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TXiceman 03-09-2009 08:25 PM

Post your vintage photos here
 
We need to get an up to date section with the photos on our great older rigs.

I'll start with my 1979 Silver Streak

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...209a4cd271.jpg
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Ken

Mike & CeCe 03-12-2009 01:19 PM

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This is our "escape from reality"
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1989 Winnebago LeSharo

Mike & CeCe
Frozen and Snowy Northern Plains

MikenAmber 03-12-2009 06:06 PM

Ken, Twinkie really looks nice Love that big smile on her face (LOL), Great Rig you should be very proud of her:D

Frank P. Martin 03-13-2009 09:38 PM

1986 Coleman Laramie Pop-Up
 
This picture was taken in fall of 2008 at Friendship Village Campground in Bedford, PA. My youngest son now owns it. The original paint was flaking so the pop-up has been repainted white. If you look at the door, you can see what the original color was as it wasn't repainted.

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...Laramie_96.JPG

Wallaby Dan 03-17-2009 03:56 PM

Dusty
 
This is where we are now and like I said I need to paint the stripeshttps://lh4.ggpht.com/_CA9iXOXf5nM/SX...0/DSC_2083.JPG

scrft0001 04-23-2009 07:04 AM

how does a person post a photo. i have some great ones to share

Wallaby Dan 04-23-2009 04:29 PM

I use a host site like photo bucket and find the picture url right click and copy then here, click the insert picture and paste and post. :whistling:

scrft0001 04-23-2009 11:28 PM

i was able to upload photos to the site here, but jst not on this forume..dont understand that

Wallaby Dan 04-24-2009 06:05 PM

ok..lets see what happens here...
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...6697a98882.jpg Seems to work for me, try checking your settings. for hosting or posting pic's

fleamarketer 04-26-2009 02:09 AM

Going to give it a go......


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scrft0001 04-26-2009 07:52 AM

here is a photo of my 1986 Class C yellow stone country club E350. My first Rv. https://www.irv2.com/photopost/showgallery.php

Wallaby Dan 04-26-2009 04:17 PM

Hey gary, Don't look to bad there!!!! How goes the inside??? I am looking foward to seeing Lorna's new wheels!! later,Dan:cool:

TXiceman 04-26-2009 07:46 PM

The old Winnie should clean up really well. Look forward to phots as you work.

ken

Juggler 04-29-2009 02:39 AM

Here's a pic of our 1984 Tioga. First time out, local RV park, rained all weekend.


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TXiceman 04-29-2009 06:41 AM

The age of the unit does not matter as long as you can have fun. Some of the best times we have had have been on miserable rainey trips. Stay inside, read, and generally loaf. Seems that I can do a much better job of loafing when I am in the RV.

Ken

trucker101 06-04-2009 10:54 AM

This is our 1985 Ford Royal Classic 28ft https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...2ce0ba41c4.jpg

This is our 1973 32ft Airstream
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This is our 1985 Enroute

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TXiceman 06-04-2009 11:16 AM

Nice looking rigs.

Ken

trucker101 06-04-2009 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by TXiceman (Post 509620)
Nice looking rigs.

Ken

Thanks...with that & 1 truck, 1car & 1 van I never expected to be a fleet owner! :facepalm::cool::laugh:

TXiceman 06-04-2009 08:52 PM

More engine and more wheels mean more maintenance.....more head aches....less money.

Ken

trucker101 06-05-2009 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TXiceman (Post 509830)
More engine and more wheels mean more maintenance.....more head aches....less money.

Ken

Yes but also more fun.:cool::thumb:

NALSO 06-26-2009 08:36 AM

Good looking Rigs
 
TXiceman.

A lot of effort was put in to restore your unit and all the others as well. Is everything inside origional or have you changed or updated anything, such as carpet, apolstery or changed the fridge?:thumb:

One of of these days my rig will be be old enough to join your club, presently upgrading and ironing out some electrical problems.:whistling:

Henry.

