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Old 06-04-2014, 12:49 PM   #1
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Restoring '99 Heritage Laurel

My Heritage Laurel that I bought new in 99 began turning into a science experiment every winter about 8 years ago. Then the mice got it. So I haven't used it in the last 2 years (Haven't towed it it in 5). The wife and I now have a '11 Ford Expedition that can tow it so we're refurbing it.

Brakes/Tires: I've pulled the brakes/drums and am doing the bearings/seals and getting new tires. The master cylinder is SHOT so that's getting replaced too along with some brake line. I've got a vacuum bleeder to flush with new fluid.

Exterior: The exterior is a horror show. Lichen on the roof, etc. I've scrubbed about half of the roof back to gleaming white, but still have a lot to go.

Interior: Will be ordering new canvas & curtains. Making new mattress covers, etc.

Electrical: Need new batteries too.
Here's a pic of my front storage trunk.
This was from better days.
I've order new exterior LED replacements for the little 168/194 size bulbs and the 3157 tail lights.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to JOF!

Sounds like a fairly work intensive project. It will be all worth it, though, the first camping trip you take in it once it's all back in good working order.

Good luck!
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:12 PM   #3
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It will be all worth it, though, the first camping trip you take in it once it's all back in good working order.

Good luck!
Yup. That's what I keep telling myself. I have a daughter that's young enough that she doesn't remember the trips we were able to take. It'll all be new for her.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:14 PM   #4
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I just got some prices on Trojan T-105s. The difference in the cost between the T-105s and the T-125s is more than the cost of upgrading all my interior lights to LEDs ($38)
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:27 PM   #5
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go to know someone who has one.i bought mine in 2005 and really enjoy it.is your battery in the storage compartment? mine is in front of the gas tanks.do you have the cover that's goes on the tanks to hide them?does your have a showers in your.i would love seeing pictures of the inside and out if you can.
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:36 PM   #6
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I thank that its the biggest pop up jayco made.i wish thay still made one that big.im in the middle of replacing the conter top on the left as you go into the door.i have the plywood cut and the counter top on top of the gas heater I cant figure out how to get that top off.i wander if you knew?thanks
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Interesting post. Will never do it myself, but neat to see. Thanks.
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The cabinet just inside the door on the left was a mouse maternity ward and bathroom. I have to remove it. They don't make bleach strong enough to get the funk out of it. Big batteries (Deka 9C12s, 12V, 225AH each, total 450AH) are inside the compartment. Small battery (group 24) on the tongue. The Dekas were 130lbs each. But I could boondock for week while being wreckless with power usage.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:54 PM   #9
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thanks for the info.what about the top cabnet just behind the pull out.the gas heating unit is under the cabnet.do you know how it comes out.thanks.
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I have no idea. I don't need to pull that one.
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