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Old 03-13-2018, 06:10 AM   #15
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Hey Magnet18! Your 310 looks really nice. Can you do me a favor? Can you take me a picture of the space around the bed? Can you walk around it or is it not on floor level?

Thanks alot!
Yea, it's just flat and you can walk around it, don't have a picture of it on me right now other than the one I posted
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:43 PM   #16
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Hey Magnet18! Your 310 looks really nice. Can you do me a favor? Can you take me a picture of the space around the bed? Can you walk around it or is it not on floor level?

Thanks alot!


Magnets 310 bed area looks similar to mine in my 345. Iíll see if I canít locate brochures on Airstream.com to see if similar.

What were you looking for concerning bed layout!

Magnet, nice purchase!

Good Luck, Derek
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:30 PM   #17
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I have a extra 80 Gallon fuel tank from a 34.5
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:26 PM   #18
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I have a extra 80 Gallon fuel tank from a 34.5
I remembered you saying that, it crossed my mind, I was probably gonna hit you up eventually. My only worry is would it fit?
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:46 PM   #19
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I got an airstream!


•I need to find out why there is water in the water pump area. Darn winter. Shoulda totally winterized the lines in a Walmart parking lot in Atlanta. I think it's just one of the low point drains froze. Oh well.

•Airbag switch currently located in the battery compartment, should relocate to dash

•Door is annoying to shut, but it was worked over at the mothership, so it seals well.

•If possible, I would like to upgrade from 40 gallon to a larger tank or add an aux tank. Filling up every 150-200 miles will get old. Yes, I technically have 280 mile range, but I don't like getting below a quarter.
There could be water in the pump area due to the way the water inlet hose is fastened to the water tank. The inlet hose is on the outside of the water tank inlet pipe, instead of the inside of the water tank inlet pipe; so here's what happens if you fill your tank; the water runs down the inlet hose and if there is a poor connection to the inlet pipe of the tank, it will leak out, (at least that what happened to mine). I did try to better fasten the inlet hose with limited luck.
The way to make sure that water gets into the tank and not around it is to cut a hose end off and thread the hose directly into the tank, and then fill it. I have two sections of hose, one with a funnel if the potable water fill hose is too big to thread in, and one with a hose end that I can attach to my garden hose.

Your airbags should be automatic......do you mean your air compressor switch?

Your front door hinges could very well be pooched. I have done mine, not an easy job; just make sure you make a backer plate behind the hinges with tapped holes for the hinge screws, so you never have to remove the interior again. Also remember that the hinge with U for upper hinge is actually the lower hinge and L for lower hinge is actually the top hinge.

280 miles eh! Wow, thank God I bought a diesel.

If you want to see a subfloor horror show about the pump area:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...me-106269.html

Post 40 is about the hinges:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...s-97332-3.html

Cheers
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:05 PM   #20
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more stuff.
original exhaust fan
exhaust
intake
carb
original kitchen sink
box o stuff, original dump cover?
windshield wiper motors
blinds
random sink
original AC knobs?
original Vacuum!!! Everything there, works, yours if you want it.
original radio, matches the cassette posted earlier


All this stuff needs to go, would be willing to bring stuff to the Michigan meetup if it works out
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:07 PM   #21
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:25 PM   #22
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Magnet18,
I was wondering if you took the vacuum system out of your 310. I am trying to figure out how it works in my 310, can't find a switch so I was wondering if the hose activates the vacuum when the hose is plugged into the fitting on the wall. Anyone can chime in on this if you have any clue on how it operates. Thanks Jim
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There could be water in the pump area due to the way the water inlet hose is fastened to the water tank. The inlet hose is on the outside of the water tank inlet pipe, instead of the inside of the water tank inlet pipe; so here's what happens if you fill your tank; the water runs down the inlet hose and if there is a poor connection to the inlet pipe of the tank, it will leak out, (at least that what happened to mine). I did try to better fasten the inlet hose with limited luck.
The way to make sure that water gets into the tank and not around it is to cut a hose end off and thread the hose directly into the tank, and then fill it. I have two sections of hose, one with a funnel if the potable water fill hose is too big to thread in, and one with a hose end that I can attach to my garden hose.
That could be and probably is also something to look at, but not this time. We're talking about a week after it was last filled I noticed this. I saw drips coming from at least the low point drain on the high pressure side... I forget if it was hot or cold. Upside, didn't make a huge mess, and the wood under there is still solid.

