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Forum: General Interior Topics 10-19-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 22,593
Posted By eheffa
Hi John Santa, Thank you for your...

Hi John Santa,

Thank you for your compliments.

I no longer have the Airstream as we bought a boat; but, from memory I believe the decking on the beds was with ⅝ plywood with 1x2 crossmembers...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-01-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,608
Posted By eheffa
Yes. Itís called Tripmode. ...

Yes.

Itís called Tripmode.

https://www.tripmode.ch/

Cheap & does exactly what itís supposed to...

Hope that works for you.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-30-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,608
Posted By eheffa
If you have any Mac iOS devices, Beware of the...

If you have any Mac iOS devices, Beware of the iCloud using up a ton of data quietly backing up your files, photos etc.

After burning through our monthly cell data allotment in a day of using our...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-22-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,171
Posted By eheffa
My 8 year experience with Airstream (owning a...

My 8 year experience with Airstream (owning a brand new 2008 25 FBSE) was a continuous discovery of lousy quality control.

A Love:Hate relationship -> A Beautiful premium priced trailer, with...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 03-12-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,076
Posted By eheffa
So Airstream continues to produce beautiful...

So Airstream continues to produce beautiful trailers with ridiculously flawed designs such that unless the trailer is kept in a desert, they will eventually rot from the inside out.

Shame on...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-30-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,496
Posted By eheffa
ghaag - I'm sure your system is far more...

ghaag - I'm sure your system is far more carefully designed and assembled. Your installation is a thing of beauty.



By contrast, the quality of the A/S factory wiring installation is simply...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-24-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,496
Posted By eheffa
LiPO4 batteries do not burn. Your friend is...

LiPO4 batteries do not burn. Your friend is misinformed.


-evan
Forum: On The Road... 07-11-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,582
Posted By eheffa
Hi Gerald, Greetings from Victoria, BC. ...

Hi Gerald,

Greetings from Victoria, BC.

The Port Angeles route (on the MV Coho) is a nice way to get to the Island. (We have used that route many times with our Truck - trailer combination:...
Forum: Doors & Locks 07-08-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,177
Posted By eheffa
Unfortunately, the lemon laws do not apply to...

Unfortunately, the lemon laws do not apply to RV's.

The truth is that Airstream's have cr@ppy quality control & the many defects coming out of the factory appear to be due to a 'couldn't give a...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-15-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 22,593
Posted By eheffa
Thanks Bud. I appreciate your comments. ...

Thanks Bud.

I appreciate your comments. Good luck on your remodelling.

-evan
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-04-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 77,492
Posted By eheffa
Yes. You're right. A more elegant solution...

Yes. You're right.

A more elegant solution comes to mind:

I may just run all four of the Standard 10 AWG cables to the engine room with and install a Relay DPDT switch there just before the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-04-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 77,492
Posted By eheffa
That's a great idea. Thanks. I may try to...

That's a great idea. Thanks.

I may try to emulate that as I suspect there would be situations that would favour either Parallel or Series.

-evan
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-04-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 77,492
Posted By eheffa
Thanks. I think I may put a DPDT switch in the...

Thanks. I think I may put a DPDT switch in the helm station that allows me to toggle back and forth between a Series and Parallel setup. I will report back on my findings.

-evan
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-03-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 77,492
Posted By eheffa
Thanks Wabbiteer. Your suggestion of...

Thanks Wabbiteer.

Your suggestion of multiple panels makes sense but these panels fit the free space so nicely & I frankly didn't think of the advantages of multiple panels... I did buy them so...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-03-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 77,492
Posted By eheffa
Parallel Vs Series Panels

Perhaps Lew or another wise resource person can answer this question:

I just sold my Airstream because I bought a Nordic Tug 37 (boat) & can't afford the cost or time to run both. The Airstream,...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-22-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By eheffa
2008 Airstream Safari SE 25 - British Columbia

Title: 2008 Airstream Safari SE 25 - British Columbia
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Sale Pending: Airstream Safari 25 FB SE 2008 ($39,900 USD / $50,500 CAD)
A rarely...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-04-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 77,492
Posted By eheffa
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Dollars & Cents 03-15-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,651
Posted By eheffa
Hi Brenda, We bought our 2008 25 FB SE...

