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Old 02-04-2015, 10:27 AM   #519
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Just a little more help and I think I'll get it.
With the sewer solution does one need to stay in a full service site or do most RV locations with general dump sites have adequate water hookups to utilize the SS system or is there a method to access AS flush system to attach to SS at a remote dump site with no standard water bib hook up?
We use the GEO method: 2 cups water softener (Borax), 2 gal. water, 1 cup liquid laundry soap. This sloshes in your tank and softens any "stuck stuff"; been using for 10 years and works pretty well.

Just an observation; maybe we should change the name of this thread site to; "potty planning" or "clean as a whistle!"
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Old 02-06-2015, 02:57 PM   #520
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My wife uses some sort of combination with soap and something else and it does a good job. I can backflush and clean out the black tank in about 2/3 the time it used to take.

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Old 02-08-2015, 08:08 PM   #521
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I'll go out to Lucy and dig out the winterizing replacement pipe and take a picture of the fittings. All I have to do is find it.

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Here is New Lucy's winterizing replacement pipe with the end fittings. The filter came with fittings that allow it to fit into the water line.

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Old 02-08-2015, 08:12 PM   #522
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We are now back to making New Lucy our own. Today I installed the Moose Head cabinet knobs that were in Old Lucy.

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Old 02-08-2015, 08:15 PM   #523
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we also got a new printer installed in one of New Lucy's cabinets over the dinette.

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Old 02-09-2015, 10:56 AM   #524
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Yesterday, while getting New Lucy packed up for a trip later this week, I noticed some of the dreaded filiform corrosion on her aluminum grab handle next to the door. As new as she is, this was disappointing. I thought that Airstream was doing better in the department with some better coatings.

This is another item on my punch list for when Lucy goes to Jackson Center in the spring.

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Old 02-09-2015, 11:19 AM   #525
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Santa Rosa Beach is surrounded by salt water. I guess washing more frequently is required plus waxing to prevent this?

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Old 02-09-2015, 11:43 AM   #526
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Thumbs down Poor clear coat...

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That polished out very well on our Classic.

Try a medium compound with a green 'scotch pad' and then a good metal polish.(Flitz)

It's an aftermarket coating, very much like what was on the battery door frame.
A bit different than the corrosion Alcoa supplies with their sheet aluminum.


Considerably more involved here, but you get the idea......



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Brian, we just detailed our 1 1/2 year old FJ Cruiser and there was the same corrosion on the Toyota plate and other such plates on the rear door. I thought Toyota would do better than Airstream. Not true.

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It's got to be climate. My trailer is 6 years old with no corrosion. It's only ever been in the Rocky Mountain and desert southwest states
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Unfortunately, poor Lucy sits out in our alley about 150 feet from the ocean. I'm just going to have to keep a close eye on her.

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If Robert's suggestion works then keep those areas waxed up. How about your tail light housings?

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Did you make this pipe or did it come with it & you just labeled it. Thanks
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Unfortunately, poor Lucy sits out in our alley about 150 feet from the ocean. I'm just going to have to keep a close eye on her.

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Airstreams sitting 150 feet from the ocean in a humid climate are going to need a diligent Corrosion Prevention and Repair Plan, or it will corrode extensively. There's too much exposed or lightly protected metal for occasional washing and waxing to do much if anything.

We had a good discussion on products and methods here in recent months:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...-126056-2.html
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