Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-29-2015, 06:09 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Handyhiker's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Rexhall Owners Group
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 118
1990 Georgie boy encounter. Class A. Need fast advice.

Going to look at this tomorrow. Any thing special to look at? It only has 55,000 miles and has the Ford 460 with the John Deere chasis. Any input appreciated!!
__________________

__________________
Handyhiker 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 08-29-2015, 06:15 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
macantic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Aiken,SC
Posts: 1,025
If you haven't had an RV before and don't know what to look for the best thing you could do is hire an RV mechanic to inspect it for you,money well spent.One of the main things to look for as far as I'm concerned is water leaks,look at the ceiling for stains and walk around every square inch of the floor to check for squishy spots.
__________________

__________________
Good Sam Life Members
Served in U.S.A.F.
macantic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2015, 06:47 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Handyhiker's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Rexhall Owners Group
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 118
I have been looking for a while. Kind of know the general stuff. More curious about specialty stuff. But thanks for the reminder. I will crawl all over and under it for sure.
__________________
1996 Rexhall 38" w/tag, 1 & 1/2 bath, double side entry doors, no slides on a F53 chassis with a 460 and a 2000 Wrangler soft top in tow.
Handyhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2015, 07:34 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
rsflight's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 338
We still have our 1989 Encounter. We've had it for 20 yrs . They are good RVs. Over time many things needed to be replaced. Try every system, look at the roof very closely, see link below. Look for signs of water damage or rust on chassis parts & hydraulic lines. Question all rubber belts and pressure containing hoses, tires, etc for age. Review the manuals I've collected & posted to Index of /89JD

Good luck!!
__________________
Bob Flight, Rochester, NY- '02 Travel Supreme
rsflight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2015, 08:08 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
edgray's Avatar


 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Entegra Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Madison, MS
Posts: 7,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by Handyhiker View Post
Going to look at this tomorrow. Any thing special to look at? It only has 55,000 miles and has the Ford 460 with the John Deere chasis. Any input appreciated!!
Our first MH was a 1988 Fleetwood Pace Arrow on the JD chassis with the 460 and Ford tranny. Bought it for $17,000.00 in 1998, cheap enough considering it had ~ 60,000 miles on it. After replacing the refer during our first trip in it, and rebuilding the tranny TWICE during the next 5,000 miles, I sold it on Ebay for $11,000.00. The day I was to deliver it to the buyer, the master cylinder started leaking so bad it had no brakes. Back then the MC was still available for ~$1,000.00 plus labor. All told, we had two happy days with that coach-the day we bought it and the day we sold it.
I hope you have a much better experience than I did, but anything that old is going to be a money pit, IMO. 2016-1990 = 25+ years old.
__________________
2016 EC Aspire 42RBQ / 2014 CR-V
edgray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2015, 09:13 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
djbmsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Charlotte Harbor, FL
Posts: 1,806
My input is the coach is 26 years old, mileage means nothing. maintenance means everything. Expect the worse, hope for the best and hope you are handy.
__________________
Don and Nancy
[2014 40QBH Phaeton, 2015 Buick Enclave, 2yr old sisters Sara n Kaycee, Havanese, Two Segways
djbmsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2015, 08:37 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
FreedomDream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: fulltiming
Posts: 294
Quote:
Originally Posted by djbmsu View Post
My input is the coach is 26 years old, mileage means nothing. maintenance means everything. Expect the worse, hope for the best and hope you are handy.
+1 On a coach this old mileage is not the important issue.
__________________
FreedomDream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2015, 08:46 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 2
I have a 1999 Georgie Boy with an Onan 5.0 BGE generator. the ngenerator starts and runs for about 30 minutes then stalls, it want start until after it has cooled down for hours. any suggestions.


thanks, I have replaced the carburetor and the oil pressure switch. also taken the front cover off to make sure it was not overheating.
__________________
massguyus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2015, 09:11 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Canyon, TX
Posts: 488
Quote: (from another thread)

"Hi everyone.

