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Old 03-30-2005, 10:39 AM   #1
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Dinette swap

We want to swap our dinette chairs and table for one that converts into a bed. I found a source in Indiana (RV Surplus) and would like to have another to compare. Does anyone know of a source to purchase a dinette that converts into a bed? I do not want to build one, thus woukld prefer to have one ready to install.
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Old 03-30-2005, 03:34 PM   #2
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We want to swap our dinette chairs and table for one that converts into a bed. I found a source in Indiana (RV Surplus) and would like to have another to compare. Does anyone know of a source to purchase a dinette that converts into a bed? I do not want to build one, thus woukld prefer to have one ready to install.
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You can try Bontrager RV Surplus in White Pigeon, MI. They carry a lot of discontinued furniture for RV's.
Try http://www.bontragerssurplus.com/
They do not list a whole lot of their new stuff but you can call them and see what they have.
Ask to talk to Amber. She is really helpful.
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Used?

Have you thought about getting a complete one from an RV salvage yard? They unbolt/unscrew it from a wrecked or retired MH, and you (or a helper) bolt and screw it into your unit.
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:19 PM   #4
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Can some one tell Me a Salvage Yard that has Airstream Parts? My dash is shot. I fulled the kill cable to hard one time to much.
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Old 06-18-2005, 07:43 AM   #5
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Can some one tell Me a Salvage Yard that has Airstream Parts? My dash is shot. I fulled the kill cable to hard one time to much.
Try http://www.colawrvsalvage.com/
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Thanks "overlander63" I'll give them a call monday
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Old 06-22-2005, 04:27 PM   #7
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There is a place on-line which I found that offers new dashboards for our chassis. I have not contacted them but have it on my wish list.

www.custominstrumentpanels.com
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Old 06-23-2005, 09:24 AM   #8
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Looks like they do great work. What is wrong with your dash. Is it the vinyl part that is torn or cracked?
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Looks like they do great work. What is wrong with your dash. Is it the vinyl part that is torn or cracked?
I think he may want to get a low oil-level indicator installed, and it would look better in a new instrument cluster.
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The oil level indicator works very nicely on my current dash but it, as the rest of the dash does, looks tired. The vinyl has faded and the overall look is so dated. I would also like to get the AC and heater controls together and in a more reachable place.
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Old 06-23-2005, 06:30 PM   #11
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Just a thought, when I managed car dealerships, we used interior resto guys, who could redo dash vinyl in no time. They also could tighten and redye vinyl if it was serviceable. Might be a money saving way to do yours.
Thankfully my dash is in amazing shape. The moho was stored indoors much of its life, and with a little maintenace it has continued to look really good. Lucky as i have seen many that were cracked and warped.
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"ALANSD". I just got back from the Washington coast. I'll try and get a hold of a vinyl person and see if he can fix it. I'll give My dealership a call an see if thay have a person that can fix My dash. Its not to good. The kill cable was pulled more then one time to much, to hard. The last time was Me. I just forgot and full to hard.
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"Pull Cable" to shut off the engine?

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....The kill cable was pulled more then one time to much, to hard. The last time was Me. I just forgot and full to hard.

Alfalsetto:

I know you have an '82 diesel, but I am somewhat confused by your reference to "Pulled the kill cable".....
Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought the "kill" cable was installed only for emergencies......the "ignition" key normally cuts off the fuel to the engine and stops the engine from running when the key is turned to the "off" position (as in a gasoline engine).

All of the "Pull to kill" (emergency) shut-offs on diesel engines I am familiar with work by shutting off the air to the engine rather than shutting off the fuel supply. Of course, Airstream (or a PO modification) could well have substituted an a manual pull-to-kill-the-fuel if the "electric" ("ignition" key operated) solenoid diesel kill (shut off) failed as an "easy" fix.

My point is, IF the dash mounted "Pull to Kill" switch actually DOES kill the engine by throwing a dam to the air inlet (thereby cutting off the air to the cylinders), there is a very real danger that, with continued shut down in this manner, you will damage various oil seals due to a continued "vacuum" being applied to the "air inlet" side of the diesel which, of course, was not designed to run with a vacuum in this area.

All of my actual experience with damage to diesels caused by continued use of the "Emergency Shut Down" (oil seal damage and eventually engine oil being pulled into the air inlet) has been with the Detroit Diesel 53-71-92 series engines. If this type of damage would not, or could not, carry over into your engine, my apologies in advance.

I know this thread is getting quite a bit off of the original question posed by Chaplain Kent (Dinettes), and if further questions (or a refute to my experiences with the 53-71-92 Detroits) maybe ALANSD could create a separate thread in an appropriate location.
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I'm with you with on that!
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