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 3/31/2009 10:08 AM
 

Hi everyone!!!   I am new and just bought a vintage RV.   1970 and SHE is great.   I found the seller on Craigslist her in KC.  The RV was in a barn, and covered.   She purrs like a kitten and someone took extremely good care of her.   Drove her 2 hours home to my place and fell in love with her before I reached the driveway.  I am not happy with the orange and avacado colors.  I lived through that error and had all of those colors I can stand.   But, I am going to retire next year (plans were this Jan, but the economy delayed that!).   So will be spending these next 9 months redecorating her, cleaning, testing the appiances, and maintance.  I did already change out the air vents with new ones as the plastic was cracked and yellow.   Then resealed the roof.   There is no leaks as with the winter storm we had in Kansas this past weekend, I checked for any incoming water.   I do have a fear that maybe when I do hook her up to water, the seals and hoses may need replaced.   

I also do have a concern of traveling by myself.   But I have read alot of correspondence between the girls here on the site and seems like I have nothing to fear.   So, myself and my precious Liza (black cocker spanial) will be living my long time dream of waking up and having coffee beside a lake or with a ocean view to start my day.   

I am sure I will enjoy all correspondence, hints/tips, and just good old BS with you all.   

Happy to be here.....please chat often

Gerilynn 


Where's the fruity drinks and sandy beaches?....morning coffee and a lake would do!!
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 3/31/2009 10:43 AM
 

Welcome Gerilynn!

It sounds like you've got yourself a wonderful new home on wheels!  And thanks for joining us!  Enjoy your "nesting" as you continue to make your new rig your own.  And come chat with us in the evening if you've a mind ... :)

 


Photobucket Traveling with Jed, my four-legged buddy
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 3/31/2009 10:55 AM
 

Gerilynn, Welcome to the forum.  Good that you have some time to get familiar with your new friend before hitting the road.  I had a 78 motorhome, orange shag carpet...woo hoo, but had the navajo prints and such for colors.. I recall the avocado (moms fridge and stove) :-) With your maintenance it sounds like you know what you are doing, that will cut down on a lot of the cost of fixing it up.  Would love to see pictures 

I retired from the military in 94, bought a used motorhome and took my time coming across from Maine to Oregon, via Florida and Texas.... Had several Class C's but am motor homeless at this time. There will be another one though.. just haven't found it yet! Take care, good to meet you. Sue

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 3/31/2009 12:15 PM
 

I have pictures of how SHE is now....but don't know how to download it to this site.   I will put some up when I figure it out.   I have named her Lil Bit as she is only 18' long and just a little bit of an RV.   Yeap the appliances are avocado!!!!!    I am painting them red...going to take out the exhaust fan above the stove/oven and put in a red microwave.   Figured since the stove is in front of a window, that would be good enough.   I will install a smoke detector as I also use it for a dinner bell!!!   Everyone knows at my house if it goes off.....dinner is ready!

Going to pull out the carpet and put in a black/white checked floor.  Laminate the counter and paint the cabnets white with red drawer pulls.   Think black for counter top.   I found some of the "peg board" that had been painted silver.  Thought I would put that on the side wall by the stove where the wood opening holds the fridge.   That way once I get stabelized and set up I can hang my cooking utensils and a small shelf on it with those little peg things that you use with peg board to hang tools.

All those ideas, but the bedroom is first...have it all planned and hope to start on that this weekend as was going to last weekend, but the snow/ice blizzard put a stop to that one.

Got to scoot...nice chatting....open for ideas, hints, and conversation.  Love talking RV!


Where's the fruity drinks and sandy beaches?....morning coffee and a lake would do!!
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 3/31/2009 12:48 PM
 

Welcome Gerilynn!  So delighted to have you as our new member.  Thanks for the intro post...surely enjoyed reading it. 
 
How marvelous you found a vintage RV.  LOVE to see photos of it, if you don't mind sharing.  I am a retired home builder, and am very interesting in the mods done to make the RV "yours"..  That's a huge hint for before and after photos!  Grin..
 
Would also like to see a photo of Liza...She is an important part of our RV sister's family too.
 
So many remember the orange and avocado of the 70's...but does anyone remember the pink, yellow, turquoise of the 60's?  In the 70's, we had a new mobile home in pink... kitchen stove, refrigerator and sink..  Bathroom, fixtures too.  Back in the 60's we lived in Mesa, AZ... and our kitchen and baths were turquoise in the home we rented. 
 
