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Old 05-09-2016, 05:37 PM   #183
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Try again. What's that about old Dog's and new trick's.
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:17 PM   #184
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Dinette Bed Make Up.

We've never had to use the front dinette bed till now. Our adult son will be staying with us for a few days in June. DW asked how others made the bed up? She says some kind of sheets. I say sleeping bag. What do you say. Thanks
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:40 PM   #185
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How about a sheet liner inside the sleeping bag.
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Old 06-05-2016, 01:18 PM   #186
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Had a wheel off my 26U today so I could install the Centramatics. Discovered two shut offs behind the tire. Anyone know what their function is?

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Old 06-05-2016, 01:30 PM   #187
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Old 06-06-2016, 03:33 PM   #188
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Taking inspiration from the 26U this is the U remodel we did to our FC30

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f516...ce-151917.html
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Old 06-06-2016, 06:05 PM   #189
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I was told by the guy who serviced my Airstream that those low shut off valves can easily break off. They are the lowest point under the trailer so any road trash will strike there first. He replaced mine with interior valves.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:25 PM   #190
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jomondnv...a word of caution. Both our pantry slide out and door above it came open during travel. No damage, but dog food, etc, spread about. A lot of weight in that pantry. The latch for that slide out would not hold. Installed a couple nice latches I found at CanAm RV which secures everything really well....if you remember to latch them up.


Talked to a repair tech at JC last month regarding the latches. He said they can change them out with a better holding latch. Apparently there are 3 pull weights available. Weak, medium, strong.

I have about 2,000 miles on my new 26U. I wish I had stocked up on these latches. First 500 miles on I-80 from MI heading to ID the microwave everything assembly failed. What a piece of *^>{%}* craftsmanship. Now my next 4 months on the road everything is held in place with Gorrila Tape.

Looks by tomorrow the bathroom door will be held shut while traveling with Gorilla tape too. The walls are moving apart and the door latch has nothing to grab. Frustrating since I have traveled these roads a ton of times in my other two AS, roads are fine, but AS needs to step it up on some of the newer design aspects on the 26. Don't know what they were thinking.

Other than than these very inconvenient issues, love the layout.
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:49 AM   #191
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We have a similar slide-out pantry on our 23D. We had a bad "slide out" in our first season -- the pantry slid around so much that it broke. Paul repaired the slides and put it all back together, and he also added a small L-bracket so that the push-latch had something better to catch. We haven't had an issue since. Above the slide-out, I added refrigerator tension bars in that cupboard just to hold things in place while moving.

My recommendation to anyone with a slide-out pantry is to replace the catch with a little L-bracket. That would have prevented any issues.

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Old 06-09-2016, 11:45 AM   #192
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I have about 2,000 miles on my new 26U. I wish I had stocked up on these latches. First 500 miles on I-80 from MI heading to ID the microwave everything assembly failed. What a piece of *^>{%}* craftsmanship. Now my next 4 months on the road everything is held in place with Gorrila Tape.

Looks by tomorrow the bathroom door will be held shut while traveling with Gorilla tape too. The walls are moving apart and the door latch has nothing to grab. Frustrating since I have traveled these roads a ton of times in my other two AS, roads are fine, but AS needs to step it up on some of the newer design aspects on the 26. Don't know what they were thinking.

Other than than these very inconvenient issues, love the layout.

Plan-B....Not sure what your solution to these problems will be, but if you want some of the latches used in my photo, I'll gladly get you some from Can-am and mail them to you. I've looked in a dozen other hardware stores around the country and no one else carries this particular latch. They do look rather nice as far as latches go.
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:58 AM   #193
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Drawer Latch

Have only had the drawer between the twins, slide out. Replaced the "catch" with a 20#. On prev. trlr. use that and child proof "L" catch on drawers.

After 120 nights ,we still Love the layout (26UTwins) .No other problems .Now to work on TV option's.
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Old 06-26-2016, 11:51 PM   #194
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Forgive my ignorance, please:
1( what is a "little L-bracket."
2 What are "a 20#. and "child proof "L" catch on drawers."

I'm a 72 year old woman towing my 26U alone; love it, but worried about those two pull out cabinets.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:17 AM   #195
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26U front bed

At the International now - first time using the king bed up front for my son. About 1 hour after getting into bed, I heard a big crash and found the table sections on the floor. Both table sections are not wide enough to completely fill the space between the rails on either side of the dinette and, to add to that, the rails are not wide enough. This means, if the table tops, when put in between the benches slide around a bit, they fall right out between the 2 benches!

Luckily my son was not hurt and I was able to jury-rig shims to increase the width of the rails and use some Velcro to keep the table tops from sliding left and right when it's made into a bed. Also, the tabletops survived the crash.

That said, my neighbor here has a new 26U and we tested his front bed setup and found the same thing! When I return, I will have to create wider rails or a more permanent shim to prevent this from happening again.

Be careful when using the front bed - Airstream should have done a better job creating the front bed and testing it.
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Forgive my ignorance, please:
1( what is a "little L-bracket."
2 What are "a 20#. and "child proof "L" catch on drawers."

I'm a 72 year old woman towing my 26U alone; love it, but worried about those two pull out cabinets.
Thanks,
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See my post 155 and 190 above...
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