Or more accurately the son of the original owner.
A week or so ago I was bored and decided to call a phone number on a Midas receipt I found in my '84 Allegro. It was the number of the owner at the time, but since it had sat so long I was pretty sure the number wasn't good anymore. But an answering machine picked up, with no custom message - just a robot voice saying to leave a message. I did. I didn't hear back from anyone until today when the son of the original owner…Continue
This would be a good picture ad. The Dealership would advertise, *MINOR water damage, Easy Fix. Reduced price. Regular price of $14,999.99,, clearance @ $10,995.99.. Get thee deals while the deals are hot. 1st come,1st served. Several models to choose from.
f.y.i. This is only for humor purposes…Continue
So ,,,you want to Full Time? Or Maybe Part time,(seasonal).
There are a bazzillion trillion tips online of what to expect. Ive read a lot of *TIPS,, and most of these are from Dealers and sales people. And with basic statistics, 97.5 of these Experts have never roughed it in anything older then a year old rig. They show on their video's parking in a fairy tale clover field with birds singing and fish splashing in a quiet pond, with no one else around for 300 miles. The night sky is…Continue
For the first time since I got the Diggity Dodge here I have done zero work inside of it. Reason?.....well..."reasons" actually.
This is the first weekend we have had no rain and the lawns were in seriously sorry shape. They absolutely had to get mowed or I would be calling them the fields and neighbor would be thinking I moved out.
Of course, just when I really really need it...the riding lawn mower goes on the fritz again. It's old....like me. LOL After hours…Continue
.......a good venting session.
Today I did both vent jobs, the heat duct vent box and the outside vent for the stove hood.
I tried to recondition the old stove vent out of the warped state using steaming water and putting weights on the vents in a large pan overnight. It worked somewhat, but not enough for me to be happy with it, it was still stained dirty, and I worried it would just go back to the warped state with time anyway.
So, I ordered two vents…Continue
....turns out to be the least damaged area of all.
I finally decided to tackle the main cab over window by removing the leftover paneling wood, having avoided it all this time because I just knew I was going to find major damage to the frame. Well.....it looks just fine! There is no damage around that window except for one little area in the lower right corner that falls into place with the right corner of the cab over that suffered water damage.. I can clean that up with…Continue
While Juno is at the mechanics, mom and I are tackling the curtains and upholstery. She'd finished one side of the dinette prior:
She used the old cushions as a template, and we salvaged the vinyl backings and the zippers. That's five inches of high density foam. Not cheap, but they cut, wrapped and glued the batting on for us. It sits well…Continue
Well, I can't blame the previous owners of Diggity Dodge for this one. It was clearly constructed this way.
The corner with the gaping hole of light in the cab over behind the passenger door was a bit more involved than I had thought. Originally I thought there was just a rust hole started there. Nah....that would be much too simple.
Here's the outside of that hole, and the reason for it. Notice the joining of the corner...the metal track wasn't a flush match over…Continue
Apparently my previous post was lost when I did a couple of edits, so going to try again and split it into two parts. If you think you've read it before, then you probably did! LOL!
Just wanted to give an update as it's been a little while and while progress is slow, it has been happening.
Most importantly Juno finally went to the mechanics!! WOOT WOOT.
My guy is awesome - he even came and got it for me since I was nervous about taking it on…Continue
Added by Dawn Michelle on June 18, 2017 at 11:05am — No Comments
Ahhhhhh,,,, how times have changed.. Im refering to how each generation has adapted to change.Looking back,,, the 1st RV trailers had candles for lighting,, then got fancy and started using fuel oil,, and then really fancy and went with propane lighting. Nothing saws roughing it with basic FIRE mounted to a WOOD wall. Then they decided, that might be a tad dangerous and incorporated electric lighting,, 1st with 12 Volt,, then 110/120 Volt,, and both .At the beginning, they mounted a propane…Continue
Sooo....I was told during a conversation yesterday with someone offline that a simple haphazardly installed bracket for a CB antenna could not possibly have caused so much devastation and damage to the cab over. I giggled....really....I did.
Of course, this prompted an official investigation for proof of the matter, including eye witnesses and photographs of the scene.
Can I get a witness??
The investigation provided enough evidence that the accused (the bracket) was…Continue
I was chatting briefly with Tina last night and was asked about pictures of the Travelcraft I call the Palace and I was reminded that I had none posted. A good while back I had the idea of revamping my picture file. It seamed like every one was updating their profiles and I jumped on the band wagon and got as far as deleting old pictures and changing my profile picture . Well as life often does, I was thrown a few curve balls from poor health to the loss of my very best friend of ten years…Continue
I THOUGHT....yeah..this is what I get for thinking...
that this was going to be a fairly easy job to do on this heater duct that is crushed by the frame of the couch/bed. Now, looking over this couch and how it is bolted together with no working room anywhere to dismantle it and then get it back together, I decided that was not happening. (I am reminded of Lakota's comment on ablog about an RV being built around a cabinet. I think this RV was built around this couch. LOL)…
I'm going to be heading out to work on the cabover this morning for a bit. Thunder in the distance, but it looks like it's going to roll north of me. Darn...need the rain here.
While I was having my cuppa's this morning I was looking around at upholstery fabrics. I thought I might stick with color schemes that go with the striping on the RV, blues and teals.
Here's a color combo choice I am mulling over, the dark plain color would be for the main seat…Continue
It was an exciting month for GORV's May. that is,, and into June to be fair,
What I have lernt,(non politically correct spelling mind you) is You can secure a wobbly antennea on a class C by finding a spare lag screw in the ole tool box and driving it into the front corner and then affixing a zip tie to hold it. That in itself is a feat of engineering. Can you imagine the time it must have taken them to sit down and using their algebra and trig education along with a 1st year college…
Today's Pocono 400 race was the first trip out this season with the old Allegro. I am the world's worst procrastinator. I didn't get to half of the work that I wanted to do on the rig before I left. And I had to leave the race early because I have school work due at midnight (that I am not doing right now - I'm typing up this post instead :) )
In my basement...which suffered major water damage when a sump pump gave out during a heavy rainstorm (water seeped in through a crack in a block. The ground could not keep up with the water)
...is a drop ceiling. The tiles suffered damage with warping from the humidity, so they all had to come down. I have loads of channeling in the crawl space, and I looked at that and wondered.
It worked! I screwed this channeling onto both sides of the 2x4 where the ceiling was dropping…Continue
Okay, the hard part of the framing inside is done. Those 2x4's were purely exasperating trying to get them up without a helper. My arms were screaming murderly.
I am going to hafta to do the 2x2's between the 2x4's because of the length of the 2x4 run. As soon as I took down the support lifts the ceiling sank in the middle a bit. So, hopefully the 2x2's will stop that from happening.
I did some toe nailing and did angle brackets on one. And this wood splits easily. I like the…Continue