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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar Yesterday, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By jeffmc306
Pull the cover off the 12V box

Youíre almost there - pull the cover off the 12V box and see whatís clicking. Our 2019 27í Globetrotter is probably similar to yours. I replaced the factory Atkinson solar controller which is...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By jeffmc306
Silverminer, you didnít say if the truck youíre...

Silverminer, you didnít say if the truck youíre looking at is 2WD or 4WD. If itís 2WD, go with the electronic locking differential. If itís a 4WD, go with the 3.55 and utilize the 4WD when needed. ...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-03-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By jeffmc306
Ah, that explains it! Your solution is perfect. ...

Ah, that explains it! Your solution is perfect.

I wonder what year they made the change? Itís funny because after Airstream made the change owners complained about the same issue because AS...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-02-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By jeffmc306
Original hinge has adjustable tension hidden on arm

Hermes, that looks like a nice solution.

I considered alternatives until I found this post and the original arm has a spring tension adjustment somewhat hidden. ...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 07-01-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By jeffmc306
Another solution

Ian, we had the same problem on our 2019 Globetrotter 27FBT. I did what extranrg recommended and shimmed the striker. That worked until recently even with the trailer leveled.

I kept looking at...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 07-01-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By jeffmc306
99TJSE, why not call the dealer where you bought...

99TJSE, why not call the dealer where you bought your trailer? Your 2022 is still under warranty and you shouldnít have to pay for the part as long as youíre the original owner.

I had a Samsung...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 07-01-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By jeffmc306
Payan, sorry to hear about your electrical...

Payan, sorry to hear about your electrical trouble. What year and model Airstream do you have? I didnít see it listed on your profile.

Knowing what unit you have will help the forum members to...
Forum: Our Community 07-01-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7,668
Views: 1,569,880
Posted By jeffmc306
Mollysdad, thanks for the kind words. I have...

Mollysdad, thanks for the kind words. I have learned to be more patient now that I’m retired and take my time when working through the “how to” part.

I considered all of those options but...
Forum: Our Community 06-30-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7,668
Views: 1,569,880
Posted By jeffmc306
Twin bed USB difficult to access - fixed!

Anyone with a twin bed with USB and AC receptacles on the sides of the nightstand knows how difficult they are to use. I wanted to add USB-C PD (power delivery) capability while keeping the USB-A...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-24-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By jeffmc306
Congratulations on your new Globetrotter; hope it...

Congratulations on your new Globetrotter; hope it arrives soon! I looked over your list. All the lights in your GT will be LED and should last the life of the trailer.

On the other items, I...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-23-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,207
Posted By jeffmc306
Foobar, in true ďmovie magicĒ Ben tows that 34í...

Foobar, in true ďmovie magicĒ Ben tows that 34í triple axle monster with a Ford F-150. If you havenít seen the movie yet, itís worth watching.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-23-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,207
Posted By jeffmc306
Peter, what you need is a model Airstream...

Peter, what you need is a model Airstream discontinued. Here’s a link to a brochure for that model - it can haul two motorcycles (up to 2500 lbs.)...
Forum: Tires 06-23-2022, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By jeffmc306
The program is run by Michelin and the steps are...

The program is run by Michelin and the steps are a little involved. Log into your WBCCI Member portal and look for Member Benefits, Michelin Advantage Program.
Forum: Tires 06-22-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By jeffmc306
I got rid if my Firestone Transforce ATís at 16K miles

Trekbiker, go to TireRack.com and check out the user ratings on the Firestoneís vs. the Michelin Agilis Cross Climates. Our RAM 2500 came with Transforce ATís and I found the wet and snow traction...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-21-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By jeffmc306
You’re most welcome; glad it helped and you found...

You’re most welcome; glad it helped and you found the root cause.

I had a feeling whom ever crimped that Flying Cloud’s connector made the same mistake more than once.

Our 2019 Globetrotter’s...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-20-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,380
Posted By jeffmc306
Glad this isnít my driveway

A neighbor down the street has an SOB trailer parked in his sloped driveway. He put wood ramps under the LH side tires to level the trailer and built a stack of blocks under the stabilizers and the...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 06-19-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By jeffmc306
Look under the text window for Attach Files and...

