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Forum: General Motorhome Topics 05-23-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,262
Posted By buckwheat
Used the "Go Advanced" button on the "Quick...

Used the "Go Advanced" button on the "Quick Reply" box to do your message, scroll down to the "Additional Options" and find the "Manage Attachments", from there you can select files on your PC to...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 05-22-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,262
Posted By buckwheat
Here are pics of the air compressor location...

Here are pics of the air compressor location under the east-west queen bed of our '87 345. The compressor and the fresh water pump are located together under the rear most curb-side corner of the...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 05-18-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,262
Posted By buckwheat
So bag to the original problem of the "back axle...

So bag to the original problem of the "back axle wasn't down"... are we talking tag axle (with the single wheel) or the rear drive axle (dual wheels). If your tag axle isn't going down (are the...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 05-18-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,262
Posted By buckwheat
Wow Dave, that's some serious restoration work!...

Wow Dave, that's some serious restoration work! Our new guy will either be intrigued or wondering just what kind of mess he's gotten himself into. Life is an adventure, keeping these beasties...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 05-18-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,262
Posted By buckwheat
Compartment connection is for air hoses, I use...

Compartment connection is for air hoses, I use that one with a coiled air hose to pump up the front air bags and to top off the tires. Look for a small metal valve stem (similar to a car tire valve)...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 05-17-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,262
Posted By buckwheat
Hi TLHolley, and welcome to the Airstream Forums!...

Hi TLHolley, and welcome to the Airstream Forums!
The back axle not going down is an issue not related to the air compressor but rather the leveling system not releasing pressure from the rear air...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-08-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,143
Posted By buckwheat
As much as I would love to upgrade our carbureted...

As much as I would love to upgrade our carbureted 454 and 3-speed tranny to a crate 502, TBI, Banks exhaust, and 4-speed (or Gear Vendor overdrive), the ROI just doesn't work for me. Even a $15K...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-07-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By buckwheat
While you're at it, check for vacuum leaks! Not...

While you're at it, check for vacuum leaks! Not sure if your rig has a distributor with vacuum advance, but if it does then it's worth ensuring that the hose is securely attached with no cracks in...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 01-29-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,404
Posted By buckwheat
Sorry Brad, I know this thread is over two months...

Sorry Brad, I know this thread is over two months old, but the definitive answer to your dilemma is provided here for the benefit of others with similar issues. According to this Airstream document...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-27-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,632
Posted By buckwheat
AWE-SOMMMME!!! Almost makes me want to chuck...

AWE-SOMMMME!!!
Almost makes me want to chuck the 345 MH...
But it isn't done with me yet!
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-20-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By buckwheat
After all that trouble pulling the panels, did it...

After all that trouble pulling the panels, did it look like it was a necessity to get to the cigarette lighter wiring? If the wires go into and behind the panels, through the insulation, and maybe...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-18-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By buckwheat
Brad, I think your fun is going to be in reaching...

Brad, I think your fun is going to be in reaching the cigarette lighters. It has been over 5 years since I had the cockpit side panels off so my memory is a bit fuzzy, but I think you have to pull...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-16-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By buckwheat
It might be easier from the bottom. I've had the...

It might be easier from the bottom. I've had the dash off, both side panels down to the fiberglass insulation, and all the little plastic woodgrain panels around the cockpit. But if I was running...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 01-16-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,799
Posted By buckwheat
I feel your pain Bruce, its not the easiest trip...

I feel your pain Bruce, its not the easiest trip to get and out of the front seats. Ours is made a little easier with the small step in front of the dog house. The step is wide enough to get a good...
Forum: On The Road... 01-16-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,634
Posted By buckwheat
I second Fort McCallister State Park in Savannah,...

I second Fort McCallister State Park in Savannah, great marsh views, good trails, nice camp! Another well kept secret is Crooked River State Park at Kingsland/St Marys Ga (Exit 3 off I-95). Very...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-12-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 179,486
Posted By buckwheat
Beer hats for the RV! Add other great things...

Beer hats for the RV!

Add other great things from RockAuto these past two weeks...

