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Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 08-11-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,725
Posted By Glenn T
Unhappy Hmm... It'll probably encourage AS to raise...

Hmm... It'll probably encourage AS to raise prices even higher.

...and all the newbies on the road will fill up all the available campsites.

I don't think it's good for us.
Forum: On The Road... 08-06-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,816
Posted By Glenn T
WOW! I didn't realize the 2029 models were out...

WOW! I didn't realize the 2029 models were out yet!:D
Forum: Boondocking 08-06-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,811
Posted By Glenn T
1 Factory "Interstate" batteries are garbage -...

1 Factory "Interstate" batteries are garbage - replace them ASAP with either lithium batteries or, as I did, two six volt golf cart batteries wired in series.

2 Verify that you have a multi-stage...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 08-06-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,559
Posted By Glenn T
I have a serious problem with knee-level...

I have a serious problem with knee-level microwaves. It's near impossible to see the buttons & controls without kneeling and bending over. Microwave ovens need to be counter-top or higher!

...and...
Forum: Tires 07-20-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,745
Posted By Glenn T
I've been very happy with the Endurance ST, too....

I've been very happy with the Endurance ST, too. I believe it's rated to 86mph, if speed is a concern. I typically drive between 65-70 mph on the stock wheels.

Glenn
Forum: Boondocking 07-20-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,315
Posted By Glenn T
Last year when I was at the Airstream factory...

Last year when I was at the Airstream factory they were installing the ES for customers.
Forum: Base Camp 06-20-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,262
Posted By Glenn T
"Looks" can be deceiving... I took my AS to the...

"Looks" can be deceiving... I took my AS to the mothership for some work a year ago, and was very disappointed. Nobody cared.

Worse still, I took the factory tour, the last one of the day. Most of...
Forum: Photography 06-10-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,471
Posted By Glenn T
Definitely like the design.

Definitely like the design.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-27-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,310
Posted By Glenn T
Wouldn't a simple diode solve the problem? That...

Wouldn't a simple diode solve the problem? That way power could charge the AS, but no power could back flow into the TV.

Also, don't forget that the trailer brakes use battery power while underway!
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-19-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,063
Posted By Glenn T
YES - I agree. The Oxygenics shower head makes...

YES - I agree. The Oxygenics shower head makes low pressure water feel like higher pressure. Highly recommended.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 04-07-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,219
Posted By Glenn T
Late May at Ludington State Park, in Michigan:

Late May at Ludington State Park, in Michigan:
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-11-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,567
Posted By Glenn T
I pull a 20' FC with the same truck and get about...

I pull a 20' FC with the same truck and get about 1.5 mpg more on average.

Pulling a small camper with a big, heavy diesel truck is an easy, low stress affair. I often wonder why people pay a...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-20-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,289
Posted By Glenn T
You need antifreeze for the traps in the sinks &...

You need antifreeze for the traps in the sinks & shower stall. I also pour a little down the toilet in case there's any water down there, even though I've already dumped it.

Glenn
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-02-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,737
Posted By Glenn T
Agreed. Who would want a hitch with plastic...

Agreed. Who would want a hitch with plastic parts? ...or one you can't put a padlock on?

This appears to be a cost-savings move on Airstream's part.:mad:
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-11-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,607
Posted By Glenn T
Yes! ...but use a good 30A to 20A adaptor, no...

Yes! ...but use a good 30A to 20A adaptor, no extension cords, and the AC should be the only thing drawing power.

Also, check to make sure nothing back in the house is drawing significant power on...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-11-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,607
Posted By Glenn T
Eeeehhhh... not so fast. You'll be up in the...

Eeeehhhh... not so fast. You'll be up in the mountains where the air is thinner. One Honda 2000 will definitely work at sea level, but may not at altitude. It's best not to strain one generator when...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-10-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,351
Posted By Glenn T
I agree completely. The FC20 is great to tow,...

I agree completely. The FC20 is great to tow, fits anywhere, and has a nice big kitchen and bathroom.

Glenn
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 01-09-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 446,428
Posted By Glenn T
I'm not a tire expert. Here's what I've picked up...

I'm not a tire expert. Here's what I've picked up on Air Forums:

The only advantage to upgrading to 16 inch wheels is that there are far more tire choices available in that wheel size.

