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Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 06-26-2022, 12:37 PM
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Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
Thanks to Wggreen for his comments. I met you...

Thanks to Wggreen for his comments. I met you last March when we were staying at the park in which you live. I did talk to you about the add on but am just trying to pick it back up now....life gets...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 06-25-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
Air conditioner sensors

Hey Sliders, hope all is well and you are staying cool!
Speaking about cool.......
I have a 34 slidecwith two A/C units. Can anybody tell me where the temperature sensors are for each of the two...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-14-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,846
Posted By white laker
wow! Over and over we see these reports and it...

wow!
Over and over we see these reports and it just boils my blood. Before 'c zone' it was 'firefly' that controlled everything. What did Airstream do with all the firefly units? There is a lack of...
Forum: On The Road... 11-14-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By white laker
well.... what you can expect is a two lane road...

well.... what you can expect is a two lane road that goes through most small towns and bypasses larger cities. The surface is good and the shoulders are wide. It's so sad to refer to it as the Trans...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-22-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,634
Posted By white laker
K.I.S.S. works for me! Checking tires is part of...

K.I.S.S. works for me! Checking tires is part of my hitch up process. I carry a good guage and get all six tire pressures before we go anywhere. At the same time I look at general tire condition and...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-22-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,531
Posted By white laker
I wen to a reputable propane dealer and he sold...

I wen to a reputable propane dealer and he sold me some really good pigtails along with the bushing adapters that were needed to hook up to my A/S. He also told me to just tighten things up and check...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 05-13-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
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395414OK now I'm really getting bored up here! Our "stay home order" has been extended to June 2nd!! So I decided to give her a wash and get rid of some dirt and sticky...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-12-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,586
Posted By white laker
This year will be my third on my Go Power system....

This year will be my third on my Go Power system. Three x 100 watt flex panels, 30 amp charge controller, transfer switch, 2,000 watt pure sine invertor and 55 amp four stage convertor. Two group 31...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 05-03-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,118
Posted By white laker
I just got my 34 slider home a few days ago. As...

I just got my 34 slider home a few days ago. As soon as the rain stops I plan on trying a 'foam cannon' on it. It does a great job on my car and pickup so next is the Airstream. Will rinse off the...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 03-04-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
ok Gary.... I'll bite' Just wondering if any...

ok Gary.... I'll bite'
Just wondering if any enlightened slider has come up with a wiring diagram yet? Just wondering. I know that it's a huge ask, but you never know.
Sliding without a wire!
Pete
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 03-04-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
almost forgot....... the wooden blocks on my...

almost forgot.......
the wooden blocks on my rig were really easy to 'release' and a couple of times the rearward one released and fell into the void behind the inner collar of the slide. That was a...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 03-04-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
SLIDE OUT CONTROLLER Hi again fellow sliders! I...

SLIDE OUT CONTROLLER
Hi again fellow sliders! I was just over at my '08 34 and I had a good look at the slide controller. On my rig it is located in the road side arm rest for the front couch. It is...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-24-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,038
Posted By white laker
Like Rich, I too have a 1500 max tow with the...

Like Rich, I too have a 1500 max tow with the 6.2. It is my second Max tow. I have pulled an '02 31footer and now an '08 34 slide. The 34 is heavier than the 31 but the weight is spread out over...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 02-03-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
yup! that's the little switch. I replace the bad...

yup! that's the little switch. I replace the bad one and put another one in the old "spare Airstream parts" box. You never know!
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 02-03-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
one other caution.... By jumping the wires...

one other caution....
By jumping the wires together you are bypassing a really important safety switch that could cause you a world of hurt if you try to retract the slide with the locks extended. I...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 02-03-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
I wish I had taken a picture of the micro switch...

I wish I had taken a picture of the micro switch and the part # I purchased is in the stored trailer. When I removed it I took it to an automotive electronic store and it was easy to cross over. Its...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 02-01-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
Hi and welcome to the group! Clicking is never...

Hi and welcome to the group!
Clicking is never a good noise but it could indicate that you are getting power to the locks, and that's a good thing. If the locks retract then the next thing that i...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 12-20-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
Hi again fellow slide-a-thons... As I sit hear...

