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Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 12-26-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,489
Posted By phann
BakFlip for RamBox

I use a BakFlip F1 bed cover - the version that is specific for RamBox. I have used it for a year and am very happy with it. Mine is a 4-section (tri-fold), hard cover that provides reasonable...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 12-17-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,764
Posted By phann
Its a very tough vinyl floor covering that (to...

Its a very tough vinyl floor covering that (to me) resembles a finely woven, reed mat. Here's a link with pictures: http://infinitylwv.com/view-by-color/
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-16-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,123
Posted By phann
You're right Echelon73. I was not factoring in...

You're right Echelon73. I was not factoring in the use of Tow-Haul mode. With TH and automatic EB both engaged, the EB kicks in without having to manually downshift, even at speeds well below 45.
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 12-15-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,333
Posted By phann
We use the indoor kitchen stove and microwave a...

We use the indoor kitchen stove and microwave a lot. We also like to BBQ when weather/time permits. We started with a small Weber charcoal grill, a chimney starter, and the portable Weber table. ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-15-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,123
Posted By phann
PS, having driven both gas and diesel trucks, I...

PS, having driven both gas and diesel trucks, I definitely prefer having the exhaust braking of the diesel available. At downhill speeds over 45mph, the exhaust brake can slow the truck and trailer...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-15-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,123
Posted By phann
To add to Cowbell's comments, I find that with...

To add to Cowbell's comments, I find that with our RAM diesel, while in the higher gears, the EB will not cut in unless my speed is over approximately 45 mph. If I want to use the automatic EB at...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-12-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,723
Posted By phann
I backup our 30ft Classic down a longer and...

I backup our 30ft Classic down a longer and steeper driveway with an "S" curve in it. Yours looks very doable. Each time I do it I get better at it. I found it much easier to pull forward and try...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 12-12-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,764
Posted By phann
Ours is like new after 1 year and 5K miles of...

Ours is like new after 1 year and 5K miles of travel. No visible wear or stains. Wet spills stay on the surface for a while making it fairly easy to wipe up before they soak in. We added a fluffy...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-05-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,073
Posted By phann
We had a Flying Cloud 20ft Bambi with the front...

We had a Flying Cloud 20ft Bambi with the front bedroom. We put 10,000 miles on it going from CA to Maine and back over 4 months. The biggest issue we encountered was the front bed was just not...
Forum: On The Road... 11-30-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,460
Posted By phann
I'm with Cav. Plastic storage bins are easier to...

I'm with Cav. Plastic storage bins are easier to clean than bags once they inevitably get dirty or wet. I even leave most of my my electrical cord wound up inside the plastic container when it is...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-13-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,485
Posted By phann
HowieE, thanks for providing a potential...

HowieE, thanks for providing a potential solution. I read that the stabilizers arent intended to carry weight - i.e., to prevent stressing the frame/body which might cause problems like the front...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-13-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,485
Posted By phann
Feeling a bit shaken

I've been trying to reduce the movement/shaking/bouncing we experience whenever my wife or I move around inside our 30ft Classic.

I use the electric stabalizers judiciously - stopping when the...
Forum: Refrigerators 11-04-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,200
Posted By phann
You can run the fridge without propane if you are...

You can run the fridge without propane if you are on shore power (120v). However, while traveling, you have to use propane AND leave the Use/Store switch in the Use position so there is 12v power...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-27-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,721
Posted By phann
Our TV: 2016 RAM 2500 with Cummins diesel ...

Our TV: 2016 RAM 2500 with Cummins diesel
Towing MPG average: 14 (mix of freeways, mountains, etc)
Not towing, freeway average: 18 (20-22 without hills)
Not towing, around town: 15-16

Major...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-27-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,353
Posted By phann
Is there a reason to blow out the lines with air...

Is there a reason to blow out the lines with air before filling them with AF? I'm wondering if it isn't just as effective to skip the air blowout step and simply pump AF through the lines, opening...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-27-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,353
Posted By phann
If it never freezes where your AS is parked, then...

If it never freezes where your AS is parked, then no - you don't need to winterize
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-26-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,933
Posted By phann
If you are trying to compare various makes and...

