April 2014 Blog Posts (13)

Midland 490-G rebuild

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Added by Jimmy C. Bridges on April 30, 2014 at 6:40pm — 1 Comment

Rebuilding the Midland 490-G Brake Boosters.

We took the Glastron out for a spring ride on Easter Sunday and I found out I was having problems getting it to slow and stop! I got home ok and did some head scratching and finally realized there was no brake assist going on from the boosters. Got out my computer and my manuals and did the necessary research to find out what could be wrong. I found a place online who could provide parts for the two boosters on my…

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Added by Jimmy C. Bridges on April 24, 2014 at 6:33pm — 2 Comments

Finding Rv parts

It is very hard locating exact replacement parts for older and vintage RV's. Some companies have opened up and specialize is Replacement parts molded from factory molds etc, but they are more for Classic Tin cans... Not your everyday Joe building a not so famous Rv/trailer. Ive watched Vintage RV shows rebuilding a classic but havent come across a show with a 70's  Nomad etc. Each RV'er has his own taste in what they want,, A Lincoln,Cadillac or even the Rolls Royce of RV's,,Its all the…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on April 19, 2014 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

My new{ish} camper

Picked up a camper, hope it is "old" enough! 1989 Skamper by Dutchman, model 1850T. Had a price I couldnt refuse, but the round trip from SC to OH did add some expense. Slapped a set of new tires on it, checked the bearings and added grease, and off I went! Slow trip, trailer wanted to sway at 60mph, so I stuck to 58-59. That can be tough on I-77!

Got it home, made a few rot repairs. AC and heat strip work, hadnt checked the propane furnace yet. Water pump spins up, but I…

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Added by Robert W on April 15, 2014 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Routine Maintenance

 Soooooooooo, after three + months on the road and in Florida, its time to give the old girl some routine preventive maintenance. We may take a 5000 mile trip this fall to Utah and Colorado and Yosemite etc so I want her ready. Heres the plan:

 1: Found a broke muffler hanger clamp so built a new one to replace the temporary coat hanger until the new one was installed:

 2. Although there likely was NOT a problem, when my main black holding tank was completely…

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Added by John "T" Nordhoff on April 13, 2014 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

To Rebuild or not Rebuild?

Well, it was been 5 years since I was laid off from my job of 20 years and the money to continue restoring our custom classic 1973 Krager Kustom Koach dried up. I have not been able to afford to get the hydroboost system fixed let alone complete the interior rebuild. It sits in our driveway begging for the attention that I would love to lavish upon it. I power wash the outside of it every year to keep it looking as good as I can, despite its need for a completely new paint job.…



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Added by Roger Kidder on April 12, 2014 at 10:04pm — 6 Comments

Wd40 use

Amazing things you can use WD40 product,check it out its a pdf form.

http://wd40.com/files/pdf/wd40_no-35796812.pdf

Added by marcel lemieux on April 10, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Lessons Learned the Hard Way - New Title to Come

Woo Hoo! I made it through my first full winter in my RV! It was debatable a few times but I persevered. I learned so much and most of it was from this website. This is definitely my go to spot for info.

Still at the Caldwell RV Park here in Idaho and just got moved into a primo spot a few weeks ago. The Boise River is my front yard and a lake is my back yard. When I have the window shades up on the left side, all I can see is the lake and the RV's at the other end of the…

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Added by Jackie Berg on April 10, 2014 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

checking in

HI Friends,

it's been sometime since I checked in.

Someone here needs to rescue this baby

http://mansfield.craigslist.org/rvs/4406746878.html

As for myself I forgot to keep you updated with my posts on my travel blog…

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Added by carey masci on April 8, 2014 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

cmper cake

Added by Clifford Lee Gallington on April 6, 2014 at 9:57pm — No Comments

What are they thinking when building NEW trailers?

Sometimes it is a bad thing to be the nice guy in the RV parks,,, Not complaining, But alot of people get the word that I work on RV's and they come knocking on my door, or catch me tinkering outside.

A *newbie to the RV world has a 2 yr old Innsbruck by Gulf Stream 28 ft bumper pull trailer that has a serious water issue. The issue is,,, City water back filling into the fresh water holding tank. This results in the tank filling up, and being under pressure balloons the tank to almost…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on April 4, 2014 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Time for some maintenance

Getting Tomita ready for our next trip. Engine oil changed, generator tune up and oil change, radiator flushed. Having trouble with the windshield wipers, seems the motors have given up, will have to find where they are and how to get to them,  since I will probably have to remove the top of the dashboard, I will also find a way to install a new windshield washer pump system since it was missing when we got her. Probably some truck version will work, will see....

Added by rafael agrazsanchez on April 3, 2014 at 7:14pm — 1 Comment

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