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Old 01-09-2016, 10:53 AM   #1317
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Oooooh. Hadn't thought about getting it through the door... I've got to believe with the proper amount of force... but I'm the type of engineer that would have had everything (and mean everything) else done and measured perfectly but forgot to do that one critical step.
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:28 AM   #1318
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New Lucy's door opening is 65" by 26". That would be a hard squeeze for a king mattress.

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Old 01-09-2016, 11:47 AM   #1319
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How about using two twins?
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:18 PM   #1320
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Be sure to buy a foam king and it will easily fit through the door if you don't open the package first! Lay it on the bed, open the wrapping, and watch it grow to full size Let the next owner worry about how to get it out.
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:18 PM   #1321
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Along the same line, get two two twin mattresses and put them together. Then use a 2 or 3 inch memory foam king suze topper. Voila! King size bed.

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Old 01-17-2016, 04:54 PM   #1322
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Whether you like or dislike the east/west queen bed is a matter of whether you can easily crawl over your partner. I can't because of numerous bad joints and injuries, Barb can, but as we age crawling gets more of a challenge. But I do like being crawled over when Barb does it. If I were going to buy another one, the 27" with the north/south bed would be a solution. I was supposed to win the $1.5 B Powerball, but something went wrong with the machine and I didn't. I was going to buy a new truck, a 27' and a few politicians.

Since we are used to a king bed at home, a double bed would feel much too small. The queen is ok. If you want a larger bed, foam is the way to go to get it in the door and around the corners. We've carried a king mattress that was not foam up and down some narrow, twisting stairs—it isn't easy and you have to force it and bend it, but we did it. Not sure we could get it in an Airstream, but they used to have a model with a king bed—maybe a 30' or up. Maybe it was foam, maybe it had springs. The very uncomfortable bed that came with the trailer would not be easy to remove—much too firm and probably hard to bend. We solved it with a foam top which by now is getting old and may need replacement.

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Old 01-17-2016, 06:08 PM   #1323
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You sure have been quiet, Gene. Has the Internet been off in Colorado? Just to let you know, we didn't win the Power Ball either.

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Old 01-19-2016, 12:30 PM   #1324
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You sure have been quiet, Gene. Has the Internet been off in Colorado? Just to let you know, we didn't win the Power Ball either.

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Brian, the holidays seemed to dominate, then there's catching up on reading, getting a cold after New Year's, travel to in-laws for Christmas and being lazy and sleeping late. I've thought of posting, but managed to forget to. If we had won Powerball, I'd have servants doing the posting. I've also been researching power tools, a far more pleasant time than actually doing the work. Do not fret, even backward western Colorado still has internet, slow and expensive, but internet all the same.

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New Lucy continues to suffer from the problem of of randomly dropping her adjustable air conditioning vents from the ceiling. This has been a chronic issue since the new vents were installed in Jackson Center last April.

We have since been adding pieces of tape to the vent tabs. This has help somewhat, but has not solved the problem.

I emailed Chris Burch at the Service Center in Jackson Center. He responded that he did not know of a fix for this issue. He suggested that I contact Airstream Customer Support for a possible solution.

I did this and got a response from Dan Snider, Senior Technical Support Representative, at the Airstream Factory. The only fix that he was able to suggest was to try bending out the little plastic tabs on the vents. I advised him that the first thing I did was bending the tabs out, and that it didn't seem to help at all. I advised him of this, and he did not have any further suggestions.

I am now looking for any and all suggestions as to how to correct this problem.

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Brian,
I am not sure how tightly yours fit. Mine are so tight that I look at them and wonder if they're in all the way sometimes. Have you tried some duct tape around the edge of the hole, small pieces that won't extend beyond the flange of the vent cover, to "shim" the diameter of the hole a bit. Just thinking out loud here...
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I am not sure how tightly yours fit. Mine are so tight that I look at them and wonder if they're in all the way sometimes. Have you tried some duct tape around the edge of the hole, small pieces that won't extend beyond the flange of the vent cover, to "shim" the diameter of the hole a bit. Just thinking out loud here...
That's an excellent suggestion. I will try that next. Thank you.

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Brian, is there evidence of anything else getting tossed around back there. Could there be a problem with excessive tire pressure or running gear balance, are the Centramatics working well or is there a major tire imbalance. Is there some flexibility in the hitch connection.

That being well, I wonder if there some way to spring-loaded clips could be added to the vents similar to the ceiling light fastening system.
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Brian, is there evidence of anything else getting tossed around back there. Could there be a problem with excessive tire pressure or running gear balance, are the Centramatics working well or is there a major tire imbalance. Is there some flexibility in the hitch connection.

That being well, I wonder if there some way to spring-loaded clips could be added to the vents similar to the ceiling light fastening system.
Hi Doug,

There doesn't seem to be any evidence of unusual jostling while underway. Everything in New Lucy seems to ride as well as ever in any of the three Lucys. There does not seem to be any major imbalance.

We have had vents fall and wake us in the middle of the night while camped. These times were obviously not caused by any bumping while heading down the road.

I am not seeing any way to add spring-loaded clips to the vents. The OEM screen vents did have metal spring clip that held the vents in. They were so strong that it was quite difficult to remove these vents from the ceiling.

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The construction project manager in me feels that there must be a solution, but I haven't read this entire thread yet. Have you described the geometry of the ducts in an earlier post? Surface mounted, size of opening for supply duct, and so forth . . .

I am on the road now, but will read the pertinent posts here later.

Thank you for any guidance which might help,

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