ronald richardson
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roof air conditioner
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hi all, whats the story on roof air conditioners. can they be recharged , by me? or do you need to go to a shop? thanks Ron....

Started this discussion. Last reply by John "T" Nordhoff Jul 18, 2013.

Winnebago roof vents
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Hi all i have a 1985 chief and was wondering if i can add a roof vent anywhere i want in the roof? i am replacing my rear roof air with a fantastic fan but i want to add a roof vent around the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jimco_W001 Jun 25, 2013.

winn. floor

 Hi all, have a 1985 chief and it has a warped kitchen floor. does it have steel rafters , and i was thinking about pulling off the top layer and putting down 3/4 " wood flooring. does this sound…Continue

Started Jan 10, 2013

parts

 Hi all, we just got a 1985 winnebago chiefton 33' and behind the sofa was a shelf like looking board, thought it was from the wardrobe but its longer then that . it has the same wood as the walls in…Continue

Started Oct 31, 2012

 

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ronald richardson left a comment for Alsie
"Hello Alsie if the siding is a flat pattern then we would make it or bend it on a break. It's a lost art but a good restore shop should be able to match then paint to match. The back grain is what you match . If it's the yoder round…"
Jul 20, 2017
ronald richardson replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Help Me Make A Decision....
"Hello Dawn , here is my opinion. We have a 85 chief and we almost always stay off the grid . I feel first always fix or replace the fridge so the gas works and sometimes still I think you can get a rebuilt unit. The older ones don't use elect…"
Jul 20, 2017
ronald richardson replied to Pat Daly's discussion Refurbishing Fiberglass RV Finish- Red Max
"Hello all, I just finished my 1985 chief with this process and it really looks nice , i did it just like the post says and i am impressed on the shine it has now . I feel like its 1985 and i picked it up at the factory. I also used it on the front…"
Jun 20, 2016
ronald richardson posted a blog post

fun in the desert

Hi all, after a nice stay camping and jeeping around Death Valley area in the desert . 2 days left on trip i tripped and fell breaking my hand , not sure i did at that time, but while i was down on the ground a scorpion stung me on the leg, also i did not see him, but that night my hand is swelling up and so is my leg .2 days later at urgent care on the way home the doc but a cast on and looked at the leg , scorpion sting . o it also was my right leg and for some reason my cruise control stoped…See More
Jun 30, 2014
ronald richardson replied to jerry oram's discussion Good Performance and MPG
"Hey John, yes the banks cold air intake is like that and they give you a little end piece that goes in front of the radiator . but they did make a nice alum. air cleaner .  but pretty easy to modify your old one .  "
Jan 20, 2014
ronald richardson replied to jerry oram's discussion Good Performance and MPG
"Hello , i have a 85 chief 33' chief 454 . I installed a banks power kit. It is headers, good ones, muffler, 3" exhaust , single,cold air intake,. the power increase is very good . i can fly up any hill , pulling a trailer with a jeep. no…"
Jan 16, 2014
ronald richardson replied to Alissa Frederick's discussion What if I crack the siding?
"Hi Alissa , you can do it, be careful in taking it off. you need to take iT off in the reverse maner as it was installed.when you get to the siding go up under it and pry up the staple a little then pull it out with a pair of dikes or plyers . you…"
Aug 12, 2013
John "T" Nordhoff replied to ronald richardson's discussion roof air conditioner
" All roof airs Ive owned DO NOT have any service port whatsoever (like an auto system with one tap on high pressure and one on low pressure suction side) whereby you can check Freon level plus add some if necessary. HOWEVER (1) I…"
Jul 18, 2013
ronald richardson replied to ronald richardson's discussion roof air conditioner
"hey thanks, i was thinking that my self . i had my gmc air fixed a while ago and it had that r-12 freon and they said they could fix it. but i think not for long.plus its hot up on top. thanks , say hi to cool paw luke .later Ron"
Jul 17, 2013
Tony and Joy Durfey replied to ronald richardson's discussion roof air conditioner
"Hi Ron,     Better, to go to a shop.  If the unit needs recharged it has a leak and recharging is only a temp fix.  If it is a older unit it may well be set up for R-12 freon and that is very very hard to come by since…"
Jul 17, 2013
ronald richardson posted a discussion

roof air conditioner

hi all, whats the story on roof air conditioners. can they be recharged , by me? or do you need to go to a shop? thanks Ron....
Jul 16, 2013
Jimco_W001 replied to ronald richardson's discussion winnebago roof vents
"I think that the foreword vent opening on this model is used for the front roof A/C.That may be all there is up front from the factory."
Jun 25, 2013
ronald richardson replied to ronald richardson's discussion winnebago roof vents
"thanks Richard,  that sounds good . its hard to believe there wasen,t one there yet Thanks Ron......"
Jun 25, 2013
Richard W. Cobbs replied to ronald richardson's discussion winnebago roof vents
"You need to be very careful where you cut!  If you cut something substantial, you will compromise the integrity of the framing and end up with a sagging roof and leaks!  I don't know about the newer Winnies, but my older one had metal…"
Jun 25, 2013
ronald richardson posted a discussion

winnebago roof vents

Hi all i have a 1985 chief and was wondering if i can add a roof vent anywhere i want in the roof? i am replacing my rear roof air with a fantastic fan but i want to add a roof vent around the kitchen area . can i just cut it out or do i need to frame it in or could it be framed in already ? thanks Ron...See More
Jun 24, 2013
ronald richardson replied to Zachary Peters's discussion Looking for a Winnie
"I saw a nice in good shape 70s winnebago at the chev . dealer in burns oregon.  good luck Ron........"
Jun 11, 2013

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worked in r v ind as a kid for 20 years .have had campers used mostly off road camping and jeeping. wanted a older classic rv . just bought one. have grand kids and need more room

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fun in the desert

Hi all, after a nice stay camping and jeeping around Death Valley area in the desert . 2 days left on trip i tripped and fell breaking my hand , not sure i did at that time, but while i was down on the ground a scorpion stung me on the leg, also i did not see him, but that night my hand is swelling up and so is my leg .2 days later at urgent care on the way home the doc but a cast on and looked at the leg , scorpion sting . o it also was my right leg and for some reason my cruise control stoped… Continue

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