Good luck with your new to you rig. Like others have said, check it over good before you leave carry some tools and maybe a few spare parts, I have been advised to always have a ignition resistor at all times, but have never needed it. I once spent several hours going 100 miles through Wyoming due to a serious vapor lock issue, but though frustrating I always had a bathroom, fridge and place to lay down available, made it easier to deal with. My wife and I love going places in ours, hope you enjoy yours as well.
I don't think anyones dying statement ever contained the words "I wish I had spent more time in the office", so lets go somewhere!
WOW 1973! There should be a separate forum for these oldies but goldies! I do not know where to begin on maintenance, so I will differ to others. As far as AAA, DON'T, they will not/can not tow or raod service an RV. Coach-net or some other RV only network would be advised, since they should know the ins and outs of an RV! Good Luck and welcome!
Our 73 Class B has served us well for the 10 years we have owned it. We have visited all 48 of the lower states and doubled the 68,000 miles it had when we got it.
I do most of my maintenance, except the transmission rebuild 3 years ago. I am currently replacing the engine with a newer fuel injected one, hopefully for better economy. We are headed to Alaska.
I have not had the problems with rotten wood, as it is steel and fiberglass construction. The hard to find 16.5 tires and wheels have been replaced with 16. Usual maintenance, brakes, batteries, etc.
Jim & Jo Ann
1973 Wide Body Superior Class B on a Chevy 1 Ton Van. 350 4V
"Oldie but goodie"
I had a terrible problem with my Dodge not starting after a re-fuel. Months of agony and several repair shops -- turned out it was the ceramic ballast located on the firewall of the engine compartment. When stopping to re-fuel it apparently would heat up just enough to cause a failure and no spark to the engine. I had to wait 15-20 minutes every time this happened before I could get started again. Install a new one and carry a spare would be my advice.
Second headache was groaning sound when turning- turned out to be the coil springs in the front end - some HD grease applied to the top and bottom of the springs fixed that problem.
I will be traveling North to inspect the following motor home. Does anyone have an opinion? The man said he will take 15000.00 cash for this purchase
2000 Fleetwood Tioga Class C 29' E-450 chassis motor home, dependable Super Duty Triton V-10 engine (more power and better gas mileage than the older Ford V-8 RV's), 63,000 miles, excellent condition inside and out, very well-maintained, fully self-contained RV, sleeps 6-8, walk-around queen bed in bedroom, queen bed above cab, 'jackknife' couch folds down to make double bed, dining seats fold down to make bed; has bathroom with toilet and sink, separate shower with skylight above it; fridge, stove, oven, microwave, nice oak cabinets, mirrors, carpeting is in great shape, CD and cassette player, Onan 4k watt generator, newer tires, heavy duty trailer hitch, can pull a trailer, boat, jet skis, etc. $16,500 obo.