Originally posted by biggerbadbrad
WOW! You could eat off of that engine!
I bought the truck from Ira Iburg from here. He took incredibly good care of the truck. It's a 88 with 71k, most of it with a 31ft Excella behind it. It was by far the best one in Atlanta when I was buying. He kept it very clean. Little sun fade on the interrior but no tears. The foam in the armrests disintigrated and I'm trying to locate those as well as a new foam insert for the driver seat bottom. Pure age problem with the material not a lack of care. Every truck I looked at had the same issues
He had not used it much in the last couple years and lack of use caused a couple minor problems that I had to work through. Nothing major, EGR was sticking, Some of the hoses were past their prime, plug wires were going bad, shocks, just little things that you see with older vehicles. It has a old bead style converter that I'm about to replace. I'm convinced it's causing a exhaust restriction and caused the exhaust manifold gaskets to fail.
I'm very happy with it other then feeding it LOL. On level ground the truck doesn't even strain with the Caravanner behind it. Once you get rolling you have to check the mirror to make sure the trailer is there. Two weeks after I bought it I towed a 79 Blazer that weighed about 5k on a 3k trailer 110miles one way in some hilly terrain and it did pretty good. That was before I found the bad plug wires and EGR problem. I managed 8.75 MPG with 8k in tow one way and the 3k trailer on the return trip. It's a heathy motor.
I hope to be ready to camp before next summer. I would love to take a trip this fall. I still have 23 day's of vacation for the year still available.
I hope to get my garage cleaned out this weekend to make room and start pulling out the bath for the repair. Plan to take a week for pure trailer repair after I get a better idea of what I need to do to fix the floor problem and get all the materials lined up and in one place. I even have a outdoor 2 post auto lift at my disposal if I find I need to replace the whole floor. I will be able to lift the body off the frame with my pinky