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Forum: 2006 Safari SE 08-27-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By HCR
This is what I too got from Amazon Fits...

This is what I too got from Amazon
Fits perfectly.
Forum: 2006 Safari SE 08-23-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By HCR
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 08-15-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By HCR
Leak Found!

Leak was coming from junction where supply line connects to toilet by a plastic nut.

Space so small couldn't get my hand back there. Loosened toilet bolts and could hand tighten the nut.

Found...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 08-15-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By HCR
Have not tried paper towel placement and will do....

Have not tried paper towel placement and will do. Thanks!
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 08-15-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By HCR
How do I access the supply lines? By cutting...

How do I access the supply lines? By cutting through the floor?

I have visually checked all the fittings I have access to and all are dry.

Thx for reply.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 08-15-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By HCR
Dry all around water pump. Thx for reply

Dry all around water pump. Thx for reply
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 08-15-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By HCR
Hard to find fresh water leak--URGENT

I'm a full-timer, hence the urgency!

1. Have leak with water dripping onto ground and exiting from bottom of weep hole of holding tank cover.

2. Leak is soaking carpet from below in bedroom of...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-22-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By HCR
Swamp Cooler

Anybody using a portable swamp cooler and if so what is your recommendation for a brand and size. I have a 25 foot Safari and the AC is not enough to cool adequately when the temperatures are 90 as...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-05-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,433
Posted By HCR
Would you put up with all these issues in a new...

Would you put up with all these issues in a new automobile or truck? I'm betting that you would not. And yet Airstream and the other RV manufacturers continue to be able to put substandard products...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-13-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,384
Posted By HCR
I've had a Tailgater for 5 years now. Had some...

I've had a Tailgater for 5 years now. Had some initial issues and have found Dish customer service to have improved greatly. The tailgater is incredibly easy to set up as you just need to take it...
Forum: Our Community 05-22-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,009
Posted By HCR
I am now and have always been a sucker for...

I am now and have always been a sucker for beauty. That's why I chose an Airstream Dash Dash beautiful within and without and I never Tire of gazing at her.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-03-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By HCR
It wasn't the capacitor!

Before buying a new capacitor, I called a local AC tech--not a specialist in RVs. He climbed on roof, removed cover and at once discovered a pin size hole in a copper line from which Freon had...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-30-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By HCR
Thanks, that's what I was thinking.

Thanks, that's what I was thinking.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-30-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By HCR
AC fan runs, compressor doesn't

title says it all.

Advice?
Forum: On The Road... 08-13-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 15,058
Posted By HCR
After choosing to be self-UNemployed in 2000, I...

After choosing to be self-UNemployed in 2000, I tent camped for nine months in Colorado, NM, TX and Old Mexico. Tent gave out so I bought a trailer My Safari is my second trailer and I'm not going...
Forum: General Interior Topics 06-14-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,375
Posted By HCR
As others have mentioned: BREADKNIFE. ...

As others have mentioned: BREADKNIFE.

Bought memory foam from Walmart 6.5 years ago as original AS mattress really, really hurt my back. Walmart memory foam still working fine and I'm...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-11-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By HCR
Thanks for the replies. The faucet model L4720P...

Thanks for the replies. The faucet model L4720P is listed as discontinued by Moen, BUT I did find the replacement cartridge (#1224) at Amazon and will order from Amazon as the nearest Lowe's or Home...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-10-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By HCR
Replace O ring /cartridge lav faucets 06 Safari

I've never seen faucets like this. How do I get into them?

Owner's Manual of no help (what a surprise) as manual lists model number of kitchen faucet for lavatory faucet.
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 06-10-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 754
Posted By HCR
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Forum: Tires 05-01-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,653
Posted By HCR
Need to replace the Marathons so am interested in...

Need to replace the Marathons so am interested in following this thread. thanks.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-01-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 45,019
Posted By HCR
My daughter, a stand-up comic, suggested...

My daughter, a stand-up comic, suggested "Airstream of Consciousness." I like it.
Forum: 2006 Safari SE 01-19-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,378
Posted By HCR
Thanks for your views. I believe I have been...

Thanks for your views. I believe I have been under-value for insurance purposes.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-24-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,682
Posted By HCR
A friend tows a 12k 5th wheel w/ a 5.7 tundra...

A friend tows a 12k 5th wheel w/ a 5.7 tundra (all over the country) and upgraded suspension.

My TV is a 5.4 F150 (2010) and it does great in all conditions w/ my 25 ft. FB Safari.
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 08-30-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,775
Posted By HCR
In my 2006, the external coax jack on the trailer...

In my 2006, the external coax jack on the trailer would not send the signal from the Dish antenna. Had to use the 50 ft. coax supplied with the Dish package for the Tailgater and run the cord though...
Forum: Full-Timing 08-26-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,010
Posted By HCR
Full-timer for 16+ years. My yearly expense is...

Full-timer for 16+ years. My yearly expense is $2200 + elect (av. 50 a month). Less for both if I boondock.

I stay 2 months in Deming N.M., 5 months in S. Fork, CO. and 5 months in Old...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-21-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,994
Posted By HCR
2,130 days/nights with not a single item needing...

2,130 days/nights with not a single item needing repair.

Whoops, just noticed my nose growing.
Forum: 2006 Safari SE 08-14-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,378
Posted By HCR
Current market value 2006 Safari SE

Bought trailer in "like new" condition in Oct. 2010 for $30,500.

