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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Theo is that you? I've been looking for so long...

I took a drive to Nevada today, to see an RV that belongs to a friend of a friends' parents.

I'm afraid I have fallen in love.

She's a 1989 Shasta Reverie E350. She's got a 460 engine with 57,000 miles.

Both the cab

and the living area look brand spanking new.

There's a bed

and bath

in the back.

My friend was laughing at the mauve interior. Sooooooo 1980's. I informed her that it was NOT mauve. It was dusty rose, and as long as it wasn't white I sure didn't care!

The owner wasn't sure if she was 22 or 23 feet. The body is faded, but without dents or rust. All manuals and maintenance records are intact.

She's got an Onan 4.0 generator and a Norcold 3-way fridge. There's a heavy duty tow package installed and she comes with a cargo carrier.

I looked underneath and there was definitely a drip, that had stained the ground below :( The owner mentioned a long time power steering fluid leak that he just always kept extra fluid available and filled it as needed.

A friend of mine is going to check out the leak. The hoses are as old as the vehicle, so I am hoping that's the problem.

I'll know more after that.

I hope the sellers don't read this! if they find out I am already hooked, they may up the price!


  1. Wow, may really have the home you want! It looks really GREAT to me. I think I would consider having all the coolant hoses changed and a nose to tail service just to be sure all the fluids are changed if needed and art least filled right...Are you going to have a mechanic look at it or are you confidant enough to just go for it? It really looks pristine to me.
    Good luck on the follow through Cyndi and let us know what happens...thanks for the link!

  2. It looks Great! Good luck.

  3. omg, it's gorgeous. i love it, and am jealous of the space. good luck!

  4. A real beauty! And dusty rose is bound to make a comeback - LOL!

  5. Brian, yes, I';; get two inspections next week, top and bottom. If I purchase her all hoses will be replaced, immediately along with a few other parts before we hit the road.

    bbes tribe, we'll be up to see you if she's THE ONE!

    Hoboknitter, I'm jealous of your van and it's lack of space. I really want guest space, though. that said, I am really pleased with everything about this one!

    Kim, She looks good in dusty rose, fashioable or not!

  6. When are you coming to MA to pick me up in your new wheels? HA! I LOVE it... it looks like the perfect size!!! I will keep my fingers crossed that it will check out well!

  7. ha, dusty rose and mauve are equally 80's colors. maybe you can add some pillows for pops of color to update it a little. but hey, it's all about good bones, right? and not surface stuff like colors! good luck, i hope it works out!

  8. Deb, As soon as I can get there...or you could always meet me somewhere. I'll pick you up at the airport!

    Carey, The only thng that would make the dusty rose better if it was "in" in the 60's and 70's!

  9. Does it have a slide-out ? I can't tell you how much of a difference that makes when you're living full-time in these things.

    Also, Remember "Love Is Blind" !! LOL Glad you are going to get it thoroughly checked out mechanically.

  10. Sassy, it's funny but "NO slide" was on my priority list. One less thing requiring maintenance and fixing. I'm more into the out door living and hope a screen room will provide extra living area.

    They don't call it "FALLING" in love for no reason. There aren't toooo many times falling is a good thing!

  11. Well, it looks as if you may be moving on to a different way of living soon! I hope this works out for you. It is a nice looking vehicle.

  12. CeiPui! Thanks, I have high hopes!

    Heidi, I've looked at a lot of RVs over the past several years, this one's got it all!

    Sandra, It will be about a year before I can escape dirtville permanently, whether I buy this one or another. I'm getting closer, though! :)

  13. so....i thought i'd come linger a bit and repay your visit. ) nice to be here. i'm a bad lurker: i think it's because i can't resist adding my two cents to most topics.

    this purchase sounds awesomely exciting. where will you travel to? i love the whole idea. and i love the rosey color :)


  14. Congratulations and best of luck with this.
    Having "lived" in a house with mauve carpeting and valances for 7 years I have to tell you it can be done. I abhor the color, and subconsciously keep tracking muddy footprints onto the carpeting (with some help from a dog or 3) to disguise it. On the up side I never feel bad about getting it dirty.

  15. Cherry! I'll keep a good thought that this is the one.