HOT!  69-73 Dodge Service eManual - Better quality text and schematics. Three volume set and FREE, one-year Full Membership upgrade! 
GET YOURS!

Author Topic: new member here  (Read 2569 times)

Offline L.D.

  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Member since: 2017
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D27
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
new member here
« on: November 01, 2017, 08:42 PM »
Hi, my name is L.D.
I have recently acquired a '73 Winnebago. I find they are allot like a bull dog, they are so ugly you just have to like it. in my searching online I have found that having the rear door is not a common thing, and I have one. it's a 20' but I don't know what it's classified as. I think it's a chieften, but I'm just guessing. I hope to get all the info I need to restoe this big box that I plan to retire into. thanks for having me L.D.


Offline 1990HR

  • *
  • Posts: 76
  • Member since: 2015
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1990
  • Make: Holiday Rambler
  • Model: 33csxs
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: new member here
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 12:17 AM »
Welcome! Now, where are the pictures? :)

Offline LJ-TJ

  • 14 year member
  • *
  • Posts: 2540
  • Member since: 2003
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1975
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D21
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: new member here
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 07:46 AM »
Heydeeho mate, welcome aboard. Pictures! We like pictures.

Offline postman

  • *
  • Posts: 125
  • Its all about prayers and shares
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1977
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Suncruiser
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: new member here
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 10:59 AM »
L.D. 73bago,


If your lucky there is an Identification Plate on the wall left of the steering column. Even the steering wheel can offer a hint. Also look on the outside.


https://youtu.be/r5kmCgVhADY

Offline L.D.

  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Member since: 2017
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D27
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
Re: new member here
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 04:46 PM »
been trying to post pictures, going to have to resize them, I will have to have my wife teach me again. it's been many years since I've had to do this.

Offline L.D.

  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Member since: 2017
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D27
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
Re: new member here
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 05:21 PM »
another try

Offline L.D.

  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Member since: 2017
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D27
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
Re: new member here
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 05:32 PM »
what do the big black numbers mean ?

Offline joanfenn

  • 7 year member
  • *
  • Posts: 570
  • Member since: 2011
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1987
  • Make: Citation
  • Model: Excella
  • Chassis: GMC
  • Engine: 454
Re: new member here
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 07:01 PM »
Use the search button up top for the answers to a lot of your questions.  The numbers had to do with a club that winnebago had years ago. :)

Offline LJ-TJ

  • 14 year member
  • *
  • Posts: 2540
  • Member since: 2003
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1975
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D21
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: new member here
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2017, 07:19 PM »
Mate you scored BIG TIME! Those rigs are very rare and very sot after. The is was a chap on here years ago that drove all the way from Philadelphia to the upper thumb of Michigan to pick one up and drive it home. Dilbert I think was his name. Boy if you could get hold of him he's a gold mine of information. I found this. Don't know if it would be of any help trying to locate him.

 http://www.classicwinnebagos.com/forum/index.php?action=search2

 Hm? :)ThmbUp   

Offline L.D.

  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Member since: 2017
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D27
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
Re: new member here
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2017, 07:53 PM »
thanks for the help, maybe I shouldn't even mention this but my wife bought it for $35 and had it towed home. I jump started it and drove it.


Offline L.D.

  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Member since: 2017
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D27
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
Re: new member here
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 07:57 PM »
quite-a-few Mexico stickers, as well as Burning Man. every window had tin foil taped over them. I will get up some interior picks soon.

Offline CapnDirk

  • *
  • Posts: 512
  • Member since: 2016
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1988
  • Make: Itasca
  • Model: Suncruiser
  • Chassis: P30
  • Engine: 454
Re: new member here
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2017, 09:17 PM »
thanks for the help, maybe I shouldn't even mention this but my wife bought it for $35 and had it towed home. I jump started it and drove it.


$35?  You just lost all potential help due to jealousy.  Oh, and the wife's a  keeper.   :)clap
"Anything given sufficient propulsion will fly!  Rule one!  Maintain propulsion"

"I say we nuke the site from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure"

Offline L.D.

