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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By GetawA-S
I think the number of posts from the OP might...

I think the number of posts from the OP might address your concern about authenticity.

And from my personal experience, there is plenty of this inexplicable sloppiness built into even newer...
Forum: Member Introductions Today, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By GetawA-S
That sure is a pretty trailer! Welcome to the...

That sure is a pretty trailer! Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar Today, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By GetawA-S
My approach might meet your needs. I bought a...

My approach might meet your needs. I bought a frame tool box at Harbor Freight, installed a hefty U-bolt out the bottom on each side, set it on the battery box and secured it in place with a bike...
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-25-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By GetawA-S
McMasterCarr has a large selection of...

McMasterCarr has a large selection of “Strong-Hold Quick-Release Pins”
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-25-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,023
Posted By GetawA-S
Yup, we picked up our trailer (2020 23FB FC)...

Yup, we picked up our trailer (2020 23FB FC) Thursday from the local shop. A washer and nut were missing from the front driver’s side shock.
There was significant tire wear (bald all around) on the...
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 06-24-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By GetawA-S
If the reception on your JL is as poor as it is...

If the reception on your JL is as poor as it is on my ‘20 23FB FC , you’ll never be turning the system on anyway.
As for the second solar panel, it may have as much to do with the target buyer or...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-21-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By GetawA-S
Welcome to the Airstream version of camping! 50...

Welcome to the Airstream version of camping! 50 years, married, in a TENT? Is that possible? I predict you'll love your upgrade.
As for soap, etc. we tend toward the lighter side. We pre-dilute the...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 06-21-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,097
Posted By GetawA-S
I agree with GCinSC2. A large, cumbersome, heavy,...

I agree with GCinSC2. A large, cumbersome, heavy, stinky sleeping dog, with more potential for leaks on anything you disconnect.
For some of us, there would have been an overflow into the trailer...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-20-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,780
Posted By GetawA-S
This question just came up, so I am adding this...

This question just came up, so I am adding this to refresh this thread on the “Today’s Posts” list for the benefit of anyone following the latest thread.
Forum: General Interior Topics 06-20-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By GetawA-S
Serf27, I don’t have experience with older...

Serf27,
I don’t have experience with older trailers, but the odds are that you do not have exposure.
Asbestos was a higher cost choice for insulation and was typically reserved for high temperature...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-19-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By GetawA-S
Welcome to Airstream camping life! You are going...

Welcome to Airstream camping life! You are going to love it.
Happy travels!
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-19-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By GetawA-S
Be willing to experiment. I have a bottle of...

Be willing to experiment. I have a bottle of CampSuds I've been carrying around forever. It is very gentle, but worked very well to remove tar and bugs on the occasions I got into construction or...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-18-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By GetawA-S
First, get a multimeter and learn to use it. I...

First, get a multimeter and learn to use it. I would also recommend a surge protection device that shows power consumption. (I use a Hughes Power Watchdog that connects to my phone via Bluetooth.)...
Forum: On The Road... 06-18-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,245
Posted By GetawA-S
Original post: Please... As a former science...

Original post:
Please...
As a former science teacher, many of these posts are causing me pain. May I suggest:
1) Include the units with your numbers! What is a 1,500 air conditioner? If it's...
Forum: Refrigerators 06-18-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By GetawA-S
Tomjp, The first fridge on our 2019 22 Sport...

Tomjp,
The first fridge on our 2019 22 Sport (Bambi) was so bad the dealer replaced it. (The trailer was essentially new, but Dometic blew us off as second owners.)
We had some performance issues...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 06-17-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By GetawA-S
StrmNugget, Likewise, I wish you success in...

StrmNugget,
Likewise, I wish you success in making this work. My retired econ teacher wife would look at the math (minimum $150/ night during snowbird season times 300 nights) as an explanation for...
Forum: On The Road... 06-17-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,245
Posted By GetawA-S
Please... As a former science teacher, many of...

Please...
As a former science teacher, many of these posts are causing me pain. May I suggest:
1) Include the units with your numbers! What is a 1,500 air conditioner? If it's BTU/hr, that is...
Forum: On The Road... 06-16-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By GetawA-S
What time of year? What camping style do you...

