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Old 12-29-2014, 07:10 AM   #1065
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Sounds like a cool rebuild. Will you post Pic's for us to follow the rebuild?
I really like the idea about a side entry, Could you add the rear slide out then?
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:07 PM   #1066
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We,ve been out camping for a couple of weeks now in the old motorhome. Last week I did some touch-up paint work, lubed the chasis, washed, vacuumed, changed the oils and filters, put some sealant on the roof, etc.. Arrived at the first campground to discover that the top hose connection on my radiator was leaking coolant. It was a getting close to Christmas so, getting a shop to fix it in a reasonable amount of time wasn't going to work out, I tried.. So, I cleaned the area (wire brush, tooth brush and brake cleaner), drained some coolant, got it all down to metal and then put JB Weld paste on it. Let it dry a few days and..no leaks. We drove 1.5 hours and it's dry. I have to drive 4 hours on Thursday. I think it will hold. I guess I have a radiator change in my future.. Although, apparently some folks consider JB Weld as a permanent fix.
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:53 AM   #1067
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Sounds like a cool rebuild. Will you post Pic's for us to follow the rebuild?
I really like the idea about a side entry, Could you add the rear slide out then?
Tim
I like slide outs, but I find them less than practical for a pickup camper that has a lot more frame flex to deal with than a trailer or motorhome and no permanent steel chassis to take the extra torque, I am looking at possibly recreating the snap-n-nap setup from the old Amerigo truck campers that was a collapsing second bed that opened out of the back wall, and wouldn't need to be extended every time we wanted to go in or out or use the bathroom.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:12 AM   #1068
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I forgot about the bathroom.
My parents bought a huge Pickup camper back in 70-71 . I remember that thing was huge. Bathroom- shower, toilet, sink, was all in one slept 6. The rear overhang was 3-4 ft. The overhang in the front almost went to the front end of the Big Chev Camper Special Truck. (Actually didn't handle it very well) should have had dual-lies on the rear.
Then dad got sick and ended up in a nursing home. Sat in the driveway for years, Mom sold it like 15 years later for $900.00
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Old 12-31-2014, 01:02 PM   #1069
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My SIL has an ArcticFox unit with a slide. Super nice but in BC you need a minimum of a 1 ton truck with suspension add ons to use it legally. With the slide in it is a tad tight inside but still useable.
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I'm going out and take the Christmas stuff down and maybe start her up, Gennie too. Maybe read my new MH magazine I got while I let her warm up. Hope the Sun is out today. A good way to start the New Year off.
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My SIL has an ArcticFox unit with a slide. Super nice but in BC you need a minimum of a 1 ton truck with suspension add ons to use it legally. With the slide in it is a tad tight inside but still useable.
Aren't Arctic Fox's 4 season?
Look's nice.
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Still too cold to install 360 vent covers so I started pulling out the carpet. Will clean and seal the wood floor then install a free flooring laminate floor.
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Tim. that Fox is used all the time. He hauled a huge trailer up north late last fall, and returned with a moose and a couple of deer in the cooler part of the trailer. The decks either end carried the ATVs they hunt from.
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Still too cold to install 360 vent covers so I started pulling out the carpet. Will clean and seal the wood floor then install a free flooring laminate floor.
If you install 1, you'll only have 359 left to do! LOL
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My wife, Dottie is a terrific seamstress, just completed and installed the new front privacy curtain. It's great. I just put in interior LED bulbs, a lot less drain on the batts when in dry camp. Put out more light too. Hung the first new Day/Night shade in the bedroom. It works well.
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