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Forum: Vintage RV's 11-21-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By PeterS
Yup! Which I discovered 20 miles from home. I had...

Yup! Which I discovered 20 miles from home. I had a no-start in the entrance bay of the Dmv. A $300 tow later, my 2.5 year old Bosche battery was half- dead.
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-20-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6,599
Views: 1,061,631
Posted By PeterS
All new brake system, calipers, pads rotors,...

All new brake system, calipers, pads rotors, master cylinder brake lines hard and soft $3200. New tire, busted motor mount, shocks and mounts $800. Considering an exhaust gasket. And no guarantee...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-08-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,937
Posted By PeterS
I've changed all my RV plumbing to flexible vinyl...

I've changed all my RV plumbing to flexible vinyl and hose clamps (like a boat). All connections and joints are grouped and accessable. I've eliminated 50-75% of the connectors. I also replaced all...
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-04-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,784
Posted By PeterS
New roof leaks

I redid my roof a few years ago in fiberglass, with the understanding that I could cut-out sections for repairs. Well I've been chasing three tiny leaks and found the source of two was a crack in the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-23-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6,599
Views: 1,061,631
Posted By PeterS
It's not just today, more like 2013 so far....

It's not just today, more like 2013 so far. Bamboo floor and steps, new water heater, new fridge, new kitchen teak cabinets, exterior top diamond plate almost complete, storage boxes re tinned,...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-28-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By PeterS
If you're changing a 1985 charger converter to a...

If you're changing a 1985 charger converter to a solid state step charge, That will probably fix it. I agree with everyone that it's a bad connection. My old battery boiler was a nightmare when I...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-28-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By PeterS
Water Heater floor rot.

As part of my rebuild I am installing all new appliances. The fridge arrives tomorrow, the water heater I already have (except for the mounting) and the furnace is on my to-do list. So today, I...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 07-11-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,563
Posted By PeterS
I ordered new sending units for my freshwater and...

I ordered new sending units for my freshwater and holding tanks and the new panel had a connection for my propane tank. I looked all over for a built-in sending unit for my Manchester tank and no...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 07-11-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By PeterS
I don't know how ambitious you are but this is...

I don't know how ambitious you are but this is what I did to mine. All the screws were rusted-out on my motor home. I have eliminated over 600 (?) leak points on the sides and the roof. The side...
Forum: Vintage RV's 05-23-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6,599
Views: 1,061,631
Posted By PeterS
I admire all you guys who only have to polish and...

I admire all you guys who only have to polish and wash!

I finished laminating the bedroom walls and closet with Formica, trim tomorrow. (Home Depot and Loews no longer carry Formica). Rough-cut...
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-17-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,629
Posted By PeterS
Where'd you get your sweet rims?

Where'd you get your sweet rims?
Forum: Vintage RV's 03-17-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,910
Posted By PeterS
Measure your space. Then google horizontal...

Measure your space. Then google horizontal propane tanks for sale. You probably need a top mount and there's lot's of (expensive) options.
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-16-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By PeterS
Thanks for all the good advice. I've found a two...

Thanks for all the good advice. I've found a two way 110v switch from blue sea that would work, but a self switching inverter sounds good too. I currently don't have a fridge and the feedback on the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 02-15-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By PeterS
110 Fridge conversion

I'm getting ready to install a 110 fridge, inverter and two designated batteries. How do you switch the fridge from Shore power to inverter, without actually unplugging it?

Thanks Peter
Forum: Vintage RV's 01-06-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By PeterS
I'm mostly through with my renovation and my...

I'm mostly through with my renovation and my advice is. Go slow and stop when you get frustrated. The mistakes I made were, not pulling out all the lower cabinets, carpet and that crappy wall vinyl....
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-28-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,901
Posted By PeterS
There's only four 3/8" carriage bolts holding my...

There's only four 3/8" carriage bolts holding my 25 gallon tank on. The nuts were so rusted and hard to reach I couldn't break them free. I had already pulled up my carpet and the dinette, so the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-27-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,901
Posted By PeterS
Before and after. Anybody know what gauge an ASME...

