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Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-08-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,751
Posted By swinginping
I had a 94 camaro with the 5.7 which was a great...

I had a 94 camaro with the 5.7 which was a great motor for me, had nearly 200k on it when i sold it but it ran hot whenever in traffic or warmer weather. The fans didnt even kick in until like 227 or...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-07-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,751
Posted By swinginping
Sorry to butt in here, but there are a few posts...

Sorry to butt in here, but there are a few posts on how to modify/strengthen the tow hitches, I believe one person pulls a race car and enclosed trailer with theirs.
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-06-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,751
Posted By swinginping
I have an 89 with a 454 in mine, which i think is...

I have an 89 with a 454 in mine, which i think is plenty of power but as your concern read a few posts about the high temps. However, I agree with bill I'm not so sure the original gauges are...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-03-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,761
Posted By swinginping
at least you wouldnt have to worry about people...

at least you wouldnt have to worry about people stealing your chairs that way as they would be about a foot longer on the downslope side
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 03-30-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By swinginping
Everyone there said it was the worst condition...

Everyone there said it was the worst condition they had seen the fields, and the slowest they had seen it that many of them could remember. This was the first nascar race I had taken my rv to, but...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 03-29-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By swinginping
Well we got in friday night around 9 and the main...

Well we got in friday night around 9 and the main campground turned us away as they had plenty of sites left, but said there had been a few accidents and didnt want us to get stuck....as we saw a few...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-29-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,761
Posted By swinginping
I have replaced both the front and rear bags in...

I have replaced both the front and rear bags in mine, the rears were a little tricky as there is limited work space, but the front inner coil helpers are no big and can be bought around $100 bucks if...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 03-26-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By swinginping
I've been to martinsville one other time for a...

I've been to martinsville one other time for a truck race and actually met Ernie Irvan, as I was with the owners son for his sponsor at that, which was federated auto parts. He was a nice guy and...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 03-26-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By swinginping
I saw a thing on ESPN the other day which...

I saw a thing on ESPN the other day which interviewed a family whose yearly vacation was camping at bristol for the week, however, this year they said they could not afford it. Also many tracks have...
Forum: On The Road... 03-26-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,341
Posted By swinginping
I have stayed at the travl park, and am going...

I have stayed at the travl park, and am going back there in memorial day. It is clean, and as mentioneded very popular for all ages. They have super sites which are very nice but a little bit of a...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 03-25-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By swinginping
Martinsville Nascar Race??

Has anyone ever been to this or going this weekend?? I called to check on camping and was told general admission usually doesnt fill up, but if so you can still find somewhere no prob...hope they are...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-21-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,095
Posted By swinginping
Has anyone ever used an electric buffer with...

Has anyone ever used an electric buffer with mothers?? Saves a lot of work.... I did the alcoa wheels on my 345, I would've never gotten them done by hand. You should see a black residue appear as...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-18-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,392
Posted By swinginping
Took my pressure switch off and tore it all apart...

Took my pressure switch off and tore it all apart and put it back apart and adjusted the screws along w/new air fittings and finally got it working, thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: On The Road... 03-15-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By swinginping
I live about about 20 miles west of...

I live about about 20 miles west of charlottesville, if you list some of the things are you interested in doing I'm sure there is something within a few hours of D.C. As a lot of people have...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-15-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By swinginping
Yes, Ebay is an option as well. I purchased mine...

Yes, Ebay is an option as well. I purchased mine off ebay too, seems here lately the classics aren't quite as popular on ebay though, at least the bigger ones. There are quite a few land yachts on...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-14-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By swinginping
There is also simply www.rvtrader.com...

There is also simply www.rvtrader.com (http://www.rvtrader.com) or Fred's Airstream Archives - Travel Trailers and MotorHomes For Sale (http://www.airstreammotorhomes.com/) which has a few usually.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-14-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By swinginping
Well you would assume off the start a motorhome...

