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Old 03-11-2008, 07:58 PM   #21
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well....still working on cleaning up and fixing/changing the inside...we went with a metallic paint...looks kind of weird for now....we shall see..... anyhow...hope to have pics in the morning. BTW I snaped off the speaker covers, and yes they had disconected them....
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:03 PM   #22
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Looks quite familiar, I just bought an 89 345LE about 2 months ago myself, mine has the blue dark grey striping on the bottom... I drove mine back from fl to va 750 miles problem free... the tach actually didnt work when i started but about 100 miles into the trip started working fine. it is in relatively good shape, just needed some tlc, some of the cabinets were off the hinges, bad flourescent bulbs, and pretty much just needed a good cleaning, simple lazy things like that. I put all new cabinet handles and hinges, laid out a few rugs, replaced the goofy rear lamp by the bed, am working on re-wallpapering the bathroom, redid the shower with a white and green paint scheme, ive never been a fan of the yellows from the 70's and 80's. I also took my ac covers off on the inside and sprayed them white. Mine sat for about 1 1/2 years in fl, so some things are really frustrating like fog light bolts and other screws/bolts to remove to replace parts. I found mine showed to heat up really quick and run right around 220, so i bought a radiator cap with built in thermometer and found engine actually runs a lot cooler than shown on the in-dash thermostat and found a lot of other people say their temp guages arent exactly reliable either. The alcoa buds look really nice when buffed out too, surprised to hardly anyone has theirs shining. Just takes a little bit of time and a good wax . Im a truck driver and own a harley, so if its chrome or can shine, you can bet it will be.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:16 PM   #23
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I ended up buying a non contact infrared gun to verify the temps on the radiator. I found several reasons why our temp gauge is inaccurate at times. The biggest problem appears to be a grounding or connection problem for the instrument cluster. Haven't had time to track that down. I did find using the infrared gun that the temps never got above 190 on the inlet side during a long idle. The temp gauge would show between 200 and 210 or more during that time.

I plan on eventually installing a mechanical temp gauge just to be sure I get accurate readings from inside the cab.

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Old 03-11-2008, 11:22 PM   #24
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Nice lookin' moho! Congrats!
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:29 AM   #25
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hey swinginping do you have inside pictures of yours? Were being kicked out of my wifes mothers condo complex...and have to move this morning....(I cant believe they dont like our home on wheels!!!... we are not bothering anyone...yet they want us out...) anyhow...will keep you guys updated as to progress and pics will be coming soon. BTW, we intend on Fulltiming in our 345, anyone here does that? our temp for the 454 read around 200-210 during our maiden voyage, same temp the whole way . Yesterday, went to the DMV to get it registered here in CT. and same temp. I was wondering, what is ur oil pressure reading? We stabilize at 4-5 on the highway. Is that normal? -- And the engine seems to get to that temperature quite quickly too...
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:04 PM   #26
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Hmm... i was cruising around some rvtrader sites today, and believe i stumbled across yours... guess they haven't taken the add down yet. Did you buy it in IL? They had a posted price of 29,900.. were you able to talk them down any?? Pics were the same as you posted. But anyway, i dont have the numbers right off my head... but comparing to a fuel gauge... it idles around 3/4 and stays pretty close while cruising. Oil pump gets the pressure up quick when starting too, so i feel its pretty strong. I dont have any current inside pics... just the ones off ebay when i bought it. I currently have my bedroom torn apart a little to repair a water issue... got a leak where it enters the rv. But will get some posted as soon as i can , hopefully within a week. Which makes me want to ask you... does your shore water inlet enter the rv in the very rear curb side? My reel was missing in the compartment, I have only camped in mine once so far, but am going again here in a few weeks, and hope to go about every other weekend til the cold weather hits again. Have trip planned to head to myrtle beach for bike week in may. Im going to attempt to pull a bike trailer down with me as well... which shouldnt be a problem someone has done some modification and put a different tow hitch on the rv. If you have any other questions always feel free to ask, but i am kinda new to this too... well rv's at least. But robfike has been very nice to me so far answering my questions, and cooperhawk, as well as pretty much all members.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:27 AM   #27
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hey swingingping, yes that is the one we purchased, in IL. We did get the price down A Lot... 29 K was way out of our budget.... we have a crazy story about how we came about getting this particular Moho, ..we travelled approx 3000 miles in one week...we sold our trailer hoping to pickup a Moho, then the one we had in mind caughtt fire, exploded...and is now with the Airstream gods...then we went and looked at 3 others etc...just insane...so I feel the dealer in IL, which btw was very nice, gave us a break and felt sorry for us...we had all our stuff (we full time) packed in our navigator, ..... slept out of the car for 2 nights in fridgid weather...just insane...anyhow...yes the shore water hookup is on the left side, where the power reel is... ours to is missing the water reel, but there is a hookup for us to tie up a hose. Seems those reels get sticky and dont work great over time. (I even found the service record indicating the work they did to remove the reel assembly and add a simple extension....as for pulling the bike trailer, it should not be a problem! We saw some that had a custom bike lift attached to the hitch (maybe easier to cary your bike that way...--what s your ride?) BTW if anyone is interrested, we are selling our tow truck, a 2001 Lincoln Navigator, on ebay: eBay Motors: Lincoln : Navigator (item 130205665161 end time Mar-17-08 14:28:05 PDT)
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:43 AM   #28
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I have an 07 harley 883R, told myself id never get a sportster... but the Roadsters (R) edition is orange and black and has that vintage look... and sits a lot higher and kinda makes my step moms 03 883 look little. My dad has an 07 street glide... so those would be the 2 bikes we'd be pulling in the trailer, and the trailer pulls real nice its a dual axle homesteader... i believe.
Well... i got some time off today and the weathers decent, so time to head to the camper. Good thing you weren't driving the other moho when it decided to explode.. haha.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:51 AM   #29
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Ok...so we made it home !! long story short...we had all fuel filters checked...found three, and now I know where these are... :-) It turned out that the rear fuel pump, by the tank, was defective, and the mechanic replaced it. The drive to CT was great, and we are now cleaning/re-doing the interior... Thanks to everyone for your support!!
Kinda late but I thought I would post the fix for my old SOB that had the same starvation issues. The givaway was about 5 minutes after parking, I would hear a loud "BOING". It was the fuel tank expanding back into shape . It turns out the carbon canister vent was plugged and the fuel pump was sucking the tank inward. I made it home with no issues by loosening the fuel cap .
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'Course, now days that sets a check engine light.
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:53 PM   #32
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Very nice lookin rig! Congrats and welcome!
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btw, the pictures lie a bit....its much more irty than it appears...
But them pix look GREAT! Sweet MoHo... too bad the mechanical problems. You've got an engine overhaul thing to look at. Not just to get you to point "B", but to get you anywhere. Apparently, the "appearance group" was upgraded before the "performance group"... what you see isn't necessarily what you got.

But not to worry. A little $$/pain and you have an absolutely BEAUTIFUL classic!

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Thanks!@Two weeks into cleaning now... I re-did the bedroom endcap (spray painted it...and it looks like crap-- kind of....so I will redo it somewhere down the road....) Hoping to leave tomorrow!!!
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:21 AM   #35
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Really cool Blog, nice job. !

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THANKS! Just checked out your site and restorations...you do awesome work!!! :-)
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Thanks!@Two weeks into cleaning now... I re-did the bedroom endcap (spray painted it...and it looks like crap-- kind of....so I will redo it somewhere down the road....) Hoping to leave tomorrow!!!
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I thought I'd keep everyone here updated.... http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ate-41135.html
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