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Old 01-13-2016, 09:32 PM   #407
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Not NOS. It came from the 345.

If you want to cancel your order I can ship you this one.
I requested to cancel the order, but may be too late. Let you know, thanks Brad
Any reason to think that the older technology is not as good as new transfer switches or vice versa?
Mine has intermittent problems, just shuts the shore power off and sometimes takes a long time to switch to gen power (close to 90 secs to 2 mins)
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Old 01-14-2016, 06:26 AM   #408
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I requested to cancel the order, but may be too late. Let you know, thanks Brad
It sounds like you placed your order at about the same time I found this one laying on the shelf. I was looking for the wire connectors for my evaporator box blowers and noticed it sitting there. I had forgotten that I had it. Sorry about that!

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Any reason to think that the older technology is not as good as new transfer switches or vice versa?
Mine has intermittent problems, just shuts the shore power off and sometimes takes a long time to switch to gen power (close to 90 secs to 2 mins)
Well, the older technology lasted for 30 years which isn't to bad if you ask me.

There are a few electronic components inside that you could probably replace at minimal cost. Not much else can go wrong with them as they are pretty simple devices.
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:11 AM   #409
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I wonder how well the Airstream shell would act as a Faraday Cage to protect the inside electronics from an EMP?
Sorry... It's 3am.. And I can't sleep... This is the madness my mind works on in the wee hours
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:01 AM   #410
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I wonder how well the Airstream shell would act as a Faraday Cage to protect the inside electronics from an EMP?
Sorry... It's 3am.. And I can't sleep... This is the madness my mind works on in the wee hours
Probably ok for Not near a window. Stuff plugged, high probability Smoked
City. Of course nothing outside the AS will be working...
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:37 PM   #411
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Now its not pushing the air towards the front anymore, but it does not really push it towards the rear. So, I suppose that pulling Air through a fan like that does not equal pushing. Can anyone confirm that?
I am not sure if I am clear, after reversing the blades it quit blowing to the front, but it does not really blow towards the back
There is no way these fans could be mounted the other way, since that would expose the rotating blades.
Well, there was a way to mount the fans the other way, it just took a little creativity. I just wasn't happy with the (non-existing) airflow after I reversed the blades.
Now I have a strong stream of air blowing all the way into the engine compartment.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:49 PM   #412
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How's that old saying go...where there's a will...there's a way

Nice!
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Nice job Peter!
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:14 PM   #414
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Was supposed to be just a little job, installing the transfer switch, Brad send me. That part was actually easy, since it was an identical unit, I just swapped the guts out.
Then when I was ready to test it the 30 amp plug literally fell apart in my hand.So off to HDepot for a new plug. Plugged it in and all was fine.
Ready to try the generator next. Dead battery, no way, all this stuff was working just fine yesterday. I could have fired up the engine to get the genny started but having a new alternator, I really didn't want to mess with a bad battery. Sure enough 11/2010. So off to the auto part store for a new battery and may as well get those 40 amp breakers, I wanted to install in the Battery drawer. After I pulled the old battery out, I noticed a ton of rust under the battery. So there we go scrape, wire brush and spray some of the rust primer.
There went an entire afternoon with one thing leading to the other....and not even a good picture to show off all I did
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:34 AM   #415
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If you hadn't bothered to replace the transfer switch you wouldn't have all these other problems....
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See... It's all Brad's fault after all!
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See... It's all Brad's fault after all!
Wouldn't be the first time....and definitely won't be the last time
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:03 AM   #418
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Tilly's (my 310 Motorhome) little sister,the beautiful 1984 31 Limited trailer found a nice young family to live with. I spent 3 hours to dial the hitch in for Angela, the wife, and she drove into the sunset all the way to Louisiana with her young daughter to meet up with her husband and son for their first big campout.
Here is the picture after their first night
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:27 AM   #419
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On my quest for my next trailer project and search for the perfect trailer for long distance travel, I came across this posting on Airforumsclassifieds:
This is a 1986 25′ Airstream Sovereign that is in mostly original condition. The following things have been done to it:
- New laminate flooring
- Roof resealed
- New fridge
- New hot water heater
I’ve taken this beauty on numerous trip and she’s handled great. Title in hand. Asking $15,000 obo


I contacted the seller and after many days of negotiation and pictures and written inquiries, we drove all the way to Midland, Texas (300 miles) to pick up this "beauty". I had insurance coverage and a certified check for the seller (which i can redeposit in my account, something I made sure before)



This is what I found:
1. Rotten subfloor
2. House Refer poorly installed instead of "NEW" refrigerator
3. very poorly installed sheet VINYL instead of NEW laminate flooring
4. Extreme rust on frame and outriggers
5. Big Dent on rear center panel
6. Propane gas lines disconnected and hanging loose under the trailer
7. Banana wraps hanging loose in several places
8. very messy waterlines
9. Curtains dry rotted and falling apart
10. Plastic interior endcaps cracked in all directions
11. Wooden cabinet doors falling apart or extremely modified
12. kitchen formica top falling apart
13. Stove rusty and scratched up.
14. I never got to check out any of the plumbing or electrical systems.


Amazingly enough, all pictures posted and/or requested by me were strategically taken to hide the issues.
Buyer beware !!
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:50 AM   #420
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Ah yes, selective strategic photography can really mislead. But don't the sellers know all will come to light upon inspection?
I guess they are hoping for a buyer that will pay and ship it sight unseen.
Sorry about your wasted trip.

I my ongoing search for a base camp property to buy, I've found that google street and over head view goes a long way to defeat this practice, and fill in the surrounding picture/ reality.
Works well for property, not so useful in your case. Bummer.

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