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Old 01-19-2019, 07:29 AM   #121
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Airstream used the cut offs of the vinyl clad aluminum interior wall panelling in my 310. So my metal is in 16" or so panels. In later Airstreams (325's and on), they used a one piece galvanized sheet.

Yes, my subfloor was marine grade plywood; still made out of organic material that rots.

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That makes sense. Honestly the vinyl clad aluminum seemed like a better idea.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:31 PM   #122
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That makes sense. Honestly the vinyl clad aluminum seemed like a better idea.
I do think that my 310 is the pinnacle of Airstream motorhome construction.

Aluminum sheeting under subfloor.
Marine grade plywood
Interior gables are 1/2" to 3/4" Reboard, sandwiched between vinyl clad aluminum sheets; no organic material, other than the Reboard.
No tag axle

When I look at my friends 325; yes, the interior paneling of wood is nice; but it's prone to water damage and heavier than my interior gables.

This is just MHO.
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Old 01-20-2019, 02:22 AM   #123
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If you had a tag axle you could have the nice wood and turn sharper......,just saying........Regards, Bob
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:42 AM   #124
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Just a bit of jealousy bob but he's an Englishman he would never admit it.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:35 AM   #125
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I do think that my 310 is the pinnacle of Airstream motorhome construction.
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Some how I'd picked up on that Tony.
Glad you are happy with your rig.

Yet some how Ive missed the long trip adventures. Can you fill us in on these.
Or is it more a garage queen saved for posterity?

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Old 01-20-2019, 11:54 AM   #126
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This is getting to be a pretty tough crowd here.
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:16 PM   #127
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It's hard not to poke a little fun at our sidekick and his superior coach. 🎉😂

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Old 01-20-2019, 12:53 PM   #128
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Poke fun at Tony, lets get started. Maybe we should start a pole on who gets their Argosy on the road first, Tony or Brad. We can add Yuki just to make it interesting.

BTW if Tony had the superior coach it would have an Allison.
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:27 PM   #129
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Gezzz you guys get antsy during the winter........

Meanwhile in the UK the day may have started by needing to scrap ice from the car, but by 11am I was out in my shorts watering the new lawn!

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Old 01-20-2019, 04:15 PM   #130
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Sure, pick on the guy with cancer and no stomach, (literally), for listening to you guys and your 454, electrical problems, vaccum lines, blah, blah, blah, and tag axle problems.

"BTW if Tony had the superior coach it would have an Allison."

My Argosy may have the Allison, as I do have both, a Dodge RH47 and an AT542.

"Yet some how Ive missed the long trip adventures. Can you fill us in on these.
Or is it more a garage queen saved for posterity?"

Still working for a living, but wife is planning retirement for next year. The Argosy is the beast we will be taking long trips to Central America with, (hence the Cummins, as you can get service and parts anywhere). The 310 will be left in Canada, and hopefully slowly will work its way across this country, province by province. Chemo therapy also put a real cramp on any travels this year, as my first treatment was the first day of my summer holidays.

This year will be a lot of work, but I'm looking forward to it all; hopefully will have recovered my muscle mass by spring. Anyone got a Blowflex they're not using?

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PS Keep the jabs coming, it keeps me smiling and laughing.

BTW I don't think the Mistress will start today, as it's -31C, (-24F) with the windchill today.
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:25 PM   #131
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Poke fun at Tony, lets get started. Maybe we should start a pole on who gets their Argosy on the road first, Tony or Brad. We can add Yuki just to make it interesting.
It's a poll, not a pole, BTW

Technically, Brad did have his Argosy on the road first, but since his was unlicenced, uninsured and totally illegal, I will take the honours, as I did drive mine, albeit with Ohio temp licence, but fully insured, back home, (well, almost back home; my workplace is close enough )

Yuki will out do us all though......Yuki is the man; go Yuki go.

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Old 01-20-2019, 05:21 PM   #132
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Ok ok a little time off for stomach removal and cancer treatment is allowable buddy, but thats behind you now, back in the game with you.

Hum a trip to Central America, interesting, I hear the south bound lanes are empty.

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Old 01-20-2019, 05:59 PM   #133
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Speaking of long trips , the beach is nice this time of year......Hehehehehe

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Old 01-20-2019, 05:59 PM   #134
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It's a poll, not a pole, BTW

Technically, Brad did have his Argosy on the road first, but since his was unlicenced, uninsured and totally illegal, I will take the honours, as I did drive mine, albeit with Ohio temp licence, but fully insured, back home, (well, almost back home; my workplace is close enough )

Yuki will out do us all though......Yuki is the man; go Yuki go.

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Tony, the chemo must be getting to you. My first drive was totally legal as the Argosy was and is licensed and insured
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:07 PM   #135
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BTW......If anyone wants to know who has the garage queen .....its definitely Charly.....(Streamquest).......just saying.............Regards, Bob
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We were just checking Tony. It took nearly 14 hours from Bob's first post at 1:22 AM until 3:15 PM to get a response. No slacking off around here.
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Tony, the chemo must be getting to you. My first drive was totally legal as the Argosy was and is licensed and insured
I forgot, your licence plate was attached to the bumper..........which was back at the shop when you went to the gas station on your first initial blast down the road.

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PS Yeah, yeah; my better half constantly tells me that the cancer is now gone, so no more excuses.

PPS I don't even have a garage....or I'd be further ahead on the Argosy. I do have a large case of garage envy...Bobmiller and the person that started this thread have serious garages.
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Bobmiller and the person that started this thread have serious garages.
Didn't realize that I never mentioned my name - Its Scott.
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:48 PM   #139
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Ok you are still with us Scott, bare with us Bro. We are a close knit group and do tend to wander at times.

Where were we, oh yeah the bedroom floor. I'm surprised to see the furnace there below the floor level. Mine is mounted under the closet on the drivers side. With an outside storage compartment where yours is located.

With the pace you are on it shouldn't be too long before you have that floor replaced and the bedroom back together. Might be good to replace as much of the plumbing as you can reach, it's about due at this age.

Also take a good look at the rear airbags while the floor is out. They are much easier to change with the floor out.

I'm wondering if there is some sort of insulation you can put in under the floor as you rebuild. Perhaps instead of the sheet metal.
Food for thought.

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Ok you are still with us Scott, bare with us Bro. We are a close knit group and do tend to wander at times.

Where were we, oh yeah the bedroom floor. I'm surprised to see the furnace there below the floor level. Mine is mounted under the closet on the drivers side. With an outside storage compartment where yours is located.

With the pace you are on it shouldn't be too long before you have that floor replaced and the bedroom back together. Might be good to replace as much of the plumbing as you can reach, it's about due at this age.

Also take a good look at the rear airbags while the floor is out. They are much easier to change with the floor out.

I'm wondering if there is some sort of insulation you can put in under the floor as you rebuild. Perhaps instead of the sheet metal.
Food for thought.

Cheers Richard
There are two furnaces - one under the floor in the bedroom and the other in the kitchen area. Im pulling up most of the damaged sheetmetal in the rear - going to replace the rubber fuel lines while im in there - Ill look at the air bags too but i suspect they are a little further forward. I am still considering options for what goes under the subfloor - I have thought about using something like cool shield or reflectix instead of the galvanized sheet metal - the metal serves no structural purpose that I can see.
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