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Old 06-27-2010, 05:10 PM   #41
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Thanks Brad for the schematics. I went back to the basics! Took the 2 hot wires form genset loose and cleaned them a little. Fired up the unit and after slight delay, both units produced 12 volts. Put it all back together and, Oh MY! It all worked. The genset pushed the front a/c unit, then, after, a moment I heard the click of the relay and then; the rear unit would fire and cool. Somebody is laughing at me somewhere, but I am not amused.

Thanks again for taking time out of your Sunday to help!

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Old 06-28-2010, 07:11 PM   #42
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Glad you got it going again! And I'm glad to help when I can.

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Old 06-29-2010, 04:39 AM   #43
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Fired up the unit and after slight delay, both units produced 12 volts.
PD,

I just noticed your reference to 12 volts. Did you really mean to say 120 volts?!

Just curious

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Old 07-30-2010, 03:07 PM   #44
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hey PDallas.... you mentioned you found a good generator mechanic in the dallas area. i'm headed that way, and would love the contact info for the shop.

i went all the way to san antonio last year for a kolhr mechanic that wasted my time and $$$
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:36 PM   #45
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I may have mislead. This guy is in College Station, Texas. His name is Scott Hendrickson, 979-204-5568.

There is another excellent mechanic in Colorado Springs. I believe his shop is Macks Generators. I will try to round up his number.

Hope this helps!

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Old 08-06-2010, 10:10 AM   #46
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yes thank you so much
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:58 PM   #47
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Can any of the 345 owners tell me where to look for the drain tubes outside on the 345? Fired up rear A/C a couple of days ago, and sure enough, water is draining on the outside of the Airstream. Or would I just be better to drop the inside shrouds and look for the drain tube, give it a short blast of air through it to clean it out and see if that works?
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:20 PM   #48
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Look back at the thread on my 310 where the wiring was given to do thye rear a/c. It's simple, but you end up with 2 power cords when on shore power, but that's better than cooking inside the silver bus.

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Looked and looked for this thread, and so far, no luck. If possible, can you post a link?
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:29 AM   #49
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Can any of the 345 owners tell me where to look for the drain tubes outside on the 345? Fired up rear A/C a couple of days ago, and sure enough, water is draining on the outside of the Airstream. Or would I just be better to drop the inside shrouds and look for the drain tube, give it a short blast of air through it to clean it out and see if that works?
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On my 1984 both exit on the Driver side; one approximately 2 ft. behind the front wheel and the other between the rear axle tire and tag axle tire.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:38 AM   #50
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The Silver Bullet front drain is behind the left front mud flap and the rear is between the tag and main axle. They're right up against the skin, so hard to see.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:01 AM   #51
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Derek..
Here is mine... Street side, hanging down close to the outter skin, between the Dually and Tag Axle...
If it was a snake....
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:46 PM   #52
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Thanks Steve, I'll go looking tomorrow when it's daylight. Need to get camera out and start snapping away pix like you have.
See that you've got same problem as me. Missing lug nut covers. I'm also missing the hub part on my tag axle. Has anyone ever come up with a good supplier yet?
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:55 PM   #53
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Looked and looked for this thread, and so far, no luck. If possible, can you post a link?
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I looked, too, and I'd love to get that stern ac on to shore power and still use the gen set when boondocking.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:52 PM   #54
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Mike,
I'm still looking, if I find it, I'll be sure to post here.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:56 PM   #55
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I'm still looking, if I find it, I'll be sure to post here.
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Thank you, fifty amps were unknown until a few years ago, can't blame AS.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #56
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I plan on putting a switch in the generator compartment and wiring a 220v 50amp plug in or next to the generator door. I figure that if you are at a place that has 50amp service and it is hot it would be nice to run both AC units. For about $215 (50amp cord not included) one can wire up for 50 amp with out messing around in the Airstream just in the generator compartment.

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Old 09-29-2011, 07:22 AM   #57
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I posted a while ago the name of the place I bought a converter system for the rear air. It has been working great for 6 years. On the web, contact Power Solutions. The cost for the system not including a 20 amp rated cord was Approximately $100. Their cost for the cord is reasonable. It allows you to disconnect the gens 20amp feed and reroot it to an additional cord for the needed extra 20amps from the power poll.
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I plan on putting a switch in the generator compartment and wiring a 220v 50amp plug in or next to the generator door. I figure that if you are at a place that has 50amp service and it is hot it would be nice to run both AC units. For about $215 (50amp cord not included) one can wire up for 50 amp with out messing around in the Airstream just in the generator compartment
I like it! So it's a matter of cutting into the genset cord and wiring it up?
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:46 AM   #59
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It's been a while since I started this thread when our need to replace both air conditioners surfaced. Well at the time I managed to get one of the units to work so we postponed buying anything. Fast forward to this spring and before I started dismantling the 345 I tested both of it's air conditioners and they worked great.

So, instead of buying new units I parked the 310 right next to the 345, bought a couple of 2x10's and laid them across the roofs between the two units. I then procceded to remove the front air conditioner from the 310, slide it across to the 345 and then basically just pushed it off onto the ground. I then removed the front air conditioner from the 345, slid it across on the 2x10's and installed it on the 310.

Repeated the process for the rear air conditioner and bingo, working A/C on the 310

I'm sure I only postponed the need for new units on the 310 for a year or three but that means the money can be used for higher priority items.

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Nice Job Brad!

BTW, here is a link to the Powersolutions mod.

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