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Old 12-12-2014, 05:42 PM   #29
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Good luck with the house and better luck with your health! Cooking Meth has ruined a lot of homes (and new buyers never know). We had one in our town recently. Million dollar neighborhood and the druggies had installed (according to the Feds) a $25,0000+ ventilation system. They'll still have to bulldoze the house.
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:47 PM   #30
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Oh how I wish I had seen that Pla Toi a couple of years ago.

The Wanderlodge has always been my "Bentley". I want it - but just can't justify it.
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:23 PM   #31
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Here are my suggestions.

Barth - These are well built units with an all aluminum exterior similar to Airstream. Most are built on the P30 chassis (parts and service readily available). These are a great value since the brand is no longer made. The shorter ones look better than the larger ones.

Airstream - Aluminum skinned units made from 1979 to 1996, most on the common Chevy P-30 chassis.

Argosy - Made from 1974-1978 by Airstream. Really the prototypes for Airstream. Usually cost less because they are painted and don't have the "Airstream" badge.

Foretravel - Very well built units. Older units on the P-30 chassis. Factory still services and maintains the older units.

GMC - Classic units. If it is only 2 people, they would be comfortable. My only issue is the wet bath. They have a real cult following and the prices are fairly reasonable.

Wanderlodge - 31' is really the shortest one available. Great units. Practically indestructible.
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:47 PM   #32
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Thank you all, I eat up all the info I can get, in the mean time the wife and I will be driving north from Pueblo West to maybe Cheyenne, Wyo., this weekend looking at MHs., as we need to move out of our house for about a month. Our health has had too many hiccups, so we are going to get the house shocked big time, with Ozone and have it tested for residue of a drug house. Hard to believe I bought this place in 2000, nice place 46 acres, above the Arkansas river, and I started to get sick of all kinds of odds and ends by 2005, doctors of all kinds have looked at me, tested me, and they can not pinpoint my problem, then 4 yrs ago wife moves in and she starts to get sick six months later, again a bunch of docs, and test and they can not pinpoint her problem, so it must be something with the ranch. Wish us luck. THANKS, GUS
The house next to the father-in-laws was know as the Bat house 100's & 100's used too fly in/out daily. The original owners moved out years ago and let it sit.
They finally bombed the house to get rid of them but the odor was terrible.
He moved his daughter in to the house and with in 30 days she was sick. So it sat a few more years and a young couple just bought it last year and gutted it and sprayed the whole interior every inch. Bleach sprayed it with Kilz, re-insulation , Sheetrock new windows, doors everything. So far so good but what a expense. Nice house and nice lot on the lake, great view.
Have your doctors checked her out for that type of illness?
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:39 AM   #33
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Fleetwood Diesel

My 1st class A was a 1993 Pace Arrow Diesel Pusher on an Oshkosh chassis. Had used the Pace for abour 9 years & just now upgraded to an 07 Discovery.
Really love that 93 Pace, Is a GREAT coach. Was getting 10MPG with the 8.3l cummins.

Going to be real hard to hand over the keys when she sells!

I love older motorhomes!
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.....so it must be something with the ranch. Wish us luck. THANKS, GUS

Here is one test you can do yourself inexpensively....

