Should I buy this LS swapped Winnebago?

victor77

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In my experience all RV A/C are junk. Better to have too much than too little.
That’s not an RV AC, it’s a mini split.

But yeah they can be underpowered in general. My 26ft TT has a 15k unit and in the summer in the desert when it’s hot AF I am lucky if I can maintain ~80 inside.
 
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Jasonj

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Protip: in a 40 year old coach the engine was NOT the weakest link.

this.

it's cool for nostalgia purposes and to be recognized, but for actual usage and ownership, it's probably terrible. Sure, there's some modern touches they added, but you still have an old ass vehicle on the road and camping in. If you're able to live with that, then by all means, go ahead and buy. For the same price, I'd be getting something way nicer, and way newer though.
 
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Why do I like this?

That paisley interior fabric and avocado green cabinets! @Sam Gamgee - how hard would it be to modernize this enough to make it function for current times but still keep it mostly vintage?
 
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this.

it's cool for nostalgia purposes and to be recognized, but for actual usage and ownership, it's probably terrible. Sure, there's some modern touches they added, but you still have an old ass vehicle on the road and camping in. If you're able to live with that, then by all means, go ahead and buy. For the same price, I'd be getting something way nicer, and way newer though.
:rofl: Have you seen his daily driver?

I have an acquaintance who bought an 80s Winnebago cause it was cheap and cool... Sure, it doesn't let the rain in but otherwise it's been nothing but headaches since and for what he bought it for plus what he's put into it he could've bought a 10 year old unit that drives better, is more comfortable, more reliable, and has modern features.
 
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skeletor25rs

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Lots of RV parks have 10yr old rules for RVs, so you might not be able to take that thing to a lot of places if you're planning to do that rather than dry camp.
We would rarely need to stay in a park. Mostly need it for our own property and the occasional state/national park trip.
All my vehicles are over 10 years old.
 
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Sam Gamgee

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I assume the couch makes into the bed? Or do you just sleep outside?

That'd be my biggest beef... you'd have to make and unmake the bed every day.

I like a rig that has a separate bed area that you can just roll into when you've had one too many around the fire pit.
 

Sam Gamgee

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Why do I like this?

That paisley interior fabric and avocado green cabinets! @Sam Gamgee - how hard would it be to modernize this enough to make it function for current times but still keep it mostly vintage?
I think the idea is that you live in the past, like some sort of Neanderthal.
Personally, I'd rather have a couple of more creature comforts. like an actual mattress to sleep on. Not some paisley throw pillows and a piece of 40 year old foam.
 
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I assume the couch makes into the bed? Or do you just sleep outside?

That'd be my biggest beef... you'd have to make and unmake the bed every day.

I like a rig that has a separate bed area that you can just roll into when you've had one too many around the fire pit.
Right now, when we go to our property, I either sleep in my roof top tent or on the couch in my parents’ motor home.:rofl:
 

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Unless they used aftermarket rubber hoses for that mini split install, its gonna leak the first time you take that for a drive.
 
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Jasonj

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:rofl: Have you seen his daily driver?

I have an acquaintance who bought an 80s Winnebago cause it was cheap and cool... Sure, it doesn't let the rain in but otherwise it's been nothing but headaches since and for what he bought it for plus what he's put into it he could've bought a 10 year old unit that drives better, is more comfortable, more reliable, and has modern features.

I have not...

And yeah a lot of people find old stuff to be cool, only to realize how much better shit has gotten over the last 40 years...
 

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