I had mentioned those new back up cameras for cars,etc work great for motorhomes and travel trailers. (they are wireless which makes them awesome.
Autoparts stores have jacked prices back up on them sinse I had purchased mine, and have found several Ebay'ers selling them for $49. WITH FREE SHIPPING. (I ordered 4 more thru a reputable seller and got them rather quickly concidering its the Holiday season.)..
Hers the idea I had BEFORE I had found this wireless set…Continue
On another page, I saw a link for a manual. Had to pay $8.99 for it on Scribd and it doesn't even seem to have my model! Ha! Live and learn. I'm posting it for free here so that others may share and share alike.
Added by MaryinMaine on December 2, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
My adventure in rehabbing an old camper has just begun. I was lucky to experience skydiving last year in Southern Maine. Many of the people there camp from April - October. Even better, I met a young couple who needed an old camper gone in order to move a newer camper in. They gave me the old camper for a SONG (really the cost of a nice bottle of whiskey).
Now, I want to rehab it and move it around a bit next summer. We have great campsites in and…Continue
I have been looking for skin for quiet some time. I found some for $ 4.00 per square foot. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Added by Dean on November 29, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments
It's always nice to know whats behind you and your trailer,(or even behind your motorhome). It's that one blind spot that needs attention.
I have searched all over the web and even checked with numerous RV dealers etc just to find an inexspensive rearview camera. I found they range from $199 upwards to over $500. (wow). I like to find the cheapest options if available that I think will do the job. I installed a back up camera on my newer Dodge and it helped with those blind spots…Continue
I was given a 1963 Terry 15' travel trailer. After two days of removing the trash, I found massive water damage, no appliances, someone actually drilled holes through the floor, ran 12v wires through it and set a battery inside the camper. There is a 2 gallon black water tank, no grey water tank. The drain for the grey tank is ran through the floor and that is it. The would thing is the camper still has the split rim wheels.
I have been trying to find everything I can on the camper…Continue
these are kinda hard to find as differ from the engines in the cars of this size, i've found their from the 361 block family,so far i've find parts from 440/383/361 work, finding push rods was the hardest part as there 10 1/4" long, but was able to find them thru summit racing out of ohio would found a warehouse in sparks ne that had a few on hand yet.
Added by mike wilson on November 25, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments
i wanted something open, light, and for off road use as well, and economical, is a s-10 frame and drive train, moved engine back bout 30 " steel plate firewall and floor board, seat 2 adults and 2 kids, putting little bigger tires on back come spring,few things to add yet,has seat belots,lights, back and trurn signals,something to go from point a to b.
Added by mike wilson on November 25, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments
we or i should say i, sometimes get frustrated and let my thoughts wander to the idea of downsizing back to a small pull camper since just me and the little lady,but when we go and grand kids come along, it makes nice that if strom comes up ,they all migrate insaide,other wise they sleep in tents we keep on hand, we went with a friend and his wife this summer to place just south of muncie(summit lake) and was reminded how easy for us was to pull in, hook up and done,with our other campers,…Continue
Added by mike wilson on November 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
bought this nov of 2012, worked on getting it to where we could use it by start of season, put a quick paint job on it, fixed inside bunk areas,replaced fridge, took furnace out ,cleaned it and bench tested it in basement,replaced holley carb, took intake off and replaced 5 bent push rods, replace the old 20 watt inverter with newer 40 watt, lights are much brighter now, water heater surprisingly was good and works fine,we replaced the counter top with matching table material we found at…Continue
So. you finally found that diamond in the rough, So, you go in and start removing the rot and damage.
With enthusiasm high, we tend to forget safety measures. Besides the sharp metal,rusty nails,broken glass, there hides a very real concern.
With many Rv's left in fields and such, they do get over-run with rodents, and with that, rodent droppings. Rats and mice carry the Huntra Virus, which can be DEADLY. Just breathing around the droppings can be deadly.
I recommend to…Continue
Okay, we're full-timers in a '79 Winnebago and almost NO ONE offers personal property / homeowners insurance for it.
Best we found was through Good Sam but only one out of their 5 companies will even insure such an old rig.
NOTE - THIS IS NOT FOR VEHICLE INSURANCE - this is for all of our personal stuff - IN the rig. Usually considered…Continue
getting our camper ready for camping the first year was gone quick and rude but turned out descent looking for going this year. ours is all fiberglass except for bumpers, glass and grille, and so i painted it with implement paint from rural king for $28 a gal compared to about $200 a gal for auto paint, we sprayed it on, i think is best way,with hardener,catalyst, total cost was about $100, for the time being just wanted it to look better thewn did, now have started sanding it down to get…Continue
Added by mike wilson on November 19, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments
Added by Sharon Sigmon on November 18, 2013 at 8:27am — No Comments
While my camper is in the completely torn down phase and parked at a friends house (no where near me) I get to go out and visit from time to time. I was able to start her up and driver her around a little on his land. It felt great!
Last week the wife and I had to get away for the weekend, it was our deceased son's birthday. Anyway we was riding around the hill's of Ky. when we saw a Avion trailer sitting in a yard. We turned around to look at it and a 71 Avion E-22 followed us home. The wife say's it or the Argosy will have to go. I will hold off as long as I can.
We drove her through the Mojave Desert in 100 deg temps pushing wind and climbing without overheating or any problems.
If I had the time I'd drive this 1948 GM PD 4151-266 Silversides across country.
I have been living in my new to me 1973 Auto Mate Travel Trailer for a few weeks now. I am so new to rv living it isn't funny. I have never slept in an rv til this year.
Neccessity required me to be creative with my living situation and I bought my travel trailer and parked in my own back yard to live in. I am renting out my house.
I have no running water! I filled the tank. and no water. I finally figured out that there…
It's that time of year when Rv'ers have to stow their Rv's for the winter.
Other then the MUST DO winterizing,i.e. flush and clear water lines.
Don't forget other tasks that will need attention. Dont forget to lubricate hinges and slides and cranks etc. Figuring its going to be sitting idle for a couple months.Even thogh its cold out, hopefully you have a good coat of wax on the roof, (excluding rubber roofs). The wax actually keeps the ice from bonding to the roof and creating…Continue