Hey everyone! So we went and looked at a RV up in Sarasota which happens to be about an hour and a half north of where i live. Couldn't Pass this one up, The add stated "1978 Cham RV. Run good. $1200" So after talking with owner we went to take a look.
Turns out it is a 1978 Champion, I am still unsure about the model though. I immediately fell in love with the looks of the exterior. I am very partial to the vintage look of RV's. The interior wasn't the best, but it was workable. It had that smell of old wood and dirty carpet. Its amazing that the older rigs were so dark on the inside, made it feel so cramped even though it was a decent size. I was very impressed to find out that it was of steel construction, and even though it had a roof leak the roof was solid.
The engine was a Dodge 440, and it ran pretty good. We took it for a test drive, I was surprised how well it did for sitting for at least 4 years.
The lady we talked to told us we can have it for 1000, and if we didnt buy it, there was a guy (which was standing there, i thought he was her friend) was going to buy the motor for his race car...
Conclusion - I loved it, and saw the potential. If we had more time to prep we would of loved to have it. Unfortunately we decided to pass. The fact that the tires were about to crumble off, the interior needed fair amount of work, and the fact that it had been sitting to long got me nervous. It was an awesome deal for 1000, and it sickens me that it has to end up in RV heaven.