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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-23-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,538
Posted By BAB
Some years ago I lived in a very nice gated...

Some years ago I lived in a very nice gated community in Del Mar, CA. We had a community swimming pool. I decided I wanted to build a pool in my backyard. The HOA couldn't prohibit this as it was...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 09-23-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By BAB
2015-2020 Classic Lavatory Door Handle

BEWARE!

The latch that moves back and forth that allows the door to open and to remain closed broke in my trailer while I was on a 10 day trip. The latch no longer appeared in its normal...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-23-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,515
Posted By BAB
I wrote this up back in 2012 (as have others). I...

I wrote this up back in 2012 (as have others). I completely changed the shower in my 2012 28' Intl with a Sterling pivot shower.

And, the Classic has the Stoett cassette shower...which weighs...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 09-09-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By BAB
Classic Oceanaire Accordion Blinds

One of my accordion blinds in my '15 Classic was virtually impossible to deploy. I figured this was inevitable. So, I removed the panel with the blind in it and VERY carefully examined the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-09-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By BAB
The only downside of my Husky 5000 is that the...

The only downside of my Husky 5000 is that the diameter of the tube is larger than the
cheapo model that came on my trailer. That means that my "Sandlapper" built flag holder is too small to fit...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 09-09-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By BAB
Given the extreme heat we had at the Doswell...

Given the extreme heat we had at the Doswell rally, the line of folks buying Easy Starts was 20 people deep on July 20th. They were doing installs at night by flashlight. Everyone I talked to who...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-09-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 33,555
Posted By BAB
I really sympathize with the guys at Battle Born....

I really sympathize with the guys at Battle Born. There are so many permutations in RV converter and charger equipment that it boggles my aging brain. My install went extremely well, and the set up...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-09-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By BAB
I completed my lithium install. It seemed...

I completed my lithium install. It seemed awfully easy...but maybe having done the 6V 4GPL's back in February '16 I'd forgotten that process. Actually, the worst part was hauling over 300 pounds of...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-08-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By BAB
After my stock jack died I replaced it with a...

After my stock jack died I replaced it with a Husky HSB5000R Super Brute. It's a bit spendy at $270, but it has a 5000 lb lift capacity and a ball screw movement rather than the usual sliding...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-07-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By BAB
Having become very good friends with Nate at Zip...

Having become very good friends with Nate at Zip Dee (he is the world expert on the strangely named "Relax" Awning -- strange in that I am never "relaxed" when I hit the open or closed button -- some...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-07-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By BAB
I can imagine the dialog: "owners are...

I can imagine the dialog: "owners are complaining about these expensive new vents falling down."

"That's an easy fix, we'll just rivet them so they CAN'T fall out.

(I had a couple that did...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-07-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,840
Posted By BAB
If you have something either beautiful to look at...

If you have something either beautiful to look at or that's rare, you WILL get asked about it by the GP (General Public). You WILL be asked how much you paid for it.

If it's a car, they will...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-07-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By BAB
I installed one on my 30' Classic two years ago...

I installed one on my 30' Classic two years ago and I think it adds a whole element of safety to people behind me. I installed it just below the trunk opening. About 3/4 inch of space there and the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-07-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By BAB
I meant to say SEVEN wires in the cable, not...

I meant to say SEVEN wires in the cable, not seven cables in the wire. Duh.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-07-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By BAB
Terry, that is clearly an option, and I could...

Terry, that is clearly an option, and I could easily do that.

As you can see, I did identify the wires at pin 1 & 2. Share the info with Ronnie that "some" of the Classics use those pins to join...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-07-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By BAB
I should have included a photo: This is the...

I should have included a photo:

This is the seven pin junction box in the front of my trailer.

As you can see, pins 1 & 2 ARE being used by Airstream to connect the wires from the LPG gauges on...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-06-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By BAB
7 Pin Connector HELP!

I've completed the install on my 4 Battleborn Lithiums in my '15 Classic.

I need to take care of the unhealthy eventuality that my new batteries will attempt to charge my TV when the 7 pin is...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-29-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 311,325
Posted By BAB
I went back and forth from 4 to 3 to 2 washers. ...

