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Old 06-02-2004, 05:57 PM   #1
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Back from Texas! With a big smile!

Hello everybody!

First, thank you all for helping me with your recomendations before purchasing an Airstream MH. It was very helpful!

So, Ibought it! A beautiful AS345. And exactly as described! 8700 original miles, and you can tell it is correct: when you look everywhere for something worn like chassi paint, bug dents on the radiator, worn out pedals: It all checks out clean!

That rig was hardly ever used! All the aplliances were still wraped with the manufacturer packing foam and plastic wrap. It is loaded with all the options available at the time. The generator shows 162 hours of use!

Everything works, so far, just as it should. Sorry for the "bragging" but I love my new motorhome.

We went from Texas to Northern New Mexico, then to Grand Canyon and finally, Central California.

The two only problems we had were the generator that would blow its fuse, the one behind the "start" Button. I think it probably need to be tuned up: It appears to be running rich.

The other issue is a small brake fluid leak at the master cylinder. We had to refill at Grand Canyon. So I need to have this done this week.

Other than that, a good polish and some painting for the outside (the unit is a little backed by the sun, but hte aluminum shell is almost perfect), and a good steam clean and wood oiling in the inside should bring her to brand new condition! The interior has no fading and the leather seat in front are like new! So is the dash. But new curtons are in order, they litterally desintegrated when I touched them. Any lead for that? I would like to redo them all original.

Well, sorry for the super long post, but I am a very happy Airstream motorhom owner!

Francois

PS: Pictures will come soon...
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Old 06-02-2004, 06:14 PM   #2
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Good for you! Congrats! Sounds like you had quite a long adventure to get used to it for your first trip
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Old 06-02-2004, 07:24 PM   #3
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The two only problems we had were the generator that would blow its fuse, the one behind the "start" Button. I think it probably need to be tuned up: It appears to be running rich.

The other issue is a small brake fluid leak at the master cylinder. We had to refill at Grand Canyon. So I need to have this done this week.
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Congratulations on your new aluminum child!
A few leaks of fluids are common in a coach that has been unused as much as this one. Expect a few more drips and drizzles as you use it, until you get all the little things repaired or replaced. You may need a new water pump, belts, brake hoses, wheel cylinders, master cylinder, calipers, and maybe a hose or two. This is normal from sitting, and would happen to a Rolls Royce, if it sat too long. I would strongly advise changing the fuel filters, too. They are relatively inexpensive, and will prevent a problem down the road, on the road.
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You can order OEM curtains from an Airstream dealer.

Or there are two companies that make curtains for Airstreams. One is James Ambruso and the other is Fowler interiors. If you google either of those you will find links or phone numbers.
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Welcome to the forum

Welcome to the forum. You'll pick up alot of great info here.
Glad you had a good trip, look foreward to hearing more from your trips and how it goes with the new toy.

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Francois,

Sweet find! Isn't it the best when get such a nice find? Congrats!

Now why don't you bring it on up and show it off at the Laguna Seca Rally? We would love to see it.
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That's sound like fun!
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