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Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By rocco52
It looks to me like some kind of a condensation...

It looks to me like some kind of a condensation drain, maybe from the refrigerator? They don't use that clear plastic tubing for any pressurized system that I am aware of.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar Yesterday, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By rocco52
I agree. Note: the furnace will run on battery...

I agree. Note: the furnace will run on battery only. You will only need to use the generator to charge the batteries.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-05-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,274
Posted By rocco52
Surely there would be a sticker or model number...

Surely there would be a sticker or model number somewhere on it and a new controller could be ordered from the manufacturer.
Forum: Our Community 11-02-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,989
Posted By rocco52
I second that. I installed a DC power plug on...

I second that. I installed a DC power plug on both sides of the bed. My wife and I both have CPAP machines and we run them all night long off of the trailer batteries with no problems even while...
Forum: Base Camp 10-10-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,994
Posted By rocco52
One thing nobody has mentioned here is altitude....

One thing nobody has mentioned here is altitude. You loose 3% of the rated power for every 1000 feet of altitude. I installed an easystart and even re-jetted the carburetor on a Honda 2000 and at...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-06-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By rocco52
I feel your pain with the sensitive ears. I have...

I feel your pain with the sensitive ears. I have trouble with that too however I have been riding motorcycles for about 20 years and have come to realize that you need all of your senses on high...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-09-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,133
Posted By rocco52
Get the one ton. When you go to sell it there...

Get the one ton. When you go to sell it there will be a lot more buyers because of all of the 5th wheels out there and that is what they want.
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-21-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By rocco52
This is going to be time consuming but I think I...

This is going to be time consuming but I think I would roll up a towel at the base and then spray clean water on it starting at the top to loosen the sand. The aluminum is actually coated with a thin...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 05-28-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By rocco52
What Kittmaster said. That is how mine works. You...

What Kittmaster said. That is how mine works. You can turn down the sound on the TV if you just want to listen through the Audio System.
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 05-28-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By rocco52
You can get Pan Head Sheet Metal screws at any...

You can get Pan Head Sheet Metal screws at any hardware store. Make sure to buy Stainless Steel. It screws into aluminum and Stainless will not react with the aluminum.
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-28-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,999
Posted By rocco52
I am not sure if anyone else mentioned this but...

I am not sure if anyone else mentioned this but there are defined and marked jack points on each side of the trailer about 2 feet behind the rear tires. Look for a rectangular metal plate that says...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-25-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,999
Posted By rocco52
If the wires are intact connect to your TV and...

If the wires are intact connect to your TV and have someone step on the brake. Take a compass and hold it near each wheel. The brakes work by energizing a magnet and the magnet will attract the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-20-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By rocco52
I am having my RV dealer do the install. When I...

I am having my RV dealer do the install. When I brought up the different units their Service Manager said that the unit with one 30 amp breaker and one 20 amp breaker was the one that they normally...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-20-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By rocco52
Thanks for the reply. It is interesting that the...

Thanks for the reply. It is interesting that the specifications for all 6 of the QG5500 series list Max output at 45.8 amps (at 500') and the ability to start two 15000 BTU RV AC units at the same...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-18-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By rocco52
Cummins Onan 5500

I am going to install a Cummins Onan 5500. I noticed that there are multiple variations besides the normal LP or Gas and wanted some help with this. All models are rated the same but have different...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-14-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,221
Posted By rocco52
The same thing happened to me a couple years ago....

The same thing happened to me a couple years ago. I changed the plugin on the truck, the 7 pin connector on the trailer and went the rounds trying to figure this out for weeks. I finally checked the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-29-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By rocco52
It will not run one even with Easystart at any...

It will not run one even with Easystart at any altitude over 3000 feet. I have tried. I even re-jetted the carb. You need two of them running in parallel.
Forum: Our Community 04-27-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,653
Posted By rocco52
I second that "Well Said". We had a 25FB for many...

I second that "Well Said". We had a 25FB for many years and loved it but our Grand kids outgrew it (10). I always wished for more storage inside and especially outside. If it wasn't 100K out of my...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 03-08-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By rocco52
If that unit uses coax I see no reason why that...

If that unit uses coax I see no reason why that would not work. Remember that you would need to turn the Signal Amplifier off or use a splitter on the coax before it goes into the amplifier. Also...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-27-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,487
Posted By rocco52
Yes that is correct. They are actually set screws...

Yes that is correct. They are actually set screws not bolts. Sorry for the misleading choice of words.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-26-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,487
Posted By rocco52
On my 25FB I noticed that you can loosen the...

On my 25FB I noticed that you can loosen the three lock bolts that mount the Jack Motor to the shaft and rotate the motor housing to the left or right 45 degrees. Then snug up the bolts again. This...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-15-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By rocco52
What make and model is your brake controller?

What make and model is your brake controller?
Forum: On The Road... 11-23-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By rocco52
I am no expert but I think it would nearly...

I am no expert but I think it would nearly impossible to back one up.
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 11-05-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By rocco52
Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distributing Hitch

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Dirstributing Hitch with 1000 lb bars and...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-15-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By rocco52
Uncle Bob, Sometimes I overthink things so I...

Uncle Bob, Sometimes I overthink things so I apologize in advance. If the shore power goes out and the AC is running how could you keep the Victron from auto-switching to battery power and draining...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-08-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,845
Posted By rocco52
A word to the wise. I installed the EasyStart and...

