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Old 06-29-2017, 11:36 AM   #1
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Hello All:
After reading your group posts for over a month, I found a 1993 Excel legacy 26-5 for sale. It seems that they were a little over built in their heyday. So in for a penny in for a pound. I have a appt. in Smith Center on the 17th to see what she needs to get rolling. This is my first camper so... I hope to pick all your brains for ideas and Help! Thanks for all the info you have given so far!
As of right now, it has a propane leak, bad slide out motor, and bad norcold refer., But I retire in a year, so I hope to learn to love rving, and spent some time with the best wife in the world (imo). We both work for the railroad, and haven't seen much of each other since we married 10yrs ago. Should be one Heck of a long over due honeymoon.

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Old 06-29-2017, 03:54 PM   #2
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Hey Loco! Welcome to the Excel Forum! I don't know if anyone here can talk specifically of your old timer Excel, but we do have some basic Excel knowledge. Some of us have been RVing for sometime and can hopefully help with questions. I might suggest that you put your rig info in your signature so it easy to see what you have.

I do see you are from Abilene, KS which I used to go to when calling on GM dealers in the area in my work life. I called on Tim Holm's store. Also know Mark and Connie Martin that have the Brookville Chicken joint (Oh YUM). In fact, I got to taste the first piece of the chicken that came out of their fryer when they moved to Abilene prior to the store opening!!! I would hold meetings at their place which was great. Also checked out some of the greyhound places there too! I could go on, but will spare ya!!! Four Season RV used to sell Excels in Abilene.

Again Welcome. Now I've made myself hungry!!!

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Old 06-29-2017, 04:01 PM   #3
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I suggest you convert your electric trailer brakes to disc brakes, stop on a dime and no brake fade. I did the conversion on my 30' fiver after one trip in which I lost all trailer and truck brakes due to fade-never again. Not a hard job to do yourself.



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Old 06-30-2017, 11:44 AM   #4
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Where are the pictures?
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Old 07-01-2017, 05:29 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum Loco. I hope we can offer some advice and help as you get your rig up and running. Keep us posted with your progress and by all means share photos.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:50 PM   #6
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Well, sorry for the delay in getting back to you all, Thanks for your posts. We put a new roof on the house last week! Hot Work, But we got it done with a little help from my friends.
My wife and I (Susan) took the "old Girl" up to Smith Center on Thursday last week. I Jack Knifed the camper and BLEW out the back window of the truck. Sounded like a gunshot to me, But as a first timer with a fiver i didn"t feel to bad!
After meeting Ralph, we talked about Fixing up the "old Girl" and our budget. He Was very Nice and helpful. And it sounds like we might bring her back to her glory days. I would rather spend money on fixing a "classic" camper than Buy a big bucks new one that has all kinds of bugs to fix.
As far as pics we will try to post some of our trip to Salida, CO. We are heading out on Monday. we are both really excited to go on our first camping trip! Neither of us have ever used a camper before. Any ideas on a Good camp grounds in that area? I have friends in the Buena Vista area, and we will spend a night with them before we go exploring.
Thanks Again for all the support. Believe me I will ask a lot of Questions as they arise.
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:33 PM   #7
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Loco, we had a 1993 24.5 Legacy that we actually bought new from Ralph Barnett in Blue Springs MO back in 93 way before he went to SC. They are a great little fiver and easy to pull. About the only things we had go wrong in 10 years with it was a water leak on the curb side window well. Fixed it, painted it and it was good to go. I would, however, check the tire size. Ours came from the factory with automotive tires and we were assured that they met the weight of the camper. Put new tires on at about year 9 and upgraded them somewhat.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:36 PM   #8
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First WELCOME to this forum. There's a lots knowledge and experience around here and the forum can be searched for a lots of information.

Don't let Tom fool you, he has a lots of good knowledge and even a few opinions sometimes.

I'd X2 on the idea to upgrade to disk brakes. That was one of the first things I did on our 2007 Excel and it makes all difference in towing.

Good luck on your project.
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Glad to have you here in the forum with us. You're gonna like it here.

Post some pics of it.

Happy Trails!!!

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