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    Well, I think the old pick-upís just about on itís last legs as a race-car hauler, so Iím thinking of replacing it later this Summer (when I hope to get some money) with a motorhome and Iím looking for advice. What Iím thinking of is a good used older class ďCĒ or smaller class ďAĒ, and I will probably have $5,000.00 or so to spend. Iíve already seen some in Autotrader around that price in Southern Ontario, so they are available, and some even had on-board generators. Iíve only spoken to one person so far who uses a motorhome as a hauler, and he advised me that the older Chrysler engines in some are not reliable. Does anyone else have suggestions, sources of info, etc.?

    PS: I realise that Peter Barker has one for sale now, but it'll probably be sold before I get the money.
    Last edited by John Powell; 05-04-2005, 11:11 PM.
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    John, I don't know if he still has it, but Allistair Mclean of VARAC had a good little motorhome for sale awhile ago. I know he will be at the track next weekend with a dark blue Frogeye (# 00, I think). he's a good guy, I bought my tent trailer from him. He's from Tillsonburg area but I'm sure you could work something out for delivery. I will try to find his email and ask him about it.
    John
    Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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      John.
      A class C is the best way to go as far as easier and less expensive maintance goes.
      You have to look for one that has a frame that goes right to the rear bumper.
      I know of some Canadian built units that have a" Bird Cage" type frame at the back. They are not suitable for towing.
      I have seen several with the $ss end pulled out of them.
      The Ford 460 CI. is a good engine.
      Wish they still made them!.
      I know of a lot of guys towed with the older Dodge engine and had good luck with them.
      Ken G.
      Last edited by inoverdrive; 05-05-2005, 09:17 AM.
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        John G. - Thanks. It could be a couple of months before the money comes through, though.

        Ken - Thanks for the tip about the frame. For some reason I just assumed that they all would have a full frame. As for the Chrysler engines, I was a bit surprised at what I was told as the old 318/340 V8s used to have a good reputation.
        The Man's Prayer:
        "I'm a man, but I can change ... if I have to ... I guess!"

        "I'm so old that when I hear the word "Spandex" I think of watch bracelets."


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          article in grassroots motor sport

          There is a good review of RV issues in the December 2003 Grassroots Motorsports magazine

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            John, If Allistair hasn't sold it by now, I would think a few more months won't be a huge issue.
            I remember that review and may have it somewhere. It was a bit of a cautionary tale about what not to get and what mods may need to be made to make the RV haul well. It was pretty well done.
            J
            Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

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