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Old 05-04-2015, 04:13 AM   #1
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1966 Holiday PU Camper

Well after a week of being down with the flu it was back at the camper repairs. We got this camper for real cheap and the guy we bought it from had already tore out all the rot on the overhead bunk. That was the good part, the bad part was he thought he could repair it, WRONG! It was a Craigslist deal but damn he was a real great guy.We looked and looked and saw so much rot and water damage on fairly newer campers it was just a shame. And most of these were advertised as,"No Rot, No Water damage always stored inside".
After repairing what was"repaired" in the framing I got the paneling up. I aint the best camper builder out there but I did get it sealed up and sturdy. I hope. Now if I can figure out where to light the pilot light for the oven.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:11 AM   #2
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Typically, the pilot light is almost all the way to the back of the oven. Get down on your hands and knees with a good flashlight and look near the back of the oven burner (the silver tube with holes). You should be able to see the thermocouple. The pilot will be near that.
Its unscientific, but just use a long match or a long barbeque lighter, turn the oven to "light" and wave the lit match in the general vicinity. In fact, just waving the lit match around various places on the burner will eventually locate and light the pilot, no matter where it is.
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Thanks HoneyBadger, I`ll give that a try.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:58 AM   #4
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After lighting the pilot and baking anything in the oven, tell any of your fellow camp chefs to not turn the oven knob back all the way to OFF.


It is HOT in there and really painful to relight the oven pilot after baking for an hour. If you have to throw your baked goods back in the oven to finish or to keep warm, it's much easier if the pilot has stayed lit!
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Great advice MT4Runner
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:42 PM   #6
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Looks like you did a good job. I have the same thing going on. I bought a 1988 16 ' Jayco trailer last year and it needed all the walls torn out and the floor. I'm now building new cabinets for the stove, sinks and bath. I already fixed up the cabinet for the fridge and microwave and replaced the dining area. Been a big job and still have months of work to do but for $250 It still is a good deal. I had a 30' class A but 6 miles a gallon was too much.
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biker, that sounds like a HUGE job to tackle. Should be nice when its done too take over to Diamond lake or Lake of the Woods. I hope to be done by Memorial weekend to take camping up here on Mt Hood. Wife just finished the cushions for the dinette and curtains.
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We are planing on a trip to socal to visit our son then hopefully we will be able to go north through Idaho and further. I was lucky the trailer came with a working AC. That is all it had .
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