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Old 01-02-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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I bought a 19 foot box on wheels this past summer while in the Salt Lake City area. I love it! I'm also wondering if it is one of the first Fleetwoods?

The RV is in remarkably good shape...probably from being in the desert. Now that it is back here in Florida, a couple of the lower cabinets smell like mouse urine. Any ideas how to get rid of that permeated in the wood?

I would like to make the interior a bit nicer and update the wiring. I am especially interested in adding more battery capacity for boondocking as I use a CPAP machine,

I love the renovation pics some folks have put up!
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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I bought a 19 foot box on wheels this past summer while in the Salt Lake City area. I love it! I'm also wondering if it is one of the first Fleetwoods?

The RV is in remarkably good shape...probably from being in the desert. Now that it is back here in Florida, a couple of the lower cabinets smell like mouse urine. Any ideas how to get rid of that permeated in the wood?

I would like to make the interior a bit nicer and update the wiring. I am especially interested in adding more battery capacity for boondocking as I use a CPAP machine,

I love the renovation pics some folks have put up!
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
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Welcome Wendy! Gosh that is a great looking rig. for the cabinets, you may want to try Natures Miracle. It is designed for dog and cat messes, but it should work on mouse as well. It is also designed for carpets, so cabinets is also a hazy point. For a more natural solution, I'm told white vinegar is good, but I have not tried that at all. How much renovation are you planning to do on the inside? If it is a lot, you may end up rebuilding the cabinets anyway. From your description, however, I would guess not all that much. Enjoy, post lots of pics, and ask away any questions you may have!
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The cabinets are all in good shape. The one under the kitchen sink is the most frustrating, though. It has odd spaces and stinks when damp.

Today I bought a microwave oven for $10. How can I secure it to the RV? I have no clue. HELP!
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:39 PM   #5
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get a set of TV straps at the local camper store, or at the local hardware store. they are straps that attach to the side of the TV/microwave and clamps/buckles that attach to the surface you are securing it to. in a camper it is for when you are moving. In a stick house, it would be to secure those kind of things in an earthquake. Come to think of it, they may be easier to find in California (where I live) than in Florida. . .

They are still the best solution for securing the microwave, however.
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Not bad, Not bad at all, looks good. If the inside is as good looki as the outside,shood make a nice home!
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hey Wendy! i just found this site and your posting. i, too, have a '74 Dodge Tioga nearly identical to yours! same color scheme and everything! (kinda scary, huh?!!?). i will try to figure out how to post photos if you are interested.

i bought it a couple of summers ago about a week after i lost my job. put the wife and our 12-yr old son in it and toured the country all summer. we had a terrific time.

lately it has posed some challenging mechanical issues. most i have worked out but replacement parts, instructions, manuals, etc are a bear to find.
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Clean the shelves with a combination of Bleach and Laundry detergent. Once dry, seal the wood with a few coats of polyurethane varnish.
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