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RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I am jealous of your hardwood prices. Here on the island, one specialty hardwood dealer wants $17/BF for 2" stock, black walnut. Here's all their prices for black walnut (per BF in Can dollars)... 'Rustic' of course, is less than pallet quality... Beautiful wood -- I'll look forward to seeing it in your new interior...
Old Islander 03/28/20 11:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

No more racing stripes/skid marks! Lol.. LOL...! Back in the early 50's, that was how my mother taught my brother and I, how to put on our underwear. "The brown spot goes to the back...!" LOL... Further to seats that convert the family throne to a bidet, Costco sells them -- one of our sons has one. We had one ordered before all this virus stuff took over the world. If we survive, we're going to install one when they become available. Didn't know you could get them for RV's but it makes sense.
Old Islander 03/19/20 10:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

And that, is why I like the lacquer. Wahoo! I've used Deft brushing lacquer... ...for years when finishing things on the lathe, for all the reasons you've listed. Eventually had to go to water based, on the stern advice of SWMBO, due to the stink fouling the entire house. Never tried Minwax lacquer but greatly admire the brand, so will get some next time...
Old Islander 03/10/20 10:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Here are the pics of the Led's I used. I don't have a link for them, as I bought them a while back, I think at Camping World on sale, so I have no idea what they cost now, as I haven't looked lately. I replaced all the 12V incandescent light bulbs in our RV with these, three years ago. Got them on Amazon -- they were 'cheap' in the grand scheme of things, and cast a much more pleasant white light instead of the yellowish light from the originals. I highly recommend them.
Old Islander 03/08/20 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I'll bet it feels good, doing 'positive' woodwork, progressing towards a cool new interior. I just went back and looked thru some of the photos back in the beginning, as you found more and more truly ugly stuff that had gone sideways. That must have been extremely disheartening. But all the tasks now are good, new constructive stuff. Congrats on persevering and getting here -- there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Old Islander 02/22/20 02:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The images are all back for me using Chrome. Looks like adding the cert did the trick. Must be some new policy that has instituted. Yes, they are all visible again. Bet all that gave you a quick heart palpitation...! ;)
Old Islander 01/03/20 04:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Re snipe, I nearly build one of those long feed tables that passes right thru the planer. But a buddy tried it, and while it significantly reduced the amount of snipe from his Delta, there was still some there. So I didn't build one. Usually when planing, I'm doing several planks or boards, and send them thru with the front edge of the 2nd board, right up tight against the 'butt' of the one ahead. This with a sacrificial piece before the first and after the last. Sometimes you need 2 folks... This will eliminate all snipe on the good wood. With short pieces where I definitely don't want any snipe, I use a hot glue gun to glue on some strips that will protrude from both ends of the work, so they take the snipe cuts. Then just knock them off with a hammer, and scrape any remaining glue off the edges. PIA, but it works well. Am looking forward to how you like your new machine.
Old Islander 01/01/20 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A Month of Haggis (and other tasty bits)

If you ever need to communicate with a genuine Scot, here is a handy English to Scottish translator that might help. Your link isn't working. Hmmmm, works for me... I'll try again... Edit: nope, can't seem to paste in the link. Try googling #1 English to Scottish Translator
Old Islander 12/28/19 09:59pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: A Month of Haggis (and other tasty bits)

You can do a search on the internet for the rest :W I had to learn about it all a few years ago and found a ton of info on the internet. Rampant Scotland is a good place to start. If you ever need to communicate with a genuine Scot, here is a handy English to Scottish translator that might help. For example, I've run your comment above through it, and it suggested this: "Ye kin dae a search oan th' inturnet fur th' rest ah hud tae learn aboot it a' a few years ago 'n' fun a ton o' info oan th' inturnet. Rampant scootlund is a guid steid tae stairt." ;)
Old Islander 12/28/19 06:37pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

It will be interesting to hear how that model is for snipe. I have a 10 year old Delta 12" that is a terrible snipe-hog. For any short pieces, I have to glue sacrificial pieces to the sides of the board, to prevent the knives from dipping at the beginning and end of the cut.
Old Islander 12/26/19 11:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Essential tools to carry; pole saw.

Amazing some of the comments about this subject. Political correctness seems to have become a thing, regarding the use of saws in the woods. I guess it depends on where you live and camp. My buddies and I have been hunting/fishing in the back country of south to central BC for well over 50 years -- pretty much all on crown land or land under timber license to assorted forest companies. And we have never ventured into the back country without gas powersaws. Coming out from some of our remote locations, I don't think it would be an exaggeration to say we've needed the saw for 50+ trees across the road, usually due to heavy snowfall. Every fall, it seems branches have appeared one way or another, that would damage the camper sides or roof. Anyone cutting back these branches and 'leaners' is doing everyone else a favour. We seldom camp in national parks, unless it's a 'sight seeing' vacation. But the saw is still in the basement, in case we come across a tree across the road. This can happen anytime, anywhere. And in many of the places we visit, you might wait days or weeks, for someone else to come along with a saw and bail you out.
Old Islander 12/24/19 05:48pm Truck Campers
RE: What is going on with this roof?

