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« on: September 27, 2010, 08:40:54 AM »

 ok plan b we found a motorhome in ashville nc called owner and sounds like a honest guy he wanted to tell me about flaws
 not hide them it needs a roof air and interier work like carpet vinal floor ect but its got a lot of good stuff and the price is
right so flying up asap hope this is the one [ dream is over ] any busnuts in that area ? that might go with me to see or ?
looks like i can make kyles rally  cross your fingers thanks john/ crown
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 09:45:37 AM »

If this doesn't work out try going to Barthmobile.com and see if there are any for sale in the area where you are.  These were very well built, high dollar coaches in their day.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 10:36:00 AM »

Well lets see Ashville ain't real far from Uncle Ned, or NC Bob.

Good luck John!
I still haven't had time to go by and see if the lying Jack @$# still has his or not!
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 11:06:24 AM »



Crown

When you get to Ashville  give me a call. Will meet you and help with the repairs.

Also you are not far from the Palmetto rally. You will find plenty of advice and stand around help. LOL LOL

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also find you a place to park and repair work on the rv.

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 12:11:43 PM »

 My advice for what it is worth on a S&S Motorhome would be to be careful and not rush into buying anything.

  I second the earlier post about the Barth Motor Homes, very well built with aluminum siding that will take a polish.  The mid to late 70's Barths can be found for well under $10,000, usually in the $5000.00 dollar range for a well kept one, there are several on the Barthmobile.com site.
 I had a 1973 22' Barth with a 454 cChevy and a turbo 400 and it was a great little coach. Parts are available and about any shop can and will work on them. Just my 2cents worth!!

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 12:43:38 PM »

 thanks uncle ned
 will call you when i get there
 ok hears the deal its a 98 newmar cummins/ allisom with big slide out runs great everything works but the roof air the generator
 needs a new muffler [i have one ] it was owned by a soda co. the driver got it as part of severine pay it was repainted and was
told it looks good from 10 ft the paint job has some sanding flaws the inside needs carpet vinel floor cleaning ect but was told
he would hop in and drive anywhere i have seen these on e bay from 20.000 to 30.000 true like new i can buy this for $ 7000
 [ i did not tell him i am flying up from costa rica ] told him flying up from miami [ its true i hit miami first ] he said he would pick
us up at airport and said since i am flying up he might give me a little breck on price and can make kyles rally so keep your fingers
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2010, 01:20:27 PM »

  Awesome. Following your experience was heart breaking, glad you were able to turn it around. Seem to be a lot of good, honest, and decent people here. I have always believed that if things are "meant"to be, they will work out, and vice versa. You were not meant to have that other motorhome. This sounds like a way better deal.
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2010, 01:54:32 PM »

John,
   Congratulations!!!  I hope it works out.  If you can make Kyle's rally that would be great. We plan to arrive at the cove on Wednesday, 10/6. Hope to see you and Lidia.  I know a place near Arcadia, FL that has a complete shop you can use for any repairs/modifications you want to do.  Jack
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2010, 02:35:20 PM »



Crown   I don't know about the terrain where you live, but flying to Ashville is beautiful.  Mountains all around. Look forward to  meeting you.

Let us know you schedule Might get with ncbob also.

I will also make you a appointment with David at davids coach and let him check out the coach. He is the best and most reasonable mech.
around.  He rebuilt my 6v92 on my coach.

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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 02:41:30 PM »

Newmar  built higher end conversions and was one ,if not the first to build slides. Good luck Bob
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2010, 03:56:09 PM »

 going to call owner in the morning to comferm deal before paying for tickets pulled some strings and got the dogs papers today
 made a reservacon to miami just need to book miami asheville nc and all set hey the bags are still packed looks like a plan
 going to make it this time john
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2010, 04:01:30 PM »


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            if you can't get into ashville I might be able to pick you up at charlotte.

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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2010, 05:06:40 PM »

Crown... Good Luck!!!!!!and....If you have never been to Ashville NC or the Blue Ridge Mountains before, you are in for a real treat. Make sure you bring your camera.
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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2010, 05:12:53 PM »

Crown,

This is great news!

You sure turned that lemon into lemonade.

Hope this all works out and you all have a blast.

