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Old 06-08-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Well I bought a used rather nice 86 Allegro and now I have all sorts of questions and thoughts on what should I do, what can I do, what can I afford to do?
So plan on me lurking and asking lots of questions.
I am really liking this home, and looking forward to getting it out on the open road.

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Old 06-08-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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Congrats on your purchase. There is a lot of vintage RV owners here. I'm sure they will be helpful. Best of luck and happy travels.

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Old 06-08-2012, 09:49 PM   #3
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Howdy and welcome! Congrats on the Allegro.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome! I am sure you will find tons of helpful threads and people here. Enjoy your new RV, happy trips!
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:34 AM   #5
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Welcome to the group. The only thing to remember is everything takes time. Working on your own unit is fun and the things learned will last a lifetime. Use it, enjoy it, and take your time fixing what you would like to change. Ask questions if you get in a bind. Good luck.
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Hi Lost-one, welcome to IRV2. There are a lot of folks on the Vintage forum, further down the page. We all love before and after pictures by the way. Safe travels.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:10 PM   #9
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Welcome aboard Lost-one. Glad you joined us and I'm sure you'll find all the info you need in working on that Allegro. Congrats on that purchase by the way and hope you really enjoy it. Have a great rving season, be safe and Happy Motoring!!!
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Bought a 85 winnebego chieftian and loving it. Just got home from our maiden voyage to the oregon coast and everything went great. All systems worked fine. I just forgot to open the grey tank valve when I hooked up to the rv site. Then the second nite wife wanted to take a shower and said, why is there standing water in the shower stall? Sheesh......so I went out and opened the grey tank valve and a big swoosh and a couple of minutes later it was all gone. Cleaned it with clorox and wife got about her business. Guess I won't do that again. Added that to my precheck list. At least that wasn't a costly mistake. Hope you enjoy your vintage rv as much as we are ours. Love to see pics of it.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:29 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the warm welcomes. I haven't really been taking many pictures. Plus I can't remember the password to my Photobucket and I can't remember the password for the email address the reset would go to. So I can't really show the few I have to you at this time. I should take more, but I am trying to get as much started so I can find all the stuff that might be wrong before I head out. Right now I have a ton of tools to work with. Later that will not be possible.
So far this looks to be a great home. Had some leaks but only one spot of major floor damage. Unfortunately it is right under the kitchen counter. So this is going to be interesting. I am reading up on why my front furnace will not start up. Also the hot water heater will not start up, but I think a good cleaning will take care of that.
It has less than 34,000 miles on it.
The biggest thing that made it really look great was give it a bath. It looked like a whole new home when I was done.

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