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Old 10-08-2014, 07:50 AM   #71
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Probably because most devices use USB now. I have one in the cabinet with the blue ray.

I added a USB outlet on either side of the nightstand. I just pulled the power from a light in the storage compartment.
I see the various USB outlets in New Lucy. These are great to charge a cell phone, but are not suitable to power my little oscillating auto fans that I have been using for years in the Airstreams.

I just purchased a couple of power converters to use with the fans in New Lucy. The little $3 ones are less than 10 milliamp output, and are insufficient to power my 4 amp fans. I had to purchase the $20 ones to get enough 12 volt power output.

I don't know why Airstream decided that the cigarette lighter type 12 volt outlets were obsolete.

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Old 10-08-2014, 08:04 AM   #72
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I'll bet if you did a survey the overwhelming majority of those 12v outlets are used to charge phones and the like.

The one 12v outlet I do have is convent for me to power the router for my rearview cam.
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2015 Lucy has the new stationary "flying saucer" TV antenna. It does not work as well as the old "crank up" type. With the old antenna I used to get 12 stations included all of the networks here at the house. The "new improved" antenna gets me one PBS channel not very well.

On some features, Airstream seems to be going backwards.

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While I was excited about the USB outlets, I did not realize it would be at the expense of all the 12V outlets.

The 12V are useful for fans, vacuum cleaners, compressors etc. It makes no sense to plug a widget into the inverter outlet to get back to 12V... I will have to work out how to install an outlet by the door on my 25RB.

The new antenna is good enough for me. I don't plan on watching much TV. The bigger problem is the location, it eats into the prime solar panel location !!!

Has anyone worked out where to put solar??
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:20 PM   #75
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Back to the sink cover idea, here's our new cutting board with faucet access. THANKS FOR THE TIP.Click image for larger version

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On the new 25FB, the bathroom mirror/cabinet door does not have any brace or other device to hold the door open. It's a juggling act to hold the door open with one hand while trying to place or retrieve items in the cabinet with the other.

As I recall the 2005 25FB had a cabinet door holding device similar to the one that holds the rear bumper compartment open.

Was this something that Airstream deemed unnecessary, or was something inadvertently left off of New Lucy?

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Our 2014 25fb has the same issue, so I don't think anything is missing.


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I'll fix it myself. Glad to hear that it was made that way. I'll figure out a solution.

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2015 Lucy has the new stationary "flying saucer" TV antenna. It does not work as well as the old "crank up" type. With the old antenna I used to get 12 stations included all of the networks here at the house. The "new improved" antenna gets me one PBS channel not very well.

On some features, Airstream seems to be going backwards.

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Brian,

Look in to the JACK antenna from King Controls. I use them in almost all of my solar installations as a replacement for the old crank-up, which usually takes up the equivalent of an entire 135 watt solar panel. The Jack is on an 11" mast that rotates from inside the trailer and is a digital, amplified type antenna with signal meter. I have gotten excellent reviews from my clients.

The new antenna Airstream is using reminds me of the 'flying saucer' type that is used on the Interstate coach. That is the first thing I remove on the AI too!
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2015 Lucy has the new stationary "flying saucer" TV antenna. It does not work as well as the old "crank up" type. With the old antenna I used to get 12 stations included all of the networks here at the house. The "new improved" antenna gets me one PBS channel not very well.

On some features, Airstream seems to be going backwards.

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While I was excited about the USB outlets, I did not realize it would be at the expense of all the 12V outlets.

The 12V are useful for fans, vacuum cleaners, compressors etc. It makes no sense to plug a widget into the inverter outlet to get back to 12V... I will have to work out how to install an outlet by the door on my 25RB.

The new antenna is good enough for me. I don't plan on watching much TV. The bigger problem is the location, it eats into the prime solar panel location !!!

Has anyone worked out where to put solar??
A 25FB has lots of usable space for solar. You just need the right size/shape for your panels: Welcome to AM Solar_Your RV Solar Specialists since 1987
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2015 Lucy has the new stationary "flying saucer" TV antenna. It does not work as well as the old "crank up" type. With the old antenna I used to get 12 stations included all of the networks here at the house. The "new improved" antenna gets me one PBS channel not very well.

On some features, Airstream seems to be going backwards.

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Yep ...been saying that since July !
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I'll fix it myself. Glad to hear that it was made that way. I'll figure out a solution.



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I think something like this would do the trick.......

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I had to remove my bath overhead cabinet latch, its the bar that has a keyed slot so it can support the overhead because everyone in my family was trying to pull it straight down, like the wood cabinets in the kitchen and bending it. I'm thinking of putting the same fittings from the kitchen cabinets on each end of the bath cabinet. Hope is not too heavy.

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