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Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 08-09-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By NWRVR
Thanks BAB. This is what I was looking for. Any...

Thanks BAB. This is what I was looking for. Any tricks to removing the sofa or is it just removing the bolts from the base and seats?
Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 08-07-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By NWRVR
Yup, that’s a given. Has anyone had this...

Yup, that’s a given.
Has anyone had this happen, if so, how difficult to pull the recliner base?
Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 08-07-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By NWRVR
Villa Power Recliners

One of our recliner’s rear motor mount bars broke away from the side frame. It tore the mounting bracket at the 90 degree angle. Has anyone had this happen and are parts available or do you have to...
Forum: On The Road... 08-04-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,266
Posted By NWRVR
I have had the TST with flow-thru-caps for over...

I have had the TST with flow-thru-caps for over three years on our previous 25' Serenity and now moved to the Classic 30. No reception problems and one set of batteries changed last year. When I...
Forum: On The Road... 08-02-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,266
Posted By NWRVR
TST three years, excellent.

TST three years, excellent.
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-31-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,373
Posted By NWRVR
I started with an under $200 wireless Safety Rear...

I started with an under $200 wireless Safety Rear View camera on my 25' Serenity but would lose the signal at the critical time when in a sharp backup turn. I bit the bullet and installed a Voyager...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 07-26-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By NWRVR
Advkrewe “Was there anything you had to watch...

Advkrewe
“Was there anything you had to watch out for in the fridge vent? DId you drill the hole in the upper plywood and then run a snake up from the hole to bring the cable down?”

Stay to the...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 07-26-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By NWRVR
I used a Harbor Freight fiberglass sectional...

I used a Harbor Freight fiberglass sectional screw together snake and ran it up from the open space behind the outside door to the refrigerator compartment. The snake came up on the street side of...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-24-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,189
Posted By NWRVR
I use a moly-graph high pressure grease for the...

I use a moly-graph high pressure grease for the ball hitch. As previously stated, any lube will do in a pinch, but it will not hold up to the 800+ lbs rotating on the ball.
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 07-23-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By NWRVR
2015 Classic 30. I ran my PDQ SureCall antenna...

2015 Classic 30. I ran my PDQ SureCall antenna coax through the refrigerator vent and drilled a hole in the plywood overhead and snaked it to a hole drilled in the street side of the TV recess. My...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-21-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,597
Posted By NWRVR
If it’s just the side panel with Olympic rivets:...

If it’s just the side panel with Olympic rivets: 12.5K
Forum: Our Community 07-16-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,206
Posted By NWRVR
“D. Novak I love the forum. My favorite...

“D. Novak
I love the forum. My favorite subjects are tires, weight distribution hitches, and tow vehicles.”

Once I got those items all sorted out I stopped reading those threads. Too much weight...
Forum: On The Road... 07-09-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,358
Posted By NWRVR
The Oregon HWY 101 coastal trip is a beautiful...

The Oregon HWY 101 coastal trip is a beautiful drive well worth including in your planning. Oregon State Parks are great but reservations are recommended during the high season. We didn't book early...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-27-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By NWRVR
I think I have a bad F-connector install on the...

I think I have a bad F-connector install on the inside satellite coax also. When I move the coax near the F-connector I lose the satellite signal. I thought about pulling a new coax from the outside...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 06-01-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,889
Posted By NWRVR
Correct. When I considered using the existing...

Correct. When I considered using the existing coax I was going to fabricate an aluminum plate with spacers to use the existing RoadStar mounting holes and attach the PDQ antenna marine mount to the...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-31-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,946
Posted By NWRVR
We went from a short wheelbase TV (119") and 25'...

We went from a short wheelbase TV (119") and 25' AS to a long wheelbase (172") TV and 30' AS. Once we have determined that the length of the site will be sufficient for the AS, I go to the campground...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-31-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,178
Posted By NWRVR
Overall we are happy with the quality and layout...

