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Forum: Tires 06-07-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,719
Posted By ZoominC6
Five years maximum on any tires despite the tread...

Five years maximum on any tires despite the tread depth.
Happy trails.
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-10-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By ZoominC6
We had the same problem on our 2004 so the last...

We had the same problem on our 2004 so the last time we had it in for service items we added this issue to the punch list. New regulator and hoses! Problem solved.
Happy trails.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 05-03-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,335
Posted By ZoominC6
Had a similar problem until I researched it in my...

Had a similar problem until I researched it in my Owners Manual (who reads these until there's a problem?)
There is an adjustment nut that lets us slide the silver colored tube in front the gas jet...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-01-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By ZoominC6
City water connection pressure

You're doing the correct thing to up your pressure by turning on your pump. It's what we've been doing since 2004 and while one of us enjoys the low pressure, the other likes the supplemented...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-25-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,413
Posted By ZoominC6
Bike rack on front of tow vehicle

We mounted our dual bike rack on the front of our pickup truck tow vehicle using a trailer hitch and found it to be very handy and not blocking our view in a dangerous manner. Of course, the bikes...
Forum: Tires 04-09-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,970
Posted By ZoominC6
Somewhere along the road I learned that trailer...

Somewhere along the road I learned that trailer tires are rated for 65psi at 65mph max, especially in the summertime, a lesson hard learned. I believe you'll find the ride much smoother and the tire...
Forum: On The Road... 04-07-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,800
Posted By ZoominC6
Dog Bone 50amp to 30amp works great! We've used...

Dog Bone 50amp to 30amp works great! We've used one for years and they can be found at almost every RV supply store.
We had a surge protector permanently installed in our rig years ago. No problems...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-27-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,760
Posted By ZoominC6
While heavy, Advantech is indestructible. When it...

While heavy, Advantech is indestructible. When it was first available to the building industry I had my doubts, quickly erased. Good choice IMHO.
Forum: Floor Finishes 03-17-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,349
Posted By ZoominC6
We had a vinyl wood plank system installed some...

We had a vinyl wood plank system installed some years ago and it turned out perfectly. The installer made certain the trailer was at an interior temp of 70f and then applied the planks with gaps...
Forum: On The Road... 03-14-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,992
Posted By ZoominC6
After many years (14) with our 2004 Classic S/O...

After many years (14) with our 2004 Classic S/O we agree that the 300-400 mile days seem perfect of us. We meticulously plan each stop many weeks/months in advance so there are few surprises....
Forum: On The Road... 02-26-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By ZoominC6
We love GEL-GLOSS wash and wax from Camping...

We love GEL-GLOSS wash and wax from Camping World. It's a pink gel that washes and waxes our trailer keeping it looking new and shiny. I put a glob of it into the wash bucket, wet the trailer and...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-16-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,257
Posted By ZoominC6
We've never had an issue with the generators...

We've never had an issue with the generators running all night at Cracker Barrel and the managers of each one welcomed us in the RV parking area each time. Unless you're a heavy sleeper you'd know if...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-05-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,359
Posted By ZoominC6
HENSLEY, without a doubt the best insurance you...

HENSLEY, without a doubt the best insurance you can get for reliable, trouble free, peace of mind towing. Then add some pressure sensors for your tires along with CENTRAMATICs that will keep your...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-03-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,140
Posted By ZoominC6
Too many variables my friend. Our rig with the...

Too many variables my friend. Our rig with the slide and fully loaded weighs in at four plus tons and with disc brakes added I can tell you that at times I can feel the trailer breaking the truck....
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-03-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,140
Posted By ZoominC6
We had disc brakes added to our 2004 Classic...

We had disc brakes added to our 2004 Classic Slide Out several years ago and they are just awesome! Like adding the Hensley, it took me a while to decide to spend the money but what a difference...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-03-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By ZoominC6
Thank you for this detail. I've taken my unit...

