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Forum: General Repair Forum 12-28-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 23,543
Posted By djbar
Ray - My experience: Our 2019 FC25fbt developed...

Ray - My experience: Our 2019 FC25fbt developed dimples at lower corners of hatch opening but nothing else after about 7000mi. Had the reinforcement repair done on our at JC last summer; fully...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-01-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,709
Posted By djbar
Ditto rmkrum's rig, genny set-up, and "age" . ...

Ditto rmkrum's rig, genny set-up, and "age" .
25FBT, single A/C w/ EasyStart, Champion 3400 DualFuel.



It's a bit of an effort to get into truck bed, but it stays there during camping...
Forum: Boondocking 08-28-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,201
Posted By djbar
nryn: This sounds like the mod I'm looking for....

nryn:
This sounds like the mod I'm looking for. Please post if you find the adapter specs and/or source. thanks
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-20-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,348
Posted By djbar
Been there; done the 1/2 ton thing for a 25í FC. ...

Been there; done the 1/2 ton thing for a 25í FC. payload is a killer. Get the 3/4 ton and donít look back.
Forum: Our Community 08-15-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,312
Posted By djbar
Following. Have appt at JC in 4weeks to follow up

Following. Have appt at JC in 4weeks to follow up
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-01-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By djbar
Is anybody using one of the spray foam...

Is anybody using one of the spray foam insulations (some of which contain a rodent deterrent) to close up gaps like the OP has?
Forum: On The Road... 07-28-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,907
Posted By djbar
nryn: Thank you for measuring your trailer for...

nryn:
Thank you for measuring your trailer for me..
The distance from my tank-tray to the rub-rail is 18.5", same as your 27'. Seems like the V2 jacks WILL likely allow the front locker lid to...
Forum: On The Road... 07-26-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,907
Posted By djbar
Re: V2 towers for ProPride

"...The V2 towers, as promised, allow the front storage compartment to open fully, which to be fair was never really a huge issue for me but itís a nice bonus...."


nryn: I've not been able...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-14-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,574
Posted By djbar
25'FB Twin w/ ProPride (V1)

For a 25' FB Twin AS the ProPride legacy weight distribution jacks (V1) have to be mounted such that they preclude the forward storage hatch door from opening more than about 1/2-2/3 of the way. ...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-14-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,705
Posted By djbar
ProPrideís new V2 Jack towers

For a 25' FB Twin AS the ProPride legacy weight distribution jacks have to be mounted such that they preclude the forward storage hatch door from opening more than about 1/2-2/3 of the way. Has...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-29-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,901
Posted By djbar
Chip: If you go up near Blue Ridge, I recently...

Chip: If you go up near Blue Ridge, I recently fished with guide David Hulsey (see hulseyflyfishing.com) and would highly recommend him!
Stayed in the campground at Morganton.
Have fun!
Forum: Tires 06-25-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,231
Posted By djbar
Ditto all from jeffmc306 above. Rate=5

Ditto all from jeffmc306 above. Rate=5
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-14-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By djbar
PatLee

PatLee: What make/model replacement did you use for the outside shower faucet/hose?
Thanks!
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-14-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By djbar
ProPride V2 Jacks

Still wondering if the new V2 jacks allow the front storage door on a 25FB Twin to fully open. I've seen confirmation that they do that on a 27' and 30' AS but can't find answer for a 25FBT. Anyone...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-30-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,972
Posted By djbar
Been there; done that. Start w/ 3/4 ton and...

Been there; done that. Start w/ 3/4 ton and donít look back.
Forum: Tires 05-25-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,293
Posted By djbar
Another vote for TST507 with Dill metal stems

Another vote for TST507 with Dill metal stems
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-06-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,226
Posted By djbar
Been there; done that. When it was time to get...

Been there; done that.
When it was time to get a newer TV, I switched from 1/2 to 3/4 ton. This was mostly due to payload (as others have noted.) Although my 1/2 ton did OK towing our 25' with a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-22-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By djbar
I have the same question re: my FC25' FBT. Does...

I have the same question re: my FC25' FBT. Does anyone know whether the new V2 jacks for PP hitch will allow full opening of the front storage door?
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-20-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By djbar
ProPrideís new Jack towers

Has anyone tried the new ProPride WD jacks (v2) on a FC25 FBTwin? Iím wondering if the new-style jacks will allow the forward hatch to FULLY open.

The legacy jacks have to be mounted such that...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-15-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 201,716
Posted By djbar
Stunami

Ditto on the "to do list"
Forum: Our Community 04-12-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7,504
Views: 1,482,697
Posted By djbar
Nice work SeaLevel!

We have thought about just this type of mod in our 2019 FC25 FBT. Your post has motivated me to get it done. I have the woordworking skills and tools but wonder if you have any shop drawings or...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-08-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,996
Posted By djbar
djbal: You noted "The challenge with this is the...

djbal: You noted "The challenge with this is the front compartment and the interference with the jacks. Brent sent me some special jacks to mitigate that."


Can you send a pic or describe how...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-30-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,996
Posted By djbar
I have installed a PP hitch in the campground the...

I have installed a PP hitch in the campground the day after picking up my trailer from the dealer. The instructions are pretty well written. Youíll need a good set of large wrenches/sockets. ...
Forum: On The Road... 03-08-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By djbar
Central FL to Jackson Center

We'll be making a trip from North-Central FL to Jackson Center in September. Will need to take shortest route up, but more scenic route back down.


