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Magnet18 03-11-2018 08:43 PM

Magnet18's 1983 310
 
I got an airstream!

After looking at a couple locally, we drove down to Florida about 3 weeks ago to look at ronafournier's 1983 310. Last weekend we flew down and drove it home. It's in great shape, the trip home went off without a hitch (other than rewiring the toad lighting cable, no biggie), and we're super excited.

Previous owners took great care of it. It has:
•New 454 with 6000 miles on it, still under warranty for 6 months (we put 1000 of those on it on the trip home)
•New associated engine bay parts (pumps, belts, etc.)
•New rubber fuel lines
•Supersteer steering and steer-safe stabilizer
•GV overdrive (Works great, took some nice straight flat stretches at 75mph. Will be super nice crossing the plains states.)
•Rear tires less than 3 years old, fronts 6 months old
•Dash AC converted to R134a and works great
•New 6 gal water heater
•New air conditioners front and rear
•New fridge
•New backup/dash cam
•Full Blue Ox tow setup for the 2000 Jeep Wrangler that came with it (also in great shape)
•New kitchen sink/water filter
•New drawer slides and rust free drawers
•New vent fans and fantastic fan
•All the window coverings have been steam cleaned and are in great shape
•Carpet is a few years old but in great shape
•New TV antenna on the roof (plan to replace with 4G antenna)
•No leaks (that I've found yet, been looking)
•All the internal lights converted to LED


Needs (in order of most important to least important):
•Radio
•I need to find out why there is water in the water pump area. Darn winter. Shoulda totally winterized the lines in a Walmart parking lot in Atlanta. I think it's just one of the low point drains froze. Oh well.
•Managed to get a rock chip in BOTH driver AND passenger side windshields on the way home. They are small, hopefully seal-able.
•Couch needs recovered
•Cockpit seats need recovered
•Retractable antenna was electric, doesn't work, bummer, but we will probably put a fixed 4G antenna/booster on the roof
•Spare tire cover cracked as usual
•Came with window gaskets/weepers/seals/piling, need to get around to that
•Airbag switch currently located in the battery compartment, should relocate to dash
•Could use polished, clearcoat rough, especially on the drivers side
•Door is annoying to shut, but it was worked over at the mothership, so it seals well.
•Generator runs rough, especially when cold, first step is to clean the carb, but it got the job done
•Speedometer gauge broken
•Heater fan squeaks.
•If possible, I would like to upgrade from 40 gallon to a larger tank or add an aux tank. Filling up every 150-200 miles will get old. Yes, I technically have 280 mile range, but I don't like getting below a quarter.
•Emergency brake needs fixed



As I posted in the past, we plan to full time out of it. Didn't see any reason to pay rent longer than necessary, so I told the landlord we'd be out by the end of the month. :blink:

The 310 came with a lot of stuff, a lot of which is now for sale. No reasonable offer refused, whatever doesn't sell, the irreplaceable bits will be stored, what I don't have room to store will be scrapped.

Up for grabs:
The original stand-up tables for the couch and chrome poles. I have no use for these.
4 of the brown plastic storage bins. In meh shape, bit cracked at the corners. I want these gone.
Flip up thing that goes at the foot of the bed. Great shape, I don't need it.
The original radio/cassette player. No idea if they work.
Intake manifold
Exhaust manifolds
Air cleaner cover with all the emissions stickers. manf'd in 1982 stamped on it. Think Steve might want this.
Original R12 engine AC pump
Original(?) metal blinds from above the sink.
Original sink and some plumbing
I think there's more, can't remember. Pics to follow, of both airstream and stuff up for grabs.

Magnet18 03-11-2018 08:51 PM

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The promised pics of stuff for grabs attached (there is more, not at the MoHo right now)

Magnet18 03-11-2018 08:57 PM

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And, of course, some pics of the motorhome itself. Still working out a name.

jcslocum 03-11-2018 09:20 PM

Beautiful, really beautiful!

Keyair 03-11-2018 10:19 PM

Freakin AWESOME!

Welcome to the Asylum!

bkahler 03-12-2018 03:55 AM

Congratulations! You did it the smart way and took your time to find the right one :)

cinerama3 03-12-2018 06:41 AM

Congrats fellow Hoosier!

