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Old 05-23-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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Old to you, New to us =)

Yes, thats right...what we have here is a 1989 Winnebago Chieftain. Don't let her old age fool you, she does not look like a product of the 80’s, there are no ridiculous colors or ugly brown tweed, nor are there any mullets or insta-perms to be found! LOL

We originally bought this thinking we were going to spend about 2 months traveling. Until our plans changed recently to spend a whole year on the road with our 2 children ages 10 & 7. So, I hope since we already bought it, it will hold up for at least a year. So here she is.....







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Old 05-23-2011, 11:58 PM   #2
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Looks a lot like the '87 Dolphin we had a few years ago. Had great fun.
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:17 AM   #3
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Wow it looks great for the age. You are right, the inside does not look 80's and it is on the cusp of 1990. I hope you have much fun traveling with your family in it.
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Thanks guys! We can't wait...I just noticed, maybe I should have posted this in the vintage forum LOL ah well....She's still new to me! hahah
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:10 PM   #5
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Great looking rig. We have an 87 Allegro Bay and we love the layout. Don't let the year worry you. I like not having a payment and I don't feel bad if it sits for awhile. I quit worrying about what others thought years ago. I just want to enjoy my outings
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:40 PM   #6
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Way cool coach We were at Porters RV sales in Easley SC they had a 1988 Monaco Diplomat that we a blast to update.......Have fun on the road....Peace...D
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Looks great. Welcome to the forum and have a great and safe trip....
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@ Awarnes, awesome now I don't feel so bad knowing I'm not alone! You are not kidding though, I love not having a payment. A lot of folks here have some really nice rigs, but I am sure I too will have something that nice one day. We are still a young couple in our early 30's and have a while to upgrade to one of those beauty's HAHAH Our Motor home is in Michigan at my in-laws and we are having them take it into the shop for an overall inspection to make it safe for our dream trip to Alaska starting @ the end of July when my hubby gets out of the Military.

Dixie & John, thank you both for the warm welcome & well wishes. Hope to get to know a lot of you here & share stories of our travels. =)
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The old Winnies were greta coaches. Are you on a chevy or a Ford Chassis?

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The old Winnies were greta coaches. Are you on a chevy or a Ford Chassis?

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I believe it's a ford 454 or 450 ah, I don't remember it's something like that LOL
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Nice and clean. I love it. Mine is a 1990. ENJOY!
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Very nice rig. Many happy and safe miles.
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Chevy would be 454 CID (7.4L) and ford would be 460 CID (7.5L).

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Looks like you are ahead of the game cosmetics wise. Once the mechanical aspect is sorted out you'll be ready to start having fun!
Congrats and enjoy.
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