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Old 08-10-2011, 03:44 PM   #491
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That looks like a nice clean rig!
Have you done something to increase your ground clearance?
No, not as of yet. She is wearing her "scandals" for the beach and I am sure that makes her look like she has a bit more ground clearance.
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My 1972 Georgian Swinger - recently remodeled
I totally love the interior!!! Thanks for posting the pics of it!!
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:36 PM   #493
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I had posted a pic or 2 in the welcome area of the forum, but thought I would put up one here...
Hey I know this camper personally!! Your a sandy necker. Is that 4wd
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:51 PM   #494
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Hey I know this camper personally!! Your a sandy necker. Is that 4wd
I am sure you do, its been out there for years. Not 4wd....yet...

I keep looking for yours, not found it out there yet, but there are quite a few fine vintage campers that frequent SNK!
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I am sure you do, its been out there for years. Not 4wd....yet...

I keep looking for yours, not found it out there yet, but there are quite a few fine vintage campers that frequent SNK!
Well, you would not recognize this one yet. I had a 92 leprechaun class c before but they are a dime a dozen out there.

Soon mine will make her maiden voyage... It was a little more work then I thought... But hey, it's fun!
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Love to see more photos of your RV. Looks like you've spend hundreds of hours on her. What did it look like before you restored it?
I will post some more photos. I have put together some before and after shots that help illustrate the differences.
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Love to see more photos of your RV. Looks like you've spend hundreds of hours on her. What did it look like before you restored it?
Here is a link to a before and after album that I posted on my Facebook page. Check them out and let me know what you think. Always curious what others think, I get so consumed by the project that it's hard to be objective when I step back and take a look for myself.Log In | Facebook
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Our 1984 chieftain...."PeaPod-1"

We are getting ready for fulltiming. Although we havent really even had a chance to use it since we got it. (Do all RV mechanics take FOREVER to give tune-ups?)
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My gosh, gummibear and winnebeater- gorgeous rigs!

And yes, the Fourth Law of Vintage RV ownership states every repair takes 3x as long and cost twice what you've budgeted.

And if a repair or renovation actually costs less or goes faster, something ELSE will break to compensate.
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My gosh, gummibear and winnebeater- gorgeous rigs!

And yes, the Fourth Law of Vintage RV ownership states every repair takes 3x as long and cost twice what you've budgeted.

And if a repair or renovation actually costs less or goes faster, something ELSE will break to compensate.
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Wow! Just...wow!

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Terrific job on the redecorating! Did you & your spouse do it all yourself? I hesitate to ask, but could you share a ball park figure for the bottom line?
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Terrific job on the redecorating! Did you & your spouse do it all yourself? I hesitate to ask, but could you share a ball park figure for the bottom line?
I'll second this Chris! WOW!
I've been wanting to update my interior on mine for several years but wasn't sure just how much I wanted to do. I must say, you've inspired me. I've forwarded this to the Wife so she can see what is possible.
I did repower my Fleetwood 10 years ago from gas to diesel and that was interesting!

The wife is due to retire in a year and a half so I'd better get busy. My days are spent working on Old Motorcycles for Customers in my backyard shop.

I bought a 17 foot cargo trailer last year thinking I would make it into a rolling tool shop and bike garage so I could offer to repair Motorhomes in RV sites as we bounced around the Country six months out of the year.
Here's a practice run picture.

Let's hope this Country holds together so I can enjoy the rest of my retirement!
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Winnebeater,

Wow! That's a real transformation. Thanks for posting the photos.

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To the guy rebuilding an elandan roof

WOW!!!! and i thought I was crazy for buying mine with the intent of restoring it and taking care of the problems it has.. haha.. this is AWESOME!! I have been scared out of my mind to tackle the job of pulling the driver's side outer skin off and redoing the luan.. My 88 Elandan 34RQ only has 35,000 miles.. It;s only the driver's side that had some leaks because previous owner didn't take care of the caulking. outside of that and a minor exhaust manifold leak, this thing HAD zero problems. I never winterized it last winter cause i had like 4 heaters running inside.. well, was not enough to stop my hot water tank from freezing and splitting.. also toilet valve split, and the kitchen sink faucet cap broke. I have also started converting the rear bedroom into an office sort of. found some plywood that i will have to repair as well as more inner wall luan that has to get replaced.

I;ve owned this rig for 3 years. sadly, i have only camped in it twice. but as of 2 months ago, I am full timing in it due to pending divorce. (it's ok.. GOOOOD THING.. )







Started removing the old stripes... was going to do something cool, but the fiberglass fading has made it so im stuck reusing the old stripe locations.. thinking of going with a WIDE stripe but all done up in the middle with one of those 70's van type designs.. some pin striping around the edges of the stripe, etc..

I will post current interior pics soon. It's not the same as it was when i bought it. PS: an RV company installed the awning as an aftermarket unit.. they used 1/2" self tapping screws for the upper strip which was worthless as the side is fiberglass and FOAM.... same with the lower leg mounting bolts.. 1" bolts going thru nothing but fiberglass layer and FOAM board.. somehow, the awning managed to stay stuck to the RV for 4 years.. must not have been extended much cause i had it extended for 2 days and found it completely ripped off the RV and laying on the ground. I redid the whole thing.. with 1.5" upper screws going all the way to the aluminum structute and thru the wall carriage bolts and 1/4" thick metal mount plates for the legs.. Left the awning up one day when we got a freak rain storm.. there was close to 100 gallons of water on top of my awning and it stayed put!! I could not even push the awning up to get the water off.. had to syphon it with a hose.. lol..
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