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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 yesterday.

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 Jun 25.

Tied up in Petersburg Virginia
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I am very puzzled. Why is Georgia called the peach  state?????? Crossed the whole state on I20 and never saw even 1 peach tree. LOLAnyway I am currently in Petersburg Virginia.  Tomorrow I will be in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Long Jun 1.

Ramblings
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The tired ramblings after 13 hours of driving, 510 miles.1st. Texas roads are so good because they are continuously under construction.2nd. Dallas drivers are deranged.3rd. Louisiana roads come in 2…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John "T" Nordhoff Jun 13.

 

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RV Fabrication

Website: RV FabricationWe specialize in RV Door Fabrication, compartment and basement doors, and custom work truck doors make them for each order. We also believe that if we treat each customer as if they are our biggest customer then we will succeed. Even though we specialize in RV compartment and basement doors that does not mean we are not able to make other items you may need for your RV. If you have a special need please fill out…See More
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Russ Johnson replied to Jack Wasmuth's discussion Battery Isolator did not work
"There is a diode setup in the isolator that prevents power draw from the coach to drain the chassis battery. It has to be shorted. "
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"Nice looking rig. My 86 Southwind was the ugliest beige and brown colors. Glad you joined us."
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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
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Russ Johnson replied to Russ Johnson's discussion I did it
"Thank you. We are anxiously awaiting it."
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Jimco_W001 replied to Russ Johnson's discussion I did it
"Great news you two! See you both at the GORV's Rustic Retreat event soon."
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Daniel Long replied to Russ Johnson's discussion I did it
"You look so darn happy, Russ! Glad to see that showing through in that photo!"
Jun 24
Russ Johnson replied to Russ Johnson's discussion I did it
"Thank you, Gary. Yes He is good, all the time."
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Russ Johnson replied to Russ Johnson's discussion I did it
"Thank you, Daniel. That was taken at the Luray Cavern in Northern Virginia. And Faye says she is up to the challenge LOL"
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Gary Rowe replied to Russ Johnson's discussion I did it
"Congrats Russ so happy for the both of you God is good ain't he"
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Daniel Long replied to Russ Johnson's discussion I did it
"Congrats! Was that photo in Carlsbad, Howe Caverns or somewhere similar?? You got a lot of work ahead of you, Faye! If anyone asks you, Faye you can say you didn't volunteer... you were drafted! Have great times and many wonderful days on the…"
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Russ Johnson replied to Russ Johnson's discussion I did it
"Thank you."
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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 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!
At 11:43pm on May 15, 2017, Jerry Ragle said…
Good to hear from you Russ. Happy to have found this site. Let's keep in touch..
 
 
 

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