TXiceman 06-26-2009 09:18 AM

Ours has a new A/C, HDTV, new 2-way frig, The sofa is gone and has two chairs, power converter is replaced, new bathroom sink, new fresh water tank and demand pump (replaced the air pressure system), new propane transfer valve and hoses, new tires, new awning canopy and misc awning parts and carpet has been replaced, but we are considering going to a laminate floor. Other wise the interior cabinets, and wood work is all original.

MovableBookLady 07-02-2009 10:47 PM

https://picasaweb.google.com/lindig17...58675051155234

1985 Toyota Sun Land Express

All I can see in this post is an image icon, not the image itself so I don't know if it worked. I went to Picasa and got the photo's url.

trucker101 07-02-2009 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NALSO (Post 517094)
TXiceman.

A lot of effort was put in to restore your unit and all the others as well. Is everything inside original or have you changed or updated anything, such as carpet, upholstery or changed the fridge?:thumb:

One of of these days my rig will be be old enough to join your club, presently upgrading and ironing out some electrical problems.:whistling:

Henry
.

Everything on my units is original,just cleaned & maintained.:whistling:

ronyrhythm 07-09-2009 02:14 PM

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Here is my '91 Elite Coach after paint. The inside has been completely redone as well. I'll try to add pictures soon!

Rdh605 07-10-2009 12:23 PM

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16' Frolic. Had it for 12 years now

PNWGirl 08-09-2009 02:44 PM

This is a shot of my baby. She's a 1985 18' Wilderness. It is very strange thinking of 1985 as 'vintage'. To me, vintage, is a Model T. 1985 is just older :)

I have added the A/C, will be adding an awning, and doing a little remodeling of the interior.

She was VERY well taken care of by her two former owners (I even have ALL of her original documentation) but there are a few things that I want to add to her.

I purchased her to go to dog shows (hotels were getting too expensive, especially with multiple dogs) but really fell in love with her and am taking her out on non-doggy related days :)

Sheila :)



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TXiceman 08-09-2009 09:47 PM

You need to get al of that white stuff away from the trailer....

Ken

PNWGirl 08-11-2009 08:37 PM

But I LOVE all that white stuff!! :dance:

Sheila :)

Wallaby Dan 08-12-2009 07:51 PM

You can have it!! Don't need any of that white stuff!!!:D

jerdebson 08-19-2009 01:49 PM

New mwmber here. The link goes to our "new" 5er. I have yet to figure out the right way to have the picture appear instead of the link.

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TXiceman 08-19-2009 03:11 PM

To post a direct image, you have to go to the Advanced tab, then select the little picture of a mountain icon.

I fixed it for you.

Ken

jerdebson 08-19-2009 04:18 PM

Thanks Ken, maybe someday I will get it right. Until then we thank you. I'm not sure where the advanced tab is. Well I found it just above here. I will try to get it right next time, no promises though.

TXiceman 08-19-2009 04:45 PM

At ther bottom of the window that you post a message there is a button that says "Go Advanced"...Right next to the "Post a Quick Reply". For some reason it will not work for me unless I go to the advanced section.

Ken

Works2RV 08-29-2009 10:09 PM

Our '87 Marquis
 
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Here is she is with the crew!

MonacoMama 08-29-2009 10:18 PM

Works2RV....very nice indeed!! You know you can also join the Monaco Owners Club because Beaver was purcheased by Monaco?

I love the setting also..green grass & green trees!




TXiceman 08-30-2009 09:28 AM

Works2RV, she looks good. Hope you get a lot of miles and smiles out of her.

