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Old 03-18-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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1976 ForTravel Value

Hi I came across a 1976 ForeTravel Its real clean can anyone give me a price range of what this thing is worth ?I can post pictures
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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The market for old coaches has always been very bad.
There are two things you have to look at:
Has it ever had water leaks? This can destroy the structure of most RVs. If it has, walk away.
Do you know what chassis it is on? If parts are still available, how expensive will they be?
The appliances are all so old that if they sneeze, they will probably have to be replaced. A reefer is 1200$+, furnace is 600$, stove - 500$, waterheater 300$ and a generator - no telling just get out the ductape. This is just the replacement cost, no the install labor.
I was once give a 1979 Cayo Motorvator that had brake trouble and had not been driven for a few years.
I have seen old but driveable coaches go for 1~2k$.
After you find out what does work,
Make an offer that leaves you enough money to fix what you did not find.

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Old 03-19-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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Matt brought up some valid points however. My 79 Pace Arrow has become a love/hate relationship. There have been times I wanted to burn it down but when things work out then I'm proud to have it. Any RV more then 10 years old are going to have issues. One that has seen well over 30 yrs is defiantly going to have problems no matter how well it was taken care of. There is no easy answer to your question.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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The value if a vintage RV goes way beyond the book valve. An older RV will be a pretty constant source of work. The value will really depend on the condition of the unit and how much has been replaced or up graded. The replacement cost listed are not installed. Then you have the maintenance/replacement valuse for the transmission, engine, brakes and suspension.


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As a happy owner of a 1980 Foretravel FTX diesel pusher, I can say that with all the problems I have had, I am very happy with it. Of course I like working on obsolete stuff, It's a challenge. The thing that worked out for me is that the interior is in very good condition and my wife LOVES it. So I get to entertain myself working on "junk" and she gets to camp with the grand kids when we're not escaping by our selves. Please don't hesitate to ask if you need anything
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Excellent input this thing is a 9.8 on a scale of 1-10 I have pictures I'd like to post how do I do that ?
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I posted Photos to My photos If you would take a look I'd appreciate it.
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Read some of the post on this thread and it will tell you haw to post a photo.

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where is "my photos"?
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