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Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-04-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By BryonJ
Our Additions

ACTUAL TONGUE WEIGHT: be sure to not trust the dealer or the specifications. The 33' Classic is heavy on the tongue. With minimal stuff, ours comes in at 1,300 lbs. With a tank of fresh water,...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-26-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By BryonJ
Just seems the most logical at this point. Iím...

Just seems the most logical at this point. Iím not an engineer but did do a lot of work with heat transfer when forming and quenching hot metal. We learned that surface area and contact were more...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-26-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By BryonJ
Towel rack is at the beginning of the loop. ...

Towel rack is at the beginning of the loop. Bedroom is at the end.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-25-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By BryonJ
Wow! Without the Alde Flow you will never get...

Wow! Without the Alde Flow you will never get much hot water as the Alde hot water tank itself is pretty small.

Crazy the build quality lately. Our kitchen sink fell out on our 33' Classic...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-25-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By BryonJ
A few more things to look at: Priority...

A few more things to look at:

Priority setting: gas or electric?
Gas setting; on or off?
Air cushion in tank: Alde suggests that you dump your hot water tank every week. We just flip the...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-25-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By BryonJ
You are correct, the Alde is under the dinette. ...

You are correct, the Alde is under the dinette. The flow is from the dinette to the rear of the trailer, around the back up to the front then on the door side it loops back around to the dinette. ...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-24-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By BryonJ
Good thoughts but the 33í is entirely different...

Good thoughts but the 33í is entirely different than the 30í this way. The exposed towel rack is a lot of surface area at the beginning of the loop. No matter what you do with thermostats, pump...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-23-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By BryonJ
Heated Towel Rack By-Pass

Anyone thought of or has completed a by-pass to the heated towel rack on the 33í Classics?

If we set the Alde thermostat control to use the bedroom thermostat, the back of the trailer gets rather...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-22-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,524
Posted By BryonJ
I clearly have air from the front unit blowing...

I clearly have air from the front unit blowing out the intake of the rear unit. Easy to test by just using a paper towel. It sucks up to the front intake, but blows away from the rear.

I'm...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-21-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,524
Posted By BryonJ
Has anyone tried to separate the two systems? In...

Has anyone tried to separate the two systems? In other words, block off the ducts between the front and the rear so that you have an even number of registers on each unit. Doing this would seem to...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-21-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,524
Posted By BryonJ
Like It

Keep it simple - great solution.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-22-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,524
Posted By BryonJ
More Classic Air Issues

Please see attached thread - we too have an airflow problem, but very different. We get airflow from the front unit coming out the rear return vents?????

Called airstream and they said to cram...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-21-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,403
Posted By BryonJ
Looks just like the one I bought from Harbor...

Looks just like the one I bought from Harbor Freight. It sure is a back saver!
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-12-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By BryonJ
Thanks. In the 33' our sensor is in the bedroom,...

Thanks. In the 33' our sensor is in the bedroom, which makes sense. If we could just get the right airflow into the bedroom I think we would be set. If not, I may end up sleeping on the couch as...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-11-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By BryonJ
Good news in the manual has great instructions as...

Good news in the manual has great instructions as long as you have a 30'. Unfortunately for us 33' owners, you have to pester Airstream to get the right instructions as the plumbing is different.
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-11-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By BryonJ
Thanks for your response. A very good practice! ...

Thanks for your response. A very good practice!

My GMC dealer this for me.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-11-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By BryonJ
Thanks for your response. We do follow all...

Thanks for your response.

We do follow all the other suggestions as well as others. Our issue seems to be that the air from the front unit is coming out of the rear intake vents, thus reducing...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-10-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By BryonJ
Gary, Exactly what the attached GM guide...

Gary,

Exactly what the attached GM guide suggests. The shop foreman at the dealer is going to help me with that next month as well as some voltage drop tests.

Twin City Buick/GMC in Alocoa, TN...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-10-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By BryonJ
Thanks. We're the same way and you're in just as...

Thanks. We're the same way and you're in just as hot if not hotter weather. The only changes we ever make is at bed time we drop the temp a couple of degrees.

I think our issue is a duct issue. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-10-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,994
Posted By BryonJ
Back Up Question

This version is slightly newer than the one the dealer gave me. It gives 32' as a max versus the 30' max in my copy.

Question: What do you do for a back up camera? Do you still the Airstream...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-09-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By BryonJ
New Stuff

I'm with you on the new technology. Love/Hate

The dealer did test the 7-way. They even installed a device that mimics a trailer. Everything on their end checks out ok. I believe their device...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-09-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By BryonJ
New isn't always better! Thanks for your...

New isn't always better!

Thanks for your response. I've tried closing off some of the discharge (distribution) vents. The increased air flow just goes out the rear intake (return) vents. The...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-09-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By BryonJ
GM Towing App Errors

We are the proud owners of a 2020 GMC Denali HD 2500 with GM's new towing APP. It's cool, but....

We have been getting two sets of errors:

1 - Trailer Gain not recalled. According to GM this...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-09-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By BryonJ
Curious as to where you are and what is the...

Curious as to where you are and what is the outside temp?

We were in souther GA in direct sunlight with temps in the mid 90s. Shade would have been nice, but was not an option.

We not only had...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-09-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By BryonJ
Thanks, I think you are probably right. I...

Thanks,

I think you are probably right. I did notice that the interior roof in the front is much warmer than the interior roof in the rear.

I've played with the vents quite a bit trying to...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-09-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By BryonJ
Crazy

Yes, once the sun starts to set, it does level out. I know that these units are typically only capable of cooling 20 degrees from the ambient, so 75 inside on a 95 day seems reasonable. It's more...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-09-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By BryonJ
Thanks, We have checked the temp sensors. ...

