Cameron

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  1. fannie

    fannie Well-Known Member

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    This is our little RV, Cameron. We purchased him in September 2018. We only had him out once before putting him to bed for the winter. Last spring (2019) we purchased, what we hope to be our retirement home. We took Cameron there and used him all summer while renovating the house.
    So this summer (2020) with the house completed we turned our attention to a few repairs that Cameron needed before we hit the road.
     

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    Abit of body work was needed before the new windshield could be installed. It was a challenge but it finally went in. While hubby got that done, I got to work making new cushions for the table area which doubles as the bed. They really needed to be replaced. They were from 1983 and had nothing left to give.
    While we were away, a rock came off an on coming truck and cracked the windshield...yip a star burst about the size of a quarter.
    We picked up a filler kit today, hubby's has done this before so it should be okay.
     

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    A neighbor had a similar van that he was parting out. He only wanted the motor and offered us whatever we wanted. So we got a few small things, sun visors, battery holder, etc. But he also gave us the two doors and engine bonnet and wouldn't take anything for it. But a Thank You card with a beer gift card was left on his door step.
    Another friend had a camper that nature was slowly taking back. He gave us 4 wheel covers that looked sooo cool on there, but they made so much noise that hubby stopped and took a couple of them off.
    While hubby took care of the serious important stuff up front. I took care of some not so serious fun stuff on the rear. I also hand washed and waxed the entire camper. It slices down the highway like a bullet now. ;)
     

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    Of course there are more things that will need attention but we wanted to get in a little camping before the warm weather was done.
    So we had our g-son out for a couple of fun nights, then we took off to PEI for 4 nights. We had a great time on both trips. Cameron has proven to be a perfect size at only 20' (for now) for us and has turned out to be a lot of fun. We had a few folks come up to us and start up a conversations. Perhaps not as much as Lil'Sis but it was cool just the same.
     

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    Neat work on the camper, Jenn!
    Ad you found out, those Chevy / GMC van fronts are susceptible to rust around the windshield opening. The windshield gasket gets dry and brittle over time, allowing water to seep in, and then the rust starts. Looks like you're doing a good prep job on it..... House looks very charming, something my wife would fall in love with.......
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    The rock chip, was that on the new windshield? If so, that's bogus. Otherwise, those were great little motorhomes for just a couple.
     
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    Hubby had changed windshields for about 40 years and had done these ones before. He knew going in it was going to be tough. Because he replaced the old rubber it really was a challenge. It took him 4 days to get the rubber to stretch out enough to get the windshield in. Then to have a rock crack it...rrr.

    The house is sweet. Our plans for the house was to sell it. We do have it for sale, which we are going to cancel but we have really become attached to it. We have decided to rent it out for know because it needs to pay for itself. We were lucky enough to have a professional, single woman, dog and cat want to rent it. Hopefully everything goes well.
    When we were showing her through the house she asked what our plans were with it. When we told her we thought we would like to retire here in about 3-4 years, she reacted in a way that made us think she would be renting for all that time. But we'll see, things have a way of going off in a different direction when you least expect it.
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    Yes, in the brand new windshield...bogus indeed.
     
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    The Camper is as cute as a bug. You guys have done a great job fixing it up. Neat Little weekend cruiser.
     
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    fannie Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I think he is as cute as a bug too. We made it through poet tropical storm Teddy without much fuss so we are planning to take him out one last time before tucking him in for winter. The weekend is suppose to be above average temps so hopefully it will be a good weekend.
     
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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    Our son and family finally bought an RV. A 34' Class A with way too much rear overhang. He had to buy 6-new tires. After one 300 mile trip, each way, they sold it for a few extra dollars and bought a class C 24'. Sometimes they listen to parents. Bigger is not better. They love the little Class C a lot.
    Daughter's family bought a 28' regular RV. Too long and tall for us. Not many miles on it but tires dry rotted. They too had to buy new tires.
    After a few camping trips they bought yet a larger one, a toy hauler, for their new golf cart! Daughter bought a 4-door Jeep because neighbors and friends have a Jeep. They bought a golf cart because friends and neighbors have lifted fancy golf carts. Daughter told me they got a lift kit and other garbage for their golf cart to haul in their newer longer RV with more slide outs.
    Sherrie walks 3-5 miles several times a week around her neighborhood. Yet they need a golf cart to get around to the next door neighbors and at campgrounds. Where did we go wrong?
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    That's a swell looking camper you have there Jennifer. So happy to see you out enjoying it.
     

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