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Old 05-15-2013, 08:47 PM   #1359
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The trailer is a Spartan. Actually, it's two Spartans made into a fifth wheel. Avion did make some 5th wheels before ceasing production. The truck is whats left of a 1938 Ford COE.

Timeless Travel Trailers 1953 Spartan

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Old 05-16-2013, 11:54 AM   #1360
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Check out this vintage RV advertisement

http://www.rv123.com/blog/open-road-...ampaign=Buffer

This is an ad for an Open Road Coronado Motor Home. I wasn't able to find a date for it. 60s maybe?
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:43 PM   #1361
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Wow, that is a classy trailer and rig. Very nice.

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The trailer is a Spartan. Actually, it's two Spartans made into a fifth wheel. Avion did make some 5th wheels before ceasing production. The truck is whats left of a 1938 Ford COE.

Timeless Travel Trailers 1953 Spartan

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Spartan History | Travel Trailers | Flight School | Tulsa Aviation College

Timeless travels
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Hope you enjoy these I did.
Thanks NEWT
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:01 AM   #1362
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The trailer is a Spartan. Actually, it's two Spartans made into a fifth wheel. Avion did make some 5th wheels before ceasing production. The truck is whats left of a 1938 Ford COE.

Timeless Travel Trailers 1953 Spartan

Year and Model Photo Page

Spartan History | Travel Trailers | Flight School | Tulsa Aviation College

Timeless travels
Timeless Travel Trailers Gallery

Hope you enjoy these I did.
Thanks NEWT
WOW, what a setup that is, I bet that really get some attention going down the road.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:49 PM   #1363
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New to Me... Part Deux

Ok, back in Jan I was happy to be buying a Gulfstream Crusiear. Before I can pick it up and pay the guy he disappeared.... never hear another thing

So I have been looking around and today picked up a new to me 1994 Coachman Santara. Its got a Ford FI 460, with only 100K km. It has dual Air, a generator, new hardwood floors and was really well taken care of. I got all the manuals and stuff... Bought it off a guy who bought it as a surprise for his wife... surprise for him was he was sent to the dog house with instructions to get rid off it, after he had completed a safety inspection and replaced everything, including 6 new tires!! Only paid $6500... it was a steel, 1986 Machines here in Canada go for more

Driving it home I noticed the air ride suspension... very nice. I have manual levelers, so I think one of my first upgrades will be a computer controlled one to level me off. (next trip to the states)


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Apollo '13 Rescue Mission

Hello to all vintage RV'ers, Cheryl and I would like to invite all of you to view our latest RV article which is featured in the June 2013 issue of Family Motor Coach Association's Family Motor Coaching magazine. This is a private/subscription magazine and not available on magazine stands, however, they allow members to invite guests to view their articles. Please cut and paste or "click" on this link, http://digital.fmcmagazine.com?shareKey=Su8rYe
The article is titled-Apollo '13 Rescue Mission, a story about a 1982 Apollo Sceptre motorhome that was rescued from the point of no return to proudly cruise the highways of America once again. We also invite you to visit our website that is dedicated to the rare Apollo Sceptre motorhome. It is www.ApolloSceptreMotorhomes.com. Semper Fi, Dennis and Cheryl DeNoi
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #1366
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Got this from my sister for $3k this week. She had it less than a year then upgraded to a nice 5th wheel.
Runs but the battery is dead for inside power so no lights inside. genny won't start but maybe once we replace or charge the battery it might start up.
Needs engine work coz it won't take hills but I did get it to 55 on flat ground. Needs carpet removed due to PO dropping ashtrays all over it, a smoker smell and having an inside flood due to water running over undetected in bathroom. I'm afraid to take it up coz the floor might be bad.

But I'm excited to get started and see if its a funmobile or money pit or both.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:40 PM   #1367
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I’m really enjoying this thread.

But I'm curious what makes a vehicle or in this case an RV:
1) Vintage
2) Classic
3) Or Antique

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Old 05-22-2013, 02:45 AM   #1368
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This is how our mini MH looks at the moment... Repair work on the cab has ground to a halt for a while so I'm working underneath the coach, stripping the underseal & surface rust from the chassis & floor and repainting everything with rust inhibiting paint. The cab repairs will resume shortly.

I recently picked up an old Chevy dayvan that I'll be using for spare parts 'n panels. Once that arrives I'll be back on track with the cab repairs.

Right now the GMC cab is completely stripped out, right down to the shell.




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Im really enjoying this thread.

But I'm curious what makes a vehicle or in this case an RV:
1) Vintage
2) Classic
3) Or Antique

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To me, Vintage is over 25 yrs old. Antique is over 50 years old. Classic, to me, refers to design or looks.
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To me, Vintage is over 25 yrs old. Antique is over 50 years old. Classic, to me, refers to design or looks.
Good to know my 89 Fleetwood Limited is still considered a Modern Motorcoach!

Now if I could just convince it of that fact!
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To me, Vintage is over 25 yrs old. Antique is over 50 years old. Classic, to me, refers to design or looks.


Cool mine and Tumble Weed's might check all three boxes. ggg
1) Vintage
2) Classic and
3) Antique

Now I know there might be many more on this thread that do as well.
However, I can hardly remember yesterday - much less post that took place months and years. Ha ha ha...

We are blessed to have this latest arrival below.
It was delivered May 9th and currently is our 5th.
My plan for this one is to install a complete Subaru power plant.
It will be a mid-engine with the power plant facing the same way it did when it was in the front of the Subaru.
I will use full body wiring, dash with gauges, fuel pump, computer, the steering column, along with
the steering wheel for all its hand controls and everything else needed from a donor Subaru to complete the conversion.
Once I'm sure everything was done well and it is ready to go; I will sell it to help pay to restore one of our other Ultravans for our museum.


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Wow! That's quite the challenge. Good luck! Im Having a hard time just changing out the blinds.
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