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Old 05-31-2007, 06:58 PM   #29
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:32 PM   #30
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Our 1986 Holiday Rambler Presidential is 21 years old; its a real dream machine and I think vintage by now, looks kind of art deco.

I am having the exhaust manifolds replaced this week...454 (Big Block Chevy) exhaust manifolds are known to warp. It should be nice and quite now:

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Old 07-02-2007, 12:55 AM   #31
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:56 PM   #32
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Dave, What chassie or engine is in that Barth Regal. Looks like a gas engine model or maybe a blue bird?
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:03 PM   #33
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We just finished a trip to Alaska in our 21 year old, 22' class A Winnebago. We had no big problems with her and were very comfortable.

The gas milage wasn't all that great. It has a 454 engine. We averaged 7.33 mpg for the whole trip, but if I could have gotten Bill to keep his foot out of it, we could have gotten much better milage. One tank we had to go real slow because of the road and we got almost 10 mpg. When we first started out and he was so excited to be on the road, we got only 5 mpg for a couple of tanks until I convinced him to slow down.
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:20 PM   #34
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I know how that is! The key is to keep it around 55-65 mph. Thats when I get My best. With the old engine[454] I got 9-13 mph but I'm am hoping to get even better fuel millage once it gets broken in. Have a good one, Capt.Dan
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Old 07-03-2007, 04:57 AM   #35
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I own a 1981 Chevy based Winniebago chief 20' with a 350 engine,400th trans,add-on trans cooler,single rear tire that has 4,600 miles on it.All new tires,brakes,brake lines.I'm sure as well there are a lot older models out there.This one I want to bring back to new as new can be.Oh,it has a rebuilt carb too.Runs strong.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:56 PM   #36
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We have a 1984 Holiday Rambler 35'Presidential, fifth wheel. Bought it in 89' and have put a estimated 100k miles on it. Just this last year did I spend any serious money on it other than tires & battery's. I replaced the mor-ride axles with torque ride Dexter axles because parts were no longer available for the OEM product. Fridge replaced several years ago with Norcold Marine fridge that runs on 12/120 volts. Replaced main furnace & water heater in 94'.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:27 AM   #37
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I recently purchased a 87 Beaver Marquis and I'm about half of the way done with the remodel job.
Have replaced kitchen linolium, removed the two chairs replaced with desk and tiled hearth for the electric fireplace,covered couch added throw pillows.Still left to do removing carpet from walls and replace with low nap Berber carpet in neutral color,strip carpet in bathroom replace with tile or? Hugs Peabody
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We have a 1976 Winnebago Chieftain D26.....Seems to not be many of these, and just sold our 1972 Nomad TT.
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2 years ago we made our entrance into RV'ing by purchasing a '73 TEC class A - 28', 454 chev on a P-30 chassis. Haven't been able to find much if any info on this model and haven't seen one like it. All systems are working well - engine is getting tired so will probably need some rework. Got it on E-bay from a guy whose hobby seemed to be fixing this baby up. It just looks cool and beats the heck out of tenting - I'm too old!
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We have a 1986 Ford Econoline 350, Class C Motorhome. It sports a ford 460 engine, 4kw Gen, and is 29 foot. It was manufacture by Yellowstorne. It is well cared for and serves us well as we are living fulltime in it. It has plenty of room for two retire people. Maybe we'll see ya on the road in our travels.
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:47 AM   #41
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Ive got a 1986 24' Layton Skyline 5er that I still use for deer hunting. Everything still work. Put a laminant floor in it. A fold down shelf for Microwave. Some storage bins for cloths in bedroom area & good to go! (also wired it for cable tv). Used this 5er for 2 years when I was working out of state for a local Const. Company.
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