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Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 06-26-2019, 03:21 PM
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Views: 2,260
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Had our 27í AS looked at. $2,500 for the front....

Had our 27í AS looked at. $2,500 for the front. I think that the $120/ft is per square foot. Not the length of the trailer. We only use Xpel for all the reasons you mentioned. Amazing...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 06-26-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,260
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Exactly. Worth every penny. Especially for...

Exactly. Worth every penny. Especially for the front exposed areas.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 06-26-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,260
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Itís called Xpel Protective Film

Itís called Xpel. They make various brands other than Xpel. However, Xpel is the best and what is used on exotic Super Cars. We have it on ours and are considering it for the Airstream as well....
Forum: Shhhh... Coming soon 06-09-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,048
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
30' Globetrotter

There's the best idea yet!:wally:
Forum: Shhhh... Coming soon 06-09-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,048
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Bring Back the Longer 3-Axle Big Boys

I'm with you, bring back the big 3-axle AS' and I am in. More options on how to build it out. Especially for full time. :wally:
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-02-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,510
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Have wondered this myself.

They are forming a User Group for feedback.......:wally:
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-02-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,510
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Exactly what happened to us as well. Took it out...

Exactly what happened to us as well. Took it out on a 4,000 mile journey and realized that they are charging alot for what is not the best in quality. The good news is this - you can spend between...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-23-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,771
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Agreed. Started out with what you’re using and...

Agreed. Started out with what you’re using and it wasn’t optimal. It was noticeable with the Hensley how much better the Escalade performs. Hensley or PP, but don’t skimp on the hutch when you’ve...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-23-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,771
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
It will tow just fine. Escalade #4 now and no...

It will tow just fine. Escalade #4 now and no issues. Hensley or ProPride are best.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-23-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,771
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Very wrong. Amazing about the hype of these...

Very wrong. Amazing about the hype of these trucks. Never once felt out of control with a Escalade hauling a 27’ FB FC. and the Hensley hitch only made it more stable and easier with their brake...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-23-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,771
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Now go get the Hensley to go with it.

Call Terry at Hensley. Heíll hook you up properly. We just took delivery of the new 2019 Platinum Sport Escalade. Wow. And the Hensley makes ALL the difference. Tows perfectly.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-12-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,364
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Mind if I ask what you decided on the mount you...

Mind if I ask what you decided on the mount you purchased? Am considering the same thing right now and/or designing something, but also trying to come to terms with the weight factor on the tongue....
Forum: Our Community 05-12-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,984
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
We live in Houston and bought in the Austin area....

We live in Houston and bought in the Austin area. If we had it to do all over again, we would have made the trip to Colonial (yes, that far) due to just the info we have received from Patrick and we...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-12-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,771
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Hensley & 2017/19 Cadillac Escalade

Here is a picture of the set-up to go with that last post.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-12-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,771
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Towing with 2017/2019 Escalade

We have now towed a 2018 AS FC FB with a 2017 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury 4x4 for 20K+ miles now around the US. No issues. Flawless. Comfortable. Towing and stopping became super easy with...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-07-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,661
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Works

Works for us as well in Houston. Store it in climate controlled storage hooked to 50A to keep mold away. :wally:
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-07-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,957
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Avoid CCII

Avoid Camper Clinic II. Once you drive away, it's "good luck":wally:
Forum: Tires 03-19-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 15,015
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Bingo. Checked with AS and with GY and both said...

Bingo. Checked with AS and with GY and both said the same thing: 80 is the pressure. No need to play with all of the math. These have been super great tires all around. Maybe not the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-18-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,758
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Bingo.....

80 PSI.....recommended tire pressure from the MANUFACTURER - not any of us on here....the MANUFACTURER. Spoken to them myself. Never deviates more than +/- 1 or 2 lbs, no matter what weather. ...
Forum: On The Road... 03-18-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,343
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Ooops

Agreed, nothing would be worse than starting your tow all groggy and without that first cup of jolt, :wally:and hearing the scraping and bending of pretty metal because you forgot something. ...
Forum: On The Road... 03-18-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,343
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Keep it Simple

Agreed. Just pull over and enjoy having your mobile hotel room behind you with the comforts of home (your own bed). If you aren't staying, no big deal. Have done it many nights and it works fine....
Forum: Tires 03-18-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 15,015
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Wink Sorry, should have read "purchased in 2017......"...

Sorry, should have read "purchased in 2017......" Sorry for the typo, before the flames start flying.......:bb:
Forum: Tires 03-18-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 15,015
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Goodyear Endurance E

We have 20,000+ miles now on my 2018 27FC/FB (purchased in mid-2007) and have the Goodyear Endurance E. When I spoke with the Goodyear folks direct, it was clear the stamp on the tire says 80lbs...
Forum: On The Road... 03-04-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,343
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Just curious.......why?

Just curious.......why?
Forum: On The Road... 03-03-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,322
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Travel Texas EXTENSIVELY

10 & 20 are both suitable. Have taken the 27 FC down both of them now numerous times. Not a problem. As with all major metropolitan areas, timing and traffic are everything. Time is right, and...
Forum: On The Road... 03-03-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,343
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Just Hop in the Back & Sleep

We never deploy the stabilizers or the jack. Never noticed any additional wear/tear. Both the dealer and the service shop told us as long as it is not for more than a couple nights, we will be...
Forum: Our Community 11-03-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Houston area couple here. Bought at CC2. Never...

Houston area couple here. Bought at CC2. Never again. We take it North Dallas RV (Randy) for service. They been in business for 35 years and donít sell them, but are the second longest running...
Forum: Our Community 11-03-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
We bought here as well (CC2) and while the sales...

We bought here as well (CC2) and while the sales process was great, the service was amazingly lacking and after getting tired of hearing how Matthew McConnoghey does his service there, I am sure that...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 09-24-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 404,824
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
This site is amazing. I only wish that I had...

This site is amazing. I only wish that I had joined it prior to our purchase of our 2018 27' FB Flying Cloud. We will contribute as much as we can to this board and have already learned alot. We...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 09-24-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,878
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
2016 27' Flying Cloud - We Made Some Changes ...

2016 27' Flying Cloud - We Made Some Changes

http://www.airforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17012527

We also tow a 2018 27' FB Flying Cloud. Also have an equalizer / stabilizer installed by...
Forum: Awnings 09-23-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,428
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
You just talked me out of the power awning......

Thanks for your feedback on this......
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-23-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,721
Posted By MandDinSpgTX
Hi Allan, New Airstreamer here. Never owned...

Hi Allan,

New Airstreamer here. Never owned a Trailer or RV before and purchased a 2018 27' Flying Cloud FB. First trip out, we took it 4,400+ miles while our hometown of Houston was getting...
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