Have seen ads with prices higher now than my buying price six years ago.

Have you had an appraisal, or an insurance claim for...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-12-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,877
Posted By HCR
I have no problem on my 2010, so I'm guessing...

I have no problem on my 2010, so I'm guessing it's a recent development.
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-12-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By HCR
Thanks for your advice and I want to REPLACE the...

Thanks for your advice and I want to REPLACE the vent. Can't find the make/model name or # in Owner's Manual (no surprise).

Do you know Moosetags if the model I posted is the correct...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-12-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By HCR
Os this replacement for bathroom vent 2006 25 ft. Safaro?

Ventline VP-543 12V Smoke Van Roof Air Vent

Have a leak that is driving me crazy. Re-caulked and leak stopped. Then after raising and lowering vent, leaks comes back. So, want to replace.
...
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-24-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,277
Posted By HCR
Another vote for vaseline.

Another vote for vaseline.
Forum: Vintage Kin 06-24-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,018
Posted By HCR
Insulation less in vintage trailers?

I would imagine my 2006 has better insulation than older models, and agree with comments that the AS is certainly not a 4 season trailer for camping in either 100 degree heat or 0 degree cold. I...
Forum: Boondocking 06-21-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,521
Posted By HCR
Try Baja and then post again.

I've done the passes with my 25 ft. AS, with exception of Independence which I did by car.

By far the most harrowing of my over one million miles of driving was to tow AS the length of Baja,...
Forum: On The Road... 04-19-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By HCR
I suggest taking the generator in case you don't...

I suggest taking the generator in case you don't have hookups and want to watch tv, microwave, make coffee, etc. AND/OR encounter days of cloudy sky. I don't know how many solar panels you have or...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 04-11-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,312
Posted By HCR
Trailer -Aid as pictured in earlier post. Small,...

Trailer -Aid as pictured in earlier post. Small, light-weight and effective.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-12-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,652
Posted By HCR
I use one (the screw on extension shown in a...

I use one (the screw on extension shown in a previous post) and it's great--especially when filling from a low-flow source, as I frequently encountered in Baja. With a high-flow source, the gadget...
Forum: Full-Timing 01-14-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,857
Posted By HCR
Can you stand one another for 24 hours a day over...

Can you stand one another for 24 hours a day over many days of travel, and or bad weather which keeps you inside? If not, no matter how romantic full timing sounds, such constant companionship can...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-04-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,565
Posted By HCR
Quality issues with American autos didn't become...

Quality issues with American autos didn't become important to U.S. makers until the Japanese took major market share--if only the Japanese had entered the RV market. Best description of AS...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 12-17-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,222
Posted By HCR
After 15+ years full-time, I know that RV...

After 15+ years full-time, I know that RV campground water can be unreliable. Full tank also, I have been told by experts, dampens road shocks to trailer. I'm certain this latter comment can be...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-21-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By HCR
I've had a breaker go back when trailer was only...

I've had a breaker go back when trailer was only 5 years old--so it CAN happen. Great set of replies here, per usual! Thanks amigos!
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-15-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,626
Posted By HCR
Ah ha! The costly LED I put in my "fright light"...

Ah ha! The costly LED I put in my "fright light" outside failed within a few hours of use. The package it came in did not warn to not use in enclosed space.
Forum: Full-Timing 11-15-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,677
Posted By HCR
I thought I had heard it all... Pls. post re what...

I thought I had heard it all... Pls. post re what you discover as I would hate to have your problem. Good luck!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-12-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,086
Posted By HCR
If you venture to Mexico, make sure your guns are...

If you venture to Mexico, make sure your guns are of high quality, for if they are, the guns will simply be seized, but for el cheapos they'll put you in jail for 10 years or until you bribe your way...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-24-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By HCR
Velcro mounted solar security lights?

I do a fair amount of dry camping (i.e., 5 months a year) in the desert and have lots of sunlight.

Anyone have experience with these? Brand and satisfaction?

As always, thanks in advance.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-04-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,193
Posted By HCR
Gary, thanks for posting the photo and answers!

Gary, thanks for posting the photo and answers!
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-03-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,193
Posted By HCR
Ghaynes755 Thanks for reply and can you...

Ghaynes755

Thanks for reply and can you pls. post here how many batteries (6 or 12 v) and where you placed them.

thanks in advance.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-01-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,193
Posted By HCR
Hadn't considered removing antenna--good idea as...

Hadn't considered removing antenna--good idea as I use a portable Dish receiver and don't use the roof antenna.

Thanks for responding!!
Forum: Our Community 09-01-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 20,942
Posted By HCR
1425 continuous and counting

So, if a typical owner spends 30 nights a year, I've put in the equivalent of 47.5 years and still going strong.

One of these days I'll post a list of replacement parts, issues and so on.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-01-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,193
Posted By HCR
Max. watts solar roof panels 25ft. Safari?

My friends w/ 5th Wheels (and their large roofs) have sufficient panels to create 600 watts, and more.

I'm wondering if anyone with my length AS has information on how many panels with how...
Forum: Awnings 08-13-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 908
Posted By HCR
Good service from Zip Dee

Earlier today I posted about hole in awning. Called Zip-Deeand they are sending me, at no charge, a swatch. Their advice was to apply silicone adhesive.
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