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Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 10-10-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,433
Posted By silverlabs
Out of Doors Mart has the hinges. I just bought a...

Out of Doors Mart has the hinges. I just bought a couple to replace a few in my 2015. Good luck
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 09-05-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By silverlabs
That is normal for those antennas. In assembly,...

That is normal for those antennas. In assembly, the top (mushroom part) merely presses down onto the stem until it snaps into place. The base is secured to the roof first. Not sure about you but I...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-13-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,041
Posted By silverlabs
Would be interested in hearing about the details...

Would be interested in hearing about the details of your install and where you put some of the components. Interested in seeing battery monitor placement as well. Hope all goes well.

Chuck
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 03-04-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By silverlabs
If interested I have two Fantastic Fans that I...

If interested I have two Fantastic Fans that I pulled from mine about a year ago when I replaced to Maxxair 7000's. Both are in perfect running order. I have one of the covers for FF as well. Gave...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-23-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By silverlabs
Might look at Pro Clips. They have a variety of...

Might look at Pro Clips. They have a variety of mounts for different vehicles. I use one on my F250 which clips on dash, no suction cups and has a magnetic backing that holds monitor.

Chuck
Forum: Our Community 01-19-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By silverlabs
We have a 28 RBT. Others have mentioned no pano...

We have a 28 RBT. Others have mentioned no pano windows in 28. You do have them in the twin setup. As far as front bed best as views out the back, 50/50 on that one. First off we spend most time...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-16-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,243
Posted By silverlabs
Kind of confusing to many on the Rancho shocks....

Kind of confusing to many on the Rancho shocks. If you have a FX4 package, this shocks are made by Ford - Just branded "Rancho". I found the same problem finding shocks for my 2017 F250. Actually...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-09-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,333
Posted By silverlabs
On my 2017 F250 for my various trailers I use a...

On my 2017 F250 for my various trailers I use a B&W adjustable hitch that is wonderful. I think it is the 7" model and does great for our horse trailer which sits low to a variety of utility type...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-07-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,994
Posted By silverlabs
The Proven Industries lock previously mentioned...

The Proven Industries lock previously mentioned is fantastic. I actually have basically a brand new one that I am sell. Bought it after I had my ProPride hitch taken off for awhile and wanted to...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 01-06-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,667
Posted By silverlabs
We did the Bourbon Trail April 2018 with 8-10...

We did the Bourbon Trail April 2018 with 8-10 other Airstreamers. Basically stayed in three parks. One outside of Sheperdsville ( not too far from Jim Beam and Louisville), Bardstown and then at...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-02-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,075
Posted By silverlabs
Great question to direct to BO. I actually have a...

Great question to direct to BO. I actually have a ProPride on my trailer which I absolutely love. However, I had two bearings go out on a lengthly trip and needed a hitch quickly and bought a BO for...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-02-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,075
Posted By silverlabs
Thanks. I was just curious of the differences of...

Thanks. I was just curious of the differences of 1) The Hitch Head and 2) If Airstreams had different couplers through the years. The steeper angle of attack makes sense. Also appears either could be...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-02-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,075
Posted By silverlabs
My hitch coupler is on top as well and is not by...

My hitch coupler is on top as well and is not by definition a "underslung" coupler. Are there different ones on different Airstreams? Just curious. My 2014 and 2015 are same as pictured by Sheriff1...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-01-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,075
Posted By silverlabs
ETrailer.com has them and generally are pretty...

ETrailer.com has them and generally are pretty reliable. Their status of available in stock is sometimes wrong but you can call them and get a straight answer on quantity in stock. Good luck.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-31-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,844
Posted By silverlabs
Good catch on the crack. They are a good hitch...

Good catch on the crack. They are a good hitch but from talking to some others with this hitch and my personal experience with it, there are differently some things to watch for. If you have gone...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 12-19-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,450
Posted By silverlabs
As others have said, sounds like the city water...

As others have said, sounds like the city water inlet. I have the same issue and am about to change the inlet out. Inside access on my FC28 is a little challenging so hopefully enough slack to get it...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 12-16-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,331
Posted By silverlabs
I know you indicate you do not want to self...

I know you indicate you do not want to self install and void any warranty, etc. I feel certain this would not void a warranty and the install is very simple. For $1,400 in savings, well worth it. You...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-06-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,896
Posted By silverlabs
I asked the same question and Sean was concerned...

