Still no ability to change fonts yet…. hope I’m not crossing your eyes!.
Anyway this weekend was the GMC Sunshine Statesmen rally in Claremont and I had a great time. Still, I did have to sneak away from time to time to tray and catch up on sleep…. my weekends are usually where I try and catch up. Yeah, I know they weren’t made for that… right now you do what you need to do but still getting out… getting some GMC seat time and waking up to the low hum of the vent fan….. was great. Good to see many other long time friends and GMC enthusiasts the tech session everyone agrees needs to be a part of every rally… afterall it IS a GMC based club… To prove you never know WHAT you will find modified in a GMC…. Bob H. holds up a pipe he found on the fuel fill system between his front and rear tanks. Brilliant!!!! A real way to fill 2 tanks from one fill…. but he also found stalagtites in his front fuel tank! Hey bubba, be sure to always use up the fuel in BOTH tanks….. Hey but if you want to isolate your tanks like your Chevy pickup…. here’s how ta do it!
I know I haven’t imparted todays subject yet, stay with me…. I’ll get there….
So the RV park wasn’t roughing it and as I pulled in with JayGee I did get a few looks. They had me back up to one of the golf course fairways… Wonder if they called hitting the ball near my motorhome a hazard? The kids next door from Ohio got to learn how to ride the motorbike I felt like I was parked in a white rock canyon with monster 5th wheels all over the place… the tent was for the kids next door. Anyway again, a guy came by looking to pick up a motorhome at the rally… he had heard through Bill R. the rally was on so this guy planned a trip from Washington State to swing by. Wow, proof of how wide a net some cast to look for one of these classic coaches…. Here is Bill’s coach that he came to see Now if you had an aversion to butterscotch OK .. which to me is attractive and for sure “period”. The reason I bring this up is folks sometimes get so specific about what they’re looking for they get hopelessly confused….. when information turns to data… there ya go, ration decisions get skewed.
Above everything condition… unmolested condition….. unmodified except for necessary updates make up the perfect “survivor” coach. There are cores…. chase out the chickens but it’s all still there… survivors that are popping up in droves right now and then there’s “restored” coaches. By far and away I prefer to get in a recent purchase unmolested coach to bring back to the road. The question is not… does it work but how long has it been since someone has attended to a system and are the things installed that must be removed. Some things have been installed over the years being “personal preference”. We have a coach in here with dual engine oiler switches! One under the hood and one in the drivers dash…… Something not needed except if you flew a prop aircraft in the Korean war! Oh and yes, there is an altimeter in that coach… oh I mean craft….. See I want an unmolested coach… sometimes we spend a fair amount of time removing things that only add to complicate future repairs and maintenance.
The point I’m making? Well yes, if there is an altimeter in your gauge package expect some other surprises but to find a coach that has not endured those things that has been loved, showered with money to keep the coach operational and looking good…. THAT’s the coach you want to consider. $2-4000 means absolutely nothing when you look at the big picture of owning one of there. Most times a bargain could be an E ticket ride to spend money … but really so what. If you can get into a “survivor” coach in useable, descent condition and spend a bit more to get it checked out completely and update some things when found… and be under $25,000 when that’s done count yourself in a great position. And when you have it your family member just the way you had always dreamed… again mechanically sound… pretty AND interior stuff you want… if you are under $50,000 you are in there. Most are over and if it’s what you want and makes you happy hey, why not! How many weekends do you have to balance the enjoyment you get with the cash you spent…… get one, make it the way you want it… never look back and get out and get some use out of the investment. Do that and these really are “The cheapest toy in the box”. Let it sit there, tinker on it and that had better be what you want out of it because if it’s not you need to get it right now and get the use and value coming back.
And look, if you have a good frame, you can afford it plus another $5-10,000 to get the maintenance curve satisfied….. and it fits ya just close your eyes and write the check, don’t get confused… that all will fit if it’s in descent shape and remember you are looking at a 40 something year old machine…. remember that!
Guys… THAT is what it’s all about….. “Be Here Now” get out and do it now!
So THERE’s the lesson plan for today. Some other things, we have Ross’s new holding tank and maserator plumbing in.. we’re waiting on the pump itself to finish the project
Yours is in too there John D. Pics on that one tomorrow. How bout that…2 new holding tank installs in 1 day…. hey, can you do that?
OK, enough, the day needs to get going… thanks for the visit and we’ll see ya tomorrow….