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Old 04-20-2015, 11:10 AM   #15
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We have a 2014 Newmar Canyon Star 3610 on an upgraded Ford V10 26,000 pound chassis. Our weight is about 20400 pounds not including passengers and things we have packed. So far we have about 10,000 miles on it and have had no issues with the MH or the chassis. It drives great, tracks well, does not sway or get pushed around by the wind or big rig trucks. The engine has plenty of power and does well both up/downhill on the big grades. So far we have averaged 8mpg. We have gotten as low as 6.5mpg when climbing a lot of grades(6% type), and as high as 10mpg on a long flat highway with a little tailwind. We frequently get 9-9.5mpg when filling up, but can really count on 8 mpg as a rule.

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Old 04-20-2015, 11:21 AM   #16
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Just rolled over 38,000 miles. Yeah that's only 4750 a year...we gotta' get out more

2007 Workhorse W24 (8.1L / 6 speed Allison) carrying a Class A Toy Hauler.
UVW from the factory was just over 18K and we carry an average amount of stuff (plenty of room for more, but surely not empty)...but have carried over a half ton in the garage on occasion (rated for 2500lb).

No issues with any of the chassis pieces and parts (knock wood) - and always did DIY oil changes (so easy).

Safe travels

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Old 04-20-2015, 11:50 AM   #17
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If we all could get the box that sits on the chasis and everything inside to be as reliable as the drive trains then we would really be a bunch of happy campers.
2014 Itasca Sunova 33C towing a Jeep TJ Wrangler
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:55 AM   #18
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2000 Suncruiser, 97,000 miles, Ford v10, had manifold bolts replaced last year
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:21 PM   #19
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1999 Safari Trek. Bought from original owner with 52,000 miles in 2009. Currently 81,000 miles. GM/Chevrolet 454 (7.4L) gas engine chassis. Overdrive transmission, 19.5 in tires. 4- wheel disc brakes.

Maintenance: New Michelin tires, serpentine belt, spark plugs, air filter, rotten green switches for the autopark parking brake, furnace circuit board, variable speed house water pump.

Additions: secondary transmission cooler, rear panhard bar, supplementary front spring, Scangauge, Fumoto engine oil drain valve, New Onan generator in 2013, but that had nothing to do with the chassis.

Conclusion. This is our second Trek, and we love it. Safari constructed a high quality unit and it shows as it ages.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:25 PM   #20
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1999 Rexhall Rose Air BSL 3250 on 1999 F53 chassis. New to us 12/2014 32,980 miles now five months later 35,750 miles no issues. Put on new tires, changed ALL fluids, new batteries, steer safe, brake control, CHF and ZEP treatment. Our third motorhome and we love this one!!!

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Old 04-20-2015, 12:46 PM   #21
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2006 W22 chassis, 8.1L, 6 speed Allison
21,375 miles when bought in July (one owner) 27,300 miles now.

No issues.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:47 PM   #22
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1997 Thor Residency - 36,000 miles with the Ford chassis and 460 engine. 34k miles were put on by the original owner. We have only put on about 2k in 2 years. LOTS of close camping trips.

The only problem we've had so far is that the MH loves to drink lots and lots of gas!!
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:05 PM   #23
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2008 Damon Outlaw on a 2007 Workhorse 24K chassis. GM 8.1 and Allison 6 speed tranny. Original owner put on 12,000 miles, now has 28,000 total miles since I obtained it 2 years ago. No drivetrain problems.
Jeff, Catherine and Turner|2008 Damon Outlaw 3611|W24 w/ 8.1L Chevy hauling in the garage 3 quads,2 dirtbikes,1 Rzr900xp & 1 sewing machine based in central AZ
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:15 PM   #24
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how many miles do you have on your GAS coach -


what year is it--


which chassis do you have


what engine and/or driveline problems have you experienced--

Only one issue, a transmission selector module back in 2012, about $400 at Ford to fix.

Which engine? V-10 F 53
Kent - '03 Fleetwood Storm Ford F-53 V-10
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:00 PM   #25
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2006 W22 Workhorse, 8.1 liter, currently 49,500 miles. Rear axle seal replaced and brake recall completed at 32,000. New plugs/wires, serpentine belt and idler pulleys at 42,000. No other problems.
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:08 PM   #26
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2001 F-53
54853 miles
Triton V-10
No problems .... yet and hopefully it'll remain that way.
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:20 PM   #27
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2003 Winnebago 35U Workhorse 8.1

23,000 miles with no issues. This year we retire so I expect we will put on a lot more. Plenty of power and it starts and runs like a champ. Of course with this few miles it is just broke in.
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:42 PM   #28
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2002 coach on a 2001 ford chassis
33k miles
Only thing replaced is two serpentine belts about 2 months apart.
Runs and works great.

Annual oil, filter and chassis lube. Transmission fluid at 30k miles. Brake fluid flush.

Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
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