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Forum: Dollars & Cents 09-20-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By wasafari
AS pricing

I looked at an old invoice for a 2004 25' Safari LS. The list price was 40,299. Rear Queen, single awning, etc. Using an inflation calculator I see where that unit would now cost $53,500 (only...
Forum: On The Road... 07-17-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By wasafari
Funny, the same rock wiped out my fresh water...

Funny, the same rock wiped out my fresh water drain in 2003 on the AlCan. Couple years later i was at an RV show and pointed out to 2 Airstream (Factory) reps that the drain needed to have some form...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-23-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By wasafari
another generator pic

Here is the charger hooked to the leads
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-23-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By wasafari
charging battery on EU3000i

I don't use my generator much with the trailer anymore, but it still is my ace in the hole for home emergency power. It sits in the garage and there is no way to charge the on board battery short of...
Forum: On The Road... 01-17-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,975
Posted By wasafari
fresh water tank drain

Funny thing about that drain, mine got sheared off near Destruction Bay in 2003. Talked to an Airstream rep and showed him what happened, he said it was a poor design and it would be changed. He even...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 04-07-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,581
Posted By wasafari
hail

we had seven panels and the roof dinged up last year by hail. Did the end caps, left the roof as is. Figured I can't see it from ground level so why bother.
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-23-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,776
Posted By wasafari
body shop

Try Airstream of Spokane. Just had multiple (7) panel replacement. Flawless work!
Forum: On The Road... 02-01-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By wasafari
photos

Go to my member photos, you can see how I made the battery box big enough for the 6v AGMS. There is also a picture of the extra battery box/inverter I can put in the truck bed for some extra 110v...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-16-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,096
Posted By wasafari
honda ei3000i conversion

http://www.airforums.com/attachments/gallery/files/9/4/7/2/p1010005_thumb.jpg I have used mine for nine years. No problems in the cold or at altitude (never needed AC at 9000', rand microwave just...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-17-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By wasafari
tank drain

Funny, I pointed out the lousy location of that drain and the worthless shield to an Airstream rep. He said he had never seen it.....told him mine got wiped out on the way to Alaska; he said they...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-06-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By wasafari
leak

I think the trim/rub strip has to be removed. then you can caulk the entire seam. It's a questionable design to be sure, my 03 has had several leaks in the same area. I drilled a bunch of holes in...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 07-08-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,317
Posted By wasafari
replacing queen mattress

simple, measure your space, throw out old mattress, install a plywood base large enough to support the t-pedic queen,and you are done.Downside is you lose a little floor space,upside is well worth...
Forum: On The Road... 01-19-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,628
Posted By wasafari
Mt Rushmore area campgrounds

I've used the search function for Mt. Rushmore cg's.....looking for some more current information. Anyone have any recommendations for camping in the Custer-Rushmore area? Thanks,

Jack
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 08-13-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 109,315
Posted By wasafari
late model floor leaks

Well, we could put done to the lack of maintenance argument if we could find a late model still on a dealer lot. If said dealer could be persuaded to peak under the bumper trim.............
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-16-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,012
Posted By wasafari
I second what Bob said, have had 2 of those...

I second what Bob said, have had 2 of those things fail for whatever reason
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-18-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,061
Posted By wasafari
warranty

Yes, it will void your warranty. When I converted my eu3000 to propane I mentioned it to the Honda service guy. He first had a seizure, then a heart attack, then his head exploded. Six years later,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-19-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,172
Posted By wasafari
It happened at the Ford dealer!!!!

No kidding, their mechanic was test driving it for a transmission issue. When I got to look at it I searched high and lo for any sign of the switch ( sometimes it blows out and lands in the area...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-14-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,172
Posted By wasafari
ford recall redux

About 20 months ago our Ford Exploder caught fire. I suspected the cruise control speed disconnect switch had failed, even though it was an "orange cap", not the "black cap" switches covered under...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-03-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,145
Posted By wasafari
heater woes

If your WH is an Atwood, get a "Thermal Cutoff Service Kit" from your dealer or Camping World. Simple little fix, pull old one out, plug new one in. Mine did the exact thing you are describing last...
Forum: On The Road... 05-11-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,648
Posted By wasafari
I grew up in SoCal, and my folks used to take us...

I grew up in SoCal, and my folks used to take us to Disneyland (it was still out in the orange groves then!). Anyway, after taking Rosemead Blvd past the Nike missle base at Whittier Narrows, we...
Forum: Tires 05-03-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,990
Posted By wasafari
re cooper tires

I got a set of Custom Plus Trailer tires two weeks ago. Lucky me, the distributor told me they were the last set available that were made in the US. He didn't say where the new ones were comming...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 02-26-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,063
Posted By wasafari
By Hurricane Ivan......18000 $ worth.

By Hurricane Ivan......18000 $ worth.
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-29-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,175
Posted By wasafari
a better mattress

step one: throw out that cheesy thing A/S sells you
step two: remove that 1/64 inch luan plywood platform, replace with 3/8 inch plywood, cut large enough for a real queen size mattress
step three:...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-04-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,390
Posted By wasafari
good question Winger

That isolation switch will still allow the propane monitor to suck juice from your batteries, only way to really kill it is either remove the batteries or disconnect them....fwiw I just ran out and...
Forum: Our Community 12-04-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7,411
Views: 1,164,163
Posted By wasafari
dying in Idaho

saw this one outside of Bonners Ferry, looking pretty sad...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-04-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,390
Posted By wasafari
If you are going to let them sit in the trailer...

