Hi Sandy and John; we have been running around like crazy the past couple of days picking up the Wilderness and getting her tagged and licensed. We finally were able to get a few pictures taken this afternoon when, of course, the battery needed recharging on the camera! Sooooo, hopefully we will have some more to put up tomorrow. She is twenty feet long and in surprisingly good shape considering the thirty-seven years under her belt. We are so looking forward to doing all the little repairs and making her our own. We purchased it from a dear little family with two small girls who, apparently were sad to see their friend leave as they asked their mother, "Can we see "The Green Booger" one last time please?" In honor of those little sweethearts expression of affection we are keeping the name, G.B. for short! I'm sure I will have a million questions to ask you about restoration so keep your eye peeled for more new messages! Thanks for the response; Jim and Suzan
Simple Green and a long handled scrub brush. Used a "greenie" and some elbow grease here and there - a bit of household bleach on a few of the black streaks. Overall it washed up well. We brush painted it with Kilz primer so I could think about what colors I wanted. Then a month later we brush applied two coats of custom mixed Rustoleum. Seems to be holding up okay after a year. Good luck with your mission.
Hello, I have 2 up close photo's of the clip holders on the side of my camper (Didn't require re-enforcing the roof) I purchased them at Tractor Supply Co. Cost $2.00 ea. If you don't mind, please send me your E-mail address and I will send the pictures in an E-mail attachment so you can see exactly what I mean up close. Thank you, Kevin
Hi, For my awning, I installed clips every 18' along the roof on the side so the grommets of my awning can clip right to it. For the sway, it mainly has to do with the type of suspension, mine has what is called tortion springs. Most campers have leaf springs which is the reason for the sway, however, you can obtain a product called anti-sway bar for your towing package and that will correct the problem.
Love the Wilderness.... very cute, and my favorite age I might add... Old enough for charm, new enough to have some much needed features.... We share our 19 ft 1972 Wigwam with our four children...Packed but enjoy every minute of it....
Wrights is great, and with only a 13' one, you should be fine. they used to have an overflow area if the spots are full, not sure it is still there or not. ours is way too big now to go there, so we just have to remember what it was like. great beach, and most spots are private side to side. ifyou can get it, go for it. they will accomodate larger rigs on the upper loop, but our favorites are the ones near 5, with beach right there. much better than doran. Enjoy
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