There...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 01-05-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 446,428
Posted By Glenn T
I agree - this is the best solution. We used...

I agree - this is the best solution.

We used a 2x4 and screwed in a pair of quick release brackets for the front bike forks. Secure in the brackets, the bikes will ride upright and steady under...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-20-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,262
Posted By Glenn T
I think that the AC in the 16' Airstream is...

I think that the AC in the 16' Airstream is smaller. It might draw less power.

In my experience, the Easy Start has been fantastic. My 20FC has a replacement AC made by Atwood. It was able to...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-07-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,193
Posted By Glenn T
I towed my 20' FC for three years with a Toyota...

I towed my 20' FC for three years with a Toyota Tacoma using an Equal-I-Zer with 600 lb bars and it worked great. The 20' FC has a max weight of 5,00 lbs. and I was probably close to that.

If you...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-07-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,546
Posted By Glenn T
The stock flooded batteries don't last long. The...

The stock flooded batteries don't last long. The stock converter in many Airstreams is single stage, so it overcharges the batteries if left plugged in.

Also, in my unit the propane detector...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 12-07-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,949
Posted By Glenn T
Yes! The Hario Tea Kettle is awesome! I have both...

Yes! The Hario Tea Kettle is awesome! I have both the electric model, (for home), and the stove-top model in the Airstream.

There are many knock-offs available, but this kettle is really durable,...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-05-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,660
Posted By Glenn T
My advice would be to install an Easy Start on at...

My advice would be to install an Easy Start on at least one of your AC units, and get a Honda 2000 or 2200 to run it.

The Easy Start helps get the AC going by storing up electricity in a capacitor...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-16-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,820
Posted By Glenn T
That's the low-point drainage valve. It's used to...

That's the low-point drainage valve. It's used to drain the water out of the pipes for winter storage. It should be closed all summer.

I suggest removing it, cleaning the fittings, and then...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 11-12-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,821
Posted By Glenn T
Before you buy anything, take a look at the jack...

Before you buy anything, take a look at the jack in your tow vehicle. When my Barker jack stopped working, I found that the jack handle in my 2012 Toyota Tacoma used the same size square fitting as...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-10-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 19,439
Posted By Glenn T
I pulled my Airstream 20 FC for three years with...

I pulled my Airstream 20 FC for three years with a 2012 Tacoma V6, and it got the job done, but was definitely underpowered.

I replaced it with a Nissan Titan XD with the diesel, and LOVE it -...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-26-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,488
Posted By Glenn T
For me, the worst part is the cheesy wallpaper...

For me, the worst part is the cheesy wallpaper inside - especially on the window trim. They all seem to box the window frame, then wallpaper it. I really can't figure out why.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-20-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,938
Posted By Glenn T
I chose the FC 20 because it had a GVWR of 5,000...

I chose the FC 20 because it had a GVWR of 5,000 lbs., and my tow vehicle was rated for 6,400 lbs. I thought I had plenty of reserve towing capacity, but a few white-knuckled experiences behind the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-01-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,127
Posted By Glenn T
I've had one for 2 years on my 20FC and I love...

I've had one for 2 years on my 20FC and I love it! I got the smaller unit without the heat pump. It's much quieter than the stock AC, and it pumps out much more cold air. There's also a "dehumidifier...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-23-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By Glenn T
I've got a 20' FC and I'm absolutely happy with...

I've got a 20' FC and I'm absolutely happy with the Easy Start - wouldn't own an RV without one. I installed it myself, and run the AC with a Honda EU2000 in ECO mode.

Enjoy the 20 foot AS!!!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-16-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,251
Posted By Glenn T
It might be worthwhile to purchase a tow vehicle...

It might be worthwhile to purchase a tow vehicle suitable for the trailer, then have your spouse drive separately with half of the family in another vehicle.

That way you wouldn't need a giant,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-29-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,667
Posted By Glenn T
Batteries shouldn't matter, but the best way to...

Batteries shouldn't matter, but the best way to shut off the charger is by turning off its fuse at the AC breaker panel.
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-14-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By Glenn T
OK, I'll bite... what is ODM?