Shocks, steering stabilizer, water pump, alternator, fuel pumps, filters, hoses, belts, thermostat. New...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-12-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 179,486
Posted By buckwheat
Ha ha, of course you would vote shiny! Me, I'm...

Ha ha, of course you would vote shiny! Me, I'm more inclined to stick with my hillbilly roots and leave the labels just for grins! But getting all the bits in place to make this a functional...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-12-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 179,486
Posted By buckwheat
New coolant reservoir!

Let's see, should I get a new OEM reservoir for $25 or a custom aluminum tank for $18 that comes with 5 liters of free beer?

I vote beer!

So, should I leave the labels on or go for the stripped...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-09-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By buckwheat
Sorry about that Derek, I guess we're done here...

Sorry about that Derek, I guess we're done here until you get those weights you were after and post them here for the rest of us...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-08-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By buckwheat
Yeah you're right, I need that 345 dual axle...

Yeah you're right, I need that 345 dual axle action to haul around my fat aspirations!
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-07-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By buckwheat
So where can we get one of those cool jackets?

So where can we get one of those cool jackets?
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-06-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By buckwheat
Thanks for keeping me sorted out on Dr Joe's...

Thanks for keeping me sorted out on Dr Joe's Airstreams. I just remember that he called the 270 "Big Girl" or something like that. Sorry to see you selling the 345, someone is going to get a very...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-06-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By buckwheat
Thanks Peter!!! I knew more pictures from that...

Thanks Peter!!! I knew more pictures from that rally were floating around, glad to see you still have them! From the posts in that rally I think that's where Dr Joe got the bug to trade up his 310...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-05-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,258
Posted By buckwheat
"MoHo's in May"... I'm bringing my wife, she...

"MoHo's in May"...
I'm bringing my wife, she says "The MoHos the better!"
Funny girl!
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 01-05-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By buckwheat
Hi all, thanks for the great comments! ...

Hi all, thanks for the great comments!

TouringDan, using Borax looks promising, I've not seen that solution for cleaning mold from the aluminum, and I've looked pretty extensively. Since I have...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-04-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,258
Posted By buckwheat
That's near my birth home of Oak Ridge, a very...

That's near my birth home of Oak Ridge, a very nice area and only 200 miles for us! May is good for us, not critical which weekend. You can count on us to show.
- Fred & Lainey (aka buckwheat &...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-03-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By buckwheat
Derek, I looked over the maintenance records...

Derek, I looked over the maintenance records again, nothing else to add for the loading question. Keyair's ASW number is probably the best base number you'll get without making an unloaded run to a...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-03-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,258
Posted By buckwheat
We just got back into the MoHo Stream of things...

We just got back into the MoHo Stream of things after a 4 year hiatus and we're pretty much up for anything anytime anywhere within 500 miles or so! Noted the 7 motorhome attendance earlier in the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-03-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By buckwheat
Nothing to do with 345 weights, but for raw gross...

Nothing to do with 345 weights, but for raw gross tonnage of motorhomes reaching critical mass, here's the pics I mentioned earlier,...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-03-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By buckwheat
The only other info on the ticket is RVSEF Ticket...

The only other info on the ticket is RVSEF Ticket #13111 dated 3/3/02. The owner's address at the time (Clifton Merrick) is stamped on the back. Cliff sold the 345 to Dr Joe ("Winner" on the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-03-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By buckwheat
Tough call Derek, the weigh sheet was in the...

Tough call Derek, the weigh sheet was in the maintenance records that came with Belle so I have no idea on her loading at the time of the weighing. Maybe someone on the forums has the empty weights...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 01-02-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By buckwheat
View from the top...

Here's a couple of shots of Belle's topside, she's looking pretty fair considering her unsheltered life. Her awnings need a good cleaning, her body a good wash and wax, and maybe one day a bit of...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-01-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By buckwheat
This weight info was cropped from a full page...

This weight info was cropped from a full page scan of a weigh receipt that came with our MH from the PO. The weighing was done somewhere in Indiana (sorry no address) by a shop affiliated with RVSEF...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-31-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By buckwheat
Derek, you're in luck! Here's a full weight...

Derek, you're in luck! Here's a full weight diagram of our '87 345 taken years ago, don't remember the loading but it should give you what you need.
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 12-30-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By buckwheat
Belle's Homecoming!