Before and after. Anybody know what gauge an ASME tank is?
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 12-25-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,563
Posted By PeterS
Before and after shots. Although I'll probably go...

Before and after shots. Although I'll probably go with a few more coats of paint.
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 12-23-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,563
Posted By PeterS
Propane - horizontal tank

I have a ASME horizontal 25 gallon tank, Manchester. Does anyone know what gauge these are? Mine has some pitting and before I replace it, I'd like to be sure it's ok. Manchester said go ahead and...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 12-18-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,266
Posted By PeterS
You are having way to much fun! Here's a...

You are having way to much fun! Here's a challenge for you. New fiberglass roof, molded to the sides. No screws thru the top or on the side trim.

I can't believe your bus is only two years newer...
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-14-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,901
Posted By PeterS
Just had a chat with the Manchester tank people...

Just had a chat with the Manchester tank people and they said it was fine to sand it and repaint! Just to make sure it was empty.

So, never mind! Saving $600 bucks towards my new 3 way fridge!
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-14-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By PeterS
I got rid of mine along with the ladder and all...

I got rid of mine along with the ladder and all thru-roof mounting points (and the sides as well). I probably eliminated 400 leak points. Patching is ok until you replace your roof. I did mine in...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 12-14-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,266
Posted By PeterS
Now that you've done such I nice job on your...

Now that you've done such I nice job on your Charger-converter box, you might consider replacing your old battery-boiler with a solid state, three step charger. I did mine and it's a great...
Forum: Vintage RV's 12-06-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,901
Posted By PeterS
For $600 I'm replacing mine with a shiny new one,...

For $600 I'm replacing mine with a shiny new one, myself. I'd rather be safe, etc. Manchester 6819.
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-21-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,928
Posted By PeterS
I used three layers of half ounce fiber glass...

I used three layers of half ounce fiber glass cloth. I got a big roll on ebay cheap. What I saved in money I paid for in labor. I had to put on three coats, it was way too light! Also I didn't design...
Forum: Vintage RV's 11-16-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,928
Posted By PeterS
It's not as complicated as waterman explains, but...

It's not as complicated as waterman explains, but it is smelly and messy! You will need disposable gloves, brushes, paper bowls and shirts (lots). A scaffold helps. I also made formed fiberglass...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-24-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,103
Posted By PeterS
On my windows, I put up cheap curtains on rods,...

On my windows, I put up cheap curtains on rods, no weight and no noise. That's a good idea about insulating the box under the sofa. Mine is completely rotted so I have to make a new tin floor. I'm...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-22-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,103
Posted By PeterS
Unscrew the sofa from the floor/box. It's a...

Unscrew the sofa from the floor/box. It's a square drive so get a 4-6" from Home depot. I remade my box heavier due to rot. Unscrew the hinge bracket from the seats. Rip the old cover off and pull...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-19-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,103
Posted By PeterS
I also have a 1990 Sun Clipper. I don't have any...

I also have a 1990 Sun Clipper. I don't have any answers for you as I have yet to take mine anyplace, It's still a work in progress. Did you try locking the windows? I redid the entire front "cabin"...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 10-11-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,605
Posted By PeterS
I bought a 1990 that was a wet wreck. Now it's a...

I bought a 1990 that was a wet wreck. Now it's a dry, mostly renovated and getting there. But for another 10,000 I could have bought a Diesel pusher in much better shape. I suggest you save up and...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-11-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6,599
Views: 1,061,631
Posted By PeterS
That battery has a 36 month full guaranty! I've...

That battery has a 36 month full guaranty! I've replaced mine twice due to a short somewhere in my engine. I now use a dash cutoff switch until I can isolate the problem.

Installed the new hanging...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-03-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 643
Posted By PeterS
Time to go Shopping?

I just heard from a neighbor that Elkart In is suffering a real down-turn in business from the decline of the RV industry. Anybody see any sales going on?
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-29-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6,599
Views: 1,061,631
Posted By PeterS
I bought the same condition motor home....

I bought the same condition motor home. Everything was busted or rotted. My philosophy is, you only have to fix it once and you don't have payments! If it expires, you can walk away, sell it or fix...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-08-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By PeterS
Need Tires

I'm going to buy all new tires and maybe some rims for my MH. Where do I start? They are 19.5 commercial tires. I'm in Neptune, NJ. Thanks
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-08-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,349
Posted By PeterS
I paid $3800, for my bus. It was in terrible...

