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Old 01-30-2012, 12:06 PM   #29
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A diesel with 100K hasn't even gotten broke in yet...

Good point. My brother told me how much millage is on the engine in his Semi Tractor.


When I saw this thread I did a bit of quick math.. I should, at my current rate of burning up roads, hit 100K, about the time I make the final payment.

And that's a long way off.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:23 PM   #31
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119700K on a 97 Pace Arrow gas job. runs fine. Not thinking of trading him off. Having some problems with the braking system on the tag. As soon as I figure this site out, I will ask for help!!!
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:03 AM   #32
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Welcome to irv2 amyfonta!

Thanks for posting about your rig and hope you get many, many more miles of fun!
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:07 AM   #33
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:24 PM   #34
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159,000 on a Cummins 5.9, 190HP, pushing 21,000 lbs.

Engine related expenses: New alternator, replaced leaking banjo thingy, new starter, broken exhaust bolt, had a shop do some 86,000 mile torquing stuff (don't know what it was, but it was mentioned in my Cummins book), 2nd new alternator.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #35
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Interesting doesn't seem to matter whether gas or diesel about the same amount of miles on a coach. Even though the diesel is "just broken in" its not a consideration on a motorhome as far as mileage and also more expensive to maintain.

Pretty much like a boat just need diesel to pull the bigger load.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:36 PM   #36
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How do you like your Navigator? We bought a 95 WD38 last July & just love it. We are 1st time Class A owners, still learning our coach. Some times it seems overwhelming.

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Old 03-07-2012, 07:01 PM   #37
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How do you like your Navigator? We bought a 95 WD38 last July & just love it. We are 1st time Class A owners, still learning our coach. Some times it seems overwhelming.

Carl & Gloria
We love it, the build quality is great, we have the solid oak cupboards and pale pinky color decor. It's all very neutral inside so it doesn't feel dated.

We had a smaller class A before so we are loving the huge outside storage. We only use it during the winter for our 5 month Quartzsite stay in the desert so we love having the power inverter that we didn't have before.

DW can fix anything and our list of fixes and repairs is over 70 now so almost everything works but there's always something eh?

Hope you enjoy yours. Give us a shout if you want to share info or have questions we've probably already done it/fixed it!!
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We had a HR 1989 traded off for a bigger unit it had the 454 /w a fuel injection system added around 90000 got 2 mpg more after the mod, traded off 158000.
34 ft no slide wasnot enough room for the crew,new one 37 two slides about the same mpg if not less.
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Mine had 107,000 when I built it last summer.
Mine happens to have a Cummins 5.9/ 6 speed manual trans.
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Just curious if anyone here on irv2 has over 100k on their rig and if they have gas or diesel. Thought it would be interesting to see how long a gas engine lasts compared to a diesel rig in real world motorhome driving conditions.
Had Three gas rigs with over 120,000 miles. Older electrics made for more Wires/spark plugs/rotorcaps;, etc. Now have a 2003 diesel 3126 Cat 330 Hp with over 100,000 miles last month. Started to get better gas mileage about 75,000 miles. Since then I have used Synthetic blend Rotella oil, Source Engr Fan, Aftermarket air cleaner and my mileage has gone up more than a MPG even when I pull my trailer. I do my own maintenance. My bet is that the Diesel wins the contest because it is basically an engine built for severe industrial use.
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