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Old 11-06-2015, 08:19 AM   #15
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Over half of the tires are visibly dry rotted. Would guess they are 8-10 yrs old. Rv sat for awhile ... like 6 years... Hoping to find some barely used tires to keep cost down.

The guy had no idea what he had. He told people that the transmission was gone and every line on it was busted or rotted. The transmission was leaking from the trans cooler line... so no fluid = No movement.. not exactly rocket science. Plus he drove it there and parked it. Transmission isnt going to go bad sitting. Said the motor worked but couldn't get it running. Batteries and starting fluid and it started right up in like 10 mins.

Ya I def have the mechanical ability and I have even done some very basic reupolstery too. Plus it helps that my dad was a ford mechanic for years so I have his help as well.
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:05 AM   #16
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Nice find. I also have a weakness for older RVs. I am assuming this is your first RV and the one piece of advice I have to offer is have the roof looked at and at the minimum resealed. Every RV or camper that I have had had been over 5 years old and everyone has had roof issues. Its better to catch them earlier than later.
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Old 11-09-2015, 09:59 AM   #17
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Nice find. I also have a weakness for older RVs. I am assuming this is your first RV and the one piece of advice I have to offer is have the roof looked at and at the minimum resealed. Every RV or camper that I have had had been over 5 years old and everyone has had roof issues. Its better to catch them earlier than later.
Very good advice and yes it is my first RV. The roof is something I know I need to address. There are some visible splits in the rubber roof where it bends over the sides. I have it covered with a tarp for the time being until i can get it sealed up. Also need to replace the vent caps that are on the roof as well and I'm gonna reseal around the ac's just as a precaution.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:37 AM   #18
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Congratulations! That rig need to be run and used. You'll get it up to snuff and enjoy it. Many years I hope.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:21 AM   #19
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i'll give you $1000 for the genset if it's a diesel :P

Nice deal! I've been looking for one of these just to get the genset out of it!
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That's part of the reason I bought it. I figured worst case I had that for $1000
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Old 11-14-2015, 09:40 AM   #21
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I'll give ya a thou for the Genny.
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:58 PM   #22
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Congratulations!

Glad someone who appreciates what they have bought it and will put her back on the highway.

Personally I think you'd do better with a full set of inexpensive Sailun (Chinese) tires from Big-O than buying used tires.

I'd enjoy following your progress and travels.

Cheers!
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I would get a $1000.00 worth of enjoyment out of just messing with it.I love working on and fixing stuff.
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Congrats on the buy of this amazing rig! Wen they made these they did it right. You will have some TLC as you said but imagine what it is going to look like when you are done with it!


Please go to the "Vintage Forum" and post your project of the rebuild because I think it will be amazing! Thanks for saving another older beaut. Lynne
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Congrats on the find. I too have an appreciation for older simplistic motor homes. Our 34J was purchased AFTER all the renovation had been done, but at only 3300 miles, its been an awesome first motor home. Now at 10,700 miles, it has been bullet proof. We did do a complete new set of tires from Les Schwab...about $2,000 for 6.

We will be upgrading next year as we now full time and at least one slide would be nice. Someone will get a great coach when we sell.

Definitely beats the tent trailer!
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