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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #240 on: August 21, 2009, 10:08:34 PM »
Here is a picture of our rig. The truck is a 2000 Volvo 660 highway tractor, Volvo 12.1 lt engine, 425 hp and 1550 ft/lbs of torque. I bought it in 2005 with 850,000 miles on it. I converted it to a single axle and had the deck built. It has a 66" bunk on it with a fridge, TV, microwave and coffee maker. I carry a 350 gal water tank and my Polaris 700 Sportsman quad on the deck. The trailer is a 2006 Forest River Canadian sport (see list of mods below), in the 10 ft garage I carry the wifes Polaris 300 Explorer quad, a gas pressure washer, a full size BBQ chain saw ect, ect. And last but not least is my 1994 Jeep YJ. We enjoy random camping in the mountans and go as often as we can. Below is a picture of us in the Crowsnest Pass in Southern Alberta with Crowsnest mountain in the background.

Mods I have done to my 5th wheel :
1) Installed thermopane windows (not offerd from factory)
2) Installed 2nd 35000 btu furnace in garage
3) Installed custom aluminum checkerplate cabnets and cloths hooks in garage
4) Installed 2nd window in garage so I can use it as an office on location when I work
5) Remove standard hide a bed and replace with lazy-boy recliners
6) remove standard 27" TV and replace with 37" Plazma TV
7) Install Cruise TV auto aquire satilite TV system
8 ) Replace 5500 watt Onan Marquies Gold genset with Onan 5500 watt Marquis Platnum fuel injected genset (I had the Platnum in my old trailer)
9) install 3000 watt inverter with 130 amp smart battery charger ( I had an Onan inverter but it was junk)
10) Install 3 100 watt solar pannals with 25 amp charge controller
11) Install 6 Trojan T105 6 volt golf cart battries
12) Install SurFlow 5.5 GPM variable demand water pump
13) Replace factory bed matress with True Form memory foam matress
14) Install 13500 btu air conditioner in bedroom (15000 btu as main AC)
15) Install 12000 btu Olimpic catilitic heater in living area
16) Install Max Air vent covers on all vents
17) install wireless back up camera on rear of trailer (One also on back of truck)
18) Install class 3 hitch and wireing on back of trailer for pulling my Jeep YJ as a towed vehical
19) got rid of those god awfull chinese tires and installed 6 Michlin XPS Rib tires
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #241 on: August 23, 2009, 11:05:12 AM »
Our Keystone Everest in the Texas Hill Country
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AJHales

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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #242 on: September 10, 2009, 06:40:18 AM »
Tom here is our Gulfstream in Lucksall http://www.lucksallpark.co.uk/lucksall.php?height=1050&width=1680

It's between Ross on Wye and Hereford on the Welsh border.

These welsh roads are a lot of fun, although Tanya doesn't enjoy being in the suicide seat when a large lorry comes from the other direction  ::)

Andy
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #243 on: September 10, 2009, 07:02:15 AM »
Hi Andy,

I had to think twice about Tanya being in the suicide seat, but then remembered the coach is a wrong-side drive for you. Glad we're not taking our coach down those roads; My wife does almost all the driving, and I'd be sitting next to the oncoming lorries  :o

P.S. Check your PMs.
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #244 on: September 10, 2009, 07:38:45 AM »
Thanks for the PM Tom.

Here's a taste of the suicide suit posted on youtube.  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d96Qd2LnE0M

Andy
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #245 on: September 10, 2009, 07:55:24 AM »
Thanks Andy. Are you trying to make me homesick for the valleys? Last time we camped down the Gower, I was driving a Renault car towing a trailer loaded with a tent and all the gear. Wouldn't want to drive a wrong-side RV down there.
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #246 on: October 04, 2009, 05:21:37 PM »
We've opened an album in our photo gallery for photos of forum members' RVs. If you would like to include a photo of your rig, please respond to this message and attach the photo. Please also include in your message a caption you'd like to display beneath the photo when inserted in the gallery.

You can view the gallery by clicking the Photos button in the toolbar above. Here's a direct link to the new album.

