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Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-28-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By hoagy_007
I used a 15W solar charger and didn't work for...

I used a 15W solar charger and didn't work for me. I'd go with the kill switch which is what I did. Then maybe use the generator to top off every few months.
Forum: Our Community 03-06-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By hoagy_007
It's Here! Customer Advisory Board

All,

Several months ago when many of us were expressing our dissatisfaction with the quality of Airstream products some of us reached out to senior management looking for a solution. At the time...
Forum: On The Road... 09-22-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,016
Posted By hoagy_007
We had stayed at WLYH a month or so ago with...

We had stayed at WLYH a month or so ago with about 20 other new owners for a newbie event that Northwest Adventures sponsored. The team and people that live at WLYH were awesome, very helpful. I...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 09-15-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,208
Posted By hoagy_007
I have a 2018 30' FC Bunk and when we got it we...

I have a 2018 30' FC Bunk and when we got it we were newbies. I had left the breakaway pin out for a week! When I came back the batteries were dead (gave me an excuse to upgrade to AGM's). There...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-26-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By hoagy_007
Consumer Report HF Predator vs. Honda

Interesting comparison from CR on Harbor Freights Predator generator vs. Honda. Seems like the quality is almost on par!
...
Forum: Our Community 08-25-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,131
Posted By hoagy_007
We're also new and purchased our 2018 30' FC Bunk...

We're also new and purchased our 2018 30' FC Bunk after searching used ones online. One of the motivators for us to go new were that Airstreams tend to keep their value and the ones we were looking...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-17-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By hoagy_007
I would add some fuses and invest in an small air...

I would add some fuses and invest in an small air compressor, we picked up a Viar compressor. Also some hitch lube to keep whatever setup you have well greased and silicon spray to rub around the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-13-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By hoagy_007
I added to my kit a heavy duty crimper, various...

I added to my kit a heavy duty crimper, various shrink covers and a heat gun to shrink the covers.

Your kit looks good!
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 08-12-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 24,560
Posted By hoagy_007
Their model 200-221 Special fits both 15" and 16"...

Their model 200-221 Special fits both 15" and 16" wheels and come in a set of 4. Strange you'd get an A and B???

http://www.centramatic.com/wheel-balancer.rhtml?modelNumber=200-221_Special
Forum: Our Community 08-12-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,653
Posted By hoagy_007
A site with some good tips... ...

A site with some good tips...

https://www.outdoorsy.com/blog/pro-tips-for-backing-up-a-trailer
Forum: Our Community 08-11-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,653
Posted By hoagy_007
We just purchased a 30' FC 2018 in April and had...

We just purchased a 30' FC 2018 in April and had never towed or backed up anything that long. I remember going to our first campground by Mt. Rainier and had the option to get a pull through site or...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-10-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,538
Posted By hoagy_007
Have you been able to compare the db, Honda vs....

Have you been able to compare the db, Honda vs. Champion? The price point on the Champion is attractive and also duel fuel out the door.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-09-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By hoagy_007
We have a 2018 30' FC with the macerator toilet...

We have a 2018 30' FC with the macerator toilet and has worked fine. Haven't looked at the plumbing diagram in regards to angles and turns before the package gets to the black tank. In regards to...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-08-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,135
Posted By hoagy_007
Quoted from the article I previously shared. ...

Quoted from the article I previously shared.

'The aim of a WDH is to transfer weight to stop the back of your vehicle drooping down and the front lifting up, which makes steering unpredictable and...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-08-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,135
Posted By hoagy_007
I agree!

I agree!
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-08-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,135
Posted By hoagy_007
ASK THE EXPERTS: Do I need a WD Hitch? Article

Good article for reference to some of the previous responses. It says some manufacturers actually don't recommend a WD hitch:
...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 08-03-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,839
Posted By hoagy_007
I have to agree with this post supporting the OP....

I have to agree with this post supporting the OP. The OP even said they were hesitant to post here again because they had been 'beat up' by other members, really?? Cyber bullies are found...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 08-03-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,839
Posted By hoagy_007
We purchased a 2018 1/2 (according to AS) 30' FC...

