nwgs motorhome addiction and therapy thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nwgs, May 20, 2009.

  1. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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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.
  2. Da Bear

    Da Bear Twisted toy maker

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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.......:lol3
  3. 225

    225 Been here awhile

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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.
  4. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    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 $$$.
  5. Sundog

    Sundog Lost

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    Is that a 22 ft? Seems to have a table..
    Drum or disk brakes?



  6. nwgs

    nwgs solarfied

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    :drif
  7. Berto

    Berto Inherently Floridian

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    Could be a fly and drive. Think it would make it to Florida?
  8. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    Your Dutch Star come with the Comfort Drive™? A friend of mine has an '09 Essex and says the Comfort Drive really is the bee's knees.
  9. Da Bear

    Da Bear Twisted toy maker

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    Yep. It's like driving a car! here's the sales video on it......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsrXzrcPTK8
  10. Kubla

    Kubla Long timer

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    mine is like driving a 30 year old worn out school bus for some reason:rofl
  11. Da Bear

    Da Bear Twisted toy maker

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    Mine is so damned quiet when we're driving. I can actually hear the cat purring on the sofa. Full air suspension, even with both grey and black water tanks are full, it still rides like a dream......
  12. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    Not sure on the length.
    Drum brakes, mighty Mopar 318. Half the wheels have been converted to modular from split rim.

    New Fridge, heater. Water system converted from pressure tank to modern high quality pump.

    Mechanically sound, just needs the usual coach work.

    Every time I try to sell, her I get all sentimental. :cry

    Fun project if you are handy. Cheap to tinker with but, lets not talk mpg.
    I imagined a Isuzu diesel conversion then run bio fuel :thumb

    I names it the "Millenium Falcon" because when I punched the gas to the floor, nothing happened. :lol3

    Cruises nice at 60, tows a bike-sized U-Haul trailer :wink:
    That's how I got it home from Arizona.
  13. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    There's a 1972 Minnie Winnie [18 ft] for sale locally, they also express mixed emotions about selling it. All the pictures are on the beach..
  14. blacktruck

    blacktruck Been here awhile

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    Just like the OP here, I got a weakness for older MHs. I've presently have a 20+ year old model and I love the floor plan and looks of it. There are some parks that will limit the age of coaches using their facilites. Personally, it hasn't been an issue for me so far but mine does look pretty good. If it were to come to a park telling me that, I'll be down the road. I can understand their point to a degree but only to a very slight degree and if I owned a park, I wouldn't want to exclude paying customers based on an arbritrary number. Yes there are some that do. My opinion is to not spend my $$ there if I know they have a policy like that :deal. It's a semi free country and my business will be taken elsewhere. Way too many truly great looking old classics out on the road that look better than some of the newer ones.
  15. Mini Trail

    Mini Trail n°°b

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    My 98 Trek is a 2002 when i register over the phone or internet.
  16. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    I think it recently became a 2003...:deal
  17. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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  18. Da Bear

    Da Bear Twisted toy maker

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    Yeah, that's me, lucky. Lucky to be alive. The only way I can afford this thing is because I fell from a truck while on the job, landing on my head. With the cash settlement from that, we bought this.
    The sale of the house and SSDI will hopefully cover our living expenses.
    I'm sitting here looking at 6 prescription bottles, some for pain, a couple for some of the other issues that have arisen from my brain bouncing around inside my skull.
    But hey, I'm here, and my wife isn't going through the selling or donating of just about everything we own all alone. So yeah I'm lucky. It could be worse, I might have had to stop riding.
    Oh Wait! I have had to. Ahhh well, I'll save a few thousand not buying an Overlift for the coach :lol3. I'd wish you luck, but you might end up with mine.......:huh
  19. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    When my wife & I flew down to GA from VA to look at what did become our '85 BlueBird...same thing! We agreed to buy it and then the husband & wife had one last talk about "do we really want to sell it"...talk about a little bit of heart stopping drama :eek1
  20. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Looking on the bright side ... ;)

    Hang in there Amigo!


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