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Old 03-06-2015, 03:08 PM   #841
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Hm. I'm not far away, but some of the issues are a bit daunting. Backfiring is not a good sign. "Most of the parts are inside..." Is also concerning.

Any expert opinions out there. I do have the skills, but wonder if this is too far gone to recover


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Old 03-06-2015, 07:28 PM   #842
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My instinct would be to replace the distributor, or at least the coil, to go after the backfiring problem. I thought that I was chasing fuel supply problems when we bought ours with similar symptoms but it turned out to be a failing coil.

It will definitely need lots of love. I'm no expert, but the wraparound rear windows tell me that it's a rear bedroom model. I have not seen a lot of 20 footers, much less 20 footers with rear bedrooms.
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Old 03-06-2015, 07:48 PM   #843
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It's the rear twin, so should also have the roto-dinette at the front instead of a passenger seat.

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Old 03-07-2015, 11:52 AM   #844
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backfire

I had issues with backfiring on my 94 . 454 33 ft airstream . Turned out to be the wires . They looked fine but we're somehow crossfireing. Bad insulation bad insulation I guess . Those wire get awful hot in the doghouse . Try replacing them first .
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Old 03-07-2015, 12:33 PM   #845
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That one is gonna need a lot of love. I like the fact that they show photos of it out on the road, but is there possibly a small tow vehicle concealed out in front?
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Old 03-07-2015, 02:31 PM   #846
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I'm glad it isn't closer to us streamquest.

I'm sure between that and what's left of my donor it could be fully functional. just not worth the cost of getting the two parts in the same location, and the 24ft rear twin was my second choice layout to the 20ft rear bed that we managed to get. It was the only rear bed/roto-dinette combo that that was ever available. Our rear bed had no dinette originally (the roto-dinette was on the rear-bath only in 20ft).
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Old 03-07-2015, 04:10 PM   #847
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I'm also looking at time and money issues. I'm getting too old for a long project. Sigh.


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Old 03-07-2015, 08:26 PM   #848
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310 diesel in Florida

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Additional photos posted on the listing.

Looks like some effort has gone into the exterior, but the interior is a total basket case, so why do I keep going back and looking?

What's the chance of it making a cross country drive???
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:02 PM   #851
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1976 airstream argosy motorhome 28 foot aluminum - $3895 (topaz ranch estates)

This one is still out there, but there are pictures of the interior now.

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Also, can anyone tell me what the going rate is for a inspector from here to do an inspection on a motorhome? I live in California and want to know about one in Tennessee.

I want someone to give it the sniff test and make sure it really exists and is worth coming out to see.

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Old 03-11-2015, 06:13 AM   #852
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...Also, can anyone tell me what the going rate is for a inspector from here to do an inspection on a motorhome?...
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I charge $100-200 for a full inspection in the central Texas area, depending on location.
Well worth the expense, since at times, free can be too expensive.
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Peter, You are so right. Even an airplane ticket cost much more than that. I have one more private message out to an inspector listed in the area. Having someone check it out for me would certainly be worth the money. We are giddy with excitement and trying to hold ourselves in check. So many things could make this fall apart. I keep telling myself that this might not be the one, but I certainly want it to be. I am sure many of you can relate.
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Just over one hour left on the bidding on a 325 with the bid at just over 3,000.

However this rig has been on Ebay before so be cautious as I suspect the seller is really looking for that $500.00 non-refundable deposit and doesn't really want you to pick up the coach.

Make it non running, you can't work on it at the location and he needs it move the day the you give him the deposit or else he re-lists and you loose.

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