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Forum: 2016 - Current International 09-03-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By VaTravelers
I discovered WaterStik SD and am really happy...

I discovered WaterStik SD and am really happy with the results. No more having to dry the trailer after washing. My trailer looks amazing when I use it. It's pricey to purchase, but in my book...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 09-03-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By VaTravelers
There are more posts about problems with the...

There are more posts about problems with the Dometic igniter boards than one can count! I went through 3 before giving up and buying a Dinosaur board. It worked immediately upon installation - not a...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 09-03-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By VaTravelers
We have a 2017 28' Serenity and do not have a...

We have a 2017 28' Serenity and do not have a problem keeping our windows open in the first position. I wonder what the difference is in the window adjustment track might be. I'd be interested in...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-24-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By VaTravelers
I agree with GMFL, you'll never get the finish to...

I agree with GMFL, you'll never get the finish to come out anywhere near the quality of the original. Most knowledgeable buyers who are looking for an International want one of the two models...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-20-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By VaTravelers
I just had my 13.5 replaced. I paid $250 for...

I just had my 13.5 replaced. I paid $250 for labor that included moving my Easy Start over to the new unit and going through the "learn" process. Your quote seems pretty high.
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-19-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By VaTravelers
I noticed the same thing happening on our 2017...

I noticed the same thing happening on our 2017 28í International. I removed the cover and attempted to tighten the screws. They are tight but yet the hinge is moving slightly when we close the door....
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-17-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By VaTravelers
I really like what you did with the space under...

I really like what you did with the space under the couch. I converted the wardrobe in our 28 International into a very useful pantry with three slide out drawers. We love it. How did you edge trim...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-12-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By VaTravelers
We love our 2017 28 RBQ Serenity. In addition to...

We love our 2017 28 RBQ Serenity. In addition to a lack of speakers in the bedroom, it would be nice to be able to turn the thing off without having to get out of bed!
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-12-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By VaTravelers
I had a similar issue with my 2017 International...

I had a similar issue with my 2017 International 28í Serenity. In addition to the loose latch the gap between the door and frame got wider as you moved toward the bottom of the door frame. On our...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 08-12-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By VaTravelers
If you have not taken a lug nut off and they are...

If you have not taken a lug nut off and they are chrome capped be very certain you have the right socket and it is fully engaged. I had to cut three of my chrome caps off that started to spin on the...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-12-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By VaTravelers
You may want to call customer service.

You may want to call customer service.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-10-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,451
Posted By VaTravelers
I know this is an old thread but I thought I...

I know this is an old thread but I thought I would ask a question. My TV is a 3/4 ton F250 4x4 diesel (2005) long bed. I am towing a 2017 28' International Serenity. I am using an equalizer wd...
Forum: On The Road... 05-31-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,077
Posted By VaTravelers
How old is your rack?

How old is your rack?
Forum: On The Road... 04-27-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,077
Posted By VaTravelers
We had a Fiamma installed on our warranty visit...

We had a Fiamma installed on our warranty visit to the factory. So far we like it so much more than wrestling our two mountain bikes in and out of our truck. We donít have many mikes on it but as...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-23-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,737
Posted By VaTravelers
We all have gone through the what do I need...

We all have gone through the what do I need experience when we first got our AS. After almost two years in our 28' Serenity, we have shed a lot of the things we thought we would need. I think you...
Forum: Our Community 04-23-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6,275
Views: 1,033,967
Posted By VaTravelers
Not exciting but I had a propane leak on my one...

Not exciting but I had a propane leak on my one of my tank hoses to the regulator. The trailer is 2 years old so I was a little surprised. Only cost $10 to fix so no biggie ... leak checked and all...
Forum: Full-Timing 03-15-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,207
Posted By VaTravelers
We have an ARE cap and love it. I put a Fiamma...

We have an ARE cap and love it. I put a Fiamma on the AS because I was getting tired of having to unload bikes to get to things in the back of the TV. I know they are out in the rain, but I take...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-11-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,956
Posted By VaTravelers
Two Honda EU2000 (or EU2200I) converted to...

