All Blog Posts Tagged 'RV' (19)

Got a new and improved blog as they say....

This one's been active since we got the LH2 (an Allegro '87 class A) and I've been working the bugs out of her. Fun, excitement, travel, drama it's all there.

Take a look and laugh and cry at the stuff we go through.

Have a good one and all the best to you....

TheLongHauler

Added by Daniel Long on August 22, 2017 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

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,,…

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Added by Lakota Wolf on December 2, 2016 at 10:35pm — 5 Comments

Keep Your RV in Tip-Top Shape with a Clay Bar

Hey Guys, Richard here from quality auto in Yuma, AZ.

I wrote this up hoping you guys would find it useful --

Keep Your RV in Tip-Top Shape with a Clay Bar

Your RV is your source of happiness and pride, having taken you to many road trips and camping trips with your friends and family. This is why it makes perfect sense that you take good care of it. There are many ways to preserve and maintain your RV's paint and clear coat. One…

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Added by Richard Jackson on September 12, 2016 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

USRV Dreamer update, we made it, we're home!

We left Spokane, WA on the 17th of July and made it to Portland, to visit with my cousin, had a great time (installed the trailer brake controller in the Dreamer). I towed a car hauler that I already owned; with my sons pick-up and my bicycle on it. Couldn't believe how expensive you can get into a car towing system. The trailer was only a couple of years old & proven reliable. And the little truck with a matching yellow kayak on top and my pontoon boat in the back. All the toys a…

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Added by Ray Hancock on August 26, 2015 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

How Old is Vintage?

Hello! I came here to sell my RV and after seeing pictures and blogs I don't want to sell it! 

My question is " how old is vintage?" my RV is a 1994. Thanks!…

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Added by Claudia on March 21, 2015 at 8:42am — 5 Comments

A 1987 Winniebago Elandan WCP31RT restoration, repair, upgrade, and efficiency improvments

Good morning; 

     Pat has suggested that we talk about what we are doing with our older motor home Recreational Vehicle, and how that work is progressing.  I think that a 28 year old motor home RV qualifies for the term "classic" or perhaps "vintage,"  so it should meet the definition for "older," so it might fit in here. 

     I had not really intended to get a motor home RV back in the summer of 2013.  It just sort of happened.  It had belonged to a…

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Added by Ralph Javins on January 24, 2015 at 5:09pm — 2 Comments

Traveling and Living in an Old Class A RV

We are 2 Southern Women who have been traveling in an old Class A RV for over 2 years now. We started out just trying to visit every single Florida State Park with RV camping. But as with anything else in life that requires quite a bit of money to keep doing. So about six months into our adventure we decided to become volunteer workampers in the Florida State Parks to help pay for our site fees. We make and sell handcrafted items, I have written a book (Insiders Guide to Campground Hosting…

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Added by Jolene MacFadden on January 19, 2015 at 9:54pm — 1 Comment

RV Vice

 I'm a good hand to carry a lot of spare parts and tools when we take the RV cross country, and a buddy of mine had a small 2 inch Receiver mounted Vice SO I HAD TO HAVE ONE LOL and built this today.  Its handy if ever needed and better then the first wife…

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Added by John "T" Nordhoff on July 9, 2014 at 2:08pm — 4 Comments

Lessons Learned the Hard Way - New Title to Come

Woo Hoo! I made it through my first full winter in my RV! It was debatable a few times but I persevered. I learned so much and most of it was from this website. This is definitely my go to spot for info.

Still at the Caldwell RV Park here in Idaho and just got moved into a primo spot a few weeks ago. The Boise River is my front yard and a lake is my back yard. When I have the window shades up on the left side, all I can see is the lake and the RV's at the other end of the…

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Added by Jackie Berg on April 10, 2014 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

Pulled a Train to Florida

  This was the third time I towed my car to Florida and it towed my golf cart. The picture was at an I 75 Flying J just 2 miles North of the Florida border where I…

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Added by John "T" Nordhoff on January 2, 2014 at 8:03pm — 6 Comments

One method to Winterize an RV

HOW I WINTERIZE MY RV

  

 

    There are different ways to winterize an RV, some of which may require less anti freeze then the four gallons I generally use, but FWIW here’s my method which I have used for well over thirty years. First of all, I highly recommend a water heater by pass plumbing job which isn’t that hard or…

