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Old 07-24-2009, 01:28 PM   #29
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I found a body shop that can probably refurb the awning and maybe a tire shop that can lift a truck for tires and breaks. I'll find out next week.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:31 PM   #30
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Got a toad last night! Cash for clunkers 2009 Honda Fit. Now I just have to upgrade the tow hitch on the back to 10,000# and attach the Nightshift tow kit to everything. FOund the local dealer for it. Not bad pricing. $200 on the hitch and $1550 on the tow kit installed.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:48 PM   #31
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Another question. I was just told that I need all 8 tires replaced at $200 each. The mechanic said that I might be ok with just the 4 single axles done and leave the old tires on the doubles for now to contain costs. Any thoughts?

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Old 08-03-2009, 05:16 PM   #32
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Another question. I was just told that I need all 8 tires replaced at $200 each. The mechanic said that I might be ok with just the 4 single axles done and leave the old tires on the doubles for now to contain costs. Any thoughts?

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Karen,

As much as I would like to say go for it, I would not recommend buying just four. We ran older tires that looked to be in great shape on our previous Winnebago motorhome and as luck would have it we had a blow out on the inner dually and it tore up a portion of the floor. (not a pretty sight)

Tires, brakes and steering are the three areas of the motorhome you don't want to cut costs on for your own safety and those around you.

I know its not what you wanted to hear.

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Old 08-03-2009, 07:50 PM   #33
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Brad, understood. I also just posted this in the tire section. See if anyone knows about better pricing.

What's left on the to do list-this mechanic,
a/c electrical short
low coolant light
belts and hoses check
lighter/cb not working on driver's side

What's left otherwise-
rear hydraulic leveler not working
loose blinds
awning-need to find out if it is repair or replace
drapes & cup holders-ordered from airstream
water filter replacement filter
tow kit and upgrade trailer hitch

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Old 08-03-2009, 08:35 PM   #34
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Brad, understood. I also just posted this in the tire section. See if anyone knows about better pricing.

What's left on the to do list-this mechanic,
a/c electrical short
low coolant light
belts and hoses check
lighter/cb not working on driver's side

What's left otherwise-
rear hydraulic leveler not working
loose blinds
awning-need to find out if it is repair or replace
drapes & cup holders-ordered from airstream
water filter replacement filter
tow kit and upgrade trailer hitch

Karen
Not sure what tires/brand you're looking for but $200 is probably about the going rate. Do a search on motorhome tires and you might find some good info. Ours are Toyo's and we're quite happy with them.

I think all of the motorhomes have problems with the coolant lights. Ours goes on and off whenever it feels like it!

If your lighter wiring is like ours it will be fed directly from a circuit breaker located under the hood on the right side vertical brace. Ours has a series of 3 circuit breakers mounted there and I think the power came from there. Then again I could be thinking of the power seat feed .

Search under my user name bkahler and look for a thread on hitch upgrades that I posted too. There are a lot of good pictures in that thread to give you an idea of whats needed.

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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f310...ity-35737.html
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Hello Brad,
can you add a little more info on the Toyo tires you bought? Which model etc... I'm probably going to need 6 real soon (like maybe this weekend).

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Search under my user name bkahler and look for a thread on hitch upgrades that I posted too. There are a lot of good pictures in that thread to give you an idea of whats needed.

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Great pictures there. I was going to upgrade to a 10,000# hitch and use the Nightshift system that someone here recommended. Total cost will be $1750.00.

We leased a 2009 Honda Fit automatic for my husband, as it is towable and our 17 year old daughter would be able to use it if necessary.

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We bit the bullet and opted for Michelins...haven't(knock, knock) had any problems...we also bit the other bullet and replaced all of them at one time...The spare is original, but as another forums member noted, you actually are rolling on two spares...the tag-axles...supplementary, but not necessary for getting to the tire shop...m
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Next question!

The electrician is coming tomorrow to add a outlet for the 345. Do I need a 50amp or a 30amp installed?

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can you add a little more info on the Toyo tires you bought? Which model etc... I'm probably going to need 6 real soon (like maybe this weekend).

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Ken,

The tires are:

Toyo Hyparadial
Load Range F
M120Z
8R19.5
12 PR (ply?)

That's all the information that was written on the tires.

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The electrician is coming tomorrow to add a outlet for the 345. Do I need a 50amp or a 30amp installed?

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Karen,

I believe all of the Classic Airstream motorhomes only require 120 volt 30 amp service. That's what our 84 310 is.

If you can only run one air conditioner at a time then that pretty much says 30 amp.

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Search under my user name bkahler and look for a thread on hitch upgrades that I posted too. There are a lot of good pictures in that thread to give you an idea of whats needed.

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Great pictures there. I was going to upgrade to a 10,000# hitch and use the Nightshift system that someone here recommended. Total cost will be $1750.00.

We leased a 2009 Honda Fit automatic for my husband, as it is towable and our 17 year old daughter would be able to use it if necessary.

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Karen,

Unless you're going to be towing a large trailer the 10,000 lb hitch will be way overkill. I'm assuming you're going to flat tow and if so you could probably get by with something like a 5,000 lb rating.

Although since it requires custom fabrication you might as well get the best

I have no idea what my hitch is now rated for but I know it handles a 4,000 trailer without problems.

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