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Old 08-27-2011, 10:45 AM   #15
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Those cars are to big and heavy, you will have overheating in summer and hilly country. Also you will need a brake system in the car,lots of $$
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:33 PM   #16
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Well we made is 250 miles to pittsburgh and the bugger died in a tunnel. Luckily we kept it alive teasing the deep cycle long enough to get it out of the tunnel. After 4.5 months of hassles letdowns constant breakdowns, we are packing up out of the Stinkebago and hopping in an 04 chrysler convertible.

When 1 month, $1500 breakdowns dont last 300 miles, theres a problem. Mold stench, wet dashboards from leaking roof… oh the $300 porcelien spark plugs that didnt stop the engine from running too hot... I dont understand how people can find this fun.

*ps we did NOT attach anything to the hitch!*
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Old 09-11-2011, 02:53 PM   #17
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How many miles do you plan putting on that 27 year old mh annually? In your original post, you mentioned you hadn't done any camping yet...you sure everything works? A big one, how old are the tires? Not how much tread is left!
Sorry for the lousy experience. Maybe in hindsight an overnight in a local campground would have helped. A 27 year old RV can certainly be a money pit.
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Well we made is 250 miles to pittsburgh and the bugger died in a tunnel. Luckily we kept it alive teasing the deep cycle long enough to get it out of the tunnel. After 4.5 months of hassles letdowns constant breakdowns, we are packing up out of the Stinkebago and hopping in an 04 chrysler convertible.

When 1 month, $1500 breakdowns dont last 300 miles, theres a problem. Mold stench, wet dashboards from leaking roof… oh the $300 porcelien spark plugs that didnt stop the engine from running too hot... I dont understand how people can find this fun.

*ps we did NOT attach anything to the hitch!*
Let me add my hope that you give this lifestyle another try with more reliable equipment. It can be a lot of fun! Best wishes!
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