What time of year? What camping style do you prefer?
We found the river towns along the Mississippi charming - St Genevieve and Hermann MO in particular.
PEI and Nova Scotia are solid choices, as...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-16-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By GetawA-S
We towed a Sunnybrook 28’er with an E350 for...

We towed a Sunnybrook 28’er with an E350 for fifteen years. It was a great option for our family.
The only caveat I would offer is the limitations of rear wheel drive. Traction on snow was a real...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-16-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By GetawA-S
Welcome to the forum, Marjorie, and the world of...

Welcome to the forum, Marjorie, and the world of Airstream camping!
You’ll find every answer you need among these threads, but if your search skills are comparable to mine, just post a query. You’ll...
Forum: On The Road... 06-16-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,245
Posted By GetawA-S
This is absolutely relevant to this discussion. ...

This is absolutely relevant to this discussion.
Sitting at the campsite, the radiant heat gain from the sun is what causes the “blast furnace” effect.
Going down the road, the heat gain is balanced...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-16-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By GetawA-S
David, Good luck with your project. I have a...

David,
Good luck with your project.
I have a 23 FB FC, so I am of no more use than your manuals, but...
Jackson Center is very helpful with diagrams and so forth once you get their ear and explain...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-14-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By GetawA-S
Interesting they made a change. On our 2020 FC,...

Interesting they made a change. On our 2020 FC, it is a small red light right by the door. I guess they went to green to match the conventional “green = go” association. I bet a replacement in the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-14-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By GetawA-S
Following… I had the same experience with my 2020...

Following… I had the same experience with my 2020 23FB FC on our last outing. No drips when I flushed at home. (Not quie as ambitious as kittmaster, between it being a small quantity of clean water...
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 06-13-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,223
Posted By GetawA-S
1- You are the customers. 2- This policy arises...

1- You are the customers.
2- This policy arises from so many customers getting compromised batteries due to the dealer not keeping the trailer plugged in. Background draw and all that...
3- You...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-12-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,657
Posted By GetawA-S
Wrgrimes, As a retired chemical engineer, I...

Wrgrimes,
As a retired chemical engineer, I could bore you with a lesson about the different types of heat transfer (radiant, convective and conductive, with convective being the most significant as...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-12-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,657
Posted By GetawA-S
If you are going down the road, the trailer...

If you are going down the road, the trailer interior tends to be close to the outside temperature- not like when it’s been sitting stationary under the blazing sun. When the wife and I are traveling,...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-11-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,200
Posted By GetawA-S
The 12V outlets are what I installed. The wiring...

The 12V outlets are what I installed. The wiring up to the USB outlets is 12V, so a 15A fused circuit would deliver a total of 180 W. (I think there a 5A fuse included with the plugs I bought....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-09-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By GetawA-S
We towed a 28’ SOB for 15 years with aFord E350...

We towed a 28’ SOB for 15 years with aFord E350 with the 7.5 l V8. There was no place we couldn’t go with the trailer attached (with the exception of one steep sandy campground in Michigan) but solo...
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 06-08-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,572
Posted By GetawA-S
As of 2019, the 22’er was narrower. The 2020 was...

As of 2019, the 22’er was narrower. The 2020 was made 8’ wide,
We went from a Bambi Sport to a FC23’er. Biggest differences in terms of livability were more overhead storage, bed easier to make,...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-07-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By GetawA-S
By glamping, you mean park it and never move it? ...

By glamping, you mean park it and never move it?
That makes the running gear less important, and allows you to invest in more convenient and economical utilities.
Do you plan to rent or have family...
Forum: On The Road... 06-06-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By GetawA-S
Thanks, all, for the helpful tips. We will...

Thanks, all, for the helpful tips. We will definitely check out the other stops .
We are hoping to visit a COE site near Confluence, which involves driving on “scenic “ 281 between Summerset and...
Forum: On The Road... 06-05-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By GetawA-S
Southern PA passes

We are planning a trip from the NC Triad area to the Midwest that would take us through WV in one direction and western Maryland in the other. Gettysburg, FLW Falling Water house would be appealing...
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 06-05-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,331
Posted By GetawA-S
OK, all you latecomer speed readers, go back and...

