So I have spent the entire day shop vac out the trailer whom I call sunshine (yellow stove, fridge, bathroom). As I twisted and wiggled into ever corner or spot where dirt may be, I found some things I am not sure about.

1. Furnace. Opened furnace up like a fridge, couldn't figure out how to get door off yet. Dirt, plastic bags, metal tags for furnance, and dirt hanging everywhere. All looks connected, intact. There is a screen under pilot light knob?? Goes outside. I think for ventilation, is a Coleman brand.

2. Fridge. Fridge has propane or gas lines underneath and maybe an electrical cord in closet next door. I could not get fridge pulled out to clean. There is a bracket at back and possibly gas lines hooked up, So I used a garden stake to pull out as much dirt on sides (vacumn skinny nozzle to wide) and took off door at bottom part way. It has clips and I could not get it off all the way. So I shop vac all I could find. Several mouse skeletons clogged the tube. I love my shop vac blowing mode or reverse. At bottom of fridge are gas lines or tubes in a y shape?? I need to see where I can get to the back of the fridge to vacuum coils? No screen on outside like old trailer.

3. I took out insulation that ran along plumbing and gas lines from bathroom under mattress area, to kitchen. Was full,of mouse droppings, dirt. Does insulation need to be there? Unsure if those are gas or water lines.

4. Found missing plumbing part!! Also found an electrical line capped off with a blue wire nut.....

5. Ship to shore power line, electrical panel box-- maybe fuses-- did not open yet, and water supply lines to sink all coexist in one small area under sink. I think the water lines are supposed to have a bracket; found a piece of metal may have been one.

When I casually looked under sink I thought that was hose for water supply all jumbled up under sink. Nope is power extension cord. I need a neater system.

6. Stove and Oven. One burner not connected. Vicars trailers will fix with other propane matters. The oven has a tube coming out front. Is that where you light it?

Views: 142


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

Join Good Old RVs

Comment by So ska noname on July 3, 2015 at 7:49am
She26feet long. I ordered a book called rv appliances that is very helpful. The location of electrical panel box under sink puzzling. Taking her to vicars trailer for propane systems inspection. And I want some of those combination detectors rich mentioned. Good to know those are all standard.
Comment by brian leibow on July 2, 2015 at 8:54pm
How big is sunshine?all that schmutz in her is about normal for an old camper.when you do get the furnace door off,check the fire box and blower and try and find a service manual.



  •         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 



 Artist Roads                                              



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


1972 Holiday Traveler

Started by Brian Walther in General Discussion Forum 21 hours ago.

refurbishing vintage RV paneling

Started by Larry Curfman in RV Repair & Maintence Sep 15.

Carb not getting gas 1 Reply

Started by Paul in RV Repair & Maintence. Last reply by Paul Sep 14.

Blog Posts

Anyone got a manual for my camper ?

Posted by Pacy on September 21, 2021 at 10:17am

Anyone know what year this Corsair could be.

Posted by Jay M Ball on August 22, 2021 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment

1973 Dodge Diego Anthony Motor Home Restoration Plans

Posted by Kevin on August 15, 2021 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Quandary about tire pressure

Posted by CH Smith on May 19, 2021 at 5:43am — 1 Comment

Third time is a charm!

Posted by S.Heins on March 31, 2021 at 1:14pm



  • Add Videos
  • View All


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

 Come on in and have some fun.      

 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

A work of art by member Paige Bridges


 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©,©,©,GoodOldRV.Com©

© 2021   Created by Russell E Johnson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service