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 01-14-2018, 08:06 AM   #561
Dazed and Confused
 
Isuzusweet's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1983 31' Airstream310
Hillsburgh , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,805
Peter

Was the 350 really that bad? Looking at the pictures it seemed to be in pretty good shape. It wouldn't have taken a shop too long or too much money to make new tank straps (although I'd be wondering how the others failed myself).

What else started ringing warning bells?

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

“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own.” "Harry S Truman"
Isuzusweet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 08:45 AM   #562
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-350LE's Avatar

 
1994 30' Excella
1992 35' Airstream 350
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 5,016
Images: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Isuzusweet View Post
Peter

Was the 350 really that bad? Looking at the pictures it seemed to be in pretty good shape. It wouldn't have taken a shop too long or too much money to make new tank straps (although I'd be wondering how the others failed myself).

What else started ringing warning bells?

Cheers
Tony
Exterior is in fine shape, besides major panel replacement at rear top. Unfortunately they used Olympic rivets with washers, which will deteriorate after some years in the sun or heat and leak. The panel replacement was done very professional, but not up to my own standarts because of the use of the washers.
My main concern were mechanical issues that supposedly were taken care off. Someone removed the tank and didn't put the the straps back. The 80 gal tank was only held up by 2 bolts in the front and rear. At 6 pounds per gal, we are looking 480 pounds, imagine the down force when hitting a bump. Fuel smell at tank. The skidbar for the tank was hanging loose connected by just 1 bolt of 8. Bad master cylinder and non working emergency brake. Non existing front airbags, rear ones cracked badly. No fuel line to generator, so i could not test any of the electrical system, nor water. I knew tires were old , but they were not even inflated enough for me to drive it around the block, despite everyone being aware of my 1000 mile trip.
etc etc etc etc
The owner, a retired gentleman, did not know about this and was equally shocked. I did not feel comfortable to let the person who did some of the "repairs", continue to fix these issues, so I could drive it home.
Just NEVER buy these sight unseen, NEVER!!
__________________
1994 30' Excella Front Kitchen Trailer
1990 25' Excella Travel trailer
1992 350LE Classic Touring Coach
AIR #13
PeterH-350LE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 09:32 AM   #563
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,983
Wellllllllllllllllll crap! Too bad Peter. I did it one time, bought a '59 Chevy 1/2 ton step side sight unseen in Atlanta. Flew down and drove it home. Hehehehehe it was quite a trip home. That one worked out though.......I think
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 01:20 PM   #564
4 Rivet Member
 
shepherd57's Avatar
 
1985 32.5' Airstream 325
Lindsay , Ontario
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 479
Images: 5
I think I have found one for Peter
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20180111_144824.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	741.7 KB
ID:	302400  
shepherd57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 01:27 PM   #565
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-350LE's Avatar

 
1994 30' Excella
1992 35' Airstream 350
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 5,016
Images: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by shepherd57 View Post
I think I have found one for Peter
Cute and no Tag axle!
__________________
1994 30' Excella Front Kitchen Trailer
1990 25' Excella Travel trailer
1992 350LE Classic Touring Coach
AIR #13
PeterH-350LE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 02:49 PM   #566
Dazed and Confused
 
Isuzusweet's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1983 31' Airstream310
Hillsburgh , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,805
You'd already got a B series van with a bunch more hp than that Westy.....but holy moly when the Westy and van owners hold a get together; it's a get together of epic proportions. John sent me pics of one near him that he stated you couldn't see every rig; there were thousands of them (some worth more than our Classics BTW).

Keep looking Peter Pumpkin head.

Cheers
Sidekick Tony

PS My Dad was taking care of an estate on Saltspring Island, where the owner had a Tristar VW T3 Syncro 4x4 Crewcab Transporter in incredible shape; 1 of 39 imported to NA.....I so wanted to buy it, but the guy sold it for almost what he paid for it with 120,000 kms on the clock.
__________________
Per Mare, Per Terram and may all your campaigns be successful.