Entering Wolf Creek State Park near Findley, Illinois. 
R. "Grumpy" Bond
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #247 on: October 04, 2009, 07:06:56 PM »
Thanks Grumpy, I'll get it into the gallery in due course.
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« Reply #248 on: October 04, 2009, 08:10:09 PM »
Thanks Grumpy, I'll get it into the gallery in due course.

Thank-you. 
R. "Grumpy" Bond
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2004 Dodge 2500 4X4 Diesel
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #249 on: October 06, 2009, 01:19:57 PM »
Nice looking rig, Grumpy.
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #250 on: October 06, 2009, 01:47:45 PM »
NICE rig Grumpy !!

That looks like the same trailer that I'm considering buying.
1999 24' Prowler bunkhouse

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1998.5 Dodge Ram 4X4 with a Cummins Turbo Diesel

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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #251 on: October 06, 2009, 02:40:51 PM »
Nice looking rig, Grumpy.

Thanks.  Since that picture was taken, I've gotten the nicer wheels for the trailer, and put on the electric jacks on the front and back of the trailer. 

R. "Grumpy" Bond
2005 Wilderness
2004 Dodge 2500 4X4 Diesel
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Mr Bojangles

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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #252 on: October 06, 2009, 03:17:55 PM »
Good looking "Rig" Grumpy.....
I'm wondering.... how come trailer looks so close to back of TV? An illusion?
SAFBVET    Jim O
28 trips out.... 88,000 Miles -S  to Key West, SW to Gulf...w to Texas, NW Oregon, across Canada.

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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #253 on: October 06, 2009, 04:02:57 PM »
Good looking "Rig" Grumpy.....
I'm wondering.... how come trailer looks so close to back of TV? An illusion?

Must be.  I use a equalizer hitch system, standard set up.  Plus, the truck was moving when the picture was taken.  My friend Jim took the picture when I was rolling in.  I did have the air bags set up a bit higher then normal.  Wolf Creek is a state park, and I'm thinking the water tank was full.  No water hook-up at this State Park. 
R. "Grumpy" Bond
2005 Wilderness
2004 Dodge 2500 4X4 Diesel
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PancakeBill

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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #254 on: October 06, 2009, 08:11:14 PM »
Oct 5, 2009, Old Faithful, Yelllowstone, WY.

Just saying...

Oct 6, 2009, overnight low 12 deg,  My water from the spigot works. 
Bill & Jolene W & Koda

Old Faithful, Yellowstone Association Bookstore
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Toads: 1997 Honda Accord & 1986 Westfalia
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Grumpy

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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #255 on: October 06, 2009, 08:23:22 PM »
Oct 5, 2009, Old Faithful, Yelllowstone, WY.

Just saying...

Oct 6, 2009, overnight low 12 deg,  My water from the spigot works. 

You sir, are a much better person then I.  I spent 4 years in the army, and I told my wife when we started camping that #1, no tents, #2, no sleeping bags or air rafts, and, #3, if the weather gets bad, then I'm going home. 

You should be the #1 vote in the RVer of the year award.  You have my vote. 
R. "Grumpy" Bond
2005 Wilderness
2004 Dodge 2500 4X4 Diesel
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PancakeBill

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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #256 on: October 06, 2009, 08:32:28 PM »
Well, one more week.  Thento FL.  Does that lose your vote? 

We are having a great time, and I thought I was free from snow when we moved from the northeast to the south.  However, the opportunity to be here in Yellowstone since May has been priceless.  Well worth the few days of cold weather.  Besides, I wanted to get some pictures of Yellowstone in the snow.  Hopefully the weather stays cold the next couple days, we are off and it will give me a chancce to get shots of the elk in the snow.

Bill & Jolene W & Koda

Old Faithful, Yellowstone Association Bookstore
1997 Southwind 35P
Toads: 1997 Honda Accord & 1986 Westfalia
FMCA F-401354
1995 OMI Dobro F-60
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #257 on: October 06, 2009, 08:36:34 PM »
Well, one more week.  Thento FL.  Does that lose your vote? 

Nope.  You are camping in the snow.  You are the Man.

My sister lives in Clermont Florida.  Have a safe trip. 
R. "Grumpy" Bond
2005 Wilderness
2004 Dodge 2500 4X4 Diesel
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #258 on: October 06, 2009, 09:39:11 PM »
My rig at Blanding OR at sunset. I really like the light color as it hides the dirt. I hope to find a Blue Beacon in Calif.
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #259 on: October 07, 2009, 04:40:10 AM »
Oops, I got sidetracked with some software updates. The newest photos are now in our photo gallery. Click the Photos button above and click on the Forum Members' RVs album.

