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Old 01-29-2013, 12:54 AM   #225
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Went and got the A Class and brought it home. While the DW was provisioning it for our storm watching trip starting Wednesday I managed a good repair to a Cabinet door that was coming apart on a corner.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:42 AM   #226
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what started as a one day repair has grown almost out of hand
started with a simple hoses and belts replacement decide to replace the water pump to since I'm there. i bought this unit with a new engine and trans a couple of years ago and thought i had found all the sloppy workmanship,WRONG,
found the distributor plug broke off and the wiring just stuck in it ,was hiding behind the ac bracket , pulled the distributor to replace it they omitted the retainer and the drive went into the oil pan.
so to date oil pan gasket,motor mounts,distributor,water pump,all hoses and belts,power steering hoses,all rubber fuel lines under the hood.
this weekend found minor leak on intake at rear so it came off found crack in bottom of manifold welded up and resealed,pulled exhaust manifolds replaced gaskets and studs had a leak that went away when hot.
next weekend reseal the a/c recharge it and look at replacing the muffler and a carburetor rebuild
and it still beats having a payment
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:55 PM   #227
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Installed a new inverter, the old one died. A Cobra 2500 watt affair, connected to two Trojan 125s in series by two each of black and red #4 AWG cables. Has a #8 AWG to a chassis ground.

Seems to work so far, powers the ArmorAll vacuum easily.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:17 PM   #228
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Today I restored the fans and map lights that are over the driver.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:00 PM   #229
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Started roof repair (we are in Florida so the weather is not an issue) Purchase Shine On at the Tampa RV Show and was really impressed with the ease of cleaning and polishing...basically wipe and apply finish! While up there we redid the roof seams with Eternabond and Dicor...replaced the cracked Air conditioning shroud and replaced the cracked skylight over the shower...the roof is finish ( oh, we also applied gutter gard so no more dripping streaks!)...heading to the Keys at the end of February!
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:24 AM   #230
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In the last three months.

In my old '87 Falcon 190 I have replaced the sofa - bed, installed LEDs in all the interior lights, installed backup LEDs, replaced the starter and carburetor, and brakes, installed a TV/monitor with swing-arm, installed a wifi-yagi and rotor, installed a TV antenna, CB, replaced the cruise control module, bought 4 new snow tires, 3 sets of cable chains (they aren't reparable, so if one goes you need to have a new one), bought a laptop for the rig, and have a cell phone yagi antenna and rotor ready to mount. Have a hybrid electric water heater ready to go in tomorrow, aligned the wheels, and am terrified to read this and see how much I've spent.

Thank God the thing was given to me.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:56 PM   #231
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Sold our '93 Coachmen Catalina Sport M-220rk-Chev Class C today! That's what we did. We were second owners and she only had 37,000 miles. Everything worked, no damage, no smoking or pet smells. No delamination. A young couple with a new baby bought it and are so excited. Time to move on. We just retired and ordered a new Class A and we plan to travel more. The little rear kitchen model was great for weekends and a week or two from time to time. But, without a bedroom longer trips would just be too much. Good luck with your vintage RVs. Keep 'me going. They can be great. Keep 'me up and be safe going' down the road!
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Should have read "keep 'em going". Sorry.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #233
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Ripped out the old carpet, removed the couch, removed the cabinet doors. Sanded the woodwork and cabinet doors. Oiled the cabinet doors!!
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #234
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Primed, sanded, primed, sanded, painted cabinet doors & drawers. Oh, and I ordered all new cabinet pulls as these almost 40 year old plastic ones have just about given up. Also, picked up a floor runner & a steak knife block to mount. Progress, albeit little, is still progress.
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Not exactly a one day job but things are coming along ....
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Not exactly a one day job but things are coming along ....
Looks very nice.
Where did you find the faucet? Was it original equipment?
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Looks very nice.
Where did you find the faucet? Was it original equipment?
Hey Steve .... faucet is residential grade .... I forget now but it's probably a Delta or Price Pfister (paperwork is in the RV). Faucet in bath is similar but not identical. Water heater is an Ariston electric and reefer is a Summit residential all electric. Furnace and cooktop are still LP but we have a single element induction cooktop that is used more than the LP.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:50 PM   #238
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Spent a small fortune having the Onan 4KW in my '93 Itasca fixed with a new fuel pump, circuit board, carb and starter. I have to take part of the blame as it has been in storage for over a year in San Diego. However, the majority of the issues were caused by crappy gas as specified by the EPA for use in California. Will be heading back to Durango next month and hopefully the savings in gas prices once I leave SoCal will soften the blow to my wallet!
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