Sunline RV Forum
Sunline User Photos

Go Back   Sunline Coach Owner's Club > Sunline Club Community Forums > Sunline Community
Click Here to Login

Join Sunline Club Forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-07-2009, 10:42 AM   #1
Moderator Emeritus
 
kanyonkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,289
SUN #17
kanyonkitty is an unknown quantity at this point
This Old Sunline

OK, the wrecked 299SR is now sitting in the yard. Photos will be posted as we work on this project. It truly is amazing how well it handled the wreck. The ride home was fine, at one point I almost reached 45MPH, but most of the trip I tried to stat between 35-40mph. Right now, we are working out there trying to just remove what is "totally ruined", so that we can see exactly what is what.

Kitty
__________________

__________________
Sunny #18 2003 F-344SR #8157
Sunny #19 1997 T-2653 #5485
1999 Ford F350XLT DRW Crew Cab, Long bed 7.3 PSD
2002 VW Jetta TDI.. AKA: Kitty's Kruiser
kanyonkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
Moderator
 
EMD_Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,039
SUN #897
EMD_Driver is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to EMD_Driver Send a message via Yahoo to EMD_Driver
Here are some of the pictures we promised. I opted to display only thumbnails and have them clickable, since there will be so many of them. If you click on the thumbnail picture, it will open the image in my Photobucket account. They can be viewed full size there.


It took us two hours, to get the wheels and tires on it and get it here. The manual tongue jack broke it's roll pin and would not work, so I had to have the loader/forklift to raise it onto the ball of the hitch.

Here, it's up on the loader and getting the tires/wheels put on.









There was a Coachmen RV in the way, so the guy on the loader moved it for us..





Here's the new addition to the family, when it arrived at it's new home.



Kitty had to pull up the driveway and back down the road, to turn it around..



Side by side Sunnys!



At the top of the driveway, we have a carport. I knew we could get the 299 behind it, but it was a tight fit!



Here she is, all in place..







Fits nicely!



Before we could drop the trailer, I had to put our spare power tongue jack on it. I used my battery booster as a power supply.



Time to start cleaning it out a bit. Here's what's left of the awning.



And this is AFTER all the bed frames and closet wood was removed.



The slide presented a huge problem. It's top right corner had popped into the camper and was wedged in very good. It took some unconventional tools and techniques to get it out. I first tried to power it from the converter, using only the wire marked slide room and a ground. I got nothing, so I took JohnB's suggestion and powered it directly at the slide mechanism motor. Once free from the inside of the camper, the slide mechanism and the whole room itself came out perfectly!















More to come!
__________________

__________________
Gary
SunlineClub Custom Google Search

2007 Peterson Excel Limited 30RKE
2014 Ford F350XLT SRW Crew Cab, Long bed 6.7PSD

EMD_Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 04:41 PM   #3
Moderator
 
EMD_Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,039
SUN #897
EMD_Driver is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to EMD_Driver Send a message via Yahoo to EMD_Driver
We did manage to get the water pump out, as well as the water heater. I had to remove the oven, to get the water heater out. The hole in the siding wasn't nearly big enough. I have no idea how Sunline ever got it in there.

I was unable to get the fridge out. I got the two screws out of the header and the two bottom screws had their heads broken off. I just found out that there are two screws in the rear of the unit, at the base. I'll have to see if I can find them.

My son also worked at removing all the lights from the coach. Kathy.... Here's your lights!

__________________
Gary
SunlineClub Custom Google Search

2007 Peterson Excel Limited 30RKE
2014 Ford F350XLT SRW Crew Cab, Long bed 6.7PSD

EMD_Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 04:53 PM   #4
Moderator
 
EMD_Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,039
SUN #897
EMD_Driver is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to EMD_Driver Send a message via Yahoo to EMD_Driver
John,
One thing I forgot to mention, was the crack I saw the other day. I got a good, long look at it today and it's in the frame itself. It's also about four inches long. The crack is there the vertical part of the frame meets the bottom horizontal piece.