  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Member since: 2017
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D27
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
Re: new member here
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2017, 10:22 PM »
entry, seating, floor and dash

Offline LJ-TJ

  • 14 year member
  • *
  • Posts: 2540
  • Member since: 2003
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1975
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D21
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: new member here
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2017, 04:37 AM »

Offline Rickf1985

  • *
  • Posts: 5597
  • Member since: 2013
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: new member here
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2017, 08:49 AM »
Burning man and tin foil on the windows, Imagine that. Surprised you didn't find some tin foil hats! W% :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao

Offline Rickf1985

  • *
  • Posts: 5597
  • Member since: 2013
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: new member here
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2017, 08:56 AM »

Offline Oz

  • *
  • Posts: 3217
  • "So let it be written; so let it be done!"
  • Member since: 2002
  • I own: a Motor Home
Re: new member here
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2017, 09:40 PM »
Welcome to the community!  Take your time and look around.  Lots of great people, great resources and more to be found and enjoyed.
Previously enjoyed our '74 - D24 Indian & '74 - D24 Indian Custom

Offline Winnebago Warrior 94

  • *
  • Posts: 160
  • Member since: 2017
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1994
  • Make: winnebago
  • Model: Warrior
  • Chassis: chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: new member here
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2017, 05:24 PM »
I like it and I love good deals ..welcome,to the group ..they are very helpful here ..how did your,wife get such a good deal ..I like tje interior too...is it all original? The,inside,and outside look in good shape


Offline L.D.

  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Member since: 2017
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D27
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
Re: new member here
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2017, 07:07 PM »
mostly original, it does need a new roof and some water damage repair. it does run and drive. the wife works for a tow co. here and is bringing home (way too often) vehicles she has bought. I did ask her just what did she buy this for N:( , she smiled and said $35 and I started to notice some nice things about it, like the solar panels and such. Hm?

Offline Rickf1985

  • *
  • Posts: 5597
  • Member since: 2013
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: new member here
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2017, 08:51 PM »
Check in and around any and all hidden cavities for um.................. contraband. With the list of places you have mention it has been you will want to check any and all hiding places for any kinds if illegal substances. I have bought more than one vehicle and found surprises in them. Last thing you need is a K9 alerting on your home some night in a rest stop. If you are not sure what to look for ask a friendly officer to do it for you. Tell him you bought it and the history and you do NOT want any surprises. As long as you have the past owners records you would be safe. Unless of coarse you have had issues with the local PD in the past. W% W% W%

Offline L.D.

  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Member since: 2017
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D27
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
Re: new member here
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2017, 01:46 PM »
OX, or Rick
do I need to put my questions someplace else? so where should I place them? thanks for the help, God knows I need it


Offline Rickf1985

  • *
  • Posts: 5597
  • Member since: 2013
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: new member here
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2017, 10:32 AM »
OX?! :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao :)rotflmao  I LOVE IT!!! It is actually Oz but you just made my day. :D 
It all depends on the question, If it is related to the engine or running gear you would want to put it in the Chassis section. If it is related ti fixing the inside then it would be in the body, exterior and interior section. Just general banter goes in, yep, the General section. You will get the hang of it.


Offline Oz

  • *
  • Posts: 3217
  • "So let it be written; so let it be done!"
  • Member since: 2002
  • I own: a Motor Home
Re: new member here
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2017, 09:52 PM »
The boards are set up by major categories.  Chassis, Body, Appliances, etc.  Each has a pretty good description of what topics they cover.  For instance, if you have a Dodge chassis, you post on the Dodge Chassis board.  If you have a question about your furnace, post it on the Appliances board. 


The boards are kept to a minimum for ease of posting and finding information as well.


 ;) :)ThmbUp
Previously enjoyed our '74 - D24 Indian & '74 - D24 Indian Custom

Offline L.D.

  • *
  • Posts: 16
  • Member since: 2017
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D27
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
Re: new member here
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2017, 10:58 PM »
thank you "OZ", man sometimes I have such fat fingers :(

Offline Oz

  • *
  • Posts: 3217
  • "So let it be written; so let it be done!"
  • Member since: 2002
  • I own: a Motor Home
Re: new member here
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2017, 08:06 PM »

L.D.

I split off your question about how to disassemble the dash and posted it on the Coach - Exterior/Interior board.


"OX"   


 :D :)ThmbUp
Previously enjoyed our '74 - D24 Indian & '74 - D24 Indian Custom

 

Proud to be a:

Visit and take the Virtual Tour!

RVMH Hall of Fame
Lifetime Member

FULL Membership!

Want to start enjoyingall the benefitsFull Membership has to offer?

Become a Full

Want to enjoy your

Full Membership

without ever having

to renew?

Become a:

RV Buying Checklist

Looking to buy a used RV?
Don't go unprepared!

Print this checklist so you
know the real condition of that "dream" RV:

RV Buyer's Checklist
.