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Forum: General Repair Forum 05-08-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By RivetED
That year trailer has sealed bearings and they...

That year trailer has sealed bearings and they don't need 'repacking', that doesn't seem to be your issue from what you posted. Nothing to regret. The standard electric, not hydraulic,...
Forum: On The Road... 05-08-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By RivetED
Great news! It's nice to hear the good experience...

Great news! It's nice to hear the good experience posts too.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-30-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By RivetED
GO, (or come) and keep an eye to the weather. The...

GO, (or come) and keep an eye to the weather. The sight of fields of Bluebonnets and Paintbrushes is inspiring. However, there's no getting around the storms that come through Texas. They will come...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-26-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By RivetED
Congrats, so glad to hear you've had a good first...

Congrats, so glad to hear you've had a good first experience. We have found the FC25-RBT to work very well for us and our camping style.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-23-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,535
Posted By RivetED
A lot has been going on with the club name these...

A lot has been going on with the club name these past few years but if I understand the way it was explained to me, The WBCCI (Wally Byam Caravan Club International) is still the official corporation...
Forum: The Rally Zone 04-19-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,565
Posted By RivetED
F1 fan but not going. Sounds like a great...

F1 fan but not going. Sounds like a great weekend, enjoy!
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-18-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By RivetED
The sail switch in my unit was assembled so the...

The sail switch in my unit was assembled so the on/off positions were hardly different from each other. I 're-formed' the sail so it would have a more positive open and closed action. Re-formed is a...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-18-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By RivetED
If you are thinking using one 'onboard', like on...

If you are thinking using one 'onboard', like on a boat, it has its pluses and minuses. They will typically use more water and power, an issue if boondocking is a priority. We had one in our 26U, you...
Forum: On The Road... 04-18-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By RivetED
We've had the joy of doing this a couple of...

We've had the joy of doing this a couple of times. Our best learning point would be, don't, whenever possible, have hard, absolute, non-flexible time dead lines. Weather, 'issues', fun things you...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-18-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By RivetED
I'd use some kind of surge protection no matter,...

I'd use some kind of surge protection no matter, permanent, pole based, portable, hard wired in the AS, etc.
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-18-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By RivetED
Look at this thread....

Look at this thread. https://www.airforums.com/forums/f427/atwood-furnace-not-working-again-219228.html I had been into my Atwood a number of times with similar results, until the control board was...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-14-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By RivetED
What he said... I don't think you ever know how...

What he said... I don't think you ever know how big a 'small' floor repair can get until you start taking things apart.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-14-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By RivetED
This is on the to-do list but I haven't reached...

This is on the to-do list but I haven't reached number 32 yet! I like jftompkins' idea of adding a cap at the pump. You can get 1 Fared (that's big) caps now-a-days for under $50.-. But as mentioned...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-14-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By RivetED
If the shower head has a long enough hose to...

If the shower head has a long enough hose to possibly lie in standing water most codes in the US require a vacuum breaker. I believe it's the water safety act and the possibility 'grey' water might...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-14-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,246
Posted By RivetED
Can you post a picture of your hitch? It would be...

Can you post a picture of your hitch? It would be easier to offer a possible solution.
Forum: Tires 04-13-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,430
Posted By RivetED
I'm with the 5-6 year change out plan. It's...

I'm with the 5-6 year change out plan. It's pretty amazing how much crazing there has been on my spare tires over the years even though none of them have ever seen the light of day. I do live in...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-12-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By RivetED
Welcome ThyGlamper and happy to hear you've been...

Welcome ThyGlamper and happy to hear you've been down the road a bit. Every trip is an experience and the information exchange between A/S folks boarders on priceless. Even some of the opinions are...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-11-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,339
Posted By RivetED
Rock Tamers/formerly NK (Enkay) seem to be...

Rock Tamers/formerly NK (Enkay) seem to be popular. I used the original Enkay's for a number of years. They do a decent job but have a tendency to funnel stones and fine grit through the center. I...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-11-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By RivetED
So...this is an older post but I just finished...

So...this is an older post but I just finished fixing the furnace it again. Had some other projects ahead of this but today I tore into the furnace to see if I could find out what was causing it to...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-11-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By RivetED
Sure, same concept as pjshier. We used a single,...

Sure, same concept as pjshier. We used a single, I think it was a king sized, 3", mem. foam that we traced and cut to fit.
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 04-10-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By RivetED
We bought our current Airstream (our 3rd new...

We bought our current Airstream (our 3rd new one-3 different dealers) from CCII. If there is another A/S in our future I'll start with Colonial in NJ. Have no direct experience with Colonial but I do...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 04-10-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By RivetED
If Airstream won't sell it to you directly, I've...

If Airstream won't sell it to you directly, I've found OODM (Out of Doors Mart-looks like somewhat in your 'neighborhood') very easy to deal with on drop-ship parts orders from Airstream. I have no...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-07-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By RivetED
Ditto, worth the drive to north-ish Ft. Worth...

Ditto, worth the drive to north-ish Ft. Worth area. Call them.
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-06-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By RivetED
Looks like a keepathewataroutaherea.

Looks like a keepathewataroutaherea.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 04-05-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By RivetED
At previous International Rallies, where pump-out...

At previous International Rallies, where pump-out service was available, you were able to pay for additional pump-outs. Someone more in the know about the specifics in Lebanon will most likely chime...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-01-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By RivetED
You probably need a black "EMKA" #2233X Key. The...

You probably need a black "EMKA" #2233X Key. The number on my set is difficult to read on the patterned plastic key top. Airstream does not use the 'standard' CH751 key on the Stainless Steel covers...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 04-01-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,267
Posted By RivetED
Congrats Dorsey. I can imagine the wait will test...

Congrats Dorsey. I can imagine the wait will test your patience but that will give you time to find an appropriate TV. Hope to see you down the road, to me much better than on it, semantics.:wally:
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-31-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,112
Posted By RivetED
Well DB looks like you got a load of facts &...

Well DB looks like you got a load of facts & opinions. Based on what you are focusing on I think you will make a good decision for your needs/wants. This is pretty comprehensive so let me wish you...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-31-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By RivetED
Get two Olympic rivets and a O.R. shaver, if you...

Get two Olympic rivets and a O.R. shaver, if you can find one in stock, and put one in the 'ding' spot and the other on the other side to match...not too crazy, I've seen it done!
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-31-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,145
Posted By RivetED
You have some pretty good advice here. If it were...

You have some pretty good advice here. If it were me and all I want to do is go RV camping with friends, I'd look at the Casita 17 SD. If you have your heart set on the Airstream Bambi 19 CB then a...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-30-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,786
Posted By RivetED
What Bubba said. The inner and outer aluminum...

What Bubba said. The inner and outer aluminum skins provide a lot of strength when in tension with a gap between them. Look up monocoque airframe construction. The rest of that crude explanation gets...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 03-30-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 62,320
Posted By RivetED
One of the mainstays of the Jazz world for a long...

One of the mainstays of the Jazz world for a long time. I've been wanting to get back to this one for a while.

https://www.newportjazz.org
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-28-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By RivetED
Water Pump. Cycle it a couple of times, sometimes...

Water Pump. Cycle it a couple of times, sometimes that will dislodge any 'stuff' and/or reseat it.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 03-27-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By RivetED
Good Advice...x3; Go with the 6 gal....

Good Advice...x3; Go with the 6 gal. conventional, propane/electric.
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-27-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By RivetED
If deductible and/or possible ins hike is not an...

If deductible and/or possible ins hike is not an option then what wulfraat posted is right, you have to live with it. That needs work way beyond the weekend warrior level of expertise.

Check to...
Forum: On The Road... 03-25-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,785
Posted By RivetED
Albuquerque Balloon festival. Not private, not...

Albuquerque Balloon festival. Not private, not primitive, (well very, very few hookups but it's doable) and a lot of other nots, BUT when the thermals are right it is one of the best visual and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-25-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,191
Posted By RivetED
You have some good advice and plenty of room to...

You have some good advice and plenty of room to back into your driveway. Even if a car or 2 is parked across the street.

I didn't read all the links but hopefully someone mentioned always,...
Forum: Our Community 03-24-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,033
Posted By RivetED
The car/AS Port attached to the side of the...

The car/AS Port attached to the side of the house. Full hook-ups.
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-23-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By RivetED
Good job! Like the idea to repurpose the mast.

Good job! Like the idea to repurpose the mast.
Forum: Our Community 03-23-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,676
Posted By RivetED
Casitas have a completely sealed, fiberglass...

Casitas have a completely sealed, fiberglass resin, floor "You can wax the bottom" but the grey tank is exposed .The fresh water and black water tanks are inside the trailer. The floor plans remind...
Forum: Our Community 03-23-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,033
Posted By RivetED
In a metal (R-Panel) covered and lowered sides...

In a metal (R-Panel) covered and lowered sides car/AS port next to our house. It has a 30 & 50 amp RV service box and a sewer connection available. The sides are lowered to within 2' of the ground...
Forum: Tires 03-17-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,014
Posted By RivetED
I may have missed something, not that hard, but...

I may have missed something, not that hard, but upon reading the post I see "Option #2" as a 'N/A'?.

Even so, I'd go with "Option #2" and keep the Alcoa wheels.
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 03-14-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By RivetED
That's interesting, I'll have to check on my 2019...

That's interesting, I'll have to check on my 2019 25'FC next time I'm in there. My home theater (receiver, BD, & LG TV) all use the HDMI-ARC to turn them all on & off with a single remote. But I...
Forum: Boondocking 03-14-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
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Views: 719
Posted By RivetED
Q1) Honda EU2000i Genconnex Propane only. 50amp...

Q1) Honda EU2000i Genconnex Propane only. 50amp AC in, 1-13.5K & 1-15K BTU A/Cs, easy starts on both. Rhetoric: Using the microwave/convection or the SO's hair dryer during A/C operation takes an...
Forum: On The Road... 03-13-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,340
Posted By RivetED
Buc-ee's is truly unique, the good way. I don't...

Buc-ee's is truly unique, the good way. I don't think that big-trucks can use them for fuel, food, or stopping?. That might explain a lot. But Sheetz what do I know:rolleyes:
Forum: On The Road... 03-11-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By RivetED
Should have come to North Texas this year:lol:

Should have come to North Texas this year:lol:
Forum: Doors & Locks 03-08-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,990
Posted By RivetED
Trumpetguy: I just printed the tech notice...

Trumpetguy:

I just printed the tech notice you posted and noticed that it was step #7. Do you have the rest of the document that you wouldn't mind sharing?
Forum: Doors & Locks 03-08-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,990
Posted By RivetED
Understandable. Our new 2019 came with the top...

Understandable. Our new 2019 came with the top screw of the top hinge stripped. The door was very difficult to open or close and a friend of ours pointed out the hinge issue. The biggest clue that it...
Forum: On The Road... 03-06-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By RivetED
Pretty much what Bubba L said. This is a...

Pretty much what Bubba L said.

This is a bit more detailed:
There a couple of ways we go living just north of you. If you plan it to arrive at I35E/N & I-20/E at between 10:00 to no later than...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 03-06-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,604
Posted By RivetED
On our 2019 AS the shipping charge was a part of...

On our 2019 AS the shipping charge was a part of the MSRP, NOT a separate line item/charge.
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