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Forum: Boondocking 05-29-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,070
Posted By RDM16CCD
Pros & cons with either electric or manual jacks....

Pros & cons with either electric or manual jacks. As an emergency backup, try out the jack you have in your tow vehicle and make sure you can lift the trailer to couple up. Most of us have wood or...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-12-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,967
Posted By RDM16CCD
Just an opinion - hold out for the H Bomb. This...

Just an opinion - hold out for the H Bomb. This is one of those cases where if you can't do it right, better not to do it at all. You will regret settling for 2nd best. No one has ever complained...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-20-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,733
Posted By RDM16CCD
We have used a folding Kayak called a Klepper. ...

We have used a folding Kayak called a Klepper. They are available in both 1 and 2 seat versions and are worth considering as you sort through your options. The big advantage is they are easy to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-13-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By RDM16CCD
I have an 05 Ram 2500 Quad Cab with the 5.9...

I have an 05 Ram 2500 Quad Cab with the 5.9 Cummins and have been following what others are experiencing with the 6.7 - figuring some day I may get the newer model. The switch to ultra low sulpher...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-20-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,115
Posted By RDM16CCD
Something to consider that hasn't been mentioned...

Something to consider that hasn't been mentioned is mirrors. I have a 16' CCD and a GX - the GX is narrower than the trailer & I find the stock mirrors are not good enough to even see along the side...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 09-17-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,547
Posted By RDM16CCD
I got one from this place and it works great. ...

I got one from this place and it works great. They will rent you a hole saw to make the install easy - well worth it

PJB Company-Aqua Saver Clean RV Water Tanks for better drinking water...
Forum: On The Road... 05-12-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 14,521
Posted By RDM16CCD
You have a nice looking outfit! I've...

You have a nice looking outfit!

I've visited and camped in the Ranchester WY area a number of times - I'm a history buff on the Plains Indian wars from 1865 to 1890. Ranchester is in the heart...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-14-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By RDM16CCD
J.B. That is a very nice looking trailer! ...

J.B.
That is a very nice looking trailer! Considering the exchange rate the cost seems a little higher than it might be in the US - but maybe the markets aren't very easy to compare - UK to US.
...
Forum: Our Community 02-06-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By RDM16CCD
Airstream in Disney's California Adventure?

The family had a few days at Disneyland & California Adventure just before Christmas - I don't do any of the fun rides 'cuz of an old neck injury, so I have time to prowl around with the others are...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-23-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,351
Posted By RDM16CCD
I got my 2005 Dodge Cummins because that's what I...

I got my 2005 Dodge Cummins because that's what I always wanted, and I'm not getting any younger..... Certainly I don't need it to tow my 16' CCD, or for going back and forth to work - but it works...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-06-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,874
Posted By RDM16CCD
An option worth looking at is a 'folding kayak'...

An option worth looking at is a 'folding kayak' (do an internet search on these words). I've used the Klepper brand for 20+ years and they are still like new condition - high quality of materials,...
Forum: Modifications 10-31-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,536
Posted By RDM16CCD
Tom What parts of Wyo do you go to the most? I...

Tom
What parts of Wyo do you go to the most? I used to live in Cheyenne & now am in Utah -for jobs, etc

My range is Wind Rivers, Big Horns, & Yellowstone. Mostly we camp in NFS campgrounds...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-29-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,109
Posted By RDM16CCD
Yes - fits great! I upgraded the trailer wheels...

Yes - fits great! I upgraded the trailer wheels & tire to 15"-ers at the same time - that together with where the hole line up on the optional bracket meant I had to readjust the Equal I Zer - and I...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-29-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,109
Posted By RDM16CCD
So if sway means the back n forth you describe, I...

So if sway means the back n forth you describe, I don't think my Air Safe makes any difference in that movement.

I've read other places where sway means 'pitch' as well - the rocking motion as the...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-29-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,109
Posted By RDM16CCD
I always get confused by the term 'sway' - never...

I always get confused by the term 'sway' - never sure whether it means pitch, roll, yaw, or all of the above.

I use an Air Safe with an Equal I Zer brand hitch and it works really well. I got the...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 10-29-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,017
Posted By RDM16CCD
Camping with 4 in a 16' CCD

We use our 16' CCD for camping in Forest Service campgrounds (no hookups or showers, etc) most of the time. The notes below are for boondocking - staying in a place with full hookups and campground...
Forum: Axles 10-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,529
Posted By RDM16CCD
Good info in this thread - thanks! Are there...

Good info in this thread - thanks!

