Hello! My name is Bree and I'm 23. I am also the very anxious owner of a 1985 Ford Jamboree by Fleetwood. I've lovingly dubbed her Veruca and she was originally purchased to be used as a touring vehicle for my boyfriend's band. She was more or less....bestowed upon me by my mother, who, bless her heart, only wanted us to go on tour in a bit more comfort than our bright yellow '96 Dodge RAM Cargo Van.(by the way, there were 7 of us all together for the tour.)
Well, my mom bought Veruca literally 2 days before we were scheduled to leave for tour... I was lucky enough to have time to change the title and registration; I was unable to get her examined by a mechanic...
We didn't even make it 50 miles out of Seattle before Veruca's trans quite literally exploded.... so.... we ended up continuing our 4 week tour in Steve....our yellow cargo van.(yeah...we have a bit of a habit of naming our cars.)
Roughly $9,000 and a couple months later... my boyfriend and I have Veruca back. She has a new trans, new fridge, new water tank, new water heater, and a really long expensive list of things that are way out of my league.
Please keep in mind that my personal vehicle is a 2006 scion Xb... a car this old is really challenging.
Not to mention, I'm just kind of terrified of her ever since she broke down. I also live in her, I forgot to mention... I lost my job and a house full of friends and band mates have let us park in their driveway and use their water and electricity.(and kitchen, bathroom, xbox360...)
I guess this is my concern.... its cold. Like.....really freaking cold. I've got a ceramic heater but it blows the fuses when turned up too high. We sleep in our coats because our 4 blankets just aren't enough. The rv has a furnace that runs off propane... but my over active imagination seems to believe that this is dangerous.... I'm probably being paranoid but seriously, would the furnace in an rv this old be safe? What are the odds that I will blow up; I guess that's what I'm trying to get at. Hahaha!
I have a million questions to be honest but trying to be warmer is top priority.