AIREX PHOTO PAGE
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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
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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