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Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 09-22-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,813
Posted By NWRVR
We miss our ToTo when traveling and since we...

We miss our ToTo when traveling and since we always have at least electric and water hook ups, our next addition to the AS is a ToTo.....
Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 09-14-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By NWRVR
I found that small stop screw at the end of the...

I found that small stop screw at the end of the top track was not screwed down far enough to stop the sliders from coming out of the end of the track thus losing all string tension and causing the...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-05-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,207
Posted By NWRVR
PatLee, Here is the latch that I used and the...

PatLee,
Here is the latch that I used and the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N3HT7GK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The brushed nickel matches the...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-05-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,207
Posted By NWRVR
PatLee, I will get some photos posted later...

PatLee,
I will get some photos posted later today.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-04-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,207
Posted By NWRVR
Four years into our retirement we decided to get...

Four years into our retirement we decided to get back into camping after a career working overseas and many domestic moves. From 1965 to 1976 we went from tents, VW camper van and a Winnebago and we...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 08-30-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By NWRVR
I installed a PDQ One Source. The WiFi boost...

I installed a PDQ One Source. The WiFi boost works fine but the only thing you gain is stronger signal so if not enough bandwidth to start with you just have a slow connection without getting...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-13-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,653
Posted By NWRVR
Towed a 25í International Serenity with a 2010...

Towed a 25í International Serenity with a 2010 Range Rover HSE for a year. Under most conditions it towed well, but downhill into a curve in the rain it was white knuckles. Bought an F350 Power...
Forum: Community Polls 08-09-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,315
Posted By NWRVR
We went from a 25’ International Serenity to the...

We went from a 25’ International Serenity to the 30’ Classic twin beds. Love it! As stated by others, only differences in towing is that you have to get used to the angle of departure (I drag the...
Forum: On The Road... 08-01-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 85,997
Posted By NWRVR
Great thread, love the pics. We lived in Kenai...

Great thread, love the pics. We lived in Kenai for two years from '71 and loved it. Worth a visit to the moose preserve in the Kenai gas field if they still allow access. Excellent gravel road...
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 07-27-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,444
Posted By NWRVR
Good question. I have only needed the A/C once...

Good question. I have only needed the A/C once when in a campground near Garberville, CA two weeks ago but didn't compare signal strength between A/C on and off. I will test this on our next trip in...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-25-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,195
Posted By NWRVR
Same problem for my 2015 Classic 30 rear twin...

Same problem for my 2015 Classic 30 rear twin bed. The bedroom temp sensor is under the white round vented cover to the left of the TV. The forum threads helped me locate the temp sensor for zone 1...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-09-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,049
Posted By NWRVR
I can't speak to the GM products but the only...

I can't speak to the GM products but the only difference for the 2016 F250/350 is 2" blocks on rear springs vs 1-1/2" (I understand after 2016 they both have 2") and the extra leaf spring. The extra...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-01-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,918
Posted By NWRVR
My 2016 Ford F350 Power Stroke will slow the...

My 2016 Ford F350 Power Stroke will slow the downhill speed with engine compression and auto downshifting in Tow/Haul mode, but if speed continues to build, engaging the exhaust brake slows speed...
Forum: On The Road... 06-22-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,113
Posted By NWRVR
My potable water tank now leaks above 35% full so...

My potable water tank now leaks above 35% full so assume there is a split in the side of the tank or is there a connection for the level sensor in the side wall? I will drop the tank when I put the...
Forum: On The Road... 06-22-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,403
Posted By NWRVR
The merger acquisitions between...

The merger acquisitions between Safeway/Albertsons and Haggen grocery stores caused closures of many of the stores. Within ten miles of my house there are two ex-supermarket buildings that have been...
Forum: On The Road... 06-21-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,403
Posted By NWRVR
This entire forum and ownership of an Airstream...

This entire forum and ownership of an Airstream is a "first-world-problem" which should be obvious to everyone. I am sure we all worked hard for the toys we have and the life we lead and I, for one,...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 06-21-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,317
Posted By NWRVR
That is interesting. I don't understand how the...

