June 2013 Blog Posts (24)

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Hi, this is my first time posting/blogging, so hope I am doing it right.  The front of my 1968 Aristrocrat Lowliner is in need of some TLC but I'm not sure how to proceed.  I figured the ugly brown added on tin piece in front was hiding something but was surprised when I took it off to see the big rip across the front.  From what I…


Added by Jeanne on June 30, 2013 at 2:39pm — 3 Comments

Leaf Springs next

Hi folks....I'm looking into to replacing the leaf springs on my '56 Terry.  The previous owners thought it was too difficult to change a tire because the camper is low, so they had the leaf springs put on top of the axle.  Now the camper is about 2.5 feet off the ground.  I'd like to switch and lower the camper, but not sure if current situation is a good one or not to keep?  I just brought my camper home from sellers and didn't quite master backing it up into the storage spot perfect, but…


Added by Patricia O'Brien on June 30, 2013 at 12:35pm — 2 Comments

Carey’s Treasure Filled Weekend

Hey Gang,

What an interesting weekend of finding treasures.

Saturday I went to the auction and arrived at my usual time of 10 pm. This auction starts at 6 and has been known to go into the wee hours of the night. One time it lasted till 4:30 am. They stay until all items are gone or people stop buying.

Unfortunately this time I bought only one small box of junk for $1.00 before they said thanks for coming. But there were a few things of merit in the small pile, scroll saw…


Added by carey masci on June 24, 2013 at 2:50am — No Comments

cost of tow

Anybody have their class C towed, while on the road?...curious about the appox cost....thinking about adding towing on my policy...I know you are at a disadvantage when you find yourself stranded.

Added by Doug Bryan on June 23, 2013 at 11:37am — 4 Comments

Maiden Voyage! March 9th

Beatrice is her name and camping is her game! 

She did great on our first trip out!

Toilet flushed and the heater kept us super cozy on 40 degree nights!…


Added by Valerie and Mark Woodard on June 18, 2013 at 8:33pm — No Comments

old girl

i like to get up and go .i love pa theres lots of sinic places to go nothing like jumping in your rv nnd just going

Added by patricia a neagle on June 17, 2013 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

Roof Repair

Up on the roof for the 1st time today. Holy Moley! Flashed 1 side of the a/c & moved to the other. Realized why it leaks so badly. Previous owner flashed over rusty seams. Kind of scared about what I uncovered. Have to grind down the rust & see if there's any roof left. Looks like there's at least 1 if not 2 other spots like this. Grrrrr... Hopefully won't fall through. 

Added by Kristen & Stu on June 16, 2013 at 12:15pm — 3 Comments

1979 Commodore Monitor

Just bought this motorhome. Its a 1979 Commodore Monitor by Holiday Rambler. It is a class C on a Ford E350. It has the 351 Windsor engine and C6 trans. It is the rear bathroom model. Does anyone know anything about this model or hopefully can get me hooked up with some electrical diagrams or any litterature. Have pictures posted.

Added by mike gibby on June 16, 2013 at 8:23am — No Comments

Phase two of class C rebuild continues.

We've had too much rain to pop out the large side window so I could put in the last of the new plywood. Yesterday was clear so I had at it. Of course the screw heads were rusted in place and just spun without moving. So I had to twist them out like this. 50 screws in all and 37 of them had to come out a half turn at a time. I was going to drill the…


Added by Jim Louiselle on June 16, 2013 at 7:26am — No Comments

1955 Spartan Royal Mansion

Yesterday I bought a 1955 Spartan Royal Mansion. It is not in the greatest of shape but I believe it to be restorable. The other option it to part it out so that others needing parts for their restorations could take advantage of the parts. Here are some of the things that are salvageable:

Interior cabinets, Kitchen sink, hall clothing closets with drawers, most window fixtures are serviceable or at best reusable/restorable.

The front sofa, the back bedroom, and the bathroom…


Added by David J. Litteral on June 13, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Info on Wigwam travel trailer ?????

I found these markings on tongue 

5000 Lbs. Gross Load


2" Ball


RockFord, Ill.

and this on web of tongue SHEFFIELD-KO

If you have any info on this , I would greatly appreciate the help I believe it is somewhere in the 1960 It is white and Teal at bottom & half up front . Will add photo's soon. Thank You !!

Added by Gwendera on June 12, 2013 at 8:54pm — No Comments

travco shocks

Anyone have any experience with air shocks on a 1964? Even with new leaf springs the front end is low. I have read about lift blocks and could easily machine some up but don't know about handling. 

Added by Dan Boldt on June 11, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments

'56 Terry 13' Brakes

Can the '56 Terry brake system be replaced when they wear out?  Current owner does not use the brakes and suggested I don't either as they are not replaceable  Any info on this issue, thanks.

Added by Patricia O'Brien on June 10, 2013 at 12:56pm — 1 Comment

travel trailer

I recently checked on my travel trailer which has been sitting in storage several months and I noticed the upper front end has warped. it looks like bubbles (under the skin). is this due to the elements? I guess its to late to invest in a cover. it does get windy and hot where its stored. anyone have any opinions as to how this damage may be occurring? trailer is 09 passport ultralight.

Added by Ruben Vega on June 9, 2013 at 1:41pm — 1 Comment

Two more days

Yesterday got the rust and scale off the hitch and propane racks. All cleaned up and ready to paint. Today primed all the cabinet doors. I didnt realize how many doors this little camper has ... A good weekend will bring time to do the finish coats on the doors and frames. More photos next week....safe travels

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more of the Whydah


Added by Nick Thegreek on June 5, 2013 at 7:02pm — 1 Comment

more of the Whydah


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