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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-25-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By DaveG
I have no idea if all things are equal but in...

I have no idea if all things are equal but in regard to branding, Clarios makes both Interstate and Varta. Clarios was Johnson Controls. This is what I have learned from the internet ;)
How do specs...
Forum: On The Road... 02-24-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,235
Posted By DaveG
https://reserve.wanderinglabs.com

https://reserve.wanderinglabs.com
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-22-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By DaveG
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-15-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,657
Posted By DaveG
Just ordinary wear and tear? We have also...

Just ordinary wear and tear?
We have also pondered the hard water concern. No room to carry lots of equipment, more setup/take down, where does the softener resin rinse dump, etc. Choice so far is...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-04-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,481
Posted By DaveG
I came across this thread by accident. Old as it...

I came across this thread by accident. Old as it is it comes up in a Google search and could be useful. :)
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 02-03-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By DaveG
Average life of a LED bulb is something in the...

Average life of a LED bulb is something in the order of +50,000 hours. Guessing the choice was based on the likelihood of the bulb requiring replacement and production cost. (Two wire hookup, three...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-23-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,957
Posted By DaveG
FWIW, No claim to this info being official: Rear...

FWIW, No claim to this info being official: Rear calipers leak brake fluid. No remedy yet per MB.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-03-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By DaveG
" plugged in one too many appliances" "Nothing....

" plugged in one too many appliances"
"Nothing. Is it the GFCI?"
Maybe no need to repeat basic but just in case - remember a GFCI trips when it detects "fault" current, not from "over current"....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-05-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,172
Posted By DaveG
"People say money can't buy happiness. Not true!...

"People say money can't buy happiness. Not true! Money can buy coffee"
Gracie Burns boiled water and then put it in the freezer. She said that way if someone came over for a cup of coffee all she...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-26-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,806
Posted By DaveG
?:huh:

?:huh:
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-22-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,806
Posted By DaveG
I believe other threads have mention of this...

I believe other threads have mention of this subject but here is a thought, put a spare tire carrier on the back which uses the receiver. A spare will be heavy and likely too much for a door hinge....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-19-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,806
Posted By DaveG
Thought this one over and decided for us a cell...

Thought this one over and decided for us a cell phone is the best tool for getting a flat fixed.

Here is an article just to add to the conversation.

What these lawyers say:

Unsafe Tire...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-10-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,636
Posted By DaveG
If stories about backorders and AS running four...

If stories about backorders and AS running four shifts are true then the push on production could explain mistakes. Sounds like the dealer is giving you good service for remedy. I hope that's the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-10-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,636
Posted By DaveG
FWIW orders after August 1,2020 included:...

FWIW orders after August 1,2020 included: "Lithium Tech Pack (Complete Upgrade System) $2,470 Required Option"
Blissful, assume you are dealing with AANW. Please let us know how this resolves....
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-31-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,820
Posted By DaveG
Additional thought - The greater expense will...

Additional thought - The greater expense will likely be labor over materials so possibly not much savings going with a small amperage circuit unless your breaker panel limits you. Distance from the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-31-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,820
Posted By DaveG
You will want to start with an electrical...

You will want to start with an electrical contractor in the area. Oregon an Salem will want the permit. A home owner can do work on their house but a permit is still required. Permits require...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-30-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By DaveG
OP said: "They tried the surge protector and the...

OP said: "They tried the surge protector and the AC and the microwave flipped the breaker and fried the microwave....the dealer said the surge protector was causing surge, thus flipping the break and...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 10-15-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,255
Posted By DaveG
56% of the people say they are better off since...

56% of the people say they are better off since 2016. The people that have done badly during this pandemic are people that make less than 40,000 a year; espeically those in the entertainment area. ...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-06-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,015
Posted By DaveG
Smile Not the most inspiring thread but what the heck...

Not the most inspiring thread but what the heck :)
It drops on their property so only serious impact (sorry:)) may be to their maintenance employees. (RRs were into trickle down early on :))
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-01-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,332
Posted By DaveG
ShipLux ? Your adventure sounds fun!

ShipLux
?
Your adventure sounds fun!
Forum: Our Community 08-30-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,601
Posted By DaveG
Hi Larry - Actually, no, not kidding. Guess...

Hi Larry - Actually, no, not kidding. Guess you're making a statement about Airstream and pointing out that I'm naive? I'm not seasoned and early in my learning. There is a post that an owner had...
Forum: Our Community 08-30-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,601
Posted By DaveG
A disturbing report! My first reaction is more...

