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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-15-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,683
Posted By Alumaholic
Very interesting. On the graph, Hitch load is...

Very interesting. On the graph, Hitch load is expressed as a % of what?
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-13-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,683
Posted By Alumaholic
Concur With Human Bean

That was a great post by majairhead
Cuts through all the discussion about what is adequate and goes straight to what is Outstanding!
My 2018 Yukon Denali XL is a triumph of automotive engineering....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-12-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,172
Posted By Alumaholic
Wrong Shank Maybe?

Sounds like whoever set up your weight distribution hitch didn't replace your old shank with a new shank with a longer drop appropriate for your tall truck.
Please send us some pictures, and we can...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-11-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,683
Posted By Alumaholic
Yes, I run Goodyear Endurance tires now as well....

Yes, I run Goodyear Endurance tires now as well. But after 45 years of towing at 65 to 70 mph, that is my comfort zone. I find myself cruising at 75 in those wide open stretches just to put some...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-11-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,683
Posted By Alumaholic
Part of the reason that this topic is so...

Part of the reason that this topic is so confusing and frustrating is because different Airstream owners have such widely divergent expectations, and they load their Airstreams so differently. (At a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-11-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,683
Posted By Alumaholic
Background: We have towed 6 different...

Background:
We have towed 6 different Airstreams since 1996. Before that a Prowler and a Sunline
We have owned the following tow vehicles:
1995 5.7L Suburban, 1999 5.7L Suburban, 2003 5.3L...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-11-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,073
Posted By Alumaholic
Well, is it better than gravity or not?

Well, is it better than gravity or not?
Forum: Member Introductions 09-10-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Alumaholic
You are most welcome. Please know that the...

You are most welcome. Please know that the rear-bath floor on almost every non-restored, 1972 Safari is probably rotted out. You will also find that the floor at the entry door and beneath the...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 09-10-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Alumaholic
Yes, clecos are even better than "klekos" Sorry...

Yes, clecos are even better than "klekos"
Sorry for any confusion my misspelling may have caused.:o
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 09-10-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Alumaholic
Klekos really, really help. They don't make it...

Klekos really, really help. They don't make it easy, but they really help if used in conjunction with Sneakinup's method.
Beleghel is correct of course, but I was never able to achieve that level...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-08-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,073
Posted By Alumaholic
"I'd hate to be in OP shoes."

Let's just hope he is wearing waders and not flip flops.:angel:
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-08-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,073
Posted By Alumaholic
Chatooga11, are you okay in there? Chatooga11...

Chatooga11, are you okay in there?
Chatooga11 Please acknowledge!
Forum: Member Introductions 09-07-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Alumaholic
Concur With Foiled Again

I would brace it, in at least two places, side-to-side across the width of the trailer.
Forum: Member Introductions 09-07-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Alumaholic
It Depends

If they removed the sub-floor in it's entirety, you should not attempt to tow it.
But...
I imagine your destructive family members were not that thorough or fastidious. If they are like some of my...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-01-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Alumaholic
Good catch rowie bowie. I misread it to mean 1/2...

Good catch rowie bowie. I misread it to mean 1/2 a bottle of bleach. !/2 a water bottle could be more like 8 ounces (the correct amount for 60 gallons not 39), which could be acceptably diluted by...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-01-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Alumaholic
What Paprika says. This is what I call...

What Paprika says. This is what I call catastrophic cleanliness, or in medicine killing the patient with the cure.
The water in the potty is doing its job by preventing odors from wafting up into...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-31-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Alumaholic
Not necessary, Check the break-away switch...

Not necessary,
Check the break-away switch itself for signs of heat damage.
Check your brakes as you normally would (parking lot, 20 mph, apply manual switch on brake controller.)
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-31-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Alumaholic
Short answer "Yes" Long answer "Yes" unless...

Short answer "Yes"
Long answer "Yes" unless your battery was dead or your battery disconnect switch was in "Store" mode
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 08-31-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Alumaholic
In a 1972 Tradewind, I would start with a careful...

In a 1972 Tradewind, I would start with a careful disassembly and inspection of each light fixture.
You are looking for damaged wires coming through the skin and electrically compromised fixtures....
Forum: On The Road... 08-29-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Alumaholic
Well There You Go, mpsgolf

Now you know everything you need to know about your trip to Mesa Verde over Wolf Creek Pass.
Forum: Our Community 08-29-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Alumaholic
We Like AB Lifestyles

If you want to purchase mattress pads and sheets that fit exactly:
https://www.ablifestyles.net/road-ready-sheet-set-made-especially-for-airstream/
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-28-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Alumaholic
P.S. Is this the one in central AZ?

P.S. Is this the one in central AZ?
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-28-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Alumaholic
I Would Buy It...

But I'm hopeless.
So, don't listen to me unless you have a nice, big enclosed work area, and lots of time and $$.
This is a project.
You will never recoup what you invest, but that isn't why we...
Forum: Our Community 08-28-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By Alumaholic
No sheets or pillow cases, but my 2019 came with...

No sheets or pillow cases, but my 2019 came with nice pillows.
Forum: On The Road... 08-28-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Alumaholic
That's a beautiful route

Wolf Creek Pass is the only major grade on your trip.
Use low gears to save your brakes going down into Pagosa Springs. Going down is more challenging and dangerous for many than climbing up. Be...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-28-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Alumaholic
It's a beauty. Nice job on the photos.

