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Losing free overnight parking

It's all over the internet, Walmart, Cabela's, Outdoor World and Cracker Barrell are going to prohibit, if not already, the overnight rest parking for RV's.

2 Walmarts in Waco area along with Cabela's have banned over night campers, Due to a few DIRT Bag retards, Yes I said retards, because these type people are Not right in the head. Store manager had to have Hazmat crew on standby while he had several employees power wash a section of the parking lot. All because a couple brain dead…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on March 4, 2018 at 1:04am — 9 Comments

RV help. 2973 Lark 26RB?

So I am new to this. I hope I'm posting in the right spot. Here goes.... I'm looking to buy a 1973 Lark 26 RB. Although when I try to find info on it I don't have any luck what so ever! Nothing when googled.:( Dealer thinks it has a Dodge 360 in it. But I talked to an RV mechanic and he thinks it's a 440. It appears to be in good shape. But I would like to know more about it before I purchase it and dive head first into it! ;) Like the front end....ball joints or king pins? What kind of engine… Continue

Added by Mandy on February 26, 2018 at 6:21pm — 3 Comments

1976 Chevrolet Rockwood motorhome

hello all. I just purchased this motorhome. It’s in pretty amazing shape for its age. I am excited about this new project. I am going to start with a good cleaning of the inside and out. I am going to do run some sea foam through the engine and fuel system, followed by a full tune up and possible brake replacement on the front. I am interested in any information you all may have on this particular task that I have undertaken. I look forward to chatting with you all about…

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Added by Michael on February 26, 2018 at 1:50am — 49 Comments

Some mighty fine info on used RV inspection,

Here we go,,, its been a few since I passed on some worthy tid bits of info we can all use,,,, Subject,,, a used trailer,, looking real purdy like on the outside,,, But the inside has buckled and warped panels on the walls. Now your already thinking yup.... water leak,,, But from where? Ok,, heres a quick tip,,,, If its below the window,, the window seal is leaking itself, Usually around the framing... and if its leaking above the window,, roof seam to wall leak,, or a vent or exhaust vent…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on February 19, 2018 at 3:34pm — 1 Comment

RESTORE: 1978 Winnebago Itasca Sun Cruiser Dodge M400 Chassis

 

Added by postman on February 18, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

I just want to get started!!

So a little back story. I am very very new to RVing!!  I love vintage RVS or I should say anything Vintage. My obsession started a couple of years ago and when I saw some show on TV. (I have no idea the name of)  We love to camp. We don't get to do it often maybe twice a year, but I think that's because sometimes we just want to go for the day or maybe just 2 and the thought of setting up everything and taking it all back down the next day just doesn't appeal to us. So an RV or TT would be…

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Added by Angie Castro on February 8, 2018 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

RV Front suspension

Still working on the old buggy. The inexpensive stabilizer works great. This is a 1985 Chevy G-30 van chassis and am trying to install the Air Lift 1000 in the front coils to level up the front end and ease the loading on the shocks. Their web site says to stuff the bellows in between the gap in the coils, not open enough, and the hole in the lower control arm seems too small also. Is it necessary to remove the lower control arm to install? Any experience with this out there? Thanks C

Added by CH Smith on January 24, 2018 at 10:09am — 5 Comments

Grey Streaking

Does anyone have a good way to clean the grey streaking on a painted aluminum trailer?

Added by George Glovier on January 11, 2018 at 10:36am — 8 Comments

Ceiling repair

Finally had a warm day, 38 degrees and basically no wind so I got the ceiling tore out and 2 of the panels cut.

Warning about RV Nation. They had the padded vinyl material. Started to order 3 yards of it and when i got into the checkout process, they were going to charge me $201 for shipping on $58 worth of product. Uhmm nope, ain't goona happen.

