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Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 05-28-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 95,858
Posted By eyechip
So I still don't quite get the benefits of this...

So I still don't quite get the benefits of this install. If they offered unlimited data, ok. Seems like they did at one point but looking at the current site the new plans seemed capped. This is why...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 05-26-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By eyechip
I'm in the same boat so to say. After two years...

I'm in the same boat so to say. After two years in an Airstream interstate though, the dinette and overall space seems like a HUGE upgrade from the cramped space of the AI and the horribly tight...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 05-25-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By eyechip
Thanks Jeff! TV won't be an issue. Not as...

Thanks Jeff!

TV won't be an issue. Not as worried about that as much as I am just the overall maneuvering and backing up. Being alone most of the time, only sometimes with my gf, it seems the 23'...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 05-25-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By eyechip
Former AI owner...Shopping now for GT.

I just sold my two year old Interstate. With new work constraints I found it hard to justify it parked so much given the price. My idea in selling was to move to a Globetrotter in the coming months...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-12-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By eyechip
At Colonial now and turns out in the end it was...

At Colonial now and turns out in the end it was the motor for the black valve. Of course not under warranty as it's "not airstream." Cost=$500.00
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-11-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By eyechip
Just an update: Got to the Relay today (had...

Just an update:

Got to the Relay today (had to take apart the entire seat to get to them) and it was not the problem. Both worked on the Grey but none worked on the Black.

Luckily, I guess,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-10-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By eyechip
I can't find it at all. I am sure as well that's...

I can't find it at all. I am sure as well that's what it is. Where is this relay?? The mystery of the year, lol.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-10-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By eyechip
I looked there for the relays and nothing I can...

I looked there for the relays and nothing I can find like yours. Thanks though.

Where are those relays! lol.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-10-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By eyechip
Thanks so much for this... I unscrewed the...

Thanks so much for this...

I unscrewed the external panel and apparently a lot changed from yours. Nothing like in your photo there and just a series of plugs from all the connections. If that's...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-10-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By eyechip
Black Tank Valve Not Turning on

Hey all, been awhile. I sold my 2018 AI and getting it ready today to hand over this week. Lo and behold (and of course with my luck) upon going to empty the tanks I discovered the black valve is not...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 05-26-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 95,858
Posted By eyechip
As someone who works from my AI a great deal I...

As someone who works from my AI a great deal I have been struggling with data caps when tethering. I currently have my phone maxed per month at 15Gb, along with TWO AT&T mobile wifi hotspots with a...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-01-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By eyechip
Seriously loving that bike/cargo system. I own a...

Seriously loving that bike/cargo system. I own a black AI as well and it looks seamless. If you are interested in selling that alone and are ever down in the DC/Mid Atlantic area let me know.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-13-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,463
Posted By eyechip
Yeah, lol. I remember him saying this summer...

Yeah, lol. I remember him saying this summer about it.."and they had a great selection of complimentary newspapers as well."
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-13-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,463
Posted By eyechip
One strategy I have used is for specific hotel...

One strategy I have used is for specific hotel parking lots. That is knowing what is the hotel's normal staffing and ability to enforce who is parked.

1. Normal sized Hampton Inns and Courtyard...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-23-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By eyechip
Loving this Alex! Nice one. I am a bit of a...

Loving this Alex! Nice one. I am a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to Christmas but enjoy seeing other's cheer. I did see an AI this week near Miami with a wreath on the front. It looked sweet!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-18-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By eyechip
Since I am seeing some interest in these I will...

Since I am seeing some interest in these I will post another one I enjoyed.
https://www.hipcamp.com/california/pianetta-ranch-winery/pianetta-ranch-winery-camp

It's close to Paso Robles in Cali...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-18-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By eyechip
I also am a member of Harvest Host but...

I also am a member of Harvest Host but surprisingly have not used them as of yet. The few times I saw one nearby where I needed to park for the night it was mostly just a parking lot behind a farmers...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-18-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By eyechip
My suggestion on this HipCamp is to text them...

My suggestion on this HipCamp is to text them ahead and have them hold the closer in spot that is usually reserved for larger RV's. It's a bit less "in the woods" but avoids the worst of the dirt...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-18-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By eyechip
@KPM. Nice one. I should add that I have found...

@KPM. Nice one. I should add that I have found the hosts to ALWAYS be super responsive. Often texting back in a minute or two with any questions. My oft one is "does your location have ATT cell...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-18-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By eyechip
https://www.hipcamp.com/california/wagmore/camp-wa...

https://www.hipcamp.com/california/wagmore/camp-wagmore

This is my favorite HipCamp so far. Right off HWY 1 in Cali just 20 minutes from San Luis Obispo. great spot when heading up the coast.
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-18-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By eyechip
HipCamp

Thought I would share what has been the best find for me so far in overnighting around the US in my AI.

I stumbled on HipCamp looking for alternative places to stay that are more unique, remote,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-10-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
Mansderm, I just got my rig back this weekend and...

Mansderm, I just got my rig back this weekend and am amazed at how snug and perfect the batteries sit under the sofa. The service center I used did an amazing job with the installation (I will get...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-05-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
@Gene. While I am not here to defend Vegas there...

@Gene. While I am not here to defend Vegas there is also the real possibility, as is often the case, that I am just the unlucky one in how they have dealt with it. I am sure that many others have had...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-04-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
@interblog Yes, I am also thinking this is the...

@interblog Yes, I am also thinking this is the case. It's beyond me why they would lie to me though knowing full well I had service planned around getting that part. It boggles the mind.

