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Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-05-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By hiker
I agree! Ironically at the same campground...

I agree! Ironically at the same campground someone on the site next to us had trouble with a slinky and spilled raw sewage on the ground.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-05-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By hiker
If internal black tank flush is useless and has...

If internal black tank flush is useless and has potential for cross contamination, why is it factory installed by Airstream?
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-05-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By hiker
sewersolution

We are camping at a kOa that will not allow us to connect either our SewerSolution or internal black tank flush to the fresh water spigot at our campsite. Has anyone had a similar experience? Is...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 04-24-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,408
Posted By hiker
forgot to mention to read the following link on...

forgot to mention to read the following link on post #3


https://service.airstream.com/files/library/865e2e8f65c7c167.pdf
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 04-24-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,408
Posted By hiker
see thread ...

see thread

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f456/sikaflex-721-on-roof-64298.html

especially post #3.

can search on "sikaflex 221" and or "sikaflex 721" for more
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-28-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,785
Posted By hiker
My thoughts exactly. We tow a 25' FB with a...

My thoughts exactly. We tow a 25' FB with a 2500HD Chev Diesel and used an Equal-I-Zer for several years before upgrading to Propride. Was satisfied with the Equal-I-Zer but, in my opinion, Propride...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 03-11-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 128,375
Posted By hiker
i have ordered a new sklight from Maxim and will...

i have ordered a new sklight from Maxim and will follow Bambi Bandit's excellent instructions. I intend to use Sikaflex 715 to seal the bottom of the curb and Sikaflex 751UV to seal the screw holes...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-29-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 343,909
Posted By hiker
I agree ... if the PP is removed annually for...

I agree ... if the PP is removed annually for inspection anyway and if greasing the ball/coupler once a year is often enough, then a zerk serves no purpose.



Did you disasemble the 3/4" bolts...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-29-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 343,909
Posted By hiker
Grease Hitch Ball & Other Maintenance

What annual maintenance items do people recommend for the PP?

Also, has anyone installed a zerk fitting on the trailer to permit greasing the hitch ball without disconnecting the PP? The zerk...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-06-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 57,851
Posted By hiker
Thanks for your detailed post. I assume the...

Thanks for your detailed post.

I assume the reason for washing with hot soapy water then rinsing and drying is to remove trace residues of solvent.

Do you have any experience with skipping...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-06-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 57,851
Posted By hiker
thanks to everyone for your advice. As yet,...

thanks to everyone for your advice. As yet, no-one who has replied just wipes away the old grease with a shop towel; everyone uses some type of solvent. So unless I hear otherwise, I'll use the...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-04-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 57,851
Posted By hiker
The expert mechanic in a how-to video I watched...

The expert mechanic in a how-to video I watched just rolled the bearings on paper towel which removed most of the grease between the bearings. I understand that this technique cannot remove all the...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-04-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 57,851
Posted By hiker
thanks for the fast response... so far everyone...

thanks for the fast response... so far everyone uses a solvent to clean away the old grease, with one poster recommending an alcohol rinse.

Has anyone had good results just wiping away the old...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-04-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 57,851
Posted By hiker
How to remove old wheel bearing grease?

it's time to repack the wheel bearings...

I've read three methods for cleaning the bearings before repacking them with fresh grease:

1. just wipe away the old grease with paper towel

2....
Forum: On The Road... 03-09-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By hiker
Thanks to all who posted with great travel...

Thanks to all who posted with great travel suggestions and places to stay
Forum: On The Road... 03-07-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By hiker
Campground Recommendations Nova Scotia

We are planning a trip to Nova Scotia and would appreciate recommendations for campgrounds, preferrably close to Halifax.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-16-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,407
Posted By hiker
Congrats ... you will love your Duramax. I have...

Congrats ... you will love your Duramax. I have found the following forum to be an interesting source for information about the Duramax

www.dieselplace.com (https://www.dieselplace.com)
Forum: 2008 Safari SE 03-07-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By hiker
Congrats on your new Airstream and have a great...

Congrats on your new Airstream and have a great first trip. We also traded in a Bambi for a 25' FB. You'll love the FB floor plan!
Forum: On The Road... 02-23-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By hiker
Gold Brook Campground Stowe VT

We are considering staying at Gold Brook Campground in Stowe VT and are wondering if this was the campground you stayed at?

Would like to hear from anyone else who has stayed at this campground.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-12-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 31,605
Posted By hiker
You may be right. In any event, Lutz's comments...

You may be right. In any event, Lutz's comments about diesels focused primarily on the small car market and argued that, despite the current hype, diesels are not a "panacea" for meeting the future...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-12-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 31,605
Posted By hiker
When I bought our 2500 Silverado Duramax, diesels...

When I bought our 2500 Silverado Duramax, diesels were on dealer allocation. I'll believe Bob Lutz assessment of the future of diesels when GM can produce enough to meet demand
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 12-29-2007, 06:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,148
Posted By hiker
2air left out an important step that is listed in...

2air left out an important step that is listed in my 2007 Airstream manual.

7. Disconnect the water pump inlet connection and turn the pump on until all the water is expelled. This water, about...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 12-05-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,225
Posted By hiker
We're in! We had such a great time last year.

We're in! We had such a great time last year.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 12-02-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,148
Posted By hiker
Good question. I had the same concern and briefly...

