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Old 10-22-2014, 04:47 PM   #169
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The ones that I just bought off Amazon appear to be fairly heavy duty. I just don't remember the one on my 2005 25FB well enough to make a comparison.

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Brian, how long are they. I just found some at a Canadian piano parts supply and they measure 51/2 inches long. They look the same as yours ( brass coated steel) but I can't tell from your pictures if they are long enough.


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Old 10-22-2014, 07:35 PM   #170
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The Inverter takes 12 volt direct current and turns it into 120 volt alternating current. With this you can run low amperage electronics like the television and DVD player You can also charge your cell phone and you tablet with the inverter power.

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Old 10-22-2014, 08:12 PM   #171
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Brian, how long are they. I just found some at a Canadian piano parts supply and they measure 51/2 inches long. They look the same as yours ( brass coated steel) but I can't tell from your pictures if they are long enough.


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I just went out to Lucy in the alley and measured the ones in Lucy. They are 6" long.

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Close enough. Thanks Brian.


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OK. I have now completed my fix for Lucy's twin beds that lean toward the center aisle.

I removed the screws that hold down the aisle edge of the bed board and the center screw at the foot of the bed. I raised the edge 1/2" by shimming it with a 3" wide strip of foam rubber flooring material the entire length of the bed board. I then reattached the board with slightly long screws going right through the rubber shim and into the top frame of the under bed cabinet.

This has leveled the bed board and, in turn, the mattress. I have tried out the bed and I no longer have the feeling that I am rolling into the aisle.

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Old 10-23-2014, 12:03 PM   #174
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Well, you have 12v fan plug, a vanity cabinet that now stays open all by itself, and twin beds that are parallel with the floor. You're getting New Lucy trained to treat you well!

Your experiences with your new Airstream are interesting as you delight in the new features and adjust the ones that need it.

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Old 10-23-2014, 06:00 PM   #175
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The kitchen in the rear bedroom is "Left handed".
Ours only came a kitchen in the main cabin, but I'd like a fridge in the bedroom. The rest of the kitchen, no.

I'm glad I didn't get a left handed kitchen—I'd have to cook and my (unfortunately) right handed wife is a much better cook than me and she enjoys cooking. I enjoy eating, so we are perfect together.

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I got a quote back from the Airstream Service Center in Jackson Center. The cost to go 16" wheels and Michelin LT tires is now $425 per tire mounted on the Airstream.

I went through my internet research and found that performanceplustire.com had the Sendel T03 wheel (T03-66655T) with a Michelin LTX M/S 2 (LT225/75R16) mounted, balanced, and shipped for $330 per tire.

I placed an order for 5 of these tires and wheels this afternoon.

I will mount the wheels/tires myself when they arrive. I also plan to order a set of Centramatic Balancers. Does anyone have a suggestion where to order these?

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Old 10-24-2014, 05:29 AM   #177
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The direct link is:
Centramatic Wheel Balancer, Tire Balancers for DFW Trucks

Order the Centramatic 300-356 all A plates for 16" rims like I used on the Classic.

The smaller diameter 200-221 Special for 15” rims I used on the factory 15" wheels on the 25FB.

Both sizes were $199 for the set of 4.
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I don't carry a spare tire and wheel. I wonder what the frequency of flat tires is on trailers? And I understand I could remove the flat tire / wheel and run slowly to the next town for a repair or replace. Maybe an advantage of a multi axle trailer.

When I upgraded to 16", I opted out of the spare tire.

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I,m hoping that this piano bench lid support works in the long run. The one that came OEM on our 2005 Safari 25FB did the job for eight years and almost 1,400 nights of camping.

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My husband also had installed this hinge in our BA cabinet quite a while ago and have had no problems. Works fine.
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I don't carry a spare tire and wheel. I wonder what the frequency of flat tires is on trailers? And I understand I could remove the flat tire / wheel and run slowly to the next town for a repair or replace. Maybe an advantage of a multi axle trailer.

When I upgraded to 16", I opted out of the spare tire.

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Our experience has been such that I would not travel without a spare tire. We had a total of three blowouts and one flat on our 2005 Safari 25FB. Three of these occurred in very rural areas in Texas, Wyoming, and Idaho. In each of these incidents, it would have been a very long slow drive on three tires.

Granted, all of these incidents occurred before we dumped the ST tires. In 60,000 miles on the LT's, we never had a tire failure.

We travel extensively in remote areas, and don't want to take a chance that we would not be able to get a new tire.

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David, when we upgraded to the 16" I kept the original 15" spare tire, but I still am really close to leaving it at home. I like to travel as light as possible, and this spare adds to hitch weight, a need for more weight distribution and a more rigid hitch connection, and takes some payload. Every little bit adds up.

But like Brian we travel widely and often remotely so it's still there, but just barely.
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I also kept my 15" spare when I upgraded to 16".
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