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Old 03-17-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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What Makes a Camper Vintage?

What age requirements are there to consider a camper to be Vintage?
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:24 PM   #2
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20 years at irv2.


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Old 03-17-2015, 06:03 PM   #3
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20 years is the normal standard. That makes my rig a vintage Jayco fiver as of this year!
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:02 AM   #4
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Ok, ours just turned 20 in January.
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:20 AM   #5
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I thought it was when you couldn't get parts for them any more,LOL. I know how resourceful you have to be. I sold my 89 Southwind 3 yrs. ago not because I couldn't get, make, or figure out how to make do parts, but because I wanted 860 Lbft. at 1000 rpm.Pretty soon my DP's going to be vintage also. I'm a little concerned about vintage computerized parts. It seems in the computer world,vintage comes in at 2 yrs. and obsolete at 5.
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Old 03-19-2015, 04:10 PM   #6
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If parts is the determining factor, then our antique may never qualify. I can still buy any part I need to keep it road worthy and fun.

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I thought it was the blue and brown wallpaper!
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:41 AM   #8
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Dictionary definition says:
"used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc"
So there is more to it than just age.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:32 AM   #9
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Mine is 34 this year so can I get collector plates? Do they even have them? I got them on the 64 and you only pay once.
I can still find parts, just yesterday I found new taillights @ a MH dealership.
They only had 1 but if they had 2 I would have bought and changed them. Currently 3 squares of red, these were 1 red 1 red/backup,1 amber.. Sure would like to find them in LED's though.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:51 PM   #10
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seems im stuck with 68,s the DW and i currently have 3 1968 tt,s,,,an aristocrat landcommandor,a 68 holiday traveler, and just bought a 68 winnebago 216sl,,these are the newest of our fleet we also have an unknown year GO-TAG-ALONG tourquise sink and 2 burner stove on frig but it does have the matching ice box,,its a 10ftr..
we love the older tt,s so which of these is vintage...lol...i think i know which one is most vintage......the DW refuses to call anything newer than the 60s vintage...lol..
kinda shows our age doesnt it...i can remember all of these when i was tent camping when they were new.....wow how time flies..

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