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Old 08-10-2016, 06:31 PM   #1191
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Awwww . . .

All is right in the world!

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Old 08-10-2016, 10:29 PM   #1192
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The radio is squared away. The old one was toast. They ended up taking one out of a brand new unit on the lot and Airstream is replacing it for them. We were running out of time for me to get back on the road home and the dealer and Airstream were awesome with solving the problem.

The pup is home with me. His name is Hector. He is a terror....attacks everything, wreaks havoc and then collapses into long naps. He is the perfect addition to my home. He gets car sick but, from what I have read, they can grow out of that phase. He comes to work with me so I don't have to leave him alone at home.

Steve, congrats on the new tunes machine. No light show is an improvement. CD’s make it way cool and probably worth the $’s for the swap.

Glad you have Hector home…car sick, no surprise. Bailey was too, but she grew out of it after a year +. When we lived at the coast in CA my wife always got car sick and she tried these Reeds ginger candies and they really helped. Seems to work for Bailey too…maybe Hector too. In fact we just bought some similar at Trader Joes for my wife for our upcoming trip.

Remember Hector a puppy. When Myrna completed the app for our recent adoption of Rooney (sitting on the arm rest), she said…”I miss that small dog/puppy energy” Well she got it and I’m sure Springers also have an elevated level of energy. Enjoy your time together!

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Old 08-11-2016, 02:27 PM   #1193
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FWIW just noticed this FC20 for sale, and added a note about the age of our tires (3 plus years from date of mfg.) which I found this morning. They say at 3 years, the tires have lost 30% of their strength, so the Sendel and Michelin upgrades are looking more likely soon.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f534...as-155091.html

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.

Going fast!

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Old 08-15-2016, 10:22 PM   #1194
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Going fast!...

ya say.

Working towards MO in the fall for a month (round trip) and researching MO/AR/CO...new roof on the homestead and it's been in the 90's, the garden's kicking in and so is the water bill. Holy Moly.

This weekend a friend from Napa was in town to select his new pup and my wife says...how about the Zin Festival in Paso Robles, then on to spring training (go Giants)...and he comments (since he just bought a new tundra and a camper)...how about Alaska...you two in with your airstream?...uhhh...2017???



...and I need to get larger tires and new smaller rims on the TV first...[...so the Sendel and Michelin upgrades are looking more likely soon] then come the 16's/sendels before Alaska for sure.

Whew...time for some BLT's...Beeler's Bacon and fresh off the vine tomatoes.

I hope you all are getting some stream time.

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Old 08-18-2016, 05:15 AM   #1195
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You're killin' us with the BLTs and fresh tomatoes! Plus good quality mayo, fresh ground black pepper, cheese, and onion -- on a toasted hard roll.



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Old 08-19-2016, 11:15 AM   #1196
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Yumm for sure. We love tomatoes and keep a bowl of sweet 100's Cherry tomatoes on the table for munchies. The Early Girls have replaced the apples...It's tomato acid overload time! Thetomato cucumber onion salad works too. We're fortunate that we have a lot of excess and the Sr. Dining room is smiling!

We firmed up plans fpr March '17 with a group of mainly high school friends at the Paso Wine festival. My wife grew up there and my dad's side is centered in the Santa Maria/SLO area so it's always fund to go back....zin tasting all the better!

I'm chomping at the bit wanting to get Blue on the road but a roof project and the garden are keeping us close to home. A month long trip to MO is set and the house sitter confirmed.

I need to go to storage to pull the batteries and bring them home. It's been pushing 100 lately and I'm sure the need a drink as well as a charge....not to mention a few chores.

I bought a rev-a-lock drawer lock for the P&P drawer. I was at the hardware vendor looking at a cabinet lock and I noticed the demo on the counter. I had shied away from this approach as I didn't understand the operation and was afraid of it locking and being unable to open it. Interesting it uses magnitism to unlock it and reverse polarity to keep it latched...or the little tab out. I'll post pics next week.

