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Old 12-16-2014, 03:41 PM   #1331
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I just put new caulking around my windshield and hope the leak is gone. Left a nice soggy black chipboard in the passenger footwell, and smelly carpet. No complaints about the rain...enjoyed it on the roof on a trip up the coast and Anderson valley last weekend.


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Old 12-16-2014, 10:35 PM   #1332
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I just put new caulking around my windshield and hope the leak is gone. Left a nice soggy black chipboard in the passenger footwell, and smelly carpet. No complaints about the rain...enjoyed it on the roof on a trip up the coast and Anderson valley last weekend.


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hopefully you didn't use clear silicon! LOL.

Hope you fixed your leak. Glad you enjoyed your trip.


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Old 12-17-2014, 01:08 AM   #1333
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Nope, I used some black automotive caulking from the auto parts store sediment for windshield repairs...we'll see if it worked.


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Old 12-17-2014, 01:37 AM   #1334
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Hey, nice work on getting the furnace going. Having just done a successfull rebuild on my compressor, after having been told by a couple of R V repair shops that it needed to be replaced. Makes me wonder how many repairable components get tossed rather than repaired.
Your discription of your job is inspiring!

And not just one but two Diet Cokes, you do go wild out there in Califorina!

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Old 12-17-2014, 02:12 AM   #1335
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Hey, nice work on getting the furnace going. Having just done a successfull rebuild on my compressor, after having been told by a couple of R V repair shops that it needed to be replaced. Makes me wonder how many repairable components get tossed rather than repaired.

Your discription of your job is inspiring!



And not just one but two Diet Cokes, you do go wild out there in Califorina!



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Thanks Richard!

The furnace is still working tonight! It has only dropped down to a very warm low 40's tonight with the snow level down to about 3500 feet. We are about 1600 feet here in the foot hills. Still nice to have a working furnace again however. Congrats on rebuilding your compressor. I have the same one. It is an awesome compressor. Nothing like it made these days. It's amazing to see the lack of knowledge and skills out there in the RV repair business. I got another taste of that today as I was out and about seeking some info.

I tell you, I would love to pull about six to ten of some of the folks on this forum together and create an awesome rv repair business! The knowledge and skills here out do every shop I stopped at today!

Well since I spent a half tank of gas in the pickup driving into town today, I did pick up a couple bottles of wine and celebrated a bit more intensely this evening!

P:S: I was just thinking that about the only new part I have not had any issue with is my Swedish made Dometic refrig!

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Old 12-20-2014, 02:10 PM   #1336
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The top screw on the door latch wouldn't hold any longer. The threads inside the latch are stripped. It's not fun when the plate slips down enough that the door won't open!

I thought I would take a chance that longer screws would work. I found some longer screws at Lowes. There were enough threads left in the latch and all works like a charm! Click image for larger version

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And it wasn't a great idea to put white grease on the latch...it's difficult to get out of clothes!


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Old 12-21-2014, 07:55 AM   #1337
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The top screw on the door latch wouldn't hold any longer. The threads inside the latch are stripped. It's not fun when the plate slips down enough that the door won't open!

I thought I would take a chance that longer screws would work. I found some longer screws at Lowes. There were enough threads left in the latch and all works like a charm! Attachment 228936Attachment 228937

And it wasn't a great idea to put white grease on the latch...it's difficult to get out of clothes!


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The locksmith that fixed my lock this summer told me the sprayable white silicone for the lock mechanism and dry graphite for the tumbler is the best....just don't go over board but take off inside part of lock to make sure you get everywhere.

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Old 12-21-2014, 08:15 AM   #1338
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I tell you, I would love to pull about six to ten of some of the folks on this forum together and create an awesome rv repair business! The knowledge and skills here out do every shop I stopped at today!

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I'm in ....Steve(Keyair) in command of outside aesthetics, fixing ABS, powder coating and levellers.
Smartstream (Dan) and Brad (Bkahler) anything electrical and inside mechanical, A/C? and a lot more.
John(Shepherd57) for all things mechanical especially diesel but knows gas as well. Also pretty handy with other inside mechanical.
Streamquest (Dan) yourself Dean(Dadstoy) and myself Tony(Isuzusweet)inside design and rebuilding, including subfloor replacement. Just keep me away from the electrical as I'm a Brit (Prince of Darkness).
Last but not least Mike (Mayco) Sales, main door hinge replacement and virgin sacrifices for keeping Airstream Gods at bay.

Seriously what a team.

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Old 12-21-2014, 12:15 PM   #1339
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There ya go! The Awesome Airstream Dream Team!


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Old 12-21-2014, 06:06 PM   #1340
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I'm in ....Steve(Keyair) in command of outside aesthetics, fixing ABS, powder coating and levellers.
Smartstream (Dan) and Brad (Bkahler) anything electrical and inside mechanical, A/C? and a lot more.
John(Shepherd57) for all things mechanical especially diesel but knows gas as well. Also pretty handy with other inside mechanical.
Streamquest (Dan) yourself Dean(Dadstoy) and myself Tony(Isuzusweet)inside design and rebuilding, including subfloor replacement. Just keep me away from the electrical as I'm a Brit (Prince of Darkness).
Last but not least Mike (Mayco) Sales, main door hinge replacement and virgin sacrifices for keeping Airstream Gods at bay.

Seriously what a team.

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I like to throw my name in the hat for Emotional support of folks facing the uphill battle, so you all can point at me and tell the customers, "oh that's not so bad, you should see what he bought/did!"
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:18 PM   #1341
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Im going to need some type of expense account for travel......virgins are getting harder to find around here, well, since I started work on the 310 that is.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:14 PM   #1342
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I like to throw my name in the hat for Emotional support of folks facing the uphill battle, so you all can point at me and tell the customers, "oh that's not so bad, you should see what he bought/did!"
Damn I knew I forgot someone Dave....Hows the complaints department and customer service. If the customer gets all up in your face about delivery delays, just send in Felicia as the heavy closer.

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Old 12-21-2014, 10:37 PM   #1343
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Dean

I'm in ....Steve(Keyair) in command of outside aesthetics, fixing ABS, powder coating and levellers.
Smartstream (Dan) and Brad (Bkahler) anything electrical and inside mechanical, A/C? and a lot more.
John(Shepherd57) for all things mechanical especially diesel but knows gas as well. Also pretty handy with other inside mechanical.
Streamquest (Dan) yourself Dean(Dadstoy) and myself Tony(Isuzusweet)inside design and rebuilding, including subfloor replacement. Just keep me away from the electrical as I'm a Brit (Prince of Darkness).
Last but not least Mike (Mayco) Sales, main door hinge replacement and virgin sacrifices for keeping Airstream Gods at bay.

Seriously what a team.

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Tony,

I'm not sure how I got included in the elite group that you've described. You must have me confused with someone who knows what he's doing. I read along, in awe of what you guys know, and try to learn a little along the way.
Most recent thanks goes out to Dean for the tutorial on furnace repair. I've got two not working on the newly acquired 370. But before I begin major surgery, I'm going to make certain that the propane tank is full; genius that I am!

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