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Old 03-31-2016, 01:49 PM   #127
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We replaced the AS original shower head with Oxygenics system as soon as we got our 25' home and it works great.
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Old 03-31-2016, 02:23 PM   #128
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No fan . However considering installing one to turn "on" as needed.
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Old 03-31-2016, 02:32 PM   #129
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I love my 26U. The Flying Cloud 20' was perfect for me (solo) with Bertie (miniature poodle), but entertaining anyone inside was impossible (dinette OR my bed). This is exactly what I needed. I keep it with a single one of the tables up -- perfect for computer work or guests and drinks. Bathroom great and in ONE place; bed-making still hassle enough for me (one destroyed rotator cuff) that I've gone back to my sleeping bag for nights. But on the whole, LOVE it!
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:39 PM   #130
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Got home after two month's in our 26U.
Got to measure the voltage to TV amp. Have problem that when you turn on overhead light's we loose 1/2 the stations. Not sure if i found anything. Volt was 13.73 ,with lights on =13.70 lights & furnace on=13.55 . Not a lot of diff. We were trying to pick up stations about 30 miles away. Now in Chicago area Stations are close. So I guess it's normal. Will try to find a different amp or antenna system.
All the other systems worked good. Really like the 26U Twin.
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:51 PM   #131
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hey Ken; sure beats sleeping on the table; doesn't it. from a 20 to a 26 wow.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:58 AM   #132
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A lot better than changing out twice a day . More room for a cold beverage of choice.
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:07 AM   #133
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Tried to add winterize kit as LilBigFoot posted pix. I could not close panel when done. My panel has a different hose /connect design. Will take pix and post.
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:07 PM   #134
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26U Maiden Voyage

On March 30 we took our 26U on our first adventure to Point Lookout State Park on southern Maryland. I have several things to report.

First, we absolutely love the 26U floor plan. (Of course we do, it's the one we choose!) But honestly, there are things you typically would not notice. It hs a lot to do with how things are laid out. The 26U has hidden storage under the U dinette. Nice surprise! And speaking of the dinette, it is nice how versatile it is. There are other panels that come off to reveal more hidden storage space for small items. I'm sure other Airstreams have this as well.

It was cold but not freezing, the heat pump was great. We had a full hookup, so we got to experience using all the inputs and outputs. We had no issues or problems.

The macerator toilet worked fine. The Propride hitch made it a bit more difficult to open the front outside storage compartment. And if we are not careful, we could easily dent the door. We need to protect against that. The shower is a nice size and we like the bathroom having both shower and toilet in one area that is private with a window.

I don't like the bed layout with the roof locker over the left side (my side) of the queen bed. I hit my head several times. I'll learn!

Our 2014 Ram (with Hemi, 8 speed, 4x4, downhill gear, quad cab) did just fine! No big hill yet but that will come. Mileage was a little above 13 mpg.

So far we love it and we're taking it out again for 5 night this Tuesday, back to Point Lookout. Nice park... but oh my the mosquitoes!
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Winterize Kit

Re LilBigfoot winterize install. Pix of my Different. Duct work is in the way.
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:37 PM   #136
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Trim problem

This is on thermostat wall above bubbles in wall. Replacing wall at JC .
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:30 AM   #137
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We replaced the AS original shower head with Oxygenics system as soon as we got our 25' home and it works great.
Which Oxygenics system? Several shown on their site and on Amazon. Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:01 AM   #138
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Which Oxygenics system? Several shown on their site and on Amazon. Thanks!
This is the one we purchased on Amazon, but there are other styles with larger heads from same manufacturer. After reading other posts about conserving water with good pressure, we went this direction. For me, it took a little getting use to as I am 6.0 and a "little" overweight in that shower, but it works great and I can usually get in/out including shampoo in 3 min...minimum water usage. Wife...well.... that's takes a minute or 2 longer!

http://www.amazon.com/Oxygenics-Body...cs+shower+head
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:55 PM   #139
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Re LilBigfoot winterize install. Pix of my Different. Duct work is in the way.
Hello....Here is a pix of my Panel.



Here is the inside...



The round vent is hot air and is adjustable for direction. I aimed it towards the bedroom. The bedroom is not as warm as the front of the coach. Maybe a good thing for sleeping.

Your photo shows a rectangular hooked up vent....assume that's hot air. Were's your cold air return? Mine seems to just be a hole there in the panel and no venting out of the trailer. I assume that's a cold air return or is it just a ventilation opening?

If you're going to the Mother Ship for work.....you could have them convert the panel similar to mine and then your by-pass would fit. Don
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:33 PM   #140
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This is on thermostat wall above bubbles in wall. Replacing wall at JC .
I was at JC on Thursday night. My bathroom door is either warped or hinge is screwed on crooked. Door does not fit properly at the top. The rep who looked at my problem more or less admitted that they're having issues with the 26U bathroom walls and door. I also have a bubble [air pocket] in the floor right at the base of the bathroom door. Only a cosmetic issue. A couple more cosmetic issues to deal with and all is good so far. I'll be back at JC in the fall. Otherwise, love the big, all in one bathroom, macerator toilet and all.

It was 29*F when we were at JC Thursday night. Thank goodness the furnace worked all night and kept us toasty. We were headed home to Canada with a temperature -3* below freezing for 3 days, so I winterized the AS at the Terra Port. The by-pass mod worked well....20 minutes and 2 gallons of the pink stuff.

Your and my cosmetic issues will seem like small potatoes when you talk to other AS owners at JC regarding their problems. Complete main door falling off.....water leaks causing mould along one inside wall so 6 month old trailer needed a complete gutting and rebuild. We're well off so far.
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