May 2012 Blog Posts (19)


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 many options and little money.  I really love fixing her up

Added by Kimberely Perry on May 31, 2012 at 5:18pm — 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.…


Added by Nick Thegreek on May 31, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments

New Trailer Modeled after 1947 Cabin Car

Having finished and have for sale the "Wallabago"

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…


Added by Glenn Wallin on May 31, 2012 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

hi everyone


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.

Gotta GoGo


Added by carey masci on May 25, 2012 at 9:56pm — 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…


Added by Glenn & Carmen Johnson on May 23, 2012 at 6:13pm — No Comments


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.


Added by Jeff & Natalie Shauberger on May 21, 2012 at 5:21pm — 2 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 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 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…


Added by larry lawson on May 21, 2012 at 3:55pm — 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…


Added by Dwayne Burgess on May 21, 2012 at 12:07am — 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…


Added by Kimberely Perry on May 19, 2012 at 8:36pm — No Comments

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 7:05am — No 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;…


Added by Dwayne Burgess on May 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments


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 11:03am — 4 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 5:32am — 1 Comment

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 12, 2012 at 12:15am — No 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 11:53pm — No Comments

What about insurance for the old timer?

What's everyone doing for insurance on their old rigs?

National Interstate said "Too old".


Added by john nancy on May 3, 2012 at 4:18pm — 2 Comments

1967 chariot

looking for some answers about this trailer ,can any one help me out ,whats the small ball ,located on the right side of hitch for ?some say for stabilizer bar but can't find who sells them or how they connect to my truck [help]see my awesome trailer today ,didn't look like this when it was given to me by sister

Added by jay sylvester on May 3, 2012 at 7:55am — 2 Comments

Cargo Trailer Conversion

Just finished a cargo trailer conversion. 5X10 V nose was gutted, insulated, lined with cedar and set up as a small RV. We took it to N. Wisconsin last weekend and everything went very well. If you'd care to see the build they are

Added by Glenn Wallin on May 3, 2012 at 6:09am — 1 Comment

i love wal mart

hello all - the lady and i took the dolphin[rascal] out for some fishing here in loveland colorado.we had a great time. the photos i posted were from our overnight stop at wal mart.there were a few rvers allready there.very friendly folks.we cooked a great dinner and watched a movie and slept great!! we left in the am and headed out for more fishing.thank you wal mart you will have all of my business.  larry/lorie

Added by larry lawson on May 2, 2012 at 5:45pm — 3 Comments

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