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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 11-09-2015, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Krazyjohnny
2007 Airstream Safari SE 27 - Texas

Title: 2007 Airstream Safari SE 27 - Texas
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Here is our Craigslist add with all of the particulars
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Forum: 2007 Safari SE 08-17-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,752
Posted By Krazyjohnny
The front storage compartment behind the gas...

The front storage compartment behind the gas bottles is leak friendly due to it's poor design and lack of appropriate structure. There are some dealers that post here that will tell you it is all...
Forum: Tires 08-05-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,689
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Read through these and feel even better about my...

Read through these and feel even better about my tire choice over the weekend. I moved over to the Michelin LTX MS2 in the 235/75 R 15 XLs.

I find it incredible that there is this whole "super...
Forum: Tires 08-03-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,297
Posted By Krazyjohnny
New 235/75 R 15 Micehlin LTX M/s2 tires

I just put these on my trailer today. They are stamped on the sidewall rated at 2183 lbs per tire at the max cold air pressure of 50 PSI. Out the door with the no hassle bring it back for replacement...
Forum: Tires 08-02-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,297
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Airtandem, Read your owners manual and...

Airtandem,

Read your owners manual and moreover here. I think you will find there is a specific place to apply the jack for raising the trailer. I have heard from several sources you are not...
Forum: Tires 08-02-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,297
Posted By Krazyjohnny
SteveSueMAc, I think our trailers are very...

SteveSueMAc,

I think our trailers are very similar so we should both have similar results. I was just quoted $704 out the door from my local Discount Tire store. It is only $100 different than...
Forum: Tires 08-02-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,297
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Andrew, Thanks for your comments. This is...

Andrew,

Thanks for your comments. This is all quite unnerving. You get to where you are almost manic on what is the correct answer. If the tires (Michelin 235/75 r 15 XL 108T) are truly...
Forum: Tires 08-01-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,297
Posted By Krazyjohnny
This has been a very confusing and troubling...

This has been a very confusing and troubling experience riddled with multiple data points.

I am speaking of the MIchelin LTX MS2 in 235/75 R 15 XL

You have the load rating on the Michelin...
Forum: Tires 08-01-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,297
Posted By Krazyjohnny
I will be getting these this weekend if time...

I will be getting these this weekend if time allows. 4 new Michelin LTX MS2s. Thanks for confirming my feeble math skills.
Forum: Tires 08-01-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,297
Posted By Krazyjohnny
I will have to look at that on my wife's truck...

I will have to look at that on my wife's truck when I get home. I will also look at the tire store. If that is truly the case I will definately go that route and be done. That still allows for...
Forum: Tires 08-01-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,297
Posted By Krazyjohnny
DMT, Your math is the same as mine. I have...

DMT,

Your math is the same as mine. I have not seen any manufacturers spec of a higher rating for the Michelin LTX ms2 XL than 1985 lbs. Where did the above poster come up with the 2183 figure?...
Forum: Tires 08-01-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,297
Posted By Krazyjohnny
I am on the cusp of purchasing new tires for my...

I am on the cusp of purchasing new tires for my 07' 27 foot FB Safari. I have the 15 inch wheels of course and have not had the same results finding the multitude of different LT tires in 15 inch as...
Forum: Tires 08-01-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,417
Posted By Krazyjohnny
I made a pair like the ones Crispyboy posted out...

I made a pair like the ones Crispyboy posted out of a treated 4x4 some eye bolts and a small load binder. They work great and we get asked about them everywhere we camp. They are quick and easy.
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 07-13-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 118,814
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Read the first few posts and just said Dang! we...

Read the first few posts and just said Dang! we went through a similar thing with our trailer. Airstream would not admit to the poor design of the front access hatch of our 27' FB. hope it all...
Forum: Refrigerators 08-08-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,537
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Deitz and Pahaska, This has been a very...

Deitz and Pahaska,

This has been a very informative thread as my son and I experienced the very same poor performance on our way to Scout camp north of Santa Fe this summer. We will be working...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 04-12-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By Krazyjohnny
If you can't lift it look at armoring it to glide...

If you can't lift it look at armoring it to glide over those cantankerous obstacles. Lower COG is always better. A trailing arm suspension like used on most Adventure Trailers could be done and work...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-05-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By Krazyjohnny
I just replaced my Converter and Randy had what I...

I just replaced my Converter and Randy had what I needed even some really good instructions on his website. Now I have nicely charged batteries and my lights work very nicely.
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 03-26-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Still waiting on the owners manual with all of...

Still waiting on the owners manual with all of the Airstream Skunkworks secrets....
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 03-24-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
And still no reply.....

And still no reply.....
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-23-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,368
Posted By Krazyjohnny
All, went back to the 24 size batteries for...

All,

went back to the 24 size batteries for the simple reason they fit right in. I know that is taking the easy way, but at this point I am all about that. I have had to get the front skin...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 03-23-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Andy, My last question to you then is just...

Andy,

My last question to you then is just this....

If you have all of this experience then why can you not tell all of us here how to do these things correctly in a manual? You seem to have...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-19-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,368
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Big thanks should go to Randy and his site at...

Big thanks should go to Randy and his site at www.bestconverter.com (https://www.bestconverter.com). what a great resource. Also to William Hemme who posted his install on that site. Airstream should...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 03-19-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
2Air, I would love to change the title of...

2Air,

I would love to change the title of the thread to something more accurate or even amusing. What seems to be ironic is there is plentyof info out there of this issue since at least 2005 and...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 03-19-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
dkottum, I find the link you gave very...

dkottum,

I find the link you gave very interesting in the fact that the 09' model trailer has a rounded front compartment door with the same cracks. I wonder if they added any structural...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-19-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,368
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Deitz, thanks for the info. I am glad to...

