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Old 09-20-2010, 08:17 AM   #29
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All I know about new rigs is what I read here and at RV.Net. They certainly do seem to have a lot of problems - but on forums you tend only to hear from people who have a complaint.

A new rig would have slide(s) and that's a huge difference. I guess it depends on whether you're camping, travelling or some version of FT. I don't see how you could FT in a GMC. There's precious little storage. But for scooting out for a long weekend somewhere it'd be a lot better than having to take the behemouth.

In the Boat World they say that the enjoyment you get from a boat is inversly proportional to it's length :~)

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Old 10-05-2010, 05:05 PM   #30
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Peter: Guess I too have joined the crazies. I'm also collecting Motor Homes. I'm now the proud owner of a 26 ft. 1978 GMC Royale. I figure in a few years I won't want to drive around in the 40 footer. Plus there are many parks we can't take the big one.
There are a few things I need to do to it, ie; new cushions and carpeting in the cab and add a macerator system.

Vectra 40 AD (2004) and towing
PT Cruiser, GMC ZR5 4x4 Quad Cab
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:09 PM   #31
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I have joined the crowd as well as I am working on a 1976 GMC Edgemont. I will let you know how it goes as I have already pulled out the complete interior reinsulated and in process of putting all new back in.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:47 PM   #32
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GMC motorhome forum

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Rusty, I would do the same-

dream-on here:

GMC Motorhome Parts, GMC Publications, GMC Motorhome Service Center, GMC Motorhomes


Second link does not work just google bethunesales

If anyone is interested in the 1973 to '78 GMC's you really should have
a look at the users forum found at

GMCnet: Welcome to the forum

This is an excellent group of very friendly and knowledgeable GMC
coach owners.

All questions are happily answered. Great group over there!
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:58 PM   #33
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Hemmings' "Classic Cars" magazine has a nice article on the GMC this month. pretty informative and appreciative instead of poking ridicule like some non-enthusiast mags. i liked the way they showed the design of the chassis, and the use of Olds Toronado drivetrain in it.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:44 PM   #34
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Fuel comsumption

We just returned from five weeks in Florida. Our 76 Eleganza yielded 10.5 mpg over the 3885 miles traveled.
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Peter, someone was looking into manufacturing these again-the more I find out about these the more impressed I am, the ONLY thing that could improve them would be a diesel engine.
What is the fuel consumption on these?, and the total exterior height is really under 8' ??

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