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Ugh. Bad spray cans of glue
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Was warm today so I tried to glue the padded vinyl covering to the ceiling panel and  the glue is no good. So I'm off to Lowe's to get more. UGH... More wasted time and money.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jimco_W001 yesterday.

Pat Daly retirement
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Greetings all,Pat Daly, the originator/creator of the GORV website has decided it is time to retire from being the CEO. Please take a moment to send him a note of appreciation for all his efforts and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jimco_W001 Mar 7.

Ceiling panel
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I got the big ceiling panel cut and fitted. Next step is gluing on the padded vinyl covering. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Faunce Mar 6.

Bass Pond is Almost Full
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We ended up with 6 inches of rain over 2 days, so I wanted to share with all of you how full the front yard (AKA the Bass Pond) is now. LOL. Merry Christmas All.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Long Dec 26, 2017.


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Jimco_W001 replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Ugh. Bad spray cans of glue
"Russ, I've had good luck with 3M automotive spray can adhesive."
Rich Thomas replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Ugh. Bad spray cans of glue
"Hey Russ, here is a link to the stuff I bought for my headliner. {  } I also used a product from Permatex I bought from Advanced Auto Parts…"
Russ Johnson replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Ugh. Bad spray cans of glue
"grrrrr. bought new cans of glue asnd they dont work any better than what i had. stuff from this lowes is just garbage. getting real tired of buying stuff there only to have it be defective.  Rich I need the name of that spray adhesive at joann…"
Russ Johnson replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Ugh. Bad spray cans of glue
"Thanks Rich, but i been to lowes and got the job taken care of. But please get the name anyways. I would appreciate it. "
Rich Thomas replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Ugh. Bad spray cans of glue
"Hi Russ, If you haven't hit up Lowe's yet I would like to suggest you try Joann Fabric's. They sell a very good spray adhesive that is an actual headliner adhesive for automotive applications that will stand up to hot and cold…"
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Ugh. Bad spray cans of glue

Was warm today so I tried to glue the padded vinyl covering to the ceiling panel and  the glue is no good. So I'm off to Lowe's to get more. UGH... More wasted time and money.See More
Russ Johnson commented on Jimco_W001's event GORV's Rustic Retreat
"Hi Garry I up graded from an 85 to a 94 so we may be the youngsters LOL. Rich I hope you can make it. It would be wonderful to see you. My girlfriend and I will be there the afternoon of the 31st. "
Russ Johnson commented on Daniel Long's photo

Old Camper Rules

"Those rules are even more important now days with all the inconsiderate RVers out there. Thanks for posting this."
Russ Johnson replied to Jack Wasmuth's discussion Replacing roof vents
"Hi Jack. Dicor self leveling is the best. Clean off that silicone stuff very well. Then use a quality butyl tape on the vents to begin with then slather on the dicor. As it levels out you may need to add more to get a good coverage. Don't use…"
Jack Wasmuth left a comment for Russ Johnson
"Hey Russ, read my post please."
Daniel Long replied to Russ Johnson's discussion RV Siding Company
"Thanks! That's a pretty cool site and they have the trim moulding and doors!"
Mar 7
Jimco_W001 replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Pat Daly retirement
"Thank you Pat for starting this site. It's been great working with you to improve GORV's over the years. Please enjoy your time off. Russ,Lakota and I will keep the wheels rolling."
Mar 7
Gary Sebastian replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Pat Daly retirement
"Hi Pat, sorry I've been out of touch for so long. Got side tracked a couple of times, back to working on my house, should be in it by summer. Restoring my old Glastron for the second time now. GORV is still one of my favorite sites, Thanks for…"
Mar 7
Sheryl Mason replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Pat Daly retirement
"Have a great retirement and thank you for making GORV great!"
Mar 7
Russ Johnson replied to Julien Bertrand's discussion Looking for one of those classic "eyebrow" Winnebagos
"Hi Julien, finding a Winnebago that old is not going to be easy. I did a quick search of Craigslist and came up with this one. I don't know what it would take for you to get it back to Canada and licensed. This is listed for…"
Mar 7
Gary Rowe replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Pat Daly retirement
"Pat hoping you have a blessed retirement Thank you for all you've done  "
Mar 6

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You And RVing
Full Time RVer, Dry Camper
What's your camper's Brand, i.e. Travco, Shasta, etc.
1994 Holiday Rambler Aluma Lite
City and State where you are located
Gosnell, AR
Tell us a little About Yourself
As of 8-24-17 I became a widower, so we became me.
I have a 1994 HR Aluma Lite that I pull with a 1995 Ford F150 Supercab pickup. I am disabled/retired and living with my oldest daughter in a Grandparents mobile home.
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Old RVs are unique looking, not like all the modern look-a-likes
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Ceiling repair

Finally had a warm day, 38 degrees and basically no wind so I got the ceiling tore out and 2 of the panels cut.

Warning about RV Nation. They had the padded vinyl material. Started to order 3 yards of it and when i got into the checkout process, they were going to charge me $201 for shipping on $58 worth of product. Uhmm nope, ain't goona happen.

Found a place called All Vinyl Fabrics. They had a padded marine vinyl. Little more expensive, it cost me $75 but…


Posted on January 5, 2018 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment

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 11:01pm on March 12, 2018, Jack Wasmuth said…

Hey Russ, read my post please.

At 2:22pm on March 6, 2018, janet lee said…
What ever works. Right. At least you can get mail.
At 1:06am on December 18, 2017, phil moulton said…

i would take u up on it.. heads and carb are rebuilt. i cannot even turn crank to try and unhook the trans . it ate #4 cylinder and imploded the piston when the old intake gasket dumped all the antifreeze in the cylinder. cranked it over for comp tests and flushed it with kerosene . took 2 weeks to get the pan out (eventually cut it out) and the kerosene i think seised all the bearings. i need to turn crank 1/8 turn to get the rod in #4 out to even look at the cylinder damage. Replaced the balancer bolt with a milodon and a 4 ft breaker on 3/4 drive stock will not turn it. (it did turn it tighter by 2 revolutions but I stopped at that point in tightening it. 

At 11:16am on November 11, 2017, Alsie said…

Sorry for the delay in post... Thank you very much for the wishes!

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..



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