hello all. I just purchased this motorhome. It’s in pretty amazing shape for its age. I am excited about this new project. I am going to start with a good cleaning of the inside and out. I am going to do run some sea foam through the engine and fuel system, followed by a full tune up and possible brake replacement on the front. I am interested in any information you all may have on this particular task that I have undertaken. I look forward to chatting with you all about this. 

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Comment by Michael on March 19, 2018 at 10:17pm

I added a comment in the wrong section, sorry admin. Got to spend most of this weekend working on the old rig. got the walls and roof mostly reframed, all the rotted wood is gone and I think its sealed up pretty well so far. I have more to replace still but I got some of the harder stuff done this weekend. I am going to add some pictures shortly. I took the advice that you all had to offer and applied it. Lot of good advice.

Comment by Daniel Long on March 10, 2018 at 5:31pm

Also you may want to install something that provides a bit of lateral bracing so the roof or frame doesn't torque on you when on the road. I've seen how many of these campers are put together and I just scratch my head on how they just didn't warp and twist.

Comment by Michael on March 10, 2018 at 2:18am

Alright. Boys and girls. The walls and roof material has been removed. All the appliances have been disconnected and removed. The roof is a metal sheet. Followed by a layer of thin wood like material that the 2x4 trusses are stapled to. The trusses then hook into the window frame work and that’s what holds the structure together. I feel like there is a better way to restructure this. Something that will last longer. Ahh. More work to be done on Monday. Have to work all weekend. I look forward to the thoughts and ideas. 

Comment by Daniel Long on March 9, 2018 at 12:05pm

Your rig will be so much better knowing you got right down to the bone and built it back up! The CPVC pipes they used on some water lines didn't age too well. PEXX tubing with red and blue for the water lines and 1/4 turn ball valves was what I did in the Tioga.

Great to see the progress!

Comment by Rich Thomas on March 9, 2018 at 12:00pm

Wasn't joking Danial, and the gum; probably better than silicone or " Structural foam ". Not much into sarcasm or Monty Python for that matter.

Comment by Daniel Long on March 7, 2018 at 10:36pm

I hope your joking, Rich. don't forget the gum, shag carpet and the belief that the camper is real to keep everything together.... Monty Python there. Gotta get out and get some Structural Foam in a Can stuff to finish the job. woo hoo!



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