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Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-13-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,570
Posted By ostream
We switched AGM (Lifeline GPL-4CT) 6+ years ago...

We switched AGM (Lifeline GPL-4CT) 6+ years ago and love it! To charge, we installed the Magnum MS2812 (https://www.magnum-dimensions.com/product-inverter/2800w-pure-sine-inverter-charger-ms-series). ...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-13-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,658
Posted By ostream
Agm

The custom lid I designed and built features holes in lip which allows factory threaded rods to secure lid with wing bolts.

BTW, I'm currently replacing my Lifelines GPL-4C's after 6 years years...
Forum: Floor Finishes 02-15-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,152
Posted By ostream
Marine-grade flooring in '16 Classic

Anyone know the manufacturer and product name of material that Airstream in using on the floors in MY16 Classics, referred to as "marine-grade" flooring?

Cheers

BTW - I posted same ? in...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-19-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By ostream
Towing guide

HOW TO TRUCK: How To Tow a Trailer AutoGuide.com News (https://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2015/11/how-to-truck-how-to-tow-a-trailer.html)
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-02-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,870
Posted By ostream
Right on, thanks Lew! My plan is to upgrade...

Right on, thanks Lew!

My plan is to upgrade solar controller when I refresh my batteries. Lifelines still have life after 7 years!

Cheers
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-31-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,870
Posted By ostream
Heliotrope HPV-22B + Lifeline batteries

The Heliotrope supports 2 maximum charge levels, "Shore Power" - 13.2V and "Dry Camping" - 14.3V.

Question - what should theses levels be set to for setups using Lifeline's?

Cheers
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 12-02-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,823
Posted By ostream
FYI, the Lifeline manual states storage temp of...

FYI, the Lifeline manual states storage temp of -67 degrees. Based on that, I leave mine installed (disconnected) instead to lugging those heavy beast inside! I think mine weigh 66 lbs a piece x 4! ...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-13-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,800
Posted By ostream
Not certain how extensible the "pre-wire" kit is,...

Not certain how extensible the "pre-wire" kit is, but on a 25' coach, 300w-400w is straight forward and 500w is achievable. The really good news for you is AM Solar is located outside of Eugene, OR!...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-06-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,658
Posted By ostream
Right on!

Right on!
Forum: 2005 Safari 03-15-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 940
Views: 136,954
Posted By ostream
A good test would be to hook it up to a city...

A good test would be to hook it up to a city water source and turn the water on. Then go inside and check for leaks (sink, toilet, shower & water pump). The thermal expansion of freezing water can...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 03-06-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,208
Posted By ostream
+1 for the Fantastic! Seems to me the additional...

+1 for the Fantastic! Seems to me the additional work/cot is well worth the added features.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-06-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,800
Posted By ostream
Wow...brilliant design, great components and...

Wow...brilliant design, great components and execution! Good for you and thanks for sharing!

We did a less ambitious version using similar components (3 x 100 AM Solar, MS2812, 4 GPL-4CT, Helio...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 02-06-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 66,609
Posted By ostream
Coleman works well and we always have plenty of...

Coleman works well and we always have plenty of propane. We bring the beans, bottled water and a a battery powered grinder. Solved.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-03-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,929
Posted By ostream
It would be great if you could have the factory...

It would be great if you could have the factory install an IOTA. In fact, have them install some proper cables while you're at it. Then, down the road, you'll be set up for AGM, solar and what ever...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-02-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,824
Posted By ostream
Got it (Jack Antenna) on, and have to say the...

Got it (Jack Antenna) on, and have to say the reception performance is very noticeable. I'm now picking up stations I didn't know existed! Added bonus is I get back prime roof real estate which...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 06-30-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,824
Posted By ostream
I picked one up today and am plannning on...

I picked one up today and am plannning on installing it this weekend. Any tips on getting the old one off? Any special tools required or is it as simple as removing the sheet metal screws on top of...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 06-21-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 66,609
Posted By ostream
The new Coleman portable propane coffee maker is...

