May 2012 Blog Posts (24)

Ols bus next two

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Added by Rick Stafford on May 31, 2012 at 11:50pm — 1 Comment

Old buses First two

Well Pat , Here are some photos of buses I drove . The first one is of a 1950 Dodge school bus which my dad had when I was a kid. 45mph top speed! Flat head 6 4 speed and really geared low with a mountain range rear end. dad used it in the summer and worked carnivals. next is me in Kansas City mo in front of the Trailways depot. A 1959 GMC 4104. Next is my old baby a 1972 Eagle 05 318 4 speed. taken up in Colorado. I am thinking this was…

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Added by Rick Stafford on May 31, 2012 at 11:48pm — 1 Comment

update:)

got the wood to fix the roof short a few pieces going to pick up some paneling havent decided what to do with the floor yet....so many options and little money.  I really love fixing her up

Added by Kimberely Perry on May 31, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments

A few photos

Okay sorry it took so long to get the shots up from our first shake-down trip to the other end of the state.

Here she is sitting at the campground in Beckley,WV This is a great place to stay. It sits right above the Beckley Exhibition coal mine and complex which showcases the early days of coal mining and how the miners lived and worked.…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on May 31, 2012 at 2:31pm — No Comments

New Trailer Modeled after 1947 Cabin Car

Having finished and have for sale the "Wallabago" http://s1101.photobucket.com/albums/g440/Seabee74

I'll be starting a new trailer fashioned after the 1947 Cabin car and will use a reclaimed and refinished frame from a Camper Deville pop-up. It'll have a cook stove, AC, 2 sinks, cooler, TV/DVD, queen bed & porta-potty…

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Added by Glenn Wallin on May 31, 2012 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

hi everyone

Friends,

I am in the Philippines.  Only had time to post on my blog.

I have been posting away.... make a cup of coffee and enjoy the reading.

http://whatsoncareysmindtoday.blogspot.com/2012/05/number-1-philippines.html

Gotta GoGo

Carey

Added by carey masci on May 25, 2012 at 8:56pm — 1 Comment

from GizMag Dream RV power!!

Siemens tests "eHighway of the Future" vision with tram-like overhead cables

With most major auto manufacturers now actively developing electric vehicles, the drive towards a zero emission…

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Added by Glenn & Carmen Johnson on May 23, 2012 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Refrigerator

We have a domestic royale frig.(3 way elec., gas and dc.)

When we are plugged in to electric it goes onto the ac side for a while and the check light comes on and when we reset it goes back to electric then jumps to gas.  Does anyone knows why it jumps to gas. 

Plus the lower part doesn't seem cold but the freezer is doing great.

Any help or info would be great.

Nat

Added by Jeff & Natalie Shauberger on May 21, 2012 at 4:21pm — 3 Comments

standing room only

hello all hope every one is doing well.we took the rascal out for a few days for some fishing and relaxing.at the end of our trip we decided to go to our favorite wal mart and spend the night.and to do some shopping.there had to be 25 rvs in the lot.there is a lot that is typically only used by rvs and semis.i parked next to a nice 71 travco.it was hot and there were a few people out talking and we had a good time.i posted 2 pics. of the travco.but the best part was when we all left it…

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Added by larry lawson on May 21, 2012 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Many thanks Chris (and yes I do), John T and Pat. I thought I would get a chance this weekend to follow up on your suggestions and hopefully find it all to be a minor problem but I ended up with yard…

Many thanks Chris (and yes I do), John T and Pat. I thought I would get a chance this weekend to follow up on your suggestions and hopefully find it all to be a minor problem but I ended up with yard sprinkler problems so the MH took second priority. Hopefully some time this week I can pull the cover and follow your suggestions!

