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Passenger wall framing completed
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Today was not exciting, just completed the framework on the passenger side of the MMP and began scoping out how to frame in the front end. It is not flat like the new look-a-likes, this one has a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Johnson Jul 8.

Major accomplishment achieved today.
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I am putting the MMP back together. I got a start today with getting some of the wooden framework in place. The most expensive piece, not counting all the screws I have on order, was buying a 2x8x8…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ralph Javins Jul 11.

Vintage Campers in IN

Vintage Campers2574 S. Strawtown PikePeru, IN 46970Telephone: 765-473-8088Email: dan@vintagecampers.comWebsite: …Continue

Started Jun 26

McBride’s RV Service and Supply in CA

McBride’s RV Service and Supply13788 Oaks Ave.Chino, Ca 91710Telephone: 909-627-7566Website: McBride's RV Service and SupplyEmail: …Continue

Started Jun 26


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Russ Johnson commented on Jim Stoltz's group Allegro/P-30
"The mechanic shop that removed all that air pump stuff on my mh left the pump itself so they did not have to find a new belt. Well it seized up on us on the major trek and we were stranded along side of the freeway in eastern Montana. Had a great…"
Aug 15
Russ Johnson commented on Lakota Wolf's photo
Aug 13
Russ Johnson commented on Lakota Wolf's photo

1980 airstream

"Yikes!!!! I hope the new owners are ready for some very unpleasant surprises. The PO of this trailer sounds like a real ... ;)"
Aug 12
Russ Johnson commented on Lakota Wolf's photo

80 airstream

"OMG, if they did this, what other inane things did they do to this poor trailer. I am so glad I am not the new owner, but my sympathy goes out to them big time."
Aug 12
Russ Johnson commented on Tina's blog post Testing my hand strength on a daily basis....Under counter mess clean up progresses...
"No doubt about it, Tina, you are a trooper. I hope this turns into the better very soon."
Aug 10
Russ Johnson posted a status
"Quick note. Dw is in the hospital again. Will update when I know something"
Aug 8
John Oberhelman left a comment for Russ Johnson
"Russ thank you for the help.  Heidi, my wife, and I are enjoying this site.  This is just what we are looking for."
Aug 5
Russ Johnson left a comment for John Oberhelman
"Hi John, Here is a link to a site that has all sorts of trailer wheels. This should be your best bet to finding what you are looking for:"
Aug 5
Russ Johnson posted a status
"New Record for lowest temperature set today. Lowest was 68 degrees, at 0500 today the temperature is 61 degrees. What a great August day."
Aug 5
Russ Johnson commented on Lakota Wolf's photo


"Just be sure to get a big spatula so you can flip her over every now and then LOL."
Aug 4
Russ Johnson commented on Lakota Wolf's photo


"LOL, gotta love that Ninja move. Greatest thing next to the Banzai move. That is gonna be the pits if you will be fighting mud everytime it rains. That will get real old real fast. May need to build a pallet sidewalk to the road."
Aug 4
Jack Steigerwald joined Russ Johnson's group

Fleetwood RVs

Since Fleetwood made motorhomes and travel trailers I thought we could use use this group for all of them--Southwind, Bounder, Pace Arrow, Terry, Resort, Pegasus, and all the others instead of having a group for each one.See More
Aug 4
Russ Johnson commented on Tina's blog post this just isn't fair! The bathroom strikes again....
"UGH, not fair is right. I guess this is just another good example of expect the worst and be surprised when it does not come to pass. Of course you could do a complete gut of the interior and be sure of finding all the wet/rotted/composted paneling…"
Aug 2
Russ Johnson commented on Lakota Wolf's blog post Me and Murphy,dealing with the move,
"It is not the relocation that is irking you, it is all the little problems--like tons of rain; hot, humid temperature; no wind much less a breeze--in other words Murphy raising his head and spreading his irritations around like mosquitoes rising at…"
Aug 2
Russ Johnson replied to Alsie's discussion Silicone... life's worst enemy.
"Oh blessed silicone, where would the world be without thou? Unfortunately silly-con leaves a residue and it takes either chemicals or physical abrasion to remove it and unfortunately the paint is going to suffer if you are to have a residue free…"
Aug 1