Two Honda EU2000 (or EU2200I) converted to propane by Genconnex plus EzStart - works great for running one A/C on one generator - my biggest pushback against a single 3000 is weight. Conversion to...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-02-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,802
Posted By VaTravelers
After looking at new trucks I decided to just do...

After looking at new trucks I decided to just do a full bulletproofing of my 2005 F250 6.0 which included Bilstein shocks all around and a lift kit to level the truck. It's a 4x4 Lariat with very...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-02-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,712
Posted By VaTravelers
I live on the water off the Chesapeake Bay and...

I live on the water off the Chesapeake Bay and store our AS outside so it is exposed to salt air. I wash it every month or so starting in spring until it gets too cold. I wash it at least once a...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-02-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,834
Posted By VaTravelers
Besides a recommendation to check all running...

Besides a recommendation to check all running gear, including TV prior to each trip (I do this the day before departure - so as not to be in a hurry) good suggestion to check the temperature of each...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 02-19-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,923
Posted By VaTravelers
I don't have an ALDE system, but no power tells...

I don't have an ALDE system, but no power tells me maybe there is a circuit breaker that needs to be reset.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 02-07-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By VaTravelers
Same thing happens in my 2018 28' International. ...

Same thing happens in my 2018 28' International. I spoke with the AS Support team at the factory - not much can be done about it. The one thing I did notice is the closer I got to the IR sensor on...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 01-31-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,874
Posted By VaTravelers
You have to really spend some time in the...

You have to really spend some time in the trailers to discover what's right for you and your family. Also you may want to think about how you will be using the trailer. The larger the unit the less...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-28-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,201
Posted By VaTravelers
I am still in love with my fully bulletproofed...

I am still in love with my fully bulletproofed 2005 F250 6.0 4x4 Lariat with 60K on it. I'm getting 25pmg on the freeway and 16.5mpg pulling our 28' International. I upgraded the electronics as...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-20-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,748
Posted By VaTravelers
I had 2 Micro Air Easy Starts installed during my...

I had 2 Micro Air Easy Starts installed during my JC warranty visit on my 2017 International. They work great and I can run one off my Eu2000i with not problem. I was told they void the Dometic...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 12-16-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,027
Posted By VaTravelers
Another vote for X-chocks - also you may want to...

Another vote for X-chocks - also you may want to recheck your stabilizers after you've been set-up for a few hours. Things seemed to settle in a little so they might need to be adjusted.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 12-16-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,444
Posted By VaTravelers
I would have installed the FIAMMA myself, but...

I would have installed the FIAMMA myself, but since I was having some other mods done (Micro Air Easy Starts) and some other minor adjustments I figured it was worth $200 in labor to let them do it. ...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 12-16-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,444
Posted By VaTravelers
I had a FIAMMA bike rack installed on my 2017 28'...

I had a FIAMMA bike rack installed on my 2017 28' International when I made my warranty visit to JC. The rack was $544.45 and the labor was $202.50. So the dealer is pretty over the top. It took the...
Forum: Doors & Locks 12-15-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,137
Posted By VaTravelers
We had a similar issue with our 2017 28'...

We had a similar issue with our 2017 28' International. It took too much force to close it. I did get some improvement with ensuring the stabilizers were not twisting the frame. The real fix was...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 12-15-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,826
Posted By VaTravelers
That looks great! I agree the reenforcement is a...

That looks great! I agree the reenforcement is a good idea.
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 12-15-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,826
Posted By VaTravelers
The strips are for mounting the shelf brackets. ...

The strips are for mounting the shelf brackets. Just make sure any screws you use do not go through the closet walls into the shower. So far they seem plenty sturdy. As far as space is concerned in...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 12-14-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By VaTravelers
There is a recent thread on this. I converted...