If you are going to let them sit in the trailer all winter, why don't you disconnect one of the battery cables......this will eliminate those phantom loads. I just metered my AGMs which have been...
Forum: Tires 11-13-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,768
Posted By wasafari
cooper tires in Spokane

FWIW I talked to the guys at a Cooper Distribution Center today, they have the ST225/75R15 in stock, as many as you want for $79. And they will ship if you want. I don't work for them or have any...
Forum: On The Road... 05-21-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,803
Posted By wasafari
alcan trip

I did it with my BRAND new Safari five years ago, used the liberally applied mud as rock protection. Only damages I had were: the BC Highway guys were painting the yellow stripes between Ft St John...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-20-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,977
Posted By wasafari
Wow, another tree "kill". I can't see any...

Wow, another tree "kill". I can't see any interior effects from the impact, still, 5 to 6K sounds a leetle beet low from my experience. After Hurricane Ivan my Safari needed 16K worth of...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 02-07-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,627
Posted By wasafari
wire location and propane leaks

I had issues with the jack wire on my Safari as soon as I got it. Also had issues with the tank cover crushing the fuse holder and fuse for the jack and while I was investigating that I happened to...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-14-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By wasafari
ohmygod it all worked!

Was sitting at an interstate off ramp today, saw a pickup with an SOB in tow (but not for long!). He was really bouncing along as he slowed down then the trailer popped off the hitch, went full...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 12-29-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,520
Posted By wasafari
Thanks Fred. I think we are sort of losing the...

Thanks Fred. I think we are sort of losing the original issue of this thread, namely Allen "WoodedAreas" inability to access his water pump in order to accomplish the full winterizing procedure...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 12-28-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,520
Posted By wasafari
if that's the case, why does AS make such a big...

if that's the case, why does AS make such a big production out of telling us how to ADD anti freeze in the winterizing "section"?????
Forum: Our Community 12-16-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,772
Posted By wasafari
sleeping much better thank you

step 1, throw out queen AS "mattress.
step 2 remove old mattress platform plywood
step 3 cut pieces of 1'2 ply to fit a REAL queen size and install,
step 4 buy middle of the road queen mattress...
Forum: Community Polls 12-01-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By wasafari
why we went

Two words: Hurricane Ivan
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-30-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,917
Posted By wasafari
I think you might have one problem stacking...

I think you might have one problem stacking another battery box behind the propane tanks, that being how are you going to hinge the lid and get enough room to remove or install the batteries. The...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-23-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,544
Posted By wasafari
6volt battery failure?

Okay, show of hands, anybody here with a two six volt settup ever have the dreaded battery failure that screwed up a trip????? along the same line, how long do you think you can stay out on one of...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-20-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,390
Posted By wasafari
another tool????

oh great, another tool I need. Looks like it does a great job,BUT WAIT! I've got a wife bought and paid for and she does a great job holding the thingie on the blow out plug.........
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-18-2007, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,290
Posted By wasafari
go to rv.net, then the tech section and do a...

go to rv.net, then the tech section and do a search for "chinese generators". But beware, last time I looked the thread was over 400 PAGES!!!!
Forum: Our Community 10-15-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,584
Posted By wasafari
I'm with ya general!

frankly I thought the survey was very slanted towards gaging the market for all kinds of AS badged crappola. And a little self serving with all the "how do you....an iconic product". Take care of the...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-13-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,520
Posted By wasafari
wow

hope you find a way to get to your pump, when you do take a very long hard look at relocating it where you can get at it. I swear the factory built my system up then shoved it up against the wheel...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-11-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,520
Posted By wasafari
winterizing blues

"I can't believe AS doesn't make an effort to make winterizing easier....." like maybe installing a line and valve for us or maybe putting the pump where you can get at it????? Gosh that sounds like...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 09-16-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,562
Posted By wasafari
it's rather simple, if you are on ashpalt or...

it's rather simple, if you are on ashpalt or concrete and it's dry, the dang things won't come off. If it's raining and muddy grass or sand/gravel they will come off even if you have tack welded the...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 09-16-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 39,495
Posted By wasafari
sign me up!!!!

this is rich. I wouldn't miss this for anything, I am not a WB'er and never will be but for crying out loud this is the funniest thing I've heard out of them in ages and I for one plan on being there...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 08-27-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,607
Posted By wasafari
oops

my bad, didn't catch that you had a vintage unit. I would still try and get some antifreeze into the water lines via the water pump (if it has one) after going thru the compressed air blow out drill.
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 08-27-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,607
Posted By wasafari
been there

I had the pleasure of winterizing twice in Alaska, and it worked out okay by doing the following: do the AS "manual" method with air, I liked using a low pressure setting of 30 psi, then after all...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-04-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,571
Posted By wasafari
if you look closely the trans cooler, radiator...

if you look closely the trans cooler, radiator and ac condenser all melted. The fire was not transmission related, started suspiciously near the master cylinder.....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-04-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,571
Posted By wasafari
nope, the DW's daily driver. It was at the dealer...

nope, the DW's daily driver. It was at the dealer for some warranty work on the tranny when it sort of got hot......
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-04-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,571
Posted By wasafari
ford exploder fire

and this is what it looks like when the fire gets going....
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-04-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,257
Posted By wasafari
propane eu300is

not to hijack this thread but yeah I had the US Carb conversion done by the local propane shop, I've heard all the "not as efficient" stuff, all I can say is it works fine, runs my 13500 ac, runs my...
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