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Old 09-20-2014, 01:26 PM   #22541
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2 MHs to look at

My fellow Mutants, we have an appt tomorrow afternoon to look at a '97 Georgie Boy in Amarillo. It's a 38' diesel (Cat/Allison) with 101k miles. I talked with the owner, Mark, at length about the coach. He has service/maintenance records. It sounds nice. It does have a propane generator, which I've never heard of. (I think he said the coach has a 40 gal propane tank.)

I know GB is out of business - recession hit a lot of 'em hard - but that's the ONLY thing I know about GB. Anyone able to attest to their quality, fit & finish, etc? What should I look at closely and ask the owner about, etc?

I will not buy tomorrow, just look. Caution is the operative word. No hurry here.

Then, if it is still available, I'll be driving to the Austin area next weekend to look at a '98 Newmar Dutchstar, 38' DP. It looks like a beauty!

Also next weekend, while still in the Austin area and if still available, I will look at a '99 Fleetwood Discovery DP that looks pristine. It's my fave out of these tbree. But, we shall see. We shall see!

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Old 09-20-2014, 01:43 PM   #22542
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Hey there's the deal for you Mel! Most of us would be happy to have Les's leftovers. You know he has already gone thru it with a magnifying glass and addressed any issues. And with Les it's nothin but the best just look at that kitchen re-model. So there ya go. Just wait a few more months cause he gets board with em and buys another one so you can get a real deal there. Now am I tellin the truth Les?
Sounds good to me!
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Old 09-20-2014, 02:03 PM   #22543
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Mel,

Have you asked the guys on the Cat and Allison forums? They could probably give you some specific info. Here's the links --

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Old 09-20-2014, 02:14 PM   #22544
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Mel,

Have you asked the guys on the Cat and Allison forums? They could probably give you some specific info. Here's the links --

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Good idea. Will get on that forum tonight. Thanks.
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Old 09-20-2014, 02:47 PM   #22545
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Will also research Cummins/Allison since I'm going to look at a few coaches with that combo, including a 97 Monaco that I forgot to mention above.

Kate is as excited as I have ever seen her. :-)

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Will also research Cummins/Allison since I'm going to look at a few coaches with that combo, including a 97 Monaco that I forgot to mention above.

Kate is as excited as I have ever seen her. :-)

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Hey Mel,

Take a close look at the tires and look for the date codes on them. The date code will be in its own separate spot and will show week and year made, ie: 3812 which would mean the 38th week of 2012. Also look for owners manuals and maintenance records. Look close at the fit and finish inside and out and the operation of all the systems. There is nothing wrong with a propane generator, although mine is diesel, just make sure it works. Do your research on all of them as best as possible. We found our coach in California and we lived in Michigan at the time we found it. And we drove out to look at it and made the purchase, looking is all part of the adventure. We looked at hundreds of coaches online but this one won out, we've been full timing since a year ago in June and know this is the lifestyle for us. Have fun.

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Oh Mel,

Another thing check the tow bar if it has one and see how it will work with your toad. I would suggest a Jeep, but I'm partial to them, they tow so easy.

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Oh one more thing. I have a 425 C12 Cat with an Allison and am very happy with its performance, your mutation may vary.

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Great Steve, spare might come in handy! Got a key and title? Just asking! Lol
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OMG who made me get old...... Front top tooth (already capped years ago) broke off at gum... I know there will be no saving it, plus no dentists on weekend.... So looks like I should have gone on to Mexico.....
Dave, Barb.... Do they do implants?



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I thought Tim mentioned they were hanging around another week or so....
This morning we had to leave from our beachside spot. Since the wind is blowing at gust of 30mph moving further away from beach was a plus. Same park, just not right on beach. This was where we were.
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OMG who made me get old...... Front top tooth (already capped years ago) broke off at gum... I know there will be no saving it, plus no dentists on weekend.... So looks like I should have gone on to Mexico.....
Dave, Barb.... Do they do implants?



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OMG who made me get old...... Front top tooth (already capped years ago) broke off at gum... I know there will be no saving it, plus no dentists on weekend.... So looks like I should have gone on to Mexico.....
Dave, Barb.... Do they do implants?



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Hey Di !!!!!

Yes they do implants in Los Algodonas just ask the Grand Poobah and Barb ..

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