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Old 09-06-2005, 06:46 AM   #21
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I gave Ron, at South Jersey RV, $10,000 and so far he's used almost half. I will probably have to put in a few thousand more, but compared to the price of a new one, I'm still going the cheaper route. Yeah, I don't have a grey tank, but I really don't plan on boondocking but if I do, I'll have the trusty blue tank with me.

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Old 09-06-2005, 09:23 AM   #22
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You HAD to ask......

Anality at it's best....

daily log of time and money.....

'78 Sovereign of the Road - (31'er)

Transportation cost - Ohio to Houston - $1500

Parts - Expended to date - $4,000

Expenditures DO NOT include any "major" items (appliances, AC, axle, tires, etc.).

Actual work time to date is 200 hours (excluding time spent on transportation and chasing parts - easily another 200 hours).

So, less the actual purchase price I have $5500 and 200 hours invested.

Not "redoing" anything (except the floor) - just clean up and system repair.

The "little" - $5.00 and $10.00 - purchases add up quickly.

"Suck it up, spend the bucks, do it right the first time."

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Old 09-06-2005, 11:02 AM   #23
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About 10,000 for the rebuild and 13,000 for the barn to put it in. Makes good economic sense doesn't it?

Are we twisted or what?

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Old 09-06-2005, 04:54 PM   #24
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Well, I store mine up at the lake in winter.
But so far when I put it away it hasn't tried to get away from there so I haven't had to Re-store it yet.
I did put new mattresses in it and I fixed all of the "thermopain" windows.
About $600 I guess.
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:26 PM   #25
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I have about some where around 3k wrapped up in my Ambassalander project so far. I still have to replace the axles and floor and wiring and plumbing........

I think I will just start eating the recipts.
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