March 2013 Blog Posts (26)

Anodized Aluminium -Best way to clean?

I have been following the discussion regarding cleaning of exterior aluminium, and discovered the comment Gord's cleaner. I gave it a try, and although it did a great job of cleaning, and gave a good LOW luster shine, is that the best to expect from anodized aluminium?


Kenn in North Carolina

Added by Kenneth R. Beach II on March 31, 2013 at 12:47pm — 2 Comments

More touches to the Sea Witch

Been trying to get a bit more done to the van project.…


Added by Nick Thegreek on March 31, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Owner's Manual?

We have a 1970 Forrester.  Looking for an owner's manual if anyone has one or will copy, please let me know. Thanks!

Added by Vickie Campbell-Lane on March 31, 2013 at 4:16am — No Comments

Here I am collecting a bit of belly button lint!

Custom vans and  a weekend get away plus Belly Dancers!

Here is a photo of one of them during a performance dropping into my lap!

Added by Nick Thegreek on March 28, 2013 at 8:21am — No Comments

A little repair work on the Class C

Well it is time to change out the old tired batteries in my GMC Class C  -Got a couple of new batteries and after working on my van I decided to do some work on the camper. Prying the old battery out was a chore! They sure don't leave you a lot of room to remove the battery. The problem is that the battery tray is up so high that with the height of the battery you barely have room to lift the battery out from under the front fender. Plus the tray was rotted and rusted. Solution was to remove…


Added by Nick Thegreek on March 28, 2013 at 8:13am — No Comments

Sea Witch went sailing!

Got back a day early from the shake down cruise to the lower end of the state. Gotta say I am more convinced about the Chrysler products since my old van 129,000 miles gave me almost 19 MPG in the mountains! She ran flawlessly the whole way we put a little over 600 miles on her this weekend.

Reason for the trip was that my GF who is a photographer as well was scheduled to do a photoshoot of a Belly Dancing event on Friday and Saturday. Had a great time!

Added by Nick Thegreek on March 25, 2013 at 5:31am — 1 Comment

The 2013 Freezefest

Hey Gang

A very late review and thank you. Why do I even include late? You guys know me by now.

The 2013 Freezefest went perfecto! 14 people showed. It always hovers around that number.

Paul volunteered to arrive early and lend a hand setting up. We arrived about 2:30 and by 5:30 the tarps were hung by the chimney with care in hopes of friends would soon be there....whoops got carried away. It takes that long to prepare and get things ready.

We had more than enough…


Added by carey masci on March 24, 2013 at 3:41pm — 5 Comments

Aristocrat land commander project !

Added by sara on March 24, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Aristocrat land commander project !

Added by sara on March 24, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments

trying to wrap up some odds and ends

Just finished up adding the hand made wooden accents for the dash and the doors. Rustic beaten and weathered looking wood veneer to round out the nautical look.

When I get back fro my trip I will begin to finalize the far rear section with carpeted door panels hidden storage for lug wenches-jacks etc and close off the rear spare tire storage area from view.…


Added by Nick Thegreek on March 21, 2013 at 9:59am — No Comments

Thoughts On A Toy Hauler Camper

While enjoying some time down in a resort in Pigeon Forge, I was noticing a lot of people with those Toy Hauler campers. I always enjoyed biking when I was growing up on the weekends when I was off work. I was interested in getting back into it again and would love to get a Toy Hauler to haul my bike in. One that I really love is one that is a Raptor 300MP that I saw a man and…


Added by Dick Monehue on March 20, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments

Hello everyone

Just joined the site so thought I should introduce myself.

I am the owner of a 1978 Pace arrow. I bought her on Ebay in England and as you can see she had been badly treated for a long time.

The last owner had put in an oldsmobile V8 diesel which he assured me was good! It made 16 miles and blew up!! not a bad thing realy as it couldnt pull the skin off a rice pudding.

After being towed to my friends house we set about finding a power plant.Petrol being so expensive over…


Added by Michael Jolly on March 19, 2013 at 1:10pm — 6 Comments

Vintage camper wheels

I recently bought a 1951 new moon camper.  It is in need of some major work, but the first thing that I am looking for are some wheels to fit it.  It presently has 2 split rim wheels and is missing the other two wheels. As far as I can tell it is a 15x6 5 lug wheel.  The lugs are the 5 1/2 diameter and the center is 4".  One of the problems is that there are little nubs between the studs that the wheel must clear and one centering stud.  I am in need of any help to find what kind of wheels…


Added by Jeff Haywood on March 18, 2013 at 9:04pm — 4 Comments

more on the dodge van


Added by Nick Thegreek on March 15, 2013 at 6:40pm — No Comments

More work completed in my Custom Dodge van "Sea Witch"

Been hard at it the last few days. First I fabricated the wooden storage boxes for the side doors. The carpeted the sides and bottoms to keep stuff from rolling around and rattling. Then attached them to the doors then I cut Masonite…


Added by Nick Thegreek on March 15, 2013 at 6:36pm — No Comments

First fix and first deconstruction

Today it was time to start working on the motorhome.  I desperately needed to fix the fuel enclosure as it was broken.  This let in fumes and cold air and just was not safe.  I looked all over the internet for the part and even went to a few local RV parts stores.  No joy!!!  So, I found a cover the could me modified to fit.  It was the right width but it was too tall.  I had to cut it in half and squeeze it together and then I had to cut a hole in the middle.  After all was said and done I…


Added by Aaron Rath on March 13, 2013 at 9:44pm — 1 Comment

keeping ants out of rv

As you know ants are a problem in the south. I have found a  solution take wheel bearing grease an apply a 1/2 wide band of grease around spring shackles and anywhere they can travel water line electric cord,sewer and so forth it stays there for a long time and ants cant crawel thru it also borax spread under rv you will be ant free,  

Added by James Moore on March 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Added 12 volt system to my 1966 Kit companion!

When my wife and I bought our trailer last year. I noticed that it had 12 volt lights already added to it. What it didn't have was a converter! The previous owner ran all the wires under the dinette seat and had 2 deep cycle batterys wired in series with the 12 volt wires attached to one of the batterys. First thing I did was take the batterys out of the inside of the trailer. Next I went to our local RV store to find out how I could hook up the 12 volt system correctly, He was a great help!…


Added by Wade and Lisa Long on March 10, 2013 at 11:33am — No Comments

Sorta Ready

Day 5 - We have been up until midnight most of this week eagerly trying to prep our girl ( still unnamed ) Wigwam for our two -up coming spring break camping trips. We had planned to use our 83 Palomino pop-up, which we have loved... But we are just too excited to not use our new girl. We have washed and bathed her from almost top to bottom and made some adorable additions, like chevron curtains... and cute clock and have filled her shelves and cupboards with dishes and mugs. We are sorta… Continue

Added by Valerie and Mark Woodard on March 8, 2013 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Our new Wigwam

Wow! And oh my?!!?
After drooling for over a year at canned hams and vintage trailers of all kinds-
we did it!
Found a lovely vintage trailer to call our own...
a 1968 Wigwam!
We have only seen two total postings about wigwams t.t. on the Internet
and one
is here at good old rv's -

We will post pictures soon!

Added by Valerie and Mark Woodard on March 6, 2013 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

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