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Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-30-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,114
Posted By Dlaker
I drive a 2016 F-150 with the 3.5 liter Ecoboost...

I drive a 2016 F-150 with the 3.5 liter Ecoboost and aluminum body, pulling a 25-foot AS, over 25,000 miles so far and no problems. Pulls rock solid, although both TV and trailer get pulled and push...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-19-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By Dlaker
I would echo Jimz regarding the condition of...

I would echo Jimz regarding the condition of Peaks of Otter. We also visited that campground in October 2017 and left without staying. Sites very small, cramped and not level, mostly set up for...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 02-02-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,969
Posted By Dlaker
Olgoat - When/if you find a solution for your...

Olgoat - When/if you find a solution for your pump noise problem , please post the solution. I have the exact same problem on my 2016 25-foot FC. When the pump comes on, the sound can be like a...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-05-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,701
Posted By Dlaker
Hitch purchase advice needed

I haul a 2016 25-ft AS FC with an F-150. Although I currently still have a Blue Ox hitch, I enquired to Sean at Propride about a 3P hitch. He responded very quickly indicating, among other things,...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-09-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By Dlaker
I have a 2016 25-foot rear twin bed and the...

I have a 2016 25-foot rear twin bed and the yellow hot water shut-off valve is under the right rear bed, as everyone indicated. Underneath the trailer and just behind the front wheel on the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-07-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,804
Posted By Dlaker
And this sounds like a good solution. Thanks for...

And this sounds like a good solution. Thanks for this idea, will try later this week.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-07-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,804
Posted By Dlaker
Thanks for all the good information. I too have...

Thanks for all the good information. I too have found that it often depends on the relative angle between the TV and the trailer, and the same goes for getting the WD bars unhooked. If the TV is...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-06-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,804
Posted By Dlaker
TV Parking Brake/Unhitching Safety Question

This is likely a physics question that after about 20,000 miles of towing I still canít seem to figure out. I tow my 2016 25-foot FC using a Blue Ox Sway Pro weight distribution hitch. ...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 09-22-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,647
Posted By Dlaker
What To Do IF Tongue Jack Fails?

I have a 2016 25-ft FC and the Tongue jack motor just quit working during the first year, just before a three week trip. Just plain quit. Seemed like an electrical problem, but the fuse and wiring...
Forum: On The Road... 09-20-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,181
Posted By Dlaker
TPMS to the Rescue

I have used the TST TPMS 507 cap kit for my 25-foot FC and it works well and is pretty easy to set up. I would highly recommend it.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-02-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,948
Posted By Dlaker
Thumbs up Twin Bed Owners - Can You Use Them As Seating Options While Stationary?

We have a 2016 25 FC with Twin beds in the rear. we love them. More room to dress, very comfortable. We normally sleep in a queen size but find the twin beds in the AS with more than enough room. ...
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 08-31-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,525
Posted By Dlaker
2 Flats on Our Road Trip

Seems like you just can't tell about tires with Airstreams. I have a 2016 25 FC that came with GY Marathons (made in China), but I had not spent enough time yet on the forum to understand the issues...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-11-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,203
Posted By Dlaker
Air conditioner not powerful enough or what?

I also have a 25-ft FC (2016) and have been traveling through southern California for the last week, soon to head into Nevada, Daytime temps reaching 108. After traveling half or all the day with...
Forum: On The Road... 07-09-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,348
Posted By Dlaker
Heat Wave Mitigation?

Thanks for the replies so far. I am all over the shade issue (awnings, under tree, pulled curtains). I was really more concerned about if it is okay to run the AC full time. Tomorrow's campground...
Forum: On The Road... 07-09-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,348
Posted By Dlaker
Heat Wave Mitigation?

I am currently stuck in southern California near Lake Isabella hauling a 2016 25 foot Flying Cloud. Besides parking in the shade, does anyone have any suggestions to do (or not do) to survive these...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-27-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,947
Posted By Dlaker
I have a 2016 25-foot Flying Cloud and a 2016...

I have a 2016 25-foot Flying Cloud and a 2016 F-150 with Back-up assist. I placed the sticker within the required range, which butted it right up against the propane tanks and it works perfectly,...
Forum: Our Community 03-14-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,021
Posted By Dlaker
Dlaker

Wow, what a bummer. We have the same concerns as expressed by others regarding leaving AS for the day and coming back to find it gone. I have to ask, what type of hitch lock were you using and were...
Forum: On The Road... 02-22-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,899
Posted By Dlaker
One other thing I'm learning about TT size and...

One other thing I'm learning about TT size and campground fit - it is not just the TT size fitting into the actual campsite you need to consider. At Matt's suggestion and others above, I called the...
Forum: On The Road... 02-21-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,899
Posted By Dlaker
Just saw the additional info on trailer lengths...

Just saw the additional info on trailer lengths and especially the DOT and CA Highways safety limits - all very good info. More homework, but definitely worthwhile. Our trip is starting MN, along...
Forum: On The Road... 02-21-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,899
Posted By Dlaker
Smile Thanks all for the information. Geeze,...

Thanks all for the information. Geeze, especially about the website on the camp site photos - which I had known about that earlier. Thanks so much. I have reservations along most of the way north...
Forum: On The Road... 02-21-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,899
Posted By Dlaker
TT Size Limit in CA State Parks

We are traveling down the northern CA coastline from Oregon in late June and I am now making reservations at CA State Parks along the way. We are hauling a 25-ft AS and most (all) the state parks in...
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