RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-05-2020, 06:46 PM   #1661
2 Rivet Member
 
StephSH's Avatar
 
2020 23' Flying Cloud
1977 Argosy 28
Frankfort , Ohio
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 99
Congratulations on your new rig :-)
StephSH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2020, 05:57 AM   #1662
Wolfwhistle
 
Fair_Enough's Avatar
 
Margaritaville , Banana Republic
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 663
Quote:
Originally Posted by GettinAway View Post
Iíve enjoyed following this thread from the start, but weíve decided to switch trailers. And at the same time turn me into a hypocrite.
I have said I didnít want a bigger trailer, the 23 is great for us. I just switched to a 25. Iíve said, we love our queen, we will never go with twins. We went to twins. Iíve said AS sure seems to be having a lot of QC issues with new trailers. I said, Iíll be keeping my 2011, as everything works on it as it should. We bought a slightly used 2020..
Having retired in August, Iíve given my share of lectures about fixed income, tighten the belt, protect that savings.. The new to us 25 Globetrotter FB twin was ďnotĒ an even trade for our 2011.

Oh well, I sat in a new FC 25 FB twin and got pulled right in.. Found the Globetrotter at significant savings over the FC.
Turns out my Tundra is ok with it too. 300 mile drive yesterday coming home with it wasnít too bad.
Iíll still be following this thread, but feel a bit like a traitor.
(FYI, thereís a 2011 23FC FB for sale up at the Chicago AS dealer thatís been well cared for.)
Jeff
Jeff, your a sucker for a pretty face, not to worry; its a human condition, not a fault, its the way we are. We use absolutes and preach what we believe, only to see with new eyes. A wise man once said, Teacher, write your lessons in pencil; because its difficult to erase a stone carving. Enjoy your new Airstream and don't be a stranger.
WW
__________________
Is taking it all with you, really getting away from it all?
Fair_Enough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2020, 12:56 PM   #1663
PKI
Rivet Master
 
PKI's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Walnut Creek , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 3,905
A 25? You gave up a fantastic 23 for a 25? Why not at least a 33? More of that mystery to follow. The RV world is a twisty and winding road.

Hope the 25 serves you as well as the 23. Hope you stick around a bit. Your experience is part of the common 23 knowledge collection.

Hope to see you down the road with a new smile on your face. . Pat
PKI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2020, 06:55 AM   #1664
2020 Globetrotter 25 FBT
 
GettinAway's Avatar

 
2020 25' Globetrotter
Wildwood , Missouri
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,875
Thanks guys. I’m a typical two foot-itis victim/suspect. Started with a 19 then 23, and now 25.. I am surprised at how easily the 25 pulled behind the Tundra. Not bad at all. Of course it’s pretty flat between Chicago and St Louis, and I did have a huge tail wind. We will see. Headed to Florida for 4 weeks, leaving Tuesday. That’s the main reason for the trade. Four weeks will be our longest stretch in an AS.
__________________
2020 25GT FBT
2012 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab, 5.7 4x4
GettinAway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2020, 06:38 PM   #1665
PKI
Rivet Master
 
PKI's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Walnut Creek , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 3,905
Quote:
Originally Posted by PKI View Post
-- snip -- More of that mystery to follow. -- snip --
All, we too must apologize to the 23FB team. We posted an ad to sell Glimmer today.

We learned a lot from you folks and thank you for your help and support.

Hope to see you down the road with a smile. Pat
PKI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2020, 09:58 PM   #1666
Rivet Master
 
Troutboy's Avatar
 
2017 23' Flying Cloud
Parker , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,651
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by PKI View Post
All, we too must apologize to the 23FB team. We posted an ad to sell Glimmer today.

We learned a lot from you folks and thank you for your help and support.

Hope to see you down the road with a smile. Pat
Pat,

What are you moving to? Also just realized you are in WC, i was just there for the week, flying back to Denver now.
__________________
Thanks,
Troutboy
Troutboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2020, 10:10 PM   #1667
2 Rivet Member
 
Jdubya's Avatar
 
2018 23' International
Centennial , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by PKI View Post
All, we too must apologize to the 23FB team. We posted an ad to sell Glimmer today.

We learned a lot from you folks and thank you for your help and support.

Hope to see you down the road with a smile. Pat
I rarely post but faithfully follow. Wish you best in your new...??? Doesnít matter. Wish you best.

