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Old 01-03-2013, 11:32 AM   #21
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Nothing to do with 345 weights, but for raw gross tonnage of motorhomes reaching critical mass, here's the pics I mentioned earlier,
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288....html#post1057
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288....html#post1332
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #22
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Derek, I looked over the maintenance records again, nothing else to add for the loading question. Keyair's ASW number is probably the best base number you'll get without making an unloaded run to a set of scales. Airstream lists the ASW in the specifications libraries:
http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...6aeec6e973.pdf
http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...191d212a89.pdf
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:34 PM   #23
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Keyair (Steve) to the rescue. I was almost at a loss as to how I was going to even consider using my 345 all by myself, as to even consider taking along family and friends camping if it meant no room for food, clothes, etc.
2200 lbs of 'wiggle' room between "Approximate Standard Weight" and the GVWR is something entirely workable. Still, next time I see or hear of any kind of Rally close by that is offering portable scales, I'll be certain to get Airstream there and get a realistic weight of Airstream empty.
Now I can realisitically look at those new appliances I was considering (fridge, etc)
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #24
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We had the same fear. After figuring out our wine and beer weight we were only left with 33.2 lbs! Is it wrong to be thinking about replacing the potable water tank back aft with a keggerator and not packing extra clothes?
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Hmmm, jefe raptor in place of fresh water tank. NOW there's a thought!
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:16 PM   #26
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One of the reasons I decided to go with my 15g/70g fresh water tank... 15g for travelling!

My question is...
The GVWR states driver, and passengers... I wonder how many passengers they account for... our 345 has seatbelts for 3 on the couch plus driver and passenger... so is that say 5x150lb... meaning if you travel alone you have 600lb of extra Beer/wine allowance?
And if you run with the watertank empty and gas tank half full, thats another 900LB... Just askin'!
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Now this is useful info!!

Actually, we are talking about ditching the big H2O tank in favor of a small and medium size one. We don't boondock that often and when we do we can always fill up the medium size one as well. I like the idea of a 15 gallon tank for traveling. Just enough to flush with. We use bottle water for everything else in the kitchen anyway.

I had read years ago that Jacque Cousteau had a large stainless steel wine tank built into CALYPSO. I an thinking that might not be a bad idea!
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The only other info on the ticket is RVSEF Ticket #13111 dated 3/3/02. The owner's address at the time (Clifton Merrick) is stamped on the back. Cliff sold the 345 to Dr Joe ("Winner" on the forums), and we got her from Winner in Jan 2004. There's a group motorhome picture floating somewhere on the forums where 6 of these rolling wonders were all together at one rally.
7, the mystic seven...
Here is another picture of your Belle at the Mystic Springs Rally, with and without Cliff
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Thanks Peter!!! I knew more pictures from that rally were floating around, glad to see you still have them! From the posts in that rally I think that's where Dr Joe got the bug to trade up his 310 for Cliff's 345. Hard to believe that was 10 years ago, wow!
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Thanks Peter!!! I knew more pictures from that rally were floating around, glad to see you still have them! From the posts in that rally I think that's where Dr Joe got the bug to trade up his 310 for Cliff's 345. Hard to believe that was 10 years ago, wow!
Actually, Dr.Joe had a rare 270, but was so impressed with the Cliff's 345 that he agreed to purchase it at that Rally.
I had a 79 28', which I completely restored and enjoyed for many years. Now I own Dennis's 1987 345, which is available now to the right person who appreciates a well kept 345.
This is the only picture I have of Dr. Joe's 270
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Thanks for keeping me sorted out on Dr Joe's Airstreams. I just remember that he called the 270 "Big Girl" or something like that. Sorry to see you selling the 345, someone is going to get a very nice rig! I hope you stay with another Airstream or at least stay active in the forums, it would be a tragedy to see one of the founding members disappear into obscurity, who would keep the rest of us sorted?
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... Now I own Dennis's 1987 345, which is available now to the right person who appreciates a well kept 345.
Peter,

Are you looking to get a different Airstream motorhome?

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Thanks for keeping me sorted out on Dr Joe's Airstreams. I just remember that he called the 270 "Big Girl" or something like that.
I do have one picture of the interior of Dr. Joe's 270 ("Big Girl"). The 270 actually started my website! There was a 270 for sale back in 2000 on RV Trader with no pictures. I started collecting pictures of the various models so I would know what they looked like when one came up without pictures! The rest is history!
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Are you looking to get a different Airstream motorhome?

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Brad, Thanx for asking! I will always own an Airstream, but what it will be, I do not know. I have a deep passion for the Classic Airstream Motorhome and can't hardly imagine not owning one. But as i get older, I have to realize certain physical limitations keeping these beauties in top condition.
My dilemma is that my 345 if parked in front of my shop at my house and that he is the greatest pleasure to look at. He also serves as a fine guest house and everyone who ever stayed there enjoyed it thoroughly, not to mention the quality time spent camping in it.
Can you see my attachment and why I just may not sell it to the wrong person..
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So where can we get one of those cool jackets?
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So where can we get one of those cool jackets?
its a 310 on the jacket, you wouldn't like it... I found it on Ebay in 2002
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Yeah you're right, I need that 345 dual axle action to haul around my fat aspirations!
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WOW!
Talk about a thread going off in a completely different direction......lol
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:42 AM   #39
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Sorry about that Derek, I guess we're done here until you get those weights you were after and post them here for the rest of us...
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