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Old 03-24-2004, 06:28 PM   #15
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Kim had those covers at the Florida rally at $7.50 each. i bought some covers a few years ago (3) and they were $3.25 each.
we is in the wrong business. next year they will $10.00 each.
I'm real careful when washing and waxing near the covers,

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Old 10-27-2005, 12:37 PM   #16
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Its been a while so I thought I would update my older post with the newer required items to keep my Moho going; none! Other than maintenace I have replaced no mechanicals in three years. So hows that for reliable?

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Old 10-28-2005, 09:18 PM   #17
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You can't put a price on some thing you love so much!
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Old 10-30-2005, 07:44 AM   #18
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Questions about what to expect when buying one of these rigs.
Below is my list of 1 year. Not a serious or as expensive as others.

In year one we spent 100+ nights and drove 10,000 miles.

Trailer Brake Unit
4 Bilstein Shocks
Rear Springs rebuilt
Transmission serviced & Shift linkage fixed
Windows and windhield tinted
4 Batteries
New holding tank vent (swival)
New carpet
Vent Cover
A little paint & pinstripe
A/C Compressor and blower motor

Total spent, about $4000. Now I have a great fresh Airstream Land Yacht in top shape. Will spend another $500 for two tires in second year and
should have easy travleing from here on out.
We expected to spend $5000 when we bought it just on unseen problems,
so the purchase price reflected that.
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Old 10-30-2005, 07:45 AM   #19
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This is a great thread I am going to work on two lists, one will be what I have actually done or had done on Chummy and the second will be my wish list.
I am waiting for Glen's and will set aside an evening so I can read the entire list.
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:47 PM   #20
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It's going to take $$$$$$$$$$ to keep up are true love.
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Old 12-08-2005, 08:03 AM   #21
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Good thread. Really, after the first year, my mechanical expenses were way down. I joke that I spent the first year of ownership working under it, the second working in it and we hope to spend the third actually using it.

Mechanicals Done:
  • New shocks (6)
  • New master cylinder
  • New Rear Brakes
  • New Tag Axle Brakes
  • New UJoints (4)
  • New Carrier Bearings (4)
  • Rebuilt Carb
  • New Distrubutor
  • New Alternator (came from PO)
  • Removed A.I.R. systems
  • Replaced Exhaust
  • Added Headers
  • New Accel 9000 Wires
  • Radiator Repair
  • New Water Pump
  • Belts and Hoses
  • New Oil Cooler lines
  • New Front Air Bags
  • New ShurFlow water pump
  • Repaired Generator (little tune up stuff)
  • New GenSet muffler and exhaust
  • New Fuel Pumps (Mechnical and Electric - PO provided)
Interior Mods Done:
  • Refaced Kithen Cabinets
  • New sofa furniture
  • Rebuilt new Dinette
  • Installed "Pergo" floor
  • Installed new wall covering (marine grade decking and orange suede)
  • Reupohlstered couch
  • Removed barrel chairs
  • Installed entertainment center
  • Phillips Sround Sound DVD system
  • Dell 17" Wide Screen LCD
  • Refinished bulkheads
  • Refinished overhead lockers
To Do:
  • Install frosted lexan locker doors
  • Install remainer of wal covering
  • Fabricate overhead lighting and HVAC tray
  • Install Halogen lighting
  • Refinish "Bath Block"
  • Build new cabinetry for Water Closet
  • Remove rear queen and replace with L gaucho
  • Rework water tank in rear
  • Extend Pergo to rear of coach
  • Install rear entertainment systems
  • Rework Dash
  • Replace Captain's Chairs
  • Install new carpet in cockpit area
Exterior To Do:
  • Finish Strip and Polish
  • Polish Alcoa Wheels
  • Replace cracked Banana Warp in Rear
  • Repaint lower grey areas
  • Rebadge with modern "AIRSTREAM" decals
  • Fab andinstall chin spoiler
  • Install driving/fog lights
Mechanicals To Do:
  • Replace radiator
  • Install AC Evaporator and get Dash AC Working
  • Replace Fridge
Wow....a lot done and a long way to go. Good thing I really really like my Airstream!
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:31 AM   #22
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you go boy...a lot of work to help keep you out of trouble and on the right track!
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Old 01-15-2006, 11:24 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by PeterH-79MH
We often get questions about what to expect when buying one of these rigs.
Below is my list of 2 years.
And this is with an excellent drive train, a good power generator and functioning 3-way refer. (knock on wood!)
you get to add the $$
fixed door bell (important)

reupholster coach, chairs and front seats
added microwave
Well done! I dont know about lists.... they make me depressed. But please, please, where is the '@'?*#~@ door bell! Ours will not work, and "Me misses" - 'er indoors, will not rest until it works!

Save a UK Streamer from this peril, Also..... any one know anything about the vacuum unit (see in interiors)

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Old 01-15-2006, 04:08 PM   #24
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Hello Is The Doorbell Ringing?

Okay, we have the 345 so it may not be the same, but our doorbell is under the couch on the road side. It isn't very loud and I think I would have to pull the couch out to work on it. Our couch is right behind the drivers seat. I don't know how yours is set up. Good Luck!!!
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Old 01-15-2006, 05:59 PM   #25
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Doorbell thread.
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Old 01-15-2006, 06:14 PM   #26
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Motor Home Repair List`

Well those long lists of repairs make me feel a lot better. I was begining
to think I was all alone on my project. I also have done most of the things
that I see listed, an many others besides. Perhaps someday I too will make a
list and include the costs that I have plus labor that I supplied. I did not
see any list of replacing a windshield gasket. Found mine thru The large
dealer in californina, (ANDYS) I think. About $400.00 for the gasket set and
$300.00 to have it installed by professionals. I think that is the only way to
do that part. No leaks since, so I am happy with that one. I still have to
add 8 all new tires perhaps this summer. Then I hope its ready for a long
trip somewhere. I stopped doing repairs last fall and its setting in the snow
bank until we use it again.

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Old 01-15-2006, 09:07 PM   #27
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I'm in Seattle Washington and We had 28 day's of rain none stop. No leaks inside of the Airstream. It's all outside. Knock on wood!!!!!!

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Old 02-08-2006, 09:29 AM   #28
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Work so far....

Just bought the 91 350 before Christmas, and drove it 12 hours home a couple weeks later. Finally allowed the state of Maryland to clip me for the MD State Vehicle Inspection last week--a one time event for as long as I own the vehicle. The inspection itself was about $180.00--not bad for about an hour's work. (maybe I should retire and do this??)

As a result of the inspection, the garage did the following work:

A few new lenses and bulbs.
New RF shock--old one leaking oil
Exhaust manifold gaskets for 454--this apparently took some time. Had no gaskets before 72K on engine.
A cooling hose or two
Some other really minor stuff
About $550.00

This one really nicely maintained, so there isn't much I can see which needs immediate work, but there have been few upgrades. The biggest problem I had getting it home was that the driver's (and passenger's) windows were frozen shut (making toll paying on the PA turnpike interesting), and the cruise control (is it a vacuum system?) worked intermittently until things warmed up.It had been less than 25F for two days before I picked it up.


Current symptoms are:
1. Alternator does not charge.
2. Lights-on warning beeper stays on continuously when lights are turned on.

I would guess that the inspecting garage either crimped an alt. wire putting the gaskets in, or left the field wire disconnected. No clue about the lights. Any ideas?

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