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Old 10-19-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Anyone else have a mid-80's Fleetwood Jamboree(Class C) motorhome?

I'm hoping to see similar motorhomes and what you have done to them. Maybe get some ideas or give some ideas to do to make them better.
We have a 26' 1984 Fleetwood Jamboree, Ford Chassis with a 460 Engine.

If you can, would you post some pictures?
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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Update profile I have a 1985 south wind hope I can help
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Now I see it may have been my 3 G hope you luck
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:39 AM   #4
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We started out with an '85 Jamboree "Spirit" 26' Class C with the 460. In a very short time we came to hate it with a passion. The 460 was a real klutz, 6 mpg on a good day at sea level and less than 5 in the mountains.

We had exhaust manifold problems (a $1200 fix), brake problems due to the high underhood temperatures boiling off the volatiles in the brake fluid (an $800 fix), rotted wall skins dues to previous owner using the rig as base camp for snowmobile trips (fixed that myself).

Bottom line was that we couldn't live with the layout. It had a corner bed, hemmed in by the side wall, the back wall and the bathroom, so only one person could use it. It also had pedestal tables, with the chromed steel posts fitting directly in to holes in the plywood floor. Can you say "WOBBLE"?

Finally managed to sell it at the end of the second season for less than half what we paid for it. Each night out cost about $350!

After a 6-year break, we're now in a 32' class A with the V-10 and it's great.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:47 AM   #5
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I'm hoping to see similar motorhomes and what you have done to them. Maybe get some ideas or give some ideas to do to make them better.
We have a 26' 1984 Fleetwood Jamboree, Ford Chassis with a 460 Engine.

If you can, would you post some pictures?
Wow, that brought back some memories. When I was living in the USA, in New England, I had a Jamboree that looked exactly like the one in your photo. I bought it second hand in the late 80's, kept it about ten years. Took it to Maine, upstate NY, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut. Took my sons tubing in it. I drove it alone up into New Hampshire during deer season and used it as a base. It developed a serious leak and the whole front section over the cab finally needed to be replaced. All the plywood.

I eventually traded it to a carpenter on Cape Cod, for a deck and garage renovations on a house I bought there. I loved that MH.
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The cons are...

The only thing that needs attention right away is a new window for the RV door. And the cabinet above the couch between the counter and front bed needs either rebuilt or repaired....Not sure how to fasten it back up to the ceiling.

Any ideas about the cabinet?
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:34 PM   #7
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My rig is similar to yours.... I have an '87 Tioga, 24'. No major projects done to it yet mainly because I like it the way it is. I am, however, on the verge of a shower expansion of the miniscule shower in the rear corner. I can't imagine anyone fitting into it comfortably enough to take a shower.

Regarding your cabinets, I'd say there must be a ceiling joist running along the nail hole line where it was nailed/screwed to the ceiling. The ceiling panels most likely will not support much weight without a 2"x2" support beam; they're usually thin lauan plywood or similar material. Investigtion with a hammer and small finishing nail should confirm where the beam is, or just tapping, depending on your carpentry skills. You'll find, if you haven't already, a lot of RV house upkeep is carpentry.
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