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Old 07-08-2009, 04:02 PM   #1
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young guy with budget rig

I recently got a 2000 ford f150 longbed six cylinder stickshift with no ac or power anything. Its mad basic.

I subsequently got a 1974 sunline slide-in truck camper for 1/2 ton trucks with 8 foot beds. Perfect!

I ripped out the lower portions of the frame in the cabover area of the camper because of rot, and rebuilt it with pressure-treated wood in the likely event that water gets in again, even though I reinstalled the forward window with putty tape and sealant.

I also ripped out the closet of the camper because I don't care about privacy when using a port a potty and I don't plan on using a porta potty that often anyway, and I like the more open/less claustrophobic feel of the space now.

Now that I have reinstalled the port aft camper jack I am going to jack the camper up off its horses and put it in my truck. This will support the frame while I remove the entire old chipboard floor, I hope, and replace it with a painted plywood floor. Has anyone ever done this kind of floor replacement in an old slide-in camper?

Also, does anyone have any information about the wiring for these campers? How about information about the propane furnace? It seems like it doesn't put out a whole lot of heat. Is there a way to tune it up or something?

I'm looking forward to cyber-chatting with people. thanks!

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Old 07-08-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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I have a 1982 Sunline 15.5 SB and had to replace part of my floor. I cut out the weak section and attached a 1x3 to the under side of the edge of the cutout section, gluing and screwing it to the old part that was still good.

Then I dropped in the replacement part, gluing and screwing it in. I repalced the chipboard rotted parts with plywood.

As to the furance, it should be more than adequate to heat your camper. Make sure your battery is fully charged or your connected to AC providing a solid 12 volts to the blower. I've noticed that when the batteries down the blower's much less effective.

If we're plugged into AC we use a little 1500 watt heater. We never run it at night because we have a twin sized electric blanket that we use instead.

Norm and Ginny Milliard
1982 Sunline 15.5 SB
2004 Honda CRV 4 cyl, manual
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