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Posted: 12/24/16 06:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is not financially worth while. You are better off buying one that has been well cared for.


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After the typical rhetoric and banter, myself included, the best, most accurate and concise answer is right here. ^^


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My two cents. As has been said, most Old RV's can be restored. The ones that can't are too far gone for much else the scrap metal, and at least around here that can be a lot more costly than beneficial.
The 454 should be able to get running with only 60k. I know I have two. Both are 1987's. The biggest issue on old engines that have sat is the rubber, and synthetics on the engine and related parts. Just keep in mind a lot of guys have made many RV's out of busses a lot older. Some are pretty cool, just depends on your skill level or how much you are willing to learn along the way.

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Posted: 12/30/16 11:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ncrowley wrote:

It is not financially worth while. You are better off buying one that has been well cared for.


I agree. We found the motorhome in my sig for $2950 ( includes generator ). We have spent $1200 for 6 new tires and $200 for a new updated converter/charger. It's now ready for our needs:
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On the other hand, I have watched some really cool " Tiny Homes " built on TV. Maybe use the chassis and build yourself something nice.


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IMO, only YOU can determine if it is "worth it" to YOU.
Keep in mind that you will never get your money back by selling it. No matter how good of a job you do, it will never be worth what you have put into it, especially if you keep track of your hours (at $50 per hour), and take into consideration any sub-contracting you may have to do.
If you are rebuilding it for your own use, though, "worth" is entirely up to you.
Good luck.


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