November 2013 Blog Posts (17)

63 Terry

I was given a 1963 Terry 15' travel trailer. After two days of removing the trash, I found massive water damage, no appliances, someone actually drilled holes through the floor, ran 12v wires through it and set a battery inside the camper. There is a 2 gallon black water tank, no grey water tank. The drain for the grey tank is ran through the floor and that is it. The would thing is the camper still has the split rim wheels.

I have been trying to find everything I can on the camper…

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Added by Dean on November 28, 2013 at 6:35pm — 2 Comments

413 dodge industrial engine parts

these are kinda hard to find as differ from the engines in the cars of this size, i've found their from the 361 block family,so far i've find parts from 440/383/361 work, finding push rods was the hardest part as there 10 1/4" long, but was able to find them thru summit racing out of ohio would found a warehouse in sparks ne that had a few on hand yet.

Added by mike wilson on November 25, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

this i call my buggy

i wanted something open, light, and for off road use as well, and economical, is a s-10 frame and drive train, moved engine back bout 30 " steel plate firewall and floor board, seat 2 adults and 2 kids, putting little bigger tires on back come spring,few things to add yet,has seat belots,lights, back and trurn signals,something to go from point a to b.

Added by mike wilson on November 25, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments

often thought of down sizing

we or i should say i, sometimes get frustrated and let my thoughts wander to the idea of downsizing back to a small pull camper since just me and the little lady,but when we go and grand kids come along, it makes nice that if strom comes up ,they all migrate insaide,other wise they sleep in tents we keep on hand, we went with a friend and his wife this summer to place just south of muncie(summit lake) and was reminded how easy for us was to pull in, hook up and done,with our other campers,…

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Added by mike wilson on November 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

1971 rectrans discover25

bought this nov of 2012, worked on getting it to where we could use it by start of season, put a quick paint job on it, fixed inside bunk areas,replaced fridge, took furnace out ,cleaned it and bench tested it in basement,replaced holley carb, took intake off and replaced 5 bent push rods, replace the old 20 watt inverter with newer 40 watt, lights are much brighter now, water heater surprisingly was good and works fine,we replaced the counter top with matching table material we found at…

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Added by mike wilson on November 24, 2013 at 9:57am — 5 Comments

Full Timer Insurance for Older RV's.....

Okay, we're full-timers in a '79 Winnebago and almost NO ONE offers personal property / homeowners insurance for it.

Best we found was through Good Sam but only one out of their 5 companies will even insure such an old rig.

NOTE - THIS IS NOT FOR VEHICLE INSURANCE - this is for all of our personal stuff  - IN the rig.  Usually considered…

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Added by Robert Wesner on November 19, 2013 at 7:26pm — 12 Comments

cheap paint alternatives

 getting our camper ready for camping the first year was gone quick and rude but turned out descent looking for going this year. ours is all fiberglass except for bumpers, glass and grille, and so i painted it with implement paint from rural king for $28 a gal compared to about $200 a gal for auto paint, we sprayed it on, i think is best way,with hardener,catalyst, total cost was about $100, for the  time being just wanted it to look better thewn did, now have started sanding it down to get…

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Added by mike wilson on November 19, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

The Coffee Cup

http://sharonscoffeecup.blogspot.com

The rebirth of a sweet little 1973 Scotty Gaucho

Added by Sharon Sigmon on November 18, 2013 at 8:27am — No Comments

Got to drive her!

While my camper is in the completely torn down phase and parked at a friends house (no where near me) I get to go out and visit from time to time. I was able to start her up and driver her around a little on his land. It felt great!

Added by Aaron on November 18, 2013 at 1:17am — 2 Comments

A weekend ride

Last week the wife and I had to get away for the weekend, it was our deceased son's birthday. Anyway we was riding around the hill's of Ky. when we saw a Avion trailer sitting in a yard. We turned around to look at it and a 71 Avion E-22 followed us home. The wife say's it or the Argosy will have to go. I will hold off as long as I can.

Added by Tom Stover on November 14, 2013 at 10:34am — 3 Comments

I added a few pics of our camping trip to High Sierras this past July, with our Silversides

We drove her through the Mojave Desert in 100 deg temps pushing wind and climbing without overheating or any problems.

If I had the time I'd drive this 1948 GM PD 4151-266 Silversides across country.

Added by John Donahue on November 12, 2013 at 10:34pm — 1 Comment

Sparrow's 1973 Auto-Mate, a new life for both of us.

I have been living in my new to me 1973 Auto Mate Travel Trailer for a few weeks now. I am so new to rv living it isn't funny. I have never slept in an rv til this year.

Neccessity required me to be creative with my living situation and I bought my travel trailer and parked in my own back yard to live in. I am renting out my house.

I have no running water! I filled the tank. and no water. I finally figured out that there…

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Added by House Sparrow on November 12, 2013 at 1:07pm — 5 Comments

airstream motorhome

does anybody own a airstream motorhome with the fiberglass exterior? I have some ???

Added by kevin most on November 10, 2013 at 11:08pm — No Comments

steel spiral shank nails needed for restoration

This is not just a car rather RV construction around a 1942 V-8 sedan.  I need some special nails and have not found  one supplier.  Maybe RV'er's will have a clue as to where I can find them. 

I need steel spiral-shank button head 7/8" nails - quite a quantity.  Any notion as to suppliers for items like this?

Mike

Added by Mike Nickels on November 10, 2013 at 4:19pm — 5 Comments

Broken 4L80E Transmission

Well after a closer inspection and conversations w trans people seems the major overheat damage was caused by the 19 mi tow with driveshaft still…

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Added by Frank Grasha on November 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

1989 elite motor coach 33cb

I BOUGHT THIS LAST DEC,I HAVE BEEN VERY SURPRISED HOW WELL BUILD IT IS.I AM LOOKING FOR BACK UP PARTS ANYTHING ELITE 1986 THOUGH 1992.

WOULD LIKE TO LOCATE BUT NEED NOTHING EVERYTHING ON MINE IS GREAT

POLARIS H TYPE A/C UNIT LOOKS LIKE A STOP SIGN WHEN LOOKING UP FROM THE INSIDE.HAS FOUR OUTLETS PER UNIT

WINDSHIELDS THEY WRAP AROUND

ANY THING ELITE ORIGINAL…

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Added by mark danieli on November 8, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Progress!

Hello all!

 

Have not been on here in a while but we have been busy behind the scenes. The Beast as we lovingly call our 88 allegro is coming along nicely. We have replaced all the roof vents(sewer as well as fresh air) stripped the seam on the front and rear caps and applied eternabond to them all that is left is coating the roof.We also replaced both roof airs. We are serious about fixing the old gal up.So thus a question,The rubbers around all the windows are deteriorating.…

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Added by Randall Liddle on November 5, 2013 at 4:06pm — 2 Comments

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