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Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-12-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 45,074
Posted By ScottW
kfrere, My unit failed while parked at home. ...

kfrere,
My unit failed while parked at home. It failed in the "ON" mode, ie, the pump was running - engaging the brakes. If I'd been on the road, the brakes would probably have locked up, just...
Forum: On The Road... 08-08-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By ScottW
I broke one last year. They replaced it for...

I broke one last year. They replaced it for free. Nice folks. Easy to replace, also.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-05-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 45,074
Posted By ScottW
My unit failed in May while the trailer was...

My unit failed in May while the trailer was sitting on my parking pad at my home. I heard a noise coming from the box and it was the pump running. I disconnected the power and took the trailer to...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 09-17-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By ScottW
I would contact the manufacturer and talk to a...

I would contact the manufacturer and talk to a tech person. You do have to 'synchronize' the unit with the trailer when you first hook them together each time.
Forum: Networking 08-23-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,634
Posted By ScottW
We use our iphones. They work great.

We use our iphones. They work great.
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-04-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,898
Posted By ScottW
Depends on the previous use of the trailer. It...

Depends on the previous use of the trailer. It could still be 'out gassing' of the materials used in the manufacture of the interior. The vinyls, cloths, etc, give off chemical 'emissions' in the...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 05-26-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,296
Posted By ScottW
I've used Parbond. It is aluminum colored, and...

I've used Parbond. It is aluminum colored, and not as viscous as vulkem. It comes in a tube. I had two similar leaks and found several small 'defects' in the factory application of vulkem on the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-14-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,157
Posted By ScottW
I've got a separate shed next to my shop. I'd...

I've got a separate shed next to my shop. I'd suggest a dedicated 30 amp circuit for each trailer stall. I plumbed my trailer shed with a dump site as well..plumbed to house sewer.

For the shop:...
Forum: Our Community 04-11-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,129
Posted By ScottW
Try airstreamofArkansas.com. I've bought two...

Try airstreamofArkansas.com. I've bought two from Gene (mgr). He is a great guy, good prices and expert tech/maintenance guys.

I do not work for them, or get a commission...just good deals and...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-10-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,043
Posted By ScottW
I have a wingard Travler on my 30' Classic. ...

I have a wingard Travler on my 30' Classic. Works great! I looked into the domes also. They stick up higher than the Travler and everything I read said you have to keep spraying something on the...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-06-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By ScottW
On our first outing in our new 07 30', as soon as...

On our first outing in our new 07 30', as soon as I turned on the 'city' water, attached to the trailer, water immediately began flowing from under the trailer, where the water hose attaches. As it...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-01-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,152
Posted By ScottW
I used an external tripod and dish for a few...

I used an external tripod and dish for a few years. I got tired of getting wet when it was raining, dripping with sweat when it was hot, etc.

I finally installed a Winegard 'Travler' satellite...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-25-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,584
Posted By ScottW
My avatar is small, but you can see it is a basic...

My avatar is small, but you can see it is a basic 'pole shed'. I'll get around to putting siding on, eventually. Shingles match the house, workshop, and barn. It is next to the shop, and I put a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-23-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,028
Posted By ScottW
I'm sure Andy went to the link, saw the picture...

I'm sure Andy went to the link, saw the picture and then...

"mmmmm, I think I can fix that! It'll even be better than new!"


Fact is, I think he CAN!
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-22-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,456
Posted By ScottW
I tow my 30' Classic with a 2007, F350, crew cab,...

I tow my 30' Classic with a 2007, F350, crew cab, long bed, 4wd, diesel. I always jump on the coupler as Andy suggests. It always gives several inches vertically. Everything appears to be doing...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-15-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,914
Posted By ScottW
Matthew, I'm sorry but this is too good to pass...

Matthew, I'm sorry but this is too good to pass up...
After you ran out of propane, did you refill the tank or is it still empty?