Quick note to wrap this up,
- Belle touched down in our driveway at 11:45 PM this evening, it was a dark and snowy night...
- 300 miles later, the right fuel pump got us home with no problems. ...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 12-23-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,858
Posted By buckwheat
I've never done it and I don't know the pitfalls...

I've never done it and I don't know the pitfalls of Argosy vs 345 MH, but I have removed and reinstalled several interior cockpit panels for floor and ceiling repairs. Just look for the rivets and...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 12-23-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By buckwheat
Thanks VM, and a Merry Christmas to you and...

Thanks VM, and a Merry Christmas to you and yours! And Kevin, thanks for the sentiments and sharing your re-birthing pains, ya gotta love these old GMs, it's hard to knock 'em down for long! Good...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 12-23-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By buckwheat
Belle Rides Again!

Hi All,
We've been out of the A/S loop since we had to put our 1987 345 MH "Silver Belle" in storage in July, 2008. The planets and savings account finally aligned so we could bring her home to...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-23-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,597
Posted By buckwheat
On our '87 345 the save is in the aft curbside...

On our '87 345 the save is in the aft curbside closet floor (the closet adjacent to the shower). It's about 6-7" square and is covered on top with carpet to blend in with the floor. You need a key...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-07-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By buckwheat
Not sure if open drain valves under the bed will...

Not sure if open drain valves under the bed will affect the external water supply as they are intended for the fresh water tank. You have found the proper shore water connection near the driver side...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-07-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,489
Posted By buckwheat
The curbside Schrader valve is for external...

The curbside Schrader valve is for external pressurization of the air tank (and air bags via the tank) in the event of onboard air compressor failure. The Schrader valve on the bottom of the tank is...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-16-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,489
Posted By buckwheat
Mine is screwed directly into an albow fitting at...

Mine is screwed directly into an albow fitting at the top of the tank. The main supply tube from the compressor connects to it. I've seen pics of others that are at the compressor discharge tee.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-26-2007, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,463
Posted By buckwheat
Andy, I feel your pain and your wrath. There's...

Andy, I feel your pain and your wrath. There's absolutely no excuse for bad behavior and unfortunately in today's society, no one takes responsibility for the things they or their kids do wrong. ...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-26-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,447
Posted By buckwheat
Woo hoo! You've got to like it when things work...

Woo hoo! You've got to like it when things work like they're supposed to. On another note, where do you go for parts for you MoHo? Iwerene Minster doesn't appear to have very many parts stores,...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-19-2007, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,447
Posted By buckwheat
Chuck, we had the same problem, opened the valves...

Chuck, we had the same problem, opened the valves fully (pull up while turning counter clockwise, aboout 5 turns), and pressurized the fresh water tank by filling partially and applying low air...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 11-16-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,459
Posted By buckwheat
I've not seen a solution to your question in the...

I've not seen a solution to your question in the forums but I have the same problem in our '87 345, both fore and aft ceilings. A possible solution may be to treat it like a vinyl siding repair......
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-11-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,489
Posted By buckwheat
Levelers, and stairs, and fans, oh my! (Sorry,...

Levelers, and stairs, and fans, oh my! (Sorry, couldn't resist, Wizard of Oz was on tonight!) Wpapke, sounds like you got 12V DC fuse or relay problems. All of these systems come off the main auto...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 11-09-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By buckwheat
If you're feeling adventurous, you can opt for a...

If you're feeling adventurous, you can opt for a diy repair of the microwave. Not much goes wrong with them beyond the diode, magnetron, or capacitor. All are easily obtainable from places like MCM...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-09-2007, 05:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,489
Posted By buckwheat
Hey wpapke, I feel your pain. No one tells you...

Hey wpapke, I feel your pain. No one tells you when you buy one of these classic beauties that not only do you need to be a mechanic but also an electrician, plumber, and a carpenter with infinite...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 11-09-2007, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By buckwheat
On our 87 345, raveson was right on with the...

On our 87 345, raveson was right on with the drawer removal, the lever he mentioned is curved and not much larger in diameter than your thumb. With the top drawer removed, look for four machine...
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