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Have you checked your fridge yet?

Both Dometic and Norcold refrigerators have been recalled for problems that have caused fires in RVs.Refrigerators manufactured before 2007 are effected.Here are links to the information about how to…Continue

Started Jul 29

Dometic refrigerator recall information

Was your Dometic fridge recalled in the past? Read the link below. Ours was recalled but the free fix was never done by previous owners. Our local dealer did it for us.There is also a class action…Continue

Started Jun 4

Almost, almost done!!
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We've been busy. Will camp tomorrow for the first time!!! Hallelujah! Almost ready to put the cushions n the dinette and load all the stuff from our old trailer back into this one!! We had to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by M K Wilkie May 29.

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Hello all! Happy to have found you. We are the Wilkie's from northwest Michigan. We just bought a youngish Shasta fifth wheel -1996. I know that's kind of a youngster here, but that's what we found.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by M K Wilkie Mar 27.

 

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Part Time RVer
What's your camper's Brand, i.e. Travco, Shasta, etc.
Shasta
City and State where you are located
Wellston, Michigan
Tell us a little About Yourself
Just bought. 1996 Shasta 265BH fwheel
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Love to see the old-timers revived
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Ugh!

So when we bought the old girl we noticed the back left corner of the roof had a repair. One repair. No big deal right? So we didn't worry much about it.

Well on our last two night jaunt we headed up to the tip of Michigan to a park we love, Wilderness State Park. The problem is that the County roads that lead to it are like s series of mine fields. Even though we kept our speed down so much that every hot shot was passing us, we still noticed that the bottom corner where that repair on… Continue

Posted on July 28, 2017 at 12:33pm — 2 Comments

Well, started the backsplash. Started is the key word there. Ran out of tile. I'm s dummy. Can't even figure that right. Had to order more. Not on sale anymore of course now that I bought the first b…

Well, started the backsplash. Started is the key word there. Ran out of tile. I'm s dummy. Can't even figure that right. Had to order more. Not on sale anymore of course now that I bought the first batch. Now it's "popular". Then I did something good. I used butcher paper for s template to cut carpet for the stairs. I did it perfect! What the heck. Something didn't screw up. I'm grateful. Meanwhile Paul changed out all of those fixtures on the outside of the trailer with shiny new white ones… Continue

Posted on June 18, 2017 at 10:06pm — 5 Comments

Progress and pain

Well we have made progress. We finally finished the painting of everything and I'm liking the color. It changes a lot according to the light. Paul did the water test and discovered only one small leak under the kitchen sink where they had removed an inline filter and used a compression fitting. He bought Pecora to replace. The new plastic sink arrived and it weighs all of maybe five pounds. But it sure is s pretty parchment color. We had bought a kitchen faucet stMenards at s tremendous… Continue

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 7:18pm — 11 Comments

Finished the sofa!!!

Finally finished reupholstering the jackknife sofa for our new old rv today!! I feel like I've run a marathon for some reason. It was pretty stressful and I am so glad it's done. It actually turned out pretty well and I guess we saved hundreds of dollars but I don't think I would do one with the fabric and design again. Whew!!

Posted on May 14, 2017 at 4:47pm — 8 Comments

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At 6:13am on June 4, 2017, Napoleon Robinson said…

Thanks

We will start looking into finding siding cleaner we wil also need to reconnect siding in one quarter of RV. 

At 5:20pm on June 3, 2017, Napoleon Robinson said…

Thanks for comment on sofa. Where do yu shop for repair items?

At 7:41am on March 22, 2017, M K Wilkie said…
Hello all! Happy to have found you. We are the Wilkie's from northwest Michigan. We just bought a youngish Shasta fifth wheel -1996. I know that's kind of a youngster here, but that's what we found. It's replacing our 19 ft. Funfinder. More room for the three dogs and maybe the two cats. We traveled the country back in 1990 in a fifth wheel for eleven months and never regretted selling the house to do it. Took along our two dogs and two cats back then. I loved the lack of an itinerary and stuff. It helped to have 75 cent diesel fuel. But reality struck and we came back and started the grind over again. We will go full time again. Need to liquidate a lot of stuff, as do most people. We know the full time life and are anxiously looking forward to it. You only have now, no promise of a tomorrow. Don't waste your moments.
 
 
 

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