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Old 10-09-2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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common problems

Hi all,

I am another who is actively looking to buy a Class A pusher.

Looking for used in the $70,000 to $110,000 range, 2005 thru 2009.
Need to tow 10,000 lbs. Need at least 3 slides.

What are some of the common problems (outside of standard maintenance)
that coaches in my target group.

Anywhere outside of this forum I could also get thoughts on this?

Thanks alot!

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Old 10-09-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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After looking awhile I recommend that you select model and years that your interested in and then due a detailed search on this forum for each one. The members are not shy in reporting their problems.

Don't forget the carfax report on the vin.

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Every dealer will tell you "their" unit will pull a house. Till you bought it and find out the diesel motor and tranny, WILL pull a house but the, HITCH, is de-rated to which ever is lightest, 4,000 lbs, or two Dachsunds and a loaf of bread!
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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Don't understand the de-rating of the hitch. If the hitch is rated for 10,000 # the only de-rating of the capacity is the GCWR of the chassis. If the chassis is loaded above GVWR then the hitch capacity will be GCWR - GVW.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by greystroke View Post
After looking awhile I recommend that you select model and years that your interested in and then due a detailed search on this forum for each one. The members are not shy in reporting their problems.

Don't forget the carfax report on the vin.
Carfax is mainly for cars and even then it's voluntary. If repairs/wrecks are reported to Carfax the might have info, but even then it's suspect.
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IMO you are asking "how long does this piece of string need to be"? Decide on what you want to use it for (occasional camping, multi week/month stays, or FT now and in the future) look at floor plans to get idea of what will work and what you would really like then start asking about units you are finding that meet your desires. Many here do all the above and have a wealth of information, but what works for another, may not work for you. Help us help you. Good luck in your search. And by all means...... make sure DW is in approval or anything you purchase will always have an annoying sound coming from the seat beside you.
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Many don't handle well. They wander, porpoise and sway with passing vehicles. They can easily be under powered.

Bad batteries but I think most often due to negligence and not understanding how to maintain them.

Leaks. Something loose all the time but that applies to any rv.
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We all have our own opinions, but the above advice makes sense. Find a floorplan you like, and the amenities you want, then ask specifically about that brand and model. We'll all be glad to give our opinions.

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