December 2015 Blog Posts (23)

The Art of RV maintenance (humor)

Before a long trip and after a long trip, or even a medium short trip,
it is always a good thing to check the bearings and brakes.
Its almost garranteed that 80% that, most RV's will some what over load…
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Added by Lakota Wolf on December 20, 2015 at 1:33pm — 4 Comments

Water tank update

Regarding my recent post about a fresh water tank repair, I just found a product that worked. It is an epoxy by JBweld called Plastic Bonder. It did bond with what I suspected was a nylon flange and did seal the leak. An rv dealer repair shop said the tank was unrepairable but they would be happy to order a new one. Thanks to everyone who responded

Added by Donald Qualls on December 18, 2015 at 1:23pm — 2 Comments

RV travels Part 8

Part 8 Iowa.
Here we are in Des Moines,, approx. 1800 miles into this road trip. A tip, for when you travel through Omaha is NOT stay on the I-80. You may be thinking,, why not?. 
First of all,,, This a huge city,,, Think Dallas or Houston or even Chicago,, maybe even L.A.. Totally insane with the amount of vehicles crammed onto a hwy. This is a hub to all points to anywhere. You have, Lincoln, Sioux City,Des Moines,Topeka and Kansas City. To avoid alot of the…
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Added by Lakota Wolf on December 13, 2015 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Source for Windshield for older Motorhomes.

I have noticed people looking for Windshields for their older model Motorhomes.  I was able to get a windshield for my 1989 model LaSalle by Champion from the following company:

Custom Glass Solutions by Guardian,

24145 W Martin Road,

Millbury, Ohio 43447,

Phone 419-855-7706…

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Added by Jack Mac Donald on December 13, 2015 at 4:57pm — 3 Comments

RV travels part 7

Part 7 Wyoming. To Nebraska.
After spending the rest of the day at Little America, and over dosing on all the bling bling chrome and blinky lights,, its time to relax the eyes and check for holes in the eye lids. Gooood morning,, in the middle of the night. Yup, its just after midnight, stars are out, the truck stop still bustling with travelers, and sounds like a good time to put some more miles under the ole truck. I secure up the ole RV,, and head inside the truckers area and…
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Added by Lakota Wolf on December 12, 2015 at 11:33pm — 1 Comment

Restoring a 1983 Champion Transtar

I don't know much about blogging but I would love to get some information. I recently acquired a 1983 Champion Transtar. The rig run really well so we have decided to do some restoration work. The most pressing issues are the 1. The generator needs work. I have been told it needs a new carb. I have also been told that this work has to be done by a qualified tech because of the electrical load panel. Any information regarding the generator repair would be great. 2. The holding tank needs to…

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Added by Michael Foster on December 12, 2015 at 10:22pm — 2 Comments

Rv travels Part 6 Wyoming

Part 6.
Welcome to the last stretch of Utah. I had made a stop over in Coalville, basically the middle of nowhere.Heading towards Wyoming. I wake up to a few inches of snow blanketing the truck and trailer. I look at the thermometer and its a balmy 51 degrees, inside.. brrrrrrr. Again,, I brew a fresh pot of coffee to start the day. I click the ole thermostat on the heater and it roars to life. (note to self,, set thermostat before laying down). As usual, while I wait for the…
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Added by Lakota Wolf on December 12, 2015 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

Memoriam for Dad - Bino

Hey Gang,

Thank you for your prayers and thinking about me during this trying time.

Luv Ya Guys,

Carey

http://whatsoncareysmindtoday.blogspot.com/2015/12/my-memoriam-for-dad-bino.html

Added by carey masci on December 11, 2015 at 12:01am — No Comments

My Memoriam for Dad - Bino

Hey Gang,

Thank you everyone who sent prayers and thought about me during this trying time.

