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Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-11-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 380
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Posted By trumpetguy
I went through this same exercise when we moved...

I went through this same exercise when we moved from a 28 foot International to our present 31 foot Classic. I towed the 28 with a 2016 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi and was quite happy with the truck. When I...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 11-26-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By trumpetguy
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 11-25-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By trumpetguy
It would sure be convenient to add water to the...

It would sure be convenient to add water to the Black tank using the inlet fitting provided. At least my sewer drain cap has a hose fitting built in so I can attach a garden hose, open the drain...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 11-21-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By trumpetguy
Plumbing

I am following up on this with another question. When I attach a water hose to the Black tank flush inlet no water gets into the tank. I removed the check valve and tested to make sure it was...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 11-16-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
Dave. I just sent you an email.

Dave. I just sent you an email.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-14-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,086
Posted By trumpetguy
My Classic 31 has a 15000 Duo Therm. Even at...

My Classic 31 has a 15000 Duo Therm. Even at 95degrees here on the Gulf coast with high humidity it would get the trailer down to 75 degrees. The key is to keep the AC on all the time so the walls...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 11-14-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By trumpetguy
Map

Google maps has put me in some awful places and the GPS in my 2016 Ram is useless. Iím talking dead end roads, dirt roads, low railroad trestles, twisty turning routes through cities, etc.

Is...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-11-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By trumpetguy
Thanks all. I plan to have the brakes checked...

Thanks all. I plan to have the brakes checked and will also contact AS about the recall. The problem of locking up occurs only when I use the slide switch on the Primus controller...not when I...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-07-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By trumpetguy
Brakes locking

2007 Classic with Hydraulic brakes. This trailer is new to us.

I towed it home from the dealer about 200 miles and brakes worked fine. We set out for a trip to North Georgia this past Monday and...
Forum: On The Road... 10-25-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,918
Posted By trumpetguy
Try Fort Pickens in Pensacola. They should have...

Try Fort Pickens in Pensacola. They should have the road repaired soon.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-25-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,958
Posted By trumpetguy
We owned a Casita, then an Oliver prior to...

We owned a Casita, then an Oliver prior to joining the Airstream community. Oliverís quality and after sale service are beyond compare. The units just arenít comfortable for an old guy like me. A...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 10-18-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
I had not thought about turning the power off. ...

I had not thought about turning the power off. So you turned the batteries off plus flipped the main breaker and that did it? I did read up on doing a reset from the remote but could not find any...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 10-17-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
Dave. I had to push the reset button on the...

Dave. I had to push the reset button on the Magnum several times when it was in my former AS. How accessible is that button with your installation?
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 10-16-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By trumpetguy
I have confirmed the bathroom sink drains into...

I have confirmed the bathroom sink drains into the gray tank.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 10-14-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By trumpetguy
Plumbing

We are new owners of a 2007 Classic Limited 31 rear twin and have sold our 2007 International Ccd28.

The International bathroom sink drained into the black tank. Is it the same with the Classic? ...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-06-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,816
Posted By trumpetguy
Contact Matteo at Micro Air Easy Start

Contact Matteo at Micro Air Easy Start
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 10-01-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By trumpetguy
2007 Airstream International CCD 28 - Florida

Title: 2007 Airstream International CCD 28 - Florida
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Brand new Dometic 15000 BTU Briskair II AC,
Double electric recliner sofa by Lambright...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-26-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By trumpetguy
Light fixture

The Galley lighting in our newly bought 2007 Classic is Limited so I want to add an additional fixture to complement the one in place.

The plan is to tap into the existing wiring in the overhead...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-20-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
Great information guys. Thanks so much. As soon...

Great information guys. Thanks so much. As soon as this heat wave breaks I am going to dive in. Every day index over 100 in the Florida Panhandle.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-20-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
Another question for Bob or Dave. Is there any...

Another question for Bob or Dave.
Is there any reason not to connect my 2 Crown AGM batteries to the existing house batteries. That would give me a few more Amp hours. I know the charging profile...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-20-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
Solar, inverter installation

Dave. I donít see the original Converter in your picture of the Magnum. I realize that the charging function of the converter would be disabled, but did you just remove the converter and connect...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-19-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
Was it very hard to remove the sofa for ease of...

Was it very hard to remove the sofa for ease of access. Did you leave the factory converter in place?
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-19-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
My text was hijacked. Meant to say I plan to use...

My text was hijacked. Meant to say I plan to use 110 Romex. The yellow wire that is the same as our houses.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-19-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
Yellow Romtex just like the house wiring.

Yellow Romtex just like the house wiring.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-19-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
This is very helpful. Our microwave is on the...

This is very helpful. Our microwave is on the same side (street) as the bathroom so not sure if that will work but it gives me some hope it can be done. To confirm...your inverter and batteries are...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-19-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
In my 2007 Classic the shore power and panel are...

In my 2007 Classic the shore power and panel are in the very rear of the unit whereas the batteries and converter are in the extreme front. There is no inverter in the unit but could Airstream...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-19-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,198
Posted By trumpetguy
We picked up our 2007 Classic 31 with the Ram...

