Valerie Phythyon
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Wheel Well Trim for 1986 Minnie Winnie
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I am searching for the wheel well trim for the other side of my Winnie. Does anyone have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Phythyon Sep 11, 2015.

Exhaust Pipe
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Today I found half of my RV's exhaust pipe laying in the gutter. This piece is entirely intact. The piece still attached to the camper has rusted out on the bottom. Is this an expensive repair? What…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John "T" Nordhoff Oct 27, 2014.

How to replace roof vent screen
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How do I replace the screen in my bedroom roof vent? It is old and dirty and does not look very nice. Where can I buy this? How do I install this? Has anyone ever done this before?Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Phythyon Feb 21, 2014.

Love my little Winnie!
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Hello!  I live fulltime in my 26 ft. 1986 Winnebago Minnie Winnie that I found for sale in Delaware.  The original owner drove it a few times and then stored it in his garage for over 22 years.  The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bren McCoy Mar 7, 2013.


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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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Hippie Grammy living the RVing life - camping, hiking and traveling her way across the country.
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I love to see other RVers ideas for the interiors of their campers.
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Redo and renew your interior walls

I really disliked the 1980s patterns on the walls of my Minnie Winnie.  I went to WalMart and purchased three rolls of Contact Paper in the black and white speckled granite pattern along with two rolls of Contact Paper floral patterned tape to use as trim.  It was easy to put up, has held up very well and is washable.  I started in the bedroom and liked it so much that I ended up doing the bathroom and kitchen, too.  What do you think?…


Posted on December 12, 2012 at 12:16pm — 7 Comments


Shepherdstown, Antietam, Harpers Ferry, Sharpsburg and Gettysburg - names of formerly unknown little towns that played major roles in the Civil War.  If you are a Civil War buff or if you just like to explore quaint little towns - this is the area for you!  Each town is just a short drive from the Baltimore/Harford County area which makes it…


Posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:45am — 3 Comments


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Posted on December 9, 2012 at 12:49pm


People stop and look at the back of my RV.  I see them in the parking lot of Waffle House when I am eating breakfast - stopping and sometimes pointing.  I like that.  I hope I am bringing back some favorite memory.  You see, I have become stuck on stickers - oval ones that tell where I have been, round ones that represent my favorite music, square ones that let everyone know what I stand…


Posted on December 9, 2012 at 12:44pm — 3 Comments

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At 5:27pm on January 31, 2015, Pat Daly said…

Valerie,  we've got a few new folks wondering about full timing in a class c.  How's your adventures been in your great Mini Winnie?

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