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Our travels for 2018

Well we are back on the road again after spending the winter, if you can call it that, in Tucson. Stay in one place longer than we ever have. It was nice to rest for four months in the sunshine. Started heading north on the 15th stopped in Show Low for a few days. Went to see the sights and hold off the winds. We are currently in Holbrook AZ for three days to go day tripping to Canyon de Chelly and the Petrified Forest NP. Winds are coming back tomorrow with gusts…

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Added by Gene Deahl on April 18, 2018 at 4:35pm — 4 Comments

Ideas on long term storage safety

It seems the thieves are rampant,, stealing trailers all over, No matter what kind of lock you have on the hitch, they have figured a way to tear it off and off they go with your investment. In comments, reply how you secure your trailer of rig for safe storage.

I gave up on tongue locks, Got expensive replacing them after someone tried to tear it off and was possibly disturb and couldnt finish.

I rely on a chain thru BOTH rear wheels, across the axle, criss cross so when they…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on April 12, 2018 at 9:47pm — 2 Comments

1992 5th Wheel Holiday Rambler Imperial 36'

I don't know if I am old enough to be vintage, but I went from a 1994 Class C to a 1992 5th wheel.

I have no idea why Holiday Rambler quit building 5th wheels, mine seems super solid.

At my blog I've been writing about the 5th wheel and for 8 years I wrote about wandering in my Class C at:…

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Added by dear miss mermaid on April 8, 2018 at 5:40am — 1 Comment

Rude McMansion owners

Another reason Oldies are the best RV's and the people who own them,

I was on the way home from town this afternoon and noticed a Hunert bazzillion dollar motorcoach ahead of me with a small car on a tow dolly.

Not an unusual sight, except, the poor lil car was wobbling a lil more than it should be and as i approached closer, I noticed the tire on the passenger side of the tow dolly was shredded and pretty much gone and the dolly was rolling on its rim. This is not good,, so I…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on April 2, 2018 at 1:32am — 4 Comments

Heavy rains and finding that leak,

Well. as we all know,, way to well, It has been a realy wet rainy winter here in the south, At one time thought about building an Ark. On one occasion, we had high winds, and buckets of rain hit, and of course, 2 elusive leaks,, one in the bathroom vent and the bedroom vent. Well, it seemed like the rain had found a way into the trailer around the seal or the cover itself, One would think, That was not the case after taking the vents completley out and inspecting .From the ceiling up it was…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on March 31, 2018 at 4:14pm — 3 Comments

PA Good Old RV's Groups

Having recently joined this group, we're looking for other people in PA who go camping in vintage Good Old RVs. The Ohio get together looks like it would be fun in August. Any vintage camping groups in PA?

Added by Rick and Sharon Koontz on March 31, 2018 at 5:26am — No Comments

New member confused

  about how to navigate this site. I guess if I stumble around enough I;ll get it figured out.

                                    Mike

Added by Mike Arnold on March 27, 2018 at 11:50am — 4 Comments

First actual visit of an "eyebrow" Winnebago

Yesterday morning at 4h55 am, me and a co-driver left Montreal to travel 5h15 hours to get to see a first MH. To go there, my co-driver and me are going to go trough 2 Canadians provinces and one US state. The trip is about 330 miles and we have to do it both way in the same day. Daniel Long was very helpful in doing the initial assessment of the RV and although it might be far, the picture he sent seems to indicate the unit has potential. I made several research on the particular unit that…

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Added by Julien Bertrand on March 19, 2018 at 10:23am — No Comments

Need help in finding a 1990 Allegro manual

Can anyone help to try and find or where to buy

A manual for a 1990 Allegro motorhome.

31' Basement 

Added by Greigg Angus on March 19, 2018 at 10:20am — 2 Comments

RV and Camper Rule of Ethics

Here is the PDF version of the Rules I found. I retyped it and dropped in the original logo below. CODE%20OF%20ETHICS.pdf

It's in PDF format for printing. Enjoy!

Added by Daniel Long on March 13, 2018 at 9:45pm — 3 Comments

It's almost warm weather season.