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Added by John "T" Nordhoff on October 11, 2013 at 4:58pm — 4 Comments

Solar RV by a "newbie"

Disclaimer: I am NOT an expert on anything.  I have spent the past two years researching and reviving a 1957 Yellowstone for MY purposes and am learning a lot along the way.  I am always happy to share my own experience to save someone else the “joy” of the learning curve as it were.  My background includes ~6 years as a machinist, a lifetime of breaking then fixing things, 5 or 6 classic car restorations, and more recently the lure of the Internet to help bring me answers to new things. …

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Added by David Grant on July 17, 2012 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

Re-painted my 87 fiberglass Telstar

It really wasn't as difficult as I had expected.  I got the idea from our friend Stu Mitchell here on GORVs.  Stu reccommended a method called "roll and tip" and a brand called Interlux Brightside.  I knew that I couldn't spray paint my MH and I certainly could not afford from 3,000 to 20,000 dollars for a professional paint job.  (some of the quotes I received by calling around).  I thought by gosh I can roll paint, I have done several houses and many walls, why not a MH.  So I proceded to…

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Added by Sam Green on July 3, 2012 at 9:47pm — 6 Comments

The Ceiling's the Limit!: Chapter II-1/2

 

We all have those projects in life that seem to never get finished. All the moxie and determination seems to wane after a while, and what started as a fire quickly dwindles down to a smoldering ember. THEN! Along comes your second wind, and it's just enough to blow gently on the ember and bring it back to a roaring blaze!

Such it is with projects like…

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Added by Dave Creu on August 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — 33 Comments

"GulfStream Coach files a Lawsuit on own Customer to keep Story Hush, Hush."

Gulf Stream has filled a lawsuit against me to remove my story from the website so that others would not know our story. They filled a Temporary Injunction so that the court would force me to stop writing the truth. I am glad to say that the Judge fairly ruled in our favor and refused their injunction. Now we await a court date and I anticipate that the courts will see the truth; and will not rule in their favor. Situations like these are dumbfounding because if the manufacturer has full… Continue

Added by Michelle Gagne on February 1, 2010 at 8:22am — 3 Comments

RVing and College Football Bowl Games

It is College football bowl season again and again, RVer's are playing an important role. Not only can you buy a RV to transport your group of friends to the bowl game that your favorite football team is playing in, you can also spend the night in your RV to be the first to see… Continue

Added by RVing Planet on December 30, 2009 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Taos RV Road Trips Chama Rail Adventure

This is a grea RV road trip. Fantastic scenery, reasonable driving time and a rail journey on the Chama steam locomotive. Why not?! Distance: 180 miles drive and a 64 mile train ride Driving Time to Chama (Cumbres & Toltec depot) is about 2-1/2 hours Driving Time to Antonito (Cumbres & Toltec depot): 1-1/2 hours Route: From Taos Plaza, Hwy. 64 west to Tierra Amarilla; Hwy. 84 north to Chama; Hwy. 84 south to Tierra Amarilla; Hwy. 64 east to… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on August 29, 2008 at 5:50pm — No Comments

RV Friends & Their Neat Stuff at Fort Collins, Colorado

We met some wonderful people at the Lakeside KOA just north of Fort Collins. And, they had some neat stuff! Check out the very custom generator mount for our friends from Elko, Nevada. Perfect for any 5th wheel. Anybody know of a company that makes such a neat rear mount genny bracket? Let us know in Forums. Most 5th wheelers need one. And, the very trick recumbent (sp?) bike was customer built in Wisconsin for our other rv friends featured here. Add… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on August 16, 2008 at 11:23pm — 2 Comments

GoodOldRVs.com Community for RVers Goes Live on the Internet

Well, thanks to all of you our online rv community has finally gone live on the internet this morning.

I want to thank all of you for your help, encouragement and great feedback! And, a big special THANKS to Lilou, our web genius, for getting us launched.



Lilou is in France this month visiting and catching up with her parents who use took her caravaning in Europe. I'm sure she'll have some great tips on rving or caravaning in Europe when she gets back.



Now that we are… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on May 28, 2008 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

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