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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 Jul 25.

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.

Lighting it up for the Holidays
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  The Christmas season is by far the most Electric in more ways than one. Please be aware that the most lethal source of accidental electrocution in the US is common household 120/130 volts A.C..…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakota Wolf Dec 4, 2016.


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Rich Thomas replied to Seth Caron's discussion 1985 Pace Arrow G31 Battery isolator
"I would say a combination of both and probably the relay isn't going to work for your application with out modification. just speculation on my part. Can you post a pic of the relay. the new one probably has a insulated ground for fiberglass…"
16 hours ago
Rich Thomas commented on Lakota Wolf's status
"I've had to replace batteries on two or three of my tractors and the little RTV side by side this year. The one in my John Deere was only like 14 years old............ go figure. LOL guess they don't make them like they use too. I think…"
Rich Thomas commented on Lakota Wolf's blog post Water pump replacement on a beast of an engine.
"Great read Lakota, glad your back up and running"
Aug 11
Rich Thomas commented on Jimco_W001's photo

GORV's Annual Rustic Retreat 2018

"So, maybe a HiMi? LOL. seriously It's not good new's but at least It's replaceable and probably available from a bone yard near you."
Aug 11
Rich Thomas commented on Lakota Wolf's status
"Wooo Hoooo! glad that went well for you Lakota."
Aug 10
Rich Thomas commented on Jimco_W001's photo

GORV's Annual Rustic Retreat 2018

"Sorry your having trouble Carey, seams like a theme to this years event. Russ had a heat issue on his way home and I had some fuel delivery problems on the Palace. after all the work to insure I didn't The old girl would spit and sputter when…"
Aug 10
Rich Thomas commented on Jimco_W001's photo

Good Old RV's Annual Rustic Retreat 2018

"Glad you made it home Russ, I bet it was pretty cool to see that other 94 Aluma Lite. "
Aug 9
Rich Thomas commented on Jimco_W001's album

GOOD OLD RV's Annual Rustic Retreat 2018

"I have very limited internet right now and can only send small files because the county decided to mow down my phone junction box that is also my DSL so I just get to bore you with my ramblings WO/Pic's for now. I posted in a status about the…"
Aug 6
Rich Thomas posted a status
"To Jimco & Lydia, I had a great time at the retreat, my first time. I'll be back for sure; You guy's are the best! Thanks you both so much!"
Aug 5
Rich Thomas commented on Jimco_W001's photo

Good Old RV's Annual Rustic Retreat 2018

"I got a great deal, I had to buy them! You never know when you might need one; like maybe loosing one of them on the way to a Good Old RV's Retreat ?"
Aug 5
Rich Thomas replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Video Cameras
"Glad you found one that works Russ! It would not be a good Idea to mount a chair back there for Faye! She would pistol whip you every time you missed the hook up LOL. Have a good rest of the retreat and safe journey home!"
Aug 5
Rich Thomas commented on Jimco_W001's event GOOD OLD RV's Rustic Retreat
"Well, I'm happy to say I'll be on my way to the Great 2018 Good Old RV retreat!! Everything went well today and I'll be heading up around 1:00. I still need to purge my fresh water lines and a couple other little things not related to…"
Aug 1
Rich Thomas commented on Jimco_W001's event GOOD OLD RV's Rustic Retreat
"I will be heading up Thursday morning, I had a small set back on the Palace. Between that and morning storms, I'm just a little behind where I wanted to be. Still looking forward to the trip...........Rich"
Jul 31
Rich Thomas replied to Jane Roxanne Beamon's discussion Three Prong Twist Lock Connector
"Sorry, I never saw that connector in the first post. I'm not familiar with that style. If it is factory Ford, you may be able to find it at Rock Auto or other parts sources like that.  "
Jul 30
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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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