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1983 Airstream 310 Turbo Diesel Motorhome Exhibit "J"

1983 Airstream 310 Motorhome (J) Exterior Road Side
1983 Airstream 310 Motor Home

This unit includes many extras (listed below) that you just wont find on a standard Airstream Classic. The updated (2002) Gear Vendor under/overdrive and the Airstream-optimized Chevy 475 turbo-hydromatic transmission are fantastic at maximizing hill-climbing and top end speed. Each gear has a range of about 500 RPM. Alcoa rims and Michelin tires are in great shape (10mm tread depth), as are the brakes, suspension, steering, exhaust, air-leveling, drivetrain (except engine) and other P-30 chassis systems. Two rooftop Coleman ACs and front, engine- driven AC work great; The Onan 6.5 kw generator runs fine. The 22 awning is in good condition. The automatic step works fine. Inside the coach, the furniture and cabinetry are all in great shape. Refrigerator, stove, microwave, furnace, water and electrical systems are all in good working order. The skin is in relatively good condition with some minor scratches, dents, and dings. It is overdue for a polish and clearcoat, and the vinyl trim and striping needs to be renewed.

After years of dependable, highly enjoyable service from our Airstream Classic motorhome, our last trip ended with an engine in serious trouble. A simple $10 coolant-hose Y fitting cracked, expelling all of the engine coolant halfway up Snoqualmie Pass. Before I could get the unit pulled over and idling, the engine overheated enough to damage the piston rings in the #1 cylinder. Once the leak was stopped and the coolant was replaced, we were able to drive the remaining 70 miles home ok, but the exhaust now pours out more white smoke than normal. The unit is drivable, bit the engine runs rough at idle until it warms up, smoothing out considerably after a few miles of driving. The diesel engine repair is beyond my mechanical and financial capabilities, so, regretfully, I must relinquish our beloved Airstream to someone willing and able to undertake the engine repair.

Onan 6.5KW LPG Generator
3-way (LP/AC/DC) Suburban refrigerator/freezer
Dual 13,500 BTU rooftop Air Conditioners w/heat
6-gallon electronic-ignition water heater
Recently rebuilt Suburban NT-30M Furnace
Roof mounted spotlight
22 ZipDee Awning
Full Select Comfort dual-chamber adjustable air bed in rear
Towing hitch with lighting connector for towed vehicle.
Racor diesel fuel filter/water separator with vacuum gauge
B.A.E Performance Turbo

Custom upgrades:
Gear Vendor 3D0475 under/overdrive (gear splitter)
Turbo Intercooler
Desert SuperCooler
Flex-a-lite Electric cooling fan
Prelube pump with dual oil filters
Dana Electronic Cruise Control
Diesel-comp MPG meter
105 gallon fuel tank
Sony Xplode AM/FM/CD stereo with wired, illuminted bedroom remote control.
10-disk CD changer and a pair of Bose 161 Speakers
IPD Suspension kit (1.5 front sway bar with Bilstein shocks)
Henderson bell cranks
Alcoa Alloy wheels
Michelin tires with valve extenders
TruCharge 40+ converter/charger with remote panel
Batteries renewed 02/2007: Coach: 2 ea GC2 6V golf cart batteries
Starting: Optima RedTop 34/78 SpiralCell battery

Archived 08/29/2008

Asking Price SOLD 11/2008
Location Spanaway, WA 98387
1983 Airstream 310 Motorhome (J) Exterior Curb Side
1983 Airstream 310 Motorhome (J) Exterior Road side
1983 Airstream 310 Motorhome (J) Interior
1983 Airstream 310 Motorhome (J) Interior
1983 Airstream 310 Motorhome (J) Interior
1983 Airstream 310 Motorhome (J) Interior
1983 Airstream 310 Motorhome (J) Interior Rear Bedroom

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