July 2012 Blog Posts (26)

Been fluid changing and baselining

 Change Diff Dope -

Pulled cover off diff (that is a lightweight little sucker) –dug stuff out  cleaned thoroughly inside diff and cover;  No metal shavings or unusual artifacts – HooYah! Red Silicone ATV Gasket as per redwing suggestion (Thanks for that)..Premium 85-90 straight  - with no LSD additive dope for the rear.. Slathered on the Red Silicone – put on clean cover and tightened bolts finger tight; Waited an hour for initial cure; Tightened bolts in a cross wise pattern until…

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Added by Angel on July 31, 2012 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

Wonderful News

just to let my rv friends know that we stopped the leak in the 1968 travelmaster after I poured the sealant to all the seams and corners. Been working on this for at least 6 mths. We are proud of this rv and wife is out trying to find another one . Keep up the good work and welcome to all the NEW MEMBERS!!!!!

Added by stan franzone on July 31, 2012 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Our First Trip with Scotty

We bought our first camper less than a month ago (2 weeks to be exact) and we are really excited. We had been looking for a “Scotty” for more than a year. Although our Scotty is more than 40 years old he is in pretty good shape. Not really good enough to take on a trip, but certainly weekend worthy. We chose a state park not too far from home, Cloudland Canyon. There were many more parks close by but we had visited all of them and this was a special trip.

Worn out,…

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Added by Mary Lesh on July 31, 2012 at 6:37pm — 2 Comments

Time to take Booboo out to play

At one of our favorite local hangouts and do some dry camping.  We have had weddings, Thanksgiving, Easter, birthday parties, family reunions, and just plain old camp outs here.  Christal clear spring water

that stays 68 degrees year round.  Natural built in AC if you sit by the water.  If you get hot, just get in it.…

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Added by Donna & Jim Frederick on July 31, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

How to find a Vintage Trailer at a reasonable price.

If you bought a vintage trailer or are looking for one you already know how hard and frustrating it can be. We have all looked on Craigslist either finding a good buy only to find out it is beyond repair or priced way beyond our budget. My wife and I found our 1966 kit for 500.00 and actually were looking at 3 different trailers at the same time. All were priced between 500.00 and a 1000.00 I might add none of these were advertised at all. Sound's interesting huh! My wife thought I was crazy…

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Added by Wade and Lisa Long on July 29, 2012 at 8:02am — 4 Comments

First time RV owners. We just bought a 1977 Dodge Cruise Master!

Does anyone know where we can get an owners manual? The seller said it was in the RV but it was not.

Added by Shelly Lynn Dumas on July 27, 2012 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Titling a Vintage Trailer in Kansas With No Title

I got this from a Friend a Few years back when looking for a Vintage Camper. Wishbone

The State of Kansas allowes an antique vehicle to be titled with a bill of sale only. An antique has to be 35 yrs. or older. So, a 1975 or older can be titled in the state of Kansas. You need to have the trailer  inspected by the inspection person(s) in your county, take the pink piece of paper, your bill of sale and the insurance card of the towing vehicle to the treasurers office to get a…

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Added by john"Wishbone"willems on July 26, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments

Sanding a fiberglass awning

I'm beginning sanding on my front and rear fiberglass awnings and am wondering what grit sandpaper I should begin with.

Added by Merv R. Berryhill on July 24, 2012 at 10:43pm — 1 Comment

Glad to be a part of forum

As we trudge along fixing up our 1977 Holiday Ramber TT.  Pulled all black plumbing lines and replaced with new white, new Toilet, Water Pump, Water Heater, Water Tank.  The more expensive things i.e. Furnace, Fridge, AC all working well.

New carpet in Living area, new Lino in kitchen, hallway, bath, bedroom.  Fixed roof leaks, but new one around fridge vent, replaced ceiling tile, painted it.  Kitchen cupboards all in good condition.  New mattress on bed.

Elec Jack works…

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Added by Merv R. Berryhill on July 24, 2012 at 9:24am — 1 Comment

Anyone hear of this company

I have an Old RV Class A type project that I cannot find ANY info about the vehical or even the company on the internet. It is a 1969 Show Mobile Made by Liesure Liner Inc out of Grants Pass Oregon. Do any of you know of this company or vehical??? Thanks for…

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Added by craig hamlin on July 19, 2012 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

What should I use to paint my roof?

