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Old 11-16-2012, 11:14 AM   #29
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I can't afford to be too pickie and if it runs well and like I mentioned, if someone has taken decent care of it, that will be the one I'll get

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Denise, you can't afford NOT to be pickie. By being pickie, you will find a rig that not only you like for livability but also be in good enough shape not to drain your wallet with repairs. Sounds like you have the sense not to rush into a purchase as you shut down the first 'Oh my gosh' deal when you found fault.

That's the idea, keep being pickie. I was a teacher for 30 years, often one of the only males in the school. I helped a number of fellow teachers shop for autos. It was actually fun, I had no 'dog in the hunt' and could sit back and observe, giving advice when asked. A few times I'd suggest we get up and walk out the door when the salesman was pushing too hard. It was amazing to hear the 'absolute best deal possible' suddenly getmetamorphized as we walked out the door! Find someone in the know to check out anything you are interested in and try to keep emotion out of the deal.

I found an RV on eBay, did my research and found 2 others almost identical for much more $. Either I was in for a deal or there was something wrong with it. I researched all the issues with that rig and found no issues, just a motivated seller. I'm happy!
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:05 AM   #30
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Not to worry! I think I found my rig! What do you think



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Old 11-17-2012, 07:23 AM   #31
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Not to worry! I think I found my rig! What do you think
I've always loved the "Barn Board" look!

She looks like she could use a bit of paint.

You might want to get the "Still" checked before purchase.
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Good for you. We have discussed it and won't get another. Had Benji for 16 years.

You should get that MH in the picture. Siding just needs stained.
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Love the awnings on that MH, and she even has a washer and dryer!
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Check out the drivers side security light, and firewood in the basement!
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #35
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Great! Watch out for beavers and termites. Nice that it has it's own laundry on the porch, a must for very Appalachian camper! I'd check the dates on the tires, though, a few might be out of date --- by a decade or two.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:37 AM   #36
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Solar dryer to boot and it looks like its wood fueled. very ecologically sensitive and would fit right in up here on Vancouver Island as well as in the deep south. What a versatile unit. Go for it.
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LOL! Yeah, I suppose that could be a deal-breaker if it's not producing, LOL!! I like the washer though, way more important to have that fer my dirty socks, LOL!!


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It would be a real conversation starter wouldn't it Vancouver Island!! Wonderful My mom and grandmother were born in Victoria. Got to go there a couple of times, so love it there denise PS Do you know of a tiny park called William Rivers Park? That was my great-grand dad

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Solar dryer to boot and it looks like its wood fueled. very ecologically sensitive and would fit right in up here on Vancouver Island as well as in the deep south. What a versatile unit. Go for it.
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Hi all I started a new thread in hybrid, lightweight as I want to know more about these pop-ups Wanted everyone here that's helped me so much to know what I am up to denise

OOPs sorry, it's in "Pop up discussion" here: How about these Pop-ups?
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I want to post here because I think you guys/gals are going to be the only ones that can appreciate my enthusiasm over what I believe is a real "find" for me. I've found the neatest Van motorhome that's been stored for much of the time since it was new in '78. It has 43,000 original miles on it and it's a Dodge xplorer, 19'. I am so excited because the price is right and it looks in mint condition, never been smoked in, not a scratch on it.
We had an old Dodge Explorer van. It was our first RV and had always been cared for. I'm not sure of the year anymore. It ran like a trooper, even up and down the mountains on our way to NY and back. We sold it because it was a little two small for two people for more than a long weekend of camping. I was sad to see it go but we needed a larger RV.

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I know I have to have someone with knowledge look at it for me so it may not be all I "dream" it is but it was love at first sight, LOL!! I am almost 60 and plan to travel from Spring on, as long as I can. I hope to take tons of photos and basically work for temp services across the U.S. for extra money.

Feedback on the Van welcome, I can take the cons and well as the pros denise
Make sure you have a trusted mechanic check it over. For sure the belts are stiff if not rotten and the tires will also need replacement.
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I would love something like that set permanently at the lake.
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We could always build you one like that......carrier things have been done.. LOL
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