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Old 04-23-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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Hello i am new to class A motorhomes and am considering purchasing a 34 foot holiday rambler. I would like to use this 6 months a year to go south upon retirement which is unfortunately not for a few years. Are there any other outstanding problems with these units aside from the trailing arm issue which i will have inspected. the unit i am looking at has 29,000 miles and is in excellent shape inside and out. the only concern was the A/C does not work for the cab which the owner will repair. also the propane generator has over 500 hours . Is this a concern? any help would be appreciated. What if the trailing arms are ok? should they still be replaced anyway or if there are no cracks at this point is it likely there wont be? I will also want to tow my honda crv eventually also.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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We have friends that had a Neptune...after one long trip to AK, they sold it. Said that with the 5.9L Cummins it was under powered.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:17 PM   #3
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Hello i am new to class A motorhomes and am considering purchasing a 34 foot holiday rambler. I would like to use this 6 months a year to go south upon retirement which is unfortunately not for a few years. Are there any other outstanding problems with these units aside from the trailing arm issue which i will have inspected. the unit i am looking at has 29,000 miles and is in excellent shape inside and out. the only concern was the A/C does not work for the cab which the owner will repair. also the propane generator has over 500 hours . Is this a concern? any help would be appreciated. What if the trailing arms are ok? should they still be replaced anyway or if there are no cracks at this point is it likely there wont be? I will also want to tow my honda crv eventually also.
If that model had the TA issue and they haven't been replaced with equip from Spurce, I would replace them. I own a 2004 Neptune, replaced the TA and we love it.
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Thanks for the input. is 500 hours on a generator anything to be concerned about? And yes this does have the TA on this model . the owner new nothing about it?. But i will insure that they get done. Is there only one supplier of the aftermarket Arms?
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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There is an extensive thread on here regarding this issue. The primary supplier for this issue is Source. They have a much stronger TA. I had the TA's replaced as well as new airbags, that are engineered to go with the TA's. With the package they also put in a larger airline and ping tank. The coach rides really good. Prior to the new TA;s it was a very rough ride. I will look up that tread and try to give you the link. Here is the thread. I don't really know anything about how many hours is a lot for the generator.

Trailing Arms Cracked on Roadmaster
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:07 PM   #6
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thanks i have read the info on the trailing arms. I will make sure this gets done.
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