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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 12-14-2019, 09:46 AM
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Views: 164
Posted By Thiatt55
2018 Airstream Flying Cloud 25 - Nevada

Title: 2018 Airstream Flying Cloud 25 - Nevada
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

2018 - 25 Ft Flying Cloud Rear Bedroom Twin. Dual AC (ducted).
Inverter and window awning...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 03-16-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,161
Posted By Thiatt55
I can’ Believe it it worked

Holy Cow! A Great Big Thanks to Hanz627. I tapped on the mixing valve ( more than a few times) and more water began to flow and it was also hot.

Looks like we are good to go.

You have saved...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 03-16-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,161
Posted By Thiatt55
Mixing valve location

Is the mixing valve located just next to the bypass valve?
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 03-16-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,161
Posted By Thiatt55
Sorry I didn’t mention the bypass valve

Yes I have checked the bypass valve and it is open. Even when I shut the by pass valve I get the same low flow cold water at the sinks and when I turn the bypass valve on there is no sound if water...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 03-16-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,161
Posted By Thiatt55
Water Heater works but no hot water at sink

OK first day out this year and I may not be able to continue.

Last year I had circuit board replaced on my 2018 FC 25 rear bedroom. Second time for this repair. I am using the AS for the first...
Forum: On The Road... 12-20-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,319
Posted By Thiatt55
Problem with battery

Your tow vehicle would keep the battery well charged. Probably a battery problem. The recent 25 FC I purchased came with a completely dry battery. So capacity was low. Woke up after the first nights...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-03-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,597
Posted By Thiatt55
Only when you need to...It leaks

My first sewer hose was a single wall hose. Probably came with the AS, I dragged it across the asphalt one time and it leaked:angry:. I then bought a 4 layer hose which at the time I thought was...
Forum: Photography 12-06-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,236
Posted By Thiatt55
Fall in California

Silver Lake Resort on a cold November morning under the glorious Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-06-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,925
Posted By Thiatt55
No Debate

I'd buy the diesel. No debate. I tow with a Ram diesel and it works great. Last time I towed with a gas engine I realized that would be the last time I towed with gas. I am also not a fan of fords...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-08-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,192
Posted By Thiatt55
I had exactly the same truck and FC

I thought it was a great truck but payload is the issue. When I calculated the MAX payload at the RAM site for an eco diesel with crew cab and 6'4" bed it said it was 1099 LBS. the tongue weight of...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 10-30-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,136
Posted By Thiatt55
25 fb or 25 rb?

We had a 25 FB and bought it for the view out the back. We now have a 30 with a RB.

THE 2 features I like best are the Twin Beds and the larger bathroom. In a 25 There are 2 different size...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-22-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,979
Posted By Thiatt55
Been There...

I recently traded in a Ram 1500 Ecodeisel for a 3500. The 1500 ED was a great truck but I felt a little light in loafers as a TV. I purchased it as I was led to believe it had 1800 lbs payload. They...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 05-21-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,192
Posted By Thiatt55
Jack problems

I have had many of the same problems discussed here. I believe I have now found that it is caused by a loose fuse. The inline fuse right at the jack.

Anytime this happens I squeeze the fuse holder...
Forum: Boondocking 05-01-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,674
Posted By Thiatt55
We purchased a second 2000 generator just to run...

We purchased a second 2000 generator just to run the AC have done it once in 5 years. Our travel plans are designed to avoid heat. We can't stand the 2 generators and/or the AC running as they are...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-24-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,734
Posted By Thiatt55
Can you trust Tongue weights provided by Airstream?

I own a 25 FB FC and according to Airstream the tongue weight is 837 LB. on an empty unit. I purchase a Sherline Tongue Scale rated up to 2000 LBS. to check how loading it would effect the tongue...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 12-24-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,600
Posted By Thiatt55
Sales tax in CA - Sounds like a horror story to me.

I went the route of an LLC in Montana.....

So far 2 trucks and 2 Airstreams....

