Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-13-2015, 07:21 AM   #141
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,736
Images: 8
We reverted back to the old style roof gasket system for both units because the the new design just plain leaked and had two dinky cups......

The older gasket system has to be replaced every four or five years but sure beats rain inside the trailer.
__________________

__________________
WBCCI Life Member 5123, AIR 70341, 4CU, WD9EMC

TV - 2012 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins HO, automatic, Centramatics, Kelderman level ride airbag suspension, bed shell

2014 31' Classic model 30 twin beds, 50 amp service, 900 watt solar system, Centramatics, Dill TPMS, disc brakes, 16" tires & wheels
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 08:38 AM   #142
4 Rivet Member
 
2015 30' FB FC Bunk
2012 25' FB Flying Cloud
Golden , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 401
Quote:
Originally Posted by switz View Post
We reverted back to the old style roof gasket system for both units because the the new design just plain leaked and had two dinky cups......

The older gasket system has to be replaced every four or five years but sure beats rain inside the trailer.

Is this something the dealer did under warranty or another "upgrade" thing we as owners need to pay for? Did this eliminate the cups? How does the condensation drain down? Not familiar with your description.

Can you please explain a bit more what was done.

For me and my Airstream products an ounce of prevention is worth 10 pounds of cure over leaks, repairs, frustration, etc...
__________________

__________________
2012FB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 10:05 AM   #143
Airstreamer dreamer...
 
wolfhound's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 48
I wonder if any of you kind souls might take a couple of measurements for me? I'm not an AS owner, but we are doing our research, and I would love to know the length of space along either wall in the bedroom between the wardrobe and the partial wall adjacent to the doorway. I would also like to know the depth from back wall to front of wardrobe. I have some ideas stewing and would like to toss them onto paper. Thanks!

Edit: To clarify, I am definitely referring to the front bedroom in the 30FB model.

Adam
__________________
wolfhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 10:29 AM   #144
2 Rivet Member
 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
2+ Years , Fulltime
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfhound View Post
I wonder if any of you kind souls might take a couple of measurements for me? I'm not an AS owner, but we are doing our research, and I would love to know the length of space along either wall in the bedroom between the wardrobe and the partial wall adjacent to the doorway. I would also like to know the depth from back wall to front of wardrobe. I have some ideas stewing and would like to toss them onto paper. Thanks!

Edit: To clarify, I am definitely referring to the front bedroom in the 30FB model.

Adam
Wardrobe to wall near door is 52 1/4in. I assume you meant from the head of the bed to front of wardrobe which is around 34 1/2in. Odd to measure bc of the curve of the front and curve of the wardrobe. Hope that helps.
__________________
MO
mopillar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 10:46 AM   #145
Airstreamer dreamer...
 
wolfhound's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by mopillar View Post
Wardrobe to wall near door is 52 1/4in. I assume you meant from the head of the bed to front of wardrobe which is around 34 1/2in. Odd to measure bc of the curve of the front and curve of the wardrobe. Hope that helps.
Perfect! Thank you so much, that was super quick too.

I am toying with ideas to make it full-time friendly for a baby and a rather large dog.

Cheers!
__________________
wolfhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 10:53 AM   #146
2 Rivet Member
 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
2+ Years , Fulltime
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfhound View Post
Perfect! Thank you so much, that was super quick too.

I am toying with ideas to make it full-time friendly for a baby and a rather large dog.

Cheers!
No worries anytime! We are full-time in ours so just a matter of grabbing the tape.
__________________
MO
mopillar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 11:35 AM   #147
Airstreamer dreamer...
 
wolfhound's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 48
Another quick question: is there much in the way of storage beneath the bottom bunk? I know there are two exterior hatches for access, but from the photos I've seen it looks like there could be some additional space beneath the bunk closest to the front of the trailer.
__________________
wolfhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 11:40 AM   #148
2 Rivet Member
 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
2+ Years , Fulltime
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfhound View Post
Another quick question: is there much in the way of storage beneath the bottom bunk? I know there are two exterior hatches for access, but from the photos I've seen it looks like there could be some additional space beneath the bunk closest to the front of the trailer.
That is known as the Lego storage compartment.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1421174404718.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	289.1 KB
ID:	230368  
__________________
MO
mopillar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 11:56 AM   #149
Airstreamer dreamer...
 
wolfhound's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 48
I am such a huge fan of this! Everyone should travel with Legos

We really want to try and make the 30FB work for us, but on top of a baby (and our desire for a 2nd down the line), we have a big honking dog with awkward legs. Honestly, we are having a hard time visualizing what it would be like living in that space with him and our little dog and kiddo[s].

I am sort of throwing around the idea of my wife and I taking the bottom bunk until our kiddo grows up enough to be out of the crib, and removing the queen bed temporarily from the bedroom. I thought a dual purpose bench that transforms into a desk might work well between the wardrobes, with enough space for a crib on one side of the space and a big dog bed on the other. When a second comes along, the bench can turn into toddler bed and the newest one takes the crib. I don't know, mostly thinking out loud.

