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Old 01-11-2010, 04:13 PM   #15
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My DW is really old and I still like her, when I got her, she came with all the options, but she is high maintenance!
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:07 PM   #16
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Our 8 year old truck pulls our 31 year old trailer fine and we manage to camp and have a great time as well. We have not had a new car since 1995 and my wife drove it for 11 years. Our stuff is not old...just experienced.

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Old 01-11-2010, 07:12 PM   #17
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Our stuff is not old...just experienced.

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Ken, I LIKE that! Will borrow that line from you, if you don't mind, next time someone comments on the "old" stuff that I have.

It's been nice reading the comments from everyone. By the time that I finish, if I ever finish, making my upgades/changes, to my 'ol girl she will rival those younger chicks out there and while maybe won't be the first one asked to dance, she won't be the last. :)

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Old 01-11-2010, 08:21 PM   #18
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~~snip~~ By the time that I finish, if I ever finish, making my upgades/changes, to my 'ol girl she will rival those younger chicks out there and while maybe won't be the first one asked to dance, she won't be the last.

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Hi Sheila, actually as long as you own your "'ol girl", you'll never finish, that's a fact you can believe. Actually that's part of the fun, making it your own home away from home. Your changes to suit your needs
Now the beauty of an older rig when compared to a new model you could blow a 4 or 5 figure $$$$ on, is that you don't have to be frightened to change things to make it your own. And no matter what you do everyone will see it as an improvement. Life's funny like that
When I brought ours home, fall of 2005, DW asked if we could install hand holds (she has somewhat limited mobility) and I told her we could do what we wanted because it was ours. Now that might have been a stupid statement on my part as I've been changing it ever since with more changes planned. But to tell the truth I'm pleased with the changes. Now when we're on the road we are comfortable and enjoy the changes that have been made. Come spring there's another major change to be done, the jack knife couch will be replaced with something of my own design and make use of generally wasted space. Now with regard to those folks with their nose in the air (and hoping it wont rain) me being the ornery old cuss that I am, I'll park where I want and if someone don't like it they can move.
Ah! Well I do ramble on, keep us posted with your changes and some photos to keep it real interesting. Take care and enjoy

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Old 01-12-2010, 08:03 AM   #19
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i too like old stuff, however for me anything with a motor i prefer new or gently used like new////////////////////but it must also fit MY budget. i am not envious of others stuff and congradulate everyone who does it their way.ive seen a few older motor home with antique plates to paraphrase larry the cable guy "thats cool no matter who you are"
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Remember the scene in "Jaws" where Roy Scheider says "An island is only an island if you look at it from the water"?
Roy also said he needed a bigger boat sorry couldnt resist
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Sheila. Living within one's means and enjoying life should be the goal of everyone. Living on credit is what got this country in this financial mess.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:23 PM   #22
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Roy also said he needed a bigger boat sorry couldnt resist
HAHA... but, he didn't say he needed a NEWER one
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My DW is really old and I still like her, when I got her, she came with all the options, but she is high maintenance!
Jimmy, if she reads this you will get some lumps on your noggin.

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HAHA... but, he didn't say he needed a NEWER one
Yes and then the shark ate the boat
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:44 PM   #25
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What is wrong with old?

There is nothing wrong with old. Having been a Foreman in a auto repair shop for many years and having contact with many dealerships I would hate to have to take my new rig into a shop.
I bought a new truck in 2005. Sold it in 2007 due to many transmission problems that never got fixed under warranty. Bought a 2001 then and have been happy. Much prefer doing my own repairs than depending on the dealers.
How many owners of these new rigs actually understand the systems in their rigs and could patch it up if they had to???
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Nothing wrong with old! As someone else said, one good thing about old is you don't have to be afraid to renovate. You can do nothing but improve it! I love making repairs, 'upgrading', making things look neater, cleaner, more modern but keeping the retro style. In newer rigs you can't really make any improvements, not like you can an older one. I like the option to 'make it mine' without having to worry about ruining anything, and the price is just right - cheap initially, and all repairs/improvements can be made to fit your time and budget.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:48 AM   #27
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Little late but!! I pull my rv, a 2004 Cedar Creek ( paid for, just starting to upgrade) with a 1987 IHC (lots of upgrades) because I want to. I looked a long time for this truck and I LIKE IT. All my friends think I should get a newer truck except 2 one drives a 4x4 diesel Mercedes suv BECAUSE he likes it. The other drives a home made 77-78 dodge 4 dr,short narrow bed, got fenders, tilt hood, 6cyl izsu diesel, 5spd gets 28mpg. HE LIKES IT. So no matter what you drive or pull I understand, YOU LIKE IT.
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I spent most of this winter, collecting the stuff that I am adding to her this Spring. This forum has been great with giving me idea's, that I might not have considered before. Of course, I could also blame you guys for the extra money I spent too....... LOL!!

I am hoping to take her out, for the first time this year, in about three weeks. Just a short weekend trip but I am SOOOOO excited!! Feels like it's been years since I took her out, not just since the Fall.

This will also be the first time with the V8 Jeep. Very excited about that! The V6 van did fine, except for grades- when that little engine would work.

The nice thing, that I have found, about my 'experienced' TT is that--like everyone said-- I can learn from her and make improvements without being scared that I am going to mess up her resale value. Everything that I put in to her is an improvement and I couldn't give a flip about resale value

As I am going along, I am taking before and after shots and will eventually add a posting on them.

Never, ever, thought that I would get so hooked on an 18' peice of metal and glass..... Life is strange that way.

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