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Old 11-06-2017, 11:36 AM   #1
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What I Miss Most About My Classic Motorhome

I just read the thread telling of an upcoming Classic caravan and it brought back many memories of my years with my Classic.
My wife is quick to bring up the breakdowns such as the fire in downtown Chicago, or the engine blowing up, and then having no brakes in the Smokey Mountains. I agree those were memorable times but always when asked which was my favorite Airstream I say my Classic.
I met wonderful people both here on the forum and in person. Camping with a classic was a social outing and I miss the people most of all. We are a special breed.
I have stayed in touch with a few of you who also gave up your Classic and put out this question to all former Classic owners: What do you miss the most about your Classic?
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Old 11-06-2017, 12:25 PM   #2
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Well, I still own and love mine/ours. I gotta say though Chaplain, when I first took ownership and started reading through the threads here on the forums, I read and read and read your adventures and challenges and successes with yours. The topper for me was when you took the plunge (or fatal dive ) into rewireing your entire dash. THAT was one heck of HUGE decision and choice. I, like many others, have chosen to fix dash electrical issues as they arise and not mess much with things that currently work correctly. The risk factor either way is probably about equal.......maybe!

Anyway, your threads and posts were a great help to me as I got to know my rig and would like to thank you for your years of keeping the forum up to date on your projects! Thanks!

We enjoy traveling in ours often and no limits on distance. So far so good with reliability and confidence in the old beautiful beast. Definitely been a total labor of love getting her to where she is currently. Our home away from home for sure.

Take care and be safe, hope you are enjoying your travels on the dark side (AS trailer )

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Old 11-06-2017, 02:34 PM   #3
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I also miss the social interaction when camping or traveling when being asked all of the different questions and the pictures being taken of my previous Classic Motorhome. Met some great people that way.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:39 AM   #4
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"Anyway, your threads and posts were a great help to me as I got to know my rig and would like to thank you for your years of keeping the forum up to date on your projects! Thanks!"

Thanks for the kind words. That was a winter to remember. I must have purchased and used twenty miles of wires. I recently heard from the present owner of my classic and the dash is still there and working. I was very happy to hear that it is still on the road.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:17 PM   #5
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I, for one miss the original crew, that were here when I started...
Please stick around and offer advice!
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:25 PM   #6
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I, for one miss the original crew, that were here when I started...
Please stick around and offer advice!
+10 As a Classic owner knowing that sooner as opposed to later I will have to tackle my dash wiring, your advice and tips would be most sought after.........just wish you didn't live so far away.

Stick around Mr Kent, and if we have a meet close by you, by all means, drop by and enjoy.

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Old 11-13-2017, 09:33 PM   #7
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Actually, Tony piping up reminded me.....
I miss most of the old crew.....
Love you Tony! Rofl.
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Actually, Tony piping up reminded me.....
I miss most of the old crew.....
Love you Tony! Rofl.
Who are you calling "old"?:

Sorry your favorite World Cup football team lost on Monday.

Love you too Steve! Just don't tell anyone.

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Football?
Whatís that?
I think you are older than me, and Iím old!
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