The new Coleman portable propane coffee maker is brilliant! 10 cups, brewed in 14 minutes (@ sea level). Coleman - Portable Propane Coffeemaker with Stainless Steel Carafe -...
Forum: Tires 06-07-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,445
Posted By ostream
Can't find that price or current rebate anywhere...

Can't find that price or current rebate anywhere (June 2011) for LTX e load rated black wall, so count yourself lucky for scoring that deal! Also, many folks might have to add another couple of...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 06-06-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By ostream
Check your fuse in your distribution panel.

Check your fuse in your distribution panel.
Forum: Tires 05-29-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,445
Posted By ostream
Like the thread starter, our GYM tires are due...

Like the thread starter, our GYM tires are due for replacement. In our case, it's because of age (5 yrs), vs. mileage or failure. Reading through the posts, it appears that some of the higher mileage...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-20-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,521
Posted By ostream
Inverter guidance

Looking to get some help regarding inverters. A couple of year ago, I upgraded the converter in my '06 CCD to the Xantrex XADC-80 to charge my (4) Lifeline GPL-4CT's. I also have a "starter" AM Solar...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-14-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,149
Posted By ostream
Thanks for sharing! We did the a similar upgrade...

Thanks for sharing! We did the a similar upgrade and are experiencing great results. We went with (4) Lifeline 6V's, plus solar and have effectively removed energy management from the list of things...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-16-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 34,642
Posted By ostream
We have the exact same AS as you, '06 28' CCD,...

We have the exact same AS as you, '06 28' CCD, and did the same TV analysis. The difference is location, we're in the Pacific Northwest versus you in Florida. I mention this because, we tow and camp...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-12-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By ostream
I think she was asking about CO detectors, not...

I think she was asking about CO detectors, not CO2. Different instrument for detecting different gas.

When considering where to place a carbon monoxide (CO) detector, keep in mind that although...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-18-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,425
Posted By ostream
What are you using to monitor battery...

What are you using to monitor battery state/energy usage? Did you also add an inverter? Was there anything required to support the 550lbs of batteries? Thanks
Forum: Tires 07-18-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,959
Posted By ostream
How many miles did you get before replacing?

How many miles did you get before replacing?
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-01-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,057
Posted By ostream
FWIW, the Honda 2000i rated maximum output is...

FWIW, the Honda 2000i rated maximum output is 16.7 amps, 13.3 nominal; not enough to support the A/C.

Also, Honda now has a 2000i "companion" with integrated parallel adapter and 30 amp outlet....
Forum: Boondocking 05-04-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,190
Posted By ostream
The cost (parts+labor) to upgrade to an onboard...

The cost (parts+labor) to upgrade to an onboard 3-stage converter-charger is much higher than a BatteryMinder. The OEM converter-charger in new Airstreams is adequate at best.
Forum: Tires 05-03-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,132
Posted By ostream
I went with PressurePro and added additional...

I went with PressurePro and added additional sensors for my tow vehicle as well. It's now available @ Coscto (online), FYI.
Forum: Boondocking 05-03-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,190
Posted By ostream
I suggest doing a little research on the battery...

I suggest doing a little research on the battery installed by Airstream. Specifically, the group (size) and rated amp hour (capacity) of the battery. You might find that simply upgrading your battery...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-23-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,376
Posted By ostream
Interstate GC2-XHD 6v update

Interstate Dealers : Golf Car (https://www.interstatedealers.com/golfcar.asp)

Looks like a compelling option given the capacity, efficiency and price.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-16-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,057
Posted By ostream
Instead of adding another inverter to your bag of...

Instead of adding another inverter to your bag of tricks, you might consider a DC/car power supply for your laptop. iGo (www.igo.com (https://www.igo.com)), Tumi (TUMI > Ultra Slim Universal Power...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-16-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,658
Posted By ostream
Hard to beat this system from AM Solar - AM...

Hard to beat this system from AM Solar - AM Solar's SunRunner RV100-22B Solar Electric System for RVs (https://www.amsolar.com/sunrunnerRV100-22B.html) . Perhaps your dealer can install?