Luv Ya Guys,

Carey…

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Added by carey masci on December 10, 2015 at 11:58pm — 2 Comments

RV travels Part 5 Utah

Part 5, Utah.
Now if your not familuar with the great state of Utah,,, It is a state all of its own.
It has platue's and canyons and majestic mountains at just about every turn. I got my rest in *Nutah,, The Nevada ,,Utah border, and did a full truck and trailer inspection. I did notice that ice block that had formed on the under belly of the 5th is slightly smaller then it was when I first checked it. Traveling with the temps in the teens, doesnt pursuade the ice to…
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Added by Lakota Wolf on December 10, 2015 at 11:03pm — 2 Comments

Rv travels Part 4

Part 4.
Feeble attempts at the drive in the snow travels. First of all,, RV's do not belong on the road, in snow... its just not right.
Donners pass is a real good example of where NOT to travel as winter starts to set in. I had stayed over in Modesto Ca.. Right in the heart of Ca. fruit basket, and cows,
Yess,,,,, cows,, from Tulare to Modesto is a vast land of dairy cows,, Kinda like Texas,, Ya roll your window down, stick your head out the window and…
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Added by Lakota Wolf on December 10, 2015 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

1973 Nomad by Randall Adams

As the weather is starting to turn cooler here in South Carolina, I wish I had build a pole barn years ago to work on my projects inside. I have removed everything of the top of the Nomad camper and repaired the holes. the vent pipe for the kitchen sink will go out the side of the camper as it will be the only plumbing in the camper. I am doing away with the inside bathroom and replacing the toilet with a port-a-potty for move room and camp grounds have public showers and restrooms. the AC…

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Added by Randall Adams on December 8, 2015 at 8:32am — 2 Comments

1974 Dodge Champion mtrhm

Hi all !!

Thank you so much for accepting me to the site :) Looks like lot's of fun and a place where I can get helpful, honest advice. I am interested in buying a 1974 Dodge Champion mtr hm. Just from the pics it looks in very good shape. I have called the Dodge dealer in my area…

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Added by Samantha Turner on December 6, 2015 at 5:27pm — 8 Comments

The Roving Craft Shop is in full swing.

One of the reasons I chose to convert a 40' bus as a single traveler is because I wanted to build a workshop in the bus.  The last eight feet of the bus is a craft/work shop where I play and work.  I have a heat press for tee shirts and coffee mugs and other items I can sublimate.  I have a vinyl cutter/plotter where I make vechicle graphics.  I have a small wood lathe among other toys and tools.

It's mostly to calm an over active, restless mind.  But I can and do make a…

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Added by Leonard on December 6, 2015 at 11:20am — 3 Comments

RV travel humor Part 3

Part 3.
Tehachapi Ca.  You ever wonder what a mountain grade is? Noooo, not those little bumps in the road through Arizona,, of course some of those can get a tad steep.
I'm talking about the grade from the depths of haities. I know California allows *medical Herbs,, But I think before it was some what legal,, Someone back in the 50's or so, was smoking some of that when they designed this grade. (They must have had their poster board out and crayons, and kind…
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Added by Lakota Wolf on December 6, 2015 at 1:28am — 2 Comments

help with generator

my generator is an onan 6.5 2 cyl. I got it started but when it warms up, it sputters and stalls. Is this just a choke adjustment? if i hold the throttle open it runs a little longer, but still stalls out. i have removed the carb and cleaned it out.

Added by jim d on December 5, 2015 at 11:35pm — 8 Comments

replacing wall

I got the galley out and slid it forward so i can get to the wall behind it. the paneling and foam core has rotted to mush. shouldn't be too difficult to replace it with some rigid foam paneling, and recover with wood paneling…

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Added by jim d on December 5, 2015 at 11:31pm — 1 Comment

Blogging and its frustration......

Just send 45 minutes creating a blog post, only to have it disappear when I tried to go back from the preview page.  We editors are the most unforgiving form of publishing.  Next time I will compose it in a permanent file and cut and paste.  Back later.

Added by Robert WiLLbanks on December 3, 2015 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

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