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Forum: Trailer Values 05-03-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,249
Posted By 1cericks1
2008 23' CCD International - Should I sell?

It pains me to even make this post, but here goes. I purchased the above airestream new back when I was still dating a girl. We got married a few months later, now have two kids and thinking...
Forum: On The Road... 07-25-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,035
Posted By 1cericks1
Looking for some advice. Left Denver Saturday....

Looking for some advice. Left Denver Saturday. Been through Great Sand Dunes. Now at East Fork FS campground outside of Pagosa Springs. Went into town for dinner this evening so already seen the...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 06-19-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 435,835
Posted By 1cericks1
My two year warranty ends tomorrow. Lucky to be...

My two year warranty ends tomorrow. Lucky to be in the same position with no signs of corrosion (not that the warranty would help in anyway). Maybe it's something to do with the Coloardo air or...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-31-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,215
Posted By 1cericks1
I have a 23' newer model and the HW bypass is...

I have a 23' newer model and the HW bypass is under the bed (i lift the mattress and see a small hole). I acually didn't buy anything to winterize other than antifreeze. I opened the drain valves...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-25-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 169,674
Posted By 1cericks1
I finally got to winterizing myself this year...

I finally got to winterizing myself this year after paying the dealer to do it last year. I didn't want to go to home depot to get a fitting and a hose to connect directly to the water pump, and I...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-18-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 169,674
Posted By 1cericks1
Jimmy, assuming you have a rear bed, lift up the...

Jimmy, assuming you have a rear bed, lift up the matress, and you'll see a 4 inch hole. You should see and be able to reach the bypass valves in there. If you have you manual handy take a look at...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-10-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,443
Posted By 1cericks1
Thanks for the advice. I do plan to winterize...

Thanks for the advice. I do plan to winterize it, just hadn't got to it yet. I guess I was just surprised by how well the furnace worked in keeping the water temperature almost the same as the...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-10-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,443
Posted By 1cericks1
Well I didn't get to winterizing my airstream...

Well I didn't get to winterizing my airstream yet, but did a little experiment last night. The temps here in golden dropped to 16 degrees F most of the night. Now it's 25 degrees. I've had the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-10-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,679
Posted By 1cericks1
I've seen a handful of dump stations where the...

I've seen a handful of dump stations where the rinse hose is not threaded. How does this work in that case or do you go back to the "stinky slinky"?
Forum: On The Road... 09-07-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 27,661
Posted By 1cericks1
I stayed at the KOA in Cheyenne WY on a weekend...

I stayed at the KOA in Cheyenne WY on a weekend for Frontier Days this year. It was very clean and nice, though I was not a big fan of the location (near 80 and very few trees around). I was much...
Forum: 2002 - 2005 International 09-07-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,312
Posted By 1cericks1
We bought a mattress pad and sheets from this...

We bought a mattress pad and sheets from this company: 100% cotton Airstream Travel Trailer Sheet Sets by AB Lifestyles...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-18-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 60,945
Posted By 1cericks1
I'll make a quick argument for the 23' CCD. If...

I'll make a quick argument for the 23' CCD. If you're short and don't mind a corner bed, there's not much unused space in this model (like walkaround floor space around the bed). Storage is enough...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-17-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,583
Posted By 1cericks1
I asked about this as an alternative to wheel...

I asked about this as an alternative to wheel chalks, and was told that the battery is used to apply the trailer brakes and I would drain the battery quickly if I did that. Can anyone confirm if...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-16-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,815
Posted By 1cericks1
On my 2008, I cannot use the "store" position...

On my 2008, I cannot use the "store" position when plugged in. It flips it back to "use" and the red light comes back on. The parallax thing prevents the battery from being over charged.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-15-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,585
Posted By 1cericks1
Water...thats pretty easy. Stop at a house and...

Water...thats pretty easy. Stop at a house and ask someone if you get desperate, but most gas stations would probably help out. A funnel and a 5 gallon should work (look for big funnel and flexible...
Forum: Boondocking 08-15-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,443
Posted By 1cericks1
Campground recommendations in Central CO

We're looking at a week long trip during Sept 12 through 20th. Thinking of doing a loop, something like Golden-Eagle-Grand Junction-Ouray-Gunnison-Breckenridge-Golden (but not necessary to stop at...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-14-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By 1cericks1
If you try and learn it all on your own, i.e....

