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Old 12-16-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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'84 Winnebago Chieftain

I am finally in my rig! A little back story, I was able to find a RV on Craigslist for a good deal, and the PO's were nice enough to let me make payments on it. I ended up paying them off a few weeks ago and got it home.

It's an '84, so it didn't come without issues, but not many. Mostly just 30 year old parts deciding to check out as soon as I got home lol. The biggest issues I have are the leveling jacks kind of work, and I developed a fuel leak on the return side of my fuel line going to the front tank. With it being in sub 30* degrees since getting home, I haven't been able to work on it.

My first "upgrade" was adding a 4-port Tee so I can have an external propane tank and use my small grill.

Here are some pic's! And my FB page for more https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adven...76644095904460
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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Good luck... I feel your pain. We are experiencing frigid temperatures in PA as well and we are anxious as well to get on the road again. Good luck with your new to you MH.

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Old 12-16-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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Looks like a nice solid starting point. 0 here right now.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #4
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Nice looking rig, hope it serves you well.

Chuck & Teri, 1999 35 ft. Dolphin 5350, F53 Chassis with tag axle, Chassis build date 1/99 in Mexico, Banks System, Trans Command, Air Lift Air Bags on rear, Koni Shocks, Blue OX TruCenter, TigerTrak track bars front and rear, Roadmaster 1-3/4" rear auxiliary sway bar, 2013 VW Passat TDI SEL Premium, 1994 36 ft. Avion 5th Wheel. FMCA #F430129
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:35 AM   #5
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Nice, I also ground to a halt on mine due to the temperatures. I spent a freezing week over Thanksgiving putting in a water pump then I also got the dreaded gas leak. Way too cold and nasty to drop the tank out there. I want to add the external line so I can run my heater from an outside tank so I can do repairs on the inside over the winter.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:31 PM   #6
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Luv them old Winnies! Looks like its got good bones, just need to get it up to par for the coming camping season.

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Old 12-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone!

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