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Old 03-15-2015, 09:12 PM   #741
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We have always used the 3/8" and plenty of water pressure.

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Old 03-16-2015, 10:34 AM   #742
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Pressure and volume are not the same thing. You can have very high pressure through a 1/100" inch diameter hose, but you'll have to wait for a glass of water. Half inch hose will get you substantially more water volume. This is fluid dynamics and I am not very good at this science stuff and would ask my wife, who is, but don't want to stop her from cleaning the house.

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Old 03-16-2015, 01:16 PM   #744
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We have been using the 3/8" curly hoses for quite a few years, and have never had any issues of not getting enough water. Plus, with the curly hoses, the 3/8" are easier to handle, less expensive, and more compact.

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The internal area of a 3/8" circle is about .441786 square inches versus about .785398 square inches for 1/2" circle. Thus a 1/2" hose could carry nearly twice the volume of water at the same pressure disregarding sidewall frictional loses.
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I will promptly forget the term "sidewall frictional losses". I actually don't know what size hose we have, but I did buy one a couple years ago that gets sort of flat and wants to curl up itself when I am getting ready to pack up. It doesn't curl up all that well. I hate putting hoses away and try to get Barb to do it while I deal with the sewer. I hate putting away the fresh water hose that much. The hose that contracts into a little guy sounds pretty good and I'll try to remember that when what we have wears out.

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Old 03-17-2015, 11:47 AM   #747
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You are correct, Gene. I have found the curly water hoses to be MUCH easier to deal with than the standard type. When drained, I just drop them into Lucy's rear bumper. I use hose quick-connects and easily hook the end together to keep little critters out of the hoses.

By the way, Gene, I see that you are quickly creeping up on 10,000 posts. Congratulations!

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Great info from everyone on the hoses - thanks.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:55 AM   #749
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If you plan to use the water hose quick connects, use the solid brass ones. There are some aluminum ones out there, but I have found that they are not worth having. I have found the best price on these is at Tractor Supply Company.

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Old 03-18-2015, 03:56 PM   #750
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Has anyone here removed any of the metal screens on the individual vents? They appear to have little metal spring clips holding them in place. I would like to remove one, but am afraid of damaging Lucy's ceiling.

I have already removed the air intake screens to clean the filters. They pop out pretty easily.

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Old 03-18-2015, 04:55 PM   #751
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SuEllyn has professed a possible interest in adding a recliner chair to New Lucy. we did some looking around here on the Forums and on-line generally. We have come up with a couple of possibilities, but are open to other suggestions.

We are looking at the Villa Lift Euro Recliner. This is the one that Airstream uses on their factory recliner option. We are also looking at the Lambright Lazy Relaxor Swivel Wall Hugger Recliner.

Our plan is to install only one recliner after removing the dinette bench closest to the door. We will leave the street side alone as the furnace is under that seat, and I do not particularly care for recliners.

We plan to leave the OEM dinette table intact. If necessary for clearance, we would consider taking several inches off the curb side of the table and re-edging it.

In Old Lucy, we did something similar. We removed all the seating by the door and the big speaker on the floor. We put a reclining desk chair in that space and used it that way for several years. We did not change the dinette table at all.

We think that this time we want to do something with a more finished look.

We would welcome any input from the group.

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This is what we did to our 25' International. The RV recliner comes from a 35' 5th wheel we owned before the AS. I altered a flip top from an 05 Classic that the owner had on the classifieds. Just the one recliner made all the difference in comfort. The slide on the flip table provided more room on the port side and everybody was comfortable. The 2nd picture is what we did before the flip top conversion. We also added the plated curtains which made a considerable difference in appearance. I hope the new owners are enjoying our 25 footer. Hope this helps.

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That looks really nice. Thank you for the information.

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We towed New Lucy back over to Jacksonville yesterday. She is now closing in on 5,000 miles and 60 nights.

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Hello All. We are days away from picking up our 2015 FC 25 FB. The information in the forum and this thread awesome. Thanks!
I was wondering about tire pressure monitoring systems. I searched the forum and read those comments. However, the folks who follow this thread seem to have a whole bunch of experience and willing to offer their experience on a wide range of topics. Help?
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Congratulations on your new baby. We would like to see pictures of her when you get her.

I have never used tire pressure monitors on any of the Lucys. I am not against them and think they are a good idea. I just never got around to getting any. Being that Lucy has the 16" Michelins, I will probably forgo the TPMs in favor of some other upgrades. Lucy will be getting a custom fabric rear awning and a set of the directional air conditioning registers when she gets to Jackson Center next month.

TPMs are an excellent idea, especially with the OEM Marathons.

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I bought a new 28 ft. rear twin bed AS. I picked the AS up in August so it is only 8 months old. I took the two Interstate batteries that came with AS into O'Reily's today to be charged after storing the AS for the past four months. i was told that one of them needed to be replaced. I'm not sure that I trust the guy who told me is there a way to check this out? If the battery does need to be replaced can you suggest what brand I should look for to replace the Interstate Battery?
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A TPMS is one of the current items that many Airstreamers have added because of the comfort that they provide. Like the ones that you most likely have in your vehicle, they become a necessity once you have experienced having them. You have of course, lots of choices and lots of different opinions on which one is the best. I have no idea which one is the best, but I use Tire Minder because they are simple and the company is really easy to deal with. I like the fact that I can take them off easily during winter storage. You will soon want a rear view camera and again I like simple and effective with an easy relationship with the provider and I got that from rvrearviewcamera. That's all for now, but you will find the list is, well, endless, but you can't go wrong listening to the folks on this forum. Unless you are going to ask about a hitch or a tow vehicle, then disregard that last bit. Jim


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I acquired the Dill TPMS 1506-353 from a local Discount Tire store that also provided the SenDel wheels for the 16" upgrade. I purchased the Voyager rear camera at the Airstream store as that is the one they install there.
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I also use the Dill TPMS for peace of mind.
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