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Old 10-17-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
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Greetings to one and all.

HI,
I have never had a motorhome before and never thought I would ever have one. But, lo and behold I am now the owner of a 1991 Gulfstream Sunsport 30 footer.
I will probably have many questions as this is totally new to me, and the unit I bought was thought to be a bargain at $4500.00. But, $3250.00 later and a used motor installation has taught me otherwise.
At any rate I am happy to be a member here and hope to be able to contribute as well.
I am mechanically inclined and hopefully I will be able to help others.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
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Glad to have you on the forum Mike. Hopefully, you will not have any more major expenses. The people here are the friendliest. Happy traveling!
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:15 PM   #4
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As the old joke goes, "yester day I couldn't spell it, and today I is one". Any way, Welcome and truly sorry to hear that you have had to be out so much after the initial purchase. This is the best site for detailed help that I have seen. Been RVing for years and I never fail to learn somthing ever day I open it up for reading.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:15 PM   #5
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At least a 1991 should have fuel injection rather than a carburator. "Carburator" is a French irregular verb that means "leave well enough alone" (speaking as a former owner of an '85 Ford with a smogged to death 460).
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Welcome to the forum. Hopefully your big expenses are behind you.
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Welcome! Hope that your repairs are behind you and now you can start enjoying your rig!

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welcome, sry you had a big expense out the door. I was a mech w/ H-D for 38 years, now I am letting someone else do it, for now at least... time will tell however..
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I hate to be a spoil sport, but you are going to ALWAYS find something to fix or upgrade. But, that is part of the "charm" of motorhome ownership. There are so many things that can and will go wrong that it is a constant battle to keep up with it all. However, most of the "fixes" aren't near as expensive as your initial one. Be comforted in that you didn't spend a lot to acquire the MH in the first place. If you want trouble free warranty work, you need to spend something around $100,000 or more.
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Gonna take a lot of education
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I beleive the motor is carbuerated. It will be an adventure of a lifetime.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:06 PM   #12
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Quietwater,
Thanks for the pep talk. I realize that it will cost me money in the future, as I have had a 25' Century Cabin Cruiser. You know, a vee shaped thing that you must fill with money. Spent a lot on that one too, but, the person who bought it off me got a great deal. again thanks for your encouragement.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:08 PM   #13
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Thanks to all you kind well wishers who greeted me so warmly, kinda feels like family.
You people are the greatest.
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Mike, I'm sorry if I sounded a little depressing. I own a 1984 Holiday Rambler that I bought at a bargain price, also. I have dumped a lot of money on getting it street ready and now working on the cosmetics and appliances. However, just looking at the forum topics listed today, you find walls leaking, rusting problems, generator won't run properly, AC not cooling, awnings coming open on highway, suspension loose, and any number of other problems. And those are much newer units than mine. I enjoy working on and using my motor home and just take the little problems in stride. I've learned a lot of how things work and what to do if they break. After the initial purchase price and the big expense on tires and motor work, everything after that has been small amounts. I hope I didn't put a damper on your newly acquired MH. You are going to enjoy it.
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