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Old 03-25-2021, 01:56 PM   #21
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Old 03-25-2021, 02:17 PM   #22
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Just don't ever buy a Jeep. Which stands for Just Empty Every Pocket.
My first truck was a 1953 Willys. When I traded it, a trucking company bought it to plow snow and roll start semi tractors. I met the driver about a year later and asked him how the Willys was holding up. It was in the shop for routine service and that's it. Granted, I swapped the 4-banger for a Chev V-8, but the trans and drive train were stock.

We have a 2012 Liberty. Gas, oil change when needed, and a set of tires hasn't broken the bank. Our son has a two Jeeps purchased new. One has 110K and the other 160K+ with no major problems. He's not complaining.

BTW, how did this thread go from a TT to Jeeps?
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Old 03-25-2021, 03:02 PM   #23
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... BTW, how did this thread go from a TT to Jeeps?
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Old 03-25-2021, 04:17 PM   #24
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Sorry to late. A Nigerian prince is holding it for me and we'll be paying me back in gold bullion. He's on vacation right now but he's going to call me as soon as he gets back😟.
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Old 03-25-2021, 04:18 PM   #25
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Give me all your money and I'll keep it safe so you can't spend it.
Sorry to late. A Nigerian prince is holding it for me and we'll be paying me back in gold bullion. He's on vacation right now but he's going to call me as soon as he gets back😟.
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Old 03-25-2021, 07:32 PM   #26
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I know what you mean I've owned Jeeps before. But I've also always owned more than one boat. And boats are worse than Jeeps.
Break out another thousand (former boat owner) lol
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Old 03-25-2021, 07:54 PM   #27
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Old 03-25-2021, 08:04 PM   #28
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Small boat.
You are correct, only 40 feet. Diesel overhaul was 5k. I guess it was the ski boat I was remembering.
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Old 03-25-2021, 09:52 PM   #29
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Old 03-26-2021, 09:26 PM   #30
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I'm guessing you put a lot of time and/or money into your Mustangs?
Not really, in the grand scheme of things. Maybe time back in 35 years ago. Would I sell them for what I paid for them, I admit no............. but they are not modified, they are put back as they came from the factory. ( Pretty much like our campers )

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Old 03-26-2021, 09:52 PM   #31
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Not really, in the grand scheme of things. Maybe time back in 35 years ago. Would I sell them for what I paid for them, I admit no............. but they are not modified, they are put back as they came from the factory. ( Pretty much like our campers )

If I had a classic, that's what I would go for. I'd want the vehicle to be in such shape that, if they wanted to use it in a period movie or TV show, it wouldn't have any obvious anachronisms.

My brother had a '57 Belair for a while that, while a beautiful car, had the speedometer replaced with an LED digital. He was often frustrated that the car didn't do well at shows, but I suspect the non-period dash details took a lot away from it.

He now has a '65 Chevelle convertible and a '59 Apache (the Apache is up for sale, unless he's already sold it).

The closest I have to a classic is a 22 year old Toyota Tacoma with 206,000 miles on it (most rock-solid reliable vehicle I have EVER owned). It was kind of an eye-opener when I stopped to think, my truck is older now, than a '57 Chevy would have been when I graduated High School, and the '57 was considered a classic even then.
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I guess I am the odd one out. After 5 campers over 35 years the only mod that I ever make to a camper is a key hooks. Can't see wasting the time or extra money on mods.

They are not houses and we go to enjoy where ever we end up. To us a camper is just a place to eat and sleep.

Thank you for giving me permission to just enjoy my new one. I ain't doing nothing to it but cleaning it and emptying the tanks as required. I am going to put a bowl down for the keys, and the dealer is putting in a stair rail, and a hook for the leashes.
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Old 03-29-2021, 06:41 PM   #33
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Old 03-29-2021, 07:38 PM   #34
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If you are spending the money on the camper you arenít wasting it on wine, women and song. And remember if you are doing the work yourself you are saving money. ;-)
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Old 03-29-2021, 08:08 PM   #35
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Dont do it. Dont Do it. Just Dont Do iT !

from Connecter's to tires , Roof's Slide's walls aluminum Structure not welded !

Bought used out the door 9,000 for a 2014 2608WS Rock wood U.L
Iv striped more weight of it by putting things in it that should of been, tables Booth's ..junk
then to top it off getting the Stiffeee from Camping world ..
Non-exzistince extended warranty for get that. Assurance Watt
NOT COOL!
if i bulit something like this id be fired ...
the roof is still under 10 yr's why am i fixing it !!!

im a carpinter loger ,farmer,Automotive Machinest ..
iv work all my life for a miserable20,000 a yr
and im still paying
i like my camper Just NOT Happy with the craftsmanship and.
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Old 03-29-2021, 08:19 PM   #36
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I guess I am the odd one out. After 5 campers over 35 years the only mod that I ever make to a camper is a key hooks. Can't see wasting the time or extra money on mods.

They are not houses and we go to enjoy where ever we end up. To us a camper is just a place to eat and sleep.

I'm with you. I haven't made any changes to my camper at all. My main concern is the shower,air conditioning,and bathroom. 😆 I like to travel long trips and use it to crash. I don't "camp" I don't spend anymore then one night for the most part.
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Old 03-30-2021, 08:44 AM   #37
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I was told years ago by a wiser man than me, don't add anything if it doesn't increase the value. Anything else is wasted money.
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:38 AM   #38
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It's just like they say about motorcycles: Don't add up your receipts!
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Old 03-30-2021, 10:58 AM   #39
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It's just like they say about motorcycles: Don't add up your receipts!
Sure you had to remind me of all the motorcycles in my life and the one and I'm looking at right now. I'm glad that created this thread, it has helped me understand why I'm not wealthy.
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