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Old 06-15-2011, 06:45 PM   #61
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That front spoiler sure is sweet. Might as well do the whole ground effects surround, right?
I have a '79 chassied '81 28 footer. The following year's 280 is very similar, yet very different up in the cockpit...mostly updated stuff. I think the '81 was the last year using the old pattern interiors. Click on my 4 images under my user name to see how it looked when I bought it years ago.
There are still spaces left for the Jackson Rancheria rally on October 7-9. See if you can make it to that!
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:40 PM   #62
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Are these shocks the same size on all classic motorhomes? I have an 84 310. Do you have a part number by chance?

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I bought the shocks at shockwarehouse.com. See the following links...

http://www.shockwarehouse.com/site/p...orhome-Chassis

http://www.shockwarehouse.com/site/p...orhome-Chassis

They accidentally shipped me one wrong shock. Not sure how one messes up in picking one wrong shock. Anyway, they apologized and shipped the correct shock out immediately. Paid $89.95 per shock, no tax and no shipping Camping World wants $120.00 per shock with PC membership.

I'm very happy with Shockwarehouse and I would recommend them.

I do believe these shocks are the same for most P30 chassis over a wide range of years. Check the site for your application.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:47 PM   #63
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:51 PM   #64
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Found this Brake Guard info...
b. Other Tests Of The Brake Guard Device
I'll check out that link when I go over to my PC running Windows because I can't view it on the piece o crap iPad.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:09 PM   #65
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That front spoiler sure is sweet. Might as well do the whole ground effects surround, right?
I have a '79 chassied '81 28 footer. The following year's 280 is very similar, yet very different up in the cockpit...mostly updated stuff. I think the '81 was the last year using the old pattern interiors. Click on my 4 images under my user name to see how it looked when I bought it years ago.
There are still spaces left for the Jackson Rancheria rally on October 7-9. See if you can make it to that!
I know my 82 had the same sink and toilet. Dad replaced toilet long ago and I recently updated sink. Your radio components are different but plastic center console was the same. Mine is an '82 model built on an '81 chassis. I always order chassis/engine parts for an '82. I have found that all seems to be same between '81 and '82 chassis.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:20 PM   #66
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I'll check out that link when I go over to my PC running Windows because I can't view it on the piece o crap iPad.

Lots of legal jargon, but page 28 on is where the meat is...
Sadly, the "Official" testing seems to indicate that the Brakeguard made the braking worse.
Interestingly, if your M/H has dual circuit brakes there should be 2 Brake guards fitted.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:51 PM   #67
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Lots of legal jargon, but page 28 on is where the meat is...
Sadly, the "Official" testing seems to indicate that the Brakeguard made the braking worse.
Interestingly, if your M/H has dual circuit brakes there should be 2 Brake guards fitted.
There are two. One mounted off of master cylinder and one half way back on coach on rear brake line. I was going to leave the one up front off when I replaced master cylinder but I could not make brake line fit. Then couldn't put fitting back on and tighten enough to position the Brakeguard. So, trip down the mountain ( hour down and hour up), $9 for the fitting and $25 in gas in the truck. Got it back together. Haven't done that first real road trip yet to see if brakes are really working. Getting close though, now ready to drive MH down the mountain for it's California smog test and registration!
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:53 PM   #68
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We played Yahtzee in the Motorhome last weekend. It was probably back in the early seventies the last time I played that game. We used to play it at night with our parents in the Airstream trailer up at the lake in Minnesota.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:23 PM   #69
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There are two. One mounted off of master cylinder and one half way back on coach on rear brake line. I was going to leave the one up front off when I replaced master cylinder but I could not make brake line fit.
Does your coach have four-wheel disk brakes?
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:34 PM   #70
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Does your coach have four-wheel disk brakes?
Yes, it does have four wheel disk brakes and I'm very happy it does!
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Yes, it does have four wheel disk brakes and I'm very happy it does!
So the "brakeguard" was an add-on? I don't have a clue if I have them,
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:23 PM   #72
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So the "brakeguard" was an add-on? I don't have a clue if I have them,
I'm guessing it was an add on. I don't remember my father talking about them. Can't imagine they were added by Chevy. One is mounted on the rear fitting right on the brake master cylinder and the other is on the passenger side of the coach half way back in the brake line going to rear disc brakes. I don't remember my father ever talking about brake problems. Brakes worked great 3 years ago when I drove MH down from Oregon. I have proba ly only put 100 miles on coach in last three years since i park it at the "Ranch". Very close to smogging it and taking my first real trip in it even though I have spent a lot of time in it at the ranch for the past 3 years.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:21 AM   #73
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Installed Coleman Mach 15 A/C this morning. Driving down the mountain on Friday to get MH smogged, wish me luck, get VIN verified and put new tires on, six of them!

