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Old 07-19-2013, 01:39 AM   #1
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Round 2 -OR- starting over?

So, let me be honest here... A few years ago, I bought a newer 5th wheel that had previous water damage; never did the necessary repairs on time, & ended up with a part-out/scrap yard item. 2 years later, I've since acquired a 25' 1977 Georgie Boy/Cruise Air motorhome. Everything is (relatively) solid/in good working order. (I've posted before in regards to the refrigerator. which is since working!) I'm in the process or removing the old caulking/re-caulking, & sealing with Dicor metal RV roof sealant. The main reason that I purchased the RV, is that the previous owner swapped out the original 440 gas motor for 89 5.9L/6BT Cummins diesel. Although I think the RV is still a decent project, I'm at the point where a truck camper might suit me better. About a month ago, I bought a nice 77 (same year, how ironic!) Chevy C-10 ("Heavy !/2"/"Big-10") that was originally a New Mexico truck. Mileage is not 100% known, but guessing around 68k. org miles. (Odometer says 67xxx), but how do you know if it's 67k or 167/267k? Runs/drives/looks like 67k, but don't' really know.

I'm looking to travel across country, so ideally a truck camper would be easier to navigate with. However, if my RV doesn't sell, I'd still like to have it ready to roll, because I don't plan to sell it less than what I paid for it ($4500), as I feel that it's worth that, especially when I refinish the roof.

So, at the moment, I'm debating whether I should keep/sell the RV. While it'd be more economical to just maintain the 1 vehicle, even if it costs more in gas, it would be nice to have the space/benefits % reliability of the Cummins.

Let me know your thoughts! I'd be glad to post pictures if you'd like; just need some commentary!? Thanks!

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Old 07-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #2
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The 25' Georgie Boy is pretty similar in size to the truck with the slide on. And the motorhome is going to have a better layout than the truck campers which are usually cramped.

Do a good job with the roof repair and keep the truck as your daily driver, IMHO.

Good luck!

Tom and Katharine
'07 Winnebago Tour 40TD, 400hp Cummins
'17 Winnebago View 24V, '02 R-Vision B+
RVing for 19 years & 150,000+ miles
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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Boy that sounds like a really cool Motorhome I've been really inclined I do that with a classic Winnebago. The Motorhome with that cummins will probably get better mpg then the truck and camper combo and will get more attention regardless they both sound neat, the last poster is bang on the Motorhome will be way more live able
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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This is true, it would be a lot more live able! I still haven't decided, honestly. In the meantime, though, I need to finish cleaning up where it needs to be recaulked & put on the new caulking/roof coating. I've already purchased the Dicor Lap Sealent & Metal RV roof coating (should be good @ $50 a gal? ;-) ) Although I bought it locally, so I may have been paying a bit more. The other reason I had considered selling the RV was so I could put $ towards restoring my pickup. But if I end up in a warmer climate before winter hits, that may buy me some more time. And I'm a little concerned about using a truck camper on a 1/2 ton, even it is the "Big 10".
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