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Forum: Doors & Locks 03-06-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,200
Posted By Ridgerunner3
The homemade security wedge in your link is the...

The homemade security wedge in your link is the one we have used since 2011. I made the wedge out of a piece of oak from a local hardware store. I like the insurance against the possibility of...
Forum: Tires 03-02-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I have been running 15" Michelin P235 75's on my...

I have been running 15" Michelin P235 75's on my 25' Safari for 7 years and over 40,000 miles without any problems and minimal wear. I'll buy Michelin 15" tires again when it comes time to replace...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-29-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,180
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Happy 2500 Owner

We owned two V8 1500/150's we used for towing. We have owned 5 2500's with 6.0 gas engines for towing. Current truck is a 2015 Chevy 2500 crew cab with 6.0 gas engine and 410 rear gear. It is used...
Forum: Our Community 02-28-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,589
Posted By Ridgerunner3
The "working the deal" thread appears to have...

The "working the deal" thread appears to have been deleted. Did the discussion get out of hand?
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-26-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,789
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I finally got around to check the sound level in...

I finally got around to check the sound level in our 2002 Safari 25. It has a recent model Penguin 15000 btu non-ducted heat pump. The Safari has upholstered walls and ceiling which may deaden the...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 02-23-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,487
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Thumbs up Well said

Well said
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 02-23-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,487
Posted By Ridgerunner3
We use the cellphone when backing into the...

We use the cellphone when backing into the driveway at home. We typically do not camp at parks with cell service. Perhaps a cheap set of walkie talkies would fill the bill vs an expensive rear view...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 02-23-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,487
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Rear View Camera Question

We have been towing our AS around since 2011 and other trailers before that. When backing my wife is the spotter to keep me from hitting any trees etc... We have never hit anything but at times the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-01-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,122
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I actually bought my 02 Safari from this Vison...

I actually bought my 02 Safari from this Vison lot in London KY in 2011. Vison rebuilds salvaged motor homes when possible and sells them. It is an unusual place as the video shows. My Safari was...
Forum: Windows & Screens 01-29-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By Ridgerunner3
The new window came from an RV window...

The new window came from an RV window manufacturer. They are able to custom build windows to match the original window. I assume they own the original build information from companies like Hehr and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-05-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,005
Posted By Ridgerunner3
My 2015 Chevy 2500HD had the same problem. I...

My 2015 Chevy 2500HD had the same problem. I first went through all of the trailer wiring and replaced the trailer umbilical cord. The problem still existed. I then started checking and cleaning...
Forum: Windows & Screens 12-26-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Attached are pictures of the old window and a new...

Attached are pictures of the old window and a new frame. The new window came with a new frame. The old frame is riveted between the inner and outer wall of the trailer. The new window was mounted...
Forum: Windows & Screens 12-24-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 851
Posted By Ridgerunner3
See my post about a Safari window similar to...

See my post about a Safari window similar to yours.
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f454/2002-safari-window-shattered-202750.html
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-21-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,789
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Too Loud

We replaced our 2002 11,000 btu AC at Jackson Center in around 2014 with a 15,000 btu heat pump. This is a non-ducted system and it is much louder than the 11,000 btu AC. I'll get the app and...
Forum: Windows & Screens 12-21-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I do not recommend removing one of these type...

I do not recommend removing one of these type windows for resealing. I would just seal around the perimeter of the window a black polyurethane caulk. It is likely you will damage the window while...
Forum: Windows & Screens 12-20-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Followup on the window

I called Out of Doors Mart in North Carolina. They ordered me a complete new window through Jackson Center. Jackson Center ordered the window from a company that manufacturers the window. It was...
Forum: Windows & Screens 11-09-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By Ridgerunner3
2002 Safari Window Shattered

I found a shattered window on my 02 Safari today. No idea what happened. I ordered a whole new window assembly from Out-of-Door Mart. Do any of you have experience changing out one of these type...
Forum: On The Road... 06-07-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,798
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I agree with you 100%. My idea of a nice...