Are there any checks that can be done at home on a single axle trailer to get an indication if alignment is (more or less.....) ok?

Good shops can be tricky...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-23-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,223
Posted By RDM16CCD
Hmmmm......wife wants a vehicle with seating for...

Hmmmm......wife wants a vehicle with seating for 7 suggests you have kids, and kids have friends, and this vehicle will serve daily-duty to haul everyone around....?

Anyway, that was my situation...
Forum: Tires 09-22-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By RDM16CCD
I use the Pressure Pro and it works great! When...

I use the Pressure Pro and it works great! When I replaced tires this year I asked for a heavy duty (like for a truck) valve stem - it's kind of in between the standard stems and the metal stems. I...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-20-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,087
Posted By RDM16CCD
Welcome to these forums - is this your first...

Welcome to these forums - is this your first Airstream?

Are you a 'do it yourself' guy? If so, replacing wheel bearings is pretty straight forward. Perhaps the hard part is getting the part...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 09-16-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,431
Posted By RDM16CCD
Here's what I found out when I went into the...

Here's what I found out when I went into the brakes again -

The star adjuster was not stripped - it was just totally out of adjustment, like it was threaded ALL the way in. I followed the...
Forum: Tires 09-16-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,076
Posted By RDM16CCD
I went through a very similar question this...

I went through a very similar question this summer, when I was upgrading the tires & wheels on my 2005 16' CCD from 215/75R14 (load range c) to 225/75R15 (load range d). I could have gone with a...
Forum: Trailer Values 09-16-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,995
Posted By RDM16CCD
Another thing to factor in to the deal, is if...

Another thing to factor in to the deal, is if they will include any 'extras' in whatever the final price is - things like hitch equipment, wheel locks, extension power cables, water filters, sewer...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 09-14-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,431
Posted By RDM16CCD
Thanks for the suggestions - especially about the...

Thanks for the suggestions - especially about the new Dexter self-adjusting brakes. Some on line research shows I can replace the whole brake assembly for less money than buying the replacement...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 09-14-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,431
Posted By RDM16CCD
Having Trouble Adjusting Electric Brakes, Need Some Help

After servicing the wheel bearings on my 2005 16' CCD I tried to adjust the electric brakes - remove the plug in the back plate, adjust the star wheel with the special brake tool, until they are...
Forum: Tires 09-12-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,934
Posted By RDM16CCD
If your wheel wells have the room I wouldn't be...

If your wheel wells have the room I wouldn't be afraid of buying 3 16" wheels (I assume you have the spare?). It's not that much cost especially compared to repairing body damage from a blow out. I...
Forum: Boondocking 09-12-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,468
Posted By RDM16CCD
A couple of planning things to be aware of.... ...

A couple of planning things to be aware of....

1) Campgrounds in Yellowstone begin closing after Labor Day - you should check on line to have the latest info on which ones will be open on the days...
Forum: On The Road... 08-31-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By RDM16CCD
We live in Utah and go to Yellowstone a lot. ...

We live in Utah and go to Yellowstone a lot. Sometimes the campgrounds are filled up is September, but mostly not a problem finding a place. The big thing you can do to improve your chances of...
Forum: Tires 08-10-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,352
Posted By RDM16CCD
One of the big potential causes of tire failures...

One of the big potential causes of tire failures (blow out, etc) may be if they have ever been run with the tire pressures too low - that can help set the stage for a blow out, even tho' the TPs have...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 08-09-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,150
Posted By RDM16CCD
Another consideration that hasn't been mentioned...

Another consideration that hasn't been mentioned so far - and that is parking space when you are not using your trailer. I'm lucky to have a storage garage in my neighborhood and it is so nice to...
Forum: 2002 - 2005 International 08-08-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,826
Posted By RDM16CCD
Excellent modifications - a lot more functional...

Excellent modifications - a lot more functional and versatile (especially being able to open up the whole floor space area if you need to). In general I think dinettes in trailers and motor homes...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 06-30-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,482
Posted By RDM16CCD
I look at repacking the bearings as a secondary...

I look at repacking the bearings as a secondary task - the real point is to go through the wheels, tires, hubs, and brakes at least once each year just to make sure everything is in good order - when...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-10-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,155
Posted By RDM16CCD
Another factor I didn't see mentioned above -...

Another factor I didn't see mentioned above - what kind of campgrounds will you be primarily staying in? We mostly go to National Forest Service campgrounds and there's a lot of camp sites we get...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 05-25-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,444
Posted By RDM16CCD
Very timely update - I am just in the process of...

Very timely update - I am just in the process of deciding how to proceed on a rear view system.

