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Old 01-22-2014, 04:33 PM   #1
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Was it a bad idea 1979 Gmc Vandura 3500 Midas 2000XL

Just wondering if any one out there owns a midas built MH I have just purchased a 1979 GMC Vandura 3500 midas 2000xl wondering if i made a bad investment sure can not find much information on it
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When it come to units as old as that, the coach manufacturer really doesn't mean much.
You need to look at the condition of the coach and overall wear. If it's in good shape and has been taken care off, you should be fine as long as you didn't overpay.
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thanks phobos i did not pay a hole lot for it and it is in very good shape but it does need the refrigerator work it is a magic chef do you have any inside info on this appliance
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The best thing to do is to get the manufacturer, which you have, and the model number and then Google it. You will usually find what you are looking for, especially if the company is still in business.
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here's a few websites that might eventually lead to the info you need.
Factory Auto Manuals is a specialist dealer in quality used factory car manuals. We are the Automotive Manual People! (they have a 1984 Midas motorhome sales brochure for sale for $5)
gmcmotorhome.com - GMC 23 Foot, Coachman and Midas Interiors (floor plans for Midas)
RV, 1976 Midas Midas for sale in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Ad #143395 (it's an ad - but has interior shots of a Midas)

I found these links on RV.net
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thanks folks for the infomation and web sites
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Our first RV was a new 1977 Midas Mini and we drove it until 1985 (97,000 miles). While your Midas was has older construction, you can have a great time with it; especially if you are handy with tools and with fixing little things. Thinking back: the older design refrigerator really needed to be level to operate efficiently. The furnace tended to accumulate soot and I would disassemble it to run a hacksaw blade in the burner slots (we used ours a lot in the winter). The factory chassis on ours didn't continue to the back bumper, rather there was a frame extension welded just back of the rear leaf springs, and this broke when I towed a car trailer with tongue weight.

Have a great time with your vintage Midas Mini...

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