September 2015 Blog Posts (13)

Cont. Getting out

Somethings on the previous post . Notice on the seat back a board this is to level the bed and is attached to the seat . The yellow webbing is to pull the platform open and of course the potty in position . The next group of pictures will show the kitchen operation and storage . This unit works very well with a tailgate tent or a pop up . this is the final posting on the boot jump camper van I still have the boot jump and the total cost was on budget at $980 CDN.…


Added by Sandy St.Louis on September 30, 2015 at 11:44pm — No Comments

cool primitive place to camp

October 10-11 will be camping in Carrollton Ohio at the Algonquin mill festival. It's down in the valley. 

saw mill, old tractors, lots of good food. google it

Added by jim bornemann on September 30, 2015 at 5:14am — 1 Comment

Cont. Getting out

On the previous post you saw the simple framing system , the building of half the boot jump as I wanted it to be able to use as a single or a double and a by product of getting older is getting weaker so 2 pieces it will be . You can see the bed platform hinged out  and the plywood has been quickly sanded and clear coated to prevent staining and slivers . The next pictures will show the next section which is storage and you will notice the open back where the potty is stored. A picture of…


Added by Sandy St.Louis on September 30, 2015 at 1:09am — 1 Comment

Cont. Getting out

It seems this will take a few posts as I learn the blog system.                                                                   Pulling the van home the first thing was to double check the fuel system and change the fuel pump .I had never changed an electric fuel pump prior to this , bought a used repair manual and did it . Once running I inspected the complete vehicle to see if it would be the one ,and it was . A very thorough cleaning was next in and out afterwards it started looking…


Added by Sandy St.Louis on September 30, 2015 at 1:07am — 2 Comments

Of Course Getting out camping and traveling can be affordable

This post will relive a project of making a camper van for under $1000. As with all of my projects the intent is to show you can do it and not brake the bank. The first requirement is to find a vehicle worthy of the effort . I look for a privately owned vehicle with maintenance records requiring a repair . The vehicle I found was a 1995 dodge caravan, only 2 owners and both used the same repair shop and they showed me all the repairs and maintenance since new . The seller couldn't get it to…


Added by Sandy St.Louis on September 30, 2015 at 12:01am — No Comments

What The heck Why Not

It seems as I get older it becomes more important to do many projects because I want to there are no has to's just because I feel like it . I hope to bring some of these projects out in this  forum Blog. Seven Years ago I was very ill and to keep occupied I built a small travel trailer. At first I could only work a few minutes at a time but slowly I became stronger worked more and healed myself. I finished the trailer ,and later burnt it as it was a pile of junk. But I built 8 more only…


Added by Sandy St.Louis on September 25, 2015 at 12:45am — 6 Comments

Movin movin movin...

I dont know if i can add pictures here so will send into my photo page... the KC made a 30ish mile trip into the nearest town for some assistance. Of cource people who offer to help for only gas money dont always show up when they say. I am not ready to tow the KC until more work is done, i just get too nervous for unfounded reasons. I was sort of expecting a truck to come Monday at 8 am. He actually came at 9 pm last nite (Wed)...and a bit unprepared - did you know that i live off-grid,… Continue

Added by Simply Lesa on September 24, 2015 at 9:49pm — 1 Comment


Finally - after shoveling out sand and crap from the rescued 1959 Kencraft TT will be moving into town for some real auto mechanic pals are letting me put her in the back lot where we can have easier access to tools, supplies and guys who tinker!

I have yet to sell my camperized 1994 Classic Chevy Van - lovingly refered to as Vantucket. If anyone is interested im lowering the price to $2600..she needs to be on the road and is ready to rock n roll!

Added by Simply Lesa on September 20, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Amerigo Snap and Nap

looking for an owners manual for a 1993 Amerigo Snap and Nap pull behind camper.

Added by Denny and Cheryl Downs on September 19, 2015 at 8:47pm — No Comments

1961 Shasta Reno

Can anyone help me locate 2 front side windows with frames.


Added by Joe Manfredo on September 13, 2015 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Need owners manual for 1972 Open Road camper

I'm restoring a 1972 Open Road Westchester trailer. Any info on where to get any info or any parts would be appreciated. This manufacturer seems to have disappeared around 1975. 

Added by Lu Vanilar on September 13, 2015 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Kim 1

Added by carey masci on September 8, 2015 at 1:54am — No Comments

Master cylinder gasket needed

I have a 1977 Airstream motor home based on a Chevy P 30 chassis with all four wheel disc barkes. I need a master cylinder gasket. Its not the same gasket or master cylinder typically used on a rear drum set up, Its much larger. the gasket has Bendix 2228633 stamped on it. It measures 6 inches long by 4 inches wide. Very large master cylinder fluid tanks.  I can not find it at any big box auto parts stores. Does anyone here have one or a source ?

Added by jeff york on September 2, 2015 at 12:10am — 16 Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives




















  •         How To Links 

-Search Good Old RV's

-Start a New Group 

-Roof Repair Photos & Products

-Repair an RV Roof

-Pick Roof Sealer   

-Understanding RV Electrical Systems 

-Get RV Insurance   

-What to Look For When Buying a Used RV

-Jack Installs Fuel Injection in his Dodge 



 Artist Roads                                              



If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us. Come on in and have some fun. JOIN HERE NOW



  • Add Videos
  • View All


If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us.

 Come on in and have some fun.      

 Dedicated to a simpler, more rewarding and fun way of life in a Good Old RV... 

Vintage Travel Trailers, Vintage Campers, Camper Restoration, Bus Conversions, Vintage RV Forums, Old RVs, Tiny Homes, Boondocking

A work of art by member Paige Bridges


 Disclaimer - Please Read it

Enjoy this site and use it totally at your own risk.

By using or viewing this site YOU agree to Hold Harmless anyone associated with it including other members. Also, YOU agree that YOU are solely responsible for ANY and ALL actions, results or damages. Members "opinions" are just that and any repair or alteration comments or recommendations are by folks who are not licensed repair  or mechanical professionals. Any repairs or modifications you do totally at YOUR OWN RISK. Use licensed professionals for all work to avoid possible serious injury or damage. Use  banks for purchases.  Have fun!

Copywrite & Trade Mark Registered GoodOldRV© ,GoodOldRVs©,©,©,GoodOldRV.Com©

© 2024   Created by Jimco_W001.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service