Curious about restoring vintage RVs? The iRV2 Vintage RV Forum is a great place to watch the progression of classic RV restoration projects from the day they get towed away from a grassy field and into the open arm’s of a new owner’s garage.
We justed picked this 1972 superior today. Its has the 413 with a 727. Its the 22 footer. It needs love, but we are excited because we get to choose how we want to lay out the interior. We are goin to do pergo on the floor. Haven’t decided yet on what we want to do for paneling on the walls. We are goin to make a new custom counter setup for where the stove and sink go. â€“ bigbertha72, Our 72 Superior
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One great part of this forum is that members are also vintage RV aficionados. They enjoy learning about other members’ new projects on the horizon and are always ready to offer encouragement and a ton of vintage RV restoration wisdom too:
Looks like a great find and restoration project. Stay dedicated and I’m sure the end result will be one to be proud of. Be sure to keep us updated on the progress. Good Luck â€“ Steve N Sal
Since 2012, bigbertha72‘s Superior RV project has been chronicled in the forum. It’s cool to see how much progress he’s made over the years.
You can read about the highs and lows of tackling a restoration project like this:
I think I fixed the trans. Adjusted the bands, changed the filter and fluid and seems to be working. One of my new rubber brake lines has a bad end do had to order another. Keeps leaking, thought it was the metal line, cut it reflaired it and put on a new fitting and still leaks. That will be in tomorrow afternoon. But I think my “new” rebuilt master cylinder may not be good. But going wait until I fix the line and make sure.
Vintage RV Restoration Project Step 1: Read the Manual
If you’re brave enough to tackle a vintage RV restoration project, this iRV2 forum even has a dedicated Discussion Forum topic where you can learn how to locate factory manuals for vintage RVs. In the spirit of the iRV2 community, members share information about where to get them, as well as post appeals when they can’t locate the one they need. The forum is six pages long and growing:
I borrowed another owners set of manuals (cost me a six pack) and had the whole set reproduced at Office Depot, in duplicate, in case another hapless owner found him or herself the proud owners of one of these rigs with no idea how to operate it.
If your interested, let me know…I would like to recoup half the cost of the reproduction (its over 300 pages and includes a large 3 ring binder to hold it all). â€“ dgmelp
There’s probably not a single vintage, classic RV that isn’t represented in this discussion forum. Just when you think you’re the only one with a challenging repair issue to tackle, chances are good that someone else in the iRV2 Vintage RVs community has been there, done that.
Thinking about getting started on your own vintage RV restoration project? These vintage RVs belonging to iRV2 members will get you inspired!
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