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Old 02-28-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
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Question Blown engine

Our 2001 Alpine is in repair with a blown engine. We do have over 200,000 miles on our Cummins 350, but are still freaking out about the expense of this. We will have to take out a loan on the coach to pay for the repairs. Has anyone recently found good rates or has dealt with a financial institution that you are happy with? The Oestricher's
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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Ouch! No warranty/repair program to help with the costs?
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:22 PM   #3
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No! Had one for the first 7 years, now we're out of luck.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:23 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your engine. What happened and what were the symptoms?
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:36 PM   #5
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I'd look around for a used engine with less miles...These things came in all sorts of vehicles... Gotta be cheaper.
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:48 PM   #6
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No one has answered your question about financing and neither can I. Just make sure you don't say anything about being a FTer if that is the case. It may narrow the number of lenders willing to help.

200K is not that many miles on a Cummings 350. Something must have broke in it. Did you get a second opinion? Or, are their parts flying out of it? I have found that most often a turbo goes out first if there is an oiling problem.

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Old 03-02-2011, 08:22 PM   #7
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For refinancing your motorhome..

I would call a local RV dealership in your area and ask the F&I officer which banks are financing motorhomes in your area. That's how I found the bank I used when I bought my motorhome....

Also ..we are all curious about the particulars on what happened to your engine and what the tech said about its condition. Could you fill us in..?

The suggestion to find a used engine is a very good one. A used engine with decent miles engine should be fine...these things are supposed to run 500,000 miles before a rebuild. Sorry to hear about your bad luck...it is uncommon with only 200,000 miles unless it has not been maintained, etc. There are several RV salvage yards around the nation...google them and make a few calls, see what they have. I'm sure you won't have a very hard time finding one.

For what it's worth..I'm was a mechanic by trade for many years...and a used engine is what I would try to do for sure.

Good luck and best regards..Stan M.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:27 PM   #8
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If you belong to a credit union I would check with them first. They are generally more liberal with their members and have better rates.

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:00 PM   #9
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Heath & Mindy,

Another possibility might be to sell yours AS IS, and buy another used Alpine.

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There is a company in Olkhoma city that deals in all types of diesel/gas engines. Rebuilts/pull outs. Don't remember the name at the moment but have it in my book. Google diesel engines
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RVhauler, Would that be Dalmer?


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Dont think I'd beat myself up too much on not having extended insurance--suspect issuing companies will try every excuse in the book and a few more to blame you for "poor maintenance" so they can refuse payment. Think people have a very false sense of security about their coverage for a catastrophic engine failure....
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mfire1339-not really sure but name doesn't ring a bell. Will be back in sunday and will look it up and post monday. Guess should have the name/number in the truck in case would need it on the road
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Seems you could get a decent rebuilt engine for the price of a used one. CUMMINS 8.3 ISC 24V LONG BLOCK ENGINE - eBay (item 250775894384 end time Mar-20-11 13:33:15 PDT)
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