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#1 OFFLINE   busfacebitbit

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 01:31 AM

  My local dealer recently took in a 95 very-lite camper. Only info I could find about it was it was made for forest river. Also near me is a sun-lite camper that has a very low price compared to dealer prices. Does anyone out there know of any quality older campers no longer made that would be worth the time to look at. Do not want to waste time looking at junk. Or should I stick with known brands like Lance , etc.



#2 OFFLINE   Chief 2

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 05:23 AM

Older campers including pre 2005 Lance are made of wood. Wood rots. So that should be your biggest concern



#3 OFFLINE   Norske

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:10 AM

Wood framed TCs must have never leaked, and never be allowed to leak. 



#4 OFFLINE   Mr Firewood

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:21 PM

Conestoga Wagons were big in the day but hard to come by now days.   :-)  If you're not in to creature comforts like electricity, plumbing and don't mind a straw mattress to sleep on.  I hear the last few years they came out with a ceramic black bucket which required daily dumping.   


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#5 OFFLINE   Danuel

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:43 PM

You need to fully inspect the wooden frame and know the history of leak.






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