If you try and learn it all on your own, i.e. reading manuals, perusing this website it will take a while. If you can get someone who knows everything to spend a few days or join you on a trip or...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-10-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,372
Posted By 1cericks1
I use a 80 watt inverter, I think the 19" samsung...

I use a 80 watt inverter, I think the 19" samsung is 60 watts so that works fine. However, after spending $250 in LED bulbs, now I'm thinking that $350 for a 12-volt TV might be the way to go. If i...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 08-10-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 138,225
Posted By 1cericks1
Optimal LED lighting mix for CCD

So this thread made it really easy to find the lights and install them. My thumb nails are sore but I didn't break one yet, nor scratch a fixture. I used the 10 pin warm-white g4's from...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 08-09-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,139
Posted By 1cericks1
I think it would depend a lot on your size (we...

I think it would depend a lot on your size (we have the 23'CCD). My wife and I are 5'8" and 5'6" and my biggest concern was the bed. She just had a baby and we camped up till the 8th month. The...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-09-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,377
Posted By 1cericks1
I'd be surprised if you could get a new one below...

I'd be surprised if you could get a new one below $50K, or more than 8K off MSRP. RVT.com is a good way to see what they're going for all across the country (though some dealers just say "Call for...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-07-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,146
Posted By 1cericks1
The DWR is MSRP is over-priced to begin with. For...

The DWR is MSRP is over-priced to begin with. For almost the same $ amount you can get a 23' or a used 25'. I was convinced I wanted a DWR until my wife convinced me that we needed a 23'. She was...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-06-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,798
Posted By 1cericks1
My parents owned a motorhome (a BlueBird) when we...

My parents owned a motorhome (a BlueBird) when we were younger. When I was in 2nd grade we did a cross country trip, all six of us (4 kids, ages 10-4). My mom wanted to plan every day, every...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 08-06-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 31,765
Posted By 1cericks1
I ran my AC for the first time last weekend and...

I ran my AC for the first time last weekend and discovered the condensate leaks into the unit and into the trailer. How is the condensate supposed to drain?

The bathroom/shower light switch only...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-04-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,127
Posted By 1cericks1
Hmmm...I live at the north end of golden, about a...

Hmmm...I live at the north end of golden, about a 15 minute walk to downtown. I'm renting a house and my neighbors apparently don't like the airstream in the driveway and said something to the...
Forum: Financing 08-02-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 37,432
Posted By 1cericks1
Buying used is good. If you buy new and do 100%...

Buying used is good. If you buy new and do 100% you can expect to be underwater for the first several years (if you didn't like it, you would sell it for less than the loan amount and need a couple...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-01-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,325
Posted By 1cericks1
Gene, Did you use the DVD, the manual, or...

Gene,
Did you use the DVD, the manual, or both? Also how long did it take and do you need to have a very level location to adjust it? Pretty sure I got mine installed at the same place you did. I...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-28-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 138,225
Posted By 1cericks1
Do they make any G4 LED bulbs in colors, like...

Do they make any G4 LED bulbs in colors, like orange, green or blue?
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-28-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,325
Posted By 1cericks1
I was always under the impression that the weight...

I was always under the impression that the weight distribution was as important as the anti-sway. Without it, all the tongue weight sits on the back axle. In those bouncy situations with no weight...
Forum: Our Community 07-26-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,895
Posted By 1cericks1
I have found that for the most part RVers are way...

I have found that for the most part RVers are way more friendly, laid back, and non-judgmental than the general population. You'd be surprised how many people you meet who are everybit as helpful and...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 07-21-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 31,765
Posted By 1cericks1
New In-Out Sunroof Fan on Warranty

I had a leak in my fan over the bed of my 23' CCD. I took it in for warranty a month ago to fix the leak. It still dripped and I mentioned it when I took it back a week later. I then noticed it...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-20-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By 1cericks1
Forgot to put the pin in the hitch!

Trying to figure out whether the emergency-break-cable should be longer or shorter than the chain length.

Hypothetically speaking of course, let's say I forgot to put the pin in to attach the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-12-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,261
Posted By 1cericks1
I used the manual (same as linked above) and...

