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Old 10-14-2014, 02:51 PM   #99
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That big hinge thing is always out in full view?
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:34 PM   #100
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The hydraulic hinges on rear SUV doors may be better if you have space to install one. It will make lifting the mirror door easier and hold it up while you search for something. Otherwise, locking hinges are probably available at any big box store like Lowe's. Once locked they can support a lot of weight as long as the screws don't back out, a common problem on RV's. Use something like Locktite on the screws. The piano hinges you ordered should be fine too.

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Old 10-15-2014, 01:03 PM   #101
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noisy frig fan

Brian,
How is the fan cooling the frig doing? Does it run much or seem noisy like mine?
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:25 PM   #102
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Shastalorie, as far as I know, there's no refrigerator cooling fan in the 25. There's a chimney on top and it does the job quite well.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:57 PM   #103
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Hello.....I am new here. I am just beginning to "research" this life style. My wife and I will be retiring in about 3-1/2 years from now. The idea of traveling around the country with an Airstream trailer is very appealing to both of us. However, of course, we have never done this before. Any suggestions as a first step?

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Old 10-15-2014, 08:11 PM   #104
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Go sit in one for an hour......
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:46 PM   #105
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We towed New Lucy over to Jacksonville today. Olivia, the '05 Suburban, did the towing duties. The 300+ mile run went very well. New Lucy pulls nicely with the ten year old Hensley and the ten year old Suburban. The weather along I-10 was great, and we arrived in Jacksonville in time to make camp before it got dark. Tonight will be our first night in New Lucy.

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Old 10-15-2014, 09:06 PM   #106
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How is the fan cooling the frig doing? Does it run much or seem noisy like mine?
Hi Lorie, I haven't heard any refrigerator fan in the new 25FB. I don't think that New Lucy even has one as there is no upper outside refrigerator vent access like our 23FB had.

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Old 10-16-2014, 06:19 AM   #107
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We slept well the first night in new Lucy. It was 58 degrees here in Jacksonville this morning, so we got to try out the heat pump. It got the temperature up to 70 from 66 in pretty quick order. It did create a little condensation on the cold ceiling, but it dried off by the second round of the heat pump.

The new fixed television antenna works well here in Jacksonville. We are getting about 25 channels including all of the major networks. Of course, we are in the middle of a big city.

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Old 10-16-2014, 07:53 AM   #108
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Shastalorie, as far as I know, there's no refrigerator cooling fan in the 25. There's a chimney on top and it does the job quite well.
jfyi: 2015 25RB FC does not have a roof vent for the fridge, it has to panels on street side, the lower panel is access to all the important stuff, the top one is where the fan and thermistor live.
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We thought the same about New Lucy until I was putting items in the cabinet next to the toilet. I noticed that Airstream had installed a toilet paper holder mounted to the underside of the bathroom counter inside the cabinet. You may have one in that same location.

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Been the same TP holder location in both our last Eddie 25 and New Eddie. Not really hidden ...just inside the sliding door under the cabinet.

There is a refrig roof vent on the 25FB but just a single access door on the side... don't remember ever hearing any fan noise on either the 2013 or the 2015.

Our mirror is glass (???) concerned about putting excessive load on it for holding open ... working on magnetic catch ...
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Photobum: Guess that's a good start. There is a AS dealership about an hour away in Fairfield, CA. Better take the wife along with me. Thank you.

On a side note.......New AS versus Used AS.........Any thoughts?

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jfyi: 2015 25RB FC does not have a roof vent for the fridge, it has to panels on street side, the lower panel is access to all the important stuff, the top one is where the fan and thermistor live.
That's not good, IMO.

That was one of the things I really disliked with my 2011 FC23 FB; the refer fan never cycled off! That is, until I had a cutoff switch installed in order to get a decent night's sleep.

Perhaps that's not an issue with the new "quiet" ducting. ;-)
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That's not good, IMO.

That was one of the things I really disliked with my 2011 FC23 FB; the refer fan never cycled off! That is, until I had a cutoff switch installed in order to get a decent night's sleep.
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The fans that Airstream puts in their fridge compartments are very poor quality. I replaced ours with a quiet bearing-ed fan, now it can't be heard inside at all. A very simple fix.
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