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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 09-23-2018, 03:11 PM
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Posted By BillB44
2010 Airstream Flying Cloud 23 - Idaho

Title: 2010 Airstream Flying Cloud 23 - Idaho
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

The most popular 23' FRONT BED Flying Cloud. Considered the "Goldilocks" size: Big enough to...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 08-12-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,783
Posted By BillB44
Try a simple "smoke test." Do as suggested by...

Try a simple "smoke test." Do as suggested by others but get on roof and light a smoke-generating device like an oil-soaked rag, gopher smoke bomb, etc. (Obviously, be careful with the fire and don't...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-10-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,128
Posted By BillB44
Noisy Equalizer

Mine was noisy and creaky for three years then I put the new plastic pieces on the mounts and it eliminated the noise completely. Do you have these?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-04-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,586
Posted By BillB44
Thanks for responding. This begs the question,...

Thanks for responding. This begs the question, are stock Airstream batteries "in parallel" or "in series?"
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-03-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,586
Posted By BillB44
Connecting a Battery Tender to dual batteries

For storage, I'd like to connect a Battery Tender to my 23FB FC. Since there are two batteries, is there a proper way to connect the trickle charger so that it chargers/monitors both batts or does it...
Forum: On The Road... 10-22-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,104
Posted By BillB44
Beware of Protective "Bubble wrap" Foil Insulation!

Not sure if anyone is still following this thread but I wanted to add a final report on whether the foil shield was worth the effort, cost and protection. Sadly, the answer is no.

The tape...
Forum: On The Road... 09-24-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,104
Posted By BillB44
Home And Only Slightly Battered.

Home after 7 weeks and 7,000 miles. Spectacular trip. No damage to the Silver Spud, BUT as I pulled off the front protective foil insulation wrap I see two issues: the residue from adhesive tape will...
Forum: On The Road... 09-10-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,104
Posted By BillB44
In Whitehorse, no white stuff.

Are at Hi Country RV Park and it is 54 and sun with clouds. Tomorrow, 60% chance of rain. We press on to Watson lake. Road from Dawson City to here was sucky. Lots of Swales and gravel stretches,...
Forum: On The Road... 09-03-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,104
Posted By BillB44
The Richardson Highway--From Glennallen to Valdez

I always thought of Valdez as an industrial/oil pumping city with little natural beauty. I was wrong. There is a strong presence of pipeline as it terminates here, and plenty of distant oil...
Forum: On The Road... 08-21-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,104
Posted By BillB44
Cassiar & Alaska Highway Realities.

Cassiar wasn't all that bad. The last (northern) 30-40 miles were sucky with lots of gravel stretches but nothing terrible. All in all, much better than I had imagined. The Alaska Highway--as of...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 08-21-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,365
Posted By BillB44
Paper towel pic.

Meant to add this pic and just got decent wi-fi.
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 08-12-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,365
Posted By BillB44
Lightbulb Paper Towel Solution (and other smart ideas.)

Just wanted to let all know we figured out a great way to store a roll of paper towel without drilling any holes etc. Actually, the credit should go to a great little website called...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-12-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By BillB44
Zip ties worked great

Ok, it's been awhile but we are on our way to Alaska and wi-fi has been scarce.
Just wanted to wrap this thread by saying the zip-ties were the answer. We've gone over some plenty rough roads and...
Forum: On The Road... 08-12-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,104
Posted By BillB44
Cassiar is a piece of cake.

We finally were able to hit the trail and have been driving for five days. I sit this morning at the edge of Meziadin Lake and am gobstruck by the view. (Even have wi-fi!) Yesterday we did the side...
Forum: On The Road... 07-30-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,104
Posted By BillB44
Thanks, SG; sounds encouraging. I am printing out...

Thanks, SG; sounds encouraging. I am printing out theses reports and will refer to them when we get closer. How goes the cell phone reception? I'm sure it is spotty if at all. We are on Verizon and...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-27-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,954
Posted By BillB44
This is cool, we got a nice discussion going. I...

This is cool, we got a nice discussion going. I totally get the idea of having a little electro-bling on the 'Stream and agree it's less glaring than the tick-tacky tiki torches and other neon...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-26-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,954
Posted By BillB44
Sorry, I just don't get the need to light up the...

