hunkaman

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About hunkaman

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  • Birthday 10/29/1951

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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1992 winnebago warrior v-6 53k
  • Location
    Dover,Ohio

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  1. I am not a cheer leader for the insurance companies. as I discussed with mark, from the insurance company point of view, say you suffered a front end collision-- where in the hell are the insurance companies supposed to find new hood, fenders, grille, bumper,etc. for your (example) 1986 Toyota ?? even if nos or repops exist , they are not obligated to search for those hard to find parts, an insurance company wants a filed claim off their books asap. that is what an adjuster is paid to do, settle the claim as fast as possible, and I might add with the least cost to the insurance company, so how is that goal achieved??? total out your vehicle. I am not suggesting I agree with any of what I stated, but it is reality. if the insurance company "totals" your vehicle, you can (in Ohio) opt to "purchase" said vehicle back from the insurance company. usually they will sell it back to you for the same amount they will pay you for the "totaled" value. you can then apply for a "salvaged" title. once you have made repairs for road worthiness, and passed an inspection by the state (at least this is Ohio's law). you will be issued the salvage title which is required to register the vehicle for plates. (oh and btw, buy insurance, ohio has mandatory vehicle insurance laws, what a joke -I still have to buy "uninsured motorist" coverage, because you do NOT need to show PROOF of insurance at the BMV when you A. renew your drivers license, or B. buy your plates! ) prospective buyers are usually very wary when you have a vehicle with a "salvaged" title for sale. bottom line is you get screwed, repeatedly. joe from dover
  2. HEY THERE, GREAT LOOKING DIAMOND PLATE !!! FROM PICS, APPEARS THE METAL CRAFTER IS VERY SKILLED. VERY NICE TOUCH, AND AS YOU STATED, "NO MORE STUPID LITTLE PLASTIC HOLDING THE EDGES TOGETHER" GOOD LUCK AND BEST WISHES WITH YOUR REBUID. JOE FROM DOVER
  3. great solutions for your problem. really like the exterior grab rail. joe from dover
  4. MARK AND I HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR DECADES. THIS IS HIS SECOND RIG. HE WAS INFECTED WITH THE "BUG" AFTER SEEING A REALLY NICE OLDER RIG IN A PARKING LOT NEAR MY CABIN IN SOUTHERN OHIO. HE HAS PERFORMED A SPECTACULAR RENOVATION OF HIS BELOVED "GRANNIE". HE HAS LITERALLY DONE EVERYTHING !! I AM SO PROUD OF HIS INTERIOR REDO. I AM A RETIREDTRIM CARPENTER/CABINET MAKER. AND HIS ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS WELL RECOGNIZED AND APPLAUDED. HE HAS DONE A FANTASTIC JOB AND THE PRAISE WOULD BE VALIDATED EVEN IF HE WERE NOT MY VERY BEST TOYOTAMOTOR HOME BUDDY, HE REMAINS TOTALLY INTO HIS RIG. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT OTHER "IMPROVEMENTS" HE COULD POSSIBLY MAKE TO HIS RIG, BUT I KNOW HE WILL COME UP WITH SOMETHING. WHICH BEGS THE QUESTION, AS HIS BEST FRIEND, SHOULD I TRY TO FIND A REHAB PROGRAM FOR HIM ?, HE OBVIOUSLY NEEDS HELP ! LOL. GREAT LOOKING RIG MARK. JOB WELL DONE. JOE FROM DOVER.
  5. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR TRIP. WOULD LOVE TO DO WHAT YOU ARE DOING. STAY SAFE AND LOVE ALL THE PICS. THANKS. JOE FROM DOVER.
  6. IN MY NON EXPERT OPINION , even with the miles being extremely low, i think 13k is really pricey. how old are tires ? all appliances work ? etc. etc. you are always going to put some amount of $$$ in these rigs post purchase. good luck and best wishes. joe from dover.
  7. LOOKS GREAT, WILL BE DOING MY RIG SOON. THANKS FOR SHARING. JOE FROM DOVER
  8. HAVE A GREAT AND SAFE ADVENTURE. LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR FUTURE TRIP REPORTS & PICS !! JOE FROM DOVER
  9. cliffhanger4-- i used a product called a decal or graphic eraser. i was informed here about this tool. bought mine at a local automotive paint and body supply store. cost $12.00 and $2.00 for an adapter to insert in a drill chuck. i needed to purchase several, mostly because a P.O. tried to hide the cracks in the original graphics by using paint! he/she used a dark,flat grey paint which was a bear to get through. but once through, the eraser performed exactly as advertised. the packaging, as well as the actual eraser wheel, cautions not to exceed 4000rpm any faster and damage to underlying surfaces may occur. the eraser did not burn, scratch or otherwise disturb the paint on my cab doors or the fiberglass on the coach body. hope this helps. joe from dover.
  10. DEREK-- my question exactly. i only removed the "cracked" or "failed" graphics. on my rig. i have a color sales brochure in my packet of original paper work, which shows that the only color that failed was the magenta or purpleish -red color. the other two graphic colors(light blue and light green) were obviously faded with age, but were not cracked at all, not peeling, etc. . i have asked a couple automotive paint pro's--the consensus is the darker color absorbed more sunlight, therefore, became hotter and stress cracks are the result. i am still scratching my head a little, but other than inferior material as compared to the other colors, it makes sense.
  11. hey there , the shop ordered the cast vinyl silver material. joe from dover
  12. the "metallic flake pink silver sparkle spray paint" would certainly help with a suspect identification line up ! joe from dover
  13. here is my two cents-- how about double doors hinged to open up (top door) and down (bottom door) possibly utilizing small gas struts to hold top door in "open" position. would provide very easy access to contents of box. with your taillight wiring so close, you could incorporate lighting inside box as a convenience at night just another thought. joe from dover.
  14. great work. i can tell that was not easily done. the finished repair will outlast everything else ! LOL. thanks for sharing. joe from dover.