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alfalsetto 10-29-2011 04:43 PM

Generator Door
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I'm still looking for a generator door. I have photos of the door and the size + or - I hope some one can help me out there. Its a 1982 Airstream 31 ft. Classic. The airstream looks bad with-out the door. there is some photos[ATTACH][/ATTACH]

Mike Leary 10-29-2011 05:01 PM

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It was a design screw-up that was changed on the '83. Problems happened to Smartstream & Tin Crumpet and gawwd knows who else. Ours is bolted on the bottom with a vent panel that folds down with two latches. All I could suggest is a bone yard, or a top-notch fabricator. As far as I know, the upper vent panel was not made for anything else, but, who knows?

alfalsetto 10-29-2011 07:41 PM

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One photo that didn't work last time Attachment 143964

Mike Leary 10-29-2011 07:49 PM

Did the latch fail and the whole assembly fall and self-destruct whilst crusing down the road? :sad:

alfalsetto 10-29-2011 08:00 PM

It did come off going down the road and I went back to find it. No luck!! So it has to be new or "used" A new one be more then My MoHo is worth! I'm hoping some one out there may know of a good used one. "I hope"

Keyair 10-29-2011 08:01 PM

Contact Bkahler, he may have one...

Mike Leary 10-29-2011 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Keyair (Post 1065614)
Contact Bkahler, he may have one...

Since none of us have a clue how many of our coaches were built, and what parts fitted what year, the "winter work" we all need to do is check boneyards and backyards for some of these coaches. There's one in WA State that had a blown 454, the old far (guy) would not sell it because he and his wife (dead) had so many good times with it. Well, it's time to help the rest of us keep these one-of-a-kind machines on the road. Otherwise, we have not much option. The 454 engines ran hot, were abused and blew up. I'd bet that most of the diesels are still running (50 or so?) We need help with parts to keep the coolest mo/ho ever invented running.:flowers:

alfalsetto 10-29-2011 08:54 PM

I'll do it, but who is "Blahler"??? Help on this one. Lit'l Al

Keyair 10-29-2011 08:58 PM

Sorry Alfa..
Brad is a long time Airstream guy and has one he is parting out..
You can contact him via his webpage..

alfalsetto 10-29-2011 10:55 PM

blahler no longer at that e-mail Address. Do you have more for me to go on?

Mike Leary 10-30-2011 09:58 AM

Have not heard from Brad for quite some time, I remember he was moving.

Inland RV Center, In 10-30-2011 10:01 AM

Unfortunately. the generator compartment doors are no longer available from Airstream.


crazeevw 10-30-2011 10:13 AM

Just got an email from Brad, so he's at least online, just maybe not posting to AirForum much. Derek

silverleeper 10-30-2011 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by alfalsetto (Post 1065674)
blahler no longer at that e-mail Address. Do you have more for me to go on?

This is a link to Brads page on Airforums. bkahler

Go to his "contact info" and try the options there. He hasn't been on since September though.

Keyair 10-30-2011 10:56 AM

Alfa, check your PM.

Mike Leary 10-30-2011 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In (Post 1065797)
Unfortunately. the generator compartment doors are no longer available from Airstream.


All the more reason for us to keep our eyes peeled for orphans parked behind barns or forlorn in boneyards. :(

bukib 10-30-2011 04:12 PM

when all seems lost google colaws in joplin, mo. if they dont have one they can probaby find it. Call them. ask for rick. repost if they solve your problem.

alfalsetto 10-30-2011 04:22 PM

Thanks, I'll do it monday.

alfalsetto 10-31-2011 11:44 AM

I got a hod of Bkahler and he said he's door is to big. Off from a 86

Keyair 10-31-2011 11:58 AM

Worth a try!

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