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Old 07-08-2009, 07:24 PM   #15
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I wonder if it might have been the old breakaway box and it died? So the previous owner (PO) installed the new one that you can see on top?

Sorry to not be much more help here...but I just don't know what that thing is. My best guess would be that it was a breakaway box that gave up the ghost long ago.

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Old 07-08-2009, 09:39 PM   #16
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Well Archersfin,

People love to modify stuff and make it their own.. Wait till you start poking around.. I bet you will find more. Thats what makes it so fun, you get to be a detective and figure out how your going to fix stuff to make it right again. Look forward to seeing it out on the road..

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Old 07-09-2009, 06:11 AM   #17
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Wink Starting Out With The Loooooooong Airstream

Welcome aboard. We have an '87 34' with pretty much the same layout as yours, except ours was built with a second door into the rear bedroom and the bed runs east - west instead of north - south. We ripped out the ugly mauve carpet, put in a laminate floating floor, and replaced the buzzzzzing power converter with a new 60 amp Intelli-Power converter. Then we had it polished and clearcoated. Late last year and early this year we updated the upholstery and installed new speakers and stero head unit. Now we have it the way we want it. You can see some of the changes in our gallery...

Good luck with your trailer and keep us posted on press and ask lots of questions.

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