I want to paint my roof which looks black and I need some input. I bought this Rv a few years ago and am trying to get it ready for a few more trips! Thanks too All!!!

Added by candi kloske on July 18, 2012 at 9:32pm — 2 Comments

Solar RV by a "newbie"

Disclaimer: I am NOT an expert on anything.  I have spent the past two years researching and reviving a 1957 Yellowstone for MY purposes and am learning a lot along the way.  I am always happy to share my own experience to save someone else the “joy” of the learning curve as it were.  My background includes ~6 years as a machinist, a lifetime of breaking then fixing things, 5 or 6 classic car restorations, and more recently the lure of the Internet to help bring me answers to new things. …

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Added by David Grant on July 17, 2012 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

1967 chariot

went camping ,first time out in this trailer .trailer has light problems ,brake lights work,directionals work.parking light only come on when the brake pedal is pushed in?.the lights that do work are dim .or non functional whom ever had this trailer made a mess of the wiring in the trunk,i clean up the birds nest of wiring and shorten up the wires and color coded them back [color to color]ive tried to connect some of the parking light but seem not to work even changed the hookup because both…

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Added by jay sylvester on July 17, 2012 at 5:08am — 1 Comment

New Fuel pump Problem

The new fuel pump I installed now has a pulse. The high pitch noise matches the engine and comes from the pump in the fuel tank. I unplug the pump and fuel guage and the noise stops. This is an 89 Pace Arrow on a P30 frame with a 454. New pump again or is this a common noise? Lowering the tank is the only way to get to it. Help

Added by Jim Sweet on July 17, 2012 at 12:43am — No Comments

FOUR AIRBAGS and level from to side

I'm thinking about a  four airbag systems and level going from side to side.

Also and thinking about  taking out one spring and have it lower when in parking space.

Real helpful  with the topes (speed bumps) in Mexico ,all most no springs  last  

Added by john nancy on July 16, 2012 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Almost had a tragedy

Many of you no doubt survived through the latest storm that devastated our state of WV and surrounding states. Power was off for days and in many places weeks!

Here is my Ole GMC that is truly a survivor. Big tree limbs fell on top but never caused any damage what so ever!…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on July 15, 2012 at 4:44pm — 4 Comments

No I did not drop off the face of the planet

 It has been pretty hectic here at home. The old GMC camper we worked on has done two excursions and performed flawlessly! We did break down and get a satellite set up because we are TV junkies.

I also have other interests as well. in my little shop in the basement I build custom motorcycles and have been doing so long before American Chopper hit the TV airways. I know that this is a camper forum

but many of the skills I used on the camper came in handy on this…

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Added by Nick Thegreek on July 15, 2012 at 4:35pm — 8 Comments

Our solar system set up

Since I am on the road (not in the motorhome) I can not add photos directly to this blog but I wanted to give and overview of our solar system.

Excerpt from my blog:

"Today my better half installed the 2 solar panels on Myrtle's roof, which give us 190 watts of free, clean power from the sun. The Carmanah 95 watt solar panels are hooked up to the Magna-sine sinewave inverter and the bank of two 6-volt US Battery brand batteries and it all works! We used a Go Power solar regulator and… Continue

Added by Myrtle on July 15, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Pulling a 5th wheeler with a V6 Ford Ranger.!!!

 People tell me it can't be done but it is just 1995 Willderness 21 footer fifth wheeler and a light weight at that . I've seen Toyoto 4 cylinders with a camper chasis. My Ranger has a towing package and has pulled a 21 ft  old 69 Holiday Rambler, which is a very heavy camper. What do y'all say? Hadn't put the hitch in yet. I'll let u all know what happens. comments are appreciated if helpful and not discouraging. I'm tired of the nay sayers....

Added by sherry Hill on July 13, 2012 at 7:38pm — 8 Comments

Dometic Awning Dilema

Well another day in the rv world where a manufacture turns ther back on a consumer without seeing or listening to their concerns.You would think that with all the money, and resourses the general public has, just a courteous call would show real honest business practice. So I will resolve myself to spend my resourses elsewhere so I can get a better bang for my buck.

I also want to say that to my fellow rv`er`s do all research possible on Awning `s being purchased. Keep moving on…

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Added by stan franzone on July 10, 2012 at 7:38am — 1 Comment

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