I've been lurking in and learning from your website for the past 3 years or so. Finally got around to signing up in Nov 2010.
Bought this camper 2 years ago after finding on Craigslist. The owner was very optomistic, wanted $3500.00. After a few hours with him, listing all the problems, I offered him $1100. The structure and interior was sound but nothing worked.
Basically, it spent about 10 years before I showed up under a tree up in our mountains in Lancaster, New Hampshire. All forlorn and abandoned. First thing to do was a complete full outside mildew removal effort. All four sides and roof was covered with green/brown mildew. Had to kill it before I could even get any to come off.
Last year did mega-maintenance effort on the camper and completed a lot of new installations and replacements of stuff as well. Was time to really spiff up this 27 year old camper. I get a lot of good comments wherever I take it, but most often that people have "never seen a rig like this one before".
You'll find pictures of my 1984 Sunline F-1850 Fifth Wheel at http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/me...albums122.html
My tow vehicle last two years was 2003 Chevy S10 CrewCab 4X4 with 4.3 V6 engine. As truck had 150,000 miles and I wanted a V8, a few months ago got 2010 GMC Canyon CrewCab 4X4 with 5.3 V8 engine.
Still have a few things I want to do to it such as second battery box, rear leveling jacks, new same color paint job, new body striping and new Sunline decals. Lucked out, found 5 new matching newly made Sunline decals on eBay. Only needed 4, a spare is good.
Good to be a part of this group, a ton of information and help here!
Best, Bruce "hardybus"