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Old 04-20-2015, 05:46 PM   #29
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2006 Ford F-53 V-10 Triton

60,000 + miles. Normal oil and filter changes. Tires replaced at 38,000. Battery replaced at 7 years, 35,000 miles.

No problems. I use Mobil 1 oil.

Planning on changing transmission fluid, coolant and spark plugs sometime soon. I'll be checking hoses carefully at that time.

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Old 04-20-2015, 05:52 PM   #30
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1999 E SuperDuty, V 10, 26,000 miles (10,000 mine, last year)

Dealer fixed Check Engine Light, that came on during test drive.

Brake caliper boots rotted, changed all 4.

Rear sway bar, upgrade, front sway bar bushings replaced.

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Old 04-20-2015, 05:54 PM   #31
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25,545 miles
Tires replaced, new hoses & belts, fluids changed soon after we bought the unit @ 17,000 miles.
No drive train problems yet.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:07 PM   #32
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45,000 miles - zero problems in the 5 years I've owned it.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:35 PM   #33
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:46 PM   #34
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19,222. New tires, No problems at all. Great rig.

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Workhorse P 18000lb chassis 8.1 engine.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:02 PM   #35
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Recently sold my 1996 Pace Arrow Vision, 460 V8, 33 foot, 80,000 miles I had no significant problems, chassis or house. Previous owner maintained "no problems" nor could I find any evidence of any. Starting over at 5300 with my NU2Me Bounder.
2008 Bounder 38P F53 24/30K V10, 2013 Kia Soul Basic 6 speed manual, Ready Brake Elite tow system (previous equipment 1996 Pace Arrow Vision w/Acme Dolly)
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:33 PM   #36
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Wow I win! Ou guys are 20k behind me

1998 Bounder 34j - Chevy P30 454 vortec fuel injected. 8.5 - 9 mpg burns no oil has no leaks.

Bought with 62k now have 85k

Intake gasket, alternator, replaced AutoPark (, belts, idler pulleys, batteries and normal house Maintenence.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:44 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by lakewoodpaul View Post
how many miles do you have on your GAS coach,what year is it, which chassis do you have and what engine and/or driveline problems have you experienced? Which engine? Not interested in diesel input, thanks.
17,500 mi., 2011 Ford F53 V-10, No problems.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:51 PM   #38
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23500 miles put on by original owner.
We picked the unit up in 2012.
W22 chassis with all recalls completed
We are at 39k miles now.
Change oil once a year and live chassis once a year.

Adding Koni shocks( replacing original equipment)
And adding Safe-T- plus 240 to the steering

Planking on adding 4200 miles in the next 2 months
Had a freeze plug leaks when we purchased it, fixed that.

Great chassis all around l!
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:57 PM   #39
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2007 Ford V-10 22500 lbs chassis, 26600 miles by previous owner, and 2k by be in the last couple weeks. I have having it looked at in the shop right now for preventive maintenance, a new serpentine belt and A/C compressor (has a small oil drip). Other than that just new tires, I will have the trans and rear diff done at 30k.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:26 PM   #40
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2011 with 6,650 miles, Ford V10, F53 Chassie with the normal handling problems. All fixed with the CHF and a rear track bar. Gen has 147 hours. All to change in 8 weeks when we'll add 9,785 miles in 3 months with a trip to AK.
2 of us + 1 rescue, