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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-23-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,423
Posted By ddrg
Great to hear that it worked out for you.

Great to hear that it worked out for you.
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 07-12-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By ddrg
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 07-12-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,158
Posted By ddrg
Which height and length did you order - their...

Which height and length did you order - their website states that they offer two heights and two lengths.

Thanks... Duncan
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,423
Posted By ddrg
Specific to that thread, I posted: Our Lifeline...

Specific to that thread, I posted:
Our Lifeline AGM's started going bad in July this year, which came with our 2018 Globetrotter purchased in January 2018. Our dealer and Jackson Center both said...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-12-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,752
Posted By ddrg
We live in the metro Phoenix area and have two...

We live in the metro Phoenix area and have two a/c's - one alone will not do it. Also, in addition to choice and resale, retrofitting a second a/c with associated electrical upgrade is usually not...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,423
Posted By ddrg
If you have Lifelione batteries, you might find...

If you have Lifelione batteries, you might find this thread useful: https://www.airforums.com/forums/f449/agm-batteries-already-bad-202020-2.html

I'm happy with their service and the cost of...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-05-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,943
Posted By ddrg
I purchased a 25" breaker bar from Harbor Freight...

I purchased a 25" breaker bar from Harbor Freight Tools and the appropriate socket from Lowes. Much easier and safer than the tool Blue Ox provides.

Having said that, after pulling our 27'...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-04-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,700
Posted By ddrg
I think its great :-) We bought a GT because it...

I think its great :-) We bought a GT because it had a more modern feeling to us. Personally, I felt that the current Classic decor was a bit dated, regardless of my age :-)
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 12-31-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By ddrg
That's sad :-) On our 2018 GT, the break...

That's sad :-)

On our 2018 GT, the break away cable and the jack motor cable were each individually enclosed in plastic split tubing flexible conduit covering.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-22-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,570
Posted By ddrg
Thanks Bob!

Thanks Bob!
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-22-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,570
Posted By ddrg
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-21-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,570
Posted By ddrg
After reading the Lifeline Technical Manual...

After reading the Lifeline Technical Manual (https://lifelinebatteries.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/6-0101F-Lifeline-Technical-Manual-Final-5-06-19.pdf) tonight, I have two questions:

Is the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-20-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,570
Posted By ddrg
Our Lifeline AGM's started going bad in July this...

Our Lifeline AGM's started going bad in July this year, which came with our 2018 Globetrotter purchased in January 2018. Our dealer and Jackson Center both said that batteries aren't covered by...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 10-20-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,589
Posted By ddrg
The Classic leveler input was valid in that we...

The Classic leveler input was valid in that we learned that single motor automatic levelers exist, in addition to the dual motor system employed on the GT. As I originally wrote, had Airstream...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 10-20-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By ddrg
FYI in case you don't already know this - the...

FYI in case you don't already know this - the Lifeline AGM batteries have a 60 month prorated warranty, which our dealer and the Airstream factory support line either don't know about, or don't tell...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 10-20-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By ddrg
If you have the Polk PA4A system...

If you have the Polk PA4A system (https://www.polkmarine.com/polk-ultramarine-wb-usb-siriusxm-ready-ipod-iphone-ready-bluetooth-with-app-control.html), then the USB interface connected to the head...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 09-26-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,212
Posted By ddrg
3. You replace the TV with one which has ARC...

3. You replace the TV with one which has ARC support and replace the HDMI splitter with a matrix switch...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 09-25-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,212
Posted By ddrg
What model Samsung TV is in the salon? Our 2018...

What model Samsung TV is in the salon? Our 2018 GT salon TV has an optical output. BTW, I think you'd be pretty challenged to hear any latency less than 20ms :-)

Ciao... Duncan
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 09-25-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,212
Posted By ddrg
OK - sorry for beating this topic to death, but I...

OK - sorry for beating this topic to death, but I think it can be solved. I don't know which Fusion Radio the GT has, but I assume it is the MS-RA770...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 09-25-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,212
Posted By ddrg
Here's an analog transmitter ...

Here's an analog transmitter ...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 09-25-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,212
Posted By ddrg
Well I guess there was an advantage to purchasing...

Well I guess there was an advantage to purchasing the 2018 model - the Samsung TV was modified to provide line level outputs which are connected to the Polk amplifier mounted under the DVD player. ...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 09-25-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,589
Posted By ddrg
Which begs the question - why have electric...

Which begs the question - why have electric stabilizers in the first place? BTW, I deploy our stabilizers the same way you do now.
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-15-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By ddrg
We have a 2018 27' FBQ with 2 A/C's. If it is...

We have a 2018 27' FBQ with 2 A/C's. If it is cool enough to not be using the A/C, we open the bedroom windows, which provide great ventellation. Otherwise, at least for us, 2 A/C units are...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 05-20-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By ddrg
Disclaimer - I haven't done this, but have high...

Disclaimer - I haven't done this, but have high confidence that this will work.

If you'd like the audio from your bedroom TV to play through the Polk audio system, you could use a Bluetooth...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 04-14-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,079
Posted By ddrg
I think I bought the receptical at a big box...

I think I bought the receptical at a big box store like Lowes or Home Depot. The back says "Apollo Wire & Cable AD-208". Sorry I can't help more.
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 03-22-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,099
Posted By ddrg
At least in out GT, the oven has electric...

At least in out GT, the oven has electric ignition.
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 03-05-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,079
Posted By ddrg
Hi Jim, I plug my iPhone 6 into the...

