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Old 10-03-2011, 10:21 PM   #15
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....oh, and thanks for the good wishes, Toad.

All going well, I'm shipping out on Wednesday.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:40 PM   #16
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I thought so too, and mentioned that to the guy in the parts department.
Oh well. Now I'm doubly protected.

That is the downswing of a dealership that sells every RV under the sun.
Those in sales/parts are not always familiar with the eccentricities of an AS.
There is a plus side to having an additional pressure regulator. If you mount it at the campground spigot, it keeps your water hose from being subject 24/7 to whatever pressure happens to be at the campground. They are usually reasonable, but I have seen them get pretty high.

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Old 10-04-2011, 11:11 PM   #17
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Thanks for that, cat. I will utilize the regulator attachment too.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:34 AM   #18
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I am not inferring this site is loaded with perverts, serial killers, and the like....but it is still the internet.

Am I right about this, do you think?
I think too much caution will limit the experience. Living in fear can be debilitating. To each her own.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:18 PM   #19
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Well, the FAN is almost ready to go.

Figuring out the anti-sway bar installation was a bit of a PITA. They have to be aligned a certain way; othewise, they won't fit into the holes. Of course, it was pouring rain when I was fighting with this; am soaked to the skin!

The weather is supposed to clear tomorrow. (keeping the fingers crossed like the safety chains). This is the Thanksgiving long weekend in Canada, so am going to get a jump on the rush.

This is the first time in about twenty years I have not cooked a big Thanksgiving dinner. Oh well. Things change.

Guess what's in the Airstream freezer.......


Is apro pos. Did you know Swanson got their idea for TV dinners from airliner meals served on aluminum trays? This will suit the "Fly at Night's" vintage airliner theme well.

Am excited about my first trip. Hope it will be the beginning of many happy contrails.

Next update: From the RV Resort. It's a fairly new one in a very scenic location - will tell you all about it.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:19 PM   #20
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Do you get peanuts in route?
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:33 AM   #21
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Do you get peanuts in route?
Afraid not. I'm leaving the flight-attendant uniform at home.

BTW, does anyone know where the switch for the "auto" hot-water tank is? It's running on propane - was like that since I picked it up from the dealership. For the life of me, I cannot find the switch to change to auto or "electric" hot-water heat.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:19 PM   #22
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Well.....made it to that mystery location. The weather could be better, but I'm not complaining. Yours truly made the trip without dying. The truck made the trip without dying - that "Nine Mile Hill" was a steep one. And when I arrived at the park, the Airstream was still attached.

Everything I have asked the AS to do - she's doing it. Fridge is keeping everything really cold, the microwave is serving the food piping hot; haven't had a chance to try the gas range/stove because I left the ignition gun at home. Still haven't figured out electric switch for water heater, but I'm not sweating it because the propane version is working.

Here's the FAN at the foot of a mist-enveloped mountain.

I think I'm gonna like this Airstreaming business.

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Afraid not. I'm leaving the flight-attendant uniform at home.

BTW, does anyone know where the switch for the "auto" hot-water tank is? It's running on propane - was like that since I picked it up from the dealership. For the life of me, I cannot find the switch to change to auto or "electric" hot-water heat.
Not sure that you have an electric option. Our 28' International heats water using propane only and I'm reasonably certain that's the same for most modern Airstreams. Ours is a 6 gallon model and is pretty efficient, except when spiders make their nests in the mixing chamber that is....
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Oh, and we're glad that you're having a good time! :~)
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water heater switches are in the bathroom on the wall in mine.
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Ours has a plug inside the camper, the electric heating element for the water heater plugs into a close by outlet which is on the wall by the window in the bedroom, but we assume it was an addition by the previous owner!
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Cool pic with the mysterious fog!
Scooby doo where are you?
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water heater switches are in the bathroom on the wall in mine.
Ya'but she's asking about dual propane-electric water heaters. Can't say I've ever heard of those. Our furnace & HW heater are propane only. Two- or three-way fridges; yes. Water heaters? hmmm...

Fly at Night? Think you'll try Cafe Pascual's on this trip? Our family sure has enjoyed it there. Couch forum-a-nistas like us aren't the type to put on sunglasses & adult diapers -- the aluminum gives us away in your rearview mirror. Good luck to anyone trying to track me only by knowing my destination. Though I'm not going to pull a Gary Hart and challenge the press (or this community) to follow me around.

This post included -- yes, I commonly plead 'coffee' for any free-association posting that I might get away with.
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