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Old 02-18-2013, 04:51 PM   #3211
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If anyone has $750,000 they'd like to give me (in cash, non-reported) I'd really like to buy a brand new Newmar King Aire.



Just sayin'.

I might be able to come up with the $775 for this one. Love the older Braves like shown a bit earlier.

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:52 PM   #3212
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IMHO: Might be a disaster waiting to happen.

Not a lot of weld on that reciever! I'd add some welded tabs inside and outside of the channel iron.
Channel iron I see 3 bolts (7/16 ?)... but looks like the channel is welded to more steel... (hopefully yes) ?
Picture does not show it well, but it is welded in multiple places. I would say the bolts you are looking at are actually just holding the bumper on to the receiver, they are not there to support the hitch in any way. There is a cross bar welded to the back of the frame that it is welded, and from the back of the truck chassis frame, a rectangular piece welded to the frame rail, coming out which the channel is welded to, then the receiver welded to the channel. Can't really see the welds in the picture. While it is not the finest in the world, I'm more concerned about the entire back of the frame (truck body extension) breaking off than the receiver :) Does not happen much, but I guess on the Classic Winnebago site there is a write up or two on some of the Eladin RVs of the rear breaking off with a big trailer. Those have much more overhang than Petunia though.

By the way, a good site for info on older RVs if you are interested. Not very active, but some good info, manuals to download, etc.

http://www.classicwinnebagos.com/for...d15a454acabcd&
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #3213
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Crime and punishment

I have two concerns about a retirement community on the Texas border
1. Crime. I have a beat the fuck out of them and throw them across the border attitude, but with all the damage I've done to myself that's just about all it is anymore. Close to the border. Nope
2. Texas. Never left anything there I feel any real burning desire to go back and get. To fucking hot in the summer, and who the hell wants to punish themselves by retiring to someplace that has the extra added bonus of Hurricanes and Tornadoes?
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:16 PM   #3214
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If anyone has $750,000 they'd like to give me (in cash, non-reported) I'd really like to buy a brand new Newmar King Aire.



Just sayin'.





I just bought a 03 Dutchstar hthey wanted 89k I got it for WAYYYYY less than that. 50 k on the engine. Runs and drives like a dream. Upgrading the Audio/Visual system as I write this. (Uploading programs to the new terabyte video library, and installing flat screens in the bedroom and living area)
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:17 PM   #3215
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I have two concerns about a retirement community on the Texas border
1. Crime. I have a beat the fuck out of them and throw them across the border attitude, but with all the damage I've done to myself that's just about all it is anymore. Close to the border. Nope
2. Texas. Never left anything there I feel any real burning desire to go back and get. To fucking hot in the summer, and who the hell wants to punish themselves by retiring to someplace that has the extra added bonus of Hurricanes and Tornadoes?
If you want to beat the "hot"...in that region of Texas...go high. Consider Fort Davis/Alpine the high altitude makes it very nice.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:40 PM   #3216
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If you want to beat the "hot"...in that region of Texas...go high. Consider Fort Davis/Alpine the high altitude makes it very nice.
I haven't been to Alpine yet but hopefully I will get there soon. But the Hill Country is like that - in the summer it can be 20 degrees cooler than the desert where I have been working only 100 miles or so away.

Does Alpine have a WalMart or any restaurants? That's the problem with many of the Hill Country towns that I know. Driving 45 miles to get to "civilization" starts getting old.


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Old 02-20-2013, 12:32 AM   #3217
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:28 AM   #3218
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. Down here it's not the way that people in South Carolina think it is.

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:59 AM   #3219
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I haven't been to Alpine yet but hopefully I will get there soon. But the Hill Country is like that - in the summer it can be 20 degrees cooler than the desert where I have been working only 100 miles or so away.

Does Alpine have a WalMart or any restaurants? That's the problem with many of the Hill Country towns that I know. Driving 45 miles to get to "civilization" starts getting old.


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Alpine is pretty small. No Wal Mart or other large stores. Just a decent grocery store and one of those old school True Value hardwares that stocks everything from guns to face cream. A few restaurants but not many. Nice town though. Fort Stockton is probably the nearest decent size city. Everyone here in Big Bend pretty much drives to Midland/Odessa for things like Costco or major medical stuff. You have to be pretty self sufficient down here which makes for some real interesting characters!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:17 AM   #3220
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Alpine is pretty small. No Wal Mart or other large stores. Just a decent grocery store and one of those old school True Value hardwares that stocks everything from guns to face cream. A few restaurants but not many. Nice town though. Fort Stockton is probably the nearest decent size city. Everyone here in Big Bend pretty much drives to Midland/Odessa for things like Costco or major medical stuff. You have to be pretty self sufficient down here which makes for some real interesting characters!
I have a cousin who was a Park Ranger in the big bend. His wife told me that a full grocery shopping trip was an overnighter.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:39 PM   #3221
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My 72 Brave is just sitting out in the desert. Not sure what to do with it
Runs great, knee deep in tires, 90% original. Needs some love.



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Old 02-20-2013, 08:26 PM   #3222
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I've heard that some RV campsites don't allow RV's older than a certain year to stay there. Is that true? Common? If so what's the cutoff? Doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #3223
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Quite a few have a ten year cut off. Some of them make allowances for the condition of your rig........ But there are some limitations. A man's got to know his limitations.......
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:32 PM   #3224
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It would be worth it to someone. I am too far away, and don't need another project. Or I would snatch it up.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:00 AM   #3225
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I've heard that some RV campsites don't allow RV's older than a certain year to stay there. Is that true? Common? If so what's the cutoff? Doesn't make sense to me.
I had a 30 year old Bluebird Wanderlodge, admittedly a stately old RV that was restored and which defied the stereotypes. I was denied admittance once - on the phone, sight unseen - by a park's clerk at a place that I would have never seriously considered anyway.

Don't get too tense. Unless you have a really obviously falling apart meth lab on wheels still painted in school bus yellow and primer to hide the lettering most parks will let you in simply because business is slow these days and they need the $$$.
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