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Old 07-14-2018, 05:41 AM   #181
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Brad,

Peanut is probably just like my 77 20’ “Jelly Bean”. It comes out on the driver’s side adjacent to the storage compartment. Basically just below the AC unit on the roof.
Amazingly my old original Armstrong is still working but the Dometic RM66 just quit and that size isn’t made anymore.

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That makes sense. When we replace Peanut's AC I'll have to make sure the hose is clear.

Does someone else besides Dometic make the correct size?
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:55 AM   #182
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Wasn't able to figure out the clog, neither the compressed air nor the weed-eater line worked, I'll try bleach when we get back from this trip

On the road!
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:03 AM   #183
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I would not use bleach, it really promotes rust and corrosion.
I would try weed eater line again but put liquid soap down the

tube first. That should help it get around the corners.
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:01 PM   #184
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How n where do you access the tube at the top? When I had the shroud off of the top I looked for the tube and couldn't find it.
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:34 PM   #185
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On my 1984, 345 you had to remove the interior shroud, the drain tube was fastened with a hose clamp to the drain outlet of the air conditioners. This was on the Colemans also on the Penguins with the drain kit which replaced the Colemans.
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:35 PM   #186
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:11 AM   #187
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I had the same question, thanks
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:34 AM   #188
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Stanley is on the road and doing great! (Stanley is officially what the 310s name is)

Saturday we drove 170 miles to Wayne county Fairgrounds in Detroit, yesterday we drove 400 miles to the UP, that was a long haul, good thing it doesn't get dark until 10:30

One gas station didn't give me a receipt, but I think I'm averaging between 7 and 8 mpg, not bad for averaging 65 and hauling a jeep (spent a lot of time going 70, pleased with the GV OD)

By the way, the macinac bridge is totally overhyped and anticlimactic. I was expecting the suspension version of the Florida keys. 20mph with your flashers. Trucks blowing sideways. Escort cars. Swaying wildly in the wind. We went over in a wind advisory, so I was definitely expecting it to be intense.

Nope, just a bridge, totally anticlimactic, no more harrowing than any of the San Francisco bridges, or any bridge crossing the Mississippi, or the Ohio, or the Grand canyon... It's just a bridge
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:41 PM   #189
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I believe the curved roof section of the AS Motorhome is a factor in reducing the truck buffet and side wind issue.
My limited experience with wind tunnels tells me that a flat side with a sharp edge induces negative pressure, and vortexes on the roof, which add to the shear square footage, and increase the leverage on the top of the MH. This leads to sway and also the "suction effect" when a truck passes by.

My experiences with the 345, were better than I expected!
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Old 07-22-2018, 02:53 PM   #190
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Exhaust fan for the bathroom/shower, coulda sworn i saw one online months ago, but I just checked and didn't seen one on vintage trailer supply, silver trailer supply, or inland rv...
Anyone know where to find one?
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Old 07-22-2018, 02:56 PM   #191
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Also, trip went flawlessly, another 1000 miles on the motorhome with nothing but good times to show for it, got some stuff to post when I get a minute, actually ran into an 89 290 in the wild
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:26 PM   #192
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Exhaust fan for the bathroom/shower, coulda sworn i saw one online months ago, but I just checked and didn't seen one on vintage trailer supply, silver trailer supply, or inland rv...
Anyone know where to find one?
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http://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?m...roducts_id=385
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:31 PM   #193
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I believe the curved roof section of the AS Motorhome is a factor in reducing the truck buffet and side wind issue.
My limited experience with wind tunnels tells me that a flat side with a sharp edge induces negative pressure, and vortexes on the roof, which add to the shear square footage, and increase the leverage on the top of the MH. This leads to sway and also the "suction effect" when a truck passes by.

