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Old 11-05-2010, 09:55 PM   #1
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New from phoenix

We are actually in Glendale which runs down the west side of Phoenix.

We bought an 88, 25' Holiday Rambler Monitor SL in 2001 from a friend. Ford chassis, 460, C-6 transmission. This I believe is a F350 chassis wt. twin I beam front end. Ford had not started building a dedicated motor home chassis in 87 which is its date.

Jean and I love to camp in the high country and the size is ideal for us. I have changed the house batteries to golf carts and added four more behind the grill. They power a 1800 watt Prosine inverter. Upgraded the converter to a 80 amp Inteli Power wt. Wizard. Built a cage for a 500 watt Honda generator which sets on the tow bar extension. It deliveries enough into the converter for around 50 amps of battery charging. Saves on running the Onan 4 KW. Have done a number of other things to make it what makes a tinker happy.

Really appreciate finding this site and Vintage RV's.

Currently repairing hail damage from a freak storm. Broke the vents, AC shroud and pod. Aluminum roof will get a elastomeric coating to fill the dents. Love having an RV I can afford and work on myself.

Our Forester toad was totaled in July when we were rear ended by a drunk at 40 MPH in mid afternoon. Our Olds Aurora is not exactly towing materal, so will be looking for a replacement.

Just fully retired and still adjusting to it. )

Sorry for the long winded introduction.


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Old 11-06-2010, 05:10 AM   #2
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Hello Jim and welcome to the site. We also have a vintage MH and the (ability to)tinker aspect is one I appreciate..and DW is sometimes apprecative and sometimes amused by all my goings on in that respect. We acquired ours just this past summer and am still learning its personality..this site is perfect for my curiosity and the community here has helped in a myriad of ways.
Sounds as though you are fully engaged with yours and have a plan. Have you seen the Boondock Forum?..may also be of interest to you.
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Welcome messages!

Thanks for your good wishes.

Not everything I do is appreciated by the DW. )

She is very much, "If it works, don't fix it."

"Engaged" is a bit of an understatement. Must learn to finish one project before getting into the next so that the unit is ready to go.

Boondock does sound like a good group for us.

Looking forward to mining the knowledge that is obviously here.


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