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Old 04-15-2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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Woopie.....your patience will be greatly appreciated.

I went and did it. Here is a pic of my new $7500 baby, a 1985 Vogue Elite 33'. She has been stored indoors for most of her life, so it is time to let her out to play. First stop, my mechanic.

I know I will be a regular on here now with more questions than imaginable. First question, where do you put the key to start this baby?



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Looking Good.

But as you learn how the unit handles , can I say " Watch out for the tail end swing." that's going to take some getting used to.

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Old 04-15-2014, 06:27 PM   #3
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Nice. Looks in like new condition. Have fun.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:32 PM   #4
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The key, goes in the lock switch it will either be on the right hand side of the column, on the dash to the right of the column, or on a ledge to the left of the column. in that order of likelihood.

Congrats on a nice looking new house.. May you get many years enjoyment out of it.. You do know that this new house is better than your sticks and bricks right.

You see. the sticks and bricks, if the neighborhood goes downhill,,,, You have to take a bath and sell it and get outta Dodge.. But with the new house, if the neighborhood goes down hill.. Well that key you mentioned... Use it. And get outta Dodge.

Also, when (Not if) the power company leaves you in the dark.. Push a couple of buttons and .. instant light in the new house.. Old house still dark.. Taxes are usually less too.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:50 PM   #5
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And plan on new tires. check the date codes on the tires and if 6 or 7 years old...replace them.

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Looks good, more pictures please.
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Looking Good.

But as you learn how the unit handles , can I say " Watch out for the tail end swing." that's going to take some getting used to.
YEP...that is a big overhang indeed.

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Congrats beautiful looking rig. Like some others have said. Watch that tail swing!

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Great looking rig, Bob, You are going to have lots of fun with that.
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Great looking MH!! Lots of fun in your future!!
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:26 AM   #12
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Back in the day, Vogue was a high end motorhome company, and your Elite looks great.

The tag axle and long rear overhang was due to only a short wheelbase being available from the chassis manufacturer, the motorhome company wanting to produce a longer product, and needing more rear weight capacity. Quite a few motorhome companies used tag axles before they began the practice if cutting and extending the chassis rails between the wheels (and later longer chassis from the factories). I used to see a lot of Holiday Ramblers with tag axles; they even did a class C version.
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You sure that's a 33? I had a 36 on a P30 chassis (HR) similar to that, and it looks longer than my 36.

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