Newbie with a $1 1992 36' Land Yacht
My dad and I towed home an all but abandoned Land Yacht today...and yes, the purchase price was one dollar bill.
The PO filled her up after his last trip in 1998, then parked her next to his house, where she's wilted away in the hot, but thankfully mostly dry, West Texas weather for 16 years. He wanted us to have it because he knew us and that we had the ability to bring her back to her former glory, but didn't want to tell anyone he "gave" the rig he paid lots for away... Thus the $1.
The roof is first on our list, the caps long ago began to unrivet, and multiple hail storms took out both the shower skylight and lav vents. The interior is as you can imagine... Cabinets and headliner falling down from water damage, mushrooms growing in the carpet. Fortunately my dad is a general contractor and cabinet craftsman, so once we get it dried back in, gutting and rebuilding everything inside will just be another day at work for him.
After we got it home tonight, we primed the engine and cranked it over on a whim... And it ran and drove like it'd never been abandoned, so we've already at least got our $1 of fun out of it.
I've already learned a ton browsing around here, and I'm sure I'll be picking the brains of many of you on our journey going forward.
While my dad is the skill of the operation, I'm the researcher and parts finder... And I've got a 3" Airstream binder full of manuals to start browsing tonight!
Happy Labor Day,