A word to the wise. I installed the EasyStart and it works as advertised. I am very happy with it. My problem is altitude. I live a 5K feet and most of the camping that we do is at or above that...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-03-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By rocco52
Blue Ox Swaypro 10K

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-03-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 52,666
Posted By rocco52
I envy you guys. Mine still won't run on one...

I envy you guys. Mine still won't run on one Honda at my altitude of 5K feet even after re-jetting the carb. I did accomplish one goal and that was to be able to run my AC off of a 20 amp house...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-03-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By rocco52
Good point about the batteries Bob. If you own a...

Good point about the batteries Bob. If you own a Victron how is the fan noise?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-02-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By rocco52
Thanks for the input Bob. I am upgrading to 4 six...

Thanks for the input Bob. I am upgrading to 4 six volt batteries and would be only using this while boondocking to run the TV for the grandkids and possibly the microwave for a few minutes. I have...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-02-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By rocco52
Inverter/Charger Transfer Switch

I am upgrading to a 2000 watt Pure Sine Inverter/Charger and noticed that virtually all of them have a built in 30 amp Transfer Switch. My trailer is setup for 50 amps due to having two AC units. I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-19-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 52,666
Posted By rocco52
I was able to do it from a ladder. I padded the...

I was able to do it from a ladder. I padded the top with the gray foam water pipe insulation that you can get at Home Depot.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-17-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,741
Posted By rocco52
A message to quality critics

We no longer have our wonderful 25FB. Nine Grandkids changed our needs big time! Over the years I have read so many mean spirited posts about how Airstream did this and didn't do that and all sorts...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-17-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,305
Posted By rocco52
The problem has not returned and was not an issue...

The problem has not returned and was not an issue with the truck. I had run over a piece of semi tire and it ripped one of the brake lines loose. It took me awhile to figure that out. I originally...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-12-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,142
Posted By rocco52
2017 Silverado 3500 Duramax, 18,500 miles. No...

2017 Silverado 3500 Duramax, 18,500 miles. No issues yet. Software update about 10k ago changed the shift points to lower speeds. I like that very much. It takes better advantage of the torque. The...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-15-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 41,143
Posted By rocco52
I think you need to reevaluate the nature of...

I think you need to reevaluate the nature of Forums. I am the Service Manager for a large high end car dealership. We service/repair on average about 1400 cars and SUV's per month. Just like...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-09-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 52,666
Posted By rocco52
I did turn off all possible loads. I am thinking...

I did turn off all possible loads. I am thinking of going to the midsize jet as suggested but just on one and leaving the other one alone so that if I go to lower altitudes I will have one set to run...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-09-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 52,666
Posted By rocco52
Ok, a little disappointed here. Here are the...

Ok, a little disappointed here. Here are the facts. Successfully installed Easy Start and ran the 5 start initial setup using stable 20 amp house current. A one year old Honda 2000i Companion and...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-08-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 52,666
Posted By rocco52
Success! Thanks to everyone on this thread for...

Success! Thanks to everyone on this thread for your help. I was able to install using a ladder and without getting completely on the roof. The pictures have been a great help. I noticed on about the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-04-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,879
Posted By rocco52
Good points all, and thank you. As a side note I...

Good points all, and thank you. As a side note I did order an Easy Start from Micro Air today. We will see how that goes. Everyone on this Forum that I can find says that they work as advertised.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-03-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 52,666
Posted By rocco52
Yes it is the transition that always bothers me...

Yes it is the transition that always bothers me too. I think that I will end up doing the same thing. Thanks.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-31-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 52,666
Posted By rocco52
Thanks Mateo, Good to know it can be done...

Thanks Mateo,

Good to know it can be done that way. I could have one of my sons do it but I enjoy doing things like this. Even though I have two Honda's the buzz and clunk every time the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-31-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 52,666
Posted By rocco52
I am convinced! I have one question though. I am...

I am convinced! I have one question though. I am not opposed to ladders but have reservations about walking around on a round roof. After knee replacement the doctor only gave me to pieces of advice:...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-31-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,879
Posted By rocco52
Thanks for the advice guys! This is not a long...

Thanks for the advice guys! This is not a long term deal. I was just thinking of cooling the trailer off while I clean or tinker inside in the summer so this won't happen a lot. I can see that the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-31-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,879
Posted By rocco52
20 amps to run 15K AC

Here is a question for an Electrician out there. The Circuit Breaker for the AC unit in my 2015 25FB is 20 amp. So if nothing else is on in the trailer I can run the AC from a 20 amp service right? I...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-31-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By rocco52
The wires going to the USB are too small a gauge...

The wires going to the USB are too small a gauge for anything else. The Cig Plug will come with correct size wire to use, so remove the small wire and replace with the larger wires. Reach behind and...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-21-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,243
Posted By rocco52
The wires coming from the USB are not large...

The wires coming from the USB are not large enough gauge to handle 15amps. The pig tail wires coming from the new cigarette style plug that I got from West Marine needed to be crimped into the main...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-16-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By rocco52
Thanks for the tips! I'll check that out tonight.

Thanks for the tips! I'll check that out tonight.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-16-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By rocco52
Strange Taillight issue

I have a 2015 25FB and really have had very few and minor issues. I noticed that the RR LED Taillight had a couple of the LED's dimly lit. The trailer was not plugged into shore power or my truck....
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-11-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By rocco52
I had the same problem. It was the Regulator...

I had the same problem. It was the Regulator leaking where the two parts were pressed together. The soap and water method mentioned above is how I found it.
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