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GORV is now on FaceBook
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Greetings all, GORV now on Facebook. Take a look and join up at:GORVContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wendy Sep 28.

Gotta love Craigslist Ads
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Found this tonight, it is just too good not to share:majestic,>2012Forest River Flagstaff 625D !! - $1500 (little rock) Selling a 2012Forest River Flagstaff 625D motor home rv. ford e-450, v-10…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakota Wolf Sep 25.

1948 Spartan Motorhome
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Found this unique MH on Craigslist. I downloaded the pictures to preserve them for our records for future viewing enjoyment as we all know Craigslist listings are so temporary. But for now here is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Rowe Sep 20.

Westcoast RV Recycling And Sales in WA.
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Westcoast RV Recycling And Sales1103 W Reynolds Ave.Centralia, Washington 98531Telephone: 360-669-0346Email: wcrv1103@gmail.comWebsite: …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ralph Javins Sep 13.


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Russ Johnson replied to J L Walker's discussion 1979 Dodge RV Mobile traveler
"Ah ha, those 16.5 wheels are more than likely what came on it originally. The POs had trouble finding tires to fit that 16.5 wheel and swapped them out for a 16 inch wheel. It will cost more to begin with but buying 16 inch wheels for the front will…"
Sep 18
Russ Johnson replied to J L Walker's discussion 1979 Dodge RV Mobile traveler
"Wrangler tires are a Goodyear brand tire. Since you did not mention having dual tires on the back I will tell you that 225/75R16 LT tires are no where adequate to carry the load of your class C. I would go with 235/75R16 with a minimum of a G load…"
Sep 17
Russ Johnson replied to Norman Osbourne's discussion Tires...
"If you have problems finding 245/85R16 tires you can also use 235/85R16 tires, they are very close to the same size, .67 inches shorter in diameter. One thing I need to correct on my original post. I should have said to NOT go with less than load…"
Sep 17
Russ Johnson replied to Norman Osbourne's discussion Tires...
"If i remeber right, Norman, the replacement is a 245/85r16 got E load rating."
Sep 16
Russ Johnson replied to Norman Osbourne's discussion Gas Tanks..
"Norman, the problem with an aluminum take is there is no solid support for it as there is in a boat. So you have a choice, fix the steel tank, put a steel plate under the aluminum tank or use treated plywood and replace it every 4-5 years. When I…"
Sep 14

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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
As of 8-24-17 I became a widower, so we became me.
I have a motorhome, AKA the MMP (Mobile Money Pit), and a 1995 Ford F150 Supercab pickup which is my toad. I am disabled/retired and living with my 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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