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Tied up in Petersburg Virginia
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I am very puzzled. Why is Georgia called the peach  state?????? Crossed the whole state on I20 and never saw even 1 peach tree. LOLAnyway I am currently in Petersburg Virginia.  Tomorrow I will be in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Long Jun 1.

Ramblings
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The tired ramblings after 13 hours of driving, 510 miles.1st. Texas roads are so good because they are continuously under construction.2nd. Dallas drivers are deranged.3rd. Louisiana roads come in 2…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John "T" Nordhoff on Wednesday.

Off I go again

I am pulling out of Waco Texas this morning. Just waiting for the sun to come up so I can make the final inspection. Here is a little travelin music....…Continue

Started May 20

New LED Light in the Hallway
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The old florescent light fixture in the hall was not working. So I bought an LED replacement, The LED fixture is 1 inch narrower and 4 inches longer than the original florescent fixture. Here is the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Faye Thompson Susano May 19.

 

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"Very nice, Jimco. You got a gem by the looks of it."
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Russ Johnson replied to Bud n Julie's discussion 1977 Winnebago Brave Dodge 440 Engine Won't Start!
"I suggest getting #1 cylinder is at the top of the compression cycle. Then check to see if the rotor is aimed at the proper contact on the distributor. It may be that when you replaced the distributor it got off by one tooth. The other thing to…"
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John "T" Nordhoff replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Ramblings
"Russ, theres alllllllllllll kinds of free beach dry camping between South Padre Island Natl Seashore all the way up to Galveston and Bolivar Flats. I plan to be there between Dec 3 and Dec 11 this winter and Austin rest of the time. Who knows maybe…"
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Russ Johnson replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Ramblings
"Hi John, at this point in time i don't know. Hopefully I qill be able to answer that by August. It is my fervent hope to be exploring the gulf coast all winter long but will let you know when I know."
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John "T" Nordhoff replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Ramblings
" Hey Russ, will you be back in Texas anytime this November December time frame?? I plan to be in the Austin area and/or one of the many free beach camp sites between Galveston down to Padre Island..................  Have a safe trip,…"
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Daniel Long replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Tied up in Petersburg Virginia
"You know they say Virginia is for lovers! It's also for over-zealous law enforcement on the interstate...Faye, get this guy straightened out, will ya?"
Jun 1
Jimco_W001 replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Tied up in Petersburg Virginia
"Great Russ, it will be good to see you and your rig here at the GORV's Annual Rustic Retreat! We are getting ready for it. See you and Faye soon."
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Russ Johnson replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Tied up in Petersburg Virginia
"I will be here till the end of July then we are heading to the jam."
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Rich Thomas replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Tied up in Petersburg Virginia
"Good on you Russ, be careful out there old friend."
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Jimco_W001 replied to Russ Johnson's discussion Tied up in Petersburg Virginia
"Hey Russ, where are you headed after Virginia? You are sure moving on!"
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Tied up in Petersburg Virginia

I am very puzzled. Why is Georgia called the peach  state?????? Crossed the whole state on I20 and never saw even 1 peach tree. LOLAnyway I am currently in Petersburg Virginia.  Tomorrow I will be in Alexandria Virginia in the arms of my girlfriend, soon to be fiancee, Faye Susano. Be safe my friends. I've seen way too many wrecks in my travels from Waco to here. At least 2 were fatalities. The only blessing is that none were involving RVs. See More
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Full Time RVer, Dry Camper
What's your camper's Brand, i.e. Travco, Shasta, etc.
1994 Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite 27 foot
City and State where you are located. Do not use zip code, you know what it means but it means nothing to the rest of us.
Gosnell, AR
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Faye Thompson Susano is my significant other. We have a 1994 Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite that is pull with a 1995 Ford F150 Supercab pickup. We are preparing to live the full timer life and spend our time time chasing 75 degree temps.
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Old RVs are unique looking and way better constructed.
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Ceiling repair

Finally had a warm day, 38 degrees and basically no wind so I got the ceiling tore out and 2 of the panels cut.

