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Forum: Insurance & Claims 01-24-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,144
Posted By jcanavera
I know one of the reasons I took my policy out...

I know one of the reasons I took my policy out with Progressive when the trailer was new was the guaranteed value clause of the original purchase price for the trailer once we passed year 5 of...
Forum: The Pet Forum 01-21-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By jcanavera
Immunizations

In the past two years I have increased the immunization levels in my dogs, specifically for two known problems. First started a few years ago where there was a known Canine Influenza out break in...
Forum: Tires 01-21-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,755
Posted By jcanavera
I got a set of Defenders last spring at Discount...

I got a set of Defenders last spring at Discount Tire Direct Online. My gut is they probably are gone from inventories at this point. They had been manufactured about 8 weeks earlier prior to my...
Forum: The Pet Forum 01-21-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,582
Posted By jcanavera
Scary situation trying to pull two battling dogs...

Scary situation trying to pull two battling dogs apart. Leash on always when my dogs are outside the trailer. I also put a harness on both to better keep them linked to me. Collar's are too likely...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 01-17-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,535
Posted By jcanavera
I have one of these only I bought it back in 1982...

I have one of these only I bought it back in 1982 and the wand is copper tube rather than plastic. First time I used it on my Suburban water heater on my Hi-Lo and was shocked on the amount of...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 01-10-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,820
Posted By jcanavera
The real shame with the 40 lb aluminum tanks is...

The real shame with the 40 lb aluminum tanks is that they are subject to the same inspection rules as the cheaper steel tanks. Once you get that mandatory 10 year certification check, you then are...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-10-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By jcanavera
I fought a battle with my pump only to find that...

I fought a battle with my pump only to find that the filter was clogged with a very fine coating of sediment. At first glance the filter looked good but I removed it from the pump and inserted a...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 01-10-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,820
Posted By jcanavera
We have a Tractor Supply near us but check with...

We have a Tractor Supply near us but check with them before you drag your tanks or Airstream over to them. Not all of their outlets have propane filling availability. The one near me only offers...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 01-01-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,550
Posted By jcanavera
Here's the reservation list that I'm aware of as...

Here's the reservation list that I'm aware of as of 1/2/20. Happy New Year. If you have a site please post it here and I'll update the list. I know there were some issues so I'm not going to list...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-31-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,520
Posted By jcanavera
One other possibility. The pigtail from the tank...

One other possibility. The pigtail from the tank to the regulator may be bad. In 2018 I replaced both pigtails on my tanks. One had begun to leak. Once replaced, I continued to run the trailer...
Forum: Community Polls 12-31-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By jcanavera
I don't believe there is much difference in the...

I don't believe there is much difference in the condition of the trailers. Quite honestly I'm a destination camper rather than a wanderer. The fact that the trailer sits at a destination for the...
Forum: Trailer Values 12-29-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,935
Posted By jcanavera
If that 2003 was reasonably taken care of the...

If that 2003 was reasonably taken care of the most likely defects or items that may need dealt with might be the seat cushions and carpeting. Typically the original sensing system for the fresh...
Forum: Windows & Screens 12-28-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,315
Posted By jcanavera
Interesting aspect. As others are assuming, you...

Interesting aspect. As others are assuming, you have an Interstate? If so, there is an interesting parallel in the Conversion van process. In my case I have a GMC Savana passenger van. The...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 12-19-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,550
Posted By jcanavera
I'm in P21.

I'm in P21.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 12-18-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,550
Posted By jcanavera
2020 Moraine View Forum Rally

Back again for its 18th year is the Moraine View Rally held at Moraine View State Park in LeRoy Illinois. This locale is centrally located and a reasonable weekend drive from many of the major...
Forum: Our Community 12-03-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,241
Posted By jcanavera
I really do like my '04 and probably short of an...

I really do like my '04 and probably short of an accident or weather related issue, it may be the last trailer I ever own. My insurance provider Progressive, has covered it since it was new and if I...
Forum: On The Road... 11-14-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,174
Posted By jcanavera
I don't know how the modern heat pumps work on...

