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Forum: Full-Timing 07-12-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,161
Posted By rasjad
Last year I posted an anti-theft device which I...

Last year I posted an anti-theft device which I installed on my trailer. The device texts my phone if the trailer is moved. Here's the post:
...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-21-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By rasjad
Battery Upgrade on our 2015 25' FB Flying Cloud

I recently upgraded our batteries by adding 5" to the bottom of the battery box and replacing the standard batteries with two Trojan J305H-AC batteries - going from 160AH to 360AH!

I have to say...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 04-09-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,383
Posted By rasjad
Does the baby monitoring system allow you to...

Does the baby monitoring system allow you to "reverse" the image as if you're looking in the rear view mirror? If not, does the non-reversed image throw you off?
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 02-18-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,290
Posted By rasjad
Any rumors about a 2015 Vintage Trailer Academy...

Any rumors about a 2015 Vintage Trailer Academy event?
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 02-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By rasjad
Are you trying to figure out if tank 1 or 2 is...

Are you trying to figure out if tank 1 or 2 is your black tank? If so, hook into a sewer using your 4" sewer hose. Open tank 1 gate. Put a garden hose into the toilet. Run some water. If you can...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 02-08-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By rasjad
I've had both the equalizer and PP both on a 30'...

I've had both the equalizer and PP both on a 30' classic with a slide. Close to 10k #s. No comparison between the 2. Equalizer was down right scary to tow with. PP no issue at all.

We now have a...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-04-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,669
Posted By rasjad
I found this link in which Ktholin added to the...

I found this link in which Ktholin added to the bottom of the battery box. His post is at the bottom.
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f449/larger-battery-box-124163.html

I could add up to 4" on...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-02-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,669
Posted By rasjad
The 2015 AS we have has a 1000w inverter already....

The 2015 AS we have has a 1000w inverter already. In our previous AS we had a Magnum inverter (a 200W model) which worked great. Our current unit doesn't have a microwave (we never used it) so we...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-31-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,669
Posted By rasjad
Robert - Randy had assured me it won't be an...

Robert - Randy had assured me it won't be an issue. With your experience, seems like the PD 4655 upgrade kit is the way to go.

Txs, Rasjad
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-31-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By rasjad
It could easily the outside cord connecting the...

It could easily the outside cord connecting the trailer to the outside outlet. If it's got oxidation on the leads (or inside the female end) it produces resistance. Also if you are in an RV park...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-31-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,669
Posted By rasjad
AGM Batteries and Converter question

Just took our new 2015 25' Silver Cloud FB for it's 1st outing. Love the trailer!

But a question about the standard AS converter - which I realize is a 1 stage converter - ie; boat anchor. So I...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-31-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,496
Posted By rasjad
Advice on hitch and sway control

What's the weight and length of your new AS? Obviously with a light, short trailer you have more options. I had a 30' classic with a slide. Close to 10,000#. The dealer sold us an Equalizer. Should...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-30-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 66,626
Posted By rasjad
Add me to "the list" as well.

Add me to "the list" as well.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-18-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,251
Posted By rasjad
I haven't read all the responses but I'll give...

I haven't read all the responses but I'll give you my 2 cents anyway :-) (That's about what it's worth).

We have a 2007 Classic with a Slide. I recently checked it's wt = 9750# ! (Fresh, black &...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-12-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By rasjad
Storing parts outside under cover?

We bought a 66 Ambassador International last June. I'm planning a full shell off rehab. The interior is in pretty good shape so I hope to reuse what I can.

So my question is - we have a large...
Forum: On The Road... 09-24-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 17,914
Posted By rasjad
We just replaced the entire floor (including the...

We just replaced the entire floor (including the bedroom) with a product called Moduleo. It was done by Western Interiors in Turner OR (just outside of Salem). They've been doing flooring for over...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-11-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By rasjad
Welcome to the NW and the Portland area in...

Welcome to the NW and the Portland area in particular. We are your neighbors just to the north in Vancouver, WA (AKA Vancouver USA).

We bought our 2007 Classic in January from Airstream NW. They...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-20-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,638
Posted By rasjad
Batteries usually explode either because they are...

Batteries usually explode either because they are in an unvented space and a spark occurs. Or they are being overcharged and excessive hydrogen gas is vented (and again a spark occurs). Very scary! ...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 08-05-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,517
Posted By rasjad
A couple of questions for those who have...

A couple of questions for those who have installed Wifi Ranger units. In looking at the specs on the Sky vs Mobile TI vs Marine - it looks like the Mobile Ti and Marine units have better antennas...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 06-30-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,493
Posted By rasjad
Here's my set up. On the back side I used...

Here's my set up. On the back side I used embedded nuts for the bolts.



Weirdly I just noticed my iPhone has a different forum account then my main forum account...

Rasjad
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 06-29-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,493
Posted By rasjad
I had a similar problem. I ended up fabricating...

I had a similar problem. I ended up fabricating an adapter with a piece of 1/4" plywood.
One set of bolts mounted to the new tv and another to the AS swivel bracket. I did a lot of measuring and...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 06-29-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,766
Posted By rasjad
I'll give it a try. Txs

I'll give it a try. Txs
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 06-28-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,766
Posted By rasjad
Cigarette lighter inverter for Samsung TV?

We have a Samsung LED TV in our AS and would like to run it off of our batteries using a cigarette lighter inverter. It doesn't draw a lot of power (<50 Watts). I've heard that some TVs are...
Forum: The Pet Forum 06-14-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 166,360
Posted By rasjad
I really sorry about your lose. Losing a dog is...

I really sorry about your lose. Losing a dog is losing a loved family member.

