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Old 09-28-2015, 08:35 AM   #1
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A few Questions if I may

We recently purchased a 2002/2003 Rex Air 3650 RB on a workhorse chassis. It is in good shape with only 30,000 miles on it. We are in the process of getting it ready / stocking to our tastes. I am hoping to retire within the next year, and my retirement present to myself is a 3 to 4 month RV trip to Alaska with our jeep, and Harley in tow!!
A few questions.....
1) the auxiliary rear air bags do not show a min/max psi, does anyone know this as well as a normal psi to be used?
2) Is the mattress a full queen or short queen?
3) Has anyone had problems with the engine/chassis a/c? I have the paperwork that shows the previous owner had to replace the a/c compressor 3 times, and we just replaced it
4) any one have problems with a leaking slide ? we have some water damage on the wall between the slide and front left drivers door, and a soft spot in the floor.
5) recommended roadside assistance plan. We are looking at AAA, AARP, or Good Sam

I know this alot but I hope someone can help
Thank You and Please be Safe
John
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:48 AM   #2
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I can only help you with the bed size. If the bed is 80 inches long, it is a residential queen. Short queens are normally 75 inches long.
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:18 AM   #3
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We recently purchased a 2002/2003 Rex Air 3650 RB on a workhorse chassis. It is in good shape with only 30,000 miles on it. We are in the process of getting it ready / stocking to our tastes. I am hoping to retire within the next year, and my retirement present to myself is a 3 to 4 month RV trip to Alaska with our jeep, and Harley in tow!!
A few questions.....
1) the auxiliary rear air bags do not show a min/max psi, does anyone know this as well as a normal psi to be used?
2) Is the mattress a full queen or short queen?
3) Has anyone had problems with the engine/chassis a/c? I have the paperwork that shows the previous owner had to replace the a/c compressor 3 times, and we just replaced it
4) any one have problems with a leaking slide ? we have some water damage on the wall between the slide and front left drivers door, and a soft spot in the floor.
5) recommended roadside assistance plan. We are looking at AAA, AARP, or Good Sam

I know this alot but I hope someone can help
Thank You and Please be Safe
John
Please tell us WHICH model Workhorse chassis you bought. If it is a front gasser from that era, you are talking about towing too much weight. If Rex used the RDP chassis, towing isn't an issue. IMO, replacing that many AC compressors isn't normal because I've only needed one replacement compressor in 140,000 miles (2 chassis)
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Get your water leak under control. (Roof, slide, ?) If your handy, DIY, if not find someone that is (reputable), the leak might only be a new slide gasket needed, finger crossed. I'm with edgray on that compressor. Good Luck ...............
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:27 PM   #5
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Wow 4 compressors in 30,000 miles or every 7,500 miles. What was wrong with the compressor you replaced, compressor lockup, magnetic clutch bad, pulley bearing bad, shafts seal leaking? All could be caused by belt miss alignment and/or to much belts tension. If you can ask the previous owner if he knows what was wrong 3 he replaced.
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We recently purchased a 2002/2003 Rex Air 3650 RB on a workhorse chassis. It is in good shape with only 30,000 miles on it. We are in the process of getting it ready / stocking to our tastes. I am hoping to retire within the next year, and my retirement present to myself is a 3 to 4 month RV trip to Alaska with our jeep, and Harley in tow!!

5) recommended roadside assistance plan. We are looking at AAA, AARP, or Good Sam
How do you plan to tow the Jeep and haul the Harley? Most Western states don't allow towing anything behind your towed unless you have a special hitch and trailer.

The consensus is CoachNet is the best roadside assistance plan.
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I thank you for all the responses !! Please keep them coming !
We have been working our tails off hoping to get her ready for a maiden voyage to Va. Beach in November 15. So far everything works, the slide toppers must be replaced, but the main awning, and window awnings(4) are canvas/cloth, and look like they were never opened
It is a workhorse W22 with the 8.4 gasser.
On the latest compressor, the clutch was siezed.
The coach has an Overbuilt Motorcycle carrier on it
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I thank you for all the responses !! Please keep them coming !
We have been working our tails off hoping to get her ready for a maiden voyage to Va. Beach in November 15. So far everything works, the slide toppers must be replaced, but the main awning, and window awnings(4) are canvas/cloth, and look like they were never opened
It is a workhorse W22 with the 8.4 gasser.
On the latest compressor, the clutch was siezed.
The coach has an Overbuilt Motorcycle carrier on it
The Chevy motor is a 8.1 not a 8.4

As for the clutch seized, was it the clutch or the compressor, if it was the clutch, the clutch can be replaced without changing the compressor, a lot cheaper that way.
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