All Blog Posts Tagged 'camper' (13)

Looking for advice on transforming truck camper...

...into a small trailer. 

I'm selling my truck and buying a van, so I don't need the two camper projects I've gathered.  I only have one set of jacks, so if I get rid of the '68 Frolic, and keep the (approx) '70 Real-Lite, I was thinking of cutting off the cab-over bunk, and slicing off the two feet at the back that currently has no floor and fixing it up and attaching ti to a trailer frame. 

I could leave the two feet on the back, it'll have the trailer floor…

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Added by Cyn on August 8, 2016 at 4:31pm — 1 Comment

Vintage Truck Camper

If you've been following my Bluebird school bus conversion you know I have more installments to come.  I haven't stopped.  I just haven't had time to update.  Which I will do shortly.

But I thought I'd tell you about another project I've picked up that I will be working on at the same time.  I've always wanted a small camper that I could use for weekend trips and not have to take the…

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Added by Leonard on March 8, 2015 at 2:01pm — 10 Comments

The starting Point

Since joining this Vintage Camper, I have been urged to start my own blog and fill folks in on what the heck I'm doing in sunny south Florida with my Honor Built 8' slide in camper.

Hello my name is David, I live in my Honor Built "Aztec" camper, which I found on Craigslist last summer 2014, in Chilecothe, OH, that had been stored for almost 40 years in a well built barn. When I answered the ad for the camper, $500 asking price, I fell in love with it at first sight. All the cushions…

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Added by David Kreuser on January 30, 2015 at 7:58am — 1 Comment

Vintage Yellowstone camper, and metal art.

January 24, 2015

I began to write this blog so I can share my experience of rebuilding my Vintage 60's Yellowstone Camper. My plan is to post videos and pictures of my progress.

One day as I was peacefully ejoying my quiet retired life, my son came home and decided we needed to clean out the garage! We ended up with a large pile of scrap we didn’t know what to do with. Chris got creative and started welding pieces together creating beautiful art. That looked pretty interesting…

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Added by leluce on January 26, 2015 at 10:59am — 1 Comment

How To Put Square Cabinets In A Round Bus

In this ongoing saga of my school bus conversion, my first choice for kitchen and over head cabinets was to make them. Older school buses have rounded roofs and stock cabinets are square. I figured I'd solve this problem right off by making the cabinets to fit.

The roof in older school buses was round, I'm told, for better roll over protection in the event…

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Added by Leonard on October 1, 2014 at 7:07am — 4 Comments

1983 Coachman

This is the camper.  Not bad looking!  It really is a nice camper.  But as mentioned it needs some work.  I plan to remove and reseal each of the windows.  All have subtle leaks. 

I have to thank my Friend Kevin & Colleen for giving me this camper.  They had many good memories in it.  I'm honored to be able to restore it and get it back on…

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Added by Kevin on August 27, 2014 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

Windows & Insulation

I put two basement thermo pane windows in the plywood walls where the original bus windows were. This required the cutting of a metal stud that supports the wall & roof of the bus. This isn't something I wanted to do as I didn't have access to a welder. I did install angle iron braces across the top of the window, supported them on either side with upright pieces of 2X2…

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Added by Gus Magilke on March 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Prep work

I started this transformation by pulling all the old flooring up and sanding the floor. It was in relatively good condition so it didn't take long. There were, luckily, no holes to patch. I then painted the floor with chain link fence paint.

Here is a picture after the paint was put down. I did two coats.…

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Added by Gus Magilke on February 19, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Newbie 1st Post: 1988 Dolphin

Hi Everyone,

I am new to the Site and wanted to introduce myself and our vintage rv.  We purchased (new to us) a 1988 27ft. motorhome and we are currently painting and fixing it up.  I look forward to sharing our photos as we work thru our remodeling, as well as enjoying looking at your photos and learning from you.

I've included a few photos of how the rv looked when we first brought her home.  Here she is:…

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Added by annette phillips on February 8, 2014 at 6:35pm — 4 Comments

More Decor

http://restoringavintagecamper.blogspot.com/2013/05/more-decor.html

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

More Decor…

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Added by Cathy Strate on May 8, 2013 at 4:21am — 2 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

An Easy to Build Leveling Ramp

We've all been there. You back into the campsite, disconnect the unit from the tow vehicle, level things up front to back, using the front jack(s) and drop the stabilizers, only to discover that the unit is two bubbles out of level from side to side. Common sense (and your user's manual) tells you that your unit and it's components will function better and last longer if set up nice and level in both directions.



Therein lies the rub. Unless you own one of the more expensive motor… Continue

Added by Barry McCurry on August 19, 2008 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

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