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Old 09-16-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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2004 Inspire ??

Hi all, I'm looking at a 40 ft. 2004 Country Coach Inspire Genoa 350, with 30k miles. The owner has just replaced the tires and batteries. I'm not that familiar with CC, so are there any inherent problems or other issues I should be looking for? Is a 350HP big enough for the coach, I will be doing a lot of Colorado mountain driving. Any ideas or help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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I've owned my 2004 Inspire now for 3 years. We've put about 20K miles on it. As probably already know it's all about how well a coach has been maintained. All of them need work from time to time. However, we have been generally happy with our coach. Most everything it has required has been house related. I would check for leaking slides the most. I've been told that when originally manufactured the factory personel did a poor job of sealing the seams on the slides, especially the bedroom. We had ours resealed. Oh yeah, check the fit of the windshield. They had problems with that also. The Cummins ISC that's in the coach is a good engine. The Cummins CAPS fuel system is problimatic. I stopped by Cummins in Albuquerque because mine puts out a little more black soot than I would like. They spent half a day going over my engine with me helping and looking over the mechanics shoulder. They didn't even charge me. Short story is they told me to live with it. I could put $4K in replacing the fuel injection pump and end up with the same situation in 6 mos. We do not have the PTO problem that the 2005's and on have had. They changed over to a 400 hp Cat. (same torque) which has a dry PTO which has required much more service or a conversion to a wet type PTO system like the 2004. As far as the mountains are concerned I've had mine over Wolf Creek Pass three times. I find the power to be adequate but not inspiring and I'm towing a 5000 lb. Jeep. More of a problem is coming down the other side. The exhaust brake isn't enough. An engine brake would have been better. The last time over the pass in August I unhooked and had my wife drive the jeep over. It worked out better.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:18 PM   #3
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We have a '04 Inspire with the ISC 350 and can keep up with the big bore engines on the flats and can climb anything that Colorado or Cali has. The ISC is nearly a bullet proof engine and a little puff of smoke now and then is OK with me. We have close to 60k on it now and other than replacing a few 12v switches and a rear air unit the coach has been very reliable and in my opinion, a well made and tight coach. Ours in the Genoa series and the interior is well done by some great wood craftsman. Had some minor issues with some cabinet latches that had to be replaced this month.

Personally, I feel this is a great coach and at 8 to 8.5 mpg on diesel it's no worse than the others.

We're full timers and this is our home so quality and reliabilty is very important to us.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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ditto SteveMac. Identical issues and experience. The ride and handling are very good IMO--at least compared to our provious Frightliner Itasca Horizon. The Colorado passes are somewhat an issue, but not a big concern. I have considered chiping, etc. but decided to not mess with things. Ours now has 60K and is still tight, which I attribute to the HD chasis and initial quality construction. Our BR slides leak--a work in progress!!
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Russ, I wonder how many readers caught on to your spelling of Fruitloop (aka- Freightliner).

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