May 2009 Blog Posts (9)

I love Southern California!

SUMMER IS HERE! It means lots of activities for me, we had our "Spring Fling" which is my clubs biggest event. I hosted two contests, competed in 2 others, and overall had a fantastic time. This is my FA-18 jet …

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Added by Jim on May 30, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Gas Lines

Just got back from my local rv shop having my gas lines checked and tested. Good thing I did..my tech said I had an explosion waiting to happen! He replaced the connections on the main pipe where all connections fit into. then he refit and sealed all of the connections. My camper was leaking at every connection from the tanks to the stove...and all in between. Can we say BOOM!!!

Now we can use the stove as well as the gas lamp whenever we finally get to go out on the maiden voyage.

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Added by Sandy & Chris Springer on May 27, 2009 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Outfiting our RV - Suggestions Needed :)

Hi All,



We are buying all the important things for the RV... need suggestions for the following:



* Battery

* Generator (I think Pat answered this one already!)

* Sewer Kits

* Toilets (we have an Aqua-Magic III that came with the camper and it works fine and I'd rather not have to replace, but the idea of a seat that's been used by strangers for 32 years is a bit weird!) althought it might not be the original toilet.

* Tool Sets for the Road

* Gas… Continue

Added by Paul & Nicole on May 22, 2009 at 9:29pm — 3 Comments

Redoing Formica Countertops

Hi All. We just bought out first RV - a 1977 Prowler. We want to re-do the inside keeping it very 70s and one of the things we want to do is change the existing formica countertops. Does anyone have any experience with that? Any tips, advice, suggestions??? We're read that you can take the existing formica off (peel it using lacquer and a putty knife), sand down the surface to remove any adhesive, then get a formica kit and reface the countertops. Good? Bad? We'd like to see if anyone has done… Continue

Added by Paul & Nicole on May 21, 2009 at 2:27pm — 10 Comments

'T IS THE SEASON

HEY HEY, IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR. TIME TO HIT THE ROAD AND MAKE SOME MEMORIES. GAS IS OVER A DOLLAR CHEAPER THAN LAST YEAR. DONT FORGET YOUR CAMERA, THEN POST SOME PICS AND SHARE SOME STORY. I FOUND THE BEST WAY TO HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN YOUR R-V, IS TO SORT OF MOVE INTO IT A FEW DAYS BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME. YOU SLOWLY BRING WHAT YOU NEED AND FIGURE OUT WHERE TO STORE IT ALL. THIS ALSO IS A GOOD WAY TO TEST THINGS. HAVE A GREAT TIME.

P.S. YOU SINGLE LADIES THAT WANT TO RIDE ON THE BACK… Continue

Added by FRANK KRAHMER on May 21, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Out with the "Old" in with the "New"---Motor

The first thing an old tired bus needs is a new motor, not only for reliability but let’s face it I need more power Scotty!!! I don’t speak the VW language yet, I know enough V8 language to be dangerous, and barely know how to turn one on...Wait this is sounding familiar. Let’s just say I now have a whole new respect for people when they come into my computer repair office and tell me “I need more storage ram to speed up my hard drive, and my cpu is full , what do I need to fix it?” Then they… Continue

Added by Brian Hodges on May 11, 2009 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Our "new" Old VW Westfalia Camper Bus...

While on a National Parks vacation last year we saw old VW buses everywhere and they all looked like they were stuck in a time warp, back to a simpler time when camping just meant being outdoors and spending time by a campfire with the family.



Our old bus rolled off the assembly line in 1969… There was No personal computer, No WWW Internet, No Video Games, No Cell Phones, Not a single “luxury”…Basically to me what it might have been like going camping with the Skipper on Gilligan’s… Continue

Added by Brian Hodges on May 11, 2009 at 10:44pm — No Comments

ever wonder where, when, why or how we got the heart towards camping and enjoying God's creation?

my, 14 month older then i, brother 'stark' and i grew up, probbaly beginning at ages 5 and 6, just sitting for hours w/ our pencils, rulers, and crayons drawing these radical rigs, with matching colors, boats, trailers, jeeps, trucks, campers, you name it! we'd spend hours on end drawing, dreaming and staying out of our mom's way, creating our futures on paper. when i found this picture it made me wonder...just like listening to the beach boys all my… Continue

Added by steve pulver on May 7, 2009 at 9:39pm — No Comments

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1952 Fageol Bus Conversion, Port Towsend, Washington

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Added by Pat Daly on May 3, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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