Archive for the ‘RV Overhaul’ Category

The final push…

These last few days getting ready for the trip have been crazy. I ended my work on Friday, and have spent Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning getting last minutes repairs and rehab done. The kids have been great helpers this past week. They pretty much refurbished the tow dolly (besides the welding […]

So little time left…

So I am 16 days away from leaving. The RV is still in the shop getting it’s updates and repairs. I’ll try to find time to upload some more posts, but in the meantime, there is a video update showing where we are today!  

Installing Air-Lift Helper Springs

The Chevrolet P-30 motorhome chassis that Winnebago built this RV onto comes from the factory with the suspension of a 1-Ton C30 truck (at least in 1986). The leaf springs are not tailored to the the motorhome, because Chevrolet did not have any details about the specific coach being installed on the chassis. On the […]

Adding a YouTube Channel

Experimenting with video documentation too. Check out this video from last September when we got the RV moved into the workshop for it’s overhaul…

Rear Suspension Removal

The rear suspension is very important in an RV. It is responsible for carrying a large portion of the load of the coach, the occupants, fuel, water, and all of our “luggage”. This is the existing 30-year-old rear leaf springs. Leaf springs should have a positive arch to them (like a smile), but if you […]

RV Overhaul Has Begun

So, the monumental task of overhauling the RV has begun in earnest. I don’t think I’ve written about the exact plan for the RV, so I’ll start with that…. The most important thing is that the RV be able to make the trip to Alaska and back. 10,000 miles round trip. And be reliable. With […]

The RV comes home….

When I started planning the trip several years back, I had a couple of options in mind. One was a tow-behind 5th wheel and the Chevy 2500HD truck I owned at the time. The next two options involved RVs – rent one for a whole summer, or buy one new and sell it after the […]

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