Troutboy...iím down the road from you and need some advice. Will reach out soon.
__________________
Janice
2018 23FB Intíl Sig
2020 Sierra Denali 1500 3.0 Diesel
****************************
#9430
Jdubya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2020, 10:18 PM   #1668
Rivet Master
 
Troutboy's Avatar
 
2017 23' Flying Cloud
Parker , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,651
Images: 1
Anytime Jdubya pm me and we can connect
__________________
Thanks,
Troutboy
Troutboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2020, 11:20 PM   #1669
PKI
Rivet Master
 
PKI's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Walnut Creek , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 3,905
TB - maybe we saw your smile.

As to the question of what .... we are moving to a 33ft Breeze Moho.

Yes, a case of ten-ft-i-tis. It takes a lot of mojo to replace a 23FB. Pat
PKI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2020, 07:08 PM   #1670
Wolfwhistle
 
Fair_Enough's Avatar
 
Margaritaville , Banana Republic
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 663
My Micro Pulse monitor has been off since I've owned it, in particular the fresh level. So, today I set about calibrating it.... prompted by a gray level indicator that goes completely out and a fresh tank that has read 1/2 when full since I have owned it. the gray isn't showing up... looks like the gray came unplugged at the sensor. Funny that it worked every now and then. Depending a modular phone jack / cord in a basically outdoor environment is crazy. I have to wonder why in the world AS would stick with this company and its poor product for these many years (mine's a 2013). The tank levels shown doesn't mean much but the battery status is so bad its funny. Should I make a blank plate or just tape over the display? From now on, I'll assume when the water pump sucks air I'm out of water, when gray comes up in shower its full. Easy to check the black tank and hope the seal under the toilet is good. LOL.
WW
__________________
Is taking it all with you, really getting away from it all?
Fair_Enough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2020, 07:10 AM   #1671
Wolfwhistle
 
Fair_Enough's Avatar
 
Margaritaville , Banana Republic
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 663
Not sure if the 23CB / D and 23FB has the same bathroom sink, but I wonder if anyone got a bigger one to work? The original in my FB is not only too small, but the faucet doesn't extend out far enough to prevent a lot of splatter on the countertop and the wall below the window. Second part of the question: does anyone thing a vessel sink could work? Or course, with a new faucet. When I'm by myself, I simply use the kitchen sink 99% of the time.
WW
__________________
Is taking it all with you, really getting away from it all?
Fair_Enough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2020, 09:20 PM   #1672
PKI
Rivet Master
 
PKI's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Walnut Creek , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 3,905
Wolf - never had a problem using the bathroom sink. But then, our water pressure is set for about 40lbs. It's enough to deliver flow without the down side of splatter. It's an easier fix that replacing the sink and faucet. But if you do, please post the project. Your work is always amazing to see.

Hope to see your coach some day. . Pat
PKI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2020, 05:33 AM   #1673
Wolfwhistle
 
Fair_Enough's Avatar
 
Margaritaville , Banana Republic
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 663
I am going to try to fit a 15-3/4" porcelain sink and faucet to that narrow (17-1/2") counter top. I will post the results or report why it won't work. Amazon shows it all can be returned.
WW
__________________
Is taking it all with you, really getting away from it all?
Fair_Enough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2020, 05:35 AM   #1674
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Lynn Haven , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 5
We picked up a faucet extender for under $5 at Home Depot. It screws on the end of the bathroom faucet and the end swivels to direct water in the direction you choose. Adds maybe 2 inches in length to faucet. Really makes using that bathroom sink more convenient.
Rntennis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2020, 06:14 AM   #1675
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Lynn Haven , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 5
Help!

23FB International. Electric and fridge worked when we left yesterday (travelled 8 hours away) and now, nothing works. And to top it off, temp predicted to drop to 17 degrees tonight. We could not get to our campsite with snow and black ice, so had to get a hotel and am now worried about the low temps. Thinking we need to drain water pump but what else can we do in an out of town area to protect the camper? Weíll be here til Sunday. Suggestions appreciated!
Rntennis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2020, 07:24 PM   #1676
Wolfwhistle
 
