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Old 04-05-2016, 02:28 PM   #687
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PS Bob, good to hear you are getting the garden in. Your neck of the woods is amazing for how early the growing season starts.

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Should be 75 tomorrow : ))) Rule is no tomatoes in the ground until 5/1 as soil temp just isn't there yet and so there won't be any root growth. Looked at an old calendar recently from when we lived in Clayton, CA and the plant date was often March. In EUG, it's a foot race for the tomatoes to ripen before the rain and back spot sets in.
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Old 04-05-2016, 02:41 PM   #688
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I'm getting ready to install the new SilenX IXP-76-18 (120 x 38 mm. iXtrema Pro 18DBA 90CFM) and noticed that the main #12 wring drops down into the refer compartment from above, touching the cooling fins before then turning towards the clamp on the side bulkhead above the fan switch.

Since there is only about 1/4" between the back of the fan and the exterior edge of the cooling fins, I'm thinking of re-routing it along the top of the compartment then down to the existing clamp. There appears to be some 3/4" stock I can screw a couple of small plastic clamps to.

For heat and vibration reasons and so possibly failure on the road, I'm not liking the wiring routing as it stands. Other than that, the swap looks easy.

Any re-routing thoughts appreciated.

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Old 04-06-2016, 09:20 AM   #689
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:50 PM   #690
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As promised, an update on Alumalina last weekend:

The probability of at least one other 20 among more than 100 Airstreams held true. There were TWO other 20s! A 2010 towed by a white SUV (love it!) and a new 2016 towed by a new Dodge Ram Eco-diesel.

The latter rig is owned by Steve and Tamara and is their first RV ever. I invited them to join this thread and hopefully we'll see Tamara on here soon.

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Old 04-07-2016, 10:26 AM   #691
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So you guys figured out how to quiet down the water pump ,and the fridge fan , how about the a/c ! I'd go in there with dynamat or similar but afraid if i wraped the wrong componet it might over heat .
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:05 AM   #692
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As promised, an update on Alumalina last weekend

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TCWheels, thanks for the follow up. My wife and I are planning on a Missouri trip this fall, but have started to talk about a follow up trip to Kentucky, Tenn, NC/SC loop maybe next spring. It would be great to include Alumalina in our plans.

Looks like the little latitudes were kinder to you weather wise, considering your picture posted on the Alumalina rally thread of your return home.

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Sorry mazoolah no fixes there! At least we have the large windows hinged on top with full screens plus two ceiling fan units. They say the larger new AS with ducted AC are quieter FWIW, but we just try to stay out of climates which require AC. in rural campgrounds with trees, it is possible to stretch a huge tarp as a sun canopy over the entire trailer and site.
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Old 04-07-2016, 03:02 PM   #694
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Sorry mazoolah no fixes there! At least we have the large windows hinged on top with full screens plus two ceiling fan units. They say the larger new AS with ducted AC are quieter FWIW, but we just try to stay out of climates which require AC. in rural campgrounds with trees, it is possible to stretch a huge tarp as a sun canopy over the entire trailer and site.
I know belive me , I have thought of going bigger and getting ducted ,but the 20 is a great model and a ton of money to trade up . So how many decibels reduction to make it comfortable ?5 , 10 ? There has to be something doable . I must say not alot on the net to learn from . But im looking 😅
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I know belive me , I have thought of going bigger and getting ducted ,but the 20 is a great model and a ton of money to trade up . So how many decibels reduction to make it comfortable ?5 , 10 ? There has to be something doable . I must say not alot on the net to learn from . But im looking 😅

The 2016 20 has ducted air! Just get a new one...😎
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Guessing that the ducted A/C sound reduction is not as spectacular as it is billed to be, in our small aluminum can. No hard decibel numbers, but it would be interesting to know them. Not sure if the list price of a new FC20 (what, $65k or so plus sales tax?) is a good gamble to make . . .
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Guessing that the ducted A/C sound reduction is not as spectacular as it is billed to be, in our small aluminum can. No hard decibel numbers, but it would be interesting to know them. Not sure if the list price of a new FC20 (what, $65k or so plus sales tax?) is a good gamble to make . . .

Next time we connect with Tamara and Steve - or anyone else with a new 20 - we'll do a decibel comparison. I'm sure there's an ap for that?
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Look for iPhone app 'Decibel 10th' in the store. It seems to be fairly accurate as well as reasonably cheap. There may be others but this is one I know of.


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I have noticed that after a long drive, over 100 miles or so, in the restroom on the top of the counter top against the outside wall that there is what looks like road grime on the bright trim against the outside wall. I looked at my wheel well and there appears to be a gap between the frame and the trailer. A small gap but it's there. Has anyone experienced this in your bathroom? I am looking into trying something to seal that gap, any suggestions?
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Thanks subfan1,

Hmmmm, wonder if I have the same gap and whether it might be the cause of the wet insulation I found in the same general area under the bath counter, which I ascribed to a malfunctioning vacuum breaker for the black water flush system in Post #2 of this other thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f163...ml#post1704994

[See the PS at the end of that post re: the wet insulation location.]

I did drive home from the dealer last fall in pouring rain, and maybe road water splashed up inside the street-side wall? Would the gap you noticed permit this wetness in the wall insulation?

Could you be more specific about where you were lying down (I assume) when you saw this gap? Any chance of a photo or two with flash?

I will look tomorrow.

Thanks again,

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