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Old 11-11-2015, 08:55 AM   #113
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For Window repair I can highly recommend Dave Root...
I may end up going that Root (). I did get the kit for cleaning the windows. It's $200+ and comes with a spray gun and directions. Had to go to home depot to get the cleaning supplies. BUT, it turns out the kit isn't for tempered glass. I was at the Pomona RV show the week the kit arrived and ran into a guy there who cleans LAs glass (like Dave does for Oregon). He explained that you cannot drill a hole into tempered glass. The tempering process is like vulcanizing of rubber. Changes it into a different material. So normally glass will bend and not break, tempering makes it break more easily, but also break into non-lethal pieces. So no shards or daggers on the ground after breaking.

When I complained about the tempered glass the kit guys then sent me a link to their extended directions to drill thru the frame of the window. Very delicate. If you touch the glass while drilling you will be looking at that scratch forever. But the same method will work for cleaning tempered glass at that point. The problem is it is now raining (Finally) in California, so I am gonna have to protect the RV while the window is out. The LA guy said he protects the window with carpet tape while it's out.

Oh, I also saw cameras mounted on the 4 sides of the RV that gave a top down view of what's around the camper. So you can back in w/o worry that you are going off course. Sweet!

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Old 11-11-2015, 10:50 AM   #114
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Custom plate arrives

This makes me very happy:

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Old 11-19-2015, 02:06 PM   #115
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Wow that is a nice license plate.
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Old 11-27-2015, 04:36 PM   #116
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I still have the ice maker.
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I finally figured out how to remove the ice maker. Just have to unhook the waterline and unscrew the adapter at the end and the waterline feeds back thru the ice maker just fine.

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Looks like there is a LOT of space under the steps that could be taken advantage of. This is why the Nomad unit had ALL of the understeps converted to storage.

I took it home and plugged it in, thinking my problem was the short duration of generator run that never let it get cold. A week later in a 35 degree garage it was 70 degrees inside. I can see how it's not going to make ice like that. I may just need to hook it up to water or bypass the water switch. Gonna be doing some more troubleshooting.

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What did you find with yours? Did it cool at all? If you still have it and are coming this way I would love to take it off your hands. It would be nice to have ice in the time it takes to cool the fridge. I would run it times when I don't wanna wait for or even run the fridge. So I like the ice maker idea.

For now it is starting to snow so I am gonna empty the waterlines out and fill with anti-freeze. I did find a wine chiller at Costco that is the exact size of the ice maker, and it's $200. If repairs on this are going to be more, I will likely go that way.

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Old 12-11-2015, 10:41 AM   #117
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Antenna

Alan, those pics you posted on the Registry thread show you have ALL the side antenna that mine is missing. I assume the one you have next to the rooftop stereo is for that stereo only. There is another above the driver's window with a coil in it, is that for the CB? Lastly there is a TINY one above the passenger side window, any ideas what that is for?

Peter and I are both missing the roof antenna, if you get a chance I would love a close up photo of that so I can shop more for that.

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Old 03-19-2016, 12:32 PM   #118
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Update

OK, so I realized that people may not be reading this thread as, although they may have issues like mine, they don't have a 2005 Skydeck like Peter and I have. So I started creating new threads that were easier to find.

BUT... if you are like my friend Fred, who originally went with me to Missouri to see the RV, you ONLY read *this* thread and you are missing all the other posts about the Skydeck. Sure right now you could just read the other current threads, but thinking of this as an archive to be accessed in the future, I will link to what I have been up to, so the threads are not lost in the mists of time:

Fixed my bad generator wiring, the lever to allow the captains chair to rotate, fixed the entry steps, figured out interior and exterior lighting, removed my old bedroom TV, fixed the locks and got replacement keys, and replaced the broken microwave.

Looking for entrance handle pieces, missing travel bars, oversized travel cup holders and replacement axel caps.

Thinking of installing a camera on the upper deck.

Looking for help with my cracking and leaking fiberglass roof and leaking rain water that lead to stained wall fabric and fiberglass delamination along with the sagging headliner and my rusty propane tank and my rusting chrome mirror arms, I broke the over-door awning, and need help removing the old University of Miami bus wrap and the Invisibra that was on the front. Yes, this appears to have been owned by the UofM football team, but I don't know ANY details other than what was left in the paint:

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Helped out with questions on batteries and a few others not worth linking.

