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Old 11-14-2017, 05:14 PM   #5083
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1x6 pine routed and urethaned. Stainless steel hardware to mount the fork blocks. I used 3M Dual Lock to hold the board to the floor. Holy moly that stuff is strong. I canít get the board to release. Lifts the flooring instead. Guess it isnít glued down :0
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:10 PM   #5084
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I unboxed the power cable. It's big, it's pretty heavy, as I expected. But it coils easily, and the smooth outer jacket looks like it should clean easily.
Tomorrow, I'll leave it in the sun for a while, then over/under it into a 2' coil. that should be enough to get in the storage door.
Over/Under is an acquired skill (easy to learn) that allows a cable to unwind without twists because you've put one coil "over" and the next coil "under". It's just about impossible to describe, but easy if you watch it. Nice neat coils in the bay, I do everything that way, even water hoses and rope.

No. That's the same company, but that's an EXTENSION cord.
It has a 50 amp male on one end, but a matching 50 amp female on the other. The Airstream uses a three pin twist lock with a side ground. It's keyed to only go in one way.
It's called a SS2-P50 or Marine locking 50 amp plug.
This looks like a particularly well-priced source:
https://smile.amazon.com/Mighty-Cord...94CCHGKRFVVN12

How important is it to have the cord be for 50-amp rather than 30-amp?
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:41 PM   #5085
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When your propane tanks get to be 10 years old and no longer can be filled without being inspected recertified, then approval lasts only 5 years (or so I am told), do you buy new tanks or start getting the old ones approved each 5 years? (If I have been told a bunch of BS, please let me know.)
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:08 AM   #5086
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The cord referenced in post 5084 above is 30 amp, thus the lower price.

The 50 amp power cords are only for those Airstreams that had the 50 amp service with the second Air conditioner option installed. The 50 amp service can provide 12,000 watts of power while the 30 amp service can provide only 3,600 watts of power.

A 30 amp power cord has to be part of the power cord selection even with the 50 amp service in the coach because 50 amp power pedestals are certainly not available at all locations.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:19 AM   #5087
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When your propane tanks get to be 10 years old and no longer can be filled without being inspected recertified, then approval lasts only 5 years (or so I am told), do you buy new tanks or start getting the old ones approved each 5 years? (If I have been told a bunch of BS, please let me know.)


Compared the cost. With 20lbs, take the old ones to the recycler and buy new - at$35CAD it's a no brained. But 30lb tanks are more like $90CAD so, for me, if the recert is less than 60%, I'll probably recert
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:27 AM   #5088
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When your propane tanks get to be 10 years old and no longer can be filled without being inspected recertified, then approval lasts only 5 years (or so I am told), do you buy new tanks or start getting the old ones approved each 5 years? (If I have been told a bunch of BS, please let me know.)
In all the years I have been boating and trailering I donít recall ever having anyone look at my tank dates much less say they had to be inspected or refuse to fill them.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:51 AM   #5089
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In all the years I have been boating and trailering I donít recall ever having anyone look at my tank dates much less say they had to be inspected or refuse to fill them.
Never had it happen to me until this past summer, I had a 20lb tank that the local ACE hardware refused to refill. I had gotten it from Home Depot on their propane exchange. Went back to Home Depot, they exchanged it without question.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:52 AM   #5090
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I run my cottage offgrid and filling bottles is a biweekly chore. In Ontario, at least, the bottles are inspected every single time including date stamp checks. Every bottle past due has been rejected.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:30 PM   #5091
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Jen brought this home yesterday. Installed this morning. At <5ft tall this cabinet is a nightmare for her. (Not that the overheads are any better but this is such a narrow deep cavern. )
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:10 PM   #5092
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I used 3M Dual Lock to hold the board to the floor. Holy moly that stuff is strong. I canít get the board to release. Lifts the flooring instead.
Here's tip I learned from guitarists who use it to hold pedals to their boards.
A spatula.
Yes, get a small metal spatula and work it in a corner then keep going. It separates the two parts without pulling the finish off.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:43 PM   #5093
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Here's tip I learned from guitarists who use it to hold pedals to their boards.

A spatula.

Yes, get a small metal spatula and work it in a corner then keep going. It separates the two parts without pulling the finish off.


Exactly! As I was having coffee this afternoon I realized that a metal putty knife would do just what youíve described. Too funny.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:49 PM   #5094
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When we had our trailer down to JC in October, we had them add awnings to the rear and to the street side of the trailer.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:01 AM   #5095
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I got a new Samsung 28" Class HD (720P) LED TV (UN28H4500) yesterday for the front cabin. Four weeks ago, I got a new Sony Blue-ray player, but the aspect ratio of the player was not compatible (or adjustable) to the old 2004 Samsung TV (or visa versa), so I could not see what was showing on the edges of the screen.

And time marches on for the electronics...
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:02 AM   #5096
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Unfortunately we can't store our Airstream at our house, so we have to store it elsewhere. Fortunately down the street is a mini warehouse storage facility. They have a few pull-through and a few back in covered spots (about 30 of each). When we picked up our new 27FB (we had the 23D), we discovered just how much that extra 6-in in width and 5 feet in length mean when trying to back the Airstream in. After some very tight maneuvering, I discovered how difficult it was going to be putting the 27FB into the very tight space (you can't open the door of the Airstream it's so tight), and with the storage bays as close as they are to the spaces, I was right up against them putting the Airstream in.

We talked to them about a pull-through, but they haven't had any openings in months and we're about 20 down the list. So, looking for other alternatives, I stumbled onto: https://www.trailervalet.com/xl/

At around $600 it wasn't as bad as some of the other motorized options. We got it yesterday evening, and took it down to our storage area. It works as advertised and I'm quite pleased with it. The only downside is it still takes two people to put the Airstream away since you can't see around the Airstream from where you are. But it made getting the Airstream in and out of the space much easier (although it is a bit of work physically... my 18v battery drill didn't have enough torque to move the Airstream).

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