Sunday, October 31, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Here you can see Myrtle on her way home from her successful camping trip at Waterton National Park. In one photo she's surround by cows and in the other electricity generating wind mills. She turned a lot of heads and I have out about 10 cards with her photo and blog information.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
We installed new side view mirrors. They are convex mirrors from Traction (the Heavy Truck Division of Napa). They provide much better visibility than the previous small mirrors. We also found an antenna that finally fit, also from Traction. So now we can both see and listen to the radio!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
I found a cute tin plate from Fisheries and Oceans Canada at a vintage shop. It will look great somewhere in/on Myrtle! We are lucky to have lovely provincial and national parks, which remind me of this plate. Next month we plan on taking a trip to Waterton Lakes National Park, adjoining the southern Montana Glacier National Park.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
We took Myrtle out for her maiden voyage; camping at a provincial park 250 kms away. She made the round trip journey easily! She was terrific to camp in and drew a lot of attention from people passing by. Her solar power and plumbing was terrific. Her fridge and stove are not yet hooked up but that's next on the list.
We finally successfully have the new windshields installed! They look terrific. You can see the two before photos at the bottom with the terrible silicone job, from a previous owner. We also got the back window pulled out and put back in with a new gasket. We also had the cracked glass in the louvered door window replaced. Both the gasket and the windshield came from RV Glass Experts, and was installed locally. The glass installer also had to do some fibreglass shaving to ensure a good fit on the windows. Glass work on the old Travcos is not cheap. The cost of the windshield installation, rear window re-install, the rear gasket (including fedex cost from the USA), the door window, was about $1500.00 (this includes 12 hours of labour). The cost does not include the purchase of the windshields. The approximate cost of the 2 sides of the wind shield was $1700.00 USD, in 2009. was a lot of labour needed to remove the mystery grey substance a previous owner had used to attempt to seal the windows.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
However, we not only found out that we did not have the correct wrench, but also that the exhaust manifold was broken. (Note the photo of the cast metal corner busted off). Now we will either be hunting for a new exhaust manifold (for a 318 poly) or finding someone to weld the original cast metal one back together. We located the correct exhaust manifold gasket via our local Napa Dealer.