I went back and forth from 4 to 3 to 2 washers. Finally, I decided I was being overly finicky about EXACTLY how much pitch I needed on the stinger. I settled at 2 washers a couple of years ago. ...
Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 08-29-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,716
Posted By BAB
Special edition? I'm waiting for Ben Affleck's...

Special edition? I'm waiting for Ben Affleck's Panamerica -- with drawers filled with cash and gold coins to come on the market. I have watched "The Accountant" three times just to ogle the awesome...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-28-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 311,325
Posted By BAB
Gary, hope you’re enjoying that new trailer AND...

Gary, hope you’re enjoying that new trailer AND new Ram. I, too, took delivery of a ’19. I ended up with a Limited....and was able to find one with the Air Bag option. I think I got the only one...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-27-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 311,325
Posted By BAB
Wulfraat, I've never seen a bend in the jacks on...

Wulfraat, I've never seen a bend in the jacks on any ProPride on any install. You really need them to be moved forward towards your propane tank. After you apply weight distribution, those jacks...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-26-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By BAB
I did a similar install (with Lewster's advice)...

I did a similar install (with Lewster's advice) on my '15 Classic when it was new: 600W of solar, a Magnum MSH30, 4 6V GPL's, plus all the remotes, etc.

Just finishing up the Battle Born install...
Forum: The Rally Zone 08-24-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 27,314
Posted By BAB
SilverLeaf II - Barry and Glenn

SilverLeaf II - Barry and Glenn
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-23-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,921
Posted By BAB
Going to BB Lithiums

I've had the 4 Lifeline 6V GPL-4CT batteries handling my other than 120V needs for just over 4 years. They have performed really well. Coupled with the 600 W of solar and the Maxim MSH 3012...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-16-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,809
Posted By BAB
Gosh, after foraging for sunflower seeds on our...

Gosh, after foraging for sunflower seeds on our last family rally I was hoping they’d work!
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-16-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,809
Posted By BAB
Don, this is what’s in the Diesel owner’s manual...

Don, this is what’s in the Diesel owner’s manual RE the biodiesel issue:


Your vehicle has been validated and approved for the use of biodiesel in blends up to 20% (B20) provided that you comply...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-14-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,809
Posted By BAB
My truck has a full size spare as standard...

My truck has a full size spare as standard equipment (I looked this afternoon). Gary, thanks for the info on the TTPMS senders. I plan on getting this set up next week. Before I get gung ho, I’m...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-12-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,809
Posted By BAB
2019 Ram 2500 4x4 Limited

After a bit over 5 years with my 2014 Ram 2500, I traded it in for a 2019 Ram 2500 Limited 4x4 w/ 6.7L Cummins. I’ve had the new truck for 4 days. Haven’t hitched it up yet, but the new truck is...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-12-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By BAB
Having bent my rear awning arm once, I understand...

Having bent my rear awning arm once, I understand your feelings. The RELAX awning lower arms stick out around 5-6” from the side of your trailer. Having learned the hard way, I adopted a different...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-20-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,960
Posted By BAB
The Auto Level Rear Suspension is a $1,595...

The Auto Level Rear Suspension is a $1,595 option, so I doubt many dealers will pop for this. They tend to use a standard package -- and I suspect because of cost, this isn’t on that list.

I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-20-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,960
Posted By BAB
I’ve had my ’14 Ram 2500 4x4 w/Cummins since Fall...

I’ve had my ’14 Ram 2500 4x4 w/Cummins since Fall of 2013. It has 68,000 miles, all but maybe 750 have been trailer towing. The most significant mod I made was adding a 32 gal. auxiliary diesel...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 04-17-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,085
Posted By BAB
I had a 2012 28’ International. I ordered it...

I had a 2012 28’ International. I ordered it with one A/C.

After one year I went to JC and had the rear unit installed. I made a mistake in ordering only one.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-08-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,892
Posted By BAB
I spent my $100 + and replaced my mixing valve...

I spent my $100 + and replaced my mixing valve last Spring. Then (as is often my habit), I decided to disassemble the old one to see “what gives” after only 3 years. It was a bit of challenge to...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 03-22-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,155
Posted By BAB
Hi Bob, If you look carefully you’ll see...

Hi Bob,

If you look carefully you’ll see that the string is highly specialized. It appears to be braided (obviously for added strength). I doubt this will be easy to source. Do you suppose...
Forum: On The Road... 03-03-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,305
Posted By BAB
I simplify everything for a RON (remain...

