Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-14-2012, 05:51 AM   #43
Gunter
 
gunner's Avatar
 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Greenville , Ohio
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 315
My fluid reservoir is between the front bumper and the radiator. Fluid can be checked by opening the front engine access panel.
__________________

__________________
Gunter
1984 Motorhome 345
gunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 06:47 AM   #44
Rivet Master
 
crazeevw's Avatar

 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Saint Petersburg , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,637
Images: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smartstream View Post
Mine is the back half of the pump. The pump unit is a round maybe 5" in dia. and 18" long. The pump is one end and the reservoir is the other end. It is a HWH system.

Cheers, Dan
What about location of the pump for the HWH leveler system? I'm at a complete loss about this set-up. I can look under drivers front wheel and see all of the lines coming from the control panel on the floor next to drivers seat inside. Guess I just gotta get under there and follow the lines, huh?
Thanks, Derek
__________________

__________________
crazeevw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 10:15 AM   #45
Rivet Master
 
3 Dog Nite's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Cleveland , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 787
Derek, The fluid reservior tank you're looking for is located under the dog house. Remove it & look under the floor & over the transmission. The pump is there too. I use a funnel with a long flexible tube to top it off as needed.
Ricky
__________________
"Sometimes I wonder if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." Mark Twain

AIR 22749 WBCCI 2349 NOVA TAC TN-6
1989 345 LE Classic Motorhome
3 Dog Nite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 01:43 PM   #46
Rivet Master
 
crazeevw's Avatar

 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Saint Petersburg , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,637
Images: 28
3 Dog Nite, thanks for the location. Heading outside right now to look for that elusive reservoir tank.
Thanks, Derek
__________________
crazeevw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 02:51 PM   #47
Rivet Master
 
crazeevw's Avatar

 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Saint Petersburg , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,637
Images: 28
Univolt Wiring

Ok

So, I'm about to start the Univolt replacement, maybe not, it's kinda chilly outside today here in St Pete, FL. Not cold, but chilly, and since I'll be working on electric, will have to unplug to get to all of the wiring. Posting some pix of my set up. So, if anyone has any thoughts, ideas or suggestions for the job, I'm here!
1st, 2nd and 3rd photo, all looking at Univolt from the front of cabinets, towards outer skin.
4th and 5th photo, power panel on the left, Univolt on the right.
Thanks, Derek
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	001.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	230.2 KB
ID:	148887   Click image for larger version

Name:	002.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	201.5 KB
ID:	148888  

Click image for larger version

Name:	003.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	217.8 KB
ID:	148889   Click image for larger version

Name:	004.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	239.3 KB
ID:	148890  

Click image for larger version

Name:	007.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	240.0 KB
ID:	148891  
__________________
crazeevw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #48
Rivet Master
 
1982 28' Airstream 280
Redwood City , California
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,734
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazeevw
Ok

So, I'm about to start the Univolt replacement, maybe not, it's kinda chilly outside today here in St Pete, FL. Not cold, but chilly, and since I'll be working on electric, will have to unplug to get to all of the wiring. Posting some pix of my set up. So, if anyone has any thoughts, ideas or suggestions for the job, I'm here!
1st, 2nd and 3rd photo, all looking at Univolt from the front of cabinets, towards outer skin.
4th and 5th photo, power panel on the left, Univolt on the right.
Thanks, Derek
Derek, are you sure that is a/the converter? It really looks like an inverter to me which is a whole different ball game!
__________________
http://projectupdraft.com/airstream

"We are free to go where we wish and to be what we are"
Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagall
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 05:10 PM   #49
Rivet Master
 
crazeevw's Avatar

 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Saint Petersburg , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,637
Images: 28
Dean, it 'hums'.....guess it's the Univolt?
__________________
crazeevw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 05:29 PM   #50
Rivet Master
 
1982 28' Airstream 280
Redwood City , California
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,734
Seriously Derek, yours looks just like a xantrex inverter. Yours has a hard wired 120 line. Converters usually are plugged in and not hard wired. Converters (like the Univolt) convert 120 volts a/c to 12 volts to run your 12 volt lights and charge your batteries. Inverters take 12 volts from your batteries and make 120 volts (the also also charge your batteries when plugged into shore power. These are two different animals and you can not directly change one for the other.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-848894015.png
Views:	109
Size:	371.3 KB
ID:	148904  
__________________
http://projectupdraft.com/airstream

