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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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M K Wilkie commented on Lakota Wolf's blog post Friendly competion between friends.
"And maybe stopping to gas up some places."
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M K Wilkie commented on Lakota Wolf's blog post Friendly competion between friends.
"It's legal to tow behind a fifth wheel here in Michigan but We rarely see it. We have a 14' boat that would be fun to take but we usually only camp around Michigan for two nights at s time...two cats (and a feral) that we leave at home.…"
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Wall and cabinet look the same!!

"Oh, that because all we've done is paint. Should be done with that today!!! We both hate painting, but can't afford a painter. Lol! Now we get to put everything back in. Have to clean up and get the floor ready for that grip strip vinyl…"
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"Thank you Lakota!! I bit off a bit more than I could chew but it's done!!!!"
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"I know, it's pretty cool. Obviously factory install but couldn't they have made it a bit less crude? The pink flowered bottom is the wallpaper on the trailer. We are replacing the beat up steel sink with a chintzy plastic one that is a bit…"
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"I had to look at this picture for like 5 minutes trying to figure out, How can you have a drawer under a sink,, and I had a duhhh moment,, Thats pretty smart, having the cut out for the plumbing and still getting storage on each side,,, Thats pretty…"
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"L@@Ks better then factory,,, Awesome job.... Don't forget to pat yourself on the back for a job well done.."
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Lakota Wolf commented on M K Wilkie's photo
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Wall and cabinet look the same!!

"Thats a bit different, with the *L kitchen off the bedroom wall. But your construction area looks clean,,, Nothing what my projects have looked like in the past. "
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M K Wilkie commented on Lakota Wolf's blog post Friendly competion between friends.
"Hah! All of the reasons he cited are just the opposite of why people like fifth wheels. They are safer and easier to tow, generally have more storage (except ours!), and are easier to get ready to tow. But, they also cost more new. Ahhh, different…"
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M K Wilkie commented on Tina's blog post Vintage camper birdhouse from an Ostrich Egg
"Tina, I meant that your dad must have hated to see his first cute project go. But he knew he would do others I guess. But the first was special I'm sure."
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M K Wilkie commented on Tina's blog post Vintage camper birdhouse from an Ostrich Egg
"Paul raided the plastic ware drawer for all of the screws, hinges, bolts, button backs, and assorted other things that he dismantled. I don't know how he remembers what goes to what, but he does. Had to buy new longer metric screws for the…"
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"Now that's the spirit!!!! :-)  "
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M K Wilkie commented on Tina's blog post First Time attempting a vintage Midas RV restoration - Beginning stages
"Thanks for the photos. I really admire all of you for taking on these old rigs and making them live again. I have a lot of respect for people who do this rather than go out and get in debt for something new that still has a lot of issues. One thing…"
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M K Wilkie commented on Tina's blog post She's home and ready for surgery with long term follow up therapy :)
"How about Dodgin' Doggie?"
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M K Wilkie commented on Tina's blog post She's home and ready for surgery with long term follow up therapy :)
"Hey, regarding mistyped words. My 'a's' frequently come out as 's's'.it happens all the time and I'm so old I forget to check and correct it. I have a flat spot on my finger I guess. I'm not like those kids…"
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Wellston, Michigan
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Just bought. 1996 Shasta 265BH fwheel
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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

And....

I tore the scary covering off the bunk mattresses. Pretty bad with stains and who knows what else but they seemed to be made out of a water impervious tyvek like material which protected the foam. All of the foam for the bunks and cushions is in good shape and reusable. I also recovered the dinette back bolsters and over door valance with the sofa fabric. We had to reconstruct the flimsy over door valance board because it was crumbling thin particle board. Amazing how over the years they have… Continue

Posted on May 12, 2017 at 5:30am

Fixing up our 1996 Shasta 265 fifth wheel

Hello again. It has been a while since I posted about our fifth wheel project back in March so I thought I would do an update.

The first issue was that the fridge wouldn't stay lit when we picked it up. It turned out to be a faulty igniter. Fixed that. However since then we have learned that there was a recall on the old Dometic and ours is part of it. It is at the dealers now getting that checked out as well as getting the wheel bearings checked out and re packed. The previous owner said… Continue

Posted on May 12, 2017 at 5:00am

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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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