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Old 03-07-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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S.C. Mystery Uhaul Solved

Well I made a trip to S.C. to check out the 1984 Uhaul that was listed as a 13' with a shower. It turns out the man was 70 years old. It is a 1985 VT. It has stood the test of time. I ended up buying the egg after some negotiations and I brought it home. With some elbow grease I should be able to clean it up pretty good. My plans are to camp in it or later I may end up selling it after some time. Don't know yet. I do have a few questions I hope someone can help with. The Title has the correct Vin # but the model says "14 HV1 ". I measured the camper from the back bumper to the end of the hitch and it is right at 18'. Whats up with that? The other question is how do you all winterize these. Newer campers have the winterizing kits and of course this don't that I have seen. It's in the 20s now where I live. This is what I did. I drained the water heater, hooked up the air compressor to the city water inlet with 40 lbs of pressure and opened up the kit sink, bath sink and shower until no more water would blow out. Then I poured RV antifreeze down the traps. Any suggestions is welcomed. Thanks
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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You should be fine. Pictures of your new unit, we love pictures.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:06 PM   #3
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Congratulations. You have a somewhat rare and high quality camper.

I have a CT, so I'll let a VT owner speak to the winterization process.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:08 PM   #4
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What does the title say for weight, the seller advertised it as 1250 which is the weight of the CT 13, the smaller trailer. Congratulations on your purchase, we almost went to look at it on our way back north.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:11 PM   #6
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You are a lucky man, Ted!! Take care of that baby, they only made about 200 of them originally. Will love to see photos when you post them. woops, your photos popped up just as I posted this Looking at them now, very nice!!
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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Well the man had never sent the title in from when he bought it in Tenn. from a RV dealer. He said the dealer had got it from a woman in OR. So we had to go to DMV in S.C. to get the title straight. He had to get it titled in his name before he could sell it. He told the DMV the weight was 1250 and thats what they put on the title. I could barely read the sticker on the side when I got home and it read 2000. So, I may try to get that changed when I send the title off through DMV next week. Does anyone know why the model would say 14HV1. I know he didn't write anything down on the model so it must have popped up when they ran the VID# and printed the new title in his name so he could sign it over to me. Did my pics work?
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Well I made a trip to S.C. to check out the 1984 Uhaul that was listed as a 13' with a shower. It turns out the man was 70 years old. It is a 1985 VT. It has stood the test of time. I ended up buying the egg after some negotiations and I brought it home. With some elbow grease I should be able to clean it up pretty good. My plans are to camp in it or later I may end up selling it after some time. Don't know yet. I do have a few questions I hope someone can help with. The Title has the correct Vin # but the model says "14 HV1 ". I measured the camper from the back bumper to the end of the hitch and it is right at 18'. Whats up with that? The other question is how do you all winterize these. Newer campers have the winterizing kits and of course this don't that I have seen. It's in the 20s now where I live. This is what I did. I drained the water heater, hooked up the air compressor to the city water inlet with 40 lbs of pressure and opened up the kit sink, bath sink and shower until no more water would blow out. Then I poured RV antifreeze down the traps. Any suggestions is welcomed. Thanks
Congratulations!

Per the numbers "conflict" above:
The length (if indeed that's what the "14" refers to) is likely that of the trailer body excluding the frame. This is a very common "misdenominator" in the trailer world...since the Title/VINs match, you're in good shape!

Francesca.
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Maybe Chris Jones can shed some light on the numbering system. He works for UHaul.

Photos came through great. It looks pretty original and whoever owned it seemed to respect it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #10
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So I heard that they onl made 13' and 16' VTs. I also heard the entire length is measured fro bumper to end of hitch. Mine is 18' so is it still a 16VT?
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So I heard that they onl made 13' and 16' VTs. I also heard the entire length is measured fro bumper to end of hitch. Mine is 18' so is it still a 16VT?

Yes, yours is a VT. They only made CT (Camper, 13 foot) and VT (Vacationer,16 foot). You have a surge brake on the front, maybe that adds slightly to the length.
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Looks good, guess we should have looked at it. I also see gold mining equipment in some of the photos. Friends that we camped with Dec. through Feb. are now at Lucky Strike gold mine / campground in NC. We stopped there for a night last April, but didn't try panning.
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Yes surge brake. Guess that does make it longer Thomas. Mary and Bob good eye. Prospector at heart. I do pan, highbank, sluice, ect. I have been to Lucky Strike several times.
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Great find...................congratulations.
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