It's been a while since I joined and posted but I thought I'd give a quick update.

 

I spent every weekend of the 1st 3.5 months inspecting and repairing the Rolling Turd, (oh btw that's what the family named her), for the possibility of a trip from SLC to LV for the Bikefest rally.

 

Well, I got her done hooked up the bike trailer and off we went.

 

With the exception of no top end (maxed at 56mph) and a slight heating issue she ran down and back.

 

So I have mixed emotions about her but the wife has taken a liking to her, so I guess she'll live for a while more and I'll see if I can get her up to freeway speeds...

 

will be looking around to see what y'all have done to cure some of the quirks for my powertrain and will update some picks in a few days...

 

So far we've (ya right, ...I) rebuilt the front end replaced all the hatches sealed the roof ripped out all the shag and re carpeted, installed new hardwood flooring, installed a new hitch system, changed all the bias tires and 2 piece wheels with modern wheels and radials, rebuilt the steering bushings, replaced all the lighting with LED, rebuild all the plumbing and some of the fixtures and started some of the fiberglass body work.

 

most of the appliances are working but a couple are not so I'll have inside jobs through the winter.

 

about to get her winter parking for the year so more to come

Views: 100

Comment

You need to be a member of Good Old RVs to add comments!

Join Good Old RVs

Comment by Rob Lentz on October 25, 2011 at 9:26pm

Sorry you don't appreciate our  surname for the RV it really is meant as a term of endearment.  I'm sure you've seen the movie, was the first reference that came to mind.

 

She'll prolley out grow the name as the nicks, burns and tired and sore muscles fade from memory.

 

We've all thought that for the time period she was one of the more stylish designs and as an old school Chevy guy I've already started to put some new technology into the old power plant. such as upgrading the the ignition from point to HEI and am working on converting the transmission from the Turbo 400 to a 700r4 overdrive.

 

It was interesting to find out that the windshields were brought over from the old C-95 Chevy Titan/GMC Astro semi tractors being in trucking I have lots of sources for stuff like that

 

Anyway thanks for the thoughts...

Comment by William Briggs on October 25, 2011 at 11:24am

I dunno about the moniker "Rolling Turd" -- I for one think the rig is as cute as can be! It will provide you many years of enjoyment.

Members

HOW TO MEMBER POSTS

  •         How To Links 

-Search Good Old RV's

-Start a New Group 

-Roof Repair Photos & Products

-Repair an RV Roof

-Pick Roof Sealer   

-Understanding RV Electrical Systems 

-Get RV Insurance   

-What to Look For When Buying a Used RV

-Jack Installs Fuel Injection in his Dodge 

 RV ARTISTS 

 Paige's VintageTrailer Art  

 Paige's VintageTrailerFabric

 Artist Roads                                            Sandy's Stained Glasshttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/552605816752050167/     

                      

JOIN US AT GOOD OLD RVS

If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us. Come on in and have some fun. JOIN HERE NOW

Forum

Free cover for 24' Class A RV

Started by ellie & Chandler Lewis in Vintage Camper Parts For Sale on Tuesday.

1976 GMC Tioga Manual 1 Reply

Started by David geiger in RV Repair & Maintence. Last reply by Lakota Wolf May 30.

Blog Posts

Balboa owners

Posted by Bill on May 19, 2020 at 8:11am

camper theft

Posted by Thomas S. Redding on May 18, 2020 at 11:19am

CAMPING

Posted by Eddie Marquez on May 5, 2020 at 2:34pm

"Easy" Loose Pipe Repair

Posted by Don Olson on April 26, 2020 at 12:08am — 1 Comment

Loose Pipe Fix

Posted by Don Olson on April 26, 2020 at 12:02am — 1 Comment

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

JOIN US - COME ON IN!

If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us.

 Come on in and have some fun.         JOIN HERE NOW!

 Dedicated to a simpler, more rewarding and fun way of life in a Good Old RV... 

Vintage Travel Trailers, Vintage Campers, Camper Restoration, Bus Conversions, Vintage RV Forums, Old RVs, Tiny Homes, Boondocking

YOUR OWN GORVs T-Shirt!

A work of art by member Paige Bridges

Get your Good Old RVs T-Shirt HERE

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 Disclaimer - Please Read it

Enjoy this site and use it totally at your own risk.

By using or viewing this site YOU agree to Hold Harmless anyone associated with it including other members. Also, YOU agree that YOU are solely responsible for ANY and ALL actions, results or damages. Members "opinions" are just that and any repair or alteration comments or recommendations are by folks who are not licensed repair  or mechanical professionals. Any repairs or modifications you do totally at YOUR OWN RISK. Use licensed professionals for all work to avoid possible serious injury or damage. Use  banks for purchases.  Have fun!

Copywrite & Trade Mark Registered GoodOldRV© ,GoodOldRVs©, GoodOldRVs.com©,GoodOldRVs.net©,GoodOldRV.Com©

© 2020   Created by Russell E Johnson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service