August 2013 Blog Posts (16)

Repaint Mini Winnie

Really glad its not a Maxie Winnie Frt was cracking and peeling Wher it was refinished in 2004 When the Cab was painted base coat clear coat . This time Est for urathane ,hardner and primer was $800.00 So its getting painted with Krylon Fusion 70 spray cans were $400.00 incl shipping And $20.00 worth of primer …

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Added by Frank Grasha on August 31, 2013 at 6:43pm — 7 Comments

Insuring a vintage RV

Hi...need to insure my little oldie before I can put her into winter storage..any ideas on who will insure a '56 camper?

Added by Patricia O'Brien on August 26, 2013 at 3:57pm — 2 Comments

It's Been A Loooonggg....Road!

  Finally, I never ever thought I would see this day! It's well overdue. It's been a year and we still have things to do, but today I can proudly say that she is painted on the outside! We now are going into the design process of what we want to paint on the outside.

  It's been hard in 95° weather to get her done, but I am proud to say...the colors are on! We still have a few things to do…

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Added by Leah on August 25, 2013 at 7:28pm — 5 Comments

newbie signing on

Hello everyone, I just bought a 1972 Starcraft, Starcruiser 22' in suprising good and all original condition. I'll add some pix soon. By good condition I mean "considering". Still a lot of work to be done. Been sitting awhile, but, you can tell this rv has been loved for most of it's life. Time to give it a second chance. As usual the first thing to tackle is the fiberglass roof.Anyone with any tips or Manuals will be appreciated. Thanx

Added by Richard Timko on August 24, 2013 at 11:32am — 2 Comments

Lesson Learned The HARD Way - Part 2

Well, as promised in my first blog, George is getting a lot of attention. Am set up at Caldwell RV Park, Caldwell ID. I usually dry camp so am getting really spoiled being plugged in. Everything works...air conditioner, cable TV etc! Suppose to get Internet but if you aren't within spitting distance of the office, you can forget it.    

Am really tossing around the idea of becoming a Fulltimer and realized that you need a whole lot more storage space than there is. Up in the bed area,…

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Added by Jackie Berg on August 23, 2013 at 5:27am — 2 Comments

A new old fresh start....

Our children are adults...legally anyway. My high school sweetheart and I figured 21 years of marriage earned us the right to a selfish adventure or two.



Enter a craigslisted 1977 Dodge cabover rv. It took about ten seconds to fall in love with the potential of this beast....and another 5 to realize to make it work for us meant gutting...



We remain in the ugly before stage...every removed item seems to reveal more rot...but our plan is simple. Gut and rebuild simply. No… Continue

Added by Michael Zochert on August 22, 2013 at 10:01pm — 1 Comment

1970 Aristocrat STL - sway

For the longest time I have had problems with my trailer not being stable at hi-way speeds. Thought the problem was in the trailer. But no the problem was my tow vehicle. Over the years the front end became worn out. I had the front end re-built and added stabilisers front and rear. Cost about $300 dollars. My tow vehicle is a 86 Chevy Suburban 3/4 ton with a 454.

Added by Duane Brown on August 22, 2013 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

Steering box

We have a 1991 Grandville motor home. It has a Cummings engine but, we think we have a Chrysler chassis because right is right and left is left.  What we are trying to find out is the steering box, we need to replace ours.  Any help would be grateful.

Added by Jeff & Natalie Shauberger on August 21, 2013 at 1:33pm — 2 Comments

It's not an RV any more; it's an ASV (Activity Support Vehicle)

There have been so many uses over the years for my 1977 Free Spirit Motor Home that I've decided to update her into the current world of technology by renaming her my Activity Support Vehicle (ASV).  Ever since I painted her back in 1998, she is mistaken for a 1978 model.  This upgrade and restoration project may be compared to taking anti-oxident supplements by a human.  My ASV has been completely restored structurally from the inside out.  The skin has been left on the old fish, but all…

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Added by Kim Christensen on August 21, 2013 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

1972 dodge chinook 2500 class A motor home

looking for any information on the 1972 dodge Chinook 2500 class A motorhome...made from 1971-1973. HELP

Added by gary vogel on August 20, 2013 at 11:59am — 3 Comments

On Our Way to Color!!

  Whew! What a day! I'm tired! Painting is NOT good for arthritis...I can tell ya that for sure! Ackck! We started this morning off by washing the trailer off with STP, rinsing, drying, taping, and then going to breakfast! (At this point we were just already too tired to make something! LOL!)

  At 94° it has made painting a bit of a chore. We've got about half done with most of the pink painted and half of that needs a second coat. Every where you see blue, it will be…

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Added by Leah on August 18, 2013 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

Completion of the resto of my Glastron, nickname: Wiley Coyote!

DSC03073.JPGWell all the painting and touch up has been completed and she got thru a safety inspection in grand style; I am posting some pics of her in the post body work and primer stage. I intend to post some painting tips that may be of help to others as soon as I can get the time. Most of the interior pics have been posted on the Glastron forum. 

Added by Jimmy C. Bridges on August 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Good News!!!

Little Rosie will be going out for the first time in September! Whoohooo! We've been doing little odds and ends and the "plan" is painting...on Sunday! If we want to take her out...she has to be painted and we only have 3 weeks...so it needs to get done! Life is just too busy!

Super, duper EXCITED!!!!

Added by Leah on August 15, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

My First Motorhome

Good Morning everyone! I am new to the site.  I just purchased my first class C motorhome. (My parents owned RVs for many years) It is a 1984 Shasta. Pictures soon to come Unfortunately it has been sitting for quite some time.  I am trying to get it livable right now, after i get that accomplished I will focus on getting it ready to travel. 

Its missing plywood under rear couch/bed and under one of the dinette seats.  Looks like they have remove the plywood for the bed over…

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Added by Matt Millegan on August 15, 2013 at 11:14am — 2 Comments

Texas::North Texas Members discussion.

    Hello out their in DFW area, Do we have any one wonting to get a group togather up here in N. Texas ??Let`s hear from you , I live in Irving and like to camp , My deest wife Mary , and I were charter members of the camping Squares , and dance all over texas , now that was back when Gas was under a buck a gallon , and hope you could find it >>>Now at just under 4 bucks a gal. you can find it every where , But I still love to camp , not the best dancer any more , But…

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Added by Troy Rice on August 14, 2013 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

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