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Old 07-22-2014, 12:22 AM   #1
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Hi folks.
Just picked up a older RV, 34ft Rexhall Aerbus that has been setting in the San Diego sun for 10 years.
Last job I did was restoring older classic boats (in the 50's) so I am pretty good with fiberglass, epoxy and fiberglass resins for repairs.
This is a 1993 which with the 454 chev engine with 65K. Transmission, not sure other than it has the overdrive. It has no tachometer nor vacuum gauge which I might install if we decide to take it on the road.

We hope to fix this up some as it has been run down some. Needs some minor gluing of things, screens needed to be repaired, some parts of the rug is soiled.
The decals are pretty faded so she has that typical sun bleached look the older ones have. Might be nice to re-stripe her but with paint.
As far as the paints and sealants, I will be using the marine products as I know them and how well they last. Like 3M 5200, hard to beat that for sealing things up.

The plan is that we sold the property but will have to live in it while we look for a house now that ours sold.

Both of us are living off our social security with no investments to back us up so things get into a budget.
Oh, had a Geo Tracker and Suzuki Sidekick in which I took the two and made one nice 4x4 toad to pull behind it too.

I will get a couple of pictures and try to add them here too.

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Old 07-22-2014, 12:30 AM   #2
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Glad you're aboard. Best of luck with the restoration. Love to see the photos. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.

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Old 07-22-2014, 01:36 AM   #3
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Welcome to irv2. You might want to check out our Vintage section.



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Old 07-22-2014, 03:24 AM   #5
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Glad you joined us. Congrats on the Aerbus and hope you enjoy your travels. Be sure to update us on the progress of your restoration.
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the bunch here!

Congrats on the new rig! I'm sure you will have her in tip-top shape in no time at all!

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Old 07-22-2014, 11:47 AM   #11
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Thanks for warm welcome

First things first will be the deep cleaning.
This forum is so big, not sure were to start looking for the maintenance and repair area but will start the hunt. Never was very good with the searching part.

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