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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 09-07-2019, 08:40 AM
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Posted By mattskav
2018 Airstream Tommy Bahama 27 - Connecticut

Title: 2018 Airstream Tommy Bahama 27 - Connecticut
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

2018 Tommy Bahama 27FB - Like New

Solar w/ AGM
Dual Awning
Oven w/ Separate...
Forum: On The Road... 05-06-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 427,203
Posted By mattskav
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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-19-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,959
Posted By mattskav
Search there is plenty of info on this and the...

Search there is plenty of info on this and the pros and cons.

TLDR; Payload/Axle ratings run a 4x4 supercrew F150 at / over its limit without the payload package (which limits the trim options)....
Forum: Nest 2018 - 2020 04-15-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 24,563
Posted By mattskav
Iím really struggling to understand why they made...

Iím really struggling to understand why they made the decision to go all in on this from a business strategy standpoint. I was really hoping they would use the opportunity to get to a price point...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-13-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By mattskav
Ugh you wouldnít believe it, so the screens in...

Ugh you wouldnít believe it, so the screens in the faucet are fine, I pulled apart the faucet valve and it looked good too. I turned the water on with the valve removed expecting it to spray out and...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-12-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By mattskav
27TB - No Water Galley Sink

I canít figure this one out. We have a 27TB that was de-winterized. Iím not getting water at the kitchen sink, but the lav and the shower are okay. Iíve tried the supply lines leading to the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-01-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,144
Posted By mattskav
No problem! A few things to consider Audi...

No problem! A few things to consider

Audi specifically calls out on page 94 of the new Q7 manual to "Never mount a weight-distributing or "load balancing" trailer coupler as the vehicle was not...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 03-31-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By mattskav
Never mind the polish, what festivals?!?!

Never mind the polish, what festivals?!?!
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-16-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By mattskav
I traded to a '17 250 to tow our TB from a '16...

I traded to a '17 250 to tow our TB from a '16 150 2.7 to tow our '23 FC.

The first week I thought it was way better than the 150, 4 weeks in I thought I made a mistake, 3 months in and it's an...
Forum: Our Community 03-14-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,993
Posted By mattskav
Hey just remember, throughout history the same...

Hey just remember, throughout history the same could be said about all new owners! I was camping in a 1000 degree canvas tent next to some wuss glamper in a shiny new 1980 Airstream Excella II 31 at...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-11-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By mattskav
Itís a cool mod, but if youíve ever removed both...

Itís a cool mod, but if youíve ever removed both batteries it takes a solid 5 minutes to wrench out the rats nest of wires and pull them. Anyone with that much dedication isnít going to hesitate to...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 02-03-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By mattskav
The layout of the 30 is great because, while...

The layout of the 30 is great because, while busy, it has a lot of bedding options. You won't go wrong with it.

I will say we ended up ditching the bunk since we found its use was short lived. ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-28-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,779
Posted By mattskav
Itís best to get the trailer you want, though you...

Itís best to get the trailer you want, though you wonít be able to tow a 23+ with the highlander.

Also, Iím not sure where in VT you live, but I wouldnít classify either side of rt. 4 around...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-23-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,779
Posted By mattskav
It really depends on what Highlander you have. ...

It really depends on what Highlander you have. If you have a 2016+ Highlander V6 with the tow prep package it's SAE J2807 rated for 5000lbs w/ a 500lb tongue weight. Basically you should be fine...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 01-18-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,482
Posted By mattskav
Try again with USAA, I just got a new policy from...

Try again with USAA, I just got a new policy from them on our trailer last month and they literally stamped my rmv-1 yesterday. Weíve used them ever since we started rvíing.

Amica is always a...
Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 01-17-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,102
Posted By mattskav
Oh also on the awnings we got the Three awnings...

Oh also on the awnings we got the Three awnings but I had them leave the rear awning off since it has the hatch. Having the 3rd awning back there just seemed weird.
Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 01-17-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,102
Posted By mattskav
We just closed on a 2018TB in Nov. Our 3rd AS...

We just closed on a 2018TB in Nov. Our 3rd AS since 2016 (TL;DR 25' is the minimum for a small family) I'd never get another one without Solar.

Maintaining the batteries is such a pain. I...
Forum: Community Polls 01-03-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,382
Posted By mattskav
I think most of us have gone through that mental...