oh and I paid $400 in fines since I didn't pay for last two years on time. Should have non-op'd it, oh well!
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:25 PM   #74
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Failed California smog test today ;(

Close but no cigar. Low rpm emissions failed. Can get HC's under max but CO2 goes up. Can bring CO2 under max but then HC's go up. What the Hell, it's only money.

Will take it down the mountain again next week and we will try again $$$

Got VIN verified at DMV this morning. Got new tires today also. Will replace front air bags on Monday. Dash A/C compressor or hopefully just the fan took a crap on way back up the mountain...was 105 in coach by the time I got back! Took 3 sodas, one beer and one bottle of water to cool off.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:03 AM   #75
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Installed Coleman Mach 15 A/C this morning. Driving down the mountain on Friday to get MH smogged, wish me luck, get VIN verified and put new tires on, six of them!

oh and I paid $400 in fines since I didn't pay for last two years on time. Should have non-op'd it, oh well!
Doesn't that just chap your hide?!! Non-op on a motorhome that gets used as much as a historic vehicle, or conversly is your full-time residence. Either way, the State of California rips us all off under the lamed excuse that "hey, we don't charge property tax on them like many States do". I myself would rather pay the 1.5% tax on the depreciated value than the compounded sales tax when resold, the smog fees (even though my central air unit on my house pumps out more co2 than my car, and the annual license fee that hold no relationship to actual use or value! Mad!!!
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Pressure bled brakes. That was a pain. Pressure bleeder cover for top of reservoir would not seal...what a mess. Bleeder valves also have no end to connect hose...another mess.

Here's a suggestion for next time: Speed Bleeder Bleeding Brakes Bleeding Motorcycle Brakes Automotive Bleeder Screw Brake Bleeder

They had correct ones for my 345. I have not installed them yet as I'm waiting till brakes need attention. I learned of them here on forums with positive feedback.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:04 PM   #77
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For what you're paying in taxes, you might ought to consider registration in Montana...if need be, buy a lot...still cheaper than annual CA taxes...just a thought...m
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:08 AM   #78
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:11 AM   #79
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I installed new air bags in the front springs this afternoon. Procedure is easy but it is a hard job! Will see how it drives in a couple of days.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:53 PM   #80
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Checked to see if thermostat was 195 degree...it was, replaced with new 195. Installed rebuilt distributor and new coil. Tightened down carburetor and replaced as much old vacuum lines as I had new hose for. Replaced K&N air filter with new paper filter...I tend to over oil the filter and didn't want to possibly be sucking in oil that might raise HC level. Found wire on a temp vacuum valve had fallen off. Retarded timing from 8 to 4 degrees. Replaced plugs again. Ran old gas through and filled with fresh gas plus a bottle of fuel cleaner. Ran out on freeway for 2 hours...did u see me today going between Red Bluff and Redding? Kept engine running while waiting for second smog check.

YAY! PASSED SMOG WITH .04 to spare on CO.

Went to DMV and traded Oregon plates for Calif plates. Now Calif legal! Only took me 3 years!

Heading to Lassen National Park in two weeks for first real MH road trip in 3 years!
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