Hi Jim,



I plug my iPhone 6 into the USB and it seems to work. I find the Polk system to be a bit finicky and often needs to be reset, but it does eventually work. I seem to recall that I...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-23-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,079
Posted By ddrg
Great job - thanks for posting, and providing the...

Great job - thanks for posting, and providing the link to the tape. Next time out, I'll finish our bedroom TV install.



Thanks... Duncan
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-19-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,079
Posted By ddrg
GTp - good one! Yup - the only GT with firefly...

GTp - good one! Yup - the only GT with firefly (https://www.fireflyintegrations.com) remote control - like the Classic used to have.
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-18-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,079
Posted By ddrg
Hi Dave, The Polk Tuner / Amp module...

Hi Dave,



The Polk Tuner / Amp module has a bunch of inputs, including USB. See page 7 in the PA4A manual at this link...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-12-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,079
Posted By ddrg
Three More 2018 Globetrotter Audio / Visual Modifications

I have three simple projects that I’d like to share with you all – someone might benefit from my learnings:
1. Multiple HDMI sources for two TV’s,
2. IR remote control with the bulkhead cupboard...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-25-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 512
Posted By ddrg
2018 GT with 2 x A/C on Generators?

Hi,

This weekend, our Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X reported a combined 40amp draw @ 120 volts to power both A/Cs - at about 2pm in sunny AZ. Any suggestions on a generator pair? I was...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-15-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,429
Posted By ddrg
I should post an update. The service folks at...

I should post an update. The service folks at the factory ordered us the missing cushions, and they were delivered to us about 3 weeks later. All is now fine in the cushion department :-)
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 05-20-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,494
Posted By ddrg
I should have noted in my original post that you...

I should have noted in my original post that you need to set the tv optical output to PCM mode (rather than Dolby Digital Mode) for the DAC to work correctly. (Menu / Audio / ...)
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 05-20-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,494
Posted By ddrg
Great to hear that Airstream has modified the way...

Great to hear that Airstream has modified the way the audio system works on production systems. Our GT works the way I described, which is why I made the modification that I posted. I guess this is...
Forum: On The Road... 05-10-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 328,060
Posted By ddrg
Lost Dutchman State Park, Apache Junction, AZ -...

Lost Dutchman State Park, Apache Junction, AZ - site 57 - last weekend.
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 04-17-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,764
Posted By ddrg
Congratulations on the new addition to your...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do ours :-)
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 04-03-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,494
Posted By ddrg
I'm happy that the modification worked out well...

I'm happy that the modification worked out well for you :-)

Ciao... Duncan
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 03-01-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,589
Posted By ddrg
Good to hear that you got the same answer as that...

Good to hear that you got the same answer as that which I got and posted. It would have been so much easier had they had four switches rather than two...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-20-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,589
Posted By ddrg
I guess you missed my post on the fourth page of...

I guess you missed my post on the fourth page of this thread (you also replied to it):
I phoned the Airstream Factory technical support line (1-877-592-6111) this morning to ask how the GT...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-20-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,589
Posted By ddrg
Maybe they missed my post on the fourth page of...

Maybe they missed my post on the fourth page of this thread:
I phoned the Airstream Factory technical support line (1-877-592-6111) this morning to ask how the GT stabilizers are expected to be used...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-19-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,589
Posted By ddrg
Actually not, according to both the Airstream...

Actually not, according to both the Airstream Service line (use block on the longer travel side) and the jack manufacturer (use two switches). See my previous post.

Ciao... Duncan
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-19-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,589
Posted By ddrg
I previously posted (see page 2 of this thread): ...

I previously posted (see page 2 of this thread):
Here's an update - I guess I'll be calling someone on Monday.

I looked under the back of our Globetrotter tonight and discovered two (2) "BAL RV...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-12-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By ddrg
I must confess, I hadn't thought of weather...

I must confess, I hadn't thought of weather issues until reading your post as rain isn't something we see often in AZ.

I discovered a cam lock cover: https://padlocks4less.com/cam-lock-cap/, as...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-11-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By ddrg
Thanks mattskav - I agree with your comment which...

Thanks mattskav - I agree with your comment which is why I wrote:
The lock that I installed will at best slow someone down - articles have been published elsewhere about how to better secure the...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-11-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By ddrg
Congratulations! I hope you like your hotel on...

Congratulations! I hope you like your hotel on wheels as much as we do :-)
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-11-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By ddrg
2018 Globetrotter Battery Box Thumb Latch Modification

Our 2018 Globetrotter came equipped with a solar charging systems and associated AGM batteries. In addition to leaving our AS at campsites while we explore, we park our TT at a covered rental...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 02-08-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,494
Posted By ddrg
2018 Globetrotter Main Cabin TV / Polk Audio Modification

The main cabin Samsung TV supplied by Airstream in the 2018 Globetrotter has been modified to include left / right line out level audio connections, (derived from the TV internal speakers), which are...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 01-30-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,848
Posted By ddrg
Hi Gary, Usual disclaimer - I'm not an...

Hi Gary,

Usual disclaimer - I'm not an expert...

As I recall someone else posting, ASA Electronics licensed the Polk trademark for ASA's Polk marine products. Here is a link to the Polk...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 01-28-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,848
Posted By ddrg
Hi Samstu, I had a chance to play around with...

Hi Samstu,
I had a chance to play around with the TV -> Polk sound while we were our this weekend - at Karchner Caverns State Park for those of you who have been there.

I confirmed and validated...
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