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Old 12-14-2014, 05:34 AM   #1
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Just checking in after many months of searching and gathering info. We just picked up a 1989 T1740 than needs a little fixing up. Its really clean and everything works, the only problem is 2 water leaks due to the roof seams. Its going in the shop after I check out the water system today to get started. We cant wait to get it finished and take the kids camping with friends next summer. Great site here, lots of very helpful info.
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:15 AM   #2
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Hi sled head - Welcome to the forum! Are you doing the repair work or having someone do it? If you are and run into any problems....post here....we have a great forum and are members are very knowledgeable and willing to help!!!! If you are doing the work - take pictures and post them.....it is a way we all learn!


Sled Head - does that indicate you are a snowmobiler???? Where do you ride???? Leo and I live in Old Forge (NY) - we snowmobiled for years - now we are just too old to go out and enjoy it!!! LOL - so we just stick to camping!
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Thanks. doing the work myself. I havent restored a camper yet, so here it goes. Yes I snowmobile. We have a small remote camp in the NEK of Vermont. I used to go a lot but a family changes things (for the better)
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Yes I snowmobile. We have a small remote camp in the NEK of Vermont. I used to go a lot but a family changes things (for the better)
Know that feeling well - we now live in our "snowmobile home" and our kids and their kids come and spend every weekend with us....family has changed the way "they" ride!!!!
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Just checking in after many months of searching and gathering info. We just picked up a 1989 T1740 than needs a little fixing up. Its really clean and everything works, the only problem is 2 water leaks due to the roof seams. Its going in the shop after I check out the water system today to get started. We cant wait to get it finished and take the kids camping with friends next summer. Great site here, lots of very helpful info.
Doesn't that have an aluminum roof?
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Yes it does. Got it in the barn yesterday and just started cutting the ceiling and wall open in 1 area. So far just wet along the outer edge above the door and down the wall, no structral rot found yet. keeping my fingers crossed.
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sled head,

Welcome to the forum. What area of CT you from? I'm in the Bristol area myself.

Also, if possible post some pictures of your "New-to-You" Sunline.
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:35 PM   #8
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camper 1.JPG

camper 2.JPGHaddam.. ok,lets give this photo thing a try
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It worked!!! And nice little trailer...good luck with the repairs !
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:20 PM   #10
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awww your camper looks almost identical to ours . we have a 1985 T-2100. and love it but we sure do need a new door for our camper ! and having no luck finding one .. enjoy your camper ..
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Nice! Good luck with the repairs and keep the pictures coming.
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Hi fro VT !! Love the NEK. Would love to have you join us for the New England Sunline Meet and Greet in late July. Do keep it in mind. It's at Quechee State Park.
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Hi fro VT !! Love the NEK. Would love to have you join us for the New England Sunline Meet and Greet in late July. Do keep it in mind. It's at Quechee State Park.
Tom and Debbie, thanks for that reminder! Yes, we had a very good time last year! Sled Head do join us, the more, the merrier!
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Just checking in after many months of searching and gathering info. We just picked up a 1989 T1740 than needs a little fixing up. Its really clean and everything works, the only problem is 2 water leaks due to the roof seams. Its going in the shop after I check out the water system today to get started. We cant wait to get it finished and take the kids camping with friends next summer. Great site here, lots of very helpful info.
Welcome, Jim! We've had an '88 T-1350 for a couple years and are going to take 'er out to our local canyon this weekend. She was our introduction to travel trailer camping, too. Gotta get out while the weather cooperates.

When you say "roof seams", do you mean seams where sheet metal is joined or where vents and such mount on the roof? Our aluminum roof doesn't have any seams - except maybe at the front and back where the roof meets the walls. Are those the ones you speak of?

You'll love your "new" Sunline, and you have certainly come to the right place!
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