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Old 05-20-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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nwgs motorhome addiction and therapy thread

I must admit an addiction.

I love motorhomes. I think it's the whole self containment thing. All in one package able to survive.
But like some fetishes I have on that I have not been able to satisfy.

I want one of these in the worst way.




These things are just butt ugly enough to be beautiful.

You can find real nice ones in the 3k range.



I mean is this cute as a bug or what?



I nwgs admit that I cruise craigslist daily in search of satisfaction of my motorhome fetish.

Am I OK?









Just take a look at these little beautys...


http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...IKLaswPNkJGyCQ
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:20 PM   #2
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Those old motor homes creep me out.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:36 PM   #3
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I check the Craigslist RV threads pretty much every day, too. It keeps the wanderlust buzz alive.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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Motorhome. Ok. Fer shur. But, right now is the best time to get one, cheap, but, most important, get a new one.
Because they wear out fast, and you have to replace every single item on them.
So, in the end, you have what, a new one.
Get the whole package new from the start, and even then it will have problems with it and you will begin fixing it from the start.
Now of course I have no personal knowledge of these facts (well, maybe a little?), but it's like a boat. Not as much of a maintenance nightmare, but close.
A new one is your own personal headache. Getting a used one is picking up someone else's headache.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:59 PM   #5
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Motorhome. Ok. Fer shur. But, right now is the best time to get one, cheap, but, most important, get a new one.
Because they wear out fast, and you have to replace every single item on them.
So, in the end, you have what, a new one.
Get the whole package new from the start, and even then it will have problems with it and you will begin fixing it from the start.
Now of course I have no personal knowledge of these facts (well, maybe a little?), but it's like a boat. Not as much of a maintenance nightmare, but close.
A new one is your own personal headache. Getting a used one is picking up someone else's headache.
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Dude, totally correct. I saw a Monaco diesel 330 cummins a couple days ago. Loaded with a large slide for 44k. 2001.

Check out this little beauty.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/rvs/1180706665.html
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:18 PM   #6
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Dude, totally correct. I saw a Monaco diesel 330 cummins a couple days ago. Loaded with a large slide for 44k. 2001.

Check out this little beauty.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/rvs/1180706665.html
Flush $5000 down the toilet, it will cost you a lot less.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:14 PM   #7
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Motorhome. Ok. Fer shur. But, right now is the best time to get one, cheap, but, most important, get a new one.
Because they wear out fast, and you have to replace every single item on them.
So, in the end, you have what, a new one.
Get the whole package new from the start, and even then it will have problems with it and you will begin fixing it from the start.
Now of course I have no personal knowledge of these facts (well, maybe a little?), but it's like a boat. Not as much of a maintenance nightmare, but close.
A new one is your own personal headache. Getting a used one is picking up someone else's headache.
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Not to be a naysayer, but there are a lot of folks who would disagree with you here.

The quality of many newer motorhomes is notoriously bad, and the warranties are worth less than the paper they are written on.

Many, many folks will tell you that for most Class A or Class C motorhomes of modest costs (this doesn't apply necessarily if you want to buy a $1.7million Newell or Prevost conversion) a litely used coach that someone has worked the bugs out of is the way to go.

Just my $.02 worth.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:59 PM   #8
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:55 PM   #9
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nwgs - I can dig your addiction. Back when the wife was working and we weren't totally screwed, I had an '88 Southwind. Absolutely loved it. Hauled an 18 foot boat around Colorado in the summers, and once spent three months living in it in California while we were tending to my wife's father.

There is always something breaking, but mostly small stuff and what are men with tools to do, but fix things? And polish them.

Finally had to sell it. Gawd do I miss it. That and vacations. And my youth, but that's a whole 'nother story.

There is nothing wrong with you wanting one. It's like a bike, it gives TOTAL freedom to go where you want, when you want, with whatever you want. Providing you can afford the gas.

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Old 10-04-2009, 08:34 PM   #10
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nwgs - I can dig your addiction. Back when the wife was working and we weren't totally screwed, I had an '88 Southwind. Absolutely loved it. Hauled an 18 foot boat around Colorado in the summers, and once spent three months living in it in California while we were tending to my wife's father.

There is always something breaking, but mostly small stuff and what are men with tools to do, but fix things? And polish them.

Finally had to sell it. Gawd do I miss it. That and vacations. And my youth, but that's a whole 'nother story.

There is nothing wrong with you wanting one. It's like a bike, it gives TOTAL freedom to go where you want, when you want, with whatever you want. Providing you can afford the gas.

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Ive been contemplating a sm. Motorhome, seen usef ones for cheap, what about them makes them money pits? What things always break/neef maint? My other option is a bigger truck and camper.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:40 PM   #12
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Ive been contemplating a sm. Motorhome, seen usef ones for cheap, what about them makes them money pits? What things always break/neef maint? My other option is a bigger truck and camper.
IMO, three things. Neglect and abuse, just like any other vehicle, or "cheap" construction, just like any other vehicle.

The good news? Lots of quality brands out there for good prices because of the gas prices/economy.

More good news? The RV parts are really simple to work on your self, and rather cheap.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:41 PM   #13
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I must admit an addiction.
I'll see your Winnie and raise you an Argosy.



Built on basically the same chassis. There used to be one of these around here that some dude was living in. I used to see it parked at various places all over town. I have to admit I'd really like to have one.
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Built on basically the same chassis. There used to be one of these around here that some dude was living in. I used to see it parked at various places all over town. I have to admit I'd really like to have one.
The Argosy was a nice coach. My Dad had a 24' (or 26') back in the 80's. His heater core sprung a leak and I attempted to remove it. I think they built the rig around it as it was behind the firewall and completely inaccessable. After a full day of trying to even see it I gave in. Appears that the firewall had to be cut open to get to it or maybe if I had removed the dashboard I would have found it. Finally added some "Silver Solder" stop leak stuff and it quit leaking. He traded it a few years later for a Winnebago Elandon and it was still holding.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:51 PM   #15
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I must admit an addiction.

I love motorhomes. I think it's the whole self containment thing. All in one package able to survive.
But like some fetishes I have on that I have not been able to satisfy.

I want one of these in the worst way.




These things are just butt ugly enough to be beautiful.

You can find real nice ones in the 3k range.



I mean is this cute as a bug or what?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/...1439b2.jpg?v=0

I nwgs admit that I cruise craigslist daily in search of satisfaction of my motorhome fetish.

Am I OK?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/...3430f0.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/...5bd2eb.jpg?v=0


http://www.southbayriders.com/forums...8&d=1218759855


Just take a look at these little beautys...


http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...IKLaswPNkJGyCQ
I'm hearing your noise! My in-laws are home for the summer with their coach.

I just love these...the older ones anyway.

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