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Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-12-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,023
Posted By KJRitchie
The Samlex doesn't have this feature according to...

The Samlex doesn't have this feature according to the user manual. It states not to run inverter connected in parallel to another AC system otherwise you'll damage the inverter or cause fire. You'd...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-12-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,026
Posted By KJRitchie
I checked out your Samlex inverter instructions....

I checked out your Samlex inverter instructions. It says you can't run the inverter parallel to another AC source such as if you are plugged into shore power without damaging the inverter and/or fire...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 07-31-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By KJRitchie
2008 Airstream Classic 25 - Texas

Title: 2008 Airstream Classic 25 - Texas
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Well maintained 2008 Airstream Classic 25fb twin. The Airstream was originally a queen bed model and...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 07-18-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By KJRitchie
Same issue on my 2008 Classic 25fb. I had the...

Same issue on my 2008 Classic 25fb. I had the nozzle replaced. Make sure you run the water through your hose before connecting to flush out any rust or debris.
Forum: On The Road... 06-06-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,399
Posted By KJRitchie
Your more likely to see them at popular...

Your more likely to see them at popular destinations. On the road from Cortez, Co to Moab we saw several. In the campground I’m in now there is a FC 30 a few spots from us and a vintage one next to...
Forum: On The Road... 02-22-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By KJRitchie
We were there last April including Canyonlands...

We were there last April including Canyonlands Needle district. We booked into Devils Garden in Arches 6 months in advance as with the Moab KOA for a few nights. We drove around the area and most BLM...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 02-15-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,655
Posted By KJRitchie
We started our full time journey in October 2017....

We started our full time journey in October 2017. We headed west and camped at these national parks in 2017 and 2018:
Guadalupe Mt
South Rim Grand Canyon
Zion
Death Valley
Joshua Tree
Capitol...
Forum: Refrigerators 01-28-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,889
Posted By KJRitchie
I moved the thermistor up and and set it about...

I moved the thermistor up and and set it about 3/4 up from the bottom. Havenít got the E1 code for about a week now. Hope Iíve fixed it for the long run.

Kelvin
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 01-27-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,425
Posted By KJRitchie
I've already have experience removing my shower...

I've already have experience removing my shower door back in 2013 after we purchased our 2008 Classic 25fb. Do you use the inside plastic flashing in your installation? Can you post a photo showing...
Forum: Refrigerators 01-19-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,889
Posted By KJRitchie
I'm getting the E1 code while on shore power. I'm...

I'm getting the E1 code while on shore power. I'm not sure its cooling while on E1 when on shore power. I'll have to check the temperature of the fridge periodically and monitor it while E1 is...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-13-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By KJRitchie
I had the same issue with a one year old Shurflo....

I had the same issue with a one year old Shurflo. I purchased the check valve replacement kit. I had to remove the pump but replacing the check valve solved the issue. Costs about $20.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 12-14-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,315
Posted By KJRitchie
Contact A&P Vintage Trailer Works in Texas. They...

Contact A&P Vintage Trailer Works in Texas. They can make an aluminum plate and advise the paint they use for the frame and how to attach the plate. They did my Truma install.

Or just get the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-12-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,797
Posted By KJRitchie
Are the current Tesla charging stations open...

Are the current Tesla charging stations open source to allow other manufactures vehicles charge or will Tesla shut them down to only allow their vehicles to charge to keep their market share when...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 12-08-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,299
Posted By KJRitchie
Furrion has a line ov RV ranges and ovens. I’ve...

Furrion has a line ov RV ranges and ovens. I’ve been told they are more accurate than the Dometics.

I don’t care for the Dometic stove top. Seems a sauce pan could slip off a burner and make a...
Forum: Boondocking 12-06-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,123
Posted By KJRitchie
Where do you place that in a 25fb without...

Where do you place that in a 25fb without tripping on it when using the trailer?
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 11-27-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By KJRitchie
I installed a new Shurflo 4008 Revolution pump in...

I installed a new Shurflo 4008 Revolution pump in my trailer last year. Recently I discovered the same issue. I purchased the check valve replacement kit, about $14 to $17. Seemed to have fixed the...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 11-26-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By KJRitchie
Where to Store an Instapot in a Late Model Classic

Looking at photos of the 2016 - 2019 Classic where do you store a large appliance like an Instapot or a small air fryer. Under the sink is taken up by drawers and trash can and the one large door...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-16-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 17,683
Posted By KJRitchie
We were in Fish Creek in loop A this summer for a...

