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Old 08-06-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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Heading out next weekend for our first campout in our just purchased 1987 Coachmen Classic. The rig came with no manuals so we've been winging it in the driveway the past two weeks to get familiar with all the systems. I'll try to find and download an owners manual this weekend. The engine is a chevy 454 so I assume the chassis is Chevy also. Is there a forum for older coaches anyone can suggest? The forum here is great, but on rv systems they usually cover issues for newer rigs. Obviously this 23 year old rig is different. For example ours has separate black and gray tanks (black middle of coach and gray rear),the generator has its own gas tank, etc. Thanks so much!

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Hi Smokey01,

I can't help you, with your problem, I just wanted to say WELCOME & congrats on your new rig!! I hope that you enjoy your trip and tell us how it went.


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You'd be surprised how much hasn't changed in all those years. A wealth of information inside here in all the sections of the forum can be found and applied to most any rig new or old.
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Is there a forum for older coaches anyone can suggest?
I'm amazed none of the above pointed you to the "Vintage RV's" section of this board - there's where you will find the experts on these older rigs - as well as sources for manuals and parts...

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Originally Posted by smokey01 View Post
Heading out next weekend for our first campout in our just purchased 1987 Coachmen Classic....Thanks so much!
Hi Smokey!
Welcome to the forumS, for there are a lot of them here including one for vintage coaches like ours. We just got back from our first ever trip, 1300 miles around Lake Michigan in 12 days. This was after a series of short trips to get 500 miles on our new engine and change the breakin oil. Have fun, but also spend some time checking out every noise and smell, for they may lead you to a needed fix.

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