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Water pump replacement on a beast of an engine.

Changing out a water pump on a 7.3 diesel looks intimidating to say the least,, Its just a massive beast of an engine shoved and stuffed under the hood. And with any diesel engine, everything is super extra heavy duty,, no whimpy parts there. So I tackle the job with a positive attitude.

With my poor eye sight, I apply common sense approach, a bolt,nut or screw has to hold everything in place, the trick is locating them. I first find the drain on the lower part of the radiator and get…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on August 11, 2018 at 3:04pm — 3 Comments

The best come back for owning an oldie RV.

This evening,, several of us here in our tiny RV park, (Russ Johnson knows how small it is) lol,  was sitting around sucking down some adult sud beverages, Yes,, we are old enough,(just barely). And Jimmy, my one neighbor in the other 5th wheel here mentioned his daughters co-worker just dropped $4 K down for a New 5th wheel, with reasonable low payments of $387.00 a month for like 300 years,, give or take a year or two, Well they took it to the local lake to break it in,, The list of things…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on August 3, 2018 at 9:44pm — 2 Comments

A "Gem" of a Campground Find near Salisbury, NC

After my 'full-timing' adventure of last year, poor Juno found herself neglected in the yard most of the summer. I think I suffered from a little RV PTSD.  As the temperatures grew and the humidity descended on our little piece of mountain paradise here in Asheville, NC I was content to enjoy not worrying about my electric consumption, not having to pack up my home every time I needed to go to the grocery store, and poo that just goes away forever when you flush! 

Finally,…

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Added by Dawn Michelle on August 3, 2018 at 5:22am — 2 Comments

Camper Jack Replacement Part

One of my jacks was leaking really bad, so I took it apart to replace the 'O' rings.

One part stripped. It's the pump cylinder, and it is made of light aluminum.

I have the jack at a local machine shop, they are going to make replacements for that part for all the jacks.  The new parts will be stronger, they are making them from brass.



If you have a jack similar and need this part then let me know, I can have them run off more.

It…

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Added by Jane Roxanne Beamon on July 31, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

1952 SPARTAN SPARSONET

1952 SPARTAN CAN BE TOWED HOME 2500.00 CANADIAN     1800.00 US NEED RESTORATION BUT MOST ALL ORG.  THIS IS a great by CALL FOR MORE INFO  1 519 6383839

Added by harwood on July 30, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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Added by Renee McInroy on July 25, 2018 at 9:19pm — No Comments

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Added by Renee McInroy on July 25, 2018 at 9:14pm — No Comments

1970 play mor.

We just bought a 1970 play mor.  we are gutting it because it was in bad shape.  We are taking out the orig light, stove and sink (which are in perfect condition)  and not putting it all back in.  If anyone is interested in them, let me know by emailing me. Rendy29752@hotmail.com.    

Added by Renee McInroy on July 25, 2018 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment

Fireball Lovers

Hi All,

I just bought a 72 Dodge Fireball Class C Motorhome - Sweet Gypsy Rose aka Rose aka Queenie. Are there any Fireball lovers/owners out there who would like to start a group - both Trailers and Motorhomes?  I'd love to hear from fellow Fireball enthusiasts.

Thanks much,

Cheers!!

Dena

Added by Sweet Gypsy Rose on July 24, 2018 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

My 1992 Toyota Warrior towing our 1994 Mercury Capri

We Pulled our Capri from Inverness Fl. to Pittsburgh Pa without any problems. It was a little slow going over the mountains in West Virginia and Virginia. We did manage to pass a few tractor trailers that were going slower than…

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Added by dennis diehl on July 24, 2018 at 10:16am — 4 Comments

Any 1970's Sports Coach owners?

My 1976 Sports Coach Class A mid-bath RV sat for 12 years.  It's a Dodge chassis, 440 engine, 61,000 actual miles.  Previous owner lost title years back.  I work at a salvage yard.  Young man in possession of RV, came to me, wanting me to purchase it for scrap as they had to get rid of it.  Parked in an alley within city limits with no current tag it had to be moved.  They tried to get it running.  Put 4 new drive tires and 2 new steer tires, belts, hoses, alternator, fuel pump, cap and…

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Added by Jonathan Lipe on July 22, 2018 at 10:54pm — 1 Comment

looking for  a pressure cap that goes on the fill-up line for a 1969 yellowstone camper. anyone have one or know where i can get one.e-mail  is  casidays@frondtier.com thanks kathy

looking for  a pressure cap that goes on the fill-up line for a 1969 yellowstone camper. anyone have one or know where i can get one.e-mail  is  casidays@frondtier.com thanks kathy

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Added by kathy casiday on July 19, 2018 at 8:02am — No Comments

looking for  a pressure cap that goes on the fill-up line for a 1969 yellowstone camper. anyone have one or know where i can get one?  thanks kathy casiday

looking for  a pressure cap that goes on the fill-up line for a 1969 yellowstone camper. anyone have one or know where i can get one?  thanks kathy casiday

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Added by kathy casiday on July 19, 2018 at 7:59am — No Comments

Off Grid Power OGP, needful things 1.01

Most blog scripts refresh the order as a post is made, this one does not. So I will start a series. To find a previous article "view all" and scroll down.…

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Added by postman on July 3, 2018 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Lost the escape hatch lid

I recently bought a 1985 Real-Lite truck camper.  While I was getting it home, the escape hatch lid blew off and I couldn't find it.

I am having a terrible time finding a replacement.  I ordered from Hengs, but it wasn't quite right.  Too big and the hinge was wrong.  The opening is 17 x 24.

Any advice where I could find it?  Is it easier to just replace the whole unit?

Thanks for any help,

Amy

Added by Amy Corey on June 29, 2018 at 5:44pm — 6 Comments

RoadTrippin for life with Scott & Jolly

Found a great family friendly youtube channel called "RoadTrippin". A must to see their many vids if you plan to visit Fort Wilderness and their most recent trip out west to the badlands in their big class "C" motorhome. Scott & Jolly also do live streams on the weekends and you can participate on live chat! Just subscribe & hit the notification bell. Great couple, it's fun, very informative and it's FREE!

Added by CHESTER DRAWERS on June 24, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

help! i have a 1970 dodge oasis, need to find electrical diadrams.

 We are at a standstill and trying to figure out how to find any information on the electrical system of our 1970 dodge oasis, havent had much luck searching online, anybody have any ideas?

Added by James on June 15, 2018 at 11:43am — 5 Comments

Looking for 1960 - 1980 Vintage Pop Up Campers

Hello All,

Greetings from Ohio - I'm looking for a vintage 1960 - 1980 Dodge, Ford, VW, Chevy or ??? pop up camper for sale - if it needs work thats ok, but hopefully driveable. Please email tewwillis@hotmail.com Thank you & God bless Tom

Added by Tom Willis on June 13, 2018 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Four year summer project

In 2014 I committed my wife and myself to a “summer project”: restoring a 1964 Fireball Meteor travel trailer.  How hard could it be, I asked myself.  It was only 13’ long; the videos I watched fucused mainly on woodworking skills; anmd I found what looked to be a likely candidate on eBay.  The seller, Todd Anderson of Salt Lake City, Utah sold a book and CD about how to restolre one in a couple of weeks.  He adsvertised it as well maintained, ready to go camping,…

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Added by Old soldier on June 10, 2018 at 7:31pm — 1 Comment

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