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Old 03-17-2015, 10:26 PM   #183
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We have a 2014 BH. Tow vehicle is a 2010 Toyota Sequoia. We recognize that we are a bit under equipped but now that we have a brake controller and a weight distribution hitch it's night and day difference. Only planning very local/regional trips so no plans on changing TV....

It's out first Airstream so we don't have anything to compare it to- which might explain why I like the toilet macerator....
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:15 PM   #184
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Couple more upgrades completed.

Heading to Mesa, AZ on Friday and just completed a couple more upgrades.

Sleep Number RV Queen bed installed.

Wifi Ranger Installed.

We are looking forward to the new ducted dual air and the full awning kit. Supposed to be in the high 80-90 next week. Love it.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:05 PM   #185
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Thanks for the advice everyone - the low drain point valve was indeed open (I had no idea that was there). Hopefully that will make a major difference with the mascerating toilet!

Now on to solve the in-rig wifi issues - I see that 2012FB just installed a wifi ranger - what are your thoughts on that? I picked up an 'off the shelf' wifi extender that i have been using in the window, but it's only marginally better than nothing so I am definitely looking to solve this problem the right way.
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:16 PM   #186
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Glad the drain issue is resolved.

I have had the best luck sticking my Verizon Hotspot between the skylight and the shade. Basically resting it on the shade. Seems to work better than a window in most cases.
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:38 PM   #187
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I work remotely from the Airstream quite a bit (once a week) between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I have installed a Wilson 4G LTE Cradle/Signal Booster inside the Airstream with the antenna permanently mounted to the roof. I put my Verizon Jetpack in the cradle, and in most places get 4-5 bars of signal.

I'm usually streaming Pandora through my iPad while using my laptop for remote access to my office terminals, and it works great!

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Old 03-19-2015, 08:27 AM   #188
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Now on to solve the in-rig wifi issues - I see that 2012FB just installed a wifi ranger - what are your thoughts on that? I picked up an 'off the shelf' wifi extender that i have been using in the window, but it's only marginally better than nothing so I am definitely looking to solve this problem the right way.
I opted for the high gain antenna extension as well. It seemed to work very well picking up my office Wi-Fi from the back of the parking lot but wont really know how well I like it till maybe next week. Our spot is quite a bit away from the office area which is the only wireless point in Viewpoint RV to pick off of.

I am waiting on the new weboost (formerly Wilson Electronics) Drive 4G-XR (RV) cellular signal booster to complete the remote office.

Someday I hope to retire and just throw it all in the trash and get a can with string to can. Life is just too connected for me but no choice for now.
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:43 AM   #189
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Excellent - thanks for the great info on wireless. I'll keep researching and in the mean time toss my gear in the skylight to see if that works better than putting in the window.

Another question for your bunkhousers - what does your tongue weight look like? I know airstream claims 885lbs off the factory floor, but I gather that is without propane (are tanks included? batteries)?

I hope to get a real weight in the next few days, but I'm curious where others are coming in on their weights (both tongue and totals) with their bunkhouses (and whether or not you travel with H2O in the tanks).

Thanks, we are looking forward to our first real shakedown cruise in the bunkhouse this weekend!

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Old 03-19-2015, 11:49 AM   #190
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I guess 1200 on the tongue with the ProPride. That's with full aluminum LPG tanks. I always travel dry or no more than maybe 5 gallons for unscheduled bathroom needs. Oh, I do leave about 3 full toilet bowls of fresh water with some chemicals for cleaning/sanitizing on the way to next destination.



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Old 03-19-2015, 06:46 PM   #191
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We have yet to hit cat scales - but I agree - would guess with propride 1000-1200 - depends on how much fresh water, propane, etc I'll have in the tank and the distribution of weight in the trailer.

Glad the low point drain was it! My dealer when I originally called really had no idea - then folks on here helped me - the dealer later called me as it happened to another customer and they called to ask me hahaha


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Old 03-19-2015, 07:25 PM   #192
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Hmm. I lowered the hitch receiver onto a trailer scale I got and it was only reading at 800 which doesn't seem right at all. I'm expecting right around 1000 (which is my TV max hitch weight). This was with batteries, stock propane tanks each 2/3 full, 1/2 water, empty waste tanks. Given that the factory reports a dry hitch weight of 885lbs, I think my scale is wrong.

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Old 03-20-2015, 02:38 PM   #193
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So I figured out today that the subwoofer under the table seating area was turned completely down. Complete difference on the sound now. Just something to check if you are missing out on the low end of things. There are gain and frequency knobs on the subwoofer itself. Party on now!
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How do I access the sub and turn it up?! I have been underwhelmed by the base so far


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Old 03-21-2015, 12:43 PM   #195
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How do I access the sub and turn it up?! I have been underwhelmed by the base so far


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Under the dining area. It is the piece of plywood held by screws instead of on hinges. It is there with the wiring for the two outlets under the table. You should find a gain knob on the sub itself to turn it up. Let me know if you find yours was down as well.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:40 AM   #196
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Under the dining area. It is the piece of plywood held by screws instead of on hinges. It is there with the wiring for the two outlets under the table. You should find a gain knob on the sub itself to turn it up. Let me know if you find yours was down as well.
As soon as I unscrewed the board I realized where the constant hum is coming from. Turning down the gain and frequency had no effect. Unplugging the left and right jacks had no effect. Only unplugging the power worked. I left it with the gain full up. There is no real sound quality here just low noise especially enclosed in a sealed box. There is plenty of room on either side of of the power outlets to put in a proper base unit that is open to the room.

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