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Old 12-18-2021, 11:43 AM
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Iím wanting to revisit this as this was for me something from my youth , an old 77 dodge van was my fixer upper and the weekend vacation was the Texas coastal region and hill country . Texas has a lot too see , sure itís all a lot of homes and fenced off keep out territory now , it was wide open a few decades past . Good ole 318 dodge motor , good reliable motor is key .

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Old 08-03-2022, 09:10 PM
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We took it out last weekend and when we were ready to come home It was in limp home mode. I drove about a hundred miles home running 30 to 35 mph. Yesterday found a repair company who found a bad fuse and replaced it.

'The slide out steps also stopped working. I will take it to a different place which specializes in rv.

I probably will not keep it long term. I'd rather pull a travel trailer. I believe I can at least get all my money back on it.
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Old 08-04-2022, 04:14 PM
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Sounds about right. We always buy a model which is depreciated out. We offset that though by eating out a lot. I just like the freedom of being able to go when we want and stop when we want.
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Old 08-04-2022, 05:18 PM
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I see people sleep over in their rv in WalMart parking lots.
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:57 PM
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Post Camping /Traveling / Travailing

I miss being able to camp in a tent .

I don't want a Motor home, my old VW Typ II camper was too dang big .
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Old 08-04-2022, 11:32 PM
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Sounds about right. We always buy a model which is depreciated out. We offset that though by eating out a lot. I just like the freedom of being able to go when we want and stop when we want.
Spoken as if you don't hear the angel of age sneaking up behind you
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Old 08-05-2022, 06:45 AM
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best thing to look for in a rv roof. either one peice made fiber glass roof, or bus construction. Most rv and trailer's made with two strait up walls, with 1x1's holding up tin roof. they leak at seams and sides. Had a neighbor new trailer 30 foot collapse. So roof important, and aluminum frame under neath
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Old 08-06-2022, 12:19 PM
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I see people sleep over in their rv in WalMart parking lots.
Th Mrs. has vetoed that every time I mention it.
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Old 08-06-2022, 12:20 PM
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Oh its there all right. I just don't let myself be ruled by my age.
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 08-06-2022, 12:21 PM
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best thing to look for in a rv roof. either one peice made fiber glass roof, or bus construction. Most rv and trailer's made with two strait up walls, with 1x1's holding up tin roof. they leak at seams and sides. Had a neighbor new trailer 30 foot collapse. So roof important, and aluminum frame under neath
Was it snow?

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