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You should probably start searching for a Revcon. You will not be disappointed in the build quality. Having been on/moderated a couple of Revcon forums for 12 years, the one thing we hear from new buyers is that bought the Revcon because it was the first older RV they stepped into that didn't smell musty. While old plastic marker lights and roof vents can leak, the seams never will. They are built on a custom chassis. The older units used the Toronado drivetrain (later copied by GMC). From 1980 on, the drivetrian was custom, designed by Peter Bryant of CAN-AM fame. You will not find a better handling motorhome than a Revcon as long as the suspension is properly maintained. Nothing comes remotely close. The manufacturer advertised that you could cruise at over 90 mph if that was your thing.
Here is one that might give you some idea:
https://billings.craigslist.org/rvs/4725814736.html
AMERICAN ICON 1984 Duke 28' RevCon GMC (overpriced)
https://tulsa.craigslist.org/rvs/4792633550.html
There are normally some pretty good deals in the under $5K range, which is much more typical.
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How goes the search??
I enjoyed reading this thread, and your posts
I have been looking, and have sort of settled, for now on winnebago, late 80s to mid/late 90s, Warrior, or Chieftain. They seem to be built well and Winnebago has a nice archive with the brochures, and owner manuals.
I am no expert, but notice a lot of people seem to really like their Pace Arrows, and they seem to be reasonably priced.
You might want to look at some class C units.
I really like the old GMC units but never find any locally to go see.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:48 AM   #37
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Well found and bought a 1975 Apollo 2600 DB, on a Dodge M500, with a 440-3, 93K miles, been sitting for 14 yrs, the inside is like new, the outside is very dirty, but never been hit. It has no rust at all anywhere. It's still a 100 miles from home, as it was missing the carb and the ignition harness was a mess, fuel tank and lines were dirty and cracked, did oil change, added trans fluid. I got a QJet carb off my buddy's 65' GTO, fixed all the wires, cleaned distributor, replaced ign. module.. After a few coughs and spits, several farts, she started and that old 440 came to life, we woke up the chickens on the guys farm. That old 440 sounds good, but it was getting dark and with snow on the ground and 15*F, it is going have to wait to come home. I see a Cummins Allison combination finding it's way under that front end. Not much info on the under 30' Apollo's out there, came with all the original manuals. It's well built, steel cage, good foam insulation aluminum belly pan, looks good, and all flat glass, and paid $1K for it. Once it gets home, the work starts, strip, clean, and make like new. Once it gets home, I will post pics.
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Look forward to more pictures, and posts. Especially the engine change out in the future
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Sounds like a fun project.
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Another Bluebird at Atkins Rv in Flint, MI

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How much do those rigs weigh? What Diesel engine/trans?? Never seen one up close.
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Since it's almost the end of the year for me, I have one hell of a good question, why are all the "potentially" good RV's for sale in all the RUST STATES? Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, etc., not one yet has been found in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada? Why are they all found and for sale in rust bucket states? Just ponder that one! In Illinois, Michigan and ohio, you can buy a rusted BlueBird for 3 times the cost of a 3 bedroom house, could it be a escape vehicle? Just asking... Let me tell you about rust buckets, Fiats, yep I have owned two, both 1967's I think they were primed with rust prior to shipping, the one I owned in NY had a see through floor, the one I got in Colorado, solid as the day it left Italy. I also have a 1976 MGB, not a bit of rust, yep in Colorado! Just bought a 1975 Apollo Motorhome, been sitting on a farm in Colorado for 14 years, not a speck of rust, and paid the price of 3 or 4 Michigan houses, a total of ,,, wait for it $1,000, yes it needed a carb and a ignition module, but got it running, and if the temp was above 15*F and if there was less snow on the ground, I would have driven it home the 100 miles, but damn it, I'm old, and the cold hurts, and driving something that has been sitting for 14 yrs a 100 miles home in the cold and dark, did not sound fun. Soon it will be home and I will post pics. ( No motorhomes were hurt in writing this post, lets hope no egos got hurt either, the hell with that, I'm pissed enough, I want to hurt and wake up some egos, or was those eggos) . Look, I have looked for quality older motorhomes, well built ones, like nothing rattles after 50K miles, something I can safely drive 80 miles down a forest service road, and not have it come apart, that kind of thing, have yet to find one in any of the rust states, or for that matter anywhere, if they were built after 1980. They all are made to look good, but under that coat of paint, yikes it's an old hag. In all the years that we have RV'ed/camped etc., we have yet to stay in a campground, but stayed at more than one WalMart parking lot, but have yet to pay to stay, hence the words "self contained", that's something most everyone has read on their RV manual. I take that to mean, no outside sources needed to camp. Don't need to pay the cost of a hotel room to stay 10 feet from my neighbour, and call it camping. Happy New Year,,, drink a shot or two of Rum, if I hurt you, I did not intent to hurt anyone! I think I misunderstood some words in the English language, like "camping" "Self contained" "wilderness" "RV" and "self sufficient", and some of you that have paid $100K plus for RV's that fall apart after 10K miles, should get together and bitch at the manufactures for all the bling and no go! Back in the day of hot rods, there was a saying "if it don't go, chrome it", they been chroming motorhomes for a long time, and you guys with too much money and something to prove, have been paying big $$$$s, for crap! Come on, you will be stuck with that run down RV, long after the blond left you. Demand quality at a fair price, I bet you pay a pretty dollar for Viagra, at least it lives up to the ads, does your RV? Again HAPPY NEW YEAR, hope the blond is holding up better than the RV!
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