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Old 01-01-2016, 09:14 AM   #1
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1997 Allure 36

We've found one with a 325 Cummins with 106K on it. I can't find much info about this year--am I safe to assume it has a fiberglass roof like the later models?
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Is a '97 going to have the 3000 Allison too?
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Yes on the fiberglass roof.
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It will also have a straight front axle not independent front suspension
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The coach will be on a Gillig chassis who makes bus chassis. There is nothing wrong with it other than it doesn't have independent front suspension. The roof is fiberglass and the trans is a 6 speed Allison, probably a 3060 which is pretty much the same as the 3000. Good all around setup
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Gillig Bus supplied several upper line motorhome manufactures with their bus chassis including some of the Monaco brands, American Coach and Country Coach.

As an owner of a Gillig Bus chassis, I could not wish for a smoother more responsive handling rig. I specifically wanted a Bus chassis, not a truck chassis when buying.

Gillig quit the RV industry to solve its bus manufacturing back log issues in 1997 (a much bigger market than the RV industry, IMHO).

They are still in business in Hayward, Ca. manufacturing buses and can be a resource with chassis problems.

In my case, that resource has been only to obtain the cross-over part # of the inner rear wheel studs during the past 14 years.
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To OP I remember reading that you took a Foretravel out and liked the way it handled. Guess what that was a solid I beam on the front also
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Yes on the fiberglass roof.
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It will also have a straight front axle not independent front suspension

Thanks, I think I might prefer that.
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The coach will be on a Gillig chassis who makes bus chassis. There is nothing wrong with it other than it doesn't have independent front suspension. The roof is fiberglass and the trans is a 6 speed Allison, probably a 3060 which is pretty much the same as the 3000. Good all around setup
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To OP I remember reading that you took a Foretravel out and liked the way it handled. Guess what that was a solid I beam on the front also
Thanks, that Foretravel drove very well. We just thought it had too many miles on it for what they were asking.
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Any guesses on the towing capacity of a '97 Allure?
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What happened to this one from two days ago?

We're in negotiation to buy a 2002 HR Ambassador which has not had the trailing arm upgrade. We're close on price and the dealer has agreed to fix the problem before we take delivery. I want him to use Source Engineering's kit and he wants to use the kit from Monaco. We're only buying the coach if the SE kit is used and the dealer is exploring the impact on their bottom line. Besides the 4-Bag ride enhancement kit, what else should we look at installing?
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Any guesses on the towing capacity of a '97 Allure?
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