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Forum: 2016 - Current International Today, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By brick1
Get the dual air/50 amp. Not even a question. ...

Get the dual air/50 amp. Not even a question.

Our new 28 is great with both AC’s running. I tried just running one AC unit on a trip to Florida,, and it was inadequate.
Cheap to get the dual air...
Forum: Tow Vehicles Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,417
Posted By brick1
Back then, cars were body on frame. But still no...

Back then, cars were body on frame. But still no comparison to todays trucks and SUV’s for towing performance.
brick
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By brick1
Yup, my 2016 Expedition EcoBoost turned into an...

Yup, my 2016 Expedition EcoBoost turned into an F250 Diesel. World of difference towing, and 1000 lbs more payload capacity than the Expedition.
For your situation, I think you will be happier...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By brick1
For your limited mileage, the gasser will work....

For your limited mileage, the gasser will work. Certainly less expensive in the used market. The diesel will pull better. Remember to check the payload sticker on the drivers door jamb.
brick
Forum: Tow Vehicles Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,417
Posted By brick1
I just traded up from a 2016 Expedition to an...

I just traded up from a 2016 Expedition to an F250 Diesel. The issue is payload. The Expy was 1319 lbs. with a tongue weight of 961 lbs, and my wife and I and two cats, we were at the limit. With 8...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-15-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By brick1
I think your “Gross Combinrd Weigjt Rating”...

I think your “Gross Combinrd Weigjt Rating” (GCWR) is incorrect at 1634 lbs. GCWR would be much higher. The 1634 number looks more like “Payload”.
Is the 4761 trailer base weight from a brochure, or...
Forum: Our Community 06-14-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By brick1
Not even a question. Get the 50 amp/dual air. ...

Not even a question. Get the 50 amp/dual air. You will not regret it.
brick
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-14-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,965
Posted By brick1
My new International Serenity 28 doesn’t have any...

My new International Serenity 28 doesn’t have any issues. And my dealer has been great. Service department was easy to deal with when I bought a new truck and needed the hitch re-set.
And I am...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-10-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,461
Posted By brick1
Georgia now has “Peach Pass” and has added more...

Georgia now has “Peach Pass” and has added more toll lanes in the Atlanta area, and one more due to open by the end of summer. But beware, trailers of any type are not allowed on GA toll lanes. ...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-09-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,881
Posted By brick1
We got our International Serenity 28 from...

We got our International Serenity 28 from Southland on time. Build date was accurate, delivery was perfect, and after sales service has been great, too. Traded my 2016 Expedition for an F250 Diesel....
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-08-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By brick1
I am glad We opted for 50/dual air on our new...

I am glad We opted for 50/dual air on our new Serenity 28. Much cheaper than adding it afterwards. And we are nice and cool...
brick
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-07-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By brick1
There is an easier answer: Dump the tow vehicle,...

There is an easier answer: Dump the tow vehicle, and ride your bike. Pull the Airstream with the bike! It’s been done before...
brick
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-07-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By brick1
Tongue weight on my new International Serenity 28...

Tongue weight on my new International Serenity 28 (fully loaded) is 961lbs. I was expecting more.
brick
Forum: 1987 - 1989 Excella 06-07-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By brick1
I just swapped my 2016 Ford Expedition ecoboost...

I just swapped my 2016 Ford Expedition ecoboost for a 2018 F250 Diesel, towing a 2018 International Serenity 28. I will not go back to a lighter capacity gasser. The diesel tows like it is not even...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-06-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,026
Posted By brick1
I just replaced my 2016 Expedition Ecoboost with ...

I just replaced my 2016 Expedition Ecoboost with a 2018 F250 Diesel to tow my Serenity 28. Expy only had 1319lbs payload.
Huge difference towing with the F250. 2230 lbs payload (Door sticker). Go...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-06-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,947
Posted By brick1
You need to rethink this. You will need a tow...

You need to rethink this. You will need a tow vehicle with at least 5000 lbs tow capacity and power, water and sewer hook-up.
brick
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-04-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,751
Posted By brick1
I just traded my 2016 Expedition for a 2018 F250...

I just traded my 2016 Expedition for a 2018 F250 Lariat Diesel. Go big or go home.
brick
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-04-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,667
Posted By brick1
Try Southland RV in Atlanta. We have been very...

Try Southland RV in Atlanta. We have been very pleased with how they handled our purchase of an International Serenity 28.
brick
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 06-04-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By brick1
Have an electric break controller added to the...

Have an electric break controller added to the Range Rover.
Problem solved. Go Airstream camping.
brick
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 06-04-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,092
Posted By brick1
I had a similar bike rack set-up on my old white...

I had a similar bike rack set-up on my old white box trailer. It created so much sway, that I took the bikes off 30 minutes into the first trip. Never used it again on the camper.
I am confident...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-01-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By brick1
I recently purchased an International Serenity 28...

I recently purchased an International Serenity 28 and towed with a 2016 Expedition. Payload was my issue, too, at 1319 lbs. So I traded for an F250 Diesel.
Yes you can tow with the Escalade, but...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-28-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,486
Posted By brick1
I should add that our dealer, Southland RV did a...

I should add that our dealer, Southland RV did a fantastic job in prepping and walk-thru of our new Airstream. We spent almost a full day going through everything. We operated every system, switch...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 05-27-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,965
Posted By brick1
I think we saw your unit at Southland RV last...