OK, I'll bite... what is ODM?
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 05-08-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,945
Posted By Glenn T
If I understand your question correctly, you're...

If I understand your question correctly, you're looking for the end caps that open and shut Airstream windows.

My plastic ones fell apart when the camper was only 3 years old. I bought metal ones...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-03-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,621
Posted By Glenn T
I agree 100%. I used to own an X5, and added the...

I agree 100%. I used to own an X5, and added the receiver hitch and wiring myself. It took all afternoon, but the BMW kit was a good one.

There's absolutely no comparison in towing between the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-01-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,830
Posted By Glenn T
When I contacted them, they sent me both the...

When I contacted them, they sent me both the wiring diagrams and the in/out switches for free. I was happy and impressed, right up until I started re-wiring the units...

It took a long time, and...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-14-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,428
Posted By Glenn T
My AC started without the Easy Start, but the...

My AC started without the Easy Start, but the generator needed to be going full throttle. With the Easy Start, the generator can be in ECO mode.

The Easy Start ramps up the generator in ECO mode...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-13-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,616
Posted By Glenn T
Absolutely, NEVER trust Carfax - I bought a used...

Absolutely, NEVER trust Carfax - I bought a used BMW several years ago that looked like new and had a clean Carfax. When the transfer case went out at 7,500 miles, BMW refused to honor the warranty...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-08-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,328
Posted By Glenn T
The ratings I saw online indicate 3,500 lbs. tow...

The ratings I saw online indicate 3,500 lbs. tow capacity on most vehicles, and 5,200 lbs. on select vehicles.

I chose a 20' FC with a GVWR of 5,000 lbs because my Toyota Tacoma was rated at 6,400...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-02-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,909
Posted By Glenn T
I test drove an F150 3.5L gas in February, and...

I test drove an F150 3.5L gas in February, and really liked it. When I asked about the Diesel option, the dealer said that when they become available, they would be charging $5,000 to $8,000 above...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-01-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,909
Posted By Glenn T
I just bought a Nissan Titan XD with the 5 liter...

I just bought a Nissan Titan XD with the 5 liter Cummins last Wednesday. Drove 4 hours on the highway, completely unloaded, and got 21.8 mpg. No hills, just I-55 from St. Louis to Chicago.

Going...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-01-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,909
Posted By Glenn T
Yes, my 2017 Nissan Titan XD has the same...

Yes, my 2017 Nissan Titan XD has the same warning. It's only a concern if you overfill the DEF tank.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-17-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,159
Posted By Glenn T
I pull a 2011 FC 20' with a 2012 Tacoma. Numbers...

I pull a 2011 FC 20' with a 2012 Tacoma. Numbers are almost identical.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-17-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,202
Posted By Glenn T
I have an Atwood installed on my 20' FC and the...

I have an Atwood installed on my 20' FC and the curvature of the roof was not a problem.

"If the condensate does not drain through the drain tube what happens to it?"

It runs down the side of...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 10-26-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,041
Posted By Glenn T
The switch on my barker jack stopped working on...

The switch on my barker jack stopped working on my way to Glacier NP. That's when I discovered that I didn't get a manual crank with my camper...

Fortunately, I figured out that the jack handle...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-15-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,676
Posted By Glenn T
I bought 6v batteries this spring and I'm VERY...

I bought 6v batteries this spring and I'm VERY happy with the performance.

In order for them to fit my 2011 FC I bought a battery box extension. The 2" extension would fit Trojan T-105 (golf...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-07-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,269
Posted By Glenn T
It has a capacitor in it that stores electricity...

It has a capacitor in it that stores electricity for about 15 seconds before using it to start the compressor. The surge is very short, so there's a computer chip in the Easy Start that "learns"...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 07-27-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,392
Posted By Glenn T
"When using an adapter to plug the 30 amp rated...

"When using an adapter to plug the 30 amp rated trailer power cord into a 50 amp trailer park power outlet, the trailer 30 amp rated power cord (which is #10 copper wire rated exactly 30 amps) from...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-21-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,020
Posted By Glenn T
This is good advice. I installed a PD4655 myself...

This is good advice. I installed a PD4655 myself and I'm very happy with it. I ordered it from Amazon. Here's exactly what I bought:...
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