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Old 01-24-2016, 06:06 PM   #29
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You may want to check the roof air before moving. On mine bolts through the inside grill is all that holds the unit on. Without the inside grill mounted the rooftop unit is just sitting there and will slide right off.
Yep, that air conditioner is just sitting on the roof with nothing holding it in place. As soon as you hit a good headwind it will be gone.

I hate to say this but it's probably a good thing you didn't get the coach running as you could have had a mess on your hands.

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Old 01-24-2016, 06:17 PM   #30
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Yep, that air conditioner is just sitting on the roof with nothing holding it in place. As soon as you hit a good headwind it will be gone.



I hate to say this but it's probably a good thing you didn't get the coach running as you could have had a mess on your hands.



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Wow, good points guys! I had no idea! Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2016, 06:24 PM   #31
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You may want to check the roof air before moving. On mine bolts through the inside grill is all that holds the unit on. Without the inside grill mounted the rooftop unit is just sitting there and will slide right off.

Is this the thing the roof air conditioner bolts to? It's just laying on the bed:

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Old 01-24-2016, 07:11 PM   #32
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Is this the thing the roof air conditioner bolts to? It's just laying on the bed:

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That does not hold the roof AC on, just a diverter for air flow.

The bolts that hold roof on/down are long and can only be seen after that is off.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:13 AM   #33
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Looks like $6,000 worth of broken glass- hard to replace glass-
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:21 AM   #34
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Looks like $6,000 worth of broken glass- hard to replace glass-

Which is 3 times what I payed for the whole motorhome!
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:28 AM   #35
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That does not hold the roof AC on, just a diverter for air flow.

The bolts that hold roof on/down are long and can only be seen after that is off.
To expand on what klattu said, there is a sheet metal plate that is placed against the ceiling that the long bolts pass through. The plate should have the controls mounted on it. It should look something like this:
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Keep in mind when installing and tightening the long bolts they only get torqued to something like 5 foot lbs. My suggestion is find the plate and install it for the trip home and then once home you can verify the air conditioner works then buy a new roof gasket and install appropriately with the proper torque.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:36 AM   #36
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its too bad about those windshields. MIght be tough to find them but in the meantime you have lots to work on. Knowing that this will be a labor of love you seem to have the right attitude.
When I got my Classic 280 in 2001, I had searched every limited web resource I could for one.
It took a flight from Atlanta to Dayton, Ohio and a crazy winter time drive home alone to bring it South.
I truly have enjoyed fixing up these old Airstreams through the years, and have my 4th now. Its an addiction that has only one cure, getting them usable and enjoyable and then doing just that.
Will look forward to your progress. You will have this forum as a great tool to access and plenty of willing assistance.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:46 AM   #37
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Which is 3 times what I payed for the whole motorhome!
If it runs and drives then you got a deal
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That being said, it sure appears that it could hit the road with new windows.


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You may want to reach out to Jerry Stritecky who lists as runamuck12 on eBay (he is currently parting out a 310. A few folks have got windows from him recently and I have just done a deal on the three rear windows (two panos and center) as spares for our Argosy.

The front screens are still available new (I got some last Summer) from Airstream, who get them from Coach Glass, and Airstream Supply company have the side cockpit windows (driver and passenger side), and all the other glass sliders (which come driver or passenger side, and in 30" or 24" height) (Airstream Classic Motorhome parts). They are advertising a 30% off sale until the end of the month for anything they have in stock.

Basically you are looking at $750 a screen then approx $900 per slider (about $450 for the fixed part and the same for the sliding part) from Airstream supply - front screen gasket is of the order of $300.
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Thanks so much for mentioning all of that martin. I've been actually looking at that exact 30% off sale. It's perfect timing for me and would make a big difference.
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There is one of these for sale in Wellston Michigan.
No broken glass.
I've seen it by the side of the road between Manistee and Cadillac.
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There is one of these for sale in Wellston Michigan.

No broken glass.

I've seen it by the side of the road between Manistee and Cadillac.

Wish I were nearby it.
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