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Old 03-17-2019, 08:21 PM   #1
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In what year does "Vintage" begin?

We're purchasing a 25' 1996 Tiffin Allegro RV.

Does 1996 year qualify our RV as "Vintage"? Or, am I posting in wrong thread group?

How many years old does an RV need be to become "Vintage"??
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:48 PM   #2
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For this Vintage Forum, RV's 20 years old or older, are considered vintage. So, my 1996 Coachmen and your 1996 Tiffin are vintage. Wear the label with pride!!!

And, I know my 23 year Coachmen it better built than a similar 2019 Coachmen.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:54 AM   #3
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For this Vintage Forum, RV's 20 years old or older, are considered vintage.
YYEEE HHHAAHHH - My 1999 Southwind is officially a Vintage..
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:12 AM   #4
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20 years is vintage? I guess Iím a fossil
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:56 AM   #5
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YYEEE HHHAAHHH - My 1999 Southwind is officially a Vintage..
Your beautiful rig is vintage? I can smell the new car smell on your photo! Riding in my '86 is vintage!
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Too some people 4 years old may seem vintage. I know my 2000 seems to be

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Waiter21, firstly thank you for all the DIY files on your motorhomes. As the sign on Smokey Unick’s business stated “Best Damn Garage in Town”, I think yours also qualifies.

In looking at your picture, I notice the barn end is missing a tradition that we had on ours in S.E. Ohio, “CHEW MAILPOUCH”, and we even got that end painted free.

May the grace of the good Lord be with you and yours in safe travel, and please keep challenging us with the upgrade details you provide.

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And, I know my 23 year Coachmen it better built than a similar 2019 Coachmen.
When we were in Phoenix this winter, We went to the big LaMesa RV show at the stadium and looked at several Bounders and Southwinds, very nice, but the build quality wasn't up to what we've seen in our 1999 Southwind.

I was surprised at the prices, they were around 130k for the Southwinds and Bounders on a F53 chassis. The prices seemed low, I was expecting a little higher.

Nice interiors and a lot of technology, but I think we'll stick with our 99 Southwind. We're very happy with it, the systems, floor plan, and how we use it. Its paid for, insurance is inexpensive,

AND, its now officially "Vintage" ..


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We have:

One Classic Muscle Car - 1967 Buick Wildcat - Love IT!!
Two Vintage [nearly Classic??] Boats - 1977 Tollycraft tri cabin and 1975 Crestliner runabout - Love em both!
One Vintage high performance 1 ton 1985 Chevy 4WD 4SPD super truck - Love IT!
A 1998 Prizm econo car. OK when needed.
A 1998 Ford Explorer 4WD SUV - Used often for rough and tumble cartage
Soon to be brought home a vintage 1996 Tiffin Allegro RV - Gonna Love IT!

And, a 2014 Lincoln MKT high performance 4WD - really, really plush SUV

The Lincoln has all kinds of computerized stuff... the rest don't!

I can easily handle nearly any item on the others or get my general mechanics to do it rather inexpensively.

Lincoln SUV is real nice driver - but - the Lincoln's computer crap needs to go to dealer... which can get expensive!
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YYEEE HHHAAHHH - My 1999 Southwind is officially a Vintage..

Congrats man, welcome to the group!
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My vintage habit. 1937 adams road grader. 1941 CAT 12 grader, 1949 CAT 12 grader, ( I do construction jobs with it) 1947 cj2a Jeep, one owner, many mods, 300hp hot rod. 1994 Alpenlite 27sl 5r, Many mods.
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My vintage habit. 1937 adams road grader. 1941 CAT 12 grader, 1949 CAT 12 grader, ( I do construction jobs with it) 1947 cj2a Jeep, one owner, many mods, 300hp hot rod. 1994 Alpenlite 27sl 5r, Many mods.
Simply too cool! 1940's Cat 12's - Yahoooooo!!!!
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Your hurting my 25 year old Alpenlite 5th wheels feelings. She prefers to be called; PAID FOR....not "VINTAGE" She has roughly 140,000 miles. She has a new roof..carpet. heater, A/C unit, micro wave, TV, Cabana top, Vinyl floor, New 7,000 lb Dexter axles and spring assembly's. She travels 12,000 miles each year...going from coast to coast for about 3 months. MISSES PAID FOR, has matured and given us years of fun on the road.
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are you in the Alpenlite travel club on facebook? We need old hands with alpenlites to advise the newbies. It is mostly a information group. Some guys do get together at Quartz site.
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