I think we saw your unit at Southland RV last year. We liked it do much we ordered a Serenity 28 this year. So far it has been great. Just upgraded my 2016 Expedition to an F250 Diesel.
brick
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-27-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,486
Posted By brick1
I have a one month old International Serenity 28....

I have a one month old International Serenity 28. No issues, everything works. And I am picky.
brick
Forum: Base Camp 05-26-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,299
Posted By brick1
My new International Serenity 28 is a month old....

My new International Serenity 28 is a month old. No issues.
brick
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-25-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,497
Posted By brick1
So after having my new 28 Serenity for a month, I...

So after having my new 28 Serenity for a month, I can confirm that it can be towed with a 2016 Expedition. But I am picking up my new F250 diesel today...
brick
Forum: On The Road... 05-16-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,031
Posted By brick1
Sounds like you are in Georgia... brick

Sounds like you are in Georgia...
brick
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 05-15-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,673
Posted By brick1
We have had our new Serenity 28 for 3 weeks. Have...

We have had our new Serenity 28 for 3 weeks. Have camped two weekends in it. No problems, no issues, no defects. Dealer (Southland RV) was great. And I am picky...
brick
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-14-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,224
Posted By brick1
Consider a weight distributing hitch with...

Consider a weight distributing hitch with built-in sway control.
brick
Forum: On The Road... 05-14-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,412
Posted By brick1
I dump and flush. It does not take long. Last...

I dump and flush. It does not take long. Last weekend we were done in 7 minutes.
brick
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-14-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By brick1
I add the orange tank treatment, same as I do for...

I add the orange tank treatment, same as I do for the black water tank. You might also consider flushing the grey tank.
brick
Forum: 2016 - Current International 05-12-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,965
Posted By brick1
Our new Serenity 28 arrived a few weeks ago, and...

Our new Serenity 28 arrived a few weeks ago, and so far we have camped in it two weekends. No issues, no problems. Everything works. Very pleased with our dealer, too. So far a great introduction to...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 05-09-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By brick1
You want the 50 amp/ twin air. Don’t let anyone...

You want the 50 amp/ twin air. Don’t let anyone sell you on a 25 or bigger with single air. 20% off of MSRP is doable. Check some of the online RV dealers for price, then shop it to your local...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 05-08-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By brick1
My understanding is no factory modifications...

My understanding is no factory modifications other than the available options. They are at max capacity.
brick
Forum: Member Introductions 05-08-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By brick1
I just purchased a 28 Serenity. Great so far. ...

I just purchased a 28 Serenity. Great so far.
brick
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 05-04-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By brick1
I am towing an International Serenity 28 with an...

I am towing an International Serenity 28 with an Expedition, rated to tow 9200 lbs. No issue towing, but I am right at max payload. It may become an F250 diesel...
brick
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-04-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,178
Posted By brick1
I have the factory Voyager. Works perfect. No...

I have the factory Voyager. Works perfect. No drop out. 28 Serenity.
brick
Forum: Member Introductions 05-01-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By brick1
Updated. Thanks for the reminder! brick

Updated. Thanks for the reminder!
brick
Forum: Member Introductions 05-01-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By brick1
We picked up our new Serenity 28 as scheduled...

We picked up our new Serenity 28 as scheduled last Wednesday. Southland RV had it prepped and ready. Spent about 4 hours going over every system and feature, with a knowledgeable tech. No issues....
Forum: Boondocking 04-30-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By brick1
Have a 30 amp plug installed, and invest in a...

Have a 30 amp plug installed, and invest in a quality surge protector, such as one made by Progressive Industries.
brick.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-29-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,338
Posted By brick1
Just spent our first weekend in new 28 Serenity....

Just spent our first weekend in new 28 Serenity. No problems, no issues, everything works perfect...
brick
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-29-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,568
Posted By brick1
Some vehicles have all of the “tow package” ...

Some vehicles have all of the “tow package” options included. But never assume. Confirm the tow rating for the specific unit you are considering. Remember that sometimes the salesperson has no...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-27-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,099
Posted By brick1
I had the same situation with my previous...

I had the same situation with my previous conventional TT. Bike rack with bikes loaded caused the trailer to sway. Put the bikes in the TT, no more sway...
brick
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-26-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,053
Posted By brick1
Stay within the published tow rating of any...

Stay within the published tow rating of any vehicle. There are numerous factors that go into a tow rating, including engine, transmission, brakes, frame, etc, etc. A weight distributing hitch does...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-24-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,814
Posted By brick1
My 2016 Expedition Limited only has a 1329 lb...

My 2016 Expedition Limited only has a 1329 lb payload...
brick
Forum: 1998 Excella 1000 04-23-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,373
Posted By brick1
I have always used “ST” trailer tires on a...

I have always used “ST” trailer tires on a variety of travel, cargo and boat trailers for decades. I hear some use LT rated. Just don’t use passenger car tires., as they are not round ��
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-23-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By brick1
Many weigh distributing hitch set-ups include...

Many weigh distributing hitch set-ups include sway control as a built in feature.
brick
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-23-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,579
Posted By brick1
Any chance it was removed, somewhere along the...

Any chance it was removed, somewhere along the way? Any other repair work done in that area?
brick
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-21-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By brick1
I think the OP means the Atlas has a tow rating...

I think the OP means the Atlas has a tow rating of 5000 lbs.
brick
Forum: Member Introductions 04-19-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By brick1
New Airstream delivered today

Our new Serenity 28 will be delivered to our dealer today, and we will pick it up next Wednesday. Wife and I are super-excited ! Our Atlanta area dealer, Southland, has been great to work with, and...
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