If anyone else wishes to have a photo of their rig included, just attach it to a reply here. We're limiting this album to one photo per rig, so pick your favorite shot. If you own or have owned more than one rig, you get to include one photo of each rig. Include a description of the rig and, ideally, the location of the photo.

Thanks.
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PancakeBill

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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #260 on: October 07, 2009, 11:27:26 AM »
Bill & Jolene Whetstone's 1197 Southwind 37P at Old Faithful, Yelllowstone

I have to admit, it looks pretty good for an 1197. 

How about 1997 Southwind 35P.   ;)

Ofcourse,is entirely appropriate for my description to have typos. 
Bill & Jolene W & Koda

Old Faithful, Yellowstone Association Bookstore
1997 Southwind 35P
Toads: 1997 Honda Accord & 1986 Westfalia
FMCA F-401354
1995 OMI Dobro F-60
WA1RI

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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #261 on: October 07, 2009, 12:13:00 PM »
That's what I get for doing this stuff at 2.30am. Got it fixed Bill.
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #262 on: October 14, 2009, 11:55:39 AM »
We bought this 2008 Fleetwood Excursion 40X in New Hampshire in December (2008) and drove it home to Central Florida. It's parked in a 55+ community while I wait for retirement (January 1st). Until then we are getting used to living in an RV (as well as getting the warranty bugs worked out). We have dumped the stick and brick and are chomping at the bit to get on the road. I spent the last 39 + years working for the Navy. It’s time…

George & Dee & Boots and DK
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2007 Honda CR-V
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #263 on: October 14, 2009, 04:19:23 PM »
Nice "rig" George......."
Have many happy sunsets.
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #264 on: October 14, 2009, 08:58:02 PM »
Hi George

Great looking unit.  Don't wait an extra day for retirement, I pulled the pin 7 years ago and it's the best job I've ever had.

Happy trails

Dale.
2008 Phaeton 40' (The Gypsy Rover)
2006 Saturn Vue  toad
1983 Honda GL1100A Aspencade
 


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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #265 on: October 15, 2009, 07:12:44 PM »
We have not purchased our tt yet, but sure am enjoying looking at everyone else's.  Glad you started this photo album. The sights are out of this world!  The USA is one pretty place.

Debbie
Canton, MS
"The City of Lights"
Debbie
Canton, MS
"The City of Lights"

Grumpy

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« Reply #266 on: October 15, 2009, 08:45:41 PM »
We have not purchased our tt yet, but sure am enjoying looking at everyone else's.  Glad you started this photo album. The sights are out of this world!  The USA is one pretty place.

Debbie
Canton, MS
"The City of Lights"

I take a picture of every place we have been with our unit.  A picture of the trailer in the site, and a picture of the campground sign.  During the winter, I can look at everyplace we have been. 
R. "Grumpy" Bond
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2004 Dodge 2500 4X4 Diesel
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #267 on: October 23, 2009, 08:30:01 PM »
I have attached a photo of our first motohome, Smokey 1. It was a 1994 HR Imperial diesel, 36ft.

The photo is from ebay where it sold recently. I know it is our original rig because it has an extra 12" added to the kitchen which we had HR change, the counter top is raised by an inch and a half (I removed the countertop and added 1 1/2 in oak trim stained to match to raise it) and the booth dinette is cut back to be 8" narrower so we could have a wider aisle. These all show in the ebay pictures along with other changes we made. This involve cutting a seat belt bolt at the plywood where it was in a shallow hole in the hardwood flooring. The I had to amke a custom patch to fill the hardwood. I got the wood from HR. Never could see the patch.

Ken & Sheila
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2008 Jeep Liberty, 2006 Saturn Vue
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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #268 on: October 23, 2009, 09:12:02 PM »
Ok! Here is a picture of our oldie but faithful "Winnie Beanie"in our back yard.

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Re: Photos of members' rigs
« Reply #269 on: October 24, 2009, 09:16:33 PM »
Those photos have been added to our photo gallery, thanks.
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