Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-14-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
gaiaenviro's Avatar
 
1987 32.5' Airstream 325
dripping springs , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 213
My '87 325 project

So at the advice of Peter, I'm starting a thread in the trials and tribulations of my coach. Probably a good idea, since I tend to be horrible at remembering things, so this way I'll have a record of stuff I've done. I'm fantasizing about gutting and redoing the interior primarily to update the electrical systems and make the interior space more useful. We'll see what comes next.....


-Bill
Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________

gaiaenviro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2015, 04:27 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,092
Bill, having your own thread does indeed help in remembering things! I've gone back over my thread from time to time and "discovered" that I had done things that I thought I still needed to do or realized that I had done things I had totally forgotten about

Looking forward to pictures about your upgrades and repairs.

Brad
__________________

__________________
Air forums # 1674
1974 20' Argosy Motor Home
1974 31' Excella trailer (parting out, as of 4/1/2015 I have wheels, brake drums, windows & holding tanks left to sell)
bkahler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2015, 05:45 PM   #3
Dazed and Confused
 
Isuzusweet's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1983 31' Airstream310
Hillsburgh , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,805
Bill

Now I must admit we do have some weird locations up here in the GWN, like Moose Factory, Ontario, or Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump, Alberta, just to name a couple; but yours is a good one, Dripping Springs , Texas.

Goodluck with the 325
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 12-14-2015, 06:04 PM   #4
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-Airstreamer's Avatar

 
1994 30' Excella
1992 35' Airstream 350
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,889
Images: 51
Subscribed!
Awesome, Bill, now we can stalk you.
Bill, as well as Ben with his Argosy, is very hands on and knows a lot about his rig. One thing that really amazed me that he already has put 25k miles on his 325. I remember it being for sale just the other day (couple of years ) close to my house.
Imagine all the stories we already have missed.
__________________
1994 30' Excella Front Kitchen Trailer
1992 350LE Classic Motorhome
AIR #13
PeterH-Airstreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2015, 06:24 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Ebro , Fla Panhandle
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,181
Aloha Bill, glad that you are thinking of posting more about your coach and the projects you are taking on. This will most likely benefit all of us here trying to keep our classics healthy and on the road. And is a much better way for you to get input than the search function here.

There are some very accomplished mechanics here, often able to offer good guidance and sources for hard to find parts.

I'm interested in hearing more about you travel adventures too

Cheers Richard
tevake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2015, 10:35 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
gaiaenviro's Avatar
 
1987 32.5' Airstream 325
dripping springs , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 213
So the list to date of mods/fixes that I can remember doing is:
Air compressor relay
Front air bags
Re working/painting of the toilet room (about to change again after seeing Chris's 350)
Changed carpet
Polishing wheels and 1st pass of the body
Replacement of univolt with boondocker after minor fire
Re-working of windshield wipers and sprayer to accept standard blades
Standard to led light changeout
Air pump & carbon canister removal
Ignition system replacement
Attempted 134 conversion of dash AC (not yet successful, but not enough effort)
Bathroom vent fan replacements
King antenna install
Replacement of front AC with heat pump
Shelves in wardrobe
Painting shower pan (nice clean white promptly stained with tar from the beach)
Rebuilding front sliding Windows
Replacement of doghouse gaskets
Changing selector switch (AC/blender/microwave) to breaker panel
Additional breaker for front AC (to run both simultaneously)
Rebuild of HWH leveling jack
Water pressure regulator replacement
And most important to date: the acquisition of a plastic blender bottle to use with the nutone!
Next up is the bathroom wall mod to enlarge the usable space. I'll post pics as I go.....


-Bill
Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
gaiaenviro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2015, 11:27 AM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
3wd67rg's Avatar
 
1988 32.5' Airstream 325
WhereIam , Left Coast Proud
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 437
Oh COOL! I'm going to be watching this thread! We have a 1988 325 AS Motorhome. And I know where Dripping Springs is, my boyfriend is from San Antonio.
3wd67rg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2015, 07:00 PM   #8
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: 2,166
Any pictures ???
bobmiller1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2015, 08:54 PM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
gaiaenviro's Avatar
 
1987 32.5' Airstream 325
dripping springs , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 213
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1450237882.500749.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	68.5 KB
ID:	253932
Roof dent fix that I forgot about using a suction cup dent puller (before)
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1450238026.039065.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	59.6 KB
ID:	253933
After


-Bill
Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
gaiaenviro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2015, 08:56 PM   #10
3 Rivet Member
 
gaiaenviro's Avatar
 
1987 32.5' Airstream 325
dripping springs , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 213
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1450238169.811213.jpg
Views:	108
Size:	64.4 KB
ID:	253934
First pass of polishing....


