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Old 10-08-2016, 09:13 AM   #71
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Got to Cooperstown last night, the radiator is worse than I thought, the univolt crapped out, forgot my battery charger.....but all else is good...LOL I ran the 370LE for 30 mins this morning to charge the house batteries, you know the refrigerator will not work below 9 volts....neither will the furnace, just have to keep after the kids to leave the lights off.
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:47 AM   #72
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:52 AM   #73
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ahhhhhhhh well, those items were on your list anyway so no big surprises. Sounds like an extra pair of socks and more blankets, a bag or two of ice for the fridge will get you through the weekend. At least you can charge the house batteries a bit through your isolator! We woke up to temps in the low 40s here at home today. Have fun!

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Old 10-08-2016, 04:27 PM   #74
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A good friend of mine who used to work with me who is now selling brand X tools still comes camping with us occasionally. I broke down and asked for a ride 15 miles away to the closest Wal-Mart and bought a charger for the house batteries. It kills me because I have 3 at home plus the original uni-volt from the 325LE. But now all is well. Great relaxing day today, currently sitting around the campfire and enjoying an adult beverage.Click image for larger version

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Old 10-08-2016, 07:32 PM   #75
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Rita and I split a bottle of wine tonight in front of a camp fire. Not the same as camping with the 345. But listening to the Owls hoot away and relaxing by the fire is just what I needed after spreading some gravel to fix pot holes in the driveway. I'll be stiff a few days but at least this winter should be better on the cars. Keep the camp fires burning Bob. Looking forward the the next Classic meet.


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Old 10-09-2016, 06:18 PM   #76
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Hey John, great news.....why don't you post some pictures and tell us some history of the 370.
This one was originally in MS and later in AL before coming to GA. New engine in 2002 and new trans in 2004. From what I can tell, it has been back to Airstream at least three times for refurbishing. I have the receipts from the AL owner, but it does not look like the GA owner saved any even though I can tell they did maintain it up until maybe 2011 (based on the GA state park pass on the mirror).

Not sure what I am going to do with it, but I'm having fun so far. I spent all weekend on it getting it ready to drive home and hope to do that later this week. Replaced ignition module today and waiting on a fuel pump to come in. Only hiccup so far is I had to bypass the safety switches between the key and starter relay. Are there any starter lockouts besides the neutral switch? The Gillig schematic doesn't show any.

I'll try to upload some pictures when I get a chance.

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Old 10-10-2016, 07:01 AM   #77
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Bob,

How do Debbie and the kids like it? Sounds like you are enjoying it!
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:25 AM   #78
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Good morning from Cooperstown, I am happy to report that all systems with the exception of the Uni-Volt have performed well. It is 36 degrees here now, both front and rear furnaces work extremely well. The hot water heater is running rich, too much yellow flame, I have tried to adjust it but no luck, doesn't really matter cause it's coming out and being replaced anyway over the winter. Was looking at uni-volt replacements over the weekend, I am going to replace it with a Xantrex unit like I did in the 325LE, then I will have 110 volts AC as well and will not have to run the generator as often. The kids are happy, both TVs work front and back both on AC or DC. The leveling jacks have stayed put for three days. The 10 amp charger that I purchased at Wal-Mart saved the weekend, we would have stayed any way, but it made it nicer. Regards, Bob
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:07 PM   #79
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Field expediency is pretty critical when using these beasts. Nice work.
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:06 PM   #80
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You have to laugh sometimes.....the uni-volt started to work again around 10:00AM Monday morning.....now I have to take it apart and see how it works.....it is still going to be filed away in the "G" file....garbage, but I have to know. Next weekend I start the major tear down of the nose....complete re-wire, new radiator, hoses, thermostat, dash AC and whatever else needs doing.
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Old 10-23-2016, 06:58 PM   #81
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Hey John, great news.....why don't you post some pictures and tell us some history of the 370.....there were very few of these produced. Maybe you would be interested in joining us for the 2017 Classic Motor Home Get-Together.
I put some pics on Flickr of the 370LE. It cleaned up nicely and drives great! I am amazed that everything works so far. I was better maintained that I realized. I even found the Nutone food processor parts still in cardboard protectors under the sofa.

I am afraid I won't be keeping it long enough to make it to the 2017 get together, but who knows? I need someone to take it off my hands so I can go find another project. This one won't make the turn getting into my carport, so it is currently parked in my front yard.

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Old 10-24-2016, 08:02 AM   #82
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I took last weekend off from working on the 370LE to spend some time with my sister and her husband who came for a nice visit......now it's time to get back to work ! I removed the hot water heater and found about 10 pan lids, an old shirt, gloves, and about 10 pan lids, some aluminum, some glass, and the other plastic. Found a 9 volt AC to DC transformer plugged into the wall outlet which you cannot see behind the stove/oven. It powers the red indicator so that when you plug into shore power or have the generator running the light comes on.....funny, I did not see that when I re-vamped the 325LE. I replaced all the flourescent light bulbs with warm white ones.....much nicer now on the eyes. Removed the original solar dome cover over the bed in the rear. This Saturday we have alot to do....Remove the front rotors, remove radiator, remove generator, remove roof air conditioners, and continue to map out all the AC power distribution system.....Regards, Bob
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I put some pics on Flickr of the 370LE. It cleaned up nicely and drives great! I am amazed that everything works so far. I was better maintained that I realized. I even found the Nutone food processor parts still in cardboard protectors under the sofa.

I am afraid I won't be keeping it long enough to make it to the 2017 get together, but who knows? I need someone to take it off my hands so I can go find another project. This one won't make the turn getting into my carport, so it is currently parked in my front yard.

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Great pictures.....looks like it is in great shape....you might consider a new driveway/carport ! Regards, Bob
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Thank you for the candid blow by blow on your journey.

You have done a fine job

Continued good luck to you

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