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Forum: On The Road... 02-17-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,760
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Just planned an April trip to southern Utah and...

Just planned an April trip to southern Utah and Fruita CO. National parks are mostly full. Utah state parks have limited space. Fruita CO state park is now 100% booked. You can always go and check...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 01-19-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Agree, sounds like black tank flush. I need to...

Agree, sounds like black tank flush. I need to double check myself each time I use either on. Should be marked better
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-23-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,012
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Considering lithium myself. Lots of good...

Considering lithium myself. Lots of good information here. Thanks
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-13-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Gmfl what is your airstream business and where...

Gmfl what is your airstream business and where are you located?
Thanks
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-08-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,356
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Almost every trailer manufacturer has a 2 "...

Almost every trailer manufacturer has a 2 " receiver option. Airstream told me the reason they don't is they have no control on what people will attach to it. Some people may put two generators and...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-07-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,356
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Be sure to check the weight limit as ebikes are...

Be sure to check the weight limit as ebikes are too heavy for many bike racks.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-02-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,356
Posted By Sport 16 STL
We carry our two bikes inside. Fork attachments...

We carry our two bikes inside. Fork attachments mounted to a board. Have made 3 long trips and no issues. Attached are pictures.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-28-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Check out a Jeep Grand Cherokee. 6000+ tow...

Check out a Jeep Grand Cherokee. 6000+ tow capacity. We tow our 16' bambi and don't know it's back there most of the time.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-28-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By Sport 16 STL
If your furnace, water heater or gas fridge isn't...

If your furnace, water heater or gas fridge isn't working always light a stove burner for about a minute. That eliminates any propane issue except for a secondary gas valve for that appliance.
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 11-17-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,753
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Buy a lightly used one if it meets most of the...

Buy a lightly used one if it meets most of the options that you want. Many smaller issues will have been corrected and you have money left over for improvements or accessories.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-29-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,854
Posted By Sport 16 STL
From what I understand is mixing solar...

From what I understand is mixing solar controllers can be a problem. I don't believe mixing solar panels into a single controller is an issue.
Can anyone confirm?
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-28-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Three years with twin interstate batteries. Two...

Three years with twin interstate batteries. Two good years of usage, this year only short trips. Two 90 watt solar panels on roof have kept the batteries in great condition. Comments about furnace...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 10-22-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,858
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Pictures of our bike set up.

Pictures of our bike set up.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-26-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sport 16 STL
This is the low cost pathway. For about $300 you...

This is the low cost pathway. For about $300 you can put two panels on the roof. I would do a couple of panels before some of the items on your list.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-18-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,538
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Not bragging, just the facts. We get about 22 on...

Not bragging, just the facts. We get about 22 on the highway without the trailer. Our first trailer, newbie, and was surprised at the drop in mpg. If we go above 63-65, mph quickly drops further.
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-17-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,538
Posted By Sport 16 STL
We have a 2019 trail hawk, 6 cylinder, 4x4, tow...

We have a 2019 trail hawk, 6 cylinder, 4x4, tow package, and it pulls our sport 16 with no issues. Been over the rockies three times, drive 60-65mph. Jeep is pre wired for break controller and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-05-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,496
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Another haloview vote. Not the most expensive,...

Another haloview vote. Not the most expensive, but detailed view. Night vision is not as good but maybe I am expecting too much.
Forum: Base Camp 08-30-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,796
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Keep it simple. Use one controller to be 100%...

Keep it simple. Use one controller to be 100% sure to maximize the amount of solar when plugging in the portable panels.
Forum: Base Camp 08-24-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,796
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Smsasf have you actually used both controllers...

Smsasf have you actually used both controllers charging at the same time? I have seen a few posts saying one controller shuts down while using two at the same time, hence the benefit of running the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-24-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Any pin product out there to prevent elongated...

Any pin product out there to prevent elongated pin holes? Not there yet but I can see the beginning of one, and I am only pulling a sport 16. Thanks.
Forum: Base Camp 08-22-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,796
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Zamp port- as previously stated, if you trace the...

Zamp port- as previously stated, if you trace the wire it goes straight to the battery, with no controller. It may be different on the new model year. Any controller airstream would install will have...
Forum: Base Camp 08-20-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,796
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I have seen conflicting reports about using two...

I have seen conflicting reports about using two controllers with two separate panel configurations. Some say no problem, others say one will operate, not allowing the second controller to work.
I...
Forum: 2020 And Newer Caravel 08-16-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By Sport 16 STL
We have a 2018 16" Sport with two 90amp Zamp...

We have a 2018 16" Sport with two 90amp Zamp panels. Two interstate wet 12v batteries. I changed out the solar controller to a Renogy mppt. With any sun we can get a minimum of 4-6 days off the...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-06-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,345
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I have several friends that own bike shops. One...

I have several friends that own bike shops. One has doubled his business year to date, the others are 3-4 times last year. Yes, there are serious supply chain issues and they will not be able to...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-05-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,345
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Purchased a used 2018 sport 16 in in 2019. We...

Purchased a used 2018 sport 16 in in 2019. We were always going to buy used but we were focused on micro Minnie Winnebago. Looked at smaller AS and compared. I was blown away by the number of 1-3...
Forum: Base Camp 08-05-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,623
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Transmission and oil cooler would also give you...

