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Old 02-24-2022, 03:39 AM   #1561
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You have to wonder why the fuse was blown. Hmmm.
If I recall correctly, at the time, I had been running the microwave hard for quite a few minutes cooking dinner. Also, it was 40 years old. Who knows
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Old 03-08-2022, 01:03 PM   #1562
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Anyone know what the axle ratio is on our 80s 310s? I think it's 4.10 but am not 100%.


Working on getting a rebuilt from gear vendors.

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nevermind, the moment I ask is the moment I find it in the old brochure, it's 4.56
https://www.airstream.com/owners/doc.../tc/year/1983/
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Old 03-08-2022, 01:20 PM   #1563
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On our 310 it was 4:56. I changed to 4:10 when I rebuilt it. That had to include the center carrier due too the split for the gear ratio is at these two ratios.
Plus the center carrier was toast anyway!

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Old 03-09-2022, 04:38 AM   #1564
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On our 310 it was 4:56. I changed to 4:10 when I rebuilt it. That had to include the center carrier due too the split for the gear ratio is at these two ratios.
Plus the center carrier was toast anyway!

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What is it like driving 4.10 compared to 4.56? I would like to get the rpm down, but use ramps to level while camping and want to make sure gearing down doesnít make that too difficult
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Old 03-09-2022, 06:35 AM   #1565
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Rob, it only drops the rpm by 300 at 65. At 70 your at 3000 rpm. You really don't notice any take off issues. Just helps with a set up that was for "can't do 55" [emoji39]

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Old 03-31-2022, 10:10 AM   #1566
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Anyone know a better way to secure the transmission cooler than the little black ziptie things? A couple of them broke/aren't holding.
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Old 04-01-2022, 09:31 AM   #1567
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Thicker zip ties or fab an aluminum bracket to support it.
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Old 04-06-2022, 12:33 PM   #1568
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Anyone know a better way to secure the transmission cooler than the little black ziptie things? A couple of them broke/aren't holding.
To me zip ties are a no go. I always fab aluminum brackets for stuff like this.
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Old 04-07-2022, 04:37 AM   #1569
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Thanks guys
I ordered some heavier duty oil cooler mounts, I'll see if I can get them to work.
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Old 04-07-2022, 01:28 PM   #1570
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Thanks guys
I ordered some heavier duty oil cooler mounts, I'll see if I can get them to work.


Not sure if you can tell from these pics or not but here is how my cooler is mounted in my 82. They used some predrilled (slotted) angle mounted horizontallyÖ
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Old 04-10-2022, 12:08 PM   #1571
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Thanks for the suggestions guys!
I don't have the time to fabricate something unfortunately but I got a heavier duty mount kit and it's on there way better now!

I also just finished up replacing the spark plug wires and putting the exhaust in, and it purrs like a kitten!


I actually have the future owner flying in next week to take possession and drive it home! I was up front about what it needed and sold it as-is but couldn't in good conscience hand it over knowing it was running rich so I talked to the buyer and they happily agreed to cover parts cost.

They have a new overdrive unit already purchased from gear vendors that will go in as soon as they get it home.
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Old 04-17-2022, 05:24 AM   #1572
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Well, I guess this is the end of this chapter.

Buyer flew in from California, we finalized the sale and spent a day getting familiarized and set up, and they are off.

I realized as I took this picture that it was literally the first time I had ever seen this airstream move without me inside it

We achieved our work remote & tour the country goals, and it's bittersweet but we are excited to move forward.

I owe a huge thanks to all the friends on here who helped answer my thousands of questions!

I'm sure we'll cross paths eventually, as I suspect this won't be our last ever airstream...
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Old 04-17-2022, 06:09 AM   #1573
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Well, I guess this is the end of this chapter.

Buyer flew in from California, we finalized the sale and spent a day getting familiarized and set up, and they are off.

I realized as I took this picture that it was literally the first time I had ever seen this airstream move without me inside it

We achieved our work remote & tour the country goals, and it's bittersweet but we are excited to move forward.

I owe a huge thanks to all the friends on here who helped answer my thousands of questions!

I'm sure we'll cross paths eventually, as I suspect this won't be our last ever airstream...

Congrats, Rob. Everything concerning these awesome coaches requires a lot of work and attention: buying, restoring, maintaining AND eventually selling it. Lucky for someone to get the fruits of all your hard and meticulous work.
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Old 04-17-2022, 06:49 AM   #1574
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You have done a lot over the 4 years y'all have had her Rob. Congregations on the sale and know the new owners have a great coach!

Look forward to what is next for another AS.
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All the best on your next adventure! Whatever that may be. Bittersweet day I’m sure.
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Well heck, now you have this big empty building with nothing to put in it
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Old 04-23-2022, 11:17 AM   #1577
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Thanks Peter, Chris, Brad, I appreciate the kind words
There is indeed a lot involved with these, I think selling was just as much work as buying!

I did hear from the new owners they made it home without major incident, another 2500 miles on the old beast without problems, and I can finally sleep soundly at night without worrying about a phone call
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It definitely left my hands in better condition than when I got it, so all in all, I will claim this ownership experience as a success
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Old 07-08-2022, 03:59 PM   #1579
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All the parts are on the way to do the dump valves

For those who come after (or my future reference) this would have been the easy thing to order instead of doing it piecepart
https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Sewer/Valterra/T84B.html
I just want to say thanks for posting this. Replaced my seized dump valves on my '85 290 with this and the 3"(ish) rubber hoses and clamps and it fit like a glove.

To anyone looking to do the same, I was able to get the old valves out by cutting down one tube with a sawzall after unbolting the flanges. Then I loosened the pipe clamps and with a bit of fight I twisted and rocket the flanges out of the tube. Scuffed the exterior of the tank pipes a bit as the rubber joints go over instead of inside. Placed the rubber joints over the tanks first then wiggled the valve in the middle with the help of some wd40. Fresh camco dump hose and bombs away.
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