Many thanks to all…

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Added by Dwayne Burgess on May 20, 2012 at 11:07pm — No Comments

it's about time

Due to no money we had to put the rv on hold for a year.  We did strip it down to fix the one side (driver's side ) wall had slid and my the time we took everything out we seen the floor looking not very safe.  So, we did some thinking and thought we might just scrap it but we have had so many dreams about this lil motorhome especailly when the motor is so strong.  Now, we have decided to fix the floor and wall fix it up how we want to I am so excited....she is a gem just needing some…

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Added by Kimberely Perry on May 19, 2012 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

The Play Pak is going out to play.

Well we are planning our next venture from Panama City Fl to Va Beach Va.  We will leave out 5/29 and spend the 1st nite close to Atlanta at Lake Lanier CG Van Pugh South.  Anyone familier with the place?  2nd nite will be Longwood Park by John Kerr Dam VA.  We will have our 1973 Playpak.  Haven't made reservation for on the way home yet, or dates.  Happy camping everyone. 

Added by Donna & Jim Frederick on May 19, 2012 at 6:05am — 1 Comment

My thoughts on the GoRV Site

What really is unique here is the diversity of folks and their rigs... from authentic restored (or in process of restoring) first-gen bumper pulls and coaches to first-gen conversions (school bus into elegant motorhome type), to  the ones who start with a blank sheet of paper and build their own "right" rig to simply taking a production piece and trying to update and refresh it for another round of service.  They are all great!

Sure we all must enjoy camping, traveling, boondocking,…

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Added by Angel on May 17, 2012 at 10:05pm — 4 Comments

RV is Dead!

I have a 2004 Class C Motor Home on a Ford Chassis. I make it a point of starting and running the engine and generator at least once a month when it is not in use. A couple of months ago I was running the engine and I hit the start button on the generator. There was a loud "Pop" and everything stopped. I can not get the engine or the generator to turn over.

I assumed it was a fuse under the hood but when I pulled the cover off the fuse box I could not determine which fuse is which;…

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Added by Dwayne Burgess on May 16, 2012 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

NEED VINTAGE TIRE RIM

We can't find any older rims for our camper and we need an extra for a spare. Does anybody know where we might find one?

Added by Natalya Helvie on May 16, 2012 at 10:03am — 4 Comments

Floor Coating

(not affiliated, commissioned, etc)

If you're curious - the brand is Armor Garage.  They build a good case why their product is better than the rest.  I am also using their roof sealant as well.  I'll post pics when I get that done.



The logic - I wanted a "once and done" floor coating that is resistant to harsh service (as in RV), and easy to clean and maintain.  Also, will add to the structural integrity of 27 year old flooring - yet not add much weight and still be flexible…

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Added by Angel on May 13, 2012 at 1:26pm — 2 Comments

Back from shake down

Well we made it back yesterday afternoon from our first Shake Down trip with the camper. I gotta say I am so proud of how well she ran- we averaged 60-70 MPH and she never missed a lick! The gas mileage was not so great how ever she does have 4/11 rear gears so that did not help.

Everything functioned as needed and we enjoyed our stay at the New River park campground in Beckley,WV. I will be putting up photos and more in my blog soon.

Added by Nick Thegreek on May 12, 2012 at 4:32am — 2 Comments

taking off my camper

hi i need some advice, i want to take my camper off my coachmen. at that point make a nice wooden floor. the van has 75,000 miles and runs greatni would get so much more out of it. we done do much camping anymore, needs a lots of work. has anyone did this?

Added by Bob & Wanda Smith on May 11, 2012 at 11:15pm — 5 Comments

A Quick Update

Read about getting our 1972 ready for paint at Rollin' in the Years. We're getting closer to being done.

Added by Gary Gass on May 5, 2012 at 10:53pm — 1 Comment

Paint Question

I hope this is the right place to pose a question.  We have an older pull behind trailer.  It is aluminum outer walls.  I have a few projects that need done to it on the inside, discover some leak issues around or near the roof A/C unit, one area at the front wall, seal the tub/shower area as well as remove chipping paint.  That being said in the way of a basic description of my issues, now to the question.

The front window cover appears to be fiberglass, that in my best…

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Added by Paul G. Meinke on May 3, 2012 at 9:50pm — 7 Comments

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