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Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-15-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,170
Posted By MAHofer
We too had ours upgraded/replaced at Airstream...

We too had ours upgraded/replaced at Airstream while under warranty. Just before warranty ended the propane 1 display failed (does not read above zero). Removed the display (it merely snaps into...
Forum: On The Road... 09-03-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,271
Posted By MAHofer
Nh

We just came back from our place on the border of Vt and NH about half way up and there is no real evidence yet of trees turning. It was about 70. Degrees and Very pleasant till the rain came...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-31-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,766
Posted By MAHofer
Thanks Lauri, this is helpful guidance!

Thanks Lauri, this is helpful guidance!
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-30-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,766
Posted By MAHofer
Shower mixing valve

Hi Kevin,
We follow the same procedures re boost. This year however with no other changes the shower no longer gets too hot. I have examined the shower valve and there is no apparent way to remove...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-08-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,554
Posted By MAHofer
And yet still another vote. We have only used...

And yet still another vote. We have only used gas but no issues whatsoever. Stopping automatically runs out the gas in the carb. Startup later is effortless and immediate. Honda is 1 dB quieter -...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-07-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,784
Posted By MAHofer
We would agree completely. Indeed I would arfgue...

We would agree completely. Indeed I would arfgue that it is superior as there are fewer ‘lumps’ in the tank to harden or otherwise cause a problem. Almost pure liquid comes out of the black tank.
Forum: Trailer Values 07-05-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,934
Posted By MAHofer
If you’re in a generous mood

Otherwise several hundred plus the cost of the undoubtedly necessary new tires so that it can actually be moved (assuming the brakes have not rusted solid). Will be at least a year before you can...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-02-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,141
Posted By MAHofer
Weld tab

I had the same issues and solved it by welding on a tab only that lined up the sleeve hole with the receiver hole so the only juggling is with the hitch itself. The benefit is this is not...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 03-20-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,170
Posted By MAHofer
Airstream updated our 2018 33’ control panel and...

Airstream updated our 2018 33’ control panel and system Nov 2018 to 3.8. No problems.
M
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-12-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,812
Posted By MAHofer
[QUOTE But since I'd rather not spend spend...

[QUOTE

But since I'd rather not spend spend $3,000 on a generator, I bought an $800 Champion 3400W Dual Fuel Inverter generator instead. My Champion generator is slightly less pleasant than the...
Forum: Airstream Oddities 02-13-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,439
Posted By MAHofer
Most excellent advice! LOL!!! M

Most excellent advice! LOL!!!
M
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-09-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,242
Posted By MAHofer
We have a 2018 33' Classic with the dark...

We have a 2018 33' Classic with the dark cabinets, light leather and black corona. The dark cabinets do look "richer" than the light ones and never fails to impress. The dealer recommended the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-07-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,483
Posted By MAHofer
I have one I am not using and happy to sell it to...

I have one I am not using and happy to sell it to you ($250 plus shipping). It does have the 3” size receiver (fits F250 with trailer package).
M
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-04-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,149
Posted By MAHofer
We have the 2018 33' Twin and are happy with the...

We have the 2018 33' Twin and are happy with the storage space and the central isle convenience from which we benefit every day in the AS. On the rare occasion when 'other thoughts' present...
Forum: On The Road... 11-04-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,297
Posted By MAHofer
We just came back from Yellowstone and canceled 4...

We just came back from Yellowstone and canceled 4 of our planned 5 days there. You should know they have completely dug up sections on almost all major roads turning them into muddy, pot hole filled...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-26-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By MAHofer
[QUOTE=GammaDog;2161361]AShar has it right. You...

[QUOTE=GammaDog;2161361]AShar has it right. You are over on the gross vehicle weight and rear axle weight limits as measured based on the data you have provided. You didn't mention a tongue weight...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-23-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,782
Posted By MAHofer
We have a 2018 classic 33 and neither has a...

We have a 2018 classic 33 and neither has a shade. We use these same insulators and they are easy to use and block all heat or cool loss.
M
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-22-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,715
Posted By MAHofer
Our view: put them both in a bag, beat the bag...

Our view: put them both in a bag, beat the bag with a stick and you hit the right one every time. We will never buy another thing from them.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-15-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,553
Posted By MAHofer
Happy to sell you a spare. I found it's anti sway...

