Just got back from a short hop trip for the Christmas holiday. We call them mini vacations. Did not have any set driving plans, just stayed close to home to save gas money and ended up in Paridise, CA. We still love camping in our motorhome anyway. Rain on the roof and "I love a Mystery" on the radio. A trip to Oregon for Thanksgiving was our "big" vacation for the year. The motorhome ran like a champ and it was a great trip. Lots of fun with family.
Marty

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Comment by Katie White on March 10, 2010 at 5:45am
I love camping out in the wild and over the years I have found that the best thing is always to take a good travel guide with you wherever you go. Sometimes, the best thing to do before a camping trip is to check out an online travel ort camping site listed on http://www.dozentravel.com or another travel index. Check out this blog post on an online travel guide I found while surfing last night, it has some great advice on camping.
Comment by Pat Daly on December 30, 2009 at 11:42pm
Hey Marty. Thanks so much. this shifts my thinking around since almost everything I'm seeing is in the 80's. So I can either go back to the 70's and do some restoration and customization, which could be fun!, or try and strike a deal on an early 90's unit.

If you see anything in the foothills there give me note on the old email here.

Mopars rule! pat
Comment by Marty Zastera on December 30, 2009 at 7:58pm
Hi Pat,

The early 80's don't have the good Dodge engine & chassis. We stay away from anything in the 80's because we call them the terrible 80's. The smog equipment and regulations on them make any of them the least desirable to us. Not only that but they were doing lots of experimenting with early fuel injection on the engines right then. Hence the 1971 Apollo with the Dodge 413. That being said our first motorhome was a Dodge Sportsman 1978 class C. We had overhauled the engine and transmission a 360 CI with the 727 Chrysler transmission. They were both adequate but were still in the smog program in California. In case you can't tell we are Mopar people all the way. We have a 1955 Desoto Fireflight Sportsman, 1967 Dodge pickup, 1956 Chrysler New Yorker, and the Apollo. The late 70's have the Dodge 440 engine and the Chrysler 727 transmission. If you are going to try to go into the 90's you should probably research the transmissions that are in the chassis. That will always be your weak link. The big block Chevys and Ford engines are equally good. If you are going to go with any 90's chassis, look for port fuel injection over tbi. The motorhomes are not bringing very much right now so you should be able to get more motorhome for you money right now. Happy hunting.

Marty Vallero

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