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Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 02-20-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By ShinyPete
LAWBC- Wow, a heat gun. Wish I'd thought of...

LAWBC-

Wow, a heat gun. Wish I'd thought of that, and I have a nice one in the garage. :sad: DOH

Shear pulling power for me as you put it. It did come off once I got each corner started, but...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-19-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By ShinyPete
If AirForums would require some searches to be...

If AirForums would require some searches to be run, and some "easy" posts before every first time poster asks a potentially explosive question, we would have more time to camp. :)

It happens...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 02-17-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,016
Posted By ShinyPete
Rainbird- My advice is the 27fb-twin, as...

Rainbird-

My advice is the 27fb-twin, as that’s what we own. [emoji52]

Seriously though, the 27 is really great for us and 7yo & 4yo grands that camp with us often for 2-3 nights at a time. ...
Forum: Trailer Values 02-12-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By ShinyPete
Just a thought, but how about just changing parts...

Just a thought, but how about just changing parts of your interior décor to a closer match to the Serenity? It looks like you're talking about the exact same coach, and you would be spending a bunch...
Forum: On The Road... 02-11-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By ShinyPete
I write this some time ago on another thread-it...

I write this some time ago on another thread-it may be useful.

The Geo Method - Black and Gray Water Tank Maintenance

Another vote for the Geo method from our Shiny Pete. We started when...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-11-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By ShinyPete
I posted this some time ago: A reminder of...

I posted this some time ago:

A reminder of why we love Airstreams

I know, I know...........it's a man-made thing, it doesn't have a soul (or does it?:blush: ), it can leak, it needs...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-09-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By ShinyPete
G- Congratulations on the new ride!! I can...

G-

Congratulations on the new ride!! I can smell the leather from here.........or is that my jealousy? :) Like Tim the Toolman said, "more power".

Please still make sure to get a high...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 02-03-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By ShinyPete
Maxim Skylight Replacement on our Pete

Hello Airstreamers-

I know this has been covered before, but I just completed the replacement of the factory plastic skylight dome on our Shiny Pete, our 2014 Flying Cloud 27fb, and wanted to...
Forum: Tires 01-27-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,564
Posted By ShinyPete
I'll chime in here too I guess. We put the...

I'll chime in here too I guess. We put the Goodyear Endurance LR-E tires we're talking about here on our Pete, a 27fb twin in the spring of '17, replacing the factory GYM LR-D (build dates of 7-13)...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 01-26-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By ShinyPete
Our Pete, a 27fb twin, has three front storage...

Our Pete, a 27fb twin, has three front storage doors (thanks to the twin beds), and I am glad of that. I keep stuff like a spare parts bin, bbq tools, ant granules, bug candles and spray, and the...
Forum: Tires 01-25-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By ShinyPete
Too tall- There is a obviously a big...

Too tall-

There is a obviously a big difference in the LT AT2s in your initial post and the P series AT2s in post #9. If you have the P series XLs (and I think you do based on the 51lb max...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-25-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By ShinyPete
Towing with a 2009 Surburan 1500- First Time Post

Gousc-

I've got a few thoughts on the '09 burb/27fb combo. I had an '09 GMC crew 4x4 w/5.3L, and we have a 2014 Flying Cloud 27fb twin (same coach as yours sans décor), so I have some...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-01-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By ShinyPete
Airhead2018- Love your handle! Nice Work. ...

Airhead2018-

Love your handle! Nice Work.

FWIW, we have had the Fiamma bike rack mounted to the back of our 2014 Flying Cloud since delivery, and we have been very happy with it. It is...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-01-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,272
Posted By ShinyPete
Ddrg- FWIW, I think you will be ok with the...

Ddrg-

FWIW, I think you will be ok with the 1K bars, but happier with the 1.5Ks. You should definitely talk to BlueOx support as well. Your tow vehicle also has bearing on which bars to go with...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-28-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By ShinyPete
?propride hitch and transmitted shock to trailer?

Jimbob24-

As above posters we have been very pleased with a ProPride hitch used to link our Flying Cloud 27fb and ‘15 F150 w/MaxTow. We have never had anything come loose in the coach, or any...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-20-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,406
Posted By ShinyPete
All- It has been mentioned in this thread...

