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Old 03-18-2015, 10:32 AM   #477
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My 2015 30 footer of course has ducted air. Very nice but not exactly whisper quiet as I had hoped. Only 30 amp service at this campground so only using 1 HP which is keeping the trailer quite comfortable. During the day when it warms up two Fantastic Fans might be nice as I only have one. I think in reading this thread that the adjustable vents might be necessary for those with bunk beds but for me with the rear bedroom the existing vents seem to be working fine.
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:23 AM   #478
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I'm sold. The only issue with the ducted air is the less than stellar TV antenna Airstream now uses.

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The ducted air is definitely quieter. I just hung out in Nelson's trailer 4 a little while. That trailer is awesome. Makes mine look like a dinosaur-
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I'm sold. The only issue with the ducted air is the less than stellar TV antenna Airstream now uses.

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I noticed they also changed to a Clarion brand multi function radio, and the newer window shades are either all the way up or down, unlike the levolors we now have.

We have a 2014 with 2 a/c units we are very happy with, but the wife doesn't like cooking with the galley a/c blowing on her. When we looked at the 2015 models we decided to hold on to what we have, and just run the a/c unit in the opposite area from where we are hanging out, when possible

Also we have made some changes and hopefully have most of the warranty items repaired, and don't want to start over with a new unit at this time.

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I'm sold. The only issue with the ducted air is the less than stellar TV antenna Airstream now uses.

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Easily changed out to a Jack amplified digital unit from King Controls. I'm starting one in half an hour............


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Old 03-18-2015, 01:51 PM   #482
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We have found on our 2015, the new shade can be half opened by putting the bottom shade rod under the two window control handles.

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I wondered about these and was considering changing out my stock 2014 unit until I was at a spot near Patterson on our recent trip and the unit beside me with a brand new amplified Jack pulled in the exact # ( 52) that I did. He was quite surprised. Also in another spot near Corbett was told I might get 12 to 14 channels but pulled in 42.



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Has anyone here removed any of the metal screens on the individual vents? They appear to have little metal spring clips holding them in place. I would like to remove one, but am afraid of damaging Lucy's ceiling.

I have already removed the air intake screens to clean the filters. They pop out pretty easily.

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As I mentioned in my earlier post, the SS "screen" vents are NOT easy to get out. Of the 12 I removed, I bent one of the old ones getting it out (not that it matters, I don't think anyone would want them!) I took a small screwdriver, covered it with black electrical tape to minimize any scratches. The small marks I did made were more than covered up by the new adjustable vents.

RE: the stock A/S antenna, I put a King Jack in my new trailer as well. It fit perfectly right in front of the rear skylight. A bit nervous drilling a hole into the interior, but no issues. I had put this same type antenna into my '12 28' Intl CCD and got many more channels than the old crank up Winegard.
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As I mentioned in my earlier post, the SS "screen" vents are NOT easy to get out. Of the 12 I removed, I bent one of the old ones getting it out (not that it matters, I don't think anyone would want them!) I took a small screwdriver, covered it with black electrical tape to minimize any scratches. The small marks I did made were more than covered up by the new adjustable vents.

RE: the stock A/S antenna, I put a King Jack in my new trailer as well. It fit perfectly right in front of the rear skylight. A bit nervous drilling a hole into the interior, but no issues. I had put this same type antenna into my '12 28' Intl CCD and got many more channels than the old crank up Winegard.
Thank you very much for this info on the vent screens. It looks like there are four clips holding the screen on. After you got the screw driver in the rim, were you able to grab it with you hand and pop it ou?

I have one other question for you. With the new adjustable vents, are you able to shut off the air flow to a selected vent?

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What you end up doing is pulling down where you've gotten entry with the screwdriver, then going around the edge of the thing until you can pull it down. The clips do not have much give in them and it's impossible to put a screwdriver against it and depress it enough to successfully remove them....at least I couldn't do it. In terms of the adjustable vents, yes you can close them all the way down. Because of their design when you rotate the vent the "off" position and "on" position will change. (You can see up into the vent so you'll know if it's open or closed. They do work really well.
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What you end up doing is pulling down where you've gotten entry with the screwdriver, then going around the edge of the thing until you can pull it down. The clips do not have much give in them and it's impossible to put a screwdriver against it and depress it enough to successfully remove them....at least I couldn't do it. In terms of the adjustable vents, yes you can close them all the way down. Because of their design when you rotate the vent the "off" position and "on" position will change. (You can see up into the vent so you'll know if it's open or closed. They do work really well.
Thank you so much for answering these questions for me. If the new Airstream adjustable vents didn't close off the vent, I wouldn't have wanted them.

Now that you have assured me that these vents close and work well, I plan to go with the Airstream ones. I have an appointment at the Factory Service Center for Lucy on April 28th. I will buy them and have them installed there.

Thank you again, Brian
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Everyone else's truck makes mine look like a dinosaur, too. Others just touch a button to fold or extend their mirrors. I have to do it manually. That's alright, though. I ain't fixinna buy nothin'. Dinosaur truck has 45,000 miles and dinosaur trailer has 2 1/2 years and maybe 20,000 miles-
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