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Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-20-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,773
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Not much trouble.

This is where you read about some trouble and others doing upgrades along with advice. For all the thousands of AS,s that are sold, I would say youíd expect some problems. There are lots of parts...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 06-06-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By Backfortyjoe
I just had to replace the solenoid. It would...

I just had to replace the solenoid. It would sound like it was working but never would transfers power to the 20í FC. I metered it down to the bad relay/ solenoid. Easy fix but it was behind the...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-26-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,341
Posted By Backfortyjoe
I fixed mine so that it will work to open it in...

I fixed mine so that it will work to open it in the morning with dew on it or work normal. I cut one black wire coming from the sensor board and ran it to the on/off switch. I have been using it...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-07-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Backfortyjoe
City water problem.

Thank you for your quick reply. I always read your advice, you seem to know your way around the FC very well. Do you know the best and easiest way to get at the pump? Do I need to remove it to get...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-07-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Backfortyjoe
City water problem.

It appears that the City Water is running into the fresh water tank. Any one with an idea on this? I believe I have seen it here somewhere but canít find it now. Itís a 20í 2019 FC FB. Thank you...
Forum: Windows & Screens 02-20-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Leaking

I agree, the window seal looks bad. Wipe it dry Duck it and finish your trip and head for the dealer under warranty! Good luck.
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 02-16-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Smile Traveling water.

:brows:The water drips could be starting just about anywhere up on top. Water will always take the route of least resistance. Iíve been fooled more than once. It can follow wires, edges of the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-16-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Same Problem

We have a 2019 FCFB and have the same problem. I diagnosed the problem down to the solenoid. It was clicking every time when switching the battery on/off. I ended up taking the positive wire to the...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 12-08-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,174
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Too much work

Looks like a lot of extra work especially in the rain or mud and cold. Just using Lego blocks can be set up in half the time or less. I always try to go easier but sometimes I do get lost along the...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 11-08-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,097
Posted By Backfortyjoe
I have disconnected my AGM batteries from the AS...

I have disconnected my AGM batteries from the AS and put the battery minder on them for 5 months without a visit because we leave for Florida for the winter. Our. 20 FC is in a shed in northern...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-24-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,497
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Sloppy all the way

Canít figure out what they did or didnít do around the dome but the solar panels should be on some sort of standoffs. Not screwed to the rounded roof. Iím guessing that their will be trouble ahead...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-07-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Agree

100% agree, it works so well to block all the light and help keep out the hot or the cold. Easy in and out, and not expensive. Don't have the one with foil but probably works just as well. Joe
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 09-29-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,359
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Smile A fix

Thanks to all that responded. With all that gave me info I was able to go through the procedures of a newer winterizing where there are not 3 valves to operate with. Glad for your help otherwise it...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 09-26-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,359
Posted By Backfortyjoe
BAM! while winterizing 20í FC

Yesterday I thought I would winterize the 2019 FC. I cleaned and emptied all tanks and lines. The next step was to turn the yellow knob to the off position under the dining seat to blow out the hot...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-23-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,499
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Had the same problem and I did notice that a bit...

Had the same problem and I did notice that a bit of tilting or leveling makes a big difference on all tanks. My Black tank was always the last one to show a level. Fresh water showed 100% while...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-23-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,688
Posted By Backfortyjoe
I tow a 2019 Flying Cloud with a 2016 Sequoia. ...

I tow a 2019 Flying Cloud with a 2016 Sequoia. Nice to have have the tow feature and all the conditioned room inside.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-10-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,934
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Itís the fan switch that only needs to be used...

Itís the fan switch that only needs to be used when the outside temps are high and the refrigerator is having a hard time keeping up. It is temperature controlled so you may want to leave it on. It...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-07-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Thanks

Thanks for the info, I just ordered a spare. Just an insurance package for remote camping. Would hate to try and improvise a fix when $25 would be a fix. Joe
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-25-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Thank you everyone, the problem is temporarily...

Thank you everyone, the problem is temporarily solved. The batteryís checked out ok and there was 12V to both of the 40amp fuses on the circuit breaker board. What was missing was the 12 volts from...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-24-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Missing 12 volts on 20í FC

Yes the fuses that operate the equipment does not have voltage on either side of it. The big red and white wires at the bus bar have 12 v. Either plugged in to shore power 120v or on battery there is...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-24-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Missing 12 volts on 20í FC

I used our 2019 20í FC 4 days ago without a problem. We are leaving on Sunday if I can figure this out with your help. There is nothing working in the trailer that works off of 12 volts. Fuses are...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-09-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,456
Posted By Backfortyjoe
I tried to use my Taco towing a Flying Cloud 20’....

I tried to use my Taco towing a Flying Cloud 20’. It said it was rated to 6,000 lbs. The problem I found was that it was under powered especially on hills. Ended up with the Toyota Sequoia. Works...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-04-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By Backfortyjoe
I have the same Renogy Suitcase 100 w charger as...

I have the same Renogy Suitcase 100 w charger as you with the two batteries and it works without problems. Gets you out and off the grid in places that you couldn't go otherwise.
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 06-30-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,177
Posted By Backfortyjoe
I had the same trouble on the same Atwater water...

I had the same trouble on the same Atwater water heater. Every time I fooled with it I had a different system. I replaced the control board with the Dinosaur board and has been working well now for...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-25-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,341
Posted By Backfortyjoe
If you only lose some of the outlets to ac then I...

