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Old 10-03-2004, 08:16 AM   #15
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good job with the brakes Logan. Most of the jobs I took on in upgrading and repairing my Airstream were ones I had never or rarey done. It gives a great sense of accomplishment when you can then go on a trip, and experience little or no anxiety over pending failures.
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Old 10-03-2004, 08:27 AM   #16
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Been parking the MH against the dweeb neighbor's front door again, Steven?
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Hee hee! Actually we gave some of our new neighbors a tour yesterday. They loved the AS. What a difference.
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Old 10-03-2004, 04:49 PM   #17
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I just returned yesterday from a 2100 mile trip from North Carolina to Florida. I have a 1989 370LE with the Ford 460 and Gillig chassis. I pulled a 10 X 6 utility trailer ( probably weighs 500 lbs at the most) that carried a HD Softtail Custom and a Sportster. Total towing weight was about 1400-1500 pounds.

The rig towed it like a champ. I got 6.2 miles per gallon ( or is that gallons per mile?) and I had no problems. I ran between 60 and 65 ( 3000 - 3200 rpm ) on the interstates and never had any engine whine or transmission strain. Engine operating temp was a steady 220 degrees at all speeds. I was very happy with the performance of the rig.

I'm moving to Florida next month and will stay there in the fall, winter and spring. I plan to live in Lake Tahoe, CA in the summers. I will tow the bikes and just buy a crappy car when I get to California and leave it with my son to store when I return to Florida. That way I can have both transpo modes.

Happy trails.........
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Old 10-08-2004, 10:38 AM   #18
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frusteration...

I relly like the idea of a foberglass trailer...Scamp, Burro, etc. etc. That would be perfect. My biggest problem is that I have NO IDEA where to start looking!! I have looked all over on the internet and they are all "upgraded" or "custom interior" or "super fancy and expensive!", I just want something that has been hibernating in a backyard for the last 11 years. Does anyeone have any ideas as far as where to look? grrr... A New, completely empty, 13' scamp will cost $5,600 and that is before shipping!

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Logan,
Get to know your local RV Dealerships. They auction off old junky trade-ins all the time. Stuff they take to get a deal but can't sell on the lot. You can also try RV salvage yards. Do a quick search on this forum for some names and even websites.
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