Our Maddy is a labor-doddle while Murphy is a golden-doddle. Maddy is now 10 months old while Murphy is 8 years. Both...
Forum: The Pet Forum 06-13-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 166,360
Posted By rasjad
Here's Murphy and Maddy. They haven't been...

Here's Murphy and Maddy. They haven't been Airstreaming as yet but will when we go to the WBCCI rally in Astoria OR this July.

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Forum: 1966 - 1969 Ambassador 06-10-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By rasjad
I think 62overlander has the answer. There's an...

I think 62overlander has the answer. There's an old TV cable behind the panel that's not attached to anything. The hole most likely had some sort of plug to plug the antenna into a TV.
...
Forum: 1966 - 1969 Ambassador 06-08-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,758
Posted By rasjad
Here's a few pictures of our rear bath in our...

Here's a few pictures of our rear bath in our 1966 Ambassador. The "toilet" has been removed so you only see a hole where the rim of the toilet pokes through. At least I think that's how it went -...
Forum: 1966 - 1969 Ambassador 06-08-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By rasjad
Yes - it's a cut out. The white is the back wall...

Yes - it's a cut out. The white is the back wall of the cabinet behind the wood paneling.
Forum: 1966 - 1969 Ambassador 06-08-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By rasjad
Any idea what went here? 1966 Ambassador

We just acquired a 1966 Ambassador. Mostly original. Any idea what went here? The empty space at the top. It's in the "kitchen" next to the sliding doors above the counter.
Forum: Vintage Kin 06-08-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 697
Posted By rasjad
1966 Ambassador followed us home! Both excited and overwhelmed

This 1966 Airstream Ambassador followed us home! With the exception of the dent from hitting a deer, it's in "great shape". However, since the trailer is almost 50 years old - "great shape" is not...
Forum: On The Road... 05-14-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 17,914
Posted By rasjad
I will definitely check out those things. We...

I will definitely check out those things. We purchased it from a dealer and they gave us a 1 year warranty so if there are any repairs I'm sure they will cover it.

I just purchased four 15" ST...
Forum: On The Road... 05-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 17,914
Posted By rasjad
In answer to GCinSC2's question - we have a 2007...

In answer to GCinSC2's question - we have a 2007 30' with S/O. We purchased it in Jan right before I retired. I've done a bunch of "upgrades" already - they include:

- Switched to all LED lights...
Forum: On The Road... 05-08-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 17,914
Posted By rasjad
Just purchased our 30 ft so classic. We have 2...

Just purchased our 30 ft so classic. We have 2 big dogs so the floor space is appreciated. Just taking our first trip to Utah.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-03-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,732
Posted By rasjad
Check out this unit - it uses a "field-effect"...

Check out this unit - it uses a "field-effect" sensor to sense the water level from the outside of the tank. I installed one of these on another trailer and it seemed to work fine. Looks like you...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-03-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,438
Posted By rasjad
Ken's correct - I did this because it was fun. I...

Ken's correct - I did this because it was fun. I retired 3 weeks ago and had nothing else to do.:blush:

And yes I have insurance. But I like what Doug said - get a second trailer! :D

I'll...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-02-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,438
Posted By rasjad
GPS Anti-theft device - A Nerd's Approach

We bought our AS a few months ago. Given it wasnít a cheap investment and Iím a bit of a technology nerd I started investigating a way to ďtrackĒ my AS if it was ever stolen. There are systems out...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 03-30-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,739
Posted By rasjad
Consider led4rv.com. I did my 30' Classic. Maybe...

Consider led4rv.com. I did my 30' Classic. Maybe $200. I even returned a few items for full refund. They were great.

I sent them photos of each type of light. Very helpful.
Forum: WBCCI Forum 02-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,464
Posted By rasjad
Experience with Courtesy Parking?

We recently bought an AS and joined WBCCI. I see that a few members offer Courtesy Parking. I'm curious about people's experience offering this - both good and bad. Also, are there rules?

On the...
Forum: On The Road... 01-26-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,440
Posted By rasjad
For those "DIYers" (which there are many in the...

For those "DIYers" (which there are many in the AS community), here's an interesting idea to create your own "LoJack" - basically an old smartphone with a minimal phone plan, then use a "find my...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-22-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,730
Posted By rasjad
I took your advice and contacted AS - here's what...

I took your advice and contacted AS - here's what they emailed me:

"Hello, We did put a pre wire for a back up camera on a few trailers around that time and we have no record of which ones have...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-21-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By rasjad
Kathy- the problem with retiring is that you have...

Kathy- the problem with retiring is that you have to be old to retire?:D

Radjad
Forum: Member Introductions 01-21-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By rasjad
Thanks for the invitation - we'll keep it in mind!

Thanks for the invitation - we'll keep it in mind!
Forum: Member Introductions 01-21-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By rasjad
Thank you for the invitation - we'll keep it in...

Thank you for the invitation - we'll keep it in mind!
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-21-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,730
Posted By rasjad
Backup Camera - Power Linx??

We just got our "new to us" 2007 30' Classic last weekend. I'm in the process of installing a wired back up/rear camera on the AS. I was reviewing the AS User Manual and towards the back is the...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 01-19-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 66,926
Posted By rasjad
Without a doubt my favorite is the Aerobie - it's...

Without a doubt my favorite is the Aerobie - it's like a french press but without the mess. Costs around $30. At home we have an "instant hotwater" pot. On the road I'll have to use the kettle...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-18-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By rasjad
Big Day and Getting Ready for Retirement!

Well we did it - we just traded in our 2005 30' Rockwood 5th Wheel for our new to us 2007 30' Classic with Slideout. Wow! What an awesome trailer!

Almost 40 years ago we started by backpacking,...
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