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Old 09-25-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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My wife was so upset that our old rig needed more engine work that she wanted to sell it. I haven't got it back from the mechanic yet because I told him to take his time & I'm glad. It has given us time to discuss on whether we should keep it or sell it & get a pop up like she wanted. We have decided to keep the old rig. Like I said before, it has a new crankshaft, piston rod bearings, water pump, timing chain, fuel pump, 6 new tires, master cylinder, brakes, the interior re-done, roof re-sealed, ect, ect.
Now it will have a completely re-built carb, new camshaft, push rods, valves.
When I get it back, I need to put in new capacitors in the roof a/c & fix a water leak on the toilet, but that's about it.
I told my wife that being a rig this old, it will have issues but I can fix almost anything. I have put a lot of blood, sweat, & tears in the RV but I love it. I took a $1,200 rig that was a mess & now have a fairly decent RV that, hopefully, we can enjoy for a long time.
Hurray for keeping the old rig.
Jerry
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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those old dodges are near bullet proof ,but as you know the occasionally need serious stuff
i assume its a 413 or 440
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Engine was replaced by previous owner. It has a Dodge 400 which has really been running strong before the cam messed up. Has plenty of power for the 22' rig.
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Nice looking dodge! Happy trails
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:42 PM   #5
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Nice looking rig!
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Takes me back !!

What a great rig ! Have not seen one in years . In the late 60s and 70s they built the Concord -Titan and Champion motorhomes here in Canastota NY. Great rv , Happy rving !
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:00 AM   #7
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Very nice, You made the right decision.What is that on the top of the dash in-front of the steering wheel?
Thanks for saving her. I bet she will be a great MH for you and the wife. Too travel around in.
We plan on going full time in our 82 PA next fall
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Just a little light to show me when the fog lights are on. Was there when I bought her.
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My parents first RV was a '73 Concord with the same floor plan as what you have. It was called a 24 footer. The bathroom was unique with the door to the sink which could either be opened to the hallway/dinette, or open to the bathroom. Lots of sleeping area for such a small coach. We took a trip to Nebraska for my brother wedding. It broke down in IL (we lived in OH). We were stranded for 3 days trying to find parts. Valve stuck or broke, hit the top of the piston and beat a hole in the top of the piston. We could not find a new head and had an awful time trying to find a piston. This was a Dodge 318 truck engine, which meant all the standard Dodge parts didn't fit. We barely made it to the wedding, my dad drove straight through non-stop. I still have the old piston. Cleaned it up and use the hole in the top for a pen holder. The motorhome never ran right after that. We eventually sold it and bought a brand new '78 Midas, which my parents kept for about 20 years.
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Its sitting on top of the dash looks like its sewn on.
Just curious,Thank's tb
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That's just part of the dash. It hinges up so you can get to the back of the gauges & all the dash wiring. It use to be a brown color but I painted it black with vinyl paint. Was easy to install my CD player since everything is right there when you flip that up.
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We have not taken any long trips in our 79 but like I said earlier, almost everything mechanical is new. It has a 400 Dodge motor because the PO had replaced the original motor. It is a strong running engine. I did remove the stove & made a storage cabinet where the oven would be & a smooth top for my wife to put a 2 burner electric on it. She does not like to use propane, is afraid of it. Also, the plastic gear that the speedometer cable hooks up to in the transmission broke so my speedometer doesn't work but a $99 GPS tells me how fast I'm going. I love the old rig. Been working on it for a long time so I know it inside & out.
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If DW does not like propane, she needs to know that propane is LESS flammable than gasoline. Propane also tends to have more safety interlocks than your gasoline does.
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Boy that sure is nice if you need to get in there,I know it would have been nice to have when we installed the new Stereo.
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