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Forum: Full-Timing 10-09-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,423
Posted By quietguy
I agree with this also. After adding the...

I agree with this also. After adding the X-chocks, the trailer is ROCK solid.
Forum: Windows & Screens 09-30-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,593
Posted By quietguy
I just use an old hotel key card since I’ve...

I just use an old hotel key card since I’ve switched from hotels to my Airstream!!

Slide it in at the bottom window corner then slide across. Lift window. Usually it’s just as easy (if not...
Forum: Our Community 08-16-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,043
Posted By quietguy
Ain’t this the truth?!?!

Ain’t this the truth?!?!
Forum: On The Road... 06-07-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,441
Posted By quietguy
Last fall while on vacation in Acadia National...

Last fall while on vacation in Acadia National Park, we saw FIVE in our loop in the Black Woods campground. Pretty impressive considering it’s a “no hook ups” campground!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-28-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,624
Posted By quietguy
Another vote for pool noodles along the bottom of...

Another vote for pool noodles along the bottom of all open windows. It’s a fast lesson otherwise.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-31-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,869
Posted By quietguy
Thank you for your post and pictures. I’ll be...

Thank you for your post and pictures. I’ll be certain to check mine regularly also.
Forum: Doors & Locks 12-26-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,673
Posted By quietguy
Always great to know a little background of the...

Always great to know a little background of the design choices!

Good luck with your door replacement!!
Forum: Doors & Locks 12-25-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,673
Posted By quietguy
Those aren’t yellow “flowers”...they are the...

Those aren’t yellow “flowers”...they are the leaves of the Gingko biloba tree. An ancient conifer (yes based on it’s cellular structure it is a flat leaved deciduous conifer!) that was once thought...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 12-16-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,016
Posted By quietguy
As mentioned. X-chocks. Seems to really dampen...

As mentioned. X-chocks. Seems to really dampen the movement inside the trailer. Also as mentioned, plastic or wooden blocks under the stabilizers to distribute the weight, especially on softer...
Forum: Boondocking 12-07-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,431
Posted By quietguy
RV antifreeze in the Ptraps. Shouldn’t be an...

RV antifreeze in the Ptraps. Shouldn’t be an issue unless you turn the furnace off. I always keep a gallon around for winter camping.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-05-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,177
Posted By quietguy
Find the “Long Long Honeymoon” YouTube channel...

Find the “Long Long Honeymoon” YouTube channel and watch their numerous videos on generators for your type of usage. You’ll find them and many of their other videos very very useful.

BTW, I have...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-03-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,473
Posted By quietguy
I beg to differ. My Predator 3500 is distinctly...

I beg to differ. My Predator 3500 is distinctly quieter than my Honda 2000 companion both in economy and full throttle modes. Both are much quieter than contractor generators and both are quieter...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 10-25-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,091
Posted By quietguy
Carbon monoxide detectors have an expiration date...

Carbon monoxide detectors have an expiration date also. Usually about 10 yrs. but check yours to be certain!
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 10-25-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,091
Posted By quietguy
And propane is heavier and sinks to the floor. ...

And propane is heavier and sinks to the floor. The propane detector will be within 12” or less of the floor.
Forum: 2016 - Current International 09-07-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By quietguy
Hello. I have a 2017 Serenity 25FB. I have...

Hello. I have a 2017 Serenity 25FB. I have the same valve. If you open up the pressure relief valve at the top of your hot water heater and then open up that valve you show in your picture, it...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-31-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By quietguy
Unless the procedures have changed in the last...

Unless the procedures have changed in the last 1.5 years since I last took the tour, Airstream does NOT build their trailers in batches. When you take the tour they made that quite clear. They...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 08-30-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,702
Posted By quietguy
Once the dealer places the order with Airstream...

Once the dealer places the order with Airstream you will be given the approximate build date and VIN #. Had mine within a few business days of signing paperwork and placing deposit.
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-26-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,749
Posted By quietguy
This x1000!!! (SOB = Some Other Brand. Yes...

This x1000!!!

(SOB = Some Other Brand. Yes Airstream owners recommend trying SOB first if you’ve never done this before as it’s not for everyone. Dropping $15-25k for an RV is much different...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-23-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,143
Posted By quietguy
Forget about the factory solar. For less than...

Forget about the factory solar. For less than the money you save by not ordering it, you can buy a generator (or two) AND a portable 160 or 200 watt portable solar panel and still have $1000-$2000...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-31-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,350
Posted By quietguy
Don’t think “wi-fi”. Think radio transmitter and...

Don’t think “wi-fi”. Think radio transmitter and receiver...like a “walkie-talkie”. The antenna for the camera is physically mounted to the top of the camera (outside of the aluminum shell, so no...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-28-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By quietguy
Things like too long a run from circuit panel to...

Things like too long a run from circuit panel to outlet location, undersized gauge wire, something else on the circuit could all be culprits.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 07-26-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By quietguy
Yup. Pressure relief valves can go bad. The...

Yup. Pressure relief valves can go bad. The ones on my home boiler and hot water heater go every so often. Flushing them as has been mention helps too...though it sounds like yours has had plenty...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-26-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,852
Posted By quietguy
This is not entirely true. Sometimes a slight...

This is not entirely true. Sometimes a slight lift is what is needed to unbind the mechanism.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-26-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,098
Posted By quietguy
Go to bed when it gets dark outside!! You’ll...

Go to bed when it gets dark outside!!

You’ll never have to worry!!!

(And you’ll be able to boondock longer too!)
Forum: Our Community 07-16-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,856
Posted By quietguy
Boy oh boy! If you think the advice given on...

Boy oh boy!