Hi again fellow slide-a-thons...
As I sit hear thinking about what to do to my rig , other wash and wax, I'm thinking that it may be time to have a real good look at my slide seals. The large...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 12-12-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
Hi all, #88 here Our 34 slide is all tucked...

Hi all, #88 here
Our 34 slide is all tucked away in a really nice heated warehouse for the winter. We went over to get our slider fix this week. I had pulled the batteries so we brought a couple of...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-17-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,914
Posted By white laker
re my Can Am installation they installed and...

re my Can Am installation
they installed and automatic transfer switch. It switches over to the invertor when the invertor switch is activated. Also they wired the convertor to the input side of the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-15-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,914
Posted By white laker
For what its worth, we went to Canam and had the...

For what its worth, we went to Canam and had the following system. All from Go Power.
3 100 watt flex panels
transfer switch
charge controller
remote invertor switch/readout
55 amp convertor...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 02-18-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,052
Posted By white laker
Rich,sounds like you got this one. I take it that...

Rich,sounds like you got this one. I take it that you are in a warmer place to do the repair. Remember it take eight hours to built one at J.C. with proper tools and a jig. Go slow and steady. We are...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 02-17-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,052
Posted By white laker
inside door rivets

Rich
I have had to replace some of the same rivets on several occasions due to 'slamming"! I have the rivets in my hand and the are from an un-labeled package. mt best guess is that they are 1/8...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-06-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,519
Posted By white laker
some items to think about... The suppliers of...

some items to think about...
The suppliers of these filters sell them on an extended oil interval, not cleaner oil. They only filter about 10% of the oil. 90% just cycles through the main filter....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-15-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,661
Posted By white laker
my 2015 had valve lifter failure at 57,000 km and...

my 2015 had valve lifter failure at 57,000 km and again at 160,000 km. Traded it on a 2017 which had the same failure at 70,000 km. Same failure on two 1500 6.2 max tows. I love the truck but this is...
Forum: Trailer Values 09-12-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,026
Posted By white laker
In most cases they do hold their value however I...

In most cases they do hold their value however I think that there are some situations that may 'buck' the trend. I am concerned about the pre-2019 33 Classic rigs. Airstream has abandoned the...
Forum: On The Road... 09-07-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,635
Posted By white laker
all good! I didn't want to 'pee' on your parade...

all good!
I didn't want to 'pee' on your parade but was just curious if you had researched the weather patterns on the 'Rock'. Have a great trip. I have traveled there many times when I was working...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 09-07-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,210
Posted By white laker
Wow! I am impressed with the layout! Very open...

Wow! I am impressed with the layout! Very open and light. This is the first new rig that I am looking forward to seeing in a long time. Nice to see that they are looking at their 30'plus market...
Forum: On The Road... 09-06-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,635
Posted By white laker
are you really planning a trip to NFLd in mid to...

are you really planning a trip to NFLd in mid to late September? I hope that you are planning on 'cool' weather. Snow is not unusual in September on the 'rock". Most campsites are closing down for...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 07-13-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
Thanks for the feedback. My door is as tight as a...

Thanks for the feedback. My door is as tight as a mouse's ear! The part that bugs me is that there is no rhyme nor reason to it! I think that I will look closer the next time out and play with the...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 07-11-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
help with my slider set up!

Hi Folks
I need some help setting up my 08 34 slider. I make sure that we are level, fore, aft and side to side. I then add a little pressure from my stabs then.... extend my slide. In about 50% of...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-30-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,820
Posted By white laker
I have a set if Rock Tamers on my truck. After I...

I have a set if Rock Tamers on my truck. After I take the load off of the hitch by slacking off the adjusting screws, I simply 'rattle' the Rock Tamers ,up and down, until i see the hitch assembly...
Forum: On The Road... 06-28-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,747
Posted By white laker
the shoulder seasons are getting better now with...

the shoulder seasons are getting better now with most places staying open well into late Sept or early Oct. I would look into Nfld past Labour Day. Have heard of early snowfalls on the rock starting...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 06-10-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
Great picture! We never saw an Airstream until we...

