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Old 07-10-2016, 10:25 PM   #1
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1986 345 + 1982 Funeral Coach

I'm about to buy ( I'm Pretty Sure ) a 1986 345 and a 1982 Funeral Coach. Is there a place to find information ( history, Owner's Manuel, etc. ) about these units by using the VIN #'s ? I'm new here so be easy on me.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:31 AM   #2
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Wow, is that two different funeral units? Wild find if so.
Really interested in the interior layout in these coaches.

And a big welcome to the forum to ya. I'm sure many here will be interested in seeing some interior pics. Hope you are open to creative suggestions of use of the extra door. Escape hatch with Shute?

I always wondered about the use of classic coaches for funeral use, just seem a bit festive for that situation. Do they still have striped awnings?

Cheers Richard
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:28 AM   #3
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Funeral Coach

No the 345 is a standard unit. The small one is the funeral coach. I'll try to get some pictures going. I've never owned an RV before and these have been sitting for quite a while. I welcome any advice on getting started, literally..... these haven't been started for a long time.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:35 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum!

There are other sub-forums you might want to post in also.

The Classic Motorhomes sub-forum lists many 345 threads FYI:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311/

Here is a 1987 345 Adventure thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...re-152124.html

And another long 345 thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...5le-85687.html

And here are the Airforums Google search results for "funeral coach" -- never knew such a thing existed!

https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=011403...ach&gsc.page=1

Photos: https://www.google.com/search?q=airs...w=1680&bih=869

Good luck!

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Old 07-12-2016, 08:52 AM   #5
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Our search function leaves a lot to be desired. But there are good threads on getting things going.
If you google a spacific question, a relevant thread on airforums will often show up.

To get started you will want a well charged battery, fresh clean fuel, clean air supply, strong spark etc.

These old simple 454s do revive well.

I'm courious about two coaches heading your way, are you cleaver enough to start out with a parts unit at the get go?
Cheers Richard
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:58 AM   #6
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Our search function leaves a lot to be desired.
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There are actually two search functions here, and the second one works very well IMO. In the Seach menu item above to the right, if you use the second search box in the drop down menu, that Google custom seach is fine. The upper search box is the one that everyone badmouths, so the simplest thing to do is not use it.

If given the option, toggle on to Show Posts, not just Show Threads.

Post #9 in the following thread also gives some other useful search hints:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...es-145169.html
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:04 AM   #7
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Here are some pictures of the Funeral Coach. I believe it is an 84' I've included a picture of one in use back in the day...... ok well I tried to upload a picture.... How do I do that ? When I hit "Insert Image" it asks for a URL
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Richard I'm not sure what you mean by.... I'm courious about two coaches heading your way, are you cleaver enough to start out with a parts unit at the get go?
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Hi tbuppert and welcome! I own a 1986 345 Classic Moho and a 1981 280 Funeral Coach. Fairly new also, but may be able to help and answer some questions. Are they both in running condition?

To post photos:
Click: "Go Advanced" button at bottom.
Click: "Paper Clip" icon (next to smiley face on top)

Window should pop up to upload photos. It took me awhile to figure this out also ;-)


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Hey Sam, thanks so much. You're RV's look great !! They both will turn over. I believe the gas,fuel lines and or fuel pump are not in good shape on either of them.
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