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by Ian
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Trips
Topic: Colorado again
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Re: Colorado again

Thanks Jeremy. I will be very careful to check for tension with the roof both open and closed. I'm still debating whether to take the roof off or not. Either way, it isn't going to be a lot of fun!

Sounds like you have a great trip in your future!

Ian
by Ian
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Trips
Topic: Colorado again
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Re: Colorado again

Hi Jeremy, Any hints or tips you can pass on as to installing a new canvas? I did help TeriAnn Wakeman fit a new canvas to her Dormobile and I do have some notes from Dormobile who recommend taking the roof off. I have measured the existing canvas to give myself an idea of what goes where. Its not a...
by Ian
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Trips
Topic: Colorado again
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Re: Colorado again

Here's a couple more pictures of the interior of the Pullman sleeper: DSC02508-2.JPG The interior is oak - we had no plans and no interior, this has all been recreated from a period photo. DSC02507-2.JPG One of the bunks in sleeping position. The seats below convert into a bed too. People were small...
by Ian
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Technical & Workshop
Topic: Transfer case cooling
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Transfer case cooling

In a bid to help with transfer case cooling (and thus also gearbox cooling), I've fitted an aftermarket cover that increases the cooling capacity by about a litre. DSC02322A.jpg New cover with original for comparison I'm glad I did as the temperature crossing the Mojave Desert was 49 degs C! I could...
by Ian
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Trips
Topic: Colorado again
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Colorado again

Just got back from a 7 week trip to Colorado. It was the usual 3 days out and back, a 2,000 mile round trip, socially distanced of course. Much of it was crossing Indian territory which has been badly affected by the virus - poor diet, obesity, access to healthcare and running water. Many villages w...
by Ian
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Trips
Topic: What are you planning for 2019?
Replies: 7
Views: 9674

Re: What are you planning for 2019?

I started this thread so its high time I wrote a few lines of prose to update you all. After fitting a new gearbox and clutch, I drove the Dormobile via Monument Valley to southern Colorado in mid-May for a couple of weeks, then left it there for a couple of weeks before returning to it in mid June....
by Ian
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 6 Cylinder Dormobile for sale in Arizona
Replies: 1
Views: 1868

6 Cylinder Dormobile for sale in Arizona

http://dormobile.blogspot.com/2019/03/o ... -sale.html

The Howard's Dormie is for sale. Really nice truck.

Ian
by Ian
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Trips
Topic: What are you planning for 2019?
Replies: 7
Views: 9674

What are you planning for 2019?

It has been quiet on the list, too quiet. So, where is everybody planning to go in 2019? Hopefully somewhere exciting. To start you off, I'm planning on yet another trip to Colorado and New Mexico via the Grand Canyon, hopefully with a new gearbox installed. It did get me back from New Mexico last O...
by Ian
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Classic Campers
Topic: Dormobile register
Replies: 16
Views: 9174

Re: Dormobile register

Hi Alex, Details of my 1962 RHD Dormobile: Chassis number 26200997 Dormobile number U80047 UK registration number 918PTD Oregon registration number 4R-4783 California registration 5ZUM558 Current California registration B725FO (yellow letters on black plate) Original 2.25l petrol engine fitted repla...
by Ian
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1963 Dormobile
Replies: 46
Views: 30176

Re: 1963 Dormobile

It looks like the wardrobe is missing from the last couple of pictures. Change of plan? Storage is one of the biggest problems in a Dormie. Where to put it all?

Ian