Sorry, I just don't get the need to light up the woods with running lights past 9 or 10PM. Quiet time should also be dark time. Stars, campfires, flashlights ought to be plenty. The whole idea is to...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-25-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By BillB44
Unfortunately, the Spud is in storage place 20...

Unfortunately, the Spud is in storage place 20 miles away but will grab a pic soon. (We are currently dealing with a big storm aftermath--trees down, power out, etc.) Plan to leave for Alaska in one...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-24-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By BillB44
FCloud, thanks but the issue isn't the whole...

FCloud, thanks but the issue isn't the whole pantry sliding open, it's the wire shelf/baskets literally jumping off of their mounts and collapsing inside. MW, thanks. Unless someone comes up with...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-23-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By BillB44
Pantry Baskets Fall Down

I'm sure we can't be the only ones with this issue. Whenever our 2010 23' FB Flying Cloud encounters a major bump the shelves inside the slide-out pantry crash down. I could use "zip-ties" I suppose...
Forum: On The Road... 07-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,104
Posted By BillB44
We are still in Sagle, ID, Silver Goose...getting...

We are still in Sagle, ID, Silver Goose...getting very antsy to hit the road. We have to wait until 8/3 for sad reasons (memorial services) but at least we live only 60 miles from Canadian border. Am...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-20-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,954
Posted By BillB44
I'm with Howie

This could probably be a whole side thread in itself but, anyway, the practice of leaving exterior lights on in a serene, natural setting seems kind of rude and self-serving. Maybe if you're in an...
Forum: On The Road... 07-16-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,104
Posted By BillB44
Hmmm, Nelson. I've heard Dempster can be pretty...

Hmmm, Nelson. I've heard Dempster can be pretty rough on Airstreams. Will be anxious to see what you think as we are leaving for AK in two weeks. Bus Driver, love your blog. (Ours is at...
Forum: On The Road... 07-04-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,104
Posted By BillB44
Just discovered your AK Blog. We are prepping for...

Just discovered your AK Blog. We are prepping for our own trip, leaving Aug. 3 from North Idaho. Keep on Streamin'...and writing and snapping pics.
Forum: On The Road... 06-12-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,104
Posted By BillB44
Thanks, sounds waterproof enuf to me. Besides,...

Thanks, sounds waterproof enuf to me. Besides, you live in the Willamette Valley. Have a great trip--we'll be about a week behind you.
Forum: On The Road... 06-11-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 20,104
Posted By BillB44
Love the gaffers tape idea...but have read it's...

Love the gaffers tape idea...but have read it's not water proof. That true? Will it hold up to the Alaskan downpours?
Forum: Community Polls 10-28-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 17,007
Posted By BillB44
One other point about the iPad. This is an...

One other point about the iPad. This is an Airstream forum, right? So I assume you therefore are out and about in your 'Stream. That alone makes the iPad WITH 3G (phone & data) capabilities worth the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-17-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 35,720
Posted By BillB44
In a Sling

I went with a Leer and it's close to perfect. Single hand open/close and tilt-open side windows plus nice design to match the F-250. Also built this sling for removing it when I need/want to go...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 05-21-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,586
Posted By BillB44
I know the feeling!

I know the feeling!
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 05-21-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,498
Posted By BillB44
Thumbs up The final verdict.

Good news to report. We just got back from a great, 2,600-mile, three-week trip to five National Parks in Utah and hit some serious rain in the final days. And....ZERO LEAKS! (The trip blog & pics...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 04-16-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,597
Posted By BillB44
Thanks Wenspinner; and, yes, that's the kind...

Thanks Wenspinner; and, yes, that's the kind we've used for years, although pre-heating it might help. My wife just ordered one of these and it SOUNDS like it might work better. We'll see....
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 04-14-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,597
Posted By BillB44
Stove-top toaster?

On the subject of toasters--if without power, anyone have any suggestions other than the little pop-up cheapie type that manage to dry & fry the bread instead of toasting it? Any other stove-top...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 04-08-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,498
Posted By BillB44
Thanks HCR & Bramer. The fact that yours, Bramer,...

Thanks HCR & Bramer. The fact that yours, Bramer, is also a 2010 really has me concerned. We're getting the Silver Spud out of storage next week and heading to Utah for three weeks. I'm not brimming...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 03-21-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,498
Posted By BillB44
Well, after 269 miles round trip, we have the...