Profile Information

You And RVing
Part Time RVer, Dry Camper
What's your camper's Brand, i.e. Travco, Shasta, etc.
1987 Fleetwood Southwind 30 footer
City and State where you are located
Gosnell, AR
Tell us a little About Yourself
We have our motorhome, AKA the MMP (Mobile Money Pit), a 2003 Kia Sedona and a 1995 Ford F150 Supercab pickup which we use as our toads. We are disabled/retired and living with our oldest daughter in a Grandparents mobile home.
What Interests you about the world of Good Old RVs?
Old RVs are unique looking, not like all the modern look-a-likes
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One Down, Two To Go.

I finally got a hold of one side tool box and got it installed on my pickup. Had several lined up but by the time I got to them someone else had snatched them up. One of the drawbacks to living in a sparsely populated area, it takes time to drive to where these items are located.

Anyway here are pictures of the first successful install.…


Posted on May 24, 2017 at 7:43pm — 3 Comments

Trip to Arizona

Day 1, Monday 8-22-16:

I was planning on leaving the house at 2PM today, so as per usual we left at 3PM. Which is better than the 4PM it would normally have been. When DW finally realized that US 412 is mostly a 2 lane highway she got noticeably upset. Being the well trained husband that I am I answered "Yup, it sure is." maybe not one of my better responses but it got the point across and dagger stares for the next 50 miles.

For those of you who have not traveled US 412 across…


Posted on August 22, 2016 at 11:21pm — 21 Comments

Montana Bound

well as per usual we got a late start.  DW thinks the day does not begin until 1PM so it was 1:30 when we got on the road.  

Got stuck on the freeway for 3 hours on I55N, no sign of a wreck or construction when the traffic started clearing so don't know what the problem was.

Got to the KOA in Eureka, MO about 10PM.  Some out of the road but could not locate a RV Park on our main route so made this 30 mile detour LOL.

More fun and games to be…


Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:30pm — 19 Comments

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At 6:12pm on August 5, 2017, John Oberhelman said…

Russ thank you for the help.  Heidi, my wife, and I are enjoying this site.  This is just what we are looking for.

At 8:28pm on July 16, 2017, Joe Blocker said…


ad to find this group.

At 2:38pm on July 15, 2017, Alison said…

Thank you for the warm welcome.  I'm going to spend a happy couple of hours checking out all the great comments and instructions.  I'm about to tackle removing all the bathroom fixtures and plumbing ... so I need all the help I can get.

At 6:21pm on July 14, 2017, James Higgins said…
Thanks! She's a beauty for sure!

Just put a few more pics up...
At 10:10pm on June 3, 2017, Paul Westberg said…
69. Originally a 350 with 350 3 speed trans. Updated to 350 engine with 4 speed VR700 trans. Hoping to put TBI and headers on soon. Need suggestions on roof repair. Thanks!
At 11:43pm on May 15, 2017, Jerry Ragle said…
Good to hear from you Russ. Happy to have found this site. Let's keep in touch..
At 7:01am on December 14, 2016, Kim Gentry said…

Thank You Russ.  This is a new adventure and undertaking for us.  We have replaced water damaged boards in our 5th-wheel and are hoping this will go as smooth. Now if I could only find out some kind of information on this particular camper.

We may be calling on you for resources.

At 8:12pm on October 19, 2016, Jimco_W001 said…

Thanks Russ for helping Pat Daly and me with the daily Good Old Rv site maintenance. And all of your input here as well!

At 12:57am on August 27, 2016, Shana said…
Thank you Russ, I will find out tomorrow if I will be the new owner.
At 11:46am on August 22, 2016, Donna Cassil said…

Thank you.  Yes, GORV's seems like a great place to be.  I am looking forward to getting on the road and hopefully meeting other like-minded people. 




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