Overall we are happy with the quality and layout of our 2015 Classic 30 twin....but, as already mentioned, location of thermostat is poor choice as heat from television completely screws up the...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 05-30-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,889
Posted By NWRVR
The coax for the Winegard RoadStar has RG6 75 ohm...

The coax for the Winegard RoadStar has RG6 75 ohm coax and PDQ supplies SC-240 low loss coax with the correct connector for their antenna. Also, the Winegard HDTV booster will not work downstream of...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 05-28-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,889
Posted By NWRVR
In my driveway I get 105 dB without the booster...

In my driveway I get 105 dB without the booster and 82 dB with the booster. I don't know what other locations will show as we have only been out once and the area we camped had LTE signal. Since...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 05-27-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,889
Posted By NWRVR
I installed the PDQ One Source. The cell signal...

I installed the PDQ One Source. The cell signal boost works very well, WiFi boost as you note will boost signal to keep you connected but minimal bandwidth will be just that until Starbucks opens a...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-26-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,366
Posted By NWRVR
I converted my tandem axle boat trailer to disk...

I converted my tandem axle boat trailer to disk brakes and a swing-away tongue through eTrailer and their techs were very helpful in advising me on what I would need to DIY. Also, purchased a new...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-19-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By NWRVR
Curb side is my wine cellar and bottled water,...

Curb side is my wine cellar and bottled water, street side is shore electric cable, catv and sat cables, sway bar wrench, chocks and levelers. Rear compartment potable and flush hoses, TP, etc.
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-13-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,549
Posted By NWRVR
Started towing a 25' International Serenity with...

Started towing a 25' International Serenity with a Range Rover HSE. Same issues you mentioned, but I could live with the slow up grade climbs, not the curvy downgrades with the AS pushing us into the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-12-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By NWRVR
From your description it sounds like the main...

From your description it sounds like the main arms extend and then stops at the point the awning should unfurl. If so, I would use your jumper cable to bypass the control board and directly power the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-30-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,785
Posted By NWRVR
If you travel mountainous areas, diesel brakes...

If you travel mountainous areas, diesel brakes last way longer than a gasser’s.
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 03-23-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,519
Posted By NWRVR
No offense taken, more than one solution to the...

No offense taken, more than one solution to the same problem is what makes the forum so valuable.
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 03-23-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,519
Posted By NWRVR
Understood, but I used screws to facilitate ease...

Understood, but I used screws to facilitate ease of removal in the future. Removing something held down with VHB tape is a bear....
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 03-23-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,519
Posted By NWRVR
Unless the newer AS is different, you can pull...

Unless the newer AS is different, you can pull out the HDTV booster and disconnect the antenna coax, insert a double female to attach your coax to the WeBoost coax assuming it tolerates 75 ohm coax.
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 03-23-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,519
Posted By NWRVR
As mojoe says. You have to drill out the rivets...

As mojoe says. You have to drill out the rivets holding down the vent cover. I used SS sheet metal screws to replace and covered with Siikaflex 221. I have fished this vent on an International...
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 03-22-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,519
Posted By NWRVR
I bought the PDQ Connect One Source for cell,...

I bought the PDQ Connect One Source for cell, WiFi and HDTV fed from the PDQ Omni-directional antenna. They supplied a SureCall cell booster, Bullet WiFi booster, router and all the associated coax,...
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 03-21-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,519
Posted By NWRVR
I also just installed the SureCall to feed the...

I also just installed the SureCall to feed the SureCall cell booster and Bullet WiFi booster and router.
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 03-12-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,661
Posted By NWRVR
We are 25 miles SW of Portland, OR and at the...

We are 25 miles SW of Portland, OR and at the 800' level of the Chehalem Mtns. With the trailer in the garage I can get 41 stations with only four that pixelate. Before elevating the antenna I didn't...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 03-11-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By NWRVR
Thanks, well aware of various coax qualities but...

