Our "NEW" Home - 42' Overland Lorado Diesel Pusher

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by cougarkid, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. brodavid

    brodavid Senior Member

    will keep you in our prayers
  2. hafiz mshahid

    hafiz mshahid Banned

    start by getting a wiring diagram for your vehicle (library, dealership (or on the net?) .It should show you where the sensors are located (I don't know your vehicle,
  3. cougarkid

    cougarkid Senior Member

    So, surgery went well. Just a few small tears in the labrum and cleaned up and a few bone spurs out of the rotator cuff. Arm was mobile right after surgery and as of today (10/6/11) I have 95% of my motion back. Back to Doc on the 13th.

    My 2-weeks prior to surgery, I had planned to get things done on the rv and then get moved in. Well, I had to work late almost every night on a couple of big projects and only had one Sunday to get anything done. That Sunday I managed to get the 40" flat screen mounted, so I could at least watch tv during my recouperation. Holey angles, hack saw, carraige bolts and threaded rods = wall mounted 40" tv

    The Thursday before surgery, I got out of work at 2:30. Went home and fabricated a hanger for my 22" flat screen to mount it in the bedroom. Some time with a piece of 6" metal stud, a piece of angle iron, a vice and a Mig welder and I had a tv hanger bolted in place. The 22" tv slides into it and it still mounts on the original swinging hanger I built for the old rv.

    Carla came home about 5:00 and we proceeded to unhook and move the old rv and then position and hook up the new rv. Luckily my out-of-the-ordianary sewer connection fit well on the new rv as planned. By 10:30, we had matresses switched out and enough necessities moved in to get us by for at least the weekend if needed.

    Let me tell you, this place is a palace compared to our old rv. The newer layout, the wall mounted switches and the size (slide) are GREAT. I can actually walk around the bed and get in instead of climbing over the end.

    Up early on Friday morning, showered, and to the surgical center by 7:00 am. Surgery at about 8:30, recovery at 9:30 and out the front door by 11:00 am. Out to eat lunch and then headed home. Slept pretty well that night.

    Climbed up on the roof Saturday afternoon and replaced a broken vent lid. Helped Carla move almost all our stuff from the old rv to the new rv Saturday and Sunday the best I could with one arm to use.

    Burned some wood in our outdoor fire pit Saturday night while we ate barbeque ribs from a place down the road and drank a bottle of wine. Went out for dinner while staying home.

    Big-A$$ bandages off Sunday night and a shower. Regular bad-aids back on. Took Monday off, just because I could. Back to work Tuesday.

    All-in-all, not a bad weekend. Lots of time with the wife, naps whenever I wanted, drugs for the pain (although, not a lot of pain), good food and new digs.

    Life is (still) good!


    Pictures attached:
    The fabricated 40" tv mount on the wall
    40" tv mounted on the wall
    The 22" tv mount, base stuck under bench top, before paint
    22" tv mounted - old tv hole above it, Blu-ray player shelves planned
    Just a cool picture (old rv in backround)

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  4. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

    I think you are eating more than Wheaties for breakfast. :D Good for you. Glad you are doing well. :applause:
  5. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Steve I just want to know what kind of vitamins he is taking, I know I will go and get me bottle if I find out. Great job. I will be mounting my new flat screen next week when we get home from the M&G here in TN. i will have to make some support bracket in the existing TV hole to bolt the neww TV to. I have the wall hanger for the new TV so hopfully it should be and easy job.
  6. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

    Why don't you do this at the M&G. Lord knows you have the help. Sounds like a great job for Rod. Just sit back, drink a bottle/s of Miller and let the group go for it. :p Speaking of group, you all must be having a great time.
  7. johngwyn

    johngwyn Junior Member

    Fix the headlight aim by going to projectors

    Check ebay for 92-96 ford bronco projector headlights


    I had to do a little trimming to get it to fit correctly, the bus wasn't shaped correctly. View attachment 176


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