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Old 06-30-2016, 07:31 PM   #43
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:12 PM   #44
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I have recently cleaned all the sticky film of my interior panels, I used a product called Purple Power, I bought it at O'Riellys for less than ten bucks. Very pleased with the results.
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I have recently cleaned all the sticky film of my interior panels, I used a product called Purple Power, I bought it at O'Riellys for less than ten bucks. Very pleased with the results.
Greg, I just had to try the purple power and yes it does work rather well. Even better if you spray it on and let it sit for a minute or so. I used a wet rag and wiped it after i cleaned it and had to wait for it to dry to see that it took all the stickiness away. Thanks for the tip!
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I'm gonna try the Purple Power tomorrow, thanks. I have a very sticky ceiling.
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:43 PM   #47
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So we took the 345 out for a "test camp" tonight and tomorrow. The sites at the state park only have electricity. So the new water pump is coming in handy. So far so good! We have been here for about 1 hour and already have 3 people that want a tour of her.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-05-2016, 09:03 PM   #49
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Follow-up on the airsprings, for those who may be interested.

The right front was leaking down in less than a minute and the leaks were where the spring and the airbag touched. I cut the old airbag out with a pocket knife after trying a small saw. The method that worked best for me was to cut around the coil as much as I could reach, then do the same the next space up. Get ahold of the strip and pull. The upper portion twisted and allowed me to continue to cut around the coil, pull to expose more uncut airbag, and cut some more. Soon I had the top of the airbag into a small disk that came out from between the coils easy enough. Then I worked on getting the bottom of the airbag out. It took a little more effort but went well enough. Then getting the bottom disk out took a prybar to get the air connector out.

Installing the new - the folding method shown in the instructions worked better than the spiral fold for me. The ridge at the half way point was tough to get through the hole, then the bottom was a little tough too. Rocking back and forth seemed to work. I removed the ole airline and installed the new and had a good airtight airspring.

Then I went to the left side - which had a 2 hour leakdown. In 10 years of ownership I never noticed that the left side had been replaced with an AirLift. Aired up it leaked at the connector between the airline and the airspring. I removed the old line and installed the new one from my kit and it held air. One thing I noticed is the old AirLift bag kind of rattles around inside the spring when it is defalated while the new AirLift bag I installed is pretty tight. I do not think they are the same model. But I hate to cut up a good airspring.

Pictures: Later. Having issues with dropbox tonight.

We had the motorhome out last weekend and both front airbags still had 55lb of pressure Monday afternoon before our return trip - I think I had 60 in each when we left home Friday morning.

Thanks again for the part number.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:40 PM   #50
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Pictures as promissed.

Newly installed AirLidt air spring:


And the routing of the airline:


My routing is a bit cleaner than the original, and much tighter to the underside of the chassis. I had always been a little worried that I'd snag something with the old lines hanging down so low.
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Rmuller, Nice looking rig. I too got my 345 from Michigan only it is an 86. Good luck with the upcoming projects. Like everyone else said, take your time, think about things, and do them in the general order described. You missed the Classic Motorhome Get Together we had in May but I'm sure we will see you next spring. You can get a wealth of ideas for projects like I and everyone else did by looking at each other's rig. I am from the Alliance area and if you ever need a hand or free advice (for what it's worth), don't hesitate to ask.

Where did you camp? It looks like Geneva State Park.

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Yes, It was Geneva state park. We really liked it there, I just wish there were more than 3 sites with full hook ups. There was quite a long line at the dump station. 100 sites 1 dump station. We just went up to Flying J instead of waiting.
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I cleaned the coils in the Coleman A/C units look what I found inside! They work real nice now. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-10-2016, 07:32 AM   #54
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Good job on the AC units, a lot of guys don't realize that they need maintenance as well, really just a good garden hose cleaning of the top unit will do it then an air blow gun will finish it up. Regards, Bob
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Bird nests, I assume?


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