December 2016 Blog Posts (23)

Upgrading Vintage Round Headlights

The above picture is the bus before I started.

I've been working on my school bus conversion for a while now. All the lights on the inside where changed to LEDs. While I changed all the exterior light fixtures I replaced them with modern…


Added by Leonard on December 24, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

RV Christmas

As I sit in my Thermals,the wife in her robe,

We live in our 5th wheel, we call our adobe.

With the weather turning colder,and no snow on the ground

We figured ole Santa would still come around.

With no slant roof to land on, No chimney to slide,

Santa has for RV'ers ,customized his ride.

He cruises up in a sleigh  flashing Bling,

He knocks on the door,and gives us a ring.

Instead of TV's,radio's and clocks,

He brings what we…


Added by Lakota Wolf on December 23, 2016 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Christmas/Newyears Trip


Added by Teddy Applegate on December 22, 2016 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

Welcome to Cleveland

Welcome to Cleveland


Added by carey masci on December 22, 2016 at 3:36am — 1 Comment

Random Bits

So. I still haven't seen her in the "flesh" so to speak. Juno is still in Denver while the better half works out some kinks before getting her across country. Had hoped he'd be here for Christmas but that's half the fun of RVing, right? Life is no longer in your control.

I have gotten some great shots on skype of under the seats while I'm perched next to same better half as he changes out fuses. Very clean under there. She has been well-maintained.

That said, we found some…


Added by Dawn Michelle on December 21, 2016 at 10:17pm — 2 Comments

I hate Texas winters,

If your full timing,,, the rules are,, always prepare, Which apparently I failed to do,, as a seasoned full timer. Call it a Blonde joke moment, Brain Fart, oooops, or what ever comes to mind. I had initially prepared for the cold snap heading our way. Bought a NEW tangle proof, insulated,top of the line RV fresh water hose. And for precautionary measures,, double insulated it with foam pipe wrap AND Roll wrap insulation.( Being December, I always replace my fresh water hose whether it needs…


Added by Lakota Wolf on December 20, 2016 at 12:09am — 3 Comments

Some RV humor.

After having a couple conversations concerning *noises,,( you know,, things that go Bump in the night), I thought I would pass on some humor on this subject.

While deep in slumber all tucked tight under warm blankets,, the furnace set at a comfortable 68 degrees. Then in a slight sleep and not quite awake you hear a *tink,,tink,tink,  You brush it off not thinking about it and attempt to drift off to la la land. Then that little tink, tink,tink, turns into a twangy clank clank clank.…


Added by Lakota Wolf on December 17, 2016 at 11:29pm — No Comments

RV Parts.

I posted a comment on RV products that are advertised as made in U.S.A.. Now don't get me wrong,, Other countries do make quality products along with respected manufacturers. The issue I have is inferior products claiming to be made some place they are not. I had only chose the made in U.S.A trademark stamp because there are numerous RV manufactureres and suppliers here.(Mostly Indiana). The big issue was the slightly more expensive product only offered a 30 day warantee.

And Murphy's…


Added by Lakota Wolf on December 17, 2016 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Cold!! But work continues

So it is Cold out, Getting ready to crawl under and run one of 3 wire harness to rear from new cabinet. This one will carry 4 circuits (dc) and the second will carry 3 more and the last will carry a couple different ones including the electric fuel pump wire so rats etc can STOP chewing it up lol.. Ill make a small video and/or pictures.. Keep on Travelling!!

Added by John E. Meyer Jr. on December 15, 2016 at 2:22pm — 2 Comments

Demolition. . .

Started pulling things apart and there is some water damage.  I expected that really.  I am going to remove the walls as a whole unit (framing) so I can use as a template to build new walls.  IE:  Height and Width so the exterior metal will fit back on....  There really isn't that much to construction.  Definitely learning how they were assembled at the plant...

Added by James Kelly on December 13, 2016 at 10:38pm — 3 Comments

Checking out a used RV

I went and checked out a used RV, for a quick project,,,

*Ad says, 2008 Terry bumper pull, 25 ft, w/slide,

A/c furnace,stove,fridge all work. Great shape, Use for weekend trips or hunting. Ready to roll, $1500.00

Welllll,, alrightyyyyyyy then,, Off we go to check this bumber pull out.

I pull up, to check it out,,, seems to look pretty decent,,, a couple dings,, a little faded paint and graphics,, and tires are holding air. I ask about the cover across the front…


Added by Lakota Wolf on December 12, 2016 at 11:50pm — 2 Comments

Ya'll ready for WINTER?

Hey GORV members,,,,, are ya'll ready for winter and the cold brrrrr winds, wet cold snow?  Me neether. Well I can handle a pretty xmas morning with a nice coating of snow to set the mood,,, But after that it can all melt and go back to Human temps,, right around a comfy 75 degrees. One thing that has bothered me and I spent countless minutes searching the web for the answer to a particular question. When snow melts,,, where does the white go? Just something to ponder.

Its like while…


Added by Lakota Wolf on December 5, 2016 at 9:35pm — No Comments

New battery compartment update.

following the short previous posts, i need to supply 2 lines 1 from chassis and 1 from house back over nice and neat, to supply the circuit breaker blocks they had for generator-jacks etc. then i'll be back and next is 4way smart converter/charger to replace the 35year old original. It btw is STILL working but it doesn't have the needed functions for a modern system. then solar array.

I am going to do the Renogy 200w setup, this current system will give me 225ah useable and the system…


Added by John E. Meyer Jr. on December 5, 2016 at 7:01pm — 2 Comments

Camping this past Thanksgiving

Added by John Donahue on December 4, 2016 at 4:32pm — 1 Comment

R&R of RV furnace

Considering  its stormy weather outside,, I took the RV furnace out in between the down pours, Thank goodness for pop up canopy's.

My 92 Fleetwood 5th wheel has a Hydroflame 5330 furnace,, Atwood bought out the brand and labled it an Atwood 8531-11 model.

32,300 b.t.u. (4 ducts).

It wasn't rocket science to remove it,,, I started by disconnecting the thermostat wire, (red and white wire sleeved in a brown coated wire),

then disconnecting the 12 V power supply,,…


Added by Lakota Wolf on December 2, 2016 at 10:35pm — 4 Comments

Christmas Decorations

how bout posting them pics of them Christmas decorated RV's believe it or not under all them lights is the Mount an Do Me Winnie

Added by Robert Daggett on December 2, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments


Added by James Kelly on December 1, 2016 at 11:58am — No Comments


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