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Old 02-22-2012, 07:46 AM   #687
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Man, I sure wished I had some of ur knowledge and confidence. As I've stated in a post just before this thread you folks that put that work into your units just don't know how lucky you all truly are. I commend you all on your hard work...
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:08 PM   #688
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hey 88gmctruck, i just tore apart one of those nomads and haven't finished stripping it, if there are any specific parts or something let me know, idk where your from but if its small i could ship it, just pay for shipping and ill pretty much give you anything i have. I know its hard to find parts so if i can help you out i will.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:13 AM   #689
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hey 88gmctruck, i just tore apart one of those nomads and haven't finished stripping it, if there are any specific parts or something let me know, idk where your from but if its small i could ship it, just pay for shipping and ill pretty much give you anything i have. I know its hard to find parts so if i can help you out i will.
What year nomad? one thing I know I'm looking for is matching cabinet doors. Want to add a few to some places that have empty space behind them.

If you had any that are like mine I would love to snag them.
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ID:	18168mine was a 77 exactly like yours but longer, ill look through the wreckage and see what i can find i think alot of the cabinets are still together. i cut the axles out with the frame and it pretty much imploded when i picked it up with the front end loader....my email is montecoolkid@yahoo.com send me a email with what you are looking for more specifically and ill see what i can find.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:10 AM   #691
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Here's my 1975 Dodge Sportsman F40 Class C:










That's me (in the middle wearing purple) and 2 of my brothers.





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COOL

Admit it folks, that brings back lots of memories.

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:11 AM   #693
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It's a real beauty! The paint job is great. I love the color combination.
Do you travel with the cats?
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:38 AM   #694
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It's a real beauty! The paint job is great. I love the color combination.
Do you travel with the cats?
We haven't actually traveled yet, just staying parked in one spot for now, while I'm in college. I'm planning to drive from Maine to Alaska after I graduate though. The cats love the MH, but so far they've never been in it while's it's moving as I own the land/lot we are parked on, and have a kennel set up here (I owned a animal rescue/shelter before the flood took my house, had to shut the shelter down after the flood), so whenever I move the MH or do repairs on it, the cats wait in the kennel.

I'm putting in a "double door" so that they don't get out once we start traveling (a second door at the top of the steps, so you open the door, step in, close the door, step up, open a second door, and go inside.) That way I can go in and out without worrying of a cat getting lost miles from Maine.

I'm also converting the over cab area into a "cat room" so they'll have a whole spot to themselves.

I've still got to insulate the walls and do a few minor repairs here and there on the van itself, but over all, she's nearly ready to go.

Once I'm finished with MH repairs, though, the cats will move in permanently (no more being moved out to the kennel to wait for me to do something), and than we'll see what happens first time it starts up while they are in it! I don't think they'll be much problem though, because they've all gone for rides in the car without any trouble (I rarely have to crate them, as they just lay on the back seat), so they are pretty used to being in a moving vehicle.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #696
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Attachment 18168mine was a 77 exactly like yours but longer, ill look through the wreckage and see what i can find i think alot of the cabinets are still together. i cut the axles out with the frame and it pretty much imploded when i picked it up with the front end loader....my email is montecoolkid@yahoo.com send me a email with what you are looking for more specifically and ill see what i can find.

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Eelcat,

That is an awesome motorhome. I love what you've done with it.

Oh, love the Volvo too. We are on our 5th Volvo. They have all been good cars. The 1992 940GL was the best car I have ever owned. I stupidly sold it when it had 200,000 miles on it. It was in perfect shape. But, I bought a 1999 Honda CRV that is a good car too.
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I'm sure they will be fine. I also haven't moved my 85 yet except to the shop to make sure everything is in travel cond. But when I go I will take 2 small dogs and a cat and an aquarium. I took apart a dog kennel(small one) and used the sides to enclose the over the cab into a pet kennel. They all get along so hopefully they will travel well together. And I'm puttng the aquarium in the tub while I am moving. Of course I will have to lower the water level in it some and the fish will think they are in a tsunami for a while but I'm hoping that will work. I plan to stay for 4 months in the mountains to get out of Texas heat so I have no option but to take them. And they are my babies also. I would miss them terribly. Good luck to you! Sounds like you've got a good plan for the kitties.
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I'm putting in a "double door" so that they don't get out once we start traveling (a second door at the top of the steps, so you open the door, step in, close the door, step up, open a second door, and go inside.) That way I can go in and out without worrying of a cat getting lost miles from Maine.

I'm also converting the over cab area into a "cat room" so they'll have a whole spot to themselves.

We'll see what happens first time it starts up while they are in it! I don't think they'll be much problem though, because they've all gone for rides in the car without any trouble (I rarely have to crate them, as they just lay on the back seat), so they are pretty used to being in a moving vehicle.
My cat Porcha loves to travel. Here she is in her Carrier watching a Milk Tanker Truck go by. The red harness is for walking her around at the rest stop. In case something like a loud truck startles her and she tries to climb the nearest tree. These pictures were taken in the Wifes car going cross country, but she is like this in the MH too!



I got her trained to stay inside the MH when I tell her to "Stay Inside"
We found her as a little bitty kitten on the back porch one night. So that's where she got that name. For "A Porch Cat"!

Somebody dumped her out here in the Country where I live.
We just take her carrier in the MH for her to use as a bed when we are driving. And she sleeps in it when we're moving. I strap it down in the recliner so she can see out the window when awake.

I just unzip the top about half way and she props herself up on the zipped half. She's a happy camper! Never gets out of our site or sight of the MH at the campgrounds.
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