If you are trying to compare various makes and models from various years, you might want to take a look at the Trailer Life (TL) towing guides for those years. The webpage below provides two types...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-26-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,101
Posted By phann
If you are considering a new truck, a 250/2500...

If you are considering a new truck, a 250/2500 diesel is more than enough to tow a Classic. If the 2000 F350 price is right, that would be my first choice - 45K mileage is nothing to that diesel.
Forum: Financing 10-15-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,058
Posted By phann
I agree with djarret. Take the 15 year...

I agree with djarret. Take the 15 year financing, make one principle plus interest payment per month, and an additional monthly principal-only payment of the same amount (or less, when convenient). ...
Forum: On The Road... 10-13-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,039
Posted By phann
We stayed at Pheasant Ridge RV Resort in July...

We stayed at Pheasant Ridge RV Resort in July this year and recommend it if you are looking for a full service RV campground. It's about a 15 min drive to downtown Portland from there.
Our review...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-13-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,353
Posted By phann
To add to previous advice: Start your...

To add to previous advice:
Start your refrigerator at home a few days before you plan to leave.
Put prefrozen items in the AS freezer to get the fridge colder faster.
If possible, cool other...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-12-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,065
Posted By phann
We have bought 2 Airstreams through Bay Area...

We have bought 2 Airstreams through Bay Area Airstream in Fairfield CA. Our rep was Danny Villanueva and he was great. We were very happy with the deaker and continue to go to them for any service...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-07-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,949
Posted By phann
We went from a 2015 20ft Flying Cloud to a 2016...

We went from a 2015 20ft Flying Cloud to a 2016 30ft Classic. After 10,000 miles with the 20 footer, we were feeling too cramped. The Classic is way more comfortable for our old bodies.

From a...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-01-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By phann
During our PDA of our prior 2015 FC20, they...

During our PDA of our prior 2015 FC20, they couldn't get the furnace to light even though the tech swore it had worked earlier. They ended up swapping out a circuit board and that resolved the...
Forum: On The Road... 09-25-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,147
Posted By phann
At least snakes don't put dents in your silver...

At least snakes don't put dents in your silver bullet.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-22-2016, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,181
Posted By phann
We didnt receive a remote for our Polk either,...

We didnt receive a remote for our Polk either, but I dont know if there is supposed to be one. Is there mention of a remote in the Polk manual? I will look for my manual tomorrow unless someone...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-16-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,299
Posted By phann
Welcome Snuffy. You've received great advice so...

Welcome Snuffy. You've received great advice so far. Here's my additional 2 cents worth, in the order of the questions that you asked....

Airstreams are great TRAVEL trailers. If you are going...
Forum: On The Road... 09-15-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,725
Posted By phann
I grew up in El Segundo over 40 years ago. Now...

I grew up in El Segundo over 40 years ago. Now I'm living at a much higher elevation. This explains why my waistline has expanded so much. :brows:
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-06-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,489
Posted By phann
I thought you might like to hear about the...

I thought you might like to hear about the weights we have encountered with our 2016 Classic. Fully loaded, including the tanks, our Classic weighed 8715 lbs. So you could likely stay below your...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-04-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By phann
Thanks for the updated information RonaldC303. ...

Thanks for the updated information RonaldC303. Here's the link to their product care PDF:

http://infinitylwv.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/PRODUCT-GUIDE-2016-2017_web_version.pdf
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-23-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,381
Posted By phann
Check on all possible taxes that you may incur in...

Check on all possible taxes that you may incur in another state before you move. Sales taxes, vehicle registration fees, property taxes, gasoline taxes, and etc may offset perceived savings from...
Forum: On The Road... 08-18-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,873
Posted By phann
I carry 2 x 10ft sewer hoses. I only need to use...

I carry 2 x 10ft sewer hoses. I only need to use (and clean) one of them 95% of the time. A 15+5 combo would meet most total length needs but I bet you will be cleaning out the 15ft one more often...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-16-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,621
Posted By phann
In addition to many of the tools/supplies others...

