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Old 03-11-2016, 09:26 PM   #99
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The back ones are still made and can be easily ordered later, it's the front ones that you want to get now before they're gone.

Are you thinking of coming to Pennwood? Just to let you know, if you're thinking your rig is not up to snuff, my exterior has yet to be done, and is a little ratty looking, so you won't be alone. Mine has "patina"

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Old 03-11-2016, 11:19 PM   #100
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The back ones are still made and can be easily ordered later, it's the front ones that you want to get now before they're gone.



Are you thinking of coming to Pennwood? Just to let you know, if you're thinking your rig is not up to snuff, my exterior has yet to be done, and is a little ratty looking, so you won't be alone. Mine has "patina"



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Thanks so much for mentioning it and including me. That means a lot. But being a total newbie, I have no idea what Pennwood is.

I just googled it and see that it's an Airstream park in Pennsylvania, but I assume you're possibly referring to a rally that takes place there at some point?

Is there a website or something with all of the info and dates for that event? I didn't see any mention of it on the Pennwood park website.

Thanks so much!
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Old 03-12-2016, 12:20 AM   #101
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Tony,
I just saw that in an earlier post I missed that you pointed me to the Get together thread.

I went back and read all of the past posts regarding the upcoming 2016 Pennwood gathering and guess what... I'm in!!! I'd love to join you guys!! It would be SO good for me to see everyone's classics and get some tips and hopefully even some parts. And best of all to meet you all in person.

Now I have a lot of work to do to get my 280 roadworthy between now and then. I'm installing the new windshields this week, buying all new tires soon, replacing the belts, etc., and tons more, but I really, really want to join you guys.

It will be a long drive from Minnesota, but as long as my baby doesn't breakdown, it will be so much fun.

Thanks again for mentioning it to me!

I'll post my info in the Get together thread right now.
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Old 03-12-2016, 12:56 AM   #102
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...And, yes, I have another set of front centramatic wheel balancers that were specifically made for us. Give me a shout if you want them.

Yes Peter, I want them!
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:51 AM   #103
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Thanks so much for mentioning it and including me. That means a lot. But being a total newbie, I have no idea what Pennwood is.

I just googled it and see that it's an Airstream park in Pennsylvania, but I assume you're possibly referring to a rally that takes place there at some point?

Is there a website or something with all of the info and dates for that event? I didn't see any mention of it on the Pennwood park website.

Thanks so much!
All of the info for the event is in this thread. Scroll to post 175 late last year and start reading. You should find most of the info there.

Hope you can make it!

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Old 03-12-2016, 11:10 PM   #104
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Thanks Brad.

Next question guys...

If I need to replace air conditioner unit on the roof of my '81 280, what model would you recommend?

Which is best for my AS and is there an affordable one? I keep shelling out so much money on every fix.

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Old 03-13-2016, 03:12 AM   #105
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Other makes of tires to consider are Toyo M120Z (made in Japan) and Hankook AH-11 (made in Korea).

Tony, I did some research on the Hankooks and those are the ones I want to buy. Great suggestion!

What size AH11 do I need for my 1981 280?

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Old 03-13-2016, 03:57 AM   #106
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:07 AM   #107
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Question. When I see RV people talk about their tires online, they usually list a series of numbers.

i.e. "275/70R/22.5"

What do each of these mean? And what am I missing from your number that you said?

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I would concentrate on getting all of the other things i.e. mechanical ,and pluming ,propane system, Before you think about the air conditioner you may be surprised it my work fine.

Don't forget the purchase price is just the entry fee, Have fun and enjoy the experience it is unique. And when you get the thumbs up on the highway and the conversations at fuel stops it will all be worth it
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Question. When I see RV people talk about their tires online, they usually list a series of numbers.

i.e. "275/70R/22.5"

What do each of these mean? And what am I missing from your number that you said?

Thanks so much.
There are two different naming conventions; some light trucks use a convention called the Light Truck Numeric (or Light Truck High Flotation) convention, which is basically height and diameter (so the 8r-19.5 means 8in high - 19.5in diameter). However most tires are now described by a system which is made up of, 'use' (so for our tires 'LT' for light truck), width, wall profile (percentage of width) and diameter with additional tags for load and speed rating. So your 275/70R/22.5 means 22.5in dia, 275mm wide, side wall 275/100*70mm....the complication with the newer system is it is a mix of various codes (some measured in SI/metric units, some not).....its a mess!
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I would concentrate on getting all of the other things i.e. mechanical ,and pluming ,propane system, Before you think about the air conditioner you may be surprised it my work fine.



Don't forget the purchase price is just the entry fee, Have fun and enjoy the experience it is unique. And when you get the thumbs up on the highway and the conversations at fuel stops it will all be worth it

Thanks for all of that.

I would totally agree, except that the current air conditioner attached to the roof is missing the rooftop plastic cover over it, and it's been stored inside until this week when I have to start storing it outside.

So my worry is, without a plastic cover on it, will rain come in? Also, I assume it's not good for the metal air conditioning parts to not be covered and exposed to rain, possible snow, etc.?
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There are two different naming conventions; some light trucks use a convention called the Light Truck Numeric (or Light Truck High Flotation) convention, which is basically height and diameter (so the 8r-19.5 means 8in high - 19.5in diameter). However most tires are now described by a system which is made up of, 'use' (so for our tires 'LT' for light truck), width, wall profile (percentage of width) and diameter with additional tags for load and speed rating. So your 275/70R/22.5 means 22.5in dia, 275mm wide, side wall 275/100*70mm....the complication with the newer system is it is a mix of various codes (some measured in SI/metric units, some not).....its a mess!

I see... I think. 😝

So when I call up a tire place that sells Hankooks, do I need to say anything more than that I need AH11 8r-19.5 ?

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