Loved your smoke alarm dinner bell remark.. You are going to be a fun addition to the Forum!!!  Without a doubt!!
 
Just love your red, white and black color scheme.  I once had a bathroom in those colors.
 
I'll get directions on how to post photos to you. Will take care of that after lunch.
 
Chat later!
 
Joella


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 3/31/2009 1:48 PM
 
 Modified By Jomilt  on 3/31/2009 1:14:07 PM

I'm sorry, I removed this...it was not posting right.

I'll do it later and see if it "behaves"..

Later y'all!

Joella


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 3/31/2009 2:25 PM
 

Ok...I will give the pics a try.   Please remember Lil Bit is a family member and scheduled for serious alterations in the near future.   So be gentle (but honest) I love this RV!!!   Really...any comments welcomed.   1st picture is the auto ID plate I used to title her with.  I also put antique plates on Her!!! I am very proud of her....check the inside out...her age (1970) and not a rip, tear, or sagging anywhere.  The seats look like no one ever sat in her.   As I said I am very proud of the treasure!!  I put the picture of the ID plate on the site because I am having problems researching her.  Can not find one like her still out there...so if you happen to find one, hear of one, or know where I can find some history let me know.  Would love to know some history!!

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Where's the fruity drinks and sandy beaches?....morning coffee and a lake would do!!
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 3/31/2009 2:37 PM
 

Welcome Gerilynn,

How wonderful that you found a vintage RV that is in great shape. What kind of RV is it? I think it would be sooo much fun to redo something like that, especially in the colors you have choosen! How fun!! I actually bought a house 7 yrs ago with your avocado "theme"...didn't last too long, but was in great shape. I understand there are people looking for vintage appliances, maybe you could sell them on craigslist!

Anxious to see before and after pictures...keep us posted. Welcome to the forum...

AJ

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 3/31/2009 2:48 PM
 

What I have been told by the previous owner and what is on the ID plate....it is a 1970 Over the Road Dodge on a Chrysler Chaise.   The engine and auto part would use Dodge parts and the Chaise would be Chrylser.   I am going to check out the appliances and the previous owner said he used the refrigerator resently....but will check them out and paint them (or have them painted) red.   I have located red appliance paint.  Which I am pretty lucky since the red washer/dryer and appliances are back in style.   They make the appliance or high heat spray paint in red / black/ and white.  I believe I could get it in almond also.  Anyway....I can find a small microwave and paint it to match the fridge and stove/oven.   The bedroom is first ....hoping that won't take long.   Not much to do there, but wanted to get it done in case I need to take a nap inbetween projects.    I not as young as I used to be... But not as old as I hope to be!!!


Where's the fruity drinks and sandy beaches?....morning coffee and a lake would do!!
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 3/31/2009 2:52 PM
 
 Modified By Jomilt  on 3/31/2009 2:02:22 PM

How to post pictures...  I am giving you our Moderator, Dave's  directions,

just changing  a tad making it correct for  this new Forum software. 


Go to:     http://photobucket.com/      and register for a free account.


1) On the PhotoBucket "My Album" page, click "Choose files" from "My

computer" and select the picture on your computer that you want to upload

to your PhotoBucket album. Your picture is probably in your computer's

My Documents or My Pictures folder.


2) After you've selected the picture, it'll be uploaded to your PhotoBucket

album. Note...Just below the "Upload Images and Video" box you'll see a

"Reduce to:" box. Your pictures will display best on most computers if you

 select the 640 x 480 size.


3) Scroll down and you should now be able to see the picture you just uploaded,

 Right click on the photo and click on Copy.   

 

4)  Go back to the Forum to your composition.  Right click and click on Paste. 

5) The photo appears and is surrounded by a number of small boxes. To make

the picture taller or wider, drag the appropriate box.  To resize the picture

 proportionally, drag one of the corner boxes diagonally.

 

I hope this helps you.  I see you have figured it out for yourself...but I would

really like to see Lil Bit in detail, so if you could upload future photos to

Photobucket in the 640X480 size recommended, I'd love it. I know you are

 very  proud of her and I'd like to be able to see all you are telling me about

your treasure and how neat she is.

Again, welcome SO very much.  I'm excited about what you are doing and

looking forward to details and photos.

Happy remodeling your Lil Bit!

Joella

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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