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Saggy1021 02-14-2019 07:18 PM

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Getting a 1993 34' Limited, just a little overwhelmed with what all to do. Tested a lot of stuff, only thing that doesn't seem to work is refrigerator. We turned it on A/C and gas both ran, but didn't seem to cool. We didnt leave it on very long so maybe I should test it longer. Air Conditioner Is another thing, it seems to cool, but I'm not sure how cold it will blow. Can you service these units? Keep seeing a lot of stuff about axles, should I be worried about them? This thing has been well taken care of, but it has sat for many years in a closed garage. We are going to be storing it outside under a metal carport. We really would like to take it on a short trip soon, but what should I be worried about? Also we dont have any keys, it seems they got lost, I talked to out of doors mart, and they seem to think they have a key to work on most of outside doors, I am worried about fresh water door and main door. I know I can get deadbolt key from locksmith but not sure about the other. Posted pictures of the locks
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SeeMore 02-14-2019 10:41 PM

Out-of-Doors Mart is correct that most of the outside locks are standard and the key code is the small number found beside the opening slot. I recently learned that 80% of all trailer RVs have the exact same key for outer hatches so the right key shouldn't be hard to acquire but don't think you are too secure. The main door key is different.

Even on a good day, testing the refrigerator takes hours to reach full cooling. At best, you can only quickly determine if the electric heating rod is working or the propane flame is on. Otherwise, you have to wait as much a whole day to reach <40 degrees in the refrigerator compartment.

The A/C unit only cools about 30 degrees from ambient so don't expect frost to emerge from the openings.

If the picture is current, I don't believe you have to worry about the axles as there is an appropriate amount of sidewall visible.

rowiebowie 02-14-2019 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Saggy1021 (Post 2209918)
Getting a 1993 34' Limited, just a little overwhelmed with what all to do. Tested a lot of stuff, only thing that doesn't seem to work is refrigerator. We turned it on A/C and gas both ran, but didn't seem to cool. We didnt leave it on very long so maybe I should test it longer. Air Conditioner Is another thing, it seems to cool, but I'm not sure how cold it will blow. Can you service these units? Keep seeing a lot of stuff about axles, should I be worried about them? This thing has been well taken care of, but it has sat for many years in a closed garage. We are going to be storing it outside under a metal carport. We really would like to take it on a short trip soon, but what should I be worried about? Also we dont have any keys, it seems they got lost, I talked to out of doors mart, and they seem to think they have a key to work on most of outside doors, I am worried about fresh water door and main door. I know I can get deadbolt key from locksmith but not sure about the other. Posted pictures of the locks
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Welcome to the forum Saggy1021!

That rig is a real looker. Congrats.

Give the fridge quite a few hours to cool down, and check the exterior vent to make sure it is not obstructed.

Good luck.
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MontyV 03-03-2019 04:26 PM

great looking TT. the age of appliances should be taken into account in price, or the price you are willing to pay. AC and fridge can both be served and repaired or replaced. you will need to leave fridge on for a few hours to get a sense of cooling. put an oven thermometer inside. or ask the owners to turn it on the night before you come to look. AC works much faster but it takes time to really cool. even 20 minutes will tell you a lot. as to axles you look good in the photo. but crawl underneath and check that they are still pointed up on the ends. pull a wheel and check the brakes and bearings. if they are well maintained TT is probably well maintained as well. check the age of the tires. lots of folks think they should be replaced every 6-8 years regardless of tread wear. I think where the tires have been is more important. lots of sun and they degrade faster.

Saggy1021 03-07-2019 06:41 PM

Went to day and jacked up trailer to take tires off to get changed, went to lower rear jack for stability and it wont go down, it just clicks. Any ideas what it could be? Also I was told it would be ok to jack one side and change all tires, just worried about all pressure on one side of shocks.

dbj216 03-07-2019 07:39 PM

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Hello from Colorado: We have a 86 Limited 34'. I think you will love this 93.

Jack the trailer from the axle mounting plates, never from the axle tubes underneath. Don't worry about the shocks one bit. Loosen the lug nuts and jack it up to remove the wheels. If you are going to crawl underneath, place a jack stand on the axle mounting plate or on the frame rail just behind the axle mounting plate.

The BAL stabilizer that doesn't work is unusual. It is just a simple acme thread ball screw actuating the linkage. They are not difficult to replace and not difficult to remove.

You have to have 30 amp service to run that AC. Don't run it on a household circuit. The fridge will take time to cool down as mentioned. You can run that on 15 amp household circuit.

The trailer looks nice. Covered storage is a big plus. Here is a photo of our 86 Limited just for fun. I've done a lot of work to this trailer.

David

Saggy1021 03-08-2019 07:16 PM

The tires on this trailer were in really great shape, but really old. We replaced them with tow master str's they are a cheap tire, but just going to use them for short trips for a few years while we learn the trailer. Anybody have experience with these tires.

Saggy1021 03-10-2019 02:39 PM

Another question. Left side wheels spin freely freely, but they make a scratching sound. What could that be?

TRIPPPIN 03-10-2019 03:12 PM

In my opinion could be rust and dirt only but if it has been sitting I would pull the wheels and drums and do a proper inspection

Saggy1021 03-27-2019 03:26 PM

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Got it home today, finally! I got keys to all locks now, except deadbolt. Anyone know how to get the cylinder out so I can get it re-keyed.Attachment 336693

dbj216 03-27-2019 06:57 PM

Congratulations on getting the trailer home.

Maybe you can take a close up picture of the deadbolt, both from the outside and then from the inside so we can see which one it is.

A locksmith visit is always an alternative as they will certainly know how to remove it and get a key make for it.

David

Saggy1021 03-27-2019 07:27 PM

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What about this, it seems like it should be a table that folds out, but I cant figure it out. Anybody have insight?Attachment 336711

Saggy1021 03-27-2019 07:47 PM

Also , can you order the clips for the curtains that go in the channels?

dbj216 03-28-2019 07:45 PM

My trailers are much older than yours. My fold up tables simply hang on the hinges. I just pull from the floor level and up they come. There is a leg on the back of the table that folds down to support it. Maybe Airstream now has some keeper. Mine just swing in the breeze.

The plastic curtain guides are likely available. One of my favorite sources is Vintage Trailer Supply. Here is a link to what they offer. Outdoormart in North Carolina is also a very good source of Airstream parts.

David

https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com...tains-s/65.htm


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