Originally Posted by RattVader
Show some pics. when you get a chance.I always admire those who have the courage to take on a challenge like that.Any engine/tranny issues?
Thanks! That's about all I've got in the line of pics at the moment. I need to take some of the inside since we're mostly done in there.
The Engine and Transmission are going strong, although the transmission loses fluid somewhere. Can't see any leaks, so a friend who is a good mechanic thinks it might be a modulator. We'll check that later.
Other than that everything is good so far with the drive train.
I just finished doing a complete tune-up (plugs, wires, cap, rotor button, pcv valve, air filter, cleaned the carb, replaced all the belts and hoses.
Also flushed and replaced the coolant, changed the oil and filter.
Removed the old air pump that's been disconnected, and gave the whole engine a "haircut" on a lot of useless vacuum hoses and wiring.
The rig had a lot of wiring problems, which most of, I have repaired.
It's crazy. The former owners did not seem to know anything about repairing anything, and did some of the craziest things. For example, the windshield wipers did not work when I got it, and I found their fix under the driver's seat..... a bottle of "rain X"!
There was a switch on the dash that they told me not to turn on because when they did, it caused a bunch of wiring to melt down. I traced the wiring from the switch to under the hood out front. It was something that someone had added, and it went to the hot side of one of the solenoids. The other wire went to a grounded circuit. Also, there was a switch on the side of the steering column, that ran out under the hood and was tapped into one of the wires coming out of the computer, and when shut off, the engine would not start or run. Finding no reason or use for these two switches, I removed them also.
I have also repaired the windshield wipers and washer circuit. I also could not get the refrigerator to work, and found a 12 volt wire disconnected to it. Hooked that back up and it's been working since.
I removed the single A/C unit over the kitchen and moved it to the bedroom, and moved the skylight from the bedroom to the kitchen. I bought a second A/C unit and installed it in the skylight in the Living room.
The floor was the ugliest part of the whole thing. Someone had put some sticky backed woodgrain looking tile strips throughout the whole camper, and the heat when being shut in the summer, had caused it to separate and curl up all over. There was no built in couch. They had set in an overstuffed Loveseat where it should have been.
Out with the loveseat, and flooring, and in with new carpet and padding from front to rear except for the kitchen which we put in some nice tile looking floor. I've stripped out loads of excess wiring where someone had pieced and patched and spliced, swapped out the fresh water tank with a larger one.
There wasn't a generator, so I found a generator and just got it installed before we headed out on this camping trip.
I built a new couch with storage underneath, which is also accessible from a lock compartment door on the outside like it should be. Cushions have been one thing that has been alluding me until just the other day. I've got someone working on that now. They're going to make new cushions to fit!
We've still got work to do on it, but the list is getting shorter. The job I dread the most is re-sealing the roof. I'm going to do it just like we did the last one, using Conklin Products. I've got a friend in the commercial roofing business, and we did our last RV with it. It's the best thing I've seen for a roof.
Other than that, fix the problem loosing transmission fluid, and I plan to service the transmission.
The water storage tank, gray and black water tanks are fine but the guage readouts showing the levels are not working. So I've got to track that one down.
The fuel guage doesn't work either. I'm guessing it is the sending unit or wiring.
Hope I didn't bore you to death with all that. Pheew! Now I'm all worn out again just from thinking about it all!