January 2014 Blog Posts (27)

1947 Flxible Clipper restoration.

The madness started in March 2013. I was asked by Christine, my wife to search the internet for a grade 5 Alto Saxophone book for one of our twin boys. Quite a simple task for a woman but a guy with the entire internet at his fingertips, I don't think so!!!

So, 15…

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Added by Kerry malseed on January 28, 2014 at 3:00am — 55 Comments

M-500 Motor mounts and 19.5" Alcoa wheels

Been looking for a set because mine are original, from 1976. They have yet to tear, but would like to find a pair and replace them before too long. The folks at NAPA looked at me like I was asking them about getting my hands on weapons-grade uranium...CARQUEST, O'Reilly's? Surely you jest?

Also looking for a set of 19.5 Alcoa's in the 5-lug, 8" spread (Budd Wheel)- might see a unicorn living in my younger daughter's bedroom before that happens, LOL, just thought I'd throw it…

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Added by Fred Timms on January 27, 2014 at 4:17pm — 3 Comments

Trailer life in my backyard

I am so glad I live in California this winter. We may have experienced extremely unusual cold temps, but at least they haven't dipped into the minus numbers. I got pretty cold in this trailer at night, but it was manageable.

I also fund a small blessing in not having been able to figure out how to hook this trailer up to a water hose. One night I forgot to cover my garden faucet and the manifold and garden hose froze. The manifold split. I am sure I would have experienced the same…

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Added by House Sparrow on January 26, 2014 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

1985 Tiffen Allergo

We finally too'k the step!! We now own an 85 Allergo. She is all original. We have had our share of water leaks, electrical problems and worst of all. trying to get rid of things we don't need from the house. I think this is the hardest part due to the things we have had for so many years and now we have no room for it.

We spent our first night last night. It truly different than living in the house. We are very happy though. We are now part of the RV community.

I do wish if…

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Added by Dean on January 25, 2014 at 5:53pm — No Comments

68 Aristocrat LoLiner

Just bought 68 Aristocrat LoLiner, will be needing some help of restoration ideas, getting excited.

Added by Ron little on January 25, 2014 at 4:21pm — 3 Comments

Can of worms

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Added by charles stahura on January 25, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

1969/70 Aristrocrat rebuild in process

Here are a few pictures of my rebuild that has bee taking place from late Oct

to now in Jan 2014.

Its been a learning process to say the least. Complete rebuild from the frame up.

70% done as of now.

Added by charles stahura on January 24, 2014 at 9:17pm — 1 Comment

planning trip out west,

we are foolish and invited 4 grand kids to tag along, but their great kids and we feel will benefit from the experience and none of them been much out of state yet so be a great experience for them,since i enjoy getting out little more then wife, will be nice to have someone to talk too when i get lost , and them being smaller, the buzzards will go for them first,lol

Added by mike wilson on January 23, 2014 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

Hey!

Just joined here, but apparently, heavily involved. I own a 15 foot, 1967 travelaire, a 15 foot, 1966 Aladdin, and a 1965 dualcraft A frame.

Added by Bruce elrick on January 22, 2014 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

Its been a while...

Well, It's been a while since posting.  We've been doing some work on the old '79 Ford 24' Roll-a-Long class C and have gotten some great use out of her.  We had a mobile outfit called the RV ROOF MAN seal up the Aluminum roof as we found a leak a while back.  Well I wish I had the roof done when I first noticed water ingress. When he got up in there he found some dry rot that he removed and rebuilt some framing along the edge.  He pulled back the aluminum, fixed what was needed and replaced…

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Added by DaveO. on January 21, 2014 at 7:09pm — 1 Comment

1972-73 Winnebago brake parts

supplier Parts Geek has hard to find dodge M300 Parts, which I could not find until now---hope they can help you, Rick.

Added by richard holzhueter on January 21, 2014 at 10:56am — 2 Comments

Vintage trailer emblems

I make reproduction trailer emblems. What I do is take an original emblem and use it to make a mold. I have quite a collection so far,but I'm looking for several brands that I have requests for of emblems I do not have. If you are willing to loan me one of these emblems to make a mold with it would be very helpful to others. Contact rexconaway@gmail.com. Here is the list of emblems I'm looking for
Metzendorf-Rainbow-Terry-Deville-Silver Streak-Comet-Aljo.

Added by Rex Conaway on January 20, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Too frustrated to post last fall.

I never posted about the end of our vacation in September because I was too fed up with our camper. The last day as we were driving home from New Hampshire about 150 miles from home the front end began to drag to one side and I could smell the unmistakable aroma of brake pads being fried. When I put the brakes on to grab a quick exit ramp nothing happened! They had overheated and glazed over.…

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Added by Jim Louiselle on January 18, 2014 at 10:19am — 2 Comments

1965 trailer hitch, how do I secure it?

Hi All.
Total newcomer here. But have big plans and dreams... Restoring a 16' yellowstone cab over. Luckily it was in very good condition when I bought it. Purchased on eBay in Montana. But it is in New Orleans now and I definitely need to be able to lock my hitch. However it has no pre drilled holes.
I am guessing that some of you guys have this figured out , please share.
Thanks, liz

Added by Liz serra on January 17, 2014 at 7:25am — 4 Comments

Ughg...it's over...

Well, hope all is well with all. Rosie left yesterday as the insurance company took her to auction. Got diddly for her, so sad. What do you do? *SIGH*

Added by Leah on January 15, 2014 at 11:14pm — 1 Comment

The Search Continues

    

      Here we are.... it is already January and in only 4 short months we are planning on being on the road full time as first time RVers. Every free time that I have is spent online researching and learning about this lifestyle, the ups and downs and the many challenges we will face.…

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Added by Freedom America on January 15, 2014 at 9:33am — 2 Comments

Making room

We are going to remove the jack knife couch (very uncomfortable) and replace it with a sewing table that had two flip up table tops. It will be used as a TV stand, sewing table and laptop stand. The couch is out (very easy, 10 wood screws) and soon as I am done with the sewing table, I will posts more.  April is making insulated curtains for the windshield. New covers for the chairs are coming soon. …

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Added by Joe and April Skidmore on January 14, 2014 at 9:03pm — No Comments

off the grid in a rv

We plan on going to somerset ky this coming spring and will be starting our homestead with just land only! Currently we have the 76, the 72 winnies , as of now we are fulltiming at a trailer, rv park in huber heights oh. . Our goal come spring is taking the toaster down to the 49er truck stop it is also a campground woo hoo and work on the land! We don't know yet if we are going to sell os take with us the oven ( 72 winnie ) it needs lots of work or sell it anyhow we plan on building a pla e to… Continue

Added by joe meehan on January 14, 2014 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Looking for Hanson Love bug emblem

Does anyone have a Hanson Love Bug emblem they would be willing to loan me so i can make a mold and reproduce new ones? email me please at

thanks Rex rexconaway@gmail.com

Added by Rex Conaway on January 14, 2014 at 6:02pm — No Comments

help with new rims

I need help finding replacement rims. I would like to find aluminum to replace bud rims 6x 7.50 6 lug  7.25 hole  offset they are mounted on a 1964 Travco 

Added by Dan Boldt on January 14, 2014 at 5:07pm — 2 Comments

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