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Lady Dog's 2009 RV Misadventure Ends In Disaster - Colorado's Grooved Pavement Did Us In

Well, it was a Misadventure after all. Colorado's grooved concrete pavment almost killed us and destroyed both Miss GMC Yukon and Miss Funfinder, our bumper pull travel trailer; They have ended their days in a wrecking yard in the high desert of Colorado. I guess a fitting place to end it all after so many good miles… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on July 23, 2009 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

loking for beaver truck camper 1980 ,built in el monte california

i am rebuilding my old camper.

and need contact to people what can info about parts,technical data and supliers of aluminum siding

because that factory had move or not exist yet.



if is possible buy: parts, owner ,and reparation manual



for me understanding, the exterior aluminum siding is cream smooth color,with strips red and black.,but

the exact color and texture i dont know.



maybe one rv expert or owner can helpme.



appreciate can do… Continue

Added by alejandro novakosky on July 22, 2009 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

New floors, new starter, new muffler, new seat belts, new cupboards!

So much new stuff! Check out the blog for details and more photos: http://myrtleandme.blogspot.com/

Added by Myrtle on July 20, 2009 at 12:01am — 1 Comment

Visiting Aluminum Craftsmen - Sierra Trailer Restoration

After seeing their web site I just had to 'go up the hill' to Nevada City, California and visit the vintage aluminum trailer restoration folks at Sierra Trailer Restoration. And, what a wonderful place it is… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on July 17, 2009 at 1:45pm — No Comments

81 Triple E Algonquin 2500 roof

The mice found a home in the ceiling of the motorhome. I need to find a way to clean it out and think that the best way is to take the roof off. Has anyone done this before? What's involved?

Dick Heinen

Added by Dick Heinen on July 6, 2009 at 4:19pm — 1 Comment

Varnish and bumpers!

Today was a busy day with varnishing wood panel walls, pulling off the bumpers for chroming, reinforcing the floor boards under the driver/passenger seats, and so on. Check out the full details and photos at: http://myrtleandme.blogspot.com/ I also posted a photo of an old Dodge truck manual that has instructions for her 318 poly motor and general… Continue

Added by Myrtle on July 5, 2009 at 11:31pm — 1 Comment

Well, back at workamper position.

Well everyone...we are back in Akron, OH. from South Bend KOA. Job did not workout as planned.

Owners were very demanding and users.

We would not recomend working there as workampers, if you do not fit in with their DUO ways of doing things, your out the gate. Dianne was not fast enough on computer, and [supposedly] did many things that irritated the lady owner. Dianne did good when working by herself, but soon as Patricia walked in....everything was being done wrong.



Then… Continue

Added by Charles "Sonny" Cress on July 5, 2009 at 5:03pm — 2 Comments

1964 Travco/Dodge Motor home: New walls and new signal light

I've posted a new blog entry with details of her new signal lights and newly stained interior wood panel walls. See: 1964 travco http://myrtleandme.blogspot.com/

Added by Myrtle on July 5, 2009 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Vintage trailer rally

We attended our 1st vintage trailer rally last weekend at River Bend campground in Sweet Home, Or. And actually the 1st outing for our '63 Santa Fe. What a great time we had. We saw some beautiful trailers and met some beautiful people. The members of the Rollin' Oldies Vintage Trailer group are fantastic. i am definitely a vintage trailer junkie now. Hope everyone has a great summer!
Sheila
Bend, Or.

Added by Sheila on June 30, 2009 at 10:54am — 3 Comments

Full Time

Appears that the wife and I will take the plunge and go full time next week!!!! Will be staying close to Chattanooga for a few months till we can get all our Dr. appointments straightened out. We both have bad ?hearts and COPD. Too much crap with various so-called friends and relatives to stay here. Will not have internet connections at the CG so will not be in touch as often. Will go to libary when able.. Pray for us and keep fingers crossed. Ed

Added by Edwin Prigmore on June 14, 2009 at 8:56pm — 2 Comments

I love Southern California!

SUMMER IS HERE! It means lots of activities for me, we had our "Spring Fling" which is my clubs biggest event. I hosted two contests, competed in 2 others, and overall had a fantastic time. This is my FA-18 jet …

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Added by Jim on May 30, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Gas Lines

Just got back from my local rv shop having my gas lines checked and tested. Good thing I did..my tech said I had an explosion waiting to happen! He replaced the connections on the main pipe where all connections fit into. then he refit and sealed all of the connections. My camper was leaking at every connection from the tanks to the stove...and all in between. Can we say BOOM!!!

