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Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-26-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,221
Posted By 10Smiles
I don't know about where you live, but almost all...

I don't know about where you live, but almost all propane sellers around here do not use weight. I think I have been to one that does that in my 30+ years of having tanks filled. They do always...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-25-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,060
Posted By 10Smiles
Obviously, all Argosy's were painted. So...

Obviously, all Argosy's were painted. So painting aluminum is not rocket science...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-25-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,060
Posted By 10Smiles
I found this thread too: ...

I found this thread too:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f474/chronology-of-painting-my-excella-25-a-10522.html

Tons of information there. I sure do miss Andy!!
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-25-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,060
Posted By 10Smiles
I am seriously considering having my 2005 Classic...

I am seriously considering having my 2005 Classic painted. I would like to paint it as close a silver to the original aluminum as possible, with several clearcoat layers. The issue I have is that...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-25-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By 10Smiles
Welcome to the forum neighbor (sort of)!! We...

Welcome to the forum neighbor (sort of)!! We live in Kingston. We took the PT ferry earlier this month to Coupville when travelling to the Region 10 Rally in Lynden, fun ferry ride. We love...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-25-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,221
Posted By 10Smiles
My 2005 30' Classic also has 40# propane tanks. ...

My 2005 30' Classic also has 40# propane tanks. When I get a completely empty one filled the valve shuts off the fill at just over 9 gallons (let's say 9.3). So at 4.11 pounds/gallon, that is 38.2...
Forum: On The Road... 06-23-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By 10Smiles
We just spent five days boondocking with solar in...

We just spent five days boondocking with solar in Port Townsend Washington. It is unseasonably cool this year so far. Propane heat was great. Our limit when boondocking is about one week before we...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-12-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By 10Smiles
I think you hit it, at least something to check. ...

I think you hit it, at least something to check. The inlet screen...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 06-12-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By 10Smiles
I have thought about adding a valve between the...

I have thought about adding a valve between the two sides of the water pump. When connected to city water you then open the valve and the fresh tank would fill. Purely manual, when the tank is...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-09-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By 10Smiles
We have been locked out twice. Each time I had...

We have been locked out twice. Each time I had to empty the trunk compartment under the bed (never lock it) and climb in (tight fit for this 6-foot 200 pound guy), push the (heavy) bed up and climb...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-09-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,408
Posted By 10Smiles
We used to tow with a 1999 Chevrolet Express 2500...

We used to tow with a 1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 (3/4 ton) extended van with the 5.7L (350CID) engine. We really liked that van! The long wheelbase made towing our relatively long trailer quite...
Forum: Tires 06-07-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,046
Posted By 10Smiles
Say Robert, that is one cool looking jack! By...

Say Robert, that is one cool looking jack! By the way, it looks like you replaced the fresh water drain with a new valve. Looks good!
Forum: Member Introductions 05-31-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By 10Smiles
Congratulations on your (soon) new trailer!! We...

Congratulations on your (soon) new trailer!! We are also Washingtonians, we live in Kingston. We love camping on the Olympic Peninsula (just a drive across Hood Canal for us). Not sure where you...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 05-31-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By 10Smiles
Good advice, thank you for the information. I...

Good advice, thank you for the information. I had not thought of that possibility.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 05-31-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By 10Smiles
New Kitchen Faucet

Trailer: 2005 30 foot Classic Limited. I just installed an Acuva UV-LED Water Purification system. It's pretty cool. With the new water purifier, we don't need the built-in filter in the OEM Moen...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 05-28-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By 10Smiles
It could be the air/fuel mixture. There is a...

It could be the air/fuel mixture. There is a sliding collar with oblong holes on the tube that the propane jets into. Loosen the screw and slide the collar back and forth while the burner is...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 05-26-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,751
Posted By 10Smiles
Thank you David. I still love my Maxim...

Thank you David. I still love my Maxim skylights!!!!
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-26-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By 10Smiles
I've had this issue. If I run on tank water...

I've had this issue. If I run on tank water (with the pump), it usually clears up. Sometimes I have to do this several times. I do have a check valve rebuild kit for the pump... I just have to...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-17-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By 10Smiles
Yes, your solution of splicing a short extension...

Yes, your solution of splicing a short extension onto your pigtail should work just fine. Soldering and heat shrinking each wire, then heat shrinking the entire cable should be very robust. I would...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-16-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,928
Posted By 10Smiles
ViAir, mounted in the truck. Hard wired. Dual...

ViAir, mounted in the truck. Hard wired. Dual gauge, for air tank and truck air bags.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-15-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By 10Smiles
Is the converter plugged into a 120V outlet? Or...

Is the converter plugged into a 120V outlet? Or is the plug loose? Also make sure there is 120V at the converter outlet.
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 05-08-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By 10Smiles
We are on our second Vornado portable heater. We...

We are on our second Vornado portable heater. We love the Vornado's because they are quite and move a lot of air (not too much though), so the heat gets evenly distributed.
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 05-07-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By 10Smiles
Baraldi or Furrion Range Hood

Hello. I would like to replace the (ugly) Ventline range hood in uor 2005 trailer. I am considering the Baraldi or Furrion units. I like the looks of the Baraldi best, but it is way more...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-09-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By 10Smiles
Well, I've been thinking about this for a bit...

Well, I've been thinking about this for a bit now. We like our trailer a lot, but the skin is getting a lot of fifiform on it. A lot at the edges and other holes, marker lights etc. But also quite...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-02-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By 10Smiles
Interesting idea.

Interesting idea.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-26-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By 10Smiles
The weather station is always oriented 90 degrees...