Thoughts? Would love to hear some feedback from anyone who can see what I am trying to describe.
__________________
wolfhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 02:08 PM   #150
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
wolfhound, there are many threads on the challenges of fulltiming including with kids. Some of the people in this particular thread may be fulltime, but I suspect most are not but still could offer you good insights.

Myself I am only 1 year into first ever RV ownership with our 30foot bunk model....we (my wife and I) have 2 small kids (4 and 2) and a 24 lb dog (boston terrier). We use ours for long weekends and 1 week trips for vacation only at this stage and are a bit "stuck" with this for a long while I suspect with our jobs....but for me, I can imagine the challenges of full timing with kids and they seem overwhelming...although clearly some are doing it!

Let us know how you fair and do use the search feature, the google search feature to look at threads that relate to your research.

Good Luck!
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 03:27 PM   #151
Airstreamer dreamer...
 
wolfhound's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by PharmGeek View Post
wolfhound, there are many threads on the challenges of fulltiming including with kids. Some of the people in this particular thread may be fulltime, but I suspect most are not but still could offer you good insights.

Myself I am only 1 year into first ever RV ownership with our 30foot bunk model....we (my wife and I) have 2 small kids (4 and 2) and a 24 lb dog (boston terrier). We use ours for long weekends and 1 week trips for vacation only at this stage and are a bit "stuck" with this for a long while I suspect with our jobs....but for me, I can imagine the challenges of full timing with kids and they seem overwhelming...although clearly some are doing it!

Let us know how you fair and do use the search feature, the google search feature to look at threads that relate to your research.

Good Luck!
Thank you for the input. We are just beginning the process, but it's definitely been in our plans for a couple of years now. I'm less worried about the challenges that children bring to full timing on their own, but the challenge of our giant dog has me stuck. For a sense of scale, his back would be well over the height of the kitchen counter when on all fours. Those long legs require a lot of floor space when he stretches out on the floor.

I have read many threads here, and searched the site many times using Google to focus strictly on the forum, but not much comes up for folks full timing with kids AND a giant breed dog. Seems that's a rather small niche
__________________
wolfhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 05:56 PM   #152
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Ya know - I have not read much about giant dogs now that you mention it


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2015, 06:16 PM   #153
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,736
Images: 8
While installing the solar system, Maxim skylights and wifi antennas on the roof, we had our third party also remove both a/c units and completely remove the"new" idea gasket system with cups. The older gasket system was ordered from Dometic and the rattle of the operating a/c units vanished as the dinky cups banged upon the trailer skin due to vibration.

All our arrival warranty issues, broken walls and other issues were repaired on my dime (really $$$) by the third party as we knew it would be done correctly the first time.
__________________
WBCCI Life Member 5123, AIR 70341, 4CU, WD9EMC

TV - 2012 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins HO, automatic, Centramatics, Kelderman level ride airbag suspension, bed shell

2014 31' Classic model 30 twin beds, 50 amp service, 900 watt solar system, Centramatics, Dill TPMS, disc brakes, 16" tires & wheels
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2015, 12:52 PM   #154
Full time Airstreamer
 
SCOTTinNJ's Avatar
 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Anywhere , USA Living.Somewhere.Yonder
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,144
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfhound View Post
I am sort of throwing around the idea of my wife and I taking the bottom bunk until our kiddo grows up enough to be out of the crib, and removing the queen bed temporarily from the bedroom. I thought a dual purpose bench that transforms into a desk might work well between the wardrobes, with enough space for a crib on one side of the space and a big dog bed on the other. When a second comes along, the bench can turn into toddler bed and the newest one takes the crib. I don't know, mostly thinking out loud.

Thoughts? Would love to hear some feedback from anyone who can see what I am trying to describe.
Crazy that you wrote this yesterday. For the entire weekend my wife and I have been discussing trading our 25' Rear twin to a 30' Bunkhouse as we are giving serious thought to full timing. We have a 4.5 year old so our plan was to put her in the bunk (she is very excited about it) and we would use the bottom bed. We aren't as young as Pharmgeek but not as old as some others so would fit fine...

We would then remove the bed from the bedroom and put some type of window seat there. Someone could sit there with a table to do work (I would still be employed) or just lounge.

Actually, I've already emailed Jackson Center about cutting the middle section out of the bed and moving the front part back a few feet to "shorten" the length of the bed. We'd then get cushions to fit.

We were then considering removing the cushions from the existing lounge and extending the counter top from the sink all the way to the dividing wall for the bedroom. If possible, we'd keep the lower portion with storage and create open cubbies between the storage compartments and the new countertop. We could sit there with stools to do work and that surface could also work for food prep. In the open cubbie closest to the sink we'd consider putting a combo washer/dryer if we could.

With these changes we'd have a dedicated bedroom, kitchen area, and "living room."

Sounds like we are not too far off from you.

BTW, have not yet heard back from Jackson Center.
__________________

__________________
SCOTTinNJ 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



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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