OK, all you latecomer speed readers, go back and look at post 16.
I’m glad you got it sorted, Mollysdad, and are enjoying your trip. As for the compartments in a Nash, I had to make that trip in the...
Forum: On The Road... 06-02-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By GetawA-S
It’s been more than ten years since we drove it...

It’s been more than ten years since we drove it in a Volvo C30. I recall a very nice drive, less challenging than the BRP.
However, places to pull off with a travel trailer may be limited. And, the...
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 05-31-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,331
Posted By GetawA-S
When mine binds, I push in on the door at the...

When mine binds, I push in on the door at the lock to lessen the “spring “ in the door. I’m guessing you have already tried this. The removal of the bed board seems like the next best option. Good...
Forum: Doors & Locks 05-31-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,221
Posted By GetawA-S
Since this thread is a couple of years old, I...

Since this thread is a couple of years old, I hope Acheron2010 has found his solution and will not be slamming his door... forever.
One fix I did not see mentioned is to check the striker post on...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-30-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By GetawA-S
If you really want to know your limits, measure...

If you really want to know your limits, measure the current draw.
On my 13.5 KBTU Dometic, the startup surge was about 2200 W, and it would drop to 1700 for running. This was a challenge for my...
Forum: On The Road... 05-29-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 18,978
Posted By GetawA-S
How about I 77 in 2023?

369goose, How was your trip to the New River Gorge?
Anyone else, we’d like to head up to the Midwest from NC Triad area next spring. I77 through West Virginia looks like the obvious route, with a...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-28-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,639
Posted By GetawA-S
We are not fans of the absorption style fridges...

We are not fans of the absorption style fridges due to past performance issues. We solved those by adding a second vent fan and setting a portable electric cooler with a Jackery 500 W battery...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-28-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By GetawA-S
Welcome! I hope things work out for you to live...

Welcome! I hope things work out for you to live the dream.
As you can guess from my signature line, sometimes that LITTLE extra space can make all the difference. I would try for something where...
Forum: On The Road... 05-28-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,513
Posted By GetawA-S
We save the mailing pouches from Amazon, etc. I...

We save the mailing pouches from Amazon, etc. I nest the set in a milk crate, which rides in the truck bed because most cooking is done outside.
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 05-28-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By GetawA-S
Don’t be canceling trips. With laminated glass,...

Don’t be canceling trips. With laminated glass, the windshield will not end up in your lap. In fact, this is a great time to schedule that trip to Alaska, BEFORE replacement, because ALL the...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-28-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By GetawA-S
Welcome to the forum! As neighbors to the south,...

Welcome to the forum! As neighbors to the south, I can recommend the Airstream design for its ability to withstand the Florida sun. In general, I have found ours much easier to tow. It’s also been a...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-22-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By GetawA-S
Nice setup! It looks like you are finding some...

Nice setup! It looks like you are finding some quiet campgrounds. Enjoy your travels!
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-21-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,659
Posted By GetawA-S
Just to reinforce the previous responses, propane...

Just to reinforce the previous responses, propane appliances need just ONE regulator in line. Two in series will prevent the grill, etc from functioning. The regulator on your trailer tank outlets is...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 05-18-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By GetawA-S
Kerri, You’ll get more helpful answers if you...

Kerri,
You’ll get more helpful answers if you clarify your situation.
Will the Caravel be in use?
We assume you are talking about the fresh water system. If not in use, it won’t hurt to leave the...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 05-15-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,369
Posted By GetawA-S
We like the farmers market held Saturday mornings...

We like the farmers market held Saturday mornings in Franklin, NC. Not large, but good quality baked foods, produce, mushrooms, honey, woodcrafts and native plants. Franklin is a fun town, but not...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 05-12-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,690
Posted By GetawA-S
My earlier post about a welded component was...

My earlier post about a welded component was based on an experience with an SOB where the jack failed in the extended position. I walked out and peeked under my 23FB trailer, pleased to see that...
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 05-12-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By GetawA-S
I’ve done it. With the right adapters from...

I’ve done it. With the right adapters from Amazon, it seemed straightforward.
The problem is, it didn’t always result in a strong signal. Weboost doesn’t provide an indication of signal boost, so...
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