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Old 10-31-2014, 11:49 AM   #1
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Granbury, Tx...checkin' in

I've wanted to start rving from 5yrs before I retired, in 2008. Finally got a fixer-upper with a new refer, hot water heater and commode. It had a 20' gouge along the side where it scrapped something. I've mostly fixed that, re-coated the rubber roof, installed 16" wheels and tires, checked the brakes and bearings, bought a pair of T105's and installed an upgraded converter/charger and am starting to redo the interior to suit us. I hope to be out there by next spring at the latest. I know the chaparral isn't the best 5th wheel out there, but, money being largely directed to dentists and doctors limits us.
I'm a retired postal electronics tech with 12 yrs naval service. My wife has been "retired" for the past 25 years.
I wonder if my unit is strong enough to carry a m/c on a lift mounted on the rear? I'm also thinking about adding a 50 gal water tank under the bed...set up to manually transfer water, as needed. Well, hi to y'all and thanks for the welcome.

2003 Chaparral 276 rls pulled by 2000 F250 4x4 7.3l auto.
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!
Sounds like a great project!
Shoot us some pics as you go!
Thanks for serving!


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Old 10-31-2014, 03:19 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums!
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
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