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Old 12-10-2014, 09:37 PM   #1
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What have I done???

Well, I've been looking at Airstreams because my DW caught aluminitus, found what looked to be a fair deal on EBay on our favorite floor plan (27FB) and after a short conversation with the seller, bought it! We will pick it up after the holidays. Now I wonder what about options. Were dual pane windows an option on a 2010 flying cloud? Are the holding tanks heated? Owner has made some nice changes and claims no leaks etc.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:44 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new baby! The 27FB is a great floor plan. I'm not aware of a dual pane glass option.

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Old 12-10-2014, 10:03 PM   #3
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At least you did not ask about powered windows! Just kidding. As Moosetags said, congratulations you have just taken on a new hobby is what you have done that, provides an added bonus of travel!

Airstreams are pretty much similar in construction. Some have different formica or counters. Some have different styles of windows- pop open versus RV style on sports or Safaris but overall, they are very similar. Although some will stay in them year-round, they are three season comparatively speaking- no super insulation or thermo-pane windows. They will heat the pipes in the floor area with the heater. Your 27FB is a nice model and the 2010 ones were I believe the first new models I saw. They are almost identical to new ones with the exception of some fabric, the rivet seals and the ducted air.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:07 PM   #4
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:47 AM   #5
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Winter living... brrr..

No dual pane windows. I JUST finished a tiny project in my bedroom. Got some Prodex foil bubble type insulation. Slid it behind the blinds on each of the side windows and affixed it there with the smallest clear plastic Command hooks (used a paper punch to make holes in the prodex to slide over the hooks. Ditto on the fantastic fan. Left the big Wraparound windows alone for now, (don't want a total dark cave) but it seems to stay warmer in the bedroom. I may do the same with the curved windows and just leave the center front one with nothing but the curtain. We'll see - depends on how much this helps as is.

Tonight's project - 3 minutes estimated time. I have a roll of that foam shelf liner and am going to roll back my hall rug and put the liner on the floor, then unroll the rug on top of it - first to stop the rug from shifting easily and secondly for more of a thermal barrier between my bare feet and the floor.

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I installed my foil bubble wrap insulation in the windows by opening the windows and putting it in from the outside. The foil bubble wrap insulation is stuck in the skylights, vista view windows, Fantastic fan, and entry door on the inside. It is cut slightly too big so compression holds it in. I tried Velcro, the space-age fastener, on the Fantastic fan, but our hot summers made the glue on the Velcro tabs give up. It is still cold in there and the furnace runs constantly.
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Tonight's project - 3 minutes estimated time. I have a roll of that foam shelf liner and am going to roll back my hall rug and put the liner on the floor, then unroll the rug on top of it - first to stop the rug from shifting easily and secondly for more of a thermal barrier between my bare feet and the floor.

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Paula - This is a fantastic idea for under the rug! My husband and I had a tug of war about the amt of insulation to use when we redid the floor, as my feet are always cold. Your idea is an easy 'extra' way to increase it even more. And I'm sure the dogs will thank you also!
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Sheriff - My apologies, I meant to say Welcome and Congratulations before I thanked Paula!

Enjoy your new addition!
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You may want to use clear bubble wrap on your windows. It will let the light through but provide insulation as well.
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Thanks for the nice welcome and great suggestions!


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