Originally Posted by Danielsand
...So when it came about to buy an RV, we knew we want vintage (we can afford the new). "High Line" vintage to be precise. We looked at Prevost, Beaver, Monaco, and Vogue. Since I didn't have ANY experience with MH, I decided to buy 34' 1991 Bounder. Five grand cheap, with 67K on the clock. VERY dirty/trashed inside, but VERY good mechanically. I spent two months remodeling the whole interior (I gutted it out) for 6K (materials/furnishings only, my labor "free"). It came out perfect. Then I buffed/polished/waxed the exterior, and put the new graphics on it, and it turned out great! Took it to ID (2500 miles RT), and AZ (500 miles RT). It performed fabulously. Doing this, I learned a LOT about the Bounder, and MH in general.
Bounder had 460 Ford, and it's a good engine, but it had no power on the grades (when I purchased it I had NO IDEA about the difference between DPs and gassers).
Maybe, but maybe not. It you want high line vintage, you could look around for a Revcon. Trust me, after dropping a 502 in it, there isn't a diesel out there that will come anywhere remotely close for the power to weight ratio. The DP may ride better, but it won't handle as well. While you may like wood, some high line coaches use Wilsonart laminate, which holds up better than wood. Otherwise, you may want to add Foretravel on your short list. Once Revcon went out of business, a very large percentage of former Revcon owners now drive Foretravels, and for good reason.