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Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-09-2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Curtis-79MH
Can't handle the pressure

I prepared the aluminum tank using acetone and then sealed the crack with JB Weld. I let it cure more than 24 hours. Then I filled the tank with water and " fizzle poof" the JB weld blew before the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-05-2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,983
Posted By Curtis-79MH
water heater tank cracked. JB weld?

Has anyone tried to repair an aluminum water heater tank with JB weld? I have a crack in my water tank and wonder if using JB Weld will work on the crack. I can't think of why NOT to try JB Weld. Any...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-11-2006, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Bathroom water damage? Worth fixing?

25851Hi,
Uh-oh, there is a 1966 Caravel for sale. I used to own a '79 A/S motorhome, but I sold it and now I'm considering purchasing the 1966 Caravel. The trailer looks decent in and out, except...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-26-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 983
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Smile Sliding Bathroom Door "clips"?

Hi,
My rear bath 1979 MH has a saggy bathroom door. It seems the clips that hold the door onto the glide rail are too worn and/or broken; the door will not stay in postion to glide in and out of the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-19-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,213
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Pesky little battery drain

A while back I was frustrated because my starter battery would drain after a couple of days sitting. I searched high and low for a cause and finally found it! Each time my motorhome door closed, the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-30-2005, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Mirror finish for all?

I have a '79 MH and wonder if I should polish it to a mirror finish. The clearcoat is starting to show some wear. Are all MH's (until 1993) able to be mirror polished or did Airstream change the...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-25-2005, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Hail damage/new owner?!

Hi,
Can you tell me about your totaled motorhome? I may have bought the one you used to own!
Thanks,
Curtis
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-20-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By Curtis-79MH
I have looked at Fred's website, but I didn't see...

I have looked at Fred's website, but I didn't see any '86 290's. The biggest difference is that the one I have been looking at does not have the wrap around windows in the rear, but instead has one...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-20-2005, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By Curtis-79MH
1986 290 Limited??

There is a 290 for sale and I don't know much about them. I have a '79 28 footer, but the 290 has a rear queen (or double). I can't find much information on a 290 at all. This 290 has a 454, and oak...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-26-2005, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,984
Posted By Curtis-79MH
That is the picture I needed to see, Peter. Think...

That is the picture I needed to see, Peter. Think I'll go with OEM! Thanks :D
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-23-2005, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,984
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Post I remember talking to Peter after the Honda...

I remember talking to Peter after the Honda installation and he said it was a difficult installation, but that was in a 1979 28'. Do you know if the generator compartment is larger in the 345?...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-20-2005, 02:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,984
Posted By Curtis-79MH
generator in 1989 345?

I have decided to put an original replacement generator in my 1989 model 345. Which type was originally used? I know it was a 6.5 Onan, but I don't know if it was a Marquis or Emerald or what.......
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-16-2005, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Replacement windshield in 345? Outside Mirror?

I need to have a windshield replaced in my 345. Is there a place near Orlando that does decent work? I also need a passenger side outside mirror. Any ideas?
Thanks!
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-06-2005, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Generator replacement in 345

How much is it to replace a 6.5Kw Onan in a 345 MH (parts and labor)? Would you replace with an Onan or would you go with another model/type? Thanks!
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-04-2005, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,023
Posted By Curtis-79MH
I hadn't really thought about painting the rims....

I hadn't really thought about painting the rims. What color did you use? Was it a close match to a chrome or aluminum wheel? That is a great idea. I haven't painted rims since high school (which was...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-03-2005, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,023
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Wheel simulators, covers, or...?

I have a 1979 28' MH and have been trying to dress it up for the summer. I think wheel simulators or wheel covers will make it look really nice, but I am having a hard time finding either wheel...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 01-13-2004, 11:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,774
Posted By Curtis-79MH
vacuum step=battery drain

I had the mystery "engine starting" battery drain for a long frustrating time. It turned out to be my vacuum step. I had replaced batteries, checked the diodes in the generator, called Peter in...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 11-25-2003, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By Curtis-79MH
light switch

I dont know if this helps, but my headlights were blinking off and on, then after a trip or two the lower beams went completely out. I finally traced my problem to the corroded hi/low beam switch on...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 09-22-2003, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,222
Posted By Curtis-79MH
I need to learn how to post pics, but yes we saw...

