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Old 12-21-2013, 07:38 AM   #1513
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Here are all my pics of the remodel:
On Shore


I have been working on fixing things...
  • Wiped every surface with clorox wipes, tilex and steam cleaned every piece of fabric... from stem to stern... smells much better!
  • Fixed water heater... replace computer and igniter.
  • Traced wires to fog lights, seat air compressor, radio, cb, and rewired.
  • changed out most of the compartment lockers with thumb locks rather than key locks... and the two i wanted locked got combination locks.
  • Went on the roof and sealed every seam with 3M 5200 Marine sealant.
  • Took it to a heavy duty truck shop and had the engine checked out... everything was good.
  • Took it to a generator shop and it was also good to go.
  • Replaced the Battery Assist switch from momentary to an on/off switch, so when the RV is plugged in next to the house that the on board charger also charges the engine battery.
  • Put in a 22" HD TV and Blue Ray player to replace the old TV.
  • Replaced every ballast in the florescent lights.
  • Replace floor carpeting and kitchen flooring
  • Repair bathroom floor (water damage)
  • (Wife) redesign interior color and look... more beach/crab theme.
  • Stock kitchen, pantry and closets with everything for living in it.
  • Installed a wired backup camera
  • Replaced outside TV antenna with motorized raise/lower unit.
  • Replaced step motor (still funny it was a wiper motor, advance auto)
  • Added tire valve extenders.
  • Blue ox tow bar and base for my Jeep (ebay)

Things still to do...
  • Replace the headlight units... some research i did told me they are Ford Escort headlight combo units from 1989.
  • Replace the Fridge (electic only and old) with a combo gas/electic/12v)
  • Fix the cruise control
  • Paint outside with a new design... probably a professional.
  • New Shocks (I heard Koni are good)
  • Shower door (replace curtain)
And you said, when can you get to mine was ???
I wonder if your old shower is from cig smoker? Ours in the 82 looks like the same as the day they installed it. Honest I don't think it has ever been used. The Ptrap in the drain hasn't been hooked up and is clean like new. It appears to have shifted a little (enclosure). Not sure how I will get it hooked back up. You sure did a fabulous job. I really like the outside design also. Nice lines. Vintage the only way too go.IMO
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year and safe travels.
Tim
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:37 AM   #1514
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here is our OleVanguard a 79 23 fter. we got it from son of original owner..has 52,000 kms, on it, bad part is ,it was always outside but ,interior is nice, no leaks, all new springs,brakes, tires. has 350 auto. we have had 3 mini homes in last 35 yrs, our last RV was a 03 23 ft Trailer, which the wife couldnt hook to truck and park, driving was no issue, so,,here we are, Back to a Motorhome,I am going to have some stickers made .
( dont laugh,Its paid for ! ) we could have bought a big new class a. but why spend the kids inheritance, they are going to need it! ... lol ya right.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:00 PM   #1515
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Vintage to newer Trailers

Here are some vintage old trailers 73 Boler,75 ECO,85 U-Haul,85 Bigfoot-19, 2010 Escape-19, 2001 Bigfoot-21.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:54 AM   #1516
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here is our OleVanguard a 79 23 fter. we got it from son of original owner..has 52,000 kms, on it, bad part is ,it was always outside but ,interior is nice, no leaks, all new springs,brakes, tires. has 350 auto. we have had 3 mini homes in last 35 yrs, our last RV was a 03 23 ft Trailer, which the wife couldnt hook to truck and park, driving was no issue, so,,here we are, Back to a Motorhome,I am going to have some stickers made .
( dont laugh,Its paid for ! ) we could have bought a big new class a. but why spend the kids inheritance, they are going to need it! ... lol ya right.

My Daddy always said "Good Timing is to Live Fast, Work Hard, Save for Retirement. Enjoy Life and Die Old and Broke."
If my Kids need my Money after I'm gone I didn't teach them right!

But, I think you're doing it right. With this MH you can afford to go more!
Don't waste a day while you're still healthy.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:37 AM   #1517
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:26 AM   #1518
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Our vintage (1985) Ford Fiesta B:

We had a lot of fun boondocking in the mountains with it.

First thing that went when we got it was the pink curtains and blinds.



It was lots of fun. You could get it into remote campsites and you could park it anywhere. Unfortunately it was a little small with me, the wife, and the dog. The wife kept on insisting on coming along... so we finally sold it last year. I miss it.

Wife wanted a full time bed so this year we will be hauling everything around with this.

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Old 02-16-2014, 05:53 PM   #1519
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This vintage trailer is listed locally here in PA if anyone is interested :
1972 SHASTA 30' TRAVEL TRAILER - $500 (COGAN STATION)
















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6459 LYCOMING CREEK RD


1972 Shasta 30ft Travel Trailer, built strong and sturdy. Sleeps 6, with full bathroom including a bathtub, propane lights, heat and oven/stove. Lots of storage space and is registered/tagged with title. great condition and very comfortable. THINK SPRING! FIRST $500 TAKES IT. And is towable/movable
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:13 PM   #1520
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All though we no longer have a vintage trailer, we still love to see the photos of the great old rigs and all of the work that has been put into them.

Keep posting the old photos.

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Old 02-19-2014, 05:29 PM   #1521
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1976 GMC Eleganza II

12 years of driving and restoration. (176,000 miles.)
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12 years of driving and restoration. (176,000 miles.)
That's THE nicest GMC motorhome I have ever seen!

Got a link to more pics?
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Thanks Bill. Here's a link:
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Length - 15 ft. (12' 4" body)
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Height- 92" to top of sky light
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