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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-10-2020, 07:28 PM
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Posted By evan
Hello sorry it was sold earlier this morning to a...

Hello sorry it was sold earlier this morning to a local buyer
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-09-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By evan
2018 Airstream Sport

2018 16ft Bambi Sport in excellent condition. This is an extensively upgraded unit with options as follows: Air with E heater, Microwave, Solar panel kit with expansion panel upgrade, Dual AGM...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-04-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,564
Posted By evan
Not sure what is meant by a special charger but...

Not sure what is meant by a special charger but trying to charge a badly sulfated scaled battery with a weak home charger is a waste of time and exercise in futility. Any battery shop can throw it on...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-23-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,564
Posted By evan
I had a Lifeline battery go “bad” after a couple...

I had a Lifeline battery go “bad” after a couple seasons. Wouldn’t take a charge, low voltage etc. I pulled it out and put it on my little 15 amp home charger and let it charge/desulfate cycle for a...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-28-2003, 11:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,448
Posted By evan
Alan I am pretty sure the B46-1173 is proper for...

Alan I am pretty sure the B46-1173 is proper for your year P30 chassis. This is the heavy duty version and should help compensate for the lack of helper springs. Being gas shocks they naturally...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-28-2003, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,258
Posted By evan
Dito, I have bad corrosion from the batteries. No...

Dito, I have bad corrosion from the batteries. No parts are available from airstream, they said take it to a metal shop and have it rebuilt. I called around and it was not too terribly priced. If you...
Forum: Parts Archive 04-21-2003, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,202
Posted By evan
I have not seen one first hand, but I imagin...

I have not seen one first hand, but I imagin there are different type cutter heads to shape different shape rivits? Look around on the web. The Oly tool is nice but very expensive. Even the one on...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-19-2003, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,730
Posted By evan
I took one look in there and said no-way. I...

I took one look in there and said no-way. I talked to the mechanic that replaced my belts and he says it is not to bad if you know all the little tricks. I took mine to a MH repair place, lots of...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-19-2003, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,255
Posted By evan
Very cool. I like the ceiling treatment, and...

Very cool. I like the ceiling treatment, and those bus style doors. No bathroom and no tanks would make for a hard/expensive conversion to a camper.
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-19-2003, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,551
Posted By evan
I did not know that either. Our local Chev truck...

I did not know that either. Our local Chev truck center talks like they are still part of GM. Oh well, I guess unless they can sell a million of them in a year they consider it low production. I do...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-19-2003, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,353
Posted By evan
Excellent move! Those new Michlens alone are...

Excellent move! Those new Michlens alone are worth $1600. I still go out to the garage and sit in mine, even after 5 months. Post some Pictures.
Forum: Parts Archive 04-19-2003, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,202
Posted By evan
I assume you are refering to the Olympic shavers...

I assume you are refering to the Olympic shavers that attach to drills. No used but here are new ones at airstream dreams. They turn up on ebay from time to time. Also links to ebay auctions for the...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-06-2003, 11:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,439
Posted By evan
If the 700R4 is designed for a light duty 1/2 ton...

If the 700R4 is designed for a light duty 1/2 ton trucks is it a good idea to use it in a vehicle that is pushing 12,000lbs everyday of its life? I'd think if you are going to the effort to do a...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-06-2003, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,439
Posted By evan
Go with the gear splitter......

Sounds like the trans swap will yield an inferior setup in terms of reliablity/durability. Of course there are other candidates that may work better. I have done powertrain swaps before and they are...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-04-2003, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,448
Posted By evan
Well I got my 2 Bilstein steering dampeners from...

Well I got my 2 Bilstein steering dampeners from the seller off those ebay auctions. They are "new" take-offs just like advertised. Total cost with shipping was $38 and I have a spare. The seller...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 04-01-2003, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,586
Posted By evan
Assuming your front end is in good repair and...

Assuming your front end is in good repair and adjusted correctly. How are your tires, shocks and steering dampner? Basically you are driving a huge sail and your going to get blown around to a...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-26-2003, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,551
Posted By evan
New P-3X series Workhorse Chassis

Check out the GM Workhorse division's website. Lots of info and pics of the modern version of the chassis under our Airstream motor homes. The new 8.1 liter Vortec engine for those needing more...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-26-2003, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,448
Posted By evan
Dennis get a spring compressor tool. Just a cheap...