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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2010, 05:43:18 PM »

John,
That is awesome! Be sure to forward me some pics! I'll print them and take 'm and show them to the other butt head and thank him for helping find a better unit at a better price!
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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2010, 07:23:49 AM »

 update talked to seller he wanted to tell me it might look better in pics but he will hold it for me and will change add to sale pending
 said to buy tickets he would hold it sounds like a nice guy so off to get tickets john
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« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2010, 07:37:34 AM »

ok pics of same model on e bay now asking $ 29 000 obo has 6 offers
how i known the one i am buying needs cleaning and floor coverings tlc ect but for less then $ 7000 dont see how i can go wrong
what you think john
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« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2010, 03:48:28 PM »

where is this thing and is there anyone who can go see it before you buy tickets?
i want to see you both, but afraid of your prior experiences.  Just want it to go well for you.
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« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2010, 05:01:17 PM »

 now what to do cant get a flight till sat morning leaving from miami to charlotte nc wood arive 12,00 noon that dont give me
much time to get it reday and fix muffler & roof air or find one and get to rally what to do john
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« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2010, 05:06:13 PM »

it's cooled down here now..would be surprised if it gets in 80's anymore..maybe a day or two..ck 10 day forecast for where your going..plenty of help at rally..
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« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2010, 05:33:40 PM »

Don't worry about the muffler. Drive it raw Grin Cheesy Grin.

Don't worry about the roof air....Just drive!!!!

God bless,

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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2010, 06:07:42 PM »

 hi john the muffler is for the generator i have a onan muffler packed in suitcase it the roof air i cant take the heat and dont known
whats wrong with it ? or who can check it out / fix it ? might need a charge ?  but if its not to late for uncle ned then i am
flying up i pm him to ask thanks john cant say i anit trying
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« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2010, 06:12:52 PM »

it should have dash air for road.90%sure.
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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2010, 06:28:16 PM »

i'm not sure i have much pull but i'm prayin this time all goes well.  glad you finally made it.  i've got some things to talk to you about at christmas.  hope you enjoy the non-rally rally.
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« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2010, 07:06:07 PM »

 hey tom need all the prayin i can get
update found a way to fix the a/c soooo simple dont known why i did not think off it can get all parts a wally world
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« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2010, 07:17:40 PM »

 Grin Shocked Shocked I like it
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« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2010, 08:19:45 PM »

  Blue with yeller and red flames eh? Least the cops wont try to argue its a commercial vehicle, lol. Its cooled down a lot, you should be able to survive without air for a while, fix it later. I'll keep an eye out for ya if you pass by, but im thinkling your good to go. Better MH for same price. Should drive over to the other jerks house and show him what ya got, lol... But that wouldnt be very Christian, just let it go. Besides, you got a rally to attend.

  I think the prayers paid off on this one.
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« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2010, 02:54:32 PM »

 ok plane tickets in hand will be getting in to charlotte at 11 00 am sat lets hope for the best crown
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« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2010, 04:19:16 AM »

Crown,

I'm in the area also. Don't know what roof air your rv has, but I have an extra Duotherm Penguin upper unit.

Good luck and have fun at the rally! I'd be at the Cove but have too much to do getting ready for one of our last events of the season.

If you guys need any help, we are in Marion,NC 828-seven three eight-3817

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« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2010, 04:27:14 AM »

 brandon thanks will give you a call crown
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« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2010, 12:02:33 PM »

off to airport wish us luck hope to see busnuts soon crown
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« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2010, 08:22:50 PM »


How's the RV buying going?  Hope all is well!  Believe I read that the AC was an issue?   For the forseeable future, you won't need much AC...hope the heat works.   When you get back to Miami, AC might be a bit more of a factor in the creature comfort department.
If you make Palmetto Cove (highly recommended), get ready for mid 40's at night and around 70* during the days. 
Ned called and let me know that you were coming into CLT.  I live less than an hour from CLT, but spousal component pretty much pre-planned the afternoon. 
BTW, if y'all are not familiar with those slides, get some advice on locking them in place. In fact, on a complicated RV such as the pictures show, get some local info on everything...especially location of LP valves and safety, battery masters, make sure the fridge lights,  cycle the heater, pressurize the water system and watch the floor and outside when you do this if the coach hasn't been used this summer.   
Make sure that the tires are inflated to the max load specs, not dryrotted or seriously dated out, and double check the inner duals.  Get a couple of spares and mounts.   
Operate everything that you don't want to replace or repair....GENERATOR is a biggie!   
Once you verify operation of the water system, drain the freshwater tank and freshen up with RV chems or bleach. 
Check the upper interior for water stains.  They are a good indication of a leaking roof. 
If the slides are nasty around the seals, that's a good indication of damaged seals.   
Pull the awning out and make sure that it works.   Assure that it's properly retracted and locked in travel position. 
All of these things can be repaired, if the price is right.   A badly leaking roof probably isn't worth repairing...?  Depending on the construction method of the RV, repairing a leaky roof may well cost more than the coach is worth. 
Hope to meet you at Palmetto Cove. 

Happy RV'ing!  JR

 
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« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2010, 05:50:27 AM »

 jr would of liked to meet you at the rally but it aint going to happen thanks john
 ps check my post  i cant win
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