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Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 10-27-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,777
Posted By ElliotA
Carniba Car Wax

I have been using Turtle Wax Carnuba for several years on my 2006 Safari 28 S/O and it works excellent. The last thing before I put it away for the winter is to pressure clean and then appluy the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-25-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,277
Posted By ElliotA
Roadmaster Active Suspension

I installed a Roadmaster Suspension kit on my2018 F150 at the recommendation of people on the Bourbon Caravan last September and it was the best $400 I have ever spent. Even without the trailer it...
Forum: Our Community 08-05-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,051
Posted By ElliotA
It isn't a materials problem with Airstream it is...

It isn't a materials problem with Airstream it is workmanship. I cannot fault Airstream's choice of appliance or materials, it is just that they do a sloppy job of putting it all together.
Forum: Our Community 08-04-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,051
Posted By ElliotA
Airstream Quality is Embarrassing

I love my 2006 28' Safari S/O, but whenever someone tells me they want to buy a new Airstream I have to grit my teeth, especially when they say they don't mind paying so much extra to get a premium...
Forum: The Pet Forum 08-04-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Posted By ElliotA
Peanut's Big Adventure

We have been travelling with our small Pionus Parret for twelve years and he loves it!


We have also had some exciting times with him crossing the border back from Canada. That story was posted...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-25-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,073
Posted By ElliotA
Front Bike Rack

I have been using a Thule Ez-Fold in front of my trucks for over five years without any problems. The last two years I have been transporting my two new e-bikes which weigh over 62 pound each.

...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-02-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,472
Posted By ElliotA
Costco Batteries

Costco batteries are made by Interstate and are as good as any lead acid battery out there. I got seven years out of my last pair using an Optimate Battery Charger when in storage over the winters.:)
Forum: Our Community 05-12-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,843
Posted By ElliotA
Peace of Mind

One good reason to buy used is to assure everything works. That is not typically the case with new trailers as Airstream is not known for it's quality control.:brows:
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-06-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By ElliotA
Thumbs up Source for Atwood Detector

I found a source for the Atwood LP Detector for $34 plus $10 shipping.


The company is https://www.rvpartscountry.com/


Elliot
Forum: Tires 03-15-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 15,006
Posted By ElliotA
Smile Endurance Tires on 28' S/O

I installed Endurance tires on my 2006 28' S/O last year and Discount Tire remmended 80# pressure which I found to be too much as all the cabinet doors in my trailer were popping open. I reduced the...
Forum: The Pet Forum 11-30-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Posted By ElliotA
Talking Beware going to Canada

We travel with a small White Capped Pionus parrot and he loves it! Always happy to get into his travel cage to enjoy new scenery. The only negative is likes his cage to be on our dinette which cuts...
Forum: Our Community 10-17-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,521
Posted By ElliotA
Plan on having to visit the dealer as Airstream...

Plan on having to visit the dealer as Airstream has no quality control or assurance.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-18-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,771
Posted By ElliotA
Smile Running A/C on a single 2200W generator

I had a MicroAirsoft start kit installed on my 2006 28' S/O at the Escanaba rally and it operates perfectly now with just one Honda 2200W generator.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-04-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,802
Posted By ElliotA
I just checked and the Accfly system I used is...

I just checked and the Accfly system I used is now only $60.99 on Amazon
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-04-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,802
Posted By ElliotA
The one I bought was an Accfly system on sale,...

The one I bought was an Accfly system on sale, but any wireless one specifically made for trucks and RVs should work. I tried to build my own system on the cheap previously without success.

Elliot
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-04-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,802
Posted By ElliotA
Backup Camera

The best solution is to add a backup/rearview camera on your trailer. I bought a wireless setup from Amazon that works perfectly for less than $100.


Tapped the top middle marker lamp for power....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-26-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,802
Posted By ElliotA
Park Assist

I just bought a new F150 and Park Assist works excellently with my 2006 28 foot S/O.


Takes some practice and getting used to.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-08-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,860
Posted By ElliotA
Sure but add the brake controller. Sent from...

Sure but add the brake controller.

Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Airstream Forums mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=84331)
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 10-18-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 21,055
Posted By ElliotA
Can't Make to the Get Together

Sorry, we will not be able to make it as we will attending the Bourbon in the Bluegrass Caravan 9/10 thru 10/7.

Elliot Actor #4448
2006 28 Safari S/O
Forum: On The Road... 08-30-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,627
Posted By ElliotA
Many uneventful trips in fact most.

Many uneventful trips in fact most.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-27-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 21,055
Posted By ElliotA
Bad timing. I will be on the Kentucky Bourbon...

Bad timing. I will be on the Kentucky Bourbon Caravan from Sept 10th to October 7th.

Elliot #4448
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 07-31-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 769
Views: 79,705
Posted By ElliotA
How about thing it in to the bourbon caravan?...

How about thing it in to the bourbon caravan? Seems fitting.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 07-23-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 79,705
Posted By ElliotA
Just talked with Richard Girard our WBCCI...

Just talked with Richard Girard our WBCCI President and he thinks about 1200 slideouts were made. He says only 16% of Airstream purchasers join WBCCI.
Forum: Tires 07-22-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,001
Posted By ElliotA
I am running at 80 psi as Discount Tires said I...