Ken

Bert_64 08-30-2009 06:56 PM

Our old unit 88 Corsair 27'. We renovated it and I repainted it with a fresh coat of white. New rubber roof. Ran it for one more summer then traded to a Class A. It had 120,000 miles on it. Not bad for a 460 with a c6 transmission. We were the 6th owner of this unit, when I talked to the dealership it was sold to a small family from Quebec,Canada.
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Works2RV 08-31-2009 09:21 AM

Thank you! The unit is not new to us anymore - had it for 7 years - we had just been restoring and enjoying it ;-)

The setting was in front of my parents house here in Summerville - you just have to understand with the green comes the humidity!! Grin ;-)

I looked into the BAC but have to say we are more into a family setting around the campfire singing & telling stories than a "Social Mixer" - rather talk RV than golf --- just me I know.

Enjoy the forum but am still learning how to go about things - thank you for your work and efforts.

Buck

daytripper10 09-10-2009 07:31 AM

Home Sweet Home
 
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"Home base"

Remodeling for how long?

Fulltimer

Shore2Shore 09-11-2009 08:55 PM

Our 1987 Beast
 
Hi all ,

Just joined the forum & wanted to show a few shots of our vintage RV.Affectionately called "The Beast"

Its a 1987 fleetwood Bounder 34 ft WB, John Deere chassis 460 Ford engine.

Not perfect but in pretty good condition.

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TXiceman 09-12-2009 08:36 PM

I love seeing all of these old RVs. They have so much character and with a little TLC they are very serviceable.

Ken

buehler740 09-13-2009 07:39 AM

yes there are so many really bueatiful rv's and love that people are restoring and fixing them up to, I am in aw of the pics I see to

mkgearhead 09-20-2009 10:36 PM

Here's my old one. 1970 Winnebago Indian.

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...fe78127da5.jpg

It was falling apart, so I traded it for an ATV and replaced it with a 1994 Fleetwood Flair 22D.

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...9b700c7010.jpg

buehler740 09-22-2009 07:37 AM

oh they are both bueatiful , be nice to have one of those , I think I would have tried to fix up the old one, they dont make um like they used to, I like the old school ones

Shore2Shore 09-22-2009 06:54 PM

That Indian is cool!
The old ones sure do have character. Be good to see someone bring it back to life.

Having our 87 bounder got a soft spot for the older ones , but love the look of the Flair too! Its cute..

mkgearhead 09-23-2009 12:58 AM

Unfortunately, the only good thing about it was the engine and transmission. The roof leaked terribly, the body was sagging on the frame and you could feel the walls move in and out as you were driving down the road. The generator needed to be rebuilt, the water heater needed to be replaced, the refrigerator and furnace worked when they felt like it and the steering gearbox needed a seal that is no longer available. I'm much happier with the Fleetwood. It would've taken me as much money to fix the Winnebago as I paid for the new one.

steveclv 10-01-2009 10:54 AM

1984 Monaco Crown Royale
 
Just purchased this non-runner - electrical problems in the dash that I'm fixing - paid $2200 and it only has 47,000 miles so hopefully I'm on to a winner :)

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Works2RV 10-01-2009 02:12 PM

Excellent!!

Looks like you will be having GREAT fun!!

Keep us informed.

:dance:

TXiceman 10-01-2009 08:10 PM

Steve check it over good for leaks and get them fixed as well. Looks like a winner.\\Ken

steveclv 10-01-2009 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by TXiceman (Post 551224)
Steve check it over good for leaks and get them fixed as well. Looks like a winner.\\Ken

The previous owner must have had a roof seam leak (aluminum roof) as they tried to paint the roof liner/ceiling and it looks c**p - so that's definitely a job for the professional upholster I think.

I just ordered 100' of 4" eternabond which I'll do the seams with and then a couple of nice smooth coats of elastomeric should seal it good.

There are a few small things that I'd like to swap out when I get her running - two new Coleman AC/Heat units to replace the old noisy ones and a new magic chef cooktop too. Everything else is just a case of cleaning it up, buffing, polishing and revarnishing.

