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 01-10-2017, 03:35 PM   #741
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,867
Sorry Mike, but you just gave me my laugh for the day

Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on your point of view, you're not the only one that makes what seems like a logical decision at the time that ends up coming back to haunt you

The good news is at least a replacement is available.

Brad
__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1975 24' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels & windows left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 05:01 PM   #742
Dazed and Confused
 
Isuzusweet's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1983 31' Airstream310
Hillsburgh , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,805
Quote:
Originally Posted by bkahler View Post
Mike, are you sure you have aluminum sheeting under the plywood? On the 86 345 I dismantled Airstream had used a galvanized steel sheet laid on top of the 1"x2" framework.

Brad
Brad, my 83 has aluminum sheeting in strips across the framing. The aluminum is clad in the same vinyl as what is on the walls. The sheets are 24" (from door to cockpit is 68+", so three sheets, each overlapping the next sheet) as opposed to the full one piece sheeting they put under your 345; then 5/8 blue coated marine ply on top.

AS siliconed the sheets together but the silicone hasn't held up; the only saving grace is that the sheet towards the back sits on top of the sheet toward the cockpit by an inch or so.

Second pic shows sheeting where I cut it and the vinyl cladding. The vinyl is on both sides.

@Mike

I know three people with a spare Keeler!

Cheers
Tony
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC02738.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	273.0 KB
ID:	277974   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC01753.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	258.6 KB
ID:	277976  

__________________
Per Mare, Per Terram and may all your campaigns be successful.

Its a recession when your neighbor loses his job; its a depression when you lose your own. "Harry S Truman"
Isuzusweet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 07:10 PM   #743
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,867
Tony, that's the first that I've seen where the sheeting was the vinyl clad aluminum. The 86 345 had one long sheet of galvanized laid down and then one LONG sheet of OSB laid on top of it.

It's interesting that there are so many variations in how these things were built.

Brad
__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1975 24' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels & windows left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 07:13 PM   #744
Rivet Master
 
bobmiller1's Avatar

 
2005 34' Classic S/O
2006 39' Land Yacht 396 XL
north blenheim , New York
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,655
I don't think any 2 were made the same. Regards, Bob
bobmiller1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 07:51 PM   #745
Dazed and Confused
 
Isuzusweet's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1983 31' Airstream310
Hillsburgh , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,805
Quote:
Originally Posted by bkahler View Post
and then one LONG sheet of OSB laid on top of it.

Brad
Time to turn the tables....are you sure "one long sheet of OSB". A 28' or so piece of OSB from the cockpit (sorry I'm not politically correct) to the rear? I'm not saying it couldn't be done....but in 1986?



Cheers
Tony
__________________
Per Mare, Per Terram and may all your campaigns be successful.

Its a recession when your neighbor loses his job; its a depression when you lose your own. "Harry S Truman"
Isuzusweet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 06:57 AM   #746
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,867
Quote:
Originally Posted by Isuzusweet View Post
Time to turn the tables....are you sure "one long sheet of OSB". A 28' or so piece of OSB from the cockpit (sorry I'm not politically correct) to the rear? I'm not saying it couldn't be done....but in 1986?

Cheers
Tony
Tony, I was wrong about the long sheet of galvanized. It was actually a sheet made up of multiple panels that were seamed together.

However I'm pretty sure about the one piece OSB sheet. If you look at the video below check out what's in the back ground at the 2:03 mark.



I believe that is one long sheet of OSB for the floor. When I was dismantling the 345 I remember looking for seams in the OSB figuring it would be easier to rip the floor up at the seams. I couldn't find any seams but I did find a ton of nails holding the OSB to the frame along with screws

Brad
__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1975 24' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels & windows left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 07:06 AM   #747
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,983
Quote:
Originally Posted by Isuzusweet View Post
Brad, my 83 has aluminum sheeting in strips across the framing. The aluminum is clad in the same vinyl as what is on the walls. The sheets are 24" (from door to cockpit is 68+", so three sheets, each overlapping the next sheet) as opposed to the full one piece sheeting they put under your 345; then 5/8 blue coated marine ply on top.

AS siliconed the sheets together but the silicone hasn't held up; the only saving grace is that the sheet towards the back sits on top of the sheet toward the cockpit by an inch or so.

Second pic shows sheeting where I cut it and the vinyl cladding. The vinyl is on both sides.

@Mike

I know three people with a spare Keeler!

Cheers
Tony
That is the same way mine is Tony n Brad. Now that I remember, it is vinyl clad sheets running crossway over the frame with seems. Mine is/was factory plywood subfloor, with joints, not OSB. Ive had only a small portion of it exposed but enough to run into a joint or two.
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 07:56 AM   #748
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,867
Quote:
Originally Posted by mayco View Post
That is the same way mine is Tony n Brad. Now that I remember, it is vinyl clad sheets running crossway over the frame with seems. Mine is/was factory plywood subfloor, with joints, not OSB. Ive had only a small portion of it exposed but enough to run into a joint or two.
I'm pretty sure my 84 310 had plywood floors but I don't remember if it had galvanized or aluminum under the wood. All I know is trying to rip the OSB from the frame was a nightmare. I had to use a cutting torch and literally burn the heads of the nails and screws off (along with burning a lot of wood in the process!) before I could get the wood decking to lift up.