I need to learn how to post pics, but yes we saw 6 grizzlies, one was a bean bag toss away and happily eating......berries, not us! I'll check into posting the pics here, or I suppose I could send...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 09-22-2003, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,222
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Wheels and wiper blades

I've got some info here, none of which is likely worth a thread by itself, but still could be useful, nonetheless. Hope someone can use it.

Wheels: I found some simulators at Six Robblees that...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 09-15-2003, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,049
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Bilsteins to the rescue!!

Thanks for all your help and advice. I installed front and rear Bilsteins and a Bilstein steering dampner....what a difference they make! The shocks I pulled off were in terrible condition as was the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 08-31-2003, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,373
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Wiperblades!?

I've tried all the parts stores here in Anchorage trying to find a set of wiperblades for my '79 28 foot motorhome. Does anyone know where to get them online or mail order? Part numbers and...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 08-28-2003, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,049
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Bilsteins!

Well, I hopped on the internet and ordered Bilsteins through shox.com.
Ewe, thanks for the web site suggestion. I had ordered the shox prior to your post, but I checked with "your folks" about the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 08-26-2003, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,049
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Awesome responses.

Well, I guess I'll buy some Bilsteins! And I'll change the steering dampener while I'm at it. Zamboni, slowing down to see the scenery is a cool thing, but even while traveling 50-55 on seemingly...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 08-25-2003, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,049
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Question front end bottoms out!!?

I could stand to lose a few pounds but I don't think I'm the total cause of my front end bottoming out. Here in Alaska it is rare to find a really smooth road without frost heaves, dips and the like,...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-26-2003, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,108
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Happy to hear you had a great trip and made it...

Happy to hear you had a great trip and made it back safely! Thanks for the Taos post card, it now hangs in Polar Bear...
Way to go Lizzy, PB will be proud of you.
Take care you two (three),
Curtis...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 06-24-2003, 11:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,242
Posted By Curtis-79MH
what about the clear coat

I'm interested in the Southern Shine, but would I have to remove the clear coat that is on my MH? I want my MH to shine like some motorhomes that have had their clear coat removed and have been...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-17-2003, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,653
Posted By Curtis-79MH
mystery battery drain FOUND

Yee haw!!
Here is the short version: I have a 79 MH, 28 footer. Something has been pulling on the battery and draining it, it has stumped everyone, even my friend Peter from Austin :) but I found...
Forum: Our Community 05-07-2003, 11:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,557
Posted By Curtis-79MH
gambling

I believe eBay is as close to legalized gambling as can be found in Alaska, and maybe it is somehow kin to fishing as well.....if you can't afford to lose your money don't bid and don't fish; no...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-15-2003, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,066
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Whoops

I guess if it was a 270 it couldn't be a 24 footer...oh well!
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-15-2003, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,066
Posted By Curtis-79MH
24 footer in Malibu..mid February

Hi,
I saw a real nice and clean motorhome in Malibu in mid February (I'm just finding time to write...we have kids!!) It was just heading into the detail shop when I saw it in downtown Malibu. Maybe...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-04-2003, 09:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,093
Posted By Curtis-79MH
the theory

Hi,
I don't wish to prolong this thread, but I will tell you that I know what the procedure of the tranny flush involves. I know the claims of those that promote the procedure (thorough flush, quick...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-31-2003, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,093
Posted By Curtis-79MH
the flush

At first blush the flush sounds great, but where do the impurities go.....does the backward flush send them through the tranny where they came from? Does it completely clean the filter? I know many...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-30-2003, 03:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,093
Posted By Curtis-79MH
tranny service

I wouldn't suggest doing the transmission flush. They claim it exchanges ALL the fluid. But as you mentioned what happens to all the impurities and how does the filter get cleaned?
I made the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-30-2003, 12:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,093
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Thanks for the reply Eric. But exactly what do...