There is a recent thread on this. I converted mine with nice slide out wire shelves. I purchased them on Amazon. I left the top shelf as is.
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 12-12-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,553
Posted By VaTravelers
Tnnfoor, sorry to hear about your window. We...

Tnnfoor, sorry to hear about your window. We have a 2017 28' Serenity and have a similar difficult time with the rear window. Previous posters mentioned using a credit card to free a stubborn...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-10-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,699
Posted By VaTravelers
Very nice mod. Another option would be to just...

Very nice mod. Another option would be to just make a jog and route out the interior of the butcher block base so as to create a lip around the circumference. You could round over the lip to give...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 12-08-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,826
Posted By VaTravelers
I am working on that. It does fit under the...

I am working on that. It does fit under the couch in the storage area.
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 12-08-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,826
Posted By VaTravelers
Update

I just wanted to provide more information on my slide-our shelves. I have two different types. One is a douible shelf with the slides integrated into the frame. I purchased online from Amazon...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 12-07-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,826
Posted By VaTravelers
After using our 2017 28' International we've come...

After using our 2017 28' International we've come to the conclusion that the wardrobe between the shower and refrigerator is pretty underutilized. We found we have more than enough space in our RB...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-29-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,631
Posted By VaTravelers
I agree that quality is fleeting often in the...

I agree that quality is fleeting often in the things we buy, however I don't agree that components made offshore are always inferior. Just as an example German made woodworking tools made by Festool...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-16-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,230
Posted By VaTravelers
FWIW - Maintenance

Weirdstuff, Sorry to hear of your troubles, but congratulations on your troubleshooting and running to ground the source of the leak. We're fairly new to Airstreaming with our 2017 28 Serenity. ...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 11-15-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By VaTravelers
Take it back to the factory. It seems extreme. ...

Take it back to the factory. It seems extreme. It likely is poor design of the underlying structure than damage to the structure.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-15-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,956
Posted By VaTravelers
I had a problem with my furnace not lighting...

I had a problem with my furnace not lighting last weekend. Granted my trailer is newer but I'm sure the furnace is problem similar. Anyway, turns out the gas was off, and when I turned it on -...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 11-14-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,601
Posted By VaTravelers
On the 2017 28' International there is a cubby...

On the 2017 28' International there is a cubby (that I believe is where people put their collapsible Zip Dee chairs) that serves as an ideal spot for shoe storage. It's deep enough to store heavier...
Forum: Our Community 11-13-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By VaTravelers
For those of us who have served there is a deep...

For those of us who have served there is a deep appreciation and admiration for our spouses and families who have had to endure our long absences not knowing if and when we would return. We owe them...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-05-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,430
Posted By VaTravelers
Was back in Aug for our 2 year warranty visit. ...

Was back in Aug for our 2 year warranty visit. Great experience. You should plan on staying in your trailer Sunday night and checking in with the Service desk on Monday morning. They will pick up...
Forum: On The Road... 11-05-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,527
Posted By VaTravelers
No issues. Done it many times. I didn't feel...

No issues. Done it many times. I didn't feel particularly squeezed in the tunnels with my mirrors extended.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-27-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By VaTravelers
I bulletproofed my 2005 F250 6.0 recently. Iím...

I bulletproofed my 2005 F250 6.0 recently. Iím planning on 450k
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-27-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,020
Posted By VaTravelers
I went through three OEM boards on my 2017...

I went through three OEM boards on my 2017 International. Finally put a Dinosaur in - works like a charm.
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-26-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,482
Posted By VaTravelers
I would notify the dealer ASAP and also call the...

I would notify the dealer ASAP and also call the Customer Service team at the factory. They might have seen this before and can offer some advice. The way you explained it I am understanding that...
Forum: Community Polls 10-26-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 70,005
Posted By VaTravelers
Iím a Seinfeld junky. We own a 2017 28í...

Iím a Seinfeld junky. We own a 2017 28í International Serenity. Our license plate frame has Serenity Now! On it, from the episode where Frank Costanzaís wife Estelle was driving him crazy. His...
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