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Forum: Tow Vehicles Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By pianolaw
Bought truck first. I knew what I wanted and was...

Bought truck first. I knew what I wanted and was prepared to drive a certain distance to get it. I didn’t want the hassle or difficulty getting the AS home and wanted to jump on a deal if one popped...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-05-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,577
Posted By pianolaw
Ram 2500 Cummins diesel. With tow/haul mode on...

Ram 2500 Cummins diesel. With tow/haul mode on and exhaust brake those mountains will feel like tiny hills.
Forum: Our Community 07-02-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,810
Posted By pianolaw
Good to know especially for us Florida folks. ...

Good to know especially for us Florida folks. Thanks!
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 06-02-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,396
Posted By pianolaw
Don't know where you read this but I have a...

Don't know where you read this but I have a Voyager wireless on the back of my 27FB and a separate monitor in my Ram 2500. Works great.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-24-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,082
Posted By pianolaw
2017 Ram 2500 Limited Cummins Diesel. Equalizer...

2017 Ram 2500 Limited Cummins Diesel. Equalizer hitch. Donít feel a thing while towing a 2015 Intíl 27FB and absolutely no sway when passed by the big rigs. Wouldnít tow without a WD hitch. I think...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-04-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,620
Posted By pianolaw
UPDATE: I have the Bakflip G2. As I stated it...

UPDATE: I have the Bakflip G2. As I stated it came with the truck and had some leaks. I contacted BAK Customer Care and after sending them some pictures it was determined that the cover was too...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-28-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,620
Posted By pianolaw
Bakflip. I bought my 2017 Ram 2500 used and it...

Bakflip. I bought my 2017 Ram 2500 used and it came with it. The only issue I have with it is that it's not watertight but that may be because it needs adjusting. Or maybe that's just the way it...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-17-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By pianolaw
Need New Window and Plexiglass Rock Guard

I need a new side window and plexiglass rock guard. Will Airstream ship me a new window and rock guard or do I have to order through a dealer? Do dealers keep these in stock?
Forum: Windows & Screens 02-16-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By pianolaw
Broken Window AND Broken Plexiglass Rockguard

2015 International 27FB. Went for a quick holiday weekend trip (2 hours away) and when almost to the campground noticed what looked like a black stick protruding from the passenger side of the AS....
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 02-11-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By pianolaw
I'll be visiting the Denver area the week of...

I'll be visiting the Denver area the week of March 23. If you schedule anything I would love to attend and learn thanks


Chris
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 02-03-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,396
Posted By pianolaw
Wow. Quite a project congrats! I have a wireless...

Wow. Quite a project congrats! I have a wireless camera that works fine but always wondered if there's a way to integrate it into the vehicle's display so I don't have to have another display on my...
Forum: On The Road... 01-30-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,457
Posted By pianolaw
Yes same here. And it allows a quick release if...

Yes same here. And it allows a quick release if needed
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-27-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,327
Posted By pianolaw
Thanks again Brian. As a follow up what should I...

Thanks again Brian. As a follow up what should I do with the black tank while the AS is stored at home? ( I live in S. Florida so no freeze issues). Right now I put in a few gallons of water with a...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-27-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,327
Posted By pianolaw
I don't know what kind of monitor I have but this...

I don't know what kind of monitor I have but this makes sense thanks
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-25-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,327
Posted By pianolaw
Thanks Brian. I went camping last week and...

Thanks Brian. I went camping last week and dumped the black tank at the state park but only put 1 gal water mixed with happy camper for the drive home (per the directions). Next time I'll follow...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-25-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,327
Posted By pianolaw
Black Tank Sensor 20% with only 1 Gal Water

I have a 2015 Int'l 27. Specs says it has a 39 gal black tank. When I empty it the sensor shows 0%. When I add 1 gal water (with 1 scoop of dissolved happy camper) it shows 20%. Basic math - 20%...
Forum: Our Community 01-09-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,810
Posted By pianolaw
We had a great experience with them fixing a big...

We had a great experience with them fixing a big dent. Could have taken the AS to a closer dealer but went to them on recommendations from members of this group. I hope they keep the skilled...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-29-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,193
Posted By pianolaw
Looks like the lower power 3100 that Costco...

Looks like the lower power 3100 that Costco sells. But good price because it's $899 at Costco.
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 10-10-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By pianolaw
Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover. Haven't tried it...

Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover. Haven't tried it yet on the AS but works on cars
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-06-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,844
Posted By pianolaw
These days with the standard deduction being so...

These days with the standard deduction being so high most people can't deduct anything including interest real estate taxes and charitable donations
Forum: Windows & Screens 09-30-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,716
Posted By pianolaw
Suction cup from Harbor Freight. It even comes...

Suction cup from Harbor Freight. It even comes in aluminum. Works great.


https://www.harborfreight.com/aluminum-suction-cup-lifter-92825.html
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 09-27-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,043
Posted By pianolaw
Re custom tent if you are referring to my RV...

Re custom tent if you are referring to my RV carport remember I live in South Florida so I can't tell you anything about snow. You may want to look into a more rigid canopy like metal. I can't do...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 09-26-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,043
Posted By pianolaw
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Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 09-26-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,043
Posted By pianolaw
I ended up hiring an awning company to custom...

I ended up hiring an awning company to custom make an RV/carport. Heavy duty steel posts embedded in concrete with durable weblon (a heavy duty vinyl material) for the cover. Pricey but worth it. ...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 09-18-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,115
Posted By pianolaw
I had same problem with my 2015 27FB...