My experiences with the 345, were better than I expected!
After installing SuperSteer bell cranks, new upper/lower ball joints, new tie rod assemblies, new shocks, new steering damper, new air bags, and finally an allighnment Im finally at a point where I have no more white knuckles when getting passed by a semi (in either direction). Seriously, before I did all that work I would constantly be checking my mirrors for on coming semi trucks in order to prepare for the WHOOOOOOOOSH OF THE PUSH PULL. It was horrible and not safe. Now, I'm glad to say, I barely feel the push/pull of passing rigs. Like I said, it would happen in both directions if I was on a two lane. It's now really a pleasure to drive, tracks great and don't get blown around. I can't believe I drove that thing with so much work it needed done.....oh well, guardian angel or something.
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:39 PM   #194
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This one?

https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com...-p/vts-152.htm
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:51 PM   #195
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That looks like the one I bought when mine went bad
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:54 PM   #196
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Thanks Peter!
$65, shoot, guess I'll pull just the electric motor out and see if I can find a replacement for it first


Steering: mine has all those upgrades, semis just push me over a foot or so when they pass me, then suck me back right to where I was with no input from me. Definitely not white knuckle, but I don't have anything to compare to. I drove most of the way with 3 fingers on my left hand, LOL

When I get up to 75mph it starts to wander and I start to get nervous. Pretty sure it just flat out wasn't designed to go that fast, so I just don't go over 70
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$65, shoot, guess I'll pull just the electric motor out and see if I can find a replacement for it first


Steering: mine has all those upgrades, semis just push me over a foot or so when they pass me, then suck me back right to where I was with no input from me. Definitely not white knuckle, but I don't have anything to compare to. I drove most of the way with 3 fingers on my left hand, LOL

When I get up to 75mph it starts to wander and I start to get nervous. Pretty sure it just flat out wasn't designed to go that fast, so I just don't go over 70
I found and replaced just the motor on mine. If I can find the receipt I'll post it here. Actually, I may have that motor...I'll check my parts. I ended up replacing my two roof exhaust fans in the front and rear with MaxAir Deluxe fans so I may have one of those motors from the original. I think the cost of just the motor wasn't much less than the whole unit. But I believe the originals were built better.
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I found and replaced just the motor on mine. If I can find the receipt I'll post it here. Actually, I may have that motor...I'll check my parts. I ended up replacing my two roof exhaust fans in the front and rear with MaxAir Deluxe fans so I may have one of those motors from the original. I think the cost of just the motor wasn't much less than the whole unit. But I believe the originals were built better.
Thanks, let me know if you find the motor. I'm pretty sure this one only died when it was left on while I was working on the wiring and the batteries got too low, when there wasn't enough juice to spin it but still enough to melt a winding. Probably how a lot of originals died.


You've got 2 fantastic/maxair sized fans in your 310? Was that standard? I just have one in the kitchen area, would love to install a second.

Or did you install a maxair in the shower/bathroom? Because that is also something that sounds like an upgrade
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OK, finally sitting at a computer and officially procrastinating on everything else to form a couple cohesive thoughts here:

The Michigan trip was a great success, and all 1086 miles went without incident. All gauges remained good, except those that do not function, and gas always seemed to fall a bit too quickly
I averaged between 7 and 8 MPG, and between 60 and 70 MPH (70 on the stint from Detroit to Muinising (in a hurry to beat the sun), 60 the rest)

I highly recommend Munising Tourist Park Campground if you're going to be in the pictured rocks area. We stayed in the overflow for $30/night water and electric, but if you reserved far enough ahead they have some sites right on the lake with a spectacular view. Highway 2 was also beautiful on the coastal stretches, just after the bridge is a long stretch of nice beach with roadside parking.

Also, the UP is a great place to vacation when your dash AC is currently out of order, had to use the heaters in the AC units a couple nights!

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Old 07-22-2018, 10:36 PM   #200
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In airstream maintenance news, the new door strike plate from montanablue showed up while I was gone and is a perfect fit. Some JBweld under the strike plate and red locktite on those screws and that doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

Of course, my dumb face broke the snap ring that holds the doorhandle on, so I'll finish that up after another run to menards.

I noticed that the doorhandle is really loose, like the square inside it is too big, so it might be a replacement. It had aluminum foil wrapped around the square rod to make it more snug, so I guess I'll just repeat that trick

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I also have the sliding latches in hand to copy Bobs screen door solution. That should be a quick and simple and easy project

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I also installed a shutoff valve on the shower to make boondocking showers easier. That, to my surprise, was actually a successful 30 second project where nothing went wrong. I was floored.

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Polishing begins this week!
Tomorrow I will stop by Harbor freight for a polisher, home depot for some citra-strip and painters tape and pads, and get some polishing compound on order.
I'll start on the door, where a previous owner decided sand paper would create a good finish... then changed his mind after 1 square foot and left it...
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