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Posted: 03.07.2018  ·  #1
I received a phone call from a friend, Paul (chevy g20) a few months ago "want to buy an RV?"

After my last RV fiasco I told him to "go away" (aye right)

Anyhow, it turns out it was the right money, I love classics and it sounded interesting. With the help of Paul and his American mechanic giving it the once over I bought it without seeing it but I trust these guys and that's rare these days.

Paul sent me some photos of how it looked just before I purchased it...

 
 
 


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Haulin ass and suckin gas


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THe app is currently being revised to include those so that the pitch has the the ladder mounted satelite pointing in the right direction.


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Haulin ass and suckin gas


Is that all, what about the Carlsberg? :happy:


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And for those Breakiing Bad aficionados there may be an element of surprise in the partial registration in the last photo.


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Fine body in that machine,
why a spade at the door on first photo ?


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After quite a few weeks on a Saturday I got to see it, that explains our recent trips to Gortin Lakes :)

The following day we convinced the mechanic to get it started and it was brought to his house on trade plates. It was great to hear it firing up! All 6.2 CC's!! (Diesel V8) Finally got a good look around it and it got its first wash in nearly two years (or maybe longer)

It looked better after a wash :)

 
 
 


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I can see that you are facing a great dilemma here Ally, which weekend will you go out and which Motorhome will you use. :happy:


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I drove it the five miles or so "cause I was used to driving lhd". Says he how was it? Says I " was shi**ing myself as I have never driven an A class lol" But don't think it will be a problem after 20 mile.


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My mate has a 32 foot sun sport. 1990. No problem getting parts for them still. They are thirsty though. Best of luck with it👍


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I drove it the five miles or so "cause I was used to driving lhd". Says he how was it? Says I " was shi**ing myself as I have never driven an A class lol" But don't think it will be a problem after 20 mile.


So where was yer man? or was he just letting you be the test pilot. o.O


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And for those Breakiing Bad aficionados there may be an element of surprise in the partial registration in the last photo.


Interesting indeed. :)

Shh for now, there may be people watching :lol:


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Haulin ass and suckin gas


Is that all, what about the Carlsberg? :happy:


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I drove it the five miles or so "cause I was used to driving lhd". Says he how was it? Says I " was shi**ing myself as I have never driven an A class lol" But don't think it will be a problem after 20 mile.


So where was yer man? or was he just letting you be the test pilot. o.O


LHD - American and weird. I wasn't driving it! :D


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why a spade at the door on first photo ?


For digging the garden. Why else would you have a spade?


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Hmmmm..... never know these days !


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My mate has a 32 foot sun sport. 1990. No problem getting parts for them still. They are thirsty though. Best of luck with it👍


Oh cool! this one is 22'6. so quite small for an RV, it's 1991.


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why a spade at the door on first photo ?


For digging the garden. Why else would you have a spade?


For getting rid of the loo box late at night ;-)


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Nice machine - I've seen 2 or 3 absolute classic campers around the roads the last couple of weeks - great to see! Also we won't have the oldest van next meet 😆😂


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After a good look over by the yank, it needed some work and a load of parts, all serviceable stuff, so nothing major.

Transmission Filter and gasket set
Mufflers
Oil and air filters
Oil
Fuel Filter
4 new headlights, chrome had rusted.
Boiler safety pressure valve (was leaking)
Habitation door window
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But the major stuff was a rewire. Some feckin eegits had tried to wire in a Military grade Generator, about 8 KW's or so. It had then been taken out and all the wires left were a mess. A huge isolator was installed which had to ripped out.

We went down with SWMBO one Saturday and gave it a good clean inside, carpets, upholstery etc. It's looking quite good :) - need a new mattress but that's for later. Want to get it MOT'd and get it home.

Stainless Steel stuff was brought back to life inside. Interior photos later.


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I drove it the five miles or so "cause I was used to driving lhd". Says he how was it? Says I " was shi**ing myself as I have never driven an A class lol" But don't think it will be a problem after 20 mile.


So where was yer man? or was he just letting you be the test pilot. o.O


Lack of tax mot and insurance might have had something to do with it.... lol we had trade plates though and on route to the mechanic so were ok.


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And for those Breakiing Bad aficionados there may be an element of surprise in the partial registration in the last photo.


What is it UO66UFA ?


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Best of luck with the new wagon.
My only advise is that the wagon is 1991 with hacked wiring is to do a complete rewire with 2018 technology. It will cost a good few pounds but the results will ensure future comforts.
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My mate has a 32 foot sun sport. 1990. No problem getting parts for them still. They are thirsty though. Best of luck with it👍


Oh cool! this one is 22'6. so quite small for an RV, it's 1991.


I like it,that is a tidy little unit,its only 2" longer then my sprinter.


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Factor in a fan for the rear of the beer fridge 😁😁


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Love it!! Looks great Ally.


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Top class, that will keep you out of mischief for a while.


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Great, enjoy.


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Enjoy. It will get heads turning.


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Looks interesting well done and enjoy.


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Cracking looking RV Ally.....Reminds me of the RV I had when living in the US. She was a 28ft Champion of 1984 vintage...complete with 70's style orange interior!....Had a fabulous 7.4 L Chevy V8 though.


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A 7.4, mines a small engine, only 6.2 :D


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Just curious, how many gallons per mile would you hope to get.


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Just curious, how many gallons per mile would you hope to get.



:lol:

Same engine as my last RV and it got around 21/22, So I am hoping the same, I seen another for sale and they quoted 20MPG at 60MPH.

My own averages 22.5, so not a massive difference, but there is a huge difference in price to buy. So it all works out in the end :)


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This only proves that you're not daft! :lol:

Looking forward to following your project Ally.


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This only proves that you're not daft! :lol:



o.O

I have a bit of paper that would disagree with that :)


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My new RV (not quite a Blag restoration, but a bit of one)

This only proves that you're not daft! :lol:,

Aah Kev nobody would say you are daft not really, not really, really, not even a little bit, even-even a weenchy weenchy little bit, but if they had a few Carlsbergs they might say, jeasus, did you hear, what, you hear what that Langer, in north cork is doing,


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The awning lives - at least that's something :)

 


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A few after a good interior clean. Cooker Stainless Steel machine polished.

 



Pretty good for 27 years old :) - I'll go for a modernisation later.


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