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Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 01-20-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 423,511
Posted By vlaming
Progressive Dynamics PD4655v is a direct swap...

Progressive Dynamics PD4655v is a direct swap out. They make a lithium compatible unit, also, if you're going that way.
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-20-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,870
Posted By vlaming
This one was a direct fit for the original in our...

This one was a direct fit for the original in our 2013 FC- Atwood LP-DO 36719, via Amazon. It is white vs original black, but after installation it looked fine. Apologies, I don't have the old part...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 01-18-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 423,511
Posted By vlaming
Mounted the transmitter inside the driver side...

Mounted the transmitter inside the driver side overhead cabinet above the bed, outside cabinet wall. No signal issues
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-15-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,436
Posted By vlaming
I installed a 30a GFCI at the panel, and a...

I installed a 30a GFCI at the panel, and a Midwest/GE Outlet box with breaker Model #U013CP at the "airport" I built. Gives provision to control power at the outlet. Passed local inspection.


...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-05-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,784
Posted By vlaming
Definitely spec and order what you need, not what...

Definitely spec and order what you need, not what a dealer has on the lot. Use Ford's web site to generate a "build sheet", and send to local and not so local dealers and ask for pricing, and confirm...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 11-20-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 423,511
Posted By vlaming
We replaced the 22" with a 24", minimal intrusion...

We replaced the 22" with a 24", minimal intrusion into the doorway
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-02-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 423,511
Posted By vlaming
Pix of drawer "shelf", top and bottom. Also one...

Pix of drawer "shelf", top and bottom. Also one of stove cover fabbed from same flooring-we rarely cook inside, and prefer counter option. Saw this idea in another 23FB, made from strips of hardwood...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-02-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 423,511
Posted By vlaming
Exactly what I did, using a piece of laminated...

Exactly what I did, using a piece of laminated flooring, and some vinyl trim pieces to hold in place. A little chisel work to fit the drawer slide curve. I can get pix later if you like.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-03-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,604
Posted By vlaming
Special order to get what you want/need. We...

Special order to get what you want/need. We ordered a 2017 F150XL STX Supercab 4x 3.5 EB with only towing related options. Payload sticker is 1976.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-14-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,588
Posted By vlaming
Plastic razor blades also come in handy working...

Plastic razor blades also come in handy working with old sealant on the aluminum skin
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-14-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,588
Posted By vlaming
Replaced my flexies with AM Solar stuff a few...

Replaced my flexies with AM Solar stuff a few months back, using 3M tape/Sika 221 covering the feet per AM Solar info. Old panels were riveted/sealed in place. Old sealant came off with minimal fight...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-10-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,538
Posted By vlaming
Trim is in seamless sections, broken up by door,...

Trim is in seamless sections, broken up by door, wheel wells. Old trim will peel off with little effort once you get it started. I used a plastic chisel to keep it moving. Clean up the old tape...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-09-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,538
Posted By vlaming
Out-of-Doors Mart sells it by the foot. Prices as...

Out-of-Doors Mart sells it by the foot. Prices as of this June


odmrv.com


1/2" 2.19 Airstream Molding Chrome Belt Line 1/2 inch 201912-100


1" 2.99 Airstream Molding 1 inch Chrome Rub...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-01-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By vlaming
Currently have 5 yr old Grp24 wet cells.

Currently have 5 yr old Grp24 wet cells.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-31-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By vlaming
Duracell AGM Grp24 fit in 2013 battery box?

Has anyone dropped Duracell AGM Group 24s (SLI24MAGMDC) in a 2013 FC tongue mounted battery box (or similar vintage)? Published height looks really close to the box lid. Cost and availability are...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-04-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By vlaming
Flex Solar Panel Removal

Plan to replace the existing pair of 7 yr old flex panels with rigid units this month. Existing panels are installed with 12 rivets each with sealant above/below panel. I'm guessing I'll need to...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-24-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,792
Posted By vlaming
From my 2013 FC manual-"When the switch is turned...

From my 2013 FC manual-"When the switch is turned to STORE (off) and the trailer is plugged into a 110-volt shoreline, the 12-
volt distribution panel will still receive power from the
converter,...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-30-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 423,511
Posted By vlaming
We replaced the Samsung 22" with a Vizio 24"...

We replaced the Samsung 22" with a Vizio 24" D24F-F1, $130. Used the existing bracket. Went with this one because 1) it was the widest that would fit without aisle intrusion, and 2) it had analog...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-24-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,214
Posted By vlaming
Order it. When you're spending this kind of...

Order it. When you're spending this kind of money, get what you want, not what's on the lot. I used the build it process on Ford's web site to get a "spec sheet" .pdf that I could send to local...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-16-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,169
Posted By vlaming
HaulGauge released an app software update a few...

