July 2015 Blog Posts (18)

Anti sway bar bushings on a P 30 chassis Airstream Argosy

Ok, this one is probably an obvious one. I need new rear anti sway bar bushings. I am writing this one in hopes of helping others by bringing attention to all of you to check your rear sway bar. front one too. I will give credit here to my friend Greg Blue. Fireman and Airstream expert from southern Florida. 

I noticed my Airstream Argosy motor coach seems to sway to much in the butt. Side to side sway as in a top heavy feel. I just installed new Air springs in the front and…

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Added by jeff york on July 31, 2015 at 10:24am — 11 Comments

Electrical schematic for '77 Century 29' TT

Looking for the electrical schematics and owner's manual if anyone has any clue where I could find them.

Added by Tom McIalwain on July 30, 2015 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Possible vapor lock or ??? 454 / 496 GM motor

I had an odd incident last night. I pulled my 1977 Airstream Argosy 454 / 496 GM powered coach out of storage. I ran it about 10 minutes before leaving and then drove about 25 miles and stopped for gas. I pumped about 22 gallons of regular gas into it. It sat maybe 20 more minutes running while I pumped the gas. Then, right after I pulled out, the motor shut down. I got it to restart and then as soon as I got through the intersection it shut down again. I could hit the key and it would…

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Added by jeff york on July 30, 2015 at 1:26pm — 31 Comments

When contracting out work on your RV.

With the recent article and attention to the *SCUM BAG, who takes, hard working folk's money to repair,restore,upgrade etc and then not do the work,, We all have to get our radars up in full attention mode.

As with ANY type of work, whether it be your home or RV, Check and double check there credentials and Local Reputation.

Now don't get me wrong,, there are some down home good ole fashioned folks who enjoy doing this stuff in their retirement years to keep them busy and to…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on July 28, 2015 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

Renoing in the weathert

The problem with doing restoration work when u don't have a garage for it is keeping things dry. After two months of putting tarps on and off I fond a great deal on a 10x20 canopy with a 9'6" peak. Three storms later all is well (and dry)

Added by Philip Lee on July 23, 2015 at 12:48am — 1 Comment

Alright, well now that I have roof that will not collapse under my weight…(I hope)…I have started the install of the new roof vents.    This is a fairly minor project, but I was happy to be able to g…

Alright, well now that I have roof that will not collapse under my weight…(I hope)…I have started the install of the new roof vents. 

 

This is a fairly minor project, but I was happy to be able to get the roof sealed from all of the known leaks! 

 

The biggest time saver I can recommend after doing several jobs now where I had to get to clean metal to ensure adhesion…it use a wire brush on a drill attachment (or something similar), this ended up being the fastest…

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Added by Brett Webb on July 22, 2015 at 4:42pm — 5 Comments

my letter to the garage your thought?

Joe,

This letter concerns my 1969 Dodge A100 Xplorer also known as the Go-Go Bus.

I am very shocked and dismayed with the treatment of my vehicle that was left in your care. It is a show vehicle meaning I attend shows with it and it is the basis…

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Added by carey masci on July 21, 2015 at 1:22pm — 2 Comments

Ok, so next step in the roof ceiling repair…. I wanted to install the panel into the ceiling.   I had been happy with the Epoxy resin I used to assemble the panel so I wanted to try using this same m…

Ok, so next step in the roof ceiling repair…. I wanted to install the panel into the ceiling.   I had been happy with the Epoxy resin I used to assemble the panel so I wanted to try using this same method to attach the panel onto the aluminum skin. 

 

First I cleaned up the underside of the aluminum roof:

 

Pre:

 

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Added by Brett Webb on July 21, 2015 at 12:51pm — 4 Comments

1980 Dodge sportsman Motor Home

We just looked at an interesting Motor Home. Looks like it will run out good and interior is very usable and price is excellent ($500) . But, the tires are very old and it hasn't been run long time for about 10 yrs.

I suspect it will need 6 new tires and wheels probably. 8.00 x 16 LTS . Does anyone know what would be the best tire / wheel combo? And, maybe best cost?

Thanks,

Paul

Added by Paul Nichols on July 20, 2015 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Rescue

Yesterday I rescued a 1953 Kencraft Travel Trailer!

It's a disaster - with great bones/structure.

Kinda wish I knew more about this rig.



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Okay so now that I have been poking around in my project I have a better idea what needs to happen. I will need to rebuild the entire back wall, repair the actual wheel well on the drivers side, three roof panels need replacing, front wall is pretty dry rotted, six windows do not even fit the frame work, the fiberglass roof is… Continue

Added by Simply Lesa on July 18, 2015 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

dodge440 with 727 transmission

Does any one know how to adjust the trans kick down rod on the 727 trans it wont down shift when going up a hill 

Added by James and Yvonne Hoak on July 15, 2015 at 8:57pm — 5 Comments

Hello again,   Slight change of direction over the weekend, I have been looking for a replacement A/C unit for the Minnie-Webbie to upgrade the broken, dirty old swamp cooler that was currently insta…

Hello again,

 

Slight change of direction over the weekend, I have been looking for a replacement A/C unit for the Minnie-Webbie to upgrade the broken, dirty old swamp cooler that was currently installed on the RV.

 

Well I happened to find a A/C unit advertised on craigslist on Friday, very near my house.  So, I went and checked it out, it looked and tested fine (owner had it set-up and working in his garage).

 

Long story short, I bought…

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Added by Brett Webb on July 13, 2015 at 3:38pm — 5 Comments

So, I have started with the repairs on the wall/roof area… I debated on several different repair techniques before starting but I ended up deciding to cut out the bad area and install wood for reinf…

So, I have started with the repairs on the wall/roof area…

I debated on several different repair techniques before starting but I ended up deciding to cut out the bad area and install wood for reinforcement rather than duplicating the standard construction techniques. 

 

Since I did not have a way to screw in the 2X4 from the outside I decided on good old liquid nails to hold the wood in place against the outer skin.   

 

The roof/trim securing…

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Added by Brett Webb on July 9, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

1976 Okanagan

Work is progressing. I have repaired and or replaced water damaged structure and installed a salvaged window. lined the rather gross cupboards and cubby holes with light laminate. Still lots to do but the work is therapeutic. (Never thought I would say that :) 

Added by Philip Lee on July 8, 2015 at 8:53pm — 3 Comments

Ethanol Crud

I spoke with a guy from a fuel injector company that flow tests and cleans fuel injectors. He has a friend that rebuilds and repairs small engines in the Northeast. All the lawn mowers and snow plows that sit  during the off season he gets to rebuild the carburetor's on. He does not even look anymore for a cause, he just takes the carbs off and start to clean this white gunk out that sticks to everything. Puts the carb back on and they start right up. He basically stated the same thing that…

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Added by Casey Chinook on July 3, 2015 at 10:37am — 4 Comments

Non Ethanol Gas for RV storage

Non Ethanol Gasoline For RV Storage.
I been told to run the regular gas out and fill up with Non ethanol gasoline and get that in the fuel system before long periods of storage of 3 to 6 months. Marina's only sell non ethanol gas for good reason as I am learning.

Added by Casey Chinook on July 1, 2015 at 4:44pm — 6 Comments

surging voltage

Our 1969 dodge travco 22 footer with the 318 semi hemi is doing a rythmic power surge. Does it at idle and under power. The lites dim and brighten with it. I've put a new voltage regulator on and checked all connections, especially grounds. Rig is all original with the ballast resistor and original distributor.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Oh and I've tried a hammer already.ha

Added by dodgeville on July 1, 2015 at 10:35am — 5 Comments

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