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Old 08-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #641
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I guess the obvious (buying the couch from Airstream) is not something you are interested in? We ordered ours through an Airstream dealer.

We had the same configuration in our 2005 bunkhouse with the two chairs and the table and swapped it for a jack knife couch back when we purchased our unit new. We thought it was a great improvement and have not been sorry with the change.

I would think that there would be RV supplies as the other posted suggested. Good luck!
Have not contacted AS but could only imagine the cost. It would prob be hard to justify the price for a couch over 2 chairs and a table. But will check with them.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:37 PM   #642
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Does my macerater pump in new bunkhouse between head and black tank mean no ice down the toilet or cleaning wand?
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:40 PM   #643
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PharmGeek...

Nothing required for a macerator toilet. Not sure what the maint regiment is but typical black tank stuff does not apply.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:30 PM   #644
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Hey could one of you guys tell me the frame width of your bunkhouse hitch frame rails. The unit is in Florida and we are in Puerto Rico these days, I am going to order a Anderson weight distribution hitch this week to replace the hitch I shipped down here.... Thanks!!!! We have a Ft Wilderness trip planned for the October food and Wine Fest at Epcot, and I need to be able to tow her there!!!
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:04 PM   #645
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I'm over the hill now at age 30

Any thoughts on leather - light vs dark?

I'll be at canopener rally - probably will be pretty young - that's ok - there are a few of us not yet eligeable for AARP
I pulled into work with the Airstream in tow. A bystander said it was "an old man's trailer".
I responded that it was a pretty trailer...
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:58 PM   #646
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I would have said, "It will be when I get old!"I
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:00 PM   #647
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question about my new BH...still waiting....6 weeks from now we may be sleeping in it at the dealer

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I did not opt for the TV option in the bunkhouse...it was 600 bucks...this includes the TV and the hardware thing for mounting...

I thought this was too much....

I think that the wiring will remain there when I decide to add the TV....BUT I am wondering how hard this will be....should I just bite the bullet and get the TV from JC already hooked up and ready?
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:37 AM   #648
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PharmGeek,

You can do the TV yourself cheaper. Jackson Center does put in a nice bracket but you can do that as well. It will be pre wired for the audio visual stuff.

Good choice to do yourself.
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You can do the TV yourself cheaper. Jackson Center does put in a nice bracket but you can do that as well. It will be pre wired for the audio visual stuff.

Good choice to do yourself.
Thanks! I was hoping you all would confirm this...that was outrageous for a small flatscreen TV and a very basic bracket....good that the pre-wiring will be done....then it is a really basic job for me later...

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My question would be is the radio/DVD player still going to be included in the purchase price of the AS or would that be part of the TV side of it?
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:55 AM   #651
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My question would be is the radio/DVD player still going to be included in the purchase price of the AS or would that be part of the TV side of it?
Yes - included is already two TV's - one in master bedroom and one in living room

The option is for a tv in the bunkhouse
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:04 AM   #652
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Ok have a 2005 bunkhouse. Added new batteries 10 months and they are always dead when we go to use the camper. Have maybe only camped a total of 20 times this summer. Thinking of adding a solar to keep my batteries charged. Any pointers? Thanks
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Solar would definitely keep the house batteries charged- even one of those small solar panels that plugs into the cigarette lighter and lays in a window.
Are you switching to "store" or "off" when in storage?
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:44 AM   #654
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Batteries should not be dead so quickly, with or without solar. As m.hony says, are you switching the master switch off when leaving?

One of my kids played with the switch without me noticing once, when we came back two weeks later everything was dead. My fault for not checking, but annoying as we were pretty much stuck for a while.

Also, I saw a new bunkhouse with the golden ultra leather on the court at CanAm as I was delivering my trailer for storage. The gave me the key to look inside a beautiful trailer. The skylight lets in a lot of light.
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Yes always make sure it's set to store. Are the gel batteries better?
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I got to sit for an hour last weekend in a new found neighbor's new bunkhouse - it was excellent - even more excited - T-2 weeks
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My batteries used to go dead when I was storing too. The propane detector keeps running, even when the switch is set to storage mode.

I’ve added a battery disconnect switch directly to the battery bank and now my batteries don’t go dead anymore.
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I saw that battery disconnect button on the new bunkhouse my neighbors have and was wondering if in off position there is still draw from battery (propane detector for example)

In past reading I always though for "longer" storage times you either disconnect battery terminal or install a battery disconnect?

My trailer may often sit for 2-6 week periods perhaps
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That is why folks install a multi-stage charger/converter in lieu of the cheap factory single stage unit. Then the batteries are maintained with a smart charger when plugged in at storage unit.

The batteries are not cooked into oblivion.
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I think there will be some draw- like the electric jack will still work, but nothing else.
I will look to see if the propane detector is still on when the switch is off.
the batteries do last longer when the switch is off- even after a month or so in storage the house lights will work.
The only time my battery was dead I neglected to turn the switch off. LED's in the refrigerator display, signal strength amplifier, and phone chargers will eventually drain the batteries if the switch is not off.
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