Fair_Enough's Avatar
 
Margaritaville , Banana Republic
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 663
Just noticed Norcold makes a 12/24 volt fridge, 7 cu ft, 2-door fridge. Width and depth seem okay, its much taller at 52-7/8" frame opening height. MicroW would need to go away. DE-0061T - 72-4825 PPL has it for $1,286.99. Tempting.
WW
__________________
Is taking it all with you, really getting away from it all?
Fair_Enough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2020, 08:00 PM   #1677
PKI
Rivet Master
 
PKI's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Walnut Creek , California
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 3,905
RNTENNIS

Looks like I am late to answer your question, but .... we carry a jump start pack that includes an air compressor. I put together a fitting that connects the compressor hose to a water hose. I use the hose as an accumulator to build air pressure to push water out of the trailer plumbing. It's not ideal, but does work for an emergency situation like thew one you describe.

Best, of course, is to keep the furnace operational. Hope you can resolve the power loss issue. Breaker, loose cable, dead batteries ???? In an emergency such as you have, you might simply keep amps flowing to the coach from your tow vehicle with jumper cables.

Hope you found a solution and it all works out OK for you. Pat

Not this one, but similar - https://www.harborfreight.com/4-In-1...yABEgJHu_D_BwE
PKI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2020, 06:43 PM   #1678
2 Rivet Member
 
2014 23' FB International
Antelope , California
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfwhistle View Post
Not sure if the 23CB / D and 23FB has the same bathroom sink, but I wonder if anyone got a bigger one to work? The original in my FB is not only too small, but the faucet doesn't extend out far enough to prevent a lot of splatter on the countertop and the wall below the window. Second part of the question: does anyone thing a vessel sink could work? Or course, with a new faucet. When I'm by myself, I simply use the kitchen sink 99% of the time.
WW
Before you do anything major - we solved the problem of the sink/faucet by going to home depot and buying a new faucet head/sprayer. They come in a package and are about $3.00. You just take off the faucet/aireator head on the current faucet (it is small but our came off easily with WD 40) and screw on one of the those movable faucet heads so you can move the faucet head around to where you need it, as well as change from aireated stream to spray. The water stays in the sink. This is the best modification we did and so simple. You should try this first.
Vinster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2020, 06:58 AM   #1679
RFP
Rivet Master
 
RFP's Avatar
 
2014 23' International
Hurst , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,273
We found the sink in the vanity area to be unacceptable (23D). The faucet failed to direct the water into (or even near) the center of the sink. The result was water splashed around no matter how careful we were. My 'fix' was certainly more involved than anyone in their right mind would do, but it works perfectly. I made an entirely new vanity top with a curved front. This allowed me to locate the sink just over 2" forward. Then a new Moen faucet was installed in favor of the factory one. The water now goes to the center of the sink. Much, much better.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1686.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	218.5 KB
ID:	361668  
__________________
2014 23D International Serenity - "Fortune Cookie"
2015 Ford F150 3.5 EcoBoost, Max Tow - "Cookie Monster"
And some stuff

Fortune Cookie: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rfpd30...57663633667345

"The Black Swan": https://www.flickr.com/photos/rfpd30...57648991024725
RFP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2020, 09:10 AM   #1680
Wolfwhistle
 
Fair_Enough's Avatar
 
Margaritaville , Banana Republic
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 663
Quote:
Originally Posted by RFP View Post
We found the sink in the vanity area to be unacceptable (23D). The faucet failed to direct the water into (or even near) the center of the sink. The result was water splashed around no matter how careful we were. My 'fix' was certainly more involved than anyone in their right mind would do, but it works perfectly. I made an entirely new vanity top with a curved front. This allowed me to locate the sink just over 2" forward. Then a new Moen faucet was installed in favor of the factory one. The water now goes to the center of the sink. Much, much better.
Shoot... I remember that post. Just forgot. I'm installing new vessel sink in the AS right now. Its pushing the space and puts the tall faucet very close to the window operator / handle. But, darn... I think its going to work. Pictures later.
Thanks... WW
__________________
Is taking it all with you, really getting away from it all?
Fair_Enough is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
23FB thread/forum seems to be missing? PKI Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 18 05-24-2018 04:17 PM
New to the Forum Looking at 23FB and new Tow Rig SYC2Vette Member Introductions 2 04-17-2017 03:51 PM
Forum Feedback... What do you think of this forum site? Andy R Our Community 37 04-12-2012 12:29 AM
Airstream Forum Blues-suggestions for forum usage hex Our Community 18 10-20-2002 12:12 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.