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Old 02-09-2014, 06:14 PM   #1107
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has anyone noticed that eBay can be habit-forming?

WOW,
Brand new account when I got the Airstream, believe I'm well over 150 purchases so far!

Keyair texted me last weekend with a link for these. Speedo is kinda on the works/ not works, so figured for the price, why not?
Trans temp gauge is something I've been wanting all along.

More to post tomorrow!
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:07 PM   #1108
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Good info Brad!

I also see the same guy has matching oil temperature gauges...
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:07 PM   #1109
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Arrived today...

Decided when I looked at Transmission level last time, it really needed a change-out.

Been texting with Keyair, he recommended a pan with a drain plug. This arrived today, and hoping weather will cooperate (as well as time) I'll be able to get this R&R accomplished tomorrow. If I'm able to figure it out, I'll try and video-tape the process, or at least get a few photos.

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Old 02-12-2014, 06:24 AM   #1110
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Derek ,

Are you going to flush transmission when you change the pan ? I would take parts to a shop that does transmission flushes and they could do the install . Then you could post pictures . . . paying bill it would money well spent . Transmission guy told me that you should do a flush every 25,000 miles not what factory says 75,000 .
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:03 PM   #1111
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Joe,
Since I have no idea when or if this transmission fluid has been changed, I have no plans on a transmission flush. My Dad did the flush on his transmission for the 1st time ever, well over 100,000 miles, only to have the transmission completely fail less than a month later.
Since I'm unaware of any transmission fluid change EVER with my motorhome, I will drain existing fluid, change out filter, make sure pickup tube matches new pan, and since new transmission pan now has a drain plug, I'll be changing the fluid often.
My thoughts are that if the fluid is original and never been changed, there's a LOT of gunk in there that may or may not be a good thing. Flushing it out could cause all sorts of havoc on transmission. Going to leave well enough alone for now.
When I find a Cummins diesel, I'll be replacing the whole thing anyway......lol

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Old 02-16-2014, 08:46 AM   #1112
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I apologize for posting this under motor homes instead of "What have you done for your Airstream today".

However, I must admit, you guys are all over it in keeping these classics going. I had the chance to view the 1995 (?) diesel for sale at Bates RV just prior to them selling out in Nov 2013. They had reconditioned it to include the holly and teak floors. Man was that a tempting buy.
Keep up he great work!

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Old 02-17-2014, 08:15 PM   #1113
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SL4BLLT,

I saw that 95 Diesel pusher at Bates. What a sweet ride it was. A few things I liked about it over my 345, and a few things I didn't. Biggest thing was the asking price! Geez! Over 100 grand??

Still it was a beautiful rig. Saw it again last month at Tampa RV SuperShow at Fairgrounds. Guessing that new owners of Bates haven't lowered asking price, lol

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:05 PM   #1114
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A parking spot

We got our AS a parking spot today. We're good for 30 days at least. PO had done the hitch up for us. We did the off load today and didn't lose any fingers or toes and the shiny side is up. I guess we did it right

Can't wait for the first outing. Wide world of wandering, here we come.

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Old 02-20-2014, 07:57 PM   #1115
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Ok,
So I never understood why Airstream installed the shower control that I have in my motorhome. You have to turn knob all the way getting full flow of hot water, and then add in cold to get to temperature needed. So we only have a 6 gallon hot water tank, but I'm using it at full force in order to have a shower. After removing old shower water control, I spent the next two days trying to locate a faucet where I can control water flow as well as have control over hot and cold water. HD let me down on this one, but thank goodness Lowes is across the road.....lol

Will post pix of installation soon.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:58 AM   #1116
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To make coffee outside of the Airstream. It does make good coffee.
Picture doesn't seem to be available anymore. Since the link is to the Coleman site I'm guessing it's the Coleman coffee maker that fits on top of the Coleman stove? I have one of those and while it takes a while to get going, it does make good coffee.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:28 PM   #1117
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I got a new spare tire.... The tires on the moho were new (put on and manufactured) in the spring of 2012. The spare was not replaced. Since I haven't really driven it since I brought it home in Dec 2012, figured i would replace the spare before I take it on a real good drive after I put the drivers chair back in this week-end.

The spare date of manufacture was 1999! Yikes, How did I miss that.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:21 PM   #1118
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Hi Dave,
Were you fortunate enough to have the spare tire wrench? Found mine, after I went to HF and purchased the HUMONGOUS socket. 1 1/16 I believe. Sure that it will come in handy some day. Hoping you have a bottle jack that will handle the weight of the motorhome if you do need to change out a tire. Better yet, a Good Sam membership is even better, lol.

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Old 02-24-2014, 10:03 PM   #1119
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What did I get for my Moho today

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With a little break in the weather I was able to finish the back splash. Used a small metal tile. The last time I tiled a back splash I used Aspect subway tile. The adhesive on it was not strong and I had to use construction adhesive. This time it seemed to stick. Time will tell.
Still need to find some trim for back corner as I was not happy with how the corner came together. It's not awful but with the curves it was hard to get a seamless look.http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...1&d=1393300926
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:11 AM   #1120
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Looks GREAT!

My mailbox gave me 2 things this week...
Teleflex engine oil temp gauge... need to figure out what sender unit it needs though...



Next it was a replacement Tach...



Now, I may have messed up...
The tach I got does not have a conventional Coil pickup...
It looks like it uses some feedback or connection from the alternator.
I have not idea what the stock OEM tach fitted to Motorhomes used, and wont know until I pull mine out... so if someone knows...
Worst case, it was a waste of $15...
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