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Old 12-23-2012, 12:43 AM   #15
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We should be getting ower new to us 06 Country Coach 40' 17500mi on the 27th and the Aluminum Radiator was recently replaced with a STEEL & COPPER Bolt Together Radiator w/ updated rubber mountings cost to them $5000. The is the second CC that I looked at both 06 with new radiators the other one had 2 Aluminun Radiators both under warranty then the new Steel/Copper and it had 38000mi on it. I think most of the coaches with Aluminum Radiators in time will need something done.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:48 AM   #16
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Though some report no problems yet on ther Alum Radiators, many are seeing what you have noted. This was not alone to CC, as I Monaco to name one builder, was hit especially hard with these units. Going in with open eyes, and negotiating appropriately on the purchase price is good input for any other readers of this thread in the court ship of purchase. On CC's, toss in the dry to wet PTO conversion, if needed. And just becasue I'm on this theme, of course the date of tires and batteries become a part of this. IMP, 4 year old date stamped tires and 5 year old batteries, also become a discount purchase price negotiation point. These last two have no real indication of the owners care of the coach, as these are simple age factors.

Glad your rig had this change complete.

Have fun, and enjoy the new ride,
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:27 AM   #17
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Smitty, I hope it will be a great ride time will tell. I do know it is a different new world go from a 5er to a MH. Being new to all of this what is the dry to wet PTO conversion. I need a little info on this if you have the time. I will try the search to see if i can find something on it.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:52 PM   #18
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Good documentation on the CC Yahoo User Group, with pictures. Some CC's have Power Take Off's attached to the engine, they geared items that drive auxilary items. Some of these were dry, or no oil, and can wear out. A conversion can be done to get oil to them. If not done on your coach, suggest you budget it in earlier then later.

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Thanks Smitty, I did some looking on Google and found this
http://www.jdrv1.com/sitebuildercont...s/pto-101a.pdf they are in Eugene may call OMC also and CC to see what it will cost to have the wet PTO installed if needed. It came with all the tow stuff so I have to see what it will cost to get the Honda Accord ready to tow. Also thinking about a trans oil and filter change. I will be doing the motor oil and filter and fuel filters and sending in the oil samples. Just need to get some filter numbers and get everything from Petersons Mach in Portland use to be Halton.
The coach is at Country Coach right now having a few things done as part of the sale. Its been there on consignment so I will have to look at things on the 27th when we do the PDI then sign the paper work. Can't be to bad with 17500mi on it, I hope.
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Ask CC to validate if it is wet or dry, and if you end up needing to tap dance on anything before signing the papers, put that into the tap dancing. Perhaps if dry, as them for a 'shop rate cost' to do the work. In the slow periods, 'shop rate costs' keeps them busy and pays the gents salary, and they make a bit on the parts too. Many time the sales department will need to make this up to the service department, sometimes with internal juggling of the numbers. But CC all up wins, if they move a unit from consignment, and add a customer to the service department.

John of JDRV has a good rep, as well as OMC, hard to go wrong either way. Also on the Yahoo CC User Group, many people speak well of Kevin Waite (SP?), whom I've ordered parts from too, and can confirm he has good follow thru. This CC User group is a nice group, but does not get the volume or have the archive history of links and photos that the Yahoo CC User Group does, suggest you pop in for a visit.

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I own a 2007 CC Intrigue with a Cat C13 engine. I had a radiator leak problem. Lazy Day's mechanics said a hydrolic line rubbed a hole in the bottom coolant collection tank. They wanted around $10,000 to fix it!!!
I had them remove the radiator and take it to a local radiator shop. They brazed up the hole, pressure checked and cleaned it. Then I had LazyDays put the radiator back in. Total bill $3000. That was 25,000 miles ago. No problem since--knock or wood.
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I own a 2007 CC Intrigue with a Cat C13 engine. I had a radiator leak problem. Lazy Day's mechanics said a hydrolic line rubbed a hole in the bottom coolant collection tank. They wanted around $10,000 to fix it!!!
I had them remove the radiator and take it to a local radiator shop. They brazed up the hole, pressure checked and cleaned it. Then I had LazyDays put the radiator back in. Total bill $3000. That was 25,000 miles ago. No problem since--knock or wood.
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No wnder those dealers look like they do and are so big! WOW that is a big chunk of money for that repair! Repaired and moving down the road....... safe travels!
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The radiators in certain model years (ours is a 2005) are faulty primarily due to poor attachment bracket design. We replaced ours and can tell you a good place in OR to get a replacement radiator.
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