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Old 11-10-2014, 05:10 AM   #253
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Brian,

Yes please tell us the pro's and con's of your camera install. I would consider a Voyager wireless if the install under the rear cabinet works. There is already a 12 v outlet in that cabinet!
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:09 AM   #254
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Yes please tell us the pro's and con's of your camera install. I would consider a Voyager wireless if the install under the rear cabinet works. There is already a 12 v outlet in that cabinet!
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Hi Larry. We decided to try installing the Voyager Camera under the cabinet to make our lives easier. On our 23FB, the Voyager was mounted on on the outside below the rear window, It was on a mount that permitted quick removal of the camera. This worked well, but SuEllyn was always concerned about the risk of theft. We ended up removing the camera at each stop. It had gotten to the point that the camera was more of a pain than a benefit.

When we got new Lucy, we decided that we would do something different with the Voyager. We thought about mounting it above the rear window. As we plan to mount a rear awning and apply our WBCCI Numbers, this was not a viable option for us.

After a lot of looking at the situation, we decided to try the under cabinet location. The mounting was relatively easy. The camera bracket attached with two small screws. I then drilled a 5/8" hole just to the rear of the OEM LED light. I fed the camera wire into the upper cabinet. For 12 volt power, I wired the camera into a DC cigarette lighter plug. As Airstream has seen fit to do away with all of the 12 volt outlets in the new trailers, I installed a small converter. I plugged the converter into the inverter outlet in the cabinet.

I replaced the small black antenna on the camera with a wired high-gain
omni-directional antenna. This antenna is in the upper cabinet, and it's wire is fed through the 5/8" hole and connected to the camera.

I have performed static tests on the camera. It appears to operate well, but it does see the window screen. Images beyond the screen are discernible, but I'm not sure that this will be satisfactory. I first want to test the system on the road before I make any other adjustments. We will be taking Lucy back to Jacksonville soon, and will test the camera then.

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Old 11-12-2014, 08:10 AM   #255
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Brian,

Thanks for your incredibly detailed posts and willingness to share your wisdom.

My wife and I took delivery of an identical trailer to yours on Halloween. My TV's name is Wynonna, so we only thought it appropriate to name the AS Raylan (FX series "Justified").

Question: in preparation for winterizing, should we remove the water filter under the kitchen sink or leave it and let antifreeze run through it? I can't find help in the manuals.

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Old 11-12-2014, 08:53 AM   #256
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remove the filter.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:54 AM   #257
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Brian,

Thanks for your incredibly detailed posts and willingness to share your wisdom.

My wife and I took delivery of an identical trailer to yours on Halloween. My TV's name is Wynonna, so we only thought it appropriate to name the AS Raylan (FX series "Justified").

Question: in preparation for winterizing, should we remove the water filter under the kitchen sink or leave it and let antifreeze run through it? I can't find help in the manuals.

Thanks, Mica
Hi Mica,

I have never winterized any of our Airstreams. I am, therefore, not very knowledgeable in this area.

I do recall reading that the in-line water filter should be removed for winterization. New Lucy came with a piece of Pex to replace the filter. New Lucy was delivered with the Pex line in place under the sink. I had to remove the Pex line and install the filter. It's an easy job. No tools are needed. Just check the connections after the water is turned back on.

I would think that having antifreeze sitting in the water filter would not be a good thing.

Congratulations on your new Airstream! May you have many great Airstream adventures with your new baby.

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I had a SOB that had whole house and drinking filters. I did not remove them when winterizing and they removed the PINK color so I did not know when the anti-freeze went through the lines. I realized this when I felt the "water" and it had an oily feel. When I removed the filters, they were pink inside.
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Brian,

Thanks. I was thinking that I should remove it. Mine was delivered just the opposite...the filter was already installed. I'm hoping that it will be okay to store that filter for use in the spring in the refrigerator when we winterize.

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Hi Mica,

I have never winterized any of our Airstreams. I am, therefore, not very knowledgeable in this area.

I do recall reading that the in-line water filter should be removed for winterization. New Lucy came with a piece of Pex to replace the filter. New Lucy was delivered with the Pex line in place under the sink. I had to remove the Pex line and install the filter. It's an easy job. No tools are needed. Just check the connections after the water is turned back on.

I would think that having antifreeze sitting in the water filter would not be a good thing.

Congratulations on your new Airstream! May you have many great Airstream adventures with your new baby.

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Old 11-12-2014, 11:37 AM   #260
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Thanks. I was thinking that I should remove it. Mine was delivered just the opposite...the filter was already installed. I'm hoping that it will be okay to store that filter for use in the spring in the refrigerator when we winterize.

Best, Mica
That should be fine. I would put the filter in a zip-lock bag while stored.

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Well I just learned something. I didn't realize the filter belonged under the sink. I wasted $20 bucks to put it inline with my hose. l wondered why it didn't come with fittings. Why didn't they tell me that during the walk thru? I'm sure there are more surprises ahead.

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One might plan to replace that filter annually when putting one back in line under the sink. The filters are not a "forever" item.
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Many use both filters. The inline hose filter helps protect your lines and freshwater tank. You haven't wasted 20 dollars.


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Well I just learned something. I didn't realize the filter belonged under the sink. I wasted $20 bucks to put it inline with my hose. l wondered why it didn't come with fittings. Why didn't they tell me that during the walk thru? I'm sure there are more surprises ahead.

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My filter came with the fittings,but they were in a separate little plastic gag in the big cardboard box of stuff that came with the new trailer.

In my experience, the person that gives the walk-through is not really very knowledgeable.

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Many use both filters. The inline hose filter helps protect your lines and freshwater tank. You haven't wasted 20 dollars.
We have always used both an inside and an outside filter on all the Lucys. Keep in mind that the under-sink filter is for the kitchen sink only.

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I may have mis-understood DCopps post. I don't see how you could modify the Moen under-sink filter to make it an inline white hose filter, like the blue Camco one. Completely different designs.
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