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Forum: Boondocking 08-04-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,643
Posted By dayner
Treat your RV like a boat, or a plane

“The Prudent Mariner will not rely solely on any single aid to navigation” = words on the bottom of nautical maps: “ & basic rule of flying... "aviate, navigate, communicate"....note neither says...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-20-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,970
Posted By dayner
Ours came loose also

Our new 2010 Flying Cloud AC bolts came completely loose on a long haul somewhere between Louisiana and Minnesota. Noticed it moving adound when stopped in Ely . Drove to Minn/SP dealer who bolted...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-07-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,381
Posted By dayner
Correct about door tag, however if buyer goes to...

Correct about door tag, however if buyer goes to the trouble to use the towing guide and upfitters info correctly it will take into account the installed options weight. They are individually...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-03-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,381
Posted By dayner
If a little is good, more is better, & too much is just right

ANY late model F-150 will tow a 22 - 25 ft AS. If revs are your issue just get a properly equipped 6.7 Ford or Cummings diesel and you can pull up and descend at about 1800 to 2500 rpm pulling your...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-27-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,715
Posted By dayner
Happy to hear you have had no issues and very...

Happy to hear you have had no issues and very happy to hear how you overcame the interior screw attachment concern.
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-26-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,715
Posted By dayner
Simply stated Coosa board is a core material...

Simply stated Coosa board is a core material designed for glass laminating, it needs a surface such as epoxy/glass fiber to perform properly providing a strong glass/core composite. The material...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 06-02-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,375
Posted By dayner
We have a 2010 28ft Flying Cloud in Slidell, La....

We have a 2010 28ft Flying Cloud in Slidell, La. It is definitely NOT a comfortable trailer between May1 and Oct 15. 15000 BTU will keep inside about 10 degrees below outside temp in sun but humidity...
Forum: Boondocking 05-03-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,146
Posted By dayner
LOL, we don't see many "solar snobs" in the...

LOL, we don't see many "solar snobs" in the swamps of south Louisiana...we do see a lot of happy non air-conditioned summer heat tolerant sportsmen/women and tough locals making a living outside, and...
Forum: Our Community 05-02-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6,216
Views: 1,002,813
Posted By dayner
We installed a Denver Mattress with 11" radius...

We installed a Denver Mattress with 11" radius corners in FC 28'. Love it.
Forum: Boondocking 04-29-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,146
Posted By dayner
We live in deep south and often travel thru the...

We live in deep south and often travel thru the southwest...it's often either hot and humid or hotter'n hell (100+) in the shade. The AS ac can at best lower daytime temps by 10 degrees on a hot...
Forum: Our Community 04-25-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6,216
Views: 1,002,813
Posted By dayner
Double trouble. Kinda like a firing squad...

Double trouble. Kinda like a firing squad executioner saying "Fire! Just saying."or maybe Curtis LeMay directing aircraft crews to "Bomb them back into the stone age, well I'm just saying"...or...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 04-18-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,797
Posted By dayner
Eternabond applied 6 years ago, stopped vent...

Eternabond applied 6 years ago, stopped vent flange leaks and has not leaked, delaminated, curled, yet. Trailer sits outside, on Louisiana gulf coast in torrential wet, salt, humid, high UV, hot...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-07-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 37,515
Posted By dayner
Top, curious, how does biodiesel clog up inter...

Top, curious, how does biodiesel clog up inter cooler, turbo, etc?
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 01-27-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,230
Posted By dayner
Echo the Marine Sta-Bil for gasoline generators....

Echo the Marine Sta-Bil for gasoline generators. Used to use SeaFoam and red Sta-Bil and after much hard starting and ultimately changing carbs every two years or so on a Onan2800s, since using...
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 11-17-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,399
Posted By dayner
Con for smartphone apps-need good cell service...

Con for smartphone apps-need good cell service area and a data plan....radios work where phones dont. FMS/GR, CB, SPOT/sat & marine work anywhere anytime
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,068
Posted By dayner
We use a Honda 6500, stays in the bed of a truck...

