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Old 10-19-2019, 01:26 PM   #1
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1977 Silver Sreak Class C Motorhome + Spare Parts

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Dodge 440 V-8 engine - Onan 4.0 generator - 13,500 BTU air conditioner - 30,000 BTU forced air heater - 5,500 BTU catalytic heater - 36 gallon main fuel tank - 24 gallon (approximate) auxiliary fuel tank - 24 gallon propane tank - Drinking water filter - Convoy ready with 8 track tape and CB radio

This motorhome has about 77,500 miles and has been in our family for 27 years. Less than 100 were built before construction stopped because they couldn’t compete with much cheaper motorhomes on the market. This is the 18th unit built. -
Included is a significant stock of spare parts that I stripped from a similar 1978 motorhome including 48 square feet of aluminum siding, 55 feet of gold aluminum trim, Silver Streak unique exterior porch and tail lights, most exterior doors and windows, and lots of hinges, brackets, and other associated interior and exterior parts. I salvaged everything I could so that in the years to come, it may possible to repair any damage that occurs. I’ve been told these parts are worth over $1,000 to other Silver Streak owners. -
I used this motorhome as a lunch room at work, and to maintain the powertrain I would run the engine and generator and take it for short drives. To get it read for camping, I put over $3,000 in maintenance in it over the last 4 months to install a new carburetor, get the rear brakes reworked, and get all the house functions fully operational. I wanted to make sure it ran well and was ready for use. - In addition to replacing some minor parts, the following has been completed in the last 6 years. -

New tires and shocks, and in September new rear brake slave cylinders, shoes, and lines. -

New engine carburetor in June and new batter in October. New mechanical fuel pump, battery cables, transmission fluid, antifreeze, water pump, V-belt, rotor, distributor cap, plugs and wires. -

New generator carburetor; choke assembly; governor spring; intake, carburetor and valve cover gaskets; air breather line; air duct seal; coil, plugs, wires, points and condenser. The generator has a direct power outlet for using at home and at half power (2,000 watts) it will run over 120 hours continuous without refill, this is over 5 days. Half load was enough to power our house and a neighbors to run four refers, two microwaves, and a few lights. -

Removed and reinstalled all the house windows so I could reseal the seams and use the best original or salvaged windows. Replaced front Fantastic Fan.
Rebuilt the catalytic heater. It is much easier to use than the furnace. -

New water heater gas control valve. -

Replaced rear differential fluid. -

Here is a list of significant maintenance done before 2013. -

2004 resealed the power steering pump, replaced master brake cylinder and fuel filter. -

2000 replaced the fuel selector valve. -

1999 replaced the oven thermostat and front brake pads. Rebuilt front brake calipers. -

Here is a list of things I did not get around to fixing because they were above my ability or I didn’t need the capability they provide. -

The doorbell, the push button is broken and is hard to get too. The awning fabric is missing. -

The front cab air conditioner, speed control and windshield wiper motor. These haven’t worked for as long as the family has owned the motorhome. Fixing the first two items is beyond my capability and I tried but failed to rebuild the windshield wiper motor. The wiper motor is easy to replace. -

The cab exterior needs some minor bodywork and the front and rear fiberglass end caps need to be painted. -
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