If you only lose some of the outlets to ac then I would check the reset on the rear of the inverter. Happened to me not that long ago.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-07-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,395
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Rock Tamers work very well, no dings after 8,000...

Rock Tamers work very well, no dings after 8,000 miles this past winter. The first set I had became warped from the exhaust pipe. I found on Amazon the Crome port hole to use in the flap and it...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-04-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,341
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Hi John, I did take done the fan cover but there...

Hi John, I did take done the fan cover but there was not a connector at either end of the two small black wires coming from the sensor that I could see. I believe I would have had to remove the fan...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-04-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,341
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Yesterday I went to our pole shed where I could...

Yesterday I went to our pole shed where I could check out the ideas that you all shared re: how to disconnect the rain sensor in the FF.
I removed the screen, the fan blade and the shroud. I still...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-03-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,341
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Thanks to all of you, I was hoping to be able to...

Thanks to all of you, I was hoping to be able to disable it without crawling on top of the trailer and it sounds from the most of you that it can be done from the inside. I will give it a try later...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-02-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,341
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Fantastic fan rain sensor

Howdy to all,

We have a FC 20í FB and was told by the dealer that the rain sensors were no longer connected since there was a lot of problems with them. To our surprise it was working and didnít...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-21-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,698
Posted By Backfortyjoe
An external can be used if you ever decide to...

An external can be used if you ever decide to trade or upgrade~!
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-15-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By Backfortyjoe
As I played around with this problem I checked...

As I played around with this problem I checked and rechecked the level of the camper. It was all good but then I tried lowering the front ( which raised the back) that didnít work so I tried the...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-12-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Gray water tank not emptying completely.

Thank You for the replies and advice. First of all we have been moving around Texas, in and out of campsites. Some with full hookups and some without. We are now hunkered down at a Thousand Trails...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-11-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Gray water tank not emptying completely.

We have a 2019 FCFB 20í and just started to have some problems with the gray tank emptying. I opened the gray handle after it said 81% full. Not much came out. The meter then said 75%. I left it open...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 03-20-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,797
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Thanks for another positive from our Mother Ship.

Thanks for another positive from our Mother Ship.
Forum: On The Road... 03-15-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,397
Posted By Backfortyjoe
I use a Pen Fed card that is good at any gas...

I use a Pen Fed card that is good at any gas station for 5% for any type of fuel. At the end of the month they minus your account due for the rewards.
Forum: Our Community 12-01-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,894
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Attitude A+

Attitude, Gratitude and Spirituality. You have all three Joe. Great name as well. Hope to see you around someday. Regards, Joe
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-30-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Thanks to all of you for your spot in answers. It...

Thanks to all of you for your spot in answers. It was a rocker type of GFI on the back of the inverter. When on shore power it is just a pass through for ALL of the 120V outlets. When on battery...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-27-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Peter, thanks for the reply. There are no GFI...

Peter, thanks for the reply. There are no GFI reset buttons on the any of the outlets including the one that the inverter is plugged into. I did try the inverter while not on shore power. No work...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-27-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Gfi location

Just lost power to half of my outlets. It is a 2019 20í Flying Cloud. Checked GFI in fuse box under refrigerator and that was ok. Wiring diagram says that half are protected by the one on fuse box...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-06-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,830
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Tundra vs Sequoia

We purchased a Toyota Sequoia. You might want to check that out as well. An SUV that is on the Tundra frame with the same V8 engine to pull our 20í FC. In tow mode I hardly know itís back there....
Forum: Our Community 09-29-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,805
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Keep looking

I had a 2016 16í that was totaled in a hail storm. Damage on the roof so small that it was unnoticeable. It was also salvaged and moved on for another sale. Could have bought it back for 18k but...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 09-24-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,600
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Same problem as you.

Hi, I had close to the same type of trouble with my 2016 16í Bambi with a hailstorm. Could barely see the dents because most were on top with a few very small one on 2 front panels. They offered me...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 09-23-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,827
Posted By Backfortyjoe
I hear that, we had somewhat the same difficulty...

I hear that, we had somewhat the same difficulty farther east in South Dakota with a Bambi 2016 16í just a year ago. Not much damage on the sides, maybe a few very small dings but hail broke the...
Forum: Doors & Locks 09-08-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,708
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Iím still thinking of my over kill plan where I...

Iím still thinking of my over kill plan where I would start with the threaded screw and washer and adding the drilled hole and finally adding the pull handle. With all of those fixes I would be...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-15-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,874
Posted By Backfortyjoe
In line with trailer and TV, use front jack to...

In line with trailer and TV, use front jack to lift until sway bars are about straight (most of the load will be off the chains) and a breaker bar with a short extension.
I have come close to the...
Forum: Awnings 08-07-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,139
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Zip Dee insurance

I have heard of a few horror stories of awnings opening up while driving down the road with lots of damage. I use Velcro to wrap around both bars when not in use. The kind that sticks to itself. ...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-22-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,398
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Cooling mode

Hi Steve, I had somewhat the same problem as you and called the AS dealer. He said to always leave the fan on Auto and then put it in Cool Mode. Making sure that you are not running on program 1...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-30-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,073
Posted By Backfortyjoe
Good luck!

Have fun and hope to see you back again someday. Joe
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-22-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,484
Posted By Backfortyjoe
I think what he is trying to avoid is the same as...

I think what he is trying to avoid is the same as myself. There is a fan that runs with the 1000w inverter which you can hear but also does draw an amount of power. I don’t know how much but do know...
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