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I just purchased my first RV which is a 87 Odyssey with the 22re. 4speed automatic...105k miles. It needs a good amount of work and I'm ready to get at it!

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CONGRATZ AND GOOD LUCK. so you are a newbie to RV ownership. compared to some of the fine folks here, i still consider myself a newbie, even after two years in. this board is priceless for us newbies. the wealth of knowledge of the people here is astounding ! as is their eagerness to offer help, advice, experiences, and suggestions. so welcome aboard ! joe from dover

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  • 2 years later...

Well folks the 87 Oddy is no more! My gf and I set out on a tour of the lower 48 and we left Seattle headed straight for Las Vegas, just as we could see the lights of the Las Vegas strip coming into town on I95 I noticed the temp guage was pegged! Immediately pulled over and as I was coming to a stop the engine died...that was the last time it would work for us at least. The head gasket blew so badly that I had 0 compression in all cylinders. Then while on the side of the highway someone vandalized it and when I came back with a towtruck the NHP had already towed it. Now I've got a blown motor with noplace to work on it and a tow bill for a vandalized motorhome...so fast forward a year and we are still here in Vegas when I come across this 1991 Winnebago Warrior v6. I leave a note on the guys window and as it turns out he's only asking 4000 for it! Jumped right on that and here we are, so now the thread is 91 Warrior Remodel!!IMG_20190722_123425422_HDR.jpg.89dc46109dd505317466c99df8d1e577.jpgIMG_20190722_124200879_HDR.jpg.97e438daf5c19318d2c28848eb3a49bb.jpg

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My converter wasn't supplying power to the aplliances or air-conditioning when hooked up to shore power so that's a perfect time to upgrade from the dinosaur converter that takes 24 hrs. to charge my batteries to a new Progressive Dynamics 45 amp smart charger that will correctly charge my AGM deep cycle bank and float charge them until they're needed. This upgrade is an essential one and first on my list. Now my batteries charge in 2-3 hrs. So if I wanna dry camp I just use the deep cycles until they're low and run the generator for 2-3 hrs. And I'm good to go. With the old converter I would've had to run the generator for 24 hrs. Which just isn't fuel efficient or realistic at all consider the amount of fuel it would take to run the genny for 24hrs. just to charge a battery!IMG_20190826_235327775.jpg.8e390ec11b53df79e748d1b597b5d893.jpgIMG_20190826_235314433.jpg.e6d6b5eae015318926eea2808e313363.jpgIMG_20190826_235448892.jpg.06d517dac6672dbebc741365da58a232.jpg

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I also picked up these 2 12volt AGM batteries to replace the one Oriellys RV/marine deep cycle that it came with. These bad boys wiegh in at 100pds. each and have a combined amp hour rating of 280. It's gonna require so major custom work to get these mounted but they should give me a ton of time off grid. The enclosure I'm modifying has just enough room for a third but the cost combined with the weight made me decide to go with only 2. Plus 280 ah is more than most yotahomes have.

 

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Add 200w of solar and fergetabout the generator most of the time.

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On 8/30/2019 at 11:25 AM, WME said:

Add 200w of solar and fergetabout the generator most of the time.

That would be great. I had 2x100Watt Renogy Panels on the 87 Oddysey and I was less than impressed with it, but I only had 70ah of battery back then so maybe that's why?

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I polished my rims today and man I can't say enough good stuff about this metal polish, I've tried every metal polish orielys and autozone have and nothing else compares. It's called White Diamond Metal Polish. Look at that shine!!

 

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hey there, i love the rims.  i have a 92 warrior, wish i could find a set for my rig. any idea of what they would cost. are those an after market item or was that a winnebago supplied option from the factory ???. tia. joe from dover.

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They were an aftermarket accessory. AFAIK, they weren't offered as an option by any of the MH manufacturers. Possibly by Dealers.

 

Though everyone seems to say they want to buy them, the supplier has said that it took him so long to finally sell the last batch that he won't be ordering any more unless he has prepaid preorders for 25 (50?) sets.

 

I seem to recall that they used to sell for something like $350/set. When they were available. :)

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2 hours ago, Derek up North said:

I seem to recall that they used to sell for something like $350/set. When they were available. :)

 

I would be in for $350 a set!!

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On 4/11/2020 at 5:29 AM, Derek up North said:

They were an aftermarket accessory. AFAIK, they weren't offered as an option by any of the MH manufacturers. Possibly by Dealers.

 

Though everyone seems to say they want to buy them, the supplier has said that it took him so long to finally sell the last batch that he won't be ordering any more unless he has prepaid preorders for 25 (50?) sets.

 

I seem to recall that they used to sell for something like $350/set. When they were available. :)

That's unfortunate cause I'm sure damn near everyone with steel wheels would like a set, maybe they don't want them 350$ bad?

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I picked up this bumper today and I'm seriously considering mounting it on my frame rail extensions as a rear bumper since right now I don't have one, just a trailer. It will give it that unique look I'm going for with this build!

 

The pics I just have it balancing on the trailer hitch just to get somewhat of an idea what it would look like.

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Looks good, where do you keep the sewer hose?

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On 4/15/2020 at 8:26 AM, WME said:

Looks good, where do you keep the sewer hose?

Good question, I have it wound up in the driver's side compartment that once had batteries in it 

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Check out the wire that arrived today. its 4/0 Guage from Knu Koncepts. I'm going to use it to hook my batteries up in series, from battery positive to Buspar, and for the inverters. Damn this stuff is beastly. Its OFC and contains 10,000 individual wire strands. Forget about resistance losses, if anything ill have to little resistance!

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Ive been working on deleting the factory beat up ugly old tailights with something more modern. I picked up these off ebay for 112$, theyre meant for a late model Jeep Wrangler and i think will look great not to mention other drivers will actually be able to tell when i brake/signal. My question is which way to mount them? The right sidebis the correct position as would be on a Wrangler. The left side is flipped on its side which will be much easier to match the countour of the rv when mounted, i just can't decide which i like better?? As you can see the bondo glass is a work in progress.

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Just finished my latest upgrade this week...95 4runner front end!! It want exactly bolt right on but was doable with some finesse and a positive attitude...

 

Before-during-after shots below :)0

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I finally got a working fan for the bathroom and let me tell you this is the one to get. It does intake or exhaust, 10 speed settings, everything is remote controlled, it even closes when it rains automatically. But tye biggest advantage is the airflow. Its cools the inside very noticably almost instantly. Theres even a LAN and DATA cable plug im assuming to communicate with a 2nd fan to do the whole intake exhaust thing?

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