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Old 09-25-2015, 09:22 AM   #181
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Peter, I just noticed that you have two air vents above the front wheels instead of the typical one. Did you do that or did the PO do it?

I wonder how much it really helps. I managed to find identical vents in cream color that I will be using on my Argosy.

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Having read the thread on making a fender well shield on the right side to match the left side, to channel air flow past the exhaust manifold, I wonder if you then want to make it easier for air to exit the fender well? Wouldn't there be a chance that by fitting the extra vents you'd then reduce cooling flow across the manifolds? I feel sure that would be the case if you have no shield on the right side.
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Old 09-26-2015, 07:45 PM   #182
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pulled the drivers side tire today to change the plugs and check the brake fluid. The access hole cut into the sheetmetal for the Master Cylinder is very helpful.
Fluid looked great and clean, just a little discolored. The previous owner did a fine job rebuilding the brakes, including replacing the rubber brake lines. (thanks Bill )
Powersteering pump looked good , so did all the lines.
Plugs all looked great, love the EFI
Watch out Brad, Kentucky here we come..
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:02 PM   #183
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Whilst I was taking a break from my never ending obsession, this little Squirrel managed to get my attention.
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Old 09-27-2015, 03:52 PM   #184
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Don't need 20 acres to turn this thing around

When i planted trees and shrubs in my backyard, I always had Airstream accessibility on my mind. Today I successfully turned the 310 around and tried out different "camping" spots. The one with rear of the 310 is the spot with full hook-up, 30 amp, sewer and water. At night this is the place where the deer hang out, because of pear tree on the right.
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:23 PM   #185
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What a day, drove 200 miles to pick up the little sister of my 310.
Had new tires put on, installed centramatics, tire pressure monitoring system, installed a complete Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System, dialed it all in to perfection and drove back home 200 miles.
What a nice addition to my Collection

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Old 09-30-2015, 10:35 PM   #186
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:50 AM   #187
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You plan on pulling the Limited with the 310?!
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Old 10-01-2015, 02:32 PM   #188
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You plan on pulling the Limited with the 310?!
No Brad, I would not be so foolish to pull a 7000# trailer. The limited is our long distance camper until the 310 grows up a little more. It will also serve as a guest house and Motel/office for the occasional out of town job.
Look how compatible they are
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Old 10-01-2015, 02:43 PM   #189
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No Brad, I would not be so foolish to pull a 7000# trailer. The limited is our long distance camper until the 310 grows up a little more. It will also serve as a guest house and Motel/office for the occasional out of town job.
Look how compatible they are
Oh well, pictures would have been interesting!

I do know of one forum member that uses his 345 as a tow vehicle for his 24' enclosed race car trailer. Quite a site to see those two rigs connected together.

Are you not comfortable with taking the 310 on long trips or is more there are just things you want to work out before traveling long distances? I can certainly understand the first as it's no fun going somewhere not knowing whether you'll make it there or not.

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No Brad, I would not be so foolish to pull a 7000# trailer. The limited is our long distance camper until the 310 grows up a little more. It will also serve as a guest house and Motel/office for the occasional out of town job.
Look how compatible they are
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:08 PM   #191
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Oh well, pictures would have been interesting!

I do know of one forum member that uses his 345 as a tow vehicle for his 24' enclosed race car trailer. Quite a site to see those two rigs connected together.

Are you not comfortable with taking the 310 on long trips or is more there are just things you want to work out before traveling long distances? I can certainly understand the first as it's no fun going somewhere not knowing whether you'll make it there or not.

