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Old 09-12-2010, 11:04 PM   #1
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My Other Motorhome is a GMC

Ok this is not good. I tend to acquire things in multiples. I like OMC boats '62-70. I have 6 of them.
I like Motorhomes. I cannot have 6 of them.

But a '76 GMC EdgeMonte came my way today and I couldn't say no. Now I have to decide if I should plan to do what it needs or sell it.
Needs include tires and windshields - well over $3,000.

Thing is - I really like the GMC's and this one isn't Orange...or that Lime Green they had.


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She looks like a gem. It's only money & you can't take it w/you so if you decide to make a project out of her, please post lots of photos.

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She's a beauty, Peter. Those things are a true piece of Americana.

I wish I could find one I could afford. Wouldn't mind putting in lots of sweat equity to bring it up to top condition.

Good luck with her,
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They are classics.
Well, yes, and at 26' it would make a good auxilliary backup for the Winnie. People always talk about having breakdowns and problems with their Motorhomes that keep them from going out. Wouldn't it be nice to have a backup?
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have to agree have a ski boat,bass boat,my 1985 southwind then i inherited a 2008 silver fox-artic fox 30 foot bumper pull (2 slides) now if only had a truck that could do 1200 lb toung weight
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Hi, Good luck with the GMC! I sold my last one a '77 Palm Beach a year ago, my first was a '77 Birchaven which I sold in '89. Loved them both but they were too small for our needs. Both were Great Rides and very advanced even Today.
I still have some parts left over.
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There are a lot of older GMCs still on the road and have been fixed up. Check out some of the GMC user groups on the net.

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I love the old GMC coaches
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Like many I love the GMC. Had my first encounter over 10 yrs ago...another couple from my church who had one...I was amazed at how civil it was on the road. Lots of "stuff" to tinker with though. Very classic unit..they always make my head turn.
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What you passed up this?

Peter,

I thought folks might enjoy the link while it is active:

The orange one:

1974 GMC Canyon Lands 26' Motorhome - Bronco Orange

I couldn't find the link for the lime green one. Maybe it sold.

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Peter,

I thought folks might enjoy the link while it is active:

The orange one:

1974 GMC Canyon Lands 26' Motorhome - Bronco Orange

I couldn't find the link for the lime green one. Maybe it sold.

Michelle
I printed this one out and showed it to my wife the day I got the EdgeMonte...it made ours look better :~)

Ok - that's not fair. These are 70's colors and as such are appropriate. The green models are actually kind of nice
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At first

Peter,

I must admit the orange one was a bit shocking at first but it grew on me with subsequent looks. But my favorite color right now is this yellow one.

Classic Motor Home 1975 GMC

I love the big windows the older coaches have.

Cheers!
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Yes - Yellow is nice and one of my favorite colors.
I'm growing concerned about the cost of restoration vs current market prices.
Watching Ebay they aren't bringing the big money they once were - of course nothing is now - and on CL I see rigs like this still listed 2 months later.

It just seems so odd. I'll have around $8-8500 in the Elandan - at most - and it'll probably be worth 6-7. It's really easy to get 12-15 into a GMC and today they're bringing 7-8 from what I see.

I really like the layout and style - along with the history and strong user group support (A bunch of Enablers but thats ok :~) ).....but getting so upside down is scary.

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