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Old 05-21-2009, 11:42 AM   #61
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Like posted above, I think our seats turn also, but haven't got them to work yet.
At least it has all newish carpet. One of the previous owners was a carpet guy.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:49 AM   #62
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What I hate the most is the seats. BY GOD, the seats are terrible.

Criminy they are terrible. I can drive our golf across the state in one shot without budging an inch, but these seats, I can only stand half an hour at a time.
We put two Flexsteel seats in the RV when we bought it. Not leather but you get the idea...Our old ones were shit like you described.

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Old 05-21-2009, 11:57 AM   #63
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We use the "Cab/Cockpit" as living space when it's parked. The passenger seat swivels around facing into the living area and becomes a functional seat for lounging. The driver seat swivels and faces the passenger seat. It can't go all the way around like the passenger seat because of the steering wheel. So it's usable but with limits.



The reason this works is because we do NOT have basement storage. Basements mean You have a RAISED floor (on class C's) compared to the cab. When you have raised floors on a C you can't swivel the chairs into the living are.

Mind you we also have no slide. So the cab does offer a little expanded area.

Regards to how they drive? Excellent. Better than many class A's. I would like a better rig but mine is paid for. I like the big picture window of the A's. But the C's sleep more and have the big over Cab bed..That is why we got it. KIDS.....

Since I just dropped a few K into mine it should be good to go for years to come...

I can see where the slides are nice. For just my wife and I we don't need one. But we dream about one.
The deals out there right now are flat out incredible. When I see some I'll post them up.

Imagine the settlers in Covered wagons seeing how we travel cross country today...
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:59 AM   #64
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the RV museum in Indianna is worth a visit
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:05 PM   #65
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the RV museum in Indianna is worth a visit
Sadly the whole industry is becoming a museum and Elkhart is ground zero for the major manufacturers. Lots of good people in the RV industry and they are all hurting...
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:11 PM   #66
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I've been thinking about one of these lately:


Was Fleetwood, now Coleman Evolution - comes complete with a deck for bikes. I know nothing about pop-ups though.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:22 PM   #67
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Was Fleetwood, now Coleman Evolution - comes complete with a deck for bikes. I know nothing about pop-ups though.
light, doesn't stick out as much when stored, doesn't block rear view.

BUT they are a pain in the ass. My mom has one but I get to set it up every time she goes camping. It's like having a tent with a good floor. Only it takes twice as long to set up and tear down. They have limited storage space and you can't get to much of the stuff when they're down, so it makes it difficult to keep non camping specific stuff in there. If it rains, you have to set it up when you get home so it can dry...

Mom's looking at "regular" trailers now. THANK GOD!
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:30 PM   #68
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light, doesn't stick out as much when stored, doesn't block rear view.

BUT they are a pain in the ass. My mom has one but I get to set it up every time she goes camping. It's like having a tent with a good floor. Only it takes twice as long to set up and tear down. They have limited storage space and you can't get to much of the stuff when they're down, so it makes it difficult to keep non camping specific stuff in there. If it rains, you have to set it up when you get home so it can dry...

Mom's looking at "regular" trailers now. THANK GOD!
Spot on.

Been there, done that.

You have to pee while running down the road. :can't
You want something out of the trailer while on the road. :can't
I think the biggest thing here in WA is that like you say. If you put it away wet you better figure a way to set it up and dry it or you have a mold factory.

The things are a major pain in the ass. I gotta cocktail in my hand and waiting for the second while I watch you set the thing up.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:00 PM   #69
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The things are a major pain in the ass. I gotta cocktail in my hand and waiting for the second while I watch you set the thing up.
That IS THE WORST!!

all your buddies standin around drinkin watching you sweat your nuts off trying to get that damn half door unhooked from the ceiling and then into its stoopid little holes that never line up right....


oooh boy, another season is startin up...
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:11 PM   #70
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oooh boy, another season is startin up...
Ours ends at this time of year....Or at least changes. Spend more time on the V-Strom riding up that three letter highway.....

I do like change.

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Old 05-21-2009, 02:19 PM   #71
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this thread made me check craigslist.

$3800 1984 28' class A.

454 Chevy Engine
Complete Chevy Chasis
2-33 gallon gas tanks
Turbo 400 Transmission
4:10 Rearend Gears
4Wheel Disc Brakes
Kohler 7000 Generator
2 A/C units on Roof

new:
2 Batteries and Cables
Alternator
Power Steering Pump
Exhaust System
Front and Rear Brakes and Front Brake Lines
Plugs, Wires, Rotor Cap, Fuel and Air Filter
Drive Belts
Transmission Service & Change Fluid to Amsoil
Amsoil used in the Rear End, Engine and Generator
Generator Serviced and Amplifier Replaced
New Throttle Cable

damn. $3800 is still $200 less than a tw200. thats like KLR money!!

the interior isn't even hideous like most of them on CL.
all it needs is a bumper you could load a bike on.

what a bargain.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:50 PM   #72
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I have one of these(turquoise and white 65') trust me when I say there is nothing remotely relaxing about driving around a 45 year old motorhome of questionable mechanics,I was all into it at one time had a bunch of work done to it, redid the floors in Bamboo, got all the crap needed to take the fam camping, I've got about a used KLR into it at this point and honestly, me, and I'm sure my neighbors, cannot even stand the sight of it out the kitchen window, every friggin' day for the last three years! THINK BEFORE YOU BUY!!!!
I think they are cool looking, but if I were going to buy it would be one of these, period.

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Old 05-21-2009, 03:03 PM   #73
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My in-laws have one of these that they are full time in.

40' Country Coach, Cummins, very nice....but I still like the old Bluebird Wanderlodge better.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:14 PM   #74
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I think they are cool looking, but if I were going to buy it would be one of these, period.

mother of god

that thing is cool

I'll take mine in exactly that color
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:21 PM   #75
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mother of god

that thing is cool

I'll take mine in exactly that color
Here's some more speckys for ya mang.

http://jcarey.com/70bluebird/

Including some interior photos....
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