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Old 12-23-2017, 10:49 AM   #181
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Oh, sorry, that's not MY home-built Sky Deck. @Big.Larry.Bus is on Instagram and documents making a school bus into a two story RV in the vein of the Sky Deck. BTW, Larry is the name of the bus.

The wood roof would be very heavy, I am actually thinking about artificial grass for my roof.

If you are looking for photos of an ACTUAL Sky Deck you can always find one for sale online. At the moment there is one at Airstream of Chicago:
http://www.airstreamofchicago.com/pr...-390-731892-10

I got the Sky Deck for the dogs that I don't currently have. My expectation is my mum-in-law and our current dog will pass, my wife will retire, and we will get two new dogs and they will need a place to roam when we full-time. Instead of tying their leashes to the bumper they can run up and down, in and out, pee on the "grass" on the roof, and bark their heads off at people walking by and no one will get bit or stolen. When you close the hatch on the Sky Deck it also has a dog-door-sized door that you can leave open.

I prefer the ability to check out the world from on high. My other RV has a big skylight you can climb out, when I hear someone moving in the night outside it's safer to not go out the door as they could have a gun, checking out what's happening from the roof is safer and easier to pack up when ready to go.

I have taken the RV to events like the Reno Air Races. Having chairs and umbrellas on the roof, along with a large stair case makes watching the races just awesome. Run the roof stereo playing back the control tower, move the umbrellas as the day progresses, have a fridge full of drinks. I had some RVers near me jealously try to climb up on their roof, sitting crosslegged between their AC and their vent fan, bleaching out in the sun. Eventually several came by to check out a roof that is *designed* to be partied on.

I am actually thinking about renting it as I have another RV that I use more often. Probably won't do it until next summer, not too many reasons to take an outdoor patio out and about in CA when it's this cold out.

-Randy
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:34 PM   #182
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FM antennas

Probably because my RV had a wrap on it before I got it, but all my antennas were missing. It was really fun driving it home across country with just an FM radio and yet no antenna.

I have been trying to find a working replacement antenna for those missing but keep buying cheap ones on eBay that look like they will attach to the remaining stud but they don't or they end up sticking straight out.

Finally gave up and decided to buy a straight replacement, but lucked into finding cheap ones at Out Of Doors Mart.

If you need a dash stereo FM antenna, mounted above the entrance door, find the bolt that comes out of the crooked post in the roof next to the AC under the fairing. I had to get ones of those gripper arms and removed the vent next to the passenger front roof speaker. I was able to reach my arm and push the bolt thru the hole and attach the new antenna directly to the old bolt using included hardware.

If you need a roof stereo FM antenna, mounted above the microwave vent, find the bolt hanging down behind the roof stereo. I was able to push the bolt thru the hole and tape it in place. The problem was that the hole was too small for the included hardware. Oddly I came across the original antenna mount in the drawer in the kitchen when I got the RV. I often wondered what those were, but once I saw the new ones I remembered seeing them. The old mount accommodated the new antenna and mounted as cleanly as the front one did.

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Old 01-31-2018, 01:10 PM   #183
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Kidde is sending me a new fire extinguisher, have you checked yours? I called the number on the recall:
Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.
I had taken photos of the extinguisher but didn't notice that there is a number on the tank but NOT on the label. That didn't stop the process as I was able to give the man the serial and model number that were on the label (mine is an Elite10) and the VIN of the RV and he is sending me new tanks, actually for both my RVs.


Otherwise things have been going slow. Waiting for rain to confirm that the resealing of the roof went well. I discovered that I had a leak in the caulk around the water heater. Seems I had pulled it thinking it didn't look neat

I got some Goof-off caulk remover and a plastic scraper and started removing the caulk from all the accessory hatches: furnaces, freshwater inlet, and the water heater. I then did a TERRIBLE job of installing caulk, although historically average for me. I HAVE to remember to tape the area off before I start. Next time. Fortunately I used clear caulk so you really have to look.

I even sealed the refrigerator covers as the fiberglass around them seems to bubble in winter, flat all summer, but it puffs up after rain. Well, it puffed up after those being sealed, so I have another leak or another cause I need to figure out.

But yay! Free fire extinguishers, my old one shows empty but never used.

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Old 01-31-2018, 05:24 PM   #184
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You might want to consider a fire suppression system, extinguishers are basically useless on a motor home because you can't get close enough to use one....last resort only Regards, Bob
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:39 PM   #185
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I think they included them for kitchen fires or if your generator started melting plastic. Or you pass a car on fire...

I did see the pics of the burned up Skydeck and you are right. I have driven my RV up hills in high and almost completely overheated the engine. I have since learned to downshift.

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Old 11-19-2018, 12:19 PM   #186
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Hi I am looking for a Airstream Skydeck if you find/locate one please contact me dskoalabear at yahoo
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:22 AM   #187
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I own one, but it's nothing I was thinking of selling. I have been fixing it up. Are you looking for a new condition unit, they are 13 years old, so they will likely require fixing up and refreshing.

Mine is a living unit, with the bedroom, bath with washer/dryer, full kitchen and living room and a folding dinner table at the bottom of the stairs going up. A centered grill table with sink at the front of the roof, and a separate stereo for the roof, with folding seating for 16.

They also come in Corporate model that has a lounge instead of bedroom, a second door at the rear, a desk under the staircase, and dual couches in the slide.

Then there is the Bunkhouse model that has two couches in the back that fold down, a condensed bath and two more sleeping areas in bunk arrangement, the front is like mine with full kitchen and living room.

Not sure which of these you are after, there were only ever 27 total units ever produced, so like 3 of each for each year they made them. Lots of the corporate and bunkhouse models were used for promotion and I think Busch still owns a bunch, but I am curious what is going on with them these days...

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Old 11-20-2018, 01:35 PM   #188
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so you are not selling??
Yes I understand that they were only produced in 2005-2006 etc.
I found 2 for sale alittle over a year ago and didnt realize how hard they were to find...then had Hurricane Irma hit and still dealing with damage from that.

I was reaching out to see if you know of one for sale and if so, please let me know.

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Old 02-25-2019, 08:15 AM   #189
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I also would be interested in purchasing a Skydeck if you hear of one available
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ISRandy…..I think you might have this info already, but.....the Jeff Gordon fire damaged Skydeck is being parted out by Vison RV in Kentucky. I was there about 2 years ago and they had 4 Airstreams. I wanted the trim around the docking lights but dude refused to sell them unless I took the whole panel for $1000....needless to say that did not happen. I did get another control module for my water heater and some 12v chrome reading lights.
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Yeah, they said if I wanted to plastic cover for my door handle I had to buy the whole door which the handle is not even a part of. Jerks

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I am looking for a Airstream Skydeck...please contact me
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