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Old 02-10-2015, 05:49 PM   #169
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We have a pile of kids and use the rear bunks, but I saw a guy online that removed the rear bunks and made a L shaped office back there. I think they added some drawers as well. It is alot of space and you are right the 30 bunk floorplan is hard to beat the function.
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:51 PM   #170
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Wow. What a neat idea!!


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Old 02-10-2015, 08:31 PM   #171
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We carefully pack the top bunk with our outdoor gear (folding chairs , roll up tables etc..) 15 year old on the bottom bed. Tools, spares and equipment under the bottom bed. It is really great to have all the extra storage.


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Old 02-10-2015, 09:05 PM   #172
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We use the bunks fully for sleeping now - our 2 year old sleeps bottom now - no more darn pack n play - yay!!!! 4 year old son on top. Easy nap time - easy to sleep. Storage under the bottom bunk is great.

We do throw a few items sometimes on the bottom bunk while in transit - which can be very helpful


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Old 02-13-2015, 05:42 PM   #173
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Help! We are packing up our 2015 Bunk to head to Florida from Michigan. The plan is to leave at 6AM tomorrow. 20 mins ago both the 110 and 12v systems shut down. Nothing works at all. I have tried to reset the GFI and nothing. Does anyone have any idea about what may be going on? We have only had the trailer for a two weeks and I have no clue about anything electrical.....
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:33 PM   #174
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Never mind. I got it. I'm an idiot.
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:34 PM   #175
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:56 PM   #176
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Sitting in my, as of a few hours ago, new to me 2014 Bunkhouse (bought used). Have to say it's a big difference from our now former 2014 25' FC rear twin. Some good some bad. Will report more later, but wanted to say an official hello.
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Old 03-02-2015, 01:33 PM   #177
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Anyone found the solar prewire in front of the rear fan? It is nowhere to be seen by what I can tell. I know all about the small gauge wire but still trying to find it. Called Airstream and of course they said it should be tucked in the shroud.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:26 AM   #178
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Hello There! We are relatively new Airstreamers, and after a 2 week trip with the family (2 adults, 3 children) and our large dog (Bernese Mountain dog) over the Christmas holiday we decided to upgrade from a 25FB to the 30BH. During that two week trip with the family in the 25FB it became an interesting game of Tetris to make and unmake the kids beds/eating area several times a day (and honestly, we didn't need THAT big of a push to look at new Airstreams!). So far, we are loving almost everything about the BH, and are excited to be taking it out for our first trip this weekend!

My only complaint thus far with the BH is the (new to us) mascerating toilet - ours just doesn't seem to get the job done without using tremendous amounts of water - and usually still requires an assist from a cup of water poured around the rim of the bowl. Even with the greater capacity fresh water and black water tanks in the 30BH vs. the 25FB, we actually get LESS usable capacity because of this design. The flow to bowl seems VERY weak, and the very front of the bowl hardly even gets wet even after holding down the flush cycle for 10+ seconds. Has anyone else had similar experiences?

As for towing - we do notice a difference as well. We are pushing the towing capabilities with a newer Chevy Suburban with the maxed out towing package (basically a 1/2 ton pickup with the extra transmission cooler, better gear ratio, and beefier suspension - as Chevy seems to have stopped making them in 3/4 ton varieties). It does the job, but I wouldn't want to drive cross country or even across the bigger mountain passes too often with it. Is anyone else towing a 30BH with a 1/2 ton equivalent rig out there? What has your experience been?

I love reading the posts here - I'm learning a ton and really enjoy it - thanks everyone!
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Hello There! We are relatively new Airstreamers, and ... we decided to upgrade from a 25FB to the 30BH.
Welcome! And same here. Except we went from a 25RB to the 30BH and I have 1 child and no dog (yet). Loving the extra space thus far.

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My only complaint thus far with the BH is the (new to us) mascerating toilet - ours just doesn't seem to get the job done without using tremendous amounts of water.
Are you losing water outside the trailer onto the ground? There is a bypass valve near the water pump that when open will dump water out of the trailer. Thanks to PharmGeek I closed mine and now all is well.

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Is anyone else towing a 30BH with a 1/2 ton equivalent rig out there? What has your experience been?
I have a 2012 F-150 with the 5.0 V8 and 3.55 rear. Rated for 7,700 lbs I think (have to double check). It has over 1600 lbs payload so I am good there. I towed the trailer home from Florida and was surprised how well the truck did. I was thinking of moving to a 3/4 ton but now I'm not so sure. If we stick to weekend trips and such the truck will probably be fine (it's relatively flat around here). Thing is, we are seriously considering selling the house and going full time. If we do, I will be looking at either an F150 with ecoboost and heavy duty payload or a 3/4 ton, maybe in diesel.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:32 PM   #180
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I would bet a few bucks that low point drain is open

Go outside behind the wheels just ahead if the dump valves - there will be a small PVC tube pointing staight down - have someone inside hold the flush button and watch water come out - if it does that's your problem -

The dealers winterize and leave it open - finding that valve is a trick - must find water pump - it's near it


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Old 03-17-2015, 08:38 PM   #181
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Beyond that - I'm not a big fan of that macerater toilet - but so far no one we have interacted with have had a problem with it....

One perk of it is that if you use the sewer solution with it - it can drain through without the sewer solution flush (albeit very slow)...works good when on full hookups - less fuss


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Old 03-17-2015, 09:30 PM   #182
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Patman,

We have also upgraded to the 30' Bunkhouse and love it.... I have not had a problem with the macerator, so I would definitely check PharmGeek's recommendation on the lowpoint valve. I do like to "flush" while I "push" so that I get a constant feed into the blackwater tank. Sorry if that's TMI but it's a system that works for me!

Also, note that Airstream now makes vented directional covers for the air conditioning ducts, which are about $35 each. I just ordered two, in hopes of reducing the amount of air flow over that top rear bunk. We were camping at Hidden Ridge Campground in Michigan on a 90 degree day last summer, and we left our youngest daughter on the top bunk overnight with nothing but fleece pajamas and a subzero mummy bag.

We had to hang her outside in the sun for almost an hour before she could talk in the morning. We're thinking about having all four of our daughters sleep in the top bunk next time.

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