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Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-23-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,549
Posted By Wesair
Yes I think the water had something to do with it...

Yes I think the water had something to do with it and the 7 way connection was sloppy. I did pack it with dialectric grease. But the fact is that the second the fuse was plugged into the empty slot,...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-22-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,549
Posted By Wesair
Sorry for the slow reply, here's an update. We...

Sorry for the slow reply, here's an update.
We took the truck to a Ford dealer and the brakes started working again along the way but trailer lights did not work. Ultimately the repair man found a...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-17-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,549
Posted By Wesair
Thumbs down Trouble With Brakes

We drove several hours in the rain today with no troubles. Then I saw some intermittent messages on my dash that my trailer was connected. That was odd and never happened before. Then I received a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-11-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,745
Posted By Wesair
Thanks everyone - some good things to consider....

Thanks everyone - some good things to consider. Another option is a weight lifting class.:)
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-10-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,745
Posted By Wesair
Hitch my wife would like

Currently we have a Huskey WD hitch and I'm happy with it. My wife wants to be able to hook things up but the swing/tension bars are too heavy and awkward for her to manage. The Hensley and PridePro...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-17-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,569
Posted By Wesair
Sorry, I messed up on the first post. Good...

Sorry, I messed up on the first post.
Good beer, great logo.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-15-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,724
Posted By Wesair
Look at the data, pour over the brochures, read...

Look at the data, pour over the brochures, read the posts, then buy the one your wife likes to ride in. Worked for me.
Forum: Global 'streaming 10-04-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,967
Posted By Wesair
1959 Wally Byam travelogue

These are links to a vintage 1959 travelogue about Wally Byam escorting Airstreams from South Africa to Egypt. There are a total of 4 videos. I personally thought the last 2 were the most...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-02-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,617
Posted By Wesair
I have a 2015 25'FB. The pump is located behind a...

I have a 2015 25'FB. The pump is located behind a panel under the frig and secured with 2 screws. It isn't as convenient as one would think it should be. This is a pretty good YouTube video that I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-06-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,982
Posted By Wesair
I've noticed that the volts registered on the...

I've noticed that the volts registered on the internal control display bounces around depending on what power is being used. i.e. the furnace fan will pull the volts down but they will then increase...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 09-06-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,059
Posted By Wesair
Jack goes down but not up

Recently my tongue jack quit going down but would still go up. I called the folks at Barker and without hesitation they said it was the toggle switch. They were nice enough to send a new switch at no...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-10-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,121
Posted By Wesair
I've been fortunate enough to see two other total...

I've been fortunate enough to see two other total eclipses and I'll be present for this one. But I have two family members who could drive to the center line of totality in a couple of hours and they...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 07-23-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,634
Posted By Wesair
weBoost installation and testing

Thanks everyone for your suggestions about installing a cell phone booster. I purchased a weBoost 4G-X RV unit and made a 3 part YouTube video about the installation and testing. We are planning on a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-21-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,121
Posted By Wesair
We will be at Platte River RV in Glenrock WY....

We will be at Platte River RV in Glenrock WY. They have opened up a field for campers for dry camping and I believe there are openings. It is expensive for what it is but it is a matter of high...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 07-21-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By Wesair
Thanks for the suggestions. Does anyone have...

Thanks for the suggestions. Does anyone have experience with the MidNite Solar MNBCM battery monitor?
...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 07-21-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By Wesair
Measuring battery discharge

I killed my first set of batteries and I don't want to do it again. I now have two AGM batteries and an upgraded charger/converter. I also know that you shouldn't discharge a battery below 40 -50%...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 07-12-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By Wesair
Sorry, here is the picture of where I want to...

Sorry, here is the picture of where I want to drill the hole.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 07-12-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By Wesair
Fishing

(sorry if this is a duplicate but I don't think my first version was posted)
I recently purchased the WeBoost 4G-X RV cell phone booster and want to fish the antenna cable through the refrigerator...
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 07-12-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,574
Posted By Wesair
Fishing cable through frig vent???

I recently purchased the WeBoost 4G-X RV cell phone booster and want to fish the antenna cable through the refrigerator vent on my 2015 25FB. Iíve seen some posts but I have a couple of questions. ...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-30-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,781
Posted By Wesair
Thanks for the input. As always there are plenty...

Thanks for the input. As always there are plenty of opinions. I bit the bullet and purchased Michelin LTX M/S. I'm confident they will work well. Total cost, out the door, $1091.
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-28-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,781
Posted By Wesair
New tires for my truck

It is time to get new tires for my F-150 and as usual I'm confused and hesitant. Too many times I've found that retailers really don't understand the needs of towing trailers. I have a 25FB and they...
Forum: On The Road... 06-11-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By Wesair
Hang gliding competition, Whitewater, WI

Greetings everyone, attached is the link to the newest Airstream Wanderings video. In this YouTube video we attend a hang gliding competition that our son participated in. Hopefully this video will...
Forum: On The Road... 05-29-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By Wesair
Minnesota Airstream Park

We spent Memorial Day weekend at the Minnesota Airstream Park and had a very nice time. Here's a video tour of the Airstream-only park. We definitely will go back.
https://youtu.be/xEpQPqELmh4
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-03-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By Wesair
Will group 27 battery fit?

I have a 2015 Flying Cloud 25FB and currently have group 24 flooded batteries. Has anyone found a good AGM group 27 battery that will fit in the battery box?
Thanks
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-01-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,640
Posted By Wesair
I can't speak about the Coleman grill but I have...