We purchased a 2018 1/2 (according to AS) 30' FC Bunk and have been happy with the features. We had been looking at buying a used 2015 or newer but in some cases only having a $5K difference we...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-03-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By hoagy_007
Steve Jones 2019 Globetrotter 27 FB 2004...

Steve Jones
2019 Globetrotter 27 FB
2004 Chevy Suburban 2500 HD
Our Globetrotter is our home...

Congrats Steve! Now you have to update your signature in your profile ^^^ :).

We are towing a...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 08-02-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,482
Posted By hoagy_007
I second getting a cover, which will allow you to...

I second getting a cover, which will allow you to keep the vent open while towing and keep the AS aired out. Not to expensive and easy to install.
Forum: Our Community 08-02-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,034
Posted By hoagy_007
I would also make sure it has an integrated...

I would also make sure it has an integrated trailer brake or one you can connect.
Forum: On The Road... 08-01-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,282
Posted By hoagy_007
I have the eeztire TPMS anti-theft monitor. Have...

I have the eeztire TPMS anti-theft monitor. Have yet to use but would be interested to hear others experiences with it. I also have a Viar air compressor, for situation like you had where the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-01-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,999
Posted By hoagy_007
'Testimonials' are real life experiences as...

'Testimonials' are real life experiences as opposed to marketing material and ratings provided by a manufacturer. It would be good to hear more 'real life' experiences before OP makes a decision. ...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 08-01-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By hoagy_007
Flexible Porous Paving

I'm researching on repairing the entrance to my AS storage. The entrance has been dug up with old concrete removed which was lifted by tree roots. One option I'm looking at is porous paving. Has...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 07-30-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,503
Posted By hoagy_007
Has anyone tried used this kit? It is very $$$$,...

Has anyone tried used this kit? It is very $$$$, but would be interested to see if how it works, and no water needed (other poster mentioned they didn't have access to water).
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-30-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,213
Posted By hoagy_007
We went with the 2018 GMC and very happy with the...

We went with the 2018 GMC and very happy with the exhaust brake. You can actually add an exhaust brake to older model diesel engines. Check out this link here for any who are interested:
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-29-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,213
Posted By hoagy_007
Some additional info from another forum: 'Ford...

Some additional info from another forum:
'Ford F-1503.5L Ecoboost

First of all, you can tow in automatic transmission mode but lock out top gear(s). Put the transmission in auto and push the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-29-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,213
Posted By hoagy_007
I wouldn't call myself and expert or have the...

I wouldn't call myself and expert or have the towing time put in as many of the contributors here. But we've crossed the Cascades and steep passes about a dozen times this year. Our TT is a 2018...
Forum: Our Community 07-28-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By hoagy_007
Someone had popped mine out while in storage (no...

Someone had popped mine out while in storage (no way to tell how long). I checked the magnetic brakes, looked good. Battery was low but not dead and I was able to re-charge. Has been working since...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-28-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,135
Posted By hoagy_007
Hahaha...I feel you need to be wearing Explosive...

Hahaha...I feel you need to be wearing Explosive Ordnance Disposal suit to answer this one :). Strong is the first one who responds to this one.

I'm sure you'll get plenty of 'help' and opinions...
Forum: On The Road... 07-27-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,554
Posted By hoagy_007
I was looking into the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 which...

I was looking into the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 which was posted in this thread by rmkrum.

Along with weight distribution and hitch the brake controller is a key piece to have. As in the case of one...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 07-27-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,078
Posted By hoagy_007
I have a similar situation. I will be bringing...

I have a similar situation. I will be bringing our 30' AS to our home from storage. We have plenty of room to park it, the problem is backing it in. We have a side street behind our house where...
Forum: On The Road... 07-27-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,554
Posted By hoagy_007
I think the 'Accident' post got a lot of people...

