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Old 05-15-2017, 08:13 AM   #127
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1991 or 92, 93 Service Manual

Hi all,

Does anyone have an electronic copy of the 1991 or 92, 93 Service Manual. I've got the Airstream owners manual, chassis, chevy service guides, but would like the Aistream service guide if available. Please PM me if you can help.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:48 PM   #128
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Good stuff over on the Barth forums

http://truckroadservice.com/barth_at...81_GM_P-30.pdf

http://truckroadservice.com/barth_at...vice_part1.pdf
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:57 PM   #129
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Never noticed the Paint code Spreadsheet before at:
http://www.airstream.com/service/document-archive/
check it out:
https://www.airstream.com/wp-content...c78db5c5de.pdf

Also has 1990 Service manual, BoomSound
https://www.airstream.com/wp-content...9bb3cbe6fc.pdf
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:01 PM   #130
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I am attempting to put together a Word/PDF printable Motorhome inspection guide....

This will be based on my experience of buying, owning and inspecting them.

I have been playing with many formats from simple to complex.... and simple just doesn't cut it, so its maybe deep, and large to cover so much!

Here is what I did so far, and its just the start of the guide covering pre-inspection contact, and exterior visual....
Post or PM me with thoughts, comments, and ideas!
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:02 PM   #131
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Buying a Classic Airstream Motorhome!

This Guide, and checklist is intended to break down the process of inspecting a 1980 through 1990’s through 90’s Airstream Classic Motorhome.

It is intended as a general guide for potential Buyers and 3rd party inspectors. How to spot the good and bad, on an Airstream Classic Motorhome.
I/We take no responsibility for accuracy, errors or omissions from this guide. The ultimate responsibility lies with the buyer, and we suggest a professional Vehicle Inspector, RV Expert or Mechanic.

It is mainly focused on the Chevy P30 based 20’ though 36’ versions, although some of the process could be used on earlier Argosy models, the Gillig based 370, and also some of the Pusher Chassis, and later Aluminum bodied Land Yacht models.

There are 3 sections, to this guide;
1/ Visual Inspection Process of Interior and Exterior, and repair costs.
2/ Visual Inspection of Mechanical/Electrical/House systems, and repair costs.
3/ Road test, system function tests, and repair costs.

I use the $ sign for a approximate reference point on price in 2017.
Please note that this is for parts only, but where I have an idea of fitting costs I have added that as a approximate guide.

$ is up to $100
$$ is up to $200
$$$ is up to $300
And so on.

$k is up to $1000.
$$k is up to $2000
$$$k is up to $3000
Plus + is more than.
Minus - Is less than, or up to.

Make sense?

I am going to assume before looking you read the “Sticky” Post at the top of the Classic Motorhome Tread, which gives a brief overview?

I suggest you print out this checklist, put it on a clip board, and note down, or tick each section as you go:
Things to take:
Notepad, Camera with enough memory and batteries, DMM, 120v plug circuit tester, Step ladder, Movers Blanket to lay on, and one of the best is another pair of eyes.

Before you go to look, ask these questions, and get the answers.

Title, and Ownership.
Does the seller have title, and is the title in their name, and free and clear?
Is there a lien, or any impediment to sell?
NEVER buy sight unseen online. If the price is too good to be true, it normally is a scam.

How long have they owned it?
Mileage when they bought it and now?
Who did they buy if from, and do they know the history?
Do they have service history, receipts, or notes on work done, and when?
When did they last use it?
Where, and how is the Motorhome stored usually?
Any known issues, or damage?
What works, and what does not?
Why are they selling it?
Confirm the asking price?
Are there other parties coming to look, and when?
I like to ask what their timing is, and what the bottom line is!



Exterior Checks.
I would divide the Motorhome into 9 parts mentally:
1/ Front.
2/ RH Front Quarter.
3/ RH Bodyside.
4/ Entrance Door.
5/ RH Rear Quarter.
6/ Rear.
7/ LH Rear Quarter.
8/ LH Bodyside,
9/ LH Front Quarter.

Walk the whole exterior slowly at ground level, clockwise is my choice.
Visually scan the visual bodywork from the lower edge, to above the window line.
When I say “Note”, I mean write down, and or photograph each section. You would be wise to know, or have a record of this for later.

Note:
Panel damage, or repairs such as Dents, Corrosion, missing rivets, unusual Rivets, or patches.
Panel paint condition, or hidden damage.
Damaged, missing or loose Body side Moldings, mid and lower.
Wrap damage or deterioration (plastic parts between bumper and bodywork)
Wrap Paint condition.
Windows, and Doors or compartment door condition, fit and finish.
Glass Condition. Look for cracks or fogging of the windshields, windows, and condition of seals, and tap to be sure its glass, not Lexan!
Condition of Headlights, Tail lights, side markers, and reflectors.

Roof.
Get on a step ladder and look at the roof, one section at a time, as above from both sides.
Note:
Hail, dents, or other damage.
Condition of AC units and covers.
Leaks, or stains from AC units running down shell.
Condition of vent covers.
Sealant around apertures, fans, and vents.
Condition of Running lights, Spot lamp, and Rear view camera, and mountings.

General Compartment check.
Unlock and pull out each storage compartment.
Do they lock, and are keys present?
Check for smooth opening.
Check floors for leaks, rust, and holes.

Battery Compartment.
Should be minimum of 3x batteries. 1 Chassis Battery, and 2 House batteries (DeepCycle/Marine).
Check for rust in the floor.
Check battery condition visually and with DMM. 12.6V minimum.
Check for Battery Isolators.

Genset Compartment.
Note model, and size. OEM was Kohler, and Onan
Up to 31’ normally 4000/5000w.
32.5 up is normally 6000/7000w.
Note Hour meter reading.
Check for oil leaks, gas leaks or smell, and bad wiring.
Functional tests later.

Wheels and Tires:
Note each wheel type and condition.
Steels with SS covers were Standard, and Alcoa Style alloy are an Upgrade.
Drive axle inner wheel maybe steel regardless of outers.
Note each tire for the following Size, condition, and DOT date stamp.
Look thru wheel if possible and note condition of brake rotor/caliper.
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:09 AM   #132
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Sent you some minor comments, looks like a great start, this will be very useful for me!

I use word extensively on a daily basis, including all those features normal people don't touch or know exist, so if you want to turn this into a legit small book I'd be more than happy to format it up real purdy and export as a pdf as well
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:36 AM   #133
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I have a prelim draft of the Inspection Guide done....
Anything I missed or need to add???
Attached Files
File Type: docx AIRSTREAM Checklist 1.docx (28.0 KB, 18 views)
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:24 PM   #134
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Steve said some people might be having trouble opening that, so here's the exact same thing as a pdf
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