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Old 03-02-2012, 08:45 PM   #603
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Darn it...
I didnt want anyone to know mine was an Airstream...
Tinted the windows, removed the badges... and the Hubcaps...
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:59 PM   #604
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This is the age of bling!
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:29 PM   #605
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This is the age of bling!
oh, allright then...
Lets polish the whole darn thing!
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:18 AM   #606
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You guys must be young. When I was a younger guy the first thing we did to customize our rides was to remove all the emblems.

Cheers, Dan
That was always my style. You see people whose idea of a custom vehicle is to order every available accessory out of a catalog, bolt it on (or stick it on with double sided tape) and suddenly they think they have a show car. I always started by removing everything that detracted from the overall flow of the vehicle. Emblems, moldings, fender well trim all hit the scrap pile then I would lower the suspension a little to get the stance just right, add the right set of wheels and viola, you have a nice clean ride with nothing detracting from the natural lines of the vehicle. I'm not saying a Chevy bow tie in your grill is tacky though, so don't take this the wrong way. These are motorhomes after all, not custom cars.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:25 AM   #607
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here's the one to look for....


I have two of these in one of my overhead compartments, one just like the one in the photo and a larger version that has a black background. I was planning to attach them to blank vanity tags and selling them but so far they are just taking up space. I think they would look sweet on the front of someones tow vehicle. Eventually I'll get around to that project and the hundreds of other ideas floating around in my head (if I live long enough)...
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #608
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Funny posts. I had a (rather obnoxious) guy looking over the coach at a campground. He looked and looked and finally said, "geez, this looks like an Airstream". He wandered around to the rear, and I heard him say to himself, "oops, it is".
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:52 PM   #609
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Yes, I had the same at my storage...
Guy saw me had at work with the buffer, and said he had seen polished Airstream Tavel Trailers before...
I said that it is a Motorhome.
"No its not." he replied...
I looked at him and said "Oh, ok... go check out the front then."
He came back and asked how much the conversion was?
I explained that it was a genuine Airstream Motorhome... he gave me that OK, with the "I dont really believe you tone".
LOL, I had fun watching him try to figure it out!
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #610
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We just got a brand new set of melamine dinnerware. Everything matches which is a first for us.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #611
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One of the best things to get your a motorhome right now, is the beloved gasolene, before it gets to $ 5.00 per gallon.

It's getting close to that in southern California right now.

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Old 03-03-2012, 05:36 PM   #612
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One of the best things to get your a motorhome right now, is the beloved gasolene, before it gets to $ 5.00 per gallon.

It's getting close to that in southern California right now.

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Thank God for BP...I can scoop it off the beach here in Pensacola
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #613
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I'm afraid of the water, so I can't wait till they drill in Alaska so that I can go up there and just scoop it by the shovel full off the tundra. And that's all I'm going to say
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:49 PM   #614
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Now today I feel like I scored!
Scanning Craigslist for Chevy 454... spotted a fan, and fan clutch.
After 2 weeks of phone tag, I went to see it.
I near fell over.
Correct and new 19.5" Fan with the rare 7 blades, and a new, never used, but stored on edge(He said) Torqflo HD fan clutch...

Now, I know a little about this because my Suburban has the Towing Package and rear AC, and so is fitted with the higher capacity 7 blade fan.
When it spat out its waterpump 2 years ago, it lunched the waterpump, fan clutch, fan blade and radiator too...
I was unable to find the 7 blade fan anywhere, so settled for the 5 blade, which still cost me $125... so about $450 for the whole mishap!
This is what I took off... you can see what happened... The front bearing on the waterpump went, the fan clutch and fan assemble was out of balance... the clutch bent, and the blades munched the radiator... fan belts and also even clopped off the Alternator wire, causeing it to weld its loose end to the bracket.. and catch fire!
Ugly, but here is the train wreck!





Now back to today...
19.5" 7 blade fan, and HD/Severe Duty Torque clutch...
I bet this is about $220 minimum.

Asking price... $25...
Haggled price... $20.
If it was not for the fact I went in my Mercedes Diesel, I woulda smoked the tires on the gettaway...


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Keyair:
Anyone who owns and can afford to maintain an Airstream Motorhome should have told that poor fellow what it was worth, and given him wholesale price.
How can you sleep at night??????????????????????????

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Now today I feel like I scored!
Scanning Craigslist for Chevy 454... spotted a fan, and fan clutch.
After 2 weeks of phone tag, I went to see it.
I near fell over.

Now back to today...
19.5" 7 blade fan, and HD/Severe Duty Torque clutch...
I bet this is about $220 minimum.

Asking price... $25...
Haggled price... $20.
If it was not for the fact I went in my Mercedes Diesel, I woulda smoked the tires on the gettaway...

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:55 PM   #616
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My feelings are that the guy had Internet to post this 7 blade on Craigslist, he had the capability of looking up wholesale/retail value online, lol.
Great find Steve!
Thanks, Derek
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