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Dawn Michelle commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"Looking forward to seeing the results!!  My sewing has been languishing...LOL"
11 hours ago
Tina commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"oops, correction...the upper RIGHT patterned fabric."
12 hours ago
Tina commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"Alllllrighty then. The first major purchase is done. The fabric has been ordered and I chose the upper left patterned color. I sure hope this works out. Now time to get the sewing machine set up and tear apart the old covers to use as patterns.…"
12 hours ago
Dawn Michelle commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"Didn't see the new swatch - but I'm fondest of upper right as well.  I'd choose that if I only had myself to please.  It has a bit of that retro feel, too.  Top left might be safer and then accents to bring in your…"
22 hours ago
Tina commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"Dang, Holiday Inn Express will be upping their prices now because a celebrity RV'r has graced them with a stay.  LOL I agree with both of you, but I do like the upper right pattern color better because it kind of goes with the outside…"
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Russ Johnson commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"LOL, Rich, Holiday Inn Express, for the finer things in life. I happen to like the bottom one best for the accent. To me it has more eye appeal, but you are correct that the top right has more colors to accent off of."
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Rich Thomas commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"I like the solid with the swath to the upper right. I think it contrast well with the lights and dark's of the solid swath. For the record I'm not an interior decorator but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.  Not really…"
yesterday
Tina commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"So here are the fabric choices I'm deciding on. I've narrowed it down to one main color, and the patterned ones will be the highlight (trim) colors: Then choose curtain fabrics and such later to compliment those colors. I'll use…"
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Russ Johnson commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"You got it Tina, I will definitely try to remember to tell you, but then even if I don't remember, you will see my post about going and can remind me LOL."
yesterday
Tina commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"Russ, let me know when you go. I want to video that for youtube.  ROFL Dawn, you can really get out of hand when choosing fabrics with those prices.  Seems everything I really like is far too much to justify putting in a camper this old.…"
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Dawn Michelle commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"It was a heavier fabric in the drapery/upholstery section....not sure which it qualifies for but I'm thinking upholstery because of the section it was in.  $8.99 a yard.  Couldn't find anything on the sale table I liked..."
yesterday
Tina commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"Dawn, did you go with upholstery fabric..drapery fabric or what for your cushions?"
yesterday
Dawn Michelle commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"HAAHH!  Oh I LOVE that PICTURE!  I felt silly enough bringing the dinette cushions in but apparently it's done all the time."
yesterday
Russ Johnson commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"I will haul the MMP to the store when I get the windows covered. That way they can measure and if/when there is a problem they will be out the money to redo it, not me. For us sewing challenged people it is the only way to go LOL."
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Dawn Michelle commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"You know Russ - we got lucky.  Because the curtains were pintucked I actually had the measurements too short, but the woman did us right and we did just right with only a little extra.  If I had tried to figure it out, I wouldn't have…"
yesterday
Russ Johnson commented on Tina's blog post Shopping around on upholstery colors and a little work here and there
"LOL, Dawn. Its that specialized, personalized service you paid for. You just forgot to request the extra special service where they add in getting things correct."
yesterday

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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…

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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…
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At 7:13am on June 15, 2017, Russ Johnson said…

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

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