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Shakedown Shook Out More Than Bargained For...
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...Well, I have to say I'm feeling a little discouraged.  Our shakedown trip went wonderfully, and I really couldn't believe that after all my plumbing work there were no leaks.  Everything worked,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn Michelle 23 hours ago.

Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
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Hi all - Yes, I'm a King of the Hill fan!  I'm going to post here directly a picture of my propane tank, and regulator - I'm not even sure there's enough room to squeeze in a bypass kit, but in the…Continue

Tags: heater, mr., bypass, propane

Started this discussion. Last reply by John "T" Nordhoff Sep 25.

Leaking Water Pump?
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Hope everyone is having a good holiday?!Developed a leak on the shur flo - coming out of a screw - I took that out and cleaned it, but didn't seem to solve the problem.  I'm guessing I need to open…Continue

Tags: flo, shur, pump, leak

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakota Wolf Sep 5.

Sink drains?
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Hi all - I have a quick (hopefully) question - I need to replace the sink drains in the kitchen sink.  Are the 2" RV drains you see on Amazon (for say $15 dollars) the same thing as the bar drains…Continue

Tags: drains, sink

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn Michelle Aug 8.


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Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
"I KNOW!  Well, for that leak, it turns out the swivel nut/check valve was missing a washer. ACE guy found me a good o-ring fit and solved that.  But then one of the replaced drains is leaking.  Both the install into the sink and the…"
Sep 17
Lakota Wolf replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
"You must have Murphy sit with ya on your sink project,, I usually send him out Snipe hunting when he gets to be irritating.   I forgot to mention,,, that Hank Hill is pretty good at his Propane and propane accs, But hes way down here in…"
Sep 16
Dawn Michelle replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Question about propane...or rather, propane accessories...
"Just a quick note - definitely can't tee off a connection - will have to cut line, but fortunately there is one that runs right in front of the water tank across the front of the kitchen cabinet - so it's quite accessible.  Shoving…"
Sep 16

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Part Time RVer
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Western North Carolina
Tell us a little About Yourself
Full-timed a few years ago, and although we made every mistake in the book, I didn't get it out of my blood. Or maybe I always had it, and the experience didn't deter me.

This time we are doing a few things differently. Purchased a cheaper (older) and smaller (key is MUCH smaller) RV to fix up This time we will have a "home base" we can always retreat to.

In realtime I am a going-on-gray web designer, am back in school studying anthropology and taking art and writing classes. I live with three rescues - a cat, a border collie mix and eccentric, but much adored, boyfriend.
What Interests you about the world of Good Old RVs?
Excited about this forum as everyone seems very enthusiastic and supportive about these "labors of love".
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On The Home Stretch

I finally came to accept that Juno is never going to be done.  There's always going to be another project. And, that sooner or later I have to get on the road "imperfect".  Don't chuckle so hard, this was difficult for me to come to terms with!

So, sooner is better than later.  Next week a shakedown cruise over to Tennessee and then that weekend, if all goes well, I'll get on the road west.

She's currently at the new mechanic's for a last bit of work.  My…


Posted on September 28, 2017 at 6:13pm — 12 Comments

Some Good...and, Some Bad

First let me start by sharing that we all survived our first overnight camping trip!  By we I mean my mother, the dog, the cat, and myself.  Juno still has a long list of things to do, but we had water, fully working electric, a working toilet, good bedding, a fridge, and mechanically needed to put her through some paces so when I take her back they can try to track down the oil/transmission fluid leak (I think it's the former from the cardboard spots).…


Posted on August 19, 2017 at 7:32pm — 2 Comments

Just a Quick Rundown of Progress

Lately the pics from camera have been terrible so not going to post any, but did want to at least do a quick update on progress:

-Curtains finished and rehung.  Valance upholstered and that and dinette blind reinstalled

-Dinette -u-shape bench modification finished, and cushion/upholstery finished for that.

-Kitchen backsplash smart tiles installed - only one wall looks like it is melting where I managed to install two sheets at angles.  Instead of using the…


Posted on August 5, 2017 at 9:34pm

Juno's Back!! And she now has a "face"

I am so ecstatic to report that I picked up Juno from the mechanic's last Thursday and she and I had our virgin trip together.  It was definitely a happy honeymoon.  Do you know I signed the papers on her in October and this was the first time I actually was behind the wheel on the road??!  Rick didn't get her here until January and then she sat in the yard until I could get the roof sealed, and finally the mechanic took pity on me and came and got her because of the stall on idle issue.  I…


Posted on July 4, 2017 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

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At 1:27pm on June 15, 2017, Ken and Cindy Haney said…
Congrats Dawn.
At 11:05pm on June 14, 2017, Tina said…

I'm here to congratulate on you being "featured".  Can someone tell me what "featured" means?  Is there a page for featured RV'ers or something that I can read?

Congrats!  :)

At 3:31pm on January 11, 2017, Lakota Wolf said…

Dawn ,its best to tarp cover during cold rainy ugly nasty weather,,, roof sealers and such dont bond very well in wet conditions. Thats a project for better weather days.. The plus side,, it gives you the excuse to tinker on the inside,,, you know,, those little things that you want to do, but usually fall on a nice sunshiney day when you don't really want to be inside. This is the time to do those little projects. You sound as if its Christmas morning with a new toy and just cant wait to play,, I admire your enthusiasm.. Have fun and enjoy.. and dont forget, take pictures.

At 8:27pm on October 2, 2016, Robert Daggett said…

thanks for the comment back  i do love my old winnie  almost as much as i do Mount n Dew that's why its called the Mount n do me winnie i will let you decipher what it means my daughter named it that but its her first RV experiences and she is the same age now that i was when my great uncle introduced me to the RV world and been loveing it ever since

At 5:20pm on October 2, 2016, Robert Daggett said…

Dawn my advice don't delay every minuet you delay is 10 minuets of fun and enjoyment you are missing i have a 1976 Winnie and i wanted to buy one in 1976 when this thing was new instead i waited till 2015 to get mine so that is 39 yrs of fun and enjoyment i have missed out on all because i delayed for one thing or another. when you do jump make sure you will get one you can be not only happy in but also proud to own and as for repairs look at it this way your brick and morter home has to have repairs on all the time too so this way your investing in your enjoyment good luck and happy camping




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