“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own.” "Harry S Truman"
Isuzusweet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2018, 06:02 PM   #567
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar

 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,693
Images: 1
I guess im confused....
As normal!

Did you walk away Peter?
__________________
My name is Steve.... and I am an Alumaholic!
Working in my Garage is like playing TETRIS with Tools!
Keyair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2018, 07:12 PM   #568
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,871
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keyair View Post
I guess im confused....
As normal!

Did you walk away Peter?
Actually he FLEW away!

Basically it was not as described.
__________________
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 01-17-2018, 07:43 PM   #569
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-350LE's Avatar

 
1994 30' Excella
1992 35' Airstream 350
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 5,016
Images: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keyair View Post
I guess im confused....
As normal!

Did you walk away Peter?
Yes, sparks, gas fumes and bad brakes make for a volatile cocktail
Would make a nice restoration project for someone, but its absolutely not 1000 mile roadworthy as is. Engine may need to be pulled to get to the broken Exhaust manifold studs. Lots of oil dripping from rear oil seal. Lots of loose ends..
I left with offer delivered to Austin, but have not heard back.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	skidbar.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	405.7 KB
ID:	302590  
__________________
1994 30' Excella Front Kitchen Trailer
1990 25' Excella Travel trailer
1992 350LE Classic Touring Coach
AIR #13
PeterH-350LE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2018, 09:40 PM   #570
Rivet Master
 
Keyair's Avatar

 
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
Foothill Ranch , California
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,693
Images: 1
Ouch.
Better to have a disconnected gas tank protector than none at all!

Plenty more out there...
__________________
My name is Steve.... and I am an Alumaholic!
Working in my Garage is like playing TETRIS with Tools!
Keyair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2018, 11:45 AM   #571
4 Rivet Member
 
chriscraw's Avatar
 
1991 35' Airstream 350
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 298
350LE locomotive performance!

Peter..I was thinking about your recent unfortunate experience in Phoenix as I completed my drive to Kerrville and back last week to have the refrigerator re-repaired by the installer (loose 12V supply wire to the circuit board which the installer swears came loose of its own accord!).
Anyway, the 350LE managed the 300 mile trip almost flawlessly except for the fact that the indicator lights would not blink when the riding/headlights were turned-on. This made for some interesting and heart-stopping lane changes on the evening return trip.
As the indicators work fine without the riding/headlights turned-on, seems my retrofit of LED stop/turn lights is too much for the blinker box. I'm now putting-back the #1157 bulbs until I can find out how to upgrade the blinker box.
Anyway, she purred along like the preverbal "locomotive", making ice in the icebox and scaring dogs and children as she accelerated away from stop lights. I think I may have to replace the muffler with something more "gentlemanly".
Next stop Taos in April. Do you still want those pics of your magical airconditioned fix?
chriscraw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2018, 02:00 PM   #572
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-350LE's Avatar

 
1994 30' Excella
1992 35' Airstream 350
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 5,016
Images: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by chriscraw View Post
Peter..I was thinking about your recent unfortunate experience in Phoenix as I completed my drive to Kerrville and back last week to have the refrigerator re-repaired by the installer (loose 12V supply wire to the circuit board which the installer swears came loose of its own accord!).
Anyway, the 350LE managed the 300 mile trip almost flawlessly except for the fact that the indicator lights would not blink when the riding/headlights were turned-on. This made for some interesting and heart-stopping lane changes on the evening return trip.
As the indicators work fine without the riding/headlights turned-on, seems my retrofit of LED stop/turn lights is too much for the blinker box. I'm now putting-back the #1157 bulbs until I can find out how to upgrade the blinker box.
Anyway, she purred along like the preverbal "locomotive", making ice in the icebox and scaring dogs and children as she accelerated away from stop lights. I think I may have to replace the muffler with something more "gentlemanly".
Next stop Taos in April. Do you still want those pics of your magical airconditioned fix?

