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Old 12-15-2015, 10:03 PM   #15
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Thanks! I've grown quite comfortable with my madnesses, and my friends have gotten used to them, that doesn't mean they understand. hehehe.

I'll put up some more photos, and on the "maiden voyage".

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Old 12-16-2015, 01:50 PM   #16
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Be sure to get the following:

1) An owner's manual.

2) A service manual.

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Old 12-16-2015, 01:51 PM   #17
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Second that motion on checking the pressure in the tag axle air bags. Looks like you are riding low in the photo.
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Old 12-16-2015, 03:20 PM   #18
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According to the 1984 Owners Manual, Cold inflation is 75 psi in front and 60 psi in rear. If the load is near the Gross Vehicle Weight rating or the Gross Axle Weight rating the rear tire pressure should be increased to 70 psi.
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Old 12-16-2015, 03:51 PM   #19
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That is a nice looking coach! Post some interior photos when you get a chance!
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:05 PM   #20
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Congratulations on your 345. She looks amazing! Had my tires at 100 and rode too hard. Brought them down to 75-80 and was a smoother ride!
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:22 PM   #21
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Pressure

I've had my 345 for about a year the trips I've taken I'vee filled the tires to 90
YA it rides like a truck, but then it is a truck
My front bags (I replaced the leaky originals) I run at 50
And DO make sure the rear air suspension works my tag axel is a bit messed up because I beleieve the PO rode with it low or not at all😡
I will say if you don't like attention this is NOT the vehicle to own😆
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:26 PM   #22
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A couple more photos

Here are a couple more photos. Thanks for the info on pressures. Another question: do the rear airbags get automatically inflated via the compressor? I am presuming they do.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:57 PM   #23
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Another question: do the rear airbags get automatically inflated via the compressor? I am presuming they do.
Yes, the compressor is in the bedroom under the streetside cabinet.
You should have an air pressure gauge on the dash to tell you if its working...

Very VERY nice looking coach, and well kept, you should be proud!
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:07 PM   #24
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Number 1 tip for owning an Airstream Classic motorhome.....Never presume or assume anything with your rig.

Always check air pressures, bags and tires. Nasty surprises, and I do mean really nasty surprises come to people that presume and assume that because the outer dually tire has air, the inner one has air too. The damage caused by a deflated or blown tire due to overheating is epic and very expensive.

Yes, rear bags are filled by your compressor, HOWEVER, don't assume that your compressor is working. A friends 325 has the compressor is at the very back under the bed and it can't be heard running while underway over the clatter of his diesel. A pressure gauge mounted by the dash tells you that you have air at a glance at anytime. It could also warn you of an impending failure of your compressor.

As Steve said in his post; beautiful coach.

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Old 12-17-2015, 09:14 PM   #25
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That's right, I recall it from the test drive now and it was working.
Thanks for the compliments, we're very excited about it, with a healthy dose of reality that this is now a 28 year old vehicle. It has been well-maintained, so I'm crossing my fingers for a relatively uneventful initiation.
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:16 PM   #26
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Agreed on the assumptions! As I think of the things that need to be attended to I'm asking about the things I am not sure of. I appreciate the feedback so far.
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Nice looking 345. The lighter gray makes for a nice soft contrast with the aluminum. Get ready for some attention and thumbs up. I just went to gas station and had 2 guys come up to me wanting to know what year the 310 was. You would think that by now everyone knows about these driveable Airstreams...There must be more people on this planet than I thought
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Nice looking 345. The lighter gray makes for a nice soft contrast with the aluminum. Get ready for some attention and thumbs up. I just went to gas station and had 2 guys come up to me wanting to know what year the 310 was. You would think that by now everyone knows about these driveable Airstreams...There must be more people on this planet than I thought
Hehehe - I have a 1961 Land Rover Series II, everyone wants to know what kind of Jeep it is.
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