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 05-24-2012, 06:01 PM   #581
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
The dash turned out great! I'm glad to get rid of the old '80s orange. Now just have to keep working on the ugly rose colored carpet. Just what were they thinking back in the 80's? Also made a little foot rest for the passenger side.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-646699653.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	388.9 KB
ID:	159226   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1499839330.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	479.9 KB
ID:	159227  

dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 06:50 PM   #582
Rivet Master
 
Mike Leary's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1984 31' Airstream310
Ajo , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 7,649
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by dadstoy View Post
I'm glad to get rid of the old '80s orange. Now just have to keep working on the ugly rose colored carpet. Just what were they thinking back in the 80's?
We were lucky, we have a grey carpet, but our dash needs work. The "simulated wood trim" on the exterior drives me nuts, but the kids that admire Bess think it's cool, they say it's "retro", whatever that means. The 80's were not exactly the best time for color schemes, it was disco mania, if any of you recall.
Mike Leary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 10:11 PM   #583
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Installed new thermostat
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3060394337.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	354.1 KB
ID:	159258  
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 10:15 PM   #584
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Leary

We were lucky, we have a grey carpet, but our dash needs work. The "simulated wood trim" on the exterior drives me nuts, but the kids that admire Bess think it's cool, they say it's "retro", whatever that means. The 80's were not exactly the best time for color schemes, it was disco mania, if any of you recall.
I think it is sort of cool to mix the new with the old. My painted dash looks like it just rolled off the factory floor, but the gauges are sort of retro...I sort of like that!
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 11:05 PM   #585
Rivet Master
 
gloran's Avatar
 
1993 33' Land Yacht
Midland , Michigan
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 508
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Leary View Post
What did you use to prep the dash and what sort of paint are you using?
Mike,
When I painted my dash I used a paint made by Krylon called Fusion for plastic, a no prep super bond paint and it worked excellent. Used it on all the interior plastics in the coach, such as air conditioner cover, vents, ceiling above shower and so forth.
__________________
gloran - 1993 LY MH 33' - Banks System, Steer Safe, IPD front stabilizer, Super Steer - Bell Cranks, Motion Control, Coil

https://s1290.photobucket.com/user/gl...58808196506793
gloran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 04:41 AM   #586
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar

 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,693
Images: 1
Thermostat looks good Dean!
Did you figure out the wiring ok... took me a bit of head scratching!
__________________
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 05-26-2012, 10:16 AM   #587
Rivet Master
 
bolerama's Avatar
 
2017 30' Flying Cloud
2008 23' International
Keremeos , British Columbia
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 834
Images: 30
Blog Entries: 6
It's looking great! So much better than it looked originally.
Lisa
__________________
Lisa and Paul

2017 30' FC | 2002 Chinook Destiny | 2008 23' Int. CCD (written off: hail!)
bolerama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 02:14 PM   #588
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keyair
Thermostat looks good Dean!
Did you figure out the wiring ok... took me a bit of head scratching!
Thanks Steve. I really like the thermostat. Wiring was simple for me. Thermostat works the furnace only. I have only two wires, R and W.
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 02:16 PM   #589
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by bolerama
It's looking great! So much better than it looked originally.
Lisa
Thanks Lisa. About the only thing left is that old carpet in the living area and cab!
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 03:17 PM   #590
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar

 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,693
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by dadstoy View Post
Thanks Steve. I really like the thermostat. Wiring was simple for me. Thermostat works the furnace only. I have only two wires, R and W.
Yes, mine only works the furnace.... and as for wires, you got lucky... I also had 2... both the same color.... found out by research, that it didnt matter which way they connected... and it works fine.

Gotta love being able to see the temp eh?
__________________
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 06-06-2012, 02:24 PM   #591
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
On the road again!

Heading to Coos Bay, OR with ATV in tow. Currently in Weed, CA. Beautiful blue skies, Mt Shasta in the background and the nice smell of wood burning fireplaces!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3603520788.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	616.7 KB
ID:	160261   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-737198602.jpg
Views:	108
Size:	556.4 KB
ID:	160262  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2417657512.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	463.7 KB
ID:	160263  
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 02:32 PM   #592
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar

 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,693
Images: 1
You smell smoke in Weed?
__________________
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 06-06-2012, 02:35 PM   #593
Rivet Master
 
SteSpot's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1982 24' Airstream 240
Ventura , California
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,645
Images: 17
What kind of ATV do you tow?

Mt. Shasta is so beautiful......enjoy. paula
__________________
Paula & Ed
WBCCI # 8252 Air#13593
1982 24'Motorhome (82Ste P)
SteSpot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 04:46 PM   #594
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keyair
You smell smoke in Weed?
The other kind of smoke!
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 04:49 PM   #595
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteSpot
Mt. Shasta is so beautiful......enjoy. paula
A Polaris RZRs.
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 05:02 PM   #596
Rivet Master
 
SteSpot's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1982 24' Airstream 240
Ventura , California
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,645
Images: 17
Is it street legal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dadstoy View Post
A Polaris RZRs.
Street legal?
__________________
Paula & Ed
WBCCI # 8252 Air#13593
1982 24'Motorhome (82Ste P)
SteSpot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #597
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteSpot

Street legal?
Off road only
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 07:02 AM   #598
Gunter
 
gunner's Avatar
 
1966 24' Tradewind
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Greenville , Ohio
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 347
I believe you mentioned you still have the original hitch receiver on your motorhome; check it often, mine came off when I was towing less than 2,000 lbs. luckily I was going through a town and coming to a stop for a stop light. The hitch is very weak.
__________________
Gunter
2000 Land Yacht XL 355
gunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #599
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunner
I believe you mentioned you still have the original hitch receiver on your motorhome; check it often, mine came off when I was towing less than 2,000 lbs. luckily I was going through a town and coming to a stop for a stop light. The hitch is very weak.
It's looking good!
dadstoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 03:25 PM   #600
Rivet Master
 
dadstoy's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
_ , _
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,161
I stayed last night at Seven Feather Casino RV Park in Canyonville, Oregon. It's a beautiful park and I highly recommend it (forth time for me). I parked in my space, got out and looked over and three spaces from me was this beautiful '92 300LE. A really nice couple bought it about a year ago. I'm so jealous, it is so nice looking and has the rear bedroom. We traded tours and had a great time chatting Airstream motorhomes. I told them about the forum and hopefully we will see them on here!

Here is a photo of theirs and a photo if mine...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2711376471.jpg
Views:	121
Size:	509.5 KB
ID:	160346   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-938679248.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	533.4 KB
ID:	160347  

dadstoy 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 04:34 PM.


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