Seriously, try lighting the stove and let it burn for a minute...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 02-15-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,455
Posted By ScottW
could it be frozen?

could it be frozen?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-08-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,360
Posted By ScottW
I just checked my 07 Ford powerstroke. A placard...

I just checked my 07 Ford powerstroke. A placard on the inside of the gas tank door states that either LS or ULS diesel is acceptable. Works for me.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 01-26-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,786
Posted By ScottW
Needle nose pliers are good for this. FWIW, I...

Needle nose pliers are good for this. FWIW, I always put a light coat of vaseline on the base of light bulbs before installing them, even at home. It prevents metal-metal corrosion that makes bulbs...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-21-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,356
Posted By ScottW
Like Tom said, turn on the thermostat, select...

Like Tom said, turn on the thermostat, select heat for the heat pump you probably have, or furnace for the gas furnace. Technology is nice.

By the way, if you have a heat pump, it will work well...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-22-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,872
Posted By ScottW
I am beyond annoyed. If I knew what he was...

I am beyond annoyed. If I knew what he was selling, (and I don't have a clue) I certainly would NOT buy it. The ad is not effective.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 12-20-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,416
Posted By ScottW
'07 Classic Door Bell

Just FYI: if your door bell ever stops working, the fix may be easier than one would think. I was convinced I had a broken wire or worse. Couldn't find a way to take the button off the trailer, so...
Forum: Doors & Locks 12-10-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By ScottW
lite up the Lucite

I have a really nice lucite assist handle on our 07 Classic. Is there an EASY way to illuminate one end of the handle so it 'glows' when lit. I think it could be wired to small step light just...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-10-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,529
Posted By ScottW
As John said, the wind gens work but take their...

As John said, the wind gens work but take their toll on wildlife. Particularly on bats. Our huge wind gen farms out west kill hundreds of bats. The Bat Conservancy International has documented...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-04-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,613
Posted By ScottW
As far as I know they are options on both 3/4 and...

As far as I know they are options on both 3/4 and 1 ton and above trucks.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-29-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,584
Posted By ScottW
check out my avatar. I'll look for larger...

check out my avatar. I'll look for larger photos. In the process of adding partial sides and the rear wall to it. It has 30 amp elec and a dump site built in.
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 11-20-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,573
Posted By ScottW
The ovens are all the same. I've found that if I...

The ovens are all the same. I've found that if I light a stove burner first, the oven is much easier to light. I presume it gets propane in the line faster. Who knows. You still have to get down...
Forum: Commercial Listings 11-11-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,352
Posted By ScottW
I'd bet that if Airstream had maintained that...

I'd bet that if Airstream had maintained that style for the Class A, they would still be in production today.
Thanks for the video.
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 11-11-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,435
Posted By ScottW
As said above...get a MAC. It may cost more, but...

As said above...get a MAC. It may cost more, but it is worth it.
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 11-11-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,346
Posted By ScottW
After you do all that is necessary to get things...

After you do all that is necessary to get things flowing again, I'd suggest getting an inexpensive electric razor or switch to a shaving gel for use in your trailer. I did. Most plumbers will tell...
Forum: Our Community 11-10-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7,564
Views: 1,270,853
Posted By ScottW
The latest Hank Williams, Jr video - "Bartender...

The latest Hank Williams, Jr video - "Bartender song" has an airstream in several shots. Check it out on CMT or google Hank and find the videos.
Forum: On The Road... 11-09-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 24,707
Posted By ScottW
Glad you are ok. Truck is fine and the trailer...

Glad you are ok. Truck is fine and the trailer can be repaired as good a new. The cops can afford to have it done properly. Fill us in on the horrible details when you feel up to it. If you need...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-09-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By ScottW
I agree. What you are seeing is perfectly normal...

I agree. What you are seeing is perfectly normal and how the system works.
Forum: On The Road... 11-06-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,812
Posted By ScottW
You may want to check out the Coleman web site. ...

You may want to check out the Coleman web site. They make liquid (white gas) and propane models -- all sizes and configurations.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-05-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,207
Posted By ScottW
Sorry, I forgot to mention that some of her...

