This is my new, to me, 1987 Chevy Winnebago. She is a Minnie Winnie! And she couldn't be more perfect for us.
I've never been one to name their vehicles. Unless you count "Little Truck" and "Little Car" as names. But this one just popped out and for some reason it stuck.
She is 20 feet long so she is considered a micro minnie which is fine by me. I love that she drives more like a full sized truck, turns on a dime and fits perfectly inside a standard parking spot. Not to mention my driveway. She also has everything I was looking for.
The layout is great. A large bed over the cab, a nice convertible sofa and a dinette to seat four. Indoor potty with a shower, very important. A/C and heat. Stove. microwave and refrigerator. The cab even has a newer stereo system. And the interior isn't loud or gaudy as some RVs can be. In fact the upholstery is quite tame by 80's standards. Nothing has been modified or monkeyed with (meaning I don't have a bunch of stuff to fix). I'm just amazed.
I am the third owner. The first owner kept her well maintained and in pristine condition for 25 years. The second owner, a self professed clean freak with a touch of OCD, went through her from bumper to bumper, top to bottom, expecting to keep her and use her for many years to come. He presented me with all of the maintenance records which I poured through before taking her in for a mechanical inspection. She passed with flying colors.
She is in amazing condition. For the most part, all original with little to no signs of wear. The refrigerator was replaced by the original owners when they got it ready to sell. Everything works. Professionally checked over and winterized every fall. Routine maintenance done each spring. She had two owners that really cared about her. And now she has another one!
So what do I plan to do with her? Lots!
For now we pretty much plan to enjoy her as she is. We'll be outfitting her for some weekend excursions so we can get to know her better and become familiar with how she operates. Then as time goes on I imagine I'll be doing a few things to continue to keep her in such fine shape so I can have her for many years to come. The bathroom needs a little bit of work and I'd like to spruce up the kitchen area a bit, but nothing over the top to detract from her original style. I really love her as she is.
So what do you think? I think she is great!