I am running at 80 psi as Discount Tires said I needed that to handle the max load rating. I did have to tighten up all my cabinet hinges as on my first trip everything opened and much broken glass....
Forum: Tires 07-20-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,001
Posted By ElliotA
Put Goodyear Endurance tires on 2000 miles ago on...

Put Goodyear Endurance tires on 2000 miles ago on my 28' S/O and love driving at 75 mph.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 07-19-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 79,705
Posted By ElliotA
Thumbs up Airstream Slideout Owner

I still am the owner of a 28' Slideout. Bought in 2011 with only 100 miles on it. I am now the President of The Colorado Airstream Club Unit #24.

Will be at Escanaba WBCCI #4448

Elliot Actor
Forum: On The Road... 10-21-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,696
Posted By ElliotA
I pull a 28' Safari S/O with a GVW of 9200# at...

I pull a 28' Safari S/O with a GVW of 9200# at 65+ through the mountains with no problems at all. My tow vehicle is a Ram 2500 with the Cummins Diesel. I also average about 14 mpg towing with this...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 10-17-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By ElliotA
Water Softener

I am heading down to Tucson for a month in February with members of my unit and people are recommending we buy water softeners to protect our water heaters from the hard water there.

Is it really...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 04-07-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 710
Posted By ElliotA
Bertha :: 2006 Airstream Safari

Bertha :: 2006 Airstream Safari (2016-04-07 21:46:12)
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-15-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,432
Posted By ElliotA
Solar Ready

My 2006 Safari L/S is supposedly solar ready. What does that mean? What equipment is in place and besides the panels, what else do I need to buy?

Thank you
Elliot
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11-10-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By ElliotA
I have a 240V 50A tankless water heater I...

I have a 240V 50A tankless water heater I installed in my garage to wash the gunk off the car in the winter and it is barely adequate. I cannot imagine a 120V having enough capacity for a good...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 10-27-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By ElliotA
Moving Toilet Back for More Space

I have a 2006 28' Safari Slide-Out and the Thetford toilet is so far forward from the back wall that there is not any room from the sink cabinet for your knees. If I had just 1 1/2- 2" more spacing...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 10-07-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 55
Posted By ElliotA
Airstream Slide out

Does anyone know how many slide out trailers Airstream made? Also why did they stop making them?

I have a 2006 28' Safari S/O

Elliot #4448
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-31-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By ElliotA
Unhappy Buckboarding on Concrete Roads

I have a 28' Safari S/O that I am pulling with a 3/4 Dodge Ram and I have a lot of buckboarding (jouncing) when I drive on concrete roads at highway speeds. I have a Curt weight distribution hitch...
Forum: On The Road... 12-07-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,186
Posted By ElliotA
We just came back from a one month trip from...

We just came back from a one month trip from Colorado to Maryland for 10 days, then down to Florida 5 days and back along the Gulf Coast up through Texas and home.

We were lucky to have good...
Forum: On The Road... 11-25-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,186
Posted By ElliotA
We are leaving Boca Raton, Fl for Pensicola...

We are leaving Boca Raton, Fl for Pensicola today and will begin a slow return to Denver with a short stopover in Arlington, Tx.

Will probably winterize in Texas before heading north.

Elliot...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-17-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,804
Posted By ElliotA
Weber Q100

I have a Weber Q100 that my kids bought me two years ago and I really like it. I removed the regulator from it and added a 6' hose with a barb end to fit into a bayonet connector that I plumbed into...
Forum: On The Road... 11-13-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,186
Posted By ElliotA
We left Golden, Colorado for Baltimore, Maryland...

We left Golden, Colorado for Baltimore, Maryland on Oct 30th and had good weather on the entire trip. We have been here 10 days visiting our daughter and tomorrow will head slowly down the coast to...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-25-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By ElliotA
Adding Electric Heater to Atwood

I have a 2006 28' Safari with an Atwood propane only water heater. My previous trailer had a Suburban combination propane/electric water heater and I miss having the electric heating capability.
...
Forum: Bumpers & Bumper Storage 10-04-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,837
Posted By ElliotA
How do you polish the aluminum bumper

My 2006 Safari's bumper is blotchy and I would like to polish it up and clear coat it.

What is the best way to do this procedure?
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-22-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,052
Posted By ElliotA
I checked the airbreak valve as suggested and it...

I checked the airbreak valve as suggested and it seems to work OK and is not leaking. I guess there is a breakage where the line enters the tank.

Is this something that could have happened due to...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-21-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,052
Posted By ElliotA
Black Water Flush Blocked

I just picked up a 2006 28' Safari that had basically never been used. The owner lived in it for three months while she built a house and after that it had been sitting in a field for over 4 year.
...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 09-14-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By ElliotA
Dining Table

On the 2006 Safari slideout I just bought the dining table is tilted up about an inch at the outside edge. I could shorten the leg to fix this, but don't want to until I am sure this is not intended...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-07-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,655
Posted By ElliotA
Cool Master Lift Gas Springs

This a problem with the 2006 28' Safari S/O that I am buying.

As a background it has basically been sitting in storage, unused since 2007

It has the walk around queen bed and when I lifted up...
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