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Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-18-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,048
Posted By Patricia720
Experience will tell you.

If this is your first RV, CONGRATULATIONS! You are starting out with the best. I have used: a pop-up pickup bed camper; a 30 older motor home; a 29 5th wheel; a 16 hard side, crank-up A-frame...
Forum: Tires 02-16-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,408
Posted By Patricia720
I'm with Bob. Tires don't just blow for no...

I'm with Bob. Tires don't just blow for no reason. If the guy at the tire stores says they are okay, they are okay. Lots of AS owners baby their trailers. That's fine and if you have unlimited funds...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-11-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,892
Posted By Patricia720
I'm partial to Fantastic Fan and had two...

I'm partial to Fantastic Fan and had two installed when I bought my Safari. One reason is that when a part broke they immediately sent me a replacement with excellent instructions on how to install...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-19-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,512
Posted By Patricia720
Thanks for the help and for finding Interstate...

Thanks for the help and for finding Interstate dealers. I'll let you know what happens.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-19-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,512
Posted By Patricia720
Good idea. The problem is that it's the positive...

Good idea. The problem is that it's the positive post and I don't think I can get the cable off without tearing the post off. Since the battery is new and guaranteed, I don't want to void the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-19-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,512
Posted By Patricia720
HELP! Loose Post On New Battery

I'm visiting Alaska with my Safari and had to replace house batteries. I am having to charge them almost as often as I did the old ones. Checked to see if I had a loose cable and discovered that one...
Forum: On The Road... 03-31-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,870
Posted By Patricia720
Since dogs are not part of the native fauna, most...

Since dogs are not part of the native fauna, most American National Parks (everywhere, not just in the west) suggest that you leave them at home. It makes it difficult to camp with medium and large...
Forum: On The Road... 03-06-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By Patricia720
The Pourde Canyon route up to the Peak to Peak...

The Pourde Canyon route up to the Peak to Peak Highway, Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park is the way to go when towing. It is less steep and curvy than the Boulder Canyon route yet still...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-27-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,061
Posted By Patricia720
It seems to me that whatever you jury-rig...

It seems to me that whatever you jury-rig together is going to look weird and/or compromise the integrity of the truck bed/tonneau cover. If you're one of those folks who has to have things that are...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-21-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,809
Posted By Patricia720
Yep. I had the same problem last summer. My old...

Yep. I had the same problem last summer. My old hitch failed on the ferry from Port Townsend to Seattle and I drove to the nearest RV repair shop for a replacement. They installed the Equalizer....
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-16-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,469
Posted By Patricia720
When I first picked up my 2003 Safari SS I had...

When I first picked up my 2003 Safari SS I had the same leak. I posted on this forum and, to my great relief, learned that I had simply over-filled the fresh water tank. The overflow goes into the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-16-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By Patricia720
I had several repairs and upgrades when I first...

I had several repairs and upgrades when I first got my Airstream at Desert Autoplex. They did a good job and performed a couple repairs that cost less than any estimate I had from others. I'd give...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-15-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By Patricia720
Excellent suggestions! We will proceed as you...

Excellent suggestions! We will proceed as you suggest.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-15-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By Patricia720
Yes, but the refrigerator fan in their unit is...

Yes, but the refrigerator fan in their unit is above the refrigerator and the noise, sadly is below...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-14-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By Patricia720
Loud noise from converter

Hi everyone,
I have friends in town with their newish (2013?) Safari and they are preparing for a 2 week side trip. When they plugged the trailer into AC power (using an adapter from 30 amp to a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-20-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,947
Posted By Patricia720
I pull my 25' Safari with a 2012 Super Crew with...

I pull my 25' Safari with a 2012 Super Crew with ecoboost engine. I wanted a super cab but couldn't fine a newer model since most folks seem to want the crew. Now I am very glad that I got the crew....
Forum: Doors & Locks 12-12-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,153
Posted By Patricia720
This may be too simple a solution but,...

This may be too simple a solution but, occasionally, my door appears to be stuck shut but if I really jerk on the handle, it opens. I don't pry the door or lock. Just pull HARD on the door handle.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-09-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Patricia720
I had the same problem on my 2003 Safari. I found...