If you think the advice given on this forum is poor, you ought to read some of the advice given on the various Airstream Facebook groups. Downright scary and appalling.
Forum: 2016 - Current International 07-10-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,082
Posted By quietguy
Funny. It’s in my manual.

Funny. It’s in my manual.
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 07-02-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,923
Posted By quietguy
They basically raised the roof 4” to accommodate...

They basically raised the roof 4” to accommodate the ducting...the roof cap has a bump up between the end caps and above the vista windows where it joins the sides and ends of the shell.
Forum: Financing 06-27-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,164
Posted By quietguy
This and all the others before this post. ...

This and all the others before this post.

Trust us. We’ve lived through the journey you’re about to begin.

Learn from other’s mistakes lest yea repeat the same.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-26-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,977
Posted By quietguy
The propane detector is wired that way for...

The propane detector is wired that way for liability reasons. In other words, the lawyers require it to be wired that way.

If you change it, be cartain you put it back to the original...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-12-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By quietguy
I’m just going off of how a 2018 is SUPPOSED to...

I’m just going off of how a 2018 is SUPPOSED to be wired. Recall that in 2018 Airstream switched to a multistage converter/charger and an entirely different type of battery disconnect switch/system...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-12-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,728
Posted By quietguy
There isn’t particle board used anywhere in an...

There isn’t particle board used anywhere in an Airstream any more. They make a big deal about that. If you go to the factory and take the tour you’ll see exactly how all of that cabinetry is made...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-12-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,168
Posted By quietguy
Okay. I’ll ask the obvious. Is the battery...

Okay. I’ll ask the obvious. Is the battery disconnect switch turned on? A few items are wired directly to the battery and will drain it...usually in more than just a weekend though. With the...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-10-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,381
Posted By quietguy
Doesn’t look anything like the current solar...

Doesn’t look anything like the current solar prewiring which is essentially a large white box with 3 “plug n play” connectors for the solar panels. Looks like some sort of “accident” or mistake. ...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-08-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,286
Posted By quietguy
If you don’t have your converter on, then all...

If you don’t have your converter on, then all your 12v items won’t work. So, unless you’ve installed other (110v) lighting and fans etc, your converter HAS to be on. The question that is usually...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-05-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,084
Posted By quietguy
True. But only with the proper WD hitch and...

True. But only with the proper WD hitch and large TV!!

😐🧐🤨🙃
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-01-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,420
Posted By quietguy
Great advice! The Ethernet cable advice not...

Great advice!

The Ethernet cable advice not so much. It’s very late 1990’s advice. If you REALLY want to update, think enabling wireless connectivity for all electronics as well as for lights etc.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-29-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,468
Posted By quietguy
Surely this isn’t wrong. AC is on its own 20 amp...

Surely this isn’t wrong. AC is on its own 20 amp circuit. Total service to the trailer is 30 amps.

If you have 100 amp service to your home you certainly wouldn’t put your window AC on a 100...
Forum: Our Community 05-22-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,993
Posted By quietguy
As I post every time this question is asked in a...

As I post every time this question is asked in a thread...type of construction/build (it’s not sticks and staples) and windows.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-17-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By quietguy
Remember the frame on an Airstream is a bit...

Remember the frame on an Airstream is a bit different than SOB trailer. On other brands the frame supports the weight of the entire trailer and therefore is a much more rigid frame. On an Airstream...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-17-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By quietguy
1. 7 pin. While the plug is round, the...

1. 7 pin. While the plug is round, the connectors are blade type, excepting the center pin...industry standard that will match what is on any late model vehicle equipped with a tow package.

2....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-15-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,023
Posted By quietguy
Ok. The air conditioner was installed by...

Ok. The air conditioner was installed by Airstream, not built by them. This isn’t Airstream’s fault and could and does happen on any other brand. Just saying...

That said, good luck getting...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-01-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By quietguy
Just use jumper cables from your truck battery to...

Just use jumper cables from your truck battery to the Airstream batteries. Much more efficient way of charging them in an emergency if you’re going to be idling the engine anyway.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-30-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,192
Posted By quietguy
Remember the wiring and master switches were...

Remember the wiring and master switches were changed in the 2018 models from previous years.

Best place to start? Owners Manual.
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-18-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,708
Posted By quietguy
Those have nothing to do with the furnace. Only...

Those have nothing to do with the furnace. Only the heat pump. Furnace draws air in at the floor level.
Forum: Base Camp 04-09-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,967
Posted By quietguy
That’s certainly a stretch.

That’s certainly a stretch.
Forum: Tires 04-09-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,528
Posted By quietguy
He says he has an F350...no way did that come...

He says he has an F350...no way did that come with “P” tires!!!
Forum: Tires 04-09-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,528
Posted By quietguy
^^^^^^ THIS!!! Both my Suburban and my...

^^^^^^
THIS!!!

Both my Suburban and my Sierra list different psi’s for daily driving and for max load driving. Empty when inflated to “max load psi” the ride is harsh as heck. Everyday driving...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-09-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,900
Posted By quietguy
What about oversized cooling for towing? ...

What about oversized cooling for towing?

Chrysler runs the coolant temps very high in those Jeeps so they meet emission standards (like upwards of 230 degrees F). Seems like a recipe for disaster...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-31-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By quietguy
Go to the AM Solar website and start reading up. ...

Go to the AM Solar website and start reading up. (amsolar.com)


Also as someone already suggested send a “pm” to Lewster. This is what he does and is a well of info and wisdom. Do this soon...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 03-29-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,636
Posted By quietguy
My 2017 25FB Serenity has the solid lug nuts but...

My 2017 25FB Serenity has the solid lug nuts but I did the factory upgrade to 16” rims and the Michelin’s.
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