Thank you for this detail. I've taken my unit apart previously to paint; however, I've never taken the jack bar assembly apart which I shall do prior to our next adventure.
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-01-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By ZoominC6
DFW Airstream repairs

Randy at N Dallas RV is the one...972 242 0404
They stay busy so plan ahead. They do a good job with the older units like our 2004 Classic S/O.
Cheers
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-23-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,558
Posted By ZoominC6
One AC cooling

Our experience with our 2004 Classic S/O with a 15,000 BTU unit is that the unit will cool maybe to 20 degrees cooler than the outside air and no more i.e. if it's 100f you may get down to 80f...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-20-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,301
Posted By ZoominC6
We've had the same problem over the years and...

We've had the same problem over the years and here's what I've learned. Using a small file or a Dremel grind off some of the corrosion on the female side then squeeze Dielectric Grease into the...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 11-17-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,771
Posted By ZoominC6
We have our 30ft Escape Pod inspected in...

We have our 30ft Escape Pod inspected in Colleyville at City Garage, Glade Road and Colleyville Blvd. One of us stops traffic as we back out onto Glade and we've not encountered anything but friendly...
Forum: On The Road... 06-28-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 874
Posted By ZoominC6
Towing on The Beartooth Highway

Have any of you towed accross The Beartooth Highway with a 30 footer? I'm thinking of towing from the NE entry of Yellowstone to Red Lodge with an overnight stay up on The Beartooth. I've driven the...
Forum: On The Road... 05-08-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,555
Posted By ZoominC6
Pappy, That's about what we paid for our...

Pappy,
That's about what we paid for our synthetic installed on the diagonal about eight years ago. Sounds good. Enjoy.
Forum: On The Road... 04-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,715
Posted By ZoominC6
It has been suggested that potential buyers sit...

It has been suggested that potential buyers sit in the camper on the dealer's lot and try imagining long, rainy days (in your case, day after day) with the occupants you plan on camping with. That...
Forum: On The Road... 04-23-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,101
Posted By ZoominC6
www.uscampgrounds.info...

www.uscampgrounds.info (http://www.uscampgrounds.info) is simply outstanding and we utilize it often. Play around with it and you may find it useful as well. Happy Trails.
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 04-22-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,831
Posted By ZoominC6
We think so and have been doing it for eleven...

We think so and have been doing it for eleven years now and tens of thousands of miles. Happy trails!
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-21-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,183
Posted By ZoominC6
When we boondock we link two Honda 2000s together...

When we boondock we link two Honda 2000s together and they run our 15btu A/C just fine; however.....if the A/C is running and the water heater and microwave fire at the same time the breaker will...
Forum: On The Road... 04-20-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,555
Posted By ZoominC6
CASteamer, We didn't remove the carpet...

CASteamer,
We didn't remove the carpet ourselves. Some years back, 6 or 7, we had our dealer remove the carpet for us after seeing work he'd done on another Airstream. He removed the sofa and...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-18-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 156,155
Posted By ZoominC6
How about a screen door handle we can get our...

How about a screen door handle we can get our hands around? We love this little mod.
Forum: On The Road... 04-14-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,555
Posted By ZoominC6
We purchased our 30' Classic S/O new in 2004 and...

We purchased our 30' Classic S/O new in 2004 and have had fun changing things and making it our own. Can't think of ever trading it as Airstream makes such a great platform.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-10-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,198
Posted By ZoominC6
Our 2012 modifications.

Our 2012 modifications.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-10-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,364
Posted By ZoominC6
We just installed a TowPro by Ridetech on our...

We just installed a TowPro by Ridetech on our 2013 Ford F250 King Ranch, gas engine. The ride without a load attached to the is smooth and with our '04 Classic 30 slide out attached it levels...
Forum: Tires 03-28-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,618
Posted By ZoominC6
We've been towing for many years, 20+, and have...

We've been towing for many years, 20+, and have found that trailer tires work best at 65lbs and 65mph. Just my 2 cents worth.
Forum: Our Community 03-24-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5,679
Views: 809,300
Posted By ZoominC6
I recently had the Hensley factory paint steel...

