It seems as I get older it becomes more important to do many projects because I want to there are no has to's just because I feel like it . I hope to bring some of these projects out in this  forum Blog. Seven Years ago I was very ill and to keep occupied I built a small travel trailer. At first I could only work a few minutes at a time but slowly I became stronger worked more and healed myself. I finished the trailer ,and later burnt it as it was a pile of junk. But I built 8 more only having to burn one more and selling 7 getting my money back and a little bit more. I became interested in vans or class B's . and bought an old Chevy and built one . If you have ever Visited Cheap rv living you may have seen it as the article on installing a high top on a van , it was my Van known as CC.  I rebuilt it three times and only sold it this year which I still regret. At present I have 3 older RV's , a 1972 Balboa on a GMC vandura , a 1988 Islander on a E350 . and a 1991 dodge B class. On this forum and blog I hope to share and learn as I work on these and other Projects. Most of my projects are meant to be options that are affordable for different lifestyles . I hope these will be of help and interest to many .  

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Comment by Brooke on September 29, 2015 at 9:45am

We purchased a 1968 Jet the last week of August.  After assessing the water damage and the infestation of every little critter imaginable, we decided to take it down to the frame.  we have now rebuilt the floor, and we are in the process of completing the walls.  Basically a much bigger project than we thought, but we are excited to use it.

Comment by Pat Daly on September 28, 2015 at 9:38pm

Can't wait to follow along. Thanks so much for sharing.

Comment by Sandy St.Louis on September 28, 2015 at 9:02pm

Thanks for the interest I will soon post a build that I have made . Brooke what type of build are you doing ? 

Comment by Brooke on September 28, 2015 at 8:41pm

As someone who is building from scratch... well basically... I look forward to any and all info you can share.  I could sure use it!  Welcome Sandy!

Comment by Rich Thomas on September 26, 2015 at 4:31pm

Greetings Sandy, there are a lot of folks on here that are either restoring or building from scratch and I am sure that they can use any info you choose to share and also are willing to share with you. There is also a lot of links at the top of the page for various things such as parts, manuals & classifieds. Welcome to GORV's  

Comment by Sandy St.Louis on September 26, 2015 at 10:34am

Thanks for the welcome 

Comment by Russell E Johnson on September 26, 2015 at 2:41am

Sandy, just WOW! You have a great background and lots of knowledge to share, I can hardly wait for your installments and the sharing of knowledge. Thank you in advance.



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