1990 REXHALL AIREX PHOTO PAGE                    back to main

This is the left side.  I've added a "GTO" plate to the front in preparation for a car show weekend trip.  Maybe you recognize the headlight/turn signal assembly?  Rexhall Industries obtained them from Chrysler.  They are the same ones used on a 1989 Plymouth Voyager minivan. That's why there are Chrysler pentagon logos embossed onto the turn signal plastic lenses.

The sun is setting behind the Airex.  We've got one awning on this side.  Someday we might add an awning over each window.  There are a lot of cargo hatches and openings down the side of an RV.  From front to back they are:  driver's door, large cargo door with a pass-through to the other side, small cargo door, 6.5 KW Onan generator door, fresh water inlet, square gas filler door, round white storage water inlet, electric plug access, square sewage hose storage door.

You can see the rear cargo tray.  It can hold several dog exercise pens and a couple of bicycles.  The tray plugs into the hitch receiver tube.

See the hippie designs on the rear wall?  I've removed the swirly decals with a heat gun. Soon the rest of it will be scrubbed away.

This is the shiny new grille.  The shiny "chrome" is stick-on trim that comes from NAPA on a roll.  Peel and stick, very easy to apply.  There are two sizes of chrome plastic trim.  I think I only had to buy one roll of each size.  Cut it to size with a pair of strong scissors.

It is rare to get a view of an RV engine compartment, even on ebay where they are for sale.  Going from right to left we have a windshield washer bottle (blue) which holds a whole gallon of fluid.  Next is the power steering reservoir.  Under that is an antifreeze recovery tank.   It actually has a lid on the top.  The antifreeze is drawn back into the radiator through a bottom-fed hose.  To the left is the shiny metal radiator cap.

This is the center of the radiator area.  That square device on the left is a heater control valve.  It is connected to the heater controls on the dash via a thin cable.  When you slide the dash control over to "heat", it moves this valve to let heat from the heater hose make its way to the dash area.

There is a smaller radiator in front of the main radiator.  I think it's for the dash air conditioner.  Then there's a large air intake hose pointing down toward the ground.  I'm wondering if it is supposed to hook up to some ductwork that might be missing?

This is the passenger side under the hood.  Behind the battery there are three circuit breakers and a Ford starter solenoid.  I have a lot of questions about this area.  Who has a schematic diagram for this area?  What sizes are the three circuit breakers supposed to be?  My old ones were rusted beyond recognition.  I have some white wires coming down in the center of the photo.  They have 12 volts on them.  They connect to nothing.  What are they for?

This is a close-up of my shiny new circuit breakers.  I cannot confirm that all the wires are hooked up correctly.  Is this area supposed to have a weather cover over it?  Maybe that would explain why the old rusted breakers weren't making good electrical contact.

Let's have a look inside.  This is a custom made diamondplate step.  I think the stock ones are black plastic.  Is that correct?

Stepping inside we have a nice wooden cup holder that has been refinished.  Each of the seats will swivel around.  The seats have big map pockets on the backs. Rexhall used a Chrysler heater control.  Many of those broke at the mounting ears and fell back into the dash.  Ours is hanging on from the left side only.  We're currently looking for a replacement.

The upper dash compartment has a neat little VCR/DVD combo player.  To the right is a Winegard TV signal amplifier.  Next to that is an AC power outlet for the VCR and TV set.  I've made a prop rod for the door from a piece of lightweight PVC pipe and a spare plastic bracket retrieved from my junk drawer.  See that metal door catch hanging down.  Has anyone been accidentally stabbed in the forehead by one of those?  Me too!

I've seen two or three different floorplans for 1990.  This is the best kitchen layout.  This one is better than the alternate floorplan where the sink has a mini-countertop coming off the front of it.  The mini-countertop on the other models was sticking out into the center aisle a bit.

This layout has the table on the driver's side of the coach.  The table area converts to a bed.  The couch pulls out into a bed.  And the bed is a bed.  Wow!

This is a variation with no gearshift on the dash.  The gearshift is on the column.  See the wooden pedal on the floor?  It is an extender for the headlight dimmer switch.  There is a silver knob on the left end of the dash.  Pull that down to activate all the 12 volt lighting in the coach.  That stuff runs off the rear battery.

This is the hallway leading into the bedroom.  To the left is a Norcold refrigerator, then a skinny pantry door, and the mirrored doors are a clothes closet.  The floors have been converted to easy-to-sweep tiles.  They are the stick-on type that comes in 1' x 1' squares.

This is a Duo-Therm "Penguin" air conditioner unit.  It is 13,500 BTUs.  You don't want one of these.  It has electronic touch controls and an LCD screen.  It won't stay on after a power outage.  If the power goes out while it is on - when the power returns, it will remain "Off".  That's not good if you've got unattended animals in the motorhome.  If the power goes out for a second, there's no more air conditioning and the motorhome will get hot inside.  I guess the older ones are better with their manual rotary control knobs.

The upper part of the photo shows some "mystery switches".  There are two switches side-by-side.  Each switch has THREE positions; up-center-down.   What are these for exactly?  The rightside switch controls power going to the air conditioners.  It can be switched to "front" or "off" or "rear".  Who knows exactly what the left switch does?  I've emailed just about every RV owner I know and no one knows anything.  The wiring is all for 120 volt circuits.

The shower has a door on it, unlike most of the Airex models I've seen online.  The towel holder is mounted on a piece of wood wall which holds the hinge for the shower door.

On the way out you can see a mini-table.  There is an extender board that turns it into a larger table.  To the right of the table is the the top of a trash bin.  A previous owner removed the chair which was in this area.

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