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Old 01-10-2016, 08:44 AM   #1
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Our 1996 American Eagle turned vintage this year

Well our 1996 American Eagle RV turned vintage this year, And were spending the winter months doing an interior upgrade
New Carpet
Recover window valences
Removing all Brass
New flat panel Tv's
New pleated shades
Dinette furniture recovered
New windshield curtains

It been a lot of work so far but luckily its stored indoors. I will post some pictures on the progress, it seems to never end upgrade one thing then see somehting else that needs done. Went to the Rv show yesterday and the quaility of the new ones is just not there unless you spend over 300,000 very happy to own mine.
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Well our 1996 American Eagle RV turned vintage this year
96eagle
How many miles are on your '96 American Eagle?
Wondering

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Spending the winter months south of the "freeze line", (for the 10th year).
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Very nice upgrades! We had a 1996 Eagle and still miss it! You might want to store the brass for future, we were at the 25th Silver Anniversary in Goshen last summer. Memory lane of vintage AC coachs were beautiful!
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Always good to see your coach.

Going over today a start both the engine and the generator and let them run a half hour.

I cannot store inside.
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Thanks for the comments All brass was repainted with black acrylic laquer. Tv in the front is getting mounted high and old space at the bottom is getting an electric fireplace Trying to take my time and do it right.
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Went to the Rv show yesterday and the quaility of the new ones is just not there unless you spend over 300,000 very happy to own mine.

My sentiments exactly! Enjoy it, but dont neglect the maintenance on the dirty bits underneath.
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It would be classified as a "PVT" (Post-Vintage Thoroughbred) in the UK, since only vehicles manufactured in 1931 or earlier can be legally classified as "Vintage". At least that's how it was when we lived there in the late 1960s. May have changed since then.
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Very nice, keep the pictures coming!
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Completed the front TV reclocate this weekend Installed a 28" up high where the vcr was from the factory, And also instaled a smart blue ray player in the cabinet to the left Where the old 25" crt tv was I am now starting to install a fireplace.
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Looks very nice and factory. Great work!
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Well our 1996 American Eagle RV turned vintage this year, And were spending the winter months doing an interior upgrade
New Carpet
Recover window valences
Removing all Brass
New flat panel Tv's
New pleated shades
Dinette furniture recovered
New windshield curtains

It been a lot of work so far but luckily its stored indoors. I will post some pictures on the progress, it seems to never end upgrade one thing then see somehting else that needs done. Went to the Rv show yesterday and the quaility of the new ones is just not there unless you spend over 300,000 very happy to own mine.
very nice job
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Those older American Eagles are my absolute favorite rv's ever. Very nice!

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I would like one similar, but want a deep slide. What year would have that?
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Really nice work! I guess if 20 years old is the cutoff for vintage, our 1996 Winnebago Adventurer is official. We are working age fulltimers currently in Orlando, FL.

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