I agree with you 100%. My idea of a nice camping experience is listening to nature not being bombarded by music blaring from a neighboring camp site.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-02-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 21,721
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Bob, I'm not sure what a shoring plug is. Can...

Bob, I'm not sure what a shoring plug is. Can you explain?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-02-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 21,721
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Perhaps the same KOA I have dealt with in the...

Perhaps the same KOA I have dealt with in the past in Nebraska (Grand Island KOA Journey). The KOA owner saw no problem with an open ground on his system. Was hostile when I pointed it out and...
Forum: Awnings 05-27-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,956
Posted By Ridgerunner3
And read post #8 again carefully. Airstreaminc...

And read post #8 again carefully. Airstreaminc appears to be on hot standby waiting to get a vin # and contact information from you.
Forum: Awnings 05-27-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,956
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Did you try to send Airstreaminc a private...

Did you try to send Airstreaminc a private message through Airforum? I believe that is what Airstream is asking you to do. Also did you try customer_support@airstream.com?


Hi Ephraim,*
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Forum: General Repair Forum 05-27-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,422
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I have used the compass method in the past. I...

I have used the compass method in the past. I had to get very close to the compass location on the wheel for the compass to react to the magnet. It may be the compass I used.
Forum: Trailer Values 02-05-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,273
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Some form of scammer. Craigslist is full of...

Some form of scammer. Craigslist is full of scammer listings for an insanely low price. Post links to advertisements for us to see (don't bother if it is a Craigslist listing). Look at the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-05-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I bought a number of items from ppl over the...

I bought a number of items from ppl over the years. They are a good company. I never had a problem with them.


I upgraded the 2002 Dometic Penguin 11,500 BTU AC on our Safari 25 to a Dometic...
Forum: On The Road... 11-03-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,108
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I disagree. When you attempt to book Grant...

I disagree. When you attempt to book Grant Village campground online, it is very clear that you need to include the total length of trailer and tow vehicle. 40' was the max I could book online. ...
Forum: On The Road... 11-02-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,108
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Yellowstone Camping Reservation System Change

There is a new to me reservation system for Yellowstone campgrounds. I thought some of you may need to be aware of this reservation system change. I made reservations for a trip to Yellowstone...
Forum: Tires 10-25-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,508
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I hope we hear how the OP's journey back to...

I hope we hear how the OP's journey back to Austin went with his "new" Airstream.
Forum: 2016 - Current International 10-23-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I agree with the post suggesting the problem is...

I agree with the post suggesting the problem is more likely condensation. Condensation can fool you into thinking you have a leak and condensation is definitely something you need to manage in an...
Forum: Tires 10-23-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,508
Posted By Ridgerunner3
The tires are probably 225 75 15. This is a very...

The tires are probably 225 75 15. This is a very common size for 15" trailer tires. Buy decent tires like the Goodyear Endurance tires. Cheap Chinese tires are not what you want for a 1000 mile...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-21-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Ridgerunner3
"Check Trailer Wiring" Chevy Story

I started getting "Check Trailer Wiring" alarm in on the DIC of my 2015 Silverado 2500HD. The alarm would come in and clear quickly. Over the course of a few weeks I started going through all the...
Forum: Doors & Locks 07-31-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,531
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Another "no common sense" design concept on my...

Another "no common sense" design concept on my Safari 25 is the propane heater exhaust comes out against the door face when the door is open. I believe the heater exhaust is hot enough to do damage...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-29-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By Ridgerunner3
It has been a number of years since I installed...

It has been a number of years since I installed mine. One trick I remember making it easier was to install the stinger into the tv hitch receiver and then mount the Propride main hitch unit onto the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-28-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 26,733
Posted By Ridgerunner3
The penetrating epoxy I used was from Rot Doctor....

