Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-22-2005, 10:27 AM   #15
2 Rivet Member
 
Nye Thatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 44
I have experienced an intermittent problem as you described. It turned out to be frozen caliper slides. The calipers are made in two parts. One part moves on the slide when the brakes are applied. If they are beginning to freeze. the seals on the pistons are unable to fully retract causing a heat build up. IF this is it, it is easy to fix with a wire brush and a good penetrating oil, with the wheels removed. (wheels may turn freely when cold). Good luck, nye
__________________

__________________
Nye
Nye Thatcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2005, 09:03 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
Chaplain Kent's Avatar
 
1994 30' Excella
Currently Looking...
Milwaukee , Wisconsin
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,934
I picked Chummy up from the shop and they reported that everything checked out fine. The mechanic can find no reason for the vibration and since it is intermittment, it does not happen on a road test. I listed all the suggestions given and he stated that they checked them all plus more, including wheel balance, a bent rim, loose wheel, engine mounts, and on. This may be one of those things that has to get worse before it gets better.
__________________

__________________
Chaplain Kent
2015 Coachman Freedom Express 19RBS, Chummy IV- Ford Excursion- 7.3 Turbo-diesel
Chaplain Kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2005, 09:22 AM   #17
Retired Moderator
 
john hd's Avatar
 
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
chaplin

one other area of remote possibility would be the steering gear box.

we had a batch of chevys at the power company that would develop cracks in the frame where the steering box mounted.

the steering box would flex at the mounting bolts and cause vibrations and shimmy in the steering.

just a stab in the dark at your problem. could be worth a look.

john
__________________
you call them ferrets, i call them weasels.
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2005, 06:54 AM   #18
Rivet Master
 
GlenCoombe's Avatar
 
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Belleview , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,635
Images: 27
I'm going to persue my own chassis vibration and figure to start with the least expensive item on the list. My tire man took a ride with me yesterday and declared it not to be a tire related vib.
I'll have the U joints changed in the next couple of weeks and also look at the drive shaft brake at the same time.
The vib comes on at about 45mph and is gone at 55. Seems to jump up more on deceleration but that could be my imagination. The vibration is not enough to really shake anything but I can feel it.
__________________
Glen Coombe AIR #8416
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Former Rolling Showroom & PuttLab (now party bus)
"I'm not an expert. But I did sleep in an Airstream last night."
GlenCoombe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2005, 05:44 PM   #19
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,192
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlenCoombe
The vib comes on at about 45mph and is gone at 55. Seems to jump up more on deceleration but that could be my imagination. The vibration is not enough to really shake anything but I can feel it.
45-55 vibration is usually a bent wheel. 55-65 is usually tire balance, and a seperated belt in a tire will normally show between 15-25 mph.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2005, 04:19 PM   #20
RivetAddict
 
swebster's Avatar
 
1986 34.5' Airstream 345
Louisville , Kentucky
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,861
Images: 4
Glen,
Check the bolt holding the trans yoke in. You can see it once you remove the driveshaft brake. (Be sure you block the chassis well before disconnecting the driveshaft). I have this same vibration and it goes away when I periodocilly tighten this bolt.

I'm considering replacing the yoke and trans tailshaft for a more permanent fix.
__________________
Steven Webster
1986 Airstream 345 Classic Motorhome
AIR 1760
swebster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 03:19 PM   #21
Rivet Master
 
Chaplain Kent's Avatar
 
1994 30' Excella
Currently Looking...
Milwaukee , Wisconsin
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,934
I just returned from a short 80 mile trip all highway and had no vibration. The only thing which was different than before was that my black water tank was empty. I usually drive with it empty but for yucky reasons I rather not get into here I let it fill up so it could get good and digested and cleaned out; which it did. This trip it was empty again. Could this possibly have been the source of my vibration? Have I opened up a can of worms for responses?
__________________
Chaplain Kent
2015 Coachman Freedom Express 19RBS, Chummy IV- Ford Excursion- 7.3 Turbo-diesel
Chaplain Kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 03:31 PM   #22
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,883
Fill 'er up!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaplain Kent
I just returned from a short 80 mile trip all highway and had no vibration. The only thing which was different than before was that my black water tank was empty. I usually drive with it empty but for yucky reasons I rather not get into here I let it fill up so it could get good and digested and cleaned out; which it did. This trip it was empty again. Could this possibly have been the source of my vibration? Have I opened up a can of worms for responses?
Well if that's the problem, you could easily confirm it by filling your black tank again (with plain old water) and taking Chummy out for a spin. If the vibe comes back you'll know - dump'er before you drive her!

