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Old 06-05-2016, 07:31 PM   #4047
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FINALLY got my Weber Q120 converted to run off my LP port. I've had a BEAR of a time finding the right parts.

My ultimate solution?

Torjik ConvertaQ kit. http://torjik.com/#_convertaq

And while the kit is perfect, the service is equally great. Emails and phone calls to Jake and John were received with great interest. They did some custom problem solving with me and have been outstanding to work with.

The off the shelf kit with 12' hose terminating in a 1/4" male quick disconnect should be sufficient for most. Check it out if you're looking to do this. See what you think!

Thanks for the post. I have been looking for the parts at various stores since 2012 and have only received bewildered looks. This looks perfect. Jim


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Old 06-05-2016, 07:32 PM   #4048
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Old 06-05-2016, 10:36 PM   #4049
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I laughed when my wife's new oil diffuser ended up in our truck for our weekend camp trip, but man this thing proved useful. There were a lot of bugs, and this diffuser loaded up with some blend of good smelling oils kept the bugs at bay.

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Old 06-06-2016, 09:01 AM   #4050
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As many on the Forum have noted, the Clarion M502 head unit for the audio in some of the later AS trailers leaves a bit to be desired. And, in some floor plans, the speakers are mounted shooting down, blowing away anyone sitting below them in lounge or in my case, the recliners.

The reason JC designs the audio system this way is IMO totally unexplainable, as I cannot see why they could not place the speakers shooting into the room, not deafening the folks sitting below the forward overhead storage.

Thus, after originally replacing the Clarion speakers with Polk Audio db651s, which improved the sound quality significantly, I decided it was time to do what I consider the correct way to mount the speakers in view of all considerations in the trailer. And, here they are: First, I removed the speakers from the original holes. Then using the mounting gasket, I marked and cut the holes on the vertical face of the overhead compartment, first making certain nothing behind was going to be interfered with, and then mounted the Polk's and filled the hole below with the original Clarion speakers, essentially creating a passive radiator. This actually fills the hole, no sound is admitted of consequence. The results:

Airstream_Audio_TFL_06.03.2016 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr

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This makes such an incredible difference, now the treble portion of the sound can be heard in the cabin, the seats are no longer listening to only one channel, and the overall sound effect is for more balanced out in the main cabin than with the original audio layout.

I will withhold any statements regarding Jackson Center's design staff. But, if someone can give me a reason why the above is not done on the factory units, I would have great interest.

Oh, mud flaps to protect the dump valves...love it. May have to figure out one for my trailer.
Nice install, I can only imagine the improvement in sound quality.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:16 AM   #4051
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finally installed the new pin striping
That is awesome. The reflection in the polished aluminum threw me off. It took a little while to figure out what was going on there. Great job! Three Wallies for that.
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Old 06-06-2016, 06:34 PM   #4052
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That is awesome. The reflection in the polished aluminum threw me off. It took a little while to figure out what was going on there. Great job! Three Wallies for that.
Thanks Dan. As many here know, polishing an Airstream is a love/hate thingy. I had no choice, since my clearcoat was mostly gone and the aluminum started to oxidize badly. 90's aluminum is real hard to polish.
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Old 06-06-2016, 06:42 PM   #4053
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Installed my Blue Ox, very easy and both AS and TV level with spring bars parallel to ground. Good instructions.
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Old 06-09-2016, 03:33 PM   #4054
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Protection from hail and sun

Living in North Texas, the storms and heat can quickly destroy your Airstream. This is what I have done to offer a little protection. I still don't know how to rotate pictures!
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Old 06-09-2016, 03:58 PM   #4055
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Living in North Texas, the storms and heat can quickly destroy your Airstream. This is what I have done to offer a little protection. I still don't know how to rotate pictures!
Are the sides permanent or can you remove them. I am considering something removable on the sides of my RV port, just a little worried about wind.
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Old 06-09-2016, 04:25 PM   #4056
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Living in North Texas, the storms and heat can quickly destroy your Airstream. This is what I have done to offer a little protection. I still don't know how to rotate pictures!

That is exactly what I want to do for our Avion. Also contemplating building it out of treated lumber.

Yours looks very nice. How did you anchor it?


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Old 06-09-2016, 09:54 PM   #4057
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The sides are more or less permanent. I made the sides a foot higher than the back so it's easier to get the wheels off. The carport is certified for 130 mile winds. To get the building permit, I had to submit engineering drawings and the only ones I could get were for the wind rated structure.

I guess I'll find out how strong the shade fabric is when we have our next storm!
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:17 AM   #4058
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Just two small tchotchkes, a key holder and small postcard to frame:
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:08 PM   #4060
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I got an "Aussie" stainless steel grill....

...at the "on sale" price of $89.99 at (oddly) Big 5 Sporting goods, plus a 25-foot hose that connects to my front tank at one end and the grill at the other end.

The "Aussie" grill and the "Smoke Hollow" grill are identical except for the nameplate.

Plus it fits perfectly under my dinette seat!!
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