Also, when we looked at the camper the other day, it was in a different place then it was this morning. Some idiot used a loader/forklift to pick it up. When they did, they ran one of the forks up through the floor. The other fork was directly under the fresh tank. Needless to say, it's collapsed. There doesn't appear to be any holes in it, but the steel support is holding it in it's current state. It will be a while, before I get back to it and see if the tank itself is damaged.

The gray water tank has a huge hole in it. I don't know if Kitty's tank repair method will be able to work, but we'll see...
__________________
Gary
SunlineClub Custom Google Search

2007 Peterson Excel Limited 30RKE
2014 Ford F350XLT SRW Crew Cab, Long bed 6.7PSD

EMD_Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 05:05 PM   #5
Moderator
 
Sunline Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,977
SUN #123
Sunline Fan is an unknown quantity at this point
Wow, that does look like quite a project.

Kitty, is this the first time you've ever had two at once?

Jon
__________________
2007 T-286SR Cherry/Granola, #6236, original owner, current mileage: 9467.8 (as of 5/26/19)
1997 T-2653 Blue Denim, #5471
1979 12 1/2' MC, Beige & Avocado, #4639
Past Sunlines: '97 T-2653 #5089, '94 T-2251, '86 T-1550, '94 T-2363, '98 T-270SR
Sunline Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 05:51 PM   #6
Moderator
 
EMD_Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,039
SUN #897
EMD_Driver is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to EMD_Driver Send a message via Yahoo to EMD_Driver
Sunline quality is unbelievable! Even with this much damage, it was able to be towed home!

__________________
Gary
SunlineClub Custom Google Search

2007 Peterson Excel Limited 30RKE
2014 Ford F350XLT SRW Crew Cab, Long bed 6.7PSD

EMD_Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 05:53 PM   #7
Moderator
 
EMD_Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,039
SUN #897
EMD_Driver is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to EMD_Driver Send a message via Yahoo to EMD_Driver
Lots of great woodwork, still in decent condition!

__________________
Gary
SunlineClub Custom Google Search

2007 Peterson Excel Limited 30RKE
2014 Ford F350XLT SRW Crew Cab, Long bed 6.7PSD

EMD_Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 05:56 PM   #8
Moderator
 
JohnB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 9,914
SUN #89
JohnB is on a distinguished road
WOW, you have been busy....Double wow. Looks like a very productive day and then some.

H'mm, first Kitty has never had a slide camper. Then this year she gets one. A beauty I might add. Now today there are 2 of them in her yard complete with a police escort on her madian and maybe last voyage!

The other interesting thing to see in these pics is how the camper is constructed. The little nitty gritty details behind everything. We normally do not see them unless some one is doing reconstruction.

Gary, glad the slide came out OK. I take it the walk on roof at least goes up to the slide area? And a High Effec. AC unit?? Wonder what that is.

A frame crack, h'mm, pics here goes a long way.

Glad things went well for you all today.

Oh and here is one other thing, bumped into this last night. A 2006 T299SR for sale. Nice looking TT. They have quite a few pics of it on this site. http://www.sunlinervs.com/rvinventor....asp?id=601724

Good luck

John
__________________
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
2005 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.8L V10 W/ 4.10 rear axle, CC, Short Bed, SRW. Reese HP trunnion bar hitch W/ HP DC

Google Custom Search For Sunline Owners Club
JohnB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 06:01 PM   #9
Moderator
 
EMD_Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,039
SUN #897
EMD_Driver is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to EMD_Driver Send a message via Yahoo to EMD_Driver
John,
I have not yet gotten any pics of the frame. We were hurried at the salvage yard...

The AC... Here's a pic, that I got.



Also.... I refused to be on the roof, behind the bathroom. Not that I don't trust the Sunline construction.. Damaged Sunline construction is a whole different animal!

Here's the other pics I got from the rooftop..



