Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-14-2015, 06:33 PM   #141
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,009
On my windshield I have a bead of sealant that runs along the entire outside edge where the rubber gasket meets the body. It looks to me like it was factory original but Im not sure. Lately I have developed a small leak (drip) that looks like its coming from that seal at the top of the windshield. Ive resealed the spotlight and all the running lights so Im pretty confident those aren't in play. Got up and took a look and the sealant along the windshield gasket, on the top, had failed bad and was pulled away from the gasket along at least half of the way across the top.
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1439594618.296987.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	98.5 KB
ID:	245482

Got it all cleaned off, the best I could and taped off leaving about a 1/4" space for a new bead of sealant
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1439594729.294806.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	104.3 KB
ID:	245483

Did some research on what product is used for this application and apparently this 3M sealant is preferred by the folks in the industry
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1439594878.846993.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	101.4 KB
ID:	245484

Pretty sticky stuff but cleans up with mineral spirits or Goof Off. Laid a new bead in and pulled the tape. Turned out pretty good. Might have to go back with a razor and trim a spot or two.
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1439595065.424891.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	103.5 KB
ID:	245485


Finished product
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1439595152.644571.jpg
Views:	62
Size:	105.7 KB
ID:	245486

Hope this does it.


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________

__________________
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2015, 08:22 PM   #142
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-Airstreamer's Avatar

 
1997 30' Excella
1983 31' Airstream310
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,113
Images: 51
Mike, If you do the glass/rubber part, you may want to consider using Black vulkem, instead of any of the glass bedding/glazing compounds. Back in 2001 Sikkens had a product that lasted for over 10 years on my 79. After it was discontinued, the glass company recommended on new Sikkens product, called Sikkens "Move it", which is a bedding compound (used to set windshields). Both Brad and I had to find out that it failed after a year or so. I did some extensive testing and found that Black vulkem will stick best to Glass and rubber after both are cleaned with lacquer thinner. The only drawback is the coarseness of vulkem 116
You are probably good on the alu/rubber side, but keep on eye on it and let us know.
black vulkem | eBay
__________________

__________________
1983 310 Classic Motorhome
1997 30' Excella Trailer
AIR #13
PeterH-Airstreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2015, 08:31 PM   #143
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,009
Thanks Peter, I was wondering about that. Havent started on the glass to rubber so Ill follow your recommendation
__________________
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2015, 09:46 PM   #144
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-Airstreamer's Avatar

 
1997 30' Excella
1983 31' Airstream310
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,113
Images: 51
you could do a simple test and let us know:
Clean some glass with Lacquer thinner or rubbing alcohol and apply some of your 3M glazing compound. Let it sit overnight or how ever long it takes to cure and then try to pull it off. If it lets go with zero resistance, its not really suitable for the "caulking" type of application, only for bedding. The same test should be done with clean rubber.
__________________
1983 310 Classic Motorhome
1997 30' Excella Trailer
AIR #13
PeterH-Airstreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 02:35 PM   #145
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,009
We are planning a trip west to Fort Collins and Denver over the up coming Christmas holidays. Arrive in FOCO on Christmas eve and leave the Denver area a day or two after New Years. We will be staying down in and around town at both places. Average temps for that time of year out there are mid 40s for the high and around 20F for the lows. What do I need to do for my waste valves in order to keep them from freezing up. Or is it even feasible to use my holding tanks during those temperatures. Ive heard of heaters of some type, Im assuming a heat tape type thing. Also I was wondering if adding antifreeze to the tanks would do the trick.

If using my plumbing and holding tanks during those temps is just a "not so smart" idea, please feel free to tell me, please tell me. But surely people do some winter camping in our rigs, dont they?

We will have electric at both sites and full hookups at one of the sites.

What are your thoughts??

Thanks fellas,
Mike
__________________
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 03:43 PM   #146
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,278
Mike,

I lived in a small motorhome for about 2-1/2 years in Arkansas where the temperatures would get in the mid 20's for a month or so in the winter. All I ever did was keep the black water holding tank closed until I was ready to dump. For the grey water tank I also kept it closed until ready to dump. Never had a freezing problem. I did leave the heat on low in the coach while I was at work which kept the interior pipes from freezing.

All I can say is it worked for me

Brad
__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels, brake drums, windows & holding tanks left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 04:04 PM   #147
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,009
Good to hear that Brad. Weve never done a winter trip before. I know it will be milder than around here that time of year. I may be overly concerned about nothing. Just dont want to end up with a mess on my hands on the road, literally.
__________________
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 06:23 PM   #148
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,009
Does anyone have a drawing of the waste tank layout for a 310? My manual has a drawing for the rear bath model tanks but mine is the center bath.
__________________
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2015, 05:11 PM   #149
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,278
Some of the manuals here might help.

Brad
__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels, brake drums, windows & holding tanks left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2015, 05:23 PM   #150
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,009
Holy moly Brad, what a great resource. There are a few vehicle included in there Id LIKE to own. TR3 or 4
__________________
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2015, 07:22 PM   #151
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-Airstreamer's Avatar

 
1997 30' Excella
1983 31' Airstream310
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,113
Images: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by mayco View Post
Does anyone have a drawing of the waste tank layout for a 310? My manual has a drawing for the rear bath model tanks but mine is the center bath.
trying to attach a file, but I get an upload error. Seems like there has been an issue lately with attachments or is it just me? I can email it to you if you send me your address via PM
__________________
1983 310 Classic Motorhome
1997 30' Excella Trailer
AIR #13
PeterH-Airstreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2015, 08:26 AM   #152
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,278
Mike,

Most of those vehicles (and equipment) I either own or have owned at some point in time

As far as Triumphs go I currently own a TR4 and a TR6.

Brad
__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels, brake drums, windows & holding tanks left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2015, 08:32 AM   #153
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,009
I was kinda wondering if that wasnt the case.....how cool. Wish I had the space. My last classic, which was my daily driver, was a '59 chevy apache 1/2ton step side. 235 straight 6 single barrel. Loved loved loved that truck. Had to sell when we downsized homes. Hehehehehehe, but I replaced it with a 31 ft Airstream, somehow managed to find the space for that. Figure the math out on THAT one.
__________________
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 07:10 AM   #154
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,278
Back in the mid 70s I had a 59 Chevy Apache as well. I really liked that truck. I got it in a straight up swap for a 75 Fiat 850. I think I got the better of that deal

You can always find space for something if you really want it
__________________

__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels, brake drums, windows & holding tanks left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1982 turbo diesel 310 :: 2013 Airstream turbo diesel 310 mayco Airstream Registry Discussions 1 07-28-2015 12:58 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.