Originally Posted by floridarandy
We really like the floorplan of the 2001 U320 WTFE with the long couch transitioning to the booth. Cummins ISM 450 HP with Allison 6 Spd HD 4060R.
What's reliability on this drivetrain chassis been? What are the likely $ you'd want to put into preventive maintenance (other than tires) for a rig with 80-120k miles?
The ISM has been around for a good while and they're just about bullet proof. 122K on the ISM equates to arguing if 25k is too many miles on a car. That engine will be running when you get to the old folks home more than likely. I would rather have that many miles on a 15 year old coach than 50k. I really think the 122K is a non issue.
My coach is one year older and I've had the alternator re-built (200.00), replaced the air dryer (350.00) and a few air leaks chased down in the last 2 years. With the coach being sold from M.O.T. I would think that it's probably ready for coast to coast trip but then again.......it is 15 years old but the drivetrain would be the least of my worries.
Bruce & Teresa
2000 Foretravel U320 4010
Cummins ISM 450hp
Allison HD4060R 6 Spd W/Retarder