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Old 02-11-2015, 09:26 AM   #547
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New Lucy is now sporting a complete set of McGard solid steel lug nuts, Part Number 64010. I decided to do this after I buggered up one of Lucy's OEM lug nuts when mounting her new 16" wheels. It's a shame that Airstream continues to use these junky lug nuts on such a premium trailer. I'm sure that doing this increases their profit margin by at least three or four dollars.

The McGards are made in the USA and guaranteed not to chip or rust.

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Old 02-11-2015, 10:53 AM   #548
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Hey there Brian,
We are the Mt. Shasta couple you met in Covington, we were picking up our New Airstream the next day. You have made me so curious about the Jackson Center in Ohio. We may have to get there some day!
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Old 02-11-2015, 12:21 PM   #549
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Hey there Brian,
We are the Mt. Shasta couple you met in Covington, we were picking up our New Airstream the next day. You have made me so curious about the Jackson Center in Ohio. We may have to get there some day!

Hi Lorie. We remember you and Jack well. Your's was the first 25RB that we had seen in person. Thank you again for the tour.

If you get to that part of the country, you should be sure to visit Jackson Center. The Airstream Factory tour alone is worth the stop. They have full hook-up campsites right on the factory grounds. If you need any repairs or maintenance done, the folks at the Factory Service Center are the best Airstream mechanics in the world.

Also if you are in that vicinity, be sure to see the RV Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.

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Old 02-11-2015, 06:18 PM   #550
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New Lucy is now the proud owner of of a really neat set of LED lights that we have installed right below her awning. These lights are programmable and create some very neat effects. These lights are a very nice upgrade for $25. They are a lot of bang for the buck.

Here are a few pictures. The pictures really do not do it justice.

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Brian - that looks AWESOME! Details please on product and installation process!
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Very nice looking. That's going to yield some great photo's for the monthly contest.
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Brian - that looks AWESOME! Details please on product and installation process!

I bought the light strip on Amazon. Here's the product description:

SUPERNIGHT 5m DC 12V RGBWW RGB+Warm White Flexible LED Strip Lights 5050 SMD 300LED Waterproof RGB Cool White LED Tape Light Kit With 40 Keys Controller And Power Adapter.

The cost was $29.99 on Amazon Prime with free two day shipping.

The light strip is 5.4 meters long which is exactly the width of the awning on a 25' Airstream. The strip is very flat and has a glue tape back. We installed it directly under under Lucy's rolled up awning in about 30 minutes. The effect is very impressive. The lights have numerous options for many lighting effects.

I guess we will see if the glue holds. Lucy will be headed to Jacksonville tomorrow along I-10 for 300 miles. I'll report from Jacksonville. I am anxious to see the effect with the awning deployed. I don't have enough room to deploy it at the house.

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What's the power source for the party lights? Very cool.
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What's the power source for the party lights? Very cool.
They are plugged into the AC outlet on the side of Lucy with a short extension cord. See the layout in the photo. Just enlarge it for a better look. It's quick work to remove the cords to get Lucy underway.

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Oh. Yep! Haha. Open eyes first, then post.
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Tired of broken Zip Dee claws. Here's the answer. I fellow I know machined these oversize pins (mounted) to replace the stock (standing) ones. Now there is no way for the claw to climb up on the large diameter inner part of the pin and break. I had broken 2 claws over the years when the claw climbed the pin. This tended to happen when trying to secureClick image for larger version

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Tired of broken Zip Dee claws. Here's the answer. I fellow I know machined these oversize pins (mounted) to replace the stock (standing) ones. Now there is no way for the claw to climb up on the large diameter inner part of the pin and break. I had broken 2 claws over the years when the claw climbed the pin. This tended to happen when trying to secureAttachment 232261 the awning in a stiff wind.


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Those are really neat, Jay. You could make a bunch and sell them on the Classifieds.

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Another question, is there an electrical outlet on or near the night stand in the twin bed configuration?

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Picked up our 2015 25' FC rear twin 3 days ago. There is an electrical outlet on the right wall next to the night stand and another electrical outlet that has inverter power below the TV on the left as you walk to the rear. I have a CPAP machine and that was one of my concerns. Not sure if your ? was answered previously. Hope to take our new TT out this weekend for a trial run.
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Picked up our 2015 25' FC rear twin 3 days ago. There is an electrical outlet on the right wall next to the night stand and another electrical outlet that has inverter power below the TV on the left as you walk to the rear. I have a CPAP machine and that was one of my concerns. Not sure if your ? was answered previously. Hope to take our new TT out this weekend for a trial run.
Congratulations on your new baby. We would love to see pictures.

Our 2015 FC 25FB Twin has the same electrical layout in the bedroom. We have added six outlet strip plug on the curb side under the mattress. two a/c outlets is not nearly enough for all of our electrical needs in the bedroom.

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