I really am enjoying the demolition part. LOL
That front overhang is bad....bad...bad to the blackened wood. I've ripped out a bunch and have an oscillating fan going in there to get things dried up. The rotted wood is all pretty wet.
This is what I…Continue
The gutting is going pretty well. I am using the camera phone to take pictures of wire locations and connections as I pull out the lights and get the wire out of the way. That way I don't have to guess on what wire went where. LOL
Found a couple of wires that had been stapled right through the actual wire.....I will be fixing that. ;-)
The bathroom shower floor is a fiberglass molded unit, and there is a large crack right down the width of the floor. Not sure what…Continue
I have already started the gutting process. As I stated in a comment earlier, it's not worse than I expected, it's as bad as I expected. LOL
The water damage is all on one side, but not so bad that it can't be fixed. I was relieved to see that.
The window on the front overhead will need to be completely resealed. The metal frame fell off when I removed the cushions.
I'll have more pics later in the week, daylight was dwindling fast here. The awning will need…Continue
While I have time this morning (It's rainy and cold here in Michigan again), I wanted to post a giggle pic and hope to get some smiles.
My Dad has restored several campers/trailers in the last few years, and his first one was so cute that I had to replicate it for him after he sold it. He was so proud of it, and I wanted it to live long on memories.
I used a picture of it and created a birdhouse from an Ostrich Egg that he could hang and…Continue
Okay, I'll post some pics and info of what I am dealing with from the start on this. This will be a long term project that I will complete as time allows from work and such.
The engine is solid, and the tires are almost new. When I close the doors on the cab it is solid, I like that sound. ;-)
I don't see any leaks around the windows, but they will need some resealing for sure.
Here are two views of the outside, I won't have a pic of the top until the RV gets here. I'm…Continue
I have a old friend Ive known for many many years,, and hes a Diehard Bumper puller or go home in shame type of guy. He hates,, and I do mean Hates 5th wheel RV's. He complains that they have sooooooo much wasted space and harder to pull,, very unstable when towing, etc.
Now mind you,, hes a retired truck driver,(lol). He brings up the subject that 5th wheel RV's waste so much space up front because the hitch goes up over the bed of the truck,, leaving a huge area underneath that…Continue
Added by Kirk Petersen on May 18, 2017 at 5:23pm — No Comments
It's been awhile, but fixes have been progressing at the rate of Methuselah.
Mostly because of my lack of skills and knowledge. How could plumbing be so complicated you ask? It's actually not. My rig is 21 foot - there's a couple of short runs and everything with a connection is accessible. A couple of back twisters but only because I don't move quite like I used to :-) For Lakota's young buck in the WalMart parking lot it would be a breeze! And, seriously, my…Continue
Having a blow out at 65mph is never fun,, in most cases, but can be quite exciting if your a road junkie, There is no feeling like white knuckling the steering wheel,, puckering up so tight you can taste your unders and yur lip is so curled it looks like a cheeto. Not to mention the fear in the ole eyeballs, Now if you have passengers or pets,, then they are doing a death grip on the grab handle or arm rest and are on the edge of a full blown spastic release of their bowels, Animals, just…Continue
Mornin gang, I have been absent for a while too busy updating my latest RV. While I don't currently own a good "old" RV (its a 2006) that's all I had for like 40 years lol so I feel right at home here.
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So, we do a lot of dry camping and in my last RV I had 400 watts or solar which kept my four deep cycle 6 volt golf cart batteries well charged. However, in my latest 2006 29 ft, Class I initially installed 470 flat rooftop solar watts (with…Continue
Things that still need to be done:
1. Replace the ball hitch and move the jack forward. This year before using.
2. Repaint the frame and tongue. This year.
3. Finish scraping and repainting the roof. Hopefully this year!
4. Remove the inside shelf and overhead cabinet and finish the ceiling, then put everything back together. Maybe next year.
5. Refinish the inside paneling or replace it. Maybe next year while the shelf and cabinet are out.
Added by Ted Rice on May 13, 2017 at 6:04am — No Comments
Added by Ted Rice on May 13, 2017 at 5:55am — No Comments
As my wife was laid up for several years I built this access ramp in 2015 so she could get in and out of the camper. It bolted onto the steps and came apart so it could be stowed inside while moving. Now that she is up and around we no longer use it.…Continue
Added by Ted Rice on May 13, 2017 at 5:53am — No Comments
Added by Ted Rice on May 12, 2017 at 5:07pm — No Comments
She's dead fred.
Came over Loveland pass, no problemo and down through Denver heading home and east from Southern California on Interstate 80. Misfiring started in Nebraska and plenty of oily smoke out the exhaust.
Well not good because I'm headed for home in northern Wisconsin.
Walmart, oil and prayer.
35 quarts of oil later I am back, a little shaken and tired as the leaves are coming fast on the trees here in the north.
Added by Ted Rice on May 12, 2017 at 6:33am — No Comments
Added by Ted Rice on May 12, 2017 at 6:31am — No Comments