Also check out the first Sky Deck post, registery of Sky Decks for thoughts from owners and where they are now, and the Airstream diesel pushers that are for sale.
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:52 AM   #119
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PSchw, I mean I scoured the internet and I never saw that. Saw a lot of them:

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Hi Randy the red one in the photos above use to be mine if it is the one you have it may still have red cushions in the dinette area. I do hope it is not the one you have as it leaked from the roof corners. It was a great old girl I used it for hiring out to shows sold it to stingrv rv in the uk , they did some repairs and a respray and sold it to some in Holland, it ws soon back up for sale they got it back lost touch after that. I do hope it is not this one I was told there is only 6 still running. I had it in 2009-or 10
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Wow, first time talking to an old owner. So you took the hit, or you also bought it used and the guy before you took the hit?

Mine is not red and tan, mine is red and metallic grey, plus it was in the US, not the UK. Cannot imagine how hard it must be to import one across the pond.

I too think about renting mine out, once I get it all ready for use I will likely not be in it every weekend so why not. I don't know of another in California.

It really is hard to say how many were made. I believe I have to send an email to Airstream and see if they have a figure. I only just found out that the tow vehicle was one of only 200 such color Honda Insights ever made.

I got the Skydeck as I wanted to be able to go outside but not by leaving the RV. When Country Coach came up with the Veranda that is what I wanted, but they started a 1/4 $mil and went up, way up. Even now they are similar in price despite taking the company out of business.

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Hopefully the Sky Deck will stay valuable and I can recoup some of the cost of fixing this one up... I still have all the features of a fancy diesel pusher with all the space of the Veranda, just not the fancy appointments.

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Some of the numbers of production can be found on these recalls.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...ml#post1777172

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It really is hard to say how many were made. I believe I have to send an email to Airstream and see if they have a figure.

Hopefully the Sky Deck will stay valuable and I can recoup some of the cost of fixing this one up... I still have all the features of a fancy diesel pusher with all the space of the Veranda, just not the fancy appointments.

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Wow, first time talking to an old owner. So you took the hit, or you also bought it used and the guy before you took the hit?

Mine is not red and tan, mine is red and metallic grey, plus it was in the US, not the UK. Cannot imagine how hard it must be to import one across the pond.

I too think about renting mine out, once I get it all ready for use I will likely not be in it every weekend so why not. I don't know of another in California.

It really is hard to say how many were made. I believe I have to send an email to Airstream and see if they have a figure. I only just found out that the tow vehicle was one of only 200 such color Honda Insights ever made.

I got the Skydeck as I wanted to be able to go outside but not by leaving the RV. When Country Coach came up with the Veranda that is what I wanted, but they started a 1/4 $mil and went up, way up. Even now they are similar in price despite taking the company out of business.

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Hopefully the Sky Deck will stay valuable and I can recoup some of the cost of fixing this one up... I still have all the features of a fancy diesel pusher with all the space of the Veranda, just not the fancy appointments.

-Randy
the one we had was red and silver.
Iam not that old cheeky,
we hired it out for shows and festivals ,race meets it was really nice to drive but like most second hand ones it was old and tired , we sold because we did not have the time to do any thing to it but it was nice to own some thing so unique even for a short time, now we have moved to Canada and left it all behind to start a new live here. Good luck with yours and enjoy. WE had a few rv's and 5th wheels we hired out for about 2 yrs and then the resection got us.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:32 AM   #123
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I finally figured out how to remove the ice maker. Just have to unhook the waterline and unscrew the adapter at the end and the waterline feeds back thru the ice maker just fine.

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Well, just because the ice maker has a schematic and the owner's manual describes operation doesn't mean I have been able to fix my ice maker. All I see is the unit draws energy from the wall when plugged in and several hours later it is really warm inside despite outside temps all winter. Now that the snowy winter is over I have given up on figuring this out by myself and dropped it off at the local appliance shop to have it fixed. At least all the parts are still available as they still sell this model 10 years later.

I know it's gonna cost me at least $50 to have them try to fix it... But at least it feels like I am making progress.

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Old 05-01-2016, 07:13 PM   #124
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the nomad (nomadairstream.com/customize/airstream-skydeck/) is a major inspiration for my sky deck purchase.
Just found Nomad Airstream is ALSO on Facebook.

There are many FINISHED photos on their site about the Skydeck project they did, but there are BEFORE photos on their Facebook acct.

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Last year apparently they did the roof as a second project, but not too many photos.

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Would be curious what they did as I am having leaking problems, glad I am not the only one. Love the idea of a satellite antenna UNDER the fiberglass crown.

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Thanks for the tip. Found this on there FB
https://www.facebook.com/nomadairstr...07393155990012
Now I good doubts with MasterTechRV for my roof rebuild as communication and customer service is not there strong side.
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The red one we met in fla last month had the same fl tag. Cool.
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