I know it's hard to grasp right now, with the cold rain and snow blowing, that's it's going get hot. With that, we will be using our roof A/C units. I know your thinking to yourself, well duh!!! Now,,, Are you seriously thinking about climbing up on your roof? Nooo. Admit it, that's not up there on your pre trip to do list. OK. Quit trying to ignore the fact that you have to get yourself up there. Btw, Don't forget hand tools. A simple 7/16ths 1/2 inch wrench and channel locks. If your…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on March 7, 2018 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Losing free overnight parking

It's all over the internet, Walmart, Cabela's, Outdoor World and Cracker Barrell are going to prohibit, if not already, the overnight rest parking for RV's.

2 Walmarts in Waco area along with Cabela's have banned over night campers, Due to a few DIRT Bag retards, Yes I said retards, because these type people are Not right in the head. Store manager had to have Hazmat crew on standby while he had several employees power wash a section of the parking lot. All because a couple brain dead…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on March 4, 2018 at 1:04am — 9 Comments

RV help. 2973 Lark 26RB?

So I am new to this. I hope I'm posting in the right spot. Here goes.... I'm looking to buy a 1973 Lark 26 RB. Although when I try to find info on it I don't have any luck what so ever! Nothing when googled.:( Dealer thinks it has a Dodge 360 in it. But I talked to an RV mechanic and he thinks it's a 440. It appears to be in good shape. But I would like to know more about it before I purchase it and dive head first into it! ;) Like the front end....ball joints or king pins? What kind of engine… Continue

Added by Mandy on February 26, 2018 at 6:21pm — 3 Comments

1976 Chevrolet Rockwood motorhome

hello all. I just purchased this motorhome. It’s in pretty amazing shape for its age. I am excited about this new project. I am going to start with a good cleaning of the inside and out. I am going to do run some sea foam through the engine and fuel system, followed by a full tune up and possible brake replacement on the front. I am interested in any information you all may have on this particular task that I have undertaken. I look forward to chatting with you all about…

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Added by Michael on February 26, 2018 at 1:50am — 49 Comments

Some mighty fine info on used RV inspection,

Here we go,,, its been a few since I passed on some worthy tid bits of info we can all use,,,, Subject,,, a used trailer,, looking real purdy like on the outside,,, But the inside has buckled and warped panels on the walls. Now your already thinking yup.... water leak,,, But from where? Ok,, heres a quick tip,,,, If its below the window,, the window seal is leaking itself, Usually around the framing... and if its leaking above the window,, roof seam to wall leak,, or a vent or exhaust vent…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on February 19, 2018 at 3:34pm — 1 Comment

RESTORE: 1978 Winnebago Itasca Sun Cruiser Dodge M400 Chassis

 

Added by postman on February 18, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

I just want to get started!!

So a little back story. I am very very new to RVing!!  I love vintage RVS or I should say anything Vintage. My obsession started a couple of years ago and when I saw some show on TV. (I have no idea the name of)  We love to camp. We don't get to do it often maybe twice a year, but I think that's because sometimes we just want to go for the day or maybe just 2 and the thought of setting up everything and taking it all back down the next day just doesn't appeal to us. So an RV or TT would be…

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Added by Angie Castro on February 8, 2018 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

RV Front suspension

Still working on the old buggy. The inexpensive stabilizer works great. This is a 1985 Chevy G-30 van chassis and am trying to install the Air Lift 1000 in the front coils to level up the front end and ease the loading on the shocks. Their web site says to stuff the bellows in between the gap in the coils, not open enough, and the hole in the lower control arm seems too small also. Is it necessary to remove the lower control arm to install? Any experience with this out there? Thanks C

Added by CH Smith on January 24, 2018 at 10:09am — 5 Comments

Grey Streaking

Does anyone have a good way to clean the grey streaking on a painted aluminum trailer?

Added by George Glovier on January 11, 2018 at 10:36am — 8 Comments

Ceiling repair

Finally had a warm day, 38 degrees and basically no wind so I got the ceiling tore out and 2 of the panels cut.

Warning about RV Nation. They had the padded vinyl material. Started to order 3 yards of it and when i got into the checkout process, they were going to charge me $201 for shipping on $58 worth of product. Uhmm nope, ain't goona happen.

Found a place called All Vinyl Fabrics. They had a padded marine vinyl. Little more expensive, it cost me $75 but…

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Added by Russell E Johnson on January 5, 2018 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment

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