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I want an old class C motor home


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Old 05-14-2011, 10:09:26 PM
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I just bought a small propane grill at Wally World for about 20 to 25 Bucks. I thought it would do good to last one season but has lasted for 6 years now. It just uses the small 16 ounce cylinders. I do wash it up after each trip or show.

Of course I have lights in the camper but I bought a LED Lantern at Menards. Don't remember the price but the light part flips up. Uses D Cells and the batteries last for years. Never changed them yet.

One thing thats been a lifesaver for me is the Fantastic Fan. It goes in a standard RV Vent and uses only about 1.8 amps at 12 volts on low. Even if you have AC it's nice after generator hours on those Hot Humid nights. It will blow in or out and has 3 speeds and even a thermostat that will shut it off if it cools off at night.

I see everything from 40 Foot Class A's to Toppers to Tents at shows. A pickup topper Sure Beats messing with a Tent and Much Better if it Rains.
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We've been watching this thread with interest as we have been building our new trailer/RV, which in US terminology would be a 'Toy Hauler', we haven't got anything like that in the UK as such.

The need for a shower when we are away from home was the driver behind the construction, and we picked up a complete caravan (not sure what you call these in the states) and have gutted it for all of the interior, including beds and seating, kitchen unit etc etc.

Being a new build, so we have a clean canvas to work on, and many things are being changed 'on the fly' as we build.

We don't have the USA-sized stuff in Europe, just a few imports, and they tend to be expensive.

We are fitting the roof today, so I'll be updating the thread tonight with more pictures.

Thanks for all the interesting stuff, it is very useful!

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Steve how do you run your lights ? I want some kind of lighting in cap . Would like some kind of fold down cott on each side.

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Ronny, I have a marine battery in a battery box mounted on the tongue for the 12 volt lights, the lights are the only thing I run off of it, they are just regular RV lights nothing fancy, I have forgot and left them on before, the battery lasts for ever. I also put in 110 volt lights, and some recepticles for the microwave and fridge. The fridge is not an RV fridge, just a small bar one, it operates on 110 volts only. I was lucky to find a good deal on the roof top AC. It was new in the box, a guy bought it and never used it, I took out the roof vent on the trailer and it mounted right over it.

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LED "tap" lights are the little hockey puck sized light available from most big box stores, they use batteries, so no wiring is required. They are called tap lights because you tap the lens to turn them on/off.

For the fridge I was refering to the DC powered coolers, wally world sells an inexpensive one from Coleman that works ok, but not great. I found a much better one a few years ago at a Love's truck stop, its not quite as large, more expensive, but it keeps things COLD.

I really thought I wanted a motorhome about 10 years ago, glad I did not get one now. I've spent up to 3 months some summers traveling the western US exploring this great country, usually camped out 10 miles or more from a major road, getting a jump start was not an option.
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Here's a shot at dusk from one of my campsites last summer, I was 60 miles from pavement, a motorhome will never get there, but your truck would make it easily
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My cap on this pickup leaks around where cap meets bed side rail. I hate to take cap off it was very difficult to get cap on and secured seeing it wasn't made for this year truck. Can i silicone around cap where it meets bed side rail ?

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Truck cap leaking around where cap meets bed side rails. Can I silicone all around ? I don't want to take cap off .

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Well I guess you could, just might look like funny, not sure about what it would do to paint either. I know my cap shifts around a bit, especially after a bumpy road, does not seem to matter how tight I crank down on the hold down clamp things. Does it still have the rubber seal? Maybe you can get a new one, or maybe just some type of glue down weather stripping. Pulling those things off is a pain
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The gasket is one I had wasn't good for the purpose but don't want to take cap back off . was going to silicone on inside only.

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Any ideas about using clear silicone on inside on bed rail where it meets bottom of cap ???? Come on people I need advise on this .

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If you have stake pocket holes in the top of your bed the water can drip in threw them be fore it reaches the silicone on the inside.
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I have a bed liner i think if it goes in the holes it will end up behind liner and run out in front under liner like it does when I wash out under liner am I correct? The only water I see is coming in between bed side rail and bottom of cap that rests on bed side rail. Good observation though I never thought about the stake holes.

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I've decided after not much input here to clear silicone it on inside. I priced a cap rubber seal it was buck an a half a foot there crazy.

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Just go down to the hardware store and buy the storm door seal that is sticky on one side an 1" wide or wider and 1/4" thick and remove the cap and stick it to the bottom of the cap put cap back on and your done about $20.00 bucks and a couple of hours. Some things you can short cut and somethings you can't. Your caulk job is a waste of time as the cap has to be able to move as the box flexes Sometimes a 1/4" or more.
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This cap was not really made for the year of my pickup . The 1/4 inch is not thick enough.

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Are you still looking for a camper? We are getting ready to sell ours. It is a class C, 1987. It runs great, new brake and trans lines, upper bunk rebuilt-had some water damage. Whole roof resealed. complete tune up, belts replaced, oil and fuel filters replaced, 37 thousand miles on the original engine and transmission, new battery, new tires, new black water holding tank, F350 econoline, Onan generator, all appliances work, ac is fine, has microwave, 27 feet long asking 8000. I still need to take pics when I clear away some snow but will do so if you are interested.
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