I think the 'Accident' post got a lot of people thinking about their setup, sway control and overall safety. There is a lot of information also shared in the Airstream Facebook group Airstream...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 07-25-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,180
Posted By hoagy_007
Hi Andy, Which WeBoost did you go with, the...

Hi Andy,

Which WeBoost did you go with, the RV 65? I'm also going to be working from my AS and will need consistent solid service.

Thanks,
Hoagy
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-24-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 40,417
Posted By hoagy_007
Justin did take the time to respond back with a...

Justin did take the time to respond back with a personal email. How many others who reached out to him received a response?
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-24-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,591
Posted By hoagy_007
It really boils down to owning and using a...

It really boils down to owning and using a ProPride hitch will solve all of humanities current and future issues. I own one and firmly believe this since the ghost of Wally told me so :lol:

Hoagy
Forum: Our Community 07-23-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By hoagy_007
Tow vehicle was number one priority on our list...

Tow vehicle was number one priority on our list and hitch number 2. We ended up buying a 2018 GMC 3500 HD and couldn't be more happy with the choice. It was probably a little overkill but I will...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-22-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,591
Posted By hoagy_007
I don't have the various tow/hitch experience as...

I don't have the various tow/hitch experience as many of the responders do on this thread. We purchased a 2018 30' FC Bunk this past April. While doing my research on what I would need before...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-22-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,591
Posted By hoagy_007
Knowing how this topic 'weighs' more on some than...

Knowing how this topic 'weighs' more on some than others, well said!
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-21-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By hoagy_007
Not sure if they changed the battery box size in...

Not sure if they changed the battery box size in the 2018 30' FC but I didn't have to make any mods to my box. Batteries fit snug and I even have room for a battery disconnect switch. I'll take...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-21-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,216
Posted By hoagy_007
I just picked up a 5W Natures Power solar battery...

I just picked up a 5W Natures Power solar battery maintainer/trickle charger. It uses suction cups to stick to a window getting the most sun and can either use alligator clips or an SAE adapter with...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 07-20-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,180
Posted By hoagy_007
Let us know how it works, I've had my eye on this...

Let us know how it works, I've had my eye on this for months but have not seen to many reviews. Most reviews on Youtube are that 'they just received them and will follow up' but no follow up. Will...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-15-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By hoagy_007
I purchased 2 Fullriver 6V AGM's about 1.5 months...

I purchased 2 Fullriver 6V AGM's about 1.5 months ago. They were recommended by my local dealer here near Seattle and after doing some 'Googling' for reviews saw that they looked to be good quality...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-15-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By hoagy_007
It could be the camera angle, but it looks like...

It could be the camera angle, but it looks like the neck of the trailer hitch is angled upwards almost bent. And hard to tell if the brake cable is connected.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-12-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By hoagy_007
I have the same truck, 2018 GMC 3500HD Denali...

I have the same truck, 2018 GMC 3500HD Denali towing a 2018 30' FC Bunk, no modifications needed on the TV side.
Forum: Our Community 07-11-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,260
Posted By hoagy_007
We purchased our 2018 30' Flying Cloud Bunk model...

We purchased our 2018 30' Flying Cloud Bunk model from the Covington, WA dealership. We are very happy with the Airstream and the sales process. There wasn't a lot of heavy sales push and they were...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-10-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,824
Posted By hoagy_007
2018 30' FC Bunk, have made 5 trips 2 over 200...

2018 30' FC Bunk, have made 5 trips 2 over 200 miles and no issues at all (knock on wood). We only had one issue with the low drain/winterizing valve going to the toilet left open at the factory. ...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 07-05-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By hoagy_007
I didn't see the bunk that you mention in your...

I didn't see the bunk that you mention in your post, once 2 full size beds front.
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 07-05-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By hoagy_007
Gerri, pictures and price $65K is in the...

Gerri,

pictures and price $65K is in the link on the OP's message.
Forum: Member Introductions 07-02-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By hoagy_007
David, I read through your current project...

David,

I read through your current project thread and am truly impressed. Nothing like seeing quality and craftsmanship come together and also help newbies like myself. We purchased a 2018 30'...
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