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Old 02-15-2010, 04:01 PM   #43
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Guy, thanks for clarifying.

I've been thinking about those golf cart batteries and I'm beginning to think the factory drawer slides that Airstream used may not have enough strength to handle the weight of the golf cart batteries. Those suckers are heavy .

One of these days I'll find out what the weight of a golf cart battery is and see what kind of drawer slides would be needed.

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Old 02-15-2010, 07:48 PM   #44
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Guy, thanks for clarifying.

I've been thinking about those golf cart batteries and I'm beginning to think the factory drawer slides that Airstream used may not have enough strength to handle the weight of the golf cart batteries. Those suckers are heavy .

One of these days I'll find out what the weight of a golf cart battery is and see what kind of drawer slides would be needed.

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I have 500 lb slides on my drawer.
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On our 310 the battery tray is bolted to the chassis under the step.

Fine for 12 volters but I had to drop the tray about 4" to accommodate 4 Golf carts due to the height.
I relocated the starter battery to a small space behind the drivers side front wheel and in-front of the slide out tray. Only just fits but perfect! It also reduces the length of the starter cable to the starter (less voltage/power drop)
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So to accomodate Golf cart batteries I will have to do a makeover on the battery drawer is what we're saying here. Right?
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So to accomodate Golf cart batteries I will have to do a makeover on the battery drawer is what we're saying here. Right?
Yes, if your battery drawer is like mine.
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Thanks Guy 99, it seems like my improvements are always more trouble and expense than originally planned. Oh well.
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I have 500 lb slides on my drawer.
Just did a quick check and it looks like golf cart batteries are around 70 lbs each. So if you had a deeper pan your 500 lb rails would work just fine.

I'm certain if we ever go to golf cart batteries the first change will be our slides.

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On our 310 the battery tray is bolted to the chassis under the step.

Fine for 12 volters but I had to drop the tray about 4" to accommodate 4 Golf carts due to the height.
I relocated the starter battery to a small space behind the drivers side front wheel and in-front of the slide out tray. Only just fits but perfect! It also reduces the length of the starter cable to the starter (less voltage/power drop)
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Chuck, what year is your 310? Our 84 310 has the same arrangement as Guy's has.

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Thanks Guy 99, it seems like my improvements are always more trouble and expense than originally planned. Oh well.
Mike,

You're not alone with this sort of problem .

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Thanks Guy 99, it seems like my improvements are always more trouble and expense than originally planned. Oh well.
Alas, it has often be stated here that the purchase price is merely a down payment . In our case, a very small down payment.
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Roger that. Small Down payment is right. I am spending about the same amount on the Silver Queen as I paid for her. Hence, the name. So far new fridge, new furnace, new toilet, lots of new weatherstrips. I am looking a headers, pipes, muffler, tailpipe and hangers. After that, complete LOF on engine and chassis, plus transmission and differential oil changes. Complete flush and bleeding of brake system and installation of Brake Gard. This has not addressed appearance items yet. In the words of George Harrison's song " it's gonna take money, a whole lot of spending money" At this point, I see no end in sight.
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Chuck, what year is your 310? Our 84 310 has the same arrangement as Guy's has.

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Brad, She was built in '82 and first registered in Shreveport, Tx. in '83. In '87 she was rebuilt after a fire. Mainly front end and upholstery. Has the later dash but not,unfortunately, the side panels in the cockpit - nor the electric seats - "sigh!"
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......new furnace......
Mike,

What brand and model furnace did you install? Is it located under the kitchen cabinets which is where its located in our 310.

I have to replace mine in the very near future and have been wondering which one if any would be a bolt in swap.

Thanks!

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Brad, She was built in '82 and first registered in Shreveport, Tx. in '83. In '87 she was rebuilt after a fire. Mainly front end and upholstery. Has the later dash but not,unfortunately, the side panels in the cockpit - nor the electric seats - "sigh!"
Chuck, its interesting that they put in the later dash after the fire. Probably the only style they could find at the time. Personally I like the style found in the 82-83 coaches more than the 84 and later units. From time to time a place like Colaws in Missouri might have a coach to buy parts off of. I was there about a year and a half ago and they had an 89 345 being sold for parts. I managed to grab a few while there.

To bad on the electric seats. I find them rather useful although I may change my mind about that if or when they decide to break .

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