__________________
Gary
SunlineClub Custom Google Search

2007 Peterson Excel Limited 30RKE
2014 Ford F350XLT SRW Crew Cab, Long bed 6.7PSD

EMD_Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 06:31 PM   #10
Moderator
 
EMD_Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,039
SUN #897
EMD_Driver is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to EMD_Driver Send a message via Yahoo to EMD_Driver
One thing I forgot to mention.. Just as we were leaving the salvage yard, I was approached by a man, that asked why we bought the 299. When I told him, he told me that he was the one that had bought the microwave, cooktop and cushions. He told me that he had a 1950 and wanted the parts for it. He also told me that they wouldn't work for him and wanted to know if I wanted them back.

I'll be calling him next week and getting back the missing parts!
__________________
Gary
SunlineClub Custom Google Search

2007 Peterson Excel Limited 30RKE
2014 Ford F350XLT SRW Crew Cab, Long bed 6.7PSD

EMD_Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 07:09 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 194
SUN #408
partimcmpr
As I said, I would be back from time to time. When I first saw this, I thought your trailer had been wrecked! I will look around for other posts related to this, but I'm glad to see you still have your other trailer as well.

That was a good looking one for sale someone mentioned as well...

Later,
David

Former Sunline owner
(And yes - I miss it)
__________________
Cherie & David
Fayetteville, Georgia
2008 Chevrolet 2500HD D/A
2006 Sunline T2553 Classic
http://dbmcbride.com/stttv.gif
partimcmpr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 05:12 PM   #12
Moderator
 
EMD_Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,039
SUN #897
EMD_Driver is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to EMD_Driver Send a message via Yahoo to EMD_Driver
We got the fridge out this morning and Kitty got it exceptionally clean! I put it in the garage and hooked it up. Within seconds, on AC power, it started gurgling to life. It took a couple of hours, for the exhaust tube to heat up.

We went to town and checked it when we came back. The freezer was below freezing, but the fridge was still warm. The fins weren't even cool. It was then, that Kitty told me about the sensor being off. We got it on and I adjusted it. As of right now, the fins are cold.

I also hooked the unit to a 20lb LP cylinder and switched the unit to gas. Within 5 seconds, it was trying to ignite. Once it did, the flame looked great. You can see it, when you look down the exhaust tube.

I switched it back to auto and will check temps with a thermometer tomorrow.

I also finished draining the water heater. It's amazing how much is left in the tank, even after the drain plug is removed. The black part of the mounting frame had gotten bent and the door was unable to be fully closed. I was able to straighten it out and get the door fully closed. It will need a new screen for the exhaust, but I believe it should still work. I will have to do some reading and figure out how to test the water heater, while it is out of the coach.


Gary
__________________
Gary
SunlineClub Custom Google Search

2007 Peterson Excel Limited 30RKE
2014 Ford F350XLT SRW Crew Cab, Long bed 6.7PSD

EMD_Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2009, 11:11 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Poppy & Nana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 2,907
SUN #93
Poppy & Nana is an unknown quantity at this point
I like the play on words "This Old Sunlinee" sounds like This Old House.....are you going to make a series out of it? Hope so.....very interesting photos so far.

Kitty I sent you a PM
__________________
Kathy & Leo SUN 093
Central Adirondacks of New York
2013 Rubicon 2900 Toy Hauler
We loved our 2007 T-2499
2010 Ford F-350 4x4 Lariat Super Crew Dually Diesel
Poppy & Nana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2009, 02:18 PM   #14
Moderator
 
EMD_Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,039
SUN #897
EMD_Driver is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to EMD_Driver Send a message via Yahoo to EMD_Driver
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poppy & Nana
I like the play on words "This Old Sunlinee" sounds like This Old House.....are you going to make a series out of it? Hope so.....very interesting photos so far.

Kitty I sent you a PM

As long as we have a supply of Sunlines, I don't see why we couldn't do a complete series on each one! Bring them on!!

As a matter of fact, Jon (SunlineFan) sent me a link to a slightly used T-280SR that has some possibilities.

http://www.salvagedirect.com/asp/vie...itemid=743296&
__________________

__________________
Gary
SunlineClub Custom Google Search

2007 Peterson Excel Limited 30RKE
2014 Ford F350XLT SRW Crew Cab, Long bed 6.7PSD

EMD_Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sunline RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:06 PM.