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Old 05-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Howdy!

Hi, we're new. Have a trailer in the back and we're looking to hook it up! We're excited to be a part of this forum. We're going to start looking for suggestions about hookups, but if anyone has any advice...especially for airstreams in the austin area, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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Look at the WBCCI.org website at http://wbcci.org/

and see if there is a unit you might want to be associated with. A quick phone call will usually get someone to come out and give you a hand. A visit to a local rally will give you exposure to a lot of knowledge.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:49 AM   #3
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Thumbs up Welcome Aboard....

I assume when you say "hook-up", this is what you had in mind...



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Old 05-26-2013, 11:51 AM   #4
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

I am not fully clear on your intentions. Are you talking about hooking up and going on the road, or hooking up in the back yard and using your Airstream as a static living unit?

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Old 05-26-2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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Sorry for the confusion - hooking up the airstream in the back yard and using it more as a permanent guest unit.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:01 PM   #6
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:05 PM   #7
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Sounds like you've got some projects ahead if you want to "Hook up" as in permanent guest unit.

1. Assuming you have two air conditioners on your trailer; you will need 50 amp electrical service with the correct type of connections.

2. You have gray water, and black water holding tanks built into your trailer. Sooner, rather than later, they will fill up, and you will need a sewer connection (or some other means of getting rid of the tanks' contents).

3. You will need (and this is pretty simple) a water connection.

Now Austin doesn't get too cold in the winter months, but…you may need to (if you have guests in the winter) close off the bottom of the trailer to ensure additional warmth.

Winterizing your trailer is another consideration if you don't use it (have guests) during the winter months.

I'm sure others will chime in with additional suggestions, but this is, at least, a beginning.

Good luck!
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:26 PM   #9
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If you only have 1 air conditioner and a 30 amp cord, do not trust a "PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICIAN" to understand you need 120 volt NOT 240 volts.
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You will need to locate your sewer/septic clean-out and its relative location to the Airstream. The type of line that you will need is somewhat dependent upon the distance and grade differential.

As murreywalker has already said, a 50 amp (120 volt) electrical service connection is a must as most 34s have two air conditioning units. Unless you are an accomplished electrician, this is something better left to a professional.

You will need to make sure that the Airstream is perfectly level on its site. Once this is accomplished, you might consider taking some of the weight off of the suspension.

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Old 07-21-2013, 07:13 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone for all of the great information. We have successfully installed the 50 amp plug, works great! If anyone wants more information on how to do this or wants to know what we had to buy, please don't hesitate to contact me.

On to our next project.... some sort of sewer connection!
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Sweet!

Got our 50 AMP running too!
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