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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,945
Posted By cbburke
What Larry said. Like him I've had toppers for...

What Larry said. Like him I've had toppers for many years. I also discovered bedslides several years back. Around here there are 2 brands, Bedslide and CargoGlide. Having had both I prefer the...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 02-23-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By cbburke
The Dometic water heater (aka Atwood) uses the...

The Dometic water heater (aka Atwood) uses the same model numbers. Airstreams online parts manual for a 1999 Excella lists the Atwood GC6AA-9E. A Google search of the model number of your particular...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 02-18-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,515
Posted By cbburke
The only "recall" was the free change of fluid. I...

The only "recall" was the free change of fluid. I have a 3010 with Alde Flow that has worked faultlessly since we bought our 2018 30' Classic. I did have the control panel moved to the door side near...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-16-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By cbburke
Xkyxbymatt...

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Keep in mind this refrigerator is not unique to Airstream. There are Dometic appliance warranty centers all over the...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 02-15-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By cbburke
It's not how straight the axles are. In fact...

It's not how straight the axles are. In fact there typically is an upward bow as part of the wheel alignment.
The axles are torsion axles. Unique to Airstream at the time. There are rubber billets...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-14-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By cbburke
I think Rich hit it on the nose. The scrapes...

I think Rich hit it on the nose. The scrapes around the furnace look suspiciously like marks from a bug screen.

A burn mark on the furniture strongly suggests this unit has been smoked in. While...
Forum: 2020 Caravel Release 01-21-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,275
Posted By cbburke
Another option is to read the owners manual...

Another option is to read the owners manual before hand. It is available on Airstream's website at
https://www.airstream.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-Caravel-Owners-Manual.pdf ...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 01-19-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By cbburke
Dave, Your description is a bit confusing. Your...

Dave,
Your description is a bit confusing. Your reference to "winterized tanks": typically the grey, black and fresh water tanks are emptied not winterized. As several have suggested the most direct...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-13-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By cbburke
The Energenius as I recall had a very spotty...

The Energenius as I recall had a very spotty service history. Recommend you contact Airstream customer service to ask what they use on the modern coaches.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-12-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By cbburke
The Parallax ATS-301 is still available. It's on...

The Parallax ATS-301 is still available. It's on Amazon for $130. It is a direct replacement for the Magnatek Model ATS 30.
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 12-31-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,514
Posted By cbburke
What Hermes said. I too have been towing...

What Hermes said.

I too have been towing for nearly 50 years. The last 15 with an Equal-i-zer hitch. I've used it to tow an Argosy and two 30' Airstreams, a 2004 and a 2018 Classic with an F250....
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-29-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By cbburke
Besides the electrical aspects insure your shell...

Besides the electrical aspects insure your shell is reinforced to hold the added weight. The front ac mount is a good example to follow.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-25-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,664
Posted By cbburke
I like many others had a problem with the factory...

I like many others had a problem with the factory supplied power cord. On Amazon I found the following 2 items to replace it.

Camco 25' PowerGrip Cord with 50M/50F-90 Degree Locking Adapter for...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-24-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By cbburke
FWIW I have been towing with an Equal-i-zer...

FWIW

I have been towing with an Equal-i-zer for 15 years. Prior to that I had opportunities to tow with Hensley, Eaz lift and Bock hitches. I have towed Airstream's from 20' to 34' over 200,000 ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-21-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,789
Posted By cbburke
I agree with superCHOP, there is a lot of good...

I agree with superCHOP, there is a lot of good advice here. Allow me to add my words of wisdom.
We have a 2018 30' Classic that we tow with an F250 diesel and an Equal-i-zer hitch. We ordered the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-18-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By cbburke
Last year we spent 4 months on the road with a...

Last year we spent 4 months on the road with a BiMart special 3 cubic ft freezer. We carried it in the back of our truck and kept it plugged in when ever we stopped for the day. The freezer was good...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11-12-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,473
Posted By cbburke
The RV industry as a whole is not an isolated...

The RV industry as a whole is not an isolated multilevel structure. It is common and encouraged by many manufacturers for end users to contact them directly.
The EZ-Hitch is a brand of Reese Hitch....
Forum: Winter Living 11-09-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,805
Posted By cbburke
The tank heater pads on my '18 Classic are 12V...

