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Old 08-07-2015, 10:26 AM   #1
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RV Fiberfglass Newbee

I have a Fiberglass RV that was made in MN in the late 80's. In many ways it still looks current and I am updating allot.

We were lucky and found our NORCOLD fridge from 1988 was on a recall list and getting a brand new one for FREE. We have to pay for installation but that is it.

Anyone heard of of company called Mobile Technologes or something like that?



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Old 08-07-2015, 10:32 AM   #2
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Sweet let's look in side ?
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:00 AM   #3
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Inside.

Gone is the pink counter and table
Gone is the two layers of carpeting. One bad one worse.
Gone is the faucet
Gone is the stove
Gone is the propane heater
Gone is the Fridge (new one being installed today)

Installed Culligan Water filter under sink.
Replaced old table (pink and chipped) with $5 table from habitat ReStore
New Delta Faucet
New Atwood dual stove
Replaced propane heater with new electrical kickspace heater
REplaced AC wiring and half the cabin DC with all new stuff
Floors will be "Alure" flooring except for cab area.

Reconditioned the Power Converter with all new wire. Pretty much painted and tested and replaced fuses and wires running to it to the 12V side.
Adding 24" TV/DV in forward compartment.
Replacing all standard interior bulbs with LED from eBay.
New rear door handle and deadbolt
Adding Outside Light module by door for safety
Adding finger code access safe in closet
Moving tailights up to legal 72" to accomadate bumper mounted grill that swings out.
Adding awning of some sorts. - Looking for cheapter Ideas Please
Rear mounted IR Camera and Sony 10" monitor to watch my Harley as we tow it on its trailer.

OLD INTERIOR


Old Counter - See the 80's pink counter Yuck


New Counter and fictures



New (ReStore) Table and new carpeting around wheelwell.



Lots of ideas with not allot of cash

NEEDS:

Cheaper awning ideas?
Inverter Ideas?
Gas Geerator ideas There is not much to power to rn in this. Air and heater will not be running at same time.
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:35 AM   #4
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Its a Big Snoozy !
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:36 AM   #5
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have fun , nice to see your home
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:14 PM   #6
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Nice looking rig! Never seen this brand before.
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:20 PM   #7
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I like your camper, there is one that looks very similar in body style in our town just not as cosmetically nice as yours but I don't know if it is by the same manufacturer or not. I have often thought about inquiring as if it might be for sale but doesn't appear to have been moved in years...
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:02 AM   #8
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Kirk welcome! Man I'm impressed with the work that you have done, it looks great. I also like the exterior. I am envious of your skills. There are many terrific men and women on here that I'm sure will offer great suggestions and share their knowledgable experience. I can't wait to see the finished product.
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The exterior looks surprisingly good for its age. Interior wood still looks decent, too. What company made that body?

Awnings: There was a recent discussion about ways to use a tarp as an awning, and alternatives. Here's a link: Tarp for an awning - ideas
Another nice tarp awning thread: Okay, don't laugh! (Awning)
Here's an older thread: What kind of tarp would make a good awning?

Inverters: what 120V AC stuff do you want to run on the inverter? Or are you talking about a replacement converter to change shore power to 12V?

Generators: by all means, if you do buy a generator, make sure it's a quiet one. The Honda inverter genny (2000i and 3000i) and the Yamaha are well respected brands with low decibel ratings. Champion also makes a quiet inverter genny that's less money. If you want to run your air conditioner or an electric heater off the grid, you'll need a generator. However, for almost anything else you could do fine with a solar panel & controller to charge your battery, and an inverter for the occasional small appliance.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:50 AM   #10
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Body

I have never found anything about the mfg and I have looked. Out of MN and called Midwest Mobil Technologies. Built on a F350 dually Econoline Van Chassis.

LOVE TO FIND SOMEONE WHO HAS SOME HISTORY ON THE COMPANY
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:59 PM   #11
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Almost Done

I will post some pictures. Used the RV for 4 days in Tomahawk WI for the Fall ride. Trailer with Harley on back in the North Woods of WI. No issues so it was great.

Still like to find some information about the MFG if I can find anyone who knows anything about it.
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I have never found anything about the mfg and I have looked. Out of MN and called Midwest Mobil Technologies. Built on a F350 dually Econoline Van Chassis.

LOVE TO FIND SOMEONE WHO HAS SOME HISTORY ON THE COMPANY


Bankruptcy case:

Midwest Mobile Technologies Inc :: Ohio Southern Bankruptcy Court :: Case No. 1:02-bk-12976, Judge Jeffery P. Hopkins presiding
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Very nifty rig.
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Old 10-01-2015, 11:44 AM   #14
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Tomahawk WI Fall Ride 2015

Going to be taking some pictures of the inside this week and will post them. For now here are a few from our 4 day trip up Nort.
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