Hi Brenda,

We bought our 2008 25 FB SE Airstream in Eugene Oregon in July 2008 after Traveland in Langley refused to even come close to matching the quote we got from the Sutton RV in Eugene. ...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-26-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 22,593
Posted By eheffa
Thanks Bill, The blue material along the...

Thanks Bill,

The blue material along the walls under the beds is closed cell backpacking sleep mat material. It's light, has a high R value & relatively cheap.

Re Laminate? I did not try to...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-22-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 435,751
Posted By eheffa
This is excellent! Thank you for the...

This is excellent!

Thank you for the images and explanation.

-evan
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 12-22-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 114,083
Posted By eheffa
We regularly camp in temperatures approaching...

We regularly camp in temperatures approaching freezing, and having the floors feeling warmer underfoot is very nice. I agree that the AS is not stellar with respect to its insulation but any little...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 12-21-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 114,083
Posted By eheffa
Thanks. You've done a great job on this. I...

Thanks.

You've done a great job on this. I doubt any RV shop could even come close to this quality of work. Having a step by step description with good images makes it a lot easier for others...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 12-21-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 114,083
Posted By eheffa
Good Documentation. Thanks for posting. ...

Good Documentation.

Thanks for posting.

Consider getting rid of that Reflectix foil garbage under your new floor. It's not difficult to pull off the bottom skin and add real insulation under...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-16-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 77,492
Posted By eheffa
Hi, I ventilated the box on spec thinking...

Hi,

I ventilated the box on spec thinking that it should have some ability to dissipate any heat. The front surface plate of the controller does get warm to the touch when operating under higher...
Forum: Our Community 07-13-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,218
Posted By eheffa
I think you meant with your first example: ...

I think you meant with your first example:
"You couldn't get this view at this campground with a REAR bedroom." ?

Point taken though...

This discussion does show that people use their...
Forum: Our Community 07-12-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,218
Posted By eheffa
Thanks Zybane, Yes that's our unit. This was...

Thanks Zybane,

Yes that's our unit. This was at the North End of Haida Gwaii overlooking a remote beach. In the remote distance, islands of the Alaska Panhandle can be seen from the dinette table....
Forum: Our Community 07-11-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,218
Posted By eheffa
This question tends to bring out strong opinions...

This question tends to bring out strong opinions for either side.

I think the FB vs RB question depends on where you want or intend to camp.

If your usual location is a private resort-style...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-04-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,003
Posted By eheffa
I have towed with a pickups, a Suburban and now...

I have towed with a pickups, a Suburban and now an F150 (crew cab) with a canopy- ShortBox.

Everything is a compromise but it's no contest for us. The extra stowage in the truck is excellent....
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 06-28-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,198
Posted By eheffa
I rather like our Airstream now that I have...

I rather like our Airstream now that I have rebuilt it.
(2008 25FB)

The unit is a pleasure to tow as it tracks very well on twisty roads with minimal drag at freeway speeds...The interior space...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-13-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,732
Posted By eheffa
I'm sorry but does anyone else see the humor in...

I'm sorry but does anyone else see the humor in this where:

In order to boondock you need TWO generators so that you can run a hairdryer? :lol:

Maybe it would be easier to change the hair...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 06-13-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,198
Posted By eheffa
It is so disappointing to pay big bucks for the...

It is so disappointing to pay big bucks for the "Cadillac" of travel trailers and have these sorts of issues.

Your unit is under warranty. The Dealership who sold it to you is incompetent and...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-04-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 77,492
Posted By eheffa
Yes, your anticipated current requirements will...

Yes, your anticipated current requirements will influence your choice of wire size. Lewster's posting above should give you the information you need. If you think you might ever want to add panels...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-03-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 77,492
Posted By eheffa
I doubt there is an absolute cutoff for this...

I doubt there is an absolute cutoff for this distance from the controller to the batteries. The main limitation would be voltage dropout or resistance over a long run. If you are concerned that...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-28-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,164
Posted By eheffa
If you live in Canada and pay $1.20 to $1.50 /...

