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Old 12-05-2015, 11:56 AM   #15
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That thing is Saweeeeet! Great deal too! The Imperial was top of the line back in the day. Congrats on your find!
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Old 12-05-2015, 12:05 PM   #16
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That thing is Saweeeeet! Great deal too! The Imperial was top of the line back in the day. Congrats on your find!
This girl had 1 owner until the first of October this year. 😳 she's got all of the original gadgets and her interior is almost spotless! It's like stepping back into say 1990! ❤️ You seem to have a few sweet honeys of your own. 😉 we were looking for a class c when we found this one.
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Old 12-05-2015, 12:43 PM   #17
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We'd like restoration in progress pictures once you start as well, good luck with it and enjoy it.
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Flipping premium classics is getting to be a more common thing...and smart too.

They say over 75% of all AirStreams ever made are still on the road

Only 1 issue that will never change...the MPG of that 427'. Just like the Ford 460's in RV's, the saying goes:
"That engine can pass anything else on the road... except a gas station"

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Old 12-05-2015, 01:38 PM   #19
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Wow, she's huge and looks really nice outside. Can we please see the inside? I've always been more interested in the interiors. Even though I have a fair amount of buyers remorse over my 1991 rockwood MH I do love the original 1991 interior. It is after all what makes these into a home instead of just another vehicle.
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Old 12-05-2015, 01:51 PM   #20
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She sure is! We were truly blessed to find her. The husband and I are moving from Louisiana to Washington state the end of February. We were looking for a smaller, class c, to live in until we get the house finished. Lucked up on her for a mere $4600! The only problems we've found are minor air leaks, the antenna area leaks, causing water damage to almost the entire ceiling, but it's mostly the very first layer inside. We're dropping the pop down bed area all the way to the bar. Some of the very front needs new insulation and all due to the water. The pop down bed is toast. It was drenched and even the wood frame has rotted. There's no water inside the RV though. It was parked on a slope for 6 years, allowing it to drain out. She'll take a little work, but when you find a 30 year old RV with all of the original equipment and only 56k miles, you restore!

I'm also dealing with leaks. Not so much the antenna (so far as I know) but some pinhole leaks in the EDPM rubber roof. Yours looks like it may have a rubber roof but I can't tell. Might be worth while to take a look up there and see what condition it's in. I've recently put a rubber roof coating on mine to try and address some pinhole leaks in the back. (just 2 spots that just get damp in heavy rain) I think most of the water has actually been wicked out since my inner layer is cloth over I think a very very thin layer of luan or some other very thin wood.

One other thing I have had serious problems with is water coming in the windows. Might be worthwhile to take a hose and spray the windows down to check for any leaks just to be sure while you are working on waterproofing.
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A thread with some info about the 427 powered Gillig chassis.
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The previous owner said 8-10mpg. We'll see. ��
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I'm uploading a short video to YouTube, it's too big for the forum. I'll post a link when it's available. Thanks for all the information! Yes to the plastic roof, husband has already been up there in the rain. 😉
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...I think most of the water has actually been wicked out since my inner layer is cloth over I think a very very thin layer of luan or some other very thin wood...
FWIW, cloth + lauan + water = wicking in all the wrong ways. Just finished replacing the roof on our rig. Anything damp against lauan leads to delamination of the plywood, and you know the rest.
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Wow, now that is class! Great to see a rig like that! Stands out like a classic car. Has character and should be lots of fun to hit the road in!!
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We're going through the same thing. Leaked by the power antenna opening, wicked all the way to the rear hallway. Doing away with the antenna and recoating the roof first thing. Any particular brand of coating to look for?
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The previous owner said 8-10mpg. We'll see. ��
You are smart to wait and see.
We have a friend with one of those GMC RV's (front wheel drive) with a hot rodded 455. It is an amazing thing to see...can do burnouts from a standing start. But even being small (mid 20 feet long) it gets 5-7 MPG If he's gentle on the throttle. Less, if he's having fun

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