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Old 08-31-2011, 10:24 AM   #15
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thanks guys your a great help. I live in Sussex co. near the beaches I'm still waiting to hear back from him again too it might be sold :/ I was going to set up an appt this time
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:28 AM   #16
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I currently drive a 1995 230000+ miles chevy lumina AAA is like prepaid towing LOVE IT haven't had to use it yet thankfully
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:42 PM   #17
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It also needs a radiator. I sent them an email asking about it and got no reply. .
Just got my call! going to go try and see it tomorrow.
one thing it noted is that he said he installed a thermostat and said it ran high like 210. is this normal? I know my way around the car engine. no so much an rv


Also said the roof was fixed from the previous owner and that no leaks were noted recently..especially after the hurricane
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thats a hair high.. Is that at idle or while driving.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:35 PM   #19
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thats a hair high.. Is that at idle or while driving.
by the sounds of it was while he was driving
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:42 PM   #20
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Just got my call! going to go try and see it tomorrow.
one thing it noted is that he said he installed a thermostat and said it ran high like 210. is this normal? I know my way around the car engine. no so much an rv


Also said the roof was fixed from the previous owner and that no leaks were noted recently..especially after the hurricane
Radiator probably partially blocked.
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haha so I'm wondering how far I can actually drive this the guy said I could probably drive it home but I'm going to have to put brake fluid in if I can make it to Dover (hour from my house) aaa will tow it the rest I guess
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:35 PM   #22
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make sure you have AAA RV . I had AAA auto and it doesn't cover RVs so i had to upgrade.
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I would not be suprised if he installed the incorrect thermostat. The 440-3 has a unique water jacket design and requires a skirted thermostat.


You need Mr. Gasket P/N 4367 (180 degree thermostat)
The engine will not cool properly if a non-skirted design is used.

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Old 08-31-2011, 09:58 PM   #24
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For what you'd spend on repairs I'll bet you can find a much nicer unit that's been kept up by a loving owner.

Seriously - you know how they say when you remodel your house double whatever you think it'll cost?

Same here.

I've seen sweet rigs - all of them have needs but not like you're facing (and you only know what he's telling you) for $2,500-3,500
and your $500 deal will get there really quick.

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So what your telling her is to not save it and let it go? Spend her money on a newer unit when she would really rather get this one? I thought this thread was for vintage RV's I must have stumbled in the wrong sub forum. Yes it will cost money as all our toys do no matter what year and what condition. As long as she understands which she clearly has stated and wants to take her time like I am then so be it. Someone else will treasure it after she is done with it and moves on.

Where is this guy located? I'm in New Castle County so your an hour from me...
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:59 PM   #26
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Unfortunately the place I'm keeping the Yellowstone at is where the winne would have to go the person I'm living with Is not okay with two campers So for now I have to wait till I get the camper out of here. So no Winne for me. Now to Get that Darn title. As always I appreciate everyone's help. Maybe the Yellowstone is my calling?
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So what your telling her is to not save it and let it go? Spend her money on a newer unit when she would really rather get this one? I thought this thread was for vintage RV's I must have stumbled in the wrong sub forum. Yes it will cost money as all our toys do no matter what year and what condition. As long as she understands which she clearly has stated and wants to take her time like I am then so be it. Someone else will treasure it after she is done with it and moves on.

Where is this guy located? I'm in New Castle County so your an hour from me...
I guess I didn't realize that pointing out alternatives wasn't allowed in the Vintage forum.
Sorry.

All I'm saying that there's no shortage of good old RV's for sale.
Others here have suggested the unit in question needed 2 to 3,000 in repairs right off the bat. That's just for what's been disclosed by the seller.

Using Search Tempest to look at Craigslist in a wide area I find at least 6 units within a days drive round trip in that price range that - if the seller is to be believed - have good tires, recent brakes, decent interiors, have been used this season and are in useable condition. Of course they, too, have needs but they are rigs that have been maintained, and that have had work done recently.

There's no need to undertake $2 to $3,000 worth of repairs just to get it to the point where you can drive it and minimally use it. I've gone that route more times than I care to remember - which is why I no longer recommend it.

And I did state that this is just my opinion.
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How to pull radiator out? Not hard.



This picture was from an engine rebuild but gets the point across. No need to remove bumper for radiator replacement. Nor do you need to put it on jack stands for radiator. You will have to recore the radiator using the original top and bottom. New core will have to be ordered. The automated machines that build the cores already have the specs in them. They build them on request so the cost is at least $400 for a new core.

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Ok, but how to get the bolts off of the brackets is the question. Any input would be great.

Oh and didn't mean to hyjack. Well I did but you know what I mean...
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