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Old 04-24-2016, 01:20 AM   #15
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I'd also go for the Windsong if the engine checks out good. Also check the tire code for the age. Keep in mind that when looking at a unit that's over 10 years old, I would simply plan to spend about $5K up front doing fixes and updates. Work it into your budget. Tires could take a good chunk of that cost. But for darn sure I'd make sure the motor and tranny were fine.
I will check the tire codes
But the seller did tell me that the tires were original with 47,000 kms
Where would I find the codes?
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:28 AM   #16
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When the engine said Reduced Engine Power did you get a check engine light?

If it has the original plugs and wires then I would suspect those are the cause of the problem.

I had my slide covers replaced at about 6 years.

If the tires are original they MUST be replaced.

Honestly I can't remember if the check engine light was on at the same time. The sellers son was checking the small air compressor near the engine while it was running. (Not a smart move I know). But we didn't know till he told us he pulled a fuse while the engine was running. Just before it started to sputter. I am going to look at the MH again to check and see what he pulled and if it replicates the problem. Atleast he can show me what fuse he pulled.
As for the tires. Yes they are original I am told.
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:33 AM   #17
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If you are in Alberta, how about the 04 Itasca Sunrise 34D for $39900 in Medicine Hat? It is also on a workhorse chassis.
Feel free to email me all the specs and details. I am in Calgary.
Keep in mind that I am pretty sold on the Windsong shown above. Especially now that the seller has agreed to negotiate price a little more
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:35 AM   #18
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I have a 2007 Georgetown 338SE motorhome asking $32000. 60000 miles! Very clean unit on for chassis with a ford V 10 engine.Attachment 125058
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Feel free to email me all the specs and details. I am in Calgary.
Keep in mind that I am pretty sold on the Windsong shown above. Especially now that the seller has agreed to negotiate price a little more
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Is anyone concerned about the 8.1 engine? I personally would not want one, since it appears to be an orphan. Chev. seemed to have a ton of problems with their larger gas engines.
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Feel free to email me all the specs and details. I am in Calgary.

Keep in mind that I am pretty sold on the Windsong shown above. Especially now that the seller has agreed to negotiate price a little more

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I saw it on Kijiji with the Windsong. I am in Winnipeg.
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Is anyone concerned about the 8.1 engine? I personally would not want one, since it appears to be an orphan. Chev. seemed to have a ton of problems with their larger gas engines.
Never had a problem getting parts from my Workhorse dealer.

Could you elaborate on the "ton of problems" statement? That hasn't been my observation and I've had two of them.
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X2 on the Windsong.
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:21 PM   #23
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Is anyone concerned about the 8.1 engine? I personally would not want one, since it appears to be an orphan. Chev. seemed to have a ton of problems with their larger gas engines.
I would also be very interested in hearing what you have to say that is BAD about this engine. Any and all reviews that I have read are top notch, so far.... please comment
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So now that I have narrowed down my original 3 possible new purchases to 1 (the 2004 WindSong)
I need comments and info on yet another 2 MHs I have just found. 1 of them thanks to RodK

It's a 2004 Itasca Sunrise 34D
$40,000 Canadian Dollars / $31,500 US Dollars
78,000 kms / 48,500 miles
Chevy 8.1L on a Workhorse chassis
2 slides
levelers
good tires
power awning
led lighting
140 W solar panel,

Xantrix 2000w pure sine wave inverter wired in,

new washer,

new microwave/convection oven,
new 6 gal.propane electric water heater,

50/30 amp power

onan gen,

custom sunshade window covers,

power visors,

50 amp surge protector.

This motorhome is in excellent shape with no stains on carpets or beds.

Large bedroom with a queen island bed and huge closet.

Sofa in living area powers open to a queen bed.

Two slide out pantries,

storage under dining seats,

lots of cupboards. Honey oak woodwork. Many upgrades.



Pics are here



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2004 Safari Simba by Monaco
Chevy 8.1L on a Workhorse chassis
75,000 kms / 46,600 miles
$38,000 Canadian Dollars / $29,900 US Dollars

This is a gorgeous 2-slide, 34' motorhome made by Monaco with an excellent layout, ready for summer fun. There are too many options to list as she is fully loaded but some of the features include:

-1 large living/dining room slide
-1 bed/wardrobe slide in the rear
- Wide plank wood flooring
-Granite counters in kitchen and bathroom -gigantic fridge with icemaker -new dual-paned high efficiency windows -Well maintaned, clean chassis and coach -5500w Onan built in Generator
-10 gallon Hot water tank
-glass doored shower
-bed with 2 seperate adjustable zones for firmness -Very good furnace
-50 Amp service
-Dual roof mounted air-conditioners
-Factory upgraded lighting
-Dome Satellite, 5.1 surround sound, flat screen t.v -leather furniture -Outdoor shower -Tons of cabinet space -Workhorse chassis (340HP, 8.1L Vortec with Allison Transmission) -Good tires/brakes/suspension all around -And a lot more!


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Now, what I am asking is between the 2004 Windsong and the 2004 Itasca and the 2004 Simba (Monaco).....which one would you choose and why??
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A friend had the 454 in a motorhome and it would bend a pushrod anytime he loaded up the engine on a grade, typically. He became quite expert at changing out the pushrods!! I admit I'm a Ford man, but with many years experience with large engines and turbines, I like survivors. I've seen what happens to obsolete engines.

PS. I have the V10 in a Damon, that I drove from the Phoenix area to AR, towing a Ford Escape, My only complaint was the high reving engine and the tranny that down shifted at the sight of a distant hill!! I also now drive a Safari Cheetah, with the C7 Cat and Allison 6 speed. The diesel pusher has much better ride and stability, but I'm not sure the 1st cost and maintenance cost is worth twice the gasser cost for the sometimes user. Just my opinion, and, it's worth what it cost
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X2 on the Windsong. Replace plugs, wires, fuel and air filter change. Change all fluids and have samples sent out for analysis (Blackstone lab in IN is great and fast). That 8.1 Chevy and Allison trans is a great combo. Good quiet dependable power. My last MH had the same set up and I drove it for 10 years.
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I am learning to hate MH shopping...

On a better note. I just took a deposit on my 1996 Pace Arrow Vision that I had FS


Now I am also looking at a
2004 SAFARI SIMBA by Monaco
Vortec 8.1 with Allison
75000 kms / 46,600 miles
Price is pretty firm at 38,000 Canadian $ / $30,000 USD


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Can anyone tell me about this model MH?Are they higher end?
I am trying to compare it to the Forest River Windsong that I posted at the beginning of this thread
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