January 2013 Blog Posts (14)

hey Pat & Fellow RV'ers

Pat and everyone else it's been a LONG while since I posted.  Finances have kept me sidelined from traveling and enjoying my rig BUT I was blessed with a trip to Pigeon Forge, I am here now.

 

Hope you don't mind Pat that I am enclosing a link to my blog.  Have no time to post in multiple sites.  I am sending part one and if you care check back in and read the rest.

 

Heres the blog:…

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Added by carey masci on January 30, 2013 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

Started to fab up the electrics in my van

I have had the bed section partition walls made for weeks now. But I had a CD player/radio that I wanted to use in the van. I shaped up a board with a form fitting hole to accept the radio and cut a matching hole in the front partition to hold the radio- obviously I needed 110 volts to run it . I am planning on making a section  of extension cord that will attach to the beaker box and then this will feed the receptacles in the van. Can't install this stuff until I get the walls done.

Added by Nick Thegreek on January 29, 2013 at 6:36am — 1 Comment

Jack of all trades...Master of none!

I thought I would post a few pix of various projects I have done. This dining room table and chairs was bought at an auction in SC for $15 of course it was in broken pieces after 3 months of working on it and making parts for the chairs this is what I ended up with.…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on January 29, 2013 at 5:57am — No Comments

Overhead console in my Dodge van

After days of nasty weather I finally got the overhead console in the Dodge van project. Here are some pix.…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on January 28, 2013 at 10:38am — 4 Comments

Myrte's kitchen; before and after

I've added some new photos of Myrtle's kitchen including 2 candid before/during renovation shots

http://myrtleandme.blogspot.ca/2013/01/myrtles-kitchen.html

Added by Myrtle on January 26, 2013 at 11:11pm — No Comments

1972 starcraft

just bought a starcraft camper in order to save it. i do not need it....needs to be restored. will take 900.00 or best offer. will make a really nice camper when restored. call me at 731 446 8852 and i will tell you all i know about it. i live in northwest tennessee

Added by butch taylor on January 23, 2013 at 6:29pm — No Comments

1965 FAN!

She's not the Style Liner I've been trying to buy from the 'hoarding farmer' but she's mine!  Soon as it warms up, I'll put my carpenter to work on the mess someone made putting in a microwave--and then roll on a whole lot of Kilz.  Then pick a color that…

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Added by Keith & Dinah on January 16, 2013 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Insulation is in!

Finally got the walls insulated with foam core with metalized film over that I added 6 inch thick R-19 fiberglass so it should be nice and cozy and pretty much sound proof. Also insulated the bed strutcure walls with foam core to help with keeping noise down.

Now on to installing the plywood on the interior walls.

Okay finally snapped  a few pix to show the ongoing work. I used cardboard to make templates for the rear corner walls and also the beginnings of an overhead console.…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on January 15, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Need help in repairing a diesel engine (V8 71) 1979 GM

Hi, We need to find either an air compressor or a kit to rebuild one for our 1979 GM V8 71 diesel engine.  Also we need a rebuild kit or another alternator for this motor.  Do any of you have an idea of who we could contact about these?  Sure would appreciate your help.  Thanks and God Bless, Larry & Gaylo Howard

Added by Gaylo Ruth (Hosack) Howard on January 7, 2013 at 12:39pm — 6 Comments

Got another Toy

As if I don't have enough projects going ,I recently got a 1995 Dodge B1500 cargo van. It is a V-6 which is good for me. Runs and drives super. Started working on the in interior to insulate and panel the walls with plywood. Just finsihed up the rear inside corners today. The wood floor is down too.

Plus still laying out the patterens for the woodgrain I will be putting on my old GMC camper.

I have been intocustom vans for a long time so this one will be the 7th or 8th that I…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on January 6, 2013 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Ultra Cool Rig

Just looking at Barret-Jackson and saw this 1919 house car.  The link if anyone wants to look, http://www.barrett-jackson.com/application/onlinesubmission/lotdetails.aspx?ln=659&aid=466

Added by Tony and Joy Durfey on January 5, 2013 at 9:37pm — 1 Comment

RV Wholesale Campers On the Block

While doing a little snow birding in Florida, I ran across a couple guys out on the lake where I was fishing that was camping in the same park as me. After some small talk over the bass, they told me if I needed to upgrade my camper to check them out. They own a company called RV Wholesale Campers and he kind of gave me a gist of the prices on everything. I'm not in the market to buy anything new now, but it was definitely below…

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Added by Dick Monehue on January 3, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Siding

I am looking for siding for my 1970 shasta camper. To replace myself

Added by terry naster on January 3, 2013 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

New Years Resolution

Well Pat, I didn't really celebrate New Years, but I did finish a project that I had put off for several months!  I posted a while back about going to drain a full black water tank and having the push/pull rod break.  I finally fixed the rod and caulked the slide valve together so it doesn't leak.  A further part of the plan was to thoroughly clean my 1970 toilet.  I…

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Added by Richard W. Cobbs on January 1, 2013 at 6:17pm — 1 Comment

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