I used the manual (same as linked above) and re-calibrated all my tanks the other weekend. It really helps to be able to fill and empty the tanks several times to test and calibrate it properly. For...
Forum: Our Community 07-10-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By 1cericks1
I have a 2008 23' (rear bed, probably same bed...

I have a 2008 23' (rear bed, probably same bed layout as your 19') which we've had for a year. At first I thought the bed was too small but that was when we were sleeping head forward. now we...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-02-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,715
Posted By 1cericks1
Skip the inverter and get a car adaptor for your...

Skip the inverter and get a car adaptor for your laptop. They can be hard to find but if it's a reasonably common model and a little time you should be able to find one on the internet. post your...
Forum: Axles 05-20-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By 1cericks1
Can you damage axle/wheel parking on snow?

After I moved my airstream in the driveway today, I noticed the wheels, particularly on the drivers side, did not seem very aligned with one another (double axle). I then remembered I parked the...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 05-18-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,449
Posted By 1cericks1
I found ours after our fifth trip. Good for shoe...

I found ours after our fifth trip. Good for shoe or boot storage.

Your dog in the picture reminds me of star wars where Luke and Han hid in the secret compartments in the millennium falcon. Could...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 03-28-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,614
Posted By 1cericks1
Trade-up advice for late model airstream

I bought my 23' last summer. A little faster than expected we got married and should have a baby in August. I suspect at some point in the next few years we'll consider upgrading. So far I like the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-28-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,682
Posted By 1cericks1
I use Tilt-A-Rack to haul a Vespa around. Only...

I use Tilt-A-Rack to haul a Vespa around. Only on the back of my F-150, not on the airstream itself. It works great. I think I have the 400 or perhaps 200 version. They have a 600 that can hold a...
Forum: Financing 03-28-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,069
Posted By 1cericks1
Yeah it's with Citizens Automobile Finance. I...

Yeah it's with Citizens Automobile Finance. I have a pretty solid credit score. The dealer from Windish RV in Denver Colorado arranged it.
Forum: Financing 03-28-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,069
Posted By 1cericks1
I finacned a new one in July 08 for 7.5%. They...

I finacned a new one in July 08 for 7.5%. They told me the rate would go up if I put down a deposit, something about a better rate if the total loan amount exceeded some threshold. So it ended up...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-28-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 435,835
Posted By 1cericks1
Airstream has pretty strong brand recognition and...

Airstream has pretty strong brand recognition and brands have intangible value, sometimes significant value. Thor seems to leave the Airstream brand on it's own-- it's very hard to find any...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-25-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 435,835
Posted By 1cericks1
Okay, well I'll make an amedment to my post. I do...

Okay, well I'll make an amedment to my post. I do think that the "zealots" (as I might have overexaggerated) provide an important role. Without a doubt the longest thread on airforums has to draw...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-25-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 435,835
Posted By 1cericks1
I like this thread and think if you have a lot of...

I like this thread and think if you have a lot of time, there some valuable information you can glean from spending 4-5 hours reading from start to finish. There may be a reason that about 1/4 of the...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 03-22-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 23,247
Posted By 1cericks1
Too funny... I was about to post a very similar...

Too funny... I was about to post a very similar question, asking for input from someone who has owned both. Consider both layout and size. I really like the long couch connected to the dinette layout...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-22-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 435,835
Posted By 1cericks1
Some of us monitoring this thread are looking for...

Some of us monitoring this thread are looking for clues as to why some airstreams have it and why others don't. One because it could help understand what could be contributing, and two because with...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-21-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 435,835
Posted By 1cericks1
I just finished cleaning my Airstream for the 4th...

I just finished cleaning my Airstream for the 4th time since I bought it 9 months ago. I spray it with a hose nozzle, the jet setting, use a big sponge on all the corners, and then wipe the whole...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-21-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,234
Posted By 1cericks1
Robert, thanks for posting the pictures. Are...

Robert, thanks for posting the pictures. Are your flex panels hooked directly to the battery or are you running them though the pre-wire cable?
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-17-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,688
Posted By 1cericks1
not that you'd want to, but could you bring a...

not that you'd want to, but could you bring a brand new airstream to a mirror polish?
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-17-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 38,164
Posted By 1cericks1
So after reading all this, now I'm wondering....

So after reading all this, now I'm wondering. Does using grease to reduce the noise also reduce the sway control? Maybe for a 23' with a F150 there would be no real sway and the weight distribution...
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