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Old 12-09-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
bmwktmbill OP
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Location: Traveler
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Turning a Blown out RV into a Global Expedition Vehicle(GXV)


We haven't the money, so we've got to think.

— Sir Ernest Rutherford

"Keep it simple stupid."
Kelly Johnson(

Occam's Razor(
"Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate", i.e., "Plurality is not to be posited without necessity

1974 Minnie Winnie

Engine work is done(360 Dodge engine). Resealed the exhaust manifolds, rebuilt the carb, cleaned and degreased everything, greased the chassis and checked dif and trans(no major leaks). Rebuilt the battery box.

As of yesterday the engine starts(20 deg F.)

Inside is stripped except for table/bed.

Frikkin cold here in northern Wisconsin now. Next step is to rebuild the back wall next and install a wood heater.

The platform in back will remain and morph into a motorcycle hauler and patio.
The door will be reinstalled and a window will be added to the back wall(hopefully), tail lights, propane tank, spare tire on the deck.

Honestly guys I don't know what I am doing so any ideas are appreciated.
All I think about is riding my mc in Arizona this Spring.

I tore out the propane 3 burner range, propane Frig, sink and the shitter. The gray water tank remains and I still have the water tank and a 12V pump. I figured solar for lights and battery/computer/cell etc.
With a deep cycle battery maybe I can pump water to the sink?

Ice cooler in placeof the frig(?) and reinstall the stove for heat and cooking plus a small wood burner for heat. I saved the sink and hope to drain it to the tank so I can legally camp on BLM land out west.
I have contacted a couple of urethane foamers and they will spray the inside when I am ready for little money.

I am into the Winnie for $700 but it has all new tires. I am hoping to keep costs under a thousand bucks. Thinking wood heat, gravity and solar are my friends(and a little propane).
'02 KTM 640 Adventure-lowered
"On the road there are no special cases."
Cormack McCarthy-The Crossing

The faster it goes the faster it breaks.
And high performance=high maintenance.
Bill Shockley

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