This thread is intended as a space to share tips and tricks for keeping our beasts on the road, as well as adventures.
All of our windows were removed and reinstalled. When the previous owner had it repainted it was done poorly with no prep. So we stripped it down completely for a repaint.I have a question for you two fellow Revcon owners:
The rear window. Ever open it? The Spousal Unit has speculated that cracking it open would be good for air circulation in the back. Our rig has an office in the back - no ceiling fan and only the two little side slide windows that open to let in air. There are two ceiling fans - one in the shower/head and one in the aisle where the stove is. They really suck - and when widows are opened, lots of fresh air comes in.
Anyhow, the rear window has a hinge on top - it looks like. I've never had the guts to open the two red latches on the inside because the window looks like an emergency escape hatch - and those are typically not designed for repeated use. So I worry about breaking that (really old by now) seal.
And speaking of windows, how does one take apart the side slide windows? There are 5 in our rig. Ours are gunked up a bit. I'd like to disassemble for a thorough cleaning.
I've taken apart the slide windows up in the bed. That was satisfying - and keeping them clean is the trick to keeping them from leaking. Because they are canted out a bit (not the angle they were designed for by the way), they collect more rain that washes down into the little gutter the panes sit in. If that or the weep holes are obstructed, the water overflows to the inside. It's a gravitational maze system, like shingles - there is no positive seal.
Curious to hear of your experiences . . .
Thank you, RpR.First off, props to you for keeping this thread going. I wish more folks were able to give you quality answers, but sometimes rarer vehicles like these don't have huge followings. I'm in a similar boat with the RV we own - a Freightliner Bounty Hunter diesel toyhauler. Very niche.
Every time I see yours or the other one here I do think they're incredibly neat machines.
Thank you very much for this, EM. I had seen it, but must have been distracted by the over-the-top sales pitch. Indeed there is technical value. And probably historic too, If one wanted to chase down the former owner.This popped up on my YouTube feed today. You all might have seen it before but it's a promo video of the Revcon and shows some shots during construction.
Thank you, AW.All of our windows were removed and reinstalled. When the previous owner had it repainted it was done poorly with no prep. So we stripped it down completely for a repaint.
We took out reinstalled the front side windows and they leaked after the 1st rain. Crap. Not good to hear that this is a common issue. We’ll have to figure that out for the long haul. I don’t know how to take apart the larger windows. Haven’t tried yet.
As for the back window, yes it opens. But it won’t stay open without something propping it open. I’ve been mulling ideas over on how to make it more usable.
We purchased the small marine fans that are common in sail boats to install in the rear. We’re changing the layout completely so where your office is will be the bedroom. A small fan of two hopefully will help with air circulation without needing to run the AC or fan.