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Offline 65fairlane

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Minnie Winnie 19MWRB
  • Chassis: Dodge B300
  • Engine: 360
New Member from Nebraska
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:25 AM »



I just purchased this beauty after it sat in a backyard for 4 years.  It even comes with an identical donor too (I am not sure what all to get from it yet as the 99% of the interior is water damaged).  In order to get it running I had to replace 3 spark plug wires that were eaten by squirrels.  To get it to stop I had to replace 2 of the rubber brake lines, again eaten by squirrels.  I poured a little gas in the carb, and she fired right up.  I drove her the long 1 hour drive to my place. 






Surprisingly, the only mouse activity I could find was in the dash.  They destroyed the cassette deck and made a huge nest in the heater box.  There is some de-lamination above the front bed and in the shower but that appears to be all for water damage.  Someone thought it would be a good idea to put roofing tar over most of the roof.  That is my second order of business.  The first is in my post on this site under electrical.








I think outside of the carpet and dinette cushions, she is 100% original.  The water, fridge, stove, A/C, and plumbing appear to be in working order.  I need to install 30a service in my shed to really see for sure.  I am having a great time working on this, and just need to get her 100% road ready and 100% leak proof before Memorial Day for her ride up into the Loess Hills of Iowa for a little R&R and ATV'ing.


Mark




Offline Winnebago Warrior 94

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  • Model: Warrior
  • Chassis: chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: New Member from Nebraska
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 09:49 AM »
Welcome to the group..your little rv is cute ..I like those kind ..the interior  looks to be in great shape ..but you said you had alot of water damage if I read your post right ..I like fixing up rv I find it to be fun ..my interior on my rv was in great shape and it just sprung a leak this past weekend   and messed up my interior   some . Ac gasket started leaking ...I'm bummed about that ..good luck on your build  ..welcome😃

Offline Hobbes

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  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Sunflyer
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: New Member from Nebraska
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 09:57 AM »
Welcome to the site...that's a nice looking rig!

Offline 65fairlane

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  • Posts: 14
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Minnie Winnie 19MWRB
  • Chassis: Dodge B300
  • Engine: 360
Re: New Member from Nebraska
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 10:25 AM »
Thanks!  Yeah, it is the perfect size.  19ft!  It will sleep 4 though.  There is a bunk above the dinette.


The roof on this one has a lot of what I would call "the wrong way" fixes that led to some leaks.  Thank goodness there was a tarp on it.  It looks like Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles had a caulking party up there.  It is globbed on, messy and everywhere.  I also need to remove the tar and really old super thin coating of elastomeric roof paint.  The tar, which was put on when it was parked 4 years ago, looks to be the biggest pain. The only thing I have found to remove it somewhat easily is brake cleaner.  Once I get it cleaned up I am going to hit he the seams with eternabond and give her a new coating of elastomeric paint.  That or a new EPDM rubber roof.  I have yet to search here for the best roof coating options.

Offline Oz

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Re: New Member from Nebraska
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 08:12 PM »
Welcome!  Roof issues are definitely the #1 hot item. 


Many good topics on that.  Here's a very good one:
http://www.classicwinnebagos.com/forum/index.php/topic,2431.0.html
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