Should look good when it's finished and be a talking point at the campgrounds :)

tmh462 10-02-2009 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steveclv (Post 551077)
Just purchased this non-runner - electrical problems in the dash that I'm fixing - paid $2200 and it only has 47,000 miles so hopefully I'm on to a winner :)

https://www.rvparkfinder.net/monaco_c...e/IMG_0114.jpg





Hmmm...Maybe I should mention the dash is usually found inside the coach, near the steering wheel...:whistling:

tmh462 10-02-2009 08:50 PM

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Okay, here's a photo of our toys, in order of our ownership:

steveclv 10-02-2009 11:09 PM

hahaha thm62 - that's definitely a shot for a caption competition :)

Great news from the shop today - replaced battery cables and new starter and she runs!!!

Now replacing 25 year old fuel lines, draining the tanks and maybe a new fuel pump and we should then be good to go

Next job is to find a replacement AC condenser and receiver/dryer which a previous owner seems to have mislaid - it was absent without leave :)

tmh462 10-03-2009 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by steveclv (Post 551499)

Next job is to find a replacement AC condenser and receiver/dryer which a previous owner seems to have mislaid - it was absent without leave :)

These people may be able to help you with your MIA a/c parts:
Global Sites ARA Sourcing Global Sourcing for Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning

Seon 10-08-2009 10:06 AM

Here's a pic of my '84 22' Winnebago Chieftain taken the other day at Sandy Beach campground in Rio Vista, Ca where my wife and I spent a couple of days camping and fishing.
BTW anyone in the Sacramento/Stockton area? If so, pm me to shoot the bull on vintage RV's ;).

https://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL160.../375533619.jpg

ischua 10-10-2009 05:51 PM

Hears mine a 87' Coachman Leprechaun
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TitanicPilot 10-12-2009 02:18 PM

"Titanic", our 1985 33' Pace Arrow
 
Here is "Titanic", our 1985 33' Pace Arrow, Marilyn & I are presently putting in a new drive train before heading South.

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Dave & Marilyn
1985 33' Pace Arrow "Titanic"
Southern Wisconsin

HobbyTalk 10-15-2009 10:12 PM

Here are a couple of pics of my 1988 Minnie Winnie taken during a recent trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/...bfca27e3_o.jpg
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TXiceman 10-16-2009 08:27 PM

Good looking old Winnies.

Ken

Gary - K7GLD 11-06-2009 08:50 PM

Here's our 2:

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'88 KIT 240 - 24 ft 5th wheel, bought new.

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'88 Winnebago Super Chief - bought several months ago - looks like we're hung up on '88's!

TKH 11-17-2009 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HobbyTalk (Post 555996)
Here are a couple of pics of my 1988 Minnie Winnie taken during a recent trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/...bfca27e3_o.jpg
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That's one clean "Minnie" Is she as nice inside?:cool:

73Indian 11-24-2009 11:49 PM

This is Wilbur. He was towed to my house 5 years ago and returned into the great rig you see today. Even T Rex thinks this looks like a good roof.
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And on the beach Wilbur makes a great beach house.
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Janet H 11-25-2009 01:00 AM

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1977 Argosy on holiday in CA.

WeatherTodd 11-27-2009 10:18 PM

great pics!

Lorna 11-29-2009 12:30 PM

Here a couple pics of ours. And yes, our awning has been removed. The brackets failed (soft sand does not hold those screw-type tie downs real well). Easy fix. Needed new brackets anyway.

