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Old 12-10-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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Question Isn't That Just A-DOORBELL / IN SEARCH OF THE ANEMIC "TINK"

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A lazy question from the recliner, beside the woodstove, on a wintry night.

The DOORBELL on my recently aquired '84 Excella 270 makes an anemic "tink" which leads me to speculate that it's not getting enough juice or that the spring is shot or clapper is misaligned.

The question: WHERE IS THE DARNED DOORBELL RINGER UNIT [I KNOW where the button is, duh!] to be found?

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Old 12-10-2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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Its under the couch in the 345
Not sure on the 270....
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:06 PM   #3
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The anemic tink is what my 81 Excella makes. Pathetic at best and the dog won't even bark.
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:00 PM   #4
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It is under the couch and on the sidewall on my 84 310. if you have the two storage doors on the outside it is mounted between them and is easier to access from the outside than inside, good luck
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:26 AM   #5
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I'm surprised no one has suggested this...Have an assistant push the doorbell button, and follow the "tink". I know, it's too easy...
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:24 AM   #6
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I'm surprised no one has suggested this...Have an assistant push the doorbell button, and follow the "tink". I know, it's too easy...
So, you dare FLAUNT the Law of Lazy! You mean I have to go out there to the cold MoHo and actually DO something? Thank you Captain Obvious!

Really, of course this IS the answer.

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Old 12-18-2007, 09:35 AM   #7
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"Tink" is all any of the OEM doorbells did ... if they worked at all. We've had two - - one of each kind. Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:18 AM   #8
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What's wrong with knocking on the door like the rest of us miserable souls do?
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:27 AM   #9
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What's wrong with knocking on the door like the rest of us miserable souls do?
My sentiments exactly
A "tink" is way more than I get out of my Globetrotter...
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:45 PM   #10
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John - You'll need to remove the streetside couch to access the doorbell. If you take a look on each side of the couch you'll see that there are two screws holding each side down. Quickest way to get these off is by placing a socket with an extension on your cordless drill. You'll probably need two people to move the couch out of the way. Once the top section of the couch is out of the way you'll be able to see behind the water tank. If my memory is correct the doorbell sits right behind the water tank alongside the interior wall of the coach - fairly close to the rear of the captains chair. Once you get in there you'll notice that Airstream simply rigged a home doorbell to run off of 12V. Joe
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:16 AM   #11
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To avoid a new thread, and not really intending to hijack this one, has anyone added a doorbell to a non-doorbell unit? More importantly, what does the outdoor switch look like?
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:53 AM   #12
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I didn't remove the couch, just propped it up! Lift up at the front edge, try and pull the backrest forward at the same time, or get the Miss's to do it; and prop up.

What I am surprised at is the wasted space under the false floor where the bin trays are (couch and under the bed) I plan to replace these drawers/bin trays with a "propper" drawer on runners, and at the full depth.
Any one done that?

By the way - the door bell push is a small round button type next to the entry assist handle on the door jam - hope this helps
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:06 AM   #13
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To avoid a new thread, and not really intending to hijack this one, has anyone added a doorbell to a non-doorbell unit? More importantly, what does the outdoor switch look like?
I saw a new Classic 31 with a factory doorbell, in fact, several new coaches I saw had them. What I am pointing out is, you can get new ones from Airstream.
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