I asked the same question and Sean was concerned about the causing damage to the seals. I haven't actually looked carefully how the bearings are set in there. Before I mail my damaged one back...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-06-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,896
Posted By silverlabs
As an update to my comments above. I spoke with...

As an update to my comments above. I spoke with Sean last week and we had a wonderful conversation. All things are good on my side and a new head was received and I have sent the other one back. Sean...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-04-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By silverlabs
All depends on how the camera has been wired....

All depends on how the camera has been wired. Most tap into the clearance lights on the Airstream. If in fact done in that manner, clearance/running lists must be on therefore lights on TV have to be...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-30-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,492
Posted By silverlabs
I've had mine since June and have experienced...

I've had mine since June and have experienced very good results. Very pleased with it. My install (on a 2015 28FC Rear twin) was done by Ultimate Airstreams while they had my trailer doing a recliner...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-25-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,896
Posted By silverlabs
Thanks to the original poster for starting this...

Thanks to the original poster for starting this thread. Glad to see your service was handled the way it was. Mine not so much. To preface, I've had my PP hitch over three years and towed my FC28 over...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-22-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By silverlabs
I'm interested in seeing the tailgate work in...

I'm interested in seeing the tailgate work in person and like noted above, the cost of that thing when repair is needed. As far as the towing package, I'm glad to see they got with the program on...
Forum: On The Road... 09-16-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,132
Posted By silverlabs
We are crossing back into the US today at Port...

We are crossing back into the US today at Port Huron/Sarnia. We go to Canada every year with our Cavalier. We left all fresh fruits and veggies with our Canadian AS friends. Last year was the...
Forum: On The Road... 06-07-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 21,074
Posted By silverlabs
So how is the fishing so far in Montana? And...

So how is the fishing so far in Montana? And where are you guys fishing? Good luck and we will catch up with you guys in July.

Chuck
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-19-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,186
Posted By silverlabs
I’ve had two EcoBoost and moved to a 2017 F250...

I’ve had two EcoBoost and moved to a 2017 F250 6.7 diesel in late 16. I pull a 2015 28 FC and agree with comments made by MOJO. Love the diesel. Lots of travel in mountains. I experienced same issues...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-05-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,569
Posted By silverlabs
I have an early released 2017 F250 with 6.7 power...

I have an early released 2017 F250 with 6.7 power stroke as well and experienced the same issue. I saw the TSB on this months ago and never did anything about it. I understand there were several...
Forum: On The Road... 04-30-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,313
Posted By silverlabs
Some great information already on this thread....

Some great information already on this thread. Thanks Doug for starting. Following.

Chuck
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-23-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,472
Posted By silverlabs
Agree with Arcticfox on this one. Loosen the...

Agree with Arcticfox on this one. Loosen the opposite WD lack and head shifts out of the way in most all cases. I too have done this many, many times where the foot would not normally clear due to...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-16-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,865
Posted By silverlabs
Not quite sure where in my quote referenced above...

Not quite sure where in my quote referenced above I mentioned ice, but read what you want. I responded to my experience between equalizer to PP. I am happy with it. Not pushing it to anyone else,...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-15-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,865
Posted By silverlabs
I'm going to have to agree with Doug here as...

I'm going to have to agree with Doug here as well. As mentioned in my prior post, I pulled many miles with 2 F150's using an equal-i-zer hitch with both an 25FC and a 28FC. Went to a Pro Pride after...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 04-15-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,961
Posted By silverlabs
The 28 twin, which is what the OP mentioned was...

The 28 twin, which is what the OP mentioned was their sweet spot does have the wrap around windows in the bedroom. Wardrobes are moved up over foot of bed with a nice cabinet and drawer between the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-14-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,865
Posted By silverlabs
I've pulled a 25FC and a 28FC with either a 2011...

I've pulled a 25FC and a 28FC with either a 2011 F150 and 2015 F150 using an Equal-i-zer hitch and it was OK. After a bit, I pulled the trigger on a Pro Pride after hearing so many positives from...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-12-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,319
Posted By silverlabs
Sure just a typo but the Ford does not have an...

Sure just a typo but the Ford does not have an aluminum frame. Body, not frame. The frame in fact is stronger on the 2015's on than prior years. I put 75,000 miles on my 2015 F150 Platinum EB and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-11-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,319
Posted By silverlabs
The 3.5 EB is a very good engine which puts out...