In addition to many of the tools/supplies others have previously listed, I bring a Slime 2x Heavy Duty 12 volt tire air pump, a turkey baster to fill battery cells, a breaker bar with 6in extension...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-16-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,334
Posted By phann
Even though the BO literature recommends greasing...

Even though the BO literature recommends greasing each time you reconnect, that seems like extreme overkill. Im doing it about every third disconnect or about 600 miles of travel.
Forum: On The Road... 08-16-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By phann
If you are interested in seeing Mount Saint...

If you are interested in seeing Mount Saint Helens in Washington, I liked staying at Silver Cove RV resort which is on the way up to MSH....
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-14-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,868
Posted By phann
A few tips: You might find it easier to take...

A few tips:
You might find it easier to take the tension off your BO bars by adding a block of wood or similar support under the jack foot. I add up to 5 inches to reduce the amount of travel the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-11-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,421
Posted By phann
I used the McKesh mirrors with our BMW X5 but...

I used the McKesh mirrors with our BMW X5 but have recently purchased a new truck with built-in mirrors and no longer need them. You can have mine if you want. Send me a private message if you are...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-11-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,590
Posted By phann
Bathroom scale for measuring tongue weight

This webpage has a section that explains the bathroom scale method.
https://www.etrailer.com/faq-how-to-determine-trailer-tongue-weight.aspx

It should also be covered in your Airstream manual -...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-11-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,576
Posted By phann
I dont know if your AS has cabinet lights that...

I dont know if your AS has cabinet lights that come on when you open them, but if so, be sure they go off when the cabinet door is shut. I've had to adjust several in our AS to prevent them being...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 08-11-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
Posted By phann
I was surprised at the low tongue weight our...

I was surprised at the low tongue weight our loaded Classic initially showed. 780lbs TW with a GVW of 8280lbs, way less than the recommended 10% minimum ratio. I moved and swapped some heavy items...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 08-10-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By phann
A handy feature on our RAM 2500 is the electric...

A handy feature on our RAM 2500 is the electric foot pedal height adjustment. See if this is an option available for the F250.

Although the interior color combination choices that you want may...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 08-08-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,973
Posted By phann
Also make sure terminal and ground connections...

Also make sure terminal and ground connections are clean. I'm no electrician, but I imagine the light takes much less power than the motor requires. Cleaning up the connections resolved the issue...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-08-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By phann
I use Blue Ox with my 30 ft Classic, and did so...

I use Blue Ox with my 30 ft Classic, and did so with a 20 ft Flying Cloud. You received BAD advice IMHO. Once your brake controller settings are made, you shouldn't have to touch them again, and I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-07-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,477
Posted By phann
If I use the bathroom ceiling fan it kills TV...

If I use the bathroom ceiling fan it kills TV reception until I shut it off. I assume the wiring for the antenna is near the fan.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 08-05-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By phann
If you have the Beaufloor vinyl flooring as I do...

If you have the Beaufloor vinyl flooring as I do in my 2016 Classic, I refer to the document Airstream has on their website. It has sections on maintenance and preventative action. Here's the link...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 08-04-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,037
Posted By phann
Today, while 900 miles from home, I noticed our...

Today, while 900 miles from home, I noticed our 2016 Classic bathroom mirror was starting to significantly bow away from the wall at the top and bottom center. I immediately headed to the hardware...
Forum: On The Road... 08-02-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,263
Posted By phann
Yosemite is the jewel of the NPS. Its a must...

Yosemite is the jewel of the NPS. Its a must see IMHO.
Forum: Trailer Values 08-02-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,221
Posted By phann
The ducted models make enough "white noise" to be...

The ducted models make enough "white noise" to be useful sleep aids in a noisy campground but the non-ducted are much much louder. If $ is no problem, I would go for the 2016 or a considerable...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 08-02-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By phann
Burkey filters

I have used the Big Burkey at home for 4 years to filter our well water - primarily for use in my coffee maker and as an emergency water filter. Since it takes a few hours to filter a full 2.5...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 08-02-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By phann
Here's a great bleach dilution calculator: ...

Here's a great bleach dilution calculator:
https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/ServicesAndTools/Tools/Pages/Dilution-Calculator.aspx

According to this calculator, if you want to make 40 gallons...
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