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Old 08-07-2016, 10:43 PM   #113
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How noisy is the Tarheel lift and lay when its operating up or down? Irritating or just 'can hear it'. I'm working on installing mine, but I suspect my HF ham antenna is a bit heavier....its been too hot around here to touch the AS, much less crawl on the roof....😩

Slick looking job, by the way!

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Old 08-08-2016, 09:31 AM   #114
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It's not too noisy. I can hear it inside but it's just a low hum as it goes up and down, nothing I'd ever be concerned about.

Definitely a shade only job up on the roof!
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:00 AM   #115
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Cool. If it's too noisy, wife would get grumpy. Thanks for the feedback.


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Old 08-08-2016, 01:15 PM   #116
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It only takes around seven seconds to raise and lower. Your wife must get grumpy pretty quick.
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Old 08-08-2016, 01:30 PM   #117
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For some reason, she's very sensitive to some noises, especially sudden ones. Buzzes, sudden beeps, or alarms on phones startle her badly. Me, I just don't startle that much unless it's gunfire at close range😀


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Old 08-19-2016, 11:53 AM   #118
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Anyone else toss those black plastic tray covers out of the rear storage compartment? They didn't seem to fit well and mine started to warp from the weight. Seemed pretty crappy.
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Old 08-19-2016, 01:11 PM   #119
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Mine are still there.
I put things I don't use often under them.
When I occasionally need something from under the covers, I have to completely empty the storage compartment to get those covers off to get what's under them.
That's about as bad an idea as the 2 Dometic a/c units tied to the crappy CCC II thermostat through one motherboard in the front unit...


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Old 08-20-2016, 12:08 AM   #120
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Unless one gets a 5th wheel or SOB storage will always be a challenge with an Airstream.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:07 AM   #121
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Unless one gets a 5th wheel or SOB storage will always be a challenge with an Airstream.


My covers are gone, don't miss them.

As for storage, my theory is if it doesn't fit in the AS or within a few totes in the truck bed, I'm probably carrying too much junk.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:38 PM   #122
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Jimmeny cricket. I replaced the stock solar PCM-25 solar controller with another unit only to find out that the new controller doesn't have the RJ-45 connection to go to the solar status panel. What the heck? Who makes two solar controllers, one with and without that port and uses the same model/part number.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:28 PM   #123
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More delicious Airstream quality. I noticed my dinette seat was loose. At the factory they installed self-tapping machine screws at the feet into the plywood floor. Self tapping machine screws.... into plywood... For anyone that knows anything about carpentry, that is an idiotic move. The screw threads have nothing to hold on to once the tapping head chews through the plywood.

Basically everything under the visible interior surfaces of the trailer has to either be re-tightened, re-worked or replaced.
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:20 PM   #124
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Bought some parts to continue my mods.

1. Progressive 50 AMP surge protector which will also allow me to see the pedestal voltage.
2. Hughes 50 AMP voltage booster.
3. Some #6-3 copper cable.

Those items above will be installed up against the wall inside the fridge compartment, which would allow them to vent outside if anything shorts out. Fans will be installed at the top of the fridge vent and at the bottom vent intake to make sure there is plenty of air in there with this:

https://www.arprv.com/purchase.php

May also install in the fridge compartment an automatic fire extinguisher.

For internet needs, I have the following equipment inbound:

weBoost 471104 Connect 4G-X Extreme Signal Booster Kit 471104 1 $899.99
SureCall Full Band Fiberglass Omnidirectional Antenna (CM288W) CM288W 1 $79.95
Microlab 1 Meter Plenum Low-PIM Jumper Cable (JA-10MN) JA-10MN 1 $65.00
Wilson 10' Ultra Low Loss Coax Cable (952310) 952310 1 $27.95
Microlab YA-14NF Low-PIM Mini Wide-Band Omni Antenna YA-14NF 1 $149.00

Tarheel lift and lay antenna mount.
WifiRanger with Go2 router.

All of that will be wired through the fridge vent and mounted just above the Blu-ray player area.
Zybane:

Thank you for your many informative posts re your 2016 Classic. I too have one and I am preparing to install the Weboost 4G-X cell booster with the SureCall Omni antenna.

Several questions:

1) Where on the roof did you locate the outside antenna?
2) What type of bracket did you use to attach the outside antenna to the roof? I assume that an appropriate roof attachment bracket did not come with the SureCall Omni kit.
3) Re the ultra low loss cable, did you find its thickness an impediment to snaking the cable through the vent and into the cabinet?
4) Was 10 feet of ultra low loss cable sufficient?
5) What type of internal antenna did you use? Where did you locate it? Did you also use ultra low loss cable from the 4G-X to the internal antenna?

Thank you for your consideration. Regards,

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Old 08-29-2016, 08:47 AM   #125
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I am seeing a lot of new flying clouds coming into the park with the hinges falling off of the cabinets . They are using the same sheet metal screws into partical board to hold them on. They also have changed the vents in the roof to half plastic and not trimming the metal tabs off or the overlapping metal from the next panel and they are falling out of the roof like crazy.
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:19 AM   #126
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I am seeing a lot of new flying clouds coming into the park with the hinges falling off of the cabinets . They are using the same sheet metal screws into partical board to hold them on. They also have changed the vents in the roof to half plastic and not trimming the metal tabs off or the overlapping metal from the next panel and they are falling out of the roof like crazy.

My 2016 FC ( and all other FC & Intl's) have plywood cabinetry, not particle board.


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