Brad
__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1975 24' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels & windows left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2017, 01:43 PM   #749
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,983
Drove up into the Poudre canyon this morning, Gods country no doubt! Just gorgeous, took an SUV up not the Airstream. Wasnt sure what the road conditions were going to be. Could have easily made it with the rig it turns out. This is the Colorado I fell in love with way back in 1980 when I was out here doing an internship with the City of Longmont.
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484163690.441067.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	73.7 KB
ID:	278018
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484163710.227033.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	69.2 KB
ID:	278019
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484163731.368513.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	81.3 KB
ID:	278020
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484163755.218485.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	74.5 KB
ID:	278021
The water soooo clear and clean!!!
I would sure learn how to fly fish if we move out here!


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 12:03 AM   #750
4 Rivet Member
 
1986 34.5' Airstream 345
Alliance , Ohio
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 255
Mike, I hope you realize your posts are making my four years to retirement seem like an eternity. As the guy in the office next to me used to say, 'I'm not getting old fast enough'.


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
mehes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 07:19 AM   #751
Rivet Master
 
bobmiller1's Avatar

 
2005 34' Classic S/O
2006 39' Land Yacht 396 XL
north blenheim , New York
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,655
Ditto, Lance. Regards, Bob
bobmiller1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2017, 08:45 AM   #752
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,983
Trying to get a decent picture of the moon over the rig this morning. Just incredible!

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484232301.981243.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	66.9 KB
ID:	278052


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2017, 10:20 PM   #753
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,983
We were going to start home tomorrow, leaving Fort Collins headed east through Kansas on US36. Took a look at the weather report and it looks like a serious and heavy ice storm is predicted in the entire eastern half of the state.....BUT, here is one of the coolest things about AirForums, our group of dedicated crazy Classic Motorhome owners, and our Classic Motorhome Get Togethers....I shoot an IM to Vycan, who lives in KS, to get the real scoop on the weather and potential travel hazards... he gets back to me in MINUTES and gives me the local info and recommends we wait it out here in CO for a few more days. THAT my brothers is just the coolest thing ever. What a fine group we have here and what an invaluable resource we are to each other here on the Forums....AND the annual get together gives us all a chance to meet face to face at least once a year and solidify those friendships. When I can tell my son "well I talked to my friend in Kansas and he said........." that's pretty dog gone awesome to me fellas!!

and THANK YOU Vycan for getting back so promptly on the weather, sure appreciate the heads up!

Mike n Lynn
staying put down in Lyons for a few days
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2017, 05:29 PM   #754
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,983
Headed back down to Lyons to wait out the ice storm in KS and MO. A week ago when we were here it was covered in 8" of snow, its all gone and temps are great for hiking along the St Vrain river.. just an awesome park.
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484436217.530157.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	78.1 KB
ID:	278134
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484436239.894133.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	76.9 KB
ID:	278135
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484436264.328008.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	99.3 KB
ID:	278136
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484436288.444163.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	73.6 KB
ID:	278137
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484436319.594431.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	70.9 KB
ID:	278138
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484436339.644192.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	68.1 KB
ID:	278139
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484436359.661032.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	84.8 KB
ID:	278140
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484436385.294497.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	66.9 KB
ID:	278141
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1484436415.710518.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	79.1 KB
ID:	278142
(Coolest rig here......OBVIOUSLY)
We are the only folks here that arent wintering over. 5 rigs maybe including the host. Gorgeous!!!!


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2017, 11:06 PM   #755
Rivet Master
 
Vycan's Avatar
 
1994 36' Classic 36 Diesel
Colorado Springs , Colorado
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 882
Blog Entries: 1
Ice yesterday missed us and hit MO, lots of people out of power last night and this morning. Supposed to get more Ice tonight in Kansas, and Snow in MO. We'll see.
__________________
1994 36' Classic Diesel Pusher
Vycan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2017, 06:12 AM   #756
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,983
Looks like we may be here a couple more days... thanks Vycan
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2017, 03:57 AM   #757
Rivet Master
 
Vycan's Avatar
 
1994 36' Classic 36 Diesel
Colorado Springs , Colorado
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 882
Blog Entries: 1
Freezing rain is over tonight.
__________________
1994 36' Classic Diesel Pusher
Vycan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2017, 04:18 AM   #758
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
1995 36' Classic 36
Ludington , Michigan
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,656
I'm in Boulder loading up a big U haul truck. Hitting the road to Michigan Wednesday for Michigan. Hoping for a two day shot at the weather. I'll be cruising i80.
Kota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2017, 06:43 AM   #759
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,983
Heyyyy Dave. Just down the road. Safe travels friend.
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2017, 06:47 AM   #760
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,983
Thanks Vycan, We are going to stay at least one more day so looks like we will hit the road Tuesday. Depending on the reports. We'll be traveling US36. May stay here till Wed if need be.

Beautiful snow this morning.
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
1982 turbo diesel 310 :: 2013 Airstream turbo diesel 310 mayco Airstream Registry Discussions 1 07-28-2015 12:58 PM


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 01:03 AM.


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