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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-01-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By AI927
Front Air Dam Missing Bolts

I was under the front of my Interstate and noticed 4 bolts missing on the passenger side of the front air dam. Two others were only hand tight. If I had lost a couple of more bolts the air dam...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-30-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By AI927
1. GFCI breaker should not trip unless there is...

1. GFCI breaker should not trip unless there is some problem in theory. These are sensitive devices which might trip when there really is no problem. Mine has never tripped while using the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-25-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,147
Posted By AI927
I am the original poster. I had my unit at...

I am the original poster. I had my unit at Jackson Center and they did not solve this problem. They replaced the fan but I still have the problem. If my memory is correct I could only get one OTA...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 01-25-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,146
Posted By AI927
Be aware mice can relocate the poison to other...

Be aware mice can relocate the poison to other areas. Mice carried a pile of it inside my toolbox from another location. This happened more than once.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-16-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,014
Posted By AI927
Good solution given the situation. I'll put this...

Good solution given the situation. I'll put this on my list of upgrades for the Interstate. Only downside is I cannot use for the pantry in my GT. If the refrigerator door is opened wide it would...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-15-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,014
Posted By AI927
Be aware if you go with 10 pound latches the...

Be aware if you go with 10 pound latches the drawers will be hard to open with the little knob. My wife has me open some of the drawers for her after going to the 10 pound latches. If you find a...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 11-05-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By AI927
Your welcome. I put a tag on these valves...

Your welcome. I put a tag on these valves reminding me to turn clockwise to open.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-29-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By AI927
Thanks for sharing. I will file this for future...

Thanks for sharing. I will file this for future use.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-09-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By AI927
1. No, my batteries do not always stay fully...

1. No, my batteries do not always stay fully charged while driving. Sometimes they will be fully charged at the end of the driving day other times only partially charged. I think it us due to the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-28-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,375
Posted By AI927
I don't think it is possible to use a non...

I don't think it is possible to use a non winterized Interstate in sub zero weather. There is too much exposed piping. Also the macerator pump is un heated. Even with tank heaters on I doubt it...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-27-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By AI927
tjohnson, Did you get the issue resolved? ...

tjohnson,

Did you get the issue resolved? If so what was the solution? Thanks
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-25-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By AI927
While I cannot answer your specific question I...

While I cannot answer your specific question I will offer a couple of comments. I also have a 2018 Interstate. I leave it plugged in while in storage and it always has maintained charge in both the...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-04-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,755
Posted By AI927
Missouri also has a state sales tax which goes to...

Missouri also has a state sales tax which goes to the state park system. If you would like your state to build more parks you could start an effort to have a special tax dedicated to your state...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-28-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,737
Posted By AI927
Alex, thanks for the information. I have...

Alex, thanks for the information. I have reviewed the information and watched the videos. After watching the video on the ESP I noticed one on MB Cross Wind Assist. It can be found here...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-28-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,737
Posted By AI927
Alex, my AI reacted like yours did in a strong...

Alex, my AI reacted like yours did in a strong crosswind. I thought the Mercedes Crosswind Assist handled it without help from the VB air ride system. Could you point me to where I could read about...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-16-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,594
Posted By AI927
I never drove an Interstate without the rear air...

I never drove an Interstate without the rear air suspension so I cannot comment on the difference between the two. Not to mislead my rv can still have issues with crosswind but it is much better...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-16-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,594
Posted By AI927
My experience was not with an Interstate but...

My experience was not with an Interstate but since you did not get many replies I thought I would share my experience with a class C RV on the sprinter chassis. I replaced the stock rear sway bar...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-05-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By AI927
Tayara Travel, I had the same problem once. I...

Tayara Travel, I had the same problem once. I just put a nearby rock on top of the ell to hold it in place when I pumped out. I don't keep the sewer hose hooked up so this worked for me. If there...
Forum: On The Road... 06-19-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By AI927
I was in West Yellowstone a couple of weeks ago. ...

I was in West Yellowstone a couple of weeks ago. From observation at that time the problem was people partially pulling off the road to look at bison. The road was down to one lane which caused the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-17-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By AI927
Probably not it since you tried your generator...

Probably not it since you tried your generator but if your power management system is set for 15 amps it may keep the AC off. With generator it should set itself to 20 amps and the AC should run.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-14-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,180
Posted By AI927
I just got back from a trip to Yellowstone NP...

I just got back from a trip to Yellowstone NP from Missouri. When crossing South Dakota on the way there and Nebraska on the way home I believe the Cross Wind assist activated several times. It felt...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-23-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,147
Posted By AI927
Updated mine today. While doing the maps it said...

Updated mine today. While doing the maps it said it failed but it states I have 2018 version so I guess it worked. Thanks to all for the details on how to do this.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-23-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,147
Posted By AI927
Thanks FlyFishinRVr. That is more than I want to...

Thanks FlyFishinRVr. That is more than I want to do on my mobile plan. Time to head to free WIFI location.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-23-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,147
Posted By AI927
Does anyone have an idea of the file sizes for...

Does anyone have an idea of the file sizes for the updates? I only have Verizon Wireless for my internet connection at home so I don't want to download many gigabytes of files. Thanks
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 05-16-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,457
Posted By AI927
What would happen if the garage caught on fire...

What would happen if the garage caught on fire for some reason while sleeping in the RV? I doubt anyone would make it out of the trailer. If you do use it this way I would lock the propane tank...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-07-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By AI927
Thanks for the added info. I'll monitor my AC...

