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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-25-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,990
Posted By UnklJoe
The red light on the faceplate of the USE/STORE...

The red light on the faceplate of the USE/STORE switch ranks in my top two frustrating things about a late-model Airstream--the other being the controls on the Fantastic Fans. The fans are excellent...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-24-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,116
Posted By UnklJoe
For that photo it would more appropriately be,...

For that photo it would more appropriately be, "There's a lotta 'splainin' to do..."
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-21-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,990
Posted By UnklJoe
pamu, One little quibble with your response:...

pamu,

One little quibble with your response: You didn't say if shore power was connected to the trailer and supplying power to the converter (or not).

There is no easy way to describe how the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-20-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,990
Posted By UnklJoe
pamu, RichW46 is 100% correct. Focus on...

pamu,

RichW46 is 100% correct. Focus on getting 12V from the batteries to the red and white cables/connectors in the photo you posted.

I troubleshoot electrical issues via email a lot in the...
Forum: On The Road... 08-18-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,835
Posted By UnklJoe
I want to just add that Bighorn Canyon National...

I want to just add that Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is "just" over the border in Wyoming, and it has some pretty awesome campgrounds at pretty high elevation with beautiful views, as well...
Forum: Awnings 08-07-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By UnklJoe
I, too, have had to tighten a very loose hook...

I, too, have had to tighten a very loose hook screw more than 4 or 5 times. I wouldn't want that to fall and bounce into someone's windshield. The last time, I added some blue loctite (I always carry...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-29-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,079
Posted By UnklJoe
Surge Protector Code

I was traveling across the Midwest and Southwest at the beginning of July in my 27 ft. Flying Cloud with a single A/C and 30A connection and worried about every pedestal I plugged into. I have a...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-26-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By UnklJoe
PV Charging

In my personal opinion, your test was not really representative of real world conditions. It seems the load you had on for about 20 minutes was more than the output of the PV setup during that time,...
Forum: On The Road... 06-28-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,377
Posted By UnklJoe
It's the PEOPLE that really make SD great!

No one has mentioned how flat out nice and accommodating the residents of South Dakota are!!! I have been there many times for many different reasons (Sturgis Bike Rally; Boy Scout summer camps;...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 06-26-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,277
Posted By UnklJoe
The 62nd WBCCI International Rally (for...

The 62nd WBCCI International Rally (for Airstreams) is being held July 20-27, 2019, in Doswell, Virgina. There will be LOTS of vendors exhibiting there along with all the other fun things to do....
Forum: On The Road... 06-18-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,013
Posted By UnklJoe
Y'all are preaching to the choir. The...

Y'all are preaching to the choir.


The people who need to be reading this ... AREN'T!!!


I do agree that it's rude and disrespectful to leave a vehicle parked in front of a fuel pump for...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 06-13-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,897
Posted By UnklJoe
Al, Have you tried anything you would...

Al,


Have you tried anything you would recommend?


I have a large spot that's growing larger where I think some bird eggs dropped on my trailer while it was in storage and the clear coat is...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 06-10-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By UnklJoe
Water in Exterior Cable/Sat Connection "Box"

Hi, my 2014 28FC has a Furrion pop-open connector "box" (except it's round--not square) on the street side of the unit with connections inside for Cable TV (coaxial) and Satellite (coaxial) inputs to...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-31-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,246
Posted By UnklJoe
Blowing 30A Fuses on the Tongue Jack

Silverfox58,


I can blow the 30A fuse of the tongue jack on my 2015 FC28 very simply: Just switch immediately from lowering to raising. The fuse will blow every time. And, if I'm in a hurry...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 01-16-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,962
Posted By UnklJoe
Posting a New Thread

Blanch904,

Underneath the 'Air Forums' name banner at the left side of the top of most AirForums webpages are several "tabs." The first tab on the left is 'Portal' and the second tab (just to the...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 01-11-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,880
Posted By UnklJoe
Campground WiFi Service