Attached...
Forum: On The Road... 04-16-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,005
Posted By ostream
International Balloon Fiesta is the 1st week of...

International Balloon Fiesta is the 1st week of October so you may want to integrate a stop into your trip since you'll be so close....
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-15-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 77,475
Posted By ostream
You can simply daisy-chain (2) AM100-M panels...

You can simply daisy-chain (2) AM100-M panels using a single 10/2 cable. Combiner box required for (3) or more panels.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 04-07-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,151
Posted By ostream
This sounds like fun! What is the...

This sounds like fun! What is the sign-up/registration process? Thanks!
Forum: On The Road... 04-07-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,883
Posted By ostream
We did a similar trip, but squeezed in a couple...

We did a similar trip, but squeezed in a couple more stops between Malibu and Monterey, both of which we'd do again, specifically -

Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Camping * Santa Barbara Camping...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-27-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 77,475
Posted By ostream
From Roger - "AM100 is a polycrystalline panel,...

From Roger - "AM100 is a polycrystalline panel, AM100-M is a monocrystalline panel (a little better performance in lower light conditions). Functional specifications for both panels are almost...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-26-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 77,475
Posted By ostream
Evan - I noticed the panels looked different. Is...

Evan - I noticed the panels looked different. Is the center panel the new AM100-M monocrystalline panel? I have a the same system, but with 1 AM100 and am planning to add 1 AM100-M. Curious how well...
Forum: On The Road... 03-24-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,658
Posted By ostream
+1 for Deception Pass State Park! One of our favs...

+1 for Deception Pass State Park! One of our favs :)
Forum: On The Road... 03-23-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,658
Posted By ostream
here are a couple of options - Seattle,...

here are a couple of options -


Seattle, Snoqulamie, Issaquah RV Park/Campground/Camping - Blue Sky (https://blueskypreston.com/)

Snoqualmie River RV Park and Campground Home Page...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-23-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By ostream
Thanks for the input! I unplugged & plugged...

Thanks for the input!

I unplugged & plugged the connectors repeatedly to freshen the contacts per the advice of experts. The unit now comes on every time. Next I'll hit it with some electrical...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-22-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,147
Posted By ostream
Nice setup! How did you sort out securing...

Nice setup!

How did you sort out securing the batteries while maintaining the integrity of the battery box?

How well does your aluminum buss bar conduct?

Cheers
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-22-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By ostream
Now that the question has been asked and...

Now that the question has been asked and answered, I thought I'd add a slightly different scenario. If one did not have a high end converter-charger, like the Inteli-power, but had a stock unit, plus...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 03-22-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By ostream
We had the same expectations and the same...

We had the same expectations and the same frustrations. I think our skylights were replaced 3 or 4 times under warranty. The key is getting this resolved while under warranty!!!
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-22-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By ostream
So, I took the control board into a local RV...

So, I took the control board into a local RV service center and they tested the board. Everything checked out ok. I was sort of hoping that it was a user replaceable component like the board, but...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 03-18-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,146
Posted By ostream
In general, TV's with integrated DVD's, VCR's,...

In general, TV's with integrated DVD's, VCR's, etc., are problematic and expensive to repair. Inevitably, the moving components fail long before the TV and as a result, require costly service.
...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-10-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By ostream
2006 Intl CCD - Atwood furnace

I have a Atwood 8531-IV-DCLP furnace installed my '06 CCD. After de-winterizing this weekend for a late winter rally, I turned on the thermostat, but the fan would blow (with occaisional clicks) for...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-10-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 178,889
Posted By ostream
Upgrading the mechanical thermostat to an...

Upgrading the mechanical thermostat to an inexpensive (~$25) non-programmable digital thermostat really helped to control temps....
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-08-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,142
Posted By ostream
COSTAR Carbon Monoxide alarm service life

When replacing the battery in the COSTAR CO detector which was factory installed in my '06 Intl CCD, I noticed a sticker on the unit stating "REPLACE BY 2010/NOV". Unclear as to whether this was...
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