A disturbing report! My first reaction is more emotional than thought out. Questions immediately come to mind: Is there a training problem? A pride in workmanship problem? A morale problem? Over...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-17-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By DaveG
#11 - "Best modification ever!" Looks Great!...

#11 - "Best modification ever!"
Looks Great! Good work!
Thanks John!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-16-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By DaveG
"before I converted to twin beds" Hi John, ...

"before I converted to twin beds"
Hi John,
Any chance you could post a pic or give a little info on the way you did the change?
Thanks
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-14-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,255
Posted By DaveG
Drifting a little off topic: will the demand for...

Drifting a little off topic: will the demand for RVs continue into next year? will the nightly site fee increase with demand?
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-05-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,255
Posted By DaveG
It was once popular for a yuppie to buy a Harley....

It was once popular for a yuppie to buy a Harley. A guy I knew did well going through the Sunday Oregonian and buying barely used bikes in the Lake Oswego area as that fad faded. Note - comment is...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-16-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By DaveG
Agree, Square D *QO* is fast. In some cases a QO...

Agree, Square D *QO* is fast. In some cases a QO will cause nuisance tripping in a home (like with central vac motor). The therm/mag design is a good one. Looking on the internet I found other brands...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-10-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By DaveG
Oh, guess it was gator regarding heat. Maybe only...

Oh, guess it was gator regarding heat. Maybe only the second mistake i can 'remember' ever making :)
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-09-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By DaveG
Hi SS, I yield on th DC clamp on, got that wrong,...

Hi SS, I yield on th DC clamp on, got that wrong, thanks for catching! Just getting too old I guess ;)
However breakers do sense circuit temp and magnetic field. The temp is to trip before...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-09-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By DaveG
A few related thoughts I hope are helpful: Your...

A few related thoughts I hope are helpful: Your house breaker can trip from either temperature or over current. A breaker will get weaker after fault tripping. Some symptoms may be a smell, it feels...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 06-18-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By DaveG
Another thought, may be a good idea to check your...

Another thought, may be a good idea to check your voltage when pulling large loads.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-13-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,347
Posted By DaveG
Efficiency or stored energy of the fuel?

Efficiency or stored energy of the fuel?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-13-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,347
Posted By DaveG
Can’t help myself talking too much about...

Can’t help myself talking too much about generators ;)

A few quotes from this thread:
“So, I'd have to burn 1.38 gallons of propane to equal 1 gallon of gasoline. Does the generator compensate...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-12-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,285
Posted By DaveG
Looks like it will be hard to find a new one...

Looks like it will be hard to find a new one right now. All the sources I've looked at say back ordered. Anyone know of a source?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-23-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,704
Posted By DaveG
Iím partial to dual fuel inverter generators....

Iím partial to dual fuel inverter generators. Champion has two very good models:

Model #100263
59 dBA is perfect for RVs, tailgating, your next project or backup power for your home, featuring...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-27-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,921
Posted By DaveG
Your main concern is voltage drop. The greater...

Your main concern is voltage drop. The greater your electrical load and the greater your cable length the more drop you will experience. The larger the wire gauge the more current your cable can...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 04-25-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,216
Posted By DaveG
We also had a new order interrupted and had the...

We also had a new order interrupted and had the same thoughts. Last week we called the salesperson. "He said" their dealership is on its way to set a record in sales and still receiving many new...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 03-24-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,482
Posted By DaveG
Columbus Dispatch has the story: ...

Columbus Dispatch has the story:
https://www.dispatch.com/business/20200324/airstream-closes-during-coronavirus-crisis
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-23-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By DaveG
Acceptance inspection new 2020 AI-19

Hi All, Totally new to AF and RV. We are scheduled to receive a new 2020 Interstate Nineteen in May. We've started a new vehicle inspection acceptance checklist. Since we are new to this and see the...
Forum: Our Community 03-22-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,906
Posted By DaveG
Great discussion! We are new to AF, also we are...

Great discussion! We are new to AF, also we are in a queue for a new coach (very recently transacted) so this thread caught our interest more than some. The 'should we wait' question has come up more...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-08-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 31,973
Posted By DaveG
Anyone try to find a 2020 to look at and give up?...

Anyone try to find a 2020 to look at and give up? Any interest in the 2021?
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