Thanks for the reply Eric. But exactly what do you mean "it should last"? More than a 100k, 500k? In my motorhome I have the T400 and I'm glad I do. The overdrive is pudding.
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-29-2003, 08:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,093
Posted By Curtis-79MH
maybe the cold winters?

Sly,
How many miles do you have on your truck?
From my experience and talking to others the 4L80E craps out at around 100K give or take a few. That is in Alaska though.....
Changing the fluid and...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-28-2003, 10:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,093
Posted By Curtis-79MH
which tranny??

I have a small automobile business here in Anchorage. Over the years I have noticed that the overdrive 4L80E is good for about 90-110K before a rebuild (in chevy trucks). But more interesting is the...
Forum: Our Community 12-22-2002, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By Curtis-79MH
painted aluminum?

Is the Argosy painted aluminum or......? I would rather have the Airstream look, but thanks for the reply. it sure looks to be in great shape.
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 12-20-2002, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,417
Posted By Curtis-79MH
fuel injection instead?

A Chevy mechanic told me that you can substitute a fuel injected motor for a carb. model but you'll have to install an electric fuel pump and the "brain" to make it work. But that might mean it wont...
Forum: Our Community 12-19-2002, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Zamboni, Thanks for the replies. I had some...

Zamboni,
Thanks for the replies. I had some further questions so I sent you a personal message.
Cheers, Curtis
Forum: Our Community 12-16-2002, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By Curtis-79MH
thanks!

Great stuff on your website, Fred. Thanks for the reply.
If at all possible I'd like to stick with a 28 footer. I checked out the rear bedroom floorplan on your site, and that would probably fit our...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 12-16-2002, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,606
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Early rear bedroom motorhome

Whoops, I just put my questions in the "Our Community" forum by mistake. Good Grief.

I am wondering about the rear bed model motorhomes compared to the rear bath models. Currently we own a rear...
Forum: Our Community 12-16-2002, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Early rear bedroom motorhome??

Hi,
I own a rear bath 79 MH. I am wondering about the center bath model with the rear bedroom:
My wife and I would like to share a bed instead of the twin beds that we now enjoy (our two children...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 11-23-2002, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,713
Posted By Curtis-79MH
whoops

Whoops! I guess I overlooked the 345 focus of the thread. My apologies.
Is there a way that I can move my reply to a new thread, or should I just start over. I would like others' view on my...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 11-23-2002, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,713
Posted By Curtis-79MH
winterizing

I live in Alaska and worry about winterizing--not only my 79 MH , but everything!
I wonder if just draining the tanks and water lines in a MH and leaving the faucets open, the drain plug off of the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 11-05-2002, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,727
Posted By Curtis-79MH
We have a 28 footer, rear bath. Our post...

We have a 28 footer, rear bath. Our post production dineete sleeps two Munchkins (our children). Our twin beds sleep one adult each unless, I suppose, they were newlyweds. Six snoring adults within...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 10-16-2002, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,708
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Thanks for your advice. So the reading I got with...

Thanks for your advice. So the reading I got with my volt meter when connected between the neg. battery post and the neg. battery cable was battery voltage? So I know I have a drain, but because the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 10-15-2002, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,708
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Wink igniton switch and the mystery of the dead battery

My draining battery saga continues, but today I found out that the battery I was told was good was bad after all. So I bought a new gel battery which should be able to hold a charge. But I still have...
Forum: Our Community 10-08-2002, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,876
Posted By Curtis-79MH
an idea

I know a person who will spend hours searching for a "deal" to save a buck. I like a bargain myself, but, only recently, have I REALLY realized that my time is finite and valuable. So, I would pay...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 10-03-2002, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,771
Posted By Curtis-79MH
Whoops, forgot to mention that if I use the...

Whoops, forgot to mention that if I use the "flush and fill", where is the best place to put the in line hose conncetor? Perhaps the heater hoses?? Thanks again!
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