Sales tax $0


Of course difficult, not impossible, to finance purchaseS held in an LLC.
Forum: The Pet Forum 11-29-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,907
Posted By Thiatt55
Out Corgi's and their tendons

Our 2 year old male Corgi "Dennis" tore a rear leg tendon and we did all the research as you have and decided no surgery and just to let time heal his damage. The process was long and challenging and...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-26-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,663
Posted By Thiatt55
My service experience

I purchased my AS from a dealer 500 miles from where I lived. Did not plan on using them for service. AS has a certified service center in Reno (where I live) that works on "ANYTHING" last time I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-24-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Thiatt55
Selling an Airstream

Not sure this is the appropriate forum but I can't access the classified forum at the moment.

Any hints you can give me about selling my 25' Flying Cloud FB Twin.

Has anyone had experience with...
Forum: On The Road... 10-15-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,147
Posted By Thiatt55

The Freeway:bb:
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 09-14-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,342
Posted By Thiatt55
A clear chioce

We have had both and currently have twins and would NEVER go back to a queen. A lot of good points listed in these responses. I would add that we use 2 large/long LLBean 40 degree sleeping bags with...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-11-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,714
Posted By Thiatt55
Extang Solid Fold

Extang - America's Best Selling Tonneau Covers (

We had a camper shell for 7 years with a Roll-a-bed in the truck bed. If you do not...
Forum: Refrigerators 09-02-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,611
Posted By Thiatt55
Check the fuses!

I had a similar problem with not switching to Electric. After waiting 8 weeks for service appt. it turned out to be a fuse. BY THAT I mean an internal fuse inside the refrigerator. Not sure if...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-27-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,169
Posted By Thiatt55
Smile My new choice in Diesel TV

Good to hear about using the truck island to fill at while towing, I have done it occasionally but typically a little intimidated going over there.

I just sold a 2007 Duramax for a 2015 Fiat Ram...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-02-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,800
Posted By Thiatt55
My Duramax

Just recently traded my Duramax diesel in on a new Ram 3.0 EcoDiesel. I had the GMC from 2007 till three weeks ago put on 87000 mi. Towing about half those miles. Towing a 25 FC. Mine was a crew cab...
Forum: On The Road... 08-01-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By Thiatt55
Madison campground

I've stayed there with a 30' AS behind a 22' TV and fit fine in a large pull through site. Since you can disconnect you can create your own fit combination. We were a walk in and they didn't even ask...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-13-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,367
Posted By Thiatt55
Another thought on whats behind "That Cap"

For whatever reason I added a 6 inch section of sewer drain line to my AS that is made of clear plastic. This way you can see if there is anything behind the cap before you unleash it. Also helpful...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-05-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,487
Posted By Thiatt55
Exhaust issues?

I have 3 dogs and have always been concerned about CO build up in the bed area while driving or idling. I have heard some stories that make me unwilling to do this. Now it may only be a matter of...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-04-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,367
Posted By Thiatt55
Secondary fuses

I thought the fuse box was where the fuses lived but not always the case. I have had 3 experiences with what i guess I'd call inline fuses. Each discovery process either came at the exact wrong time...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 06-21-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,413
Posted By Thiatt55

No sales tax, permanent trailer plates after 1 years fee. You need to form a montana LLC but there are numerous firms that will provide that service. I did it for my truck and AS. There was no...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-10-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,094
Posted By Thiatt55
Ram1500 ECO Diesel Engine as TV

I have been looking at the Dodge RAM 1500 Eco Diesel engine. Would love some feedback as to its power while towing. I pull a Flying Cloud 25 FB currently with a 1 ton Duramax. Would like a smaller...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-01-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,700
Posted By Thiatt55
Towing with a 1/2 ton TV

Several of you kind folks mention you tow with 150 or 1500 1/2 ton vehicles. As I see it they are only available in gas engine option. I'd be real interested in what kind of mileage you get towing...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-29-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,700
Posted By Thiatt55
Pros and cons of a dually vs single wheel tow vehicle.

I ask this as I am working on the idea of trading a 1 ton GMC Dually for a 3/4 ton GMC Single wheel Drive truck. I tow a 25 FC. Seems like a good idea as the 1 ton Dually is a Beast Mode truck. Good...
Forum: On The Road... 12-25-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,461
Posted By Thiatt55
Wink The perfect tow vehicle is an engine.

I tow a 25' FC. THE PERFECT TOW VEHICLE is an engine and that is a diesel engine for power and economy nothing else comes close. if you rule out trucks then there are few choices left. I do hear that...
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