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Forum: Vintage RV's Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By Brob
Interesting, I thought all of the Warriors were...

Interesting, I thought all of the Warriors were on a 1 ton Toyota chassis.
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-26-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Brob
I am renovating a 1987 class A motor home...

I am renovating a 1987 class A motor home currently. I am adding an additional layer of 1/2" foam board to the entire interior of the coach. I gutted most of the coach to the studs, but there are...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-26-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By Brob
What model Georgie Boy do you have? I have a...

What model Georgie Boy do you have?
I have a 1987 Georgie Boy Encounter Thirty-six, and I have gutted it down to the framing. I have been through most of the wiring, and I must say some of it...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-25-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By Brob
If the ignition key has to be on, then you are...

If the ignition key has to be on, then you are likely using the chassis battery for your 12v power. Do you have a switch anywhere that indicates chassis/coach on it? All of your coach power should...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-25-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By Brob
I have had a few LEDs in the past couple years go...

I have had a few LEDs in the past couple years go bad. I'm not sure what exactly is the cause as they should last for decades. I'm assuming poor quality internal solder joints or poor quality driver...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-24-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 176,151
Posted By Brob
Now you have the opportunity to really insulate...

Now you have the opportunity to really insulate as well.
When I had my walls open, I added a layer of 1/2" foam board to the inside. Made a huge difference.
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-08-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,852
Posted By Brob
There is a fix for hot manifolds listed in the...

There is a fix for hot manifolds listed in the P30 Manual. You basically create an air dam to divert flow over the passenger side manifold. It's definitely a place where a LOT of heat is generated....
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-07-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,852
Posted By Brob
The 454 is a well-proven power plant. It's been a...

The 454 is a well-proven power plant. It's been a staple in the GM wheelhouse for decades and is still a favorite for hot-rodders and off-road enthusiasts everywhere. Parts are readily available...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-06-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By Brob
You will need to either remove the existing...

You will need to either remove the existing coating or at the very least determine what the coating is made of. If it is silicone, then basically nothing will stick to it.

I recently recoated an...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-06-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Brob
1 1/16" is .013 smaller than the 27mm

1 1/16" is .013 smaller than the 27mm
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-08-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,852
Posted By Brob
Honestly it's not that hard to do yourself. You...

Honestly it's not that hard to do yourself. You can get a recurve kit for a few dollars, and with a screwdriver an a pair of needle-nose pliers, it can be done in a few minutes. There are plenty...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-07-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,544
Posted By Brob
In the P 30 Chassis manual it describes...

In the P 30 Chassis manual it describes fabricating an air dam on the passenger side in order to direct airflow over the exhaust manifold to aid in cooling.
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-07-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,852
Posted By Brob
Recurving the distributor is basically replacing...

Recurving the distributor is basically replacing the springs and limiter of the mechanical advance to allow the full mechanical advance earlier. Typically the distributor has very stiff springs, by...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-03-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 302,930
Posted By Brob
Boy I hope that cooler weather is pushing...

Boy I hope that cooler weather is pushing eastward! I have been moving tools, equipment, and trailers to our new property; in addition to building a storage shed AND preparing all my tools and RV...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-30-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By Brob
Wow, that sucks it was stolen; but glad to hear...

Wow, that sucks it was stolen; but glad to hear it was recovered.
I don't have a manual to offer, but if you can provide some more information we may be able to put you on the right path.

Is...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-27-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 302,930
Posted By Brob
My lady also has some challenges with heights,...

My lady also has some challenges with heights, often times she will project her reservations onto me when I have to do the high-up stuff. I keep telling her it's no different than standing on the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-25-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 302,930
Posted By Brob
Earlier this summer I had a buddy in town from...

Earlier this summer I had a buddy in town from Indiana. We had one of the usual afternoon showers. After the rain stopped he says "wow, that really cooled it off nicely". I replied "just wait"....
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-23-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Brob
I guess there's a trade-off. Here in the US we...

I guess there's a trade-off. Here in the US we can get cheap auto parts, but pay 10 times more for health care...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-23-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 302,930
Posted By Brob
It's looking great!

It's looking great!
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-23-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,109
Posted By Brob
I too am in the multimeter camp. With older...

I too am in the multimeter camp. With older stuff you have to start tracing the wiring back until you find the issue.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-22-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,544
Posted By Brob
I am wondering what you ended up doing to the...

I am wondering what you ended up doing to the 454.

I have a 1987 36' Class A that I will soon be doing some engine work on. It has a quadrajet I plan 9n rebuilding, and I will be needing headers...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-22-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Brob
There were so many of these chassis sent around...

There were so many of these chassis sent around the globe. Are there no UK parts suppliers?

It pains me to hear you have to pay the government just to bring parts in to repair your RV.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-21-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 176,151
Posted By Brob
My experience with opening and closing doors is...

My experience with opening and closing doors is they are definitely ambiguous at the time. It isn't until after the transition takes place that I've seen it more clearly.

The leap is always most...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-21-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5,532
Views: 778,635
Posted By Brob
Clock spring

That looks identical to my 2006 F250 steering wheel. I recently had to replace the clock spring to fix not only the cruise control, but also the horn.

