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Old 09-13-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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Should I Take the Plunge???

Brand new member, but longtime AS dreamer here.

In about 30 minutes, my wife and I are planning to go do a second walk-thru (and possible buy!) on this beauty. He'll sell it to me for $4,000. It seems like a great deal based on what I've seen, but I wanted to get some expert opinions Planning to do lots of renovations, but what do you guys think of the current condition? Any deal breakers to look for on this model?

Any input is much appreciated!


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Old 09-13-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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Hard to tell from one shot, but...

Mid-'70s 27 or 29-footer, rear bedroom is my guess? If it IS rear BR, to me that makes it a more desirable model...

well, unless it has had lots done to it, that's what it will need. Axles, all the appliances, and that's if you're lucky. A bad floor can make for months of work if you take it on yourself.

Any photos of the interior?

If it's to be, it's up to me.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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We bought it!

It's a 1979 31' Rear BR Sovereign. More pics to come as we start planning the reno...

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Old 09-18-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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Congratulations! The excitement is just beginning.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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From outside appearances, she looks like a winner. Hope there are not any nasty surprises in the flooring department.

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Old 09-18-2013, 03:52 PM   #6
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Looks better in the 2nd photo. The rear bedroom is a nice model. Congrats!
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #7
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The outside looks great. Congratulations, what a beauty. Rear bedrooms are nice and secluded.

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