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Old 06-02-2019, 06:37 PM   #561
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Rob, on my '82 310, the OEM fan motors for the roof vents, bath, and shower are all the same and a bit different than the one you've linked to. Who knows, they may have changed between 82 and 83. But the main difference that I see between the two is how they mount. I actually used one OEM motor from the bedroom to replace the one in the bathroom. On my '82, the motors all mount with two threaded studs on the motor itself.
Since '82 was the first year of production for the 310, maybe they used up stock or something....who knows. But the one I linked to is definitely the same. Inland RV sells them also but I have head mixed reviews on them lately.
Anyway, for the cost, it may be better just to buy the whole unit. Since I was replacing my fans in the bedroom and living space with Maxfans I had two good working motors on hand when my bathroom motor went south on me. That's when I used one of them to replace the bath motor.
Of course! I should not have assumed our two airstreams of the same make and model would be the same

It's possible AS made them different, equally likely my entire assembly was replaced at some point
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:55 PM   #562
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So if you can't tell by the fact that it was being held together by a C clamp, the water pump was on its last leg. 3 of the 4 bolts holding the pump to the motor had snapped inside the housing


Upgraded to the seaflow today
https://www.amazon.com/Diaphragm-Pri...dp/B00P8BE6S8/

SO MUCH BETTER

I never had a problem with the pressure, but this is so much quieter than the previous pump ever was on it's best day
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:00 PM   #563
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Some Saturday morning kayaking, saw a swan family!

Didn't want to get any closer, dad was eyeing us, and those birds are big
Annoying them would not have ended well!
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:16 PM   #564
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anyone got a propane joint sniffer they recommend? My leak detector keeps going off (only ever at night probably because the air is still) and it's either the furnace or water heater, but I can't smell it or find it with soapy water. It must be the teeniest, tiniest leak.

If I close the tank and bleed the pressure it stops going off, so it's not a false positive, it's just got to be barely on the edge of perceptible
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:40 AM   #565
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I had a very similar situation with a on again off again propane leak. I'd smell it then it would be gone. Drove me crazy. I looked and looked, soap testing. Have you smelled it at all on the outside of your rig? Mine ended up being a tiny little shutoff valve on the back of the fridge. The valve core itself was leaking not the joint. Took me a while to track it down.
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:38 AM   #566
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I had a very similar situation with a on again off again propane leak. I'd smell it then it would be gone. Drove me crazy. I looked and looked, soap testing. Have you smelled it at all on the outside of your rig? Mine ended up being a tiny little shutoff valve on the back of the fridge. The valve core itself was leaking not the joint. Took me a while to track it down.
I haven't smelled it at all either inside or outside. My first thought was the furnace I replaced in the fall got it's first road test right before this started happening. Also could be the water heater or I guess the stove too.

Thanks for the good tip on shutoff valves, didn't think of that!
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:54 PM   #567
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anybody want original NOS in box speedometer, tach, and oil pressure gauges? (and oil pressure sender)

Cleaning house, I'll eventually get all new, if anyone wants them you can have them for the shipping
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:21 PM   #568
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:16 AM   #569
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Speedometer is spoken for, Tach and oil pressure + sender still available
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So my tach is broken and speedometer has never been accurate. Iím assuming related to modern tire size vs 1984...had the idea of an electronic speedometer that can be calibrated (needs speed sender). The first speed sender I ordered would not thread onto the th400 transmission speedometer cable location. Looks like right size but wrong thread pitch...

I ordered another speed sender supposed to fit our 454/th400 drivetrain. Has anybody else ran into this speed sender situation?
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:53 PM   #571
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I donít believe you have a TH400, you might want to verify. Your transmission should be a TH475. Regards, Bob
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:08 PM   #572
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The oil pressure gauge has been spoken for


I'm going with a gps speedometer, so I'm no help there, but do you want the pictured tach?
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:15 PM   #573
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New grey silicone pipe boot (yes it's the correct material)

New maxxair fan, the nicest one without a remote. Opposite of Bob, I hate remotes, and the Airstream now contains zero.

I like it a lot, moves more air and is quieter than the fantastic was, I ordered a second one for the bedroom.

Also removed the old tv antenna and about 200 feet of PO installed coax cable, and replaced some unnecessary rooftop junction boxes with patch panels
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:48 PM   #574
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I just finished installing a Maxxfan and what struck me was the instructions sample to trim the interior flashing shows a roof with 3 1/2" of insulation while the Airstream is about 1 1/2" thick. I wish I had room for a couple more Maxxfans.
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The oil pressure gauge has been spoken for


I'm going with a gps speedometer, so I'm no help there, but do you want the pictured tach?


My stock gauges are a different style and OEM speed/tach are long gone. Iím going to plug away with this electronic speeding meter. Hopefully a cable/speed sender combo works out

Bob, thanks for the transmission spec! Iím smacking my forehead over here...th475
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I just finished installing a Maxxfan and what struck me was the instructions sample to trim the interior flashing shows a roof with 3 1/2" of insulation while the Airstream is about 1 1/2" thick. I wish I had room for a couple more Maxxfans.
I feel you there, looking forward to installing my second fan in the rear, just pondering where to put it.

Tony put his way towards the back, I'm wondering where Mike's is, can't find a picture.

A few inches further forward looks better, more centered, but I wonder what the rear clearance requirement for the AC is or if there are other engineering reasons to put it as far back as possible towards that rib
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I think the location is limited by the ribs, you have to fit between them. On mine to move it forward would put it right up against the A/C which I don't think would hurt anything but it might look kind of "busy."
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:16 PM   #578
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Mine is held tight to the last rib. I didn't have much choice really since I was replacing an optional OEM rear vent fan.

Ive got another question for you Rob, are you currently using the factory 30amp electrical service? Just curious. And does your rear ac unit operate only on the generator? I can't remember if you've done any mods on your electrical service.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:28 PM   #579
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I modified mine to "50 Amp" which is 2 separate 30A cords. I think you have a similar setup if I recall?

The only things on my second 30A cord are the rear AC, washing machine, and an outlet dedicated to my wife's hair dryer.

Generator still works as well


Thanks for chiming in on the placement, guess I'll put it there to maximize my chances things go smoothly
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Great! I couldnt remember if you had done those mods. We dont camp much in the summer months,too crowded, but we are at a COE park right now. Having that rear ac on shore power is so nice. I was gonna send you a note about the mod to consider but youre way ahead. A good deal of time we will run just the rear ac to cut down on the noise up front.
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