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Old 11-13-2019, 07:42 PM   #41
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Following "Less junk more journey" I saw that they had bought a small ceramic heater for the rear of their Airstream. My classic is always 4 degrees colder in the back. This thing fits great between the twin beds on the face of the center cabinet and provides 350 watts of heat. It's a ceramic heater that is thermostatically controlled and also has a timer.

It is perfect for balancing the heat in the back, uses very little electricity, and looks very safe. It is also very quiet! Get one!!!!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Soleil-Ce...?selected=true
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:35 PM   #42
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I also use a 90° connector at the water inlet that I leave on the trailer to reduce hose strain.
Me too.
I love this product. It's a slightly less than 90 deg connection, and a quick connect. Never leaks a drop. I just leave it on the inlet.

The problem is the seller goes to all the RV shows and so ordering online means you'll wait until you think you've been ripped off.
I want to try a quick connect at both ends of the hose now. I'll screw a "Y" on the supply faucet, then snap the hose/filter on that.
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:35 AM   #43
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Hi, several years ago a co-worker and I were looking at RV accessories on line. We found this really neat smoke detector. It had two buttons on it. One button was the normal test button and the other one was called a HUSH button. When pushed, the HUSH button would stop the alarm that was set off by cooking. Or, you could push the HUSH button before hand and the alarm would only chirp for several minutes allowing you to cook without getting your ears blasted. We both decided that this was a must for his motorhome and my trailer, so we ordered one each.


Several months later when I was able to get inside of my trailer and get it ready for another random trip, I was going to install this fantastic find; Only to find out that my trailer came with this exact same smoke alarm from the factory.
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:18 AM   #44
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We use same heater in our 26RBT (integrated bath/shower). Works great!
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:22 PM   #45
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Here is a good one.

Everyone here uses Silkaflex or equivalent sealant. You buy a $12 tube, use a little dab to fix a small crack somewhere, and then try to seal up the tube so it won't dry out. It drys out.

When I need just a small amount, instead of opening the tube and cutting the end, I get a sharp nail and poke a hole in the cardboard tube. I can squeeze out what I need and just let it seal itself up. Next time I need another dab, just poke another hole. Better than wasting the whole tube for one job and it lasts a long time.
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:05 AM   #46
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Relax Awning.

I just discovered, that if you put the Relax Zip-dee awning all the way out, then bring it in to say, 5 feet showing, it is very stable in the wind. We are on a beach right now in Texas and it is windy all the time. 10-12 mph is common and normally I would not put the awning out in this, but with just 5-6 feet out, it works quite well!

The important thing is to get it out all the way as the arms allow the awning to drop down. When you bring it back in, the awning stays down. It is very stable in its shortened form and still provides shade.
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:49 AM   #47
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Turk - I believe that’s the Caravan mode described in the user manual. Kudos on the discovery!
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Old 11-28-2019, 04:35 AM   #48
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Nightlight – Lighted toilet seats by Kohler

Soft closing residential seat with nightlight. Home depot.

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Old 11-28-2019, 06:26 AM   #49
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Motion activated, rechargeable LED light pucks, for the odd cabinet or two that does not have good lighting. I use them in my FC26 food cabinets.
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:34 AM   #50
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Lots of great ideas here! Following............
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Old 11-28-2019, 06:25 PM   #51
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We were closing up the trailer getting ready to move tomorrow up to SanAntonia tx when I realized an issue I've had when putting down the front "protector" plexiglass. Oh, it drops ok and that is easy enough, but those rubber "T" handled stretch locks you have to pull on to get that little ball part of the handle to lock in is always difficult. I broke one on my first trailer and had to have airstream replace.

I just discovered an easier way. hook two fingers around that lower "lobe" that sticks out and grab the "T" with your other hand. Pull up with both hands and the rubber band stretches very easily and you can put the ball in the socket with ease.

I've struggled with that for two years! It took me this long to figure it out.
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Old 01-03-2020, 11:32 AM   #52
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Thiel post this elsewhere so I thought I would bring it here. Great tip!

I keep finding that folks don't know about these little doodads that domestic includes with the refrigerator to help with storage, so I did a 90-second video on the topic. Enjoy!

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Old 01-04-2020, 06:54 AM   #53
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turk123 - I have always wondered how to use the 'door ajar thingamajig' - brilliant!! Beats the heck out of sticking my ice tray perpendicularly in the doors. Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2020, 05:21 PM   #54
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Angry What Trick or Tip Do You Have?

I hate the privacy curtains - We just bought a 27ft Globetrotter. My husband and I pick her up the first week of March, and we could not be more excited! We are going full-time, and I love everything about my new home - except those darn interior privacy curtains.

The plain curtains that hang at the "kitchen" and at the "bedroom" to give you "privacy" if you are taking a shower or whatnot. I am the only person in the Airstream world who hates those curtains! I'm not a fan of accordion doors either, but I would even have preferred that instead of those stupid curtains.

I've complained to Airstream about this, but this is the design - for now. All thoughts welcome. I'm new to this forum, but if you have any tips/tricks to replace the curtains, please let me know.

In advance - Thanks. RRF
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My wife and I are big fans of bidets so I added one to the Airstream toilet, as well as the houses. Real cheap on amazon, easy install other than connecting RV plumbing sizes to house sizes. Works great, use less toilet paper, and we really prefer it for many reasons. We always camp with full hook ups so maybe not a good idea for dry campers. We use Piranha black water tank cleaner and it requires a good amount of water. This helps us make sure we use more water, so that is a plus.
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:06 PM   #56
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A few more details of the bidet or a link to Amazon would be real nice.
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I always use this brand: Luxe Bidet Neo 120 - Self Cleaning Nozzle - Fresh Water Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Attachment (blue and white) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A0RHSJO..._CQteEb1FZ340X

I have used different models of that brand though as some you attach hot water to in that is real nice however can be a pain to run the line for. Also got this for my grandma after her surgery on her foot and she really likes it.
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I hate the privacy curtains - We just bought a 27ft Globetrotter. My husband and I pick her up the first week of March, and we could not be more excited! We are going full-time, and I love everything about my new home - except those darn interior privacy curtains.

The plain curtains that hang at the "kitchen" and at the "bedroom" to give you "privacy" if you are taking a shower or whatnot. I am the only person in the Airstream world who hates those curtains! I'm not a fan of accordion doors either, but I would even have preferred that instead of those stupid curtains.

I've complained to Airstream about this, but this is the design - for now. All thoughts welcome. I'm new to this forum, but if you have any tips/tricks to replace the curtains, please let me know.

In advance - Thanks. RRF
Hi rfisher, welcome to the Airstream Community and Forums!

We also have a 27’ Globetrotter and spent two weeks on the road last August. It’s just The dear wife and me and we didn’t have any trouble with the curtains. They’re functional and easy to store. She never complained about a lack of privacy. I think Airstream went with the cloth to match the overall theme (matches the window curtains and Euro look).

What is it about them you dislike?
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Old 01-04-2020, 08:17 PM   #59
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I am puzzled also? What is wrong with the curtains? We close off the bedroom and bathroom and it makes a large area that you can shower and get dressed. The windows in front can be left open.

They are very functional and they last a very long time. The little strap that snaps the doors shut I hear will last several centuries and may even survive the end of the world. That is a very long time, I hope.
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I bought an inexpensive grill cover at Walmart and use it to cover my hitch and tanks when it’s in storage.
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