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Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-05-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,829
Posted By ShinyPete
R- We purchased our "Pete", a Flying Cloud...

R-

We purchased our "Pete", a Flying Cloud 27fb twin as a new 2014 in Nov of 2013. We intended to purchase a used Airstream, if we could find the floorplan we wanted in Florida, and could work...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-03-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By ShinyPete
Progressive Dynamics EMS-HW50C

Bill-

My 30 amp exterior power plug is obviously different than your 50, and the safety cover came off to allow me to replace the wire. Yours must come off somehow because you may have to replace...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-01-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By ShinyPete
All- I decided to snap a few pics of our EMS...

All-

I decided to snap a few pics of our EMS 30 Amp install as described above. Hopefully these make sense, and help describe how I mounted the unit under the closet shelf in our 27fb. Sorry,...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-29-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By ShinyPete
Progressive Dynamics EMS-HW50C

FWIW-

I just put the 30 amp model in our "Pete", our 27fb twin. We only have one AC, so a 30 amp coach. I think what I did on ours would work fine in your 50 amp coach as well.

I mounted ours...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-23-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,899
Posted By ShinyPete
For F150 owners towing 30' Airstreams

J-

I try to avoid these tow vehicle threads because they usually end up in a fight.[emoji57]

In this case however, I might can add something. We tow a Flying Cloud 27fb twin with a '15 4wd...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-05-2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By ShinyPete
Dragline- Thank you for sharing this...

Dragline-

Thank you for sharing this excellent idea. I have often thought about protecting those drain valves better than the factory does. Nicely done! Onto my fixup list for our Pete it...
Forum: On The Road... 07-28-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By ShinyPete
Alabama's Desoto State Park

We just stayed at Desoto and then Cloudland for a few days each in early June. They are both really nice parks and well worth the trip. Desoto is especially nice, with a great layout, big sites,...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-19-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,510
Posted By ShinyPete
Far- We have had our Pete, a Flying Cloud...

Far-

We have had our Pete, a Flying Cloud 27fb twin nearly 4 years and we love this size and floor plan. It's perfect for us and often our almost 4 and almost 7 year old grands.

After a 40'...
Forum: Tires 07-19-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,850
Posted By ShinyPete
Mollysdad- We installed the Endurance tires...

Mollysdad-

We installed the Endurance tires on our Pete, a '14 Flying Cloud 27fb twin in early summer, in Load Range E, 80 psi max pressure. We are very impressed with the tire, as was our 30+...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-08-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By ShinyPete
New owners of our dream

Lucy-

Also the fan running because the batteries are charging should go away after like 24hrs. I definitely recommend replacing the factory converter(lots of threads on here for particulars).
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-05-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,438
Posted By ShinyPete
DJZ- Here is our experience described in...

DJZ-

Here is our experience described in detail in going from an F150 5.0 just like yours to a 2015 F150 EcoBoost with MaxTow.
...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-27-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By ShinyPete
Thank you for the kind words to the forum...

Thank you for the kind words to the forum community! Too often a new person comes on AF to ask a question that's easily found with a quick search, and we never hear from them again. I know I was...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-22-2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,845
Posted By ShinyPete
Another vote for the Geo method from our Shiny...

Another vote for the Geo method from our Shiny Pete. We started when Pete came home in late '13 and all through '14 with packs and all sorts of other rv tank treatments, and sometimes had a...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 06-11-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By ShinyPete
We did the boat hatch spring on our 27fb 3 years...

We did the boat hatch spring on our 27fb 3 years ago. Works great to this day!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-08-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,206
Posted By ShinyPete
First Timer Asking for Input on Models :)

Radio-

As it sounds like y'all are going to full or at least 3/4 time in your Airstream, and love the 25fb twin......

I strongly recommend looking at a 27fb twin if you can. We absolutely love...
Forum: On The Road... 06-07-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By ShinyPete
Loading the Fiamma Bike Rack

Silver-

Looks good to me. Ours have ridden everywhere we've had our Pete since we bought him over 3 years ago. And we've never secured nor locked ours outside of the Fiamma straps you show in...
Forum: Tires 06-06-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By ShinyPete
Double checking load table info

DaveMc-

Don't run the Marathons less than the 65 psi the tire calls for as well as Im betting the tire data sticker on your coach calls for. Just my opinion, but we did that for 3 yrs on our 7600...
Forum: Tires 06-06-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,743
Posted By ShinyPete
Changing out your 15 inch Marathon tires?

