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Old 06-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #869
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A real Mini-Winnie!

I've been on the lookout for one of the Tonka Winnebagos for a few years, but never found one at the local flea markets or yard sales. Our son's girlfriend's grandfather gave this to us today. I had no idea he had it, but he thought we'd have fun with it now.

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Your water heater will use significant propane if you leave it lit all the time. If you turn it off and relight it only when you'll need hot water, you'll save a lot, but I doubt if it will last for months.

The fridge either is running on propane (usually with 12volt DC electric controls) or its not. Its certainly not using 110 volt AC AND propane. If you leave it on propane, it will be burning pretty much all the time in warmer weather. Turn it to electric (110 volt AC) if that's an option.

It won't hurt anything to run completely out of propane, but why is it a problem to just get it filled? Unless you are in a very remote area, propane is usually readily available, at gas stations, co-ops and propane dealers.

Ask the campground office if a local propane truck will make deliveries, and get it filled at your site.
Thanks again for the reply. The fridge is on elect. I didn't want to drive my MH off this mountain because it is a hard climb. I will take your advice and turn off the hot water heater when not needed. And possibly find someone who will deliver if necessary.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:42 AM   #871
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I've been on the lookout for one of the Tonka Winnebagos for a few years, but never found one at the local flea markets or yard sales. Our son's girlfriend's grandfather gave this to us today. I had no idea he had it, but he thought we'd have fun with it now.

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Old 06-03-2012, 05:50 PM   #872
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I've been on the lookout for one of the Tonka Winnebagos for a few years, but never found one at the local flea markets or yard sales. Our son's girlfriend's grandfather gave this to us today. I had no idea he had it, but he thought we'd have fun with it now.

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I think you should list the 25" one in your signature as well!
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:28 PM   #873
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Winter in NY State & Virginia 73 23ft Lifetime by Boise Cascade

May have been 1972, 318ci Chrysler Corp engine, slept 6, am fm w/8track we were really living.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:46 PM   #874
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I think you should list the 25" one in your signature as well!
Did some research on this site and found out it's a 1977 Tonka Mighty Camper due to the colors and the oval Tonka emblem on the rear.

1977 Tonka Toys Mighty Tonka Trucks

Updated my sig....
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This caused me to nearly come out of my chair. In fact, I will state, formally, that the drool marks on my monitor are not mine. Not at all, nope. No way, no how...

This is a Travco. Travco's are really really neat, and may be something of an object of lust.

Steel frame, aluminum ribs with fiberglass skin. Main seam is at the top of the coach, and, if memory serves, was the first coach to feature a full-on fiberglass shell. GMC was heavily influenced by this design when they started manufacturing their Class A motorhomes in the mid 70's.

I have already informed my beloved that one of these *will* be a project of mine. She... didn't say no.

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I'm in Chama NM and saw this 1968 Dodge. The owner said it was fiberglass over an aircraft fuselage. Thought some might want to see it.

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I see a lot of gorgeous vintage rigs here. Makes me happy to see these pieces of rolling history still rolling. Here's a couple of pictures of our rig, which we *finally* we able to bring home yesterday and took for its maiden voyage last night:



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Nice looking popup!
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Sure makes me miss my Pop Up. Wife talked me into selling it after we got marred because we had the Class A now and didn't need it anymore.

Little did she know the gas prices would go through the roof and make driving the Class on short weekend camping trips a less than desirable option.

Had many great adventures with my Jayco 1207 back when I was single.
It had a shower and commode and a nice kitchen, so I was a hit with the single ladies.

I've already informed the wife that if I ever run across another one I'm going ot buy it for those short trips to the local lakes.
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I see a lot of gorgeous vintage rigs here. Makes me happy to see these pieces of rolling history still rolling. Here's a couple of pictures of our rig, which we *finally* we able to bring home yesterday and took for its maiden voyage last night:

She looks great,well cared for, and a classic.

Do you have any plans or needs for restoration? Have you thought about a little wire brushing of the wheels, bumper, and hitch with a little paint would make her very happy she has a great new owner.

Thank you for your service to our country and many safe travels.
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Cool rig, what great condition, can we see inside please?

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