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Old 08-15-2016, 02:07 PM   #1
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Red face Does Anyone FULL TIME or travel A LOT in their Classic MoHo?

Hello everyone... Christie of Spot the Scotts here.... thank you in advance for any advice you can offer.

Does anyone here travel FULL TIME or A LOT of MILES in their Classic Airstream MoHo?

We have a 1989 Airstream 345 and we are toying around with the idea of keeping our newer Montana fifth wheel stationary and creating a home base, while continuing to travel about 2-3 months at a time throughout the year in our 1989 Airstream 345 (which is a motorhome).

We would still travel 6+ months per year in it, and we tend to really log the miles and go longer distances.

Our big concern is whether this will be practical. We've already needed so many repairs in our first year with our fifth wheel (luckily all under warranty, and brand new so everyone can get parts and deal straight with the manufacturer).... things have gotten us stuck for days or weeks at a time while awaiting repairs and that's with something newer/easier. We are worried what if we need a repair and no one around the area we are stuck knows how to work on it and can't get parts for it? Can anyone offer guidance in this area? We also don't know a lot about classic Airstreams and whether they have parts readily available for older models (which my guess is not).

We have had it checked by a mechanic and everything engine-wise is great, but we haven't yet checked out and used all the RV systems. Worried if we will run into anything and of course everything changes when you're on the road a LOT....
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Old 08-15-2016, 04:51 PM   #2
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We have been coast to coast and back and then some with our 310. We stay off of the Interstate highways as much as possible and drive 55-60 mph, where the coach was designed to run. It's a Chevy truck at heart, so no matter where you are somebody will be able to work on it if needed. Good Sam roadside assistance is well worth the money, and if you end up needing a tow see if you can line up a good shop rather than letting the truck take you somewhere random. Yelp and other online reviews can be a big help here. We needed tows on our first and second road trips, but none since.

The knowledgeable people here and a set of tools will get you through a lot of the stuff that can go wrong inside the coach. And, even if everything in the coach quits working, you still have a comfortable aluminum tent.

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Old 08-15-2016, 05:11 PM   #3
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It takes a full day to check a motor home out throughly. Your year mandates that all plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems be either replaced or repaired. Plumbing fixtures, furnaces, air conditioning systems, lighting and such. Inverters/converters battery systems, storage compartments, awnings, etc. It took me 3 years to get my 325LE back in shape and I would take it to California tomorrow if I had to because I know it would make it with no problems. I expect to spend the next 3 winters on the 370LE that I just got and about $30,000.00 more dollars just on parts to get it in the same shape as the 325LE. I guess it just depends on what you want. I like everything to work the way it came from the factory including the door bell. Regards, Bob
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