ibdave wrote:I have a 97 bounder 88k miles and been to the Playa 12 years... 460 food chassie with all the "Banks" add ons .. Gas RVs tend to run hot while idling for long times. So no big surprise there.
I'm the worry over Tires guy.. I never let mine past 4-5 year past the date code stamped on the sidewalls.. Front get move to the back @ yr 2 and fresh on the front. You'll never wear out tires but the sidewall go and blows outs are just not fun. New tires and maybe a radiator flush and your good to go.. Oh, tarp the beast every winter with a GOOD tarp.. rain rain wind wind....
kvd wrote:Old RVs of any kind need maintenance and shit is going to break down.
I advise people to get trailers, not RVs with engines, as the engine/transmission/registration/service is way more involved, and the failures are more catastrophic to your BRC adventures. Engines fail when you only drive 'em once a year. So you'll need someone to do that for you, to drive it around a bit every month or two.
Coming from Illinois, it's a lot harder to deal with actually towing something, but there are ways. Rent yourself a pickup truck from a construction rental company in Reno, as those will be set up for towing and insured for it, too. There is a storage yard right in Gerlach, on the other side of the tracks, for campers and art cars and stuff.
jcliff wrote:Well, I'm an RV owner!
jcliff wrote:Well, I'm an RV owner! I did buy the RV....but I am definitely going in more prepared after reading the posts here. I really appreciate you guys taking the time to chime in with such helpful information. I'm prepared to have this suck me dry, but I'm pretty sure it will be a labor of love. Now I need a name for her
Mosin wrote: Alas, I hope you feel the same way as we do few years/burns down the road, and get off a lot easier than we have cost-wise.
As well, you will find a helpful community of vintage RV addicts/slaves at http://www.classicwinnebagos.com, which is open to any and all pre-1990 RVs (i.e. it don't have to be a Winny, or actually "vintage" for that matter...just old enough to rape your bank account and regularly put you in the fetal position). The technical discussion forums, broken down by chasis maker, are particularly helpful when you have questions and will save you untold hours of time and $.
Mosin wrote:...and then the Onan generator needed a complete overhaul...
Ugly Dougly wrote:If you can find a cheap one with a leaky roof and keep it covered during the wet season, why not? It rarely rains at Burning Man.
illy dilly wrote: I've also got to ask in the link you provided, in the pictures, center row, 3rd picture down, who's garage is that? Real pretty and nice!
My girlfriends dad has a commercial garage set up on his property seperate from his house. But sadly, our 34' RV doesn't fit all the way in, much less on the lift. If we were to take all the work benches and cabinets off the walls, impossible, then we could get it all the way in. It makes November through early march pretty much useless for working on the RV. Nothing worse than busting a knuckle when its only 20 degrees out side.
theCryptofishist wrote:Mosin wrote:...and then the Onan generator needed a complete overhaul...
Spilling its gas on the ground?
jcliff wrote:One purely cosmetic question I'm looking for input on. I was contemplating adding some painting embellishments on it in January when I go out. I was thinkig some flowers and then the BM logo on each side. What do you think? Paint it or leave it au natural?
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