After that, everything worked fine again. A...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-18-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Brob
How did the summer go? Get it done?

How did the summer go? Get it done?
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-18-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Brob
Did you ever find the culprit?

Did you ever find the culprit?
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-17-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Brob
I found a steel-frame sofa/bed that actually has...

I found a steel-frame sofa/bed that actually has two separate cushions instead of a futon mattress. The back folds one direction while the bottom flips the other. It makes a nice flat bed, and...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-15-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 176,151
Posted By Brob
I hope a little time for rumination changes your...

I hope a little time for rumination changes your mind, but I am not in your shoes.
I have read of your adventures and your tribulations; your meticulous work in doing things right is...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-13-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,155
Posted By Brob
Wow, yeah that starter is toast! Doesn't look...

Wow, yeah that starter is toast!
Doesn't look like it ate the flexplate too bad though.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-13-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Brob
Congratulations. Be sure to check out...

Congratulations. Be sure to check out simpletire.com. I found some better deals than even ebay there.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-09-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Brob
Likely a "sandwich" of materials glued together....

Likely a "sandwich" of materials glued together. Starting outside: filon, luan, foam board insulation, frame material (either box aluminum or 1x1 wood), and finally the interior layer of luan.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-09-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Brob
Not sure of exactly how your coach was built as...

Not sure of exactly how your coach was built as different manufacturers used different techniques.
I recently tore into a 1987 with some serious delamination, and it was quite the job. I did tear...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-08-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5,532
Views: 778,635
Posted By Brob
Sounds like quite a bit of work got done F4Jock! ...

Sounds like quite a bit of work got done F4Jock! Definitely would love to see the pictures.
What kind of sound deadening insulation did you use? It's on my to-do list as well.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-08-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 302,930
Posted By Brob
Nice setup! A buddy of mine gifted me an old...

Nice setup! A buddy of mine gifted me an old pontoon crane he used for his dock-building business. The crane mast is 36' long and pretty sturdy. I am planning on building a setup to work off the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-07-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5,532
Views: 778,635
Posted By Brob
Hey, great to hear from you BJohnsonsv! I was...

Hey, great to hear from you BJohnsonsv! I was wondering how Frank has been doing for you. Such an amazing restoration!
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-07-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 302,930
Posted By Brob
I assume you are using the skid-steer to move...

I assume you are using the skid-steer to move your pieces around. What do you plan to use to set the ridge? I know the little John Deere skid-steer I have doesn't have the reach; in fact I have...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-05-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Brob
I don't know if you are still in pursuit of the...

I don't know if you are still in pursuit of the breaker, but I am a general contractor and have run into projects on older homes with these type breakers. They stopped making them in the 90s, but a...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-05-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By Brob
How is your rig holding up? Love to hear about...

How is your rig holding up?
Love to hear about your 7500 mile adventure! I'm sure you have had a few things pop up here and there, that's quite the shake-down cruise! My first trip with my 1987,...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-05-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Brob
Do you have any pictures to share?

Do you have any pictures to share?
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-05-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 302,930
Posted By Brob
I enjoy reading your progress. I too am busy with...

I enjoy reading your progress. I too am busy with multiple ongoing projects, also in the punishing heat. Just Florida heat instead of Texas heat! I hope to have occasion to meet up some day, I have...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-05-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Brob
It could be an E.Z. Ryder; they were on a lot of...

It could be an E.Z. Ryder; they were on a lot of coaches in the late 70s-80s.

That's a really sweet looking coach.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-05-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,109
Posted By Brob
Wow, it is really looking good now. That home is...

Wow, it is really looking good now. That home is in great shape for its age.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-05-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Brob
Good eye! That does look like it. I haven't...

Good eye! That does look like it. I haven't heard of Roycraft, but it is definitely a cool vintage travel trailer. If you are so inclined to restore it, you will certainly have something that few...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-04-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By Brob
Wondering if you got any further along with your...

Wondering if you got any further along with your issues?
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-04-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Brob
What is the engine/transmission? (Or chassis?) ...

What is the engine/transmission? (Or chassis?)
How many miles are on the coach?

The roof is definitely of utmost importance.
Tires will set you back $800+ (I have found the best prices on...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-04-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Brob
Wow! That is definitely an old travel trailer. ...

Wow! That is definitely an old travel trailer. It looks like a Vagabond for sure; probably worth the restoration.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-04-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,797
Posted By Brob
My cook top is not a Magic Chef in the motor...

My cook top is not a Magic Chef in the motor home. I do have a newer travel trailer (2004) with a magic chef I can check.
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-28-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,771
Posted By Brob
Thanks for the information. It's definitely on...

Thanks for the information. It's definitely on the to do soon list.
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-28-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,771
Posted By Brob
Motorhome specific headers

What is the difference in a header designed specifically for a motorhome versus one for say a pickup truck?

I am going to be replacing the original headers on my 1987 P30 chassis motorhome and I...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-28-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By Brob
I had the wheel simulators on my rig as well. I...

I had the wheel simulators on my rig as well. I have opted to clean them up really well then paint them as I paint the whole coach.
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