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Old 10-10-2020, 04:57 PM   #121
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Awesome, nice camp spot and woods
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Old 10-12-2020, 07:13 AM   #122
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Awesome, nice camp spot and woods
sure did love having those new calipers ,shoes and brake lines coming down the Mohawk .a good end to the season and a realatively trouble free first 6000 miles on the engine trans -but of course I have a winter list
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sure did love having those new calipers ,shoes and brake lines coming down the Mohawk .a good end to the season and a realatively trouble free first 6000 miles on the engine trans -but of course I have a winter list

Nice! Nothing like knowing itís good to go and maintenance is solid!! Ours had a lot of that done. Last trip of the season. Now Iíll work on slowly going through the rest .
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Old 12-02-2020, 06:11 PM   #124
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Alright... winter season... the season of progressing some work, but mainly dreaming next yearís project list...
I saw this Dickinson propane wall heater for sale locally and I thought: how cool!! Lying in our bed in the airstream with a fire going!!
Has anyone done this in a classic motorhome?
Where did you locate it?
Any pictures? Feedback?
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Old 12-02-2020, 06:33 PM   #125
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Works great!
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Old 12-03-2020, 07:40 AM   #126
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1988 345... The adventure begins!

Very nice! Is that in the bedroom?
Thatís wood burning right?
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Old 12-03-2020, 09:55 AM   #127
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Very nice! Is that in the bedroom?
That’s wood burning right?
Thanks!
Yep, I replaced the drivers side closet in my 310 with that custom unit, washer dryer below and woodburner above

Tinywoodstove.com is where I got all the double wall chimney pipe and installation hardware (and stove, if you don't go with a dickinson it works great)

Their customer support guy that I talked to is active here on airforums and was super helpful in getting all the right parts lined up

It's mostly just for fun, but fun it is. Like you said, sitting in bed with coffee/wine next to the fire during a snow is great
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Old 12-03-2020, 07:39 PM   #128
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Awesome!! I am debating whether I do wood or gas .
Wood is way nicer and doesnít use 12v or propane but gas is convenient.
(First worldís problems I know!!!)
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Old 12-08-2020, 11:16 AM   #129
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I went down to the airstream as it is stored 15 or so miles from my house. I have been getting a mouse coming inside once in a while.
So there was no mouse this time but still water coming in the plywood at the very back where the water pump is located is quite wet... getting some fuzz on it now.
I have revealed the windows above but I think somebody had said here that the joint between the frame and rear part of the roof often leaked. Is this the joint between the last straight piece of chassis and the rear dome?
I will have to go back through the threads for the right sealant for that part if thatís the case...
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Old 12-08-2020, 12:13 PM   #130
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Capt tolleys was recommended to me for rivet and seam sealing. Also, make sure it's not marker lights/backup camera/awning or anything else

And I assume you made sure it wasn't the plumbing? I had a leak at my pump output that was a nightmare to get rid of
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Old 12-08-2020, 12:28 PM   #131
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Yep... I had that too but now everything is empty and it still gets wet... I have sealed the marker lights. Not done the awning yet though... Iíll get back up there
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Old 12-08-2020, 01:17 PM   #132
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Nice fire place! Front air bags in the coils cheep I've replaced easy to do with vacuum tool
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There's a leak finder that boaters use I'll get the name for you and post it
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Old 12-08-2020, 01:22 PM   #134
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Captain Tolley's is leak finder and sealer
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Old 12-08-2020, 03:15 PM   #135
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Yep... I had that too but now everything is empty and it still gets wet... I have sealed the marker lights. Not done the awning yet though... Iíll get back up there
The sealant on my awning was in real bad shape, lots of huge cracks
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Old 12-08-2020, 04:04 PM   #136
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I went down to the airstream as it is stored 15 or so miles from my house. I have been getting a mouse coming inside once in a while.
So there was no mouse this time but still water coming in the plywood at the very back where the water pump is located is quite wet... getting some fuzz on it now.
I have revealed the windows above but I think somebody had said here that the joint between the frame and rear part of the roof often leaked. Is this the joint between the last straight piece of chassis and the rear dome?
I will have to go back through the threads for the right sealant for that part if thatís the case...
Thanks!!
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Unless someone did a bad panel replacement, you can almost count the panel seams out. Fastory put massive amount of goo on the inside. The worse areas on the classics in the pano window frame on the top, the awning mounts and the lower belt line. They left big gaps under the belt line. Well worth the effort to take it of and seal the holes. If thats too much trouble right now , run a bead of Tempro 635 on top of the moulding. use masking tape to isolate the space to receive the tempro, same for the top of the Pano. Some compressed air and Chlorox goes a long way for prepping the space.
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Thanks! My rubber moulding has seen better days in places so Iíll see how it comes off. Nice prep picture! I also saw some specific sealant on Airstream website but it was back order. Suit was in a small van that attaches to a pump applicator. I suspect it is similar stuff but at much higher price
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Thanks! My rubber moulding has seen better days in places so Iíll see how it comes off. Nice prep picture! I also saw some specific sealant on Airstream website but it was back order. Suit was in a small van that attaches to a pump applicator. I suspect it is similar stuff but at much higher price

Rubber insert is just decorative. You would have to drill out some rivets to remove the alu belt line molding.
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When you say the lower belt line youíre talking about the one at the bottom just above the grey part? Isnít that below the floor?
Or do you mean the reins on top and below the ďwood grainĒ line on the side?
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When you say the lower belt line youíre talking about the one at the bottom just above the grey part? Isnít that below the floor?
Or do you mean the reins on top and below the ďwood grainĒ line on the side?
Thanks!!

The lower, Airstream left many gaps, holes and misalignment and it is right at floor level. To make it worse the drivers side awning can dump gallons right down on that molding. The yellow is pigment I used, when I was hunting down some massive intrusion that happened for many years and completely destroyed the floor.
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