"We are free to go where we wish and to be what we are"
Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagall
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 05:44 PM   #51
Rivet Master
 
1982 28' Airstream 280
Redwood City , California
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,734
I can almost assure you that is a xantrex inverter so be careful. If you miss wire it you could be in trouble. An inverter is nice in that you can have 120 volts a/c when boondocking without running your generator. You can drain your batteries quickly though. I'm also going to bet that the inverter is not bad, but your batteries need replacing.

Funny thing is, I also have a Xantrex inverter with a remote control panel sitting in the garage. My dad had it. I think he was going to install it in the Motorhome at one time. I would have, but there really is no room in the 280 for it.
__________________
http://projectupdraft.com/airstream

"We are free to go where we wish and to be what we are"
Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagall
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 06:26 PM   #52
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar
 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,386
Images: 1
I agree with Dean... that looks like a Inverter/Charger.
here is how my undercounter area looks for ref Derek, with its Fourtron Charger...

__________________
Keyair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 07:23 PM   #53
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar
 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,386
Images: 1
Looks like a Xantrex Freedom 458 or similar...

Inverter Charger | Freedom 458 Inverter/Charger | Xantrex

Manual here.... annd the pic looks just like yours...
http://www.xantrex.com/documents/Inv...-01_rev-2).pdf
__________________
Keyair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 09:08 PM   #54
Rivet Master
 
crazeevw's Avatar

 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Saint Petersburg , Florida
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,637
Images: 28
Before I do any further work, I'll be certain to make sure that this is actually the Inverter. I've actually got the options list from Airstream listing all of the options. I'll check it in a few. Too blessed cold for any work out today, so tomorrow is the day!
Thanks Dean and Steve!
__________________
crazeevw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 09:39 PM   #55
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar
 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,386
Images: 1
Derek, dont worry about what Airstream specced your M/H with... like many of them, its been thru a few hands.
I think this was added later, and it could be a good thing!
I looked at the specs of the Xantrex Freedom 458, and it came in a variety of outputs from 1000w thru 3000w.
The was a "D" version too, but that has a circuit breaker on the box front below the two ports, so I think yours is not a D.
The base 1000w unit had a built in 3 stage charger of 50A, the 1500w had a 75A, the 2000w had a 100A, etc.

Get a pic of the model number tomorrow, and post it.
If it is a 458, Read/download the manual as it has a troubleshooting guide.
On the front side where the red and black feed wires go, on the top LH side there is a LED status lights... see what they say?

From there I suggest you get a multimeter on the batteries and see what they are holding for charge with the M/H off the grid. Then plug it in again and see what its reading.
You had that issue with a wrongly done 220V input, so maybe that damaged the unit, or popped a fuse?


This makes things a little more complex, but if you can get this unit working again, you have an awesome charger PLUS an inverter!
__________________
Keyair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 03:21 PM   #56
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar
 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,386
Images: 1
Derak,
Based upon our phone converstaion this morning, I see you have a D inverter, because it DOES have the dual breakers on the front panel.
That means it should be a 15D, or higher.
I read a small addendum on the Xantrex site, and it looks like your unit was a pre-2001 unit... this is based on the fact you have that "Jumper -Port on the upper RH side.
Read here..
http://www.xantrex.com/documents/Inv...-01_Rev-A).pdf
__________________

__________________
Keyair 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
1989 Airstream Classic 345LE Motorhome eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 10-26-2011 11:30 PM
Classic vs Classic limited Flying Gypsies 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 13 10-15-2011 07:37 PM
2011 Classic Limited 30 :: 2011 Airstream Classic Limited Wyndridge2 Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 09:32 AM
1989 Airstream 345 Luxury Edition Classic Motorhome RV eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 1 07-02-2011 08:57 AM
Classic -vs- Classic Limited 10Smiles Dollars & Cents 11 06-22-2011 09:33 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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