March 2017 Blog Posts (17)

Maintenance on my Genset

Being somewhat anal retentive at times with making sure maintenance is kept up, I had the ever so familiar brain flauntulance moment. I look at my check sheet for the things that need attending to and for some reason I had forgot the test run of my genset. It was only 3 months since last fired up. ( I know, I already stood in the corner with my dunce cap on). I go out, take the cover off it, dust off a few cobwebs, turn the fuel on, flip the run switch on, and pull, and pull, and pull, and…


Added by Lakota Wolf on March 31, 2017 at 6:05pm — 1 Comment

Playing with Power Tools (& Step Solutions)

Pretty day today, but rain tomorrow so postponed (yet again) un-tarping to start cleaning off the corner trim to reseal.  Some progress however - our handyman put in a new gate this week to make it easier to get in and out of the yard and he's going to quote me to put in a gravel pad and a carport.  

Today I tackled the steps.  The bottom one wants to sag forward, and it would take some serious metalwork to try to fix that at the pivot, so I bought a simple metal step brace…


Added by Dawn Michelle on March 25, 2017 at 7:28pm — 3 Comments

Getting new tires, a few at a time!

Latest posts of my, less than straightforward means of achieving Vintage RV improvements....

Added by Daniel Long on March 22, 2017 at 6:59pm — 2 Comments

Teardrop trailer

Build it and they will come.

I just placed my order for the Axle and springs for my new summer project. This summer I will be building my first Tear Drop trailer from the ground up.  I'll be making a 6'x10' frame out of 2"x3" rectangular tubing. It will include a 6'x9' 6" high storage below the main cabin.  Inside finish will be a log cabin décor. AC/heat, tunes, 120 volt and 12 volt,  10 gallons of water with a sink .I'll post updates as I go. Once done stand back take some pictures and…


Added by Doug Peacock on March 22, 2017 at 5:23pm — 7 Comments

Who should OWN an RV?

Hello again, from the mid section of Texas.

A few of us old timers, sitting around enjoying the beautiful evenings we have had these last few days ,talking  RV shop and about the wimmin folk. But we are going to omit the wimmin folk talk and get right down to a very important subject... Who should actually OWN an RV?

Technically anyone who wants one can Own an RV,, But there should be an application form of some sorts. Now don't get me wrong,,, The RV life whether it be part…


Added by Lakota Wolf on March 20, 2017 at 4:14am — 3 Comments

Congratulations FrannyLee

Looks like you have been busy.  It sounds great what you are doing.  What a great bunch of guys who have shared valuable information with the group.  Thanks everyone for your efforts.

Added by Pablo M. Rodriguez on March 16, 2017 at 11:26am — No Comments

110 Marine Water Heater

Hi Franny-

Here are a couple pics of our new Whale Seaward S1100.

The front looks similar to (I'd imagine) what your coach originally had installed. The back is pretty plain, but has the two inlet/outlet barbs on it.

The box itself measures 16" high by 16" wide and 22" deep... just about the same size as our original water heater.

This one runs on 110v, and also heats from the engine's radiator when you're running down the road. This one…


Added by Chris Ramey on March 15, 2017 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment


Hi Pat,

I am a member, or was. At the time I had a 94 Bounder MH. Now, we have a 2004 Sunova, I thought maybe it would disqualify us. Wasn't sure 

Added by Buz Reynolds on March 14, 2017 at 4:39am — No Comments

Recon Hot Water Heaters

Does anyone have info about the original water heaters in the Revcons? It appears to heat the water while underway or by 110 electricity. My mechanic is trying to figure out where and how this is set up to get hot from the engine. 

I would like to install a tankless LPG and if possible keep both types. Never know where I may end up for days or weeks at a time. 

Added by FrannyLee on March 13, 2017 at 9:22pm — 4 Comments


Just wondering if we can still be members here. We purchased a newer motorhome. It is a 2004 Sunova. I have enjoyed so much the articles here. I am fascinated, by some of the older campers and motorhome on here. I hope to be able to come to some of the meetings and see some of them, and talk to the owners. It's just amazing to me. 

Added by Buz Reynolds on March 13, 2017 at 1:19pm — No Comments

If you cant laugh at yourself.

Here we go,,,, wheeeeee... I got the bath sink installed,, in a previous blog. Well that still left a lot of daylight hours to tinker,, or really screw something up big time. But hey, its a guy thing (sometimes wimmins, but they have the advantage,, they actually READ instructions).

The water heater is being down right stubborn, to put in polite,politically correct terms, (P.I.T.A.  in laymens terms) .After replacing the Auto switch propane regulator for the dual tank set up,,…


Added by Lakota Wolf on March 13, 2017 at 2:05am — 6 Comments

Bathroom sink replacement

Well, let's see how.... I woke up on the Right side of the floor today,, had my morning cup(s) of coffee, and was planning my day to tinker after the bout of thundery storms that passed thru yesterday and last night. I was surprised by a knock on the door and the mail lady had a package for me,, On a Sunday,, Imagine that? My new bathroom sink arrived in a box twice…


Added by Lakota Wolf on March 12, 2017 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

wanted oval kitchen window that open@ closes 70s Winebago

has a screen and is not fixed closed

Added by richard holzhueter on March 12, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments

First Wiring Project & Lessons Learned

I have a list of wiring projects to tackle, but being a complete novice when it comes to electrical work, I thought it best to start simple.  I've been youtubing for weeks making sure I have a basic understanding of wire gauge, types of connections, and concepts such as grounding.  I've been filling my toolbox with gadgets, a multimeter, heat shrink, a pair of rubber gloves and the like. 

Today I finally took the plunge.  Everything starts with a first step, right? And sharing…


Added by Dawn Michelle on March 11, 2017 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Busy, busy,busy, and lazy

Have had a productive useless Day. Started off,waking up on the wrong side of the floor,again,,,. Stumble into the bathroom, to start the day off hopefully better,,, started off, fairly well, till I turned around and decided to brush a tooth or two,(I guess thats why they call it a TOOTH BRUSH, instead of a teeth brush), So any who,, I slather on a huge pea sized dollop of teeth paste,(lol) and then drop the Tooth brush, thud into the sink,,,  Not just into the sink and slide around,, But…


Added by Lakota Wolf on March 10, 2017 at 12:46am — 2 Comments

Owners Manuals I Could Upload

If of any use to anyone just let me know (assuming all are mid-80s):

  • Coleman 6727 Mini Mach Roof Top Air Conditioner Operation and Maintenance Instructions
  • Coleman Installation Instructions for All Roof Top Air Conditioners
  • A&E Systems 8000, 8500 & 9000 Fabric Roller Tube Assembly with Universal Hardware Operating Instructions, Installation Instructions and Installation Supplement
  • A&E Elite/Deluxe Plus/Deluxe Window Awnings with…

Added by Dawn Michelle on March 6, 2017 at 10:26pm — 7 Comments

Being creative with roof a/c's

Neighbor comes over with a light bulb glowing above his head,, and I realized he has his thinker in overdrive. What was I going to get myself into? He comes over and throws the idea about utilizing this space above the kitchen in his 70's 5th wheel. A little idea of how this is set up,, above the center kitchen heading back to the front bedroom there is standard ceiling that has a box end to it,,facing the bedroom. He got curious and pulled off that face panel and its a very large void,,…


Added by Lakota Wolf on March 1, 2017 at 8:19pm — 3 Comments

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