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Old 01-16-2016, 10:34 PM   #15
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I agree. But sadly I have to move it from its current location within one week.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:22 AM   #16
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Yeah, as if it isn't hard enough to find good people with vision and parts to keep these queens on the road without yoobo's, with nothing better to do, than going around destroying other peoples property.

Isn't that why we use to load rock salt in the 12 gauge.

Good luck Fawcett
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:14 AM   #17
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You oculd also try listing the job on Uship.com

That's how I moved my trailer from KY to ID. You list the job, with the parameters you want, people bid the job, but you're not obligated until you close the deal.
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:15 PM   #18
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Vandals with a baseball bat.
Luckily not a car accident or anything.

$800 for the driver's side and $800 for passenger side.
As crappy as that sort of vandalism is, at least the morons were swinging at the glass rather than the shell!!! If so inclined, a person could virtually destroy an Airstream in minutes with just a small hammer. I cringe when anyone opens a car door near my aluminum stuff.
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:28 PM   #19
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Anyone Know A Good Motorhome Towing Company Near Rochester, Minnesota?

I thought the same exact thing.

By the way the two headlights on the driver side were smashed too.

Are those hard to find these days? Or still around?

Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:42 PM   #20
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I thought the same exact thing.

By the way the two headlights on the driver side were smashed too.

Are those hard to find these days? Or still around?

Thanks.
They're the cheapest things you can buy for your Airstream.

http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-Lightin.../dp/B0006H8QI0

http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-Lightin.../dp/B0006H8QIK

Ones low and the other high beam.

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Old 01-18-2016, 02:55 PM   #21
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Finally, something cheap!!!!

Thanks so much!
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:34 PM   #22
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I'm going to try to get it to start up on Saturday morning.

Sorry that I'm such a n00b, but I have a couple questions...

1) I want to bring a new car battery to put in it for a fresh start. Which one should I get?

2) What kind of motor oil should I bring? 5W30? 10w30?
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:34 AM   #23
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The battery will be a standard Chevy side post. I bought the biggest one Costco had, and it starts just fine. Some coach's have a battery isolators in or near the battery compartment to disconnect the batteries when you are not using the Motorhome for a while. It should be a big simple mechanical rotary switch.
Remember, there should be one "chassis battery" for the engine and two "house batteries" for the interior lights and home side of things. If the house batteries are missing, make sure the connectors are protected and insulated before you start the engine... Or the isolator is off.

Important to remember that under it all its just a Chevy 454 motor and running gear.

Any good 10/30 will be fine. I only use Rotella or Delo Heavy duty DIESEL oil... Which I buy from Walmart for under $15 a gallon... Diesel oil has anti-scuff and wear additives that they have removed from gas engine oils due to emissions issues.and modern engines having roller lifters. Your old Chevy's flat tappet lifters need them!
Oil filler and dipstick are under the front hood on the passenger side. Dipstick us super long! Radiator cap is there too... Check you coolant level in radiator and overflow reservoir too.
Transmission level is under the doghouse engine cover and checked warm with the engine running.

How long has it been sitting? That will determine what we suggest you do before starting/moving it!
Fuel goes bad fast these days.... I hear it begins to go bad in months...
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Which reminds me and I'm surprised Steve (Keyair) didn't mention it when talking about fuel. The Ethanol in fuel these days is very very very bad for old fuel lines. We have had more than a few coaches catch fire from fuel leaks from old fuel lines, compromised by Ethanol.

Before you start it I would replace the fuel lines in the engine bay, at least from steel lines from tank to fuel filter on carb and whatever return lines back to steel BEFORE attempting to start it up. All it could take is a backfire situation to light her up in a bad way.

A fire extinguisher handy would also be a good idea.

As for oil.....Just remember that Steve is in sunny California and not -25F Minnesota, so if anything, go on the light side to get her home in the cold.

Good luck

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You knew where I was going tho Tony....

Just trying not to scare the OP away before he is hopelessly hooked...
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Oops, my bad Steve. I definitely won't give him the link to my subfloor thread then; we'll save that little doozy for later on.

Cheers Tony
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Old 01-21-2016, 04:46 PM   #27
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Hehe, you guys crack me up!

I DO appreciate all of this very helpful advice!

Looks like I'm gonna bring my big challenging purchase home on Saturday (wish me luck!) so I'm going to start a new thread about my toils, foibles, and tribulations.

Thanks!!
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Hehe, you guys crack me up!

I DO appreciate all of this very helpful advice!

Looks like I'm gonna bring my big challenging purchase home on Saturday (wish me luck!) so I'm going to start a new thread about my toils, foibles, and tribulations.

Thanks!!
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