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The Palace and the year of renewal
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After missing most of the 2017 camping year with a warped torque converter it was a joyful time when we made our annual year end Thanksgiving camping trip. We had a great time and my hopes for 2018…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Thomas Sep 13.

The pitfalls of old RV's and poor Big Three Engineering. ( GM) to be exact.
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A little history. I bought the palace in the fall of 2014 hoping to have a way to spend time with my boys as two of them had moved out of town following college. Both engineering grads and both…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Thomas Aug 26.

Leaf springs.
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I have been contemplating getting the rear leaf springs re arched. My camper sets lower in the back than front. I think it is from sagging leaf springs, the front end sets higher than the rear by…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Thomas Mar 2, 2017.

Cold weather
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You know it's cold out side when your in the garage and you stick your hands into the drink cooler to warm them up. Silly right? I know but I wanted to make a point. It's cold out side so plan…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Thomas Dec 18, 2016.


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Rich Thomas commented on Bradley L. Vaught's photo


"Looks really nice Bradley, I like the contrast."
Oct 9
Rich Thomas commented on Lakota Wolf's status
"Yes the old Made in china for so ans so using the "old designed in USA" but made in China using our "high standards" of manufacturing practices. Or Box printed in USA contents made in china. LOL. I got trapped with my brand new…"
Oct 4
Rich Thomas commented on Lakota Wolf's status
"Lakota, I had the exact same drip last year. I must have missed it when I resealed it a couple years ago and it had just started to leak. It never leaked before that or since but it was a little upsetting when it dripped down the back of my neck.…"
Oct 1
Rich Thomas replied to Jack Wasmuth's discussion Chat room
"Been there many times Jack, see people on and say Hi and it's like where'd they go! so I've decided if some one see's me on and want's to say hi I'll say hi back . Just don't like being rejected I guess!"
Sep 20
Rich Thomas commented on Lakota Wolf's blog post Murphy must be MY Cousin.
"You know Lakota, I'm of the opinion Murphy's not a very friendly guy!  He just can't git the hint we can get along with out him. LOL I hope things get better with time but you Know, I think Murphy's the one who came up with…"
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"Hoping all our east coast members in the path and aftermath of Florence are safe. May God bless you and yours."
Sep 17
Rich Thomas replied to Rich Thomas's discussion The Palace and the year of renewal
"Thanks Jack and yes I think you are right;. the good lord has always looked over me even when I neglected to thank and praise him. "
Sep 13
Rich Thomas replied to Rich Thomas's discussion The Palace and the year of renewal
"I think you just ticked him off Lakota. I pushed him off the cliff! LOL"
Sep 13
Lakota Wolf replied to Rich Thomas's discussion The Palace and the year of renewal
"WOW !!!!   What did you do to upset Murphy?   I thought I had tamed him down after my mishaps.  I hope things all go smooth for you."
Sep 13
Jack Wasmuth replied to Rich Thomas's discussion The Palace and the year of renewal
"I feel you pain Rich. What you have experienced is common. One thing after another. I am glad that you keep a little smile on you face as these things pop up.I truly believe that the good Lord is watching over you. These little things that pop up in…"
Sep 13
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The Palace and the year of renewal

After missing most of the 2017 camping year with a warped torque converter it was a joyful time when we made our annual year end Thanksgiving camping trip. We had a great time and my hopes for 2018 was high to say the least. Well 2018 came in and we hit the camping trail it seamed like The Palace was finally in it's stride so I thought! So, I had taken her out a couple times and our fathers day/ my birthday camp was the best so far for many reasons. The Palace performed very well and my…See More
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Rich Thomas commented on carey masci's blog post I am back with another road tale
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Rich Thomas commented on Kristine Dack's blog post Need help with water heater
"A word of caution, make sure the water heater is full of water. Never light an empty or partially filled heater. You should have an external access cover on the outside of the camper for the water heater. remove the cover and you should find the…"
Sep 4

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At 8:52am on July 6, 2018, Laurie said…

Thank you for the nice welcome and wonderful advice Rich! I never even thought about the ZDDP, thank you! And you're so right about those tires, I was thinking that they LOOK just fine, but better replace them before I regret it. When I put insurance on him she told me I had full coverage if it were to break down on the road, I asked "You don't have a crystal ball do you? But, does that include tires?" lol  I'll just replace them then I don't have to worry.

Anyway, if I'm going to do it right he is probably not going to see a campsite this year, just way too big of a project. I haven't even started on the generator. Going to follow your advice and go through all of the fluids first today, and replace both batteries. (I see needing second job in my near future) My inexpensive camper is turning into "I should've just bought a new retro version"! But then I wouldn't have my new friends on this wonderful site! Thank you again Rich for the great advice. :) 

At 8:18pm on September 15, 2017, Daphne and Miki said…
Hi Rich!! We had a 19 foot 1994 Slumber Queen and drove to and from the east coast of Mexico in 2007-8. We just bought an 18 foot 1981 Taurus which needs LOTS of tlc and repairs....a work in progress. But it will be wonderful when she is done!!!
At 9:21am on May 10, 2017, Ted Rice said…

Thank You.

At 12:50pm on April 2, 2017, Christine said…

Hi Rich, yes it seams that a lot of us RV'rs are more and more ladies. :-)

At 7:40am on April 2, 2017, Dan waldman said…


At 8:29am on March 28, 2017, Steve Dziczkowski said…
Rich thanks for the nice welcome. Happy travels to you and your family. See down the road. Steve
At 1:29pm on December 4, 2016, SLEETH said…

thanks for the welcome

At 4:38pm on October 17, 2016, Bonnie Hunter said…

Thank you Rich for the welcome.  And that's a great idea about cutting the back and shortening it up.  I still want to use the drop down for the bed but a coupe of inches won't matter on that. I'm looking forward to this and will take pictures as work progresses.

At 7:06am on August 27, 2016, Shana said…
I haven't figured out how to add pictures. We were told it no longer leaks I know pack paneling has to be replaced but roof an floor seem solid, I will try to figure out how to put pictures.
Thank you
At 6:34pm on April 8, 2016, Ron Capone Jr said…

Thanks alot Rich I really appreciate that,, I have been searching for years with no luck,,i can use all the help i can get... Ron

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Life got in the way

I was chatting briefly with Tina last night and was asked about pictures of the Travelcraft I call the Palace and I was reminded that I had none posted. A good while back I had the idea of revamping my picture file. It seamed like every one was updating their profiles and I jumped on the band wagon and got as far as deleting old pictures and changing my profile picture . Well as life often does, I was thrown a few curve balls from poor health to the loss of my very best friend of ten years…


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