Good question. I had the same concern and briefly consider doing the by-pass with two one-way ball valves instead of the Camco. I decided to try the Camco first because a number of forum members have...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 12-02-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,148
Posted By hiker
I think SeaTech part no 35WK-04 is a kit to...

I think SeaTech part no 35WK-04 is a kit to by-pass the hot water heater. The newer Airstreams come from the factory with a by-pass of the hot water heater already installed.

SeaTech does sell a...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 12-02-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,148
Posted By hiker
I had the same problem removing the access panel....

I had the same problem removing the access panel. Mine was attached with small brads. I just "wiggled" it out. I will shorten the panel just a bit and reattach with small screws to make it easier to...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 12-01-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,148
Posted By hiker
Yes CanoeStream's post...

Yes
CanoeStream's post https://www.airforums.com/forums/184129-post114.html solved the hard part of the problem: knowing where the water pump is located and how to gain access.

I had to remove...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-28-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,744
Posted By hiker
32520 miles 866.7 hrs 37.5 MPH

32520 miles
866.7 hrs

37.5 MPH
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-20-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,788
Posted By hiker
I don't own a Hensley because our towing...

I don't own a Hensley because our towing experience has been so good without one. But your post is so funny and so right on, I think I should go out and buy one for my wife for our upcoming 40th...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-16-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By hiker
Congratulations! You are going to love your FB...

Congratulations! You are going to love your FB Airstream. Hope to see you at New England Unit WBCCI rallys.
Forum: WBCCI Forum 09-12-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By hiker
Lighthouse Pics

Pictures from our visit to the Lighthouse at Point Judith
Forum: WBCCI Forum 09-12-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By hiker
Enjoyed rally replay. Great pics!

Enjoyed rally replay. Great pics!
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 09-09-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,459
Posted By hiker
We'd love to do this again next year. The weekend...

We'd love to do this again next year. The weekend was perfect - the campground, the local attractions, the activities, and most of all being with old and new Airstream friends. We had a great time!...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-29-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,856
Posted By hiker
Great news!

Great news!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-27-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,448
Posted By hiker
I have Line-X. Truck less than 2 years old but so...

I have Line-X. Truck less than 2 years old but so far very pleased. Have read quite a few complaints about drop in liners. Water gets in under the liner and the truck bed starts to rust. Rhino seems...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-24-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,856
Posted By hiker
Just returned from a wonderful 5 days in Vermont...

Just returned from a wonderful 5 days in Vermont only to read this terrible news. Happy to hear that at least no one was hurt and you are well on your way to finding a replacement.
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 07-02-2007, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,314
Posted By hiker
Great article! Congratulations to everyone...

Great article! Congratulations to everyone involved
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-29-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,065
Posted By hiker
Have you received a reply from Airstream?

Have you received a reply from Airstream?
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-25-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,286
Posted By hiker
Becky, Your persistence is to be admired. I...

Becky,

Your persistence is to be admired. I have learned tricks from this thread I hope I never have to use. Good work!
Forum: On The Road... 06-24-2007, 06:15 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 26,536
Posted By hiker
Great thread! Thanks

Great thread! Thanks
Forum: Community Polls 06-18-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,619
Posted By hiker
Go Allison!!

Go Allison!!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-18-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,683
Posted By hiker
Have you done the experiment?

Have you done this experiment? I can understand how engine braking can reduce brake wear and tear and possible fade on long descents, but it is surprising to me that it would have much effect, if...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-17-2007, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,385
Posted By hiker
Congrats on your 500th post. BTW very much...

Congrats on your 500th post. BTW very much enjoyed your photos of Carter. My family loves camping, hiking, and backpacking in the Whites. Originally bought our 19' Bambi as a tent replacement to use...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-17-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,494
Posted By hiker
Equal-I-Zer Update

Just a quick update on the Equal-I-Zer decision. We opted for the Equal-I-Zer and to-date couldn't be happier. Only towed about 300 mi, but so far can't notice a difference between towing the Bambi...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-17-2007, 06:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,683
Posted By hiker
I tow at about 60 mph, sometimes up to your 62-63...

I tow at about 60 mph, sometimes up to your 62-63 mph, but never faster. What I said in my post was: " ... have towed in +90 weather with transmission temp staying well within normal limits."

To...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-16-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,683
Posted By hiker
Tow/Haul w/Duramax and 25' FB

I use Tow/Haul mode only when towing our 25' FB in hilly/mountainous terrain.

As mentioned in BillTex's post, the DA manual states: Tow/Haul is designed to be most effective when the vehicle and...
Forum: On The Road... 05-13-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,423
Posted By hiker
Great photos! Zion is one our favorite NP's....

Great photos! Zion is one our favorite NP's. Can't wait to be make the trip ourselves from Boston when I am able to take 3 weeks vacation.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-12-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,626
Posted By hiker
Mobil 1 Web Site

I found the following link about Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF on the Mobil web site:
Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF (https://www.mobil.com//USA-English/Lubes/PDS/NAUSENPVLMOMobil_1_Synthetic_ATF.asp)

It states...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-09-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,626
Posted By hiker
I agree you cannot void the warranty merely for...

I agree you cannot void the warranty merely for using a product that meets the published lube specifications.

Dextron-III, Dextron-IIIH, Dextron-V, and Dextron-VI are published lube specs....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-09-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,626
Posted By hiker
I would be concerned about voiding the warranty...

I would be concerned about voiding the warranty unless you can get a service manager to state in writing that he will honor the extended warranty even if you use a non-GM approved fluid. Dextron VI...
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