OK guys, here's the deal.
I have a 4104 that I've owned for about twenty years. We used it a lot in the first five years but now it has sat unused for the best part of the last fifteen. It is under cover and has been started a few times, though not in about five years. It has been a question of time, money and energy not coming into alignment.
Now I have the time and we definitely want to get out on the road again (though I'm not all that sure about the money or energy)
So here I am with a fifty year old bus which probably needs the best part of twenty grand to be dependable.
Obviously, it needs tires - they are at least 25 years old, and wheels - they are old splits.
How about the air bags? Do they age like tires?
Wheel bearings from sitting so long - do they just need to be repacked or could the bearings have flat spots and need replacing?
It has the old ram steering and was a bear too drive. Is Shepard steering still available and worth the expense?
How about the engine? What problems can I expect from non-use and what's the best way to head them off?
I believe the engine only has about 60k SMO but it was a long time ago.
It has the old DC generator which never has worked very well.
It kept my tow car well oiled.
It has a new basement A/C that I bought about ten years ago but never finished installing.
It needs paint, a generator, spring brakes etc.
The interior is not bad, a little upholstery and clean up, maybe new carpet.
So, what do you think? Fix it up or dump it and buy somebody else's conversion ($35-50K)
I'd rather walk than have a sticks and staples overloaded motorhome.