2003 Beaver Patriot - 505 Thunder Model
2004/06/30 Junction City, Oregon. Today I purchased a 40 foot, 2003 Beaver Patriot, 505 Thunder Model motorcoach. The C12 Caterpillar diesel engine produces 505 horsepower. One of the most powerful made in 2003. I take delivery on July 5th. I bought the coach from Mike Phillips, a 35 year professional, at Guaranty RV in Junction City, Oregon. Mike has since retired. The Patriot has three slide outs, two in the front section and one in the bedroom. This Lexington model exterior color is Cognac. Interior color scheme is Chestnut. Wood is Walnut. Click here to view the 2003 Beaver brochure [1.03 mb file, requires Adobe Acrobat [PDF] reader]. Click here to view history, customization, changes, additions and service on the next page.
Photo Gallery 2003 Patriot
Photos from top to bottom, left to right: In Pinion Hills, CA; full profile in Junction City; OR, rear cap and passenger side slide with Girard auto awning; storage bays; service bay; cockpit; front Vizio 32" HDTV; recliner with ottoman; computer work station; dinette; kitchen; Norcold 4 door, freezer and refrigerator; GE microwave and convection oven; Gaggenau propane range; bedroom Toshiba TV 32" HDTV; washer/dryer combo; bath sink and shower; sink in WC; queen sized bed with original spread; bed with new spread; walnut wood sample.
Not Pictured - Satellite TV dish system; surround sound; 10 kw 8.0 diesel Onan generator; 2500 watt inverter; Hydro-Hot heating system [furnace and hot water], roof solar panel; engine brake; automatic hydraulic and manual leveling systems. Click any photo for an enlargement. Click here to view history, customization, changes, additions and service on the next pages.
Patriot Floor Plan
Standard Lexington Floor Plan - Click to Enlarge
The small table has been replaced by a custom computer workstation.
The tube TVs have been replaced with flat screen TVs. Click here to view the TV installation.
2009/07/16 - The coach information panel is located near the front door. Click here or on the thumbnail to view the VIN and other coach information. VIN: 1RFC6561633020452, Coach: 800272, Unit Serial Number: 031620834088301800272.
VIN Information - Thumbnail
2018 Chevrolet Equinox
2017/09/04 Junction City, Oregon. Today Hans Moi [salesman at Guaranty Chevrolet] sold me a new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. Sticker price: $32,130.00. They took the 2004 Honda Pilot as a trade-in. Total out of pocket cost for the car was $26,322.73. The dealer installed the appropriate tow equipment which cost about $3,600. Exterior: Cajun Red Tintcoat. Interior: Medium Ash Gray. Hans is a true professional. Highly recommended. Phone: 541-914-3431. Mention my name and I will get a finder's fee. I took delivery of the Equinox on September 13th. Click here to view the installation of the tow equipment.
2017/09/18 Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Today I weighed the Equinox at a truck weigh station on I-5 just north of Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Total weight was 3,700 pounds. That includes the contents [3/4 tank of gas, golf equipment, etc.] and me [about 200 pounds]. So the car weighs about 3,500 pounds when being pulled behind the Patriot - about 1,000 pounds less than the Honda Pilot that it replaced.
2004 Honda Pilot
2004/09/07 Eugene, Oregon. Today I purchased a 2004, Honda Pilot. Color: Sandstone Metallic, Interior: Saddle Leather. Towing equipment was installed at Hitch Pro & Tow, 541-434-2403, 4701 West 11th, Eugene, OR, 97402. It is run by Craig Metzger and Ken Mort. Both very professional. It was ready on September 20th.
2009/08/27 Salem, Oregon. Today I weighted the Pilot at the truck weigh station near the Premier RV Park. It weighed 4,750 pounds. That includes the contents [full tank of gas, golf equipment, etc.] and me [about 200 pounds]. So the car weighs about 4,550 pounds when being pulled behind the Patriot.
2017/09/04 Junction City, Oregon. Today I traded in the Honda Pilot for a Chevrolet Equinox. See above.
History - Customization, Changes, Additions, Service
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