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Old 12-07-2016, 08:29 AM   #1
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The Bye-Bye House

Hi, everyone! Janet and George here. Just looking for anyone who has or knows anything about a 25' Prelude by the El Dorado Motor Company. Thanks!
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We had an El Dorado Class C when I was a teen. It was a simple and strong RV on a Chevy Cab/Chassis with a big block V8. The only issue ever was that the house power ground parted near the battery bank (easy fix once the power was chased all the way to the ground lug).

Here's a brief article on one of the founders:
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Ours had a wood frame in the house that would creek and moan on rough roads and a tin roof that would rattle at freeway speeds. But the walls were well insulated for winter camping and the roof was stout enough to walk-on and never worry about tears or cracks like more modern rubber or fiberglass roofs.

For any vintage RV, everything needs to be checked for reliability. But these RV's are so simple that really nothing is beyond a trail fix, short of a catastrophic engine or transmission failure. I would change all the fluids, even in the brakes to avoid age failure. And new/modern synthetics will generally help everything work better anyway.

Best luck
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Thank you for the info. Our El Dorado has a Ford350 motor. It has a heavy duty fibreglass roof. I had come across the obituary for Mr. Stewart while researching the Bye-Bye House earlier. Thanks again!
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