Outdoors-

If there's something wrong with your axle (like one set of tires is getting eaten due to a bent axle?), who cares if they match? Slap a couple of cheap STs on one side of the coach,...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-01-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,086
Posted By ShinyPete
Fore and aft pitching

Mikeinca-

My advice is....forget the dealer. No matter how good yours is, the person setting up your hitch probably eyeballed it at best and guessed at worse (perhaps without the rig loaded for...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-30-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,788
Posted By ShinyPete
[emoji897] here we go.

[emoji897] here we go.
Forum: Member Introductions 05-25-2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By ShinyPete
Tilly- I feel you on maintaining a big...

Tilly-

I feel you on maintaining a big coach, especially a Prevost. We had a Newmar DutchStar DP, and longed (at least I did) for a bus conversion, because we had several friends with them. Boy,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-18-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By ShinyPete
Fun- I think that's a mac-daddy '06! ...

Fun-

I think that's a mac-daddy '06! Whoever spec'd it knew what they were doing, 7200 lb gvwr, LT tires factory, 3.73 LS, nicely done. And from Arizona? And from a friend? And with less than...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-18-2017, 04:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By ShinyPete
Newbie RV'r in Cypress, Texas

Kelly & Shelly-

First of all welcome to airforums and congratulations on your new coach! Many of us spent several years going through different iterations of RVs until we landed on Airstream so I...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-15-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By ShinyPete
Pete likes the Ice (Turtle Wax that is)

Well, I decided I had some spare energy yesterday afternoon, so I started on the annual wash, detail, and polish routine of Shiny Pete, our Flying Cloud 27fb.

Pete has been babied most of his 3...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 05-03-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,667
Posted By ShinyPete
Using floor jack and jack stands to change wheels

I recently took our coach to the tire shop for new shoes. The easiest way is to just pull one set of axles onto ramps and change one set, then reverse......

Course it really only works if you...
Forum: Awnings 05-01-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By ShinyPete
I am a big fan of Eternabond, as mentioned above...

I am a big fan of Eternabond, as mentioned above by Rostam. (Although, I hadn't thought of doing the roof rivets or the awning rail edge - nice work!)

I cured leaks on at least 5 sob campers for...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-01-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,131
Posted By ShinyPete
Our Airstream was named by our then a little over...

Our Airstream was named by our then a little over 3 year old grandson on the first day he saw it in late 2013. We name pretty much everything around here, so I asked him what we should name the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-21-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By ShinyPete
internal Surge Protector Options

I have a question for you folks with a Progressive mounted inside the coach. Is it "buzzy" noisy, like a transformer or other power supply buzz or hum noise? I see someone above mentioned fan...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-17-2017, 04:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,696
Posted By ShinyPete
So sad. Another "what hitch do I need post" and...

So sad. Another "what hitch do I need post" and another OP that never says another word once the debate starts.

Personally I enjoy these threads, finding them educational. No matter how much we...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 04-14-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By ShinyPete
Adding Window Awnings to 27fb?

Hello-

We would like to add the Window Awning Package to our Shiny Pete, a 2014 27fb coach, with the standard Gray Sunbrella ZipDee on the curbside. Has anyone done this post manufacture, and how...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 04-14-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,052
Posted By ShinyPete
Bus- FWIW - Our take (owning a 27fb, our...

Bus-

FWIW - Our take (owning a 27fb, our Pete) is that the kitchen in the 27 is better for us than the kitchen in the 28. There is no dedicated pantry in the 28 (and a big one in the 27), and the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-08-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By ShinyPete
Mid- We haven't heard back from you, and I'm...

Mid-

We haven't heard back from you, and I'm curious where you ended up with this. I resisted replying to this thread, because we had a 2000 Newmar diesel pusher that we enjoyed, but it got...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-01-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By ShinyPete
Airstream Mars Rover?

Cute Airstream......... You have someone in Marketing with a great sense of humor.......... :)

https://www.airstream.com/blog/airstreams-project-mars-rover/
Forum: Tires 04-01-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 30,296
Posted By ShinyPete
SeaLevel - I paid $135 per each (plus tax + tire...

