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Miami Florida Waterfront Pictures on Florida RV Trip

Here's some various photos taken while on my friends boat in and around the Miami and South Beach… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on February 17, 2009 at 2:38pm — 7 Comments

Hello Good Old RVers

Hello Good Old RVers! It's the Camping Machine Guy. This is my first blog post on this forum. I've just posted a few photos and am getting up to speed on what this site is all about.

If you are interested I have a website where I chronicle our camping adventures. Since I am a very part-time RV'er I don't many camping adventures, but I do have lots of photos and videos on my site.

Take a look at www.thecampingmachine.com.

Thanks for checking me out!

Added by Camping Machine Guy on February 10, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Interesting Compact Campers

Being in the compact, DIY Tent Trailer business, I'm always on the watch for cool, compact campers.





Here is the Interesting Compact Campers web page from my Compact Camping Concepts… Continue

Added by Scott Chaney on February 6, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Meet Myrtle the 1964 travo motorhome

this is her restoration blog: http://myrtleandme.blogspot.com/

I am looking to purchase the 2 side access panels (where the furnace and generator are) if anyone has any to sell

Added by Myrtle on January 28, 2009 at 11:42pm — 5 Comments

OWNERS MANUAL FOR A 1977 KIT COMPANION TRAVEL TRAILER?

okay, what hat can i pull and 31 year old owners manual out of? any idea's? thanks, steve < =O)

Added by steve pulver on January 20, 2009 at 4:17pm — 3 Comments

BUDGET MINDED CUSTOM SPARE TIRE HOLDER FOR SMALL SINGLE AXLE TRAVEL TRAILER?

looking for some feed back and ideas! i need to be able to carry my spare on the outside of the trailer. i've seen them mounted off the rear bumper and tongue. the tongue is pretty small so i'm thinking the rear bumper. short of full on custom fabrication, any shortcuts? appreciate any help! steve

Added by steve pulver on January 20, 2009 at 4:14pm — 9 Comments

Help! I need siding for my shasta!

I just purchased a vintage 1966 shasta. I drove all the way to Prescott, AZ to pick the trailer up. Once I got there I found the exterior of the trailer to be a little more damaged than I expected. I went ahead and purchased the trailer because the interior was so great. I need help on finding someone to restore the exterior aluminum siding or finding the siding to replace myself....

Any suggestions would be great!

Added by Dell Ann Claypool on January 19, 2009 at 12:58am — 8 Comments

Snowbirding To Florida, RV Misadventures of Pat, Linda & Lady Dog

Well, it's 11 degrees including wind chill at the Cabin so we're leavin for the sunny isles of Florida. One of the first things I always do is a complete walkaround of the travel trailer and my trusty old GMC Yukon. I always check the tires carefully, particularly the Korean tires on the travel trailer. I'm a made in USA kinda guy, I guess. Found travel trailer tires at 42 pounds, 38 pounds, 46psi, and 45psi. Should be 50psi all around cold says the… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on January 6, 2009 at 10:30am — 37 Comments

Thanksgiving Family Camping 2008, Much to be thankful for.

Wow. We decided to bail on the traditional Thanksgiving this year spent with all the family and go camping. The traditional TG's with us are historically great, lots of family and lots of food, we just wanted a change this year. Check out this place.... A friggin mazing. We had a spectacular time and I cant say enough about the Lilac Oaks Campground. Simple as it may be, there's a game room, club house and all what you may need (laundry/showers etc) but theres no 'store' so bring all you need… Continue

Added by Jim on November 30, 2008 at 6:47pm — 2 Comments

CLEARENCE ISSUES AND LIFTING A SINGLE AXLE TRAILER?

so, i have a 2006 jeep wrangler unlimted and am in the market for a small [8 -12'] vintage travel trailer [cardinal, shasta, jet, caveman or kenskill?]. it occurs to me how low many of these trailers are to the ground. i've had pop up tent trailers in the past and they work okay off roading...nothing major, just to out back rural camping spots. does anyone have any… Continue

Added by steve pulver on November 4, 2008 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

Glamis CA this last weekend, oh man how I love this stuff..

Everything worked great.

Camper, great. Truck, great. Buggy, great. Weekend? Perfect.…

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Added by Jim on November 2, 2008 at 8:43pm — 5 Comments

Ocotillo Ca, WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

Ah yes, the luxuries of a camper! No more tents for me! Actual creature comforts!



