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Old 01-12-2014, 02:40 PM   #57
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I would recommend you look at your insurance for physical damage since it appears your coach will be worth much more than the Actual Cash Value of the standard policy.

I had a '99 Eagle which I had put over $10k in upgrades in 2012, 1 1/2 weeks after getting it back I lost it in a fire. My Coach was worth much more than book value and I was lucky as I had purchase price coverage instead of actual cash value.

Be careful with "agreed value" and "stated value" are not the same, as the policy contract for stated value usually states we will pay the lesser of 1. The stated value, 2. the cost to repair, or 3. the actual cash value. So "stated value" doesn't solve your issue, but agreed value should pay the agreed value between you and the insurance company in the event of a total loss.

I would consider not going back with carpet, I had mine replaced with a laminate wood floor installed on a 45 degree angle, I loved it. We also replaced all of our valances, front curtain, commode, and TV's with the slim LED TV's. Good luck and I look forward to following your updates!
My current company does not allow for that but would like to follow up on it.

I am familiar with the option as I have several classic cars.

What company are you using?
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:19 PM   #58
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I spent the day looking at different clear plastic bins and found none that take advantage of the 26 inch height of the basement. I could stack two bins to use the height but would like to find on large bin for one side for large items.

I did find this selection of bins and thought I would share them.

http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/usa/

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Old 01-13-2014, 06:02 PM   #59
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Made a trip the the RV service center today (again, as I was not sure of my measurements of the basement)

Progress has started on my list.

1) The cruise control intermittently cuts out when in use; pilot light does not come on. There was evidence of a prior rat's nest in dash area.

Below are two pictures of the cruise control, control, and the wiring under it done by (I would guess) the previous owner (as no service center would wire like this, correct?).

Well it turns out there is a service bulletin on the cruise control for this MH. The control module was pulled apart in the engine compartment and the terminals talked about in the service bulletin are in fact toasted. (Two pictures below)

The board is also cooked. A new module has been ordered.

So... maybe the first item is crossed of the list, time and money will tell.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:07 PM   #60
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Another task to be completed and not listed above is the carpet. To put it bluntly it is GROSS in the front and the bedroom is a little better. The couches will come out and all of it will be replaced. I got the estimate today, and my wife and I went over to Lima Carpet and picked out the new carpet.

We gave Don the go ahead to replace both the carpet at the front and in the bedroom.

The new carpet is close to the original color, but with a touch more yellow in it. It is a top quality commercial carpet. The pile is not quite as high, and the stain warranty is 10 years with out exceptions.

We thought about red but when we got the samples in the MH it was just to dark.
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Below are two pictures of the cruise control, control, and the wiring under it done by (I would guess) the previous owner (as no service center would wire like this, correct?).
Actually Glenn that wiring doesn't look too bad compared to some of the twisted spaghetti messes that I have run across.

Keep the pics coming and would really like to see the new carpet when done.

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:25 AM   #62
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Actually Glenn that wiring doesn't look too bad compared to some of the twisted spaghetti messes that I have run across.

Keep the pics coming and would really like to see the new carpet when done.

Mike.
Wiring is a pet peeve with me, if you can not do it right don't do it.

When the carpet is done I will post pictures, two weeks maybe, bu the time the carpet gets ordered, delivered, and installed.
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Boy, I'm really impressed.

Caledonia RV is really knocking it out of the park. More has actually been done then reported here, but I am limited by the pictures I can post with each reply so I will report one or two tasks at a time.

The items on the list are falling like flies ( I hope I didn't just jinx it)

4) The roof needs to be re coated with EPDM rubber roofing system. Scrape, clean, and reseal all sealants, including all roof seams along body lines. Perform complete sealant check.

5) While redoing sealants on roof, remove and install new Sensar IV TV antenna. Verify proper operation to all TV's. Verify operation of cable service to all TV's.


As with just about any job it is all in the preparation . Here we see the old calking coming off

Loose rivets have been discovered along the drivers side just as I found on the passenger side when the awning almost fell off

New TV antenna

Every good job always ends with a broom. Broken ears were found on the max vent cover so a new one will be ordered and installed.

I can only attach four pictures but if you want to see more here is a link.

Roof Work

The job is not done yet, all the seams have to be finished first and then the whole roof will be coated.

This is a rubber roof.

The rubber roof is a bone of contention on this Motor Home. The seller specifically stated in his ad that this MH had a fiberglass roof. I discovered the lie before purchase, but I had traveled 3,000 miles based on his lies and now it is time to fix and repair. At the same time I will have the aging TV antenna replaced with a digital compatible working one.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:28 AM   #64
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The pilot light on the Air Horn button was burnt out, the switch does come apart, but they were able to locate a direct replacement so that is the route we will go. It is on order
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So... storage is very important to making life on the road more livable. There is a lot of storage available under the Motor Home. I want to make the best of it so I am working on being able to utilize all of it. To that end I want to find the correct storage bins to fill the space so that I can easy find stuff, and not have it shifting around when driving down the road. The ceiling height towards the outside is 26 inches and I cannot find binds that are that high. (I want clear bins so I do not have to label them but can see what is inside them.

12) Repair all compartment doors so that they close easily and properly. As you can see below the bay doors do not close evenly, sometimes do not lock shut and do not seal the way they should

Brandon Shepard, the tech at Caledonia RV working on this "Project" as spend time on correcting the fitment. He discovered one latch that was broken and the replacement is on order. They are now looking good and close with a nice satisfying thump.
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The old TV antenna has been removed and the new one installed. We are not big TV watchers, but the old antenna had its faults, the big one being the inside handle keep falling off, and the next one was it was hard to get down once it was up.
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Part of the process was to take down the inside front overhead console to get access to the base of the antenna and route the wires. Now problems were encountered, no leaks were found and what was found if the roof is really built well.

You can always see additional pictures on my web site

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If you click on the photo option icon

at the top of the text box then insert picture URL you will get this




There are other ways, this is just the way I like, it will allow you to post more than the four picture limit you mentioned as well.

It is possible to merge your original thread into this One as well if you wish to to keep it all together.
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If you click on the photo option icon

at the top of the text box then insert picture URL you will get this




There are other ways, this is just the way I like, it will allow you to post more than the four picture limit you mentioned as well.

It is possible to merge your original thread into this One as well if you wish to to keep it all together.
Not sure how to post somewhere else and then get the link posted here. I do have my own web site but it will be changing hosts shortly so I do not want to use that as then these will all have broken links. How do you merge posts?
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We would have to merge the threads for you. Where do you have your pictures stored now that you link to or would like to link to in the future?
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