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Parting ways with our Clipper
« on: November 01, 2014, 05:54:09 AM »
We've finally decided to sell it, after almost 17 years.
It's a sad day, but we're switching to a 4-wheel drive truck and camper combo.
It's a 1975, 360.
Look at some of my previous posts you'll probably find some pics.
I'll post a link to the Craigslist ad, and post in that thread as well.
$4,000

here's the link
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/rvs/4741626313.html
« Last Edit: November 01, 2014, 07:12:15 AM by Horst »
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'75 Clipper 821F, Dodge 360........sold it in 2015.......now running a Ford F-250 towing a 2008 Layton trailer.

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Re: Parting ways with our Clipper
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2014, 07:31:50 AM »
Sorry to hear you're giving up the clipper, Horst!  I know you've put a lot of love into it.  I have the same year, engine and floorplan, and I think it's the best out there.  ;D
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Re: Parting ways with our Clipper
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2014, 03:49:46 PM »
It's sold.
Feels really weird........wife started crying a little as it drove off down the road.
We've owned it almost 16 years. Nothing lasts forever.
We're switching to a 4WD truck with camper set-up.
More off-road, snow, and back country stuff for us for the next several years.
New owner is going to really cherry it out, so that makes me feel good........went into good hands.
Horst
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Re: Parting ways with our Clipper
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 10:36:14 AM »
Well you gotta think how happy the new Clipper owners must be right now, it's a beauty.
What more could they cherry out ?!?!?! :)
I was just going to forward your Craigslist link to a friend who's interested in a Clipper and saw I was too late. Good for you, and as you said, got 16 happy years with it. I can see how your new rig will get you places you might not even think of in the 'Ol Clipper.!   Enjoy!
 I noticed how you had put a swivel chair and cut the back wall lower for access. Great way to make space in an unused chair. Is there a post in here somewhere explaining how you went about it? I think I'd like to set ours up that way.
Safe travels,
Steve
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Re: Parting ways with our Clipper
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2014, 04:33:47 AM »
Hi Steve,
Those chairs came out of a late 90s Custom Ford Van.
They did NOT swivel around.
But it was very quick and painless (four @ 1/2 inch nuts) to lift the chair up and spin it around to face backwards when we camped.........would take me less than 2 minutes.
Those seats are WAY better that stock Clipper seats. They had arm rests, could tilt them back a bit.
When driving, you would have your hands at 4 and 8 oclock on the steering wheel, with your elbows resting on the armrests - VERY comfortable for extended cruising.
New owner is basically fixing up some minor issues (he's a top notch professional mechanic).......and he already owns a Clipper that he's using for certain parts he's going to install on "mine".....namely a gas tank, hitch reinforcement system, and a propane fuel system, so he'll be able to switch between gas and propane on the fly.....................that's a cool mod!!
He'll probably tighten up the steering, fix a few electrical bits, make some suspensions mods, etc.........................I suspect in 12 months it will probably be one of the most awesome Clippers out there.
Horst
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