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Old 01-31-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
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what's that buzz?

the weirdest thing is happening right now. i'm south of tucson, sunny day but the wind has really picked up. periodically - especially with a big gust - there is this buzzing sound (loud buzzing sound) coming from the front lounge area. i can't tell where. you know that sound a bee makes when it's trapped behind a screen? well, that's the sound. (and yes, i checked for bees). above the front window is the original clock and thermometer (neither of which works although the clock does tick on occasion, mostly in the middle of the night) and it sounds like the buzz could be coming from there. anybody got any ideas? why would the buzz be associated with a wind gust? i'm thinking it's electrical - scary thought, getting fried in my airstream. oh well, couldn't think of a better way to go
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umm.... maybe it's that vespa you tow with. Did you forget to turn it off?
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:54 PM   #3
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Try lowering the tv antenna, and the stone guard over the front window.

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umm.... maybe it's vespa you tow with. Did you forget to turn it off?
hello janet....how the hell are you and your lovely husband?

speaking of the vespa, it is chained to the trailer, and "vespa" is "wasp" in italian so maybe you've got something there about the buzz. however, if i get electrocuted in my trailer, you're going to feel mighty bad for making light of my situation

(i still want a frontgate grill like you guys have but can't find one for under $300. send me a note if you find another, okay?)
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:56 PM   #5
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Try lowering the tv antenna, and the stone guard over the front window.

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terry, i can't lower the antenna but i can close the rock guard. i wondered if that had something to do with it. can you explain? (i'll be back in a second)
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terry, i can't lower the antenna but i can close the rock guard. i wondered if that had something to do with it. can you explain? (i'll be back in a second)
Annete, the noise you are hearing is the sound of the wind causing a vibration in something, it is most likely the TV antena. Try taking a roll of duct tape, run a strip down the antenna, and see if the noise changes, or goes away.
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Old 01-31-2005, 07:14 PM   #7
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Annete, the noise you are hearing is the sound of the wind causing a vibration in something, it is most likely the TV antena. Try taking a roll of duct tape, run a strip down the antenna, and see if the noise changes, or goes away.
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thanks terry. i closed the rock guard. either that did the trick or the wind has died down. it's getting dark so i'll have to try the duct tape another time.

one thing i have to say about this airstream, it's a noisy little bugger. things are popping and creaking all night long. and now the buzz. can't wait to see what it comes up with next!
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Anette,

Maybe your Tradewind is haunted! You may have to hire an exorcist to rid your AS of evil spirits! On a positive light.......you may be dreaming of better weather, since you were inundated by rain in CA recently!

BTW....I'm upgrading to a 28' CCD.....do you want to come up for the christening (weather in the high 60's lately)?

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Old 02-01-2005, 09:14 AM   #9
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Anette,

Maybe your Tradewind is haunted! You may have to hire an exorcist to rid your AS of evil spirits! On a positive light.......you may be dreaming of better weather, since you were inundated by rain in CA recently!

BTW....I'm upgrading to a 28' CCD.....do you want to come up for the christening (weather in the high 60's lately)?

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OMG, Jim, you're really doing it! When do you get it? Sooner or later, all airstreams need to venture through the desert, so if I don't make it up there for the christening, let's do a second down here somewhere. (I'm trying really super hard not to be green with envy...i love my tradewind i love my tradewind i love my tradewind - ghosts and all).
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above the front window is the original clock and thermometer (neither of which works although the clock does tick on occasion, mostly in the middle of the night) and it sounds like the buzz could be coming from there.
well, at least the clock is right twice a day..... your clock motor can be kaput and it will still buzz.
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well, at least the clock is right twice a day..... your clock motor can be kaput and it will still buzz.
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very interesting. maybe jim is right about the tradewind being haunted. nothing i hate more than a ticking clock - nice that it chooses to do so when it's the quietest (i mean "most quiet"). i guess i could disconnect the thing but where's the fun in that
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Hi Jim,

Congrats on your upgrade to a 28' CCD. Did you have to order or was one available at the dealer? That will definitely give you plenty of room over the 22' and you've got the right rig to pull it.

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Hi Jim,

Congrats on your upgrade to a 28' CCD. Did you have to order or was one available at the dealer? That will definitely give you plenty of room over the 22' and you've got the right rig to pull it.

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We've been looking at them since we came back from our 35 day round trip from Oregon to Kansas last Sept-Oct. That was a long trip to spend in a 22'....and we'll have some trips again that long or longer this year. We've decided the 22' is ideal for up to a week....but longer than that has been a trial.
We're fortunate to have an AS dealer only 40 miles away, George Sutton RV in Eugene. We went to an RV Show in Salem last weekend, and they had a 28' CCD (Blue Streak interior) there with all the options, except microwave/convection oven. I'm having them change out the oven to get the MW/Conv installed in its place. We'll pick it up Feb 14, as we're flying to DC for a meeting next week. The financing is very good, no payments and no interest for 5 months , then 6.22%. This gives me a chance to sell my 22' before the first payment. Until then, I guess I'll be a two AS owner for a while .....one for short trips and one for long trips (hey, not a bad idea)!

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I'm SOOO jealous! Feb 14 sounds suspiciously like a valentines day gift... Congrats.

Ya know... there's nothing wrong with being a 2 trailer family..... his and hers - in case the valentines thing doesn't work out ....
Next time I'm though Corvalis I want a tour!
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