HaulGauge released an app software update a few days ago addressing Toyota issues. From the app-

"-Major improvements in accuracy with the weigh feature for all vehicles, especially Toyotas....
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-21-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,716
Posted By vlaming
After reviewing this thread and another one: ...

After reviewing this thread and another one:


https://www.airforums.com/forums/f453/broken-door-handle-be-prepared-with-this-simple-mod-150277.html


I followed the lead of post #25 in the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-22-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By vlaming
That's the plan. If I know the size and can get...

That's the plan. If I know the size and can get in advance, saves a trip in the middle of the fun. I'll give local dealer a call this morning as well.
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-22-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By vlaming
'13 FC Main Dr Drip Cap Screw Size?

My contractor building a carport for my FC pointed out a popped screw at the aft end of the main door drip cap (aka gutter, rain deflector, etc). Hole appears to be stripped out, looks like I need to...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 12-05-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,336
Posted By vlaming
Although pricey compared to the iPhone or other...

Although pricey compared to the iPhone or other simple levels, it does works as advertised. Takes the guesswork out of stack building. Latest version has an on/off switch to allow for battery...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 11-12-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,065
Posted By vlaming
The switch in my '13 FC was failing randomly this...

The switch in my '13 FC was failing randomly this summer. Before tracking down a new switch I disassembled the head and flushed out the switch with contact cleaner. Lot of fine debris came out with...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 10-23-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,780
Posted By vlaming
DOL web link, with table-travel trailers exempt

From the WA DOL site:
https://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/rta.html
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 10-22-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,780
Posted By vlaming
I live in Lakewood, also part of the Seattle...

I live in Lakewood, also part of the Seattle Transit money grab zone. Renewed my AS and F150 in May. Paid the the RTA on the truck, not on the trailer. Hope you get it straightened out.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-04-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,076
Posted By vlaming
pcskier-apologies for late reply, was on the...

pcskier-apologies for late reply, was on the road. You can still see damage depending on light quality, but better. I'll attempt a little more massage.



A number of Amazon options. I used...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 07-31-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,076
Posted By vlaming
Thanks for the responses. I picked up a pair of...

Thanks for the responses. I picked up a pair of 2" "Paintless Dent Removal" pullers. Applied rocking motion with one above light on the dent, one below. Popped back to about 80% normal. Call it good...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 07-17-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,076
Posted By vlaming
Dent popping?

Went out to wash the AS after a couple trips and found a dent above/behind the driver's side front upper running light. Only explanation we could come up with was a rock that hit the windshield...
Forum: Our Community 07-11-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,190
Posted By vlaming
Yes. We worked with Linda and Jocelyn when we...

Yes. We worked with Linda and Jocelyn when we were buying. They gave us all the time we needed when initially shopping, and after we found a preowned unit at their Boise location 15 months later. I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-19-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,178
Posted By vlaming
I'm sure you noted extendable trailer tow mirrors...

I'm sure you noted extendable trailer tow mirrors are a separate add-on. When I spec'd and ordered my '17 F150 3.5 ecoboost, I went with a supercab, 6.5 bed, XL/STX trim and max tow pkg to maintain a...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 03-08-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By vlaming
14" OEM Sendel Wheels/tires

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

(4) 14" OEM Sendel wheels/GYM tires, (1) steel spare/tire from...
Forum: On The Road... 02-08-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,352
Posted By vlaming
Again, thanks, sir. I have solar to keep the...

Again, thanks, sir. I have solar to keep the batteries charged; I may consider replacing the intermediate connector with a switch if I go this direction.
Forum: On The Road... 02-07-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,352
Posted By vlaming
Nice post, sir! One question-where did you pull...

Nice post, sir! One question-where did you pull the 12v power from? Thanks!
Forum: Tires 01-24-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By vlaming
Thanks for the replies. Have the...

Thanks for the replies. Have the wheels/tires/tpms put together and stacked up in the house. Waiting on a good weather day to make the swap.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-18-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By vlaming
Opinions, belly buttons, truck choice...We went...

Opinions, belly buttons, truck choice...We went cheap but effective-I'm old school (and old) so I consider the truck as a tool. Special ordered 2017 F150XL Supercab, 3.5 EC w/10spd trans, 6.5 box,...
Forum: Tires 01-04-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By vlaming
Spare Carrier mods-14"to 15" upgrade?

Time to stop lurking.

Picked up a '13 FC 23FB last summer, with original 14" Marathons. After cruising the forums here, elected to move to 15" Sendel T03s with 235/75x15 Mich LTXs, and Dill...
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