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Old 05-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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1976 class-C 10,500 GVW Vandura

I just bought a 1976 GMC Jamboree class C model, its 23' it was made in Carbondale Pen. The model was tagged as a” Time Out”. It has dual rear wheels and the GVWR is 10500. Should any of you know anything about this model please contact me. It has 64,000 miles on it. In the last 2 years the owner put 6 new truck tires with new rotors and drums and brake pads front and rear. New starter, water pump, and complete ignition system, rotor, plugs, cap and wiring set. Windshield washer blades and engine battery are new. They left a new 7 amp solar panel and regulator but the deep cycle battery was removed. It starts on the first try and handles like a newer truck/ van. They bought a newer 28’ MH and we where friends with them so they sold it to us for $2200.00 and cost me a total of $325.00 to do the safety and that paid for the parts and labour with some minor exterior lights. There are a few things I need to look at and fix. The owner and his wife said the stove and oven worked well on propane but needed a new thermocouple on the hot water tank and said the pilot light lit but the main burner in the furnace did not ignite. The fridge and freezer work too well on hydro as it freezes everything in the fridge overnight. The water taps and tanks work when directly connects by water hose. The gray water dumps the over flow into the black tank and it dumps OK. The separate shower room has been gutted and used for storage for the fishing gear the sink and toilet room seem to work OK. I have to check out the fresh water tank, hoses and pump to see what it will need. The filler spout is disconnected from the tank and a hoses seems to be cut off and missing and have no idea where it would go yet. My wife and I took it for a 200 mile overnight camping trip. That’s when I found out the gas gage lies. Good thing I checked as I thought it was odd that it would be completely full, after $160.00 later it was topped up. I still have no idea how big the tank is. Our son and granddaughter and 6 other friends were camping in their 4 1970’s VW buses. I managed to lose the outside locking cover for the solar panel battery and punched a hole in the side from a tree branch. It rained all week end and the hole leaked into the cabin some, I managed to cover it up with plastic tape for now. SO it seems I have a lot of work ahead of me to make all the amenities work. I haven’t found any place yet to fill this fixed propane tank.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:51 AM   #2
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I just bought a 1976 GMC Jamboree class C model, its 23' it was made in Carbondale Pen. The model was tagged as a” Time Out”. It has dual rear wheels and the GVWR is 10500. Should any of you know anything about this model please contact me. It has 64,000 miles on it. In the last 2 years the owner put 6 new truck tires with new rotors and drums and brake pads front and rear. New starter, water pump, and complete ignition system, rotor, plugs, cap and wiring set. Windshield washer blades and engine battery are new. They left a new 7 amp solar panel and regulator but the deep cycle battery was removed. It starts on the first try and handles like a newer truck/ van. They bought a newer 28’ MH and we where friends with them so they sold it to us for $2200.00 and cost me a total of $325.00 to do the safety and that paid for the parts and labour with some minor exterior lights. There are a few things I need to look at and fix. The owner and his wife said the stove and oven worked well on propane but needed a new thermocouple on the hot water tank and said the pilot light lit but the main burner in the furnace did not ignite. The fridge and freezer work too well on hydro as it freezes everything in the fridge overnight. The water taps and tanks work when directly connects by water hose. The gray water dumps the over flow into the black tank and it dumps OK. The separate shower room has been gutted and used for storage for the fishing gear the sink and toilet room seem to work OK. I have to check out the fresh water tank, hoses and pump to see what it will need. The filler spout is disconnected from the tank and a hoses seems to be cut off and missing and have no idea where it would go yet. My wife and I took it for a 200 mile overnight camping trip. That’s when I found out the gas gage lies. Good thing I checked as I thought it was odd that it would be completely full, after $160.00 later it was topped up. I still have no idea how big the tank is. Our son and granddaughter and 6 other friends were camping in their 4 1970’s VW buses. I managed to lose the outside locking cover for the solar panel battery and punched a hole in the side from a tree branch. It rained all week end and the hole leaked into the cabin some, I managed to cover it up with plastic tape for now. SO it seems I have a lot of work ahead of me to make all the amenities work. I haven’t found any place yet to fill this fixed propane tank.
Sounds like you're having quite an adventure!!

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