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Old 02-25-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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proud new owner of a 1983 Airstream 310

I have just purchased a great oldie, it has 65k miles on it and 10k on a rebuild, runs great. Need to have some things checked out, maybe replace some older units, ie. fridge, a/c, etc. Any manuals out there for this one?

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Old 02-26-2008, 06:51 AM   #2
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:13 AM   #3
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:10 AM   #4
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thanks, how do i get the Numbers for the Airstream club

This is my second airstream... my first was a 1967 27' landyacht, it was lost in an accident on the I 10 east of LA, a sad day indeed. I used to pull that with a 1968 International Harvester (pre suburban!) What a site we were, best adventures were music festivals in northern cal.

Is the product I saw on ebay to shine the skin a good one? The guy was selling an older airstream he had polished with it.

Any good repair facilities in northern cal?

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Old 02-26-2008, 10:09 AM   #5
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Welcome, always nice to have new members especially with a classic motorhome. While I'm saying hi, here's a link to a forum rally in northern California in August: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288...0-a-39620.html

Here's the information re manuals:

Helen Davis, Secretarial Services, PO Box 484, Sidney, OH 45365; (937) 492-8885. Copies of owner's manuals and service manuals available for models going back to mid-1960s.

I use Hutchins Auto Repair, 3104 Bechelli Lane, Redding For chassis work. They seem to do a reasonable job. For suspension work I highly recommend Henderson Line-up in Grants Pass, they are the manufacturer of the Super Steer line of after market products for the P30 Chassis. They are a long way away and not cheap but I think they are worth it. If that is too far for you there is a shop in Redding that they send people to. I don't recall the name but if you call Henderson they should be able give you a referral.

Within the parlance of the forum, our 310's are Classic Motorhomes. You will find a lot of information on them if you search in that forum.

My 310 was painted by a PO so I have never considered polishing but i have read here that there can be complications with the end caps or something, depending on the year.

Again,

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Scott, you should know that the skin isn't aluminum - it's a metallic sandwich with copper in the middle of two very thin aluminum sheets. Polishing will easily and quickly expose the copper, and you'll have a lovely pink moho - - until it turns green.
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I have just purchased a great oldie, it has 65k miles on it and 10k on a rebuild, runs great. Need to have some things checked out, maybe replace some older units, ie. fridge, a/c, etc. Any manuals out there for this one? Thanks Scott
Very cool! PHOTOS!! Let's see that baby!
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:03 PM   #9
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:32 AM   #10
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:12 AM   #11
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Snap! I hope you get as much fun as I have had. As they say, the purchase is the down payment!!!

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