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Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-05-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,574
Posted By Holy Grail
I have basically the same setup and it works...

I have basically the same setup and it works great. Antenna pole is an anodized metal closet pole in a stand that is held down by the trailer jack. Antenna wire enters trailer through battery cable...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-26-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,237
Posted By Holy Grail
Honda Generators: Their weekness.

I have a pair of Honda 2000's. Because of the presence of ethanol in gas, they can't be allowed to sit for mor than a month with fuel in the carbs. That's why I darain the fuel tanks and carbs if...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-14-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Holy Grail
I decided to try using a 3M clear adhesive used...

I decided to try using a 3M clear adhesive used to protect bodywork paint on cars. I cut a square patch and stuck it on. Airstream said the adhesive may eat through the clearcoat, but I have used...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-09-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Holy Grail
"Don't Look Up"

Hi Don:
So far you have given me the best advice which is "Don't Look Up!" I'm going to immediately apply this solution to the peeling clearcoat on my merely 5 year old Flying Cloud 28. Problem...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-08-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Holy Grail
Ha? Are you saying Airstream wouldn't offer me a...

Ha? Are you saying Airstream wouldn't offer me a deep discount to repair my trailer? Wouldn't they be compelled by the fact that the trailer is only 5 years old and that the damage was highly...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-07-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Holy Grail
I spoke with Airstream about the clearcoat...

I spoke with Airstream about the clearcoat problem and was informed that the only fix is to replace the aluminum! Airstream sells a can of clearcoat to protect the exposed skin, but the surface will...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-03-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Holy Grail
Tanks for the advice. Here's a less than great...

Tanks for the advice. Here's a less than great picture of the affected area. The factory coating just disintegrated. God know what the perpetrating bird had for dinner. I would be interested in...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-02-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Holy Grail
Insurance Coverage for Bird Dropping Damage to Clearcoat

I own a 2015 Flying Cloud 28. I clean and Walbernize the trailer once a year. This spring I noticed that a bird dropping caused the clearcoat to completely peel off in an area that measures roughly...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-19-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,382
Posted By Holy Grail
Yes. Also, look at date on batteries. Mine were...

Yes. Also, look at date on batteries. Mine were several years old when I took delivery of a new Airstream FC28.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-01-2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,182
Posted By Holy Grail
You're right! However, if an unusually large...

You're right! However, if an unusually large amount of force is needed to level the hitch, then the hitch head is more likely to fail. That was the case with my half ton Ram and Flying Cloud 28.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-31-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,182
Posted By Holy Grail
Same thing happened to me. In my opinion it's...

Same thing happened to me. In my opinion it's caused by a combination of a half ton pickup, 27+ foot trailer and travel over short steep terrain. Basically, too much pressure on the hitch head to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-07-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,736
Posted By Holy Grail
I used to tow a Flying Cloud 28 with a Ram 1500...

I used to tow a Flying Cloud 28 with a Ram 1500 Hemi. I had 2 problems. First, I needed airbags in the rear suspension to prevent sagging. Second, I had difficulty climbing the Rockies. Then I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-07-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,620
Posted By Holy Grail
Thanks. I also have a wind spoiler that goes on...

Thanks. I also have a wind spoiler that goes on the roof of the truck. Deflects the wind and bugs over the bike (sorry..no picture handy..)
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-07-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,620
Posted By Holy Grail
https://youtu.be/kTyOnxOMXac

https://youtu.be/kTyOnxOMXac
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-07-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,620
Posted By Holy Grail
Cruiser ramp to load my Honda VFR 1200 onto the...

Cruiser ramp to load my Honda VFR 1200 onto the bed of my Ram 2500 Cummins. Tailgate closes too! Trailer hooks up and rides nicely.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-23-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,736
Posted By Holy Grail
VernDiesel...No need to insult everyone on the...

VernDiesel...No need to insult everyone on the forum. We're not "agenda driven payloaders". The forum is supposed to be fun and informative.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-20-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,736
Posted By Holy Grail
Towing a 27 FC with a RAM 1500...

I spent two months towing my 2015 27 FC with a 2012 RAM 1500 Hemi. It definitely can work if you avoid the Rockies. I ended up selling my RAM and getting a RAM 2500 Cummins. The Cummins is 100%...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-06-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,620
Posted By Holy Grail
I added a winch driven ramp in the 8' bed of my...