The tank heater pads on my '18 Classic are 12V according to the owners manual. Although there are 120V pads available.
Forum: Winter Living 11-04-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,805
Posted By cbburke
Tank heater pads are fairly common. Airstream...

Tank heater pads are fairly common. Airstream uses them on their Classic coaches. You can find them on Amazon in a variety of sizes....
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-30-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,528
Posted By cbburke
Taking delivery in March your dealer should...

Taking delivery in March your dealer should winterize it before
you take it. Ensure they do the compete walk thru and then winterize it.


Another couple of thoughts to winterize. Our...
Forum: Awnings 10-20-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By cbburke
1. If you call Zip Dee with the color number on...

1. If you call Zip Dee with the color number on the tag they will send you a patch of fabric. In my case Airstream production left a kink in the plastic protective strip. Over time that chewed a hole...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-30-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,236
Posted By cbburke
While you'll are waiting you might consider...

While you'll are waiting you might consider Loctite's Fun-tak or earthquake putty. Stays pliable for a long time. Just pull the register out, align the vents for maximum air flow and stuff a small...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 08-30-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,964
Posted By cbburke
You will likely not be able to replace just the...

You will likely not be able to replace just the door. While it appears one could simply remove the hinge pins and swap doors that is not the case. The factory builds each door in a jig that starts...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 07-22-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,656
Posted By cbburke
All of the items listed above should be completed...

All of the items listed above should be completed by a dealer service technician before delivery. Airstream requires and pays the dealer 4 hours to complete this PreDeliveryInspection PDI. During the...
Forum: The Pet Forum 07-19-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,098
Posted By cbburke
Travel Dogs

One thing you might have picked up on is that many of the dogs mentioned are rescue's. Definitely the way to go.
We have traveled with dogs since we started RV'ing in the 70's. Currently we have a...
Forum: On The Road... 06-10-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,562
Posted By cbburke
If you are insured with State Farm ask your agent...

If you are insured with State Farm ask your agent for a free Rand McNally road atlas. At least every agent I've dealt with has them.
FWIW
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-24-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By cbburke
You haven't mentioned which power stabilizers you...

You haven't mentioned which power stabilizers you are looking at. Home Depot carries the same unit Airstream uses. I mean exact same, switches and all....
Forum: Our Community 05-14-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,193
Posted By cbburke
I may have missed it but make sure the RV garage...

I may have missed it but make sure the RV garage is on the right side (from the street view.) If the garage is on the left the door will open to an outer wall.
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-06-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,603
Posted By cbburke
Misaligned entry doors are an all to common...

Misaligned entry doors are an all to common problem for Airstream. The link will take you to a Youtube video on how to fix it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7-PprGeESE
The riviet in trailerpup's...
Forum: Doors & Locks 04-05-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,377
Posted By cbburke
Many of the entry doors coming out of the plant...

Many of the entry doors coming out of the plant are misaligned. Look closely at the frame bolt as you close the door. Many time the claw latch is misaligned an hits the bolt either high or low. It is...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 03-01-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By cbburke
As jimdelane pointed out Home Depot has a full...

As jimdelane pointed out Home Depot has a full line of shark bit pex fittings. Makes life easier.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-29-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 145,481
Posted By cbburke
One of the last things I did to the Alde 3010 in...

One of the last things I did to the Alde 3010 in my Oct '17 build 2018 30' Classic was to bleed the system.
On this occasion the owner manual and online parts manuals were accurate. There are 9...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-25-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,518
Posted By cbburke
ALDE fluid change out.

Today I received a letter from Airstream offering me a free, yes free fluid change out for my ALDE system. And while it isn't clear the letter suggests the new fluid will have a longer service...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-25-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 145,481
Posted By cbburke
Much ado about ALDE takes a new turn

Today I received a letter from Airstream offering me a free, yes free fluid change out for my ALDE system. And while it isn't clear the letter suggests the new fluid will have a longer service life....
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-29-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,861
Posted By cbburke
A word of caution to tbashin & ...

