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Old 06-08-2011, 09:55 AM   #1
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My new project

So im a young guy but a long time RVer, I had put a hold on things because i bought a house, but now am getting back into it. I just bought a 1972 Dodge motor home that i plan to restore. Its only 18 feet but a perfect beach buggy. I believe its a m300 or m375 chassis. Any one out there have something similar and want to share ideas?

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Old 06-08-2011, 10:32 AM   #2
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I have a 1973 Vogue 25' and it is a model M400 Dodge Chrysler vintage RV Motor home. I am having a very hard problem in finding just the signal lever for my unit. The harness was available OEM however the lever itself was manufactured from 1973 to 1977 and I have had no results in obtaining any replacemnet. Would really be great if someone might have a resource anywhere.
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I have a 1973 Vogue 25' and it is a model M400 Dodge Chrysler vintage RV Motor home. I am having a very hard problem in finding just the signal lever for my unit. The harness was available OEM however the lever itself was manufactured from 1973 to 1977 and I have had no results in obtaining any replacemnet. Would really be great if someone might have a resource anywhere.
Well I got this website from a member on RV.net. dodgetravcos.com - Long Lasting Dodges .. it obviously is mostly travcos but it has tons of info on all dodge chassis motor homes.
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:43 AM   #4
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Can't wait to see what you do with the ol' girl.
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Very cool and quite unique at only 18' long, you could park it anywhere. I thinks it's the first MH I have ever seen with the spare mounted on the front.
Good luck and have fun with your new project!
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Very cool and quite unique at only 18' long, you could park it anywhere. I thinks it's the first MH I have ever seen with the spare mounted on the front.
Good luck and have fun with your new project!
It really is interesting... The turning radius is SOOO sharp... its almost 0 degree
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Some more pics, sorry they are a bit dark, they are with my phone. Needs a lot of cleaning and some brake work, rear brakes are seized up




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I have a 1973 Vogue 25' and it is a model M400 Dodge Chrysler vintage RV Motor home. I am having a very hard problem in finding just the signal lever for my unit. The harness was available OEM however the lever itself was manufactured from 1973 to 1977 and I have had no results in obtaining any replacemnet. Would really be great if someone might have a resource anywhere.

I don't understand why you tried to highjack this thread vice starting your own?

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I don't understand why you tried to highjack this thread vice starting your own?

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I thought the same but its ok... Ill sell you mine.... $500
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So today we planned to tear apart the brakes, but it decided to pour out. So we decided to do a little motor work, thank god it's inside. Plugs, wires, air filter and an oil change. We only got that done because the kid at advanced auto gave us The wrong plugs. Here's a look in the dog house. A pic of the dinet pulled apart. And an awkward discovery. It was a massive battery, probably about the size of 4 12 volts lined up.
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Man, that battery must weigh 200 lbs!
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So today we planned to tear apart the brakes, but it decided to pour out. So we decided to do a little motor work, thank god it's inside. Plugs, wires, air filter and an oil change. We only got that done because the kid at advanced auto gave us The wrong plugs. Here's a look in the dog house. A pic of the dinet pulled apart. And an awkward discovery. It was a massive battery, probably about the size of 4 12 volts lined up.
Thats a 8D battery. I know because I have the exact battery in mine, and yes its a monster it takes at least 2 guys to pick it up and put in. I replaced mine last year.
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Sweet looking unit. I love the odd balls. Starting to see a lot of post on the big batteries. I'm sure if you hit the battery depot vs the auto parts store they can give you the scope on them. I bet they are better and much, much cheaper then the auto parts stores. Good luck with it. When you get a chance show us some more exterior shots. I gotta see the rear...


Wait, is that a 440 or 413 with a single barrel carb???
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That's about an $800.00 battery!
If it needs to be replaced looks like you have plenty of room to convert over to four 6 volt batteries, and would cost about 1/2 as much.


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Wait, is that a 440 or 413 with a single barrel carb??
That looks like a 318, 2 brl to me.
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