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Old 04-27-2011, 09:54 PM   #15
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Hi Robi, I found this forum on iRV2: RV'ing with Pets - iRV2 Forums
Awesome, Bill, thank you!...Did you see the post about the backpacking bear electric fence? Whoohoo! Its under the post about dog electric fence. I'm wondering about how it works with wolves and mountain lions. I saw a mountain lion down in AX around dusk near the Red Indian ruins near Sedona. S/he was hunting...we stayed in the car, hehe. But very cool to see that close (within 300 feet, cuz of course I had to drive up the road to see what kind of animal crossed it)

Thanks again for the tip.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:43 PM   #16
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Hello all, I'm Bill Lynch from Southern California. I have never had an RV before. Still don't but it's time to start shopping and see where the road takes us.

Back in the 1970's I worked for Contempo Campers in California building camper vans and surfer vans. That's as close as I got.

Have a great day!

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Hi Bill!

I thought you might be happy to know I recently acquired, and have been renovating, a 75 Ford Econoline converted by Contempo Campers. I came across your post while trying to research the company and find those impossible-to-find weatherstripping gaskets for the louvered windows. It'd be pretty cool if you actually built my pride and joy! Best of luck in your search for a RV of your own!

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Hi Bill!

I thought you might be happy to know I recently acquired, and have been renovating, a 75 Ford Econoline converted by Contempo Campers. I came across your post while trying to research the company and find those impossible-to-find weatherstripping gaskets for the louvered windows. It'd be pretty cool if you actually built my pride and joy! Best of luck in your search for a RV of your own!

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Hi B,

Well, by 1975 I was in the US Navy somewhere in the South China Sea. So, yours was not made by me.

I think the Northern California plant might have been closed by that time. Yours was more likely built in Southern California.

Hope you enjoy the restoration. (might be easier to just remove and replace those louvered windows altogether - I know I put in plenty of them)

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Old 08-09-2011, 08:51 AM   #18
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Hi Bill, and welcome to IRV2! These folks are giving you some great advice! Good luck on your search!
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Not sure what your needs or wants are but; This past winter I camoed in the same RV park as about four coupes from Michigan---they all had vintage GMC Royales from the 70's----basically they are compact Class A MH's----you might want to look them over----I see many of them for sale at the $6,000 price----and they look at least in pictures to be quite nice----these couples had traveled rfrom Michigan to Tucson for the winter and they were having a great time. We enjoyed looking at their restorer rigs very nice.

Just a thought---on a Vintage line.
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I know I love those things. Thanks for the tip.

I made the mistake of taking Jane with me to look at one for sale locally. I should have left her at home.

This particular one was too "original" (as in worn out and stinky) and the seller wanted waaaayyy too much money.

Wifey took one look, turned around and went straight back to the car. When we left she told me, "you aren't buying anything that old!"

Now she's soured on that whole idea. The only way I might have a chance of getting an old GMC now is if I bought a perfectly restored one and just showed up with it.

But I really like them.

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Just a thought---on a Vintage line.
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And to make matters worse, my cousin showed up in July with a beautiful 2001 Monaco Signature diesel pusher. The thing is gorgeous and due to this economy he only paid $75,000 for it.

Janey told me, "buy one of those!" (arrggh, that was not my plan...)
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And to make matters worse, my cousin showed up in July with a beautiful 2001 Monaco Signature diesel pusher. The thing is gorgeous and due to this economy he only paid $75,000 for it.

Janey told me, "buy one of those!" (arrggh, that was not my plan...)
"Settling" for the above described MH does not sound like a lot of pain to me---that is if it meets your budget----running around in a MH that my wife does not enjoy---that is real suffering.

I faced the same situation; wife wanted a certain make and model (the parameters are completely different so I'll not tell the story) but I managed to get the one I prefered and in the end it was her idea. WE both love it!!!!

It's all strategy Bill----I wish you well---there is a MH out there with both your names on it---and it is a buyers market----what a deal------have fun.
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Bill, here is a web site that you might want to look at for Motorhomes. I have delt with these people before and highly ,highly recommend them.

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