Deitz,

thanks for the info. I am glad to know I hopefully got the right thing. I could not tell the difference between the 9100s and 9200s. Now I just need to see if the batteries will hold or...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-19-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By Krazyjohnny
knunt, The original one was squealing and...

knunt,

The original one was squealing and was not charging the batteries (overcharging) correctly. I had one battery that was almost totally dry and one that still had some juice in it. I am...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-19-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,368
Posted By Krazyjohnny
New Charger Converter is in. Seemed to be...

New Charger Converter is in. Seemed to be working fine. One of the batteries was dry and I think may be wasted. Filled it up with distilled water and the voltage at the batteries was at 13.6 when...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-18-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By Krazyjohnny
So I wonder what is wrong with the switch? I...

So I wonder what is wrong with the switch? I will look at it more closely tonight while I am installing the new PD9260 Converter/Charger.
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 03-18-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Just returned from our trip and had no issues...

Just returned from our trip and had no issues with the shell cracking or anything like that. We travelled from McKinney, TX to Russellville, AR and back and all rode as smooth as it has in the past....
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-18-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By Krazyjohnny
So is the red light supposed to go off? Mine...

So is the red light supposed to go off? Mine seems to stay on no matter which direction I toggle the switch.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-18-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,368
Posted By Krazyjohnny
New Converter on the way PD9260

The original Parallax 7355 has seemingly hit the skids. High pitched whine, unable to keep batteries charged, etc. Trailer built in Sept 06 as a 07' model and this has already gone south. I guess...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 03-11-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Nice work finalcutjoe. I was going to do the...

Nice work finalcutjoe. I was going to do the same exact tests. I think what you have absolutely proves the point. I have followed the instructions on both my hitch manufacturer and the hitching...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 03-11-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Well gang, Brought the trailer home from...

Well gang,

Brought the trailer home from its metal cocoon from the winter. Tongue weight was 882 lbs. So please tell me how 600 lbs bars are going to be suitable? I just don't get it?
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 03-05-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Once again "Sage advice" as it has been called...

Once again "Sage advice" as it has been called prevails. I will be saving up my dollars so I can throw them at my self inflicted, ill educated, towing problems.

I have towed all sorts of...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 03-04-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Sad to say, but most dealers are less informed,...

Sad to say, but most dealers are less informed, than the general public, about proper rigging.

Remember, there is "NO" school to teach proper rigging, not even by Airstream.


Andy,

With a...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 03-03-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
When the owner of the dealership has the same...

When the owner of the dealership has the same trailer and tows it with the same tow vehicle and hitch set-up that he reccomends to you I have the tendancy to think he is not misleading me in my...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 03-02-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
The manual does not go into the details of the WD...

The manual does not go into the details of the WD bars nor does it describe anywhere the rating of your vehicle. It also does not detail any of the "time tested techniques" that have been spoken of...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 02-25-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Did not mean to demand anything from you Andy....

Did not mean to demand anything from you Andy. All I have gotten out of this is that I have a tow vehicle that is overated to tow my trailer along with the fact I should be using 600 lb WD bars for...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 02-10-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Until you are williing to publish some facts and...

Until you are williing to publish some facts and figures on "how to" do the proper methods I just can't get behind you on this stuff Airstream and your supporting agents. I want to know how just...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 02-10-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
I am also proud to be a .01% r. There has still...

I am also proud to be a .01% r. There has still been no written direction for the how to hitch properly and balance the running gear or of the other issues that have been stated here that could cause...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 02-04-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
JM, I have seen Airstreams pulled by tow...

JM,

I have seen Airstreams pulled by tow vehicles in photos from back many years ago that were much more harsh riding than my 2000 Ford, F250 2wd crew cab, short bed truck. The old Dodge 4x4...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 02-02-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
The question still is why isn't this more...

The question still is why isn't this more detailed by the manufacturer so that I (since it is all my fault) do not damage my perfectly constructed and engineered travel trailer. If weight...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 01-18-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
All, Just got the trailer back from North...

All,

Just got the trailer back from North Dallas RV on Friday. It is repaired quite nicely and since mine was there (before Halloween) there were 3 others there for the same repair. I also had...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-17-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,946
Posted By Krazyjohnny
come on Ravendog I'll push you right over the...

come on Ravendog I'll push you right over the edge as my 9 yr old tried to do me a few months back looking at new trucks. Just throw the capacity of the tow vehicle out the window and go with the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-17-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,946
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Ravendog, Just a little info on the...

Ravendog,

Just a little info on the diferences you will be buying into between the 150 and the 250.

Standard ring and pinon on the 250 is 3.73. The diesel is about an 8-9K option and is...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-16-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,946
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Ravendog, you need to make sure whatever you...

Ravendog,

you need to make sure whatever you do do not get a tow vehicle with too much suspension to carry the load, a distribution hitch with too much capacity to keep the front end down so you...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 11-13-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
From what I have read over and over again it...

From what I have read over and over again it appears that the point Andy and others are trying to make is that the bars not only transfer weight to the steering axle, but also act as a "suspension"...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 11-13-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
All, I appreciate your input and insight...

All,

I appreciate your input and insight into this issue. I will be doing some scientific type tests once I get the trailer back. I am taking care of the repair without Airstreams assistance. I...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 11-12-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
emdubyadee, We should get together sometime...

emdubyadee,

We should get together sometime and make a you tube video. Maybe that would get some attention. The whole spring bar thing is totally baffling to me. Kind of like quantum mechanics...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 11-03-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 37,139
Posted By Krazyjohnny
Jim is the guy my service folks have been dealing...

Jim is the guy my service folks have been dealing with. I called him directly and spoke with him. He is a nice guy. No complaints about his demeanor at all. Their policy is the stinker. They got...
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