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Old 05-20-2004, 10:17 PM   #1
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Is there any interest in a new listing for vintage RV's? If so would the administrator be interested in posting one on the forum list?

Restoring and using vintage rigs is becoming very popular. After an assortment of camping methods (tenting,pop-ups,A,B&C MH's,short long & in between TT's not to mention government sponsored camping excursions)I have become enamored with this mature Ken-Craft. I have been wondering if anyone has a similar interest.
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Is there any interest in a new listing for vintage RV's? If so would the administrator be interested in posting one on the forum list?

Restoring and using vintage rigs is becoming very popular. After an assortment of camping methods (tenting,pop-ups,A,B&C MH's,short long & in between TT's not to mention government sponsored camping excursions)I have become enamored with this mature Ken-Craft. I have been wondering if anyone has a similar interest.
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Old 05-21-2004, 04:47 AM   #3
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I would be very interested in seeing a category for vintage rv's. With as many people as there are involved in restoration, it would be helpful. We've seen many families who own new rv's also restoring vintage rigs.
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Old 05-22-2004, 05:04 AM   #4
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Define "vintage". Would that be my 30 year old Apache pop-up (company out of business) that we still camp in (remodeling but no canvas to repair, just started pulling lift chains to repair) or maybe our other work-in-progress project, a 1972 Eagle bus (former trailways coach) that was made by a company that is no longer in business. I would like to see a vintage section. Perhaps the campground owners that read & post would realize how many Rv's are on the road that fall into the "10 year" category and understand how much care is taken of them to keep them looking good and in running condition. It would also be a good place for folks who choose an older RV as an entry level unit (or folks like us who get them to remodel... we just can't leave anything alone ) to get info on keeping the RV togehter with out resorting to duct tape.
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Old 05-22-2004, 09:45 AM   #5
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Great to hear from you Lorna, you also Montana. I would not want to try and define Vintage. If there were a forum my view would be to wecome whomever is interested. I agree with your comments on mature rigs. My Ken-Craft is now 32(it was originally purchased in July 1972) the interior is like new and the exterior with a little polishing will also look like new. Fortunately it was well cared for by the original owners. I have seen some much newer rigs that have been ridden hard and put away wet.
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Hoverbug, maybe you can volunteer to be the moderator for the Vintage RV Forum.
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Old 05-22-2004, 02:14 PM   #7
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I think it's important first to see if there is enough interest to warrant a vintage forum. To be honest I have no Idea what responsibility or skill is required of a moderator. Lets see what kind of interest is reflected in the next few weeks.



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Hoverbug,

"Administration" acknowledges your suggestion and is monitering this thread to see if there is an overwhelming interest in your suggestion.

Those members intersted, please post here and express your interest and/or any rationale you might have on such a forum.
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Old 05-22-2004, 06:15 PM   #9
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Thank you Hitchhiker. I appreciate your help. Lets see where it goes.
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I vote for it! There is always a need for info on where to find stuff and how to do something. This is the most frustrating thing about using a retro RV, everyone that talks about their rig has a new one to talk about it seems. Ours is 19 now.
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I would be interested if for nothing else but to see what folks have done with some of these old classics. Into classic cars myself so this is in the same direction. Go for it!
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For it!

We sold our perfectly good 1977 Yellowstone 23' trailer to buy our 2000 Jayco. We'd go back if we could. Nothing wrong with the Jayco, it just isn't the old Yellowstone. And the Yeller wasn't actually perfectly good; a vintage trailer area would have been a great aid in restoring it to its original splendor.

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I think this would be a well worth topic and section. When I first joined this forum I had a 78 Champion Titan that we recarpeted, wall papered the bath and replaced the wood roolup blinds with mini blinds. I repainted the outside and fixed the things that were in need of repair. I would also be willing to help with what I know or could find out. Just to see some pictures of the units would be very intresting.
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I have several links to vintage sites if anyone is interested? Montana even has a group of lady flyfisherpeople who are doing an incredible job on vintage trailers. We're looking for an old Shasta if anyone has one around? Might take on anything actually in the small tt range.
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