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Forum: Member Introductions 09-19-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,325
Posted By brick1
Itís hard to beat secure indoor storage, if you...

Itís hard to beat secure indoor storage, if you can find it.
brick
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 09-19-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By brick1
Because they can... brick

Because they can...
brick
Forum: Member Introductions 09-17-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By brick1
Find a secure storage lot somewhere south, such...

Find a secure storage lot somewhere south, such as Dothan or Montgomery AL. If Atlanta or north, you will need to winterize..
brick
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-17-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By brick1
I tow a 28 Serenity with an F250 diesel. Never an...

I tow a 28 Serenity with an F250 diesel. Never an issue.
Get the truck. Towing is so much easier with a 3/4 ton diesel...
brick
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-10-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By brick1
We have dual air in our 2018 Serenity.28 It can...

We have dual air in our 2018 Serenity.28 It can make ice cubes on even the hottest days. Last weekend we were at a site that only had 30 amp service. So only one AC. During the day we ran the front...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-10-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By brick1
I use tow/haul when towing. That is what it is...

I use tow/haul when towing. That is what it is for...
brick
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-08-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,117
Posted By brick1
The bathroom sink in my Serenity 28 feeds to the...

The bathroom sink in my Serenity 28 feeds to the black tank. Kitchen sink and shower go to the grey tank. So we pick and choose which tank we are filling. Typically we run out of grey capacity before...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 09-08-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By brick1
No issue on our Serenity 28. brick

No issue on our Serenity 28.
brick
Forum: Tires 09-08-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By brick1
Get a TPMS and buy new tires. Tires that sit...

Get a TPMS and buy new tires. Tires that sit unused tend to fail much sooner. Start fresh.
brick
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-06-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By brick1
When running on 30 amp, as others have stated,...

When running on 30 amp, as others have stated, you can only run one AC unit. The larger 15 unit pulls 19 amps. Smaller 13.5 unit draws 15 amps.
brick
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-05-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By brick1
It’s likely a scam. Run, Forest, run... brick

It’s likely a scam. Run, Forest, run...
brick
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-04-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,270
Posted By brick1
Removing weight is the best way to improve mpg....

Removing weight is the best way to improve mpg. Get rid of anything you donít need. Run with minimum fresh water and empty grey/black tanks when possible.
brick
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-01-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,571
Posted By brick1
Go big or go home. Get the 250 diesel. Pick your...

Go big or go home. Get the 250 diesel. Pick your trim. You will have plenty of capacity. Towing is so much easier and relaxed.
brick
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 08-30-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,152
Posted By brick1
Zut Alors...We were in your shoes in January. Our...

Zut Alors...We were in your shoes in January. Our new Airstream arrived end of April. Dealer provided the build date a few weeks after we ordered. It was built, shipped, prepped and delivered on...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-29-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By brick1
I want one, too. brick

I want one, too.
brick
Forum: Tires 08-29-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,163
Posted By brick1
Good move to replace all GYM tires. Hopefully the...

Good move to replace all GYM tires. Hopefully the Endurance will have a better track record.
Metal valve stems are a cheap upgrade, and worth the few extra dollars.
brick
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-26-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,244
Posted By brick1
It adds up quickly. We added 500 lbs of stuff to...

It adds up quickly. We added 500 lbs of stuff to our 28 Serenity.
brick
Forum: On The Road... 08-25-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,281
Posted By brick1
Amex has top notch customer service. brick

Amex has top notch customer service.
brick
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-25-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,705
Posted By brick1
Just get an F250 Diesel, and be tow-worry free......

Just get an F250 Diesel, and be tow-worry free...
brick
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 08-25-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By brick1
Southland RV in Atlanta has a GT on the lot. We...

Southland RV in Atlanta has a GT on the lot. We recently purchased our 28 Serenity from them, and they were great to deal with. GT’s are in high demand, so don’t expect huge discounts.
brick
Forum: On The Road... 08-25-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,455
Posted By brick1
If you are traveling through the Atlanta area be...

If you are traveling through the Atlanta area be aware of restrictions on the new toll lanes on I-85, I-75 and I-675. You cannot use these lanes when towing a trailer. Even an Airstream! Automatic...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-24-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By brick1
The diagram is crystal clear, now that I look at...

The diagram is crystal clear, now that I look at it. This actually allows me to use either bathroom or kitchen sink, depending on the situation, to manage tank levels.
brick
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-24-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By brick1
It’s really not a problem - I just didn’t realize...

It’s really not a problem - I just didn’t realize it. My strategy will be to use the bathroom sink when on full hook up - more water to help flush out the black tank. And more use of the kitchen sink...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-24-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By brick1
I have towed boats and campers with a 1999 and...

I have towed boats and campers with a 1999 and 2002 Navigator and 2003 and 2016 Expedition. All towed well, writhing their limits. You don’t mention what year, but 2015 and newer with the ecoboost...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-24-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,705
Posted By brick1
Check your truckís Tow ratings and payload. You...

Check your truckís Tow ratings and payload. You are likely OK, but close to maxxed out. You will probably be happier towing with a 3/4 ton diesel.
brick
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-24-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,919
Posted By brick1
A front hitch for that short distance might be an...

