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Old 03-13-2016, 09:38 PM   #1
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Hi kids.
Just purchased my first RV. As a kid we used to go camping a lot, but now in my adult life (I'm 65) I think this is a good way to kick off my 2nd childhood.
1975 Ford Econoline with a Eldorado camper. Needs a little freshening up but overall in really good condition.
Since I'm new to all of this any input would be appreciated.
My fiancÚ and I are excited to go on our first campout.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:17 PM   #2
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Hi Donzie, I drive a C style camper too, would love to see the inside of your Eldorado... I don't have the cab over bed...but they look about the same length...bet the layouts are pretty similar. Lots of good help over in the vintage threads for questions on our kind of MOHO's.

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Old 03-14-2016, 05:04 AM   #3
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You'll have a great time. Enjoy and have safe travels.
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Glad to have you here with us.

Nice looking rig you have there. Best of luck getting it road ready.

Happy Trails!!
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Hi folks, welcome to IRV2. Enjoy your adventures and safe travels.
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:59 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum!!! We are glad you joined us!!!
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:17 PM   #8
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Hi Donzie,

Welcome to the forum from another MI resident. Hope that baby gets out of the snow soon and gets some use.

Get a water pressure regulator and a water line filter (from Walmart) pretty inexpensive but can save you a lot of trouble. Otherwise, there is a lot you will learn as you go. When you go to a CG ask the people around you questions, most are happy to answer and talk anything RV. I would love to see your rig, I love the old ones. They knew how to build them and that is evident by how many of them are still out there.

Have a wonderful time with it.
Love the sunshine and warmer weather!
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:00 AM   #9
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Thank you all for the warm welcome.
We're excited to get started working on it. Mechanically it seems fine but the interior could stand some freshening up. We're going all 70s retro!!
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:33 PM   #10
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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like that beautiful rig of your is the perfect Rx for a second childhood! Enjoy!!!
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:36 PM   #12
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Just bought a 2016 coachman concord going to take it to KY in 1 week really excited to see how it performs. Great to hear all the advice and heads up here. It's really good insider info.

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