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
Does anyone have a good way to clean the grey streaking on a painted aluminum trailer?
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…Continue
We traveled down to Yuma, Arizona last week, and I wanted to share a couple of places for free camping. I am traveling with two other RVers that are planning on taking advantage of 'medical tourism'. Between us we are getting dental work, eyeglasses and medications filled. Los Algodones is very popular for those things with snowbirds. Many stay near the border crossing at the Que Casino which offers free boondocking, but is crowded and noisy. We opted to stay further out and try out some…Continue
Looking for a little advice/experience on improving the drivability of a class C 1985 Mallard. Drives perfect on a smooth road, no traffic & or wind. Trying to sift through the steering stabilizer, shock, Air Lift conundrum becomes baffling after a while. Obviously the suppliers are a great source of info, HUH!
Yours Truly C& D aboard " Adrift". Still on the prowl for September.
Added by carey masci on December 13, 2017 at 2:28am — No Comments
Something different other than travel but I do wish the Browns would just go somewhere!
Added by carey masci on December 10, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Incredible week (and a half) out here so far. I wasn't sure what to expect but despite the isolation, I have to say everything is much more intense than I anticipated. I don't think I've managed to capture it in photos yet, but the desert is beautiful. Yes, it's very dry, very rocky, but the play of colors and textures has caught me in awe more than once.…Continue
I'm a little slow with my report, but I made my final destination on Thanksgiving, and found "the tribe". For those of you that don't know, I'm doing my thesis research on solo female RVers and vandwellers. So while my ultimate destination is the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR) in Quartzsite, my final physical destination was Ehrenberg, AZ, 17 miles west of Quartzsite. There, on BLM land the 14 day rule is in effect, but not enforced.
So, many RVers that are going to the two…Continue
So back in August the wife and I were pulling our Argosy to my mother in laws house some 60 miles due north. Unfortunately my wife's father had passed so we were going prepared to stay for the weekend. We didn't leave home until after dark on a Thursday evening. So in a construction zone of a two lane stretch of the journey we ran over what appeared to be a painted 2x6x8 laid across our lane of traffic.…Continue
I have a1987 honey c class 421s. I have looked everyplace I can find for the low point drains! Anyone have any suggestions? Surely there has to be at least one?? Somewhere?!!
Added by Robert beesley on November 18, 2017 at 4:31pm — No Comments
I have to say the first leg of my trip, from Asheville, NC to Denver, CO was stressful and there were several times I was close to turning around and packing it in. Those that I've caught up with on chat have had the dubious honor of providing emotional support. In addition to the strangeness of sleeping in new places every night, I was dogged by a mechanical issue that still hasn't been resolved (I'm on my fifth mechanic now and just won't know whether the last fix resolved the issue…Continue
I took my steel tank out of the beaver rv. I think its around a 100 gal. Shop said around 150.00 to clean. Then they said they had to cut open in 5 places to grind out rust. they had it for 2 months. They called today and said it its done. The price is now 750.00. they did not put an epoxy coating in it. I think that is extreme price gauging. My question is this, I have found marine plastic tanks that should fit complete with sending unit and close to the same gallons. I know they use…Continue
Had one last day of loose ends to tie up, but tomorrow, after all these months of renovations, I'm ready to go.
Tire pressure good? Check. Water level in batteries good? Check? Fluids good? Check. Everything packed, details taken care of, fresh water filled, electronics charged? Check. If anything breaks now, it has to be dealt with on the road.
I've been promising interior shots for awhile now. Remember - being an 84 I felt at liberty to mix it up and…Continue
OK. I've been pouring through all available data on my 1985 Pace Arrow G31 and I'm left with a couple questions. These might be make model specific so I hope there's another Pace Owner on here. There are two switches in the bathroom on the cabinet at toilet level. Any idea as to what they are supposed to do? Also instead of two six volt batteries powering the home amenities I have two twelve volts. Is that a problem?
i pulled out the axle and springs because i was concerned about their condition.i wire wheeled off all the rust.the stuff looked good to me other than pitting.i primed it all with rustoleum rusty metal primer and top coated with rustoleum flat black enamel.i wire brushed the frame in the spring area and primered and painted that too.i put it back together using new grade 8 bolts and nuts.i had replaced and greased the bearings earlier..i also wire wheeled the tounge and hitch and painted…Continue
I finally came to accept that Juno is never going to be done. There's always going to be another project. And, that sooner or later I have to get on the road "imperfect". Don't chuckle so hard, this was difficult for me to come to terms with!
So, sooner is better than later. Next week a shakedown cruise over to Tennessee and then that weekend, if all goes well, I'll get on the road west.
She's currently at the new mechanic's for a last bit of work. My…Continue
Finally,,, The Texas heat is fading back to a comfortable swelt. When its triple digits,, ambition to tinker and fix and what not outside is pretty much zero. But now the temps have gone down to a crisp yet balmy upper 90's. (remember anything below 70 is parka weather and snow boots for Texans) I was going through my to done do did list (say that 3 times fast). And was checking off the things that got done did, done it, done it, done it, done it, kinda done it,, dont want to do it …Continue