Found a place called All Vinyl Fabrics. They had a padded marine vinyl. Little more expensive, it cost me $75 but…

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Added by Russ Johnson on January 5, 2018 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment

Fortuna Pond and Pilot Knob: Boondocking in Anticipation of Crossing the Border

We traveled down to Yuma, Arizona last week, and I wanted to share a couple of places for free camping.  I am traveling with two other RVers that are planning on taking advantage of 'medical tourism'.  Between us we are getting dental work, eyeglasses and medications filled. Los Algodones is very popular for those things with snowbirds.  Many stay near the border crossing at the Que Casino which offers free boondocking, but is crowded and noisy.  We opted to stay further out and try out some…

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Added by Dawn Michelle on January 1, 2018 at 4:14pm — 3 Comments

RV suspension

Looking for a little advice/experience on improving the drivability of  a class C 1985 Mallard. Drives perfect on a smooth road, no traffic & or wind. Trying to sift through the steering stabilizer, shock, Air Lift conundrum becomes baffling after a while. Obviously the suppliers are a great source of info, HUH!

Yours Truly C& D aboard " Adrift". Still on the prowl for September.  

Added by CH Smith on December 27, 2017 at 6:36pm — 2 Comments

Hot water heater problems

Hey everyone I hope you are all doing well I'm doing good had the first test of this winter as we are in the teens yesterday and today! And wouldn't you know it my heat tape quick working on my water hose going to the camper first thing I do is run out and shut the hydrant off I didn't need a geiser in the park! Anyways I need some help trouble shooting my Hot water heater it was getting super hot not that I'm complaining but it was only set on medium and it was hot!!! So yesterday shut the… Continue

Added by Frances DeHart on December 14, 2017 at 8:06pm — 2 Comments

Christmas Season 2017

Christmas Day Trips and Events 2017

Added by carey masci on December 13, 2017 at 2:28am — No Comments

The Cleveland Browns gave to me...

Something different other than travel but I do wish the Browns would just go somewhere!

The Cleveland Browns gave to me

Added by carey masci on December 10, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Desert & the Nomads

Incredible week (and a half) out here so far.  I wasn't sure what to expect but despite the isolation, I have to say everything is much more intense than I anticipated.  I don't think I've managed to capture it in photos yet, but the desert is beautiful.  Yes, it's very dry, very rocky, but the play of colors and textures has caught me in awe more than once.…

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Added by Dawn Michelle on December 1, 2017 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Made it...

I'm a little slow with my report, but I made my final destination on Thanksgiving, and found "the tribe".  For those of you that don't know, I'm doing my thesis research on solo female RVers and vandwellers.  So while my ultimate destination is the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR) in Quartzsite, my final physical destination was Ehrenberg, AZ, 17 miles west of Quartzsite.  There, on BLM land the 14 day rule is in effect, but not enforced.

So, many RVers that are going to the two…

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Added by Dawn Michelle on November 25, 2017 at 4:34pm — 6 Comments

Making a rock tamer

So back in August the wife and I were pulling our Argosy to my mother in laws house some 60 miles due north. Unfortunately my wife's father had passed so we were going prepared to stay for the weekend. We didn't leave home until after dark on a Thursday evening. So in a construction zone of a two lane stretch of the journey we ran over what appeared to be a painted 2x6x8 laid across our lane of traffic.…

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Added by Drew on November 22, 2017 at 9:33pm — 6 Comments

Winterizing question

I have a1987 honey c class 421s. I have looked everyplace I can find for the low point drains! Anyone have any suggestions? Surely there has to be at least one?? Somewhere?!!

Added by Robert beesley on November 18, 2017 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Road Report #1

I have to say the first leg of my trip, from Asheville, NC to Denver, CO was stressful and there were several times I was close to turning around and packing it in.  Those that I've caught up with on chat have had the dubious honor of providing emotional support.  In addition to the strangeness of sleeping in new places every night, I was dogged by a mechanical issue that still hasn't been resolved (I'm on my fifth mechanic now and just won't know whether the last fix resolved the issue…

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Added by Dawn Michelle on November 4, 2017 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

Advice on Appolo value

Hi everyone, we just joined. I have a 1981 33 RB. Factory handicapped accessible unit. The Apollo is in very good original condition. I am trying to figure out the value of the unit. It has handicapped driving controls. Extra wide accessible door with lift. No dents or rust. Has all the extras including dual furnaces, dual air , Onan generator airbags automatic levelers etc. which work. It even has the original microwave with the browning element inside on top that works, as does the…

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Added by Glen on October 27, 2017 at 1:16am — No Comments

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