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Nuge 11-30-2009 12:49 PM

'82 Sportscoach Cross Country 32' SB
 
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Last March I purchased the above named beast to park on a little place on a river 85 miles from my home. The plan was to winterize it for year 'round use and drive it out only during floods and to re-fill the propane tank. My daughter and three of my grandkids were in a bad spot in Phoenix AZ, so I packed the beast up and off we went half-cocked on a trip from Hammond IN to Phoenix the long way through Texas (4050 miles) to avoid the possible snow covered mountain passes. I'm amazed we didn't blow her up on the way and be forced to abandon her. 4 of the 7 tires were no good. We had a plugged fuel filter and blew the back u joint on the way home. I ended up broke from the tires and we were forced to borrow money from friends, co-workers and family from Texas to Phoenix and back. We left here with 3 adults (Myself, the little woman and my son) and a four year old, a three year old and a 2 year old. On the way back we added my daughter, her twin 4 y.o. sons and our new 2 mo. old granddaughter. Talk about a trip! Now that I've gotten a taste of the open road with my family and my "house" at my back I can't wait to get her out on the road again!

I have a nightmare of butchered in electrical circuits throughout the RV, some directly off of the battery bypassing the switches. Inside my 45 amp B-W Power Converter with Battery Charger is a 50 watt ceramic resistor with one lead clipped or broken off and the cooling fan doesn't run. I was unable to run my rear air conditioner under any mode. (shore power or genset) The rear A/C did work once I ran an extension cord in through the RV right to the A/C. The dash heater system is barely functional nor does the cruise control work. Both the galley and bathroom faucets leak when in use even after I tightened the packing nuts. Everything else functions rather well for the age and neglect the previous owners inflicted.

By trade I'm an industrial electrician/electronic technician and do most of my own vehicle maintenance and repairs so there's nothing here I can't handle but it would all be much easier if I had the proper manuals, schematics and wiring diagrams. There are several prints and manuals that came with our RV as well as a comprehensive collection of RV Seminal Technical Bulletins from Chevy on our chassis I would be willing to share/ trade for more info on my coach. Thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide. Hopefully we will both benefit!

D. J. McBride
Hammond, IN

steveclv 11-30-2009 11:38 PM

Sounds like you had a lot of 'fun' and really learned the hard way just what it takes to get an old lady ready for the road - but it will always be memorable!

I can't help with any docs and I really doubt there is much available these days but if you want some 'inspiration' take a look at my thread on the other site www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23338669.cfm

It documents 32 days (and counting) of restoring a 1984 Monaco - much of the work you will probably end up doing at some point.

I wish you well and hope that your daughter is now in a better place in her life.

Nuge 12-02-2009 12:26 AM

The daughter is going to what she's going to do; who knows. It just seems I've become soft-hearted (More like soft-headed!) since I first became a grandparent in July '05. It's all about the grandkids. I normally would have been properly prepared for something like this but her trouble occured one week before my vacation and I hadn't seen the twins since April '06. I'm still struggling financially, but have been working the OT. As far as the RV goes, I'm only looking to fix what's broken not remodel or rebuild her.

TKH 12-03-2009 02:27 PM

NUGE

Those little grand kids will do it to even hardened old men. I confess, too.

bryguymi 12-06-2009 04:49 PM

'88 Holiday Rambler
 
Here's a pic of our '88 Holiday Rambler Imperial, with matching "Rolls Royce" golf cart and trailer to haul it. The motorhome has 56k miles on it.

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...99acd3a7b3.jpg

TXiceman 12-06-2009 05:53 PM

Looks nice, Any photos of the interior.

Ken

bryguymi 12-06-2009 06:49 PM

Thanks Ken. Also, thanks for posting this thread; it's fun to see some other nice old rigs out there. Here's a couple more pics of my HR; the interior pics are just after I purchased it, this past April (09). I've since removed the carpet and installed a laminate floor, a HUGE improvement. The other two pics are just a couple random pics from camping trips we made this year.