I paid $3800, for my bus. It was in terrible shape, much worse than yours! I would take some pictures, post it on craigs list and here and see what happens. As a diesel pusher it is a very desirable...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-07-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,892
Posted By PeterS
First I was considering a sand and paint job....

First I was considering a sand and paint job. After a few weeks of attempting to cut the bolt heads, first with a blade on a grinder, then a grinding wheel, finally I drilled them out, straight down,...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-05-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By PeterS
My genny problem was different, but scary. I...

My genny problem was different, but scary. I pulled the genny out because it was acting like a motor mount was broken. It turns out the elec end of the genny was full. A mouse had made a nest of...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-31-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,038
Posted By PeterS
I'm replacing all my grey plastic,...

I'm replacing all my grey plastic, pressure-clamped pipe with flexible boat hose. All straight runs, very few joints. I'm putting all the connections where I can get to them. While I was ripping out...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-26-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,583
Posted By PeterS
If you're in the mood for an insane project. I...

If you're in the mood for an insane project. I pulled my rubber roof off and replaced it with fiberglass. All my vents are on 1/2" stand-offs (like a boat), so no screws penetrate the roof. I...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-25-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,183
Posted By PeterS
I can't believe I forgot this! I rebuilt my...

I can't believe I forgot this! I rebuilt my engine cover in 5/8 plywood and made it 1/2 higher so it wouldn't rest on the air filter. I had a layer of tin against the wood then a layer of fiberglass...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-24-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6,599
Views: 1,061,631
Posted By PeterS
I just completed a main battery cut-off switch....

I just completed a main battery cut-off switch. Some weird drain killed my last two Bosche batteries (under warrenty). I used an old boat switch and mounted it on the dash.

Cleaned an insulation...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-24-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,183
Posted By PeterS
I redid mine in Home Depot industrial carpet. The...

I redid mine in Home Depot industrial carpet. The engine cover, the floors and halfway up the walls. Then I ripped up the main cabin carpet I just put down and put down bamboo. Is that any help? I...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-24-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
Posted By PeterS
Wow, some fuel lines! I've given up outboards and...

Wow, some fuel lines! I've given up outboards and power mowers because of this crappy gas.
My generator had been acting like the mounts were broken, so I pulled the whole business out of my MH....
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 08-19-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By PeterS
When I pulled all my windows off I discovered one...

When I pulled all my windows off I discovered one of the cut-outs was 3/8" too big, so the window had always leaked. I rebuilt the bottom and corner with 1/4" plywood and the damn thing still leaked!...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-18-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,532
Posted By PeterS
This isn't going to be much help because I...

This isn't going to be much help because I dropped my holding tanks and ripped out all my water connections and drains. I also tossed the sink, toilet and shower pan. What I found was all the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-18-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By PeterS
Passenger side $1,175 installed. This price...

Passenger side $1,175 installed. This price includes installation, parts, and shipping. Nomad Glass. I'm going to drive to Elkhart, In and see if I can do better.
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 08-18-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By PeterS
It's not hard to pull your windows and rebed...

It's not hard to pull your windows and rebed them, but use a piece of wire first to make sure your window drains are good, horizontally inside, vertically where they go outside
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 08-18-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,266
Posted By PeterS
If you have leaks, check your roof and flooring...

If you have leaks, check your roof and flooring also. My roof and exterior are done and the bus is dry, I passed the hurricane Irene test (better than my house) Now I'm hiding my crappy fiberglass...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-18-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,632
Posted By PeterS
Does your roof edge wrap around to the body, or...

Does your roof edge wrap around to the body, or connect with screws under a metal seam? If your top really is solid fiberglass, the surface should be sanded before applying anything. Unscrew an...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-17-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,632
Posted By PeterS
They are both related products, one has an...

They are both related products, one has an aluminum skin, one doesn't. I don't know how well either will stick to oxidized edpm. How bad is your rubber roof? And how hard do you want to work? I...
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