Sorry, I forgot to mention that some of her things can be found on the Airstream, Inc.'s website in the 'store'. Check out apparel - jewelry.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-05-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,207
Posted By ScottW
I have lost count of the pieces I have bought my...

I have lost count of the pieces I have bought my wife -- all from Kristiana. My wife loves them. Very nice pieces and she gets many compliments. Just my opinion. For you guys...I like the jewelry...
Forum: On The Road... 11-03-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3,675
Views: 290,906
Posted By ScottW
Wal-Mart, Hernando, MS: reg = $2.09.9, diesel =...

Wal-Mart, Hernando, MS: reg = $2.09.9, diesel = $3.09.9. Still a ripoff on the diesel.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-01-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,207
Posted By ScottW
Man, that will be one really aerodynamic rig. I...

Man, that will be one really aerodynamic rig. I can only dream of all the storage you can design into the rear of the 'bread truck'. I am totally envious of the space!!!
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 10-25-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By ScottW
Bob, Thanks for the pic. As most of us are...

Bob, Thanks for the pic. As most of us are equally confused about jack points, I'd decided to jack between the wheels on the frame where you have the jack stand. Thanks for the reassurance.
(I do...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-25-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,543
Posted By ScottW
I keep an electric oil filled space heater on...

I keep an electric oil filled space heater on during the winter just to keep the temperature swings to a minimum. When freezing temps are forecast, I turn on the propane heater and run it until the...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 10-24-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By ScottW
Airtandem, I thought about the vuqube, but...

Airtandem,
I thought about the vuqube, but wifey likes to stay up most of the night watching the tube. I'm afraid someone may take a liking to the 'quge and walk off with it, no matter how well...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 10-24-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By ScottW
Bob. Please check it out. As I said, I have...

Bob. Please check it out. As I said, I have used the pre-wired cable connector in two different airstreams for a satellite dish hookup and it worked fine in both. You do have to take the...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 10-24-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By ScottW
Thanks to all. I just talked to the...

Thanks to all. I just talked to the tech/installer at my local dealer (Airstream of Arkansas --GREAT folks, by the way!!). Ordered the Winegard Trav'ler, Dish Network model. I looked at domes,...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 10-24-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By ScottW
Roger, no offense taken- will report when I...

Roger, no offense taken- will report when I decide and get whatever installed.

Bob, I'm surprised at your comment about unshielded coax. I use the prewired cable coax for my remote sat dish all...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 10-24-2008, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By ScottW
Ditto the sharing time together and making...

Ditto the sharing time together and making memories. I also have knee problems and recently had knee surgery. What type of dish did you install. I'm not totally against a dish, just like the looks...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 10-24-2008, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By ScottW
That is all correct and why I'll continue to...

That is all correct and why I'll continue to carry my portable dish and 200' of coax -- in case the trees are in the way. However, I still want to be able to park, push a button and let the dome...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 10-23-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,531
Posted By ScottW
Need advice on satellite domes

I have a tripod and antenna, but I'm feeling lazy and decadent...I want a roof mounted satellite dome antenna so all I have to do is 'push the button'!!. There are several stationary models on the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-16-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,860
Posted By ScottW
I store my hose, with all necessary connectors in...

I store my hose, with all necessary connectors in the storage box where the phone and coax plugs are. Plenty of room. I keep my extra lengths in the belly tube along with the PVC 'trough' that I...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 10-14-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 39,256
Posted By ScottW
I am and have been as confused as everyone on...

I am and have been as confused as everyone on this issue. I concur with mandolinedave. Show me the axle mounting plate...just because I am dumb. Can I assume (we all know what that means...) that...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-13-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,345
Posted By ScottW
Steve, I just checked the drawtite web site...

Steve,
I just checked the drawtite web site for a 2004 Silverado 1500 front end hitch receiver. Your max vertical wt (tongue wt) is 500 pounds.
This was for a 1500, not the 1500HD. I doubt,...
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