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Pardon me while I vent.......

.......a good venting session.Today I did both vent jobs, the heat duct vent box and the outside vent for the stove hood.I tried to recondition the old stove vent out of the warped state using steaming water and putting weights on the vents in a large pan overnight.  It worked somewhat, but not enough for me to be happy with it, it was still stained dirty, and I worried it would just go back to the warped state with time anyway.So, I ordered two vents from Amazon. One is exactly like the old…See More
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Tina commented on Lakota Wolf's photo
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leak fixed,

"Good that you got the solution after all that! I completely understand, and you probably had this summer heat to deal with too. No fun at all. :)"
Jun 18
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Tina commented on Lakota Wolf's photo
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Bubbles anyone?

"Russ is right, it would certainly show them what they're in for. I think people make the mistake of thinking that leak is only going to affect one little area. NOT!! That's such a shame, a 2014...only 3 years old and already falling apart…"
Jun 18
Tina commented on Lakota Wolf's photo
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Only in Texas

"That pictures tells a true tale. :) Put the truck in reverse....quick!!!!"
Jun 18
Tina commented on Lakota Wolf's photo
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leak fixed,

"Oh My. Now that's some creative fixin' upper. LOL"
Jun 18
Tina commented on Tina's blog post Okay... all of you suspects of causing damages....line up for a witness I.D. and mugshot.........
"Sawin' and drillin'.... and choppin'.... .............now chillin'. I am sufficiently worn out for the day.  The vent box is complete, but it can't get put together until I get the drain vent here.  I need to…"
Jun 17
Tina and Russ Johnson are now friends
Jun 17
Tina posted a status
"Ordered! Thanks Russ. ;-)"
Jun 17
Russ Johnson left a comment for Tina
"Here is the butyl tape I get from Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FCB4JS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This is a picture of the type of butyl tape I got from the local RV…"
Jun 17
Tina commented on Tina's blog post Okay... all of you suspects of causing damages....line up for a witness I.D. and mugshot.........
"We would probably be a bad influence on each other, Lakota. LOL I have decided this morning, that If I ever built an RV from the ground up, I would use 2x4's that have plenty of knots in them. I just spent an hour trying to remove a piece of…"
Jun 17
Lakota Wolf commented on Tina's blog post Okay... all of you suspects of causing damages....line up for a witness I.D. and mugshot.........
"Great humor write up Tina,, I had thought for a moment that I was going to be held accountable for being a bad influence... If ya cant laugh at the situation,, then ya cant laugh at all,"
Jun 16
Tina posted a blog post

Okay... all of you suspects of causing damages....line up for a witness I.D. and mugshot.........

Sooo....I was told during a conversation yesterday with someone offline that a simple haphazardly installed bracket for a CB antenna could not possibly have caused so much devastation and damage to the cab over.  I giggled....really....I did.  Of course, this prompted an official investigation for proof of the matter, including eye witnesses and photographs of the scene.Can I get a witness??The investigation provided enough evidence that the accused (the bracket) was clearly at a loss for any…See More
Jun 16
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We own Dodge campers!See More
Jun 15
Tina commented on Rich Thomas's blog post Life got in the way
"Yeah, what Russ said.   Enjoy your time, it's non-refundable.  :)"
Jun 15
Russ Johnson left a comment for Tina
"Being featured is just a way to acknowledge members who have contributed to the betterment of GORV."
Jun 15

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What's you campers Brand, i.e. Travco, Shasta, etc.
1977 Midas Motorhome Dodge sportsman f30 chassis?
City and State where you are located
Michigan
Tell us a little About Yourself
First time trying to restore an RV. I am an extreme do-it-yourself-er and I prefer to re-purpose things as opposed to buying new whenever possible. Just got this RV from a relative, and it needs a major roof repair right off, inside and out. Should be fun, and I don't expect to have this restored this year. I work full time, so it will be here and there when time allows. I'll post some pics as soon as it arrives here.

I've never owned a motorhome/RV, but have been an avid camper all of my life with tents/pop-ups/and pull behind camper trailers. This is a first and I can't wait to get to travel with it.
What Interests you about the world of Good Old RVs?
The fact that it is vintage and we can take pride in keeping them in great condition as well as functional
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Tina's Blog

Pardon me while I vent.......

.......a good venting session.

Today I did both vent jobs, the heat duct vent box and the outside vent for the stove hood.

I tried to recondition the old stove vent out of the warped state using steaming water and putting weights on the vents in a large pan overnight.  It worked somewhat, but not enough for me to be happy with it, it was still stained dirty, and I worried it would just go back to the warped state with time anyway.

So, I ordered two vents…

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Posted on June 21, 2017 at 5:23pm — 3 Comments

The one area I was avoiding like the plague..........

....turns out to be the least damaged area of all.

I finally decided to tackle the main cab over window by removing the leftover paneling wood, having avoided it all this time because I just knew I was going to find major damage to the frame.  Well.....it looks just fine!  There is no damage around that window except for one little area in the lower right corner that falls into place with the right corner of the cab over that suffered water damage..  I can clean that up with…

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Posted on June 19, 2017 at 10:26am — 6 Comments

Shoddy Construction and a little play on find Waldo....

Well, I can't blame the previous owners of Diggity Dodge for this one.  It was clearly constructed this way.

The corner with the gaping hole of light in the cab over behind the passenger door was a bit more involved than I had thought.  Originally I thought there was just a rust hole started there.  Nah....that would be much too simple.

Here's the outside of that hole, and the reason for it.  Notice the joining of the corner...the metal track wasn't a flush match over…

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Posted on June 18, 2017 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Okay... all of you suspects of causing damages....line up for a witness I.D. and mugshot.........

Sooo....I was told during a conversation yesterday with someone offline that a simple haphazardly installed bracket for a CB antenna could not possibly have caused so much devastation and damage to the cab over.  I giggled....really....I did.  

Of course, this prompted an official investigation for proof of the matter, including eye witnesses and photographs of the scene.

Can I get a witness??

The investigation provided enough evidence that the accused (the bracket) was…

Continue

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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At 12:13pm on June 17, 2017, Russ Johnson said…

Here is the butyl tape I get from Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FCB4JS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is a picture of the type of butyl tape I got from the local RV dealer: https://smile.amazon.com/Hengs-16-5831-Trimmable-Butyl-Tape/dp/B002N1HGHO/ref=sr_1_4?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1497719059&sr=1-4&keywords=butyl+tape+3%2F4%22

I do not know if what I got from the RV dealer was Heng's or not but it has that crepe paper separator so I am using it as an illustration. 

That stuff with the crepe paper is not any where near as good as the brown paper Dicor that I get from Amazon. It is flimsy, sticky, rips easily, and generally not easy to work with. The Dicor seems firmer, still sticky, but does not rip or tear while just trying to put it on.

This FYI is so when you go to purchase butyl tape you will not get the cheaper stuff, but will spend a little more money to get the better quality tape that will last longer and be easier to work with.

At 9:41am on June 15, 2017, Russ Johnson said…
Being featured is just a way to acknowledge members who have contributed to the betterment of GORV.
At 7:13am on June 15, 2017, Russ Johnson said…

Here is the link to a list of the members who have been featured:

http://goodoldrvs.ning.com/profiles/friend/listFeatured

 
 
 

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