August 2011 Blog Posts (14)

The Ceiling's the Limit!: Chapter II-1/2

 

We all have those projects in life that seem to never get finished. All the moxie and determination seems to wane after a while, and what started as a fire quickly dwindles down to a smoldering ember. THEN! Along comes your second wind, and it's just enough to blow gently on the ember and bring it back to a roaring blaze!

Such it is with projects like…

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Added by Dave Creu on August 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — 33 Comments

The Ceiling's the Limit!: Chapter II

Hello again everyone, hope all is well, and you are finding pleasure in your pursuits.

 

Last time I posted, I had a little less than half of the new roof completed. This time I have some shots of the completed roofing (well almost! :) just waiting for the rest of the aluminum extension to be installed before sealing the joints and edges with Eternabond Webseal, which will then get a coating of Liquid Rubber, the only liquid EPDM roof coating available.

 

The…

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Added by Dave Creu on August 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

not travel related but i bet you feel my pain

Hey Gang,



Boy oh boy I tell you, with all the other problems we have going on add customer service to the list of things gone wrong. This is my actual chat I had with the Western Union online help center.



I was trying for hours to send money through the computer using Western Union and it wouldn't let me so finally I tried the HELP. When I was done I needed help as in mental help from going crazy because of W. Union.





I have posted other fun stuff on my… Continue

Added by carey masci on August 22, 2011 at 11:45pm — 1 Comment

Newbie :D

I joined this site initally just to help a fellow Aristocrat Lo Liner owner, but I'll definitely be using the site as a good source for info and inspiration pictures. We belong to a few other vintage trailer sites and I'm not sure if I'll add all our pictures to this site as well, but I have a bunch of pics of our trailer at: http://we3evans.multiply.com/
Was love at first site with our little trailer and we are now "Happy Campers!"

Added by we3evans on August 22, 2011 at 12:49pm — 6 Comments

The Ceiling's the Limit!

 Hi everyone,



 Seems like motorhomes have always been built around the person of "average" height. What is average height anyway? 5'8"? I'm not too sure, but I do know that unless you can afford a newer Class A motorhome (think Alfa Gold) with plenty of headroom, then taller owners are bound to have the "bump your head blues".



 Let's face it, older Class Cs are great, but when it's time to come inside after a nice day of swimming, fishing, hiking, or…

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Added by Dave Creu on August 21, 2011 at 7:19pm — 4 Comments

Myrtle's meanderings...

Myrtle made it to her first car show, which was just for vintage RV's. There were about 13 units at the show. It was mostly trailers; including a few airstreams and shastas. As well there were two vintage bus conversions. Myrtle was the only motorhome! Many people toured Myrtle and complimented her vintage interior. We are hopeful to attend some more car shows in the future.

Waterton Lakes National Park and enjoyed two…
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Added by Myrtle on August 21, 2011 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Chicken Fried Steak

Now I admit I am a texan through and through, and I may be a little predjudist about some things, but this needs to be told. We just got back from our last road trip up to S. Dakota where we did the Mt Rushmore thing along with Custer and Crazy Horse. A few check-offs from our "bucket list". When we got to Hot Springs, S. Dakota it was gettin on about noonish and we had an appetite building. My wife/friend/navigater said we ought to stop and eat lunch at one of the local cafe's. She had a…

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Added by James T. Kennedy on August 15, 2011 at 11:35am — 1 Comment

The beav has been gutted!

Oh man this thing is so much worse than we thought. Turns out the airconditioner had been leaking water for years. It was wet when my husband pulled it off. All the insulation was wet, all the wood is so rotten you can literally drag your finger across it and it just falls off. The floor is uneven, the walls sag. Man we need about 20 more hours in the day and a million dollars. We have accepted that this is no longer a restoration, this is a complete rebuild. The frame is weird, why are the… Continue

Added by Kurth Family on August 14, 2011 at 8:58am — No Comments

Dexter Star Wheel Rims

We were shocked to find out that our 1986 Holiday Rambler had antiquated wheel rims! This travel trailer didn't come with a spare tire and we thought we would just be able to match up the rims and go buy one. HA! Easier said than done. I searched in vain on the internet and found only that this was an extremely rare, hard-to-find rim. Good luck, it seemed to say.

 

That is, until I contacted Tim Heintz,…

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Added by Paige Bridges on August 13, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments

Jimco Rally Part 2

This is part 2, I didn't have access to the internet so I wrote this on my laptop after the bonfire gathering

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Hey Gang,

Everyone woke fairly early at Jimco's. I finally got up at about 9am. Made coffee first then opened the doors. OH there's my keys. I left them in the door lock again. Gee someone could of got in and taken me for a real ride.



I missed the morning breakfast with the gang so I ate cereal. Then everyone started coming up to… Continue

Added by carey masci on August 8, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Jimco Rally Part 1

I didn't have access to the internet so posting about the Jimco rally now.

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Hey Gang,

Well I made it. I made it to the JIMCO Vintage RV rally in Thompson. It was tough trying to get everything together as the GoGo Bus just 2 weeks ago went in for surgery to repair rot. I only got it back 10 days ago and besides polishing and cleaning from not using it in such a long time I had to replace the… Continue

Added by carey masci on August 8, 2011 at 12:41am — No Comments

Looking for somewhere to go between Christmas and New Year's?

If you are looking for somewhere to go between the holidays try the Arcadia Rally.  www.arcadiarally.com  This is an inexpensive rally that lots of fun.  It would be great to meet some of my friends in person!

 

Added by Brenda on August 7, 2011 at 11:42pm — 1 Comment

How do you remove a Thetford toilet?

We don't actually want to REMOVE ours, but it has a "fresh" water leak that seeps out from beneath the stool when stepping on the flusher. My husband is afraid of breaking the outside plastic casing which must be removed to access the water line. Is there some "trick" he needs to know about?

 

This toilet is an AQUA-MAGIC GALAXY. Serial # 08420.

 

Thank you so any help you can give us!  Paige and David Bridges, Wills Point, TX

P.S. We have a 1986 Holiday…

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Added by Paige Bridges on August 2, 2011 at 2:36pm — 4 Comments

1975 dodge beaver restoration

We have our first rv! She is a 1975 dodge beaver. We love her. We are Dustin, Carrie, Lydia, and Gavin. We bought it saturday it overheated on the hour and a half drive home. We just kept stopping and filling it back up with water. There was absolutly no coolant. She made it home! So we will get to her engine later there might be a few issues there. But totally fixable! We pulled out the carpet and found remnants of the lovely original shag carpet and avacado colored linoluim. Dustin started… Continue

Added by Kurth Family on August 2, 2011 at 11:57am — 6 Comments

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