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Old 01-07-2014, 10:10 PM   #1
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1976 Sovereign 31' rear bath

Did I spell that model right? Lol
Anyway, just picked my 1976 up. Don't have any info.on it. How to start heater, frig, etc. anybody have info.?
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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Did I spell that model right? Lol
Anyway, just picked my 1976 up. Don't have any info.on it. How to start heater, frig, etc. anybody have info.?
Thanks
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:15 PM   #4
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Anyway, just picked my 1976 up. Don't have any info.on it. How to start heater, frig, etc. anybody have info.?
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Ken, my furnace would not work so I pulled it out and took it to the local RV dealer that once was an AS dealer. They told me the circuit board was bad. They said the heat exchanger was a recall. Not sure how accurate that was. Anyway I felt it wasn't worth the cost to fix or concern long run and decided to replace it. I didn't feel it was a huge expense. Just something for your FYI. I certainly would get the stove and water heater running first to ensure the LP system is operation as advertised. I'm sure you found the shut off valve under neath.
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Shut off valve?
Just got done rewiring and weds re packing axel bearings
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Can't wait for summer but need the rain this way!
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Just got done rewiring and weds re packing axel bearings
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Something to check on when your repacking the bearings.

Generally speaking torsion axle rubber rods only last about 25 years.

But, maybe the axles on your Airstream were replaced.

The following will help you check them out.

The Dura-Torque Axle

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Ken, we feel your pain when it comes to rain. I can't check for leaks if I have to turn the hose on the AS to find them since we can't afford to spare the water!
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Ken,

Howdy and Welcome to Airforums.com. We're pleased to see you have joined.

On top of the other good advice you have received so far, I would suggest that you scout around and invest in a Service Manual for your year. It is one of the best investments you can make, IMHO.
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With a 31' rear bath of that year, you'll want to check and make sure your frame hasn't bent away from the body due to the weight of a full black tank.

Search the frame forum on rear separation or frame sag for all the gory details.
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