Thanks,

We have checked the temp sensors. The first thing that we found was that on the Alde they had the front and rear backwards. That, however, does not affect the air conditioners.

The...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-09-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By BryonJ
Thanks. Both our units supposedly have the...

Thanks.

Both our units supposedly have the same BTUs??

Heat on the Classic is not a problem since we use the Alde radiator system. No fans, just an old fashioned radiator that uses glycol...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-09-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,994
Posted By BryonJ
camera Location

You clearly have yours mounted much lower than I would have thought - if it works, it works!

The GM specifications call for the camera to be mounted ideally 4" above the tailgate camera, which for...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-08-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By BryonJ
2019 Classic 33' FB Air Conditioning

I'm curious if anyone has noticed any issues with cooling when parked in direct sun.

What I am seeing is that the front air conditioner has trouble keeping the bedroom cool. If I set both front...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-08-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,659
Posted By BryonJ
Letter From Airstream

Hi, I know this is an older post but thought you would appreciate this letter from Airstream that I received. In the end, we run about 17% of the loaded trailer weight. The real issue becomes...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-08-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,994
Posted By BryonJ
Maybe

Thanks for the feedback, however one more issue I did not mention. The camera would have to be mounted to the rear window to meet the GM specifications. Of course there are ways to do this, just...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-07-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,994
Posted By BryonJ
Trailer Length Limit

I too was excited about this but soon learned that it does not work with trailers longer than 30'. Oh well, so much for our 33' Classic.

On more positive note. The 2020 GMC HD is an awesome...
Forum: On The Road... 06-20-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 250,792
Posted By BryonJ
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-20-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,821
Posted By BryonJ
Great discussion here. Tough one to quantify...

Great discussion here. Tough one to quantify though. All I can tell you is that I "notice" a difference with and without the AirSafe. For the very reason discussed, I do question whether or not it...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-20-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,821
Posted By BryonJ
Sounds like you've nailed it. You won't see...

Sounds like you've nailed it.

You won't see anything from GM other than what you've already found. And yes, the WD Hitch does move some weight to the front and some to the trailer axels.

At...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-17-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,821
Posted By BryonJ
You are correct. I have never heard of a truck...

You are correct. I have never heard of a truck manufacturer providing such guidance. They only provide what are the safe loads assuming you've set up everything correctly.

Weight distribution is...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-17-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,821
Posted By BryonJ
I think many people misunderstand what an AirSafe...

I think many people misunderstand what an AirSafe does. Too many people think it is used to help level the trailer. That is absolutely not the purpose. It's sole purpose is to provide an air...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-17-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,821
Posted By BryonJ
Thanks for reiterating the point. We moved...

Thanks for reiterating the point.

We moved from Equalizer to Blue Ox for the very reason you mentioned. Tremendous flexibility in the WD set-up.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-17-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,821
Posted By BryonJ
If you have a heavy duty (3/4 or 1 ton) truck,...

If you have a heavy duty (3/4 or 1 ton) truck, there will be a label with this information. Usually on the B-Pillar. The label will list both tow rating and tongue load for conventional and...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-17-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,821
Posted By BryonJ
Itís not listed on their web site. You have to...

Itís not listed on their web site. You have to ask for it. Jeff told me that they were going to add it in the near future. Here is the model # and contact info.

06090 $1,480

AirSafe Hitch
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-17-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,403
Posted By BryonJ
I know when I bought mine I had a little trouble...

I know when I bought mine I had a little trouble getting hold of folks. Seems a small operation and the owner has his hands in several pots.

Hereís a name and number:

Jeff Wilkens...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-16-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,821
Posted By BryonJ
Hi, A few things: AirSafe does sell a...

Hi,

A few things:

AirSafe does sell a Class VI with a 2-1/2" receiver. Following is a link to a thread on AirSafe set-ups. In it is a picture of our set-up along with a snap shot of the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-15-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By BryonJ
Ouch!

Wow. Glad all that went wrong was the glass. Never would have thought about this happening, but after reading your story, I can see it easily. I mean how is a kid supposed to know the difference.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-15-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,821
Posted By BryonJ
AirSafe is basically a receiver on an air bag. ...

AirSafe is basically a receiver on an air bag. You have to bolt your ball mount system onto the AirSafe. Two options: (1) traditional ball mount or (2) weight distribution mount - which is really...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-15-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,821
Posted By BryonJ
Hitch

Congratulations on your new purchases! We bought our 2020 Denali 2500 this past November and already have about 4,000 towing miles on it with a 2019 Classic 33'.

The 2020 GMCs are amazing...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-04-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By BryonJ
We had some heavy glass beer steins in the...

We had some heavy glass beer steins in the overhead cabinet. When my wife opened the cabinet, one fell onto the glass top - boom! Since it is tempered glass it shattered into thousands of little...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-03-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By BryonJ
Dometic Glass Top Replacement

As luck would have it, we broke (shattered) the glass top on our Dometic cooktop while on our maiden voyage.

Never let a disaster go to waste.

After learning that a replacement top is $500...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-03-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,515
Posted By BryonJ
Always a good topic. I would simply say that it...

Always a good topic. I would simply say that it is best to stick to the FACTS. What are they?

Your 1,500 lb is not likely the actual payload capacity. You should have a sticker on either the...
Forum: Our Community 05-22-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,682
Posted By BryonJ
It is a great service, but right now (at least 2...

It is a great service, but right now (at least 2 weeks ago) the campground (spaceport) is closed. You can dry camp in the parking lot in front of the service bays. There are a few extension cords,...
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