April 2015 Blog Posts (12)

hi  I have the 92 travelcraft got it in cold weather replaced board  at cab to side went ok. lift mi cold weather motor home  pump leaked got new one oneon way to Tx..fand out . did not sevice for wi…


I have the 92 travelcraft got it in cold weather replaced board  at cab to side went ok.

lift mi cold weather motor home  pump leaked got new one oneon way to Tx..fand

out . did not sevice for winter. will have alot of work when i get home but have a lot of fun


Added by harrell cook on April 29, 2015 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

1984 Chevy Champion RV

Hi everyone,

I am definitely new at this..blogging etc.

I have a 1984 Chevy Champion RV. I will post photos as soon as I figure out that process :)

Anyway, mechanically RV in great shape. My biggest frustration is the fiberglass(I assume) body has separated from the metal cab. Sadly, every type of filler one can imagine has been used to seal. The vibration of driving simply tears any of that apart.You can further imagine the water leaks.

Pictures will better explain no… Continue

Added by Lizann Swett on April 28, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

Do I?

My husband and I have been chatting all day while he is at work and looking on line. Do I do it? Will it work out? I am so up in the air about it...I just don't know...but....

I found this 2016 REISSUE 16' Shasta in Iowa. Now, I am in Washington state. I have talked to the salesmen and a finance guy and we will know something tomorrow by 2pm.

I really don't know if I should do this as being almost killed sticks in my mind every moment with the other…


Added by Leah on April 27, 2015 at 6:26pm — 1 Comment

What to do?

We were delivered some bad news today.  Our beloved Bertha not only needs her transmission rebuilt but also needs new brakes.  She came to us for free but now it looks like we need to invest approximately $5,000 in order to get her up and running.  We are emotionally invested in Bertha but $5,000 on our salaries is a serious commitment.  We are both dreamers and love adventure so we are already leaning toward biting the bullet.  In reality we have five more years until all of our children…


Added by Jeffrey and Karin Cloutier on April 27, 2015 at 10:42am — 3 Comments

Long Time...No Talk...

Hey Everyone...

  Hope you are well. I haven't been on in quite some time as my feelings go back and forth. At this point there is a part of me that wants another vintage tin can, and then I shy away. I've looked in Craig'slist in Washington and honestly I cannot believe what I am seeing.

  For a P.O.S. people want $6,000 up to $20,000 which is absolutely absurd. If I was to get another, at this point I would get one that is redone as I don't think I could poor…


Added by Leah on April 26, 2015 at 8:47pm — 6 Comments

Upholstery fabrics selected!

We had a very productive weekend!  After our Sunday plans went awry we decided to take a trip to Marden's.  For those of you who aren't privileged to live in the northeast, you may not know the pleasure of Marden's; it's a surplus salvage store where you can discover the most random and amazing things amongst a lot of junk.  We went looking for duck cloth to reupholster the dinette cushions as well as the cushion on the back couch/bed.  Our first attempt was thwarted by an overly aggressive…


Added by Jeffrey and Karin Cloutier on April 21, 2015 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

Winnebago's Thermo-Panel Construction "Panel Replacement" ?

Has Anyone ever done their own Duplication of the Thermo-Panels used by Winnebago in their first RV'S?. Other than the heat, pressing. It would seem possible to fabricate close to the original.

And as I have a Roof that has structural sagging. I Chose not to just brace up the panels and just add

an additional layer of thin, structural plywood. Or 3/4 inch T&G.  I have found a company that make newer stuff for trailers. But I would like to save the cost (if feasible) by…


Added by Erik Anderson on April 20, 2015 at 10:05pm — 4 Comments

Brake System Help, on a 1970 Winebago D-24 with a Dodge B300 Chsissis.

I''m Looking for a Brake system Diagram for this 1970 Winnebago D-24.  Appears to be  Powered Assisted by a Center driver's rail.  Dual Vacuum Assisted  additional Brake cylinders,With a Brake cylinder & Pedal, coming from the Forward controls  Any one a Vintage mechanic?,  She Got a Beautiful 413 RB B.B. Dodge Motor in her. "That should be good for 8 mile per gallon…

Added by Erik Anderson on April 19, 2015 at 9:38am — 7 Comments


Spring is here, I have been working on my recently acquired '85 E350 based Coachman Classic class c MH. Mostly all original except for prior owner replaced the refer and gen.  I am replacing non functional roof AC and applying liquid rubber to roof. After that will clean the exterior, redo trim tape and  apply 5 coats of Zep wax.

On a more active front, we have scheduled our 1st weekend in our 1997 Newmar American Star 30' 5th wheel to the Washington coast in 10 days. We will join two…


Added by Ad Addison on April 13, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Venture Trailers

I started this earlier. We just bought a 1988 Venture 32 foot travel trailer. No one seems to know anything about it & there seems to be quite a few mysteries.Are there any good detectives out there who may know something about these trailers? I had never heard of this brand but wife fell in love with the interior so we bought as is , where is.

Added by Jay Gentner on April 6, 2015 at 4:07am — No Comments

converter for my trailer

I was wondering what you guys would recommend for a converter for my trailer, that way i can charge my batteries while plugged in without having to run my external battery charger. thanks for any info

Added by John Rasmussen on April 5, 2015 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

1973 wildrness

  • i was wondering if anybody could tell me the wiring diagram for a 1973 wilderness or if anybody could tell me how to wire it properly, i have 110v working properly but i don't have any 12v for anything…


Added by John Rasmussen on April 4, 2015 at 8:32pm — No Comments

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