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Forum: General Repair Forum 06-29-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 39,760
Posted By SSquared
When they started first thing on a Tuesday...

When they started first thing on a Tuesday morning, their estimate was a day and a half. It turned out to be two days and a half. I don't think my job turned out to be harder than expected; the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-27-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 39,760
Posted By SSquared
No, I'm not on FB. My dimples appeared late last...

No, I'm not on FB. My dimples appeared late last summer. I called JC for an appointment and the earliest date they had available was May 31. The dimples nearly disappeared after 1000 or so miles...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-23-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By SSquared
What Drem said. This happened to us also. It...

What Drem said. This happened to us also. It left soot on the shell around the water heater, and bent the latch and door a bit. The soot cleaned off easily. The door and latch still work eight...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-16-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 39,760
Posted By SSquared
Report on repair at JC

I just got home after having my 2013 25FB repaired at Jackson Center. The dimples that appeared a year ago have been virtually invisible for a months, but I still wanted to get this addressed.
...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 05-16-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By SSquared
How to filter outside air?

We were on the Texas coast when the springtime pollen really kicked in. My wife was quite affected by it. She got significant relief by wearing her KN95 covid mask, but that's no fun.

We have...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 05-15-2022, 11:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,737
Posted By SSquared
Llando, I believe the "Sat" cable in...

Llando,

I believe the "Sat" cable in Airstreams is 75 ohm cable--that's standard for TV antenna and cable system connections. I have the Weboost 65 RV, which expects 75 ohm cables. I use the Sat...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 05-10-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By SSquared
I think you are talking about the propane...

I think you are talking about the propane detector. These can be triggered by a variety of gasses. One cause that has been reported on the forum previously is when a dog is lying on the kitchen...
Forum: On The Road... 05-05-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By SSquared
Don't forget to remove the frogs

We were recently on the Texas coast, and were getting woken up by the calls of green tree frogs. On the day before departure, I removed a couple from behind the steel rock guards (and relocated them...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-04-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,057
Posted By SSquared
Thanks, Coop. 1610 is a pretty good payload...

Thanks, Coop. 1610 is a pretty good payload number. More than my Yukon Denali.

The 7250 pound tow rating is a disappointment (my trailer's GVWR is 7300). The Jeep web pages for the Wagoneer list...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-02-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,941
Posted By SSquared
I'm a fan of the Honeywell leak detectors that...

I'm a fan of the Honeywell leak detectors that come with a sensor cable that extends the area where leaks can be detected. I installed a non-WiFi model in our trailer several years ago, along with a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-02-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,057
Posted By SSquared
I appreciate the info from you early adopters. I...

I appreciate the info from you early adopters. I find it interesting that the reported payloads for the non-Grand model have ranged so widely--1680 from Daquenzer to 1298 from CT Raiders. That's...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 04-28-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,998
Posted By SSquared
The brass ones do wear out

My 2013 25FB Flying Cloud has brass ball latches like this on the curved cabinet doors under the kitchen sink. Now one of them has failed. The upper ball bearing fell out. I can't see any...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 03-16-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,103
Posted By SSquared
Our weBoost has "f" connectors on the antenna and...

Our weBoost has "f" connectors on the antenna and booster, which is the type normally used for cable TV. The model we have is intended for use with normal "75 ohm" cable which I believe is what...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-11-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By SSquared
Yes, I can lift it ok even when it is full. But I...

Yes, I can lift it ok even when it is full. But I usually drain the water before I lift it into the back of my SUV. I am not particularly strong.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-08-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By SSquared
We have the small On The Go. When the forecast...

We have the small On The Go. When the forecast is for mid 30s or lower, I disconnect, put it upside down to drain it, and put it inside the Airstream door on a plastic boot tray.
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 02-07-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By SSquared
My 2013 25FB Flying Cloud has the antenna at the...

My 2013 25FB Flying Cloud has the antenna at the center rear, just aft of the fantastic fan. Mine disappeared a couple of years ago. I replaced it with a model from AutoZone. The new one does not...
Forum: Refrigerators 01-16-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,694
Posted By SSquared
Actually, the amount of electricity used by an...