Thanks for the added info. I'll monitor my AC breaker for the same problem.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-06-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By AI927
You might have a loose connection somewhere...

You might have a loose connection somewhere causing the heat and the breaker to trip.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-03-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,019
Posted By AI927
If gray light is on it means it is open. I think...

If gray light is on it means it is open. I think the valves are interlocked so gray must closed to open black. If my memory is correct the black valve just at the outlet of the black tank.
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-19-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By AI927
Mine are tight also. The ones in the back of my...

Mine are tight also. The ones in the back of my GT open by turning clockwise. I thought they would open counter clockwise like a normal valve. That slowed me down for a while.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-18-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,072
Posted By AI927
This probably is not the problem but was the...

This probably is not the problem but was the power control system set up for 30 amps when on shore power? If not it might have shut down the AC.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-15-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,975
Posted By AI927
I owned a class C on a sprinter chassis before...

I owned a class C on a sprinter chassis before buying an Interstate so I am a little outside of your original question. One reason I sold the C was that it had very little cargo carrying capability,...
Forum: On The Road... 03-07-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,127
Posted By AI927
If you are comparing to other brands I don't...

If you are comparing to other brands I don't think there is much of difference in your chance of getting hit. The Airstream might be a little safer to be in due to the aluminum gage around you. In...
Forum: On The Road... 03-06-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,205
Posted By AI927
Even if I had a discount card for KOA the price...

Even if I had a discount card for KOA the price is higher than other parks in my experience. Therefore I try to avoid them.
Forum: On The Road... 03-05-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By AI927
I'll list a few, not necessarily in order: ...

I'll list a few, not necessarily in order:

Yellowstone NP
Grand Tetons NP
Bryce NP
Redwoods NP
Sequoia NP
Custer State Park, South Dakota
Acadia NP
Grand Canyon NP
Forum: On The Road... 03-05-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,205
Posted By AI927
It is really a matter of personal preference. I...

It is really a matter of personal preference. I have found that KOAs to generally be more expensive than other campgrounds so we generally do not stay at them unless we really need to. I would...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-26-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By AI927
The levels should be displayed all the time if...

The levels should be displayed all the time if you are on the home screen so I doubt operator error. You might look at the drawings to see if there is a common fuse that could be blown.
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 02-19-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,703
Posted By AI927
I have a 2018 Interstate and have the same...

I have a 2018 Interstate and have the same problem. Anytime I use the ceiling lights, which are on a dimmer I stop getting about 2/3 to 1/2 of the stations. I also have the same problem when I use...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-19-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By AI927
Our GPS does not need to be in the route mode to...

Our GPS does not need to be in the route mode to beep. Have your passenger look at the GPS screen when you hear the beep. The message just flashes on for a very short time.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-18-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By AI927
I also think it comes from the GPS. Ours will...

I also think it comes from the GPS. Ours will flash up a short warning in school zones.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-29-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 83,007
Posted By AI927
InterBlog, Thanks for documenting all of...

InterBlog,

Thanks for documenting all of this. Maybe someday I will make the jump to lithium.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-27-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,840
Posted By AI927
We do have the air suspension so that might help...

We do have the air suspension so that might help with the noise and handling. I never drove an Interstate without the air suspension so I have no comparision.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-27-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By AI927
They need to be open when you winterize so that...

They need to be open when you winterize so that you can blow air out the outside shower and/or run antifreeze through the outside shower. If they are closed while you winterize you won't be able to...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-27-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,840
Posted By AI927
Not a lot to add to the other posters but I have...

Not a lot to add to the other posters but I have a couple of items:

- We like the maneuverability and having a refrigerator and bathroom with so much we "down sized" from a sprinter based class...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-27-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,066
Posted By AI927
Protagonist, Just a few comments back to...

Protagonist,

Just a few comments back to you:

1) Yes, almost all lights are on the electronic panels. Also controlled by the panels are the water pump, water heater, awning, generator,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-26-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,066
Posted By AI927
Dislikes

I have a 2018 GT, specific dislikes:

1) Need hardwired switch for the bathroom light. If you want to use it at night you have to figure out how to turn on the electronic panel light so you can...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-26-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By AI927
The valves on my 2018 GT go to the outdoor shower...

The valves on my 2018 GT go to the outdoor shower as Protagonist stated. My manual calls them drain valves which confused me when I first winterized the RV.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-25-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,246
Posted By AI927
Airstreaminc Could you respond publicly if a...

Airstreaminc

Could you respond publicly if a 2018 Grand Tour can camp one night (12 hours) without shore power and still have over 50% battery charge? Please factor in the other various electric...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-25-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,246
Posted By AI927
Just pulled up the spec sheet from Nova Kool...

Just pulled up the spec sheet from Nova Kool again. I see the 3.5 amps per compressor. Months ago the 7300 was not in their spec sheet.

I do see that they state this is running amps and that the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-24-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,246
Posted By AI927
Yes, 7300 refrigerator freezer. Just rechecked...

Yes, 7300 refrigerator freezer. Just rechecked nameplate and it does state 5.6 amps each at 12 volts or 2.8 amps at 24 volts.

I could do a test here but it is right at freezing here so it would...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-24-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,246
Posted By AI927
I hit a wrong button somewhere. To finish my...

I hit a wrong button somewhere. To finish my thought I don't expect the refrigerator to draw the full rated current of 5.6 amps. Also keep in mind the GT has a separate compressor for the freezer....
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