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Old 02-09-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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New to the site, Howdy

Welp, as it goes, I'm new to this site.

My name is Dave. I'm a recent graduate of Washington State University, currently working as a Project Engineer for a construction company in the Seattle area.

I'm a member of a number of GM truck sites and have been for years. I've RVed my entire lift with my parents, so this stuff is nothing new to me. I've found a few links to this forum over the course of my recent "project" and decided to come aboard, hopefully to help share my information with others out there and maybe learn a few things.

Oh yeah, my "project." Over a year ago I bought a 1978 Nomad 19' trailer for $250. I bought it knowing that it had serious rot, figured I'd spend a minimal amount and have a useable trailer in the end. Well it grew tremendously. I plan to make a good posting of the story leading up to how she sits today.

Some things I've done: rebuilt floor & walls, 4" lift & larger tires, full homemade interior and exterior LED lighting, upgraded the wiring, custom media center, and fully-refinished the interior (which is still in progress).


After some lovin. the outside hasn't changed much aside from a 4" lift, larger tires and touched up paint. Inside is a different story (ignore the interior mess, still in process):

Depending on the trip, one of two rigs will pull her.

My pride and joy, 1988 GMC Sierra with a 8" lift and solid axle conversion. (now you see why I lifted the trailer too).

The primary tow vehicle, a 1999 Chevy Silverado 6.5L diesel

So, that is my story. Looking forward to contributing when I have time. I hope you'll find my trailer interesting, as not many I know of restore trailers of this vintage.


78 Nomad 19'; Restored, 5" lift, 225/75R15, LED lighting, Delco stereo, 2.5' tongue extension, toolbox w/ Air
88 GMC K1500; 8" SAS/D44/14FF Detroit/TBI454/NV4500, GMT800 mirrors
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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You're doing an outstanding job on the upgrades. I'm sure you will have some great times in that rig.


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Old 02-10-2012, 12:21 AM   #3
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Howdy Dave and welcome! What a great job you've done on that TT! You might want to check out the Vintage Owner's section...there are several "projects" underway with those guys. Thanks for sharing the pics.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:11 AM   #4
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Nice job, Dave. I hate to admit that there was a time I would have bought that trailer because of the spiffy interior. Brings back memories.

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Old 02-10-2012, 08:11 AM   #5
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Hi Dave! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you decided to join us. We can always use another guy with your experience around here! The work you've done on the trailer looks great! Keep us posted as you progress. Looking forward to your input on the forums! Good luck & God bless!
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:58 AM   #6
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Good going Dave, Just think in the wrong hands it more than likely would be long gone. Nice to see a oldie brought back to a new memorie maker. Good Job!
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:14 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum Dave. Glad you joined us and hope you enjoy the site. The work on your rig turned out great. Wow that snow makes me COLD! Enjoy your future travels, be safe and Happy Motoring!!!
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:32 AM   #8
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Nice job on the trailer. A lot of folks would have junked the rig and moved on. Some of your best memories will include good times with that trailer.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:38 AM   #9
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welcome dave got a nice rig ! enjoy seeing your pics.have a silverbullet on the counter i see.headed for the woods to have a couple myself this weekend. hope to hear more from you. dan & cathy 07 8.1 36' fleetwood terra lx
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Hi Dave, welcome to the forum. Great pictures! If you get tired of that white stuff come on south for awhile.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:57 AM   #11
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Welcome aboard, Dave. Like History said, c'mon down south, and you can work on the thing year 'round... well, that may not be the best advertisement.

You've got a good start at it, and I look forward to seeing it come along.

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Dave, Welcome to the forum and you are doing great. Looks good. My son used to own onw very similar to yours, but his was not in as good of shape as yours. Good luck and keep pics coming...
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Hello and Welcome Dave. Very nice job on the trailer. Enjoy your travels in it.
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Hi and . Great looking rig.

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