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Forum: Trailer Values 06-23-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks Bluto and Aaron. I'll look into the...

Thanks Bluto and Aaron. I'll look into the consignment thing, especially since I purchased it new from them.
Forum: Trailer Values 06-22-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks, Robert. I guess maybe I was getting...

Thanks, Robert. I guess maybe I was getting antsy. I'm really in no rush and I have mixed feelings about selling. It's a wonderful rig, and the AS people are mostly very nice.
Forum: Trailer Values 06-22-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,060
Posted By Steve97365
Seller seeking answers

I've listed my 25 foot AS on this site's classifieds as a for sale by owner. I initially priced it too high, but tried to match the comp units on Air forums, E bay, craigslist, and RV Trader. I've...
Forum: Trailer Values 06-21-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By Steve97365
I also live in Newport Oregon and am selling a...

I also live in Newport Oregon and am selling a 2008 25 footer for 33K. That should give you a point of reference, since the 25 footer is wider and longer and even though older, is quite a bit less....
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-19-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,404
Posted By Steve97365
I tow a 25 foot AS with my 2009 Tundra. I highly...

I tow a 25 foot AS with my 2009 Tundra. I highly recommend an Equalizer hitch with built in sway control. They're less than 1K new, and half that or less, used. You'll be glad you went that way.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-06-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By Steve97365
The screen was blocked. Works now. Thanks!

The screen was blocked. Works now. Thanks!
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-06-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By Steve97365
That worked! Thanks!

That worked! Thanks!
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-06-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By Steve97365
After de-winterizing bathroom faucet doesn't flow

Help! I am the least mechanically inclined person on the planet, and when something doesn't work I obsess. All faucets initially worked fine including the bathroom when clearing antifreeze. I tried...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-05-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By Steve97365
bathroom faucets don't work after de-winterizing

Help! Just retrieved my AS from a 6 month nap in Arizona. Had it winterized while it was getting a new AC by a non AS service place in Kingman.
Turned all faucets on and pink stuff came out, and I...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-20-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Steve97365
I paid $1500 for the warranty. The warranty...

I paid $1500 for the warranty. The warranty covered a replacement unit. THe original one lost it's ability to cool and to heat, but I was told that the old 6 button thermostat would not work on the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-18-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Steve97365
New AC and extended warranty

While en route to store our 2008 Safari(but purchased in April of 2009) in Arizona from the Oregon Coast, we discovered near Twin Falls Idaho that our AC didn't cool and the heat pump had quit...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 09-11-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,244
Posted By Steve97365
Hehr window replacement screws

2008 Safari...I thought I'd try here rather in the window forum because I'm sure someone here has the same problem as I have.

I live right on the coast and in addition to filaform troubles, I...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 08-29-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By Steve97365
I didn't mean to offend you by asking for more...

I didn't mean to offend you by asking for more opinions, I really am a horrible repair person. Did you drill holes to attach the screws or were they self-tapping? Did you need to mask off the area...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-29-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks! It seems like both are reasonable...

Thanks! It seems like both are reasonable alternatives. One I can do myself and is about $985 cheaper than the other. Would it make any difference if I planned to store the AS in Arizona for much...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-29-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By Steve97365
Belt line rail filiform fix?

I have a 2008 25 ft. Safari and live right on the Pacific coast, across the street from a saltwater bay. I have filiform problems that I'm trying to remedy and am seeking advice as to whether to lay...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 08-29-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By Steve97365
What do the rest of you think concerning this...

What do the rest of you think concerning this fix. Should I spend the money to have it fixed correctly or should I bite the bullet and work on it as is? Resale value concerns down the line?
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 08-29-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks for your prompt reply. I questioned Tom...

Thanks for your prompt reply. I questioned Tom at Suttons (where I purchased the rig new) and he stated that the job would entail what you went through. I imagine the other quotes would take some...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 08-29-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By Steve97365
Filiform Beltline Rail

Hi, Ive been reading about the filiform issue and have some of my own. I live right on the beach and despite washing and waxing frequently, and storing it in Arizona over one winter, I have lots of...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 03-04-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks again for the help. I was away all day,...

Thanks again for the help. I was away all day, but left it hooked to water and the water heater on, and so far, no more leak. I hope it was just as a few mentioned, and is condensation that...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 03-04-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By Steve97365
Trickle leak

Thanks for the replies. The leak went away when I put my pressure regulator on the city water hose. Should I risk trying it again without the regulator?
If that is the problem, what would be the...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 03-04-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By Steve97365
Water heater trickle leak

Heading out next weekend after a long rainy winter. Hooked up to fresh water and de-winterized and noticed a very tiny trickle leak under the heating tube thingy where the gas flame ignites. Checked...
Forum: On The Road... 04-15-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By Steve97365
I-5 Through California

I just towed my 25 foot Safari almost the entire length of I-5 and have to say that almost all of the California highway was in horrible shape. Expansion joints I expected, but the potholes,...
Forum: Full-Timing 01-09-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,741
Posted By Steve97365
Bill, Newport is great in June through late...

Bill, Newport is great in June through late September. Shhhhh! Don't let the Chamber of Commerce know I said this, but......it rains mostly sideways in the everpresent wind all the rest of the time....
Forum: Full-Timing 01-09-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,741
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks again!

I meant to post this on this thread, but instead posted on anothers post.

I see I need to think about a lot more than I originally thought I did!

We don't own our home, but do owe less than...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-09-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,030
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks!

Everyone's replies are just great. So many decisions to make. I'm a retired teacher and am used to modifying and adjusting performance indicators.

We don't own our home. We owe about half...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-08-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks all. Foiled, I've thought about a senior...

