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Old 10-30-2013, 03:37 AM   #71
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Our '87 had a 4 inch memory foam. I bought another and laid it on top of the old one. Super comfortable, but the first time I smacked my head into the edge of the bathroom door, because it wouldn't open all the way, is when the razor knife came out and I hacked it off. The cover that came with it just tucked underneath.
Thank you for the advice, I think I'm going to look into a memory foam mattress and trim it myself. Good news is I have tested my propane connections found and eliminated a few very small leaks so after I survive Halloween , it's time to fire up the heat. So I can get this motor home finished and ready for aprons.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:50 PM   #72
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Great Job Man!! I know exactly where you're coming from, as far as the tight money goes. I've been doing the "Pig" a little at a time as money allows over the last few years, while using it as a weekend getaway between projects. I haven't tackled anything major on the interior yet, other than the overhead console, but will be modernizing the countertops and fixtures sometime after I get the outside painted. I admire your ambition and tenacity, and the final product will give you lots of enjoyment. Keep up the good work.
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #73
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Although I have now managed to make the furnace work, with the weather getting colder, I am beginning to doubt if it will be ready for early spring. I still have more paneling and plenty of ceiling to put up. If the weather isn't too bad this weekend I will try to put on the push to get as much of it done as I can. I really can't wait to get her back on the road as a complete Motorhome for the first time in years. Has it taken me longer then originally expected? The answer is a resounding YES. But I wouldn't trade this experience for a brand new Class C. This one is mine all bought and payed for with the sweat equity that I have invested in it. Would I ever undertake an adventure like this again ? Well not for a few years ( while I enjoy the spoils of my labor) but I sure would. With some differences however. An enclosed building to work on it in , some better tools to work with and a little more funding saved for the project.
It's been a great project so far and it should only get better from here on out !

Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement that have helped drive my ambition to get this done !

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My 85 we paid premium runs great with JIM'S distributor mod I get close to 8 mpg pulling a 4 door Chevy truck rip jim it will be 2 years next week would I do it again probably now I do have a bumper pull with slides that I don't have a truck to pull it but am I happy with vintage no I full timed in it had a blast
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:30 AM   #75
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My 85 we paid premium runs great with JIM'S distributor mod I get close to 8 mpg pulling a 4 door Chevy truck rip jim it will be 2 years next week would I do it again probably now I do have a bumper pull with slides that I don't have a truck to pull it but am I happy with vintage no I full timed in it had a blast
What may I ask is Jim's distributor mod ? I may be very interested in trying to boost fuel economy
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It changes the advance curve it's been a while mine was weights and springs from a junk yard it takes the mechanical advance full just off idle then limits the vacumm advance so there is no ping helped me a lot I tow 5600 lb truck
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