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Old 08-06-2021, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default 1977 GMC chinook purchase/ Newbie

Hello everyone. My name is Joe and am 63 years young
My wife and I just purchased a 1977 GMC Chinook and are new to RV world.
We live in Spokane WA.
I am semi -retired. I worked as a Pipefitter for 43years in the Chicago area
Gonna fix her up with some TLC so I will need all the help I can get.

Can anyone recommend a source for parts ( not drivetrain or chassis ) I am in need of 3 amber lenzs for the exterior running lights above the cab.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-06-2021, 05:00 PM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to the Forums

I am a big fan on the Chinooks, although I've never owned one- they did the "Blazer Chalet" camper as well as their own RV's up until about 2006

I would guess that your marker lights are a generic type. This may be a good chance to replace with LED for longer life and less current draw. Sometimes a large truck plaza will have a nice selection of marker lights- Flying J/ Pilot or a TA

Most of the RV stuff is probably that used on a million RV's so as your approach each appliance you'll be able to get help deciding whether to repair or replace if there is a newer better option available

with a new rig it can be a good idea to "practice camp" in the driveway to get a handle on all the systems. there you have access to all your tools and the internet if you need to look something up

We just spent a few weeks in WA and found some great spots in the Cascades, and along the coast

Get your senior pass and save a few bucks !

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Old 08-07-2021, 12:54 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!

I'm forever amazed at the old rigs out there and the willingness to set off on long trips in a vehicle nearly 55 years old. But to each their own.

I wish you many safe and amazing trips. And by all means take the previous advice and get the senior national parks pass.
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Old 08-12-2021, 09:42 PM   #4
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Join: have lots of info and can be a great help with Chinooks. I bought a 2001 Premier last year and learned lots about servicing, repairing and modifying my rig. Enjoy!
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Old 08-14-2021, 02:28 AM   #5
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Default amber lights

try command electronics
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