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Old 07-19-2013, 10:13 PM   #15
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Oh well..........I wonder how many of them are still exploring the highways and campgrounds? We certainly don't spot as many of them as we do Trilliums and Bolers. Other than the one we sold we have only ever spotted two - one in Calgary and the one today!
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:23 PM   #16
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Ive seen another one here in town and one out at Craven in camoflauge paint. It was very neat looking.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #17
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Hi, my name is David and I have the same exact camper in the same condition I want to gut it but am overwhelmed at the prospect. My wife and I were floored by your transformation. Any help and suggestion you can give.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:10 PM   #18
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Very nice work, I've had a similar surprise in exploring my new fgrv, might have looked a little more solid on the surface than below, but what can you expect for something that old. You mentioned the Windows were a big part of the original moisture problem, what did you do to get them sealed up tight and waterproof?
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:07 AM   #19
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David - it does seem a bit overwhelming. My husband is by no means a regular 'handy man' but he has fixed things here and there. This is the first major project he's undertaken and has done a fantastic job. He's turned into a real perfectionist. Everything we didn't know, we learned on this site from other folks with similar campers / issues. The best advise i can give you is when you gut your camper, save every piece. You'll either reuse the parts (ie. window frames) or use the panels to trace out your new ones. This makes things a little easier. If you need any advise, let us know.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:12 AM   #20
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Tygo - we didn't want to replace the windows, so we removed the frames and repacked them around the interior with butyl tape....and caulked with clear silicone on the outside. We had one window that kept leaking - it actually turned out to be a signal light on the side on the camper. The rubber was worn away and the water was coming in throught the inside screws. We cleaned it up and resealed it. All is good.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:20 PM   #21
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David - I forgot to mention that its so 'worth it'. We spent a couple hours every night or second night, and a couple of full weekends over the last 2 months. If you and your wife are doing it together, its good bonding time...believe me, you'll love eachother more or kill...... It's all good. I will be posting the totally finished pictures in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:11 PM   #22
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..........and caulked with clear silicone on the outside. ..........
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:04 PM   #25
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Tom's right!

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Old 11-25-2014, 05:18 AM   #26
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Hi there guys and girls, I lost my 72 boler in a fire and I've just bought a Ventura (1974), well it was a couple of months back, and not been able to use yet , got to fix the wiring , and fit a new vent, I should replace the roof panal as it is quite soft from the leaking vent. I would like to make a front diner like I did in the boler , but we'll see .
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:30 AM   #27
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Red face Sorry I forgot.

Hi again , Has anyone go a amber marker light cover or know where I can get one ?
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:10 AM   #28
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I will check, I had some posted up for free here but no one asked for any so I think I tossed them. I will check the garage and let you know. I recommend that you replace them all when you have the interior out as they get pretty corroded and are very cheap at places like Princess Auto(think the whole light was on sale for $2). You can do it from the outside by cutting the wires and splicing but much easier to do it while everything is apart. The light was made by Dominion Auto and I think they are long out of production.

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