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Old 11-06-2015, 11:23 AM   #21
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I installed my new replacement front window yesterday. That was easy, it just hangs in a groove and requires no tools to remove or install. It even came with all of the required hardware already in place. While I was at it, I opened up the front rock guards and cleaned all of the glass surfaces and lubricated all of the rubber gaskets with NAPA silicon lubricant. That should be the end to my sticking window issues.

I have two more small projects on my to-do list. I have one LED light in the ceiling that is not working and an exhaust fan in the shower that has a worn out electric motor. Any advice on how best to tackle those two small projects?
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Old 11-07-2015, 07:27 PM   #22
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Glad the rains finally cleared out today. My wife is searching the Internet on her phone for our next location.
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:50 AM   #23
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That a way, so many great places to visit.
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:13 AM   #24
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:00 PM   #25
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"Welcome to the forums and to Airstream ownership. Now let me tell you what you're doing wrong." Hahah.

One of my favorite things about this place... unabashed and often times unsolicited advice. That said, you are GREATLY exceeding the tongue weight limitation of your LR3 which is a great way to destroy that very, very expensive auto leveling system. There are many threads on this forum, including one that I started when weighing (bad pun) my options on which tow vehicle to purchase that discusses this very topic. There are many people who consciously choose to ignore the published limitations and have successfully (allegedly) towed tens of thousands of miles without issue... mostly in the full size Rover. That it can't "legally" do it was a huge disappointment to me and ultimately it's why I didn't buy one. The last thing I want is $170,000 worth of my assets crumpled into a ball of aluminum that my insurance company refuses to cover because I overloaded it.

I wish you many, safe miles but would encourage you to really run the numbers on this setup.
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:02 PM   #26
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Attachment 252527new memory foam mattress to replace the factory mattress. A big improvement.

JEALOUS. Next year...
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:15 PM   #27
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The LR3 is a great truck, I have one too

There are a few people on this forum towing with either a LR3, RRS, RR

Just a short note, Due to the nature of the air suspension, when the engine is turned off the truck will "self level". So the engine off state should not be used for WD hitch set up, this is why your first pic looked funny to some people.

The best way to set up a WD hitch is by axle weight. It is worth the time going to a scale and doing the various passes..

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Old 11-20-2015, 02:37 PM   #28
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Yes, I am using a weight distributing and anti sway hitch already. It may need to be tweaked a bit. Attachment 251547

TweakTweak..


Ya think? ......no bend at all in the bars.

A trip to visit the CAT is in order.

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Old 11-20-2015, 03:12 PM   #29
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You did it ALL WRONG

You are supposed to buy an Airstream that you find all kinds of things wrong with. Then you spend 2 years and 20 grand fixing it. Then you clean it. Then you get to go camping.

Hmmmmm…Maybe you did it right, and I did it wrong
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:31 PM   #30
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Thanks for the advice and well wishes everyone. I do plan to replace the LR3 with a more robust tow vehicle soon. I have towed a total of 53 miles with the LR3 so far. My next planned tow is about 50 feet so if all goes well I'll post updates. Ha ha.

I have been a member of some highline automobile forums for several years. You guys are mild.

Again, thanks for the great advice.
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:15 PM   #31
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My LR3 Land Rover sold right after Christmas and I replaced it with a Ford F-250 Super Duty with Tow Package and Camper Package and a tidy little 6.4 liter V8 Diesel engine. I am anxious to hook up the trailer and try out my rig.

Pulling a 28 foot trailer behind a SUV through Houston's traffic during the rain and 20 mph winds convinced me that I needed a bigger tow vehicle.

I'm getting about 13.5 mpg in the truck in Austin traffic this week. I'm curious to see what the gas mileage drops to when pulling the trailer.

In the past 12 months I've gone from a Ferrari to a Rover to a F-250. That is about is diverse as it gets. This is my first truck and so far I'm loving it. What it lacks in speed it more than makes up in presence in traffic. I've noticed that smaller cars and Prius' don't like me now.
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My LR3 Land Rover sold right after Christmas and I replaced it with a Ford F-250 Super Duty with Tow Package and Camper Package and a tidy little 6.4 liter V8 Diesel engine. I am anxious to hook up the trailer and try out my rig.

Pulling a 28 foot trailer behind a SUV through Houston's traffic during the rain and 20 mph winds convinced me that I needed a bigger tow vehicle.

I'm getting about 13.5 mpg in the truck in Austin traffic this week. I'm curious to see what the gas mileage drops to when pulling the trailer.

In the past 12 months I've gone from a Ferrari to a Rover to a F-250. That is about is diverse as it gets. This is my first truck and so far I'm loving it. What it lacks in speed it more than makes up in presence in traffic. I've noticed that smaller cars and Prius' don't like me now.
In Austin, that vehicle is 'self defense'..

You gonna hate you didn't do it sooner... but that quickly passes. Headwinds and speed kill mileage... You can't do the 'speed' very often in Austin.
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:30 PM   #33
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Pic of my tow vehicle. 2008 F-250 Lariat Super Duty 2WD with 6.4L Diesel V8 and Super Cab.
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Old 01-21-2016, 04:47 AM   #35
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Welcome, great looking rig. We are on our 6th year of Airstreaming and we love it. I am planning a trip for spring right now, I have found that there are so many great places to go.
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There are some great places in the hill country. Around Fredericksburg, Kerrville. Check out many of those campgrounds in and around that area. Wonderful time of year to be in the Hills.
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