That is interesting. I don't understand how the size of the AS makes a difference if the weight is less than the rated weight for the dolly which is 10K. The tongue weight on my Classic 30 is less...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-20-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,918
Posted By NWRVR
On the Ford SD it engages the transmission to...

On the Ford SD it engages the transmission to hold the truck back with engine compression when going down grade rather than letting it coast. I keep the tow/haul engaged whether towing or not, less...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 06-20-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,317
Posted By NWRVR
I use the standard ball mount supplied with the...

I use the standard ball mount supplied with the dolly. The key is to make sure it is as tight as you can get it with the bar. I have never had it attempt to rotate under the A-frame except one time...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 06-19-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,317
Posted By NWRVR
Sorry that your experience with the ParkIt 360...

Sorry that your experience with the ParkIt 360 did not turn out as expected. I have the same dolly purchased in 2015 to maneuver my 2014 25í Serenity into a tight garage and now my Classic 30, both...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-26-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,227
Posted By NWRVR
Our 2014 International Serenity 25's refrigerator...

Our 2014 International Serenity 25's refrigerator struggled to stay below 48 degrees on electric or propane. I added a vent exhaust fan and interior circulation fan to no avail. Our 2015 Classic 30's...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-07-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,828
Posted By NWRVR
Check the trouble shooting section of your Zipdee...

Check the trouble shooting section of your Zipdee manual. I believe it is under awning will not close...

Steve
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-06-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,828
Posted By NWRVR
I had a similar experience with my 25’...

I had a similar experience with my 25’ International Serenity, but the skin was damaged at both mounting brackets and side skin scraped so a $19K fix which insurance paid less deductible. We...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 04-20-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By NWRVR
Congratulations on the repair. A few days...

Congratulations on the repair.


A few days after my post my curb side, front, corner jammed and I just finished adjusting and reinstalling the unit. I also lubricated the tracks with a little...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 04-01-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By NWRVR
My curb, front, corner shade broke so I removed...

My curb, front, corner shade broke so I removed the valance and shade. Found the string knot had pulled through the keeper so I tied a larger knot after re-balancing the length on top and bottom so...
Forum: On The Road... 04-01-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,630
Posted By NWRVR
Late 1960's tent camping on the Sandy River in...

Late 1960's tent camping on the Sandy River in Oregon, VW pop-top camper in Alaska, camped the Alaska Highway Kenai to Seattle with four adults and three children under six years with tent one way...
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 03-30-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,444
Posted By NWRVR
Update. First time out this year. We camped last...

Update. First time out this year. We camped last week at Cannon Beach Resort RV Park and using the PDQ Connect One Sources we were able to stream Netflix through the campground WiFi. The signal...
Forum: On The Road... 03-30-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By NWRVR
I use both the slinky and Sewer Solution...

I use both the slinky and Sewer Solution depending on orientation of the hook ups. I purchased the SS primarily for dumping into a clean-out upstream of my septic tank that is too far away to get the...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 03-21-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By NWRVR
Congratulations and welcome to the forum! Safe...

Congratulations and welcome to the forum! Safe and happy travels.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-11-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,958
Posted By NWRVR
The boss uses it to clean prior to departure....

The boss uses it to clean prior to departure. Even if it isn't needed, easier to turn it on then hear about it not being on when hot water wanted ;-).
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-06-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,601
Posted By NWRVR
I have a roll of yellow "Caution" tape and tie a...

I have a roll of yellow "Caution" tape and tie a 12" piece on each of the open window latches. No head banging since I started doing this.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-03-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,958
Posted By NWRVR
50A to 15/20A dog bone connecting to a 50' 10...

50A to 15/20A dog bone connecting to a 50' 10 gauge (12 gauge would also work) to primarily run the four stage charger/converter when in storage or parked between trips. I run the hot water heater...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 02-18-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,724
Posted By NWRVR
Welcome and congratulations on getting your life...