I don't know how the modern heat pumps work on the newer Airstreams but mine has a defrost cycle that occurs after a certain amount of run time. That's because that outside coil that is usually hot...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-14-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,193
Posted By jcanavera
From what I remember my experience with hail in...

From what I remember my experience with hail in Colorado seemed to be in the Denver area while camped on the eastern side of the mountains. None caused damage to my trailer but after spending almost...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-14-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By jcanavera
Had my breakaway cable show signs of failure this...

Had my breakaway cable show signs of failure this year. I just looked at the breakaway unit itself, found the brand and model name on it. It was a Tekonsha 2010 model. Went to etrailer.com found...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-13-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By jcanavera
There is one potential caution in this thinking...

There is one potential caution in this thinking is that dependent upon how your Airstream was plumbed, closing the bypass valves prior to blowing out lines can leave water in lines between the tank...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 11-06-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By jcanavera
I know if you want to save a few $$ then used...

I know if you want to save a few $$ then used might be a good option if you have had a previous owner that took care of things. I know when I started looking for a Classic, I told my local...
Forum: On The Road... 11-06-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,786
Posted By jcanavera
I have the $10 America the Beautiful pass which...

I have the $10 America the Beautiful pass which accepted at Corp of Engineer campgrounds also. At a lake close to my locale there are 3 Corp of Engineer parks that have full hook up sites that I pay...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 11-06-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By jcanavera
I bought my Progressive policy for my then newly...

I bought my Progressive policy for my then newly built 2004 Classic slide out. Initial premium was about $65 monthly. First 5 years was replacement value for like kind if the trailer was totaled no...
Forum: On The Road... 11-06-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,321
Posted By jcanavera
Really with camping at the 45 year mark, my...

Really with camping at the 45 year mark, my biggest concerns are more health related as I get older than on the law and order security side. I've had an instance of theft in a big Myrtle Beach...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-04-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,618
Posted By jcanavera
Years ago I never left anything in the toilet on...

Years ago I never left anything in the toilet on my SOB and would soak up any residual left at the bottom. What I realized however, was that the seal was drying up over the winter and upon first...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 10-31-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By jcanavera
Repairing the jack

I decided to put a better jack on rather than repair my jack. I bought a Husky Super Brute 5000 lb capacity jack. Less cost than an OEM, uses ball and screw technology for lifting, and has a pop...
Forum: Tires 10-30-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,291
Posted By jcanavera
They have no presence in the St Louis area but...

They have no presence in the St Louis area but I’ve ordered via the Internet. Fresh tires, no tax, and free delivery. Bought my last two sets of Michelin tires for my Classic from them. The last...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-22-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By jcanavera
Shower door Fell Off

On my last trip I opened the shower door and the door came out of its holders. I kept it from falling to the ground and discovered a couple of important screws that have worked their way loose over...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-21-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 159,065
Posted By jcanavera
I've used RV anti-freeze my entire life of...

I've used RV anti-freeze my entire life of pulling hard sided trailers. Only had one bad experience which was a low quality no name anti-freeze. That stuff melted the water bladder in the flushing...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-21-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By jcanavera
Other thing you could do is take a shop vac,...

Other thing you could do is take a shop vac, reverse the hose to the output side, wrap some rags around the hose and and put it into the drain. I guarantee that this will force out all water from...
Forum: General Appliance Topics 10-20-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By jcanavera
New gas pigtail bites me

I replaced the gas pig tails again this spring that connect the propane tanks to the regulator. No one makes the same length pig tail that came on my 2004 Classic. The first time I bought a pig...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-20-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By jcanavera
You would think. But I know on my old Suburban...

You would think. But I know on my old Suburban water heater in the Hi-Lo which only used gas, I was always surprised at the white flakes that would come out. But I wonder if running on electric if...
Forum: On The Road... 10-20-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,943
Posted By jcanavera
Went from a 27' Safari to a 30' Classic slide...

