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Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-28-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We had the same problem on both our big shades in...

We had the same problem on both our big shades in the front and back. Bought some clear plastic mirror clips at Lowes and screwed them into the bottom frame to hold down the bar. Took 4 clips for...
Forum: On The Road... 04-25-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,232
Posted By FreshAirStmr
The very first time we towed our Airstream, it...

The very first time we towed our Airstream, it was for over 7 hours and into the night. We had an accident. So we said we'll never do that again.

We're now retired and full timing, so getting...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-25-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We left our dinette cushions at a relative's...

We left our dinette cushions at a relative's house. In one armrest, we store our laptop computers and a container of hard drives. In the other, we store our 2 ZipDee chairs.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-25-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,603
Posted By FreshAirStmr
The yoke was installed upside down for about 6...

The yoke was installed upside down for about 6 weeks or so, during which time we had frightening sway issues and hitching up was a nightmare. (After the accident, we took a 2-day driving course, and...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-23-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,603
Posted By FreshAirStmr
What about the bathroom sink?

Hello, OP here. Been reading with interest about the galley sinks. We may well have that problem too but I don't feel like looking into it right now. We do, however, have a falling bathroom sink but...
Forum: Full-Timing 11-06-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,511
Posted By FreshAirStmr
You'll get different answers to your questions as...

You'll get different answers to your questions as much depends on individual preferences and your style of camping, for example, whether you intend to keep baking (mixing bowls, baking pans), whether...
Forum: Winter Living 11-02-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,679
Posted By FreshAirStmr
You'll be hooked up to shore power, right? This...

You'll be hooked up to shore power, right? This is what we've been doing for sub-freezing temps (mid twenties down to high teens):

1) During the night, set furnace to at least 50 (we set it to 55...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-02-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,558
Posted By FreshAirStmr
North from Leggett, CA, you'll be driving 101,...

North from Leggett, CA, you'll be driving 101, not 1.

Also, it'll be different in a Class B, but when we left Fort Bragg, we chose not to take Highway 1 to Leggett because of the many sharp...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 09-28-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By FreshAirStmr
So our problems (for now) appear to have been...

So our problems (for now) appear to have been resolved.

In the bath sink, we used the snake to push the plastic bladder in the right direction (away from the drain) and it appears to be okay. It...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 09-28-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By FreshAirStmr
2016 Classic Shower/Gray tank problem & shower access

Hello,

First, we're in a 2016 Classic with Twins. Does anyone know where there might be an access panel to the shower plumbing?

Here's the story. We're currently in West Yellowstone where...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 09-11-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,408
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We're full-timing in a 30' Classic and are very...

We're full-timing in a 30' Classic and are very comfortable. As Uncle Bob said, the seating was the main reason. The Classic is the only unit, I believe, that has an actual sofa. And starting with...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 09-02-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,187
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We are full-timers in a 2016 Classic with twins....

We are full-timers in a 2016 Classic with twins. We chose the twins for the extra storage you get, not insignificant and very much needed for full-timing. Also preferred is the long sight line you...
Forum: Full-Timing 07-14-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,822
Posted By FreshAirStmr
Heehee, yeah, it does feel like that! But...

Heehee, yeah, it does feel like that! But basically from behind, I keep him informed on when we should pull over to let other traffic go ahead (on 2-lane roads). And sometimes in heavy traffic I need...
Forum: Full-Timing 07-14-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,822
Posted By FreshAirStmr
Wow, you definitely get it! If we didn't...

Wow, you definitely get it!

If we didn't have a Miata, we'd have a Jeep. In some campgrounds, we are surrounded by so many Jeeps (towed by Class As), you can't count them all. And there are so so...
Forum: Full-Timing 07-14-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,822
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We started full-timing 17 months ago. We tow with...

We started full-timing 17 months ago. We tow with a 2500 Chevy Silverado diesel truck with bed topper. Before we left, I sold my Miata (my 3rd since 1990). Within a few months of setting off, boy,...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-13-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,174
Posted By FreshAirStmr
Well, our luck changed. As it happens, the park...

