Having a blow out at 65mph is never fun,, in most cases, but can be quite exciting if your a road junkie, There is no feeling like white knuckling the steering wheel,, puckering up so tight you can taste your unders and yur lip is so curled it looks like a cheeto. Not to mention the fear in the ole eyeballs, Now if you have passengers or pets,, then they are doing a death grip on the grab handle or arm rest and are on the edge of a full blown spastic release of their bowels, Animals, just…Continue
Ok peeps,,, I have to rant on this one.
When you are going to TOW a bumper pull trailer, Please Use the correct Hitch ball. Never ever expect a 1 7/8ths ball will work where a 2 inch or 2 7/8ths ball is required. And That break away cable... Dont attach it to the safety chain. Use the correct hitch ball,, put in a lock pin on your hitch, criss cross BOTH safety chans and connect the break away cable to the reciever hitch,, and make sure your lights are plugged in and…Continue
I get a nice cheerful ring of the phone around 3;00 a/m, (Yes I'm still up watching something on TV and writing on my netbook). I hear,, wuzzzz up ya old fart!!!. (Its an old friend who runs a Hot Shot company. I reply,, umm contimplating the meaning of quatum physics and its effects on dehydrated drinking water,, why, wuzzz up on your end? A brief silence as the caller is trying to figure out what the heck I just said.He asks,, is your truck set up for some hauls? What a stupid question,, …Continue
Ive been keeping tabs with an old school RV'er,, retired metal worker, turned road gypsy as he calls it,, A fair term would be full time RV'er.
He been slipping in a few of his *trade secrets to me as we converse and he has some pretty cool ideas.One idea that caight my attention, was one idea I have used in a regular Van, blocking off the front drivers area from the rest of the van. Incorporating a airplane cockpit doorway.
Being a fancy arched doorway.Some service delivery…Continue
Added by Lakota Wolf on April 30, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments
You mean,, Not everyone likes simple jobs?
Take for example, replacing a simple tail light bulb on your RV.
Its not rocket science,, right? You get the correct screw driver,, after several trips to the tool box,, making you think that you should have brought the tool box with you. You start to unscrew the 1st screw,, and you turn and turn and turn and turn and turn some more,, then turn some more,, stopping to check your progress,,, so far so good,, its not stripped, so you…Continue
Added by Lakota Wolf on April 29, 2017 at 12:01am — No Comments
The weather is finally some what predicatble so its time to attack the honey do list, As of to date,, 4,972 pages in small text. Now 4,963 are of a NOT needed immediatly,, like the hot tub/jaccuzzi,pool table,skeet shooting platform and zip line.I have definitly scratched off the olympic sized swimming pool,, apparently you need a permit for that.
I am going to go with full plumbing replacement. This is after I tackled a copper to plastic crimp fitting connector. These are the…Continue
After reading several new additions to the conversations here,,It seems the warm weather is finally getting here and the folks up north can finally come out of hybernation and can now see their Rigs,,, as not being buried in 20 feet of snow. To go out and see how many family's of varments have taken up winter residency. Hopefully none,, but ya never know,, Do a double check for bears inside,, Ive heard bears are getting smarter,,, they do enjoy the comforts of a queen sized bed, and where…Continue
I had posted about my previous gas water heater being possessed by evil demons, a.k.a. poltergeist. RV guy, totally tore it apart. Flushed the channels and compartment. Installed every component with new out of the box. Hooked gas up to it, set regulator pressure and flipped it on. Of course it was just a teaser for a few minutes till the evil demons decided to show themselves, irractic flame, burps, hick ups, then poof, flame out and several failed attempts to restart. He has confirmed that…Continue
Finally,, a wonderful day to tinker,, Weather guy says NO rain forcasted,, temps in the upper 70's, light breeze,, Really couldnt ask for a better day to get into some type of mischief. Started off looking for some epoxy to fix the handle on a pot cover,,, and I think a gremlin hid it someplace,,OR, I put it someplace so I wouldnt lose it. ummm I lost it. Okayyyyy,, thats 1 thing on the to do list that apparently isnt getting done today. I get a call from the local cable company saying…Continue
Just so your for warned,,, Im baaaaaaaack..