Great picture! We never saw an Airstream until we bought our first one , then they started popping up everywhere. Then we started to look for a Slider and we started to notice them as well. Now that...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-05-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,129
Posted By white laker
For what its worth.... We had a GMC Max tow...

For what its worth....
We had a GMC Max tow 6.2, 10 speed and pulled a 31 classic from east to west and down Mex 1 to Cabo. We had excellent stability, plenty of power and awesome braking. The...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 04-21-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,977
Posted By white laker
my 'home made' slide

We get a lot of people look at our 34 classic slide and just don't believe that it came from the factory that way. Some people will stand there and argue with me and all but call me a liar. So I just...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-26-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 99,186
Posted By white laker
100,000 miles/106,000 km update

Hi again folks! Since my last post we have managed to jump over the 100,000 mile/ 160,000 km mark on our 2015 6.2 max tow. This truck has pulled our 31 and now our 34 slide from the east and west...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 03-14-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
'09 at RV Baton Rouge

Sale Pending.
What a beauty! This is one of the very last one made. Asking $60k which is a fair price from what I have seen over the past few years. Can't wait to get ours home again and get going!...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-14-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By white laker
Two foot fever

welcome to the group! We started out a few years back with a 31 Classic and moved up to a 34 Classic /slide. We love the extra internal room and simply cant get "two foot fever" anymore! As you...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-02-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,430
Posted By white laker
brake controller on my 2015 g.m.c. 1500

I had the exact error message and subsequent total loss
of brakes on my 2015 Sierra 1500 max tow and my 2008 34 classic slider. I contacted my dealer, (Canam) and they installed a magnet in the...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-14-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,369
Posted By white laker
thanks Boxite. I did have a look around and was...

thanks Boxite. I did have a look around and was focused of where the coating was sprayed. I have to say that the coating is very uniform and is everywhere. I am not worried about any noise increase...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-13-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,369
Posted By white laker
Hi Barry My new to me 2008 classic 34 has both...

Hi Barry
My new to me 2008 classic 34 has both Dexter dick brakes and never lube bearings. I tried to see what series of axles were on the rig but it has been undercoated with a rubbery spray which...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-11-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,600
Posted By white laker
not sure but the 2004 may have been a retrofit to...

not sure but the 2004 may have been a retrofit to e/h brakes. They may be Kodiak which are a sliding style caliper. These are subject to seizures. If this is the case you should pull off the wheels...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 10-18-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,710
Posted By white laker
how r you folks doing?

Pete here...
Haven't seen you in there lately and just wondering how you guys are doing. We sold our 31 classic and picked up a gently used 34 classic slide this year. We love the extra space and...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-27-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,703
Posted By white laker
Welcome to the Henley Experiance!

as said..... M.C. hanging on the rear of your A.S.(s) is a no no!
Try hooking up a few times before you head out. Do it a few times and then a few times more. Its easy once you nail it. If you have...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-22-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,836
Posted By white laker
no surprise here!

Camping World or Good Sam, its all the same and I don't trust either operations. That's just me and I know that they are loved by many on this Forum so 'nuff said. Just be aware that they are not to...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 08-31-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,098
Posted By white laker
Welcome to the forum

We are just across the river from you in Lanark Ontario. Once you get all settled down with your new "baby" have a look into the Airstream Club as well as 'Airstream Addicts". Drop me a line anytime...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 08-14-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
My 34 has three axles and is rated at 10,500...

My 34 has three axles and is rated at 10,500 pounds, so 3,500 pounds per axle what I understand it to be. Your 30 has two 5,000 pound axles for a 10,000 pound rating. (I've been wrong many times, but...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 08-14-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
Thanks again Gary. Just a little confused with...

Thanks again Gary. Just a little confused with everything new. I set my controller down to 5.5 and the brakes were VERY solid so I'm thinking that they are the four piston design as well. No Hensley...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 08-14-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 140,947
Posted By white laker
Give me a brake...

Het folks, my '08 34 slide, new to me, is supposed to have 3,500 lb axles under it. When I check the Dexter website they state that the 3,400# axles have a four bolt hub. My axles have 6 studs. What...
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