Any suggestions for convenient stops along...
Forum: On The Road... 03-08-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 26,423
Posted By djbar
following

following
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 02-05-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,030
Posted By djbar
Where did you find the precut gels and what’s a...

Where did you find the precut gels and what’s a good color choice?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-04-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,058
Posted By djbar
Following

Following
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-01-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,791
Posted By djbar
Change the bar

Swap it out for the correct size stinger.


I pull a 25FC with ProPride and an F250. Started out using the adapter but quickly found that the set-up was pretty "sloppy". Also found threads where...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-20-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,250
Posted By djbar
What's best procedure for "equalizing" ? We...

What's best procedure for "equalizing" ? We have the 2 OE AGMs in our 2019 FC25 FBT. Thanks!
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 11-09-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,045
Posted By djbar
Upgraded OEM to Super Brute w/o remote. ...

Upgraded OEM to Super Brute w/o remote. Couldn't be more pleased with improvement in strength and overall performance (and a jack that purrs as opposed to grinds/whines!)
Forum: Refrigerators 11-09-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By djbar
Ditto TonyV and s1000pre above. Turning "off"...

Ditto TonyV and s1000pre above. Turning "off" then back on when switching from Propane to Auto or when switching source of shore power has worked for me.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-05-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,815
Posted By djbar
ProPride Hitching ideas

Lots of helpful tips above. I use two small target-type bubble levels to properly align the hitch bar/stinger on the truck with the hitch box on the trailer.
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-16-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,828
Posted By djbar
Ditto what daquenzer said above. Has worked...

Ditto what daquenzer said above. Has worked fairly well w/
my 25íFC w/ ProPride and both previous F-150 & current F250. Most helpful for longer straighter backups. Doesnít replace need for...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-14-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,064
Posted By djbar
Roadhoop: FYI, my 2020 F250 7.3 Lariat 4x4 has...

Roadhoop: FYI, my 2020 F250 7.3 Lariat 4x4 has payload of 2909#.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-14-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,064
Posted By djbar
[QUOTE=Fyrcat;2409908]Just wondering if anyone...

[QUOTE=Fyrcat;2409908]Just wondering if anyone here has purchased a Ford F-250 7.3l gasser(godzilla) Tremor to tow their AS. We just got one for our 2020 FC23fb. ]


Fyrcat and Roadhoop:
Here's...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-12-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,224
Posted By djbar
mtflybox: Here's a Hensley/ProPride hitch-up...

mtflybox:
Here's a Hensley/ProPride hitch-up procedure made simple using two small magnetic bubble levels...
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-09-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,518
Posted By djbar
Gasser v diesel

^x2! Got the F-250 7.3 gasser for all of the above reasons. VERY PLEASED so far pulling FC25FBT
Forum: Our Community 09-04-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7,504
Views: 1,482,697
Posted By djbar
new X-chocks arrived.

new X-chocks arrived.
Forum: Tires 09-03-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,640
Posted By djbar
Had same. Manufacturing artifact confirmed by my...

Had same. Manufacturing artifact confirmed by my Goodyear guy.
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 09-02-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,679
Posted By djbar
Progressive Industries Portable EMS-PT30X and a...

Progressive Industries Portable EMS-PT30X and a good cable lock to keep it from walking away. Has saved our Airstream on 2 occasions.
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 09-01-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,019
Posted By djbar
Somewhere I read that the Husky model w/ remote...

Somewhere I read that the Husky model w/ remote may be another source of phantom battery drain. Something jack about needing power to stay in constant communication w/ remote. Can anyone confirm?
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 08-31-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,019
Posted By djbar
I'd not wait for failure which sounds imminent. ...

I'd not wait for failure which sounds imminent.


Just replaced my noisy, grinding, whining, OEM tongue jack with Husky 4000. Now quiet, smooth, and no more fuse to blow. Its tight with propane...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-25-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,135
Posted By djbar
Same TV as OP. Very pleased with performance...

Same TV as OP. Very pleased with performance pulling my FC25FBT.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-25-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,624
Posted By djbar
Interested. Price? Availability?

Interested.
Price? Availability?
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-24-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By djbar
I opted to Keep It Simple and got my 2020 F-250...

I opted to Keep It Simple and got my 2020 F-250 w/ a 2.5" receiver and then upgraded ed my hitch bar (ProPride stinger) to the 2.5" version. Rock solid; no extra moving pieces.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 08-19-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By djbar
Ditto what jeffmc306 said above. TST 507 w/ Dill...

Ditto what jeffmc306 said above. TST 507 w/ Dill all metal stems. Simple, functional, effective.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-18-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,457
Posted By djbar
Champion 3500 (converted to propane per AF...

Champion 3500 (converted to propane per AF threads) lives in truck bed, runs off the AS low pressure propane, runs A/C (easy start) and just about everything else. Love it.
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 08-18-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,052
Posted By djbar
I'm thinking like OP. For those "in the know"...

I'm thinking like OP. For those "in the know" here, is the Husky 4000 model the one to choose for my 2019FC25 FBT (tongue weight ~1000-1100#), hitched via ProPride to F-250 4X4?
Thanks for advice.
Forum: Boondocking 08-10-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,492
Posted By djbar
Ditto what rmkrum said. Champion 3500 dual fuel,...

Ditto what rmkrum said. Champion 3500 dual fuel, modify the regulators (easy) and run off the Airstream low pressure port.

Works like a charm. Lots of capacity for A/c etc. About the same...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-07-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,085
Posted By djbar
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