I think most of us have gone through that mental math. As many others have pointed out here, it really depends on what you (as a family) enjoy.

To us it's like a second home, it's our space, we...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-30-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By mattskav
Depends on what you are looking to do, the...

Depends on what you are looking to do, the consensus at the moment is the champion 3500
to run an AC, Honda and Yamaha 2000 if less that running an ac. Champion 2000 if on a budget. We are in a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-06-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,698
Posted By mattskav
I literally just got mine last Friday (250 6.2...

I literally just got mine last Friday (250 6.2 Screw 4X4) it's not fully broken in just yet (720mi). I can tell you it's not good empty, I got 13.2 highway varying between 55-72 MPH Boston to...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-05-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,087
Posted By mattskav
F250 Sticker Payload Shock

So in another post we wondered about the possibility of pulling a 27 footer (TB) with an F150. After considering that guidance, and doing the math, our 2.7 Screw Lariat w/ a payload of 1417 would be...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-30-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,488
Posted By mattskav
I tow a 23D BH with an F150 Lariat, I've always...

I tow a 23D BH with an F150 Lariat, I've always said the trailer rides heavy, and I'm not in love with it. We really want to trade up for a 28' and went to look at a gorgeous used Platinum F150 Max...
Forum: Our Community 10-10-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,625
Posted By mattskav
Probably have to wait until the 14th on the...

Probably have to wait until the 14th on the tongue weight but looking through the pictures it has a ducted forced hot air furnace. It's the silver switch looking things that have my curiosity...
Forum: Our Community 10-07-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,625
Posted By mattskav
Oh man, did you get any pictures of the nest?

Oh man, did you get any pictures of the nest?
Forum: Our Community 10-07-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,625
Posted By mattskav
I guess like anything you have to see it in...

I guess like anything you have to see it in person. The fact there are gas charged cylinders lifting the upper cabinet doors seems over the top. Iím just really struggling with the white thermofoil...
Forum: Our Community 10-06-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,625
Posted By mattskav
Yeah the exposed trashcans also are an...

Yeah the exposed trashcans also are an interesting choice.

Here is another site, this one seems to indicate an Oct 14th release date. Perhaps Haydocy let the cat out of the bag early.
...
Forum: Our Community 10-06-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,625
Posted By mattskav
Haydocy has pictures of theirs. It's kind of...

Haydocy has pictures of theirs. It's kind of fugly with the white uppers.

https://www.rvtrader.com/dealers/Haydocy-Airstream-and-RV-3038386/listing/2018-Airstream-Globetrotter-5000339148
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-24-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,375
Posted By mattskav
It was rumored Ford may do a 7 liter gas engine. ...

It was rumored Ford may do a 7 liter gas engine. In reality Ford is never going to make a large displacement gas engine ever again. Given the market success they've had with the Ecoboost line they...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-07-2017, 04:03 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 18,526
Posted By mattskav
His question was if he could tow without WD, the...

His question was if he could tow without WD, the answer is probably no. The hitch on the F150 is rated for 500 pounds dead weight, 1220 with WD. You may verify yourself at the link I provided.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-06-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 18,526
Posted By mattskav
When the 2018 Expedition is released they will...

When the 2018 Expedition is released they will publish a towing guide at https://www.ford.com/towingguides/

Most of the Ford hitches won't take a lot of dead weight, the F150 is only rated for 500...
Forum: On The Road... 07-17-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,058
Posted By mattskav
You should check out the 30FC Bunk. I think any...

You should check out the 30FC Bunk. I think any of the other options are going to require WAY too much setup and tear down every day. The downside is that bunks are hard to find unless new.
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-11-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,731
Posted By mattskav
I'm running 37lbs. at the moment. I think...

I'm running 37lbs. at the moment.

I think the hitch is ok, I did revisit the setup with the dealer and we moved the brackets aft some. The original guy took the lazy way out and left the long...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-11-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,731
Posted By mattskav
Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for. ...

Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for. What is the payload on your truck (on the door sticker)? Mine is about 1450 lbs. We probably have 675 lbs. in the truck between us, the two smaller...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-10-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,731
Posted By mattskav
Towing Pendleton/Tommy/Eddie/28 with a 2015+ F150

So we've fully caught the bug and after trading in both our prior vehicle and 16 Sport for a new F150 and 2017 23D Bunk we've found we love it. We love it so much we want to trade up again for...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 03-05-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By mattskav
I'd probably just pull the unit real quick before...

I'd probably just pull the unit real quick before going through the hassle of towing it back to the dealer. There is a little tool that came in the box that was in your airstream with the faceplate...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 02-24-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,896
Posted By mattskav
We purchased 16 Sport and went to a FC23D Bunk...

We purchased 16 Sport and went to a FC23D Bunk within 4 months. Here's my take, I would have started with a year old 22 Sport if I were to do it again, I think we'd still have it. It's bigger, but...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 02-18-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,320
Posted By mattskav
We have a 2017 23D Bunk. We rotate and I've...

We have a 2017 23D Bunk. We rotate and I've spent several nights on the pull out. I find it extremely comfortable and as an added bonus the windows are right there and give you a good breeze unlike...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-06-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,629
Posted By mattskav
Hmmm I looked into using a Q7 and/or a Touareg as...

Hmmm I looked into using a Q7 and/or a Touareg as well with a 23D.. You may want to check the owners guide on your VW under the trailer towing section.

The VW guides don't seem to be online and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-02-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,203
Posted By mattskav
If you are talking about a new truck, the Ford is...

If you are talking about a new truck, the Ford is safer (www.iihs.org) and also considered more reliable. We have the 2.7 EB and it's *plenty* stout and it works so incredibly well with the...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-01-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,949
Posted By mattskav
So, we actually tried this exact scenario. After...

So, we actually tried this exact scenario. After we had tent camped and owned a popup for a year, that was a PITA. We had a 2014 Odyssey Touring elite with a 4 and a 7 year old. We bought a '16...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-02-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,061
Posted By mattskav
Proceed with caution, all of the GM SUV's were...

Proceed with caution, all of the GM SUV's were just given **very** poor quality ratings from multiple sites including CR, Autoblog, etc..

I love GM vehicles, and was going to do a denali, but...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-02-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,960
Posted By mattskav
What you have is not out of the ordinary, it's...

What you have is not out of the ordinary, it's important to remember that these are hand built, *very* low volume units. Personally I don't compare ours to a car with 6-sigma quality, more like high...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-22-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,042
Posted By mattskav
I went to the physical store today since they had...

I went to the physical store today since they had them all there. The guy there echoed most folks here and also was pro Yamaha so I picked the Yamaha 1000. We'll have to see how it does. At the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-22-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,042
Posted By mattskav
That is great info, I assume it was a 13,500 that...

That is great info, I assume it was a 13,500 that you had issues with?
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-21-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,042
Posted By mattskav
Generator Selection Dilemma

I'd really like to get a generator for our 23D. The problem is the choices are limited (I need to buy from Cabela's since I have a lot of gift cards for there). They sell the following:

Yamaha...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-01-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,738
Posted By mattskav
It's an Atwood most likely. Take the cover...

It's an Atwood most likely.

Take the cover off and look at the wiring, unplug and replug any connections and look at the ground wire in particular where it grounds out tighten the nut if there is...
Forum: Our Community 09-26-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,995
Posted By mattskav
Generally the thing to be concerned about is...

Generally the thing to be concerned about is going down, and handling in wind where the vehicle gets pushed around. Your Tacoma (along with most modern vehicles) makes as much horsepower as an F350...
Forum: Our Community 09-24-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,995
Posted By mattskav
I assume used since you are not talking about the...

I assume used since you are not talking about the 16 vs. the 22? If you are talking used trailers absolutely go with the 19. If new, it's a *much* tougher call between the 19 and the 2017 22.

On...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-06-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,758
Posted By mattskav
I'm going to have the dealer check the setup...

I'm going to have the dealer check the setup again. It sits perfectly level, I measured it and looked it over and the only thing that seems off is that the chains on the WDH are not straight up and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-05-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,758
Posted By mattskav
The 2.7EB is all the motor you need with the...

The 2.7EB is all the motor you need with the F150; after towing a 16 Sport which seemed non-existent behind my 2014 Honda OTE I was a bit disappointed in the F150 and 23D combo. I find the chassis...
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