Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-01-2016, 02:35 AM   #1289
Rivet Master

 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Long Island , New York
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,021
Good news idahodian, thanks for your perseverance!
__________________

__________________
OTRA15 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2016, 04:31 PM   #1290
Rivet Master
 
centennialman's Avatar

 
2016 20' Flying Cloud
Centennial , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,098
That's great news! Glad to hear you are on the road again and safe
__________________

__________________
Steve "Centennial Man"
centennialman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2016, 04:34 PM   #1291
Rivet Master
 
centennialman's Avatar

 
2016 20' Flying Cloud
Centennial , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,098
So....I have never gone camping at Cherry Creek State Park, which is about 7 miles from my home and right in the metro area. It's absolutely beautiful here and I will definitely come back when I need a quick escape. I understand it books up quickly but they also take walk up reservations on a space available basis. Here are a couple of pictures. One of my FC 20 this morning and one last night of some deer with an Airstream background.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Cherry Creek 100116.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	341.9 KB
ID:	272660  
__________________
Steve "Centennial Man"
centennialman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2016, 04:35 PM   #1292
Rivet Master
 
centennialman's Avatar

 
2016 20' Flying Cloud
Centennial , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,098
...and I can never figure out why the pics are the right way up on my computer and then post sideways on the forum
__________________
Steve "Centennial Man"
centennialman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2016, 04:37 PM   #1293
Rivet Master
 
centennialman's Avatar

 
2016 20' Flying Cloud
Centennial , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,098
....trying again
__________________
Steve "Centennial Man"
centennialman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 06:40 AM   #1294
Rivet Master

 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Long Island , New York
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,021
Thanks for the photo Steve. Can't help with the formatting, but I seem to recall that if you submit a smaller image size, that might work?

For everyone's information, these two tire failure polls by Phoenix came onto the radar this morning:

Non-ST tire failures: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ll-157690.html

Tire failures: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...oll-76867.html

I completed the second one per my comments there this morning. Seems like there is room for improvement re: folks who have not [ yet! ] experienced a tire failure, but the results will hopefully prove useful. Thanks Phoenix for your hard work.

Peter
__________________
OTRA15 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2016, 02:19 PM   #1295
4 Rivet Member
 
TCwheels's Avatar

 
2011 20' Flying Cloud
Traverse City , Michigan
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 444
Images: 4
Getting ready for a weekend prep trip before we leave for our Kentucky, Tennesee, Mississippi, New Orleans tour in November. The new truck is great and pulls the 20 perfectly. I got the Platinum edition of the f150 so almost as nicely appointed as the Lexus and actually gets better towing MPG. I'll post pics from this upcoming weekend.

BTW - I'm thinking of adding 200 watts of solar next, anyone added solar themselves to their 20? Looking for some 20 specific experience and tips.
__________________
"Don't let perfect be the enemy of better."
TCwheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2016, 05:54 AM   #1296
Rivet Master
 
centennialman's Avatar

 
2016 20' Flying Cloud
Centennial , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,098
Congratulations on the new truck and have a great trip! I am interested in your solar project as you move along with it. I purchased a free standing unit and really like it for keeping the batteries charged while boondocking. There isn't a lot of room on the roof and I am interested on learning options as well.
__________________
Steve "Centennial Man"
centennialman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2016, 06:30 AM   #1297
Rivet Master
 
centennialman's Avatar

 
2016 20' Flying Cloud
Centennial , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,098
Winterized 20FC

Yesterday I did my first winterization on my new 20FC. It wasn't as difficult as I anticipated and only took a couple of hours. The only challenge was the very tiny space available to access the water pump directly next to the furnace. It all worked out well and I have her tucked away in the driveway storage unit. I plan on taking her out for dry camping this winter and will use campground bathrooms etc... and bottled water. We have very sunny days with dry roads most winters and I am not ready to give up the ghost on camping for a season.
__________________
Steve "Centennial Man"
centennialman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2016, 07:06 AM   #1298
Rivet Master

 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Long Island , New York
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 3,021
Steve, you found the two low point drains under the forward dinette seat, per Bob's and my comments/photos last Fall? And blew back (by mouth) into the supply line coming from the water tank? Even if you used antifreeze, the supply line from the tank is still potentially vulnerable IMO, as the factory installation of plumbing lines is very inconsistent in the QC department. Bob had a line which sloped the wrong way, which the dealer fixed under warranty.

