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Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-26-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,228
Posted By AirRowan
I have replaced my 454 with a Chevy Duramax LMM...

I have replaced my 454 with a Chevy Duramax LMM in my 345 airstream. I have driven it Maine to Key West 3 RT towing a 10,000# boat getting 11 to 17mpg. The replacement is not for the week of heart...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-10-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 171,193
Posted By AirRowan
I finally got my new cooling unit only 6 weeks...

I finally got my new cooling unit only 6 weeks late they told me 6 days. The leak was at the 110 element as you can see in the pics. The ammonia smell when it failed in Maine was so bad had to move...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-12-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 171,193
Posted By AirRowan
We had a few codes that we could not stop from...

We had a few codes that we could not stop from returning about the re-gen on the exhaust emissions system. This started in north florida on Labor day weekend so we felt like it would just mean...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-02-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 171,193
Posted By AirRowan
We are finally on are vacation.... so we stopped...

We are finally on are vacation.... so we stopped at a truck stop for air and ended up getting are Rims polished so we could be cool like KeyAire and all the rest of the Polished nuts ;-).
Just up...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-30-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By AirRowan
Black Water Tank :-(

Can it be repaired (plastic weld) or do thy still make new ones? I have a leak at just above half tank but have yet to drop it and inspect just would like to know my options first and this is the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 07-24-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,640
Posted By AirRowan
No hills just about 20 bridges and 15kts of head...

No hills just about 20 bridges and 15kts of head wind on the north bound averaging 62 with max of 75mph. As for KeyAir he started a thread for me because he is just awesome! There is one guy out in...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 07-23-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,640
Posted By AirRowan
Key west to Marathon and back (100miles) average...

Key west to Marathon and back (100miles) average 17 mpg with 8 wheels and 17,500lbs on a 345 1986 motor home with an 2008 duramax/ Alison 6 speed transmission.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-18-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,492
Posted By AirRowan
Today I help Rick install a 4" straight back no...

Today I help Rick install a 4" straight back no cat no muffler no particulate filter. I was averaging around town and idling and a bit of US-1 14mpg On the highway I was getting about 17mpg and low...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-11-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By AirRowan
You can also just remove the cup holder and ash...

You can also just remove the cup holder and ash tray to see inside there and use a tooth brush and soapy water to check that air line. My horn air line is run up the colomn on the drivers side...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-08-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,492
Posted By AirRowan
We just drove up the Keys 50 miles with the new...

We just drove up the Keys 50 miles with the new Duramax and averaged 16 mpg at 60 mph! I love this motor. It never downshifts, even on the steepest bridge.
This is a pic of Bahia Honda and the...
Forum: Photography 07-01-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,955
Posted By AirRowan
This is are last month in this spot then we need...

This is are last month in this spot then we need to find a new place to park but I can help you find a place here (key west) if you pm me.
Forum: Photography 06-30-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,955
Posted By AirRowan
For the past year our home base has been Key...

For the past year our home base has been Key West, Florida. We live here because we can be next to our other restoration project and soon-to-be charter business; a 1925 wooden schooner. Every sunrise...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-28-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,492
Posted By AirRowan
This is the bell cranks off of mine (1986 345)...

This is the bell cranks off of mine (1986 345) you can have them if u pay shipping up front ( pre paid ups label or something). I replaced with super steer and would recommend them. They were ok but...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-26-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 171,193
Posted By AirRowan
Does a schooner count? This may be out of...

Does a schooner count?

This may be out of place here, but we need all the help we can get so I hope you'll give us a little leeway. Some of you have followed progress of our recent airstream...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-15-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 171,193
Posted By AirRowan
I added this to the start capacitor on my rear ac...

I added this to the start capacitor on my rear ac that had not been working for about a year (fan would come on but not compressor) and it fixed it. So if your aft air is not working it is a cheap...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-13-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 171,193
Posted By AirRowan
New capacitor for aft AC it is amazing how easy...

New capacitor for aft AC it is amazing how easy it is to fix a good old thing some times.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-05-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By AirRowan
Windsheild reflector/sun block

Do they make a classic specific (i.e. size specific) reflector or do you just cut or modify existing? It is getting hot in here ;-)
Any help would be appreciated!
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-02-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 171,193
Posted By AirRowan
159954 Sorry these did not attach earlier

159954

Sorry these did not attach earlier
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-02-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 171,193
Posted By AirRowan
So after driving this thing with the new motor...

So after driving this thing with the new motor springs and shocks I was still not happy with the amount of steering that had to be done. When I was driving up the Keys with 25kt side winds it was...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-30-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 306,616
Posted By AirRowan
"The pipe was split badly, so badly in fact it...

"The pipe was split badly, so badly in fact it was barely holding..
I will post a pic tomorrow... it was scary bad.
I replaced it right away, and will now really have to look close at everything."...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-20-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,679
Posted By AirRowan
The actuator is the valve for the jack if it is...

The actuator is the valve for the jack if it is stuck then the jack will not fill or empty. The actuators are still available from HWH (http://www.hwhcorp.com/) but they no longer look the same...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-31-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,492
Posted By AirRowan
The only part i left alone sorry.

The only part i left alone sorry.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-28-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 728
Posted By AirRowan
Who is in Key West in a Classic??

Two of my friends asked if I was driving my Airstream down town today (I was not).
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-28-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,492
Posted By AirRowan
There is a video of it on my wife's blog...

