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Old 10-03-2015, 03:25 PM   #197
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That looks like the "light pipe" fiber optic which connects to a street side "box" and allows you to see if the rear lights are working. Only really useful at dusk or at night.

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I agree with Dennis. My Moms Cadillac has similar. The "fibre optics" carried the light up to a spot on the rear window shelf. The light would emit toward the rearview mirror as a method to know the lights were working. Especially helpful for running and brake lights.

On IBM 3420 tape drives we used similar to track tape operations. This separated the heat source (heat element) from the sensors.

Perhaps the hydraulic system used similar.
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Old 10-03-2015, 05:51 PM   #198
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Not a fibre optic line, the sensor is connected to a wire
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:40 AM   #199
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Hello Peter,
what a nice trailer, what a nice Condition!!!
You really catched a "bargain"!
I wish often, to have some more Airstreamfriends arround me here!
In Germany, Airstreams are soooo rare to see, if you see one, it is often one of these ridiculous "Europa-Models", with poor italian furniture, small and tiny inside!
Incredible expensive!!!!
The people, who can afford to buy these, use it as one of their "lifestyle-toys", as Porsche's or Motorboats.
For sure, Mobile living is NOT their target!
We don't have this wonderfull RV culture here, you have in Amerika!
In Germany "Motorcaravaner" (RV'ers) often are people you would not like to meet....!
Sitting in their tiny, ugly boxystyle Class B and play "Landlord"!
I saw many of them in France, they brang ALL (!) what they want to eat while travelling with them, because, they "don't like french food..."! (France is the capitol of fine food in the world!)
I also met people, who drove 1200km (800mls) with no stop, to arrive at "their" campground, where they have been "since 20 years". They do NOT leave there, meet ALLWAYS the same people there...! If you arrive on a spot with the 345, people look at you, like they look to a moonshutle, then -for sure- the very first question is :"what did you pay for" and "what is the gas mileage"...! Germans are PERFECT in beeing jalous!
WHAT FOR then travelling????
OK, i will stop now to share these frustrations, i will enjoy my next trip to Hamburg in my 345, i will live in her, i do the big "Historischer Weihnachtsmarkt" in Hamburg!
Happy Airstreaming!!!!
If anybody has any contact to other german/europeean Airstreamers, let me know!!!!
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:09 AM   #200
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OK, i will stop now to share these frustrations, i will enjoy my next trip to Hamburg in my 345, i will live in her, i do the big "Historischer Weihnachtsmarkt" in Hamburg!
Happy Airstreaming!!!!
If anybody has any contact to other german/europeean Airstreamers, let me know!!!!
We want to see some picture of you driving the 345 to Hamburg and of the "Historischer Weihnachtsmarkt" (historic Christmas Market). Please post them right here or email them to me so I can post them for you!
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:40 AM   #201
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Peter..I've got the solution to your freund "Roquefort's"...I wish often, to have some more Airstreamfriends arround me here!..In Germany, Airstreams are soooo rare to see..'
He needs to convince another German RV'er to upgrade to my 345LE which would love the opportunity to sample life in Germany!
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:50 AM   #202
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Peter..I've got the solution to your freund "Roquefort's"...I wish often, to have some more Airstreamfriends arround me here!..In Germany, Airstreams are soooo rare to see..'
He needs to convince another German RV'er to upgrade to my 345LE which would love the opportunity to sample life in Germany!

Chris, I appreciate your genuine concern , however, do look at these pictures, which illustrate some of the issues driving a large Airstream Motorhome in Europe. I know you already tried to shave .5' of yours by stating 345LE instead of 350LE, but I doubt it will help the sale in Europe
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...pe-142006.html
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:48 PM   #203
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Just short of 2 weeks (and I work everyday) is what it took me to get the 84 limited trailer all checked out and cleaned up.
All appliances and systems are go, new Weight distribution system, new tires, converter, bearings, centramatics, Tire monitoring system and exterior trim and pinstriping. Axles are good, clear coat is almost 100% intact, zip dee awnings like new! This sweet baby can go anywhere, anytime.
Now back to my real passion: the 310
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:10 PM   #204
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:31 PM   #205
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That trailer is looking really nice Peter., neat that the exterior finish is in such unusually good condition.
Quite the fleet you are building there.
Are you planning on hanging on to this new trailer , or keep the 34' one.
Or both. :-)

Cheers Richard
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Wow! Now I know where to send my MoHo for a Makeover
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Old 10-13-2015, 05:45 AM   #207
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That trailer is looking really nice Peter., neat that the exterior finish is in such unusually good condition.
Quite the fleet you are building there.
Are you planning on hanging on to this new trailer , or keep the 34' one.
Or both. :-)

Cheers Richard
Richard,
I currently only have the 310 and and this 84 limited.
The 34' 93 limited I sold to a very nice woman. I told her that she was just blinded by aluminum and to go home and sleep over it; she called really early the next day....
It seems that I never have problems selling my Airstreams, despite my efforts pointing out all the flaws and trying to talk the buyer out of buying them.
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Old 10-13-2015, 02:16 PM   #208
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Hey Peter,
what a great jib you did!
I wish, i am closer to you, i could learn a lot about "Airstreaming"!!!!
Very, very (!!!) nice trailer!!!
Next friday is ma birthday,\
we are now in France, in Trouville sur Mer (Normandy, close to the D-day beaches).
We are here with 5 persons, and a dog, NO Airstream, we rented a beach house.
WHAT A MISTAKE!!!!
The house (600,- a week!) is in a terrible shape, no warm water, no heating! (outside temp is 10 Celsius..!) We are writing "bad emails" to the person who rented out this "Home".
My thought was "better a house, than an Airstream, it is more spacious!"
Forget it!!!
My "Bangles" is 10 times more comfortable, all appliances work (hot shower, furnace!!!)
I am sooooo disapointed about this "bloody house" here! Hopefully the Plumber will come tomorrow!

Anyhow, "Bangles" is still in the repairshop, we are waiting for the brake parts!
I am counting the days to go to Hamburg with my "big Baby", i promiss to sent nice pictures!!!!
Have a great time with the 31 limited!!!!
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:22 PM   #209
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Installed new wipers (thanks Brad!) and lo and behold, after cleaning out the wiper washer reservoir...it works. How cool is that!
I found this "apron" to snap into the engine compartment. Other than keeping water out, give me reason why I should put this back. Engine is running at 200 degrees even in the hot summer. What do you think I could gain by putting it back ?
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Installed new wipers (thanks Brad!) and lo and behold, after cleaning out the wiper washer reservoir...it works. How cool is that!
I found this "apron" to snap into the engine compartment. Other than keeping water out, give me reason why I should put this back. Engine is running at 200 degrees even in the hot summer. What do you think I could gain by putting it back ?
Mine has something much cruder doing the same job. I presume that job is to force air to pass through the radiator units. Just an insurance? I think I'd keep it.
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