My experience with most campground WiFi service is that they only have one (usually cable, sometimes satellite or infrared/line of sight) connection to their Internet service provider--and all...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-04-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By UnklJoe
Engine-powered Generator Problems

Hi, can you be more specific about what "recently tuned up" means? Did someone just change oil and spark plug(s)? What about the fuel filter? The air filter? The more precise you can be about what...
Forum: On The Road... 12-08-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,752
Posted By UnklJoe
Cellular vs. WiFi

My suggestion to the original poster is: Get a tablet PC (for example, an Apple iPad, or a Samsung Tab) with cellular service built-in to the device. Several cellular providers have single-device...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-26-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,348
Posted By UnklJoe
Hmm....

Is yours a RAM? If so, what year and model?`
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-09-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,507
Posted By UnklJoe
Generator Usage Update

So, the weather at the campground where we stayed in Dolores, CO, was excellent--didn't need the A/C at all. So, I didn't want to disturb my camp-mates with the generator (also didn't want to fill it...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-08-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By UnklJoe
I took my TT to an RV repair shop today, and the...

I took my TT to an RV repair shop today, and the Tech's found the brakes (all four--but especially the curbside) we're out of adjustment. And these are Dexter Nev-R-Adjust brakes. And I just returned...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-06-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By UnklJoe
Good to hear; thanks for the feedback. I'll have...

Good to hear; thanks for the feedback. I'll have the shop check the drum for roundness.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-06-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By UnklJoe
For anyone following this thread...

Interesting information on this thread:


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f439/emergency-on-the-road-brake-repair-186534.html


I'm beginning to suspect a broken spring or self-adjusting cable....
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-03-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By UnklJoe
Yes; they all spun freely when off the ground--on...

Yes; they all spun freely when off the ground--on both sides of the trailer.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-03-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By UnklJoe
Pulsing During Braking

Okay, the pulsing began immediately when I started the trip home. I immediately checked the brake drums for temperature, and the streetside drums were pretty hot, while the curbside drums were only...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-01-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By UnklJoe
Had new tires (4) installed yesterday, and...

Had new tires (4) installed yesterday, and personally inspected the disc brake pads and rotors, and had the tire shop manager look at them as well. No issues with the pads or rotors. And the pads are...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-30-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By UnklJoe
More Info

Thanks, everyone, for the info and suggestions.


The truck does not pulsate when stopping when the AS is unhitched--either stopping hard or normally.


When using the manual slider of the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-30-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By UnklJoe
Pulsing During Braking

Hi,


I'm out of ideas and need some suggestions/previous experience, please.

The details:
--2015 RAM 3500 Cummins TurboDiesel Automatic Transmission 4x4 with factory brake controller (26,000...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-10-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,507
Posted By UnklJoe
This is the best, most comprehensive--yet...

This is the best, most comprehensive--yet simple--AS Microair Easystart installation video around. Concise (except for the generator bit at the end--looks like a good generator, but it doesn't add...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-06-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By UnklJoe
Standards...

The nice thing about standards is: There are so many of them to choose from!!!:lol:
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-13-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,126
Posted By UnklJoe
I know this is about Harbor Frieght inverter...

I know this is about Harbor Frieght inverter generators, but I mentioned I bought two remarkably similar Wen 2000W inverter generators from woot.com a while back. And, they're back on sale at...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-10-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,126
Posted By UnklJoe
The HF 2000 unit looks remarkably similar to the...

The HF 2000 unit looks remarkably similar to the Wen 2000 unit. I bought two of them off Woot.com a couple of years ago for about $350 each, if I recall correctly.


I'm extremely interested in...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11-15-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,990
Posted By UnklJoe
When I started in the Harley-Davidson world,...

When I started in the Harley-Davidson world, where sentiments among many people are very similar to what is expressed many places here on AIRForums: the OEM is gospel, I spent a lot of money on H-D...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11-14-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,990
Posted By UnklJoe
This Looks Interesting....

