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Forum: General Repair Forum 06-30-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,107
Posted By Boxite
Similar damage to our 22 Sport (except no window...

Similar damage to our 22 Sport (except no window damage) was $7K to replace the corner sheet metal and reseal. I’d guess about $9K. Get Jackson to recommend a place for repair and don’t argue.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-29-2022, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,131
Posted By Boxite
A lot of presumptive/incorrect info is being...

A lot of presumptive/incorrect info is being produced in this thread.

Firstly, read your owners manual. Some vehicles tow in 4WD full time just fine.

VERY FEW will “explode” any...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-27-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,301
Posted By Boxite
Soooo….You NOTICED the label which “properly...

Soooo….You NOTICED the label which “properly marked” the amount…..but still cannot figure out how much propane is in the tanks? :bangin:
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-27-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,997
Posted By Boxite
Letting off the gas (as the OP stated was the...

Letting off the gas (as the OP stated was the first reaction)… was the wrong thing to do. That only increases sway. The better response is to manually apply trailer-braking…and THEN reducing speed....
Forum: Doors & Locks 06-27-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By Boxite
I made the mistake of leaving the Fantastic Fan...

I made the mistake of leaving the Fantastic Fan door open when leaving Ft. Craig (southern N.M.)… a 5 mile drive down a dirt road at 30 mph and 100 lbs of dirt/dust inside the trailer when we got to...
Forum: Our Community 06-27-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,657
Posted By Boxite
It’s amazing how insignificant a little hail...

It’s amazing how insignificant a little hail damage becomes after a few rewarding trips in an Airstream. It’s still a great RV and a few dents don’t detract from function or fun.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-26-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,817
Posted By Boxite
No! You’re BOTH wrong. I’ve already explained...

No! You’re BOTH wrong. I’ve already explained why and perhaps you didn’t read it.

If the hitch becomes UN-done (either the latch fails, the ball fails, or the receiver-hitch-pin fails)…the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-26-2022, 02:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,301
Posted By Boxite
The “exchange” cylinders are usually properly...

The “exchange” cylinders are usually properly marked as to their fill…so it’s not a “trick”. Since you exchange cylinders, the reduced fill is to offset the costs of recertifying and culling old...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 06-21-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,285
Posted By Boxite
WD40 or a diesel soaked rag laid onto it for the...

WD40 or a diesel soaked rag laid onto it for the length of time it takes to drink a six-pak…and it’ll come right off.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-18-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,824
Posted By Boxite
It’s true that twisting the safety chains to...

It’s true that twisting the safety chains to reduce their effective length weakens them…. but DUAL 5/16” Grade 70 chain is more than enough to keep the trailer following the tow-vehicle if they are...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-17-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,824
Posted By Boxite
Brake Lanyard Length

The thread which discussed crossing the safety-chains provoked me to bring up this Topic: Brake Lanyards.

I’ve seen that MOST people attach their brake safety-lanyards with TOO MUCH LENGTH or use...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-15-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,244
Posted By Boxite
I offered that because all my devices use USB-C...

I offered that because all my devices use USB-C charger-cords…but ONE end (the input-end) is USB-A and the device-end is USB-C.

I believe that most devices will have supply-cords with USB-A...
Forum: Flat-Front (Cutter, Clipper, XC, XL & Skydeck) Motorhomes 06-12-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Boxite
Many shower hoses/wands have a plastic...

Many shower hoses/wands have a plastic restrictor-washer (water-saver) inside the fititngs which can be removed to increase flow.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-12-2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,244
Posted By Boxite
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09ST93HXP?psc=1&ref=ppx...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09ST93HXP?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 06-09-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Posted By Boxite
It depends. Do you wish to keep the porcelain...

It depends. Do you wish to keep the porcelain sink? (a chipped enamel sink can be repaired with a product I found at Home Depot.)
...
Forum: On The Road... 06-09-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,565
Posted By Boxite
Olive oil is also a fun and safe personal...

Olive oil is also a fun and safe personal lubricant. :brows:
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 06-09-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Boxite
Not recommending any particular brand of camera… ...