I recently had the Hensley factory paint steel shot blasted and repainted the entire hitch. We'll see how the new paint job holds up over time.
Forum: Our Community 03-13-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5,679
Views: 809,300
Posted By ZoominC6
After nine years of use I've removed the Hensley...

After nine years of use I've removed the Hensley Arrow and am having the factory orange paint blasted with steel media so that I may refinish the entire unit with a new coating of paint. The factory...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-01-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,460
Posted By ZoominC6
Good choice....enjoy!

Good choice....enjoy!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-18-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By ZoominC6
We departed Blacksburg, VA on Sunday with snow...

We departed Blacksburg, VA on Sunday with snow covering the ground and the roof of the Airstream and temperatures in the teens. The snow was off the roof by the time we crossed into S.C. and no...
Forum: General Interior Topics 01-29-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By ZoominC6
We ran ours at a 45 degree angle just to be...

We ran ours at a 45 degree angle just to be different. Looks great in our opinion but then, everyone has one. Good luck.
Forum: On The Road... 01-27-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By ZoominC6
We typically do the private parks when visiting...

We typically do the private parks when visiting New England; however, here's a website that was given to us by fellow Airstreamers years ago and we utilize it often www.uscampgrounds.info...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-22-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By ZoominC6
Congratulations!!! We bought our '04 S/O new in...

Congratulations!!! We bought our '04 S/O new in '05, retired in '06 and have never looked back. The camper is just wonderful and over the years we've remodeled and added various hardware to suit us....
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 11-06-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,012
Posted By ZoominC6
Thanks Kay. I hadn't thought of that but will try...

Thanks Kay. I hadn't thought of that but will try that tip.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 11-06-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,012
Posted By ZoominC6
These posts were so helpful to me. I was...

These posts were so helpful to me. I was winterizing and found my seal wouldn't hold the anti-freeze in the toilet after a piece of TP had been left to dry in the bowl obviously getting stuck in the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-04-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,439
Posted By ZoominC6
NO....we have one as well and love it but just...

NO....we have one as well and love it but just leave it on our individual settings and all is well. You may experience a slight change in pressure with altitude but it will be insignificant. Enjoy.
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 10-04-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By ZoominC6
I scrub the roof annually with a soft RV brush to...

I scrub the roof annually with a soft RV brush to remove the dead pigment (white) along with sticky pollen and use GELGLOSS with good results. The GELGLOSS does a great job protecting my Airstream...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-24-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By ZoominC6
I like the way you think. :)

I like the way you think. :)
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 09-21-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,145
Posted By ZoominC6
We've really enjoyed the real leather vs the...

We've really enjoyed the real leather vs the stock fabric upholstery. Taking the carpet out of our Classic was the first good move!
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-16-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By ZoominC6
Ours did that this year and after removing...

Ours did that this year and after removing everything i.e. the cover and pan etc I found the drip coming from sealant around the condensate tube. I cut as much old sealant (caulking) from around the...
Forum: On The Road... 09-16-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,269
Posted By ZoominC6
Try a Cracker Barrel. There most likely is one...

Try a Cracker Barrel. There most likely is one nearby, they have RV parking and every manager I've spoken with didn't mind overnighters. Ask and good luck.
Forum: On The Road... 09-02-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,102
Views: 338,911
Posted By ZoominC6
Casco Bay, Maine

On August 17th it was Casco Bay, Maine as seen from Orr's Island Campground.
Forum: Photography 08-30-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,228
Posted By ZoominC6
We found this one on Orr's Island, Maine this...

We found this one on Orr's Island, Maine this month. One of many we've seen on the road over the years.
Forum: On The Road... 08-29-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By ZoominC6
We love The Beartooth drive and especially Red...

We love The Beartooth drive and especially Red Lodge and area! Thanks for posting this video. Happy trails y'all.
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