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Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-10-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 43,000
Posted By dasams
When my wife and I decided to full time in 2016,...

When my wife and I decided to full time in 2016, we bought a FC 25RB and towed it with my 2006 Cayenne S. Drove all over the western US, down the Baja to Cabo and then to Alaska.

On our way to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-04-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 284,670
Posted By dasams
In Aug '16, we bought a 25 RB Flying Cloud but...

In Aug '16, we bought a 25 RB Flying Cloud but didn't like the cramped bed. In Aug '17, we traded it in for a 27 FB. Wife's very happy with the queen bed :) We have a 2006 CS with the 4.8L V8 &...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 12-23-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,310
Posted By dasams
How do you enter credentials in the splash page? ...

How do you enter credentials in the splash page? It's the page that opens and asks you to accept the terms and conditions. If someone has a way to do this, please share. TIA, Dave
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 08-14-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,793
Posted By dasams
Our unlimited Verizon plan provided 0.5 GB LTE...

Our unlimited Verizon plan provided 0.5 GB LTE per phone per day in Canada. Beyond that we were throttled to 3G speed.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-30-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 284,670
Posted By dasams
What engine? And does it have the factory tow...

What engine? And does it have the factory tow package? If yes, then you'll need a brake controller. And of course a WD hitch set-up.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-18-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,233
Posted By dasams
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-16-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By dasams
You have a shorted cell. Been there done that. ...

You have a shorted cell. Been there done that. Pull both batteries and take them to your nearest Interstate dealer. They will check all the cells and they will replace bad batteries under warranty.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-25-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By dasams
I wish all 30 amp AS's were offered at 50 amps. ...

I wish all 30 amp AS's were offered at 50 amps. Never made sense to me that buying an AS with two AC's got you '50' amp service. I use the apostrophes since the 50 amps are really at 240V so you...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 06-04-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,683
Posted By dasams
^^ I can't tell from your picture but is that...

^^ I can't tell from your picture but is that the same adapter that I linked in post #18 above?
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-04-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,683
Posted By dasams
Yes it worked on my 2006 Cayenne. Sorry it...

Yes it worked on my 2006 Cayenne. Sorry it didn’t solve your problem.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 05-01-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,493
Posted By dasams
Turk has posted good info but this isn't true for...

Turk has posted good info but this isn't true for everyone. I've posted this above and will repeat it. We've been full timing for 20 months and I've never had a problem starting up my Wally using...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 04-30-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By dasams
Could be bad cells. Pickup a density tester at...

Could be bad cells. Pickup a density tester at the local auto parts store. I had bad cells in the Interstate batteries in both my 2017 and 2018 AS’s. Replaced under warranty in both cases.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 04-30-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,493
Posted By dasams
I've had no problem connecting my Dish to the...

I've had no problem connecting my Dish to the outside Sat port, running it through the prewire to my Wally. It boots reliably.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 04-30-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,493
Posted By dasams
The Wally output is HDMI only. So for AS's...

The Wally output is HDMI only. So for AS's prewired with coax only, you'll need some sort of dongle to convert the Wally HDMI output to coax so that you can run it through the prewire.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 04-29-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,493
Posted By dasams
What year is your AS? Some notes on the prewire...

What year is your AS? Some notes on the prewire of late model AS's.

1. The outside cable port feeds both TV's via coax cable.
2. The DVD feeds both TV's via HDMI
3. The outside sat port...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 04-28-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,493
Posted By dasams
There are splitters that'll allow you to do this....

There are splitters that'll allow you to do this. But I think it's the switch type, not the splitter where you would split a cable feed to two different TV's. You'll have two different devices and...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 04-28-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,493
Posted By dasams
First of all, the outside sat connection goes to...

First of all, the outside sat connection goes to a cable that ends in the cabinet housing the DVD player. Take apart the cabinet and you will see it.

Do you need your DVD player? We don't so all...
Forum: On The Road... 04-22-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,565
Posted By dasams
When I saw your topic, I thought I'd weigh in...

When I saw your topic, I thought I'd weigh in with a 'yes' since we tow with a 2006 SUV. But then everyone else has already done so. So Rock on :)
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-16-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 284,670
Posted By dasams
I've towed 25,000+ miles over the past 20 months...

I've towed 25,000+ miles over the past 20 months and used cruise control whenever traffic allowed. Agreed that I don't like its insistence on maintaining the precise speed instead of a ~5-10 mph...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-10-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,758
Posted By dasams
When we did our walk thru, the AS was connected...

When we did our walk thru, the AS was connected to a household 20 amp extension cord so no way to check everything at once LOL
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-09-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,758
Posted By dasams
We have a 2018 27' FC and the loads are split...

We have a 2018 27' FC and the loads are split between the two legs. We can see this by monitoring the current on my EMS surge protector. Also, I'm not sure I'm reading the wiring diagram correctly...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-07-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,758
Posted By dasams
Just to clarify, an AS with 50 amp service has...

Just to clarify, an AS with 50 amp service has the ability to pull up to 100 amps. At the pedestal, the 50 amps are at 240 volts. The phases are separated in the four prong plug and pass through the...
Forum: On The Road... 04-07-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,803
Posted By dasams
Just to clarify, an AS with 50 amp service has...

Just to clarify, an AS with 50 amp service has the ability to pull up to 100 amps. At the pedestal, the 50 amps are at 240 volts. The phases are separated in the four prong plug and pass through...
Forum: On The Road... 04-07-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,803
Posted By dasams
If you buy an EMS surge protector, you'll get...

If you buy an EMS surge protector, you'll get real time data on your current draw. I strongly prefer them over the less expensive surge protector. See https://www.progressiveindustries.net/ems-pt30x
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-07-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,036
Posted By dasams
A side post disconnect switch should work. ...