We were in Fish Creek in loop A this summer for a week just before the Howe Ridge fire started, site 25.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 11-16-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 118,867
Posted By KJRitchie
So you have to be careful no to cover the slots...

So you have to be careful no to cover the slots between the mattress and wall with a blanket.

Are the radiators easy to clean. I can imagine dust and blanket fuzz getting down in there.

Kelvin
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 11-16-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 118,867
Posted By KJRitchie
If you run only on propane (boondocking scenario)...

If you run only on propane (boondocking scenario) is the 10 deg/hr parameter still valid or is it just for when itís on electric and gas, so itís lower on just gas? Is the heating performance as good...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 11-14-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 118,867
Posted By KJRitchie
What experience is with the Alde system in...

What experience is with the Alde system in heating a Classic twin model. I notice on the queen bed version there are radiators along the bedroom walls and behind the bed. Where are the radiators in...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-10-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By KJRitchie
I have a 2008 Classic 25fb. If you remove the...

I have a 2008 Classic 25fb. If you remove the furnace duct and have small hands you can access the shower drain. Other wise you will need to remove the wall. I was able to get my hand in there with a...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 11-01-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 39,338
Posted By KJRitchie
My wife is hankering for the 3qt model. We have a...

My wife is hankering for the 3qt model. We have a 6 qt pressure cooker we use on the stove currently. When boondocking you would need to use the inverter. Are you able to run the IP for 1/2 hour on...
Forum: Our Community 10-28-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By KJRitchie
I installed a Shurflo 4008 a year ago. I ran it a...

I installed a Shurflo 4008 a year ago. I ran it a first without the Shurflo accumulator. At small flows the pump would come on the off and the stream of water out the faucet would pulsate. After the...
Forum: Boondocking 10-28-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,729
Posted By KJRitchie
We ditched our ice coolers and decided on a...

We ditched our ice coolers and decided on a Dometic CFX 28, 12v/120v cooler/freezer. We store our beverages in it. Pulls about 4.5a when the compressor runs. Never have buy ice again.

Kelvin
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 10-28-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,380
Posted By KJRitchie
Looks like the external regulator is the...

Looks like the external regulator is the workaround for me. So far since yesterday afternoon the water tank level has remained constant at 33%. Iíll have to replace the Shurflo city water connection...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 10-27-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,380
Posted By KJRitchie
After performing a 24hr test all seemed well...

After performing a 24hr test all seemed well until I moved to a another campsite in the same campground and hooked up the city water. Level went from 29 to 33 and raising slowly. I have an external...
Forum: Refrigerators 10-24-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By KJRitchie
Great find. Thanks Kelvin

Great find. Thanks

Kelvin
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 10-24-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,380
Posted By KJRitchie
I ran the water tank down from 100% to 79%...

I ran the water tank down from 100% to 79% (SeeLevel system) and turned the city water back on. Over 3 hours I monitored the system and it stayed at 79%. We ran the pump for toilet, kitchen and a...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-23-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 118,867
Posted By KJRitchie
What is your experience with the Alde system...

What is your experience with the Alde system boondocking? Can you run the heat over night without running your batteries down, say keeping the inside 62F if the outside is 32F? Or is it treated like...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 10-21-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,680
Posted By KJRitchie
Thanks for sharing. Kelvin

Thanks for sharing.

Kelvin
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 10-21-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,380
Posted By KJRitchie
I’m having the same problem, just notivpce this...

I’m having the same problem, just notivpce this today. Doesn’t the onboard water regulator prevent over pressure? I’m going to use our water pump, Shurflow 4008, to draw the water tank down to 50%...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-18-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,221
Posted By KJRitchie
When running a load on these batteries how much a...

When running a load on these batteries how much a voltage drop do you notice? Say a worse case scenario of running the furnace plus half your lights turned on when the batteries are at 100% and 50%....
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 09-15-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,929
Posted By KJRitchie
Great upgrades. The counter built under the TV...

Great upgrades. The counter built under the TV area is our 2nd favorite mod after the twin beds. We are going to make some further changes to our Airstream in December at A&P.

