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Title: New Member
Post by: Bill Hime on July 11, 2017, 08:15 PM
Hello everyone! I have to say I can't tell you how excited I am to have just bought my first RV! I just completed the purchase of an 76' Chieftain, 27' Dodge , Model M400, T.O.N. NJ66229, Max GVW 12000.
 
It's been parked at a farm and driven once per year to a local festival. It's rough inside but most things work. we took it for a drive, other than a exhaust leak it ran great with lots of power. Brakes were solid, transmission shifted smooth when you got on it.
In the short, the headlights don't work, the air conditioner in roof and up front don't work. The heater may not work.
The frig and stove/oven do work. The door latch is shot requiring a screw driver to get out. I couldn't be More delighted.
The long term plan is to do a full upgraded interior with custom cabinets and finish. Outside, we're going to clean her up, make sure she has no leaks and leave her looking aged.
I took a ton of pics that I'll upload later when I get home.

Looking forward to learning from all of you!

Bill Hime
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: joanfenn on July 11, 2017, 08:21 PM
another victim of the wonderful world of restoring old rvs.  So nice that you could join us.  First we love pictures looking forward to seeing them and second the only dumb question is the one you didn't ask.   :)
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: plockit007 on July 11, 2017, 10:09 PM
OutStanding...A huge welcome to the club...definately pictures. It will look great when you get done. You will have lots of people looking.


We have got lots of good info...look forward to hearing from you. :)ThmbUp :)clap :)clap
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Bill Hime on July 12, 2017, 11:22 AM
1st Pic!
Title: Re: New Member
Post by: Bill Hime on July 12, 2017, 11:31 AM
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Title: Re: New Member
Post by: LJ-TJ on July 12, 2017, 04:04 PM
WOW great stuff. Sweet ride. Can't wait to see more pic's.  :)ThmbUp