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Old 06-22-2016, 05:06 AM   #15
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Even that won't catch a valve about to break, ask me how I know!
Thank you. Is it anyway to inspect the valves before a trip? and prevent from breaking on the road?
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The cheapest part of the motorhome life is buying it. There will always be routine maintenance and it is reasonable for the most part. It is the unscheduled maintenance that can be very expensive. Used fluid analysis can give inside into problems, I'm told the most common problem in diesel RVs is related to cooling system maintenance.

Working and living out of a MH requires room, for elbows and for stuff. A tag axle MH will give you the most carry weight. Amenities that seem frivolous upfront become required after a bit, like endless hot water. Make as few compromises as you can afford, the slightest irritant upfront will be a real problem in a year of occupancy. Peace and quiet while traveling is at a premium, there is no substitute for haveing the engine 40+ feet away.

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Thank you. Is it anyway to inspect the valves before a trip? and prevent from breaking on the road?
Not that I know of.
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Thank you all for your replies. Extremely helpful!
I am glad to hear that diesel engine don't have to be super expensive to maintain. I will definitely look for a maintenance record before i buy anything.
Diesels aren't super expensive to maintain, but they are more expensive to fix.
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