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Old 01-14-2015, 07:57 PM   #1
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Picking up my not so new 89 Chieftain Friday

Made the deal, and pick it up Friday.
89 Winnebago Chieftain, 23rc
Needs a little work, and new paint, Drive train is in great shape, and the interior is nice, So it is a small project.
I think I got it for a good enough price that I do not risk much.
Getting kind of excited now that I am committed to it, I always have a hard time committing to a deal, as I like to know a lot up front. Insurance runs 148.00 per year. Once i got that number, I was good to go


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Old 01-14-2015, 07:59 PM   #2
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Congrats. Chieftain was the top of the Winnebago gas line for a long time. I had an 01 and really enjoyed it. Hope you enjoy yours.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:20 PM   #3
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Made the deal, and pick it up Friday.
89 Winnebago Chieftain, 23rc
Needs a little work, and new paint, Drive train is in great shape, and the interior is nice, So it is a small project.
I think I got it for a good enough price that I do not risk much.
Getting kind of excited now that I am committed to it, I always have a hard time committing to a deal, as I like to know a lot up front. Insurance runs 148.00 per year. Once i got that number, I was good to go


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Old 01-14-2015, 11:34 PM   #4
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Congrats. Enjoy your new toy and you have come to the right place for info, etc.

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Old 01-15-2015, 01:55 AM   #5
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Looks good, I wish you well with it.
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I'm envious of people like you who have the knowledge and skills to tackle jobs like this with an attitude of, "...it is a small project." When we were looking to upgrade from our Class C, I saw several rigs that looked good on the surface but not being able to intelligently assess the engine, drive train and suspension made me nervous. Whoever it was that coined the phrase, "Buyers are liars" never met an RV salesman!

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Old 01-15-2015, 12:57 PM   #7
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I'm envious of people like you who have the knowledge and skills to tackle jobs like this with an attitude of, "...it is a small project." When we were looking to upgrade from our Class C, I saw several rigs that looked good on the surface but not being able to intelligently assess the engine, drive train and suspension made me nervous. Whoever it was that coined the phrase, "Buyers are liars" never met an RV salesman!
Honestly, all my "skills" were learned by simply jumping in, and doing it.
Generally, you can't mess anything up worse than it already is, so at the worst you learn something.
I look at some of the morons, and ner'-do-wells that come to the house to fix stuff, and i figure I am smarter than they are. Most mechanics now a days are mere parts changers. A real mechanic is a rare jewel.
The reason I started working on my on vehicle, was when I did the math, and added up parts, and labor, i found out I for a tune up, I could replace plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotate tire, change the oil, belts, and buy a bunch of other wear, and tear parts for less than I could get a tuneup.
Brakes jobs are so easy, after you do a few, i am not sure why anyone has it done by a mechanic

When I bought my old Miata, it needed a water pump, and timing belt, seals, which is a 700-1000 dollar job, the kit for it cost 100 bucks, and i found a step by step You tube video, that showed me the step by step process....6 hours later.. done.
Jump in and try it sometime.
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