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Old 10-11-2015, 10:56 AM   #1233
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New Lucy has recently completed her 81 day 8,000 mile trip. She performed very well with no significant problems. Lucy now has a total of 17,000 miles and 180 nights under her belt.

Lucy went over some pretty rough roads. Two interior rivets popped in the kitchen area. The directional air conditioning vents kept falling from the ceiling. The number 1 automotive 12 volt fuse (controls shower and bedroom lights) blew three different times.

I will replace the rivets myself. We have added pieces of two sided tape to the tabs on the a/c vents. This seems to be working. The fuse issue may be related to a wire inside a wall that shorts out due to hitting a hard bump in the road.

All in all, New Lucy is doing very well.

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Old 10-11-2015, 01:38 PM   #1234
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I like to cook. I would love to design an Airstream kitchen. I took the wardrobe next to the reefer and had JC put shelves in. Now I have a real pantry...storing pots and pans, baking stuff, etc...real room to store food.
Do you use the oven or just the range top and microwave? If you use the oven, doesn't it produce too much heat for the inside of the trailer?
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Talking Adjustable Bracket in the Bedroom.

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Now we are undertaking the television in Lucy's living room. When we took delivery of Lucy, we were surprised to find that the Samsung television mounted to the wall next to the refrigerator was not adjustable. It's mounted in a stationary position very close to the wall. This does not allow for plugging in any video cables or accessing anything on the back of the television.

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Doesn't the bedroom had a tele on an adjustable bracket? If so, I intend to use it in the LR and store the bedroom TV. I don't need one in there.

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Old 10-12-2015, 08:59 AM   #1236
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Doesn't the bedroom had a tele on an adjustable bracket? If so, I intend to use it in the LR and store the bedroom TV. I don't need one in there.

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That would probably work. The only issue that you will have to deal with will be the holes in the bedroom wall that will be left when you remove the television mount. You could possibly cover this area with a piece of artwork or a shallow shelf set.

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Brian,
You can buy another articulating arm for the lounge TV.
I did not personally install it but the dealership did it for me .
I like the ability to move both TVs
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:59 AM   #1238
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You can buy another articulating arm for the lounge TV.
I did not personally install it but the dealership did it for me .
I like the ability to move both TVs

We had already gotten New Lucy an articulating arm television mount for the living room a number of months ago. It was one that we bought at Wal-Mart and installed ourselves My last post was answering a question regarding moving the bedroom mount to the living room.

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Hhhmm, sorry. I should have read more before I opened my mouth.
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While we're talking TV mounts, does anyone else's seem like their TV must shake violently while it's going down the road? I've put everything from styrofoam to plastic water bottles back there to shore it up in transit. I feel like it should secure better.
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:12 PM   #1242
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We have been using a Velcro strap to secure the living room television to the wall. I'm sure that it still gets shaken quite a bit from road bumps. New Lucy has now been towed over 17.000 miles and the television is still working well.

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I have now replaced New Lucy's three missing interior pop rivets. To be very honest, I can't say for sure if these rivets failed during travel. They may well have been missed during assembly, especially considering that two of them were inside the kitchen overhead cabinets.

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Our TV (2008 model year) has a TV mount in the main cabin and I'm sure it rocks ands rolls during travel. It has also endured temps below the acceptable temp range (either -4˚ or -8˚, don't remember which) just about every winter. We're at around 55,000 miles and it all works fine. For a couple of years the TV sound would not work through the sound system for the trailer and I had to use the TV sound, but this year that worked again.

In 2008 they did not have a bedroom TV, so several years ago I bought a cheap Vizio little guy for $100 and a mount for it plus a small inverter so I could run it on battery. The mount had no lock, so I mounted two hooks on the wall and we bungie it to the wall when traveling. The mount, hooks, inverter and bungies cost more than the TV. The Vizio does not have as good a picture as the Samsung in the main cabin and works in strange ways. It doesn't always find the local channels and works very slowly. It is ok for a small bedroom TV, but not for anything else.

Over the years, we have had rivets pop in various places. Most have been in a front to back line directly over the kitchen and extending in front of the door. Some of them seem to have been installed into nothing. Otherwise, I can remember one in the bathroom, one in the bedroom and one over the gaucho. Another million miles and all of them will pop. Most popped in the first 5,000 miles and all of those were over the kitchen and in front of the door.

Next time we meet somewhere, we do want to see your trailer and compare the differences. Of all the things that have changed, the ducted A/C is the one thing I'd love to have. The least desirable change happened in 2009—the double sink was replaced by a single round one.

Any thoughts about travels along the southern realms during winter?

And, have you ever been to Moose Jaw, Sask.?

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Hi Gene,

Old Lucy (our 2005 25FB) did not have a bedroom television either. Since we don't have a bedroom TV at home, we never missed it.

We never popped a rivet in Old Lucy with 120,000 miles and 1,300 nights. Then again she had the mouse fur interior. She may have had 20 rivets popped and we just didn't now it.

We do like the ducted air in New Lucy very much. I agree on the sink. Old Lucy's double bowl sink was much more usable than the stupid round sink in New Lucy.

The I-10 corridor is very campable in the winter time. We have used our Airstreams year round for ten years now. We have never winterized our trailers. The Florida peninsular can get a little tricky finding a campsite with all the snow birds down there.

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Sorry that I missed that last question. No, we have not yet made it to Moose Jaw.

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