Magnet18 03-12-2018 09:45 AM

Sure hope I found the right one!
I was looking to fix smaller issues as they pop up, rather than tackle an entire restoration off the bat! I just ain't got time for that!

chiefair 03-12-2018 12:47 PM

Very nice!

mayco 03-12-2018 02:19 PM

Are you going to make it up to MI for the get together in May? It would be a great time for you to gather some first hand information on your new rig. Congrats........(another one joins the asylum)

Swillv8 03-12-2018 05:25 PM

Congratulations! Hats off to you for taking your time, learning as much as you could, and shopping the country for the best deal that worked for you! Wish you both Many successful miles

Magnet18 03-12-2018 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by mayco (Post 2076092)
Are you going to make it up to MI for the get together in May? It would be a great time for you to gather some first hand information on your new rig. Congrats........(another one joins the asylum)

Yes, would love to do the may meetup!
Don't think we can do the full 4 days because of work, but we should be able to pop up over the weekend

ontheroadagn 03-12-2018 08:55 PM

Very Nice.
Lots of good stuff.
Congrats.

clemensk 03-12-2018 09:05 PM

Hey Magnet18! Your 310 looks really nice. Can you do me a favor? Can you take me a picture of the space around the bed? Can you walk around it or is it not on floor level?

Thanks alot!

Magnet18 03-13-2018 05:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clemensk (Post 2076236)
Hey Magnet18! Your 310 looks really nice. Can you do me a favor? Can you take me a picture of the space around the bed? Can you walk around it or is it not on floor level?

Thanks alot!

Yea, it's just flat and you can walk around it, don't have a picture of it on me right now other than the one I posted

crazeevw 03-13-2018 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clemensk (Post 2076236)
Hey Magnet18! Your 310 looks really nice. Can you do me a favor? Can you take me a picture of the space around the bed? Can you walk around it or is it not on floor level?

Thanks alot!



Magnets 310 bed area looks similar to mine in my 345. Iíll see if I canít locate brochures on Airstream.com to see if similar.

What were you looking for concerning bed layout!

Magnet, nice purchase!

Good Luck, Derek

Hans 34.5 03-13-2018 06:30 PM

I have a extra 80 Gallon fuel tank from a 34.5

Magnet18 03-13-2018 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Hans 34.5 (Post 2076535)
I have a extra 80 Gallon fuel tank from a 34.5

I remembered you saying that, it crossed my mind, I was probably gonna hit you up eventually. My only worry is would it fit?

Isuzusweet 03-13-2018 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Magnet18 (Post 2075783)
I got an airstream!


•I need to find out why there is water in the water pump area. Darn winter. Shoulda totally winterized the lines in a Walmart parking lot in Atlanta. I think it's just one of the low point drains froze. Oh well.

•Airbag switch currently located in the battery compartment, should relocate to dash

•Door is annoying to shut, but it was worked over at the mothership, so it seals well.

•If possible, I would like to upgrade from 40 gallon to a larger tank or add an aux tank. Filling up every 150-200 miles will get old. Yes, I technically have 280 mile range, but I don't like getting below a quarter.

There could be water in the pump area due to the way the water inlet hose is fastened to the water tank. The inlet hose is on the outside of the water tank inlet pipe, instead of the inside of the water tank inlet pipe; so here's what happens if you fill your tank; the water runs down the inlet hose and if there is a poor connection to the inlet pipe of the tank, it will leak out, (at least that what happened to mine). I did try to better fasten the inlet hose with limited luck.
The way to make sure that water gets into the tank and not around it is to cut a hose end off and thread the hose directly into the tank, and then fill it. I have two sections of hose, one with a funnel if the potable water fill hose is too big to thread in, and one with a hose end that I can attach to my garden hose.

Your airbags should be automatic......do you mean your air compressor switch?

Your front door hinges could very well be pooched. I have done mine, not an easy job; just make sure you make a backer plate behind the hinges with tapped holes for the hinge screws, so you never have to remove the interior again. Also remember that the hinge with U for upper hinge is actually the lower hinge and L for lower hinge is actually the top hinge.

280 miles eh!:blink: Wow, thank God I bought a diesel.:clap:

If you want to see a subfloor horror show about the pump area:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...me-106269.html

Post 40 is about the hinges:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...s-97332-3.html

Cheers
Sidekick Tony

Magnet18 03-13-2018 08:05 PM

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more stuff.
original exhaust fan
exhaust
intake
carb
original kitchen sink
box o stuff, original dump cover?
windshield wiper motors
blinds
random sink
original AC knobs?
original Vacuum!!! Everything there, works, yours if you want it.
original radio, matches the cassette posted earlier


All this stuff needs to go, would be willing to bring stuff to the Michigan meetup if it works out


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