I made a mistake in...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-14-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,547
Posted By KJRitchie
I use a Hitchgrip on my Equalizer head and a...

I use a Hitchgrip on my Equalizer head and a cheap 4 wheel dolly to move it around the campsite. Just a matter of lifting out the head and then wheeling around. Saved my back.

Kelvin
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-14-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By KJRitchie
Award travel trailers went out of business in the...

Award travel trailers went out of business in the 90s. They were a unique trailer with an aerodynamic design. I've seen a few on the road over the years and the gray fiberglass didn't age well when...
Forum: On The Road... 08-04-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,077
Posted By KJRitchie
I carry an electric leaf blower since I’m full...

I carry an electric leaf blower since I’m full timing. Don’t use it much but when staying a month at an RV Park in the fall with trees around it comes in handy to blow leaves off the AS roof and...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 06-17-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,911
Posted By KJRitchie
We are at Honeymann SP near Florence, OR. There...

We are at Honeymann SP near Florence, OR. There are quite a few Airstreams dotted around this large campground waiting to head into Salem. We are not planning to attend but read the WBCII site about...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-08-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,360
Posted By KJRitchie
When I had my new Dometic 15K unit I decided to...

When I had my new Dometic 15K unit I decided to go with the drain cups. After it was installed some of the condensate would drip on the roof. It was more apparent if the trailer was even slightly not...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 05-16-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,180
Posted By KJRitchie
Thanks for sharing. It was great bumping into you...

Thanks for sharing. It was great bumping into you at the Sinclair for propane. It was nice to have lunch with you guys while we were at Bryce.

I was able to hike Faireyland loop twice, hiking...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-09-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By KJRitchie
Is this apparent after having one of the tanks...

Is this apparent after having one of the tanks filled? I notice sometimes slight venting at the end of the valve when I have a tank filled and it sits in the sun. I just switch over to that tank to...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-04-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,277
Posted By KJRitchie
I've had mine, not the G model, for almost two...

I've had mine, not the G model, for almost two years. What I don't like about the 1012 is the AC transfer is only 15 amps. The beochure for this model stated 20 amps but the specs in the user manual...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-03-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,785
Posted By KJRitchie
I have the Zamp 200. 200w works better on...

I have the Zamp 200. 200w works better on clouding days. Get an extension cable. Better yet make your own extension cable with a thicker gauge wire. If you ever get roof solar remove the Zamp...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 05-03-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By KJRitchie
Looks like my pantry wall movement is due to a...

Looks like my pantry wall movement is due to a missing screw in an L bracket under the kitchen cabinet. A hardwood strip, which has the L bracket screwed into it, is glued to underside of the Corian...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 05-02-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By KJRitchie
Has Anyone Removed the Wood Slide Out Pantry on a Classic?

What is the procedure to remove the slide out pantry in a 25 Classic. I would like to check the supports as the wall next to the kitchen cabinet has showed some movement.

Thanks

Kelvin
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 04-12-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 98,930
Posted By KJRitchie
I'm in Arches now. In the park brochure there is...

I'm in Arches now. In the park brochure there is an article about how they are trying to repair the infamous 6' long "Andersen". Seems a coincidence another "Andersen" grafitti.

I've seen some...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-21-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 84,170
Posted By KJRitchie
Anyone have the Battleborn batteries using a...

Anyone have the Battleborn batteries using a Magnum inverter charger with the ME RC panel and solar using Bluesky IPN Pro Remote? How have you programmed these units?
I'll be in Reno the end of May....
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 03-16-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,496
Posted By KJRitchie
I replaced my Aguajet with the Shurflo Revolution...

I replaced my Aguajet with the Shurflo Revolution 4008. I also added the Shurflo accumulator. The accumulator allows you to run a faucet at a trickle and not get pulsing water. When I installed them...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-10-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By KJRitchie
We full time in our 25fb with twins. If we were...

We full time in our 25fb with twins. If we were able to do it again I might go with 27fb twin or 28 twin but after our remodel it's hard to justify.

Kelvin
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 03-09-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,929
Posted By KJRitchie
The covering is readily available so you could...

The covering is readily available so you could replace it. Tear off a section and use as a template. Use spray on adhesive.

Another solution is what Watsonwanders did.
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