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Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-01-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By ADK Jim
Finding old parts & Hello!

Guys I haven't been online, so hello to all.
Everything on the 300LE had been doing well until I needed an oil change and then I ran into the problems of having a 1991 vehicle. There is a small...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-31-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 545,150
Posted By ADK Jim
Not sure if you folks have seen this one. . .

Listed locally here in Florida on Craigslist - price reduced.

Happy hunting,

Jim

+++++ 28' 1979 AIRSTREAM EXCELLA MOTORHOME++ REDUCED +++++ (https://orlando.craigslist.org/rvd/4946590923.html)
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-10-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 185,574
Posted By ADK Jim
Replaced old Refrigerator Access Door

On my "to do" list have been a couple of cosmetic projects which I am slowly checking off. New Vinyl trim (wide and narrow) to replace old stuff on exterior - check. Replace the corner marker...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-19-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 545,150
Posted By ADK Jim
Sebastian congratulations! Hope you keep the 300...

Sebastian congratulations! Hope you keep the 300 LE too! If you ever drive east we'll have to meet up for a great photo. Jim
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-16-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,517
Posted By ADK Jim
Isuzusweet & all - again thank you for your...

Isuzusweet & all - again thank you for your responses. Second shower question. Is there a lip on the edge of the shower base that the walls rest on top of, or do they just butt together? If my...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-14-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,517
Posted By ADK Jim
Thank you Tom, Tony and Aaron. All good thoughts...

Thank you Tom, Tony and Aaron. All good thoughts and I appreciate learning what others have done. Tony, were any of the pipes fastened to the walls. My big concern is the shower on the curb side...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-14-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,517
Posted By ADK Jim
Richard: Thank you for the reply. I am hoping...

Richard:
Thank you for the reply. I am hoping another 300 LE owner will let me know if they have the same "spaghetti" of pipes as I do and maybe even where they all go. At least I know it is...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-13-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,517
Posted By ADK Jim
Plumbing Created by Airstream or ????

Hello all:

Haven't posted in awhile because everything on my Classic 300 LE was operating and my biggest project this year has been polishing, polishing, and more polishing.
I need some advise...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-22-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,561
Posted By ADK Jim
Slightly different question about the rear hatch doors

Guys:

I have a 1991 Classic 300 LE and the rear hatch door has a plastic thermoformed panel on the exterior that at one time matched the colored stripes down the side of the motorhome. I have...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-15-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,181
Posted By ADK Jim
Nice job!

Nice job!
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-01-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 185,574
Posted By ADK Jim
Steve: Your new license plate should have...

Steve:

Your new license plate should have read "Space Man"
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-02-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 185,574
Posted By ADK Jim
You're going to want one too!

Good friends of mine (a fiber artist made the flag and her husband a blacksmith made the custom flag holder) as a "special order" for me. It's just the thing to say "Welcome" to your Airstream! If...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-16-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By ADK Jim
Hello Texasbrewer! I see you have a 1991...

Hello Texasbrewer!
I see you have a 1991 Classic 300 LE, which now makes 3 that are on the Forum. I have one in upstate NY but currently in Florida for the winter, and another fellow in SF CA also...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-24-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,857
Posted By ADK Jim
Alternative to Canoe/Kayak Racks

Guys:
Here is another solution. I have 15 canoes at my home, so you can guess my other interest other than my Classic Airstream motorhome. I think for the effort, destruction of the roof and the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-23-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By ADK Jim
Steve: After I wrote you I found the link and...

Steve:
After I wrote you I found the link and while everything sounds right, but problem is that the Aluminum cover that fits to the ABS shaped flange, is always dusty on top - no sign of any...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-22-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By ADK Jim
Water in the tool draw? (300LE model)

On my 300 LE (1991) on the rear passenger side there is a sliding out draw with a thermoformed plastic lid which the PO used for tool and jack storage. I have found in even relatively dry weather...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-18-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By ADK Jim
Glad to see you've got her on the road! Now the...

Glad to see you've got her on the road! Now the fun begins - enjoy.

Jim
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-09-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 185,574
Posted By ADK Jim
Not very exciting but functional - Sealand Toilet Seals

I look at all the goodies you folks buy and all I can report is that I just completed removing and replacing the old rubber seals on my Sealand 511 ceramic toilet that came with the 1991 motorhome. ...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-09-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,435
Posted By ADK Jim
Tires - 8R19.5 to 225x70x19.5 thoughts?

As the older tires are getting harder to find for our Classic motor homes (mine is a 300LE) I am wondering if anyone has switched to the 225x70x19.5 or the 245x70x19.5 tires and if there seems to be...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-01-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 185,574
Posted By ADK Jim
That really looks great! Did you do the job...

That really looks great! Did you do the job yourself or find someone to do it professionally? What about the bathroom?
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-14-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,614
Posted By ADK Jim
another 300LE

Sebastian:

It appears as you are missing the part of your lock mechanism that is in the door half. I am not sure of make and model of the parts, but I was having challenges of locking the door...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-27-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By ADK Jim
Sebastian: Be care with the winch mechanism....

Sebastian:

Be care with the winch mechanism. My was broken by generator mechanic and I had to do a lot of research to find a way of getting it repaired. Not sure if the new one would fit but if...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-19-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 185,574
Posted By ADK Jim
A little Different, but hey!

193627Okay guys, so this isn't an engine part or even some neat electrical stuff, but while camping this past weekend near the Canadian boarder, we spotted this percolator at an antique shop. Now I...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-11-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,339
Posted By ADK Jim
Hello MV - I suffer also from leaking A/C (rear...

Hello MV - I suffer also from leaking A/C (rear unit) and went up on the roof to search for problem. Removed the cover and couldn't find anything that appeared broken, missing, etc. I believe the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-30-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,091
Posted By ADK Jim
Thanks for the great pictures and explanation! I...