Well, our luck changed. As it happens, the park we moved to today for the next 9 nights (through the morning of the last day in Paris) not only has cable, but also has the NBC Sports Network.
...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-13-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,174
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We're not cyclists (although we have Brompton...

We're not cyclists (although we have Brompton folding bikes!) and are sad to be missing the tour this year. We've watched it every year for years now. Last year was our first full-timing year on the...
Forum: On The Road... 07-05-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,293
Posted By FreshAirStmr
As an addendum to the reservations discussion, we...

As an addendum to the reservations discussion, we have some friends who arrived yesterday (July 3) in Newport, Oregon without reservations. Now not many people would do that, but they can be forgiven...
Forum: On The Road... 07-04-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,293
Posted By FreshAirStmr
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: On The Road... 07-04-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,293
Posted By FreshAirStmr
So what would do on those Friday/Saturday nights?...

So what would do on those Friday/Saturday nights? Having to worry about that during the summer when families are out on the weekends in full force would stress me out too much. :)

But you bring up...
Forum: On The Road... 07-04-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,293
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We've been full-timing for 17 months now, but...

We've been full-timing for 17 months now, but luckily we don't have to work. I second Rocinante's list of resources for camping, but I check Campendium first, AllStays second.

If you plan to work...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-01-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,446
Posted By FreshAirStmr
Another happy Vinnie customer

We had our trailer worked on by Vinnie today in his new location in Wilton, CA. In the few months he's been in this new location, he's done a lot of work on the property, including building a nice...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-04-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,804
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We also have a 2016 Classic that we took delivery...

We also have a 2016 Classic that we took delivery of in December 2015. We also had a failed bedroom a/c, but I don't think that's particularly relevant here. BTW, we always use a PD surge protector...
Forum: Our Community 04-04-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
Posted By FreshAirStmr
I'm glad to hear the story of Airstream handling...

I'm glad to hear the story of Airstream handling your warranty issue on the road and not insisting you find a dealer to fix it. As full-timers with a 2016 Airstream, we had a less than satisfactory...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-04-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By FreshAirStmr
It's one thing to take a single vacation with an...

It's one thing to take a single vacation with an inadequate tow vehicle especially if your route is an easy one. It's another thing to own an Airstream with the expectation to take it long distances...
Forum: Global 'streaming 01-06-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,432
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We have the Dyson Hot/Cold 09 too. Does double...

We have the Dyson Hot/Cold 09 too. Does double duty as heater or fan and its tall profile doesn't take up much space. Looks great too. The remote is essential IMO.

Ours died after about 7 months...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-02-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,393
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We too are full-timing in a 2016 Classic and...

We too are full-timing in a 2016 Classic and except when towing, are always hooked up to shore power. While your issues may be entirely unrelated to ours, we too experienced odd electrical issues,...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-31-2016, 02:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,224
Posted By FreshAirStmr
I had planned to blog once we started full-timing...

I had planned to blog once we started full-timing last February, but it all seems like too much work. So I use Instagram instead (https://www.instagram.com/freshairstreamer_joanne).

However, I'm...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 08-14-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,486
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We have a 2016 Classic with twins with the light...

We have a 2016 Classic with twins with the light Corian and light ultraleather. I believe Airstream started using Corian instead of wood for the nightstand beginning with the 2017s or perhaps late in...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-17-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,776
Posted By FreshAirStmr
The point of the knob that is closest to the...

The point of the knob that is closest to the shade was shaved down. I can't say I remember exactly what the knob looked like before.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-06-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,776
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We just had our 2016 Classic in Jackson Center...

We just had our 2016 Classic in Jackson Center last week and the shade/knob interference was on my list. While I mostly complained about the bedroom exit window and the three windows between the...
Forum: Full-Timing 07-06-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,754
Posted By FreshAirStmr
I assume when you say full-time, you intend to...

I assume when you say full-time, you intend to travel full-time around the country. If so, then your choices are few as nationwide network plans are fast disappearing leaving you unprotected when out...
Forum: Other Clubs 06-11-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,072
Posted By FreshAirStmr
To join, are you required to put the red numbers...

To join, are you required to put the red numbers on your trailer?
Forum: On The Road... 06-11-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,913
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We also went through the tunnel coming from the...

