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  1. Hey all, I have a 1985 Dolphin with 60,xxx miles that I've owned for a couple years and I put half of that mileage on. This rig has been the most reliable vehicle that I've owned and have driven it coast to coast 6 times. I am an experienced tradesman and I recently endeavored on some minor repairs. Well you can guess what happens next...I have totally gutted this vehicle to find that practically every popsicle stick they put it together with is going to need to be replaced, and I was hoping to elicit some inspiration from stories of recovery from the brink of death, or when it was finally t
  2. After a spur of the moment purchase, engine work was done and a cross-country drive from the West Coast to the East ensued. During the drive, we didn’t actually use the “home” part of the motorhome, as we planned on gutting her and having all the electrical and other vitals checked and updated first, and remodeling her before using. She made the drive with minor issues considering her age! We’ve begun the work to get her roadworthy and appreciated the many posts on this forum with all the sage advice! So far we’ve removed and cleaned all the windows and are replacing all the ga
  3. I recently purchased an 86 dolphin. We are renovating it currently. Our model has the two club chairs and small table in lieu of a dinette. Has anyone done this before? Any reason not too? To me a dinette seems more practice than the club chairs. Here is a picture of what I'm dealing with lol. I have both the chairs and the base box out now. Everything is currently stripped to the plywood. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
  4. Hi all, After spending a lot of time and effort rebuilding my old sunrader, it's time for me to let it go and put some money into a house that isn't on wheels. I made a post about it last fall showing the remodel and the work done on it. I'm just curious what everyone thinks a fair price would be to ask for it after the time and money that I put into it. Here's a link to the original post with pics Thanks!
  5. Well everyone, my daughter moved to Tucson and I purchased this for her. She lived in it for 6 months and loved it. We drove from Charlotte to Tucson then to LA and back to Charlotte. Ran like a new vehicle. Absolutely the greatest vehicle I've ever owned. The owner had the engine and trans. completely overhauled - new heads, new cab AC, new belts, hoses, new tires brakes - all completely re-done. But the camper portion was heavily water damaged. I knew that if the engine and trans was good for crossing the country back and forth, I could gut and remodel the inside and outside. I did
  6. Hey All, I've been really, really happy to have found this forum. I haven't asked a lot of questions here as the search feature seems to answer every one I've had! I wanted to share my progress... First of all, when I bought this, I didn't want another project. Unfortunately, it's become one. On it's face, the camper was in good condition when I bought it. I knew that I was going to want to resurface the cabinets and put in a new floor. The prior owner had only had it a couple of months. He'd bought it for the rear dinette setup - but really wanted a u-shape in the back.
  7. Well, the project begins. Probably should have started when it would be warm a little longer but all this last week we've been pulling stuff out. So far we've taken 360 lbs worth to the dump with easily twice that much weight in the garage in more trash, appliances, and four deep cycle batteries. Not entirely sure where we're going with this but we've decided we'd like to start with a clean slate. From the pictures, you can see I've had a little help. I've gotten some more done but don't have pictures yet. We've got a bit of snow that's slowed the process a bit. I pulled the shower/bathroo
  8. Finally! We're at a point in which we feel pretty good about the interior of our 1990 Dolphin V6. Now on to the exterior. (PS - The photo on the fridge is from a month ago when our daughter tried her first lime!)
  9. My girlfriend and I are a few months into a road trip attempting to drive as far south as roads can take us. Currently we are parked on the beach in Mazatlan waiting for Carnaval before turning our wheels south again. I would love to hear anyone else's experiences, tips, blogs or even if you have some gringo job connections. We're not retired so we plan on working along the way. We did a spruce up/remodel on the old girl's interior, beefed up her suspension, added solar panels and countless other things. We've been trying to document every step of it. All the info on what we did and where we h
  10. If you were starting over with the gutted interior of a 1982 Sunrader 18' what would you do with it? What would you put in it? What would your layout be like? (Existing layout is house door forward with rear dinette) What materials would you use to make everything? And how would you do everything so it is AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE? Here are my parameters... -Full time living and traveling for one human. -BATHROOM: I'm going to build a simple cheap "compost" toilet and I'll have a small sink. The entire bathroom must be waterproof so I can take showers and probably in the same location (behind th
  11. 1987 mini cruiser Going to start cab over remodel today Not sure where I can find the ?seam trim? that goes around the roof and bottom of bed in the cab over walls.... Please give me a link or where I can find it Thanks Guys!!!! P.S. I wished I would of took pic of home depot run I had to stack all my repair supplies on rv roof 2x4 up to the top of ac unit then 3 sheets of luana board 1 sheet of 3/4inch ply board and 2 foam sheets.. tied down w/ the free twine that home depot gives you it was a very slow ride home (2 blocks) worked perfect and got the job done
  12. I just bought a 1984 Toyota Sunrader 21'er. Its a fixer-upper. I plan on gutting the inside to make it the way I want. I have lots of experience with woodworking and fiberglassing (both epoxy and polyester) and plan on avoiding holes through the coach roof if at all possible (well, maybe one hole for the solar cell wires). I'm doing as much of the work myself so I can do it right and also to same money because cost does matter. I have some questions please... 1) Can I step anywhere on the roof without cracking it? I weigh 190 and heard a few slight crunchy sounds as I carefully walked on it. 2
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