Welcome and congratulations on getting your life back, been there!


We (two retired and 30# Labradoodle) started with a 2014 25' International but after two years found the East/West bed a chore...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-28-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,149
Posted By NWRVR
I find the issue is not usually a cramped...

I find the issue is not usually a cramped campground but too narrow loop road and/or obstacles at the site entrance combined with too severe angle of approach. We frequently camp in the Oregon State...
Forum: On The Road... 01-08-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,462
Posted By NWRVR
We start our camping in March, but as others have...

We start our camping in March, but as others have stated, the weather can be wet. Canon Beach RV Resort on the east side of 101 is very nice, well maintained and walking distance or city shuttle bus...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-20-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By NWRVR
Question covered in this thread:...

Question covered in this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427/will-then-heat-pump-switch-over-to-the-furnace-189090.html?highlight=thermostat
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-20-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By NWRVR
Thanks. The A/C wasn't on very long, but I shut...

Thanks. The A/C wasn't on very long, but I shut it down immediately and didn't think to check the heat on the extension cord. I was just surprised that the unit started and didn't trip the breaker....
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-19-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By NWRVR
Thermostat

I normally have the AS in my heated garage before cold weather hits, but this year we are using it as a casitas as we are hosting family Thanksgiving. We have had overnight temperatures in the mid...
Forum: On The Road... 11-12-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,673
Posted By NWRVR
Many of Oregon and Washington rest stops and...

Many of Oregon and Washington rest stops and towns have RV dump stations without charge. One more reason I am very happy to be in the PNW!
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 11-10-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By NWRVR
Remove it and take it to a propane dealer. They...

Remove it and take it to a propane dealer. They will make up a new hose with the correct fittings. In my experience, the cost is very reasonable.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-08-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,061
Posted By NWRVR
I had my curb side upper and lower panels plus...

I had my curb side upper and lower panels plus the lower front end cap and complete Zip Dee Relax awning replaced at Airstream Adventures NW in Gladstone, Oregon (five miles south of Portland) on a...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-30-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,108
Posted By NWRVR
Excellent, congratulations!

Excellent, congratulations!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-29-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,108
Posted By NWRVR
I used the Parkit 360 to put an International 25...

I used the Parkit 360 to put an International 25 and now a Classic 30 in my garage with ease. If you order one, I strongly recommend that you order the 7-way plug with it as it doesn't take much of a...
Forum: Airstream History 08-30-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 135,307
Posted By NWRVR
Congratulations! Well deserved, so impressed with...

Congratulations! Well deserved, so impressed with your organizational skills, craftsmanship and dedication to the history of the unit.
Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 08-09-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By NWRVR
Thanks BAB. This is what I was looking for. Any...

Thanks BAB. This is what I was looking for. Any tricks to removing the sofa or is it just removing the bolts from the base and seats?
Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 08-07-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By NWRVR
Yup, that’s a given. Has anyone had this...

Yup, that’s a given.
Has anyone had this happen, if so, how difficult to pull the recliner base?
Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 08-07-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By NWRVR
Villa Power Recliners

One of our reclinerís rear motor mount bars broke away from the side frame. It tore the mounting bracket at the 90 degree angle. Has anyone had this happen and are parts available or do you have to...
Forum: On The Road... 08-04-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,521
Posted By NWRVR
I have had the TST with flow-thru-caps for over...

I have had the TST with flow-thru-caps for over three years on our previous 25' Serenity and now moved to the Classic 30. No reception problems and one set of batteries changed last year. When I...
Forum: On The Road... 08-02-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,521
Posted By NWRVR
TST three years, excellent.

TST three years, excellent.
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-31-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,286
Posted By NWRVR
I started with an under $200 wireless Safety Rear...

I started with an under $200 wireless Safety Rear View camera on my 25' Serenity but would lose the signal at the critical time when in a sharp backup turn. I bit the bullet and installed a Voyager...
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