All-

It has been mentioned in this thread that the 6.2 runs on regular gas. Is that true aluma-body F250 owners? When we looked in '15 I thought the big gasser in the F250 required premium...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-17-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By ShinyPete
chelseykate- One other thought in addition...

chelseykate-

One other thought in addition to you checking all of the excellent recommendations above. If you smell "a funk" when you come in the door a thought I had is that it could be the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-13-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,348
Posted By ShinyPete
Please help: 2018 Globetrotter => 2018 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew Confirmation

Ddrg-

Good for you and congrats on an upcoming F150 purchase(sounds like).

As I stated earlier, we are very pleased with our ‘15 model. I am of the opinion that you don’t need a 3/4 ton or 1...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-11-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,348
Posted By ShinyPete
Ddrg- I am firmly in the camp mentioned...

Ddrg-

I am firmly in the camp mentioned above that any Airstream made can be towed by most) 1/2 tons. However, there were/are some 1/2 tons made that are simply not suitable-v6 work trucks with...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 12-01-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,625
Posted By ShinyPete
Ya'll are scaring me!

I’ll join the good news parade from above! We bought a 14 new in late 13 and truly had no Airstream design nor construction issues to speak of. Most every failure we experienced under warranty was...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-01-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By ShinyPete
Our 15k Dometic on our 27fb drains some...

Our 15k Dometic on our 27fb drains some condensation onto the coach roof when in heat pump mode as well. Seems to depend on outside temp and humidity conditions. Must be condensation from...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-25-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,387
Posted By ShinyPete
Had to dump my 09 gmc due to that very system. ...

Had to dump my 09 gmc due to that very system. When it dropped cylinders, then it shifted horribly. Plus it started blowing oil past the valves that controlled the cylinder drop, “eating” oil.........
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-05-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,940
Posted By ShinyPete
R- We purchased our "Pete", a Flying Cloud...

R-

We purchased our "Pete", a Flying Cloud 27fb twin as a new 2014 in Nov of 2013. We intended to purchase a used Airstream, if we could find the floorplan we wanted in Florida, and could work...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-03-2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By ShinyPete
Progressive Dynamics EMS-HW50C

Bill-

My 30 amp exterior power plug is obviously different than your 50, and the safety cover came off to allow me to replace the wire. Yours must come off somehow because you may have to replace...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-01-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By ShinyPete
All- I decided to snap a few pics of our EMS...

All-

I decided to snap a few pics of our EMS 30 Amp install as described above. Hopefully these make sense, and help describe how I mounted the unit under the closet shelf in our 27fb. Sorry,...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-29-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By ShinyPete
Progressive Dynamics EMS-HW50C

FWIW-

I just put the 30 amp model in our "Pete", our 27fb twin. We only have one AC, so a 30 amp coach. I think what I did on ours would work fine in your 50 amp coach as well.

I mounted ours...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-23-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,953
Posted By ShinyPete
For F150 owners towing 30' Airstreams

J-

I try to avoid these tow vehicle threads because they usually end up in a fight.[emoji57]

In this case however, I might can add something. We tow a Flying Cloud 27fb twin with a '15 4wd...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-05-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By ShinyPete
Dragline- Thank you for sharing this...

Dragline-

Thank you for sharing this excellent idea. I have often thought about protecting those drain valves better than the factory does. Nicely done! Onto my fixup list for our Pete it...
Forum: On The Road... 07-28-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By ShinyPete
Alabama's Desoto State Park

We just stayed at Desoto and then Cloudland for a few days each in early June. They are both really nice parks and well worth the trip. Desoto is especially nice, with a great layout, big sites,...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-19-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,546
Posted By ShinyPete
Far- We have had our Pete, a Flying Cloud...

Far-

We have had our Pete, a Flying Cloud 27fb twin nearly 4 years and we love this size and floor plan. It's perfect for us and often our almost 4 and almost 7 year old grands.

After a 40'...
Forum: Tires 07-19-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,237
Posted By ShinyPete
Mollysdad- We installed the Endurance tires...

Mollysdad-

We installed the Endurance tires on our Pete, a '14 Flying Cloud 27fb twin in early summer, in Load Range E, 80 psi max pressure. We are very impressed with the tire, as was our 30+...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-08-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By ShinyPete
New owners of our dream

Lucy-

Also the fan running because the batteries are charging should go away after like 24hrs. I definitely recommend replacing the factory converter(lots of threads on here for particulars).
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-05-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,734
Posted By ShinyPete
DJZ- Here is our experience described in...

