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Old 10-09-2017, 09:28 AM   #21
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I've used those plastic-coated wire racks and became extremely disappointed to discover the plastic is actually a rubber/vinyl coating which reverts to petroleum and becomes sticky and impossible to clean after a time.

Stainless or chromed wire would be better, IMO.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:59 AM   #22
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Good point Boxite. I have had the plastic coated wire in my sticks and bricks closet for 27 years without any degradation. But I can imagine a problem in repeated severe heat conditions.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:25 AM   #23
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For packing clothes we use the ElectroLight expandable packing cubes from www.lewisnclark.com. We each have 3 in different sizes and our own color. Keeps things neat and easy to find and manage.
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:40 AM   #24
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Good point Boxite. I have had the plastic coated wire in my sticks and bricks closet for 27 years without any degradation. But I can imagine a problem in repeated severe heat conditions.
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They use the same "stuff" in dishwasher racks. There are a lot of different plastic formulas that could be used. Some may last for quite a while. Others may not make it through the first month ...

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Old 10-17-2017, 12:56 AM   #25
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We found the mattress slipping off the bunk to be a hassle, and fashioned two aluminum brackets to hold the mattress in place but placed on either side of the bed so as to not ding any shins.

To manage condensation build up beneath the mattress, we also laid down thin foil R6 insulation and placed a hypervent on top to create airflow between the mattress and insulation.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:09 PM   #26
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Would love to see a photo of your bumper!!
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:46 AM   #27
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We got the same one and LOVE it! Thanks for the reco
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:07 PM   #28
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Our method of 'upgrading' is to figure out what we need or forgot and then stop at Family Dollar Store to buy it on the road. It always works. We have found a lot of nice items to furnish the 22FB Sport.
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:59 PM   #29
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A thin piece of wood to stuff into that gap between the bed frame and the closet or bathroom wall because it's a black hole that eats everything like a book or your keys when you're just about to go somewhere and you can see it if you lie on the floor just right but you can't fish it out even though you wasted 20 minutes trying and you end up having to prop up the mattress and take a screwdriver and pull up half the bottom of the bed to get at it!
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:28 AM   #30
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I donít like the idea of repacking wheel bearings every year. Anyone replaced the bearings on the sport with the Nev-r-lube version? I want to get as maintenance free as possible (lithium at end of 2019) and the bearings seem like an unnecessary hassle
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:43 AM   #31
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I don’t like the idea of repacking wheel bearings every year. Anyone replaced the bearings on the sport with the Nev-r-lube version? I want to get as maintenance free as possible (lithium at end of 2019) and the bearings seem like an unnecessary hassle
Perhaps you missed the tone of this thread....
There is no such thing as "maintenance free" bearings. Either remove, clean, inspect, repack with grease and reinstall ...in some regular fashion... Or sit on the side of the road with a damaged Airstream on a trip some day. (You will not likely hear a bearing going bad on a trailer until it disintegrates and the wheel tries to leave the axle.)

Personally, after a career in vehicle maintenance, I do not think it necessary to do it annually. I do it on a mileage basis and never drive thru water deeper than the tire (about 6".) I do my bearings every third year or 20K miles.
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:50 AM   #32
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Didnít miss the tone at all, the Ďas maintenance free as possible Ď part is what I am going after. Since the Nev-R-Lube versions donít require repacking, that goes a long way toward my goal. I would expect that I can swap out for those bearings at my first main maintenance cycle, but was looking for some confirmation. Thanks
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What do you mean you bought a bumper?
There is a model offered without a bumper? How does that work?
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Old 12-26-2018, 11:33 AM   #34
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What do you mean you bought a bumper?
There is a model offered without a bumper? How does that work?
Sports do not come stock with a bumper. It is an add on.
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:32 PM   #35
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Sports do not come stock with a bumper. It is an add on.
Where would one purchase a bumper for a 2018 Sport 16 please?
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Where would one purchase a bumper for a 2018 Sport 16 please?
Your dealer can order the kit.
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Banker's boxes

These are my low-tech carry-alls for getting my stuff to the Bambi and back (I'm in a condo and my Airstream lives in a nearby storage lot). Light, easy to label, stack, and tote with a little fold-up hand-truck dolly.

What I like best is that they break down flat and take up little space in the tow vehicle during the trip. Easy to set one up, and I use one or two to load up movable items and secure them for travel in between campgrounds.

Heavy-duty is a good long-term investment.

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Old 12-27-2018, 07:39 PM   #38
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Rear bumper for 16 ft sport

What rear bumper did you get and how much did it cost?
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I donít own a sport, I just know things about them.
Rear bumper kit is going to cost you right at 1K.
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I donít own a sport, I just know things about them.
Rear bumper kit is going to cost you right at 1K.
Thanks, no longer interested at that price.
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