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Old 02-26-2010, 08:48 PM   #29
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The water heater in the Silver Queen is driving me nuts! New Module in w/h and great hot water... one time. Replaced the module in the DSI unit and it won't lite but blows the fuse in the module. Tried two different modules with the same result. I suspect that the high limit is out, but that is strictly a guess on my part.

If you know what my problem is let me know.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:49 PM   #30
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On another part of the forum I got a reference to Just Answer. Todd at Just Answer helped me pinpoint the problem and perform repairs. He sent me an answer to my question and we e-mailed back and forth 3 more times and he replied very quickly. Three cheers for Just Answer. Good news is we now have hot water in the Silver Queen.

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Old 03-02-2010, 05:37 PM   #31
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Keep on keeping on ... that's the best advice I can offer. It has taken us 17 years to get our Silver Twinkie up to where we are just about fully satisfied with her. Of course, every trip ends with a new page of things that need doing, but that's the way it is. These things are in fact antiques. If you run across a specific problem that you'd like some advice on, please email me. Been there and done that. Meanwhile, good luck.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:59 PM   #32
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Thanks Jamie for the words of encouragement. There is so much to do on the Silver Queen it is scary. I have made some headway the last couple of days though. I am doing most of the work myself, mainly because the techs here in Lubbock do not impress me with their level of expertise. Problem is, the bulk of my tools are in our place in Denver and I am doing most of the work here with with what tools I usually have on board in our m/h. Takes a lot more time without air tools and large selection of hand tools. But, we're making it. Inch by inch it's a cinch. Yard by yard its too hard.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:21 PM   #33
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Today brought a bit more headway on the Silver Queen. I got the Drivers seat back from the trim shop with new padding and new buttons in the seat and leanback. Reinstalled seat. Water system sanitized completely. Then flushed. Chassis Lubricated complete, oil & filter changed to Rotella 15W40. Brakes bled and fluid replaced. Extend=A-Stay installed on propane tank and hooked up to 100 lb propane tank. Grey water and Black water tanks flushed and sanitized.
FO screwed up the Everpure filter so I will have to replace it with a new unit. Almost through with the plank floor. Replaced the 13" TV with a new HD TV CD DVD 22". I think the OEM antenna will have to go as the booster on original is shot. I may have to go with satellite so I can have the western channel. Ha!!
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:32 PM   #34
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Did you know, kmpro, that the OEM Winegard folding antenna receives digital VHF and UHF channel signals just as well as an expensive new antenna designed specifically for the new stuff? Go technology!
BTW we bought ours when it was just 4 years old and has slightly over 3k miles. Now 27 years and roughly 200k. One of the secrets is to recognize that the wheels are round for a reason.
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:56 PM   #35
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Roger that Jamie. Once we get the systems operational, we are down the road.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:29 AM   #36
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Had a good visit yesterday with Pdallas. He was good enough to come to Lubbock from College Station (to visit his daughter at Texas Tech) and he came by to show his 310 to us and first hand see how the refurb of the Silver Queen was going. Got some good ideas from him. Looking forward to using some of the sources for parts he shared with us. Shared lots of road stories and really appreciated seeing how nice his 310 looked. We've got a long ways to go on the Silver Queen.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:41 PM   #37
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Well gang the Silver Queen is getting a new privacy curtain courtesy of my wife. She is making insulated curtain IPO the original which is shot. She is also going to make new drapes for the bedroom to get rid of the "casket look" jobs in there. I am going to make lambrequins to cover the ends of the Roman shades in the living area. Another project to add to the list. We thinking about installing Day/Nite to replace the Roman Shades in the living area. Has anyone done this?? Give me some feedback please.

I have been working on waterproofing the Silver Queen the last couple of days. I have used almost a full tube of Parr-Bond sealing windows and any thing that looked like it could leak water into the wrong places on the Silver Queen. After 25 years, there are many potential leaks that need to be sealed before they actually become leaks. Some sealing was done previously with Vulkem by the FO and so far those were OK.
Since the water leak in the Ice Maker was repaired, I sealed the curbside storage locker and repainted it white inside and put a liner on the bottom, so that compartment is remounted and ready to use.

The exhaust system is coming up for fix pretty soon. Good news is that the manifold is not leaking, but rather the donut at the exhaust pipe on the right side. Saves the time of replacing the manifolds with headers until I can get back to my air tools. The muffler shop will replace the donut, the missing muffler and tailpipe hangers as well as putting on a new tailpipe on the right side.

In checking under the doghouse, I found lots of wiring not in protective looms. Someone had thrown the looms away. Probably at the last sparkplug change, the throwaway artist threw away the splash shield from the left side too. So, looks like I'll be installing wire looms and fabricating splash shields. And the beat goes on.
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Mike,

Sounds like you're making good progress. I take it you're not doing headers for a while yet.

I followed your suggestion and used a jack to slightly raise the counter when I installed my new furnace. Although even with the jack I still had to take the furnace out of the housing and then slightly collapse the housing to get it to fit in. Once the housing was installed I straigthened it and then slid the furnace back in. Of course the holes in the coach skin didn't quite line up with the furnace. After much looking to see what was going on I found that the exhaust port was slightly offset from the intake port. Just enough to make it a bear to get things to line up. Got it done but sure did use a few choice words in the process!

So after 3+ years of ownership we finally have a working furnace. Glad thats over with!

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Old 03-10-2010, 08:53 PM   #39
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We are trying to see if anyone has replaced the Roman shades in the living with Day/Nite Pleated shades? Give me some feedback/ideas.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:49 PM   #40
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We have put day/night shades on all our flat windows (4 living-room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom, 3 bedroom). Much nicer than the combination of curtains and blinds which our 1984 310 had when we got it.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:31 PM   #41
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Guy 99 my wife wants to know if you had problems getting them to stay against the wall, and who made them for you? What did you do with the curved windows? She wants to get rid of the "casket look" the AS curtains have.
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Guy 99 my wife wants to know if you had problems getting them to stay against the wall, and who made them for you? What did you do with the curved windows? She wants to get rid of the "casket look" the AS curtains have.
We mounted ours to the wall in the existing valences. The amount that they stand out from the curved portion of the window isn't a problem at all.

They were made by United Shade, LLC :: Home of Elkhart, IN. They don't sell directly to the public but if you call them, they'll give you the name and number of a company who will order and ship them to you. I believe the prices are better than Campingworld or the RV Catalogs
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