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Old 06-30-2016, 04:59 PM   #4101
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:41 AM   #4102
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After noticing discoloration of the contacts and heating of the plug and wire end I decided it was time to replace the old AC inlet and cord. Decided on the relatively new to RV use Smart Plug set. The system has been used in the boating industry for several years and is well tested and has high reviews. The swap would of been relatively straight forward if Airstream had not used so much potting compound in the original install of the inlet. Had to cut and pull all that out to get the new inlet to fit properly. Net result is a solid connection and with no heating of components.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:39 AM   #4103
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I just got this 22" High Definition AC/DC TV to replace the one that came with my 20 footer. I am not sure why Airstream would install an AC only TV.
Was there a DC power source at the TV bracket for you use?
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:05 AM   #4104
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Just a small inverter will save you $$$ on a TV, 12V to 110.
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Old 07-01-2016, 01:46 PM   #4105
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I just can't stop buying something for the trailer!

now a dehumidifier for storage!

Two days ago I purchased a dehumidifier for storage. Now I am trying to figure out how to set it for best scenario storage. When I first started up the dehumidifier the interior Temp was 92 degrees F with 81% RH. Now today it is Temp 106 degrees with a 40% RH. The extra heat is the dehumidifier exhausting the hot dry air into the coach. Have I improved the storage situation or made it worse with a 14 degree hotter interior? It is in the shade parked in a roofed facility.
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Old 07-01-2016, 03:21 PM   #4106
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I like having a table for my drink and cell phone. In my previous Safari I built a flip-up table much like the countertop extension and screwed it into the wall below the window. This time I decided to make a friction/gravity based shelf that can be moved. The blinds casing in my Classic inspired my design as they protrude out a few inches. I notched the surface underside to hook over the cord of the blinds cover without interfering with the blind. This is more than sturdy for my morning coffee or evening bourbons.

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Old 07-02-2016, 04:26 AM   #4107
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:37 AM   #4108
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I like having a table for my drink and cell phone. In my previous Safari I built a flip-up table much like the countertop extension and screwed it into the wall below the window. This time I decided to make a friction/gravity based shelf that can be moved. The blinds casing in my Classic inspired my design as they protrude out a few inches. I notched the surface underside to hook over the cord of the blinds cover without interfering with the blind. This is more than sturdy for my morning coffee or evening bourbons.

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Old 07-02-2016, 06:37 AM   #4109
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I would think the humidity would be worse than the heat. Keep the air moving maybe with a small fan as well as the dehumidifier. I run my ac at least twice a week here in n fl. Only way to keep it fresh inside. Seems to dry it out a lot. Good luck.
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Old 07-04-2016, 03:33 PM   #4110
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I just can't stop buying something for the trailer!

now a dehumidifier for storage!

Two days ago I purchased a dehumidifier for storage. Now I am trying to figure out how to set it for best scenario storage. When I first started up the dehumidifier the interior Temp was 92 degrees F with 81% RH. Now today it is Temp 106 degrees with a 40% RH. The extra heat is the dehumidifier exhausting the hot dry air into the coach. Have I improved the storage situation or made it worse with a 14 degree hotter interior? It is in the shade parked in a roofed facility.

I'd just use a few damprid buckets. We are humid here in Kansas but the humidifier produces too much heat. You could run the dehumidifier for a day then just use the damprid.

http://www.damprid.com/product/4-lb....sture-absorber



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Old 07-04-2016, 05:13 PM   #4111
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I got a red cl. Light cover, 3 hole flag pole holder, some books to read, and free 1964 A/s adds.


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Old 07-04-2016, 07:26 PM   #4112
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A new hitch coupler lock. A real one this time.

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Old 07-08-2016, 12:58 AM   #4113
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New wheels, six bolt 15 inch. Powdered coated black thanks to ventage trailer supply. They look great...finally got rid of the original split rims. I'll miss the original rims but my mind will be more at ease with the solid rims...and some new shoes too! Happy day!

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Old 07-08-2016, 02:21 AM   #4114
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New wheels, six bolt 15 inch. Powdered coated black thanks to ventage trailer supply. They look great...finally got rid of the original split rims. I'll miss the original rims but my mind will be more at ease with the solid rims...and some new shoes too! Happy day!

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Hi, OMG; you still had split rims. How did you find tires for them and someone to change them?
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Old 07-09-2016, 12:21 AM   #4115
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What did you get for your Trailer today?

Only changed the tires once, Changed them myself with some serious leather straps. Scary ☠ No one would do it around here(with good reason)😁 But getting ready to hit the road on a big trip, had to go.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:37 AM   #4116
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A few spare lug nuts. Lost one returning from my recent trip to West Virginia. Found a local business that rents tire and wheel packages. $1 a piece for McGard solid lug nuts. They buy them in bulk. Lesson learned: check lug nut torque often, not just at the start of a trip.
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:16 AM   #4117
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Carry spare lug nuts. McGard lug nuts come in packs of four.
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:38 AM   #4118
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Ordered some Bostik 1100 and copper wool to seal up some rather large gaps between the wheel well liners and the banana wrap that I didn't notice until after I left Jackson Center in May.

Also thinking of getting a 2 gal Rotopax to carry fuel for the generator


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A propane-fired Honda EU200i companion generator package (RV Package 2) from GenConneX Direct. Should arrive next Friday, can't wait!

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Old 07-12-2016, 03:06 PM   #4120
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Installed Sun Guard Solar 85 screen material on door screen. Blocks out significant heat and I think the black color matches the tinted windows. Also harder to see in from the outside.

Use this material for our south facing windows on our house.

Also did the bedroom screens to help block heat.
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