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  • My Awesome Craig's List Find

    I'm beyond thrilled.

    "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

  • #2
    Lucky you! About the only time I'd find something like that would be when I didn't have a dime to spare.

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      #3
      Originally posted by shakeytails View Post
      Lucky you! About the only time I'd find something like that would be when I didn't have a dime to spare.
      Usually the case for me too. But, this time, all the planets were aligned. I get a kick out of the fact that it is cheaper than the saddle that I covet.

      "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

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      • #4
        Wow! That is an amazing deal.
        Jeanie
        RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.

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        • #5
          Sigh. I'd love me a real horse van.

          Enjoy!

          SCFarm
          The above post is an opinion, just an opinion. If it were a real live fact it would include supporting links to websites full of people who already agreed with me.

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          • #6
            Post some photos of the interior. I would love to see inside. Looks like a bargain!

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            • #7
              great find!!! looking forward to the "after" photos!
              Atlas: Jag älskar min häst!

              "Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by LLDM View Post
                Sigh. I'd love me a real horse van.

                SCFarm
                Central VA Horse Rescue has one for sale! Classic Imperatore 6-horse. All it needs is a little sprucing up:
                http://richmond.craigslist.org/cto/2416437483.html
                Equus Keepus Brokus

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Kate66 View Post
                  Post some photos of the interior. I would love to see inside. Looks like a bargain!
                  Won't have interior photos for some time since it is 2.5 hrs away from me until I can get a truck to put it on. Not sure how long that search will take. But I'll definitely share when I have something.

                  "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

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                  • #10
                    There was a 2 horse van for sale around here some months ago. It looked in very good condition and really wanted to get it but it's not very practical for me, plus it was out of my price range @ $8,000. Enjoy yours!
                    Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert

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                    • #11
                      How does that work? It's not a goosneck is it?
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                        #12
                        No, it is a box and you set that box down on a chassis. The peak, that nose out front there, that hangs over the cab of the truck. So, basically like your average UHaul. Don't let the view of that weird little wheel in the background fool you. That's the wheel of another vehicle in the back so that might be confusing you.

                        This is a box that you mount on a chassis, which is how all horse vans are made. One guy makes the box, and GM, Chevrolet, International, Dodge, Ford, whoever, makes the truck and you set the box down on it.

                        "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

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                        • #13
                          I went to Camp Yohnalossee (name on the side of the van) as a kid-all girls camp in mountains of NC, not too far from Boone. It has long since closed, but the stables remained, under the same name. If I am not mistaken and remembering correctly, Carol Lavall used to summer there (and may still do so). So very off topic, and rambly, but cool to see that name again!
                          RIP Mydan Mydandy+
                          RIP Barichello

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Puddin Pie View Post
                            I went to Camp Yohnalossee (name on the side of the van) as a kid-all girls camp in mountains of NC, not too far from Boone. It has long since closed, but the stables remained, under the same name. If I am not mistaken and remembering correctly, Carol Lavall used to summer there (and may still do so). So very off topic, and rambly, but cool to see that name again!
                            Does the van look familiar?

                            "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

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                            • #15
                              I just looked for a horse trailer on Craigs List and saw several trailers that were about 10 years old with asking prices about $500 less than what I can buy them brand new for. Ya right!

                              So pooooh! I'm jealous.
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                              • #16
                                Great find!

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by TrotTrotPumpkn View Post
                                  I just looked for a horse trailer on Craigs List and saw several trailers that were about 10 years old with asking prices about $500 less than what I can buy them brand new for. Ya right!

                                  So pooooh! I'm jealous.
                                  It really is absurd, the asking price for these things. I think it is because there is no 'Blue Book' on them like we have with autos.

                                  I looked at a van the same size as this one that was sitting on a nearly 20 year old truck and the asking price was $28.5K! Shoot - when you run a search on the truck by its self on the sales sites, that year/model of truck is selling for between $4K-6K! Soooooo - does that mean the box is worth $22.5K? I'm just not seein' it! If that's the case, I'll give my box a bath and a fresh coat of varnish and flip it for a $20K profit! (not like I'm gonna do that, though...) The prices on those things is ridiculous.

                                  "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

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                                  • #18
                                    Hi Jana! I feel like I am a lifetime away from when I last spoke with you, and definitely we are a continent away. You are one of those kinds of people, just when I need to see your engaging, encouraging, outgoing spirit, there you are! In any case, check out the GSA online auctions, you just might find the truck you are looking for at a price you can write another blogbook about! Click on vehicles, then click on trucks. I saw a nice GM in Pa that might work for you. I love these vans!

                                    http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucitsrh/

                                    Just don't go buying that lighthouse I have my heart set on!

                                    Keep up the spirit and if you have it available, can you send pics of the Justin collage to me at amberva@live.com.

                                    BTW those drawings are spectacular!
                                    "We, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." JFK

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Calamber View Post
                                      Hi Jana! I feel like I am a lifetime away from when I last spoke with you, and definitely we are a continent away. You are one of those kinds of people, just when I need to see your engaging, encouraging, outgoing spirit, there you are! In any case, check out the GSA online auctions, you just might find the truck you are looking for at a price you can write another blogbook about! Click on vehicles, then click on trucks. I saw a nice GM in Pa that might work for you. I love these vans!

                                      http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucitsrh/

                                      Just don't go buying that lighthouse I have my heart set on!

                                      Keep up the spirit and if you have it available, can you send pics of the Justin collage to me at amberva@live.com.

                                      BTW those drawings are spectacular!
                                      OMG! What a nice thing to say! Yeesh! Your post really cheered me up so it's workin' both ways!

                                      What an awesome link! I will dig in there and see what I can find. Promise, I won't touch the lighthouse.

                                      Am going to email you offline... we clearly need to catch up! Really nice to hear from you....

                                      "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

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                                      • #20
                                        Keep checking back on that GSA link, the truck I saw this am was not there in the pm. Inventory changes all of the time.
                                        "We, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." JFK

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