James Nelson
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 I have disassembled my 1967 Ritz-Craft 150 to the frame. The flooring was rotted and the moisture barrier was lose and sagging. I need to replace the material was used for the first layer to the…Continue

Tags: Flooring, Waterproofing", Trailer, Travel, 'Vintage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Daly May 24, 2011.

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Looking to purchase sheets of aluminum, preferably 22 gauge. Any and all information would be appreciated. Thanks!Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Quillan Feb 27, 2011.

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Looking for a brake press to fabricate some camper skin. Any and all help will be appreciated.

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Nelson Jun 9, 2011.

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I have got nothing but the run around from RV Parts Country (rvpartscountry.com) in London Kentucky. They promised to  make my order correct and never followed through. I waited for 14 minutes on…Continue

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In process of rerstoring a 1967 Ritz Craft 150. Lots of rotted wood, have torn camper completely down to floor frame.

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1967 Ritz-Craft Model 150

Does anyone have any information or knowledge of the camper manufacturer Ritz-Craft from Argos, Indiana. I have a 1967 model 150 I recently purchased and want to restore. Needed are the entry door and possibly a new stove top. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Posted on September 6, 2010 at 9:57pm — 1 Comment

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At 9:53pm on March 13, 2011, Craig & Lisa said…

For what it is worth, when we bought our 1969 Terry last year it did not have any of the tanks on it either. That is just as well because I would not want to mess with a 40+ year old black water tank.


What was still intact was the interior plumbing. When I gutted the camper I noticed that the sink plumbing was connected to the black water tank so our camper did not have a gray water tank. When I put it back together again I think I will probably do the same thing.


I have seen where a lot of other people doing restorations have a 5 gallon bucket outside of their camper. Then they have a drain right above the bucket and they dump their gray water out of that bucket.


Here is just one of the websites I have found along the way while looking for information for my restoration. Scroll about half way down the page and you can see a few pictures of the setups.






At 7:51pm on March 13, 2011, bernie klopfenstein said…

Jim, Maybe there were no tanks to start with. I heard about some early models had no grey tanks.Thanks , Bern

At 4:31pm on February 27, 2011, bernie klopfenstein said…
Jim , what we need right now is tank sizes and location as the ritz was set up pernamently and all tanks removed . Located in OH. When I figure out how to send pics I will do it . Thanks Bern , Sandy



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