nwgs motorhome addiction and therapy thread

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

  1. dentedvw

    dentedvw Where did I put that

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    Like posted above, I think our seats turn also, but haven't got them to work yet.
    At least it has all newish carpet. One of the previous owners was a carpet guy.
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  2. svs

    svs All Hands on Deck!

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    We put two Flexsteel seats in the RV when we bought it. Not leather but you get the idea...Our old ones were shit like you described.

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  3. nwgs

    nwgs solarfied

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    I can see where the slides are nice. For just my wife and I we don't need one. But we dream about one.
    The deals out there right now are flat out incredible. When I see some I'll post them up.

    Imagine the settlers in Covered wagons seeing how we travel cross country today...:lol3
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  4. Hodag

    Hodag native

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    the RV museum in Indianna is worth a visit
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  5. svs

    svs All Hands on Deck!

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    Sadly the whole industry is becoming a museum and Elkhart is ground zero for the major manufacturers. Lots of good people in the RV industry and they are all hurting...
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  6. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    I've been thinking about one of these lately:
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    Was Fleetwood, now Coleman Evolution - comes complete with a deck for bikes. I know nothing about pop-ups though.
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  7. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    light, doesn't stick out as much when stored, doesn't block rear view.

    BUT they are a pain in the ass. My mom has one but I get to set it up every time she goes camping. It's like having a tent with a good floor. Only it takes twice as long to set up and tear down. They have limited storage space and you can't get to much of the stuff when they're down, so it makes it difficult to keep non camping specific stuff in there. If it rains, you have to set it up when you get home so it can dry...

    Mom's looking at "regular" trailers now. THANK GOD!
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  8. nwgs

    nwgs solarfied

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    Spot on. :thumb

    Been there, done that.

    You have to pee while running down the road. :can't
    You want something out of the trailer while on the road. :can't
    I think the biggest thing here in WA is that like you say. If you put it away wet you better figure a way to set it up and dry it or you have a mold factory.

    The things are a major pain in the ass. I gotta cocktail in my hand and waiting for the second while I watch you set the thing up. :lol3
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  9. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    That IS THE WORST!!

    all your buddies standin around drinkin watching you sweat your nuts off trying to get that damn half door unhooked from the ceiling and then into its stoopid little holes that never line up right....


    oooh boy, another season is startin up...:becca
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  10. svs

    svs All Hands on Deck!

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    Ours ends at this time of year....Or at least changes. Spend more time on the V-Strom riding up that three letter highway.....

    I do like change.

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  11. andruboz

    andruboz Serial overfiller

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    this thread made me check craigslist.

    $3800 1984 28' class A.

    454 Chevy Engine
    Complete Chevy Chasis
    2-33 gallon gas tanks
    Turbo 400 Transmission
    4:10 Rearend Gears
    4Wheel Disc Brakes
    Kohler 7000 Generator
    2 A/C units on Roof

    new:
    2 Batteries and Cables
    Alternator
    Power Steering Pump
    Exhaust System
    Front and Rear Brakes and Front Brake Lines
    Plugs, Wires, Rotor Cap, Fuel and Air Filter
    Drive Belts
    Transmission Service & Change Fluid to Amsoil
    Amsoil used in the Rear End, Engine and Generator
    Generator Serviced and Amplifier Replaced
    New Throttle Cable

    damn. $3800 is still $200 less than a tw200. thats like KLR money!!

    the interior isn't even hideous like most of them on CL.
    all it needs is a bumper you could load a bike on.

    what a bargain.
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  12. kobudo28

    kobudo28 Banned

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    I think they are cool looking, but if I were going to buy it would be one of these, period.

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  13. kobudo28

    kobudo28 Banned

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    40' Country Coach, Cummins, very nice....but I still like the old Bluebird Wanderlodge better.
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  14. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    mother of god

    that thing is cool

    I'll take mine in exactly that color
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  15. nwgs

    nwgs solarfied

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    Here's some more speckys for ya mang.

    http://jcarey.com/70bluebird/

    Including some interior photos....:D
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  16. kobudo28

    kobudo28 Banned

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    I have always loved the Bluebird Wanderlodge. It is a peice of work to be sure. They were very well built so you could buy and older one (provided it isn't hammered to shit) and still have something strong to build on and have something when you were done. I'd go for one with a CAT in it though instead of the Ford gas engine.
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  17. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    I bought my Mother a 78 ford class C several years ago , she wanted to run around a bit . I told her she could go any where she wanted to as long as she could get there in a day , that way I could go and rescue it and be back in a day when it broke . I think I only rescued it one time in ten years . The problum with a class C is the chassis is maxed out before you ever get in it let alone pack for a long trip . Class A's with small wheels and tires are just as bad , the chassis is just too weak . Bluebird and Prevost stand head and shoulders above the rest of the croud , you can do anything you want with it . Even the front engine BB is fine although somewhat limited on power . I couldn't turn my mother loose in the 82 Bluebird , it was too complicated for her . I had to do minor repairs on the road a few times , nothing serious , usally fuel problums or AC issues . Nothing ever stranded it , it always made it home . It sure was comfortable to travel in . We drove it from New Orleans to Houston non stop one time and never got below 60 mph . 280 gallon fuel tank gave it good fuel range , I would slide the seat back let my SIL hold it and take over so I could go P break or Beer break or whatever . If we had kept it long enough I would have tried to shoehorn a Silver 92 V-6 in , that would have been 400 hp , I think it would have been happy with hills then . SEYA
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  18. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Something like this one? :evil


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    Recently seen towing this:


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  19. nwgs

    nwgs solarfied

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    My Hero....:clap
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  20. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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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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