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Old 08-02-2018, 07:00 PM   #2325
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Just to vent but if electricians have sweeps, whey do plumbers only have ell's ?
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:52 PM   #2326
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Plumbers have sweep ells and close ells, IIRC.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:15 PM   #2327
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Plumbers have sweep ells and close ells, IIRC.
well ok, time to talk to my plumber buddy.


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Old 08-02-2018, 10:25 PM   #2328
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Widest range of weird parts is in black ABS plastic for sewer lines, BTW.
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Old 08-06-2018, 01:04 AM   #2329
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Has anyone out there used vehiclelight.com ? I need a new tail light and can't seem to get a response from the closest dealer so am looking on line. The reviews for the other site that that I found the lights on was pretty bad, but no reviews on this supplier so wonder if anyone has used them.

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Old 08-06-2018, 06:50 AM   #2330
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Have you tried etrailer.com?
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Old 08-06-2018, 01:57 PM   #2331
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Not sure which AS dealer you used, but I would try Colonial AS in NJ. They can ship it to you. Low probability you can get an AS part from a generic FV parts distributor IMO.

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Old 08-06-2018, 10:43 PM   #2332
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Thanks for the help. I actually found one at a local CarQuest auto parts store. While not an exact match, it fits great and everything plugs in just fine and is far less than the $85 quoted from the local dealer.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:01 AM   #2333
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Jerry, curious whether you considered that using a less expensive non-Airstream part might reduce the value of your trailer by more than what you saved in the cost of the part?

A careful buyer with a good eye -- or one who asks if you have ever used non-AS parts -- may assume that you took other short-cuts IMO.

Could this savings be a false economy?

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Old 08-10-2018, 01:31 AM   #2334
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May be the case, but if they have that good an eye they will recognize that he trailer has no leaks and has been regularly maintained. Also not sure it is that much different from changing a stock Fantastic fan to another brand or changing out the refrigerator to another brand. I suspect we almost all make some non Airstream changes to our trailers in order to make them more workable for us. The only real difference in the lights is the number of LEDs, the brightness is the same just a different LED pattern even uses the same rubber gasket to seal the light. Still find $85.00 plus shipping for a taillight a bit extreme. If I need to change it later in order to sell I will worry about it then. Until that time the extra $60.00 buys more fun on the road or at least a couple of bottles of wine.

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Old 09-09-2018, 02:13 PM   #2335
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I pulled the trigger yesterday and my Weboost is on the way.
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Hi Steve,

I was wondering how the Weboost worked out. There are these threads, for everyone's information:

https://www.google.com/search?q=webo...com&gws_rd=ssl

. . . with these being fairly current:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f317...ll-135215.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f240...er-176645.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f451...dy-181665.html

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Old 09-10-2018, 08:30 AM   #2336
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The WeBoost worked perfectly! I just got home from a 5 night trip this past week and the system was flawless.

1. I made a mast out of 2 inch black ABS pipe. There are two 4 foot pieces and one 3 foot piece. They all thread together to make a secure antenna that withstood some high winds up in the mountains. The antenna is attached to the top of the pipe with zip ties. This makes the total height approximately 12 feet high and clears anything on the top of the Airstream. The antenna is omni directional. The mast is held to the ground by a flagpole tire mount that I put under the foot of the jack when I set up camp.
2. I drilled a hole in the window frame (front) and another one in the screen frame. The cable is threaded through those holes and the booster is installed on the wall by the magazine holder (over the bed).
3. The cable to the interior antenna is strung under the mattress and threaded through the small opening between the wall and the interior side of the Airstream…and then on over to the dinette.
4. Still to be done is to file sharp edges from the holes I drilled and coat them with rubber or install grommets for a finished look.
I was approximately 27 miles from the nearest cell tower. Once the system was powered up, I had uninterrupted cell and internet service for the weekend. I was at 7500 feet altitude up in the mountains.
I purchased the system from Techno RV and they are very helpful. Originally, I was going to use their suction cup method of installing the antenna but ended up opting for my home made one. I didn’t feel comfortable with using the suction cup on the window. I had considered going through the trunk, installing the booster under the kitchen sink and then running the cable to the refrigerator counter top. The obstacles were no electrical outlet in the trunk and enough cable length to the internal antenna.

Once I am finished with the work on the holes and cleaning up the cables with cable ties etc… for a finished look, I will post pictures.
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Great update thanks!

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