Gary as soon as I figure out how to down load a batch of photo,s I,ll send them. Bought TT for a fixer upper. Turn into a major rebuild. Leave in 98 days for seven months in Alaska. got floor in this past weekend. Now makeing new cabinets and installing. Working in a pole barn. Mother nature not being kind to me.Enjoyed the pics of your units. thanks Jim
I had so much fun downloading all of my photos on here because it brought back so many great memories. What fun we had, even tenting---although I could never tent again without an actual bed! LOL My old body would never forgive me. I am anxious to get camping in my TT and start making its own memories.
Hi, Gary, I absolutely love your slide show!! Did I miss somewhere on your page what years the 2 RVs are that you show? I love your comment about your blood type, I have to tell my dad that because he is the one that got all of my siblings and I (5 total) to love and respect nature and LOVE camping. Only my little brother and I have TTs now but all of us went tenting/RVing in our younger years. I love your dog pic, standing on the step-up. Our dachhund would sleep on ours when we were travelling. I have 2 shih tzus and 1 pug that have never been camping before but when I take them into my TT when I'm doing something in there they love it.
Hi Gary,your Glastron is very similar to the starcraft I lost.Know any for sale?Europe in a RV is a good time.I have friends in England.I sent them the money for one I picked out on the internet so it was there when I landed.Spent a year in the UK,France,Spain,a winter on the beaches of Portugal.Next trip Greece,Italy.Hitch hiked thru there in 1970 when I was a long hair,always wanted to go back.I'll post some pics of the ambulance soonTOM
Gary, I am looking at buying a pull behind to start my adventures. I am very interested in the Casita trailers. First thing I will need to do is sell the 1974 Winnebago 14 foot Indian truck camper my Dad gave me. This will make room for the trailer. The truck camper has been stored indoors when it wasn't being used. Still has the original curtains and seat cushions, pristine. I am sure some vintage camper seaker looking for a Winnebago truck camper that needs no restoring would jump at the chance to get their hands on this prize . But of course I know there is not alot of these people out there.
these are out of ford school buses, 125k miles...2k gets you a complete set up, 5.9 4 speed auto, radiator, assec...id go thru the motor but thats pretty good price...hes got 15 coming in in a month or so..local guy upsate ny area.
says an axle from an intr. pusher will work for the swap....nad the 6 spd allison is tougher to get, but will bolt up to the 5.9....
not sure on flipping the axle? when its forward it climbs the ring gear, when its flipped it pulls the gear..wont that be a stress problem? not sure on the engineering, might be over thinking it........
good info gary, thanks.. i was talking with a guy who does just that, buys the ford school buses and yanks out the 5.9 drivetrain and sells the whole eng/trans combo...he gets 2k for them with radiator,,,,says they avg 125k mileage......i was told the org gas axle wont take the touque of th diesel, so i need to upgrade to a international school bus pusher axle.....not sure, ill have to see, measurments, gear ratio etc etc..
gary, thanks... any thoughts on the conversion,im sure youve done some research, i was told by one guy to expect up to 20mpg.....ive talked with several guys who are big into 5.9s for their trucks, they haul goosenecks and get 22 mpg with it......
Thanks for tell me that, Gary. It's good to hear about someone else my age doing this. I'm trying to be cautious and take it step by step, which I have to do anyway because of my finances. I've got people helping me look around, I've got a neighbor offering help with any repair work, I read everything I can find, etc. I should have done this a long time ago but anyway......I hope all of you don't mind my questions and jitters......say, does that scooter serve well for running in for supplies or is it just for fun purposes? I'd be afraid someone would grab it in a town.......... yet another question. :) h
Hi Gary, thanks for the encouragement. I really like your pics! You've helped my mental state tremendously with the story about your aunt. Do you know how she financed her adventures? Has she always done this alone? thanks, Helen
In all the years we have sailed the NW we have entered and enjoyed many many port and bar none Ganges is our 1st choice. I can sit on my boat or the benchs along the walkway by the shops and just look and this beautiful place...
Starting the last week of June we will sail from Pt. Townsend to be in Ganges on Salt Spring Island for Canada Day and then we join the no agenda plan for the month of July, If you are planning to be close during the time we could dp a sail by or ?
I sail the San Juan and Gulf Islands for at least the month on July every year. I have good friends that have a place on Whidbey and the sail in tandem with us. I have been doing this for over 15 years. I used to trailer it up from wesy of Redding CA for the trip and now we have a home in Hoodsport. 2tears ago my 30 year old son talked us into moving in with he and his family east of Sacramento. So I keep the boat on the hard for the school year.
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