I have an old RV. 1989 Gulfstream Sunstream Hi Rise. 454 P30 chassis.
I recently bought her and have had nothing but problems. Recently, I drove to have new brakes put on. When I returned home, I parked and turned the rig off. I immediately tried to start it back up to move where I was parked, but it wouldn't start. I checked my battery connections and discovered that one of my cables had come loose and the post melted. I bought an adapter and put it on the other free positive post. Still no start. What I DID notice, though, is that one of the relays had been attached to the negative post on the starter battery. I have no idea how this rig EVER even started). I replaced all cables and attached them appropriately. Now, the rig still won't start. I get a single click and then a constant beep sound, which seems to be coming from the starter........."

If you are shopping this coach as a "Project Coach" and are willing to put in the countless hours and money, I say go for it.

Otherwise consider the age, maintenance (or lack of...) frustration, money, and other factors you are going to HAVE to invest in this coach. If you are willing---go for it.

Otherwise take a step back and think about it. HARD!

There is a real reason that the engineers went to fuel injection just as fast as they could, and it is because carburetors suck!

Ask any mechanic.
__________________
Traveling America In
"God's Grace"
MikeandClaudia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2015, 09:30 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
edgray's Avatar


 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Entegra Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Madison, MS
Posts: 7,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by massguyus View Post
I have a 1999 Georgie Boy with an Onan 5.0 BGE generator. the ngenerator starts and runs for about 30 minutes then stalls, it want start until after it has cooled down for hours. any suggestions.


thanks, I have replaced the carburetor and the oil pressure switch. also taken the front cover off to make sure it was not overheating.
Welcome to iRV2.com You should start a new thread rather than tack your question onto this one.

I believe you will find there is a label somewhere on the Genset (or shd be) that warns AGAINST running it with the cover off. THAT will actually CAUSE the thing to overheat. Once the "board" gets heat damaged it is prone to shut you down after only a short run time. That is what happened to mine, after running it without the cover in place.
__________________
2016 EC Aspire 42RBQ / 2014 CR-V
edgray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2015, 02:32 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Handyhiker's Avatar
 
Nor'easters Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Rexhall Owners Group
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 118
Well, we passed on the MH. The mileage was great, 55000. The thing was lived in not driven. The interior was shot. The folks that had it before did not keep up on repairs. It needed a lot to be nice again. A money pit and work horse for sure!!
We loved the floor plan and on first look we thought cool, a little TLC and we are good. Upon a closer look there was just way too much wrong and needing attention.
We walked away.
__________________
1996 Rexhall 38" w/tag, 1 & 1/2 bath, double side entry doors, no slides on a F53 chassis with a 460 and a 2000 Wrangler soft top in tow.
Handyhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2015, 04:54 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 58
I had a 1993 with the 460.... I now have a 2001 with the V10 and 2 slideouts.... NIGHT AND DAY DIFFERENCE. I enjoyed the 460 but the V10 is a REAL workhorse motor. SAME MPG but way better performance!!! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the slideouts so if you can add a few bucks to your purchase, go with a V10 newer GeorgieBoy. Owned em BOTH and I will say that my 1993 only cost me 6500 and my 2001 cost me 18,000 but I'm able to go wherever,whenever with the newer one. Good Luck
__________________

__________________
denforent is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
advice, class a, georgie boy



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
Georgie Boy Slide Outs denforent Class A Motorhome Discussions 8 10-26-2015 11:05 AM
Georgie Boy Owners Club Defunct? mhbell Class A Motorhome Discussions 2 05-04-2015 05:13 AM
1990 Georgie Boy Cruisemaster Brake Cylinder briddio Class A Motorhome Discussions 2 08-09-2014 03:03 PM
can you identify this parking brake system 1994 Georgie boy Aeronaut Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 4 07-10-2014 01:38 PM
What headlights match 1998 Georgie boy cruise master Adamkidd Class A Motorhome Discussions 6 05-07-2014 10:36 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.