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Old 07-09-2016, 03:38 PM   #197
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Latch

I replaced the existing latch grabber with either a 10 or 20 lb. Amazon has the Southco SC4320 10lb. side mount catch. You only need to replace the catch portion. The "L" catch i got at local hardware for previous trailer.Have not needed in this trailer yet. Look for "Childproof" catch's and adapt or use as needed. The only drawer or cabinet i needed to replace was drawer between twins. Those "Emergency Stops" from people cutting us off!

Just had another "Great" 10 day's . Now to pack for EAA convention.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:33 PM   #198
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Airstream is going to make new (slightly wider) tabletops for me and wider side rails to solve the collapsing bed issue. They were very good about helping and readily agreed to make new tops to fix the issue.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:00 AM   #199
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26U Hot Refrigerator

Has anyone has an issue with the refer on the 26U getting overheated?
On our last trip the cabinet over the frige got so hot that it melted some of the goods in the cabinet.
We took it in to A/S and they agreed that it should not be that hot. They took it out and put a heat barrier on top of it and added a fan for better exhaust. I believe they said it doesn't come with any exhaust fan.
Just passing this along.
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:15 PM   #200
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Fridge Fan

Sound's interesting. Can you post Picture ? Or where is it mounted and direction of air. Thermostat control or on all the time ? Thank's
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:21 PM   #201
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Table conversion.

Checked my "Rails" and they are not wide enough. It would fall down if i sat on it ! It's maybe on 1/16 inch. Plus it's not parallel front to back.
I think two "short "table post would also be a good fix. Will contact customer service today.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:24 AM   #202
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Dinette bed a law suit waiting to happen

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Checked my "Rails" and they are not wide enough. It would fall down if i sat on it ! It's maybe on 1/16 inch. Plus it's not parallel front to back.
I think two "short "table post would also be a good fix. Will contact customer service today.
I'm two months into traveling with my 26U. Love it but there is a big problem, as others have experienced too, the dinette bed is faulty and dangerous.

My daughter flew in to join me this week and the first night and second night sleeping with the dinette converted to the bed fell through during the night. She's young but someone of older age could be seriously hurt. Warning to others, it seems secure and then it's not.

How something like this could ever get past design, construction and QC absolutely baffles me.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:37 AM   #203
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Hopefully you contacted Airstream prior to posting. If so what did they have to say.
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:46 PM   #204
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Hopefully you contacted Airstream prior to posting. If so what did they have to say.

I have sent an email to their customer support and referenced AirForum incidences with the same issue. When and if I get a response I will post back to this thread.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:53 AM   #205
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Msg. to Customer Service

Also have msg. going to customer service. . Orig. sent to service dept.and they forwarded.
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:45 PM   #206
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Where can we connect 12v fan to for refrig. cooling ? Will get 12v fan ,on/off switch. Will get thermostat at later date once i get temp setting.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:08 PM   #207
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Table Conversion

Cust. Srvc. sent me an email with the table diag. They asked for measurement's of gap . They will send out new table and rails as needed.
I said i will try rails first. Have concern that larger table might be more difficult to get into storeage. Await rails.
They were very helpful.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:15 AM   #208
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Airstream response on faulty U bed

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I have sent an email to their customer support and referenced AirForum incidences with the same issue. When and if I get a response I will post back to this thread.
Airstream customer support responded to the dinette bed collapsing. Here is there response:

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Thank you for contacting us regarding the issues you have been having with your Airstream 26U Flying Cloud. We have recently become aware of the issues that some customers are having regarding the dinette table in that model. What I can do is order a larger table and rails that will adequately fill the space and increase the stability of the table when made into a bed. If you could, please take a look at the attached documents and get me a measurement of the gap between the two sides of the dinette. Basically, I need to find out the needed dimensions of the table so that it will not fall through the stops. You could also take the unit to your local Airstream dealer and I can work with them to get the issue resolved. Please let me know and I will get the needed parts ordered. Again, I do apologize for the issues with the table, we are working to correct the issues. Have a great day!!"
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Thanks to you fellows for bringing this table top problem to the forefront.

Just checked my bed arrangement, and sure enough I've got at least a 5/8" gap when tops are pushed up tight on the opposite side.

Will now get in touch with AS....will probably go to JC in the fall to have a few other issues taken care of.

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Good that Airstream seems to now be on top of this issue. Unfortunetly with better R&D and QC it should of been found and corrected before the model ever went into production. I still believe that this is the best layout that Airstream has come up with in a long time. Now I just need that winning lottery number and I will have one.
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