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Old 03-18-2022, 06:29 PM   #337
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Post here pictures of Forgotten, neglected and abounded RV's that you see sitting in fields, behind Barnes and garages​ and any were you find them.
Post a picture and what city and state. Please do not post the address.
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Old 03-19-2022, 06:53 AM   #338
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...Can't believe someone still pays to store some of the RVs I've seen
They may not be paying. Depending on the laws within that state, RV's may be considered a house. As such, there are a bunch of legal protections that prevent one from taking legal ownership and destroying them. We had a local dealer that had a storage lot. They had several RVs on the lot they could not get rid of, because the owners had been unresponsive, yet they could not junk them out because they were legally protected homes.

Incidentally I would sure love to know what that RV was in the last photo. Look closely, it is the same height as the Lesharo. This means you could not fit a drivetrain under the floor, so it is very likely a one off, front wheel drive coach.
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Incidentally I would sure love to know what that RV was in the last photo. Look closely, it is the same height as the Lesharo. This means you could not fit a drivetrain under the floor, so it is very likely a one off, front wheel drive coach.
Based on what I've found, that's a mid 1980's Zimmer Astron Executive Coach. Not many were made. They had a Ford engine but I don't know what drivetrain they had. Not much available on them on the internet; 1987 ZIMMER EXECUTIVE MOTOR COACH for sale in Westlake Village, California, United States for sale: photos, technical specifications, description says it's rear wheel drive.
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Some Zimmer info

I also found mention of one having a PRV engine, suggesting some Renault lineage, like the Rialta.
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Just looking at it, everything screams front wheel drive. The front wheels have hubs poking through the rims. The second link shows the rear hub with what looks like a zerk, typical of a bearing buddy. I read the listing says RWD, but somehow I'm not so sure.



Here is another add for one. This one says front wheel drive:
https://www.reddit.com/r/WeirdWheels...a_front_wheel/
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They are "front wheel drive". They took a four wheel drive Ford truck chassis and removed the rear wheel drive part of it. In the first pictured Zimmer you can see the manual locking front hubs. I can't imagine any reason whatever to unlock them, but they were a bit more reliable than the automatic versions.
In the second pictured black Zimmer in the engine pictures you can even see the front driveshaft which confirms it. That ones appears to not have manually locking/unlocking hubs so it must have the optional automatic locking hubs or an aftermarket full time modification.
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Old 03-20-2022, 06:27 AM   #343
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Heck I have seen worse looking units on dealer's lots!!

"Special Today - Ultra Lite completely restored to new condition travel trailer could be towed by your Honda Civic or larger. Tires have cracks so you can check the inside to make sure they look goo d in there too! Water heater runs on coal so no need to worry about pricey propane. Completely self contained and ready for your first adventure. Get it now while before everyone books their camping for 2022. Won't last long at $21,000 (Does not include destination, doc fee, processing, title fee, sales tax, hitch, battery, coal, inverter, plumbing, roof or extra bolts.)
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That chieftain, I think, was the F150 in it's time.
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This was on the beach in Puerto Lobos, Sonora, Mexico.
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Anybody else following to see if their own RV shows up on this thread?
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Sitting behind a building in Mountain City TN. I was told that it has been there over 10 years. Looks like it has moisture on the inside of the windows.Click image for larger version

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Sitting behind a building in Mountain City TN. I was told that it has been there over 10 years. Looks like it has moisture on the inside of the windows.Attachment 373270Attachment 373271Attachment 1
But it's an Airstream so still worth $50K, just needs a tiny bit of work.
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That derelict pop-up could be stripped down and the frame repurposed as a utility trailer, if someone wanted to go to the trouble. But could you just imagine the varmints living in there!
That is exactly what I did, bought one for $200, and it makes a pretty good single axle utility trailer with highway speed tires.
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