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oldtrucker63

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Yeah I was thinking there was a little more room there, Anyway the big dinette will be much better that a small one.


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Place to eat? We normally eat outside,, if bugs are too bad, inside with TV trays works well. I prefer an 'easy' chair to the dinette/couch routine.


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rehoppe wrote:

Place to eat? We normally eat outside,, if bugs are too bad, inside with TV trays works well. I prefer an 'easy' chair to the dinette/couch routine.
Yeah me too,...We will think about it for a bit and then build something good.

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We started out for a short trip this evening and bang........The drivers side brake caliper was stuck so we came back home and went and picked calipers for both sides although I just installed the drivers side because we was ready to go for our first short trip to check everything out, After replacing the one caliper we took off with the generator running and the roof AC on high, We had stopped earlier at the store and filled up on some food/snacks so we drove to wal-mart and got the Memory foam mattresses for our top bed and the Memory foam for the lower bunk and also picked some curtains to do until we can make the ones from the material we have for the RV, We Eat and watched a movie in the wal-mart parking lot alone with one more RV that was already there, Everything seems smooth and it run and drives great, Everything is working great
Minus the fuel gauge.....LOL....Anyway we had fun and after I build the U shape Dinette set and finish some body work/paint/trim it will be finished, After this we will add a few more things like A Solar panel and a 2500 watt Inverter, We was having so much fun we forgot to take pictures at the wal_mart parking lot but here is a few of us leaving the house.....We also stopped by the park after we left wal-mart and the baby was playing on the slides,...Great time and we cant wait untill this week end so the next trip out will be at the lake.
















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After all you have been thru, the years of hard work, it must be the greatest feeling in the world to have reached the point of being able to use your "new" motorhome.

Congratulations!!!!!


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Excellent. After a long project first rides are always great.


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wowsers. you have done a great job on this rebuild. a few questions....
how long did this project take you?(beginning to end)
how much did lumber cost?(including insulation and wrap)
and one more question
CAN YOU COME HELP ME WITH MY REBUILD!!!!!!!!!!! lol
The start date is on this site and the end date is not yet come, Cost right now is close to $5000 Everything is new but the cost is still going, For just wood and insulation is $450. But that is just the frame and roof wood.


holy snipies. well i sure wont be redoing mine anytime soon thats for sure. all i installed is new carpet. some new lights, next is the tail and running lights. all led.


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VA3EPR wrote:

oldtrucker63 wrote:

VA3EPR wrote:

wowsers. you have done a great job on this rebuild. a few questions....
how long did this project take you?(beginning to end)
how much did lumber cost?(including insulation and wrap)
and one more question
CAN YOU COME HELP ME WITH MY REBUILD!!!!!!!!!!! lol
The start date is on this site and the end date is not yet come, Cost right now is close to $5000 Everything is new but the cost is still going, For just wood and insulation is $450. But that is just the frame and roof wood.


holy snipies. well i sure wont be redoing mine anytime soon thats for sure. all i installed is new carpet. some new lights, next is the tail and running lights. all led.
I put the Barjan LED tail lights in mine, Looks great, Later on I will be changing all lights to LED's,..They look great and use a lot less power.

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VA3EPR wrote:

oldtrucker63 wrote:

VA3EPR wrote:

wowsers. you have done a great job on this rebuild. a few questions....
how long did this project take you?(beginning to end)
how much did lumber cost?(including insulation and wrap)
and one more question
CAN YOU COME HELP ME WITH MY REBUILD!!!!!!!!!!! lol
The start date is on this site and the end date is not yet come, Cost right now is close to $5000 Everything is new but the cost is still going, For just wood and insulation is $450. But that is just the frame and roof wood.


holy snipies. well i sure wont be redoing mine anytime soon thats for sure. all i installed is new carpet. some new lights, next is the tail and running lights. all led.
Also you can fix a little bit at a time if yours is not badly water damaged like mine was.

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And if I ever do anymore Total rebuilds it will be inside of a garage with all parts on hand, This is really a tough job if your doing it outside through winter months and ordering parts as you need them.

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