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Old 09-25-2012, 04:41 PM   #15
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Starfire

Hello ya'll,

I have a starfire just like "starfire guy's" . It has the rear bath but the interior is all wood paneling -- none of the artdeco style. Trim and seats are maroon. Outside it is silver with a dark grey bottom trim. It is carbed. It's an 88 310XP. All new owners need to go on the roof to where the frige vents. The drain holes are totally inadequate and can lead to a total floor redo if not addressed.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #16
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Just traded for a 1988 27' Starfire that is in great condition, no rot or bad spots and all the appliances work properly. Will pick it up in a few weeks. May try to trade for a Harley or a deck boat.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:02 AM   #17
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Just traded for a 1988 27' Starfire that is in great condition, no rot or bad spots and all the appliances work properly. Will pick it up in a few weeks. May try to trade for a Harley or a deck boat.
Did you pickup the Starfie?
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:26 PM   #18
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Did you pickup the Starfie?
Probably gonna go get it around the end of Sept. No a/c working, will likely be the first thing I fix.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:23 PM   #19
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Just bought a 86 31' Starfire

I would appreciate any input as to any inherit problems! Thanks Randy 218-831-7355
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:46 PM   #20
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I would appreciate any input as to any inherit problems! Thanks Randy 218-831-7355
The EMC Starfire was/is a fairly well built RV, that being said, just like any 30 year old motorhome, age alone will cause issues to appear with respect to the mechanics of the living quarters and drivetrain.

More specific to your "inherent" problems question, here is some thing I know of:

All fiberglass body can get stress fractures on the roof and sides.

Compressor and/or the airbags for rear airbag leveling can fail/rot w/ age.
Built-in entry step framed in wood can rot and fail to support a person.

Unique control switches on Dash panel are known to fail/break & "exact" replacements hard to find, but others styles can be substituted.

Front drivers cabin is not well insulated causing it to get hotter in the summer and colder than is should without retrofitting insulation.

Anyway, welcome to the Starfire club! I am sure others will chime in as they get a chance.
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:11 AM   #21
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Hi and thanks for the reply I'm slowly going through the StarFire working out a few bugs finally figured out the brake lights and turn signal problem was simply a screw missing in the steering column Pliance is all seem to work lights all seem to work The air ride seems to have a small leak it'll pop up but then goes down slowly not sure where to start there also have to put a carb kit in Excelerator pump was leaking and now I find out charging system is not working . Any suggestions on that would be helpful former owner told me the alternator had been rebuilt. Thanks much Randy
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Switch on stove hood?

Does anyone know what the switch on the left side of the stove hood does? It has a red light next to it and glows bright for a second when I turn it on but then dims. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks Randy
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randy switch is for hot water heater
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Looking for water pump switch

Thanks for the reply on the hot water switch figured that out I solve the charging issue it was simply a fan belt missing. Now I'm looking for the water pump switch any clues to which one it might be? I'm thinking it's the one underneath the sink. Thanks in advance for any help, Randy
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Tire pressure on 86 starfire 31'

Any suggestions as to tire pressure on these units? Thanks in advance Randy
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Old 06-18-2016, 01:49 PM   #26
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1986 Starfire for sale

I have a 1986 Starfire in "fair condition" for sale cheap but not free. If interested, ask questions please. I live in Nassau, NY, just east of Albany.
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Old 06-19-2016, 01:19 AM   #27
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I have a 1986 Starfire in "fair condition" for sale cheap but not free. If interested, ask questions please. I live in Nassau, NY, just east of Albany.
Is it the 27' or tag axle 31' model?

Does it run and drive reasonably well enough to be driven away, or must it be towed if purchaser is out of state?
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I always called these coaches "anteaters" when I saw them on the road. We even had one that was configured as a bus. Fun times. Thanks for the memory jolt!
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