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Cheap or Free RV Insulation with Bubble Wrap

How to Insulate Your RV Windows with Bubble Wrap

Up to 50% of heat in your RV can be lost through single pane windows. Installing double pane windows is not in the cards for this old boys wallet. So, what to do? Bubble Wrap, of course.

 

I've been using bubble wrap for years in our trusty old cooler in summertime. Ice lasts about 1.5 day in it. After getting a delivery one day from Harbor Freight I was left with a nice sheet of bubble wrap. It was just about the size…

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Added by Pat Daly on December 11, 2013 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

Pondering the Wreck

Lately I've been thinking about what caused our wreck in Colorado. Could it be that the GMC Yukon's ABS breaking system overrode the brake controller so that the trailer brakes did not engage? Is this possible?

We really want to get on the road again but can't seem to get over our near death experience. Maybe we could if we can learn what caused the…

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Added by Pat Daly on November 20, 2010 at 10:22am — 8 Comments

Should I buy This Classic Class C RV?

Well, ever since we wrecked our bumper pull travel trailer and suv on Colorado's grooved pavement a few months ago we've been in search for a good old Class C. Since I usually screw up buying classic campers, I though I'd ask my friends on goodoldrvs.com to give me their recommendations on buying a used class C motorhome. I found a 1989 Cobra Class C in Texas on Craigslist with a little over 30,000 miles on… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on December 15, 2009 at 2:51pm — 20 Comments

Bus Nuts Bus Photos, Bus Conversions & Miscellaneous Ramblings

International Bus Converesion-Old School

International Bus Way Cool Interior

Vintage Military bus from the 40s in Temecula, Ca

Vintage 55 GMC Bus Conversion 27… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on July 28, 2009 at 12:00pm — 48 Comments

Lady Dog's 2009 RV Misadventure Ends In Disaster - Colorado's Grooved Pavement Did Us In

Well, it was a Misadventure after all. Colorado's grooved concrete pavment almost killed us and destroyed both Miss GMC Yukon and Miss Funfinder, our bumper pull travel trailer; They have ended their days in a wrecking yard in the high desert of Colorado. I guess a fitting place to end it all after so many good miles… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on July 23, 2009 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

Visiting Aluminum Craftsmen - Sierra Trailer Restoration

After seeing their web site I just had to 'go up the hill' to Nevada City, California and visit the vintage aluminum trailer restoration folks at Sierra Trailer Restoration. And, what a wonderful place it is… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on July 17, 2009 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Vintage Logos Spartan, Airstream, Glider & Other Vintage Campers

1952 Fageol Bus Conversion, Port Towsend, Washington

1966 Alladin Trailer Brochure compliments of VK

Spartan A Classic RV Logo

Airstream

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Added by Pat Daly on May 3, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Vintage RV & Travel Trailer Logos & Emblems

Being an old "ad hack" and retro camper guy I've always loved vintage RV and vintage camper logos so I thought I'd start a blog here and ask folks like you to add vintage rv logos, posters, book covers or anything else you think is cool, vintage and retro. Thanks for adding your additions here.

Just click on the little "black camera" logo above your comments to add yours!



Note: pizel sizes of 300 by 280 pixels or so work best. If…

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Added by Pat Daly on April 29, 2009 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Little Red River Arkansas RV Trip

Last week Miss Funfinder, GPS Linda, Lady dog, myself and friends drifted over to the neighboring state of Arkasas to the town of Heber Springs to do some serious trout fishing. Now, you… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on April 20, 2009 at 10:37pm — No Comments

RV Camping & Daytona Beach Florida Bike Week Photos 2009

Here's some pictures of the 2009 Daytona Beach Bike Week as it just starts up. Hundreds of Bikes blastin down the highway all going to Daytona for… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on March 17, 2009 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Florida RV Park Photos, Twelve Oaks RV Campground Sanford,FL, Orlando Florida RV Parks

Don't camp at Twelve Oaks campground because if you do you may stay forever; many folks here seem to have set down stakes for good. We're here at Twelve Oaks RV Resort in Sanford, Florida about 12 miles from the Orlando. Just about right; 20 minutes to Disney and Orlando, the airport or only 30 miles to ocean… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on February 26, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Miami Florida Waterfront Pictures on Florida RV Trip

Here's some various photos taken while on my friends boat in and around the Miami and South Beach… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on February 17, 2009 at 2:38pm — 7 Comments

Snowbirding To Florida, RV Misadventures of Pat, Linda & Lady Dog

Well, it's 11 degrees including wind chill at the Cabin so we're leavin for the sunny isles of Florida. One of the first things I always do is a complete walkaround of the travel trailer and my trusty old GMC Yukon. I always check the tires carefully, particularly the Korean tires on the travel trailer. I'm a made in USA kinda guy, I guess. Found travel trailer tires at 42 pounds, 38 pounds, 46psi, and 45psi. Should be 50psi all around cold says the… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on January 6, 2009 at 10:30am — 37 Comments

Need Help on Load Leveler Hitch Chain Adjustment for Travel Trailer

I've got a queastion about my new load leveler hitch bars. How do I tell how many chain links to tighten up to equalize my hitch and trailer? I'm doing 2nd chain length and it seem ok and pulls very well, but my friend said he thought that it was too tight and seemed that the back of my suv yukon was being pulled up. Any ideas? How tight is too tight and how loose is too loose?

Thanks for helping me figure this out! Pat

Added by Pat Daly on October 26, 2008 at 12:14pm — 2 Comments

Purchasing a Light Weight Towable Travel Trailer The Story of Cruiser RV Funfinder

We'll the stock market has tanked, the world is in meltdown soooo we bought another rv! Here's the story, ok Blog, of how Miss FunFinder came into our life. Linda and I took our good old class c in for some minor fall rv service to the great folks at Camperland here in Tulsa where we hang our hats part of the year. While we're there we check out all the neat light weight travel trailers. Then that… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on October 1, 2008 at 9:30pm — 2 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

Lake Texoma Oklahoma Caney Creek Campground Fishing Camp

We just got back from a great 5 day trip to Lake Texoma's Caney Creek Campground on the border of Texas and Oklahoma. Nothing but great things to say about the campground and the clear refreshing waters of the lake. The weather, however, was SOMETHING ELSE! Blew like snot for 5 days straight with winds 20 plus mph. Not great for fishing. Fortunately, the 54 space campground is nestled right on the lake in a cove with good wind protection, boat ramp and even a dock for fishng and boarding your… Continue

Added by Pat Daly on June 11, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

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