If you live in Canada and pay $1.20 to $1.50 / litre (or $4.55 to $5.68 / US gallon) for fuel those fuel costs are recouped much more quickly. By approximately 50,000 km or 30,000 miles or so you...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-28-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,164
Posted By eheffa
I agree. The EcoDiesel has plenty of...

I agree.

The EcoDiesel has plenty of pulling power, the issue is the payload capacity (especially after you account for the extra weight of a more loaded option package...)

-evan
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-27-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,164
Posted By eheffa
I've been considering the Dodge EcoDiesel too but...

I've been considering the Dodge EcoDiesel too but the maximum payload values are pretty sketchy IMO. If you're thinking of full-timing, the payload here is pretty borderline. Do you really want to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-27-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,281
Posted By eheffa
Interesting discussion... This is where the...

Interesting discussion...

This is where the Dodge 1500 with the EcoDiesel seems a little deficient.

My 2010 Ford F-150 seems borderline with respect to Payload but the Dodge, despite its...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-26-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 152,188
Posted By eheffa
Found the pics: ...

Found the pics:


https://eheffa.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v104/p1872938136-4.jpg

https://eheffa.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v77/p1711469993-5.jpg

https://eheffa.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v112/p1632619134-4.jpg...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-26-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 152,188
Posted By eheffa
I got 2 lengths of 2 inch ABS pipe and Plumbing...

I got 2 lengths of 2 inch ABS pipe and Plumbing caps. (glue on for one end and screw on for the other). I then Mounted the two pipes under the Airstream belly on either side of the sewer hose...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-17-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,430
Posted By eheffa
If that's an option for you, (taking it to JC), I...

If that's an option for you, (taking it to JC), I would think that makes the most sense. I pulled out most of the interior to do mine, & it's a big messy job.

Unfortunately, I understand that...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-03-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,430
Posted By eheffa
Allure also comes in an interlocking version....

Allure also comes in an interlocking version. Personally, I think that's a better option. I installed this a couple of years ago & we are quite happy with it. MUCH better than the factory flooring.
...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-17-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,333
Posted By eheffa
No, Yes they can get in to newer Airstreams

We had mice getting in to our unit (25 FB 2008) this past summer when camping on the Beach in Haida Gwaii.

They didn't seem to take up residence but contented themselves with nightly raids of of...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-15-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 22,593
Posted By eheffa
So... how are things shaping up with your bunk...

So... how are things shaping up with your bunk bed conversion?

-evan
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 03-21-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By eheffa
Not to alarm you but you should investigate the...

Not to alarm you but you should investigate the soft floor. You may have rain/snow/water leaking from the outside and penetrating the floors.

Get a moisture meter or if you can pull up some of...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 03-21-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 114,083
Posted By eheffa
:clap: That's very well said DoubleNickel. ...

:clap: That's very well said DoubleNickel.

Airstream has totally ducked their responsibilities on this issue. Poor design and sloppy assembly practices gave rise to these failures. In many other...
Forum: Doors & Locks 01-04-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,810
Posted By eheffa
Thanks. -evan

Thanks.

-evan
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-04-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,407
Posted By eheffa
Could someone post a picture of the new assembly?...

Could someone post a picture of the new assembly?

Thanks.

-evan
Forum: Photography 01-04-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,460
Posted By eheffa
Thanks. We were lucky. We had pretty calm...

Thanks.

We were lucky. We had pretty calm crossings both ways but it's expensive. ~$1400 CAD return for the two of us and the 45' truck/trailer combo. OTOH we had our accommodation with us.
...
Forum: Photography 01-04-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,460
Posted By eheffa
Thanks Jim, I looked up Meat Cove. It looks...

Thanks Jim,

I looked up Meat Cove. It looks beautiful. I'm not sure if we have been there...hmmm

We did a cross-Canada trailer trip in 2000 with our 3 kids & got as far as the North end of...
Forum: Photography 01-03-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,460
Posted By eheffa
A few from Haida Gwaii

North end of Graham Island in Haida Gwaii - Agate Beach Campground Naikoon Provincial Park.
https://eheffa.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v153/p735483923-6.jpg
Wild & uncrowded


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