Thanks for the great pictures and explanation! I have the same project ahead of me so really appreciate your knowledge. Jim
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-07-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 108,549
Posted By ADK Jim
Great to meet some great folks too!

And a great time was had by all. . . some of us even learned how to change a fan clutch! Six classics, one Argosy, one early Land Yacht (30'), and 2 or 3 of the larger models.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-22-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By ADK Jim
Steve: Great, I'll look forward to getting...

Steve:
Great, I'll look forward to getting together!
Jim
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-21-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 545,150
Posted By ADK Jim
Congratulations!!! I looked for 2 years and...

Congratulations!!!
I looked for 2 years and you've found 2 in a matter of months!
Wishing you all the best with "Penny"

Jim
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-21-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,895
Posted By ADK Jim
I just read this tread from start to the...

I just read this tread from start to the unfortunate finish, and I can imagine your disappointment after finding your dream. So sorry for the loss. Having just purchased my dream (1991 Classic 300...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-21-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,210
Posted By ADK Jim
Well, I will weigh in while all is working. I...

Well, I will weigh in while all is working. I had found my "dream" Classic 250, but ended up due to a number of reasons (budget being one) passing and purchasing a 1991 300LE which while 30' is a...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-19-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By ADK Jim
Any Classic Motorhomes going to Alumapalooza 2013?

Just wondering if any Classic Airstream Motorhomes will be attending the Alumapalooza next week in OH? I am seriously considering driving out to learn from others about my long list of "to do...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-17-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 185,574
Posted By ADK Jim
SWEET! So where did you find the belt buckle? ...

SWEET!
So where did you find the belt buckle? Are there any markings on it that would suggest who made it?
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 04-22-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By ADK Jim
Bingo! We have automatic and it cannot be towed...

Bingo! We have automatic and it cannot be towed flat. Still would love to have a toad, but finding something in the 2000 pound range hasn't shown up yet. I see lots of larger motorhomes pulling...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 04-21-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By ADK Jim
Have been going through the same financial...

Have been going through the same financial exercise here. We go to FL for 2 - 3 months in the winter from northern NY. While I would love to have the flexibility of the toad, the numbers really...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-17-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By ADK Jim
Door hinges

gmag:
Finally I can help another Airforum member! I just fixed my 300 LE this winter after reading all the postings and it wasn't too bad a job. I have the "carpet' interior, so I pulled it back,...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-25-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 185,574
Posted By ADK Jim
Very Nice Job - especially like the new faucet...

Very Nice Job - especially like the new faucet you selected. Jim
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-09-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 192,634
Posted By ADK Jim
1991 Airstream 300LE

Brad:

Another one for the database. I purchased in CA in January my 300 LE Classic Airstream motorhome. I am the 3 owner, the second had it for about 8 years. The vin # is 1GBKP37N7L3321239....
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-07-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,381
Posted By ADK Jim
Don: I have been here in FL at a state park for...

Don: I have been here in FL at a state park for a few weeks and taking note of every toad that comes in. I spoke with a fellow from Ontario last week that has the Sonic and loves it. He was...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-18-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,557
Posted By ADK Jim
Keyair: I've been following all your postings...

Keyair:
I've been following all your postings and you are doing one heck of a job. Congrats on finding the cool light. Great that you were able to get it working too!
Jim
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 02-12-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,498
Posted By ADK Jim
Steve: I've been reading all the posting about...

Steve:
I've been reading all the posting about polishing later model AS motorhomes. I found a link to one where you mentioned a "Polishing Guru" but the fellow didn't keep up his web address. I...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-08-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 38,629
Posted By ADK Jim
Happy - You forgot to tell them how sweet it...

Happy -

You forgot to tell them how sweet it looks with the new paint job! Tow it and have fun.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-08-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,537
Posted By ADK Jim
Fred - I feel that there isn't a classic...

Fred - I feel that there isn't a classic motorhome out there today. They all look alike, are made poorly with cheap materials and represent like many products, "a throw away" mentality. They seem...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-08-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,113
Posted By ADK Jim
1991 300 LE - Back from CA

Hopefully photos attached.
Jim
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-08-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,113
Posted By ADK Jim
It's all original - but . . .

Thanks guys for the nice comments. Now that I've finally figured out how to attach pictures, I am attaching a few more. I was very lucky to find this one in CA, so there is almost no rust on it. ...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-08-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,113
Posted By ADK Jim
Airstream 300LE

Sorry it has taken me a bit to figure out how to upload files. If this one shows up, I'll post some more. Jim
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-07-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,113
Posted By ADK Jim
Another Proud New Owner

Hello all!
I posted this note just before the holidays & never heard from anyone. So, are there any other 300 owners out there? I flew to CA and picked up my "new" 1991 300 LE and first want to...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-07-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By ADK Jim
K, I am a "newbie" as well and just purchased a...

K, I am a "newbie" as well and just purchased a 300 LE in Northern CA the beginning of January. I had it gone over by a great team of mechanics in Hayward, CA - top to bottom. If you want to...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-07-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By ADK Jim
The values that I found are in the area of the...

The values that I found are in the area of the passenger side wheel well. Gunner, do you think have them open all the time would assist with over heating? Thanks!
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-06-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By ADK Jim
New Member Too

I will be interested to learn how others respond. I very recently (early Jan.) purchased a 1991 300 LE and it has valves on two long lines leading from the radiator to the heater core. The engine...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-23-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,113
Posted By ADK Jim
Airstream 300 LE - any out there?

I am about to pick up a 1991 Airstream 300 LE motorhome. I have admired Airstreams for years and have spent the past few days on this forum searching for anyone else who has or knows of anyone else...
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