There is a video of it on my wife's blog svrowan.wordpress.com apparently there is no more space for photo up loads on this site.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-27-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,492
Posted By AirRowan
I have all the dash gauges, ac control, wiring...

I have all the dash gauges, ac control, wiring harnesses, radiator, motor, trans etc.
It needs to go, we are cleaning up after re power.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-17-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,492
Posted By AirRowan
Where to start? (pun intended :-) About a week...

Where to start? (pun intended :-) About a week ago I first turned the motor over by jumping it at the solinoid; not to start it, just to move fluids around. Later on, after all systems were ready, I...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-17-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,492
Posted By AirRowan
It runs!!!! But apparently I have exceed my...

It runs!!!! But apparently I have exceed my upload allowance so i can not post any pics sorry :-(
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-26-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 171,193
Posted By AirRowan
I will buy the blender and water heater.

I will buy the blender and water heater.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-26-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By AirRowan
I have one that worked just fine 9 months ago...

I have one that worked just fine 9 months ago when I removed it that I would be willing to sell. I have a 1986 345 so it would be up to you to investigate the compatibility of the years. I will send...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-09-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,890
Posted By AirRowan
I have a old stainless steel fire extinguisher...

I have a old stainless steel fire extinguisher that the PO had nipples welded on and it works vary well. Cheep and easy to find.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-06-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 98,830
Posted By AirRowan
Turbo 400 hydromatic

Turbo 400 hydromatic
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-05-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 98,830
Posted By AirRowan
Ya a trans i don't know what model it is but will...

Ya a trans i don't know what model it is but will look into it tomarow.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-05-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 98,830
Posted By AirRowan
I have one here in Key West that needs a home...

I have one here in Key West that needs a home only has 5,000 miles on it replaced in 05 by PO. Call me i am not checking this often.
Forum: Photography 12-05-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,262
Posted By AirRowan
Silver theam:-)

Silver theam:-)
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-24-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 171,193
Posted By AirRowan
I know it is a bit of the cart before the horse...

I know it is a bit of the cart before the horse but it was too good of an ebay deal!!
This will allow me to clear all the codes like no ABS or AirBags etc. and give me an extra boost (150hp and...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-19-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 98,830
Posted By AirRowan
Silver X-Mas

Silver X-Mas
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-10-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 98,830
Posted By AirRowan
First anniversary (paper) present from my wife :-)

First anniversary (paper) present from my wife :-)
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-06-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,830
Posted By AirRowan
So I installed one and a half MaxxFans today...

So I installed one and a half MaxxFans today started thundering or thretining too. I could not find Butel any were it was a sunday.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-02-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 171,193
Posted By AirRowan
Now if I only had time to put them in:-(

Now if I only had time to put them in:-(
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-30-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 33,125
Posted By AirRowan
Wow watch what you say about owning a B.O.A.T.T....

Wow watch what you say about owning a B.O.A.T.T. (brake out another ten thousand) Dakota :)

I have three if any one would like one :(
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-30-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,830
Posted By AirRowan
I talked to a good friend that is the best RV...

I talked to a good friend that is the best RV mechanic I know. He told me that the Fantastic Fan comes with a free life time replacement on all parts including motor and he puts these in all the time...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-30-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 22,578
Posted By AirRowan
If you don't register it in Florida and request a...

If you don't register it in Florida and request a temp tag from California you do not pay Florida just California tax. That being said would it not be better to just get Florida tags so that you do...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-30-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 22,578
Posted By AirRowan
I have all of these things and would part with...

I have all of these things and would part with them for a fair price! I am only a 4hr drive from Fort Lauderdale call me I will pm you my number.
Both mufflers are holed, and it has a leaky...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-29-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 22,578
Posted By AirRowan
U Ship is what streamquest is talking about. I...

U Ship is what streamquest is talking about. I have used it and it is a bit of a pain 3 weeks late etc. but I did ship a 1900lb Duramax from northern Ten to Key West for $700!!
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-28-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,830
Posted By AirRowan
So should I do one with remote and one...

So should I do one with remote and one without???? Unless some one can chime in here and tell me the remote is the best thing since AirStream I think I will just buy the ones with out.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-28-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,830
Posted By AirRowan
Ok I have found this item on Advenrure RV for...

Ok I have found this item on Advenrure RV for $199 and for $300 are there Two models out there? Or is it just one has a remote (for $100 extra is it worth it)?
Maxxfan RV Ventilator, Smoke Lid with...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-28-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By AirRowan
Mine is located in a small box under the stove....

Mine is located in a small box under the stove. But mine is a 86 so I don't know were yours would be. I have read about them being connected to the Univolt. Ask Smartstream he has a a 28' and he may...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-28-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 22,578
Posted By AirRowan
I know to ship a boat down the east cost with no...

I know to ship a boat down the east cost with no wide load or any other permits is about 6k so I would think that finding a good shop and putting that 6 to 8k for parts/ labor would be the route I...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-28-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,830
Posted By AirRowan
The MaxxFan®

I need to replace my two fans and would like to know what people have to say about the MaxxFan how long it will last, build quality, noise etc.
Will it fit in the existing hole or even between the...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-27-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By AirRowan
The speeds are controlled by a resister mounted...

The speeds are controlled by a resister mounted next to the heating/cooling box. The wiring from the controller (2 for 2 speeds, 3 for 3 etc.) end at the resister and just two wires go to the motor....
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