The 3.5 EB is a very good engine which puts out more horsepower and torque than many of the V8's out there. I have pulled both a 25 and 28 Airstream with F150 3.5EB (2011 &2015) and had no issues. We...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-01-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,115
Posted By silverlabs
On the F250's, they just don't have the parts...

On the F250's, they just don't have the parts available at the dealerships to fix yet. They have the fix.

On the EcoBoost F150, I have had two and put 150,000 miles on my 2011 and 75,000 on a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-24-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 19,167
Posted By silverlabs
I have pulled both a 25FC and a 28FC with both a...

I have pulled both a 25FC and a 28FC with both a 2011 F150 and a 2015 F150 3.5 EcoBoost. As Arcticfox mentions does an excellent job. I've pulled through many mountains and have had no issues. Put...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-18-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,141
Posted By silverlabs
I will add my two cents on this subject which as...

I will add my two cents on this subject which as typical with tow vehicle discussions goes a little bit of everywhere. I have had a 25FC and currently have a 28FC. I towed the 25FC and 28FC with...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 01-31-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,757
Posted By silverlabs
We do a little of both and some of neither. If...

We do a little of both and some of neither. If we are on the road and just stopping for one night we will either cook something indoors or grab a bite out. Once we land at a place for several days...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-29-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,575
Posted By silverlabs
Join Mustang Club of America or EAA to get x-plan...

Join Mustang Club of America or EAA to get x-plan price. Invoice price automatically plus less some of the other dealer charges, etc. Right now there is an extra $500 off of X-Plan. Mustang Club is...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 01-26-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,133
Posted By silverlabs
I didn't order the camera on my 2017 F250 as...

I didn't order the camera on my 2017 F250 as already had the wireless on the Airstream. However I read somewhere on the Super Duty Forum that one of the guys there used some of the adhesive clips to...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-22-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,959
Posted By silverlabs
I've had both the Equal-I-zer brand hitch and now...

I've had both the Equal-I-zer brand hitch and now tow with a Pro Pride. Both do a great job, I prefer the Pro Pride overall though for a couple of reasons. I've pulled through some very strong cross...
Forum: On The Road... 01-13-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,036
Posted By silverlabs
I have had two F150 EcoBoost Platinums. A 2011...

I have had two F150 EcoBoost Platinums. A 2011 with about 1150 payload and then a 2015 with right at 1500. I think it was actually in the area of 1475 or so. I have not looked at the recent order...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 12-26-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,596
Posted By silverlabs
I have pulled my 2015 28FC with two different...

I have pulled my 2015 28FC with two different trucks so will give the numbers for both. Many miles throughout the Western US with both of these vehicles.

I had a 2015 F150 Platinum with the 3.5...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 11-08-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,795
Posted By silverlabs
We have purchased from two dealers in Texas, ...

We have purchased from two dealers in Texas, Camper Clinic in Buda and Bayer in Dublin. Both dealers were professional and we felt like we got a good deal each time. We have settled on Bayer as...
Forum: Our Community 10-16-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,657
Posted By silverlabs
I've not seen numbers to support 50% gets moved...

I've not seen numbers to support 50% gets moved off of tongue as you are suggesting. Typically 20% to maybe 30% max is distributed. I've measured my 25FC with an Equalizer hitch and my 28FC with...
Forum: Our Community 10-15-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,657
Posted By silverlabs
The hitch weight on a 28FC is per Airstream 976,...

The hitch weight on a 28FC is per Airstream 976, but in reality more in the range of 1100. Don't have my scale numbers handy but it's heavy. One of, if not the heaviest of all Airstreams. Payload...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-11-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,899
Posted By silverlabs
I'll agree with the summary from IanPoulin above....

I'll agree with the summary from IanPoulin above. I wanted to add a couple of extra comments. I pulled a 25FC and a 28FC with an F150 3.5 EcoBoost over the last several years for over 30,000 miles of...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-10-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,051
Posted By silverlabs
I have bought two Airstreams in TX. Bought my...

I have bought two Airstreams in TX. Bought my first in Buda at CamperClinicII. OK experience but left some to be desired. Worked with Vogt in FW initially and was not that impressed with some of the...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-10-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,093
Posted By silverlabs
Glad you found a fix. I had a 2015 F150 and now...

Glad you found a fix. I had a 2015 F150 and now have a 2017 F250. There have been multiple threads in the F15o forums about issues with the 7 pin plug. I never had much of an issue except when brand...
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