I had same problem with my 2015 27FB International. The heat from the fridge wall caused the AC to run longer and colder so I just took the cover off pulled out the wire a bit and let it hang in...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 08-22-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By pianolaw
General Tools moisture meter. Home Depot. $40

General Tools moisture meter. Home Depot. $40
Forum: On The Road... 08-15-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,236
Posted By pianolaw
Sanders RVs Alachua (near Gainesville) FL

Sanders RVs Alachua (near Gainesville) FL
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-14-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,511
Posted By pianolaw
Weight distributing hitch. I like the Equalizer...

Weight distributing hitch. I like the Equalizer but there are others that work as well. Also when you do the demo make sure you record everything on your phone especially how the WD hitch works...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 07-31-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By pianolaw
It's worth it. When I bought my house years ago...

It's worth it. When I bought my house years ago it came with an old crumbling concrete RV pad and a 30 amp power pedestal. I never used the pad or the power pedestal (except for random electric...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-31-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By pianolaw
I'll be taking my AS for repair there in a few...

I'll be taking my AS for repair there in a few weeks based on their repair reputation even though they are a few hours further drive than a closer dealer. Just waiting for Hal to give me the green...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-30-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By pianolaw
I'm thinking the same thanks

I'm thinking the same thanks
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-30-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By pianolaw
Which AC to Use While Parked at Home

Hi all - my AS has 2 ACs (ducted). While at home I only have 30 amp power while it is parked so I only use 1 AC at a time (at 80 degrees) mostly to control the humidity (we're in south Florida - hot...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-25-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,733
Posted By pianolaw
Correct. I have 2 ACs and 50 amp service. You...

Correct. I have 2 ACs and 50 amp service. You can shut off either AC using the thermostat. Very easy. At home where I only have 30 amp service I only run 1 AC at a time. No problem since it's...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-24-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,195
Posted By pianolaw
UPDATE: I removed the TV from the wall which gave...

UPDATE: I removed the TV from the wall which gave me access to the small housing (or "cage") for the temp sensor. I removed the "cage" and found the sensor attached to the wall with a small clip. I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-23-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,733
Posted By pianolaw
Thanks great suggestion. I am going to look for...

Thanks great suggestion. I am going to look for one with a locking plug
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-23-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,733
Posted By pianolaw
30 amp into 50 amp connections

At home I have a 30 amp power pedestal (been there for years - came with the house). My AS is 50 amp. Right now I have a 30-50 dogleg converter going into a 50 amp surge protector. The 50 amp...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-22-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,195
Posted By pianolaw
Iím glad I found this discussion. I bought a 2015...

Iím glad I found this discussion. I bought a 2015 International FB27 with 2 ACs and the main unit was freezing us out even though we had it set above 80. I felt the wall and yes itís warm because of...
Forum: On The Road... 07-22-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,730
Posted By pianolaw
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: On The Road... 07-22-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,730
Posted By pianolaw
I have a technique question - in checking for...

I have a technique question - in checking for torque what is correct method? Loosen each nut and then tighten and torque or just use the torque wrench on the already tightened nut?
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-27-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,108
Posted By pianolaw
Thanks Jeff. I didn't think about being able to...

Thanks Jeff. I didn't think about being able to connect to the trailer's LP port. That's good to know.



Chris
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-25-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,108
Posted By pianolaw
How do you like the Champion dual fuel generator?

How do you like the Champion dual fuel generator?
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-24-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,108
Posted By pianolaw
follow

follow
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-22-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,482
Posted By pianolaw
Thanks great suggestions

Thanks great suggestions
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-22-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,482
Posted By pianolaw
Can anyone share the gauge of the cord so I can...

Can anyone share the gauge of the cord so I can make my own? I have made a power cord for my generator to the house using parts from home depot so I can probably do the same if I knew the cord...
Forum: On The Road... 06-21-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,736
Posted By pianolaw
I also have a 2017 Ram 2500 diesel and tow an...

I also have a 2017 Ram 2500 diesel and tow an International 27FB. You are correct the mirrors flip up into tow position. Seems ok to me.
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 05-15-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By pianolaw
Carport for South Florida

Can anyone in South Florida area recommend company that installs aluminum carports/RV garages that are windstorm/code compliant (Miami-Dade) to store AS under?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-12-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,673
Posted By pianolaw
Sorry to hear about your troubles with your...

Sorry to hear about your troubles with your Nissan Titan XD diesel. As pointed out by several posters you definitely sound like you have a lemon law issue. Run don't walk to your nearest lemon law...
Forum: On The Road... 05-10-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,044
Posted By pianolaw
Glad everything worked out for you. As a new (to...

Glad everything worked out for you. As a new (to me 2017) Ram Cummins diesel owner I am now sort of regretting I went diesel. Sort of because it's an awesome vehicle otherwise. I will now get a...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-29-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,041
Posted By pianolaw
I don't have an AS yet (soon hopefully) so I read...

I don't have an AS yet (soon hopefully) so I read these forums to learn. Maybe 10% of this thread was helpful. The rest made me feel like I was back in jr high school with all the sniping and...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 02-04-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By pianolaw
2011 Flying Cloud 28 - Fair Price?

Looking at a 2011 FC 28ft RB for sale at a dealer. Dealer wants $44K. Bank has valued it at $35K (of course using NADA from what I've read on these forums is not that accurate). Any opinions on...
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