xxMSAxx Posted May 18, 2022 Share Posted May 18, 2022 Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself to the group. My lady and me just bought a 1992 Dolphin on a whim and now we are paying the price both good and bad. This was the rig in question https://www.toyotarvforsale.com/1992-dolphin-in-san-antonio-tx/ and yes I did pay 19,500. Starting to think I seriously overpaid since we have an ant issue, water pump needs to be changed, the bottom of the door fell off after a weekend of slamming it to keep it shut good, and most seriously we found some rot that was hidden under the sleeper cab and a few other spots as well. On the plus side The roof and 95% of the walls are solid, and we just just drove it hard from Austin to Port A and back getting stuck in traffic jams in both San Antonio and Austin on i35, She never did over heat or not start. She seemed to have some issues with the AC running full blast and pushing 65 after about 7 hrs or so of driving (and 310 bucks in gas!). I would get what felt like a shuddering but giving it some gas seemed to get her pushing along again. All in all it was really fun boondocking on the beach and I can see us really growing to love this mammal of the concrete sea. I feel like there is going to be lots of learning when it comes to upkeep. I'm torn between a complete gutting and remodel vs just patching stuff up as I go so I can use it and enjoy it without having her in a constant state of repair. I'm a network security analyst by trade and my hands are pretty soft Never really had the chance to learn lots about cars\home repair etc. Since I never had a pops I am doing like so many like me and using the combined knowledge of the net to keep my dumb ideas bout "being ingenuitive" from screwing up pricy investment. This is the first trip we took with the dogs (no kids) so hopefully as we progress we can learn all the ins and outs. It may be pretty stereotypical but we named the beast "Flip" for obvious reasons. From the looks of the community I couldn't find a better place on the web to share my joys and frustrations moving forward. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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