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Old June 5th, 2007, 09:01 AM   #1
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Talking 70's Camper Approx 18ft $500.00 TAKES IT!!!

I have a small camper that I got off my Brother. His faterh-in-law gave it to him and he and his wife decided that they had no use for it. His in-laws are contractors and would use the trailer at job sites to stay in if needed. It has been sitting at my house since last fall. I don't know too much about it. The year is still in question though I am guessing it to be very late 60's or early to mid 70's. I am pretty sure it is closer to the mid 70's but still just my best guess.

At the moment it will sleep 4 adults. I am guessing it to be 16' to 18'. Has 2 stage fridge/freezer box that seems to be working fine. Furnace, bathroom with toilet (no sink), Stove with 4 burner cook top and oven mounted to a cabnit/counter with a sink. No hot water heater or hot water lines. I started going thru it the past couple weeks and seeing what it needs and here is what I have come up with. I will start with the bad.

The Bad:

- At the moment we do not have a title for the camper. We can apply for one with Secretary of State and will take up to a month to get, or can be sold with a bill of sale and you can take care of the title application.

- The year, make, model and other information is still unknown. We have yet to find a plate or sticker with this information.

Exterior:

- Front Driver corner looks to have struck somthing at some point and was pushed in a bit then repaired. The outer metal was not replaced but worked back into position. Does not seem to be leaking.

- The outer sheet metal is aluminum and the paint has faded a bit and has some dents and dings. Could look pretty sharp with some paint or leave it as is.

- The door has louvered glas panels and one of the panes of glass is broke. The screen is intact and bugs don't get in.

- A few of the exterior marker lights need bulbs or new markers. I may have some extras that we had left over for our other camper.

Interior

- The front wall paneling shows signs of some water damage at one point though it appears the leak has been fixed. We have had some good soakers the past few days and the inside has remained dry.

- There was a bunk that folded down in the rear over the couch but the previous owners converted it to a fixed storage compartment.

GAS/Water/Electric

- There is no GAS Bottler holder on the tounge at the moment. I may or may not be able to fix something to secure it. The bottle is being stored in the rear exterior storage compartment for travel and then hooked up for use.

- There was a fresh water holding tank and pump mounted under the front table bench but has been removed. Will have a hook up for hose service. A tank and pump set up could be done fairly easy for under $100.00 if desired.

The Good

- All the window and vents crank open and closed which is pretty amazing for a trailer this old.

- The Fridge, Furnace, and Stove seem to be in good working order. The fridge is a 2 Stage which will run on Propane or Electricity and is very clean.

- The water lines seem to be leak free and water does flow in the Sink and Toilet.

- The Electrical seems to be working properly. There is a cord for 30 amp service and and adapter for 20. All the interior light fixtures work.

-There is a single lantern mounted on the wall that runs off the propane for times when there is no electricity. It works and have a box of mantels for it that will be included. These are not your standard mantels for like a colmen lantern. These have a plastic collar that locks into position on the lantern. There are like a dozen or so extra new still in thier individual packages.

- My wife went thru and made new curtains for all the windows, Washed all the cushions and covers. They look very nice. Cleaned and sanitized the cooking utenciles and cookware. And did a complete cleaning of the rest of the interiof of the camper, Floor, Cabnits, storage and so on.

- Has decent tires, bearings seem to be ok. Pulls fine with my 4.0L ZJ.

I am probably forgetting something, but I am trying to be as accurate in the description as possible. I Don't have pictures at the moment but will try my best to post some this evening. PM me with any questions or you can also call me @ 313-727-6698. First $500.00 Pics are coming!

Note all negotiating has to be approved thru the boss though if you know what I mean. Being married can be tough at times.:miff:

Thanks for checking out my post.












You will notice the difference in color in the fron corners under the window. The paneling has peald off from getting wet at some point. I have been checking even after that hard rain and haven't noticed it getting damp felt dry during the last soaker!








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Old June 7th, 2007, 08:56 PM   #2
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By chance get pics yet?
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Old June 12th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #3
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Have pics! Finally!!!
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Need to move this ASAP. Having Garage Sale this weekend and displaying it there so If anyone is looking for a good little hunting camper this would work great!
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