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Thank you both so much. This clock is absolutely stunning. Faye and Russ.Continue

Started Aug 15

Video Cameras
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OK, the last of the three original cameras that Lakota Wolf helped me install in May has died. First one was dead right out of the box and the other two shorted internally on the power supply side.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Thomas Aug 5.

RV Fabrication
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Website: RV FabricationWe specialize in RV Door Fabrication, compartment and basement doors, and custom work truck doors make them for each…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Johnson Jul 20.

I did it
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Not GORV related, but I popped the big question to day and Faye Susano said yes.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Johnson Aug 3.

 

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Russ Johnson commented on Lakota Wolf's blog post Murphy must be MY Cousin.
"Oh geeze, so "if it ain't broke don't fix it" was not the proper solution this time... who da thunk it? Glad you got it fixed now and not have to do it in the dead of winter."
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Russ Johnson shared Jimco_W001's event on Facebook
Sep 14
Russ Johnson replied to Jack Wasmuth's discussion Propane not flowing below 50 degrees
"Butane is a gas till 31 degrees so i doubt that is the problem. But it certainly is a puzzler. "
Sep 11
Russ Johnson commented on David Mitchal's blog post RV Converters
"One thing to remember is that the refrigerator and AC unit run off 120 volts and have nothing to do with the 12 volts coming out of the converter. Some refrigerators do have an option to operate on 12 volts but most are gas/120 volts…"
Sep 2
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GOOD OLD RV's Annual Rustic Retreat at Ohio

July 25, 2019 at 12am to August 7, 2019 at 7pm
Good Old RV's annual camp out.Previously known as the Jimco Jamboree.Many campsites with water and 15/30 amp electric service.Outdoor bathroom and shower building.RV dump station.August 3rd Saturday night potluck and bonfire.All pets are welcome here.Camping is free for GORV members.Membership at GORV's is also free as well.Donations for electric use are welcome.____________Things to do while you are here_____________…See More
Sep 1
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Present from Jack and Sharon Wasmuth

Thank you both so much. This clock is absolutely stunning. Faye and Russ.See More
Aug 15
Kristy joined Russ Johnson's group
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Fleetwood RVs

Since Fleetwood made motorhomes and travel trailers I thought we could use use this group for all of them--Southwind, Bounder, Pace Arrow, Terry, Resort, Pegasus, and all the others instead of having a group for each one.See More
Aug 13
Russ Johnson commented on Lakota Wolf's blog post Water pump replacement on a beast of an engine.
"All I can say is WOW. Good job. Faye says that's insane. "
Aug 11
Russ Johnson commented on Jimco_W001's photo
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Good Old RV's Annual Rustic Retreat 2018

"Stayed at the Donegal RV Campground and the owner looked at our 1994 HR and said that is a 1994 isn't it? She then shod us her 35 foot 1994 HR Aluma Lite."
Aug 9
Russ Johnson commented on Jimco_W001's photo
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"We  are home. Let the truck cool off and pulled the battery cable to reset the computer. All is good. "
Aug 8
Russ Johnson commented on Jimco_W001's photo
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Good Old RV's Annual Rustic Retreat 2018

"We are 10 miles from home and the truck died. Did get off the freeway though. Fun times LOL "
Aug 8
Russ Johnson commented on Jimco_W001's photo
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"It is a delivery van built on an early 40s Jeep frame. It is 4wd. It Is built with what looks like 5/8 plywood. It is located at Mr Pickles Restaurant near Lake Erie. "
Aug 8
Russ Johnson commented on Jimco_W001's photo
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"Thank you Jim and Lydia for showing me the time of my life "
Aug 7
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
Lakota Wolf replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Video Cameras
"Wow,, that totally major sucks,,,, Keep us posted if ya ever get a reply from that company,, which we all know in reality you probably wont,, but it nice to dream big,,  "
Aug 5
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You And RVing
Full Time RVer, Dry Camper
What's your camper's Brand, i.e. Travco, Shasta, etc.
1994 Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite 27 foot
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.
Gosnell, AR
Tell us a little About Yourself
Faye Thompson Susano is my significant other. We have a 1994 Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite that is pull with a 1995 Ford F150 Supercab pickup. We are preparing to live the full timer life and spend our time time chasing 75 degree temps.
What Interests you about the world of Good Old RVs?
Old RVs are unique looking and way better constructed.
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Ceiling repair

Finally had a warm day, 38 degrees and basically no wind so I got the ceiling tore out and 2 of the panels cut.