HEADS UP: I also started to move my tanks back about an inch and when removing one self-tapping screws to move the tank holder, it came came off. It appears they over torqued it and snapped it off as both the nut and screw end were rusted...with the paint holding in in place. The other three were fine but the tank tray (and so the tanks) weren't as secure as I thought.

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Old 08-19-2016, 11:26 AM   #1197
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Tanks Bob!



I gas you are talking about the propane tanks? Why are you moving them? This is a new one on me. Will check ours for security. Tanks again.

Looking forward to your drawer latch feedback. Likin' the bungee cord solution here . . .

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Old 08-19-2016, 11:55 AM   #1198
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Has anyone purchased a mattress topper for the dinette bed? Curious for your solution, as our temporary doubled-up furniture moving pad does not work all that well. Not sure if the following 3" folding memory foam topper is sized right for our FC20 dinette:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f516...ed-155475.html

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PS -- Edit -- See Post #115 by jpons here, who was referring to the main bed, but if it can be re-sized no prob for the dinette I assume?

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Old 08-21-2016, 11:46 AM   #1199
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Subwoofer and Inverter

I had to remove the mattress after some rain water sneaked in the skylight, so I checked out the subwoofer and inverter, in the two front corners under the bed, outboard of the central storage "basement" accessible through the door by the closet and dinette.

The inverter is on the street side, and the subwoofer on the curb side, as pictured below. I did not check whether the subwoofer receives 12-volt power when the Use/Store switch is in the Store position, but will do so before the mattress goes back.

The first shot is looking down through the opening in the bed platform, with the power and sound feeds visible between the back of the speaker and the curved interior wall skin.

The second shot is taken from inside the "basement" [hand-held phone location] looking at the left end of the speaker in the shot above. The photo is rotated so that the writing is right-side-up, although this means the floor is on the right edge. There are two audio feeds in, for different frequency levels I assume [or L/R?], and two knobs to rotate, but I did not bother trying to see their labels. I rotated each clockwise to what I assume is the Max setting.

Will check 12-volt input later with Use/Store switch in Store position. I assume that white connector is the power, and that the power could be interrupted here, with an on/off switch run to the face of the "basement" cabinet near the closet [or even next to the Use/Store switch?].

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PS -- In Post #9 in the following thread, idroba says that in his 2014 FC20 the subwoofer receives its power from the radio, which loses its 12-volt power when the Use/Store switch is at Store:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f514...ch-136810.html
Ditto Post #13 here:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...hy-146548.html

I have not found any reference to the subwoofer in our owners manual, nor in the Pioneer radio pamphlet instruction book.
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Peter, it never rains in Autzen Stadium or Eugene, but is there any experience we all could benefit from re the skylight water intrusion?

I hope the mattress etc dries up and there is no damage. Thanks for the potential parasitic drain research and conf.

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Just purchased a 2014 20' from a dealer in Portland, I am in eastern Idaho and hope to pick it up early next week. Not going to kid you, I can't wait. I have read virtually every page of this thread and it made my decision easier. I owned a 1978 23' Safari for years when my sons were young and then went the cabin route. Well I retired this year and am tired of always going back to the same place, even if it did have a great view of the Tetons. I am looking forward to new adventures.
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Just purchased a 2014 20' from a dealer in Portland, I am in eastern Idaho and hope to pick it up early next week. Not going to kid you, I can't wait. I have read virtually every page of this thread and it made my decision easier. I owned a 1978 23' Safari for years when my sons were young and then went the cabin route. Well I retired this year and am tired of always going back to the same place, even if it did have a great view of the Tetons. I am looking forward to new adventures.

WooHoo, welcome back idahodian...you'll love your 20. I too started at page 1...talk about riveted!!!


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Welcome idahodian, and have a great trip home with the new FC20!

The three of us have the same model year, so hopefully we can figure things out together, as the newer years incorporate some different features. As you may have read (courageous to read this entire thread!), I had a 25' back in the 90's for quite a few years, and am happy to be getting on the road again with the 20'.

Safe home . . .

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