Well you would assume off the start a motorhome is easy, get in start it up and drive away, but it isn't always that way. Of course the main thing you want to check is the fridge, ac's and all...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-28-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By swinginping
I was talking to a muffler shop around my area...

I was talking to a muffler shop around my area which is pretty well known for great work, and was asking him the same thing and his answer was no. Not for the 454 carb'ed at least. I am gonna end up...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-28-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,392
Posted By swinginping
Well it has been snow/ice here for awhile now so...

Well it has been snow/ice here for awhile now so not much work outside being done, and I haven't gotten around to getting my mattress off yet to look at the compressor itself. I can't hear any leaks...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-25-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,392
Posted By swinginping
Hmm.. while we're on the topic of compressors I...

Hmm.. while we're on the topic of compressors I replaced both of my factory bags a little while back but since then the compressor will not shut off. It pumps the bags up fine and if I let it warm up...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-11-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,588
Posted By swinginping
Thanks Rob, that is what I was thinking, the icc...

Thanks Rob, that is what I was thinking, the icc was just a normal toggle disruptor. As I drive a tractor trailer and all trucks come with one of these, rather than trying to modify the switch or any...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-11-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By swinginping
Mine had space from the bump stop with no air in...

Mine had space from the bump stop with no air in the bags, you should be able to hear the bags leaking if that is the problem, and if your line leaks bad enough as well shouldn't you be able to hear...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-11-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,405
Posted By swinginping
The control which doesn't allow the genset to...

The control which doesn't allow the genset to start when fuel is low.... does that cut gas or spark to the engine?
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-11-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,381
Posted By swinginping
Did you notice a big difference in your intake...

Did you notice a big difference in your intake glen?? How did you fabricate the tops and bottoms of your intake?
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-11-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,588
Posted By swinginping
Well I found the problem, I have power coming...

Well I found the problem, I have power coming into the icc switch, but no power coming out. Can I simply wire my single brown wire(which runs to the lights) in with the 2 hot wires coming in?? I...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-10-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,588
Posted By swinginping
I checked all wires are actually in the switch,...

I checked all wires are actually in the switch, none have fallen out. I will check around the icc switch and see if i can find anything there. I have checked all fuses that are in the fuse panel. I...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-10-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,588
Posted By swinginping
Clearance Lights.

My clearance lights stopped working on me while i had the mh out last time, I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem?? I tested all the wires coming out of the switch and I had a white...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-01-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By swinginping
Headers on 7.4L

I was wanting to replace the headers/well the whole exhaust system as I know my muffler has a leak around one of the welds and the headers are looking pretty rough as well. I would to run true duals...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 09-30-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By swinginping
if anyone still needs airbags, check out a few of...

if anyone still needs airbags, check out a few of my threads... i found replacements. They have worked good so far as long as yours are the same sizes.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-30-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,987
Posted By swinginping
Im not sure if I would go as far as mike did if...

Im not sure if I would go as far as mike did if you do a decent inspection before purchasing... one thing he didn't mention was the generator.... make sure it is in good working order as well. When i...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-25-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,505
Posted By swinginping
Just installed a new Style II low profile china...

Just installed a new Style II low profile china bowl toilet, and man is it nice not to have to turn the water valve on and off, haha. This one actually actually holds water as well. The sealand...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-25-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By swinginping
Got my rear airbags in about a month ago just...

Got my rear airbags in about a month ago just never got back on here to post. Hardest park was doing this is a gravel driveway, once i got it lifted and started the task i dropped the air tank and...
Forum: Awnings 06-09-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,214
Posted By swinginping
Awning cleaner??? Zip dee...

i have a zip dee fabric awning and after the recent spring... pollen turned it kinda dark and dirty where it rolls up....i was wondering has anyone found a good cleaner which dont fade the awning????
Forum: Tires 06-03-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,147
Posted By swinginping
i ran carlisle tires on my 21' boat dual axle...

i ran carlisle tires on my 21' boat dual axle trailer and only had 1 problem in 3 years and probably about 3000 miles... had a decent size peice of the tread peel off..looked like something hit it,...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-02-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,888
Posted By swinginping
Looks nice, where did you pick up the new...

