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Old 11-08-2015, 10:25 PM   #1
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Questions about my new trailer....

Picked up a 2016 23' Flying Cloud this past week and have some questions that probably cover several models of new AS.....1) Knobs to open fantastic fans seem like I'm fighting some kind of motor (for lack of better description)....very difficult and instructions are not much help except to say the new ones don't need to be pushed up or pulled down to engage a manual mode; 2) Exterior door is warped at the bottom - not enough to leak but definitely noticeable; 3) Although fresh water is empty and pump turned off, my kitchen faucet spits water periodically; 4) love the new shades (much better than the mini blinds in the Bambi I had) but does anyone have a solution to cover the side gaps? 5) cannot for the life of me figure out where or how my satellite receiver is suppose to hook up in the upper dinette cabinet. Dealer said the outlet for it was "up there somewhere"....
Just curious if any other owners of the new AS's have these problems and possible solutions ;-) Love this community - a wealth of info!
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:59 AM   #2
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Welcome! A couple of thoughts:

Perhaps the 2016 model has a different FF, but with ours we can pull down gently on the crank knob to disengage the gears and then easily crank the lid open for ventilation. Worst case, it should be possible to get the FF to open it's own lid and then turn off the fan, either via thermostat or a switch.

We had a similar "air gap" in our entry door. We could see daylight and more out of the lower quarter of the door below the latch (e.g. it was a pretty darn big gap). Have the dealer fix this under warranty at your next visit. They can resolve it for you, as they did for us.

Regarding side gaps on the shades - we choose to ignore the issue, but some folks here have come up with creative solutions that pleased them. Here's an excellent thread with lots of pictures: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f514/2015-serenity-modifications-128265.html
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:27 PM   #3
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even with water pump or external city water shut off, pressure may remain in the system... This may be due to a device called an 'accumulator'.. it is a tank that has a 'bladder' inside that fills, like a balloon, compressing the air in the tank, outside the bladder. Once the bladder compresses, it retains some 'pressure'.. so, turning on the water allows some water to come out..
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:52 PM   #4
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I like your dealer' explanation of how to find the cable. Given that level of ignorance you should contact Jackson Center ASAP to deal with the door issue before the dealer screws that up to. Don't expect an answer on the first few go rounds but keep at it.

Advise both that you will cover any repairs here for others to follow.

Yes the accumulator will hold pressure after the water systems have been shut off but that pressure will drop quickly with each following opening of a faucet. Duration of the opening will determine that. The is no reason for the faucet to "Squirt" without some action at the handle. Squirting would indicate to me a failed cartage in the faucet.
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:59 PM   #5
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Thank you all so much for the feedback - just finished reading the Serenity Modifications thread and got some ideas ;-) I agree with HowieE......thinking Jackson Center will be a trip in our future (I was not too impressed with the dealer walk through when we picked the trailer up). Thanks again - looking forward to being a part of this community!
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:45 AM   #6
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Who was the dealer? Airstream has numerous sales and service training sessions open to all Dealers,they should be able to get you the help you need....and better responses!Newer fantastic fan knobs are different than the older version you pull down to disengage.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:47 AM   #7
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your satellite hook up should be right next or close to your electrical hook up. One will be marked cable and the other one sat.
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Regarding the satellite hook up you will more than likely have to pull the blue ray box. For some reason on my two they hide it in there. I had to dig around in the wall where they stuffed most of the wires/cables in order to locate it.
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Old 11-10-2015, 03:31 PM   #9
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Feeling a resistance while turning the Fantastic fan manually is 'normal'. The older models you would pull down on the knob then turn. The newer models do NOT operate like the old ones. Just turn it, it has quite a bit of resistance.
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Thank you all so much for the feedback - just finished reading the Serenity Modifications thread and got some ideas ;-) I agree with HowieE......thinking Jackson Center will be a trip in our future (I was not too impressed with the dealer walk through when we picked the trailer up). Thanks again - looking forward to being a part of this community!
Isn't it GREAT that the recommendation to 'visit' JC is still needed or even deemed necessary.

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Isn't it GREAT that the recommendation to 'visit' JC is still needed or even deemed necessary.

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Lol - really don't need a good reason to go to JC - would love to see a tour
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Old 11-16-2015, 01:25 PM   #12
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Took the new FC for a shake down trip this past weekend and discovered a few things: 1) The vent is easy to open if you do the switch first - ran across a You Tube video and while the vent is shut, turn it on and then hit the switch by the knob and the vent will open automatically. Then you can turn the fan off but leave the vent open. And speaking of vents....does anyone with a 23' have a vent in the bathroom? My 19' Bambi did, but this one doesn't. 2) Discovered a leak under the sink and by the hot water tank. Lord knows how much water it actually linked under the sink, as it appeared it was running behind the cabinet. I was wondering how I went from 81% fresh water to 0% in 4 days (does anyone know if there is a low water drain under the belly pan? lol - but seriously)
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You have a bluray player I am guessing and it sits in a cabinet. Hiding within the cabinet is an HDMI splitter and the mysterious satellite cable end for your satellite box. I use the same HDMI cable that goes into the back of the bluray to connect into the sat box, some people buy a spitter, which I tried and did not like.

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Old 11-17-2015, 08:13 AM   #14
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in mine 23 fb I had to take out the radio. 4 screws and then pull gently. You will see all the wiring and cables there. Have fun
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