Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-20-2009, 11:37 AM   #99
3 Rivet Member
 
sharptalk's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 234
Quote:
Originally Posted by raveson View Post
Karen,
Example: The rear "levelers" I assume you mean the controllers for the rear air bags, can be repaired with standard parts available not only from AS, but many places. We had to do the left side last year. Your gen should be looked at be an ONAN dealer or certified machanic. Some of the parts are costly, but repairable. We run with the gen on and use the roof air for cooling on the run. Have been told that it uses less fuel and does not put extra strain on the engine as you need all you can get in the higher elevations. Even after 4 years of repairing this and that, there is always something to do, but the enjoyment of a 345 is well worth it.
Rear levelers are the hydraulics for leveling once parked.

What have you paid for Onan repairs?

Will follow your advice for cabin air once the generator is repaired. They blow nice and cold.

Karen
__________________

__________________
sharptalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 11:39 AM   #100
3 Rivet Member
 
sharptalk's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 234
Hey Mike,
Our 20 year old son just moved to Tucson in July and I can now give him the name of a good mechanic! Forgot about that, but now he can stop driving up here for service.
Thanks again.
__________________

__________________
sharptalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 04:38 PM   #101
Rivet Master
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Silverton , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,101
Sharpstalk,

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f160...ment-9584.html

If you have someone else do it, be very specific about what you want. We werenít....so itís on our ever growing ďto doĒ list.

Also, this site has a lot of good info: THISOLDRV.COM | Community Forum
Itís all older Mohoís.

The parts are:
Chevrolet Belts:
Crank, Water Pump, Alternator, Air Pump GM 14087540
Crank, Water Pump, Compressor, Power Steering DAYCO 15600
Crank, Power Steering DAYCO 15410
Power Steering, Air Pump GM 9433743

Fuel Filter-in line at tank NAPA 3033
or
GM 854619
Now, these were copied from 1989 paperwork, so I donít know if these #ís are still viable. 454 is a common engine, so theyíll be easy to find.


Our scanner is not working, so a copy is ready to mail, if you need it. Also, do you need other spec stuff, like tank capacities, glove box fuse ID.....?

Michael will have to chime in about the water filter. I donít remember. We also use one of those filter pitchers, for drinking water.



Silverback -> Do you need anything? Diesel config. is probably different, but see what you can use....


Tracy
__________________
Michael & Tracy
1989 345 Motorhome
CHARTER MEMBERS: FOUR CORNERS UNIT, AND PROUD OF IT!!!
We live for the moment, 'cause when you get there, it's gone...
ScrapIrony-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 04:57 PM   #102
3 Rivet Member
 
1986 34.5' Airstream 345
Tyler , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 110
Hi! Just finished helping wife make new curtains for our 345 and it took us one weekend.We are not seamstress and it is easy if you use the little slides that are available from most rv suppliers. I'll try to find the old curtains and send you the measurements. Many guy's here in East Texas are pulling 60K bass boats behind their 35K pick-ups so I dont feel to bad putting a few $'s into my silver shaft .....we all need a toy!Pete
__________________
pjude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 11:03 PM   #103
3 Rivet Member
 
sharptalk's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 234
We have never had a personalized plate, but I ordered one yesterday.

RTINCAN
__________________
sharptalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 11:13 PM   #104
3 Rivet Member
 
sharptalk's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 234
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjude View Post
Hi! Just finished helping wife make new curtains for our 345 and it took us one weekend.We are not seamstress and it is easy if you use the little slides that are available from most rv suppliers. I'll try to find the old curtains and send you the measurements. Many guy's here in East Texas are pulling 60K bass boats behind their 35K pick-ups so I dont feel to bad putting a few $'s into my silver shaft .....we all need a toy!Pete
Hi Pete,
I am not a sewer at this time. The latest mechanic measured everything today and took pictures of the curtains so I could email it all to Airstream.

Karen
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF1184.JPG
Views:	76
Size:	50.4 KB
ID:	85778   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF1183.JPG
Views:	68
Size:	44.6 KB
ID:	85779  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF1182.JPG
Views:	73
Size:	54.2 KB
ID:	85780  
Attached Files
File Type: pdf img-820145721.pdf (231.2 KB, 72 views)
__________________
sharptalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 11:28 PM   #105
3 Rivet Member
 
sharptalk's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 234
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScrapIrony-2 View Post
Sharptalk,

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f160...ment-9584.html

If you have someone else do it, be very specific about what you want. We werenít....so itís on our ever growing ďto doĒ list.