Not recommending any particular brand of camera… But if you choose the same or compatible camera as your tow-vehicle is already equipped…. this may work for you:

I installed two common, 40A...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 06-09-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Boxite
Not much info in your post. I’ve seen trailers...

Not much info in your post. I’ve seen trailers parked on grass before.
Forum: Boondocking 06-09-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,925
Posted By Boxite
In my opinion, the “Car Generator” product is a...

In my opinion, the “Car Generator” product is a huge inefficient and hard-on-your-tow-vehicle way to obtain marginal electrical power. Addiitonally, your tow-vehicle was NOT designed for hours and...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-09-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By Boxite
Our 2008 22’ Sport came equipped with a Sony...

Our 2008 22’ Sport came equipped with a Sony AM/FM/CD player and it will draw power continuously even when “off” as it keeps it’s Memory Alive Circuit operational. Any device with a clock may do...
Forum: Tires 06-07-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,408
Posted By Boxite
Yep… agreed.

Yep… agreed.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 06-07-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,685
Posted By Boxite
Yep… THEY screwed up and they want YOU to reduce...

Yep… THEY screwed up and they want YOU to reduce their pain by taking that trailer off their hands while the insurance will fully reimburse THEM for the damage and YOU will receive...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 06-06-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By Boxite
If it will mate-up to your existing head…fine. ...

If it will mate-up to your existing head…fine. The Oxygenics unit did not fit onto the existing wall-hangar in my 22’ Sport. so I replaced the entire unit including the flexible hose all the way...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 06-06-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Boxite
As long as you pick-up sufficient over-lap of...

As long as you pick-up sufficient over-lap of undamaged area of the rib you should be fine. To do this invisibly may require a doubler at the point where the new piece meets the old.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 06-06-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,685
Posted By Boxite
I had those two exact panels replaced by a...

I had those two exact panels replaced by a qualified Airstream repair station …and those two panels properly replaced cost slightly more than $7K …and that was in 2018. The $3K they’re offering is...
Forum: On The Road... 06-06-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,565
Posted By Boxite
LOL…. ONE GOOD DEED DESERVES ANOTHER! An “old...

LOL…. ONE GOOD DEED DESERVES ANOTHER! An “old BSA trick”….YES! I was taught the same way in Troop 60, Sam Houston Area Council!

The carbon which builds up on cast iron is from using soft wood to...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-06-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,406
Posted By Boxite
Shocks don’t do what most people think they do. ...

Shocks don’t do what most people think they do. Perhaps it’s because of their being called “shocks” that people think they somehow must dampen bumps and holes in the pavement or roadway…but that is...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 06-06-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By Boxite
Yep, Oxygenics. But the hardware did require a...

Yep, Oxygenics. But the hardware did require a bit of ingenuity/modification to get it to attach to the shower wall, as I recall.


Also…IF YOU THINK your shower water pressure is low…. don’t...
Forum: On The Road... 06-05-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By Boxite
^^^^This^^^^ I moved to some nearby BLM land...

^^^^This^^^^

I moved to some nearby BLM land and fired up my generator. It was one of the best campsites I’ve ever had looking down on the barely-visible tracks of the Oregon Trail and sipping...
Forum: Refrigerators 06-05-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,637
Posted By Boxite
The installation instructions for Dometic reefers...

The installation instructions for Dometic reefers is available online
https://www.dometic.com/assets/86/36/54-223-maw41a_rev_48636.pdf

and most of just leap to the conclusion we need more...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-05-2022, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Boxite
When I got tired of seeing water on the floor...

When I got tired of seeing water on the floor outside the first thing I did was to also think the P-trap must be leaking beneath the shower pan.

Lots of trouble later …. I finally traced it to the...
Forum: Doors & Locks 06-05-2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Boxite
Ouch. :lol:

Ouch.

:lol:
Forum: Photography 06-04-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By Boxite
I’m told that is a function of an I-phone and...

I’m told that is a function of an I-phone and some others as it’s been held in it’s orientation during the original photo….or when it’s saved, the metadata file orients it and when displayed on a...
Forum: Tires 06-04-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,175
Posted By Boxite
Wherever you go to have new tires installed….MAKE...

