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Old 10-29-2011, 10:24 PM   #589
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Our first RV. A 1984 Tioga 23' class C


This is our first RV. We have had 2 travel trailers and 2 campers before but this is our first driver. Ford chassis with a 460 and C-6. On board 4K Onan. Overall terrific condition for it's age. We love it! Made a trip over to Leavenworth Washington and one camping trip in the Cascades this summer with zero issues. It has a great layout with a double bed in the back, kitchen in the middle, jackknife sofa in the living room and queen in the cabover. Fits our family of five nicely. We are planning a trip to Yosemite, Bryce and Zion next summer. Praying for gas prices to go down at 8 MPG! Any tips for owning and maintaining an older RV would be much appreciated, particularly before we embark on any long trips.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:47 PM   #590
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Hi, Neighbor!

I'm right across Puget Sound from you...

Now, that's a real beauty!
All decked out and Loaded for Off-Road Bear, I see from the bikes on the back
There are so many camping/dirt biking opportunities in Our Great State of Washington...
McCready! Yakima! The Columbia plateau!The state Forest ORV areas!
It's nice to see somebody equipped to take advantage of them...

We're camper/bikers, too, so feel free to ask if you want suggestions.

Francesca
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:51 AM   #591
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Has anyone ever seen this vintage camper art website? Very cool.
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Thanks for the link. We've been looking for some pictures for our MH.
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This is our first RV. We have had 2 travel trailers and 2 campers before but this is our first driver. Ford chassis with a 460 and C-6. On board 4K Onan. Overall terrific condition for it's age. We love it! Made a trip over to Leavenworth Washington and one camping trip in the Cascades this summer with zero issues. It has a great layout with a double bed in the back, kitchen in the middle, jackknife sofa in the living room and queen in the cabover. Fits our family of five nicely. We are planning a trip to Yosemite, Bryce and Zion next summer. Praying for gas prices to go down at 8 MPG! Any tips for owning and maintaining an older RV would be much appreciated, particularly before we embark on any long trips.
Veryy Nice Tioga there!
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She's a beauty; love the color scheme! I own a 16 foot cube van with a 460 and it also gets 8 mpg, whether empty or loaded down and pulling a trailer! Maybe we both have the same heavy right foot....
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:31 PM   #594
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Talking This is my latest project

It's a '76 El Dorado 25 footer. I dont know anything about El Dorado but I am the second titled owner of this trailer. The first and original purchaser bought it new. It even came with the original owners manual. It has sat for 5 or so years and needs some work. The roof needs replaced im afraid. All the systems seam to work except the Magic Chef fridge has a bad elec heating element. Works great on propane though. Looking forward to updating and using this rig. I sold our '74 kit 17 footer to get this rig. The extra room and working bathroom will be a real benefit with the 4 kids I wanted to be able to spend more time "playing" with it but mother nature said no. So its winterized, covered, and put up until the spring. Gonna be a long winter.





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Welcome!!

Not keen on the paneling, but I do like the layout.
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It's a '76 El Dorado 25 footer. I dont know anything about El Dorado but I am the second titled owner of this trailer. The first and original purchaser bought it new. It even came with the original owners manual.





I had a 1976 El Dorado Class C MH. I too was the second owner a nd had gotten the manual. I bought it in 1992, trans was shot and it sat up. With a little money and some time it was up and going and going and going. I don't own it anymore but it's still going. Your interior decor is how mine was. I changed the flooring and the fabrics, kept the paneling as it proved to be durable. I miss my El Do, got me there and back every trip with minimal fuss. It was built on the Dodge cut-away van chassis.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:47 AM   #597
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I bought this rig off ebay for $8500 about 7 years ago. It's my first rv but grew up in a family that always had an rv (trailers). I've put a rebuilt trans, hot water heater, refrig, toilet and regular maintenance. Have about 65,000 miles on it now (had 53,000 when I bought it). GM power train (gas) and 6.5kw onan, hydraulic leveling jacks, awning and aluminum 'house framing'. (I'm not a fan of the wood framed units). After all was said and done I think I have about $14,000 in it and it's home.

I'm quite pleased with it. It only broke down on me once and that was when the transmission went out. Seems the previous owner put a junkyard transmission in it before I bought it and they did a half-ass job of putting the new one in. Used the wrong bolts on the flex plate which caused a vibration and ruined the flexplate AND caused premature failure of the front seal on the trans.... thankfully, the little town I broke down in had an honest mechanic/shop/tow truck operator (and I had the
money to have them rebuild my trans and put a new flex plate). Amazing how much the gas mileage went up after that. I think for the first time I ever I hit a double digit gas mileage number (lol ... ie: without the tow vehicle behind it!).
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Very Very cool.. I found and old shasta sitting in someone driveway yesturday looks like it hasnt been used in years. If there was no fence around the whole yard I would of asked for it.

Now i go around areas and look for old trailers that need tlc.. Looking for my first one..

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I bought this rig off ebay for $8500 about 7 years ago. It's my first rv but grew up in a family that always had an rv (trailers). I've put a rebuilt trans, hot water heater, refrig, toilet and regular maintenance. Have about 65,000 miles on it now (had 53,000 when I bought it). GM power train (gas) and 6.5kw onan, hydraulic leveling jacks, awning and aluminum 'house framing'. (I'm not a fan of the wood framed units). After all was said and done I think I have about $14,000 in it and it's home.

I'm quite pleased with it. It only broke down on me once and that was when the transmission went out. Seems the previous owner put a junkyard transmission in it before I bought it and they did a half-ass job of putting the new one in. Used the wrong bolts on the flex plate which caused a vibration and ruined the flexplate AND caused premature failure of the front seal on the trans.... thankfully, the little town I broke down in had an honest mechanic/shop/tow truck operator (and I had the
money to have them rebuild my trans and put a new flex plate). Amazing how much the gas mileage went up after that. I think for the first time I ever I hit a double digit gas mileage number (lol ... ie: without the tow vehicle behind it!).
I love the old HR's, such classy rigs!
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This is our first RV. We have had 2 travel trailers and 2 campers before but this is our first driver. Ford chassis with a 460 and C-6. On board 4K Onan. Overall terrific condition for it's age. We love it! Made a trip over to Leavenworth Washington and one camping trip in the Cascades this summer with zero issues. It has a great layout with a double bed in the back, kitchen in the middle, jackknife sofa in the living room and queen in the cabover. Fits our family of five nicely. We are planning a trip to Yosemite, Bryce and Zion next summer. Praying for gas prices to go down at 8 MPG! Any tips for owning and maintaining an older RV would be much appreciated, particularly before we embark on any long trips.
Very nice Tioga! One thing I have noticed with the older rigs, some people have very nice ones but the wheels are all rusty making the whole rig look bad. Your wheels look fantastic!

Congrats & safe travels!
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My wife and I just got done helping her parents start the remodel on there 1986 Itasca Windcruiser. They are also members on the forum (Winnebeater2), but I have the pictures so I figured I would post them for them. Here is a public link to the album posted on my Facebook page: Deb's Motor Home | Facebook
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