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Old 11-28-2012, 03:22 PM   #1177
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I think with the slide out that wouldm't be mudch of a problem.
True, but we walk through ours quite a bit without the slide out. To load / unload, go to the restroom while traveling, to flush while hubby is dumping, to go lay on the back bed & whatnot.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:15 AM   #1178
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:12 AM   #1179
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New to you motorhome.

Looks like a nice unit. Welcome to the forum. Best of luck in detailing your Class A. Many safe and carefree miles.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:56 PM   #1180
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Hi Curtis!

Long time since we have chatted. I am getting my rig ready to go to Quartzsite next month but have hit a snag. Looks like my steering box is going to have to be replaced as it has somehow worked it way loose as all the bolts seem to be loose and the steering box has wallowed out the holes to the point that the drag link was rubbing the left front tire when I turned right. I appears that one of the "ears" has a piece broken out of it so I am in the market for a replacement. I don't think I have ever seen one of these things do this on any vehicle that I have owned. But, reason for the post is to ask if you have witnessed any such thing and did you do anything different with the steering when you changed to the diesel. Also, do you happen to know the part number of the steering box? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays!!
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:38 PM   #1181
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Guess someone up there is looking after me!! I contacted a few auto salvage yards in the Bay Area and came up with a wrecked fire truck that was built on a 1989 Freightliner chassis and had the exact steering box that I needed. A bit pricey (maybe, maybe not) at $535 but I bought it yesterday and installed it today, so I am ready for the road again. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hope to talk to you soon.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:26 AM   #1182
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Hi Everyone!
Just found this forum and like what I see!

We are neck deep in a couple of projects...
Priority is our 1984 Airstream 345LE.
We bought her in KS in 2010 as a runner in need of TLC...
She had a fresh engine and suspension work, but has a crease on the passenger side that will need a 22' sheet of aluminum to replace, plus a couple of rear curved segments.
Here is some pics from the day we got her.
The drive back to CA was a BLAST and went with only a leak from the water heater and a blown fuse!
Best section she did 8.5mpg, which was better than we expected.





We are still away from using her, as there was an issue with Smog here in CA(missing equipment), but every week we make progress.
The biggest change has been brought about by the need to get the shell watertight...
Each joint and seam needed resealing, so we stripped the old clearcoat and polished before sealing!
Results are pleasing we think...




We also like to go offroad...
so a while back we bout this "Slightly modded" converted Van, that will get a new interior, and be used to camp in where the Airstream cant go!
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:30 AM   #1183
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Hi Everyone!
Just found this forum and like what I see!

We are neck deep in a couple of projects...
Priority is our 1984 Airstream 345LE.
We bought her in KS in 2010 as a runner in need of TLC...
She had a fresh engine and suspension work, but has a crease on the passenger side that will need a 22' sheet of aluminum to replace, plus a couple of rear curved segments.
Here is some pics from the day we got her.
The drive back to CA was a BLAST and went with only a leak from the water heater and a blown fuse!
Best section she did 8.5mpg, which was better than we expected.

We are still away from using her, as there was an issue with Smog here in CA(missing equipment), but every week we make progress.
The biggest change has been brought about by the need to get the shell watertight...
Each joint and seam needed resealing, so we stripped the old clearcoat and polished before sealing!
Results are pleasing we think...
Hey key!
You look just as shiny over here! Love your rig!

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:35 AM   #1184
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You look just as shiny over here! Love your rig!

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #1185
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Hi Everyone!
Just found this forum and like what I see!

We are neck deep in a couple of projects...
Priority is our 1984 Airstream 345LE.
We bought her in KS in 2010 as a runner in need of TLC...
She had a fresh engine and suspension work, but has a crease on the passenger side that will need a 22' sheet of aluminum to replace, plus a couple of rear curved segments.
Here is some pics from the day we got her.
The drive back to CA was a BLAST and went with only a leak from the water heater and a blown fuse!
Best section she did 8.5mpg, which was better than we expected.





We are still away from using her, as there was an issue with Smog here in CA(missing equipment), but every week we make progress.
The biggest change has been brought about by the need to get the shell watertight...
Each joint and seam needed resealing, so we stripped the old clearcoat and polished before sealing!
Results are pleasing we think...




We also like to go offroad...
so a while back we bout this "Slightly modded" converted Van, that will get a new interior, and be used to camp in where the Airstream cant go!

Fantastic!!! I love them both. I have run across that Dodge van many a time on the internet. I LOVE IT!!!! If you ever have it out here in Colorado let me know. I want to see that in person.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #1186
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This is my 1986 Winnebago "Minnie Winnie", 26ft with the 7.5L engine and 3 spd trans. Just took it on a 1450 mile road trip to Virginia and back, averaged 7 mpg. It was the my first road trip with it so now I have a really good idea of what I still have to repair and what I'd like to upgrade. But overall it was a great trip and my girl "Winnie" did great, no issues.

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Old 12-26-2012, 11:13 AM   #1187
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This is our 1986 Vixen TD21. It is powered by a BMW turbo disel 2.4 liter engine. We get around 30 MPG with it. We love it. Go to You Tube and type in Vixen RV to get a video of its history. Or you can click on the following: vixen rv - YouTube

I'm new here and I know this is an old post.

I simply wanted to say as a mechanic; I have worked on Vixen(s) for customers' of a shop I onced worked for and I like them even though I have never owned one.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:41 PM   #1188
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Our vintage RV collection as of Dec. 2012

Hello everyone,

My name is Tony and I'm new here.
I still have a ways to go as I've only read up to page 25 of this 85 page thread.

I'm really enjoying this thread and looking at the vintage stuff.

Here are some pictures of what we have so far for our collection.
Marie and I are working towards having a small collection of Ultravans that we plan to display in our own little museum. Once they are restored we will be using each and every coach as they were meant to be enjoyed.

I'm a retired mechanic.
Marie and I are blessed to have the following coaches.

Ultravan #248 being delivered spring of 2008.


Ultravan #256 being delivered summer of 2008.
I was blessed to get this one back on the road within one year of owning it.
It sat 28 years prior to us purchasing it.


Ultravan #362 on left and #512 on right being delivered Nov. 14th 2012.


UV362 left and UV512 right just after they were unloaded, on Nov 14th, from a 48ft tractor trailer flatbed.


Sadly all of them have to sit outside until the garage is built.



I hope you enjoy.
Sincerely, Tony
Getting Ultravan #362 ready for 2013 CORSA Convention in MI.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:37 AM   #1189
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:48 AM   #1190
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Floor Layout of UV362 and Interior Pictures

Here is a drawing of the floor layout out on UV362 and some interior pictures. This is one of our latest arrivals, that was delivered on Nov 14th, 2013. Please note: all the interior improvements were done by the previous owners.

I'll have to do all the mechanical, body and paint.
It has not run in over 20 years and needs everything.

Here is a drawing of the floor layout on UV362.


This shows the new dirver's seat and carpet with the dash redone.


View of the large window, table and chairs with new curtains.


Kitchen all cleaned up with new curtains.


Bedroom has new mattresses, slipcovers and curtains.
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