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Old 05-03-2015, 10:33 PM   #939
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Anyone know the propane tank capacity or height of the cylinder? I want to replace my heavy steel ones with the composite tanks made by Viking. I really miss the aluminum tanks from my old Airstream.

The new composite ones weigh less than half, have a 15 year life and you can look at the fuel level with your eyes rather than guess how much you have. Thanks!
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:01 AM   #940
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The standard steel LP gas tanks on a late model Airstream have a 7 gallon capacity and are referred to a 30 pound tanks.

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Old 05-07-2015, 11:50 AM   #941
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New Lucy has been back from Jackson Center for about a week now. All of the repairs and adjustments done at the Service Center were completed in a day and a half of shop time.

Everything on Lucy is working well. The air conditioning is working great. The forward street side vents are operational. A piece of insulation had fallen down and was blocking them.

We really like Lucy's new rear awning. It looks great and nicely shades the rear window over the dinette.

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Old 05-07-2015, 02:02 PM   #942
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Brian,
Congrats on your safe and successful journey. Best of luck and wonderful trips...
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:43 AM   #943
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New Lucy has been back from Jackson Center for about a week now. All of the repairs and adjustments done at the Service Center were completed in a day and a half of shop time.

Everything on Lucy is working well. The air conditioning is working great. The forward street side vents are operational. A piece of insulation had fallen down and was blocking them.

We really like Lucy's new rear awning. It looks great and nicely shades the rear window over the dinette.

Brian
Safe travels, Brian. New awning looks great! We got the awning package as Std. Equip. from our dealer when we got ours; you don't know how nice they are until you have them! I would not get another AS without. We really like your fabric choice.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:10 AM   #944
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New did not come from the Factory with the optional awning package. We labored over the decision of whether to get just the rear or also add the street side awning.

As our long time camping style does not generally include sitting out at the campsite, we don't often deploy the main awning. We felt that a street side awning would not get very much use. We decided to go with only the rear awning, and we just love it. It is so easy to put out and put back in that we use it virtually every day. We are also delighted with the striped pattern and color choice. It was a tough decision since there is so much to choose from. The awning fabric that we chose was a the Vintage Fabric Collection. We ordered the awning through Arstream six weeks in advance.

Old Lucy did not have a rear awning. We had installed a front glass protector on her rear window to use as an awning. It worked OK for about half the price of a real awning, but the rear thing is soooo much better.

Here are a couple of shots of Lucy showing off her new awning.

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I got all three awnings and I use them as much as I can, they are excellent at controlling inner temps during the day. My curbside awning gets rolled up when there is wind, the others are fine...
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Old 05-09-2015, 05:05 PM   #946
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I am reposting a message I put in Photos under 2015 25' FB Flying Cloud pick up day. It seemed the best place at the time for various reasons but I really would like to be sure to thank all of the people who post on these sites.

