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Old 04-04-2008, 06:49 PM   #481
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:50 PM   #482
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:24 PM   #483
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:17 PM   #485
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Something, and something else.

Last week, I noticed the air conditioner ran and ran and ran, resulting in the air temp in Bertha to become less than 60 degrees, while the thermostat showed it was over 90. This was coupled to a rise in the temp in the fridge...
Thinking the worst, I carefully checked the fridge, and found nothing obviously amiss. I thought hard, and remembered that the trees we have been under have been shedding leaves for the last couple of weeks.
I grabbed the ladder, and went up on the roof again. At 10 PM. While it was raining. I looked over the fridge vent, and found it was packed with dead, dry leaves. Terrific. A high heat source filled with very combustible fuel. Sigh. I live for this stuff. I cleaned all the leaves out of the vent area, and was rewarded by an immediate drop in indicated temp on the thermostat, as well as more "coolness" in the fridge.
This is now fixed, but I am wondering how to keep it from recurring. Climbing on the roof every few days to make sure the vent is not clogged with dry leaves is not my idea of fun. I can only imagine what might have happened if we had been out of town for a couple of weeks when this happened.
Tomorrow I get to install the rear awning.
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"I grabbed the ladder, and went up on the roof again. At 10 PM. While it was raining."


WILL you be CAREFULL!!!! ^_^ Glad you have Sophie to help take care of both of you! Sorry we missed meeting her!!

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Old 04-05-2008, 09:01 PM   #487
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Leaves in fridge vent

Vacuum cleaner with a long hose and pipe. Or is there any way you could blow it out, especially from the inside? Or maybe train Sophie to do it?

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Old 04-06-2008, 12:06 PM   #488
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'm going to have to figure something out to minimize the problem, if not eliminate it altogether.


This morning dawned grey and overcast, with more than a hint of rain in the air. My back was throbbing, as well as the pains from my hip, to let me know something was going on in the weather department. One of our forums friends showed up around 10 this morning, and we proceeded to rip off the old ersatz zip-dee wannabe off the back of Bertha. Everything preoceeded pretty smoothly, until the heavens opened on us. Everything but the little C cups that hold the prop rods on the window frame. It being a rear awning, I am told we can't use the center strap hook to hold the awning open, the rear window is a fire escape. If this thing caught fire, that little fabric strap wouldn't slow me down a bit when I exit stage right...
Anyway, if it stops raining today, I'll snap a couple photos of the new install.
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And here are the obligatory photos--it's nice being able to load photos again. Can you tell?
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Hi Terry,

I only have the curb side awning, so I am jealous. More awnings get added to the wish list. Things are looking great.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:53 AM   #492
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They ALL leak, part 5 (or is it 6?)

With the rain we had yesterday, I made the uncomfortable discovery that we have yet another leak, this one coming into the trailer at the forward end of the curbside bedroom window. It may be related to the leak in the kitchen window, but I will only know that for sure when it stops raining, and I can apply more sealant. Maybe I can just get a bucket of Kool-Seal, and pour it on the roof .
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Now on the 'net without the cables through the hatch

The Verizon people were scratching their heads over my request to have a connection that I could unplug, so we could still use our travel trailer to travel. The tech support guy on the phone was as helpful as he could, but he had never heard of it being done, and as far as he knew, there was no way to easily do it. I really didn't want to schedule an appointment for disconnection, and reconnection, when we wanted to go somewhere.
Finally, one of the "old heads" found a wire harness that has a push-plug on it. He sent the installer out to retrofit our current unit, and after a brief discussion, we mounted the harness (it is two piece, one 18" long, the other 20' long) where I wanted it. The short piece is now up inside the access box on the pole behind Bertha, and the uninterupted part goes in through the bumper compartment to the router inside. I can unplug this, coil up the cable, we can go where we want, and plug it back in when we return.
As far as I know, we are the first and only Airstream in the world with portable fiber-optic internet access.
Ain't teknologee great?
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Talking Technology!

Arent' you special!!!!


And we were just as proud as punch when we finally figured out the programming instructions for the LCD TV and new Winegard batwing.

But still can't get the oven to work! Considering a microwave or convection now that will fit inside. Really wanted to be able to bake bread though.

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Old 04-17-2008, 04:35 PM   #495
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Going camping...

The end of May will be the 6 month mark for us (and Bertha) sitting in one spot. Not turning a wheel is hard on a travel trailer, so we've decided to do something about it.
The weekend after Memorial Day (May 31-June 2) we will be taking Bertha to Faver-Dykes State Park, 15 miles South of Saint Augustine. This is very close to Marineland, and one of the National Parks' water-accessed parks. We have never been to Faver-Dykes, I guess we will see it when we get there. Fees are pretty reasonable now that the Snowbirds have flocked back North, $14/night.
Here is the web page for F-D:
Main Page - Faver-Dykes State Park » Florida State Parks

Here is a Google map of the park:
29.66780978380,-81.26823499440 - Google Maps

Anyone else interested in joining us, there are spots available, maybe we can have a mini non-rally.
There are things to do in the area, from Marineland to touring the oldest city in the U.S.
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Hi Terry,

If you haven’t been there, be sure to go to Fort Matanzas. It is just at the top of the Google map. Interesting bit of history there.
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If you haven’t been there, be sure to go to Fort Matanzas. It is just at the top of the Google map. Interesting bit of history there.
Fort Matanzas is the water-accessed park I mentioned. The fort is built from coral, and had the side benefit of absorbing enemy cannonballs. The fort was bombarded all day, and under cover of darkness the cannonballs were extracted from the walls, and returned to the attackers the following day via the fort's own cannon.
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New faucet in the WC

Sunday I got kicked out of the trailer for a while, so I went to Home Depot to wander around. While in the plumbing department, I noticed a real nice looking bath faucet. It is made of metal, unlike our crusty plastic model, has ceramic valves, and is, of course, new. The fact it was $19.99 didn't hurt, either. I made my way back home with my prize, err, purchase, and installed it. Installation was a breeze, all I did was open the rear hatch, stick my arms inside, unscrew the water lines and mounting nuts, and install the new faucet.
It works great, and looks good, too, but...I'm not sure it goes with the decor.
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Sunday I got kicked out of the trailer for a while, so I went to Home Depot to wander around. While in the plumbing department, I noticed a real nice looking bath faucet. It is made of metal, unlike our crusty plastic model, has ceramic valves, and is, of course, new. The fact it was $19.99 didn't hurt, either. I made my way back home with my prize, err, purchase, and installed it. Installation was a breeze, all I did was open the rear hatch, stick my arms inside, unscrew the water lines and mounting nuts, and install the new faucet.
It works great, and looks good, too, but...I'm not sure it goes with the decor.
Any heoughs?
Hi Terry,

It looks great. Now you just need to get a 1930s vintage Airstream to complement your new faucet.
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Love the new faucet, Terry!!! Um... why did you get kicked out of the trailer again???

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