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Old 11-21-2015, 04:39 PM   #71
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Done deal!
On our way back!
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I'd say you "stole" that coach, can't believe the deal! I made an offer on a 2000 model year, looked just like the one you purchased, and they turned down 33K 2.5 years ago. Bet you were smiling all the way home!
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We were!!! I still cant believe it!!! The owner said the same thing as we left. That we got a steal! I was amazed how well it drove. I have to thank all of you again for the support! The more we look at it the more we love it. I will upload some more pics tomorrow!!
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:12 AM   #74
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:33 AM   #75
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Congratulations!

How exciting! Now the fun part is setting it up for your travels.
I know you will enjoy a great coach.
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:00 AM   #76
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Congratulations Indeed !

I'm glad you finally got your deal done and are now the owners of a top of the line National RV, the Tradewinds! Welcome to the club, glad to have you. Looking forward to more pictures and stories about your travels.
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:27 PM   #77
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Great buy, plenty of money left for traveling. Fuel may never be cheaper than right now.



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Old 11-22-2015, 06:47 PM   #78
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Thanks Dick! Now to learn everything i dont know about it!! Didnt get any pics today because spent the day cleaning it!
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:59 AM   #79
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Tell you what, one thing I like about the older coaches is the simplicity of the systems. After spending a couple of years fiddling with mine, I have found that most repairs are doable by the owner. That would be another reason I sold my 2007 boat and purchased a 1992 model. With the assistance of some folks on this board, the diagnosis process becomes easier. That is a forever coach you have there.
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I couldnt imagine. the newer ones probably alot more computer controlled stuff. I looked at all the mechanical today in depth and alot seems simple. gonna upload some more pics!
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Newb looking at a 97 Freightliner Tradewinds

Already had to tackle a simple situation i found underneath. Zip ties were rotted and with a simple tug all this came down! Probably good thing because it was zip tied to the generator exhaust.
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That's a great looking coach, love the interior, looks clean, and a great price. Don't see how you could go too wrong. Congratulations and keep us informed of all the fun little cleaning/ upgrade projects. That's half the fun!
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Old motor homes, old boats, wiring that was done sloppy in some areas, typical in many cases. I'll guess that those cables are all heading out from the battery bank? I have been gradually going through mine and cleaning this type of stuff up. When I came home from my first surgery they delivered my coach, but since I was on a lifting restriction (they had my heart out and back in), I spent a few days on a stool with emery cloth, a file, tie wraps, wire brush, new cable ends, solder, crimper, etc and cleaned it all up. Recommend you do the same, albeit much more quickly than I was able.
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