The penetrating epoxy I used was from Rot Doctor. The epoxy & fiberglass overlay I used was from West Systems. Both companies make a wide variety of products and both companies offer very good...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-28-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 26,733
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I made a floor repair very similar to yours on my...

I made a floor repair very similar to yours on my 2002 Safari 25 in 2012. Absolutely no problems since then.

One additional step I took was to pull up all of the carpet in the trailer and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-26-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,986
Posted By Ridgerunner3
It has a chain drive CVT made by Subaru and is a...

It has a chain drive CVT made by Subaru and is a good transmission for daily driving. But I would not abuse the CVT pulling a trailer. The engine is a 2.4 direct inject turbo charged four cylinder....
Forum: On The Road... 07-26-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,141
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I checked out Prairie Dog State Park. It looks...

I checked out Prairie Dog State Park. It looks like a really good stop option. I was going to make reservations but there was a two night minimum for the night I needed. I may go ahead and book...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-26-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,156
Posted By Ridgerunner3
If it were mine, I would just live with it.

If it were mine, I would just live with it.
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-25-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Bedroom Shelf

We have a 2002 Safari 25 with a rear double bed. My wife claimed the side of the bed with a night stand many years ago. In the last year I have graduated to using a CPAP machine and needed a place...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-25-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,986
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I have owned two Subaru Outbacks with the 2.5...

I have owned two Subaru Outbacks with the 2.5 engine and CVT trans. I really like Subarus. I have been looking at the Ascent. It is a super nice crossover SUV but I am reluctant to view it as a...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-24-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,907
Posted By Ridgerunner3
When you study the mechanical design of the...

When you study the mechanical design of the Propride / Hensley type hitch, I do not think it is physically possible for the trailer to sway as the tv & tt travel down the road. I believe any lateral...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-23-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,907
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I feel weight distribution, when setup properly,...

I feel weight distribution, when setup properly, can be equally good on any well built wd hitch. The reason I changed to Propride was for the sway control benefits of the Propride & Hensley design. ...
Forum: On The Road... 07-23-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,141
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I have made the mistake more than once of jumping...

I have made the mistake more than once of jumping into one of those discussions. Very strong feelings on those subjects!
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-23-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,907
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I changed from an Equalizer to a Propride about...

I changed from an Equalizer to a Propride about seven years ago. I would not change back from this type hitch.



Going down the road a very strong wind will exert force against the truck and...
Forum: On The Road... 07-23-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,141
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Thanks to all of you. More good information here...

Thanks to all of you. More good information here than I ever thought I would get when I posted the question.
Forum: On The Road... 07-21-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,141
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Nebraska I-80 vs Kansas I-70?

We are heading to Rocky Mtn National Park in a week. In the past we have headed to Lincoln NE and went across on I-80. I am considering I-70 across Kansas this time. Can someone with experience on...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-16-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,647
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I have an older AS and am not a wealth of...

I have an older AS and am not a wealth of knowledge on the new ones. But on mine the propane detector will drain the batteries over time. There is no easy way to turn off the propane detector. In...
Forum: Tires 07-16-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
Posted By Ridgerunner3
Since you are in London Ontario, your tires were...

Since you are in London Ontario, your tires were probably installed by or recommended by CanAM Airstream. You may have bought your trailer from them. The P rated Michelins are often recommend by...
Forum: Trailer Values 07-16-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,864
Posted By Ridgerunner3
I would not sell my 02 Safari 25 for less than...

I would not sell my 02 Safari 25 for less than $25K. It is stored in covered storage. The price depends on the condition of the trailer. You often see Safari 25's in that age range listed for more...
Forum: On The Road... 07-15-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,872
Posted By Ridgerunner3
We put 15" Michelins on our trailer after...

We put 15" Michelins on our trailer after discussing with Andy at CanAM. That was 5 years and 30,000 miles ago. Zero problems. I will replace them with another set of 15" Michelins when they age...
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