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Old 11-30-2018, 10:38 AM   #1
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Just Purchased a 19 Classic 30

Hi All,

Just purchased a 19 classic. This is not our first Airstream, we also had a 27FB Serenity 5 years ago before trading that off for a 5th wheel, then a Bus. We are excited to be back!

We looked at some of the other models, but I really appreciated being connected to the coach via the App, the finishes and of course the new heating system(water and heat). Any advice from other 19 Classic owners before we pick it up? Bugs to work out, issues?
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:34 PM   #2
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Hey Alpha,
We got ours couple months ago and did a 10 day 2500 maiden voyage. All great except dripping sound to left of towel bar in bathroom and blowing 20 amp gfi circuit at home and in storage garage.
Gurgling was the reservoir for Alde. Go to Alde unit under forward dinette seat and turn the little tiny dial from 5 to 2 and gurgling goes away. Also addressed elsewhere in forums.
Factory Customer Service told me "most" Classics will trip a GFI circuit and alternative is to use non-GFI and basic shore power will be fine. As we're in winter storage, I've not yet tried.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:56 PM   #3
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Hello from Colorado, formally from Minnesota. Congratulations on your new Classic, well, both of you. What a trailer it is. There is a looong thread here on the new ALDE system. And there was an article about it in the last issue of Airstream life. The system makes sense to me, but I have no experience with them.

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Old 11-30-2018, 10:58 PM   #4
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You can turn the dial down, but I don't want you complaining about no heat. OK?
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:55 AM   #5
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You can turn the dial down, but I don't want you complaining about no heat. OK?
Bleeding the system got rid of the gurgling for us.
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:16 AM   #6
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There is a great recent thread on the 2019 30' Classic with lots of good information. I note Maniac has been detailing his trip using his new AS in most all weather conditions using AC and Alde, plus good info on the electronic systems... here is the thread and post I mentioned, but read entire thread...lots of happy owners. We are looking hard at replacing our 2017 28 with one of these. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f540...ml#post2179858
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:57 AM   #7
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The Alde system has been around for 2 years now and I think AS and the dealers are finally getting them setup properly so you shouldn’t have any problems with heat or hot water. I have the 2017 version and have had it out in all kinds of weather, Florida summer to Ohio winter and yes, I know that’s not the way it’s supposed to work but hey that’s life. The Czone is still getting some bugs worked out so stay tuned. There are several threads floating around regarding the 2019’s for folks who have picked up theirs a month or so ago. You might find it helpful to read through the Much Ado Alde thread just to get a basic understanding of the do’s and Don’t’s and review regular maintenance like replenishing the Air Cushion or bleeding the system. The Alde thread may be a little dated since there have been some mods and upgrades done since 2017 but you still may find it useful.
After 7,000 miles and 12 months of full timing I’m still glad I bought it and don’t plan of getting rid of it anytime soon.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:26 AM   #8
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We have an ‘18 Classic 30 and love it. Once we got mixing valve set correctly issues with enough hot water are minimal. Very pleased with the Alde heating—it is quiet, efficient, runs on electric and/or LP and provides even heat throughout the coach. Do not miss the constant cycling, uneven heat and propane-hungry Suburban furnace! Enjoy your Classic!
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:11 PM   #9
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Hey Alpha,
We got ours couple months ago and did a 10 day 2500 maiden voyage. All great except dripping sound to left of towel bar in bathroom and blowing 20 amp gfi circuit at home and in storage garage.
Gurgling was the reservoir for Alde. Go to Alde unit under forward dinette seat and turn the little tiny dial from 5 to 2 and gurgling goes away. Also addressed elsewhere in forums.
Factory Customer Service told me "most" Classics will trip a GFI circuit and alternative is to use non-GFI and basic shore power will be fine. As we're in winter storage, I've not yet tried.
The gurgling is from having air trapped in the line. There is a reservoir in the bathroom that might need glycol added to and several system air bleeder valves .
Have the technician show you how to do these things. Very simple actually and only needs to be done when when doing repairs on the system or replacing the glycol .
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:11 AM   #10
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Depending on just how good your hearing is ... the gurgling sound really does not go away. There is always a bit of noise from the fluid moving around in the Alde overflow tank over the toilet.

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Old 12-02-2018, 03:04 PM   #11
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Hi All,

Just purchased a 19 classic. This is not our first Airstream, we also had a 27FB Serenity 5 years ago before trading that off for a 5th wheel, then a Bus. We are excited to be back!

We looked at some of the other models, but I really appreciated being connected to the coach via the App, the finishes and of course the new heating system(water and heat). Any advice from other 19 Classic owners before we pick it up? Bugs to work out, issues?
No advise from me since I donít have mine yet.congrats and happy streaming.
Keep us all informed about what you learn.i have been reading this forum fo the last year.the airstream community is really fabulous at least on paper,and from what I read even better when you meet up.
I am so exited for you and us.cannot wait till we get our meandher, and look forward to learning from your experiences
May your travels be safe
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:48 AM   #12
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There is a great recent thread on the 2019 30' Classic with lots of good information. I note Maniac has been detailing his trip using his new AS in most all weather conditions using AC and Alde, plus good info on the electronic systems... here is the thread and post I mentioned, but read entire thread...lots of happy owners. We are looking hard at replacing our 2017 28 with one of these. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f540...ml#post2179858

Hello AlphaInfinit,

Welcome back and Congrats on the 2019 Classic 30 purchase !

Besides this thread mentioned above..... below is a link to another thread as well, on the 2019 Classic 30.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f540...st-187275.html

Once it's 'dialed in & bled', the Alde system works great. In our 2018, we opted for the solar and the extra drawers in lieu of the stove, and have a no regrets on that decision thus far, with 13,000 miles and 154 nights in it.


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Old 12-08-2018, 05:11 AM   #13
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Congratulations! We took a quick look at one a few weeks ago, love the hotspot.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:37 AM   #14
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I would think if you bleed the line you'd be good to go.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:30 PM   #15
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I would think if you bleed the line you'd be good to go.
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Bleed the line and top up the tank if needed. If there is enough air in the lines when you bleed them, the tank will drop down by more than a little bit. If it gets low enough, you need to top it up to quiet things down. We put in a bottle or two of the blue stuff getting ours settled down.

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Old 12-12-2018, 05:00 PM   #16
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