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Old 06-26-2016, 05:19 PM   #1
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1988 325 New Start

This is a new thread dedicated to my AS MH 1988 325 Chevy 454 based mid bath twin back bed MN.

It probably has about 70K total miles on it. It's not quite possible to truly know as the odometer was replaced back in 2002. From the service records that I appear to have all of that is my best guess.

Overall it's in good shape. Runs well, most things seem to work. And it's pretty much original. It's got the motorized couch/bed in the front, has microwave, oven, 4 burner stove, electric or propane fridge.

So far I've added 9 new tires, had all fluids work done, replaced a lot of lights outside - still can't figure out how to turn on the front and back clear lights on the bottom, the one close to the door works. Replaced all three batteries with the best ones AAA offers. The generator will be serviced soon, and the compartment insulation replaced as it is failing apart. The cab a/c will be upgraded to R134 as I need that to work too as I live in Texas.

The thing that don't work at this time are cab a/c, fuel gage and not sure perhaps what else as there are a few things I still have no idea about.

While I got a full owners manual, and I have a PDF version, I did not get a owners packet. The owners packet apparently contains all the information about use and service. I still do not know how to add propane, water or dump the waste tanks. There is nothing in the owners manual about the outside of this. The propane area has two connections, but they are not marked, same for the water hook up.

I am looking for exterior mirrors, and gas fuel gauge parts.

It's a long journey I know.

My best regards to all here.

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Old 06-26-2016, 05:28 PM   #2
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Maybe we should wait for the new owners.

http://austin.craigslist.org/rvs/5650679484.html

When you had it listed for $39,999; that wasn't enough for you; now you want $49,999?
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:31 PM   #3
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First Question - what is this?

What are the shown controls for?
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:58 PM   #4
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What is the key to showing photos here?

the last three times I've tried to upload photos taken from a iphone they fail to show up? what is the key to uploading photo's on this site?

And as far as pricing a MH for sale. In my first test I got 3 offers within 12 hours, so I have added value and will probably spend about more 10K more before I sell it in expenses for repair and upgrades since that first test.

But anyway, if you simply don't like the price, don't buy it. Why would you bitch about a sales price that you have no interest in?

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Old 06-27-2016, 11:32 AM   #6
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Try the tips from this link: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...tml#post612569
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Old 06-27-2016, 05:07 PM   #7
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Hey..I just love it when owners advertise their MHs at "value plus" prices. Each time a 325 comes up at these sort of prices, I punch the air and add a few thousands to my dream price. As far as I am concerned, the more "up-market" pricing, the better!
Good luck I say!
In Austin, I have a complete 325LE owners manual and Chevy truck manual to which you are welcome to peruse
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Old 06-27-2016, 05:27 PM   #8
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Thanks chiefair, I assumed it was probably a size issue that could not be deal with on a very old forum management system. Digital images have grown so large. I sometimes as a commercial photographer produce images over 100 gigabytes. So a iphone image to me is next to nothing in size.

And chriscraw, where are you in Austin? I'm on the south side just north of 71. I have a owners manual but I don't have what was called the owners packet which I guess covered how to use the systems as the owners manual that I have is more of a tool for mechanics, not owners. In my owners manual there is zero information about the outside, changing the water filter, hook ups and on.

And yea! It's never wrong to ask for more. Or propose less if you are the potential buyer. While I get stuff fixed and enhanced I may actually raise the price yet again and again. I'm working to do all I can to get this MH in great shape, perhaps even better in many ways than new if I have it long enough.

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Old 06-27-2016, 05:40 PM   #9
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And by the way for all those vintage Airstream owners, I'm doing my part to raise the bar on pricing where I can and it seems to make sense.

I just hopefully helped a seller get about 10% or more on a sale as it was a real gem, labor of love and so well done. I bid the asking price up, but alas I was a bit too late in the que to secure the deal.

I had a chance, but backed off and lost it. It's a decision I will probably long regret.

So, my advice start high, you can always go down, but it's rare that you can go up.

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I just hopefully helped a seller get about 10% or more on a sale as it was a real gem, labor of love and so well done. I bid the asking price up, but alas I was a bit too late in the que to secure the deal.

I had a chance, but backed off and lost it. It's a decision I will probably long regret.


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Actually Robert, he sold his 350LE to a person he trusted to take care of his beloved coach, it wasn't just about the money; if it was just about the money, the 350LE would have been yours.
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Old 06-27-2016, 06:34 PM   #11
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Off topic yert again

If that's really the case, then it's a shame as I would have taken as good or better care of it as anyone. I'm not sure we are talking about the same MH sale. But if we are, then it's a shame as I would have already paid cash and be driving it back to Austin in the next day or two where I would have put it in cover storage to start with. Once that happen I would have had the best local service person review it, fixed the cab A/C, and review it for what ever else was needed.

I fail to understand why you and other fail to understand I value these homes and am willing and able to do them right.

I don't know why you continue to disparage me for no reason at this point. I'm trying to be a good member of this group. I plan to repair and enhance every one of these that I own.

So what is wrong with that?

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I want to respond, but don't know how or where to begin. If this is referring to me, both of you need to cool your jets. This is a friendly forum with diverse views. Sale price is up to the stellar, purchase price is driven by the buyers. Since only Dave and I were there, there should be no discussion about who sold what for how much or why. After reading this thread I though I had stumbled on a WBCCI thread by accident with all the animosity.

Robert; whether We agree or disagree about your pricing strategy doesn't matter, since you are the seller not me/us. And not that it matters, I really don't care how everyone else does their transactions.

Tony, I understand you wanting to make a point, but your missing the point. There is no right reason or price to sell these beauties. They are all situational and conditional based. If the market will bear the prices Robert is asking then all current owners will benefit, albeit at the cost of potential buyers. I would sell my old crappy car for $50,000 if I could get it, but you are right that more goes into a sales price for some than total profit. Emotional attachment is a hard thing to put a price on.

Please play nice, leave me out of it, and remember why we are here.... to figure out how to get that gosh darned side window out to replace the seals.... oh sorry medication flash back.
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325 work to do.

I had the opportunity to meet with Peter today. He was gracious enough to spend about 3 hours with me going over my 325. As others have noted, yes park in front of his house and hopes he comes out to look at you MH.

It was an amazing amount of information and insight on what I need to fix and not. And how and what to operate the MH on the road and in a park.

I now know so much more about how to operate everything from the rooftop A/C's to the water, LPG, all the external connections and awning, especially the big one on the door side.

I've got a lot of work to or have done. I'll post a list later.

But to thank Peter, at some point determines by him I will shoot some high quality 360's of his work. It's what I do as a commercial photographer.

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To do list, probably never edning.

New master cylinder for brakes

Reroute or secure wires in engine next to pulley

Replace rubber fuel lines with SAE 30r9 lines

Check wires for corrosion

50 amp Generator 30/20 split - 20 run coach and front A/C

New faucet needed in kitchen sink

Water pump inspect, may need to be replaced.

Rear airbags too high s/b 9 to 10, now at 11 to 12.

Power steering leak - appears to be over filled.

Front air bags inflate to 55 if holds OK, if not replace

Use silicon spray on Awing post and rewind smaller ones

Tag axle small crack - right side - weld some new steel small pieces to fix.

Dog bone need new bushings
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