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Old 07-04-2008, 01:35 AM   #1
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new project 84 Sunline C-850?

I decided to get a 'winter camper' today. I've been searching for a truck camper for awhile now to use to travel PA in the winter months to watch PIAA wrestling. I'd had in mind to use the travel trailer but foresight has me wary of towing it around in the snow and ice if the weather's inclement.

It was sold to me as an '86' but upon browsing the manuals on file it most resembles a 1984 C-850 floor plan. Was sold to me with no title, no VIN available and I can't find a VIN on it anywhere. The original statistics label inside the closet is basically dilapidated. The only thing decipherable was '86 SSDR'(no idea what this means other than its length of 8'6")... for Jon's records the RVIA # is 248067. The production serial # is 382278. Maybe you could tell me more from the production #?

I need to do a little research on how to go about getting it titled in PA if possible. I mentioned a Bill of Sale to the guy who sold it to me and he had no problem taking care of any paperwork necessary so I don't think it's stolen.

It needs massive TLC and repair work to get things into shape but I went into this knowing what I was getting and what kind of work was ahead. And after all, I know people who have paid more for a tent than what this ended up costing.

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Old 07-04-2008, 10:29 AM   #2
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Hi Jason,

Congrats on your new-to-you 1978 8 1/2' SSDR (I don't know the meaning of SSDR either)!

Sunline's "Production Number" at the time was actually the VIN. This coach was built prior to the federal law requiring the whole 18 digit "1LC" thing, which started with the '81 coaches. So, your coach was 3822nd coach built in the 1978 model year. It's a good thing that the sheet was still there because it's very hard to find differences between '78's and '79's.

You realize now, you'll have to put that on the truck and bring it to the M&G next year with the trailer! It looks like you can still tow a trailer no problem.

BTW, thanks for the submission of info.

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