-Bill
Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
gaiaenviro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2015, 09:00 PM   #11
3 Rivet Member
 
gaiaenviro's Avatar
 
1987 32.5' Airstream 325
dripping springs , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 213
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1450238293.840768.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	63.9 KB
ID:	253935repainted bathroom with lowered toilet
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1450238386.904323.jpg
Views:	127
Size:	54.8 KB
ID:	253936
Note the lowered box height.


-Bill
Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
gaiaenviro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2015, 09:08 PM   #12
3 Rivet Member
 
gaiaenviro's Avatar
 
1987 32.5' Airstream 325
dripping springs , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 213
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1450238696.792843.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	60.5 KB
ID:	253938led strip lights mounted under rear cabinets and tied to existing switchClick image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1450238914.152580.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	48.3 KB
ID:	253939
Without the lights...


-Bill
Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
gaiaenviro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2015, 09:12 PM   #13
3 Rivet Member
 
gaiaenviro's Avatar
 
1987 32.5' Airstream 325
dripping springs , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 213
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1450239134.497370.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	78.8 KB
ID:	253940typical camping trip at the beach...


-Bill
Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
gaiaenviro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2015, 05:05 PM   #14
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: 2,166
I'm curious about the double sets of furnace outlets by the entrance door.
bobmiller1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2015, 05:24 PM   #15
4 Rivet Member
 
3wd67rg's Avatar
 
1988 32.5' Airstream 325
WhereIam , Left Coast Proud
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 437
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaiaenviro View Post
Attachment 253935repainted bathroom with lowered toilet
Attachment 253936
Note the lowered box height.


-Bill
Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! Can you please send instructions, pics, videos on how? So over the dangling of feet/legs while I pee... I feel like I'm two years old on the potty.
3wd67rg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2015, 08:15 PM   #16
3 Rivet Member
 
gaiaenviro's Avatar
 
1987 32.5' Airstream 325
dripping springs , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 213
bobmiller
I'll take a look tomorrow and let you know, I never even noticed....


-Bill
Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
gaiaenviro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2015, 08:20 PM   #17
3 Rivet Member
 
gaiaenviro's Avatar
 
1987 32.5' Airstream 325
dripping springs , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 213
PammieSue:
The PO had replaced the toilet with a tall thetford. I was able to lower the toilet height by dismantling the box (it's just plywood) then cutting the 's' bend at a 45 (the hole in the top of the tank is to the right rear of the toilet flange). I found a toilet flange on a 45, then re-used the rubber collar to join the two. It brought the toilet down about 2-1/2", but then I ended up changing to a low thetford and got the height down a little over 4" overall, which makes it more user friendly (particularly with 2 boys)..😀


-Bill
Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
gaiaenviro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2015, 08:22 PM   #18
3 Rivet Member
 
gaiaenviro's Avatar
 
1987 32.5' Airstream 325
dripping springs , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 213
Be careful of cutting the apparent 1/2" pex line under the box, it's covering a copper gas line (yes I cut it).....


-Bill
Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
gaiaenviro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2015, 05:32 AM   #19
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-Airstreamer's Avatar

 
1994 30' Excella
1992 35' Airstream 350
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,889
Images: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobmiller1 View Post
I'm curious about the double sets of furnace outlets by the entrance door.
I did see that when I was visiting with Bill at the Blanco Ralley and just assumed that some PO installed a different furnace type...
__________________
1994 30' Excella Front Kitchen Trailer
1992 350LE Classic Motorhome
AIR #13
PeterH-Airstreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2015, 08:36 AM   #20
Rivet Master
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Ebro , Fla Panhandle
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,181
One is there to blow forward, the other is to be set pointing upwards for the entering woman to have a Marilyn Monroe moment while entering.

Cheers Richard
__________________

tevake 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
Almost a 325 owner JerryT94 Airstream Motorhome Forums 16 02-08-2003 02:59 AM
325 MH tire size? TRAPEZE Tires 2 12-12-2002 08:31 AM
gross combined vehicle rating for 1985 - 325 rdm Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 1 10-16-2002 07:01 AM
How do you repair cracks in the headliner of a 1985 325 Motorhome rdm General Interior Topics 3 08-03-2002 08:19 AM
325 MH Tires? TRAPEZE Airstream Motorhome Forums 0 07-03-2002 05:08 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 03:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.