Actually, the amount of electricity used by an absorption fridge can vary for several reasons.

When the propane burner comes on, electricity is used to open the gas valve. On my trailer, that is...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 01-02-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By SSquared
My 2013 trailer does not have any arms on that...

My 2013 trailer does not have any arms on that door. Can you provide a picture?
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 01-02-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,423
Posted By SSquared
I've had the city water inlet leak in my 2013...

I've had the city water inlet leak in my 2013 25FB.

Like GCinSC2 says, the inlet can leak when you are only using water from the onboard fresh tank.

In my case, the water leaked down inside the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-31-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,789
Views: 379,303
Posted By SSquared
Those bags are new to me. How easy is it to get...

Those bags are new to me. How easy is it to get the interior clean all the way into the corners?
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 12-31-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,444
Posted By SSquared
I need to correct this post. The requirement for...

I need to correct this post. The requirement for the first recertification of steel propane tanks is ten years, not twelve. That's the number stamped into the tanks on my 2013 trailer.

The I got...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-29-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,777
Posted By SSquared
Also, the GM "fleet order guide" has specs that...

Also, the GM "fleet order guide" has specs that look more believable.

for 2021 Yukon...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-29-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,777
Posted By SSquared
That payload number of 2156 is a fantasy. Even...

That payload number of 2156 is a fantasy. Even though the web page says the data is for a Denali, it's actually for a bare-bones model, and I doubt that it is even valid for that.

There are a...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 12-27-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,444
Posted By SSquared
Another idea would be to make some new Airstream...

Another idea would be to make some new Airstream owner friends. Are you a member of the Airstream Club (WBCCI)? Even if not, contact the club president or other officer in your area and ask if...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 12-27-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,174
Posted By SSquared
On my 2013, the city water inlet fixture was...

On my 2013, the city water inlet fixture was sealed to the body with a gasket, no caulk. When I replaced mine, I forget if it came with a new gasket.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-26-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,571
Views: 397,787
Posted By SSquared
No. When you drop a trailer on the ball...

No.

When you drop a trailer on the ball (without weight distribution), the rear axle weight of the tow vehicle increases by a lot more than the tongue weight; and the front axle weight decreases. ...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-26-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 39,760
Posted By SSquared
I think an Airsafe or similar would help. My...

I think an Airsafe or similar would help. My trailer had the dimples show up at the corners of the front compartment, after a day of especially bad highways. (this was when the trailer was eight...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 12-26-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,174
Posted By SSquared
Is your trailer sitting with a slight tilt toward...

Is your trailer sitting with a slight tilt toward the front or back? Could the water be leaking at the mixing valve or shower head joint behind the wall, and then flowing under the shower to the...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-22-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,314
Posted By SSquared
gypsydad, Can you tell us more about these...

gypsydad,
Can you tell us more about these "insulated" rivets? In the past I have heard of two variations: with a little rubber gasket and without. People on this forum have said the ones with the...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 12-18-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2,128
Views: 433,290
Posted By SSquared
"Use" should do it for you.

"Use" should do it for you.
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-17-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,811
Posted By SSquared
Another data point: 2013 25FB

Our trailer came with about 1700 pounds of available payload. It's a 2013 25FB Flying Cloud twin that was built with no options and has 3800 pound axles. We hit the CAT scale on the way home from...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-17-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,208
Posted By SSquared
There are a few people with the F-150 hybrid here...

There are a few people with the F-150 hybrid here on the forum, but I have not seen a full report about Colorado-class mountain towing with them.

What I have seen, though, are low payload numbers....
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 12-15-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By SSquared
Welcome to AirForums! We are glad to have you...

Welcome to AirForums! We are glad to have you with us.

In my 2013 25FB Flying Cloud, the propane alarm is under the stack of drawers in the kitchen. My wife replaced it shortly before its 7-year...
Forum: On The Road... 12-14-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,062
Posted By SSquared
We snagged a late May reservation in Gros Ventre...

