The Eagle Project

Agent27

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Jun 10, 2020
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About a year ago I put up a post in a local FB group to see if anyone had a camper that was just taking up space.

A lady responded that she had a 99 Jayco Eagle 12SO that she just wanted to get out of her storage spot. The problem is that it has been parked since 2013 and we have had several significant hail storms since then. She sent me pictures, the roof looks like a golf ball and the AC shroud is gone.

I gave up, thinking it might be way too much work.

Well, about a month ago I decided to ask if it was still available, and it was.

We went to look at it and found that the inside is in really good shape and the hail damage is all cosmetic. It does have a few spots on wood on the back and front that will need to be replaced.

However, the price of FREE is enough for me to take on some repairs.

I will have it at the house this week sometime. I will use this thread to show the progress of the project.

Thanks to all of you that have helped with my questions so far!
 

Jimbow

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Congratulations. I'm so glad it wasn't left to rot.
 

Agent27

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Jun 10, 2020
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Thanks everyone! Hoping to get it to my house and all checked out by early next week.
 

Agent27

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Jun 10, 2020
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Included in the price I hope.

Realistically just from a financial sense point of view, you could put $3000 into it and get your money back if you sold. It would sell for $3000 in most places around the country.

She said I could keep the cat :D

The biggest thing its "needs" is new canvas. There are a few small holes so it will be patchable. Once I check everything else out I may put out the money to get the canvas ordered.

For now, I think I will patch the holes above the beds and get some PUGS.
 

TheBlurb

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Mar 28, 2019
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About a year ago I put up a post in a local FB group to see if anyone had a camper that was just taking up space.

A lady responded that she had a 99 Jayco Eagle 12SO that she just wanted to get out of her storage spot. The problem is that it has been parked since 2013 and we have had several significant hail storms since then. She sent me pictures, the roof looks like a golf ball and the AC shroud is gone.

I gave up, thinking it might be way too much work.

Well, about a month ago I decided to ask if it was still available, and it was.

We went to look at it and found that the inside is in really good shape and the hail damage is all cosmetic. It does have a few spots on wood on the back and front that will need to be replaced.

However, the price of FREE is enough for me to take on some repairs.

I will have it at the house this week sometime. I will use this thread to show the progress of the project.

Thanks to all of you that have helped with my questions so far!
I bought my Pup with a “golf ball” roof as well. It just gives it character!
 

Agent27

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Here are a few from the first project, replacing the wheels and tires.
 

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Agent27

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Got it from the previous owners storage unit to the house today. Only took two tries to get it in the driveway. :)
 

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Sjm9911

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I could be wrong , but the tounge looks a little high, you want even to a little low. Could be the roads you were on, but it looks high in both pics.
 

Agent27

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I could be wrong , but the tounge looks a little high, you want even to a little low. Could be the roads you were on, but it looks high in both pics.

Went with an adjustable hitch for that exact reason. I had only been able to do measurements on that gravel lot so I wanted the flexibility once I got it on normal ground.
 

bondebond

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Well that's a nice score. Congrats on saving it from the landfill. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of fixing it up AND using it. I'm half-tempted to do the same but I really don't need any more fun projects in my currently. But you've got me dreaming.
 

Agent27

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Well that's a nice score. Congrats on saving it from the landfill. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of fixing it up AND using it. I'm half-tempted to do the same but I really don't need any more fun projects in my currently. But you've got me dreaming.
It’s going to be a fun project. :)

Eagle Project update.

All major systems (roof lifts, electrical, ac, etc) are functioning well.

Canvas is worse that I thought and will need to be replaced instead of patched.

Other than that I few pieces of wood need to be replaced. Everything else is cosmetic/ cleaning.

All in all, it’s pretty good for the price of $0.00.
 

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