Now we can use the stove as well as the gas lamp whenever we finally get to go out on the maiden voyage.

By… Continue

Added by Sandy & Chris Springer on May 27, 2009 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Outfiting our RV - Suggestions Needed :)

Hi All,



We are buying all the important things for the RV... need suggestions for the following:



* Battery

* Generator (I think Pat answered this one already!)

* Sewer Kits

* Toilets (we have an Aqua-Magic III that came with the camper and it works fine and I'd rather not have to replace, but the idea of a seat that's been used by strangers for 32 years is a bit weird!) althought it might not be the original toilet.

* Tool Sets for the Road

* Gas… Continue

Added by Paul & Nicole on May 22, 2009 at 9:29pm — 3 Comments

Redoing Formica Countertops

Hi All. We just bought out first RV - a 1977 Prowler. We want to re-do the inside keeping it very 70s and one of the things we want to do is change the existing formica countertops. Does anyone have any experience with that? Any tips, advice, suggestions??? We're read that you can take the existing formica off (peel it using lacquer and a putty knife), sand down the surface to remove any adhesive, then get a formica kit and reface the countertops. Good? Bad? We'd like to see if anyone has done… Continue

Added by Paul & Nicole on May 21, 2009 at 2:27pm — 10 Comments

'T IS THE SEASON

HEY HEY, IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR. TIME TO HIT THE ROAD AND MAKE SOME MEMORIES. GAS IS OVER A DOLLAR CHEAPER THAN LAST YEAR. DONT FORGET YOUR CAMERA, THEN POST SOME PICS AND SHARE SOME STORY. I FOUND THE BEST WAY TO HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN YOUR R-V, IS TO SORT OF MOVE INTO IT A FEW DAYS BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME. YOU SLOWLY BRING WHAT YOU NEED AND FIGURE OUT WHERE TO STORE IT ALL. THIS ALSO IS A GOOD WAY TO TEST THINGS. HAVE A GREAT TIME.

P.S. YOU SINGLE LADIES THAT WANT TO RIDE ON THE BACK… Continue

Added by FRANK KRAHMER on May 21, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Out with the "Old" in with the "New"---Motor

The first thing an old tired bus needs is a new motor, not only for reliability but let’s face it I need more power Scotty!!! I don’t speak the VW language yet, I know enough V8 language to be dangerous, and barely know how to turn one on...Wait this is sounding familiar. Let’s just say I now have a whole new respect for people when they come into my computer repair office and tell me “I need more storage ram to speed up my hard drive, and my cpu is full , what do I need to fix it?” Then they… Continue

Added by Brian Hodges on May 11, 2009 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Our "new" Old VW Westfalia Camper Bus...

While on a National Parks vacation last year we saw old VW buses everywhere and they all looked like they were stuck in a time warp, back to a simpler time when camping just meant being outdoors and spending time by a campfire with the family.



Our old bus rolled off the assembly line in 1969… There was No personal computer, No WWW Internet, No Video Games, No Cell Phones, Not a single “luxury”…Basically to me what it might have been like going camping with the Skipper on Gilligan’s… Continue

Added by Brian Hodges on May 11, 2009 at 10:44pm — No Comments

ever wonder where, when, why or how we got the heart towards camping and enjoying God's creation?

my, 14 month older then i, brother 'stark' and i grew up, probbaly beginning at ages 5 and 6, just sitting for hours w/ our pencils, rulers, and crayons drawing these radical rigs, with matching colors, boats, trailers, jeeps, trucks, campers, you name it! we'd spend hours on end drawing, dreaming and staying out of our mom's way, creating our futures on paper. when i found this picture it made me wonder...just like listening to the beach boys all my… Continue

Added by steve pulver on May 7, 2009 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Vintage Logos Spartan, Airstream, Glider & Other Vintage Campers

1952 Fageol Bus Conversion, Port Towsend, Washington

1966 Alladin Trailer Brochure compliments of VK

Spartan A Classic RV Logo

Airstream

Vintage Glider Travel Trailer Brochure Continue

Added by Pat Daly on May 3, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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