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Old 04-18-2007, 03:52 PM   #1
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Hello, all. Just purchased a 1970 Franklin 24ft. motorhome on a country auction, two days ago. It is in spectacular shape, but needs extensive remodeling inside. The truck is in really good shape, no rust to speak of and 63,000 miles on the engine. It has a rebuilt transmission with a couple hundred miles on it. Drives nice, even though I've never driven anything so huge before.

I'll be looking for tips and tricks for remodeling, but I won't be remodeling to original Franklin condition because I can't find any information online about them. It would be extra-difficult to scrounge up parts. I plan to gut it, more or less, since the ridiculous ceiling vents are causing leaks.

I am really happy I found this rig, it has loads of potential. All I need is a load of materials and I'll be working on it frequently. Might even post its pic on the site!

Wish me luck!
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Old 04-18-2007, 03:52 PM   #2
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Hello, all. Just purchased a 1970 Franklin 24ft. motorhome on a country auction, two days ago. It is in spectacular shape, but needs extensive remodeling inside. The truck is in really good shape, no rust to speak of and 63,000 miles on the engine. It has a rebuilt transmission with a couple hundred miles on it. Drives nice, even though I've never driven anything so huge before.

I'll be looking for tips and tricks for remodeling, but I won't be remodeling to original Franklin condition because I can't find any information online about them. It would be extra-difficult to scrounge up parts. I plan to gut it, more or less, since the ridiculous ceiling vents are causing leaks.

I am really happy I found this rig, it has loads of potential. All I need is a load of materials and I'll be working on it frequently. Might even post its pic on the site!

Wish me luck!
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:10 PM   #3
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Welcome pinecone70 to irv2.
Just below in the VINTAGE FORUM there are some folks that have rebuilt interiors of TT's and MH's. they have done some good work to give you some ideas complete with pics.
Good luck in your venture and post for us as you progress.
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:15 PM   #4
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Welcome to iRV2, we're really glad to have you here as a new member and are looking forward to reading your posts about your RVing experiences and adventures in your Franklin Motorhome. You'll find a great bunch of folks on this site who are very knowledgeable of RVing, the rigs we use, and the places we go in them.

As you'll see, they're eager to help and share their knowledge and experiences with others.

We have a Vintage RV forum where members such as yourself exchange information, you might want to check it out.

Again, welcome to iRV2, we're glad you joined and I wish you the best of luck on your project.
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:52 PM   #5
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Glad you found IRV2 and a grand old motorhome to boot. We look forward to hearing about your work on remodeling.

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pinecone70, welcome to our website and forum. You have come to the right place or any kind of info you may need concerning RVing. We are glad to have you join us and am sure you will enjoy this website. Good luck on restoreing your 1970 Franklin MH and please DO post some photos of it in the photo gallery.
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:20 AM   #7
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Thanks for the welcome and wellwishes, everyone. It was a good idea to join this forum, I know I will be able to find what I need here and keep the inspiration coming.

I posted a pic of the rig, the first one I took of it in front of my house. I'll check to see if it's up yet. I didn't check, but I don't think my town has a problem with me tearing out in the yard, since the camper looks good on the outside!
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