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Old 06-05-2002, 08:00 PM   #1
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Interesting facts

1. Lived in 1977 Excella 500 for 4,890 days.
2.Tires checked no more than 4 times in 13 plus years. Last time checked and filled had 20 to 25 pounds each.
3. Opened and closed entry door 29,340 times. Fixed mechanism twice due to bent pin from attempted breakin. Had to send small person (one child and one adult) through side storage compartment to open door).
4. Dumped black water tank 978 times. Valve still good.
5. Dumped gray water tank 5,868 times. Changed valve once.
6. Refilled 297 30 lb. LP bottles.
7. Imbibed 978 litres of wine in this time. (A Mormon thinks I am a lush while an Irishman thinks I am a teetolar).
8. Made and drank 14,670 cups of coffee.
I thought you would like to know what permanent airstreaming is like.
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Old 06-06-2002, 06:26 AM   #2
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Cute post.

Was all of this happening on the road? If so how many miles?

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Old 06-06-2002, 09:22 AM   #3
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My Airstream has not moved an inch in 13 1/2 years. You could consider it a 13 1/2 year vacation with one tree, sand, and ants (not inside). I am now trying to make it roadworthy and am working on the brakes.
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Old 06-07-2002, 10:59 PM   #5
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Tomorrow, Saturday morning, I try to remove a frozen brake line that is broken at the caliper. I have soaked it for a week and hope it comes off. I am not a technician and bumble along the best I can.
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Old 06-08-2002, 04:32 PM   #6
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so did you keep a log of what music you listened too?
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Old 06-08-2002, 04:40 PM   #7
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No log on music but if the Airstream could talk everyone would be interested. I am glad it does not have a brain.
I finally got the frozen brake line off this morning and installed a new line. It took one whack from my electric impact wrench. I now proceed to the front and mess around with the vacuum and master cylinder. This is all new to me and I just goof around until I figure something out.
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You stated earlier the Coach has been sitting for 13 yrs and you are now working on the brakes to make it roadworthy. Are you getting ready to actually do some traveling in it?

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Week or longer trips. Not weekend. I have a popup on the back of my pickup for the short trips.
I have a service manual that gives me some guidance. I tried to create some vacuum with my hand pump in the reservoir and nothing. I will pull the release valve tomorrow morning and check it out. It could be stuck open. I pulled the vacuum hose from the base of the unit, put my finger on the end and could get some vacuum buildup with my hand pump. I now have to go deeper into the unit. Thanks.
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