That's a pretty cool idea, and love the Shelby tie in (although Carrol got a little litigious in his old age.)
I really like the look of some of the vintage units, so I'll start looking. Doesn't look like any exist in this area right now, but something to keep my eye out for.
The 3500 was the range I had seen on a lot of posts, primarily due to the frame extensions. It might depend on the unit itself.
Gale, thanks for the info. My car trailer is great, but it's 8.5 x 20' and steel, so it's heavy. The cobra only weighs 2000lb. I have considered dropping down to an open trailer aluminum, but I'd rather have an enclosed one.
To get a diesel, I might have to spend $20-30k minimum, and stick to mid-90's. The nice thing is that it seems like getting a slide out would be more likely.
I do believe you can have new frame extensions added or the originals beefed up, which increases the tow rating without going over GVWR. It seems that a lot of the 4x4 guys have done this to their class c's.
I just bought a second Cobra, almost done with my paint and body work on the first one, the new one will be a resale car, after I do some rebuilding on it.
Thanks! We've already done a lot of RVing, including months at a time full-timing. I'd like to use the MH as a vehicle for going to car shows.
One concern of mine is I'd like to tow my Cobra behind the MH in an enclosed trailer. It seems that most of these MH's only had a 3500lb tow rating. Does that sound right?
I need a 5000lb tow rating for my car and trailer.
I'm looking to get into a project Class A that I can do some restoration on, maybe paint it, and use for a few years, then eventually upgrade into a nicer diesel pusher.
I'm looking at a 1990 Bounder. I might be able to get it pretty cheap, a few thousand bucks. But, I know these things can be the gift that keeps on giving.
I know that not everyone owns a 2013 Class A, so I'm trying to get a feel for these early 90's Class A's in terms of whether there is any value in them at all. I deal with old cars all of the time, and have built many and done a bunch of restorations. I've owned several RV's as well, so as far as the mechanical work, I can do it, just don't want to end up $20000 in the hole on parts.
Would finding a decent deal on a 90's or early 2000's Class A be worth the effort? Thanks!