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Old 08-08-2011, 11:04 AM   #463
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I love this forum! It's great to see that there are so many people out there who are willing and able to preserve these great pieces of history. One of the challenges of owning and driving a vintage RV is that (if your are a DYIer anyway) it really tests your handyman skills. You have to be an electrician/ plumber/ carpenter/ mechanic. Last summer I became the proud owner of a '91 Foretravel 36' Grand Villa ORED.
I know compared to a lot of the coaches on this forum it's not "that" vintage but I have done a lot of work none the less. Mostly on the interior, I am getting ready to move on to the exterior now, I need to completely strip the existing stripes and recondition the fiberglass and re-stripe but hey, one thing at a time!
Anyway, meet "Moby"
I really like the styling of the grill. Looks like it is destined to become a classic.
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:15 AM   #464
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I like number 9 the best.

Kinda like Mad Max's RV!
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I really like the styling of the grill. Looks like it is destined to become a classic.
Thanks!
Unfortunately the "wrap around" part of the grill is a vinyl decal, still, it looks pretty cool from a distance.

Overall I really like the FT, the build quality is superb, there's a lot there to work with, but it's like anything else 20 years old, there's a ton of little problems. I just keep lining 'em up and knocking 'em down one at a time. I've done a pretty good job of documenting what I have done so far with Pics, I just need to sit down and put together a thread.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:51 PM   #466
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I've done a pretty good job of documenting what I have done so far with Pics, I just need to sit down and put together a thread.
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Please start a thread soon, would love to see what you have done!
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:03 PM   #467
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Please start a thread soon, would love to see what you have done!
I'd like to second that motion.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:42 PM   #468
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Just boght my first RV! 1984 Ford Triple E. Engine runs great, tires new in 2009, all outer seams caulked in 2010, only 43000km! Sleeps up to 6 people with bed area in back, table turns into bed for 2, as well as upper sleeping area for 2. Has a fridge, stove, oven, 2 sinks, and a small shower all in working order. Lots of cupboards for storage space, and is clean. I got it for $2000!
What a great deal!! We just got ours in june and we only paid 3800! It was in such good shape I felt like I was stealing it! Have lots of fun and aventures with your new rig. Cheers
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I like those foretravels. There is a 93 for sale at a local dealer. I keep eyeballing it, but have trouble justifying a change.
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I like those foretravels. There is a 93 for sale at a local dealer. I keep eyeballing it, but have trouble justifying a change.
WOW! Dude, Jump on it, believe me, if I thought I could unload mine in a hurry
I'd be on a plane tomorrow to pick up that Unihome. I love my ORED but the Uni is a significant step up in ride quality and storage space, and those mirrors just look cool!
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I'll dig up the pics and try to put together a coherent thread.
I've basically replaced a lot of the things that didn't work. The Kool-O-Matic was replaced by a MaxxAir Turbomax, new Fantastic fan in the head to replace the old, ate up fantastic. Deep sixed the front CRT TV and in dash CRT monitor for the rear cam and the original radio replaced them all with a single DIN Jensen Radio/ CD/ DVD player with a fold LCD monitor and a Hitachi 19" LCD flat panel up front. The existing barrel chair and recliner were six kinds of nasty so I tossed them and am going to install a second Flex Steel jack knife sofa on the right side of the coach, pick it up next Thursday as a matter of fact. It'll help me sleep three kids. I'lve replaced the existing 8D SLI battery with a 4D battery, this winter I am going to relocate the SLI battery to the engine bay and add another 8D coach battery for a total of two 8Ds running the coach, it'll give me some excellent boondockability! The only advantage of the ORED over the Uni is in boondocking, The ORED has a lot of ground clearance so it's a bit better on rough surfaces. My goal with the Foretravel is to build a well insulated, safe, comfortable family camper to take the wife and kids anywhere and everywhere we want to go.
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[QUOTE=MDH16;925903]I'll dig up the pics and try to put together a coherent thread.

Hey MDH16,

That is a great idea and a lot of us here are 100% for a thread on your work.

We can't wait to see some before and afters.
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That is so cute and colorful! How can you not have a big grin on your face when you see it?

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Thank you.

I lived out of it for 7 months, so i figured i needed to paint it happy colors to keep living in such a small space exciting.
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