing it" times when the beach was almost empty.




Mike, don't you know that the doorbell and the vacuum cleaner are the number one selling point of the classic Airstream? Does it have the original filter?
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Doorbell?.......we dont need no stinkin doorbell

I havent found any filters. Hmmmmmmm, my inbox hasnt blown up yet. Maybe folks dont realize the value here.

Out of curiosity, just where was the hose and attachments supposed to be stored when new??
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Doorbell?.......we dont need no stinkin doorbell

I havent found any filters. Hmmmmmmm, my inbox hasnt blown up yet. Maybe folks dont realize the value here.
Bummer, the hose is worthless without the filter...
As far as I know, the Vacuum cleaner was a shortlived luxury item in the Classics. I had one in my 79 and people would turn green of envy when I presented it to them. But, it did have the original filter...
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Ive never opened it up, is there a filter inside that you are talking about? I assumed it used some disposable paper filters.
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Ive never opened it up, is there a filter inside that you are talking about? I assumed it used some disposable paper filters.
should have a cartridge type filter that is washable
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Had to shut down the bidding on the vacuum hose and attachments, it was getting out of hand. . I did get curious though and pulled the metal canister out from its hole in the bottom of the vanity. The motor sits in there towards the back and I couldnt get to the mounting screws without removing the floor of the vanity cabinet so she shall live there. I did however use the feed to the motor to add a new 120v outlet in the hallway where the the vacuum hose inlet plug was located. So that will be a handy spot to plug in.........THE VACUUM of course.
I cleaned up the metal canister and reinstalled, we will find something to store or stash in there.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:46 AM   #240
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Can one of you tell me what activates the small courtesy light on the side of the step well. Mine has never worked. Yesterday I found the socket had come loose from its hole and was hanging next to the steps. I put a new bulb in it but couldnt get it to light. I thought it might be tied to the switch in the door jamb. I want to see if I can get it working correctly but Im not sure what "working correctly" is. Need to know what switches it on.

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