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Old 07-15-2016, 01:41 PM   #461
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Ha!
I remember the replace of carpet etc . in Bangles!
I allways are a bit "100%", but once i saw, HOW badly Airstream placed placed the carpet, i was very satisfied with 85%...!
I installed a VERY thick shag carpet (US-Mohawk!), this is far easier than a thin one!Click image for larger version

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We combined shag carpet with chalk-white "oak-laminated wood". We choosed "Hotel quality".
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Thank you again Peter, for your endless support!!!
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Old 09-10-2016, 02:19 PM   #462
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flip the switch fix

I have been working on this generator for some time and it just seemed to have gotten worse.
I changed oil and filters, replaced the plugs and set the points.
So, I finally geared myself up to the task of removing the carb, to rebuild or replace it. While I was looking to see what to remove to get the carburetor out I noticed that the alt switch was set to 5000. ( I live at 600)
Man, did I feel stupid. It runs like a charm now.
But, I don't mind feeling stupid as a trade-off to finally fix something that has been bugging me for a long time.
And my excuse is that the previous owner commented that the generator just hasn't been running right since he bought that bad tank of Gas somewhere in FL.
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Old 09-10-2016, 02:48 PM   #463
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He Peter,
it "calms me down", as i see, there is something in an Airstream you DO NOT KNOW imediately...!
Hat off, you fid it final !
Our Generatort runs, but it "s "stinking rich", my neighbours "hate's" me often...
I am converting Bangles to LPG soon, also the generator will be converted to Propane. ("Nash-fuel").
I did, what i could do with the generator, there is ONE (!!!) Onan service here, about 200km away, allways "overloaded"....!
Keep on, my friend!!!
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:20 PM   #464
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Peter...just to say Carmen and have enjoyed the Airstream at the Johnson City Ranch right through the hottest days this summer with both air-conditioners working at full speed thanks to your re-engineering skills wiring-up both units!!
We'll be there weekends through October if you and Cindy feel like a drive into the Hill Country...just let me know.
Again our thanks
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:54 PM   #465
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As i mentioned in another thread, the rebuilt Jasper Trans I had installed had a leak. Jasper wanted me to bring it back to the original installer, which I declined. They send me a gasket Kit and I replaced the Governor cover gasket myself and it still leaked.
After talking to Jasper again, they were ready to swap the trans out , but again only by the original installer or I would have to pay part of the labor.
Since the leak was right at one of the cover bolts, I asked the tech if those threads went all the way through. They were 99% sure , that they did not.
So, I took it onto myself and removed the cover again (so happy I have a pan drain bolt on that derale deep pan) and checked the threads. Bingo the lower 2 went all the way through and even with sealant on thread the bolts used would not seal it properly.
So I cleaned it all up and replaced the 4 bolts with oil pan type bolts that now I have a leak free cover.
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:08 PM   #466
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Great success story, Jasper is probably the best rebuilding company around, their quality control is second to none...I'm happy to see you took the bull by the horns and did it yourself ! Regards, Bob
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:58 AM   #467
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Great success story, Jasper is probably the best rebuilding company around, their quality control is second to none...I'm happy to see you took the bull by the horns and did it yourself ! Regards, Bob
Thanks, Bob! After my first attempt failed, it became personal and I wanted to find the cause.
Jasper is an employee owned company that takes pride in their work and they even reimbursed me for some labor expenses.
On a different note, who knows what this "thing" is? It is located mid ship behind the trans and protrudes through the floor?
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:52 AM   #468
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Looks like it might be the pocket for the removable table leg....if you have a removable table that is....however it might be a better question to ask what is above it ??? Regards, Bob
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:55 AM   #469
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Yes, now that I magnified the picture I can see the rivets for the re-enforcing plate to hold the table leg. Regards, Bob
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:37 PM   #470
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Hey Peter,
Somewhere I read that you recommend adding a supplementary latch to the generator compartment door. I cant find the thread. I think you had said a latch from Zip Dee? Would you mind repeating that for me?

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Old 09-30-2016, 05:31 PM   #471
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Hey Peter,
Somewhere I read that you recommend adding a supplementary latch to the generator compartment door. I cant find the thread. I think you had said a latch from Zip Dee? Would you mind repeating that for me?

Mike
Mike, that only does apply to the 78-81 (some of them) model with a single latch and removable generator door. The 310 have the stationary flip down with 2 latches.
Here is a picture of the latch I used on the 79 model
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:34 PM   #472
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Looks like it might be the pocket for the removable table leg....if you have a removable table that is....however it might be a better question to ask what is above it ??? Regards, Bob
Bob, that makes sense, finally I can sleep again..
If there was a table at some point, it's long gone and wood flooring was installed over it.
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:11 AM   #473
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Actually Peter my 82 310 has the single latch centered at the top of the door like the one in your picture with the removable door, two spring loaded pulls at each bottom corner of the door. So I think your solution will apply to mine and I like it! Been working on my generator and your post kept popping up in my brain. Lord dont want to potentially lose the door. Soooo, I like the looks of what youve done there. What is that latch called on Zip Dee's parts list, do you recall off hand? Im going to do SOMETHING to supplement the single latch at the top. Im sure there a number of latch solutions but I like yours.

Thanks Peter, (as always there Peter)

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Old 10-01-2016, 10:15 AM   #474
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Here is mine Peter

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Actually Peter my 82 310 has the single latch centered at the top of the door like the one in your picture with the removable door, two spring loaded pulls at each bottom corner of the door. So I think your solution will apply to mine and I like it! Been working on my generator and your post kept popping up in my brain. Lord dont want to potentially lose the door. Soooo, I like the looks of what youve done there. What is that latch called on Zip Dee's parts list, do you recall off hand? Im going to do SOMETHING to supplement the single latch at the top. Im sure there a number of latch solutions but I like yours.

Thanks Peter, (as always there Peter)

Mike
Ha, Mike, so they used the single door into the 80's and even on the 310. Got to deplete that inventory...
Here is one link to the "hook" (zipdee awning travel latch)
I think I ground the loop off, so I can be used on left or right side
What P..d me off on mine that it would unlock turning it to the right, so when I went around to check all the locks, I unlocked it
http://woodlandtravelcenter.net/prod...-travel-latch/
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"Travel Latch".... Ok Peter, thanks so much. Im gonna get a couple, I think its a worthy little investment as youve noted before.

Adios and thanks again,
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On a different note, who knows what this "thing" is? It is located mid ship behind the trans and protrudes through the floor?
Where there is one, there should be two; look
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Those were in front of your couch, yes? Before the floor replacement Tony?
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You are right Tony, there is another one right above the trans. I want my table back....
Pretty cool original set-up: 2 barrel chairs that table and the couch. Dinner for the entire family.
I took the barrel chairs out and build my own dinette. I just hated that they were just floating about on wheels. Imagine what could happen in an emergency with those chairs...
Found this picture on Freds site, first I have ever seen
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Yes they were; someone had filled them with bondo as my compost floor was falling into them.

Peter

The table top fitted into a plastic tray just below the front couch, above the the three flap doors. I'd imagine that over the years of bouncing around with weight the plastic tray disintegrated or it was just a pain in the petoot to hold up the couch to slip the table top in. (I'm going with this reason), that people got rid of this set up.

I too had two front chairs just sitting there that someone got from a garage sale somewhere, and yeah, lethal missiles in a crash. I now have two bolted down swivel base chairs traded to me by John.

BTW How is our Texas friend, as I haven't heard from him in a while? Did you get him squared away?

Cheers
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