Dennis get a spring compressor tool. Just a cheap manual threaded type will do fine. This saves alot of aggravation and probably a busted knuckle or two. I don't see much of a problem getting the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-26-2003, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,448
Posted By evan
Agreed.....

... Takeoffs are not new, but they are as close as you can get. Buying used anything you have to know what your doing. I worked for a major car dealership in the Seattle area for 3 yrs while going to...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-25-2003, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,448
Posted By evan
I sent a price request to Shox.com for the rear...

I sent a price request to Shox.com for the rear set (B46-1587-HD). We will see how they compare price-wise to the other discount sellers. If Shox can deliver cheap prices on Bilstein products, that...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-25-2003, 12:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,448
Posted By evan
Bilstein shocks ebay

People where talking shocks on the forum the other day. FYI there are new take off Bilstein shocks and steering dampners on ebay for sale, cheap. I said it before and I'll say it again, Bilstein are...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 03-24-2003, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,387
Posted By evan
Salvage old cable

Most cable failures result from friction buildup, inside dirty cable housings. You can get a hunk of inner cable, cut to match the old ones length. Yard out the housing and clean out the inside with...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-16-2003, 08:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,537
Posted By evan
Cheap 0r Big $

If you have the money to spend, I have heard the Banks Power system provides a big boost 25-35% over stock. The system cost around $2300-2500 installed for the 454. Gearing can provide a large felt...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-14-2003, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,284
Posted By evan
1948 WeeWind / VW motorhome on ebay

We discussed this little Airstream type motorhome at length in a previous thread. Well its for sale on ebay. The cutest airstream type motorhome if not the smallest or the coolest. Great pictures of...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-12-2003, 12:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 886
Posted By evan
Original '82 Airstream manual

Nice original 1982 service manual on ebay if anybody needs one. The ad mentions the cover is torn but otherwise complete.

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Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-10-2003, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,632
Posted By evan
Bilstein's are great shocks, pricey but geat...

Bilstein's are great shocks, pricey but geat performers. Used them for years on all sorts of vehicles and never been less than pleased. Look into the Bilstein steering damper, it is also the best....
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 03-09-2003, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,289
Posted By evan
Rare "Aircoach"

I saw this brochure on ebay. It describes the executive ground coach, or "Aircoach" Seems like airstream made all sorts of specialized Motorhomes. I always assumed that these where owner modified.
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Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-23-2003, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,497
Posted By evan
Welcome to the site and to the brotherhood of...

Welcome to the site and to the brotherhood of silver bullet ownership. I have heard the Michelins are decent tires and they seem to be installed on a awfull lot of new Motor Homes these days. I had a...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-23-2003, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,059
Posted By evan
Hopefully they will keep it much the same, I...

Hopefully they will keep it much the same, I think that people will pay for the quality, uniqueness, simplicity and nostalgia that is the classic Airstream. I have had a look at the Honda generators...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-23-2003, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By evan
Technically the newer style land yatchs are...

Technically the newer style land yatchs are better, in terms of features, cost, milage, maintainance etc. The trouble is if you have your heart set on a classic "silver bullet" Motor Home them all...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-21-2003, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,226
Posted By evan
You probably have the correct/original manual and...

You probably have the correct/original manual and yes this is typical. I have owned two 90's airstream trailers and now a 91 MH. They all came with these loose leaf 3 ring binders with the generic...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 02-19-2003, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,085
Posted By evan
24th sounds good to me. I did a quick check of...

24th sounds good to me. I did a quick check of the local AS/Argosy Motor Homes owners that I have seen post here in the past few weeks. There are undoubtedly more and then there are the lurkers....
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 02-17-2003, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,085
Posted By evan
I guess this is a good time to join also. Just...

I guess this is a good time to join also. Just let me know what weekend in May. Hopefully we can get the word out to the local AS MH owners to attend. Get those rigs polished up and ready for the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-15-2003, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By evan
Was this Argosy sitting for a long time or did...

