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Old 08-26-2016, 06:51 PM   #15
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Wow!!! is that a beauty. Hope you have many safe miles. If you can find the time can you give some reviews of the new features, the aldi system, the legs, the new unit controller. Love your colors. How do you like the flat panels you installed, how many watts, battery system. I can go on forever. Thanks for doing this.
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:11 PM   #16
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Wow!!! is that a beauty. Hope you have many safe miles. If you can find the time can you give some reviews of the new features, the aldi system, the legs, the new unit controller. Love your colors. How do you like the flat panels you installed, how many watts, battery system. I can go on forever. Thanks for doing this.
I had similar panels on my '15; these are 120w each x 3
There are 6 Lifeline group 27s; 2 in the battery storage box and 4 under the bed; a 2000w inverter is also installed under the bed which when activated powers the whole RV (not just select outlets like Airstream's factory option); actually ran the front 15k AC unit on it for 15 minutes before I got nervous and shut it down
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:24 AM   #17
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Did CamAm install the TV dish? What provider do you use?
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Old 08-27-2016, 07:16 AM   #18
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Yes CanAm did install the dish. If you look carefully at the pic showing the satellite you'll see they installed a piece of aluminum for the ball to roll on so it wouldn't mark the roof in its resting position.
I went with DirecTV as I already have an account with them. Works perfectly!!
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Does your setup with Direct TV work in Canada?
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:24 PM   #20
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The jacks look interesting. Is that a full strength leveling system? Mind telling how much something like that costs?
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:35 AM   #21
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The jacks look interesting. Is that a full strength leveling system? Mind telling how much something like that costs?


I'll let Ron answer your question about the "new" version Canam just installed on his '17, but I have something similar on my '15 and boy does it make changing tires super easy. On my last trip I ran over a screw which brought on a slow leak. All I had to do was raise the trailer on the Levelers, pull the tire, have it patched while the trailer stayed off the ground and then reinstalled and dropped it back down.....built in tire jacks. Their "real" purpose is to level and completely stabilize. You no longer have to deal with the constant trailer movement while walking inside since they eliminate tire and suspension flex......you also don't have to build Lego block fortresses
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What are they called? I can't wait to learn more...

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Old 08-29-2016, 10:33 PM   #23
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Yes this leg system would be of interest to me also. So if we could get some more info that would be great

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Old 08-30-2016, 07:46 PM   #24
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I am also interested. It would be super nice not to have to do the leveling block chock/dance every time I park at a new site.
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Question:. Do those who have a classic with front lounge that reclines find them comfortable? We are considering a 2017 and this is a concern, now have a 30' 2015 with factory recliners we will be selling. Thanks
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Believe it or not they're the same jacks as the tongue jack; though not the 2017 jacks being used. CanAm switched out the existing jack to the Super Jack; same ones used in previous years on the Classics. The price I believe is around $2500 installed; but not really sure since there were a lot of mods.
I've been camping for the last two weeks at various parks; they've gotten lots of use. They work amazing. I use Hoss pads which make deploying them faster
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:51 AM   #27
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The front lounge with recliners have not changed from the 15 to the 17 except that now the reclining switch has a USB charge in the middle.
This should not be in your decision making about whether or not to upgrade to '17
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:57 AM   #28
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Rawn77 -- great trailer and thanks for the photos and details!

Are these new Leveler jacks really spec'd to raise the entire trailer off the ground, in order to change a tire (as cory_can said)? Including wind loads from the sides?

Unless Airstream has beefed up the trailer's frame structure, it would seem that putting the entire weight on the four point loads of the Levelers, is quite a change from having all the weight centered over the axles.

I am also curious to know what the 12-volt loads are for the Levelers, in terms of battery management.

Thanks,

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PS -- Not sure if this 2014 comment applies to the jacks being discussed here, but it says no go to raising the trailer:

https://www.airstream.com/faq/my-tra...care-for-them/


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I'll let Ron answer your question about the "new" version Canam just installed on his '17, but I have something similar on my '15 and boy does it make changing tires super easy. On my last trip I ran over a screw which brought on a slow leak. All I had to do was raise the trailer on the Levelers, pull the tire, have it patched while the trailer stayed off the ground and then reinstalled and dropped it back down.....built in tire jacks. Their "real" purpose is to level and completely stabilize. You no longer have to deal with the constant trailer movement while walking inside since they eliminate tire and suspension flex......you also don't have to build Lego block fortresses
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Believe it or not they're the same jacks as the tongue jack; though not the 2017 jacks being used. CanAm switched out the existing jack to the Super Jack; same ones used in previous years on the Classics. The price I believe is around $2500 installed; but not really sure since there were a lot of mods.
I've been camping for the last two weeks at various parks; they've gotten lots of use. They work amazing. I use Hoss pads which make deploying them faster
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