Dry camping is great with these little flying cloud aluminum tents, as it is easy to hook up and take off, especially with the fridge and plumbing off!

Happy Trails.

Peter
__________________
OTRA15 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2016, 11:30 AM   #1299
Rivet Master
 
CruizinDux's Avatar
 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Eugene (Tracktown USA) , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 548
Quote:
Originally Posted by centennialman View Post
Yesterday I did my first winterization on my new 20FC. It wasn't as difficult as I anticipated and only took a couple of hours. The only challenge was the very tiny space available to access the water pump directly next to the furnace. It all worked out well and I have her tucked away in the driveway storage unit. I plan on taking her out for dry camping this winter and will use campground bathrooms etc... and bottled water. We have very sunny days with dry roads most winters and I am not ready to give up the ghost on camping for a season.
Peter great comments!

Steve, I fond it beneficial to change the nose attitude with the jack while running the compressor for longer than I would normally think necessary. Not that every bit of moisture needs to be exhausted but I found that if I put the nose down and let compressor run for 5+ minutes that I would soon hear the water gurgling at the LP drains. I'd close the LP for a few seconds then open it and it would spurt out. Then I'd switch back to nose up...same deal. Repeat until all is quiet. I put a jar under the LP's and was surprised at how much moisture was there after the initial two repeats.

I too am interested in the 200 W Panel. Seems Subfan1 had completed the mod.

happy trails everyone.

Bob
__________________
CruizinDux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2016, 12:27 PM   #1300
Rivet Master
 
CruizinDux's Avatar
 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Eugene (Tracktown USA) , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 548
Quote:
Originally Posted by TCwheels View Post
Getting ready for a weekend prep trip before we leave for our Kentucky, Tennesee, Mississippi, New Orleans tour in November. The new truck is great and pulls the 20 perfectly. I got the Platinum edition of the f150 so almost as nicely appointed as the Lexus and actually gets better towing MPG. I'll post pics from this upcoming weekend.

BTW - I'm thinking of adding 200 watts of solar next, anyone added solar themselves to their 20? Looking for some 20 specific experience and tips.
TC sounds like a great trip. Will you be posting comments/pics on AF (On the road or otherwise)? Since the MO trip was delayed, we may add on KY/TN to the itinerary and would love to hear of your route/stops.

Bob
__________________
CruizinDux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2016, 02:25 PM   #1301
TahoeStream'n
 
subfan1's Avatar
 
2012 20' Flying Cloud
La Habra , California
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 758
Images: 3
Hi Bob and all. Yes, I had a 160watt panel installed by my selling dealer about 2 years ago and I really like it. The panel was installed east/west in front of the roof air conditioner. We have never not had enough power. In my month long volunteer trip to Yosemite in Aug with limited sun, due to the trees at the campground, the batteries were down to 81% overall I'm pleased with the performance.
I'd like to add I'm not a fan of the portable panels because I would have to store them for travel and I would be worried about someone or something running into them especially while I'm not there. Just my 2 cents.
__________________
subfan1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 06:40 AM   #1302
Rivet Master
 
centennialman's Avatar

 
2016 20' Flying Cloud
Centennial , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,098
Thanks for the comments on the winterization. I did follow the instructions from prior posts last year and raised and lowered the nose while the compressor was running. I opened the low point drains in the back hatch and under the water heater. I hand pumped anti freeze from the outside through the city water line and black water rinse line as well. Then, I hooked up a hose to the pump and pulled anti freeze into the lines that way. When I saw pink fluid coming out of the outside low point drains, I shut them off and then opened each faucet individually inside and let them flush full with anti freeze. Also poured down into the drains and capped the shower drain. Closed all the other drains with their respective plugs. I removed the shower heads inside and out and have stored them for the winter. One thing I missed was the blowing out of the line to the water tank......I think I missed how/where that is done. I will still be under warranty if something goes awry there. I wonder if it's too late to blow it out since I have already pumped anti freeze through the system?
__________________

__________________
Steve "Centennial Man"
centennialman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prices on 34 Footers ElCamino Man Trailer Values 21 01-23-2014 04:56 PM
1970s vintage type 30+ footers silversails Airstream History 6 07-22-2010 06:58 AM
31 and 34 footers a thing of the past. yakman Off Topic Forum 23 08-02-2009 11:05 PM
frame layout for 18-footers greenrig Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 2 08-19-2008 12:06 AM
What about the 74' 28 footers? stinkytwinky All Argosy Trailers 10 08-22-2005 07:30 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.