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Old 05-21-2012, 08:45 PM   #183
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Anyone have any idea where to find replacement electrical breakers for their Airstream? No luck in my area finding replacements, beginning to think I'm going to have to replace whole panel so I can use available breakers.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:15 AM   #184
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Derek,
On the web look for a site called "obsolete parts" with your search engine of choice. I tried to get them to find the windshield wiper control box, but they did not respond because I was not a commercial account. If you know someone that can respond as a commercial account, they apparently will search nationally and internationally. Let us know if they helped!
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:23 AM   #185
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UPDATE - Just looked back in my history and favorites, I think I might have been to hasty in looking for a response. They apparently wanted me to call some company for a quote. The site is "obsoletepartfinder.com
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:23 PM   #186
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:27 PM   #187
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Ok, so I finally got the beast started, and put her into gear this past Sunday. Went for a spin around St Pete, FL for about an hour or so. Gave up trying to find this 'fuse' that's on the back of my battery tray. So, chassis battery is now wired directly to the starter. Once I figure out how to repair the damage done to the control panel inside the entry door, I'll go back to a solenoid. But for now, it sure was good to get this Airstream on the road. Plans are to figure out on day off next week, what's causing the constant power draw on the chassis battery. As well, if I have the time, try and figure out why I can't get curbside awning to open. Gotta love having a Classic Airstream motorhome!
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:35 PM   #188
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Good Job!
I too had some problems with my Awning... give me a call and I can walk you thru it...
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:55 PM   #189
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If yer moving, it has to be GOOD

Curbside awning...buy a huge set of gooseneck pliers...it will be a chore, but not so much as driving anywhere with the awning out...probably a spring, and they aren't as expensive as you would think...a little shopping around might save big $...well, yeah, you will need a ladder...
I still think that other P 30 coaches would have compatible battery switches...a direct battery pole disconnect is a fairly cheap temporary solution, if you have the clearance...m


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Ok, so I finally got the beast started, and put her into gear this past Sunday. Went for a spin around St Pete, FL for about an hour or so. Gave up trying to find this 'fuse' that's on the back of my battery tray. So, chassis battery is now wired directly to the starter. Once I figure out how to repair the damage done to the control panel inside the entry door, I'll go back to a solenoid. But for now, it sure was good to get this Airstream on the road. Plans are to figure out on day off next week, what's causing the constant power draw on the chassis battery. As well, if I have the time, try and figure out why I can't get curbside awning to open. Gotta love having a Classic Airstream motorhome!
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:24 PM   #190
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Walking on the roof of an Airstream Classic motorhome

Has anyone ever gotten up on the roof of their Classic? At some point, the covers on my A/C units were painted a flat black, and I'd love to get up there and remove the covers so I can paint them white again.
Any ideas or instructions on how to safely get up on the roof would be greatly appreciated.
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Has anyone ever gotten up on the roof of their Classic? At some point, the covers on my A/C units were painted a flat black, and I'd love to get up there and remove the covers so I can paint them white again.
Any ideas or instructions on how to safely get up on the roof would be greatly appreciated.
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Back your 20 foot cargo trailer next to the mh, put a couple of 2x4s across and then lay plywood over it! well that's what I did to install my me a/c.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:19 AM   #192
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@Dean, no 20ft Cargo Trailer here........
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Scaffolding comes to mind...I have been on top of mine, using a ladder and stepping carefully on the rivet lines...Dean has the better approach...use plywood to spread the weight, and throw an old blanket or sleeping bag down first.
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Yes you can go up on the roof. (CAREFULLY) 1st - place your ladder leaning on the zipdee metal cassing, 2- when you get to the roof the only place you can step is on the rivit lines, or you will create large dents. I have been up there on not only mine, but my friends 05 safari TT. Being carefull, all will be fine!
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Richard, I'll be heading up on the roof tomorrow after work. Keep your fingers crossed, hope to be coming back down with 2 A/C covers, lol.

Now, does anyone have this sort of set-up on their Classic Motorhome?
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Richard, I'll be heading up on the roof tomorrow after work. Keep your fingers crossed, hope to be coming back down with 2 A/C covers, lol.

Now, does anyone have this sort of set-up on their Classic Motorhome?
Oh my, check out that dent where the ladder is mounted!
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