Tin Lizzie
__________________
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2005, 04:32 PM   #23
Rivet Master
 
ALANSD's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 8,462
can of worms, eh? I don't want to go there. But on the tank subject- I would wonder if the mounts are secure...If you do as stated above it shoudl tell the tale. Unless water weighs less...than well you know....
__________________
1966 Overlander
AIR #005
Please visit our blogs and web pages:
OUR AIRSTREAM PASSION! BLOG
RESTORING AN AIRSTREAM
Our AIRSTREAM and TIN CAN TOURIST Rallys
ALANSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2005, 07:00 PM   #24
Rivet Master
 
GlenCoombe's Avatar
 
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Belleview , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,635
Images: 27
Swebster, thanks for the heads up on the tranny bolt. Makes a lot of sense to me. So when we take down the drive shaft we can also take a look at the tranny yoke.... the week after next.
__________________
Glen Coombe AIR #8416
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Former Rolling Showroom & PuttLab (now party bus)
"I'm not an expert. But I did sleep in an Airstream last night."
GlenCoombe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2005, 08:54 PM   #25
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,192
Alan, You went there first...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ALANSD
can of worms, eh? I don't want to go there. But on the tank subject- I would wonder if the mounts are secure...If you do as stated above it shoudl tell the tale. Unless water weighs less...than well you know....
If it is a problem with the black tank having contents in it, why not fill it 2/3 or 3/4 of the way, and drive around with it sloshing.
And since you went there, remember what you see floating in the tank...if it floats, it is lighter than water...
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2005, 07:20 AM   #26
Rivet Master
 
GlenCoombe's Avatar
 
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Belleview , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,635
Images: 27
Well, you guys where right again.... or at least one of you was!
Got the bus back from the shop yesterday and the driveline parking brake/transmission yoke.... was the culpret. Everything is now tight!
Now it's on to the carb redo.
Thanks for all the insight.
__________________
Glen Coombe AIR #8416
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Former Rolling Showroom & PuttLab (now party bus)
"I'm not an expert. But I did sleep in an Airstream last night."
GlenCoombe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 05:58 PM   #27
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,192
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlenCoombe
Well, you guys where right again.... or at least one of you was!
Got the bus back from the shop yesterday and the driveline parking brake/transmission yoke.... was the culpret. Everything is now tight!
Now it's on to the carb redo.
Thanks for all the insight.
Glad we could help. Let us know next time you would like to go crawling around under your coach, dismantling things to see if they are broken, we can send you places you never knew existed!
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 09:29 PM   #28
Rivet Master
 
GlenCoombe's Avatar
 
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Belleview , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,635
Images: 27
Terry, I was under the bus...again today. I'm going to sling my ladder under the tail end. I saw this done last week when I stopped at a rest area. I don't want to put it in the back on my new floor, it'd be in the way and might scratch my new floor covering. I was also looking to see how much room I had and where I could hang the PVC pipe for the sewer hose storage. Going to pick that up next week at Camping World.
__________________

__________________
Glen Coombe AIR #8416
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Former Rolling Showroom & PuttLab (now party bus)
"I'm not an expert. But I did sleep in an Airstream last night."
GlenCoombe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MH on a Toyota chassis? ViewRVs Airstream Motorhome Forums 11 07-13-2003 02:03 PM
New P-3X series Workhorse Chassis evan Airstream Motorhome Forums 6 04-19-2003 09:00 PM
Argosy 20ft MH Chassis / frame JerryT94 General Motorhome Topics 5 04-14-2003 11:33 AM
chassis paint john hd Off Topic Forum 2 10-30-2002 04:36 PM
Re-attaching cabinets to the interior skin. Andy R Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 5 04-07-2002 03:54 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.