Well, after 269 miles round trip, we have the 'Spud back from C & G and they claim it is fixed. They did NOT remove the AC or work on the roof at all. Rod, the owner, said Airstream instructed him to...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 03-21-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,690
Posted By BillB44
C & g

We just picked up our 2010 Flying CLoud from C&G for an AC roof leak repair. They were nice enough but odd location; main thing is we have not had a chance to see if it is truly fixed or not...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 02-14-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,498
Posted By BillB44
Leak to be solved this week

If anyone's still following this thread, we're back and this week we take the Silver Spud into C & G Service Center to have them diagnose and repair the AC/roof leak. Will post outcome when we learn...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-15-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 35,720
Posted By BillB44
Roof racks come in many versions. I opted for the...

Roof racks come in many versions. I opted for the quick-detach Thule that come as part of the Leer "Adventure Package" which also includes a ceiling cargo net (love this) a 12V outlet,dome lights,...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 11-26-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,498
Posted By BillB44
Thanks all. Bramer, ours is purely a rain-related...

Thanks all. Bramer, ours is purely a rain-related leak. No issues when using heat pump or AC. Just when driving thru heavy rain. (Which happens a lot in the Northwest!) The 'Spud is under a roof now,...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 11-24-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,498
Posted By BillB44
I guess caulking on an AS AC is NOT a no-no....

I guess caulking on an AS AC is NOT a no-no. Here's the latest word--if anyone cares--on the real low down, courtesy of my AS Dealer:

"Airstream is one of the only manufacturers I know of that...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 11-18-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,498
Posted By BillB44
Great feedback everyone, thanks a lot. Small...

Great feedback everyone, thanks a lot. Small clarification: this was October '09 when the leak appeared on first drive home from the AS dealer. Yes, was very depressed. Took it back right away and...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 11-17-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,498
Posted By BillB44
Air Conditioner Roof Leak

We picked up our spanking new 23' Flying Cloud last October and no sooner got it home than found a puddle on the floor below the AC. Looked up to see rain water dripping out the AC vents. Took it...
Forum: On The Road... 03-15-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By BillB44
Thanks. You're right about the time needed; this...

Thanks. You're right about the time needed; this is way too big of space to try to capture in a month. But it's a start. Weather has been pretty good so far; doing lower latitudes to San Antonio,...
Forum: On The Road... 03-14-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By BillB44
Thud & Blunder- Our Southwest Explorations Blog

We decided to take the month of March (and our new 23FB FC) to see the American Southwest. Having read about its long and tortured history in "Blood & Thunder," it seemed we needed to learn more...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-06-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,655
Posted By BillB44
EQ vs. CL Hitch

I wound up with the Equal-izer because there was some kind of product recall on the CenterLine last Fall when I picked up the 'Stream. The EQ has been excellent; pretty easy/fast to hitch and...
Forum: Community Polls 10-26-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 206,516
Posted By BillB44
Thursday is Delivery Day

We'll love it on Thursday, we HOPE. That's the day we'll have our new Flying Cloud 23FB at home at last. We've been counting down the days since looking at them for 3 years and finally ordering one...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 10-23-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,059
Posted By BillB44
Thanks for the feedback.

Lots of good info, thanks folks. Had no idea Peugeot made them! I'll grind this all into the decision. (Sorry.)

Right now we're on pins and needles waiting for the baby to arrive from Jackson...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 10-20-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,059
Posted By BillB44
"Z" Seems to be z way to go

Upon more digging and reading, the German-made Zassenhaus seems to be the clear front runner in manual grinders. Not cheap (about $80) but sounds like it lasts forever, adjusts for desired grinds,...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 10-17-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,059
Posted By BillB44
Manual Coffee Grinder?

I've been reading a lot of threads about brewing coffee in an AS and there are as many preferences as there are coffee maker brands. (I thought I was being a wimp worrying about coffee until I saw...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 10-01-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By BillB44
Do Rotochoks lock?

I like the look and sound of these chocks; my question is, can they also be used as an added theft deterrent device? i.e. can they be securely locked in place to prevent the wheels from turning?
Forum: Boondocking 09-19-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,463
Posted By BillB44
Sounds like you are definitely getting the max...

Sounds like you are definitely getting the max out of Mex. If I can convince mi esposa, we'll try it this February, leaving from La Quinta, CA. How long's it take to reach San Felipe from Mexicali?...
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