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Old 05-30-2009, 08:59 AM   #15
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Well, if any of you hear of any for sale around Oklahoma, let me know. I'm having a hard time finding any. One thing I'd really like is a queen bed in the back. If I understand correctly, I'll have to get a 325 or 345. Thanks for all the info. Its good to have a place to gain some quick experience!
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:30 AM   #16
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We've had an '83 310 since late 2006. We looked for a unit small enough to fit into National Forest Service campgrounds and other places with limited pad sizes. Also, we can park it at home where anything bigger would not fit at all.

Are there size limitations in some parks? As I said, I'm completely new to this and just thought bigger was better.
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:08 PM   #17
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Some parks, especially older ones...

We've generally looked for state park campgrounds and National Forest Service campgrounds for our camping--we like to be near the woods and go hiking. Besides the natural surroundings, we get the Golden Age Pass half price break. One of the campgrounds we were at last year was $5 a night!

While most RV campgrounds have room for 40 footers, the National Forest Service and some state campgrounds often have smaller pads--and sometimes only supply electricity at the site. Some have only non-electric sites.
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:56 PM   #18
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We've only had ours for about a year (same 30 ft s/o as padillab), but it would sleep your entire crew, at least right now: queen in back, double if you open the couch and the little dinette sleeper. Its not as enticing as the Argosy we met last week in Mariposa, but a newer low mileage has less investment required, except for the dual pane window issue. I was lucky enough to buy from the original owner and he upgraded with a Banks and some suspension stuff. Some of the sales issue was the good karma of the seller and his constant maintenance--I inherited his shop as well.
In my view you end up spending about the same amount between purchase price and the investment after purchase--its just a matter of how you split it.
The reliability is one reson we looked for a lower mileage newer moho: but it had to say "Airstream."
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:29 PM   #19
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Well, I bought a 83 300 today. It needs work but we're looking forward to it.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:47 PM   #20
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great size

Congratulations on your new toy. I have a 83 300 turbo diesel. What are your configurations. I have rear bath, center twins, sleeper sofa and dinette in front . Plenty of room and comfortable. Good luck in getting her home. Mine has some hail dimples and a few dings on her sides, but she is still beautiful to me. They are just signs of age and useage.

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Old 06-03-2009, 10:06 PM   #21
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I think our configuration is just like yours. What is behind the front passenger seat in yours? I've got a console w/ tv I'm going to remove. Would like to put two chairs and small table if they'll fit, maybe just one chair. I'd love to see pictures of yours. Ours is going to need a lot of work, which I'll document in the forums.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:06 AM   #22
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between the door and passenger seat is a table and benches that seat 4 or makes into a twin bed. Did you get your baby home? I will try to send you pictures in a few days. Kay
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:59 PM   #23
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What if I need to replace the motor?

At the risk of highjacking this thread for a similar question, if I get a motorhome that needs a new Chevy 454 engine, how hard is it to switch from a carburetor motor to a fuel injected one. Has anyone done this? Basically, 1989 was the last of the carburetors.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:58 AM   #24
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QuietWater, you can buy throttle body injection kits at Summit Racing. FI is always computer controlled so you have to factor this in too.

The other alternative to "highjacking" is to start a new thread. Very easy to do and it gets more attention due to the question being asked in the title.
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:38 PM   #25
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Hired a transport to go get her. Haven't seen it yet. Hopefully the first of the week. I'd like to see some pics of your arrangement. Thanks.
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