RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > National RV Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-23-2010, 03:38 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 16
2004 National Dolphin

I may buy a 2004 National Dophin 6355 Chev. chasis w/ 30k miles. This will be my second MH, prviously had a Georgie Boy. Can you share any concerns about this model that I should look for while checking it out? Thanks
__________________

RAYBURNCPA is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-23-2010, 05:35 PM   #2
paz
Senior Member
 
paz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Full-timers - Home is where we park it.
Posts: 4,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAYBURNCPA View Post
I may buy a 2004 National Dophin 6355 Chev. chasis w/ 30k miles. This will be my second MH, prviously had a Georgie Boy. Can you share any concerns about this model that I should look for while checking it out? Thanks
Ray, welcome to iRV2.

My primary concern would be that the manufacturer is out of business. You will be able to get chassis parts, and you will be able to get parts for appliances, but special parts made by National may be hard to find.

The other concern is the W22 Workhorse chassis (Chevrolet sold their chassis business to Workhorse in 1998 or 1999) has a brake recall pending. The phenolic pistons in the calipers absorb moisture from the brake fluid and swell causing the brakes to bind. The prevention is to flush the brake fluid periodically. Brake calipers will be replaced under warranty as soon as parts are available (fall 2010?). You can read all about the brake problems if you go back to the main forum page and scroll down to the Workhorse Chassis Owners Forum.
__________________

__________________
2015 DRV Tradition 375KPS
2015 Chevy Duramax 3500HD LTZ Dually
Full-timers...Home is where we park it.
Check out our blog: Living Our Dream
paz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2010, 06:46 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 20,753
You may want to ask other Dolphin owners in the National RV Forum on this site. I'll send you an electronic form that will enable you to move this inquiry to that forum, if you choose to.
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition and several other RVs
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2004 national seabreeze inverter switch faye National RV Owner's Forum 0 08-15-2010 07:50 PM
2006 National Dolphin 5355 corpus aggie National RV Owner's Forum 18 07-12-2010 11:04 AM
2004 National Dolphin 5342 Auxilary switch fortecuser20 National RV Owner's Forum 6 03-23-2010 09:24 PM
Vent covers for 2004 National Seabreeze faye MH-General Discussions & Problems 7 11-03-2009 02:45 PM
2004 Dolphin Twing limits? G. SEEFIELD National RV Owner's Forum 6 01-13-2009 01:38 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.