I added a winch driven ramp in the 8' bed of my 3/4 ton pickup so I can haul around my Honda VFR 1200 motorcycle with the tailgate closed..
Forum: Base Camp 12-11-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,283
Posted By Holy Grail
I stuck mine on my front and back windows. Those...

I stuck mine on my front and back windows. Those numbers tend to etch themselves on the aluminum over time.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-30-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,074
Posted By Holy Grail
Now this is what I'm talking about! Very nice...

Now this is what I'm talking about! Very nice alternative to an AS (as long as all those windows, sliders, doors and hatches don't leak while underway in a driving rainstorm...(lol). Thanks.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-29-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,074
Posted By Holy Grail
Airstream must not have enough competition to be...

Airstream must not have enough competition to be able to rest on its laurels. Oddly, you could say that about the whole rv industry. With a few exceptions, most of what's out there is junk. How...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-29-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,074
Posted By Holy Grail
Better workmanship, Sirius radio ready, better TV...

Better workmanship, Sirius radio ready, better TV antenna, built in WiFi antenna and booster, built-in generator bay like the motorhomes, alarm security system, back up camera, 100% battery shutoff,...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 10-01-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,719
Posted By Holy Grail
Hello folks. I've considered installing a wifi...

Hello folks. I've considered installing a wifi booster, but my experience has been that most wifi sources in rv parks, etc. are overburdened with users and people trying to download movies and live...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-15-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,920
Posted By Holy Grail
I have a 12000 lb. Equalizer with my 28 ft....

I have a 12000 lb. Equalizer with my 28 ft. Flying Cloud and Ram 2500 Cummins. It is a perfect combination as far as I'm concerned. I originally had the same hitch and trailer on a Ram 1500 and my...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-22-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,046
Posted By Holy Grail
It's an Equalizer Hitch

It's an Equalizer Hitch
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-04-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,476
Posted By Holy Grail
Yes, unless you"re in the Rockies. I have an AS...

Yes, unless you"re in the Rockies. I have an AS 28. I know. I also now have a RAM 2500 Cummins. Much better. Much, much better.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-19-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,476
Posted By Holy Grail
Personal Experience

I towed a 2015 Flying Cloud 28 with a 2012 RAM 1500 Hemi. It barely did the job and I had to resort to purchasing a RAM 2500 Cummins. The hitch weight of the trailer caused the welds in my...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-17-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,561
Posted By Holy Grail
I concur 100%. Exhaust brake is worth it all. I...

I concur 100%. Exhaust brake is worth it all. I have a FC28. My TV is a Ram 2500 with Cummins. I can drive away from a stop on a hill. Used to tow with 1500 Ram Hemi. It was far from adequate...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 02-18-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,188
Posted By Holy Grail
Check the dates on the batteries and have the...

Check the dates on the batteries and have the dealer replace them if they're out of warranty (Usually 2 years). Also, check the water pump for excessive noise. Congratulations and good luck!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-19-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,645
Posted By Holy Grail
Also, twins use special sheets that are curved at...

Also, twins use special sheets that are curved at the top. I use suspenders from Walmart to secure them underneath. Twin beds are great!
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-19-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,456
Posted By Holy Grail
Well, I try to be diligent about all aspects of...

Well, I try to be diligent about all aspects of Airstream maintenance, including topping off my batteries and making sure they're charged. When I picked up my new 2015 Flying Cloud 28 from the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-15-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,456
Posted By Holy Grail
I appreciate everyone's responses to my question...

I appreciate everyone's responses to my question regarding battery drain. I ended up installing two green knob battery disconnects (Noco Swan Terminal Disconnect) on the negative terminals to both...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-14-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,456
Posted By Holy Grail
Battery Drain - Can it be stopped?

I have a 2015 Flying Cloud 28. I live in New England and am storing the trailer in my yard for the Winter. This Fall I topped off the batteries and charged them and left the batteries hooked up in...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-22-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,431
Posted By Holy Grail
Aren't air suspensions all about adjusting ride...