Thanks for keeping your experiences with this up-to-date!
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-23-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,489
Posted By RDM16CCD
The link below is to a really great mod to the...

The link below is to a really great mod to the refrigerators in the newer Airstreams with cooling fans - I've made this upgrade to my 16' Bambi and it makes a great improvement in noise reduction,...
Forum: Axles 05-22-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,515
Posted By RDM16CCD
Thanks for the replies - I'm heading back to the...

Thanks for the replies - I'm heading back to the trailer parts store this morning to buy a new hub/races, bearings, etc. It's not worth the worry and not very expensive (considering the overall cost...
Forum: Axles 05-21-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,515
Posted By RDM16CCD
Wheel Bearing Race was loose - what to do?

Hoping someone with a lot of wheel bearing experience can help me.

I was cleaning and packing the bearings today, and the inner race on one wheel was loose - it came out with the bearing and the...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-21-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,638
Posted By RDM16CCD
16' CCD Wheel Bearing & Seals Part Numbers

Just went through the wheel bearing maintenance on my 2005 16' CCD with the 3,500 # axle and thought I'd post the part numbers for future reference

Outer Bearing = L 44649
Inner Bearing = L 68149...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 05-19-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 25,005
Posted By RDM16CCD
My first Airstream was a 21' Sovereign with twin...

My first Airstream was a 21' Sovereign with twin axles, and I parked it on a fairly steep slope drive next to the house - paved with asphalt. I bought a couple of concrete parking bumpers (like you...
Forum: Tires 05-12-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,215
Posted By RDM16CCD
Thanks for this excellent explanation. My 16'er...

Thanks for this excellent explanation. My 16'er came with 14" wheels which I am upgrading to 15" - I wish I could use the 16" because that would open up the tire selection to the LT tires, like you...
Forum: Tires 05-12-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,215
Posted By RDM16CCD
Andy That info used to be in my signature but...

Andy
That info used to be in my signature but it went away! I added it back now.

My trailer is a 2005 16' CCD - 3,500 # weight rating.

I've been wanting to upgrade the axle to the 4,300 #...
Forum: Tires 05-12-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,215
Posted By RDM16CCD
Do more plies in a tire help prevent blow out problems?

A question I've researched but can't find an answer to. Looking at Maxxis trailer tires, they offer three options (ST225/75R 15)

6 ply Load Range C 2150 pounds @ 50 PSI
8 ply Load...
Forum: Tires 05-06-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,356
Posted By RDM16CCD
Terry I really like your upgrade - have you...

Terry
I really like your upgrade - have you towed enough to tell a difference on that end of things?

I'm in the middle of a similar upgrade to my 16' - except going from 14" to 15" wheels. I...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-27-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,757
Posted By RDM16CCD
I also added the XA300 to the Sony radio in my...

I also added the XA300 to the Sony radio in my 2005 CCD (got it from Crutchfield). I play an iPod through one of the inputs. It has a USB connector, so I can play a DVD movie on my laptop computer...
Forum: Axles 04-21-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,167
Posted By RDM16CCD
Leo Thank you for pulling all your info into a...

Leo
Thank you for pulling all your info into a central post - and for sharing all the detail in your experience!

If I lived closer to Ohio (Utah seems so far away) I would probably just upgrade...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-20-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,597
Posted By RDM16CCD
Be sure to unload your bike before getting to...

Be sure to unload your bike before getting to Sturgis, and be seen riding in to town......:)
Forum: Tires 04-14-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By RDM16CCD
Bambi 16' - Time for New Tires

My Bambi's tires are 5 years old, so I'm going to replace them before this season starts. The plan is to upgrade the wheels from 14" to 15", and gain some extra safety margin by going with Load...
Forum: 2002 - 2005 International 04-12-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,290
Posted By RDM16CCD
I have an 05 CCD built in the fall of 04 - maybe...

I have an 05 CCD built in the fall of 04 - maybe some of the appliances are the same. If you tell me the appliances/makes/models you have & if mine are the same I will scan & send to you. Not quite...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-12-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,295
Posted By RDM16CCD
Hang in there - so far the problems don't seem...

Hang in there - so far the problems don't seem terrible (except maybe the shower leak - what is that about?) You may still find a good trouble free experience once you get through these initial...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-08-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By RDM16CCD
Air Safe Hitch - Thoughts & Questions

My TV is a 3/4 ton Dodge Cummins, and my trailer a 16' CCD, so most would agree I don't have the ideal match. I've been reading the threads about trailer damage (popped rivets, etc) due to the harsh...
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