A front hitch for that short distance might be an option.

brick
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-23-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,715
Posted By brick1
I like the simplicity of my manual awning... ...

I like the simplicity of my manual awning...
brick
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-23-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,636
Posted By brick1
Not sure how to take or respond to your opening...

Not sure how to take or respond to your opening comments regarding my response to the OP. My point was simply that a dealer may not be equipped or staffed to handle 30 year old trailer issues.. That...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-23-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By brick1
Sink Drains to Black Tank

After camping this weekend without sewer hookup, I realized that the sink in the bathroom of my Ď18 Serenity 28 RQB drains to the black tank, not to the grey tank. Did not expect that...
brick
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-23-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,767
Posted By brick1
Get the 50amp/dual A/C. F150 is capable, but...

Get the 50amp/dual A/C.
F150 is capable, but check the payload sticker on the drivers door. May be less than you think. Towing with an F250 Diesel may be overkill, but it is effortless.
Warranty...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-22-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,636
Posted By brick1
I am sure it is challenging for a dealer to work...

I am sure it is challenging for a dealer to work on a 30+ year old trailer. Likely more risk and exposure than it is worth for them.
brick
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-22-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By brick1
I have the surge /ems unit. Cheap insurance. ...

I have the surge /ems unit. Cheap insurance.
brick
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-22-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,613
Posted By brick1
Depends on what you like to do at night... 😳 ...

Depends on what you like to do at night...
😳
brick
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-20-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By brick1
I just traded my 2016 Expy for an F250. I pull a...

I just traded my 2016 Expy for an F250. I pull a 28 Serenity, with 961 lbs on the tongue and 6140 lbs dry. Your weights will be a bit - but not much - less than my rig. My Expy had plenty of engine...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-19-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,673
Posted By brick1
We really like the layout of our new 28 Serenity,...

We really like the layout of our new 28 Serenity, with a dinette and a couch.ferls moreopen. It is only one foot longer than the 26.
brick
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-14-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,715
Posted By brick1
I did not want the power awning option. Too many...

I did not want the power awning option. Too many reports of failures. And I don’t need solar. Plugged up all of the time. But I wanted everything else.
brick
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-14-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,916
Posted By brick1
I have an F250 diesel. I tow with WD/sway. If I...

I have an F250 diesel. I tow with WD/sway. If I am just pulling the camper home from the storage lot, I don’t put the spring bars on. But it’s only a few miles at 35 mph.
Without WD, my front...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-14-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,715
Posted By brick1
The base price went up. The extras are not...

The base price went up. The extras are not “free”.
Enjoy your camper!
brick
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-14-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By brick1
The mirrors I used are the Dometic DM 2912. $102...

The mirrors I used are the Dometic DM 2912. $102 on Amazon. I was able to adjust them far out, so I had good field of view to the rear. No noticeable vibration. Overall, I was pleased.
brick
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-14-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,619
Posted By brick1
Or get an F250/350/450 and be King Of The Road....

Or get an F250/350/450 and be King Of The Road. Atlanta will stay out of YOUR way...
brick (F250 diesel in Atlanta)
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-13-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By brick1
I have a set of add-on mirrors that were used two...

I have a set of add-on mirrors that were used two times on my 2016 Expy before it became an F250.
Good visibility with them. I will check on the brand tonight.
brick
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-13-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By brick1
Heavy cable is not your issue. You are pulling...

Heavy cable is not your issue. You are pulling more than 20 amps.
brick
Forum: On The Road... 08-12-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By brick1
Eufaula north on 431 is all 4 lane now. Easy...

Eufaula north on 431 is all 4 lane now. Easy towing.
brick
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 08-12-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By brick1
We picked up our new 2018 Serenity 28 RQB at the...

We picked up our new 2018 Serenity 28 RQB at the end of April. Has all options except power awnings and solar. No issues, no problems. Everything works, and fits.
brick
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-12-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,998
Posted By brick1
Get the 50amp service. In addition to having dual...

Get the 50amp service. In addition to having dual ACís, you can run the microwave, water heater and pretty much anything else simultaneously. You canít do that with 30 amp service...
brick
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-12-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By brick1
The bigger question is what size shank will you...

The bigger question is what size shank will you need. Is it a 2inch receiver? And a 4inch, 6 inch or greater drop?
TV specs would help provide a starting point.
brick
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-12-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By brick1
I think the OP’s question is what is the height...

I think the OP’s question is what is the height of the frame rails where the spring bar brackets mount.
brick
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 08-12-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,360
Posted By brick1
I understand your frustration. The choice of...

I understand your frustration. The choice of dealer is a very important consideration when you purchase an RV.
We are fortunate to have a local dealer, Southland RV in Atlanta that is top notch....
Forum: Member Introductions 08-11-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By brick1
We got our 2018 Serenity 28 at the end of April. ...

We got our 2018 Serenity 28 at the end of April.
Fantastic so far...
brick
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-11-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By brick1
Watch the payload! Check the sticker on the...

Watch the payload! Check the sticker on the drivers door.
brick
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