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What's your camper's Brand, i.e. Travco, Shasta, etc.
1977 Midas Motorhome Dodge sportsman f30 chassis?
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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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Carbs..and Paint...and Gas...Oh My!

I don't think I like the direction my garage contents are going.  It's starting to look waaaaay too much like a mechanics' cave.  When there is a torn apart carburetor in the middle of the room, and dirty grimey rags everywhere, the smell of gas despite draining it before bringing it in...grease tracks on the floor, all kinds of cans of cleaners and lube sprays here and there,...and should I mention the mower deck torn apart on the other side of that? I s'pect next year I'll have a full…


Posted on September 10, 2017 at 6:56pm — 3 Comments

I've got gas.......

.....way too much gas. My carburetor is flooding out, brother says it's due to a sticky float. Well, okay.....

He says this is a 4 barrel carburetor, but cannot tell me the make. I can't see anywhere on this what the make etc. is, to look anything up on it.

He also says "I would just remove those hoses and those 4 bolts and take the carb out to clean the float". Har har har.....

there's all kinds of stuff attached to this thing.

So....can anyone tell me any info about…


Posted on September 2, 2017 at 1:14pm — 12 Comments

Not MIA....just recouping. Work continues at a slower pace.

Just in case anyone was wondering, the work is still in progress on Diggity Dodge.  I've had to limit my strenuous activities to stop burning off more than I put in as far as nutrition/calories.  Being underweight is no fun and causes health issues too.

On to the progress...I have the kitchen wall almost finished with the Luan. Just a couple of small areas on the sides to cut and fit.…


Posted on August 28, 2017 at 11:13am — 4 Comments

Hot Diggity Dodge! A level stove, if walls could talk...welcomed visitor..and other things....

I did a test run fitting the stove in a couple nights ago, and it fits level. No more sticking out from the bottom and it's a good tight fit that has no gaps around the edges. YEY! I did a little corner cutting today so it sits back more flush with the counter in the front like it's supposed to. Excuse the little pieces of wood on the wall there, they were just set there out of the way for a minute.…


Posted on August 13, 2017 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

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At 8:06am on September 4, 2017, Rich Thomas said…

Sorry it took so long getting this done Tina, I've been pretty busy with Marring off my youngest son and moving my middle son back in at home. He got a new job close to home and I invited him to move in here until he gets settled into his new employment. Glad to be friended hope things are good with you.

At 1:08pm on September 1, 2017, Russ Johnson said…

Congratulations on making the featured crowd. You are so deserving.

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:





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