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Old 03-26-2018, 08:23 AM   #41
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Thank you!



Pexing went pretty well last night, had to take the bed apart to get access but that was pretty easy

I done goofed and didn't realize the lines to the shower were smaller, so i plugged the 1/2" line to get everything else working. One more trip to the hardware store after work amd that'll be all taken care of. Always one more trip.

I still had a leat where that flexible braided hose mates, even with a fresh barbed fitting and a clamp, until I strangled the clamp as hard as I could.

This morning it was dry in there, so I guess strangling the clamp worked!
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:26 AM   #42
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View under the bed of a 1983 airstream 310 rear double
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:52 AM   #43
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Also added carbon monoxide detector and wired in LP detector.

There's pics to come, airforums isn't wanting to upload on my phone right now


Now I need to figure out why I woke up to a furnace blowing cold air this morning
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:29 AM   #44
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Great looking 310

Love your 310, working on the restoration of mine currently - see the post below "Bringing back the dead" look forward to any comments you share regarding your vehicle.
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:15 PM   #45
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Love your 310, working on the restoration of mine currently - see the post below "Bringing back the dead" look forward to any comments you share regarding your vehicle.

Thanks!

Trying pics again, the new low point drain section
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:37 PM   #46
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:42 PM   #47
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Looking good!
Insulating the new line with protect from freezing and also keep you hot water hot in the lines.
I would put a piece of polystyrene under your water tank, as it looks like you have space. You could do the rest of the tank with Reflectix or similar.
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:14 PM   #48
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I bought some insulation, need to put that on

The white stuff that was around the low point drain holes, what was that?
Dicor? Vulkem? I hear these words thrown around, never messed with them, need to reseal with something
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:46 PM   #49
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Where the pipes go through the floor is probably Vulkem....is it still somewhat playable? Ive never been able to find it locally. Ive ordered through Vintage Trailer Supplies or you might try Amazon
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Yea, still somewhat flexible, I'll order some, thanks

Left the system pressurized today and came back to this!

Not the barbed hose at least, somewhere new
At the moment, can't tell if water pump, accumulator, or where new meets old.

My hunch is the other end of the same hose
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Old 03-27-2018, 06:22 AM   #51
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Finally got it!
Switched the hose clamp on the other side of that braoded hose and it stopped leaking. Also, the front plate of the water pump was moving relative to the rest of the body, so i tightened that up, need to keep an eye on that.

Then, snugging the water heater drain valve while the water heater is on, i blew the 2A fuse, which is apparently made with unobtanium, so a 3A will hold me over until I can order one online
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Old 03-27-2018, 06:28 AM   #52
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Carbon monoxide detector in the bedroom

LP detector down by the furnace. Tucked out of the way, but still open to the kitchen, so it should go off if we leave the stove on or something.
There was an unused 12V line laying there anyway, and i got ground from the walkway light under the sink. Which was white. Not black. Whatever.
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:41 AM   #53
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Ordered a pair for the top drawer in the kitchen, which is the only one giving me grief at the moment.

Did you leave them on bottom or rework to put them on the sides?
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:50 AM   #54
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I mounted them on the bottom.
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:34 AM   #55
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Awesome, I was hoping bottom would work, thanks!


In other news, I have noticed that I have/had damp subfloor at the foot of the bed. We had 2 straight days of rain, so it could be that, or it could be a leak under the bed at the check valve/regulator. Hopefully I can open up the bed tonight and take a look.

I pulled the carpet up a bit and the subfloor is still in great shape, very solid, not mushy or moldy, which is a relief. This leads me to believe it hasn't been doing it for years, so my hope is that when yanking pipes around redoing the low point drains I caused a leak down at the foot of the bed. I say hopefully because I don't want to deal with chasing down a leak yet. Plumbing will probably be easier.
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Old 04-03-2018, 01:25 PM   #56
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Does anyone have pictures and/or dimensions of the 80 gallon gas tank from a 345?

I'm guessing the odds it's a drop in replacement are slim.
I need to crawl under there and take some measurements and start looking at what generic tank sizes or other P30 tanks I can fit as an auxiliary. I'm thinking 120 gallons sounds like a good amount.

I'm already getting range anxiety about the next trip
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:18 PM   #57
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Is your tank leaking or you just want a bigger one?
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Tank dimensions

Well you are in luck. I happen to have my tank out for some repairs. From a 1986 345 Classic;

60" long x 26-1/4" wide x 14" high. 1-3/4" fill line centered 5-1/2" from rear of tank. 5/8" vent line just forward of the fill. There was another set of fill and vent lines plugged off about another 10" forward. The tank was manufactured by Stolper Industries Inc. of Walworth, WI. Total capacity with air for expansion is 90.5 gallons. Part Number is 4001491. I removed the tank to replace the 32 year old rubber fuel lines and do a general cleanup.
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Does anyone have pictures and/or dimensions of the 80 gallon gas tank from a 345?

I'm guessing the odds it's a drop in replacement are slim.
I need to crawl under there and take some measurements and start looking at what generic tank sizes or other P30 tanks I can fit as an auxiliary. I'm thinking 120 gallons sounds like a good amount.

I'm already getting range anxiety about the next trip
Let me get this straight....you want to hang 756lbs of fuel, plus 250 lbs of tanks behind the rear axle of your 310?

I think you'll find it cheaper and less weight to get some serious meds for your range anxiety.

Remember, you really only have about 1,000 lbs of payload allowed, (14,500 lbs minus weight of motorhome).

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PS, I missed the wink icon, so you were being cheeky; good one, well played; had me going.
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Thanks for the measurements mehes!! I owe you a rivet!
Now I need to crawl under mine if it ever stops raining.


Tony, haha, I can always put the extra 80 gallons in front of the axle to help with weight distribution!

In seriousness though, my tank doesn't leak, i just don't like hitting E every 200 miles. I was told this has a 40 gallon tank, and fuel stops reflect that, 1/16th of a tank took 30 gallons to fill up. I'd like either a stock 60 gallon tank, or maybe stock 80 gallon. Or, a 20 gallon aux tank. It's not so much the range that worries me, it's finding gasoline pumps I can get in and out of.

Checking the documentation again, it looks like this is supposed to have a 60, so now I'm scratching my head wondering if my fuel gauge is just worse than I thought.
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