Originally posted by John
Well it looks like you're about to relive your boyhood through your daughter's eyes! It also sounds like you have the capabilities to restore her and you definitely found the right Forum to have any needed questions answered.
I bet you're pretty excited about the whole deal and who wouldn't be!
Best of luck-John
p.s. In your top pic, it looks like the front end of a 73-80 Chevy? Is it a pickup or a Burb and what yr is it?
Ahh a fellow Chevy Guy!
The truck in the picture is a 79 Blazer. It's my wifes DD. Behind that you can't see is a my 75 Jimmy that stands 7ft tall.
Unfortunatly we are in the process of selling the 79. Two doors and two kids (one being in a car seat) has not made it a very good main vehicle for us. We have owned that truck for 6 years. It has a 350 crate and was fully optioned including factory tow package with 3.73 gears and a Gov Lock. Hate to sell it, it's been a good reliable truck but it no longer serves our needs very well. I have been trying to talk my wife into replacing it with a late 80's burb. She want's a car for the lower seating to make it eaiser to load the youngest.
More pictures of the trucks available here. http://www.gbr4wd.com/profilepages/H...HummelEric.htm
The 75 is a trail toy. I'm very active in the four wheeling community. The pictures above are not up todate for the 75. It now rides on 35's, locked both ends and has a new STC top. Here is a review of the top I did http://www.coloradok5.com/stcreview.shtml
I trade reviews for parts to suport my 4x4 habit LOL.
I help Moderate the Forums at www.coloradok5.com
At this point I think I will be selling my Toyota Supra and replacing it with a Burb. I have found a ad for a 91 3/4 ton burb near my home. Typicaly paint problems with the galvanized body but sounds otherwise in good shape. I should be able to swing 18mpg hwy with the Fuel Injection and 4L80 with Overdrive and be able to tolerate that as a Daily driver to work. I'm fortunate in that I go against traffic to get where I work. It would kill me to have to drive it in Rush hour.
Well back to the camper:
Yeah, the floor is scaring me. I'll need to start pulling it apart and see how involved the problem is. I was up late reading the floor stuff and I hope I don't run into one of the horror stories of ending up replacing most of the floor. I won't know till I get that rear belly pan off and the bath pulled out and that will be a few weeks down the road before I can get started on that. I have a few aces in that I know some folks at a race shop that can help me form a new section of the belly pan. I also have a great bunch of friends that I can ask for a little help if need be.
Yep it's a gas light if your talking about the light in the top right mounted to the end of the overheads. Apears to work and has a good mantle still in it. Still trying to figure out the round lights next to the wall sconces(sp) on either side of the sofa. I have been looking at every picture I could find from campers that were built about the same time and I don't see any others with those lights. I think they were added along the way. I have mid 80's pictures that they are visable in so I think it was added before my Father-in-law became the owner. My bet is they are 12v
and I'll pop the covers to confirm.
Ok I have a few questions now:
1. I have a 110v light switch behind the Sofa next to the window. Can't figure out what it operates. Any idea?
2. I have a second set of switches with no lables next to the bed over the area that has the water heater and 12v
inverter. It's two Low Volt togle swithces. The top is a three way and the bottom is just a on off or a 2way. I asume this is the shore power switches but no labels on them. They seem to be configured the same way as the vent fan swtiches in the roof but also have an indicator light on them. Any info on that would be helpfull I can't seem to get the 12 inverter to come on and flipping the switches is not getting me any results.
3. Is the water system. I have a pressure gage behind the sofa that I asume is tank pressure. I read that some of these trailers used an electric water pump to move the water and some used air pressure to make it air over water. Finding the gage leads me to believe I have the later. Some pointers and instructions on that would be helpfull. I did find the shrader valve on the water connection outside. When I first saw that I thought it was for blowing out the lines for winterizing now I'm wondering if it is needed to get the system to function. I understand the principle just need some operator instructions like what pressures to look for and what things to watch out for.
Thanks for the welcome!