Warning about RV Nation. They had the padded vinyl material. Started to order 3 yards of it and when i got into the checkout process, they were going to charge me $201 for shipping on $58 worth of product. Uhmm nope, ain't goona happen.

Found a place called All Vinyl Fabrics. They had a padded marine vinyl. Little more expensive, it cost me $75 but…

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Posted on January 5, 2018 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment

One Down, Two To Go.

I finally got a hold of one side tool box and got it installed on my pickup. Had several lined up but by the time I got to them someone else had snatched them up. One of the drawbacks to living in a sparsely populated area, it takes time to drive to where these items are located.

Anyway here are pictures of the first successful install.…

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Posted on May 24, 2017 at 7:43pm — 3 Comments

Trip to Arizona

Day 1, Monday 8-22-16:

I was planning on leaving the house at 2PM today, so as per usual we left at 3PM. Which is better than the 4PM it would normally have been. When DW finally realized that US 412 is mostly a 2 lane highway she got noticeably upset. Being the well trained husband that I am I answered "Yup, it sure is." maybe not one of my better responses but it got the point across and dagger stares for the next 50 miles.

For those of you who have not traveled US 412 across…

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Posted on August 22, 2016 at 11:21pm — 21 Comments

Montana Bound

well as per usual we got a late start.  DW thinks the day does not begin until 1PM so it was 1:30 when we got on the road.  

Got stuck on the freeway for 3 hours on I55N, no sign of a wreck or construction when the traffic started clearing so don't know what the problem was.

Got to the KOA in Eureka, MO about 10PM.  Some out of the road but could not locate a RV Park on our main route so made this 30 mile detour LOL.

More fun and games to be…

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Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:30pm — 19 Comments

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At 11:01pm on March 12, 2018, Jack Wasmuth said…

Hey Russ, read my post please.

At 2:22pm on March 6, 2018, janet lee said…
What ever works. Right. At least you can get mail.
At 1:06am on December 18, 2017, phil moulton said…

i would take u up on it.. heads and carb are rebuilt. i cannot even turn crank to try and unhook the trans . it ate #4 cylinder and imploded the piston when the old intake gasket dumped all the antifreeze in the cylinder. cranked it over for comp tests and flushed it with kerosene . took 2 weeks to get the pan out (eventually cut it out) and the kerosene i think seised all the bearings. i need to turn crank 1/8 turn to get the rod in #4 out to even look at the cylinder damage. Replaced the balancer bolt with a milodon and a 4 ft breaker on 3/4 drive stock will not turn it. (it did turn it tighter by 2 revolutions but I stopped at that point in tightening it. 

At 11:16am on November 11, 2017, Alsie said…

Sorry for the delay in post... Thank you very much for the wishes!

At 6:12pm on August 5, 2017, John Oberhelman said…

Russ thank you for the help.  Heidi, my wife, and I are enjoying this site.  This is just what we are looking for.

At 8:28pm on July 16, 2017, Joe Blocker said…

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ad to find this group.

At 2:38pm on July 15, 2017, Alison said…

Thank you for the warm welcome.  I'm going to spend a happy couple of hours checking out all the great comments and instructions.  I'm about to tackle removing all the bathroom fixtures and plumbing ... so I need all the help I can get.

At 6:21pm on July 14, 2017, James Higgins said…
Thanks! She's a beauty for sure!

Just put a few more pics up...
At 10:10pm on June 3, 2017, Paul Westberg said…
69. Originally a 350 with 350 3 speed trans. Updated to 350 engine with 4 speed VR700 trans. Hoping to put TBI and headers on soon. Need suggestions on roof repair. Thanks!
At 11:43pm on May 15, 2017, Jerry Ragle said…
Good to hear from you Russ. Happy to have found this site. Let's keep in touch..
 
 
 

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