July 2014 Blog Posts (17)

unknown make

  Hi All,

          we are new to rving, but have tent camped for years. we recently got a pull behind from a good friend. it was in her barn. in decent shape and will be fun to restore. only problem is there are no names or makes on it. only a metal tag on the tongue that reads.


                        Edgerton, OHIO

                     ser. no. 4039

               model no.  1170  16



Added by Karl Helsinger on July 25, 2014 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Battery problem fixed

Well my problem with the battery in the truck not charging has been fixed now. After having the alternator checked, the wiring all tracked and checked, it turns out the problem was the regulator. As luck would have it, when I bought this rig it came with a box of 'stuff' which looked like a lot of junk. In there was another regulator and when the guys tried it, it worked. So with the new regulator in place, I took her for a run and she did well, charging the battery. But after about 5 klm…


Added by Francie Enman on July 22, 2014 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment

1970 Glastron RV


I have a 1970 Glastron RV. It is the yellow and white. Does anyone know about how many of these exist?
We are wanting to sell it but we have no idea what it is worth. Are there any ideas on what to list it for. Unfortunately, it is not running. It would be a great one. Body is in great shape. Love this vintage RV. Any tips would be deeply appreciated!


Added by Jerry Simmank on July 22, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

EFI conversion for 454 GM motor. Anyone done one ?

I have purchased a Airstream Argosy with a 454 GM motor. I love the coach for its beauty and retro aircraft style. ( Im a pilot) but, to my point and question. I am looking for anyone who has done a conversion from a Carburetor to a throttle body EFI ( electronic fuel Injection) There are several manufactures that now make a drop in bolt on kits starting at around 2 grand.

The benefits include better fuel economy , easier starting and reliability. The long term benefit is an…


Added by jeff york on July 18, 2014 at 1:21am — 5 Comments

FYI leaking water tank

OK found out that my tank is made of polyethylene and you can't patch with fiberglass. So I started looking for information on the internet U- Tube had great info on the how to repair it you must use polyethylene rod and soldering iron it looked like a 40 watt. They don't tell you where to get the rod you need. and if you over heated you will make the hole bigger. They sell plastic welding machines they are between 1000.00 & 2000.00 Yea right! OK I will find the rod and we will try this…


Added by Norma Jean de Leon on July 15, 2014 at 7:54am — No Comments

got a new puppy a couple of months ago, so every spare minute of time is going to him and not the camper. Put new calipers and pads on and went last weekend for a much needed rest! will be going agai…

got a new puppy a couple of months ago, so every spare minute of time is going to him and not the camper. Put new calipers and pads on and went last weekend for a much needed rest! will be going again next weekend and hope to eventually keep going on the rebuild. Everything is probably going to wait until early October or next spring to do any more. We just can't bear the thought of ripping it apart and not camping for a couple of years. On the bright side, I found a complete set of Pacific…


Added by Jim Louiselle on July 13, 2014 at 8:50pm — No Comments

RV Vice

 I'm a good hand to carry a lot of spare parts and tools when we take the RV cross country, and a buddy of mine had a small 2 inch Receiver mounted Vice SO I HAD TO HAVE ONE LOL and built this today.  Its handy if ever needed and better then the first wife…


Added by John "T" Nordhoff on July 9, 2014 at 3:08pm — 3 Comments

Florence the Ford and Lilly the Trailer on their first Adventure

Added by Sara Glasgow on July 9, 2014 at 10:09am — No Comments

weekend 2


i have no clue with the spacing is messed up on my blog, sorry.

Added by carey masci on July 3, 2014 at 1:31am — No Comments

Last Weekend

Hey Gang,
I have no clue what happened to the spacing on this so read it as is until I correct it.


Added by carey masci on July 1, 2014 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Caboose back wall up using car siding


Added by Glenn Wallin on July 1, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments

Caboose floor with step down built


Added by Glenn Wallin on July 1, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments

Caboose frame after refinshing


Added by Glenn Wallin on July 1, 2014 at 7:53am — No Comments

Caboose frame before refinishing


Added by Glenn Wallin on July 1, 2014 at 7:52am — No Comments

New Trailer Build

Building a new trailer in the form of a train caboose..........pic shows caboose and the start using a repurposed pop-up camper frame 11 feet long..........more pics as progress gets going hayden-caboose%5B1%5D.IMG_2278.JPG

Added by Glenn Wallin on July 1, 2014 at 7:51am — No Comments

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