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Old 07-02-2014, 03:00 PM   #743
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What did I do to my old rig? Well it was yesterday and I backed it into a shady spot next to the lake, put out the awning and the rug. And I've been sitting here since. :-)

Later today I'll bring in the awning so Arthur doesn't take it away.


Curtis, I'll be watching for updates on your sofa/recliner/dinette changes. I've been tempted to do something similar.
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:06 PM   #744
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Well, today…
If today starts at midnight we were towed off a US highway to a small ton in eastern okla. We are replacing valve cover gaskets, having the clearances set, replacing vacuum hose. I wonder which old piece of rubber will give way next. I'm looking forward to getting back to a friend's house for a cold shower & AC. Oh, & my itch to take this out on my own is suddenly gone. We are 2 for
2. I'm beginning to wonder if this whole RV thing is worth it. Sitting in the vehicle while it's repaired a B|+€H I surrender.
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Old 07-04-2014, 04:12 PM   #745
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Well, today… If today starts at midnight we were towed off a US highway to a small ton in eastern okla. We are replacing valve cover gaskets, having the clearances set, replacing vacuum hose. I wonder which old piece of rubber will give way next. I'm looking forward to getting back to a friend's house for a cold shower & AC. Oh, & my itch to take this out on my own is suddenly gone. We are 2 for 2. I'm beginning to wonder if this whole RV thing is worth it. Sitting in the vehicle while it's repaired a B|+€H I surrender.
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Old 07-05-2014, 12:39 AM   #746
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Well, today…
If today starts at midnight we were towed off a US highway to a small ton in eastern okla. We are replacing valve cover gaskets, having the clearances set, replacing vacuum hose. I wonder which old piece of rubber will give way next. I'm looking forward to getting back to a friend's house for a cold shower & AC. Oh, & my itch to take this out on my own is suddenly gone. We are 2 for
2. I'm beginning to wonder if this whole RV thing is worth it. Sitting in the vehicle while it's repaired a B|+€H I surrender.

On a rig that old I would think replacing get all the hoses belts and checking the wiring connections would be a priority before taking it out away from home. All those vacuum lines mean something and having a dependable rig is a real source of pride. Course if you aren't mechanically inclined you are already behind the 8 ball.

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try to make some periodic preventative maintenance a habit.
Commercial Carrier's do it all the time.

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What did I do to my old rig? Well it was yesterday and I backed it into a shady spot next to the lake, put out the awning and the rug. And I've been sitting here since. :-)

Later today I'll bring in the awning so Arthur doesn't take it away.


Curtis, I'll be watching for updates on your sofa/recliner/dinette changes. I've been tempted to do something similar.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:04 PM   #748
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We need a new faucet in the bathroom, hubby just left think I will call and remind him. He leaves Wed, my only chance to get it done this time home.

He has gotten the air hoses hooked up on the Cadillac, had a heck of a time finding someplace in the firewall without wires to run it through. Had the RV place put the baseplate on.

Now we are trying to adapt a Blue Ox rock guard to the Demco and have found a way to do so.

The one Demco had we didn't like, so we got the screen that lays on top of the hitch, fastens to the car and the hitch, we think that one look like it will do a better job, at least we hope so.

I am STILL waxing, I'm using a heavy oxidation wax, didn't think it was till I started working on it. All the gray and blue is fine its the creme color at the top that is heavily oxidized. Now I'm seeing a big difference.

I spray painted the propane tank white he went to get some things so is supposed to get me a can of Rustoleum brush on paint so I can get around the valves and things, looks nice. Also some white enamel, its rusty around the edges of the panel in the water bay, he said one day he needs to take it out and mount a new piece of angle iron or something behind it. I scrapped off and painted the edges of the bottom strip on the body where the bay doors close. It's aluminum but some of the old paint could be peeled off. I have 2 gaskets to glue back on 2 bays at the bottom.

Finally trying to do some things I intended to do last year and didn't. Have more staining to do inside, I didn't realize the trim was so weathered I guess you would say. Years of steam, humidity, cooking, etc took its toll.

Ok, back at it.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:31 PM   #749
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I did an oil change on engine and generator and tried out my new drain pan. I posted this video in the tools area but if you watch the whole thing you'll see why I love my older coach!

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Removed my kitchen pantry storage slides. Greased with white lube. Pantry slide outs work like new again.
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Inspected the roof today, found a slit above the awning about 2 inches long, hubby caulked it, forgot to ask if he put eternabond on it too.

He said he also did around the top of the awning arms. We had a leak by the skylight in the hallway in the last rain that we had not had before. If that doesn't fix it, the only other thing he could think of is the gaskets around the AC's. He said see if its ok on my next trip if not he will lift them and see if they are crimped or something. We had put liquid roof on it 2 or 3 years ago and everything else looks solid and tight, we have no idea where its coming from.
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We have one of them drain pans. Piece of junk. The pump quit working the third time I used it. Now it sits outside behind the shop and I kick it every time I walk past it for wasting money on it.
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i use the same tray I bought for my car from the auto parts store. It holds 8 quarts and has a spout on the end to pour the contents back into the used oil containers. $12 well spent and easily stored.


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