Look under the text window for Attach Files and click Manage Attachments. Hereís what it looks like on an iOS device. Select your files and click upload. Close that window to go back to your message....
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-18-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,299
Posted By jeffmc306
Maybe someone with the same unit can chime in...

Maybe someone with the same unit can chime in with real-world consumption but here’s what Champion says on their website: Up to 34 hours on a 20# propane tank. Your AS should have two 30# propane...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-18-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By jeffmc306
Check this similar thread

Doc Savage, I remember reading a recent thread from another 2022 owner. They found a loose wire on the back of the solenoid and fixed it themselves.

Check it out here....
Forum: Tires 06-18-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,582
Posted By jeffmc306
I did exactly what you said, found the 7-pin...

I did exactly what you said, found the 7-pin lead’s green running light wire and connected a wire that ran out to the battery box through the loom.

Repeater fastened to the outside with exterior...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 06-18-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,085
Posted By jeffmc306
According to the TST manual, their cap sensors...

According to the TST manual, their cap sensors are .54 oz.

I donít think itís the weight, more the deflection causing the larger cap size hit the wheel before the Tire Minder sensors. Iíll bet the...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-17-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By jeffmc306
I put everything back together but from the feel...

I put everything back together but from the feel of it Iíd say at least 16 ga. Let me know what you end up doing.
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 06-17-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,085
Posted By jeffmc306
Not the same as all-metal stems

Our Airstream also came with metal/rubber stems. Per TSTís claim, you can use cap sensors on them but if you go to flow-thru you need all metal stems.

After one trip I noticed black marks on my...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-17-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By jeffmc306
Just to clarify, my 30A receptacle is the...

Just to clarify, my 30A receptacle is the generator feed into the home AC panel. I have not installed a dedicated 30A circuit for the trailer. We park our Airstream on the side of the garage, the...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-17-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By jeffmc306
And some more photosÖ

So you got me thinking, could you add/relocate the USB and even the AC receptacle to the top of the night stand?

Thereís plenty of space between the drawer and the back of the top. The USB...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-17-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By jeffmc306
Foobar, here ya go. This is from our 2019 27’...

Foobar, here ya go. This is from our 2019 27’ Globetrotter; I doubt they’ve changed. There’s one on each side of the night stand.

By the way, there’s not much space between the ports and the...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-17-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,808
Posted By jeffmc306
Ask him to explain the logicÖ

So if the chains are not crossed and the trailer comes off the ball, the coupler would hit the pavement. If it drops into a pothole bad things are going to happen. I cannot think of any instance...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 06-16-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By jeffmc306
UnderstoodÖ Hereís one example from Amazon...

UnderstoodÖ

Hereís one example from Amazon that was mentioned in another post:...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-16-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By jeffmc306
Colossus, glad you found the home use feature...

Colossus, glad you found the home use feature handy. We upgraded our homeís power panel to 200A because the old one was out of slots. Doing so allowed us to add a generator interlock and an outside...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 06-15-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By jeffmc306
There are several threads on PDR, some...

There are several threads on PDR, some do-it-yourself with kits from Amazon.

One post by GettinAway found a shop that did a great job removing a dent from the end cap of their Globetrotter. ...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-13-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By jeffmc306
Bermerica, if all else fails the stabilizer is...

Bermerica, if all else fails the stabilizer is held on with three bolts, two on the outside, one inboard. You can take it off and see if something is bent preventing it from lowering. While off, try...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-11-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,400
Posted By jeffmc306
Stewart, as others have mentioned when they said...

Stewart, as others have mentioned when they said ďrecalibrationĒ it means going through the initial setup to train the unit what level is. I had to do it when replacing the battery which worked like...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-08-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,341
Posted By jeffmc306
jclorden, it doesnít matter since thereís a...

jclorden, it doesnít matter since thereís a negative jumper connecting both batteries. That said, Iíd connect the negative to the opposite battery that your trailer power positive connection goes to...
Forum: Our Community 06-08-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7,668
Views: 1,569,880
Posted By jeffmc306
Richard, that looks great, nice job! Handy to...

Richard, that looks great, nice job! Handy to have a laser engraver around to make the faceplate and be able to match the original look. Thatís something to be proud of!

BTW, fellow Wisc-UP...
Forum: Our Community 06-08-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By jeffmc306
Rosemary, Iíd say youíve thought this through and...

