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Old 04-27-2015, 01:47 PM   #1485
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Have any of you ever emptied out your motorhome before selling it?

It's like MOVING!! HOURS of emptying our stuff out of it. I couldn't believe it. I'd like to
know how heavy all that stuff was. Geez. The old girl felt like a hot rod going back to storage last night.

So she's empty. Ready to go. She will be delivered to the new owners this weekend.

Bittersweet.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:17 PM   #1486
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man I love hearing about people fixing things and using them instead of just throwing them in the dump and buying a new thing from China (or wherever)

We need to get back to a more sustainable frame of mind.
I have never been one to run away from something that is broken Bill. It makes me happy when I can fix something that others say "it's too broken to fix", most of the time it's not a lot of money, mostly my labor and I have always enjoyed working on things. Too much of our lives are consumed by the newest thing which keeps us broke! I like older cars and being able to work on them, my other half inherited a 2013 Ford Escape , it took me 20 minutes to find the battery so I could jump somebody, no thanks! Then I find out we can't tow itbehind the MH, so to me it is junk. Now the car manufacturers are trying to get the government to give them copyright protection on their cars so you won't beable to do anything with the electronics/computers, hell even John Deere is in cahoots with them and they make tractors, what is next? I'll just putt around with my toolbox,welders and meters and do what I enjoy! Bobby
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:41 PM   #1487
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Put new 3" valve on black tank. Adjusted the drain connection. Was almost impossible to put hose on to drain. Put in new sprayer for washing that compartment down. Washed it down. And painted stripe on drivers side
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:02 AM   #1488
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I have never been one to run away from something that is broken Bill. It makes me happy when I can fix something that others say "it's too broken to fix", most of the time it's not a lot of money, mostly my labor and I have always enjoyed working on things. Too much of our lives are consumed by the newest thing which keeps us broke! I like older cars and being able to work on them, my other half inherited a 2013 Ford Escape , it took me 20 minutes to find the battery so I could jump somebody, no thanks! Then I find out we can't tow itbehind the MH, so to me it is junk. Now the car manufacturers are trying to get the government to give them copyright protection on their cars so you won't beable to do anything with the electronics/computers, hell even John Deere is in cahoots with them and they make tractors, what is next? I'll just putt around with my toolbox,welders and meters and do what I enjoy! Bobby
I am with you 100%. I posted about my jack pad had the retract circuit go bad on the right rear jack. I checked with the jack company. They wanted over $500.00 dollars for a new board. This is a small board. Their cost is probably about $35.00 dollars for this board.
They could get it because they were the only source for the board. ( I have since seen a post from another person that the board has gone to $1000.00) I refuse to pay such a ridiculous price for the board. I had a $3.00 toggle switch which I installed. I mentioned this in a post and someone came back that they would never jury rig a motorhome system.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:42 AM   #1489
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.. Now the car manufacturers are trying to get the government to give them copyright protection on their cars so you won't be able to do anything with the electronics/computers..
Well that's nothing. If google gets their way all the future cars will be 'self-drive' only and human drivers will be outlawed. (this will be in the name of 'safety').

They want to make it so you never own the car, you only lease them and pay continuous per-mile royalties to Google for the privilege of riding in their car.

There will never be the concept of owning something without payments.

The youngsters have to prevent this as I won't be around to fight against it.
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i totally agree with all the above...--if the people keep on we will have to lease the air we breath,,,
i also love the older vehicles..well everything pre 70s,,when AMERICA was proud to make quality stuff and if it did break 30 years down the road you could fix it..


as of what i did today on my rv,,was strip out the 1968 winnebago 216 sl tt,,getting it ready for transformation,,,new flooring and moving the plumbing around to add a shower/toilet bathroom in the walk in closet,, then give her new paint inside and out..
anyway,,,,stay the course my friends and teach our grandkids and children what freedom is and what made us a great country back in the day,,,
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:28 PM   #1491
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I am with you 100%. I posted about my jack pad had the retract circuit go bad on the right rear jack. I checked with the jack company. They wanted over $500.00 dollars for a new board. This is a small board. Their cost is probably about $35.00 dollars for this board.
They could get it because they were the only source for the board. ( I have since seen a post from another person that the board has gone to $1000.00) I refuse to pay such a ridiculous price for the board. I had a $3.00 toggle switch which I installed. I mentioned this in a post and someone came back that they would never jury rig a motorhome system.
Those that say they would never jury rig a motorhome system have a need for someone to go to the bathroom for them, or are overly blessed with money! Bobby
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We recently replaced the toilet in our 84 Tioga, we replaced the original plastic toilet with a new high height with a real lid and bowl, didn't take into consideration the pedestal that it was on, now my feet don't touch the floor! I feel like a 5 year old!


It's much easier to clean though, and looks so much better, along with removing the old carpet and putting in peel and stick tile!
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:12 PM   #1493
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We recently replaced the toilet in our 84 Tioga, we replaced the original plastic toilet with a new high height with a real lid and bowl, didn't take into consideration the pedestal that it was on, now my feet don't touch the floor! I feel like a 5 year old!


It's much easier to clean though, and looks so much better, along with removing the old carpet and putting in peel and stick tile!
You could change your moniker to "Edith Anne"
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I set up our new On The Go water softener today. 16000 grain system. Our city water hardness here in New Mexico is 250 ppm so we're looking forward to soft water.
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Sanded, and primed some of the Chieftain.
Heat gunned some of the decals off, took used the eraser wheel to get some off, eraser wheeled the glue residue off.
Anyone who paints over decals is a spawn of satan

At this time I am considering hammered metal finish, silver base, with charcoal, copper, black, and gold hammered stripes, and a charcoal lower areas where the storage doors are.


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Jerry P, I feel your pain. I am trying to get the decal/stripe off my 1993 Gulfstream and have been for awhile. I have a 7" wide decal/stripe that goes all around the MH, that would be around 80' of it. So far it has been very reluctant to part ways. Best of luck on your painting.

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All day at the Glass store today. I bought a new drivers side glass and replaced all the rubber gasket which required removing the other glass as well.

Got to be a big job. All done now.

The entire windshield thing has not been nearly as stressful as I expected.

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