I had the same problem on my 2003 Safari. I found a hard rubber tube with a hole just a tad bigger than the wire, cut the tube and slipped it over the wire where the propane tank cover was pressing...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-06-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,143
Posted By Patricia720
If you read any of the RV magazines, the "Action...

If you read any of the RV magazines, the "Action Line" sections often highlight problems with slide outs. It seems that they slump, get out of alignment, leak and stick in place. A couple years ago,...
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 12-02-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,063
Posted By Patricia720
Wow. I am, once again, glad that I keep an eye on...

Wow. I am, once again, glad that I keep an eye on this forum. My rock guard sustained similar damage from road debris and I've been wondering if I should take the Safari to a restorer or the factory....
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-26-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,346
Posted By Patricia720
I'm late with this but CONGRATULATIONS! I've had...

I'm late with this but CONGRATULATIONS! I've had my 2003 Safari for over a year but looking at it still gives me a feeling of awe. I waited 25 years for mine and it was worth every minute of the wait.
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 11-14-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,385
Posted By Patricia720
Years ago, when I took my ABATE motorcycle class,...

Years ago, when I took my ABATE motorcycle class, the older Harley guy that taught the class recommended using lemon pledge on everything on the bike (body, chrome, leather, plastic, rubber, etc.). I...
Forum: Our Community 11-13-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,606
Posted By Patricia720
Here's a toilet solution. After I winterize, I...

Here's a toilet solution. After I winterize, I put a thick throw rug in the shower and put a portable chemical toilet there. I purchased one that, considering the height of the shower, allows me to...
Forum: On The Road... 11-03-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,618
Posted By Patricia720
Camping in north Texas

As others have mentioned, the Texas State Park system is exceptional. Two of my favorites are Davis Mountains SP and Hueco Tanks SP. Davis Mountains is very near the small town of Fort Davis which is...
Forum: On The Road... 11-03-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By Patricia720
RV Park Near San Francisco

I recently stayed at the Golden Gate RV Park. It is just across the bay from San Francisco, near the ferry and the Golden Gate Bridge. I think it was around $50/night. It is clean and cared for but...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-28-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,021
Posted By Patricia720
Dozens and dozens online, at least a dozen...

Dozens and dozens online, at least a dozen (probably more) in person.
Forum: 2003 Safari 08-28-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By Patricia720
Just an FYI follow-up here. It ended up that it...

Just an FYI follow-up here. It ended up that it was only overflow. I filled the tank and used it all the way back home to Prescott, AZ and it fills and works fine. If I space out and let it overflow...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-27-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,529
Posted By Patricia720
Dust eh? That makes sense. Thanks for the input....

Dust eh? That makes sense. Thanks for the input. When I dig the bugger out I'll try to figure out how the dust is making its way in and if I can prevent it.

Patricia
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-25-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,529
Posted By Patricia720
I've referred to this string several times and it...

I've referred to this string several times and it has been very helpful. I was having the same problem with the furnace in my 2003 Safari and it proved to be the sail switch. I had it replaced by a...
Forum: 2003 Safari 04-25-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By Patricia720
Thumbs up This forum rocks...

Thanks EVERYONE for the help. I am feeling much more confident that the leak is coming from the holes made when some type of overflow valve was removed from the outer tank. I am headed back under the...
Forum: 2003 Safari 04-23-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By Patricia720
Help! Stranded in Gettysburg

Hello All,

I picked up my new-to-me 2003 Safari in Lebanon, PA over a week ago, from a private owner, and came here to Gettysburg to shake her down a bit. I put water in the fresh water tank...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 01-20-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By Patricia720
Thanks guys!

Wow. I've never had such quick and educated responses to a question. Once, I finally get my hands on my trailer (I'm in Arizona and my "new" Trade Wind is in Texas!) I'm sure I'll have more. This...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 01-20-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By Patricia720
Question Heated holding tanks on 1976 Trade Wind?

I am in the process of buying a rebuilt, 1976 Trade Wind and need to know if the holding tanks are heated. I know that it has a fresh water tank, a gray water tank and a black water tank, in an...
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