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tmh462 12-06-2009 07:30 PM

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Okay, here's a photo of our toys, in order of our ownership:

Here's an updated photo of our "new" one, with our "new" almost-vintage tow vehicle:

steveclv 12-06-2009 11:49 PM

Not sure if any of you are following my restoration thread on the other forum but here's a couple of her after most of the work is complete. Heading for CA on Tuesday via Vegas for a shakedown trip to see what fails. Still got a few jobs left to do - new power converter needed, replace the TV antenna and rebuild the satellite system (new components in the positioner box and a new belt in the dish itself).

https://www.rvparkfinder.net/1984_mon...nt/day35-7.jpg
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bryguymi 12-07-2009 07:26 AM

Nice job, Steve! Sounds like all of our hard work may soon be starting to pay off. I went through a similar, but not as in-depth, process with our Holiday Rambler, so I understand and appreciate some of what you're going through. Can you post pics of the interior on here?

TKH 12-07-2009 01:21 PM

Sea trials
 
STEVE: Good luck on your trip. You will be keeping us updated on your day to day findings on the road I hope.:cool:

Be safe and we are looking forward to posts and pics from the trip.:thumb:

With that slick shine she should get much better mileage.;)

TXiceman 12-07-2009 08:44 PM

One of these years I want to take our Silver Streak to a Vintage trailer rally on the west coast. Thay have some real beauties fron the 50's and 60's. Make my 1979 a new trailer.

I need to get some photos on ours since we re did the interior.

Ken

steveclv 12-08-2009 08:33 AM

Here's the interior - this is a 1984 Monaco Regent

https://www.rvparkfinder.net/1984_mon...nt/day38-5.jpg


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Gary - K7GLD 12-08-2009 05:38 PM

This has been a very entertaining and informative thread - can't say enough for the author, his courage - and his skills with tools, keyboard and camera - Thanks seems hardly enough acknowledgement for so great an effort!

SO, how did the shakedown go - did you ever get that generator running, and how about the engine and rest of the MH running gear - all go well - and how would you rate the power and mpg - we have a generally similar '88 Winnie, so am interested in ALL elements of yours. :thumb::flowers:

GOLDWINGER2 12-08-2009 05:42 PM

I love tah dash is it all stock, or did you re-do it?
J

GOLDWINGER2 12-08-2009 07:27 PM

Spelling error
 
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Originally Posted by goldwinger2 (Post 576232)
i love tah dash is it all stock, or did you re-do it?
J

i love that dash, is it all stock or did you re-do it?
J

steveclv 12-09-2009 12:15 AM

The dash is completely stock :)

Shakedown starts tomorrow - got delayed by work so leaving in the morning. Genny is not working yet due to a failed ignition coil - need to try and find a replacement (Kohler)

Engine and tranny work great - it might be running a little rich and it's not happy until it's warmed up so I might rebuild the carb shortly. It also has the Gear Vendors overdrive so we'll see how that improves drivability.

The only thing I'd say I'm not really comfortable with is the exhaust system - it has straight pipes running to a single muffler on each side which exits in front of the drive axle and it sounds like a stock car from outside.

I'll keep the thread updated as to progress on the road.

TKH 12-09-2009 08:37 AM

Hey Steve,

By chance do you know if the thermostat had been removed or is stuck?

I take it the exhaust had been "modified" from stock?

It's still the best looking 2200 dollar RV I have ever seen. Will you take double for her?

TKH 12-09-2009 08:43 AM

[QUOTE=TKH;576412]Hey Steve,

By chance do you know if the thermostat had been removed or is stuck?

I take it the exhaust had been "modified" from stock?:dance:

It's still the best looking 2200 dollar RV I have ever seen. I know you have put a lot of hard work and money into her and it really shows.

Will you take double for her???:laugh:

Broadstone 01-31-2010 07:01 PM

Antuque MH
 
I don't currently own a classic but think they're one of the most interesting sectors in the camping world. Our first MH (not that long ago) was a 1984 Winnebago warrior with a 454 engine and, although all of our campers have been good quality, there was something special about that old Winnie. It was tight and very rugged and we felt safe taking it to even the most undeveloped areas. One day I probably will go back to the simpler way but, in the meantime, I'd like to find out where and when these special campers get together so we could get a closer look. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. Jim

mrblanche 01-31-2010 08:24 PM

Winnebago had one thing right in those older coaches. The windshields were flat. Compare the cost of the windshield in this unit with most class A motorhomes today. The Winnie would be less than $200 per side, and many motorhomes are well over $1000 per side now.