I simplify everything for a RON (remain overnight). I shut off the truck, set the parking brake, and that’s it. If I’ve got a pretty open view to the SW, I’ll push the button and let the antenna...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-23-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By BAB
Pivot Shower Door

I don’t have the model number of the shower I installed in my ’12 Intl CCD. I sold the trailer in 2015. I bought the shower at Loews, it was in stock, and it was manufactured by Sterling (Kohler’s...
Forum: Awnings 02-11-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,206
Posted By BAB
I like the saying, “ we repeat lessons until we...

I like the saying, “ we repeat lessons until we learn them.” At a certain point, I’ll take my heat gun to the black bumper and warm it until it’s round rather than elliptical. (You can replace it...
Forum: Awnings 02-11-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,206
Posted By BAB
Try this. (Nate at Zip Dee -- who is the...

Try this. (Nate at Zip Dee -- who is the complete expert on the Relax awning gave me this tip....my awning was doing the same thing).

If you look at the awning from outside you’ll see those heavy...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-05-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By BAB
There are quite a few threads and posts on this...

There are quite a few threads and posts on this issue. I first encountered it on my 2012 28’ Intl CCD. I ended up pulling the door assembly out and installing a Sterling pivot shower door that I...
Forum: On The Road... 02-02-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By BAB
Maggie, you’ve got my sympathy! You might do...

Maggie, you’ve got my sympathy! You might do something creative with one of your non-essential dutch ovens....

We hit something similar in a NJ campground a couple of years ago. After we got...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-02-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,094
Posted By BAB
Something is definitely interfering with your...

Something is definitely interfering with your shower. Since it’s new, let the dealer or the guys at the Service Center at JC sort it out for you. There are a lot of possibilities (including the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-02-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,309
Posted By BAB
It’s a sad fact that dealers let their...

It’s a sad fact that dealers let their “inventory” just sit. Once someone is interested, I suspect they plug the trailer in and do the PDI. A battery left for week after week in a brand new...
Forum: Awnings 01-28-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,881
Posted By BAB
Nate is a really great guy. I had to replace my...

Nate is a really great guy. I had to replace my roller motor (inside the awning tube), and he IS the Relax awning expert. What did Zip Dee charge to swap out the board?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-17-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,561
Posted By BAB
I have almost the same setup as DaveP. 30 Amp...

I have almost the same setup as DaveP. 30 Amp Magnum along with 4 of the Lifeline 6V batteries. Add in 600W of solar and you’re hovering in the $6,000 range. (Once the batteries go, I’ll move to...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-16-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,881
Posted By BAB
Maybe Airstream has changed their supplier, but...

Maybe Airstream has changed their supplier, but all of the cherry cabinetry in my ’15 Classic was outsourced. I met the owner of the company at Alumapalooza in 2016. Really nice guy (oddly, he’d...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 01-16-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,830
Posted By BAB
If you’re at Quartzite, you’ve got a whole TOWN...

If you’re at Quartzite, you’ve got a whole TOWN of RV repair folks just waiting for you. It’s a fun place to camp -- my only issue was deciding where to park. The answer, “anywhere you want!"
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-16-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,946
Posted By BAB
I started reading these posts, and I went from...

I started reading these posts, and I went from being excited to being dejected (again). I really do NOT understand why Airstream continues to disappoint its customers with changes that are simply...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-16-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,960
Posted By BAB
AAARRGGHH! I have a ’14 Laramie with the Cummins...

AAARRGGHH! I have a ’14 Laramie with the Cummins -- now at 68,000 miles. I love my truck and it has been 100% reliable (though sure have had a lot of recalls....) I pulled up the details on the...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-16-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,226
Posted By BAB
I have the black with cherry cabinets and taupe...

I have the black with cherry cabinets and taupe ultra leather. Mine is a ‘’15. Yes, the black shows scratches. I like the look, though. I’ve also got the equipment and patience to buff the Corian...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 12-27-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,828
Posted By BAB
I think the oven is actually made in Italy (or...

I think the oven is actually made in Italy (or somewhere In Europe). The performance is equal to the quality of the Italian (Baraldi) range hood. Now I AM sounding snarky! Some time ago there was...
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