We picked up our 2007 Classic 31 with the Ram 2500. Huge difference in driving feel and especially the diesel vs. gas engine. Convinced I made the correct decision.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-15-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
Answered my own question. No inverter button, ...

Answered my own question. No inverter button,
...no inverter.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-15-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
Hereís another question. We took possession of...

Hereís another question. We took possession of our 2007 Classic. Canít find evidence of an inverter. The dealer did not know if it has one. How would one determine if there is an inverter?
...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-15-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By trumpetguy
JVC stereo

Just took delivery of a 2007 31 foot Classic Limited with Sony TV and JVC stereo head.

I have the JVC set to Aux but no TV sound through the trailer speakers. Bluetooth and Tuner work fine.
...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 09-06-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 31,740
Posted By trumpetguy
We are looking for a site if anyone canít make...

We are looking for a site if anyone canít make it. I know itís early and cancellations usually come in December but we would like to lock in a site .
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-03-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
Gray sailer. Pics of your installation would be...

Gray sailer. Pics of your installation would be a terrific help. Did you put the sofa back in place?
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-03-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
Thanks Bob. I guess the location of the present...

Thanks Bob. I guess the location of the present power converter will dictate where I install the new inverter/charger.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-02-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,227
Posted By trumpetguy
Solar, inverter installation

We have bought a 2007 Classic 31 foot rear twin and I want to install some gear I own. A Magnum 3000 watt hybrid inverter, Blue sky charge controller, and five 100watt solar panels.

Has anyone...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-02-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,198
Posted By trumpetguy
What is CTD?

What is CTD?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-01-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,198
Posted By trumpetguy
Tow vehicle

I am the OP and want to say thanks for all the information and advice. I traded the Ram 1500 for a 2016 Ram 2500 6.7 i6.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-26-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,198
Posted By trumpetguy
Ram offers the 6.4 Hemi in a 3/4 ton so I will...

Ram offers the 6.4 Hemi in a 3/4 ton so I will look at one. The 31 Classic is lighter on the tongue than my 28International. Too light for my book. Iíll have to add a couple of six volt batteries...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-25-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,198
Posted By trumpetguy
The thing about diesel vs gas is most of my...

The thing about diesel vs gas is most of my driving is local and I like the mileage and the ride. We use our airstream primarily for trips in the Southeast less than 300 miles. We head north to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-24-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,198
Posted By trumpetguy
My wife says the same. I guess I have some work...

My wife says the same. I guess I have some work ahead to remove and install.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-24-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,198
Posted By trumpetguy
Four six volt batteries 200 pounds, 3000 watt...

Four six volt batteries 200 pounds, 3000 watt inverter 60 pounds, five 100 watt panels 50 pounds. Not sure if I will sell with the International or remove and install on the Classic. Prolly canít...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-24-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,198
Posted By trumpetguy
My Ram has Michelin LT tire on 20 inch wheels. ...

My Ram has Michelin LT tire on 20 inch wheels. Canít do any better in my book.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-24-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,198
Posted By trumpetguy
I have read the articles posted and will stick...

I have read the articles posted and will stick with my Ram. With the 3:92 rear end it has plenty of pulling power. I wonít have all the extra weight from batteries and solar so the classic may be...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-24-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,198
Posted By trumpetguy
With a tongue weight of only 770. Say we add...

With a tongue weight of only 770. Say we add another 1000 pounds for food, clothing, water, and stuff. That puts the tongue at less than 10%. My guess is this trailer will tend to sway more than...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-23-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,198
Posted By trumpetguy
Meant to say over taxed on the engine.

Meant to say over taxed on the engine.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-23-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,198
Posted By trumpetguy
We just finished a 2800 mile round trip that...

We just finished a 2800 mile round trip that included Mount Pigsah near Asheville, Virginia Highland Airstream Park in Floyd, VA, and up through the Shenandoah Valley to Gettysburg. There were some...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-23-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,198
Posted By trumpetguy
Tow vehicle

Presently towing our 2007 International 28 with a Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi. Seriously considering a 2007 31 foot Classic. The classic is 1500 pounds heavier but the tongue weight is 670 vs. 880.

Do I...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-07-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By trumpetguy
Generator on propane

It is a matter of use vs. Convenience and weight. We live in the Florida Panhandle only two miles from the beach so storms are a big issue. After hurricane Ivan we added a 17 KW whole house...
Forum: Base Camp 06-30-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,459
Posted By trumpetguy
Buy an Oliver if you want a small low maintenance...

Buy an Oliver if you want a small low maintenance trailer.
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 06-29-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,531
Posted By trumpetguy
Thanks all. As in most things there are always...

Thanks all. As in most things there are always two sides to every story. For now we are sticking with the 28 foot trailer. Inertia is part of the decision, but there is the fact that I have the AS...
Forum: Tires 06-15-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,354
Posted By trumpetguy
Is there a spray that will keep the tires sealed...

Is there a spray that will keep the tires sealed and prevent this migration of oil.
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