I have...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-03-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
Welp, an update. I finally got a local place in...

Welp, an update. I finally got a local place in DC to service and they are ready to replace the battery and install the retrofit that Airstream Las Vegas created as a response to the faulty...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-13-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
Alex, thanks so much, dude. Things should be fine...

Alex, thanks so much, dude. Things should be fine and Joe has been very responsive and showing a great deal of concern. Once I find the person to make the repairs and retrofit and battery replacement...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-12-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
@jhenry. I assume you are directing this to me....

@jhenry. I assume you are directing this to me. Yes, I do walk around each morning and I always peer under to look for any hanging wires or parts. I never noticed any obvious signs with the batteries...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-11-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
Alex, My feeling (and the feeling of a few...

Alex, My feeling (and the feeling of a few friends and the guy who came out to help me on the highway is that the sheet metal IS the weak point. Yes, I saved everything...not the battery though...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-10-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
@Alex I think the factory installed is pretty...

@Alex I think the factory installed is pretty much ok. It seems to be the extra lbs of the upgraded batteries causing the issue. But if upgrading I think every service center in the US needs to be...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-09-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,776
Posted By eyechip
Looks Phenomenal, Alex! However, as a huge...

Looks Phenomenal, Alex!

However, as a huge Washington Caps fan I take issue with only one thing: The Knights sticker. (FYI, I was at all the SCF games there)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-07-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
The most frustrating thing now is that I have...

The most frustrating thing now is that I have spent two days calling all the service centers in my region and no one can touch it until late December. It's not a priority to get me squeezed in I...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-06-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By eyechip
Welcome to the family! Yeah, sorry but it is an...

Welcome to the family! Yeah, sorry but it is an issue across the board with a lot of people. Alex is the "shade whisperer" for sure and he bailed me out on my last "jam." His advice is straight on.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-06-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
@ALEX If people here agree in the Vegas...

@ALEX

If people here agree in the Vegas Airstream approach that they are going for it seems like a good place for you to get this retrofitted easily and soon.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-06-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
Vegas Airstream is pretty upset about this and...

Vegas Airstream is pretty upset about this and hats off that they are acting fast. The sent me this picture today and steps going forward.

"Designed this yesterday...to be bolted in the steal...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-06-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
Yes. Dealers are installing these heavier boxes...

Yes. Dealers are installing these heavier boxes using the same system as Airstream does for the lighter ones. This may be a widespread potential safety hazard that is going to eventually cause harm...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-06-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
Tronadora....wow! It looks exact as to what...

Tronadora....wow! It looks exact as to what happened to me. I am thinking there is something going on with upgrades and perhaps Airstream dealers are cutting corners or not using Airstream specs when...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-06-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
These were my thoughts as well. And yes, don't...

These were my thoughts as well. And yes, don't think the thought that this could have killed someone did not cross my mind. It was in the afternoon on one of the busiest highways in Chicago. It's a...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-05-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
The Tray was fine and is still very much attached...

The Tray was fine and is still very much attached (thank god)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-05-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
Some Photos:

Some Photos:
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-05-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,464
Posted By eyechip
House Battery Detaches on Highway Today

I was not sure how to title this as it is a pretty serious occurrence and so bizarre as to fail the title test of explanation and whimsy.

Basically though, this is what happened:

Today, on...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-27-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,611
Posted By eyechip
Well, add me to the list now. And of course I...

Well, add me to the list now. And of course I just picked up my rig from Colonial this week after repairs to a number of warranty issues. My rear door driver side is stuck open, both shades, and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-18-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,305
Posted By eyechip
Thanks everyone and this is great insight. It...

Thanks everyone and this is great insight. It seems for no more time than it takes to wash my rig I can just do it myself on the fly when needed. I just scheduled an appointment with Colonial next...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-17-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,305
Posted By eyechip
Walking The Winterizing Tightrope

OK, so….the time has come to think about my first winterizing. This is more than just deciding to try and do it myself or take it to a dealer (Colonial offered to let me watch them the first time to...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-05-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By eyechip
I am getting this! Great suggestion, Air.

I am getting this! Great suggestion, Air.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-03-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By eyechip
Congrats on a beautiful vehicle and your first...

Congrats on a beautiful vehicle and your first nights out. You pretty much nailed the common complaints that are echoed here. Not huge stuff (cause hell, gotta complain) but hopefully things...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-02-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By eyechip
The 10K Mile Shakedown (Aka..The Fusion Fury)

Home. What a shakedown. 10,000 miles under the belt and just over two months. With that I give you my my top ten NOOB thoughts, lessons, and critiques. Feel free to laugh at me. Ok, WITH me!

10....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-25-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By eyechip
I knew you would show up, Alex! Dude, I need to...

I knew you would show up, Alex! Dude, I need to take you on a trip to teach me stuff. Will give it a go. Thank!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-25-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By eyechip
Black Tank Valve Stuck in ON. Tank not emptying.

Whelp, made it to Wyoming. Last night I tried to empty the black tank and I noticed it was not emptying at any decent pace. Eventually none at all. Now at 60% and nothing coming out. Macerator is...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-22-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,755
Posted By eyechip
One of the best posts ever here. As a recent noob...

One of the best posts ever here. As a recent noob to this world over the past two months with an '18 4WD I echo pretty much everything you state. But you said it better than I would. The AI is...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-08-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,192
Posted By eyechip
The Fusion system is a complete mess. I have not...

The Fusion system is a complete mess. I have not updated my original post in some days regarding my own problems but with a brand new month old off the lot 18 AI I have now been to 6, yes, SIX...
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