Thanks all. Foiled, I've thought about a senior driving course. I didn't see the truck because of the pillar post blind-spot...I wasn't trying to beat him across the intersection. I was cited...
Forum: Full-Timing 01-08-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,741
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks for the replies. Yes mixed and consensus...

Thanks for the replies. Yes mixed and consensus is an oxymoron. I meant opinions were mixed, or there is no consensus. I like the idea of a trial period, because the longest we've camped at a time...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-08-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By Steve97365
Help!!

I've been to embarrased to post before, but last month I had an altercation with the back driver's side of my truck, and the front left rock guard as well as pushing in the front panel and the side...
Forum: Full-Timing 01-08-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,741
Posted By Steve97365
Now Retired and Considering Full-Timing

Major question is what to do with our home? It's been for sale in this putrid economy for several years. We've lowered the price a few times and we will not lower the price much farther and enough to...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 05-04-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By Steve97365
Update

Thanks Bowmans! Sometimes the solution is so simple. I called the dealer, explained the problem, took the blame, and they're getting me the fabric direct from Jackson Center at my expense. The...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 05-03-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By Steve97365
Anyone???????

Anyone???????
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 05-03-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By Steve97365
Replacing the side bolster fabric

We have an almost new 2008 Safari 25 with the front gaucho and rear queen bed. It my infinite wisdom when storing said rig, I didn't check the front door deadbolt, and consequently the door side...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-22-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By Steve97365
Sure!

I live right on the Oregon coast and have for 35 years. Anyone is welcome at most of the forum rally's.... AS or not, although staying nearby is recommended, because the breakfast chats are great,...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-20-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By Steve97365
Newbies attend a rally as soon as you can.

I'm a relatively new member, and if this is in the wrong place please move it to the appropriate place.
I'd like to encourage new and/or veteran AS owners who have yet to attend a rally to find and...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 06-27-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks ALL. Rustyrivet, I'm the one who bought...

Thanks ALL. Rustyrivet, I'm the one who bought the mirrors. I'll be out camping after the 12th of July. Can't wait.
Forum: WBCCI Forum 06-26-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By Steve97365
Just joined the WBCCI and Oregon Unit

My first post here concerned how to join WBCCI on May 3, and now I'm a member! I've already heard from several folks including a former colleague who lives in my town whom I haven't seen in many...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-11-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 37,956
Posted By Steve97365
I have a Leer 180 on my 2009 Tundra and I love...

I have a Leer 180 on my 2009 Tundra and I love it. Perfect color match, and I looked at ARE and Snugtop, but didn't want to spend that much more.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-11-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,294
Posted By Steve97365
I've got a 2009 Tundra Double cab and it tows my ...

I've got a 2009 Tundra Double cab and it tows my 2008 25 foot Safari just fine. I have a Prodigy and an equalizer hitch, and have experienced no problems at all with towing, climbing, or stopping. ...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 06-11-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Steve97365
Robert, I looked at your images and am in awe of...

Robert, I looked at your images and am in awe of your parking job. I have an 19 foot wide driveway that I can't always hit the first time. Does parking and backing it get any easier with practice? ...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 06-10-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks Robert, That's what I thought too. The...

Thanks Robert, That's what I thought too. The dealer is 75 miles away, so I emailed the service department the pics too. I've never been on the roof, and you can tell by the amount of dirt trapped...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 06-10-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Steve97365
Rear vent indentation

I just brought my new 25 foot Safari B model home a few months ago and just noticed that the rear vent had a lot of dirt where water had pooled because of a pronounced dip there.

I posted pics in...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-16-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,184
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks to Andy and his patient advice, I've now...

Thanks to Andy and his patient advice, I've now uninstalled the silicone sealant under the lenses to let them breathe and get rid of moisture. I was the one who was misinterpreting the info. Thanks...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-16-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,184
Posted By Steve97365
I just washed the AS and the fix worked! No...

I just washed the AS and the fix worked! No water in the lights so far. Thanks for your help. Steve
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-15-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,184
Posted By Steve97365
Andy, I think you are misintepreting where I'm...

Andy, I think you are misintepreting where I'm talking about. I've taken the screw out of the lens and put sealer underneath the lenses, both amber and red. I've left the housings alone except for...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-14-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,184
Posted By Steve97365
I bought stainless screws and o rings and...

I bought stainless screws and o rings and installed them today. I also dabbed a small bit of silicone on the bottom of the lens. I didn't cover the gap in it, and feel it may give some protection...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-14-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,184
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks Andy and Robert, These are the bullet...

Thanks Andy and Robert, These are the bullet types and the water gets in the lenses. I'll try the washer and o ring trick, and since it has been raining sideways around here for endless days, I'll...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-13-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,184
Posted By Steve97365
Thanks

Ok, so do I put the washer and o ring over or under the stainless screw?
How about some kind of gasket material under the lens? You can probably tell that I'm not the most handy person on the...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-13-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,184
Posted By Steve97365
Moisture in running lights

I brought my new 2008 Safari home a few weeks ago and took our shakedown trip last weekend.

Happily there weren't many problems, and the dealer sorted most of them out.

One he didn't fix to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-04-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,614
Posted By Steve97365
I PMed you

Rusty, Thanks for thinking of me, and yes I'm interested in the mirrors. I PMed you and asked about condition, and then re-read your post and saw they were virtually new. As far as the hitch, my...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 05-03-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By Steve97365
How do I join WBCCI?

We just bought our 2008 Safari 25B and will take it out on its shake-down cruise(voyage) er...trip this weekend. We have to take it back to the AS dealer to have the sleeper couch replaced(it has a...
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