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Started Jun 8, 2009


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City and State where you are located. Do not use zip code, you know what it means but it means nothing to the rest of us.
Grand Junction, CO
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New RVer - 1977 Prowler 19'
In the process of doing some remodeling to our first RV. Just moved to Colorado and are looking forward to countless weekends of camping, hiking, biking, skiing, golfing, and all the other good stuff this state has to offer!

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Good truck for pulling?

Dear All,

We are shopping around for trucks that have enough 'umph' to pull our 77' Prowler. According to the note on the trailer, it weighs 6000 lbs. dry. We've heard good things about the Toyota Tundra with the bigger engine. But we also heard that going uphill, the front can lift up. Any recommendations? We've never owned a truck before (just cars and SUVs).
Thanks for your insight!


Posted on August 12, 2009 at 1:15pm — 6 Comments

Outfiting our RV - Suggestions Needed :)

Hi All,

We are buying all the important things for the RV... need suggestions for the following:

* Battery

* Generator (I think Pat answered this one already!)

* Sewer Kits

* Toilets (we have an Aqua-Magic III that came with the camper and it works fine and I'd rather not have to replace, but the idea of a seat that's been used by strangers for 32 years is a bit weird!) althought it might not be the original toilet.

* Tool Sets for the Road

* Gas… Continue

Posted on May 22, 2009 at 9:29pm — 3 Comments

Redoing Formica Countertops

Hi All. We just bought out first RV - a 1977 Prowler. We want to re-do the inside keeping it very 70s and one of the things we want to do is change the existing formica countertops. Does anyone have any experience with that? Any tips, advice, suggestions??? We're read that you can take the existing formica off (peel it using lacquer and a putty knife), sand down the surface to remove any adhesive, then get a formica kit and reface the countertops. Good? Bad? We'd like to see if anyone has done… Continue

Posted on May 21, 2009 at 2:27pm — 10 Comments

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At 11:18pm on May 24, 2009, VK said…
Most leaks are caused by old dry putty on the edge seams. That is where the metal trim attaches at the roof edge, etc. The putty turns into a cardboard like substance. Once water gets in a tiny gap and freezes, the gap is a hole...

I recommend re-puttying all the edge trim with putty tape or butyl putty tape available at most RV stores. It's a pain, but will stop leaks. The roof vents should be re-puttied as well and shimmed a little to raise them. (shims go between the roof metal and wooden rafter framing; 4" x 5" or so, tapered)

A Fantastic Fan is a great addition if you're going to pull the vent anyway. They really are fantastic at moving air and the company has a wonderful customer service department. They often ship parts for free if your Fantastic breaks...needs 12 volts, which is usually available at a near by ceiling light.

Eternabond is a good product. It is very useful for splits and tears in a rubber roof as well as end cap seams. Very good for a tear in a metal roof, too. I don't like it around vents because you may have to remove the vent one day...ditto for the edges.

Hope this has helped. There is no substitute for fixing it right, rather than patching temporarily. VK
At 10:31am on May 18, 2009, Pat Daly said…
Small world, we moved to our cabin from Fort Lauderdale. Big change!

Lets see, a 77 Prowler. I'll ask a few other members.
Your might also:
- Go to the SHOUTBOX on the home page and just type in what your looking for.
- Put Prowler in the Search box on the top right hand side of the home page here and see who comes up also as a "fellow" prowler owner, then e-mail them using "send message".
The search is on!
At 7:36am on May 18, 2009, Pat Daly said…
Hi Paul! Glad to see that you got into RVing. Particularly since you live in what may be the best state in the world to camp in. We'll wave as we go by this summer on the way to Craig, Colorado and our annual encampement at Ute Lodge.
Pat, Linda & Lady dog
ps. Got any questions about your trailer, fixin things or rving in general... like going to 2 batteries vs one for dry camping, etc.
feel free to post in this rv community. that's what it's for.



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