Also, this site has a lot of good info: THISOLDRV.COM | Community Forum
Itís all older Mohoís.

The parts are:
Chevrolet Belts:
Crank, Water Pump, Alternator, Air Pump GM 14087540
Crank, Water Pump, Compressor, Power Steering DAYCO 15600
Crank, Power Steering DAYCO 15410
Power Steering, Air Pump GM 9433743

Fuel Filter-in line at tank NAPA 3033
or
GM 854619
Now, these were copied from 1989 paperwork, so I donít know if these #ís are still viable. 454 is a common engine, so theyíll be easy to find.


Our scanner is not working, so a copy is ready to mail, if you need it. Also, do you need other spec stuff, like tank capacities, glove box fuse ID.....?

Michael will have to chime in about the water filter. I donít remember. We also use one of those filter pitchers, for drinking water.



Silverback -> Do you need anything? Diesel config. is probably different, but see what you can use....


Tracy
I would love it in the mail. I did print out this post too. I printed out the fuzzy post too and gave it to the mechanic so he can give me measurements and a quote.

Once I get the manuals back from the mechanic I can check to see if the same items are listed there for the '87, if that info is there.

Thanks!
Karen
__________________
sharptalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 11:05 AM   #106
3 Rivet Member
 
sharptalk's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 234
This is from ScrapIrony-2,

Oh, I almost forgot...I don’t know if it’s a design flaw for 345, or a common problem. Get one of those cone-type rubber sink stoppers for the shower. And use something heavy to hold it in place (we use a big, smooth rock). When you empty the kitchen sink, or the jiggling from traveling, the gray water tank will forcibly back flow into the shower.


Anyone else have this problem?
Karen
__________________
sharptalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 06:34 PM   #107
3 Rivet Member
 
sharptalk's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 234
OMG! Just got a list from a 17 hour diagnosis. I will attach the pdf of what they did and wait for feedback from everyone. I go on Monday to go over pricing for each repair.

Please let me know what you all think I can skip at this time.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf img-821151512.pdf (304.6 KB, 132 views)
__________________
sharptalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2009, 03:17 PM   #108
3 Rivet Member
 
sharptalk's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 234
Converted to jpeg!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	img-8211515121 copy.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	170.9 KB
ID:	85877   Click image for larger version

Name:	img-8211515122 copy.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	179.5 KB
ID:	85878  

Click image for larger version

Name:	img-8211515123 copy.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	170.8 KB
ID:	85879   Click image for larger version

Name:	img-8211515124 copy.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	129.6 KB
ID:	85880  

__________________
sharptalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 09:57 PM   #109
3 Rivet Member
 
sharptalk's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 234
Richard,
Thank you for your phone help today. Much appreciated!

Karen

Pictures from the 1987 brochure that was sent to me by 1987_345!
__________________
sharptalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 10:03 PM   #110
3 Rivet Member
 
sharptalk's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 234
1987 brochure images from Airstream.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	interior brochure 1.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	615.1 KB
ID:	85977   Click image for larger version

Name:	interior brochure 2.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	455.5 KB
ID:	85978  

__________________
sharptalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 11:52 AM   #111
3 Rivet Member
 
sharptalk's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 234
Picked as a "Best Of Phoenix 2009"!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...-of-55635.html

Karen
__________________
sharptalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2009, 11:28 PM   #112
3 Rivet Member
 
sharptalk's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 234
We received our WBCCI number today! #3562
__________________

__________________
Karen & Jay
Former Owner of a 1987 Aistream 345
sharptalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WoW $230,000 1987 345 RichardT Classic Motorhomes 14 07-21-2010 05:49 AM
Shower door. Has anyone put one on a 1987 345 or similar airstream with curtain? MacInDaBox Airstream Motorhome Forums 2 05-17-2007 01:06 PM
1987 Airstream 345 on Ebay looks good! Jim Jarzabek General Motorhome Topics 10 10-13-2004 11:31 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.