I do have a long piece of hose and an adapter so I can feed it all the way into the tank and bypass that span between the outside and the tank
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Your airbags should be automatic......do you mean your air compressor switch?
Yea, that is indeed what I meant. I guess it runs more than just the bags. Has a swell little adapter coming off it for filling tires and stuff too.
One of the wires burned out because airstream used wires too small to carry the load of the pump, need to reroute with thicker wire, or add a relay.
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Your front door hinges could very well be pooched. I have done mine, not an easy job; just make sure you make a backer plate behind the hinges with tapped holes for the hinge screws, so you never have to remove the interior again. Also remember that the hinge with U for upper hinge is actually the lower hinge and L for lower hinge is actually the top hinge.
I think the hinges are OK, thankfully. I will take a close look. What I notice the striker plate wiggles and is loose, therefore when you try to close the door it moves all the way back (towards inside). A firm push from outside closes it just fine, inside you just can't get it that last little bit. And the plate on the door that has the handle has a crack from years of trying. The adjustment screws are stripped of course. Tig weld? Epoxy? We'll see. The right thing to do it probably get at that area so I can put in a new doorbell switch (the current one works intermittent), and fix the opened/closed sensor for the deadbolt. but that looks like a pain.

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280 miles eh! Wow, thank God I bought a diesel.
Yea, we filled up about every 150, needle hits 1/16th at 180. I got good at maneuvering though, trial by fire. Most places don't have nice easy pull throughs for gas, had to hit at least 3 regular pump islands. I lived, no backing up needed. There's plenty of room up under there for aux tanks, I'll make an upgrade of some sort, would like 500 miles, so I can hop between easy-access flying-j's!

Diesel would have been nice, but oh well, can't have everything. On the upside, I have enough horsepower to blow down the interstate at 80 with the tanks full and the jeep in tow, engine barely breaking a sweat!

This engine was at least a $12,000 install job by the invoices I found, under warranty for 2.5 more years I think, it's not going anywhere soon. I'll swap in a diesel if it gives out after another 150,000 miles. Only 144,000 to go!

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If you want to see a subfloor horror show about the pump area:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...me-106269.html

Post 40 is about the hinges:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...s-97332-3.html

Cheers
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Thanks for the posts, always good to know what lurks behind the riveted walls!

I was careful to check the problem areas on this one, fortunately my sub-floor is in good shape I think... Good enough, anyway. Definitely ain't going through that anytime soon. Maybe when my foot goes through the floor.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:53 PM   #24
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Magnet18,
I was wondering if you took the vacuum system out of your 310. I am trying to figure out how it works in my 310, can't find a switch so I was wondering if the hose activates the vacuum when the hose is plugged into the fitting on the wall. Anyone can chime in on this if you have any clue on how it operates. Thanks Jim
I didn't take it out, but yes, when the hose is stuck in it switches the motor on.

I have the original manual to my vacuum unit as well. Not on me, but next time I'm at the airstream I can take pictures.
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Lastly for tonight, I had been digging around every now and then trying to find the first picture I ever saw of one of these motorhomes (thus alerting me to their existence)

I finally found it today, congratulations Mayco, yours was the picture that sparked the fire. Right here on this thread http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...er-171428.html


(don't know why it took me weeks to find it, I posted in it!)
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:27 PM   #26
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Hehehehe, yaaaaaaa that's a good spot right there. Lyons Colorado, small little town with the campground right on the St Vrain river. Beautiful!
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Magnet18,
I was wondering if you took the vacuum system out of your 310. I am trying to figure out how it works in my 310, can't find a switch so I was wondering if the hose activates the vacuum when the hose is plugged into the fitting on the wall. Anyone can chime in on this if you have any clue on how it operates. Thanks Jim
Cole, on my '82 the switch is just above the wall plate where you insert the hose. Next to the bathroom door.
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:09 PM   #28
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Yep, Mike and Lynn's travels and adventures are an inspiration for sure.
Not with out challenges but many more smiles had.

Nice looking coach you found, nice first trip too, congrats.
Great touring machines!

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