SeaLevel - I paid $135 per each (plus tax + tire recovery fee), mounted, balanced, and new metal valve stems. I did not let them jack up our beloved Pete. I carried a set of chocking ramps, and...
Forum: Tires 03-31-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 30,296
Posted By ShinyPete
Our Shiny Pete got a set of Goodyear's new...

Our Shiny Pete got a set of Goodyear's new Endurance tires today from our local 2nd generation Goodyear dealer. He hadn't seen these yet, and was quite impressed with the tire (sidewall construction...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-31-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,491
Posted By ShinyPete
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Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-26-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,491
Posted By ShinyPete
Rich- I actually don't know anything about...

Rich-

I actually don't know anything about the Basecamp, only that it is listed as inbound on some dealers websites (Colonial, etc.). I assume it'll be pretty much the same as the '17, as it only...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-26-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By ShinyPete
WJ- Try cleaning/burnishing the contacts the...

WJ-

Try cleaning/burnishing the contacts the best you can on both the F150 receptacle and the Airstream plug-in. You can then also put some dielectric grease (be generous) on both ends, and that...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-26-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,491
Posted By ShinyPete
2018 Airstream Model News?

All-

I am inquiring as to any new information available on upcoming 2018 Airstream model changes (trailers). I know this is probably too early to ask, but I wanted to make a space for it...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 03-26-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By ShinyPete
Matt- Check out the "Towing & Hitches"...

Matt-

Check out the "Towing & Hitches" subforum from the pick list at top left of the forum, and once in, there is a Tow Vehicles tab as well. Lots of good reading there to start your...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-19-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By ShinyPete
281654KnG- We have used 3m Command strips,...

281654KnG-

We have used 3m Command strips, hooks, Velcro, etc. to mount several items in our Pete, a 2014 Flying Cloud 27fb with the clear-coated aluminum interior skins. Clean the area with...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-16-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,489
Posted By ShinyPete
Munnik- Welcome to AirForums by the way,...

Munnik-

Welcome to AirForums by the way, sounds like you are new!

Are you talking about "popping" the hinge separation/release trigger at the end of the hinge assembly? Sounds like that is...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-13-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,531
Posted By ShinyPete
TEA- We tow our Pete, a '14 Flying Cloud...

TEA-

We tow our Pete, a '14 Flying Cloud 27fb with a ProPride hitch, and have a Blue-Ox swaypro on a cargo box trailer.

We used to have the BO on Pete, with a '13 F150 tow vehicle, and now...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-09-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,373
Posted By ShinyPete
26U Twin Question

D-

Don't be scared of a single A/C coach if you find a deal on one......just another opinion.......

We camp in our Pete (27fb twin) in the Central Florida area all year with a single 15K unit. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-08-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By ShinyPete
We are very happy with the seats in our '15 F150...

We are very happy with the seats in our '15 F150 crew cab. The '13 we had, not so much. Ours is an XLT Sport, which gets you the 10 way power heated buckets and floor console/shifter from the...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-05-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,264
Posted By ShinyPete
Dreams Do Come True!

Congratulations 🎈 and to you as well kdinnar.

Our Pete is a '13 Flying Cloud 27fb twin and we absolutely love the floorplan. We have more storage than we can use and plenty of room for the two...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 02-26-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,815
Posted By ShinyPete
Running lights on ??

Dragline-

Easy, when camping, just put a 5 amp "blade" fuse across slots #3 and #4 on the umbilical cord you plug into the tow vehicle (looking at cord end with the nub up). That connects the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-19-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By ShinyPete
Runner- This one sounds like a faulty...

Runner-

This one sounds like a faulty control board or gas valve in the w/h. The unit has no pilot light like the older ones, only an on/off valve with an electronic striker controlled by the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-18-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By ShinyPete
The sea level monitor runs off your 12v system. ...

The sea level monitor runs off your 12v system. Check all the fuses in the power panel for 12v.

Ours went out in a nasty power surge (along with a bunch of other 12v control devices). You can...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-13-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,247
Posted By ShinyPete
DrennanB- Welcome to the obsession! ...

DrennanB-

Welcome to the obsession! Seriously nice coach you have on the way there, we have a '14 27fb twin, the same floorplan as you sans the rear hatch. It is a great floorplan, we absolutely...
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