We snagged a late May reservation in Gros Ventre this spring, found the site available for our 25FB about two months in advance. The advertised site length was pretty accurate. As was said above,...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-09-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 39,760
Posted By SSquared
I have a 2013 25FB Twin. The dimples at the...

I have a 2013 25FB Twin. The dimples at the lower corners of the front hatch showed up this August, after a day of remarkably bad highways. The trailer had been heavily used, with about 47000 miles...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 12-08-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,576
Posted By SSquared
You can reduce calcium deposits in your piping...

You can reduce calcium deposits in your piping and water heater using vinegar. I did this when I was at a hard-water place for a while. I found a thread here than recommended mixing white vinegar...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 12-05-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,881
Posted By SSquared
Brakes do require some break-in time to get to...

Brakes do require some break-in time to get to where they are working well. My mechanic said he talked to Dexter and they said that you should have 200 miles or so on the brakes before declaring new...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 12-04-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,881
Posted By SSquared
I just had the brakes on my 2013 25FB checked at...

I just had the brakes on my 2013 25FB checked at 50,000 miles. I do a lot of miles in flatter lands but live in Colorado and have done plenty of mountain towing, too. I'm a big fan of engine...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 12-02-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By SSquared
One additional thought: The hot and cold water...

One additional thought: The hot and cold water lines are pressurized equally, even when you are not running hot water and have the water heater off.

Good luck with the repair.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-28-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,294
Posted By SSquared
Alignment for trailers is quite different from...

Alignment for trailers is quite different from alignment for automobiles. Automotive tire and repair shops usually cannot align trailers. Look for a a good RV dealer or trailer dealer/repair shop,...
Forum: On The Road... 11-23-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By SSquared
A lot of the state parks will have at least some...

A lot of the state parks will have at least some of their campground loops open. Some are open all year, even some that are at higher elevations (Sylvan, State Forest). Look for parks east of the...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-22-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By SSquared
Welcome to AirForums! We are glad to have you...

Welcome to AirForums! We are glad to have you with us.

I think the earlier replies will have answered your question.

I hope you enjoy your trailer as much as we enjoy ours.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-22-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,565
Posted By SSquared
In some cases the manufacturer builds the truck...

In some cases the manufacturer builds the truck with plain steel wheels and then the dealer installs the fancy ones. That could explain a few more pounds.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 11-21-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By SSquared
On my 2013 25FB you can get good access to the...

On my 2013 25FB you can get good access to the city water inlet fixture by disassembling two boards at the back of the closet.
The top board is held on by two exposed screws. Easy-peasy.

The...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-21-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By SSquared
Is the breaker a GFI breaker or a plain one? Has...

Is the breaker a GFI breaker or a plain one? Has it been raining?

Do all the items on the other 120 volt circuits have power?

I ask the GFI & rain questions because if you have a leak in the...
Forum: Our Community 11-20-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By SSquared
After seven years with our trailer, we ran into...

After seven years with our trailer, we ran into this problem. A neighbor in an SOB had 100 or get into the interior or his SOB, and many in his fridge compartment. We had aboiut 30 killed in our...
Forum: Winter Living 11-17-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By SSquared
Hello and welcome to AirForums. We are glad to...

Hello and welcome to AirForums. We are glad to have you with us. I hope you enjoy your trailer. My trailer is a 2013 25FB twin Flying Cloud with 50,000 happy miles on it.

Airstreams rarely get...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 11-13-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By SSquared
Sorry to hear about your situation. I have a...

Sorry to hear about your situation. I have a 2013 25FB, and like yours, my tank monitors don't work. We have had it back up into the shower at least twice.

We (two of us) can go six days without...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 11-08-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,731
Posted By SSquared
Airtandem, Those valves are low point drains...

Airtandem,
Those valves are low point drains for the fresh water plumbing, one for hot and one for cold. They should be included in your winterization process.

On my 25FB, I have one more drain....
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 11-08-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By SSquared
Welcome to AirForums and the AirStream life. ...

Welcome to AirForums and the AirStream life.

Is that picture of the connectors and fuse located right near the detector?

The main reason for fuses is to protect against short circuits that...
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