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Old 12-11-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
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What's you best ever upgrade/repair on a classic MH?

So, I've finally managed to find an Airstream 250 MH. I'm looking to make some improvements. Can you tell me what you consider to be your best/most worthwhile upgrade/repair on a classic MH?


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Old 12-11-2007, 02:03 PM   #2
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So, I've finally managed to find an Airstream 250 MH. I'm looking to make some improvements. Can you tell me what you consider to be your best/most worthwhile upgrade/repair on a classic MH?


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Hi Nick...
Well done, I'm glad you got it sorted out !
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:08 PM   #3
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So, I've finally managed to find an Airstream 250 MH. I'm looking to make some improvements. Can you tell me what you consider to be your best/most worthwhile upgrade/repair on a classic MH?


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The best place to start is to make the coach "water proof."

Check the following gaskets.

Entrance door, rear window, all side windows. the driver and passenger front windows, the windshield, vent covers, access compartment door, and especially the sewer vent pipe covers.

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Old 12-11-2007, 02:09 PM   #4
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Yay! You got one! Congrats!!

The best moho renovation we made was taking out the 8-track (in our old SOB) and putting in satellite radio!

Seriously, probably the best thing we have done so far on our 310 moho was to replace the steering and front suspension components. The only ones were badly worn and it was scary to drive. It made a HUGE difference and it is easy and responsive to drive now. Safety is a big factor for me...

Good luck with yours!

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Old 12-11-2007, 02:12 PM   #5
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:19 PM   #6
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Tearing out the carpet, repairing the rotten floor under the pump/plumbing. Fixing the suspension. Converting from north-south twins to east-west king.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:04 AM   #7
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Tearing out the carpet, repairing the rotten floor under the pump/plumbing. Fixing the suspension. Converting from north-south twins to east-west king.
Guy,

When you converted to the east-west king were there any hidden gotchas to look for? We've picked up a made for airstream queen bed and will be installing it sometime in the future. Right now we're looking at installing it in a north-south configuration with the bed centered in the rear.

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Old 12-13-2007, 11:32 AM   #8
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Old 12-14-2007, 03:11 PM   #9
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Guy,

When you converted to the east-west king were there any hidden gotchas to look for? We've picked up a made for airstream queen bed and will be installing it sometime in the future. Right now we're looking at installing it in a north-south configuration with the bed centered in the rear.

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There were lots of issues with the king conversion. Water tank had to be moved, we removed one closet to allow walk-around space at the foot of the bed (72"x72"). We also remodeled the bathroom so that everything aft of the kitchen wall is a "bedroom suite". My wife has to crawl across my side of the bed to get to hers or crawl in from the foot of the bed. Not ideal but so far it works for us.

I think the north-south configuration and queen size bed will be much easier. We might have gone that way if we had realized how difficult our approach would be. But we were real tired of sleeping in separate, tiny twin beds and wanted lots of room. We hired a cabinet maker/RV guy to do the job. He did most of the big stuff and then flaked on us (that's an amazing story). We finished things up.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:38 AM   #10
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So, I've finally managed to find an Airstream 250 MH. I'm looking to make some improvements. Can you tell me what you consider to be your best/most worthwhile upgrade/repair on a classic MH?


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Congrats on your new coach Nick! Your question is a "loaded" one for certain.

Here's my take on improvements.

Economy:
1. Headers and flow through exhaust.
2. More cold air into the carb. via front K&N filter.
3. GearVendors overdrive transmission....(haven't done that one yet$$)

Comfort:
1. New front pilot / co-pilot chairs.
2. Satillite radio / rear view / LCD 7" Stereo
3. 20" flat screen LCD TV/Monitor and "wall top" computer.
4. new w/c on a pedistal... comfort indeed for long legs in the phone booth.
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:18 AM   #11
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Thumbs up Upgrade 250

Air bags all the way around, heavy duty shocks and new tires made my 250 a pleasure to drive. Cosmedtics include new paint, new inserts in the leather seats, new composite floor, and a 17" laptop with TV tuner and Wifi. Life is good
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I restored bus conversion about 3 years ago. Replacing deep-plush avocado green carpets with marble was nice thing. Getting rid of center mounted hood and leaving the space open another. But technically installing inverter/charger is the most usable and most convenient item ever.
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