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Old 10-29-2014, 12:49 PM   #1
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Things I like to see on New Airstreams

Gray Water Tank Flushing Valve, like the one for black water tank.

Recently I bought a clear adapter for my dump valve hose connection. As usual, I emptied the black water tank first using the new clear adapter and connected a hose to the black water tank flushing valve.

I was fascinated watching what came out with the flushing valve in operation. Way better than anything on network television. Although, I have to admit an amazing similarity to celebrity worship shows like Entertainment Tonight, Academy Awards, and other orgy of self congratulation award shows, etc.

Anyway, after the black tank emptied, I did the gray tank. Then I thought I'll close the gray tank valve and add a couple of gallons of water. Whoa! I was surprised how much sludge (lack of a better word) came out with fresh water. It then occurred to me how nice it would be to have a gray tank flushing valve too. Or maybe a valve to switch the current flushing valve connection between black and gray. What do you think?

What else could Airstream add to improve new models?
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:53 PM   #2
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It's a dream but with what I saw this past weekend on some SOB's - an outside kitchen hatch with stove, mini fridge and sink. It's a design issue but do-able.
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:01 PM   #3
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Beer Taps.
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:08 PM   #4
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That's a good idea or least a mini bar instead of the silly shower thing I never use.
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:13 PM   #5
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That's a good idea or least a mini bar instead of the silly shower thing I never use.

In the past I threw this back on the campground. See post 29. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...tml#post634460
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Picatinny rails around the outside to which accessories can be easily attached… plus a selection of accessories to attach to the rails.
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:25 PM   #7
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Aluminum decking as opposed to plywood flooring.
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:31 PM   #9
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Another vote for standard disc brakes with abs.

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Old 10-30-2014, 01:18 PM   #10
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Disc brakes

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Larger AGM batteries

40# aluminum propane tanks

Hensley sway elimination integrated into coupler

Recliner seating option on mid-size models

Less gadgets, better hardware
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Wi-fi repeater with antenna integrated into something outside, say inside a plastic cover. Maybe a big one on the inside cover of the AC shroud.

Propane fitting for outside grills - quick connect.

Outdoor showers with some sort of flip out ring to hold the head at the right height. I was thinking it would be nice to have an integrated D ring that you hook the shower head into. I may just bungie it into my awning.
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Perhaps a tank level monitoring system that actually works...
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- Recliner (either chairs or sofa) in the 25-28' units. Or at least something more comfortable than we have now with the "L-shaped" sofa
- more advanced inverter/charger system that actually will not boil the batteries out.
- Some type of built-in WFI system that will boost incoming internet signals.
- a switched external plug up high near the awning to allow for LED lights to be plugged in.
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