We use a Honda 6500, stays in the bed of a truck uncovered, lives outside, never a problem in 7 years of south Louisiana rainfall...camping power and emergency house power...runs in the sun, shade,...
Forum: Boondocking 10-10-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,429
Posted By dayner
If you really want to insulate an airstream use...

If you really want to insulate an airstream use Aerogel Spaceloft and the aerogel thermal break tape between the ribs etc and the interior skin. Price is a little high if you're trying to buy the...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 10-07-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,744
Posted By dayner
Converted all lights in our 2010 FC to warm LED,...

Converted all lights in our 2010 FC to warm LED, didn't like at all, then converted the warm to bright daylight (6500). Love it now.
Forum: On The Road... 09-17-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 270,850
Posted By dayner
$1.86 Sam's Slidell La

$1.86 Sam's Slidell La
Forum: On The Road... 09-12-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 270,850
Posted By dayner
1.89 Slidell, La

1.89 Slidell, La
Forum: On The Road... 09-12-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,483
Posted By dayner
Check out Gros Venter campground in Teton NO,...

Check out Gros Venter campground in Teton NO, it does not close. Also west Yellowstone has a nice campground that doesn't close until after thanksgiving. South of Jackson WY is BLM areas open all...
Forum: Our Community 09-02-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6,216
Views: 1,002,813
Posted By dayner
M.hony - switched from Michelin to TransForce on...

M.hony - switched from Michelin to TransForce on vans & PU few years ago, & very satisfied. Have new Michelins on AS & wouldn't hesitate to use Transforce....reason Michelin on trailer now is lots...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 08-29-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 997
Posted By dayner
28 FC front window rock guard front center window

Have rock guard with broken plexiglass for 2010 28 ft FC. Dimensions are 53 wide by 26-1/2 tall. Includes undamaged frame and rubber seal, upper hinge that attaches to trailer body, and adjustable...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 08-29-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By dayner
Thanks, will do in couple of days.

Thanks, will do in couple of days.
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 08-29-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By dayner
how to quit forum and delete account info

How does one quit Air Forums and have personal data deleted?
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 08-28-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,003
Posted By dayner
We have traveled over 180k miles across US &...

We have traveled over 180k miles across US & Canada in 28 ft FC for several years, trip lengths 3-4 months at time, few stays anywhere over 7 days, usually move Sunday as most parks clear out Sun...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-27-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,496
Posted By dayner
Full size diesel is hands down best towing...

Full size diesel is hands down best towing vehicle, they are designed for that....New diesels need to be run frequently, relatively hard, carefully fueled, and cost significantly more to purchase, a...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-26-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,310
Posted By dayner
Yes, pure propane is essentially odorless as is...

Yes, pure propane is essentially odorless as is natural gas. A tiny amount of methyl or ethyl mercaptan is added as a safety warning precaution.
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-26-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By dayner
LOL Chief.....AS mgt make changes? Why, they have...

LOL Chief.....AS mgt make changes? Why, they have almost a cult following vested in their product willing to overlook poor quality, fix and upgrade their units themselves to make them as good as what...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-26-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By dayner
We installed a Denver Mattress with 11" radius...

We installed a Denver Mattress with 11" radius corners on foot end. Fit 28ft FC perfectly and heaven compared to AS OEM mattress.
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 08-24-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,181
Posted By dayner
I use TST stem mount system on 28ft FC with 80psi...

I use TST stem mount system on 28ft FC with 80psi Michelin 16" LT E @65-70 mph. Tires always run 5-10 degrees above ambient in summer (90-100 degree temps) with tires on sunny side usually 3-4...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-23-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,900
Posted By dayner
Avanti, guess I agree. What I considered is about...

Avanti, guess I agree. What I considered is about 10k over Al list price, so my take away from your post is that Airstream asks top quality prices for not top quality units and can't get it, and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-23-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,900
Posted By dayner
Another option to not overlook Advanced RV...

Another option to not overlook Advanced RV located in Willoughby, OH (advanced-rv.com). They make Sprinter Class B vans which are true 4-Season vehicles with a lot of features that put AS to shame...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-22-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 30,428
Posted By dayner
LOL, read this whole thread...great discussion!...

