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Old 04-10-2010, 09:00 AM   #99
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RC is not my favorite excercise, but the PT seems to be helping Glen. My XYL is supposed to have surgery on hers, but she is stalling on the guy with the knife. She's hoping the PT will help her too. Thanks for the encouragement about the PT. Yesterday I decided not to stress the RC, so I got the Dremel Tool out and started grinding off pop-rivet heads to replace the Black Plastic Bumper Strip on the Silver Hornet. Pop-rivets are such a pain to get out. Nothing seems to work well, so I just grind the heads off, then cut them off at the surface and punch them out of the surface. Then I fill the hole with Parbond so no leaks occur. If someone has a better method, let me know.
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:41 AM   #100
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The Silver Hornet now has new Bumper Strip all around thanks to Denise and Inland RV. One 50 foot roll replaced all the bumper strip on the Silver Hornet and left just a smidgion for good measure. Vastly improved the looks too. I am finally down to the last item on the list before hitting the road North to Colorado. Replacement of the Door and Screen gasket or seals, is the next challenge facing me. It seems like a simple task, but I have yet to to find simple when it comes to Classic Airstream Motorhomes. So far, I have been up to the challenge, but I have suffered a few aches and pains in the process. Goes with the age I suppose. Would'nt have it any other way though. Would you trade your Classic for newer and more modern? Newer and more modern can be put inside a Classic but you can't get a Classic look outside on newer and modern.
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:52 AM   #101
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Our rig might have cosmetically challenged clear coat and paint, but then, my understanding is that airstreams and their owners resemble each other...mine does...
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:01 PM   #102
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Michael, I have not thought of it that way, but maybe Classic AS M/Hs do resemble their owners. Mine has a little clearcote distress and a dent in the front by the spotlite, plus some scratches and dents that go with the age of this coach, and I guess that's me. Yep, and I earned every one of the scratches and dents and my skin is not like I was 35 anymore. Oh well, I'm still on the right side of the dirt.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:39 PM   #103
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The Silver Hornet has a new pair of shoes. Took the Hornet to the truck tire store and got 2 new Sumitomo 75R225X19.5s for the steering axle tires. Man what a difference!!! The front end sticks like glue to the road now. Got the rear duals spin balanced, and man that gave a new meaning to smooth ride in the Silver Hornet. Hard to believe that a unit built in 1984 rides that smooth. Ever bit as good or maybe better than my 2002 Diesel Pusher 40 footer with full air suspension. So I am running the 75R225s on the front, and 8R19.5s on the rear duals. Air pressures 75PSI Front, 60 PSI Rear. I am amazed considering that my Airstream is 26 years old, and hasn't had an abundance of care it seems, that it rolls down the road almost effortlessly now. 63 MPH=3000 RPM according to my dash clocks. Now if I could only get 20 MPG!
Ha!!! Oh well, I can dream can't I?
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:27 PM   #104
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Just read above posts and would like to add "I like your way of thinking" and yes my 1990 has almost as many 'battle scars' as myself.
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:23 PM   #105
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I don't know - had ours painted and it looks lots better than I do! Anyway, congratulations on getting through all that. You've earned your ride in a lot less time than lots of us did.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:38 PM   #106
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Everything is pretty well up to speed in the looks department except for the huge dent in the front roof by the spotlite. If I couild take the plastic down on the inside, I could get that dent out, and except for clearcote that is burned thru it would look pretty good. Maybe later this year we can get out to Oregon to get a polish and reapplication of clearcote on the Silver Hornet.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:01 AM   #107
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I love it when a plan comes together! After three days of rain in Texas, I have zero leaks. Thank God I decided to make sure the windows were watertight, and Parrbond made it easy. Just took a little time and patience to make it so the water would not be coming inside after 25 years. I think I got a little help from owning a 1963 Overlander and making sure it was leak free. Nobody wants water inside the rig. Especially my wife. We've had over 3 inches of rain here, which is not the norm for us, but inside the Silver Hornet is as dry as a powderhouse. Never was any doubt!!!
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:48 PM   #108
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Hey Pro: Tell me about the 60 psi rear. Seems lo to me?

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60 psi is minimum; we run 90 on the rear duals, 100 on the fronts. I'd think that could be one reason we get so many miles from our Goodyears and get a constant 15mpg.
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I got the inflation pressures from the 1984 AS M/H owners manual. It called fro 75 PSI Front and 60 PSI Rear unless you were near Max GVWR and then it calls for 70 PSI. So I have the Silver Hornet aired up to 75 PSI Front and 70 PSI Rear for the trip back to Denver. If this is incorrect please let me know.
I am running 55 PSI in front air bags. Front Tires are 225X75X19.5 and Rears are 8RX19.5.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:44 AM   #111
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The specs written in the manual don't factor in the latest in tire technology. Consider those numbers recommendations for the original bias ply tires.

Take a look at your tires and follow the manufacturers specs for inflation. More pressure = better roll with limited friction, less pressure = better ride.
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I got the inflation pressures from the 1984 AS M/H owners manual. It called fro 75 PSI Front and 60 PSI Rear unless you were near Max GVWR and then it calls for 70 PSI. So I have the Silver Hornet aired up to 75 PSI Front and 70 PSI Rear for the trip back to Denver. If this is incorrect please let me know.
I am running 55 PSI in front air bags. Front Tires are 225X75X19.5 and Rears are 8RX19.5.
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Mike,

Like you I used the 310 owners manual to determine tire pressures. Just because the tire is rated for 100 psi doesn't mean you should run those presures.

I've been running 75 psi front and 65 psi in the duallies. The ride seems to be pretty good. 95% of the time I also tow a double axle trailer with a race car on it at these tire pressures with good success. We have 8Rx19.5 Toyo tires on the MH.

Bottom line is I'm happy with the ride and handling at 75 / 65.

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