Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #261
4 Rivet Member
 
alfalsetto's Avatar
 
1982 31' Airstream 310
Longview , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 269
You think you have bad luck looking for parts. I have been looking for 90 days or so for a generator door
alfalsetto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 01:18 PM   #262
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Heading north to MH next week for a weeks worth of work on the MH and wouldn't you know, northern Calif is finally going to get rain...that will put a damper on all the outside projects!

Things are never easy! I really wanted to put a corian countertop and round sink in kitchen, but I think the costs are a bit high. I really need to slow down on my money spending on the Motorhome. I love the round sinks, but also thinking it might not be so practical. So the only think cheaper then Corian is Formica. I'm not opposed to Formica...some of it these days looks really good. It would probably be better and easier to install a top mount sink with Formica, but almost all stainless top mount sinks have faucet holes...I want one with no faucet holes. see, just isn't easy! It is possible to do an undermount sink with Formica and a ring made for such.

Corian and the sink I want will run over $1000. I would like to be $500 or less.
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 08:09 PM   #263
Rivet Master
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Silverton , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,101
Do they make formica that looks like Corian?...
We have Corian counter tops and dinette, but the counters have holes for the plumbing...our sinks are under counter mounted...
__________________
Michael & Tracy
1989 345 Motorhome
CHARTER MEMBERS: FOUR CORNERS UNIT, AND PROUD OF IT!!!
We live for the moment, 'cause when you get there, it's gone...
ScrapIrony-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #264
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScrapIrony-2
Do they make formica that looks like Corian?...
We have Corian counter tops and dinette, but the counters have holes for the plumbing...our sinks are under counter mounted...
No, but they do make it look like granite! LOL
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 06:21 PM   #265
Rivet Master
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Silverton , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,101
I hate it when someone takes me for granite...
__________________
Michael & Tracy
1989 345 Motorhome
CHARTER MEMBERS: FOUR CORNERS UNIT, AND PROUD OF IT!!!
We live for the moment, 'cause when you get there, it's gone...
ScrapIrony-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 09:01 PM   #266
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by scrapirony-2
i hate it when someone takes me for granite...
That's good, I like that
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 10:07 PM   #267
4 Rivet Member
 
alfalsetto's Avatar
 
1982 31' Airstream 310
Longview , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 269
I'm with you on that.
alfalsetto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 08:52 PM   #268
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Cleaned out and prepped the rear bin for painting and re-installation of the air compressor. Replaced fuel tank filler hose and prepped area for installation of the new air tank. Also added new task to the never ending list...front hydraulic jack is leaking.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1802226691.png
Views:	96
Size:	839.6 KB
ID:	149111   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1643376526.png
Views:	101
Size:	875.8 KB
ID:	149112  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2593073224.png
Views:	105
Size:	1,018.9 KB
ID:	149113  
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #269
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Got the air tank mounted today. That was about it for the day due to the rain...might snow tonight!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3779447896.png
Views:	84
Size:	880.7 KB
ID:	149163  
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 08:48 PM   #270
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar

 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,693
Images: 1
Do you stay in it up there?
Whats the plan for the leaking leveler?
__________________
My name is Steve.... and I am an Alumaholic!
Working in my Garage is like playing TETRIS with Tools!
Keyair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #271
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keyair
Do you stay in it up there?
Whats the plan for the leaking leveler?
Yes, I do stay in it here. It is an ownership ranch, 14,000 acres, most of it back country. Been an owner here for 25 yrs now. We have 200 full hookup spaces...first come, first serve. Can put RV on a space for 90 days then must move off the property for 7 days, then can come back on and find an open space. Of course rv's and ATVing are much more popular today then 25 yrs ago, so we are having a real issue with not enough spaces. That's really due to the owners that figured out how to get around the rules by buying two shares and just swapping spaces with their buddies every 90 days...space squatters!

We have bunk houses (cabins) and a small motel as well, but sure is nice to have your own RV. We were going to get a large fifth wheel last yr, but decided to keep the AS280 and fix it up instead...couldn't part with Dad's Toy! Could still get a fifth wheel just for here, but sooner or later there is going to be a issue with our storage lot.

We have shower houses about as well which is good in winter since I have the MH prepped for winter. Might just shut drain valves and hook up water tomorrow though. Electric is covered in the annual assessment payment, so I have electric heaters going in the winter and ac going all summer. Elect must be disconnected when not here though.

