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Old 12-14-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
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My '87 325 project

So at the advice of Peter, I'm starting a thread in the trials and tribulations of my coach. Probably a good idea, since I tend to be horrible at remembering things, so this way I'll have a record of stuff I've done. I'm fantasizing about gutting and redoing the interior primarily to update the electrical systems and make the interior space more useful. We'll see what comes next.....


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Old 12-14-2015, 04:27 PM   #2
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Bill, having your own thread does indeed help in remembering things! I've gone back over my thread from time to time and "discovered" that I had done things that I thought I still needed to do or realized that I had done things I had totally forgotten about

Looking forward to pictures about your upgrades and repairs.

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Old 12-14-2015, 05:45 PM   #3
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Now I must admit we do have some weird locations up here in the GWN, like Moose Factory, Ontario, or Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump, Alberta, just to name a couple; but yours is a good one, Dripping Springs , Texas.

Goodluck with the 325
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:04 PM   #4
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Awesome, Bill, now we can stalk you.
Bill, as well as Ben with his Argosy, is very hands on and knows a lot about his rig. One thing that really amazed me that he already has put 25k miles on his 325. I remember it being for sale just the other day (couple of years ) close to my house.
Imagine all the stories we already have missed.
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:24 PM   #5
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Aloha Bill, glad that you are thinking of posting more about your coach and the projects you are taking on. This will most likely benefit all of us here trying to keep our classics healthy and on the road. And is a much better way for you to get input than the search function here.

There are some very accomplished mechanics here, often able to offer good guidance and sources for hard to find parts.

I'm interested in hearing more about you travel adventures too

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Old 12-14-2015, 10:35 PM   #6
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So the list to date of mods/fixes that I can remember doing is:
Air compressor relay
Front air bags
Re working/painting of the toilet room (about to change again after seeing Chris's 350)
Changed carpet
Polishing wheels and 1st pass of the body
Replacement of univolt with boondocker after minor fire
Re-working of windshield wipers and sprayer to accept standard blades
Standard to led light changeout
Air pump & carbon canister removal
Ignition system replacement
Attempted 134 conversion of dash AC (not yet successful, but not enough effort)
Bathroom vent fan replacements
King antenna install
Replacement of front AC with heat pump
Shelves in wardrobe
Painting shower pan (nice clean white promptly stained with tar from the beach)
Rebuilding front sliding Windows
Replacement of doghouse gaskets
Changing selector switch (AC/blender/microwave) to breaker panel
Additional breaker for front AC (to run both simultaneously)
Rebuild of HWH leveling jack
Water pressure regulator replacement
And most important to date: the acquisition of a plastic blender bottle to use with the nutone!
Next up is the bathroom wall mod to enlarge the usable space. I'll post pics as I go.....


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Old 12-15-2015, 11:27 AM   #7
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Oh COOL! I'm going to be watching this thread! We have a 1988 325 AS Motorhome. And I know where Dripping Springs is, my boyfriend is from San Antonio.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:54 PM   #9
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I'm curious about the double sets of furnace outlets by the entrance door.
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