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terry735001

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RV fire and the RV that just wanted some love PICS..
« on: June 10, 2013, 09:23:16 PM »
this is a story of my RV  and how the fire started   WHY  and  rebuild to get it back on the road 

this is  going to be a very long post and i hope ppl like 

terry735001

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Re: RV fire and the RV that just wanted some love PICS..
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 09:33:50 PM »
hello every one and thanks for taking the time to look at my work   i have never really showed off my work   

but every one is so nice here i am sure to get good feed back ????hope????  lol 

i well start with   my name   my name is terry and i lived in FL all my life   from a kid i have made parade floats for a living   and i have all way been good with my hands

i did this all my life in tell my wife became ell  and as we all do  we try to find a new way to go in life   for us RVing was it 

i fond this RV in a junk yard  and the guy  feel on hard times that owned it ...GUESSING...  and set it on fire at the gen  to stop making payments on it  and could tell it was a fake
so i fond it with a good title  but every that could make money was gone

all i had was a floor walls 2 slides   and thats about it   what you see in the pics     is what i got all most free        i made a trade for some parts lift over from my company   so no cash moved hands   

i made a A frame and towed it home   

as i add pics i well tell of what i did and how i made the parts 

terry735001

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Re: RV fire and the RV that just wanted some love PICS..
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 09:46:24 PM »
this was a 2006 cross country sportscoach on a  freightliner XC chassis

i am a tall guy i am 6.2 high and inside this thing the roof was only 6.3 some thing like that so it had to goo

so i added 16inc to it    i all  most have now 8 feet inside   truth 7.10  some thing like that     and the out side roof high is 2inc higher then the top of where the AC units would have been         

and well get to where thee ac moved too   

so here is the pics of it gutted

terry735001

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 10:08:16 PM »
here i was starting to fix the walls and more of the roof is starting to go up

i was working as fast as i could to get the RV out of the shop  so i could start installing more of the RVs systems  and i was all so on a time line as i only payed my rent for the place i was staying to only so long

the shop was some thing left over from the company     

terry735001

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 10:16:43 PM »
the time line jumps around some here  but  you can see the roof over the back room  ...bed..   and the fiberglass part i had to make to feel in where the front cap did not make it all the way up

i was going to make my own cap but as the time line got low  i just fond 1 off a 07 RV   most can tell off the bat what it came off of    so i pulled it and it did fit really good 
price was good  1500$  for every thing  and same yard i got the rv from  so the guys was good to me there 

the side wall  was made in one hole part      all so was the slide wall i had to remake

terry735001

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013, 10:22:38 PM »
sorry i know there is alot of pics to look at

as you can see it all most did not get it out of my shop    had to leve the air bags down   

it only was 2 days latter and it was ready for rain    at this time  from pic 1 to the last pic here was 5 months

yes thats me in the pics 

terry735001

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 10:36:38 PM »
so now at 5 months   i had 2 more months to get this thing on the road and can live in it 
at this time i was going to install a              GM 8.1/allison 2100 
but i got stuck with a what i had on hand   GM 350/TH400   so i hand made the parts fast and drop it in

so i told my self  get the parts and do the right install when i can down the road             ??????????? 2 years latter  and i just now have a 8.1 and allison but working on the wiring to install   

good thing about the older 350s  you can drop  it in any thing and in 2 days  have it moving down the road   .. my time line was more a week as i had to send off for the drive shaft

drives like a loaded 1 ton   but i am stuck to only moving arond FL   no hills for me lol


terry735001

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 10:42:32 PM »
here you can see the cap i pulled off  to make work with my unit

and more small work here and there

terry735001

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013, 10:46:36 PM »
at this time to get in some RV parks  it was time for some paint

terry735001

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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013, 10:52:27 PM »
making the plug for the mold  was very hard as  in coming up with the right shape i wanted  some thing cool but not to over do it 

the plug was made of wood and was to just get me a rufe shape   
so from there i pulled the - shape from it    then pop  a so so part from that   

its gives me some thing to work with

terry735001

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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2013, 11:04:44 PM »
now for the AC

i am running all solar  so 75% of the roof is used  soon it well be more   
all so thats why the core of the roof is still  for the wight  that i put up there

