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Old 09-02-2015, 05:16 PM   #11
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RHKirk: How did you make the fused adapter for the running lights and how is it used? I recall something about jumpering the 12V power and running lights pins (4 & 3) in the trailer side connector but I haven't tried it. (Just got my trailer four days ago.)



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However, be respectful of your camping neighbors. They may not think it is as cool as you if your lights are interfering with their enjoyment.

You can also run to an auto parts store and get a flasher, that usually lines up perfect on the RV plug. This will make your lights flash.

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Old 09-02-2015, 06:18 PM   #12
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Thanks. Now flashing lights would be annoying.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:25 AM   #13
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Purchased a wired fuse holder from auto parts store $3 added a 15 amp fuse and crimped bladed ends on the wires it is placed in the 3 & 4 holes of the the
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:23 PM   #14
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i wish i didnt have problems. maybe 3 or is it the 4th time for repairs, will be a charm...
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:06 PM   #15
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I was wondering if threre are any Airflyte owners that have not had any problems and are happy with there trailers?
After much warranty work that I did myself I am very happy with my Aerflyte 16. I installed longer shackles on the leaf springs to increase tire clearance. Replaced undersized vent fan with a Fantastic fan. Modified the gaucho so I can open toilet room door with bed pulled all the way out. Removed AC unit for increased storage (location and size of AC and inadequate trailer insulation made AC useless on hot days). Modified cabinets for increased storage and strength. Installed Velcro tabs on seat backs to hold them in place. Replaced faulty door latch and modified new one to not fail. Recoated all underside pipes that were rusting. Replaced sink faucet with one was higher and discharged over the center of the sink. Removed all the useless advertising and legal decals (do not remove decals with manufacturers information). I now have a beautiful and functional trailer that turns heads wherever I go.
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:09 PM   #16
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Would appreciate seeing your rear gaucho mod.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:39 PM   #17
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Aerflyte 16 Gaucho Mod

What makes this possible is that the bottom of the door is pretty high. Pull the gaucho out and make a pencil mark the front face of the slide out nearest the door. I cut a piece out that was 3 1/2" down from the top and 7" over from the left edge (again this is on the front face). This included the framing on the edges. Then I made a cut on the top surface of the slide out which removed a 45 degree right triangle, 7" on each side. Do not cut the stationary piece of plywood that doesn't slide out. This allowed the door to open far enough with the slide pulled all the way out for me to get into the toilet. If you're a really big guy the 7" dimension could be increased. Don't forget to replace the framing that was removed, particularly the vertical piece that holds that corner up. I used wood glue and a pneumatic pin nailer for the framing. This takes care of the wood part of the slider. Now you have to make a simple modification to the foam in the seat pad. Unzip the cushion and pull the foam pad out. Make a diagonal cut on one corner of the pad that is slightly smaller than 7" triangle you cut out of the slider (I cut off a 6 1/2" right triangle). Insert the pad so the cut corner will be in the back right corner when the seat cushion is in place. The back cushion sits over the seat cushion mostly covering this void. When you pull the gaucho out to make a bed flip the cushion over so the cut pad corner is nearest the door. When you open the door the upholstery will compress, Remember!! You are not cutting the upholstery, just the pad. When the gaucho is slid back to make a seat you will see the 3 1/2" deep cut in the upper left corner of the wood facing. Take a small dark blanket and place it under the seat pad so it hangs down the face (all the way across) so it covers the cut. Funny that Shasta didn't think of something like this when they designed the trailer.
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:33 AM   #18
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Funny that Shasta didn't think of something like this when they designed the trailer.
There are a lot of things Shasta didn't think about.

Thanks for the description!
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:51 AM   #19
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Are There Any Shasta Airflyte Owners That Are Happy ?

We bought our 16' Airflyte this past summer , YES it does have a few issues like the crumby A/C , and the tire/spring problem-which is going to be replaced this winter by changing the tires and new springs and shackles .
The tire replacement doesn't bother me too much as I'm not a fan of those white walls anyway . I know a few Hot Rod guys that want to buy the Coker tires and that will help off set the price of new trailer tires .


One of the biggest problems I had was the fact that a brand new trailer didn't come with a spare tire and the lack of hub caps , both were easy fix's .
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As far as the A/C problem goes - that is an engineering flaw by Shasta by using a window unit inside of the cabinet ....any A/C would fail under those conditions . Then if anyone took the cabinet apart themselves and saw that it's a cheap window unit that could be bought at Wal Mart for under $200.00 -It's not the trailers fault . No A/C for us is not a deal breaker .
We did a lot of research on them before the purchase and knew of the complaints before hand .
With the issues it has-for the most part we are very happy with our Airflyte and am happy to have it .
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:34 AM   #20
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@Squatty. There is a recall on the axle assembly. The entire suspension is replaced. Contact your dealer. You should get a letter but why wait to schedule. No need to replace your springs/shackles yourself. I had my work done at the plant two weeks ago. Took them 90 minutes.

See http://www.consumeraffairs.com/recal...rs-092915.html
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