Thanks, well aware of various coax qualities but pretty hard to identify the cable in the AS when it is buried between the skins. I relied on the builder to tell me what it is as I didn't get any...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 03-09-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,661
Posted By NWRVR
Elevating the Winegard RoadStar

Getting ready to start the camping season, installed WiFi amp/router, cell amp and SureCall antenna. Found that the Winegard booster would not work behind the splitter from the new antenna (the...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 02-22-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By NWRVR
In case anyone needs this answered Airstream...

In case anyone needs this answered Airstream advised the coax used is RG6.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 02-20-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By NWRVR
TV Antenna Coax

Does anyone know the quality level of the coax used from the Winegard Roadstar antenna on late model AS?
Forum: On The Road... 02-08-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,194
Posted By NWRVR
40 lbs Australian Labradoodle loves to travel...

40 lbs Australian Labradoodle loves to travel (hammock with harness and cable restraint in the back seat of the truck). Stays in the AS, usually sleeps, if we go where she can’t. West coast state...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 01-30-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,084
Posted By NWRVR
Andy, We didn't know we were going to buy an...

Andy,
We didn't know we were going to buy an Airstream until the day we did. We didn't know anything about the trailer and after the the walk through, hook up and drag home the Airforums became our...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-27-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,603
Posted By NWRVR
The 6L three-quarter ton will not have a problem....

The 6L three-quarter ton will not have a problem. The only reason we went with the diesel is the exhaust brake and the one-ton for the additional payload. Also have the BlueOx Sway Pro and love it.
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 01-26-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,387
Posted By NWRVR
As just mentioned, create a checklist for...

As just mentioned, create a checklist for hook-up, departure and arrival, un-hook. Write every thing down from latching drawers, shower door, tv, retract stabilizers before raising the tongue, etc....
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 01-25-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,387
Posted By NWRVR
We purchased two used AS from Airstream...

We purchased two used AS from Airstream Adventures Northwest and both were delivered with a thorough walk through with all equipment demonstrated and explained. I agree with others that suggest video...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-18-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,621
Posted By NWRVR
Thanks, I will check this out, but I suspect that...

Thanks, I will check this out, but I suspect that the key is solar as this was the case with my Serenity with solar where store position isolated the batteries from everything except solar controller...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-17-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,555
Posted By NWRVR
Keep in mind that F-150 cab(s) are the same as on...

Keep in mind that F-150 cab(s) are the same as on the F-250/350. The difference is in running gear and payload.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-15-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,621
Posted By NWRVR
Our 2015 Classic 30 has the Parallax converter...

Our 2015 Classic 30 has the Parallax converter which charges the batteries whether the switch is in the "Use" or "Store" position. Our previous AS, 2014 Serenity 25FB, had solar and if the switch was...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-13-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,849
Posted By NWRVR
We turn off our water pump when towing. One time...

We turn off our water pump when towing. One time towing our Serenity we forgot and after traversing the rough, switchback, 29 miles Ft. Bragg, CA to Leggett road we stopped for lunch and found a lot...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-12-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,632
Posted By NWRVR
We have looked at the WeBoost but have not pulled...

We have looked at the WeBoost but have not pulled the trigger yet. Now looking at PDQ Connect's "One Source Cell-Wife-HDTV" product. It is spendy but if boosting all three signals are approached...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-10-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,747
Posted By NWRVR
Diamondback comes in different folding...

Diamondback comes in different folding configurations. Mine is the light one that can carry 600 lbs. on top. Each panel can be removed, 30 lbs. each. Middle held by J-bolts.
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 01-10-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By NWRVR
So glad you were able to rebuild and Moby was not...

So glad you were able to rebuild and Moby was not only your lifeboat, but it also served others in like circumstances.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 12-26-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,728
Posted By NWRVR
66Overlander x2. We had the front bed 25 Serenity...

66Overlander x2. We had the front bed 25 Serenity thinking that the rear is where the view is, but when we decided to upgrade, we could only find the rear bed Classic 30. As it turns out when we are...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-24-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,962
Posted By NWRVR
I went from a 2008 Range Rover HSE to a 2016 Ford...

I went from a 2008 Range Rover HSE to a 2016 Ford F350 6.7 Power Stroke diesel. Love it!
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