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Old 06-04-2012, 08:20 PM   #883
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Hard to believe it's 40+ years old, must have been stored indoors most of it's life.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:53 PM   #884
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She looks great,well cared for, and a classic.

Do you have any plans or needs for restoration? Have you thought about a little wire brushing of the wheels, bumper, and hitch with a little paint would make her very happy she has a great new owner.

Thank you for your service to our country and many safe travels.
Thank you! She's got some wrinkles and scars - after all, she's 41+ years old. Both my beloved and I will be doing some restoration work to her.

The plans, currently, are to:
Wire brush and paint the wheels after a repacking of the bearings,
Possible addition of baby moon hubcaps,
Wire brush/repaint of frame/hitch/bumpers,
Deep cleaning of the inside (I'll get pictures of the interior this weekend),
Conversion to twin tank propane setup.

We're debating whether to take the paint off and polish the skin, since it's aluminum. Jury's still out on that one - but we both kinda like the idea of making her look like a 60's supermodel Maybe add some blue-dot bullet lights...

I'm completely going to get into trouble. It'll be worth every minute of it, too!
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:34 AM   #885
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Thank you! She's got some wrinkles and scars - after all, she's 41+ years old. Both my beloved and I will be doing some restoration work to her.

The plans, currently, are to:
Wire brush and paint the wheels after a repacking of the bearings,
Possible addition of baby moon hubcaps,
Wire brush/repaint of frame/hitch/bumpers,
Deep cleaning of the inside (I'll get pictures of the interior this weekend),
Conversion to twin tank propane setup.

We're debating whether to take the paint off and polish the skin, since it's aluminum. Jury's still out on that one - but we both kinda like the idea of making her look like a 60's supermodel Maybe add some blue-dot bullet lights...

I'm completely going to get into trouble. It'll be worth every minute of it, too!
Hey Nhytefall:

I have to say this is going to be GREAT!

I just can't wait and please keep us in pics on your progress.

It will be a fun project for you two and hope to see your work there.

It will be a rock n' roll pop up for sure...

Have you found a few pink flamingos for the camp site?
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:00 PM   #886
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Sure makes me miss my Pop Up. Wife talked me into selling it after we got marred because we had the Class A now and didn't need it anymore.

Little did she know the gas prices would go through the roof and make driving the Class on short weekend camping trips a less than desirable option.

Had many great adventures with my Jayco 1207 back when I was single.
It had a shower and commode and a nice kitchen, so I was a hit with the single ladies.

I've already informed the wife that if I ever run across another one I'm going ot buy it for those short trips to the local lakes.
YUP - sure glad we kept our '88 KIT 5er after buying the Winnie MH - the 5er is only worth about $2500 if sold, but we get up to 17 MPG towing the 5er, and only about 7 MPG with the MH. If we are on the road just for travel, and not to fish, we don't need the MH for pulling the boat - so the 5er makes lots more sense - and if used often enough, could eventually pay for itself at current value, just in fuel cost savings...
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Hey Nhytefall:

I have to say this is going to be GREAT!

I just can't wait and please keep us in pics on your progress.

It will be a fun project for you two and hope to see your work there.

It will be a rock n' roll pop up for sure...

Have you found a few pink flamingos for the camp site?
It's odd you ask that... Because we've been looking...
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Ok, so we took the big step and purchased a 23 ft 77 Dodge. Has 90,000k on a rebuild engine.Went through alot $ to get safetied. Never thought Id spend that much on a rv camper.But here we are,Ist time rvers taking on a new challenge.Brought it home yasterday. Parked beside mt carport.Not before crushing the evestrough ,yikes. Not used of backing up with mirrors yet, I guess.Anyway everything about this is new to me.The rv plumbing systems, electrical,etc.I don't even have a house battery system yet.I think this summer will be a learning thing for my wife and I .We stood there looking at it and realize our rad already has a leak at the top seam.First thing to fix.But to make it easy for us we don't have large rv payments,just a small 2yr loan.So we will start with local trips,not far. I still have to get the feel of driving this thing. So anyway we will give it a shot and see where this adventure takes us.I will post a pic when I figure this out too. LoL
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Congratulations on the new rig. You're in for quite an adventure! Post up some pics when you can, we'd love to see her.
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Wow... looks very similar to the one we just sold on Wednesday! Congrats & enjoy!
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It looks great! My wife and I also jumped into this RV thing just recently. We bought a 73 Dodge Titan. I know exactly what you're talking about regarding the expenses. I'm in the middle of making it as safe as possible before taking a long trip. I've discovered that 17.5" tires are available, but from limited suppliers (Kumho, Wanli & Double Coin). I just got all six new tires, all new shock absorbers, air bags are on the way (air lift has a $50 rebate on air lift kits and $50 on compressor systems), etc...

I'm enjoying it
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It's odd you ask that... Because we've been looking...
You might just check in the garden center at Lowes...
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Ok, so we took the big step and purchased a 23 ft 77 Dodge. Has 90,000k on a rebuild engine.Went through alot $ to get safetied. Never thought Id spend that much on a rv camper.But here we are,Ist time rvers taking on a new challenge.Brought it home yasterday. Parked beside mt carport.Not before crushing the evestrough ,yikes. Not used of backing up with mirrors yet, I guess.Anyway everything about this is new to me.The rv plumbing systems, electrical,etc.I don't even have a house battery system yet.I think this summer will be a learning thing for my wife and I .We stood there looking at it and realize our rad already has a leak at the top seam.First thing to fix.But to make it easy for us we don't have large rv payments,just a small 2yr loan.So we will start with local trips,not far. I still have to get the feel of driving this thing. So anyway we will give it a shot and see where this adventure takes us.I will post a pic when I figure this out too. LoL
Nice looking rig! Ask questions on here when the time comes. I've found this site to be fantastic and full of nice people willing to help. Now let the adventure begin.
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Question 1. I have a side tray that pulls out for the house battery.There is enough room for a standard 12v. I've read on here that sometimes it's better to put 2 6v batteries together to get more amp hours.However I don't have the room in this compartment.Is there a way to relocate 2 6 v batteries elsewhere,possibly inside under seat for example.Would this work? Also while snooping around inside the other day,I come across a 120v ac to dc inverter.What is this for in the rv? Remember I'm a complete newbie here. Thanks.
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