I think someone saw you close to the Domain and promptly reported back to me about a sighting, wondering if it was me.
I am good for now with the Ac wiring picture., thanks. I purchased a 1987 29' Airstream trailer to tie me over for a while. Its in beautiful original condition and i cant wait to start working on it
__________________
1994 30' Excella Front Kitchen Trailer
1990 25' Excella Travel trailer
1992 350LE Classic Touring Coach
AIR #13
PeterH-350LE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 08:23 PM   #573
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-350LE's Avatar

 
1994 30' Excella
1992 35' Airstream 350
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 5,016
Images: 49
Just a little view of my triplets. Someone could think i like the blue striping
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	triplets.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	686.0 KB
ID:	304614  
__________________
1994 30' Excella Front Kitchen Trailer
1990 25' Excella Travel trailer
1992 350LE Classic Touring Coach
AIR #13
PeterH-350LE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 06:06 AM   #574
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,871
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeterH-Airstreamer View Post
Just a little view of my triplets. Someone could think i like the blue striping
So when are you going to sell em and buy a motorhome again?
__________________
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 02-21-2018, 06:22 AM   #575
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-350LE's Avatar

 
1994 30' Excella
1992 35' Airstream 350
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 5,016
Images: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by bkahler View Post
So when are you going to sell em and buy a motorhome again?
Always looking, but I think I cured my 350 itch. Probably just wait for some 20' going up for sale in the Richmond area
__________________
1994 30' Excella Front Kitchen Trailer
1990 25' Excella Travel trailer
1992 350LE Classic Touring Coach
AIR #13
PeterH-350LE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 06:25 AM   #576
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,871
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeterH-Airstreamer View Post
Always looking, but I think I cured my 350 itch. Probably just wait for some 20' going up for sale in the Richmond area
Hmm...how's that old saying go.....money talks, b*llsh!t walks....
__________________
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 02-21-2018, 07:31 AM   #577
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,871
Quote:
Originally Posted by bkahler View Post
Hmm...how's that old saying go.....money talks, b*llsh!t walks....
I should have added, I'm always open to offers....
__________________
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 02-21-2018, 11:15 AM   #578
Keen amature
 
martin300662's Avatar

 
1975 20' Argosy 20
Chestfield , Kent
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,346
Quote:
Originally Posted by bkahler View Post
I should have added, I'm always open to offers....
.....and remember there are currently two 20's in Richmond (at least)!

Maybe we should challenge Peter to see if he could fit my spare pano windows into Peanut so he could change to a mid-bath?
martin300662 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 12:08 PM   #579
Airstream Driver
 
PeterH-350LE's Avatar

 
1994 30' Excella
1992 35' Airstream 350
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 5,016
Images: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by martin300662 View Post
.....and remember there are currently two 20's in Richmond (at least)!

Maybe we should challenge Peter to see if he could fit my spare pano windows into Peanut so he could change to a mid-bath?
Have tools, will travel
__________________
1994 30' Excella Front Kitchen Trailer
1990 25' Excella Travel trailer
1992 350LE Classic Touring Coach
AIR #13
PeterH-350LE is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2018, 12:49 PM   #580
Rivet Master
 
bkahler's Avatar

 
1974 20' Argosy 20
Richmond , Kentucky
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,871
Quote:
Originally Posted by bkahler View Post
Hmm...how's that old saying go.....money talks, b*llsh!t walks....
Quote:
Originally Posted by martin300662 View Post
.....and remember there are currently two 20's in Richmond (at least)!
Trust me, there are ONLY two 20's in Richmond!

Quote:
Maybe we should challenge Peter to see if he could fit my spare pano windows into Peanut so he could change to a mid-bath?
Only down side I see to this would be the generator location in Peanut. Kinda messes with the entry door and bathroom location.
__________________
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
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
Need a new gear/sprocket for a Reese lector-jacket! Ribbler Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 4 06-03-2013 11:45 AM
Vintage Airstream jacket eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 02-09-2012 11:10 AM
Bypass TBI water jacket???? Taxman General Motorhome Topics 8 06-15-2007 04:20 PM
motorhome jacket ALANSD Airstream Motorhome Forums 4 12-09-2002 04:58 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 08:55 AM.


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