Thanks to moosetags and all of those who share their experience here. Picked up our new AS today at Ewald's in Milwaukee. Felt sorry for the salesman. Loaded with information from the forums we asked a million questions. He was very patient. Felt for air flow at all furnace and AC vents (they all worked), opened and closed windows, shades, my wife went around and tested outlets, we played DVD's, tv's, ipods, stove, water, awning. I am sure we missed something but it wasn't for lack of trying. The only thing we found at this point was one small scratch in the clear coat.
We have towed boats but never a trailer this size and I was waking up at 4 AM in a sweat thinking about backing up. I read blogs, watched videos, trimmed our trees and moved the bleepin mailbox. In the end we towed 80 miles and then backed down a curved 200 foot driveway (glaciers move faster) on the second attempt around light poles, rocks and trees unscathed, unhooked, leveled up and opened the wine. Quite a day.
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Thanks to moosetags and all of those who share their experience here. Picked up our new AS today at Ewald's in Milwaukee. Felt sorry for the salesman. Loaded with information from the forums we asked a million questions. He was very patient. Felt for air flow at all furnace and AC vents (they all worked), opened and closed windows, shades, my wife went around and tested outlets, we played DVD's, tv's, ipods, stove, water, awning. I am sure we missed something but it wasn't for lack of trying. The only thing we found at this point was one small scratch in the clear coat.
We have towed boats but never a trailer this size and I was waking up at 4 AM in a sweat thinking about backing up. I read blogs, watched videos, trimmed our trees and moved the bleepin mailbox. In the end we towed 80 miles and then backed down a curved 200 foot driveway (glaciers move faster) on the second attempt around light poles, rocks and trees unscathed, unhooked, leveled up and opened the wine. Quite a day.
Well it sounds like you have had one heck of a day. Wishing you the very best with the new rig. With luck our paths will cross one day and we can have one of those wines together.
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:20 PM   #948
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What do you think of the twin beds?
We bought a new 23FB in 2010 and have at least 120,000 miles on it. At home we have a king sized bed, and really feel the crunch on the RV queen.
I also think the twins would be much easier to make, and also eliminate both of us having to wake up for those senior night runs to take a leak.
Although I can afford a new trailer, I cringe at paying that much and then find out we don't like twin beds at all.
We also wonder if getting a couch is going to make a big difference to us.
Bottom line, we love our 23FB but wonder if we'd sleep better with the twins.
I also like the idea of the toilet and shower being on opposite sides of the trailer.
Any advice will be appreciated.
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:44 PM   #949
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Congratulations on getting your new baby home safely. You did as much assessment as you could at the dealer. Now that you have her home, you can really go over her with a fine tooth comb. You are going to want to sit in her anyway. While you're there, you can get a feel for everything and try out all of the systems. Enjoy.

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What do you think of the twin beds?
We bought a new 23FB in 2010 and have at least 120,000 miles on it. At home we have a king sized bed, and really feel the crunch on the RV queen.
I also think the twins would be much easier to make, and also eliminate both of us having to wake up for those senior night runs to take a leak.
Although I can afford a new trailer, I cringe at paying that much and then find out we don't like twin beds at all.
We also wonder if getting a couch is going to make a big difference to us.
Bottom line, we love our 23FB but wonder if we'd sleep better with the twins.
I also like the idea of the toilet and shower being on opposite sides of the trailer.
Any advice will be appreciated.
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Hi Matt,

We have had a 2005 25FB and a 2012 23FB. Both of these Airstreams had the queen bed. In these two we spent 1,473 nights in those queen beds. We always found them quite comfortable, and we also sleep on a king bed at home. We have now spent 80 nights in the new 25FB with the twin beds. We find the twins quite comfortable and we enjoy having the dressing area between the beds. We also really like the extra outside storage that comes with the twin bed model.

As to the separate shower across the hall, we had always enjoyed that set-up in the 2005 25FB. When we went to the 2012 23FB, we didn't dislike the all-in-one bathroom, but we like the separate shower better. Now that we are back in a 25FB, we are enjoying the separate shower set-up again.

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Picked up our new AS today at Ewald's in Milwaukee. Felt sorry for the salesman. Loaded with information from the forums we asked a million questions. He was very patient. Felt for air flow at all furnace and AC vents (they all worked), opened and closed windows, shades, my wife went around and tested outlets, we played DVD's, tv's, ipods, stove, water, awning. I am sure we missed something but it wasn't for lack of trying. The only thing we found at this point was one small scratch in the clear coat.
We have towed boats but never a trailer this size and I was waking up at 4 AM in a sweat thinking about backing up. I read blogs, watched videos, trimmed our trees and moved the bleepin mailbox. In the end we towed 80 miles and then backed down a curved 200 foot driveway (glaciers move faster) on the second attempt around light poles, rocks and trees unscathed, unhooked, leveled up and opened the wine. Quite a day.
Congrats to you Trakker! Glad you got the coach tucked away and were able to celebrate the successful homecoming with wine! I know how you felt. As I anticipate the arrival of our 30' International next month, I have been going around and around how I will manage to get the trailer onto our property and turned around. I think it is doable for us, but it will be tight. It's definitely been stressful trying to determine if/how it's going to work.
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We especially like the little exhaust fan in the separate shower. We run it during showers and do not experience any steam on Lucy's ceiling.

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