First of all, I'd like to mention that this site is one of, if not the best
spot for RV info of all sorts.
We're here in Massachusetts, between Boston and Cape Cod, not too far from Plymouth Rock.
Back 2 to 3 decades ago, I did lots of backpack/campground camping, no RVing for me back then.
My wife in and around that time (long before I knew her) has had some RV experience, trailer type.
Then about 10 years ago, we met
, she moved up here to Yankee territory, a thousand or so miles from her family.
After a few trips there, once or twice a year, we started talking about getting an RV.
So, after years of my wife searching the interwebs for an RV, I helped look too, but she was relentless.
Between the two of us it seems like we've read everything there is to read about them, of course not everything, but it sure seems that way.
Lots of looking at them in the real world too, dealers, private sellers, motorhomes, travel trailers, etc.
Test driving several, kicking tires, banging walls, gas, diesel, Class A, Class B & C, on and on...
We were looking for something "quality built" and with a limited budget it would have to be something quite "vintage".
On our "brands to get" list were old Foretravel, Prevost, Alfa, Newmar and others like that.
Finally we found one that will hopefully, suit us and like me it definitely fits into the vintage category.
It's a 1993 Fleetwod American Eagle M-38J, that's a 38 footer with a Cummins engine mated to an Allison transmission on a Spartan chassis.
We'll be the third owners, first owner had it until 1999.
The second owner kept it garaged here in New England when it wasn't in Florida, 35 miles or so from the coast and seems to have been well taken care of.
It's got 90k or so miles, I could go on but I won't.
Looked at it hard last Friday, shook hands, put a down payment on it, hope to finish the final transactions this week and drive it on home.
Like I said, this is a great spot for info, and special thanks to (not in any particular order) NHRA225, GlennLever and others for great info on the American Eagles.
I'll try to post some pics.
Thanks for looking!