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Old 07-18-2012, 09:23 PM   #15
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Um. Where did the genny go?
Generator department, your power plant...
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:56 AM   #16
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Look at the bright side, we get to spend all your hard earned money with our expensive taste and bottomless advice.
Just imagine the day you open your genny department to see this :
Is that your genny, Peter?
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:06 AM   #17
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Is that your genny, Peter?
Yes, Mike, Honda EV6010 watercooled. Great for real hot climates. I had a Honda EV4010 in my 79 Motorhome for over 10 years and really like them. When they are brand new they seem to be a bit loud, but they settle down after they break in.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:10 AM   #18
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Yes, Mike, Honda EV6010 watercooled. Great for real hot climates. I had a Honda EV4010 in my 79 Motorhome for over 10 years and really like them. When they are brand new they seem to be a bit loud, but they settle down after they break in.
A sweet install, I'd assume they are very quiet once broken-in. Honda makes nice stuff. Our propane-powered Onan is still cooking along after 1300 hrs. with problems zero other than normal service and a rotted exhaust pipe.
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To sell, or keep and repair

Just my .02 cents worth. If you're motivated, and don't mind the never ending list of 'to-do's' on the motorhome, I'd say GO FOR IT! The prices quoted previously are spot-on, considering the amount of work your AS motorhome requires.
Time, Patience and $$$$ are a requirement for Classic Motorhome ownership.
The best part about ownership, you sure as heck won't see yourself coming down the road.....
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:23 AM   #20
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Talking I'm keeping it!

After much soul searching and downright stubbornness I've decided to make my coach into an inhabitable and drivable art project!

I have always wanted to do this but had trouble justifying the expense. But now that she needs so much wOrk anyway I have the excuse to do exactly what I want and I am really thrilled.

It was very funny, actually. We were just deciding to sell the motyho (as I fondly call her) and my daughter-in-law, completely unaware of this whole issue, posted on my Facebook page a picture of a an old AS trailer draped in lights with a quote saying Only Travel Makes You Richer. I looked at that and I thought, screw this crap, I'm not giving this dream up.

So thanks, all of you, for being here and inspiring me. It looks like I'll be hanging around here a lot more, reading your words of wisdom.
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a quote saying Only Travel Makes You Richer. I looked at that and I thought, screw this crap, I'm not giving this dream up.
Our kind of people! Stay in touch, send us some pics of the coach if you can, and the towboat, too.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:28 PM   #22
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I am gonna take your comment about fools as a complement Mike....
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:19 PM   #23
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I am gonna take your comment about fools as a complement Mike....


You should, wondered if you'd read that.
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HAha! I wondered too! Keyair, if you're a fool, you're the fool to emulate!
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:55 AM   #25
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molding your future...

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Hmmmm. Yes, Mike, thanks, that sounds about right, valuewise.

But if I was crazy enough to keep her, what do you say about the mold v. musty question? Or the campground question? Those are big factors for me in deciding whether to nurse her along and work on her gradually ourselves. Do I have to do a major overhaul just to be allowed into most campgrounds?

I would suggest parking your unit in Arizona for a month, in the summer, and the mold/mildew problem will be resolved...the problem you have is either a water leak in the pipes or a water leak in the skin, and that has to be addressed...if you want to sell it, parting it out will bring more money, but it will take time and a lot of effort to do so; then, you are left with the carcass.
Selling it whole is a loss, but you have a simple solution. Keeping it will satisfy a part of you that originally bought it...I do not envy you your choices, but, personally...I would keep mine
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I have to say that the work I have put in so far to ours feels like the tip of the Iceberg... I know there is a long way to go yet.
But I will tell you that my recent brief drive from the old to new storage really cemented the way I feel about it.

The stares, turned heads, dropped jaws,and pointed fingers was such a feelgood....

Now, you can get that in a Ferrari, but here is the kicker for me....
Made in America, instantly recognisable, and the older it gets, the better it looks on the street. The fact that people looking and talking to you grin and know what it is.
For me, the fact that everyone loves it is the bomb!
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We were parked in a small town, wife shopping. I had just installed a new stereo system and was anxious to crank it. A father and son appeared on the sidewalk, I turned it down, but they'd heard the Moody Blues already. The little kid made a beeline to touch Bess, and I heard the father say, "party bus".
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:32 PM   #28
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Funny one Mike!

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Here is our most recent "before and after" comparison for your motivation....


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