Was this Argosy sitting for a long time or did you recently refill the gas? Did you make sure the system was purged of air before trying to light? Run your stove burners to purge the system, if they...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-15-2003, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,422
Posted By evan
I have found these airbags to be high maintenance...

I have found these airbags to be high maintenance and tempermental. They are probably the source of your soft suspension problem. You can check the lines yourself ( soapy water ) if your wiling to...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 02-11-2003, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,085
Posted By evan
NW AS MH rally!!

I think the best suggestion has been to use the facilities at the Land Yacht Harbor Club in Lacey. We have posters who are members, that could make the arrangements? This is close for most people in...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-11-2003, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,749
Posted By evan
Wider = stabillity, but

I have added wider tires/wheels and offset to lifted vehicles. You can feel the added stability. You change the CG dramitically when lifting a vehicle. The rule of thumb for 4X4's is one in....
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-10-2003, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,805
Posted By evan
I had this same problem with the furnace in a AS...

I had this same problem with the furnace in a AS trailer. It turned out to be a bad circuit board that had to be replaced. The circuit board controls a complex series of feedbacks and switches...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-10-2003, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,319
Posted By evan
Congratulations Blackbox. And what a way to try...

Congratulations Blackbox. And what a way to try it out, a trip down the coast to SoCal. This is a great place to learn and also to pass on what you have learned. We have been talking a West Coast...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-09-2003, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,393
Posted By evan
Forgot to mention....

This little cheape Vector Maxx inverter does have filtered/modified Sine Wave noise reduction technology. Also rated a "Soft Start" device for delicate electronics. In other words no big power spike...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-08-2003, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,393
Posted By evan
This sounds like quite a rig you are putting together...

Be sure to post some PIC's when you get this all put together. I have a HP D135 printer networked for all three MAC's. Standard Airport system linking everything together. I use AT&T broadband...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-07-2003, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,393
Posted By evan
RoadKingMoe is right, you could go wireless. It...

RoadKingMoe is right, you could go wireless. It would be quite a bit more expensive. I have a totally wireless high speed set up for my 3 Apple computer network in my house. I am using the apple...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-07-2003, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,393
Posted By evan
Could you find a routing path inside your upper...

Could you find a routing path inside your upper and lower cabinetry? I did this on one of my AS trailers.I attached the wires along the top edge just behind the face of the cabinets, so they where...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-06-2003, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,987
Posted By evan
Nice!

Very, very high "Cool" factor. I saw a 20ft Argosy at an Airstream get together a number of years ago. Polished and painted like an Airstream it was a show stopper. It would be great to see someone...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-05-2003, 10:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,154
Posted By evan
Hello Dennis, welcome out of the closet and...

Hello Dennis, welcome out of the closet and congrats on your new Rig. We just picked up our Airstream Motor Home ( 1991 25ft ) the last few days of Dec. 2002. We flew to Green Bay WI from Seattle WA,...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-03-2003, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,393
Posted By evan
Car alarms will easily work on airstreams

They are cheap insurance and may even lower your insurance. They do work at keeping the vermin away. I put one in a B-van and had it for several years. It went off one night and scared the guy away...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 01-31-2003, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,865
Posted By evan
How far is Tucson? Oasis RV center in Tucson is...

How far is Tucson? Oasis RV center in Tucson is one of the biggest and best Airstream dealers in the Southwest. I have found that a Chev. truck center is the best bet for chassis and running gear...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 01-31-2003, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,319
Posted By evan
Looks pretty good for a 20+ year AS

If you can get it for a decent price I say go for it. It sounds like you have looked it over pretty good and if the mechanics are alright. Check all the appliances, refrigerator, furnace etc, these...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 01-30-2003, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,865
Posted By evan
I do not think you will find a system diagnostic...

I do not think you will find a system diagnostic plug. These are pretty basic beasts. The rim width will vary. Mine has the 17in wheels, I think the larger heavier units have the 19in rims. On the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 01-30-2003, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By evan
Take it from a lifelong camper...

Unless you stay exclusively at those sanitized-paved-private so called camp areas, you will be getting dirt in your rig. This shoe thing will help but you will probably get tired of taking them on...
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