A side post disconnect switch should work.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001N72FES/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 04-06-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 109,665
Posted By dasams
If I were a judge and he came before me, it would...

If I were a judge and he came before me, it would not end well. Unfortunately, that's not likely how it's going to go. Vandals get caught, slapped on the wrist, and go their way.

The irony of...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-01-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 284,670
Posted By dasams
Picture?

Picture?
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-28-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,928
Posted By dasams
I sure wish I had a real disconnect switch like...

I sure wish I had a real disconnect switch like the one described above. On my 2018 FC, the disconnect does nothing while on shore power. It's designed to disconnect the batteries when the AS is...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-19-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By dasams
Lots of posts on this. The batteries in our 2018...

Lots of posts on this. The batteries in our 2018 FC were dead six months after we received it and all we did was camp on shore power. Interstate replaced them under warranty. See my story...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-16-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,303
Posted By dasams
OP back once again. I took my batteries to...

OP back once again. I took my batteries to Interstate and three cells were dead, two in one battery and a third in the other. “This never happens to new batteries” said the man behind the counter. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-14-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,166
Posted By dasams
Porsche Cayenne for me and a Honda generator...

Porsche Cayenne for me and a Honda generator converted to propane :bb:
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-13-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,303
Posted By dasams
Hi Joe: Over the years, AS has changed their...

Hi Joe: Over the years, AS has changed their wiring systems and for 2018, the store/use switch does NOT disconnect the batteries when on shore power. Here's the quote from my 2018 FC owners manual:...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-11-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,303
Posted By dasams
Thanks for the Blie Sea recommendation. ...

Thanks for the Blie Sea recommendation.



As I wrote in post #16, for 2018, the battery disconnect does not disconnect the batteries when on shore power. It’s only designed to disconnect the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-10-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,303
Posted By dasams
Then why the heck doesn't AS install a proper...

Then why the heck doesn't AS install a proper battery disconnect :mad: For 2018 FC's, the battery disconnect is designed to work only when off of shore power :angry:



Thanks. I installed a ...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-09-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,303
Posted By dasams
OP here. After six months of travel, in which...

OP here. After six months of travel, in which we’ve been continuously on shore power, we pulled out and headed to NASCAR and three days of boondocking.

My worst fears were realized when we...
Forum: Awnings 03-06-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,895
Posted By dasams
We have the manual awning and always leave it up...

We have the manual awning and always leave it up in the rain. But only with a good tilt. A couple of weeks ago we had the first rain in many months. I forgot to tilt the awning. At 4 in the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-04-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,303
Posted By dasams
The converter in our 2018 FC is a 3 stage per the...

The converter in our 2018 FC is a 3 stage per the manual. Here's the info:

Automatic Micro-Controller Operation

The power converter's 3-stage switch mode is fully automatic. The converter...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-02-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,303
Posted By dasams
This is a good idea. The next time we go out for...

This is a good idea. The next time we go out for a few hours, I'll trip the breaker and put the use/store in the store position. Then measure voltage when we return.
Separately, I'm going to trip...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-02-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,303
Posted By dasams
Will constant 13.6V kill my batteries?

Our 2018 FC has 50 amp service and has been on shore power for our six months of ownership. Next week, we head out for three days of boondocking at a NASCAR race.

The converter voltage has been...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 02-28-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,040
Posted By dasams
One issue not addressed (or I may have missed) is...

One issue not addressed (or I may have missed) is the indoor temp you maintain day and night. We don't use our furnace overnight unless it drops below 40F. During the day, we maintain the indoor...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-28-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,193
Posted By dasams
There's a lot of information on the German SUV's...

There's a lot of information on the German SUV's as tow vehicles in this thread. It's long so check out the last two pages and note the comments from Andy. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-27-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,193
Posted By dasams
The self leveling air springs reduce the weight...

The self leveling air springs reduce the weight transfer from the WD hitches. Google it as it is discussed in a few threads.
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 02-21-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,135
Posted By dasams
Nope? I also have the LED interference but...

Nope? I also have the LED interference but that's old news. What is wrong is that the new antenna is not as effective as the old crank up model and it's not unusual to get less channels than your...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 02-19-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,135
Posted By dasams
The OP said that he gets 4 channels while his...

The OP said that he gets 4 channels while his neighbors get 20. This happens when you are too far from the towers and only get the channels with the strongest signals. This happens to us and is a...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 02-19-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,135
Posted By dasams
TV reception is limited to ~35 miles with the new...

TV reception is limited to ~35 miles with the new omni-direction antennas. Like the OP, it's common for us to get limited channels when in a metropolitan area.

While at the AS dealer recently,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-13-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 284,670
Posted By dasams
Just to confirm, your X5 has air suspension,...

Just to confirm, your X5 has air suspension, right? I used a Husky Center Line WD hitch with my 25 FC and am currently using an Equalizer with our 27 FC.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-13-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 284,670
Posted By dasams
I agree as I've adjusted my WD hitch many times...

I agree as I've adjusted my WD hitch many times trying to move weight forward with limited success. Having said that, I've been very happy with the tow performance of my Cayenne S.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 02-08-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By dasams
The mirror in our 2018 FC stays up in nearly a...

The mirror in our 2018 FC stays up in nearly a horizontal position. Here's a picture.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 02-08-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,852
Posted By dasams
I have a 2016 DISH Tailgater, Wally receiver and...

I have a 2016 DISH Tailgater, Wally receiver and the optional hard drive and I can pause and record TV shows. Connecting everything was super simple because I ditched the DVD player. The Wally...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-23-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,495
Posted By dasams
My *guess* is that AS feels the new converters...

My *guess* is that AS feels the new converters won't fry the batteries so no harm in leaving them connected while on shore power. Still seems silly not to have a true battery disconnect switch.
...
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