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Old 10-12-2017, 10:53 AM   #2017
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FYI Bob, our AS mechanic confirmed that the trailer's electrical system is correctly applying 12 volts to the brakes, and that the operation all looks right. He did suggest, however, that the new Ford Transit's brake controller computer may have some kind of internal limitation, which prevents locking up the trailer brakes. I have a call into the Ford dealer about this.

The mechanic did adjust the brakes manually one click "tighter" than the auto-adjust system has done recently. His logic was that our brakes are still relatively new, and thus the brake pads and drums still have to wear-in a bit. Only about 2000 miles so far.

Sorry about the Napa etc. fires. I hope your Bay Area family and friends are OK.

Cheers,

Peter

PS -- Any new trips under your belt?
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:45 AM   #2018
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PS -- To follow up on a discussion from last year -- The mechanic took detailed measurements for swapping in some small operable windows in the bath, and at the kitchen counter next to the fridge, and determined that Airstream does not supply windows small enough for these locations. [either the awning style hinged-on-top units to match the FC20, or the Hehr windows with the small sliding glass sash over the screened opening]
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:59 PM   #2019
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FYI Bob, our AS mechanic confirmed that the trailer's electrical system is correctly applying 12 volts to the brakes, and that the operation all looks right. He did suggest, however, that the new Ford Transit's brake controller computer may have some kind of internal limitation, which prevents locking up the trailer brakes. I have a call into the Ford dealer about this.

The mechanic did adjust the brakes manually one click "tighter" than the auto-adjust system has done recently. His logic was that our brakes are still relatively new, and thus the brake pads and drums still have to wear-in a bit. Only about 2000 miles so far.

Sorry about the Napa etc. fires. I hope your Bay Area family and friends are OK.

Cheers,

Peter

PS -- Any new trips under your belt?
Peter, gotta love the technology. Interesting the earlier Transit doesn't have the same issues.

We're in Pendleton today. D1 Maryhill, WA, Leavenworth, WA, Lake Chelan WA, Omak WA (Okanagon), Grand Coulee Dam then on to Coeur d'Arlene/Sand Pointe or 3 days. Trying to decide whether to make it into Wallowa Lake, OR Talked to SP today and they've shut off the water and there is snow in the valley. Cabbage Hill/Deadman Pass (I84) is clear, but we didn't really plan clothes for snow, so may peel off and head back via 84 to PDX or maybe John Day to Sisters.. Some snow in the passes between here & Sisters so the Camp Sherman stay is in Jeopardy.

Pics etc to follow. This is the first workable wifi in 10 days.

Thanks for the Sonoma/Napa thoughts. Buddy in Anguin (midway & E of of Rutherford & Calistoga) is safe, but anything can happen. Other friends W of 101 in SR/Sebastapol are safe too. Very scary. Apparently the frost irrigation the vineyards has been very helpful in holding the fire lines.

Bob

p.s. This has been an amazing trip. Having lived in Sonoma County and often visited Napa during the crush I was used to seeing the fruit hanging and all the pickers/trucks...but the apple presence E of Wenatache has been incredible. I've never seen so much fruit waiting for harvest.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:18 PM   #2020
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Bob sounds like you have a great trip planned. Hope the weather holds. Just got back from a quick 2 night trip to Fort Casey on Whidbey Island. If you are staying in the Lake Chelan are for a few days be sure to try some of their local wines. A great view of the lake from Benson Cellars and the wine is not bad either. There are a number of nice campgrounds close to Chelan. It is one of our favorite areas in the spring and fall.
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Old 10-14-2017, 05:47 PM   #2021
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Bob sounds like you have a great trip planned. Hope the weather holds. Just got back from a quick 2 night trip to Fort Casey on Whidbey Island. If you are staying in the Lake Chelan are for a few days be sure to try some of their local wines. A great view of the lake from Benson Cellars and the wine is not bad either. There are a number of nice campgrounds close to Chelan. It is one of our favorite areas in the spring and fall.
Jerry, thanks. I'll have to note that for the next trip This was the "Let's Wing it tour (No Resies) ~ Spuds & Suds tour 1.0 so we rolled into town and there was a vintage boat show... Needless to say all was booked so we went for OmaK/Okanagon (a bust compared to Chelan IMO) up the road at the Casino (which was nice). Chelan I had heard of and of course wine is always on our .

Thanks for the tip tho. We tasted at Rock Wall (Omak) and it was pretty good...followed many of themenu varieties we find in Paso Robles. I'll have to check out Ft. Casey on the map. I've been on the rock once and a HS friend lives there at the N end.

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p.s.Tomorrow it is Baker City. My Cousin used to live there. Her email was imcold@ and his was getwood@. Supposed to be 25 tomorrow night.

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Old 10-17-2017, 03:21 AM   #2022
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Thanks for the reports, Bob, looking forward to photos after you get back.

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Old 10-18-2017, 11:24 PM   #2023
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Trailer Frame color?

Is the a rattle can grey color that matches the trailer frame near the hitch?
2012 20 FC

Thanks!
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If anyone is looking to purchase a 2007 20-foot Safari, there is one for sale at the dealer where I bought mine. Here is the info:
https://www.profilestatelinesupersto...-1/7j520127-c/
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