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In this YouTube vlog episode of our American RV project, we rebuild the RV propeller shaft which was broken when we purchased the RV in July 2021. The big question is, will the RV actually drive when the propeller shaft is replaced? We also walk you around the interior of the RV and give you updates about the rebuild work that has been carried out this week.

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There's a lot of work in there John! I smiled when you weren't too sure why you'd bothered putting in the insulation!! Come winter, you'll be very grateful you did! (Summer too!)

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Usually those driveshafts have small weights stuck on them to balance the prop at speed. Also when props are disconnected they are marked to make sure they are bolted together in the same positions again for balance.

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There's a lot of work in there John! I smiled when you weren't too sure why you'd bothered putting in the insulation!! Come winter, you'll be very grateful you did! (Summer too!)
I also smiled when I had said that to camera. It was only after I said it that I realised that the base is partly exposed to the outside cold, being over and forward of the cab. For some strange reason, in my mind I had thought at the time that the whole bed base was directly over the driver and passenger seats, which of course it is not. Yes, insulation will prove useful

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Usually those driveshafts have small weights stuck on them to balance the prop at speed. Also when props are disconnected they are marked to make sure they are bolted together in the same positions again for balance.

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You are correct Ray. The front shaft has weights that are wired on to the shaft. But, those weights are loose and able to spin around the shaft and so may not be effective. We have though left them in the same place along the shaft's length. The rear shaft has weights fabricated onto the shaft, and they have not been disturbed. The two shafts can only go together one way - there is a slightly wider spline on the slide, preventing the two from being mismatched. Will there be a balancing / vibration issue when we use the vehicle now it has 3 new joints, we are unsure at this time, we will wait and find out.

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Over the years since 1982 I have bought several old RV wrecks and renovated them to use in the film location business. But none were as bad or deteriorated as yours John. I guess I know my limitations.
The first one had been hired out to the BBC and they had systematically wrecked and ruined just about everything. Engine, suspension, brakes, roof air con, floor, bodywork and appliances. But it was a great learning curve.

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Usually those driveshafts have small weights stuck on them to balance the prop at speed. Also when props are disconnected they are marked to make sure they are bolted together in the same positions again for balance.

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Over the years since 1982 I have bought several old RV wrecks and renovated them to use in the film location business. But none were as bad or deteriorated as yours John. I guess I know my limitations.
The first one had been hired out to the BBC and they had systematically wrecked and ruined just about everything. Engine, suspension, brakes, roof air con, floor, bodywork and appliances. But it was a great learning curve.

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This is our first ever RV project, we have never done anything like this before. Having said that, I have some past vehicle mechanical experience, and Rob has a background in building work, so we can bring some necessary skills to the table, which helps. Who knows, we love the project so much there may later be a bigger RV challenge waiting for us lol.
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This was the first one after renovation. Everything had been abused.

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Wow what a lovely looking old vehicle.. Today, if that was still around that would make someone a great RV. In fact, Samantha would have to take my wallet away from me lol.

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Couple more we had on Round The World in 80 Days..

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