For a sense of what you're getting yourself into, have a look at this gentleman's thread; rebuilding a water damaged motorhome. You may well be looking at a lot of the same issues that he encountered. He started in June 2017 and is possibly half finished.
Old Islander 12/20/19 06:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The new ceiling looks great, BTW... :C
Old Islander 11/17/19 12:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild? Looks good but I think their is some under-utilized space at the rear. width=600 Could you use that space for the commode, with access from the commode to the shower and into shelves in the storage in the corner? This would give you more counter space in the galley with storage under? Maybe refer moves across the cabin, next to the shower? Several different ways you could go with it, employing that space at the back. Just thinking out loud... ;) width=500
Old Islander 11/17/19 12:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace blowing cold air only

I had a similar problem with the forced air furnace in our truck camper ('06 Okanagan). The fan would run and the flame would come on occasionally but not for long. After a good deal of investigation and detective work, we narrowed it down to the limit switch. This switch is another fail-safe like the sail switch, but it monitors the furnace internal temperature. If it thinks it's too hot in there, it prevents the flame from firing. A local RV repair shop quoted $450 to fix it, including re & re the furnace, disassembly, replacing the limit switch (and the sail switch too, being as how they already had it apart), and shop supplies. I decided I could almost buy a new furnace for that, so decided to have a go at fixing it myself. Making a short story long, managed find both the limit switch and sail switch through the panel on the side of the camper. Had to removed much of the circuitry, the fan and the shroud that it turns in. This gave access to the two switches. Found them both on for approx. $25 bucks each. Replaced them both, and the furnace has run well ever since (almost two years now). It was the limit switch that had failed -- on the bench with the ohm meter, the removed sail switch worked perfectly. Good luck with it...!
Old Islander 09/04/19 10:27am Travel Trailers
RV'ing 100 Years Ago

Thought some of you might enjoy this article in 'Atlas Obscura' this morning. RV'ing 100 Years Ago One pic from the article: width=800 When we were kids in the 50's, I can't recall our family knowing anyone who owned an RV. We knew about them, because the 'Wally Byam Caravan' came to our town one year.
Old Islander 09/03/19 08:49am General RVing Issues
RE: British Columbia, Canada

We took the Coquihalla highway southbound in March on our way to Vancouver Island. It snowed fairly heavily and driving was a little tough with few places to get off for a rest until we were nearly to highway 3 at the south end. Behold there was a nice, friendly private campsite where we had a quiet night and good showers in the morning. On a back road toward Hope we saw the entrance to a park with historic railway tunnels. Unfortunately it was still closed for winterCanyon Provincial Park Thanks for that link, Harvey. I've lived here all my life and didn't know about that park. I'll make a special trip there and see it soon. My granddad was a conductor on the famous 'Kettle Valley Railway' and would have been through those tunnels hundreds of times, back when the railway was still in operation.
Old Islander 08/30/19 10:44am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Using the black water tank as a second grey water tank

As others have said, there is no apparent reason why you couldn't/shouldn't do this. There are likely several different ways to plumb it, that'll accomplish the job. One thing that occurs to me, is you may want to plumb a connecting line between the tanks so they self-level. Otherwise, one tank may consistently fill up before the other. Being as how there is no solid waste, you wouldn't need a big line to do it -- 1" would probably be plenty. And you might also think about making the mod reversible, in case you ever want to put it back the way it was, for resale. If you do it, some pics and an article about the job would be interesting -- I'd enjoy following the work.
Old Islander 08/29/19 09:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Trip Report -- WA to Northern BC and Back

Emcvay, many thanks for the pics and comments of your recent BC trip. We may have crossed paths; we did a loop of the central province -- just home a week ago. Coincidentally, we also stayed at the Monck Provincial Park campsite at Nicola lake, and at the Barkerville RV site. Monck Prov. Park Did you make reservations for all your sites? Normally we do, but this trip was an experiment, in that we made none. We were able to get into every park we visited, often with really nice sites. At two, including the Monck campground, we were able to get waterfront sites. I think the trick is to drive in the morning, and get to the campground in the early afternoon, before everyone starts to arrive. Then go off exploring. I'll look forward to seeing the rest of your pics...
Old Islander 08/28/19 11:15am Truck Campers
RE: British Columbia, Canada

We’ve lived in BC all our lives, and still enjoy RV’ing every year to some new location. We just got back from a loop thru the central province – almost 3000 km. Regarding your questions about BC, here are some thoughts. First, I’d forget Hope; uninteresting little town – the hub of 3 major highways (with apologies to its citizenry...;)) As other’s have said, the ‘Coke’ (Hwy 5) is a quick means (2 hrs) to get from the Fraser Valley to the central interior, where you have many amazing choices about where to go and what to see next. If you have time, there are more scenic routes to the interior. Another choice from Hope – the Hope/Princeton highway (Hwy 3) which travels eastward from Hope. Really some nice scenery and a nice park (Manning Park) half-way thru with beautiful Provincial parks and camping. This highway takes you to the south Okanagan valley – an amazing place to explore. Another highway out of Hope is the Fraser canyon (Hwy 1) – there is some nice scenery but can be slow in the summer, due to being mostly single lane. Lots of railway history here and in some areas, you can still see the old gold rush trail high about the Thompson River. At the top of the ‘Coke’, you head into the central interior, where we were. We did a loop up to Prince Goerge on Hwy 97 (which by the way, can be followed south, right to Weed, CA). Then we headed east on Hwy 16, which loops all the way back down to Kamloops at the top of the 'Coke'. Stayed at Wells Gray NP -- saw waterfalls even more amazing than Niagra... From these highways, there are a thousand side jaunts – we visited Barkerville (small preserved gold rush town from the 1860’s – well worth seeing...) east of Quesnel and a side-trip to Jasper from Hwy 16 (nothing less that spectacular...). I never drove more than 5 hours a day – never made a campground reservation, and always got a great campsite – twice we got lakefront sites. We did all of this in two weeks. If you’d like more info about specific areas, let us know... Hope you have a great trip.
Old Islander 08/27/19 10:25am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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