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Old 01-16-2015, 06:12 PM   #1
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My new, not so new 89 Chieftain 23

Picked up the Chieftain 23 today, and drove it 133 miles from Owensboro to Louisville.
No problem, runs great, and very strong engine.
Inside is decent, outside has a couple of delay spots to deal with, but given the price, I did not expect a 2015.
Drives great, and straight no problem on the hills, no complaints, it is ready to use.

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Old 01-16-2015, 06:59 PM   #2
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Looking at the dogs, I'm feeling like paraphrasing Brody in Jaws...

"You're gonna need a bigger bus."

I am Jerry P too.
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:12 PM   #3
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Dogs picked their spots. You get the leftovers?
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:18 PM   #4
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Your new coach looks good and so do your dogs. The DW and I have 3 dogs they love to travel and I can't go out side with them thinking I'm going to the motorhome. Oh read up on the use of ZEP on your coach it will make your 1989 look like a 2015 it will shine like new. I bought a 1996 3 years ago and it did not shine I did the Zep floor wax thing and it works great even made the graphics look good . Best of luck with your new coach and keep them shining.
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Looks really nice and the furry family clearly approves. Enjoy your rig. I like the older ones best because they were made well and are still out there.
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heey JERRYP, did u pick that up from craigslist ?....if so i think i looked at that one..


your coach is insulated like ours,,,we have a german sshepard ,a standard poodle,there son... a shepadoodle, and a walker coonhound,,,,,they really need there own camper...lol..
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heey JERRYP, did u pick that up from craigslist ?....if so i think i looked at that one..


your coach is insulated like ours,,,we have a german sshepard ,a standard poodle,there son... a shepadoodle, and a walker coonhound,,,,,they really need there own camper...lol..
Yes I did find it on Craigslist, Owensboro RV.
Engine/drivetrain is excellent, 49k miles, inside is pretty good, exterior needs some TLC. A couple of Eelam spots to repair.
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i knew i saw it,,,,,im happy you found a good deal,,im in eastern ky, and always checking the huntington,eastern,lexington,cicninati area for stuff...


we use to travel to louisville every week to visit my daughter at the MC DOWELL center for the blind,,,,
keep us updated on your new MH,
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That us a really nice buy... Looks like with minimal upgrades, you will have great Coach.
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Looks like a great rig. I am a fan of the shorties. Sometimes less is more.... at least that's what I tell my wife.
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Looks like a great rig. I am a fan of the shorties. Sometimes less is more.... at least that's what I tell my wife.
I have been driving it around town doing errands, and such,
The length is a big plus, for what I think I want it to do.
I want to go to dog events, and weekend trips, and in town events where it would be nice to have a headquarters, food, and bathroom.
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:02 PM   #13
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Very cool unit. As I prefer smaller things, this looks like a perfect size.

Most people want the hugest thing they can get (house, car, truck, boat, TV...)

Nice find.
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Good luck with it, everybody looks ready to go.
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