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Old 10-22-2015, 11:51 AM   #1
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Hello from Washington

Finally got ourselves an Airstream FC 25FB! We have been reading through much of this forum and feel like we have learned a lot from those participating here. There are some ongoing projects we have lined up. If there is anything we think may be of interest to others we'll post our experience.

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Old 10-22-2015, 04:57 PM   #2
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Hello from Washington

Welcome to the Forums & congrats on your purchase! We love our FC 27 FB and take it all over the PNW. Hope to see you on the road!


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Old 10-22-2015, 05:24 PM   #3
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Welcome to the nightmare! (Halloween is right around the corner)

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Old 10-22-2015, 07:41 PM   #4
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:25 PM   #5
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Welcome wandering duo! I hope by "projects" you mean trips...hope to see you on the road!
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:50 PM   #6
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25 fc

We also have a 25 FC vintage 2010 and live in Fall City just down the road from you.
It's time we form a regional club of some sort for the Airstreams in this area.

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Old 10-23-2015, 12:28 AM   #7
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We wish we meant trips when we said projects but we really mean projects. This evening's involved a grinder, and a new riveter. Our new batteries turned out to be not so well, probably fried while sitting on the lot for the last 4-5 months. The local Interstate Batteries dealer generously replaced them with a size bigger, which was nice except that they didn't fit in the existing battery compartment. Out came the grinder and a bunch of other tools, off with the cover and the replacement batteries are now ensconced snugly. We even got to learn to rivet the cover back together. Tried to upload a few pictures but that doesn't seem to work.

We don't feel too bad about having to work on what is really a brand new trailer just because we have been reading the posts here for a while now and knew what to expect.

Tomorrow evening will signal the replacement of the multistage charger / converter ordered from Randy at Bestconverter.com.

Thank you all for the welcome! We have read various threads by you moosetags... very helpful indeed.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:58 PM   #8
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Welcome to Alumaholics Anonymous, where the fun never ends! Find more friends nearby, for fun, story swapping and great food at www.wbcci.org. 5809 will be looking for you down the road!


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Old 10-23-2015, 09:48 PM   #9
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Hey and welcome from Portland.

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Old 10-24-2015, 03:42 PM   #10
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We replaced the Parallax 8355 unit with a PD 4655 today. There wasn't much cussing involved, but some bloodletting did take place, too many sharp edges out on that metal. Pity we can't post pictures because we took a few step by step images to make it a little bit clearer for the next person having a go at it. Thanks to David Watson at Progressive Dynamics for his help in the fitment process for the PD4655 to a Parallax 8355 chassis.


We haven't had batteries go bad on us before- we are quite diligent about checking water levels, etc. These were dead on arrival, but hopefully that's behind us so it's all good. We do plan to boon dock a bit and therefore the battery related aspect of things is a big component of our project list. We are thinking of getting a couple of portable solar panels, but are still in the early stages of planning for that.

We look at the grinder as a sort of christening ritual, thus making it 'our airstream'... it was too new, you see! That and the bloodletting should take care of the trailer deities and now we can venture out to some happy journeys!
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Old 10-31-2015, 12:00 AM   #11
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PNW Airstreamers

I see several folks from the PNW on this post - wanderingduo, climber, nwgreyhound and others. My wife and I are new to the AS experience, having picked up our 2015 FC 23 FB 9 months ago. We learned quite a bit during a 95-day trip to St. John's, Newfoundland and also from these forums. Is anyone interested in visiting to share ideas and stories over wine, beer, or coffee somewhere between Woodinville and Fall City? We live in Redmond.
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:12 PM   #12
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Westie, my wife and I would love to hear about your trip to the Maritimes. We're hoping to do that in a year or so. Don't think we'll get up to your area soon - we're in Oregon heading to California for awhile. Keep posting!

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Old 11-01-2015, 12:38 AM   #13
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We're in Orange County now for Halloween. We get down here every other month or so, usually by driving. We hope to store thr AS here eventually to avoid winterization and allow easier use in the winter trips in the southern US.
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We are new to the forum and will be purchasing an airstream in the future. We are just trying to learn as much as we can as we plow forward. I am guessing that there is some information somewhere on this site as to why you would change out the parallax converter?
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