The weather station is always oriented 90 degrees from the direction the trailer is pointed. Fortunately, the weather station has a calibration for wind direction, so I just need to know which way...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-26-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By 10Smiles
For the parts, I used PVC conduit. The holes in...

For the parts, I used PVC conduit. The holes in the flag pole holder are 1 inch, 3/4 inch schedule 40 conduit is just under an inch diameter. Then I adapted to one inch conduit and cut a sweep for...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-26-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By 10Smiles
Weather Station

Now that I am retired, we are spending about half time camping. I have wanted to get a weather station for my trailer for a long time. Airstreams don't have a roof access ladder on the back like...
Forum: Axles 02-25-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,772
Posted By 10Smiles
Following this for my 2005, 30 foot Classic.

Following this for my 2005, 30 foot Classic.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-30-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,314
Posted By 10Smiles
We tow our 9,000 pound 30 foot Classic with a RAM...

We tow our 9,000 pound 30 foot Classic with a RAM 1500, 3.92 rear gears, 8-speed transmission, integrated trailer brake. I did install air bags on the rear to help with leveling, I only run 15 PSI...
Forum: General Interior Topics 01-25-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By 10Smiles
Interesting idea. Look forward to other's...

Interesting idea. Look forward to other's responses. I would think it would be fine, and the TV and/or solar can keep the batteries charged up as you drive.
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 12-30-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,763
Posted By 10Smiles
We have a similar vintage (2005) to the newer...

We have a similar vintage (2005) to the newer one. We love it and I would definitely recommend that trailer. Besides the items to look for mentioned above, I would look out for filiform corrosion....
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 12-26-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,477
Posted By 10Smiles
Wow, you got a lot of snow!! We live in Kingston...

Wow, you got a lot of snow!! We live in Kingston and got maybe three inches.

Anyway, no, I do not think that is an issue with your Airstream. If a 200 pound person can walk on the trailer roof,...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 12-06-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By 10Smiles
Thank you for the information.

Thank you for the information.
Forum: 2016 - Current International 12-04-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,866
Posted By 10Smiles
Welcome to the Airstream family!! I suspect you...

Welcome to the Airstream family!! I suspect you got a decent deal. With the way things are going, the prices of new ones are going to increase quickly, if you can even get one before the end of...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 12-04-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By 10Smiles
I have been wondering the same. We have a 2005...

I have been wondering the same. We have a 2005 with Filiform corrosion as well. It does not sound like ours is quite as bad as yours, but it is very noticeable in certain lighting conditions. i...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 11-24-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By 10Smiles
Hey there @Stunami. I see that you got no...

Hey there @Stunami. I see that you got no replies to your question. I live NW of you a bit and have some filiform issues on my '05. What did you end up doing?
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 11-24-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,869
Posted By 10Smiles
As I said, it is a "small" 12VDC power supply,...

As I said, it is a "small" 12VDC power supply, one I had handy. The load from the stabilizer motor is too much for this unit. It was enough, however, to know that the two motors are fine and the...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 11-23-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,869
Posted By 10Smiles
Well, I connected a small 12VDC power supply to...

Well, I connected a small 12VDC power supply to the stabilizer wires. The switches and motors work fine when the fuse holder (and fuse) is bypassed (the power supply breaker pops in short order, but...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 11-22-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,869
Posted By 10Smiles
Thank you for the troubleshooting plan. Neither...

Thank you for the troubleshooting plan. Neither of the rear stabilizers move. I do have power on the white wire to green (ground) wire. The fuse is good. I suspect it is corrosion in the splice...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 11-21-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,869
Posted By 10Smiles
Thanks all for the responses and for the switch...

Thanks all for the responses and for the switch link. I think I need new switches. Our trailer did not come with the hand crank, we bought it used. I am definitely going to make a hand crank...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 11-20-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,869
Posted By 10Smiles
I know this is an old thread, but my rear power...

I know this is an old thread, but my rear power stabilizer jacks on my 2005 Classic trailer failed to retract completely on the last day of our recent 9-week trip. They retracted about two thirds of...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-05-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By 10Smiles
I just pulled out my Iota DLS 55 with IQ4...

I just pulled out my Iota DLS 55 with IQ4 (3-stage) controller that was installed in 2012. I installed the same unit that does not have the IQ4 for charging my new LiFePo batteries. The old...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-01-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By 10Smiles
Yes, those are the colors that are always...

Yes, those are the colors that are always mentioned. That is what I found in our '05. "Green like the earth (ground), yellow like the sun (solar)."
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-16-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By 10Smiles
Thank you. In a couple of weeks we go on a dry...

Thank you. In a couple of weeks we go on a dry camping trip...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-16-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By 10Smiles
My Solar and LiFePo Install

Hello. I just finished the installation of solar and converting to LiFePo batteries on our 2005 30 foot Classic. The components I got for this install were all from Renogy. The solar system was...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-12-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By 10Smiles
Welcome from another Washingtonian!! We live on...

Welcome from another Washingtonian!! We live on the other side of the mountains from you, west of Puget Sound in Kingston. We have had our 2005 trailer since 2011 and still love it. Enjoy!
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-10-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,507
Posted By 10Smiles
Too bad I just received two 100 AH LiFePo...

Too bad I just received two 100 AH LiFePo batteries from Renogy ($1600 for the pair). Otherwise I might have gone this route. Looks like a great option. Maybe next time for me. I am sure I will...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 05-05-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,325
Posted By 10Smiles
From Camping World... ...

From Camping World...
...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-04-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,155
Posted By 10Smiles
Yeah, I've thought about that too. I think I...

Yeah, I've thought about that too. I think I will just leave it for now, that way, the solar can trickle charge my truck battery too. I am not worried about either battery (truck or trailer) being...
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