Warning about RV Nation. They had the padded vinyl material. Started to order 3 yards of it and when i got into the checkout process, they were going to charge me $201 for shipping on $58 worth of product. Uhmm nope, ain't goona happen.

Found a place called All Vinyl Fabrics. They had a padded marine vinyl. Little more expensive, it cost me $75 but…

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Posted on January 5, 2018 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment

One Down, Two To Go.

I finally got a hold of one side tool box and got it installed on my pickup. Had several lined up but by the time I got to them someone else had snatched them up. One of the drawbacks to living in a sparsely populated area, it takes time to drive to where these items are located.

Anyway here are pictures of the first successful install.…

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Posted on May 24, 2017 at 7:43pm — 3 Comments

Trip to Arizona

Day 1, Monday 8-22-16:

I was planning on leaving the house at 2PM today, so as per usual we left at 3PM. Which is better than the 4PM it would normally have been. When DW finally realized that US 412 is mostly a 2 lane highway she got noticeably upset. Being the well trained husband that I am I answered "Yup, it sure is." maybe not one of my better responses but it got the point across and dagger stares for the next 50 miles.

For those of you who have not traveled US 412 across…

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Posted on August 22, 2016 at 11:21pm — 21 Comments

Montana Bound

well as per usual we got a late start.  DW thinks the day does not begin until 1PM so it was 1:30 when we got on the road.  

Got stuck on the freeway for 3 hours on I55N, no sign of a wreck or construction when the traffic started clearing so don't know what the problem was.

Got to the KOA in Eureka, MO about 10PM.  Some out of the road but could not locate a RV Park on our main route so made this 30 mile detour LOL.

More fun and games to be…

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Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:30pm — 19 Comments

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At 12:41pm on August 1, 2018, carey masci said…

I m doing my best to get there!

At 11:01pm on March 12, 2018, Jack Wasmuth said…

Hey Russ, read my post please.

At 2:22pm on March 6, 2018, janet lee said…
What ever works. Right. At least you can get mail.
At 1:06am on December 18, 2017, phil moulton said…

i would take u up on it.. heads and carb are rebuilt. i cannot even turn crank to try and unhook the trans . it ate #4 cylinder and imploded the piston when the old intake gasket dumped all the antifreeze in the cylinder. cranked it over for comp tests and flushed it with kerosene . took 2 weeks to get the pan out (eventually cut it out) and the kerosene i think seised all the bearings. i need to turn crank 1/8 turn to get the rod in #4 out to even look at the cylinder damage. Replaced the balancer bolt with a milodon and a 4 ft breaker on 3/4 drive stock will not turn it. (it did turn it tighter by 2 revolutions but I stopped at that point in tightening it. 

At 11:16am on November 11, 2017, Alsie said…

Sorry for the delay in post... Thank you very much for the wishes!

At 6:12pm on August 5, 2017, John Oberhelman said…

Russ thank you for the help.  Heidi, my wife, and I are enjoying this site.  This is just what we are looking for.

At 8:28pm on July 16, 2017, Joe Blocker said…

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ad to find this group.

At 2:38pm on July 15, 2017, Alison said…

Thank you for the warm welcome.  I'm going to spend a happy couple of hours checking out all the great comments and instructions.  I'm about to tackle removing all the bathroom fixtures and plumbing ... so I need all the help I can get.

At 6:21pm on July 14, 2017, James Higgins said…
Thanks! She's a beauty for sure!

Just put a few more pics up...
At 10:10pm on June 3, 2017, Paul Westberg said…
69. Originally a 350 with 350 3 speed trans. Updated to 350 engine with 4 speed VR700 trans. Hoping to put TBI and headers on soon. Need suggestions on roof repair. Thanks!
 
 
 

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