Last week I was talking about how much Angela and I missed camping and being outdoors. Well I was looking thru Craigslist and came upon this 1988 Tioga 26 ft. camper with 52xxx miles.
We drove the 30 mile’s to take a look at it, a older gentleman (mid 70’s) and his wife were selling it because they could no longer go camping because of health problem’s. They were the second owner,the first owner had passed away and his wife sold it to them.
They had all the original paper work from the time it was first sold to the first owner paid $45000.00 for it in 1988. We drove it down the interstate and it purred like a kitten with its 460 engine it cruse right along at 65.
When we got back to his house I knew I had to have it,so I gave him a low ball offer to get it started,I didn’t think he would take it but we had to start some where. He came back and bumped it up just $200 and I stuck my hand out and said deal.
I didn't even know if everything work or not because he had no way to plug it in to see,but you know when you get that gut feeling and by the way it was taken care of and we could tell the seller was being honest,you just know.
This thing even has a generator Onan 4.0 with only 111 hours,he said he could not get it started,but he would take it in and get it going. We wrote him a check and told him when the check cleared and he got the generator running to give me a call and we would come and get it.
Thursday we got the call that it was ready to be picked up,we could hardly wait to get it home. Friday Angela spent the day cleaning and dusting and moving some of our stuff in.
So here is our new (to us) Tioga..
Can’t wait for our shake down trip in a week our two.
ONE DAY CLOSER TO OUR DREAM