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Old 03-07-2016, 05:37 PM   #477
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Nice job, Dave.
On all of the Airstreams I have worked on over the years, Trailers and Motorhomes, the most destructive force I have seen over and over is damage due to low level vibration. Abs seems to get extremely dry and brittle over the years. The best and only remedy is to keep your tires balanced or better the entire assembly by using centramatics.
You may want to consider ordering a set from the company for your drive axle.
Just look around your coach, when you see the black alu dust and/or cracked ABS, you see damage due to vibration. Imagine all the things you can't see inside the walls.
Often the vibration damage is worse on trailers, since you are not riding in it and would address the issue immediately, if you would have known.
The 1997 trailer I am restoring right now had such severe vibration issues that most of the belly pan rivets got sheared off.

Thanks! Yup, the 2 sets of centramatics are on my wish list (drive and tag). I have a state tax refund that will be coming in a few weeks and plan on using that to get them. I couldn't agree more that vibration is what causes early failure in these beauties. Which is why I have spent the majority of the money on the complete front end, air bags and shocks. Next winter I hope to do the tag....
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Old 03-12-2016, 02:43 PM   #478
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We had to cancel the camping trip this week-end due to all the rain here in South Mississippi.

Did a temporary fix on the lock this week. It looks a mess but the wire wraps take up the slack and wire tie ensures it wont pop off again! I need to fashion a small plate to put in the top part to take of the slack in the pull rad and hold the lower attachment in place. Didn't have any rivets small enough to attach so I will do that when I go get some. Now the door opens when th handle is pulled out to about 30 degrees. Before it had to go to 90!

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In the mean time today, I took out the 1980's gold sconce in the parlor and updated the fixture for a more modern look. :

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Old 03-12-2016, 04:30 PM   #479
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Don't forget to save the old one.
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:55 PM   #480
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Dave, how come I didn't see any duct tape used in your repair of the door handle... ?
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:57 PM   #481
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Don't forget to save the old one.
I saved it and it is free for the taking to anyone willing to pay postage!
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:58 PM   #482
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Dave, how come I didn't see any duct tape used in your repair of the door handle... ?
How do you think I put the panel covering it back on?
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:54 AM   #483
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That's better...
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Old 04-10-2016, 05:24 PM   #484
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New Antenna

Finally got around to pulling off the old TV antenna and replacing it. I pulled the amidships panel down to find a leak. Sure enough it was coming from the antenna crank and the hole where the coaxial comes in the skin of the RV.

I have been putting it off for quite some time, and therefore any forward progress on the inside since I need to fix that first. Finally had a day in the low 70's with a nice breeze blowing to keep things cool. So anyway, got out the moving pad and 1/4" plywood and up I went..... Did I happen to mention, I hate climbing up there?

Scrapped all the old sealant to get at the screws. Here's the old antenna where it landed in the yard.
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Got most of the crap scrapped off only to realize there was another disk to remove.
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Off course with air stream it is not a simple replacement.... So how to get the square peg in the round hole..... Looks like it is time for the multi tool!
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Widened the hole and attached it. Used an inner layer of butyl tape on the inside rim, than sikaflex 715 n the outside rime and around the edge and all screws. Since the base plate shape was different I put in 4 pop rivets where the old holes were and covered with sikaflex as well.
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Here is pic the wife took on her phone.... She was standing by to call the ambulance when I fell.
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...I pulled the amidships panel down to find a leak.
Hmm ..... amidships ..... sounds like a nautical term, imagine that

It's always a nice feeling to plug another leak. In your line of work I would imagine that's a pretty important deal

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I just installed the same antenna in another friends camper. It's turned out to be pretty cool with the signal meter.
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Well the inside signal meter had a loose wire and was cutting out 80% of the time. Called King and a replacement part is in its way.


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Does anyone have a source if supply for the outside door handle for a 91 MoHo? The lopsided torque being applied (only bottom side engages locking mechanism) finally cracked the handle. I called Inland rv on Monday. Spoke to the girl and was told they would call right back. Experience has shown unless you know the part number or talk to Andy directly mot much hope.

Will try airstream later today or look at retrofitting if no joy by next week.


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Dave, those door handles are not that easy to find. Keyair got the only one I had seen in in the wild. The only other possibility I can think of is that 310 diesel that was being parted out on ebay a while back. Sellers name is Runamuck12 so it might be worth contacting him to see if it's available.

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Dave, those door handles are not that easy to find. Keyair got the only one I had seen in in the wild. The only other possibility I can think of is that 310 diesel that was being parted out on ebay a while back. Sellers name is Runamuck12 so it might be worth contacting him to see if it's available.

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