I woke up this morning around noonthirty, dragged my happy self with one eye open to get my 1st cup of coffee.I pass by the bathroom mirror and scared the heck out of myself,, Gotta love bed head,,, seems like gremlins in the middle of the night sneak in while your sleeping and go all bonzai on the ole hair do,,, Or was it that 4 day binge in Vegas? Anywho,, I finally choke down the 1st cup of coffee as my second eye slowly peels itself open…Continue
I had the pleasure of talking with a bonafide RV restoration specialist.
He restores vintage and New RV's and everything in between.
I learned a lot from just spending the day about the difference from a by gone time to newer technology. He explained ,,as most of us know that the Older RV's were built to last,, like Dads old Chevy.. to last 20 plus years,, with quality,proud workmanship in each model. Time goes on and manufacturers were falling into a slump with RV sales…Continue
Being somewhat anal retentive at times with making sure maintenance is kept up, I had the ever so familiar brain flauntulance moment. I look at my check sheet for the things that need attending to and for some reason I had forgot the test run of my genset. It was only 3 months since last fired up. ( I know, I already stood in the corner with my dunce cap on). I go out, take the cover off it, dust off a few cobwebs, turn the fuel on, flip the run switch on, and pull, and pull, and pull, and…Continue
Hello again, from the mid section of Texas.
A few of us old timers, sitting around enjoying the beautiful evenings we have had these last few days ,talking RV shop and about the wimmin folk. But we are going to omit the wimmin folk talk and get right down to a very important subject... Who should actually OWN an RV?
Technically anyone who wants one can Own an RV,, But there should be an application form of some sorts. Now don't get me wrong,,, The RV life whether it be part…Continue
Here we go,,,, wheeeeee... I got the bath sink installed,, in a previous blog. Well that still left a lot of daylight hours to tinker,, or really screw something up big time. But hey, its a guy thing (sometimes wimmins, but they have the advantage,, they actually READ instructions).
The water heater is being down right stubborn, to put in polite,politically correct terms, (P.I.T.A. in laymens terms) .After replacing the Auto switch propane regulator for the dual tank set up,,…Continue
Well, let's see how.... I woke up on the Right side of the floor today,, had my morning cup(s) of coffee, and was planning my day to tinker after the bout of thundery storms that passed thru yesterday and last night. I was surprised by a knock on the door and the mail lady had a package for me,, On a Sunday,, Imagine that? My new bathroom sink arrived in a box twice…Continue
Have had a productive useless Day. Started off,waking up on the wrong side of the floor,again,,,. Stumble into the bathroom, to start the day off hopefully better,,, started off, fairly well, till I turned around and decided to brush a tooth or two,(I guess thats why they call it a TOOTH BRUSH, instead of a teeth brush), So any who,, I slather on a huge pea sized dollop of teeth paste,(lol) and then drop the Tooth brush, thud into the sink,,, Not just into the sink and slide around,, But…Continue
Neighbor comes over with a light bulb glowing above his head,, and I realized he has his thinker in overdrive. What was I going to get myself into? He comes over and throws the idea about utilizing this space above the kitchen in his 70's 5th wheel. A little idea of how this is set up,, above the center kitchen heading back to the front bedroom there is standard ceiling that has a box end to it,,facing the bedroom. He got curious and pulled off that face panel and its a very large void,,…Continue
Ive been reading through numerous blogs about RV'ing in winter time.
I even watched a few video's on other Full timers and their trade secrets.
The BEST,, and I mean the best solution is to head south where its warmer,,, BUT,, Not everyone can do that,, So we must improvise and live and learn from trial and error and hopefully get some practical ideas on keeping ourselves from becoming Pop sickles. I myself prefer the head south option, But as of lately, that seemed the best…Continue
Been off here a couple days,, besides getting poofed from weather issues when storms blow in. I got out and did some tinkering and maintenance,
I recently replaced the propane regulator and auto switch.(automatically switches from one tank to the next with a twin tank hook-up,) Other then having a bad case of COPD, and enough hardware in my neck and back to be considered semi bionic,, I worked through the difficult breathing and pain from cold steel inside me,, It especially sucks…Continue
Im kind of OLD school,,,, to the young unz,, that means we are just to stubborn and can remember way before they had all these fancy gizmo's.
As I sit here at my Top of the line Commadore 64 with the upgraded 14 inch monitor, I tap away at the precision keyboard. Occasionally I reach over and turn the dial on my RCA 15.5 inch black and white TV searching for 1 of the 3 channels available,,, Not really much of a selection, so I leave it on Lawrence Welk. I ponder my thoughts when I…Continue