This weekend was a good one, towing the trailer with the camper on, through the mountains. Nice!





The kids, Lamont on the blue quad and Richie on the black one.



Richie behind the camp





All systems worked fine, cooking and cleaning was actually NOT a… Continue

Added by Jim on October 26, 2008 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Need Help on Load Leveler Hitch Chain Adjustment for Travel Trailer

I've got a queastion about my new load leveler hitch bars. How do I tell how many chain links to tighten up to equalize my hitch and trailer? I'm doing 2nd chain length and it seem ok and pulls very well, but my friend said he thought that it was too tight and seemed that the back of my suv yukon was being pulled up. Any ideas? How tight is too tight and how loose is too loose?

Thanks for helping me figure this out! Pat

Added by Pat Daly on October 26, 2008 at 12:14pm — 2 Comments

Air Bag Adventure

Ok so we had a real big adventure with some air bags...



My neighbor across the street brought over a set of Air Lift suspension bags and brackets of a Chevy S-10. Knowing I was looking for air bags, he gave me these hoping I could use them. A few phone calls to Air Lift and I found out the air bags were the same as the ones for my Titan, only the upper brackets were different. The bottom brackets were also the same! I bought the brackets and was in for $28 for a set of air bags for… Continue

Added by Jim on October 22, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

First trip for the camper

Ok so I did 3 campgrounds on three separate weekends when we bought the camper, and I have reservations for Thanksgiving weekend at a nice campground locally, but this weekend were going to Ocotillo Wells, Homes Camp. This is a 'dry' location within a few miles of a RV/Mobile home park.



This will be the first trip of the campers true purpose, shelter and comfort for when I take my son (eventually sons) out with the ATV's Dirtbikes or the Dune Buggy. Men, horsepower, high octane fuel,… Continue

Added by Jim on October 22, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Purchasing a Light Weight Towable Travel Trailer The Story of Cruiser RV Funfinder

We'll the stock market has tanked, the world is in meltdown soooo we bought another rv! Here's the story, ok Blog, of how Miss FunFinder came into our life. Linda and I took our good old class c in for some minor fall rv service to the great folks at Camperland here in Tulsa where we hang our hats part of the year. While we're there we check out all the neat light weight travel trailers. Then that… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on October 1, 2008 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

I think Goodoldrvs.com should have a section where we could tell our RV stories, whether they are good, bad or happy stories. The column could be called SAD, MAD or GLAD. If you think this is a good …

I think Goodoldrvs.com should have a section where we could tell our RV stories, whether they are good, bad or happy stories. The column could be called SAD, MAD or GLAD. If you think this is a good idea, send in your story. For example here is my story (it is a SAD story):



We were hit by a flying roof!! No, Dorothy, we were not in Kansas. We were heading down the highway in our Class A, in the left lane. To our right was an oversized rig carrying a modular house. To our surprise the… Continue

Added by linda on September 10, 2008 at 9:45pm — 1 Comment

1963 Airstream Overlander.

Come check out this timeless RV! 1963 Airstream Overlander, 26.8ft. partially restored. Any questions or would like to see more photos, email us at, Chaos1473@yahoo.com Thank you. Emily and Aaron

Added by Aaron and Emily on August 29, 2008 at 6:47pm — 4 Comments

Taos RV Road Trips Chama Rail Adventure

This is a grea RV road trip. Fantastic scenery, reasonable driving time and a rail journey on the Chama steam locomotive. Why not?! Distance: 180 miles drive and a 64 mile train ride Driving Time to Chama (Cumbres & Toltec depot) is about 2-1/2 hours Driving Time to Antonito (Cumbres & Toltec depot): 1-1/2 hours Route: From Taos Plaza, Hwy. 64 west to Tierra Amarilla; Hwy. 84 north to Chama; Hwy. 84 south to Tierra Amarilla; Hwy. 64 east to… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on August 29, 2008 at 5:50pm — No Comments

An Easy to Build Leveling Ramp

We've all been there. You back into the campsite, disconnect the unit from the tow vehicle, level things up front to back, using the front jack(s) and drop the stabilizers, only to discover that the unit is two bubbles out of level from side to side. Common sense (and your user's manual) tells you that your unit and it's components will function better and last longer if set up nice and level in both directions.



Therein lies the rub. Unless you own one of the more expensive motor… Continue

Added by Barry McCurry on August 19, 2008 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

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