Looks nice, where did you pick up the new flexsteel captains chairs, and a price if you dont mind?? thanks-david.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-15-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By swinginping
Lifting a 345.

Finally got my rear airbags, i know some of you have replaced air bags in the past.... bottom bolts are easy of course..however the tops one are the tricky ones, i know you must lift the moho to get...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-05-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By swinginping
Hmm... i wish howard lefkowitz was still active...

Hmm... i wish howard lefkowitz was still active as he had a 1990 345 and used the firestone bags...but since the fact i have firestones on there now i believe i will give them a try, as they worked...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-05-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By swinginping
Ah, yes through that post i read about a few...

Ah, yes through that post i read about a few other moho's and all seemed to use the same bags, so i guess i will be placing an order either tonight or tomorrow thought the site howard reccomended......
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-04-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By swinginping
Actually the bags on there now are firestone i do...

Actually the bags on there now are firestone i do know that for a fact. I guess they have been replaced somewhere else along the line. Sorry for making it sound as though you had them priced high, i...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-04-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By swinginping
345 problem.

I noticed my drivers side rear air bag was leaking pretty bad around the bottom seal, so i made a few posts already, and ordered my front bags.. they should be here soon and ill get those...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-24-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By swinginping
Any type of deisel shop may be able to help as...

Any type of deisel shop may be able to help as well, i know the tanks on the tractor trailers at work are similar just a little bigger really.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-24-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By swinginping
Well this post entertains me in 2 ways... i was...

Well this post entertains me in 2 ways... i was in my 345 the other night and saw a wasp chilling inside my window blinds... i guess they are fans of airstreams as well, and i have a crack starting...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-24-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,573
Posted By swinginping
Im not sure i could imagine living in rhode...

Im not sure i could imagine living in rhode island for that long, ive lived in virginia for 22 years now... well im only 22 but im already starting to get tired of the cold. I think i could stay on...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 04-24-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,604
Posted By swinginping
To agree with everyone else, i doubt you'll be...

To agree with everyone else, i doubt you'll be able to buy these bad boys and be camping the next day, but if dont mind getting your hands dirty and a few bucks or more maybe it may be worth it. Find...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-21-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,393
Posted By swinginping
What exactly are you mentioning must be over 36'...

What exactly are you mentioning must be over 36' feet?? A rear seated diesel engine?? or any moho with a diesel engine?? or just AS's.. cause airstream has made some 28' turbo's and 34's as well....
Forum: Member Introductions 04-18-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By swinginping
What does your trailer weigh?? I actually have an...

What does your trailer weigh?? I actually have an airstream moho, but have had trailers before that... never airstreams though. What size engine does the durango have?? Im sure a diesel excursion, or...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-15-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,048
Posted By swinginping
I did notice my moho has the supersteer bell...

I did notice my moho has the supersteer bell crank, and bilstein shocks... its handles nicely and stays in the road really well, im used to driving anywhere from 30-80k lbs a day though.. but still...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 04-15-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,704
Posted By swinginping
hmm...says only transmits 19'.... hope thats...

hmm...says only transmits 19'.... hope thats wrong or your friend has a small rv.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-15-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,048
Posted By swinginping
Finally people are understanding what i am...

Finally people are understanding what i am trying to get across... if only all the rv shops and garages i went to would....they all insist on trying to order the firestone aftermarket kit for...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-13-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,048
Posted By swinginping
so im assuming maybe you ended replacing the...

so im assuming maybe you ended replacing the stock bags somehow pwhittle?? I need to crawl under there and try and find some numbers... if you went with the firestone bag route do you simply do away...
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