We also went through the tunnel coming from the east into Zion about three weeks ago just as GammaDog describes above. The ranger didn't measure us. Their website information says 50' is the maximum...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 06-10-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,218
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We're not big TV watchers either, but as...

We're not big TV watchers either, but as fulltimers, we still watch the news and weather when we can get it, and we watch DVDs from time to time. I'm also on my laptop a lot. In both circumstances, I...
Forum: Full-Timing 06-09-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,210
Posted By FreshAirStmr
Me too, in Florida.

Me too, in Florida.
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 06-08-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,218
Posted By FreshAirStmr
Gorgeous trailer. Love the look of the zinc. ...

Gorgeous trailer. Love the look of the zinc.

The last photo with the recliner -- so you were able to add one back in. How is the U sofa for sitting with your feet up, say, to watch TV?
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-07-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,145
Posted By FreshAirStmr
At my request, the dealer removed all the window...

At my request, the dealer removed all the window stickers (except for the Exit window) and the stickers in the shower before we drove it off the lot. They used a steamer.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 06-04-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,578
Posted By FreshAirStmr
Joe, We initially used a wet swiffer because...

Joe,

We initially used a wet swiffer because that's all we had (we were still at the dealer) and made about 6-8 passes, each with a fresh pad, pressing hard. Each pad was filthy afterwards but...
Forum: On The Road... 05-28-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By FreshAirStmr
Thanks, gatorboy, for your response. As it turns...

Thanks, gatorboy, for your response. As it turns out, we had already stayed at Morefield, and from there had gone to Arches, Capitol Reef, and Zion, and by Memorial Day weekend, had planned to be...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-28-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,252
Posted By FreshAirStmr
If your husband is willing to give it another...

If your husband is willing to give it another try, I would encourage you to send photos of your setup to Sean (he spotted the incorrect installation when I sent photos to him - make sure the PP label...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-28-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,252
Posted By FreshAirStmr
I know exactly how you feel. We also were new to...

I know exactly how you feel. We also were new to the RV world when we bought our AS and PP in December, and many times in those early months, I regretted the PP purchase and wanted to ditch the hitch...
Forum: On The Road... 04-28-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By FreshAirStmr
Memorial Day weekend in western CO?

I just started a thread looking for route recommendations from Zion to Jackson Center starting May 23. It looks like we'll be in western Colorado for Memorial Day weekend and I've got to get...
Forum: On The Road... 04-28-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By FreshAirStmr
UT to JC in 5 weeks - route recommendations

Starting May 23, we'll be making our way from Zion in southern Utah to Jackson Center for warranty work. We'll have 5 weeks to make the trip. The only confirmed stop along the way is St. Louis, MO...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-22-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,844
Posted By FreshAirStmr
Jeff, This is very interesting and what we...

Jeff,

This is very interesting and what we have suspected now having full-timed in our Classic since the beginning of February. The times we've haven't had full hookups for days at a time in one...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 04-03-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,835
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We bought the 7-piece stainless set, then added a...

We bought the 7-piece stainless set, then added a Magma non-stick omelette pan (which nests in the stack) and a 2nd handle. I can't remember, but price-wise that probably put us at the 10-piece set,...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 03-30-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,578
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We have twins, but with the addition of 3"...

We have twins, but with the addition of 3" tempurpedic toppers, the beds are very heavy to lift. I could use two of BAB's motors.
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 03-29-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,878
Posted By FreshAirStmr
We are now 9 weeks into full-timing in our new...

We are now 9 weeks into full-timing in our new Classic. We are still (and will be for months) deciding what we need and don't need, but we have no doubt that the Classic has enough (and maybe more...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 03-23-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,578
Posted By FreshAirStmr
Our 2016 Classic floor, when brand new, looked...

Our 2016 Classic floor, when brand new, looked fine. In reality, it was filthy and made the soles of my feet black. What??

The solution? We cleaned and scrubbed it many times -- over and over...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 03-15-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By FreshAirStmr
Buying your AS is one thing, outfitting it is...

Buying your AS is one thing, outfitting it is another. It can add up to a lot.
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