Duane Brown
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Happy New Year.

It's been awhile since I checked in and I want to wish everybody  happ New Year. I sure like the way this site looks on my iPhone but why did I lose half of my pictures ? Not one to park the old…Continue

Started Jan 3, 2011

 

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City and State where you are located. Do not use zip code, you know what it means but it means nothing to the rest of us.
Medford, OR
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Yahoo! Love to camp with my wife and our dog. We have a 1966 Aristocrat LoLiner & 1970 Aristocrat LoLiner 17' STL

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2006 Fleetwood Pioneer

Been a member of Good Old RV's for about six years, we had a 66 Aristocrat LoLiner and a 70 Aristocrat STL. We now have this "newer" RV and because of that is it o-k that we stay with this group.

Posted on December 19, 2016 at 2:46pm — 2 Comments

66 Aristocrat LoLiner

Was thinking about selling the 66 Aristocrat LoLiner till my wife cleaned it up and made new seat covers, now it is looking pretty good. Any suggestions?  See pics on my page

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 12:44pm

1970 Aristocrat STL - sway

For the longest time I have had problems with my trailer not being stable at hi-way speeds. Thought the problem was in the trailer. But no the problem was my tow vehicle. Over the years the front end became worn out. I had the front end re-built and added stabilisers front and rear. Cost about $300 dollars. My tow vehicle is a 86 Chevy Suburban 3/4 ton with a 454.

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

1969 American Eagle

Long time since I have been on the web sight - It's good to be back. My question is this, we are looking at a 69 American Eagle conversion coach, asking price is $75,000, 42 footer and very clean on the inside outside looks great also. Waiting for more info on engine, trans etc etc. Does anybody have more info on this rig or clubs - anything would help. Thank - You. 

Posted on February 18, 2012 at 7:04pm — 3 Comments

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At 10:38am on May 16, 2011, Scott Delohery said…
Well...I've been doing lots of homework trying to find out more about my Aristocrat motor home. According to the American Clipper owners web site, there were only three Clippers built in 1973. The web site says all early Clippers were on Dodge chassis. Since mine is a Chevy chassis, I'm still stumped. Also, my coach looks nothing like any of the Clipper photos I've seen. My coach has all the same interior decor and materials that I'm seeing in the 72-73 bumper-pulled trailers. I'm beginning to think that I have a very rare Aristocrat motor home that was built before the American Clipper line was started. I think perhaps it was a late '72 model year because the title says '73. Maybe it was a prototype or perhaps special ordered by someone at he time. The American Clipper web site says production began in 73. If anyone can shed light on this...I'd be very grateful!!
At 8:24am on May 15, 2011, Scott Delohery said…
Hey Duane - I have a 1973 Aristocrat based on a Chevy van chassis. I've seen quite a few trailers but can't find anyone else who has an Aristocrat motorhome like mine. I'm wondering how many were made and what years they were made. If you have any old literature or manufacturer contact info to share...I would be very grateful. Thanks.  -Scott
At 4:46pm on March 28, 2010, Kenneth Williams said…
Hey Duane, Looks like we're friends now so will look forward to saying Hi and maybe who knows we might even beable to hook up at a destination. I retire the 1st of june 2011 so that will be a great day for me as you can imagine. Looking ahead to hearing more from you. later. Ken
At 9:55am on March 10, 2010, Pat said…
Duane, I left you a reply about Indian Mary...go to the picture for the comment. Pat Buker
At 10:16am on March 9, 2010, Pat Daly said…
Hey, Duane thanks for the good words. We sure enjoy it and the folks here who have helped us so much... we use to break down a lot, that is our RVs did and folks here got us going, usually via email when we were up the back side of nowhere on some mountain.
Looking forward to your future posts and camping photos and tips!
pat, linda & lady dog
At 8:58pm on December 22, 2009, Pat Daly said…
Duane,
Two other ideas for you to check:
A. The 3/4 ton Chevy rides nice and high, and so does the hitch.
If the hitch of your bumper pull and your Suburban are not exactly level, i.e.
trailer hitch two inches higher than a level trailer hitch, or if the hitch, when attached is lower - rear end squat - on your Suburban due to the trailer hitch weight (I think this is doubtful since it's 3/4 ton) your trailer will fishtail.

B. Axles and wheels off center. If your axel is not aligned properly with both ends of the axel being exactly the same distance from the front of the frame or if the axel is misaligned from left to right your trailer will fishtail.
This is easy to check. Just get a metal carpenters tape, climb under the trailer and measure front to rear at the exact same point on each side of the axel. Then measure left to right. You might be surprised. Sometimes the axel is off by as much as several inches; usually caused by some previous owner re-arching the springs or replacing a broken spring and not centering the axel.

If the fishtailing is really noticeable and not just a little wobble back and forth when you change lanes, I would really be concerned sinced that's what totalled our suv and trailer a few months back. Maybe play it safe and do keep speed down until you find the solution.

I'll be interested to learn the solution.
At 9:41pm on September 8, 2009, Pat Daly said…
Hey, welcome Duane. Great Looking LoLiner. Member VK north of you has one they restored last year and we got to see it last month on our swing through washington state.
Nice doggy too. Lady dog says "hi".
Hope you enjoy our rv community here.
pat, linda & lady dog
 
 
 

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