Aren't air suspensions all about adjusting ride height based on payload and tongue weight? If this is not an issue, go with 4WD.
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 12-20-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,015
Posted By Holy Grail
Lose the sweep and find a nylon washer 3/4"...

Lose the sweep and find a nylon washer 3/4" diameter by 1/2" thick. Stick the washer under the door and slide it against the hinge. Done!
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-03-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,230
Posted By Holy Grail
I never referred to anyone as an "idiot". I...

I never referred to anyone as an "idiot". I respect all opinions. I was just commenting on my personal experience. As mentioned, your gas TV may navigate mountain passes with almost no problems. ...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-01-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,230
Posted By Holy Grail
I'm really not denigrating anything. I used a...

I'm really not denigrating anything. I used a Dodge Hemi 1500 to tow my Flying Cloud 28 over the Rockies and there were moments I wasn't sure I'd make it. I upgraded to a Dodge 2500 Turbo Cummins...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-31-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,203
Posted By Holy Grail
I get 14.1 towing my Flying Cloud 28 with a 2016...

I get 14.1 towing my Flying Cloud 28 with a 2016 Ram 2500 Cumming along with a 650 pound motorcycle in the truck bed, 300 pound ramp system and two 50 pound generators. I can also tow up and down...
Forum: Our Community 10-16-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,608
Posted By Holy Grail
I did it. I towed a 28' Flying Cloud with the...

I did it. I towed a 28' Flying Cloud with the zEal 5.7 Hemi. In general it's doable, but I strongly don't recommend for the Rockies. I ended up selling the Ram 1500 and getting a Ram 2500....
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 10-03-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,230
Posted By Holy Grail
There's nothing that compares to a diesel TV with...

There's nothing that compares to a diesel TV with a tow/haul function on along with an exhaust braking system. Anything else in the Rockies is extremely dangerous. Gas engines lack the torque to...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-22-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,979
Posted By Holy Grail
Look into installing some airbags in the rear...

Look into installing some airbags in the rear suspension. If you go to the Rockies, avoid the mountain roads. I took my 28 FC to Colorado with my Ram 1500 Hemi and I barely made it over some of the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-21-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By Holy Grail
Hi. Thank you for your responses. In the way of...

Hi. Thank you for your responses. In the way of an update, next month I'm taking my FC 28 to Colonial Airstream to be checked out. I'll update everyone then. Thanks again for your input.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-10-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By Holy Grail
Thanks for your feedback. I'm planning on having...

Thanks for your feedback. I'm planning on having the trailer checked out at the dealer.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-08-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By Holy Grail
Monsoon Resulted in Leak from AC Ductwork. Why?

I have a 2015 Flying Cloud 28. During recent monsoon rainstorms in West Virginia, my trailer developed a water leak dripping from the rectangular ceiling vent located in the rear bedroom above the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-23-2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Holy Grail
Here's an update on my frame paint peeling issue....

Here's an update on my frame paint peeling issue. Brought my AS into the local AS dealership. They ordered the paint from AS and painted the frame. One month in the AS shop. Paint job looks...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-10-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,331
Posted By Holy Grail
Heading into Taos, NM from the West, it felt like...

Heading into Taos, NM from the West, it felt like I was going to blow the engine on my 2012 Dodge Ram Hemi 5.7. Even the tow setting stopped downshifting properly. Heading into Town, the engine...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-05-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,331
Posted By Holy Grail
Tow vehicle Recommendation

I own a 2015 Flying Cloud 28 which I recently took to Colorado and Utah through the Rockies. At the time, my tow vehicle was a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi. The Dodge did a great job towing until I...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-03-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Holy Grail
Did you try to get the damage covered under your...

Did you try to get the damage covered under your warranty?
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-03-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Holy Grail
Frame Paint Peeling on New AS Flying Cloud 28

I am the proud owner of a 2015 Airstream Flying Cloud which I bought new last May from Colonial Airstream.

Unfortunately, a few days ago I inspected the trailer and noticed that the paint had...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 07-20-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By Holy Grail
1962 Airstream Bambi 16 - Massachusetts

Title: 1962 Airstream Bambi 16 - Massachusetts
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

1962 Airstream Bambi Features:
The “Holy Grail” of Travel Trailers

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