Transmission and oil cooler would also give you another margin of error.Some Honda models may already have these with a tow package. Big help on long trips and higher altitudes.
Forum: On The Road... 08-02-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,427
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Our solution. Board set-up is similar to what van...

Our solution. Board set-up is similar to what van people use for their bikes. Trailer is still usable except for table and seating.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-02-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,169
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Our solution, I ebike and one mountain bike....

Our solution, I ebike and one mountain bike. Trailer is useable except for the table and seating. Bikes are dry, clean, and secure.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-02-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,169
Posted By Sport 16 STL
If possible, can afford, when your boat batteries...

If possible, can afford, when your boat batteries go bad, replace them with the trailer batteries. Since you have two, you can use them until they are really shot. Put a 100ah lithium in your...
Forum: Boondocking 07-31-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,478
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I couldn't agree more about grey water being...

I couldn't agree more about grey water being limiting and using a bucket. Collapsible dish pans are available in many sizes. It is what we use to save filling our tanks. Also easy to store. ...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-28-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By Sport 16 STL
What ever LI battery you have, add a couple of...

What ever LI battery you have, add a couple of solar panels to the roof. They will constantly keep the batteries topped off when trailer is sitting. They will also charge while driving. Much better...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-28-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,482
Posted By Sport 16 STL
What make of trailer do you have? Thanks

What make of trailer do you have?
Thanks
Forum: Boondocking 07-27-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,478
Posted By Sport 16 STL
If you have solar on your roof, batteries should...

If you have solar on your roof, batteries should be at a higher charge after traveling.
Experiment, go boondocking locally for 3-4 days. Keep track of battery, water usage and tank levels. You will...
Forum: On The Road... 07-27-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I-70 is the quickest route. US 50 will take more...

I-70 is the quickest route. US 50 will take more time but you see more of the country.
As mentioned before eastern CO and western KS you need to watch you gas levels more closely.
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 07-27-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I put a new AC on our 2018 trailer. I asked about...

I put a new AC on our 2018 trailer. I asked about putting on an ez start, and dealer said they come with a ez start capacitor on all new units. Mine would have been a 2019 or very early 2020 AC unit....
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-27-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,111
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Bring the hard tails, you can ride them on...

Bring the hard tails, you can ride them on anything. Both of us ride MTB and road, and fairly good on most bike repairs. Both can drive as we have a small trailer. Definitely interested in any bike...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-23-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,111
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Ebikes and AS bike rack.

I own an ebike and regulations are a mess in the states. Various regulations, even in the same state. Throttles are definitely more restrictive if you ride paths and trails. On the street anything is...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-23-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,111
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I own an ebike and regulations are a mess in the...

I own an ebike and regulations are a mess in the states. Various regulations, even in the same state. Throttles are definitely more restrictive if you ride paths and trails. On the street anything...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-20-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,111
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Fruita CO is one of our favorite places to ride....

Fruita CO is one of our favorite places to ride. Stay at the state park right outside of town. Many trails to explore.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-17-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I am 69 years old and a member of the sometimes...

I am 69 years old and a member of the sometimes less is more club. Manual jack on a sport 16, see no reason for an electric jack. Maybe on a larger trailer but mine is easy. The comment about the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-14-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,558
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Uncle Bob, What lithium batteries did you buy a...

Uncle Bob,
What lithium batteries did you buy a pair for $1100? Thanks
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-09-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,558
Posted By Sport 16 STL
They should have lasted much longer. Price battle...

They should have lasted much longer. Price battle born or Renogy lithium. One 100ah may be all you need. Both have battery management system s to protect the battery.
Forum: Boondocking 07-09-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,492
Posted By Sport 16 STL
That looks like a nice solution. How long do the ...

That looks like a nice solution. How long do the batteries last?
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-09-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,804
Posted By Sport 16 STL
GOUSC, I already added a 12volt plug. Mostly...

GOUSC,
I already added a 12volt plug. Mostly for better cord arrangement while charging but will try charging items. It will probably be a slow charge, maybe faster inside the tow vehicle.
When...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-08-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,804
Posted By Sport 16 STL
GOUSC, Nice write up and thanks for sharing. We...

GOUSC,
Nice write up and thanks for sharing. We have the same 2-90 Watt Zamp panels. We replaced our solar controller with a MPPT Renogy and built a 200W portable suitcase. Batteries are two 3 year...
Forum: Boondocking 07-06-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,492
Posted By Sport 16 STL
I use a siphon pump but you have a nice solution....

I use a siphon pump but you have a nice solution. I want to replace mine just because of the noise.
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 07-03-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,048
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Sandy, can you post the link showing the support...

Sandy, can you post the link showing the support for the battery tray?
I don't see it on this thread. Sorry if I missed it.
Thanks
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 07-02-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Sport 16 STL
Blue locktite in red tube. Bothers me as well....

Blue locktite in red tube. Bothers me as well. Maybe more profits they can afford a second and third tube color. Blue, medium strength works best.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 07-01-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,377
Posted By Sport 16 STL
This is what I am thinking, round the edges and...

This is what I am thinking, round the edges and maybe make the end more oval. Did you use a birch plywood or solid birch? Can you post a pic of the underside? Also weigh the old and new table?
We...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 06-30-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,746
Posted By Sport 16 STL
What material is your new countertop? Looks great.

What material is your new countertop? Looks great.
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