LOL, read this whole thread...great discussion! Just need one clarification, since exceeding mfg specs is ok up to a point, exactly what in terms of pounds and trailer dimensions and weight...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-21-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,469
Posted By dayner
As stated towed 28ft Airstream over 180k miles...

As stated towed 28ft Airstream over 180k miles with the Reese dual cam so am ok with it....however also tow large work trailers and boat without the dual cam hitch (just ball only) and can say that...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 08-18-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By dayner
You can restore and match the brushed finish by...

You can restore and match the brushed finish by usind gray, red, or green scotch brite pads...practice on a piece of scrap aluminum to pick the coarseness of the finish you want. Use light straight...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-17-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,809
Posted By dayner
And a lot of backpack campers think...

And a lot of backpack campers think Airstreaming is also not camping but dragging a high priced air conditioned and heated apartment into once pristine areas where tents used to be a luxury....and...
Forum: On The Road... 08-17-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,093
Posted By dayner
Have done it with 28 FC numerous times with F250...

Have done it with 28 FC numerous times with F250 crewcab 6.0 & 6.7...no issues at all
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-16-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,469
Posted By dayner
Personally, wouldn't trust any dealer to "dial...

Personally, wouldn't trust any dealer to "dial in" any hitch....too much at stake and too many salesmen and too few knowledgeable and contientious technibians anymore..learn to do it yourself...not...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-15-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,469
Posted By dayner
Dual cam w/o additional frictionfor last 6 years,...

Dual cam w/o additional frictionfor last 6 years, never any sway....28 FC & F250s...about 180k miles
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-15-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,266
Posted By dayner
Go to Sailrite.com and you will see every...

Go to Sailrite.com and you will see every Sunbrella fabric both indoor and outdoor, and other quality brands. The are used not only for traditional outdoor and indoor marine but for automotive, RV,...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-14-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,851
Posted By dayner
Heating copper wire does not harden or embrittle...

Heating copper wire does not harden or embrittle it, heating ( even up to its melting point and then quenching) softens copper. What does make make copper wire hard and brittle is deformation thru...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 08-11-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,185
Posted By dayner
Len N I will come to your rally if you can assure...

Len N I will come to your rally if you can assure me no one else will be there....well, in the same state is ok, but don't let it get it crowded....
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 08-09-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,185
Posted By dayner
LOL, like most WBCCI pro/con discussions, they...

LOL, like most WBCCI pro/con discussions, they sound like ESTJ folks trying to convert INFP folks into ESTJs after getting the results of their Myers Briggs test, not yet realizing that personality...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-29-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,181
Posted By dayner
FYI the valve breaking is almost exclusively...

FYI the valve breaking is almost exclusively limited to the derated (300 hp) chassis cab 6.7 and 550/650 medium duty trucks. The 300 hp engine is designed to operate in its max power range range 75%...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-29-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,181
Posted By dayner
Tow with 2011 Job 1, May 26, 2010 delivery. Over...

Tow with 2011 Job 1, May 26, 2010 delivery. Over 100k miles. One exhaust sensor out of cal @ 60k miles... fixed under warranty. When it happened the CheckEng light just came on, nothing else, dealer...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-26-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,250
Posted By dayner
J have you considered using a DPDT switch between...

J have you considered using a DPDT switch between the inverter and any combination of the 120 breakers in your panel. That just makes a simple and safe $30 transfer switch. The existing shore power...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-26-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,780
Posted By dayner
Ordinary plywood fully waterproof coated on all...

Ordinary plywood fully waterproof coated on all sides with West System, MAS, or equivelent marine epoxy (and paint if exposed to UV) is sufficient to make ocean going boat hulls...marine plywood...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-25-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,159
Posted By dayner
If you feel so strongly that it should not be...

If you feel so strongly that it should not be modified that you don't won't to sell it to someone that will change "your" trailer, you are either not ready to part with it for any number of reasons...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-19-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,218
Posted By dayner
We use a Honda 6500 (prior version of your 7000)...

We use a Honda 6500 (prior version of your 7000) works extremely well and is very quiet and can run everything in the trailer at once, love it, some folks say it's too big, but LOL, thats their...
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