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Old 06-19-2015, 08:15 AM   #1
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Which models to look at??

I'm considering a 2005 Inspire with 350Cummins. Can somebody tell me which years/models/engines had the funky radiator, and dry PTO?

Is there something to look for in order to determine whether or not?
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Inspire being the entry level model, why not move up to the Allure and get the 400 motor.
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Yup, drop a year and get an Allure. Drop two years and get an Intrigue
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Inspire being the entry level model, why not move up to the Allure and get the 400 motor.
I was concerned about the 350 being a bit underpowered, and one of the reasons I want to change coaches is the 300 in my 24000 coach I now have.

What does Inspire give up that the other two models have? Better yet, are there links to year models that show this information?
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This is a link to the various CC models. While it is for 2009 models and some things have changed, it will get you an idea of the amenities for each model.
Country Coach RV | Reviews Floorplans Specs Pictures and Price Quotes RVingPlanet.com - RV Sales Financing Insurance and Camping Resources
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I was concerned about the 350 being a bit underpowered, and one of the reasons I want to change coaches is the 300 in my 24000 coach I now have.

What does Inspire give up that the other two models have? Better yet, are there links to year models that show this information?

We have not found the need to get there faster than our 300 hp Cummins will push us.

Our coach weighs 31,000 lbs and toad is 4,500 lbs and we have reached the top of the pass each time one is attempted here on the West Coast during the past 13 years.

The Inspires are good rigs because of the Manufacturer's standard of performance.

However, in the early years of the Inspires, they did not have a side radiator which is paramount to me.

I would recommend at least looking at the Intrigue or Allure from 2003 to 2004 just to be sure you want to stay in the hunt for the Inspire. Then you can make you own informed judgement.
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I looked at the Inspire today and he may have done a number of upgrades, considering hardwood flooring, large refrigerator, 3000PSW. Very clean and seems to have had all that DW and I want in the next MH.

However, the owner didn't know about radiator or PTO questions. What is a good way to learn whether a radiator is an iffy one, or the PTO dry?

Any photos somebody can share?
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Rick,
In case you are not aware of this good CC site, go to damonrapozo.com
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I looked at the Inspire today and he may have done a number of upgrades, considering hardwood flooring, large refrigerator, 3000PSW. Very clean and seems to have had all that DW and I want in the next MH.

However, the owner didn't know about radiator or PTO questions. What is a good way to learn whether a radiator is an iffy one, or the PTO dry?

Any photos somebody can share?
Here is the pto
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CHELSEA PTO
If it is a steel and copper it will be bolted together and you could try a magnet on the sides.
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...like those PGA commercials say, "These guys are GOOD!"

Thanks, all.
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From what you posted and what I read from the other link, seems like, "...the T is the key." Seeing the T fitting ensures a wet PTO, correct?
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From what you posted and what I read from the other link, seems like, "...the T is the key." Seeing the T fitting ensures a wet PTO, correct?

Correct.
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Mike, is the fix as simple as it looks? Any caveats about the DIY part?
If installing a second hose, where is it's origin?
Does the kit include a new hydraulic hose, or does one have to be made?
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