Have a look at this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzpwm7fVZts

I wrote to the author, and he sent me an email with some more photo's and a sketch with dimensions for his trailer--which should...
Forum: Our Community 10-30-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,220
Posted By UnklJoe
THE Question....

We purchased a 27FC a year ago. In anticipation of that purchase, and on the recommendation of several friends--one of which who had a very similar AS and the same tow vehicle--I purchased a Toyota...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-28-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,571
Posted By UnklJoe
I bought a set of aftermarket mirrors from...

I bought a set of aftermarket mirrors from 1AAuto.com for my 2013 Toyota Tundra Limited (it had heated mirrors, with puddle lights, power folding, all the bells and whistles). Installation was easy!...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-10-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,171
Posted By UnklJoe
Love My Anderson Levelers, too!

I bought a pair of them, and they came with rubber strips, which I assumed were to be used on wet grass under the main part of the leveler.

I guess they could be used on top of the leveler if...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-28-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,542
Posted By UnklJoe
Link to Capacitor Discussion/URLs

Try this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448/13-500-btu-wont-work-with-2-honda-2000-generators-108614-3.html

There are some good links to URLs about capacitors for A/C starting.
...
Forum: On The Road... 06-27-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,366
Posted By UnklJoe
X-chock & Andersen Levelers

I use the Andersen Levelers on one side (the "low" side) which are kind of wheel chocks, also. I'll admit, I was skeptical about them when I first saw them at an RV show, but they are brilliant! So...
Forum: Community Polls 06-23-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,320
Posted By UnklJoe
Tow Vehicles (TVs)

The below applies to my experience towing a Flying Cloud 28 (rear bedroom). Your 25 foot travel trailer (TT) should be much easier with most 1/2- or 3/4-ton pickups with the proper towing...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-19-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,208
Posted By UnklJoe
Stuff...

I agree with m.hony. Buying an Airstream is like buying a Harley-Davidson--you're just making a down payment on the accessories. It just doesn't end.

I don't feel too bad, because I try to buy...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-23-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By UnklJoe
Ram 3500 Self-leveling Air Bags and WD Hitches

I just upgraded to a diesel Ram 3500 Laramie to tow our 28FC. I use an Equalizer weight distribution hitch. The tongue weight of the trailer is about 930 lbs (using a Sherline scale). I have some...
Forum: Community Polls 05-04-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,779
Posted By UnklJoe
Water Pressure Regulator

We recently stayed at a campground in Flagstaff, AZ, and they asked if we had a pressure regulator; we didn't (though I knew about the one in the AS). They loaned us one as they said their water...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-12-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,332
Posted By UnklJoe
Thumbs up Like My Tundra, Too!

I REALLY like my Tundra, too (2013 Platinum Extended Crew Cab). I REALLY hate to let it go (just bought it in November, 2016), but after our first trip to Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and across...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-11-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By UnklJoe
I'm convinced I should use the factory wires and...

I'm convinced I should use the factory wires and mount the charge controller below the lounge. And I want to put a two-pole disconnect in the input to the controller, but I can't find one of the nice...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-09-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By UnklJoe
That Was My Plan B

Alano,

Thanks; this was my plan B. I'm somewhat leery of making the connection between the Go Power cables and the factory cables. I was thinking of using an un-insulated butt connector and a...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-09-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,014
Posted By UnklJoe
Mounting Solar Charge Controller

We bought a 2015 FC 28 and it came with a Go Power solar kit (two flexible 100W panels, a charge controller and cables/connectors) laying on one of the beds. I have decided to install the kit myself...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-09-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,425
Posted By UnklJoe
Since we have Matteo here (Thanks, Matteo!), can...

Since we have Matteo here (Thanks, Matteo!), can you provide some information about when would choose a 366 over a 364? (There was a question earlier where someone asked if anyone else was using a...
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