the gen bay is now only a battery bay  so there is no gen on this system   every thing runs off the SW invert

the inter well be moved   from where it is to down in a bay

my home was all solar here in FL so i just pulled that system and moved it over to my RV

it is not sold in the USA but there is a 24vDC ac units out there    that i can have shipped over   the cost is high   so when the time comes i well look in to the in a 24v setup or find a really really good low amp setup  here

there is a lot of work still inside and out


soo  is there any thing any one would like to know or ask 

driftless shifter

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Re: RV fire and the RV that just wanted some love PICS..
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2013, 02:16:01 PM »
I've resurrected a couple cars after engine fires. Did you look at it and think " oh, that'll buff out " ?

Mad skills, man, mad skills.

Bill
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gwcowgill

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Re: RV fire and the RV that just wanted some love PICS..
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2013, 02:28:19 PM »
That is sure some restoration project...Nice work.
2009 Bounder 36B, 2014 Honda CR-V, various grandchildren when school is out. KG4LHS
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carson

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Re: RV fire and the RV that just wanted some love PICS..
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2013, 02:39:21 PM »
Yea, but it looks more like resurrection to me and a depletion of the pocket-book.


Carson, 
 West Central Florida
Ex RV'er. (1995 Winnebago Adventurer)
2007 Buick Rendezvous, SUV / CROSSOVER

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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: RV fire and the RV that just wanted some love PICS..
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2013, 02:47:58 PM »
I'm a bit confused - you started with a Coachman Sportscoach diesel pusher and ended up with a rear gas-powered Fleetwood Excursion?  Or did you use an Excursion front cap to replace the Sportscoach front end?   I must have missed something...

Anyway, that is one heck of a makeover!
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2KViggen

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Re: RV fire and the RV that just wanted some love PICS..
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2013, 06:30:54 PM »
Nice job... Wsh I had 1/20th of your ability!

I also caught the sports coach but a excursion front cap ......
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terry735001

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Re: RV fire and the RV that just wanted some love PICS..
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2013, 07:52:17 PM »
yes it was a 06  Coachman Sportscoach diesel pusher and ended up with a rear gas-powered that still drive like a 1 ton    and the cap did come from a  Fleetwood Excursion 06 07 

the junk yard i talk of is a you pull it for RVs  i fond the cap there   

some one talked about cost    tires is where all my cost is 250$ each with rims X 6  all so came off the excursion...
in all i have around 9.000 to 11.000 in the rv  thats with the new allson trans i just for and 8.1   not installed 

and freightliner  well lates say the tampa dealer  sucks   i can get in and out of a doc office faster    gerrrrr  i am not going to get started on them


PS every sorry for spelling errs   not so good at typing

edit: deleted duplicate pictures - LS

« Last Edit: September 13, 2013, 11:03:44 AM by Lou Schneider »

terry735001

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Re: RV fire and the RV that just wanted some love PICS..
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2013, 08:17:50 PM »
O and i know some one well ask  i can do 75mpr down the road if i want  but to get good MPG i need to stay 55 to 60MPR to get 7 mpg

the 350 stays arond 2200 rpms at 55mpr     the RV can move around just fine with this setup

but my Gear Ratios for Reverse is way off so i have to get down on it harder then i want to back up  :-[ aaaa i think it can i think it can  :-[

the allison has first at    3.10          this is what i wanted to install and well  when i get the wiring made
the TH400        first at   2.48           this is what i had on hand and just drop in to get it to move around
Gear Ratios for the at is 4.8? .11 have to look again
so if i get stop at a red light at the start of a hill  i am suck in first going all the way up

kenb1023

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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2013, 09:35:49 AM »
This just goes to show that if a person is motivated and has the skill you can do almost anything.  This is awsome.  I feel your pain on the typing.  I have the same issues.
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captsteve

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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2013, 11:23:00 AM »
Awesome skills Terry, Are you still at the Eagle in Holt? If so I will try to swing by some time and see it for my self.

