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Leaf springs.
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I have been contemplating getting the rear leaf springs re arched. My camper sets lower in the back than front. I think it is from sagging leaf springs, the front end sets higher than the rear by…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Thomas Mar 2, 2017.

Cold weather
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You know it's cold out side when your in the garage and you stick your hands into the drink cooler to warm them up. Silly right? I know but I wanted to make a point. It's cold out side so plan…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Thomas Dec 18, 2016.

Lighting it up for the Holidays
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  The Christmas season is by far the most Electric in more ways than one. Please be aware that the most lethal source of accidental electrocution in the US is common household 120/130 volts A.C..…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakota Wolf Dec 4, 2016.

Our best friends

To Pat and Family, I am very sorry for the loss of Lady Dog. I know just how hard it is to lose a friend that never judges, never ask for more than your love and always wants to be by your side.…Continue

Started Nov 26, 2016


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Rich Thomas replied to phil moulton's discussion Exhaust fan replacement/ repair.
"Try PPL it's an RV parts supplier. Google it. "
Rich Thomas commented on Lakota Wolf's photo


"I've crawled out from under auto's with my shirt smoking before with those lights. yea they will thaw out your pipes for sure. they are a nice heater when your feet are frozen too.LOL"
Jan 8
Rich Thomas left a comment for Ted wright
"Hey Ted!, welcome to GORV's."
Jan 5
Rich Thomas commented on Lakota Wolf's photo

New water heater for the 5'er

"Hey old friend, hope this one does you well. I know in residential service, Reem has a well deserved reputation for reliability; at least in this area. Hope this is the last one you will have to install for a long time."
Jan 5
Rich Thomas posted a status
"Wishing every one on the Good Old RV's web site; Merry Christmas! Have a safe and enjoyable Holiday and Happy new year!"
Dec 24, 2017
Rich Thomas replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"Nope, just slip splines, be careful you just need to pull it back about 4-6 inches to disengage the converter. I would drain the tranny as well. makes less of a mess and lightens it up a bit as well. also it can be done with one person but I highly…"
Dec 19, 2017
Rich Thomas replied to phil moulton's discussion Major engine issues.
"Hi Paul sorry you are in such a mess. I think you should be able to pull the tranny with little effort even with the block sized by pulling the drive shaft off the transmission, Place a floor jack or bottle jack under the transmission pan and then…"
Dec 18, 2017
Rich Thomas commented on Daniel Long's status
"Good to hear that Danial, I have read some of your post and find them quite interesting, Looking forward to reading. I have a few projects I want to get into the Palace, mostly cosmetics but things that I think will make the old girl a little more…"
Dec 7, 2017
Rich Thomas replied to Ralph Javins's discussion The Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall, and you
"Wow Ralph, sorry you and of coerce the owner had to go through that. I'll be checking the palace and all the ones I have posted about the house and garage's six or seven I would guess. I know that sinking feeling you must have felt. …"
Dec 7, 2017
Rich Thomas commented on Dawn Michelle's blog post On The Home Stretch
"Your rig looks nice Dawn. On the projects, it's no different than a house or your car, there is always something to fix, adjust or replace. Have fun with Juno  and safe travels."
Sep 29, 2017
Rich Thomas commented on Lakota Wolf's blog post Things that need to get did.
"Crayons are good. If you can't collar you can always chew on them. Good read Lakota, sorry you have a nasty streak of bad luck with them heaters. "
Sep 22, 2017
Rich Thomas commented on Don and Marilyn Anderson's photo

Custom made curtains

"Some how Lakota I just can't picture you sewing. Maybe duct taping or stapling. Not really, I have to sew things on occasion and can do a pretty decent job, I'm betting you have seen the inside of a sewing chest a few times as well. Those…"
Sep 22, 2017
Rich Thomas replied to Norman Osbourne's discussion Gas Tanks..
"If the steel tank is repaired I would ask them to put an epoxy coating in it If the repairs are more than the cost of the aluminum tank that would certainly be an option.  "
Sep 15, 2017
Rich Thomas commented on Daniel Long's status
"Your not alone Danial, one car in the body shop with guard rail rash. one with a bad vibration and a check engine light? The only diff is my RV is setting in the garage with a new tranny but needs u joints and a carrier brg. my old faithful GMC…"
Sep 15, 2017
Rich Thomas commented on Tina's blog post Carbs..and Paint...and Gas...Oh My!
"There is a product called Chem Dip that will make that old Holley look like new. it comes in a gallon can with a strainer basket to hold the parts. If you use it make sure to follow the directions closely though because it can dissolve some rubber…"
Sep 12, 2017
Rich Thomas commented on Steven Bouher's blog post New to this forum....
"The biggest resource is Craigslist Steven but you have to do the research and really buyer beware when dealing there. I bought my Travelcraft off Craigslist and feel I got a very good deal but I done a whole bunch of searching and believe me there…"
Sep 5, 2017

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At 8:18pm on September 15, 2017, Daphne and Miki said…
Hi Rich!! We had a 19 foot 1994 Slumber Queen and drove to and from the east coast of Mexico in 2007-8. We just bought an 18 foot 1981 Taurus which needs LOTS of tlc and repairs....a work in progress. But it will be wonderful when she is done!!!
At 9:21am on May 10, 2017, Ted Rice said…

Thank You.

At 12:50pm on April 2, 2017, Christine said…

Hi Rich, yes it seams that a lot of us RV'rs are more and more ladies. :-)

At 7:40am on April 2, 2017, Dan waldman said…


At 8:29am on March 28, 2017, Steve Dziczkowski said…
Rich thanks for the nice welcome. Happy travels to you and your family. See down the road. Steve
At 1:29pm on December 4, 2016, SLEETH said…

thanks for the welcome

At 4:38pm on October 17, 2016, Bonnie Hunter said…

Thank you Rich for the welcome.  And that's a great idea about cutting the back and shortening it up.  I still want to use the drop down for the bed but a coupe of inches won't matter on that. I'm looking forward to this and will take pictures as work progresses.

At 7:06am on August 27, 2016, Shana said…
I haven't figured out how to add pictures. We were told it no longer leaks I know pack paneling has to be replaced but roof an floor seem solid, I will try to figure out how to put pictures.
Thank you
At 6:34pm on April 8, 2016, Ron Capone Jr said…

Thanks alot Rich I really appreciate that,, I have been searching for years with no luck,,i can use all the help i can get... Ron

At 11:47pm on April 4, 2016, Jt said…
Thank you for the welcome looking forword to continue to use this website

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Life got in the way

I was chatting briefly with Tina last night and was asked about pictures of the Travelcraft I call the Palace and I was reminded that I had none posted. A good while back I had the idea of revamping my picture file. It seamed like every one was updating their profiles and I jumped on the band wagon and got as far as deleting old pictures and changing my profile picture . Well as life often does, I was thrown a few curve balls from poor health to the loss of my very best friend of ten years…


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