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Old 10-08-2007, 09:39 AM   #1
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Hi all! My partner and I just bought a 1979 Excella Motorhome. It's nearly all stock, except the front radio. They left the 8-track but took out the cool control panel (any ideas for finding one, let me know.)

I'm really close to my B.A. in natural history writing, AND we wanted a change of lifestyle anyway, so we've decided for my senior project we'll do an 18 month stroll through the American West. We leave this upcoming summer.

Anyway, we live in the Pacific Northwest (Bellingham, WA, about 30 minutes from the Canadian border, and right on the water) -- so we can't actually "go west" from here. The rig has been here all along as well, sold from Seattle in 1980.

We plan some changes, like flooring and solar and diesel and mac-daddy driver/passenger seats. Talk to you soon.

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Old 10-08-2007, 10:04 AM   #2
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Welcome! Your 18 month trip sounds like it will be fascinating - can't wait to hear more about it.

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Old 10-08-2007, 12:21 PM   #3
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:40 PM   #4
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Congratulations on the 1979 motorhome. Keep looking on eBay and in the classified section of this forum. You may be lucky enough to find just the parts you are searching for. The senior project sounds like great fun !! Enjoy your time on the road.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:34 PM   #5
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Another moho owner, yay! We LOVE our 310 and now our 20' Argosy. Such coolness.

Your trip plans sound wonderful. Be sure to post pictures, both of your new rig and of your travels. We love pictures here!

Good luck!

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Old 10-08-2007, 04:43 PM   #6
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I am always happy to welcome a new motor home owner. Did you say you were going to install a diesel in your MH?
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:15 PM   #7
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Hey Bully...

Welcpome to the forums and congrats on your new motor home! You're gonna have a great trip...a nice "stroll" through the west...

Glad you could join the forums...lots of great info and great folks here to share your excitement and your trip...

Many Happy Trails...
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:16 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Chaplain Kent
I am always happy to welcome a new motor home owner. Did you say you were going to install a diesel in your MH?
We intend to do the conversion to diesel for sure. When we drove it home from Tacoma a week or two ago, the alternator gave out so we had to leave it at this shop (that turned out to be really great) in Everett. We're talking with them about the best way to do the conversion.

We actually hope to then do another conversion so that we can run on straight veggie oil. See Live Lightly Tour Home for example of that. We'll see if we can get that done by summer; we've got a lot of work to do on the RV and on our house to get it ready to sell, so we might run out of time and money.

Thanks for all your welcomes. Before and During photos coming; hopefully some afters as well.

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