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Old 11-10-2021, 04:44 PM   #7461
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Sherline tongue weight scale ... WOW is the AS published tongue weight off !!!
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Old 11-10-2021, 05:37 PM   #7462
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The only problem I've ever encountered, a stainless nut or screw in a base metal opposite.Bob
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From my boating days, one can put a dab of "anti-seize" on the screw before installing.
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Old 11-10-2021, 07:01 PM   #7463
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From my boating days, one can put a dab of "anti-seize" on the screw before installing.


Great stuff when using modern impact wrench’s on grade 8 fine threaded nuts and bolts…
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Old 11-10-2021, 11:29 PM   #7464
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From my boating days, one can put a dab of "anti-seize" on the screw before installing.

Hi, this is what I use for brake jobs instead of white grease.
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Old 11-10-2021, 11:47 PM   #7465
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Got these gray roller blinds at IKEA for $19.00 each. Great for glare and contrast with the off white speckled walls.
A pendent light over the dinette with a red LED
Bulb for atmosphere. $19.00 on clearance at HD.

Also a new mortise security bolt for the front door for $40.
Love the blinds, I have no window coverings on our 68 what so you do for privacy?
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Old 11-18-2021, 07:38 PM   #7466
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Well, we installed our 'stainless' stuff 14yrs ago,(well before the AS store had them),absolutely no galvanic corrosion, no submersion in saltwater.

The only problem I've ever encountered, a stainless nut or screw in a base metal opposite.

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Our experience is the same as Bob's ... and, it is easier to spruce up the stainless steel.
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Old 11-18-2021, 08:10 PM   #7467
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Replaced the compartment locks today. No more 001 keys for me!
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Old 11-19-2021, 06:15 AM   #7468
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Replaced the compartment locks today. No more 001 keys for me!
No keys at all? No concern with things being taken? Just curious!

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Old 11-19-2021, 08:15 AM   #7469
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“Galvanic corrosion (also called ' dissimilar metal corrosion' or wrongly 'electrolysis') refers to corrosion damage induced when two dissimilar materials are coupled in a corrosive electrolyte. It occurs when two (or more) dissimilar metals are brought into electrical contact under water. When a galvanic couple forms, one of the metals in the couple becomes the anode and corrodes faster than it would all by itself, while the other becomes the cathode and corrodes slower than it would alone.“

Does not require submersion in water. Wet (humid) water, normally warm with space between molecules, especially if salty (near ocean, salt water) (electrolyte) is enough to close the circuit and corrode, eat up, one of the metals. One may not notice this till the hole of the screw is stripped open, and/or the screw’s hear (or all) falls out.

No need to see the effects on boats or TTs, check the metal hardware in balconies etc near the ocean beach, they require more frequent r maintenance, repair than those inland.
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Old 11-19-2021, 10:44 PM   #7470
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No keys at all? No concern with things being taken? Just curious!

Thx!

What? Yes, I have keys. I replaced the locks with other locks. I just don’t have the locks that everybody has a key to. I DO have concerns with things being taken, that’s why I changed the locks in the first place.
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Old 11-19-2021, 10:52 PM   #7471
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Got my segment protectors delivered this week. The Sport does not come with these but we did get some 3M film on the lower segments!

I went with the taller units that cover the front of the trailer rather than the shorter ones that were recommended for our trailer.

The part number for the kit that we got is 109325-100.

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Will you install these yourself? How easy will it be? I need a set.

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Old 11-20-2021, 02:25 AM   #7472
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When our 2014 31' Classic arrived in January of 2014, all the outside compartment locks were the 751 water compartment key. I had just acquired a camper top for the 2012 Ram 2500HD Cummins that used the same key blank. Took all the Airstream locks to a locksmith and now the use the same hey for the camper shell and the Airstream storage compartments.

The reality is that these are not Fort Knox security devices. A flat blade screw driver can break them open. They just deter the honest folks....
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Old 11-20-2021, 06:46 AM   #7473
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What? Yes, I have keys. I replaced the locks with other locks. I just don’t have the locks that everybody has a key to. I DO have concerns with things being taken, that’s why I changed the locks in the first place.
Got it! I should have read your original comment more closely. Thanks for clarifying.
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Old 11-20-2021, 06:55 AM   #7474
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Replaced the compartment locks today. No more 001 keys for me!
Which locks did you use? I tried to do this but the locks that I bought weren’t compatible with all the Airstream compartment doors/locks.
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Old 11-24-2021, 09:52 PM   #7475
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An extension to be able to easily connect to recessed sewers.
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Replaced 2 popped rivits

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Old 11-27-2021, 11:34 PM   #7477
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Which locks did you use? I tried to do this but the locks that I bought weren’t compatible with all the Airstream compartment doors/locks.

I got the ones available from the Airstream life store. They are nice - easy to install.
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:28 AM   #7478
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Hi Peter,
Will you install these yourself? How easy will it be? I need a set.

Thanks!
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Hi Scott,
I will be installing these when we get some drier weather. Just have to line up the rub strips and hinges with the trailer lines.

I got these from Midtown RV in Penticton. That is who we deal with for all things related to Airstream and where we bought our trailer from.
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i have replaced all the AS supplied Glass euro hinges with either Blum euro hinges or piano hinges

the Glass euro hinges are 35 mm tall
the Blum euro hinges are only 20 mm tall + are soft close ( ie make no noise)
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Old 11-29-2021, 03:10 PM   #7480
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i have replaced all the AS supplied Glass euro hinges with either Blum euro hinges or piano hinges

the Glass euro hinges are 35 mm tall
the Blum euro hinges are only 20 mm tall + are soft close ( ie make no noise)
Were they a direct swap (no modifications necessary)? Please provided part number and source. Thanks!
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