A word of caution to tbashin & (https://www.airforums.com/forums/members/tbashin-128662.html)72sahara (https://www.airforums.com/forums/members/72sahara-150864.html)


and anyone that owns an...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-13-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,216
Posted By cbburke
tax deduction

You might to check with your tax professional. I believe the recent changes to the tax laws no longer allow towable RV's interest as a second home deduction.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-12-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,486
Posted By cbburke
My 2018 Classic has an automatic power disconnect...

My 2018 Classic has an automatic power disconnect for the power awning. You have to manually over ride it to open the awning. I believe this feature has been applied to all power awnings going...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-07-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,737
Posted By cbburke
Like others I have been using an Equal-i-zer for...

Like others I have been using an Equal-i-zer for 20 years. Several years ago I upgraded to the new style frame brackets (L brackets). For some time I believed my home parking spot was cockeyed which...
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-07-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,255
Posted By cbburke
Meguiar's #17 Plastic Cleaner and #10 Plastic...

Meguiar's #17 Plastic Cleaner and #10 Plastic Polish will restore the plexi to like new condition.
It was developed for the military to remove fine scratches from aircraft windscreens. It is very...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 02-20-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 145,481
Posted By cbburke
Duh, my bad. This link is to the Airstream parts...

Duh, my bad. This link is to the Airstream parts manual index. From there enter you type and year and scan down for the Classic Parts Manual. Once you have it go to page IV-1 thru IV-4....
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 02-20-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 145,481
Posted By cbburke
There are actually 9 bleed points in the Alde...

There are actually 9 bleed points in the Alde plumbing around the coach. The parts manual available on Airstream's website pages IV-1 thru IV-4 illustrate the locations of the bleed points. This is...
Forum: Airstream Oddities 02-13-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,413
Posted By cbburke
Over the years the structure of the top of...

Over the years the structure of the top of Airstream's have evolved. Prior to the introduction of the widebody models in the early 90's it was important to take great care were or even if one walked...
Forum: On The Road... 02-10-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,111
Posted By cbburke
Our 2018 Classic does have a safe in the closet...

Our 2018 Classic does have a safe in the closet floor. It's a single key lock. Doesn't look impressive but it's sorta hidden under shoes etc.
Many of the campgrounds we stay in prohibit ground mats...
Forum: On The Road... 02-10-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,815
Posted By cbburke
We've been using RVParkreviews for many years....

We've been using RVParkreviews for many years. They recently changed their name to campgroundreviews. Same site. Alternatives are rvparky and yelp. All are free apps for either Apple or Android. We...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 02-03-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,706
Posted By cbburke
If it's not to late have the dealer replace the...

If it's not to late have the dealer replace the batteries. Between sitting at the factory and on the dealers lot those batteries are in poor shape and will not last long before they started giving...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 01-26-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 27,407
Posted By cbburke
When Airstream starting using Fan-T-astic Vents...

When Airstream starting using Fan-T-astic Vents the available Max Air Vent covers were too small and Fan-T-astic put out a bulletin not to use them. Since then Atwood and others have come out with...
Forum: On The Road... 01-13-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,306
Posted By cbburke
Rob, For 4 out of 5 years we came over from...

Rob,

For 4 out of 5 years we came over from Idaho during our spring break to "do the coast". Our spring break was the last week of March. Of those 4 times we only saw rain on 2 days during one...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 12-22-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 145,481
Posted By cbburke
On my 2018 30' with a 3010 boiler they put the...

On my 2018 30' with a 3010 boiler they put the Alde Flow between the boiler and the outside wall. Snug but it works. No difference in dinette seat heights.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 12-22-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 145,481
Posted By cbburke
Century Transfer Fluid is available on Amazon for...

Century Transfer Fluid is available on Amazon for $25 a gallon or $16 a quart for concentrate....
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 11-25-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 965
Views: 145,481
Posted By cbburke
Keeping in mind that Airstream used both the 3010...

Keeping in mind that Airstream used both the 3010 and 3020 boilers. Early on the 3010 Alde setup evolved as Alde and Airstream learned what worked in the real world. By the time we got ours it...
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