Went from a 27' Safari to a 30' Classic slide out. I had bought a 3/4 van prior to that move and the difference between that half ton van I had before and the 3/4 ton van was noticeable when I...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-20-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By jcanavera
Handy Tool

I bought this back in 1982 and the modern versions of this use a plastic tube rather than the copper on one mine. Every year when I winterize and drain the hot water heater, I use this tube to scour...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-17-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By jcanavera
I use air and pink RV antifreeze. My dealer...

I use air and pink RV antifreeze. My dealer winterizes with air only but he noted that when he hooks up his compressed air, he completely dries out the entire piping system. He noted that most...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 10-17-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,763
Posted By jcanavera
I have a Q-1000 (aka Baby Q) which was an unused...

I have a Q-1000 (aka Baby Q) which was an unused return and was clearance price for $50. I also found a matching Weber cover for it along with the matching Weber rolling stand. I know mine has a...
Forum: Tires 10-16-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By jcanavera
I'm still don't have confidence in ST tires over...

I'm still don't have confidence in ST tires over time due to failures in my original D rated Marathons and then subsequent failure with 2 E rated Maxxis ST tires. Both brands of tires failed due to...
Forum: 2002 - 2005 International 10-16-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By jcanavera
The Micropluse system originally had a 5 year...

The Micropluse system originally had a 5 year warranty by the manufacturer. They sent me a new one when I contacted them about a burnt out LED. Since then I've lost another LED, the black tank...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-10-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,077
Posted By jcanavera
Using antifreeze will make sure you displace and...

Using antifreeze will make sure you displace and residual water left in the pipes. Unless you apply enough pressure and dry out those lines, any droplets left in the system can move to a low spot in...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-07-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,013
Posted By jcanavera
Over the Air TV?

I’m camped at a site 80 east St Louis. I decided to leave the portable dish at home and use the batwing. At first I was impressed last night with lots of available channels. On the initial scan my...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 10-07-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,885
Posted By jcanavera
Quite honestly the toilet in my 30’ Classic is...

Quite honestly the toilet in my 30’ Classic is not conducive to a stand up mode and as a courtesy I use it sitting in order to keep things tidy. I feel that asking your male companion to use this...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-04-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By jcanavera
Loud WHOOSH from heat pump?

Yeah, Bob did give you a good piece of advice in that the area in the outer part of the box has to drain also and unlike the inner coil box, it can get debris in it. That drain for that area is...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-03-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By jcanavera
Seems strange since summer is when the water...

Seems strange since summer is when the water condenses on the inside coil. When in heat pump mode that coil gets hot/warm so moisture shouldn’t condense there. Wonder if that outside coil and the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-02-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By jcanavera
What is happening is the heat pump (at least on...

What is happening is the heat pump (at least on mine) when you have extended run times will shut the fan down and reverse the flow of the refrigerant that’s the noise you hear. Keep in mind when in...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-02-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,320
Posted By jcanavera
Original Goodyear Marathons ST tires started...

Original Goodyear Marathons ST tires started failing with belt separation on the last trip of season 3. Maxxis ST E rated tires failed on the first trip of season 4 with belt separation. 16”...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-02-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By jcanavera
And that spray hose for the toilet if your toilet...

And that spray hose for the toilet if your toilet is so equipped. Also your add antifreeze to the kitchen, bathroom sink drain traps and the shower drain traps.

Jack
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-02-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By jcanavera
Setting the valves in bypass mode and then...

Setting the valves in bypass mode and then blowing out the lines could, dependent upon your plumbing for your trailer, might leave some water in the lines between the valves and tank.
...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-02-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,013
Posted By jcanavera
Yep. Typically directional antennas provide more...

Yep. Typically directional antennas provide more gain due to their ability to focus on an aimed spot. Omni antennas can save you the trouble of aiming but the downside is they don't have the...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-02-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,013
Posted By jcanavera
While I have the directional batwing antenna, the...

While I have the directional batwing antenna, the US going digital has really made it harder to get reliable signals in rural locales. Unlike the old VHF service where picture quality would...
Forum: Our Community 09-30-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,619
Posted By jcanavera
I've only owned one trailer with ducted air which...

I've only owned one trailer with ducted air which was an SOB. Quite honestly I like the ductless units because they are much more efficient. You get no back pressure which is present on any forced...
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