Wherever you go to have new tires installed….MAKE CERTAIN they know the correct place to Jack the trailer. DO NOT LET them jack it up beneath the axle.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-04-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By Boxite
https://www.amazon.com/young-store-Perforated-Corr...

https://www.amazon.com/young-store-Perforated-Corrugated-Expandable/dp/B096LK5SDH/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3SBDAB4461EEF&keywords=sauna+flexible+pipe&qid=1654360096&sprefix=sauna+flexible+pipe%2Caps%2C88&sr=8-...
Forum: Refrigerators 06-04-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Boxite
https://www.thedometicguy.com/rm-3762/

https://www.thedometicguy.com/rm-3762/
Forum: Photography 06-04-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By Boxite
Easy way to resize photos: Email them to...

Easy way to resize photos: Email them to yourself. The email program automatically resizes them. Then you can post the ones you’ve rec’d to yourself.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-04-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Boxite
Care to re-state your question? What you ask is...

Care to re-state your question? What you ask is not understandable.
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-04-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,765
Posted By Boxite
When I replaced my Atwood LP Detector it was a...

When I replaced my Atwood LP Detector it was a “nearly identical” unit… which required me to toss the new unit mounting plate and re-used the old one to be a perfect fit to the existing mount holes....
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-29-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,500
Posted By Boxite
That is EXACTLY what they did…. a PUSH BUTTON to...

That is EXACTLY what they did…. a PUSH BUTTON to switch between outside antenna….OR cable…. it activates or deactivates the antenna feed.
They even put a little INDICATOR LIGHT on the panel to...
Forum: On The Road... 05-29-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,565
Posted By Boxite
So many “moderns” do not understand the real...

So many “moderns” do not understand the real story about “seasoning” and washing/storing/caring-for cast iron cookware. Most folks cook with it..then scour it with dish-soap (which removes the...
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 05-29-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,363
Posted By Boxite
This fellow Streamer has one for sale:...

This fellow Streamer has one for sale: https://www.airforums.com/forums/f534/966277-road-side-stainless-stone-guard-colorado-234531.html#post2601723
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-29-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,500
Posted By Boxite
You forgot to turn on your antenna booster. BTDT...

You forgot to turn on your antenna booster. BTDT many times.
Forum: On The Road... 05-29-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,613
Posted By Boxite
I didn’t realize that RV-Haulers made “quality of...

I didn’t realize that RV-Haulers made “quality of life sacrifices” that other truckers don’t experience. I guess I’ll have to add them to our church prayer-list. :rolleyes:
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-19-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,877
Posted By Boxite
You don’t need a Blue Ox or any other type WD...

You don’t need a Blue Ox or any other type WD hitch. A plain ball hitch with A friction anti-sway is all you need. (Which is what I’ve used for the last decade on my 22’ Safari, single axle.)
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-19-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,870
Posted By Boxite
I will shock and dismay all the...

I will shock and dismay all the equalizer/PP/BlueOx/WDH people with this…but for a smaller trailer…I don’t believe all those hitches are necessary at all and complicate matters in some important...
Forum: On The Road... 05-19-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,005
Posted By Boxite
What does the city regulation state...

What does the city regulation state SPECIFICALLY…??

Wording to the effect of “No camping”…. doesn’t mean “No TESTING” of your airstream in your own driveway.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-16-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Boxite
You might visit this thread to read an opposing...

You might visit this thread to read an opposing viewpoint:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f542/25fb-27fb-ducted-ac-question-w-2-ac-234021.html#post2597596
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-16-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Boxite
Yes, One is sufficient for most folks, but I...

Yes, One is sufficient for most folks, but I suggest you make certain it’s rated at least at 15K, not 13K or 11K (as many second units are.) Even down here in Hell …(Texas in August) …it is...
Forum: On The Road... 05-16-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,428
Posted By Boxite
Thanks for that excellent suggestion…. but by the...

Thanks for that excellent suggestion…. but by the 3rd week of July we plan to be back home in the drought/heat of Texas. :lol:
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