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Old 02-22-2019, 05:08 PM   #1
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1975 Coachmen Cadet XL questions

I was wanting to find out if anyone would be able to help with this model of camper. Dad purchased this camper and the person before him had gutted it and now it is just flooring, ceiling, and walls along with windows.

I have been searching around, but I can't seem to find too much information as far as pictures or even a diagram of how the camper was originally setup. It is a 24-25ft camper (believe it is actually listed as a 24ft) bumper pull.

I am uploading a few pictures of what the outside looks like in hopes someone might have one to show what I would need to do to kind of restore it back to what it use to be for dad. Dad had a stroke and i am wanting to help him out and hopefully get him out of the house and go camping and try to not focus on all the downsides of this stroke and how it has affected him and in hopes he will get better with travelling around.

Thanks for any help or anything you can provide

Justin
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:01 PM   #2
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Unless this one as much sentimental meaning, and you have way too much time on your hands and very handy, you would be much better off buying a good used camper. Here is a YouTube of what you are in for.

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Old 02-22-2019, 06:26 PM   #3
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Unless this one as much sentimental meaning, and you have way too much time on your hands and very handy, you would be much better off buying a good used camper.
I appreciate your help, but I am not exactly looking to restore it to the factory and everything else, i would just like to know how it was setup before as far as where things were and such by chance. This camper is not going to be used for anything fancy and is going to be used at a mud bog festival for about 4 days this year, so as far as putting a ton fo money into it, not what i am looking for. But I would like to know exactly how it was before to give me an idea of the setup they had so I can kind of get things lined up

Example, install a toilet and possible shower. maybe install a stove or go with just portable. Maybe install water heater and of course make sure the toilet and such hook up to the tanks that are actually still their. Hence why I would like to know the diagram of the original setup so I can figure out where things were, then i can install some stuff and we just plan on putting a couple of our own home made beds in their. Not going to be completely restored or anything of the nature. Just something to keep the rain and weather off of us while we sleep at night and such.


Thanks again for the help and hopefully some others might have more information on this!
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:29 PM   #4
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Looks a lot like my old 1978 Coachman Cadet 24, which was a 26-footer.

I owned it for 15 years and had a blast with it!

I don't have time right now, but I do have some photos somewhere of the inside...

I'll look for them when I get home later!

Here's mine (traded it in six years ago for my previous TT):
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Looks a lot like my old 1978 Coachman Cadet 24, which was a 26-footer.

I owned it for 15 years and had a blast with it!

I don't have time right now, but I do have some photos somewhere of the inside...

I'll look for them when I get home later!

Here's mine (traded it in six years ago for my previous TT):
John, I bet it weighed more than your new 5th wheel!
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Great idea to help Dad get outside again. Have fun and just this camper up the way you want it. Enjoy!
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John, I bet it weighed more than your new 5th wheel!
I know...

I never knew how much it weighed...never once had it scaled!

Some of those mountain passes I was lucky to keep 25 MPH if I lost my momentum, though.
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I was wanting to find out if anyone would be able to help with this model of camper. Dad purchased this camper and the person before him had gutted it and now it is just flooring, ceiling, and walls along with windows.



I have been searching around, but I can't seem to find too much information as far as pictures or even a diagram of how the camper was originally setup. It is a 24-25ft camper (believe it is actually listed as a 24ft) bumper pull.



I am uploading a few pictures of what the outside looks like in hopes someone might have one to show what I would need to do to kind of restore it back to what it use to be for dad. Dad had a stroke and i am wanting to help him out and hopefully get him out of the house and go camping and try to not focus on all the downsides of this stroke and how it has affected him and in hopes he will get better with travelling around.



Thanks for any help or anything you can provide



Justin


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