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Originally Posted by Seon (Post 553324)
Here's a pic of my '84 22' Winnebago Chieftain taken the other day at Sandy Beach campground in Rio Vista, Ca where my wife and I spent a couple of days camping and fishing.

So here's our oldster. Not yet vintage. It's a 1995 Safari Trek, nominally a 24-footer.

https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/...7298ae1030.jpg

But we DO have something "vintage."

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Born2RV 02-22-2010 06:38 AM

Miss our old 1974 Argosy!!
 
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We now own a beautiful 2003 Fleetwood Providence, but I have to say my FAVORITE travel trailer was our 1974 Argosy by Airstream! :) We saw it sitting on the side of the road back in 2001 and picked it up for $2,200. I was laid up with spinal fushion and in a body cast, so I spent my time off work recovering the cushions on the pull out bed and sofa, and creating new shades and lined drapes. That trailer was in GREAT shape! The previous owner had removed the green shag carpeting and installed a nice neutral berber carpeting. It never had air conditioning, but we never needed it with those large windows. The air always seemed to flow nicely. We ended up selling it on Ebay for $6,700 back in 2005 and purchased a new 19 foot Sunline. It just couldn't compare, so we ended up in the motorhome. I would LOVE to find a nice old class C or class A to remodel for our youngest daughter, if I can talk my husband into it! He was always so proud of the Argosy - and we ended up giving tours at every campground! :dance:

Born2RV 02-22-2010 06:48 AM

1974 Argosy
 
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Here's a few more pictures -:cool:

TXiceman 02-22-2010 07:19 PM

Don't you wish you still had the Argosy.

Ken

Born2RV 02-23-2010 11:11 AM

Sometimes - but I enjoy the large bed and bath in our motorhome! I must be getting old! :laugh:

fjmeyer44 02-24-2010 08:31 AM

1990 Holiday Rambler 35CSXS Motor Home
 
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1990 Holiday Rambler Crown Imperial 35'

We just bought this coach. It is a P-30 chassis with 59,000 miles on it. We are busy restoring some of the upholstery and going over all the systems. Hopefully we will be ready to roll by Spring. Hope to see you on the road.

Fritz, Patti and Miss Daisy the basset hound !

Born2RV 02-24-2010 06:34 PM

Any pictures of the inside? Nice looking coach!

Pianodan 03-04-2010 01:02 PM

Ok, here's mine, I just joined this club
 
Now, before you say the sig line says '91, that's a clerical error at the factory, has to be, the entire coach build was '89 (all the tags on everything bear this out), it was probably sitting in the factory almost until they closed their doors in '92. I'm the second owner, I only talked with the PO a little bit on the phone after I bought it from Pleasure Land RV in St. Cloud, MN in '03.
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...acd6d792f5.jpgBlizzard in Sydney, NE last Easter week (09)
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...fb8199e94d.jpgIn the woods, Jay Cooke State Park, MN
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...f39dcde500.jpgSmith Lake FamCamp, FT Bragg, NC
Here are a couple for the gearheads, I like to call it ERT (engine replacement therapy)
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I'll post some of the interior renovation pictures when I find them:cool:

GOLDWINGER2 03-04-2010 02:14 PM

How long did the engine swap take?
J

Pianodan 03-04-2010 02:57 PM

I think total time involved (I did most of it unassisted, other than sliding the old one out, sliding the new one in, and getting the axle in and out of the springs) was almost 3 weeks. I had the old one out on the driveway waiting for the new one, so during that time I took care of the springs and bushing and looming up the wires, general cleaning stuff as well. It was rather labor intensive, I figured at a shop rate of $85-$125/hr it would have cost me around $7200.00 in labor, maybe more. The new engine was $6250.00, core was $2500.00. This was a "drop in" replacement except I had to make some changes to make room for the inline injector pump (much larger than the old rotary), and I fabricated intercooler (Charge air Cooler, pick the term you like best) piping. I also had to make a new front "insulator" mount (that's an engine mount, it's held in by one up front and two on the tranny), the new bigger engine has a larger dampener pulley on it than the old. Like this year, last year was dead around this time and nobody was calling me to work on their pianos and stuff until around the time I was installing the new engine. I would put them off for a few days, getting the engine in place and hooked up took precedence. Oh, I also had to replace the kickdown cable for the tranny with a shorter one, re-route the throttle cable and make a cable actuator for the injector pump to work.

BBear 03-23-2010 01:35 PM

Hi guys!

Proud new owner showing off his modest camper!

:D :D


https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/...7c6f3e28_b.jpg

https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/...7045bf47_b.jpg

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Thanks all!

BB

Mike54 03-27-2010 04:54 PM

1968 Williams company 14' travel trailer
 
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I need to find a door for it.

GOLDWINGER2 03-28-2010 07:21 AM

A buddy of mine made a new door using the hardware from the old door mated to a new door from home Depot. He used a door that was close in size and cut it to fit and installed the old window.
J

Curtis in TX 04-04-2010 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Pianodan (Post 609315)
I think total time involved (I did most of it unassisted, other than sliding the old one out, sliding the new one in, and getting the axle in and out of the springs) was almost 3 weeks. I had the old one out on the draveway waiting fkr the new one%2K so during that'time I took cari of the springs and bushing and/looming up the wires, general cleaning stuff as well. It was rather labor intensive, I figured at a shop rate of $85-$125/hr it would have cost me around $7200.00 in labor, maybe more. The new engine was $6250.00, core was $2500.00. This was a "drop in" replacement except I had to make some changes to make room for the inline injector pump (much larger than the old rotary), and I fabricated intercooler (Charge air Cooler, pick the term you like best) piping. I also had to make a new front "insulator" mount (that's an engine mount, it's held in by one up front and two on the tranny), the new bigger engine has a larger dampener pulley on it than the old. Like this year, last year was dead around this time and nobody was calling me to work on their pianos and stuff until around the time I was installing the new engine. I would put them off for a few days, getting the engine in place and hooked up took precedence. Oh, I also had to replace the kickdown cable for the tranny with a shorter one, re-route the throttle cable and make a cable actuator for the injector pump to work.


I did almost the same exact thing to my 90 Fleetwood about 10 years ago. After 75K miles the old Ford just wouldn't do the climb west out of Denver anymore. And yep we are still running it when we can. Had a bunch of Health issues last Summer while School Teacher Wife was off, and going for round two this Summer. Hope to get out to playing regular again maybe next year.
All the work was done by myself (Alone). I went through the front. The biggest difference is I converted from a 460 EFI Ford to a 240 HP Cummins with an AT 542 behind it. The AT is still not giving me the mileage performance I'd hoped. But still a lot better than the 460.
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It was a real tight fit. A lot like building a full size ship in a bottle.
Tired Old Ford !
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...8d480adf0d.jpg
Fresh Newly Rebuilt Cummins!
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...9c30cfb139.jpg

We just love taking the "Big Girl" to Moab and beyond to use as our home base for our other Adventures you can see attached to the Towed!

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...bd70b45ede.jpg

It still needs one more gear for the best economy, even after regearing the rearend, but I'm working on that.
I kept the gas gen set and just added a 13 gallon gas tank when I converted the main to diesel. I get some odd looks when I put both both gas and diesel nozzles to it at the same time. :cool:

I think I'm going to enjoy this new sight! Something about having your toys paid for makes them that much more fun. And looks like there are several here like me who enjoy tweaking on them.

The FNG
Curtis in TX


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