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Old 12-09-2009, 08:43 AM   #85
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[QUOTE=TKH;576412]Hey Steve,

By chance do you know if the thermostat had been removed or is stuck?

I take it the exhaust had been "modified" from stock?

It's still the best looking 2200 dollar RV I have ever seen. I know you have put a lot of hard work and money into her and it really shows.

Will you take double for her???
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:01 PM   #86
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I don't currently own a classic but think they're one of the most interesting sectors in the camping world. Our first MH (not that long ago) was a 1984 Winnebago warrior with a 454 engine and, although all of our campers have been good quality, there was something special about that old Winnie. It was tight and very rugged and we felt safe taking it to even the most undeveloped areas. One day I probably will go back to the simpler way but, in the meantime, I'd like to find out where and when these special campers get together so we could get a closer look. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. Jim
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:24 PM   #87
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Winnebago had one thing right in those older coaches. The windshields were flat. Compare the cost of the windshield in this unit with most class A motorhomes today. The Winnie would be less than $200 per side, and many motorhomes are well over $1000 per side now.

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Here's a pic of my '84 22' Winnebago Chieftain taken the other day at Sandy Beach campground in Rio Vista, Ca where my wife and I spent a couple of days camping and fishing.
So here's our oldster. Not yet vintage. It's a 1995 Safari Trek, nominally a 24-footer.



But we DO have something "vintage."

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Old 02-22-2010, 06:38 AM   #88
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Talking Miss our old 1974 Argosy!!

We now own a beautiful 2003 Fleetwood Providence, but I have to say my FAVORITE travel trailer was our 1974 Argosy by Airstream! We saw it sitting on the side of the road back in 2001 and picked it up for $2,200. I was laid up with spinal fushion and in a body cast, so I spent my time off work recovering the cushions on the pull out bed and sofa, and creating new shades and lined drapes. That trailer was in GREAT shape! The previous owner had removed the green shag carpeting and installed a nice neutral berber carpeting. It never had air conditioning, but we never needed it with those large windows. The air always seemed to flow nicely. We ended up selling it on Ebay for $6,700 back in 2005 and purchased a new 19 foot Sunline. It just couldn't compare, so we ended up in the motorhome. I would LOVE to find a nice old class C or class A to remodel for our youngest daughter, if I can talk my husband into it! He was always so proud of the Argosy - and we ended up giving tours at every campground!
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Don't you wish you still had the Argosy.

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Sometimes - but I enjoy the large bed and bath in our motorhome! I must be getting old!
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:31 AM   #92
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1990 Holiday Rambler Crown Imperial 35'

We just bought this coach. It is a P-30 chassis with 59,000 miles on it. We are busy restoring some of the upholstery and going over all the systems. Hopefully we will be ready to roll by Spring. Hope to see you on the road.

Fritz, Patti and Miss Daisy the basset hound !
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Any pictures of the inside? Nice looking coach!
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:02 PM   #94
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Cool Ok, here's mine, I just joined this club

Now, before you say the sig line says '91, that's a clerical error at the factory, has to be, the entire coach build was '89 (all the tags on everything bear this out), it was probably sitting in the factory almost until they closed their doors in '92. I'm the second owner, I only talked with the PO a little bit on the phone after I bought it from Pleasure Land RV in St. Cloud, MN in '03.
Blizzard in Sydney, NE last Easter week (09)
In the woods, Jay Cooke State Park, MN
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Here are a couple for the gearheads, I like to call it ERT (engine replacement therapy)




I'll post some of the interior renovation pictures when I find them
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How long did the engine swap take?
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Cool

I think total time involved (I did most of it unassisted, other than sliding the old one out, sliding the new one in, and getting the axle in and out of the springs) was almost 3 weeks. I had the old one out on the driveway waiting for the new one, so during that time I took care of the springs and bushing and looming up the wires, general cleaning stuff as well. It was rather labor intensive, I figured at a shop rate of $85-$125/hr it would have cost me around $7200.00 in labor, maybe more. The new engine was $6250.00, core was $2500.00. This was a "drop in" replacement except I had to make some changes to make room for the inline injector pump (much larger than the old rotary), and I fabricated intercooler (Charge air Cooler, pick the term you like best) piping. I also had to make a new front "insulator" mount (that's an engine mount, it's held in by one up front and two on the tranny), the new bigger engine has a larger dampener pulley on it than the old. Like this year, last year was dead around this time and nobody was calling me to work on their pianos and stuff until around the time I was installing the new engine. I would put them off for a few days, getting the engine in place and hooked up took precedence. Oh, I also had to replace the kickdown cable for the tranny with a shorter one, re-route the throttle cable and make a cable actuator for the injector pump to work.
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Proud new owner showing off his modest camper!












Thanks all!

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I need to find a door for it.
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