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Old 07-20-2014, 07:19 AM   #1
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1995 Rexhall Aerbus question

I am considering buying a 1995 Rexhall Aerbus 34' tomorrow.
It has the l-shaped sofa, which is what I want in my next motorhome, and is around $10,000 which is nice also.

63,000 miles .. looks good in the pics.

My question to those of you who have experience with this unit ...is it a pretty well made motorhome ?

Thanks ... Richard
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I don't have one but they have a good reputation.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:46 AM   #3
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Friend had a 2000 rig. I thought it was very well made unit. So did he.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:53 AM   #4
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Love my 1995 XL2900!! the L couch is what sealed the deal for us!

just like a boat...aside from the hull ( or walls) it is just a culmination of other manufacturers parts.....now just how well they are integrated...and the quality of those walls...that makes the difference!

My only worry would be the old Dometic 7030 refer. Make sure you have them turn it on for at least an hour... I am paying that price now....the freezer is great...fresh box...not so much... going to be a 1200 dollar repair with the AMISH cooling unit.

And all the usual..TIRES!! Brake lines, belts, hoses, vac lines, seals, window rubber.

At least the only worry on the roof is joint sealant, as the entire roof is one piece of fiberglass wrapped down to the walls.

is this an F53 or P42?
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:54 PM   #5
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We just picked up a 1993 and its seems to be better built than some others.
Paid the right price for it too. 65K on the vortex 454 with overdrive.
Been setting in the San Diego sun for 10 years so she is pretty bleached out.

Oh, and the Toad.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:34 PM   #6
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We just picked up a 1993 and its seems to be better built than some others.
Paid the right price for it too. 65K on the vortex 454 with overdrive.
Been setting in the San Diego sun for 10 years so she is pretty bleached out.
I dont want to burst your bubble, but unless it has a replacement engine....it isnt a vortec. They didnt hit the motorhome chassis till build dates of 1996 and later.
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Also paid a good price...and she works. Gotta show it off a little!




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Old 07-23-2014, 06:05 AM   #8
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I did buy the unit I mentioned. a 1995 34ft with front facing sofa.
I have had Pace Arrows - a Newmar Mountain Aire and a Holiday Rambler .. and I can say that this REXHALL does seem to have QUALITY in every item I see.

I drove it 3 hours to get home, and I am quite impressed.

Thanks for all the responses !
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I dont want to burst your bubble, but unless it has a replacement engine....it isnt a vortec. They didnt hit the motorhome chassis till build dates of 1996 and later.
This is really disappointing. I was talking to a couple RV Dealers about those 454's as I heard they were soft. I was told they changed the engines 1990.
In fact, had two different dealers tell me that so I was comfortable in choosing the 1993. The RV Dealers have to go through so many checks and repairs to be able to sell them that it drives the cost up. I was able to do the brakes, most soft parts or bolt on parts and a lot of general repairs as I am a boatwright, used to restore old 50's classics.
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This is really disappointing. I was talking to a couple RV Dealers about those 454's as I heard they were soft. I was told they changed the engines 1990.
In fact, had two different dealers tell me that so I was comfortable in choosing the 1993. The RV Dealers have to go through so many checks and repairs to be able to sell them that it drives the cost up. I was able to do the brakes, most soft parts or bolt on parts and a lot of general repairs as I am a boatwright, used to restore old 50's classics.
Like this.

I'm not sure by what you meant with (soft) but my previous MH had the 454 and lasted 125K miles and two trips to Alaska without problems except exhaust manifold bolts (once), Body gave way not engine.
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Around 1988 or 1989 they went from carb to TBI. Maybe thats what your confusing with the vortec change?
Internally the main difference between the vortec and non is the roller cam.
Of course externally, there is a bit too, MPFI vs TBI, is the biggest.
Under no circumstance is the TBI a bad powerplant. Yeah it has like 60 less HP, and 50 less TQ numbers. So what!.

You have obviously been using your RV a little....Are you going to enjoy it less cause its a TBI instead of a vortec?

Dont sweat it...it still is a runner!

My rig weighs 14k and has a TBI....I am not complaining. It does what it is supposes to do.
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Well, we started out looking at used RV's at dealers. Then I started looking in the paper and Craiglist. I can do and enjoy doing some of the repairs myself.
It was the dealers, two different ones, that said the engines pryer to 1990 was the ones that were blowing up before they ever seen 100k.
In my 88 GMC 1500 lowrider, I have the 350 engine, lost a belt and before I could get it pulled over, lost the engine at 170k. Went and got a Mr Goodwrench long block and had that out in. She has over 300k and I change oil regularly. Might not get tuned up as often as I like...
I have the 350 block in my Dads old 79 Chev 1/2 ton 4x4 with that nasty Rochester carburetor I have never liked (two small primary and two large secondary garbage can holes) and no matter how you drive it, 10mph.
My GMC 350 with the electric fuel injection 19.8, still, today.
I don't push engines hard, I don't Stand on the throttle going up the hills either.
Most of the Small blocks because of the power ban, would get the best mileage at right around 3000rpm.
I plan in putting a tachometer on this rig as well as a vacuum gauge, or am I wasting my time
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We had a 1997 29 Foot Rexall. It was a great coach. We traded up as we needed more room. It had no slides. It was very well built.
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When we got our Rexhall, he told me it had air ride and showed me two like tire or air shock inflaters in the front. I also seen them just before each rear wheel.
I see Nothing in the three ring binder nor paperwork that came with the coach.
I wonder if he meant Air Bag in the coil springs.....
Maybe I had better take my old tired bones out and see if I can get up under her to see.
If it does, what air pressure I wonder ??
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