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Old 02-27-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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1988 Astro Allegro

Hi - just acquired an 88 Astro Allegro and don't have any info on it - manuals or the like. Anyone know anything about these or have any resources? At this point owner's manual kind of things - how to operate the plumbing etc.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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A good place to look for manuals is on ebay. I have seen a lot of vintage stuff on there.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:28 PM   #3
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Blaster I'd try calling Tiffin service at 256-356-0261 and see what they can do for you.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:08 PM   #4
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Got it home Saturday. A pic is attached. The mural was NOT a deciding factor in the purchase.

Runs well and the interior is nice. Need to get it inspected and registered and all that. Next, trying to get the generator going.
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More photos please. Interior as well!
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #6
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The Astro side of it you should sign onto this site.I have been apart of that site for 10 yrs and there is a boat load of help there.

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Nice find.I have been passively been looking for a Astro based motor home for a longtime.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:39 AM   #7
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I have seen the Astro Safari site - came up when googling the Allegro. May have to join at some point.

If you are looking for one, there is a VERY nice one up on ebay right now (in California), another week on the listing so the price right now isn't too bad, I suspect it goes up. Mine is not that nice but I only paid $2500 so I can't complain.
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Very nice i never knew they made an astro rv lots of aftermarket parts for the 4.3 l v6 hood motor
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:47 AM   #10
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Some progress on getting roadable and campable.

Turns out the alternator was bad - found out when it stalled and wouldn't restart. Who would have figured the dash voltmeter was actually working when it was showing 9 volts? I don't mind doing mechanic work but in an Astro you are working down a tunnel. It was a bear to get the old one off, new one went in pretty easy.

Also, turned out that the rear brake line had drooped down into the driveline and the u-joint chewed it up. Which explains the sudden appearance of the brake light on the dash! Replaced that, now I need to bleed the brake lines.

A few lighting issues I have to deal with - since it sat for about 4 years, lots of little contacts need to be cleaned up to get good ground. Once I get all the driving lights and signals going consistently, it will be ready for inspection.
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More progress. Got all of the external lights working - the tail lights took a lot of fiddling. I thought it was wiring but turned out the socket bases were just corroded and I had to replace the contacts to keep the bulbs from jiggling and losing contact.

Replacing the brake line was a success, but the PO had told me that there was a pinholee leak in the brake line - now that the one that got chewed up by the driveline is replaced, there is fluid going to the back and now I see where the leak is - another brake line to replace.
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If its not one thing, its another. I replaced that second hard line, successfully, then I bled the brakes and screwing the bleeder valve back down went too far - busted the wheel cylinder. That one it has to go to the shop for.

And while everything else is just about stock Astro, the rear brake cylinders are not.
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I know how you feel murphy strikes again restoring mine for every repair there were 3 more things would brake
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Some more work - have the brake lines sorted so there is no leaking. The engine was running great and decided not to any more so that's a step back, I think it may be the fuel pump have to test it. Got the generator to run on carb cleaner so it runs!!! but I have to replace the fuel lines they are all dry rotted.
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