Steve
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2013, 01:30:46 PM »
With your skills..... Swap to the 8.1l and throw a turbo or two on it..... Should be able to get 500hp plus that way :)

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terry735001

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Re: RV fire and the RV that just wanted some love PICS..
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2013, 09:51:40 PM »
the 14 of this month i well have better internet  so i well add a lot more pics

thanks every one for being so friendly   

this is the 2ed place i have showed pics and talk about the RV     i was not happy with what ppl started to say over on irv2.com  so thank you again every one 


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Re: RV fire and the RV that just wanted some love PICS..
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2013, 05:56:53 AM »
This has to be one of the most gifted man that I've seen in a loooooong time.
I admire his talent and capability to address all of the issues in this rebuild.
I thought that I was a pretty good 'hands-on' guy, but not so much now.

Keep on with the restore and continue to let us know how you are doing.

God Bless You
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captsteve

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« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2013, 02:56:44 PM »
Terry,

I drove by this morning and WOW. I wish I hd half of yourskill. That will be one fine coach when you are done. I am amazed at the way you rasied the roof and fitted the front cap.

My hat is off to you my friend.
 8)
Steve
Capt Steve has the Conn, Trina navigator ( Admiral )
2004 American Revolution 40c (aka Fat Girl) **Sold**
2017 Ram 1500 (Future Toad)
Piper Archer II  (Where the RV money goes)

terry735001

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« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2013, 10:23:09 PM »
captsteve


you can see how much i still have to do on the paint and more       wish i was there when you stop by would have showed you the GM350 down in it  a lot of ppl don't believe  that its really in there and the RV can move

thanks for being the first to say its real   

there are some ppl to say its not or Photoshop the pics 

and the part for the bumper was just made  .. have a lot of sanding to do on it but what did you think of the shape
as there is no part to fill the hole i had to hand make some thing   and i am not sure if it looks cool

and the funny looking wing on the back gets more parts      /// small window under the wing in the back//  and more    when  every thing is added  you cant tell its a wing tell you look at it from the back 

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« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2013, 06:06:24 AM »
I think that when you are done the front peice will look like it belongs there. I does look pretty cool. I really like the way that you fitted the small windows in the side of the roof extension. I would think that if they can be opened it will allow for some nice ventilation and allow heat to escape from a normally dead air space.

Let me know if you you will be there at anytime over the weekend and I will try to swing by.

Steve
Capt Steve has the Conn, Trina navigator ( Admiral )
2004 American Revolution 40c (aka Fat Girl) **Sold**
2017 Ram 1500 (Future Toad)
Piper Archer II  (Where the RV money goes)

terry735001

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« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2013, 07:26:14 PM »
to the nice guy talking on saving cars   this is one of the salvage  titles i did here in FL  8 months of work and how i got to know the 8.1l

this was all so the 8.1 i was going to pull to put in the RV  at first  but timing got low

terry735001

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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2013, 07:48:29 PM »
ok i know i well get some ppl in here going i know you are seen that befor going down i75 i275 i4 some thing like that LOL  :o

this is what i did for a living and where my skills came from

i have did this for a living all my life from just a small boy
it was sad when i had to stop and give it up ///cut it up and crash it all /// all most  some of my work is still out there
 

just really wish i could get my RV going and on the road  to have some thing to show for it
long life story  i am sure every one knows what i mane

terry735001

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« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2013, 12:32:05 AM »
i have tryed to look this up  and i dont want to make  a new post so i hope some one may have this info too

as a lot of you guys know i am installing a 8.1/allison in to my RV
i am trying to copy the 2006 Workhorse ufo Chassis 81L

i am looking for the part numbers for the
ECM
TCM there are 5 def types of this tcm so this one would help alot
TAC module i think i know what one but making sure
so if any one has a 06 and can look at theres it would help alot

i all so have ..if any one needs.. the 2006 Workhorse ufo Chassis 81L wiring schematic PDF

i am making this wiring harness from the ground up
...wish some one had one setting around LOL ....

all so need a VIN for programing so when one shows on ebay i can get that

thanks to every ones help

terry735001

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« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2013, 10:33:40 PM »
ok moving the Rv to a friends house now  going to do alot of work this month  hope the drive gos ok 50 miles  with no cell phone  yeaaa 

drop my phone in the sea fishing  a few days ago  even had it in a safety bag  it was the note 2 only had it 8 9 months 

want to give a big thanks to George for sending me some CDs / info i needed

well late every one know how it gos and pics

 

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