Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-17-2015, 11:05 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2
New to everything

I am the proud owner of a 1977 Dodge Vogue. There is no owners manual - and I have no idea how to turn anything on.
Can I get propane without moving my coach?
How does the generator work?
How do I turn on the hot water?
How do I find a hose connection for the black water tank hose? (bought one today - connection is too small.
If the thermostat is broke in the fridge, how do I replace it?
Is there an good owner's manual on line? I couldn't find one at all.
I want to keep the engine working - can I start the coach once a week to keep the engine in good shape? While it's plugged into electric?
I'm living in it right now.
Is there someone in the Olympia WA, area who can walk me through any of this?

toonew is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-17-2015, 11:16 PM   #2
Senior Member
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 4,736
I just did a Google search on "1977 Dodge Vogue" and came up with about 8 articles and videos.

I don't think you can get propane without moving the RV but a call to a local propane dealer should answer that for sure.

Are you in a RV park? If so you can ask them.

2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2015, 05:05 AM   #3
Community Administrator
JohnRR's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 14,864

Good luck with it all.
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2015, 06:16 AM   #4
Senior Member
Grey Ghost I's Avatar
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Georgia
Posts: 586
If you are living in it and do not want to move it at all, you can rent an lp tank from the local lpg supplier. This does NOT apply to rv parks......private property only.
Jerry and Barbara,
2005 Nat Sea Breeze 1321
2010 Honda CR-V toad
Grey Ghost I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2015, 06:22 AM   #5
Senior Member
GaryKD's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 11,772
Hi toonew,
Welcome to iRV2. Congratulations on joining the RVing family.

Consider contacting Camping World (CW) or a local RV dealer. CW has a store in Tacoma. Ask for a service that includes a RVIA certified technician to go over the coach front to back and top to bottom. Check out all the coach systems (propane, fresh water, waste water, heat, A/C, etc.). They should provide you with a report of what is and is not working and what just needs servicing. Once everything in the coach is working, the service should include a walk through of each system to show you how it works. Lastly, the tech should have a list of items for you to purchase that will get you started. Water hoses, waste host, electric cord, connectors and a basic set of tools, etc.

As to the automotive part of the coach. Because the coach is new to you, consider making sure the engine and transmission work. Fluids/fliters should be changed and hoses/belts inspected. Once this is completed, let the engine/transmission sleep unless you are going to drive the coach to get all the automotive parts up to operating temperature. The fuel tank should be kept full.
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2015, 07:18 AM   #6
Senior Member
Thornhammer's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 593
we are glad yall joined us.
David & Carol
2008 Damon Challenger
RVing is a life style you love so slow down and enjoy
Thornhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2015, 10:06 AM   #7
Senior Member/RVM #90
MSHappyCampers's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 19,284
Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

I think Gary just about covered it! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2015, 03:34 PM   #8
Senior Member
Country Coach Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 6,295
Welcome, glad to meet you!
FMCA #F431170, GS #822128658, Escapees SKP #112655
2012 Airstream Mercedes Interstate Class B
Medico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2015, 04:16 PM   #9
Senior Member
spritz's Avatar

Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 4,519
Don't forget us in the Vintage section.
Happy Motor homing,
1982 Pace Arrow 30ft.
KarKaddy SS, Toad:99 Concours
Lilly and Rubie Our 4 legged Kids & Tim & Joe
spritz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2015, 12:09 PM   #10
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2
thank you for all your help!!!

Hello back at you all!
Thank you for the warm greetings.

Currently I am parked on private property. I am not able to take the rv to camping world. Darn! That system check sounds wonderful!!!

Is anyone near Tumwater WA???

AS for the Vintage folks!
My 30 year dream was to refurbish a vintage rv. I found a 1968 Aloha - all original!!! I was so excited!!!! My 30 year dream!!! I wanted to go Glamping.

Well, bad news is I let someone help me who was not understanding of the "refurbish" idea. When I was gone, all the parts, pieces, plumbing - everything was taken to the dump. I have been weeping ever since.
I tried to rebuild it. I constructed the walls. My windows fit!!! Long story short - its not done and I am not able to go get it at the moment.

I will look on youtube again. I didn't find a thing, so I am excited to find info!!!

any ideas or info is much appreciated.

toonew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2015, 06:22 AM   #11
Senior Member
ZOOKER's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Overland Park, Ks
Posts: 135
My 2 cents.. don't count on cw to be the best place. My local cw is kinda like a Walmart experience. Good luck and welcome to the forum. Many with much knowledge on this site to help out.
ZOOKER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2015, 06:39 AM   #12
TheMrB's Avatar
Thor Owners Club
Mid Atlantic Campers
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 42
Also, don't count on camping world to be the worst place. I have had great experience at mine. The mechanic is quite knowledgeable. So your experience in this and all things you read may vary.
2015 Challenger 37GT
TheMrB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2015, 10:44 AM   #13
Senior Member
spritz's Avatar

Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 4,519
So these friend's, still alive? I don't think mine would do that in the first place (too Cheap). Have you told them about Vintage and original? I would be crying too.
O-well I would start with a refurbish Co. I know there is one on TV. If you tell them your story it just might make it on TV, if that is the way you want to go.
Look for one that's going to a junk yard you might get lucky and the interior is mint.
Be careful ordering on line unless a well know company.
Keep us posted.

1982 Pace Arrow 30ft.
KarKaddy SS, Toad:99 Concours
Lilly and Rubie Our 4 legged Kids & Tim & Joe
spritz is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.