It's a beauty. Nice job on the photos.
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 08-28-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Alumaholic
Low point drain. Keep it closed when the...

Low point drain.
Keep it closed when the Airstream is in use.
Open it when draining water from the lines.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-27-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By Alumaholic
Some number of classified Airstream ads are...

Some number of classified Airstream ads are scams. The scammers don't always respond, and will invariably drop communications if they find you are ready and willing to have a friend at the...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-27-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Alumaholic
Do what J. Morgan described. Then fire up every...

Do what J. Morgan described.
Then fire up every propane appliance in your AS one at a time: water heater, furnace, refer, cook top.
Then after you have confirmed propane at every point of use, and...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-26-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Alumaholic
Hey Mike, there will be a Four Corners Unit...

Hey Mike, there will be a Four Corners Unit Thanksgiving Rally at Lake Pleasant. That would be a short tow for you, and it would put you in the company of more, cumulative, Airstream experience than...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-26-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By Alumaholic
Welcome to The Asylum as One of Our Members Likes to Say

Feel free to ask questions about New vs. Used, Used vs. Vintage.
We just purchased Airstream #6 New. Before that:
1966 Vintage 24
2007 Same as New Classic 30
1976 Very Used Sovereign 31
2000...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-26-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Alumaholic
No Apologies Necessary

Just yankin' your chain my friend. :wally:
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-26-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,065
Posted By Alumaholic
Great Advice From SKYGUYSCOTT!!

Camp on the dealer's lot! in fact, make this a condition of purchase. We had a recent purchaser at my dealer (Airstream of NM) who was there almost a week before he screwed up the confidence to...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 08-25-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,993
Posted By Alumaholic
Your water heater is not detecting the presence...

Your water heater is not detecting the presence of flame, so it shuts off the propane.
Either the flame sensor is not in the flame where it belongs, or it needs to be replaced with one that works....
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-25-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Alumaholic
Yes, This Is True

Your AC will not run on 15 amp, 120 VAC, whether it is from a 15 amp receptacle on you wall or a 15 amp receptacle on your Honda generator.
Your AC draws way more than 15 amps when it starts and...
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 08-24-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Alumaholic
The bumper storage in the new Airstreams has...

The bumper storage in the new Airstreams has better drainage than my '76 did.
Think of your bumper storage compartment as the "mud room." A great place for dirty, greasy, stinky items. It should be...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-23-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Alumaholic
Wally Has Forgiven You

Now go forth and help every Airstream Newbie you may find. :wally:
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-23-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By Alumaholic
Or better yet, have someone else do the gentle...

Or better yet, have someone else do the gentle bouncing while you eyeball the frame member to body integrity.
Choose someone of average weight. These were never built to support much weight on the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-23-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By Alumaholic
ACtually, your sub-floor looks pretty darn good. ...

ACtually, your sub-floor looks pretty darn good.
As Belegedhel mentioned in his response to your first post, the easy check for frame separation is to stand on the rear bumper, first one end and...
Forum: Refrigerators 08-23-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,096
Posted By Alumaholic
They Are the Door Shelf Dividers...

... and they work great!

The door shelf in the freezer, and one door shelf in the refer each have a divider that serves to hold each door slightly ajar. (In the new Dometic refers)
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-23-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Alumaholic
Read the Post Again Please

Madmikee very clearly offered to pay a "fee" for instruction in his original post.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-22-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Alumaholic
Now There Is Something to Check!

A "One-Legged-Dog-Bone" would produce just the same fault and E7 code at the thermostat!
What a great insight.
Yes, both ACs ran close to two hours at the dealer during my systems acceptance test....
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-22-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Alumaholic
PKI makes an excellent point. I always encourage...

PKI makes an excellent point. I always encourage "Newbies" to camp in their driveway one weekend, and use all your systems (except the dump valves).
Then, go spend a night in a nearby RV park a few...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-22-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Alumaholic
Please Join Us

Welcome Mike,
Please consider joining the Four Corners Unit Region 11, Wally Byam Caravan Club International. Then attend any upcoming rally. Here's a link:
https://fourcornersunit.com/
Otherwise,...
Forum: Refrigerators 08-21-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,096
Posted By Alumaholic
I don't think we will ever know the cause, ...

I don't think we will ever know the cause, Jeantree.
Sadly, the originator of the thread has left us in suspense. Perhaps one day when he needs help with something else...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-21-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Alumaholic
What have you devised for working on AC to keep...

What have you devised for working on AC to keep your weight on the ribs?
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-20-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Alumaholic
We won't ask how you know.

We won't ask how you know.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-20-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Alumaholic
The Dometic Diagnosis

Since the Airstream Dealer can't get me in until September 19 (at which time I will be attending the Chilly Chama Airstream Rally in Chama, NM), I called Dometic Customer Service.
Mike the tech...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-20-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Alumaholic
Thanks Wulfraat and Otra15

Having done everything you both suggested last night before I closed up, I went to bed with Wulfraat's Possibility #3 on my mind.
This morning when I read your posts for the first time. Possibility...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-19-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Alumaholic
Zone 2 AC Works Great, But Not Zone 1

Drove our new 2019 FC 27 FB home from dealer to get acquainted and pack for upcoming trip to Colorado.
Plugged into 30 amp RV receptacle at garage and used 30 amp male to 50 amp female RV plug and...
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