Happy to sell you a spare. I found it's anti sway weak and weight distribution virtually worthless on my classic 33 (barely a quarter inch change on the front fender regardless how tight you screwed...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-10-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By MAHofer
we too have a 2018 33' classic with the...

we too have a 2018 33' classic with the projection tv that does not get cable - is there news now about what AS has decided to do?
M
Forum: Doors & Locks 09-10-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,729
Posted By MAHofer
You can make a "C" washer with nylon or delrin of...

You can make a "C" washer with nylon or delrin of exactly the right thickness (easy with a lathe) or manually by sanding. Just make the slot slightly more narrow then the diameter of the pin and it...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-04-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,533
Posted By MAHofer
Same with the 2018 Classic. 33'

Same with the 2018 Classic. 33'
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 08-12-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,439
Posted By MAHofer
We do this the same way as well except on round...

We do this the same way as well except on round stone gravel or mud where the levelers simply slip or skid and we need to use the Lego blocks. Levelmate works great.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-16-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,392
Posted By MAHofer
We have one which proved it's worth at the third...

We have one which proved it's worth at the third campground on our first trip with our new 33 Classic. It showed wide variances between the two line voltages that was constantly varying. It shut down...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-16-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,066
Posted By MAHofer
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: On The Road... 07-01-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,459
Posted By MAHofer
Just fabulous. Thanks. We can't wait to get there...

Just fabulous. Thanks. We can't wait to get there ourselves someday. Long way from Boston though.
Forum: On The Road... 05-16-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,240
Posted By MAHofer
Tractor supply charged me just under $20 to fill...

Tractor supply charged me just under $20 to fill our 40# tank (Classic 33').
M
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 05-16-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,758
Posted By MAHofer
Fabulous! We look forward to visiting Bryce in...

Fabulous! We look forward to visiting Bryce in the near future. Thanks for enticing us so thoroughly!
M
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-08-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,685
Posted By MAHofer
I note a Youtube video by a factory rep on...

I note a Youtube video by a factory rep on adjusting the screen door and the main door which some might find helpful - there is some but limited adjustment (eg ⅛" or less):
...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-04-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,622
Posted By MAHofer
6.5 on our 2018 F 250 towing 2018 33' Classic

6.5 on our 2018 F 250 towing 2018 33' Classic
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-02-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,685
Posted By MAHofer
Al washer

If you pm me the dimensions of the aluminum washer you want/need I will be happy to make it for you and send it to the address you supply.
M
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 03-26-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,149
Posted By MAHofer
Thanks, good to hear as we pick up ours in 2...

Thanks, good to hear as we pick up ours in 2 weeks in NJ. It is our first Airstream and there is a bit of trepidation!
M
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 02-10-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,176
Posted By MAHofer
Judging by your description it sounds like the...

Judging by your description it sounds like the 'mechanics' of the unit is fine and I would guess so is the control board. What the board is not getting is reliable info re internal temperatures. So...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 02-06-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 18,313
Posted By MAHofer
We too, as new 33 AS owners are anxious to hear...

We too, as new 33 AS owners are anxious to hear how this turns out. Not sure how we get notified though re new posts on this.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 02-06-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 18,313
Posted By MAHofer
33' Projector

An excellent question and one I immediately had on reading this thread. We are awaiting pickup of our new AS but have the manuals already. There is not one word regarding the projector. The Homework...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-16-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,538
Posted By MAHofer
I can see the value of the AirSafe but do not see...

I can see the value of the AirSafe but do not see how you accomplish either weight distribution or sway control with it. Do you ignore these aspects? I will pick up a 2018 33' Classic in the spring...
Forum: Our Community 01-10-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,077
Posted By MAHofer
An HDMI cable adapter will not work on the Pixel2...

An HDMI cable adapter will not work on the Pixel2 phone but casting to a Chromecast works fine although this will essentially make your phone a hotspot and it's attendant tethering limitations.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-04-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,628
Posted By MAHofer
Comes with a 34 gal tank. The larger (54 I...

Comes with a 34 gal tank. The larger (54 I believe) is only available with the larger bed. As it is with the shorter bed, we have about a foot of clearance, front to back, in the garage for it. ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-03-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,628
Posted By MAHofer
Encouraged

This is my first post. Felt the need to express my thanks for the advice. We have just retired, purchased a 2018 33' Classic and have put in an order for a new F250 King Ranch. We chose the Short...
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