April 2017 Blog Posts (16)

And the major sealing is done!!!!!!

Can I say yeehaw!  I'm finally off the roof!!  

The new ac shroud came in last week (Camping World order took about a week direct from manufacturer).  Fixing the old one became an exercise in futility.  I did learn a lot about fiberglass, though, from my mistakes.  I don't regret my decision - it looks great.  The old shroud is going to become a little goldfish pond.

So, confessions.  I have come to despise dicor with a passion.  Stuff didn't set up fast, I was…

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Added by Dawn Michelle on April 30, 2017 at 7:50pm — 2 Comments

Tiddle bits of bits and bits.

Ive been keeping tabs with an old school RV'er,, retired metal worker, turned road gypsy as he calls it,, A fair term would be full time RV'er.

He been slipping in a few of his *trade secrets to me as we converse and he has some pretty cool ideas.One idea that caight my attention, was one idea I have used in a regular Van, blocking off the front drivers area from the rest of the van. Incorporating a airplane cockpit doorway.

Being a fancy arched doorway.Some service delivery…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on April 30, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments

The rejuvenation continues!!!

Work continues on the rejuvenation of my 1978 Coachman Cadet camper. I am now looking for some suggestions on how best to refinish my stove top. Stove top has surface rust/pits which I have wire brushed down to bare metal. I want to refinish it in a black gloss. I tried a high heat barbeque spray paint and all I'd did was flake off. Sprayed the paint directly on the metal, no primer. Any suggestions on how to prepare surface and what kind of paint to use that will hold up to heat. Was wondering… Continue

Added by Rick Adams on April 30, 2017 at 2:03pm — 1 Comment

Butyl caulk

Finally got the delam fixed today. Folks please replace your butyl caulk around windows at least every ten years a lot of GOOD OL RVS go to camper heaven because people are to lazy to do it. Not hard and not exensive just do it.

Added by Gary Rowe on April 29, 2017 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Repairing a tail light bulb.

You mean,, Not everyone likes simple jobs?

Take for example, replacing a simple tail light bulb on your RV.

Its not rocket science,, right?  You get the correct screw driver,, after several trips to the tool box,, making you think that you should have brought the tool box with you. You start to unscrew the 1st screw,, and you turn and turn and turn and turn and turn some more,, then turn some more,, stopping to check your progress,,, so far so good,, its not stripped, so you…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on April 29, 2017 at 12:01am — No Comments

To Tackle a plumbing job.

The weather is finally some what predicatble so its time to attack the honey do list, As of to date,, 4,972 pages in small text. Now 4,963 are of a NOT needed immediatly,, like the hot tub/jaccuzzi,pool table,skeet shooting platform and zip line.I have definitly scratched off the olympic sized swimming pool,, apparently you need a permit for that.

I am going to go with full plumbing replacement. This is after I tackled a copper to plastic crimp fitting connector. These are the…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on April 23, 2017 at 5:36pm — 5 Comments

Creative non logical Humor. with a twist of insanity

After reading several new additions to the conversations here,,It seems the warm weather is finally getting here and the folks up north can finally come out of hybernation and can now see their Rigs,,, as not being buried in 20 feet of snow. To go out and see how many family's of varments have taken up winter residency. Hopefully none,, but ya never know,, Do a double check for bears inside,, Ive heard bears are getting smarter,,, they do enjoy the comforts of a queen sized bed, and where…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on April 23, 2017 at 3:27am — 1 Comment

Rigging a Vent Fan - Cheap Mod

Because I have a lot of things to sort out on my new-to-me-rig, as well as a limited budget, there are some places I'm going to have to make some compromises, at least initially.  Juno came with two ceiling vents, but no fans.  Decided that was something I had to modify, and I did consider replacing them, but ultimately decided for now to rig fans into the opening.  This is by no means either pretty or convenient, but it's workable and will save me about $400 I can spend elsewhere.…

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Added by Dawn Michelle on April 22, 2017 at 8:09pm — 1 Comment

Yes, poltergeist do exist

I had posted about my previous gas water heater being possessed by evil demons, a.k.a. poltergeist. RV guy, totally tore it apart. Flushed the channels and compartment. Installed every component with new out of the box. Hooked gas up to it, set regulator pressure and flipped it on. Of course it was just a teaser for a few minutes till the evil demons decided to show themselves, irractic flame, burps, hick ups, then poof, flame out and several failed attempts to restart. He has confirmed that…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on April 20, 2017 at 11:05pm — 1 Comment

Wonderful weather for tinkering.

Finally,, a wonderful day to tinker,, Weather guy says NO rain forcasted,, temps in the upper 70's, light breeze,,  Really couldnt ask for a better day to get into some type of mischief. Started off looking for some epoxy to fix the handle on a pot cover,,, and I think a gremlin hid it someplace,,OR, I put it someplace so I wouldnt lose it. ummm I lost it. Okayyyyy,, thats 1 thing on the to do list that apparently isnt getting done today. I get a call from the local cable company saying…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on April 14, 2017 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Nickel Dime tours dot dot dot on the road...

KnI... will be taking a tour to Detroit in two weeks not not? The cabin is ready.

Added by nickel&dime tours on April 14, 2017 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Another happy day.

Just so your for warned,,, Im baaaaaaaack..

I woke up this morning around noonthirty, dragged my happy self with one eye open to get my 1st cup of coffee.I pass by the bathroom mirror and scared the heck out of myself,, Gotta love bed head,,, seems like gremlins in the middle of the night sneak in while your sleeping and go all bonzai on the ole hair do,,, Or was it that 4 day binge in Vegas? Anywho,, I finally choke down the 1st cup of coffee as my second eye slowly peels itself open…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on April 10, 2017 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Refrigerator Repair - Trav'ler by Elixir

Ok, so I have this 1976 Tioga Sportsman which has been really good to me. I bought this thing in 2014 while I was working in Oregon. I have since driven it back to my home state of Texas and have it parked in my back yard with all the amenities hooked up it. It is a real conversation piece when my friends and family come over to visit and I tell them that me and my wife have lived in it. Anyways.....I am really starting to ramble here, and the real reason I am blogging is to cover another…

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Added by Tioga Sportsman on April 9, 2017 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Newer RV updates

I had the pleasure of talking with a bonafide RV restoration specialist.

He restores vintage and New RV's and everything in between.

I learned a lot from just spending the day about the difference from a by gone time to newer technology. He explained ,,as most of us know that the Older RV's were built to last,, like Dads old Chevy.. to last 20 plus years,, with quality,proud workmanship in each model. Time goes on and manufacturers were falling into a slump with RV sales…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on April 7, 2017 at 9:34am — 6 Comments

Breaking down

ugggh driveshaft down. I have got to say if you are going to breakdown in the Carolina's, do it real close or into a work zone. They tow you for free. Yeppie

Added by Christine on April 2, 2017 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

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