Rosemary, Iíd say youíve thought this through and agree with you! If you can wait for the right buyer and for the trailer you really want youíll come out ahead. The hard part is connecting with...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-08-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By jeffmc306
Shazam, sorry to hear about your situation. Did...

Shazam, sorry to hear about your situation. Did the dealer give you an estimate of how long it will take to get a replacement drive shaft? Did he tell you to park the truck and not drive it?
...
Forum: Our Community 06-07-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By jeffmc306
Hi Rosemary, well your RAM will tow a 23GT if...

Hi Rosemary, well your RAM will tow a 23GT if needed. :wally:

Funny, we went from a VW Touareg TDI and a FC23FB to our 27í GT and RAM 2500. The Touareg was a great tow vehicle; got 16 MPG...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 06-07-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By jeffmc306
Check the DIP switches for battery type setting.

Jerry, have you checked the Sun Explorer IIís DIP switches to see if the dealer set them to the correct battery type?

I found a manual on Atkinsonís website that explains the different settings...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-06-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,106
Posted By jeffmc306
New facility is 1001 West Pike - down the road from old one

I know this is an old post but wanted to correct the location of the new facility for anyone looking for it now. Itís a few miles away from the original JC 419 West Pike Street. Heritage Center is...
Forum: Our Community 06-06-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By jeffmc306
RMYull, if the market in your area is anything...

RMYull, if the market in your area is anything like ours, try your local RAM dealer. Each time I took our 2019 RAM 2500 in for service I’d get a call from a salesman asking if I’d like to sell them...
Forum: Our Community 06-04-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7,668
Views: 1,569,880
Posted By jeffmc306
GettinAway, thatís amazingÖ The dent was close to...

GettinAway, thatís amazingÖ The dent was close to being a crease which makes it impossible to fix. Plus, aluminum stretches when dented; they did a fantastic job. Did they work from the inside as...
Forum: Our Community 06-03-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7,668
Views: 1,569,880
Posted By jeffmc306
Thanks Mollysdad. I used the same mounting...

Thanks Mollysdad. I used the same mounting screws from the plastic handle. Unfortunately you canít get to them from the inside. I removed the vent, installed the handle and reinstalled the vent.
Forum: Our Community 06-02-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By jeffmc306
RobynE, welcome to the Airstream Community and...

RobynE, welcome to the Airstream Community and Forums!

To your question about customizing an Airstream order, they follow the old Henry Ford motto “You can have any color as long as it’s black”....
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-01-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,139
Posted By jeffmc306
Handle replacement: Walnut - no more flex

Our handles were replaced by JC in October 2020. First trip this year I noticed the shower handle was cracked again. I decided to fix this permanently with a wood one. Made four, two out of walnut...
Forum: Our Community 06-01-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7,668
Views: 1,569,880
Posted By jeffmc306
New Shower/Bath Vent Handles to replace broken plastic ones.

We had both vent handles replaced under warranty at JC after the plastic ones broke. They lubricated the slides and they moved much easier. On the first trip of the season I noticed the shower one...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 05-30-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,494
Posted By jeffmc306
Specialized uses Brose motors from Germany

No worries, itís hard to keep track of whoís using what in their ebikes. Brose makes all of Specialized ebikeís motors in Germany....
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 05-29-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,494
Posted By jeffmc306
Yes, really enjoying the Como 5. We swapped the...

Yes, really enjoying the Como 5. We swapped the seat on my DFís Como 4 to a gel & spring suspension from her old hybrid. I picked up an Ergon seat for mine and just installed a Redshift ShockStop...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 05-28-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,375
Posted By jeffmc306
The Square in Woodstock, IL - Where Groundhog Day was filmed

We love the Farmer’s Market on the historic Woodstock Square (IL). Named the #1 farmers market in Illinois by the American Farmland Trust.

There’s live music in the Gazebo where Bill Murray and...
Forum: Our Community 05-27-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7,668
Views: 1,569,880
Posted By jeffmc306
Jim, excellent write up and great work as always!...

Jim, excellent write up and great work as always! Thanks for sharing your upgrades. Iíve copied several so far!
-Jeff
Forum: Full-Timing 05-27-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By jeffmc306
Welcome to the retired club! Two years in and I...

Welcome to the retired club! Two years in and I can say itís not over-rated :wally:
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