DJZ-

Here is our experience described in detail in going from an F150 5.0 just like yours to a 2015 F150 EcoBoost with MaxTow.
...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-27-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By ShinyPete
Thank you for the kind words to the forum...

Thank you for the kind words to the forum community! Too often a new person comes on AF to ask a question that's easily found with a quick search, and we never hear from them again. I know I was...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-22-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,418
Posted By ShinyPete
Another vote for the Geo method from our Shiny...

Another vote for the Geo method from our Shiny Pete. We started when Pete came home in late '13 and all through '14 with packs and all sorts of other rv tank treatments, and sometimes had a...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 06-11-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By ShinyPete
We did the boat hatch spring on our 27fb 3 years...

We did the boat hatch spring on our 27fb 3 years ago. Works great to this day!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-08-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,652
Posted By ShinyPete
First Timer Asking for Input on Models :)

Radio-

As it sounds like y'all are going to full or at least 3/4 time in your Airstream, and love the 25fb twin......

I strongly recommend looking at a 27fb twin if you can. We absolutely love...
Forum: On The Road... 06-07-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,847
Posted By ShinyPete
Loading the Fiamma Bike Rack

Silver-

Looks good to me. Ours have ridden everywhere we've had our Pete since we bought him over 3 years ago. And we've never secured nor locked ours outside of the Fiamma straps you show in...
Forum: Tires 06-06-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,351
Posted By ShinyPete
Double checking load table info

DaveMc-

Don't run the Marathons less than the 65 psi the tire calls for as well as Im betting the tire data sticker on your coach calls for. Just my opinion, but we did that for 3 yrs on our 7600...
Forum: Tires 06-06-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,833
Posted By ShinyPete
Changing out your 15 inch Marathon tires?

Outdoors-

If there's something wrong with your axle (like one set of tires is getting eaten due to a bent axle?), who cares if they match? Slap a couple of cheap STs on one side of the coach,...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-01-2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,266
Posted By ShinyPete
Fore and aft pitching

Mikeinca-

My advice is....forget the dealer. No matter how good yours is, the person setting up your hitch probably eyeballed it at best and guessed at worse (perhaps without the rig loaded for...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-30-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,942
Posted By ShinyPete
[emoji897] here we go.

[emoji897] here we go.
Forum: Member Introductions 05-25-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,088
Posted By ShinyPete
Tilly- I feel you on maintaining a big...

Tilly-

I feel you on maintaining a big coach, especially a Prevost. We had a Newmar DutchStar DP, and longed (at least I did) for a bus conversion, because we had several friends with them. Boy,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-18-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By ShinyPete
Fun- I think that's a mac-daddy '06! ...

Fun-

I think that's a mac-daddy '06! Whoever spec'd it knew what they were doing, 7200 lb gvwr, LT tires factory, 3.73 LS, nicely done. And from Arizona? And from a friend? And with less than...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-18-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By ShinyPete
Newbie RV'r in Cypress, Texas

Kelly & Shelly-

First of all welcome to airforums and congratulations on your new coach! Many of us spent several years going through different iterations of RVs until we landed on Airstream so I...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-15-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By ShinyPete
Pete likes the Ice (Turtle Wax that is)

Well, I decided I had some spare energy yesterday afternoon, so I started on the annual wash, detail, and polish routine of Shiny Pete, our Flying Cloud 27fb.

Pete has been babied most of his 3...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 05-03-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,103
Posted By ShinyPete
Using floor jack and jack stands to change wheels

I recently took our coach to the tire shop for new shoes. The easiest way is to just pull one set of axles onto ramps and change one set, then reverse......

Course it really only works if you...
Forum: Awnings 05-01-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By ShinyPete
I am a big fan of Eternabond, as mentioned above...

I am a big fan of Eternabond, as mentioned above by Rostam. (Although, I hadn't thought of doing the roof rivets or the awning rail edge - nice work!)

I cured leaks on at least 5 sob campers for...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-01-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,750
Posted By ShinyPete
Our Airstream was named by our then a little over...

Our Airstream was named by our then a little over 3 year old grandson on the first day he saw it in late 2013. We name pretty much everything around here, so I asked him what we should name the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-21-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,586
Posted By ShinyPete
internal Surge Protector Options

I have a question for you folks with a Progressive mounted inside the coach. Is it "buzzy" noisy, like a transformer or other power supply buzz or hum noise? I see someone above mentioned fan...
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