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The 310 is local (100-200 miles) for awhile until I really get to know her.
We already have several trips planned.
The Motor is basically new and runs real well, the tranny is on my watch list. The interior is finished short of the carpet in the drivers cab. The exterior is all done with new window seals, rear roof panels and rubber inserts all around.
Here are a few pictures of this cool "little" 31' Center bath Limited.
The clear coat was redone a while back and looks awesome. All the awnings are like new and hardly ever used it seems. The interior cabinet are mostly real wood and in very nice condition. All the tambour is like new.
The axles are fine and the underbelly is dentless. Note all the curbside windows.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:53 AM   #192
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Peter, that's a nice looking trailer

I think you need another Airstream though just so you don't run out of things to do....
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:47 AM   #193
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Peter, that's a nice looking trailer

I think you need another Airstream though just so you don't run out of things to do....
Always looking

Here is something I found and have never seen before. Inside of the tail lights of the 84 trailer is this "sensor"??? This trailer used to have a very elaborate disk brake system that was converted to drum in the early 90's. maybe it has something to do with that?
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I've never seen anything like that before. It's either something that senses light or senses heat from the bulb. Can't think of anything else it would be doing.

Have you traced the wires to their source? Also does the other side have the same sensor?
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That looks like the "light pipe" fiber optic which connects to a street side "box" and allows you to see if the rear lights are working. Only really useful at dusk or at night.

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Old 10-03-2015, 08:04 AM   #196
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I've never seen anything like that before. It's either something that senses light or senses heat from the bulb. Can't think of anything else it would be doing.

Have you traced the wires to their source? Also does the other side have the same sensor?
Yes, same on the other side, definitively not a light sensor, most be heat.
I will see if I can find that wire route today.
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Old 10-03-2015, 04:25 PM   #197
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That looks like the "light pipe" fiber optic which connects to a street side "box" and allows you to see if the rear lights are working. Only really useful at dusk or at night.

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I agree with Dennis. My Moms Cadillac has similar. The "fibre optics" carried the light up to a spot on the rear window shelf. The light would emit toward the rearview mirror as a method to know the lights were working. Especially helpful for running and brake lights.

On IBM 3420 tape drives we used similar to track tape operations. This separated the heat source (heat element) from the sensors.

Perhaps the hydraulic system used similar.
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Not a fibre optic line, the sensor is connected to a wire
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Old 10-04-2015, 02:40 AM   #199
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Hello Peter,
what a nice trailer, what a nice Condition!!!
You really catched a "bargain"!
I wish often, to have some more Airstreamfriends arround me here!
In Germany, Airstreams are soooo rare to see, if you see one, it is often one of these ridiculous "Europa-Models", with poor italian furniture, small and tiny inside!
Incredible expensive!!!!
The people, who can afford to buy these, use it as one of their "lifestyle-toys", as Porsche's or Motorboats.
For sure, Mobile living is NOT their target!
We don't have this wonderfull RV culture here, you have in Amerika!
In Germany "Motorcaravaner" (RV'ers) often are people you would not like to meet....!
Sitting in their tiny, ugly boxystyle Class B and play "Landlord"!
I saw many of them in France, they brang ALL (!) what they want to eat while travelling with them, because, they "don't like french food..."! (France is the capitol of fine food in the world!)
I also met people, who drove 1200km (800mls) with no stop, to arrive at "their" campground, where they have been "since 20 years". They do NOT leave there, meet ALLWAYS the same people there...! If you arrive on a spot with the 345, people look at you, like they look to a moonshutle, then -for sure- the very first question is :"what did you pay for" and "what is the gas mileage"...! Germans are PERFECT in beeing jalous!
WHAT FOR then travelling????
OK, i will stop now to share these frustrations, i will enjoy my next trip to Hamburg in my 345, i will live in her, i do the big "Historischer Weihnachtsmarkt" in Hamburg!
Happy Airstreaming!!!!
If anybody has any contact to other german/europeean Airstreamers, let me know!!!!
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OK, i will stop now to share these frustrations, i will enjoy my next trip to Hamburg in my 345, i will live in her, i do the big "Historischer Weihnachtsmarkt" in Hamburg!
Happy Airstreaming!!!!
If anybody has any contact to other german/europeean Airstreamers, let me know!!!!
We want to see some picture of you driving the 345 to Hamburg and of the "Historischer Weihnachtsmarkt" (historic Christmas Market). Please post them right here or email them to me so I can post them for you!
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