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Old 07-22-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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We have a new way to get our junk......

to the track! It is a 1996 28' Coachman Santara. We have been wanting a used MH for about 2 years and I wanted a Ford gas powered chassis so that I am more apt to be able to work on when needed. Most are towing will be flat stuff less than an hour to Sonoma, 5 hours to Bakersfield or 2-1/2 hours to Sacramento so this should easily fit the bill as it can tow around 10k before it hits its GCWR.
We could not pass this deal up on this one from fellow racer and friend as he had bought it new and has kept it like new, inside is incredible and it only has 34k on the clock. This should make our racing experience that much more enjoyable.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:36 AM   #2
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Your coach looks very clean. Hard to tell it is a 1996 model.

Your race car looks very mean. Have fun and be safe with both.

And, welcome to iRV2.com!

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Old 07-23-2012, 12:52 AM   #3
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Nice looking rig. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:03 AM   #4
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We brought a 29 ft last year to use at the track,we also dragrace and it is the best thing we have brought.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:59 PM   #5
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Howdy 768Q and

Your new coach looks great - congratulations!

I've got a '95 Santara and I think it is a good coach. Hope you enjoy yours too.

Nice Challenger! Luv dem old Mopars!
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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Lookin good! Would love to see more pics of the Coachmen.....

....and of the Chally too of course
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:19 AM   #7
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what model is it we have a 30 c santara mod fl (stands for front lounge) L shaped kit & no fixed dinette
Looks really good shape, ch tires for dot date
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Hi 768Q, welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your MH and best of luck with your racing.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:58 PM   #9
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Thanks for the compliments all! It is a 28QB (queen bed) I wanted this length for the hopes that it would be better towing our trailer. I am going to go weigh the MH and I believe my trailer is about 7500# maybe a bit less. The MH I have read should be around 14,500 - 15k with a GCWR of 25k I should be at least 1k under that we will see. The PO reinforced the hitch a bit and I am going to look into strengthening the framerails if need be? or get a trailer toad or tuff tow. Here are a few more pictures of inside the MH and one or two of the car. The last picture is from a ad we did with Dodge back in 2010.






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The RV looks real nice. I use mine to get away from anywhere noisy, like race tracks.


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That's a nice layout. I think our couches came from the same people! lol

Love the Challenger.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:21 PM   #12
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What a nice and clean little coach, great layout. Coachmens are really laid out well, our 30ft Coachmen was lots of fun.

Luvin the Challenger & Ram shot! What you got under the hood of that '70?? old school 440?
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:28 PM   #13
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Jon,

Mega Block 501" w/ Indy heads, just short of 800hp, we are currently building a 572" KB aluminum wedge that will be 100# lighter and hopefully a 100hp more that will get hopefully in the high 8's on 91 octane pump gas.

There are videos here if anybody is interested (race car):

racebeeper - YouTube

Thanks again for all the compliments on the coach the wife and I definetley have added a new hobby and there are a few areas I want to make it better and will look here for advice and contribute ideas when I can to help others. It does have a small bubble in the fiberglass under a window probably from moisture intrusion at one time and I have some ideas on a fix for it reeling in my head. LOL Just gotta figure out what glue. I will post more on that later in the appropriate forum.
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That's a nice layout. I think our couches came from the same people! lol

Love the Challenger.
The original owner took out half the dinette and moved the table forward almost to the passenger seat leaving the other half of the dinette unusable under the table and this also did not allow the passenger seat to rotate around, he also added the comfy chair in place of the missing dinette piece, in this picture you can see that I removed the other piece of dinette now allowing full rotation of the passenger seat so it can be used better for conversation and at the table. Really cleaned it up well, just need to add a transition piece to hide the carpet where it was slit for the seat belts.
I am also getting ready to install a new Vizio 26" Tv mounted on a back plate were the old TV once was as the sound quit working on it, plus wanted to update to a flat screen.
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