View Poll Results: How much will you spend on restoration, maintenance & upgrades?
$0 - $100 29 3.60%
$100 - $500 109 13.52%
$500 - $1000 138 17.12%
$1,000 - $2,500 200 24.81%
$2,500 or more 330 40.94%
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:54 PM   #71
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We have already bought rock guards for the Argosy, and she needs a water heater and the furnace needs to be rebuilt (or replaced) and we've bought a lot of little stuff that adds up quick. so I know we are already close to the first thousand. We've just started. Who knows what we'll find when we get around to dropping the belly pan? I shudder to think. I don't think there is any other really major stuff to fix, the stove, the fridge and the water pump all work and there seem to not be any more leaks. The axles seem to be ok tho we have bought tires. So maybe we can keep it down under the $2000 mark.

Jim and Sandy

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Old 07-22-2008, 10:13 PM   #72
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I don't intend to spend a dime this year. We took ownership of an 08 Bambi Special Edition a month ago. So far only the water pump had to be replaced (under warranty). It is a sweet little machine. We are digging it!

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Old 12-01-2008, 10:37 PM   #73
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Year 3 for our '06 CCD, so time for a complete electrical overhaul. 4 Lifeline 6 volt batteries, Xantrex XADC-80 converter/charger, upgraded 4AWG wiring and TriMetric 2021. Oh, and we added tire pressure monitoring on the coach as well.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:02 AM   #74
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Sometimes ya do - Sometimes ya don't!

I'd been reasonably lucky with my '88 25'Excella - only spent approx. $500.00 on replacing some water damaged subfloor and replacing the old carpet with hardwood laminate, and a new antenna. Looks and feels great! There is a major dent in curb side wheel well due to P.O. losing a wheel. I think I can live with it.

On the flip-side, I'd purchased a '73 31' Excella and was amazed at how much you could spend on necessities. New stove, water heater, converter, toilet, water heater shroud, light fixtures, fan motors (shouldn've purchased new fans alltogether - lesson learned), some subfloor, hardwood laminate flooring, vista windows (old ones were peeling and looked bad), battery, curtains, and a few other odds and ends for about $2,000.00 and my labor - couldn't imagine the cost @ $85.00 per hour! But she looks marvelous. The things we do for love! LOL
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:22 PM   #75
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Question What type of antenna

With the new digital format starting in February, what type of antenna are you planing to use? We do mostly boondocking and I am concerned about reception on our digital TV?
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:13 PM   #76
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Boondocker's Antenna

I just installed a Winegard sensor 111 and bought a converter box (they're only about $9.00 after the gov't rebate). This works fine. But if your really worried about reception, for about $700.00 you can buy a standard VuCube ($1500.00 for HD) and recieve any channel you normally would on your DirectV or Dish network.

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Old 02-01-2009, 08:22 AM   #77
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I think that I've spent well over that amount, already, just in gutting and preparing for the remodel. A lot in tools because I just didn't have any Always need an excuse to buy new tools

Brian Schmock

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