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a slow rebuild of a 2005 Cross Country SE that was on fire

Posted 09-28-2012 at 03:22 PM by terry735001

humm uploading files going going files to big trying new files errr i am sure i am not that only one with this feel

as you can see it did not want to come out of the shop with out the airbags down
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a slow rebuild of a 2005 Cross Country SE that was on fire part 5

Posted 09-28-2012 at 03:14 PM by terry735001
Updated 09-28-2012 at 04:10 PM by terry735001

sorry every 1 alot of the pics i am trying to add are to big so if i talk about some thing and theres no pic for it you know why

on to the slide outs the slides where in at the time of the fire so i did have to make 1 new wall fro the slide at the drivers seat
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a slow rebuild of a 2005 Cross Country SE that was on fire

Posted 09-28-2012 at 03:02 PM by terry735001

so now to the frunt cap i fond a 2006 excursion but as you can tell the cap is not made for a rv that is 12.8 high so its back to making parts bye hand

most rvs the wight is the same 8.3 8.4 so if you wanted a newer cap its not hard to find a newer year and go for it all wiring was made new some used here and there

you can see the part i made to fill in the top
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a slow rebuild of a 2005 Cross Country SE that was on fire

Posted 09-28-2012 at 02:47 PM by terry735001

you can see i did not want to box / end the roof over the bed so i did my own thing and wanted to add i window the same size i have over the shower shower pic well come soon
still not added it over the bed cooming soon i hope yes that is a GM 350 in a DP well get to that latter

as you can see after pulling the wallpaper off the wood looked really good under it

P.S frist real blog ever new to this type of thing
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a slow rebuild of a 2005 Cross Country SE that was on fire

Posted 09-28-2012 at 02:15 PM by terry735001

sorry looks like the pics of the floats are to big well have to play with them to add them latter but here you can see trying to get every down to see what i had to work with

i an 6.2 high and the inside roof height was 6.3 i know i would not be putting the ACs back on the roof as i had a large solar system going up there so i raised the roof by 16 inc 3 or 4 more then the top of the ac would be and started filling in
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a slow rebuild of a 2005 Cross Country SE that was on fire part 1

Posted 09-28-2012 at 01:57 PM by terry735001
Updated 09-28-2012 at 04:09 PM by terry735001

This story starts in the hardest time of the recession like many that had there own business things where hard to see past a month but in the long run it was not slow business that lead to me becoming a full time rver

it was my wife found out she had SLE lupus so with that in mind i know i had to slow down and find a new way to live at low cost and the RV was the way to go so she could see many new things from the bed and window of the rv
in my small town of mulberry...
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selling an RV

Posted 09-25-2012 at 05:34 AM by Rayj41

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The Maine Event - Monhegan Island

Posted 09-23-2012 at 02:04 PM by TAKINBETZ

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9/5/12

It was a beautiful day. The week was warming up nicely and the seastate was calm, so you gotta be on the water!!!!

We took the Balmy Days out of Boothbay Harbor for the 90 minute, ten mile trip through the Bay of Maine. The trip out was beautiful and we were able to view several new lighthouses as well as a better view of the RAM Light that we had seen from the coast a few days ago.

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The Maine Event - Boothbay Harbor

Posted 09-23-2012 at 01:04 PM by TAKINBETZ

9/8/12 - Shore Hills Campground

By the time we got the car secured on the dolly it was 10:30 and we were on our way south. It was foggy and got foggier as we traveled past the harbors heading to US 1. We traveled about 120 miles south through interesting little coastal towns … which was probably beautiful… if we could see it! Went across a very tall bridge which probably had a beautiful view …. if we could have seen it!

Arrived in Shore Hills Campground outside of...
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The Maine Event - Cranberry Island

Posted 09-23-2012 at 12:44 PM by TAKINBETZ

As we drove out of the park this morning, the weather forecast read “dense fog”. It looked clear where we were and our plan was to hop a mail boat ferry to Great Cranberry Island for the day. As we got nearer Seal Harbor we could see the fog over the water and it remained foggy as we drove to Northeast Harbor to catch the ferry.

We boarded the Beal & Bunker Mail Boat providing public transportation to Great Cranberry and Islesford (Little Cranberry) Islands. It carries mail...
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The maine event - acadia

Posted 09-23-2012 at 12:14 PM by TAKINBETZ

9/3/12

We left Gorham NH on Route 3 heading to Maine and the drive was absolutely beautiful. The road stretches out before you, undulating long sweeps up and long sweeps down.

As we came through Rumsford Falls, there was a truck in a pull off selling Moose Horns. Dave thought they would look good on the front of the RV!

BAAH HAABAAH(Bar Harbor)
Arrived in Baah Haabaah around 2:30.

Apparently the only way...
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Climb into the clouds - mt washington

Posted 09-23-2012 at 10:36 AM by TAKINBETZ

9/2/12

Woke up to rain again this morning. This is the second morning it has rained without any predictions … how dare! Not following the rules!

Eventually it cleared up enough that we decided to head to Mount Washington for our last day in the Presidentials. When we got to the roadway, the top of Mt Washington and others were in the clouds.

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The notches ---- presidentials

Posted 09-23-2012 at 10:23 AM by TAKINBETZ

9/1/12

This morning was bright and beautiful but the clouds were still hanging low from last night. We decided to drive down past Mt Washington to North Conway over the Kamkamugus Highwy through Franconia Notch, up Route 3 to 302 through Crawford Notch. As we passed Mt Washington the clouds were still hanging low on top of him.

Driving down through the small towns to North Conway we passed Pinkham Notch Visitors Center where thousands of cars were parked, filling...
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DOLLY COPP and THE PRESIDENTIALS

Posted 09-23-2012 at 10:10 AM by TAKINBETZ

We've been Campground Hosting at Mt Ascutney, Vermont for the summer, due to depart Labor Day Weekend. They asked us to stay on through September which sounded great but we already had a trip planned to the White Mountains and then over to the Maine Coast.

So, we took two weeks off, headed east to return to Mt Ascutney mid-September.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
The ride up and over to Gorham, NH was beautiful, just as we had expected it to be in this part of...
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Tire Life

Posted 09-18-2012 at 04:06 PM by mmartinkus

I wish I had a dollar for every time I was asked how many miles a set of tires would go on an RV. My answer is always pretty much the same. It matters not if the question comes from the owner of a luxury coach like a Country Coach, Foretravel or even a Newell. The life of tires on RV’s is measured in years not miles and the number of years they are good is wholly dependent on a number of factors.
I have dug around on the Internet to try to come to a consensus as you can hear a lot of different...
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