I do use the furnace as well and ran out of propane night before last. We sell propane here on property, so I disconnected and drove MH about 500 ft up the hill and got propane today. RV spaces are not level here, but did a better job of leveling MH with large blocks under tires this time so I don't have to raise the jacks as much...had problem with closing the door over the last few days...all better now.

I think the front jack leaks when I extend it all the way...extending it very little now. I have the Power Gear jacks and I believe rebuild kits are still available for the jacks that I have. So may try to rebuild it next summer. Until then I'll just keep cleaning up the mess and topping off the tank with ATF. I did overfill the tank once because I checked and filled with jacks somewhat deployed...not a good thing of course!
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 09:54 PM   #272
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar

 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,693
Images: 1
Sounds great!
What is the cost of filling the propane tank... I have no idea as mine was full when i bought it!
__________________
My name is Steve.... and I am an Alumaholic!
Working in my Garage is like playing TETRIS with Tools!
Keyair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 10:30 PM   #273
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keyair
Sounds great!
What is the cost of filling the propane tank... I have no idea as mine was full when i bought it!
My AS manual says there is a 82 pound and a 125 pound tank which is interesting since everyone fills by the gallon and not by weight. I'm assuming I have the 82 lb tank. I was completely empty and it took 24 gallons at $3.25/gallon, so $78.
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #274
65th Anniversary CLIPPER
 
masseyfarm's Avatar
 
1996 36' Clipper Bus
Tub City , British Columbia
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,308
Images: 59
Looks like you have the larger tank as it would be filled to 80% ??????
"How much propane is required to fill a propane tank?
80% of the actual capacity."
Dave

"100 pound propane tank will hold 23.58 gallon. 100 pounds / 4.24 pounds per gallon = 23.58 gallons"

Quote:
Originally Posted by dadstoy View Post
My AS manual says there is a 82 pound and a 125 pound tank which is interesting since everyone fills by the gallon and not by weight. I'm assuming I have the 82 lb tank. I was completely empty and it took 24 gallons at $3.25/gallon, so $78.
masseyfarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 12:39 PM   #275
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by masseyfarm
Looks like you have the larger tank as it would be filled to 80% ??????
"How much propane is required to fill a propane tank?
80% of the actual capacity."
Dave

"100 pound propane tank will hold 23.58 gallon. 100 pounds / 4.24 pounds per gallon = 23.58 gallons"
Hi Dave. That makes more sense! I wasn't calculating the 80% fill. I agree, it's got to be the 125 lb tank. Thanks.
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 03:20 PM   #276
4 Rivet Member
 
alfalsetto's Avatar
 
1982 31' Airstream 310
Longview , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 269
My Old Gertrude holds 45 gal of Diesel at $4.05
alfalsetto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 04:27 PM   #277
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar

 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,693
Images: 1
Sad news is, I bet her 45g of diesel takes you further than our 80g of gas!
__________________
My name is Steve.... and I am an Alumaholic!
Working in my Garage is like playing TETRIS with Tools!
Keyair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 07:04 PM   #278
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Our first storm of the season in the north state of Calif and it is a snow storm!

My windshield is leaking in the middle, drivers side and passenger side. Yikes!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1623311062.png
Views:	100
Size:	940.3 KB
ID:	149219  
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 07:39 PM   #279
Rivet Master
 
Mike Leary's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1984 31' Airstream310
Ajo , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 7,649
Images: 4
If it helps anyone, both our fuel and propane were down to below 1/4 and we tanked in Phoenix on the way south. Took $160.00 diesel @ $3.92 (Safeway) and $80.00 propane @ $3.15. Getting rather pricey down here.
Mike Leary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 08:03 PM   #280
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar

 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,693
Images: 1
Thanks Guys on the propane prices and amounts... I had no idea, as the PO filled the Propane before I took her back to CA!
Still have 3/4 full!
__________________
My name is Steve.... and I am an Alumaholic!
Working in my Garage is like playing TETRIS with Tools!
Keyair is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1982 airstream 280, 28', motorhome


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Airstream toy trailer, furnished, 2002 edition, 11" eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 01-18-2011 10:00 AM
'68 Overlander to Toy Hauler maxtime General Repair Forum 5 01-01-2011 09:32 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.