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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 Russell E 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

Gas Tank again ? Need a little help..

I took my steel tank out of the beaver rv. I think its around a 100 gal. Shop said around 150.00 to clean. Then they said they had to cut open in 5 places to grind out rust. they  had it for 2 months. They called today and said it its done. The price is now 750.00. they did not put an epoxy coating in it. I think that is extreme price gauging. My question is this, I have found marine plastic tanks that should fit complete with sending unit and close to the same gallons. I know they use…

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Added by Norman Osbourne on October 24, 2017 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

And, Liftoff!! Well, Tomorrow...

Had one last day of loose ends to tie up, but tomorrow, after all these months of renovations, I'm ready to go. 

Tire pressure good? Check.  Water level in batteries good?  Check?  Fluids good?  Check.  Everything packed, details taken care of, fresh water filled, electronics charged?  Check.  If anything breaks now, it has to be dealt with on the road.

I've been promising interior shots for awhile now.  Remember - being an 84 I felt at liberty to mix it up and…

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Added by Dawn Michelle on October 17, 2017 at 7:54pm — 5 Comments

So Many Questions!

OK. I've been pouring through all available data on my 1985 Pace Arrow G31 and I'm left with a couple questions. These might be make model specific so I hope there's another Pace Owner on here. There are two switches in the bathroom on the cabinet at toilet level. Any idea as to what they are supposed to do? Also instead of two six volt batteries powering the home amenities I have two twelve volts. Is that a problem?

Added by Seth Caron on October 17, 2017 at 8:57am — 2 Comments

axle and springs

i pulled out the axle and springs because i was concerned about their condition.i wire wheeled off all the rust.the stuff looked good to me other than pitting.i primed it all with rustoleum rusty metal primer and top coated with rustoleum flat black enamel.i wire brushed the frame in the spring area and primered and painted that too.i put it back together using new grade 8 bolts and nuts.i had replaced and greased the bearings earlier..i also wire wheeled the tounge and hitch and painted…

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Added by richard nance on October 14, 2017 at 3:59pm — 5 Comments

On The Home Stretch

I finally came to accept that Juno is never going to be done.  There's always going to be another project. And, that sooner or later I have to get on the road "imperfect".  Don't chuckle so hard, this was difficult for me to come to terms with!

So, sooner is better than later.  Next week a shakedown cruise over to Tennessee and then that weekend, if all goes well, I'll get on the road west.

She's currently at the new mechanic's for a last bit of work.  My…

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Added by Dawn Michelle on September 28, 2017 at 6:13pm — 14 Comments

Things that need to get did.

Finally,,, The Texas heat is fading back to a comfortable swelt. When its triple digits,, ambition to tinker and fix and what not outside is pretty much zero. But now the temps have gone down to a crisp yet balmy upper 90's. (remember anything below 70 is parka weather and snow boots for Texans) I was going through my to done do did list (say that 3 times fast). And was checking off the things that got done did, done it, done it, done it, done it, kinda done it,, dont want to do it …

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Added by Lakota Wolf on September 19, 2017 at 2:11pm — 1 Comment

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