I can't speak about the Coleman grill but I have a Q1200 that I'm very happy with. The more I use it the more I like it. Here is a YouTube video I did shortly after I purchased it....
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-29-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By Wesair
Donuts in Santa Fe

A while back we did a video on "The World's Best Donuts" in Grand Marais, MN. Now we sampled some unique flavors at Whoo's Donuts in Santa Fe. I thought you might like to watch....
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 03-26-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,680
Posted By Wesair
Would Airstream sell the wallpaper?

Would Airstream sell the wallpaper?
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-24-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,659
Posted By Wesair
Thanks for all of the input and good advice. I...

Thanks for all of the input and good advice. I have some work to do.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-23-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,659
Posted By Wesair
Thanks for all of the input. I like the sound of...

Thanks for all of the input. I like the sound of an AGM battery. At the risk of starting a war does anyone want to suggest reliable brands and specs?
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-23-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,659
Posted By Wesair
Batteries dead by 4:30 a.m.

We are in a National Park and have not been able to get our batteries to last through the night with our furnace. We charged the battery with a generator for 2 hours from 5 - 7:00 p.m. and it...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-09-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 853
Posted By Wesair
You Tube - Lost Dutchman SP

The third of 3 videos posted today.

3. Lost Dutchman State Park - a look at a nice state park outside of Apache Junction - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4780BiQz7TA

BTW - thanks for the great...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-09-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 622
Posted By Wesair
YouTube - Petroglyph Nat'l Monument

This is the second of three videos posted today.

2. Petroglyph National Monument - A look at petroglyphs outside Albuquerque https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yY4QL_DMcE
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-09-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,465
Posted By Wesair
YouTube postings

Today I posted three new videos on my YouTube channel "Airstream Wanderings" I thought you might be interested. I think I need to start 3 separate threads to add in the links.

First video: Headed...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-10-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,512
Posted By Wesair
I'm grateful that there are so many good choices....

I'm grateful that there are so many good choices. Come to think of it, I'm grateful to have a truck and an AS and an almost infinite number of places to take them. Life is good.
The deciding factor...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-08-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,512
Posted By Wesair
If I understand WD hitches it shifts the weight...

If I understand WD hitches it shifts the weight from the rear to the front of the TV. You still have 800 lbs to subtract from your total payload. With my F150 EB I only have about 250 lbs available...
Forum: On The Road... 02-07-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,695
Posted By Wesair
Bisbee is very close to the border. Are there...

Bisbee is very close to the border. Are there safety concerns for campers regarding illegal people and things crossing the border?
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-31-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,285
Posted By Wesair
AZ rally in March, how does it work?

I saw a posting that there is an AS rally at Picacho Peak in March but I can't find information on how to sign up, who to contact, if space is available, etc. We have never been to a rally and have...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-22-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 644
Posted By Wesair
Champion 2000W generator review

Hi, I recently purchased a 2000 W Champion inverter generator and put together an unboxing and review on YouTube. We are headed to AZ in March and won't always have shore power. I really don't like...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-22-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 451
Posted By Wesair
Moment of Nature

Attached is a link to a daily short (about a minute) nature video. The project is to produce one video a day for a year. Generally very good and it doesn't take too long. Its an acceptable substitute...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-22-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By Wesair
Hello Westcoastas, I have a very technical...

Hello Westcoastas, I have a very technical system. It is my smart phone on the end of a selfie stick - that is it. :) There was a lot of footage that was discarded because of shakiness and I just...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 01-21-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By Wesair
Check out YouTube....

Check out YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BNbEAGFPt4
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-13-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By Wesair
AS camping video

Hello Airstreamers, I put up a new YouTube video about a fall trip to Myre Big Island State Park in Southern Minnesota. I thought you might be interested. Thanks for watching....
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-08-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,068
Posted By Wesair
Clarity rules. I did use the AS's propane...

Clarity rules.
I did use the AS's propane furnace.
I did use an auxiliary electric space heater.
I did not use an auxiliary propane heat like a Little Buddy.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-07-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By Wesair
Next video - carving a wood ladle

Recently while winter camping I had plenty of time on my hands and thought I would attempt to carve a wooden ladle. I've carved a few wooden spoons in the past but this was the first time for a...
Forum: On The Road... 01-07-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,118
Posted By Wesair
Good information, thanks. Its amazing how many...

Good information, thanks. Its amazing how many things there are to keep track of. Tightening the screws would be a good thing to add to the dewinterizing process.
Forum: On The Road... 01-03-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,695
Posted By Wesair
Thanks so much - great ideas. I've checked...

Thanks so much - great ideas. I've checked reservations and some places are pretty busy but there are some options in some of the state parks. We are also thinking of going over to Joshua Tree...
Forum: On The Road... 01-03-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,695
Posted By Wesair
Arizona in March, recommendations?

I'm sure there are past posts about this but I can't find them. We are going to Arizona for the month of March and I'm looking for recommendations. We prefer state parks to commercial campgrounds and...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-01-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,068
Posted By Wesair
Thanks everyone for watching and subscribing to...

Thanks everyone for watching and subscribing to YouTube. It is good incentive to do more things. Re: questions.
1. Yes the mirrors are Milenco and I really like them. Very adjustable, durable, and...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-31-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,068
Posted By Wesair
More on winter camping

I've put together a new video on winter camping that you might be interested in. I took a 4-day trip in Minnesota and had plenty of snow and sub-zero temps. The AS performed admirably and I had a...
Forum: On The Road... 12-28-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,118
Posted By Wesair
space heater question

I ran two 1500 watt space heaters and blew a breaker. Can anyone tell me if there is more than one circuit for AC plug ins and if so how do I tell what is on which circuit?
My two cents, camping in...
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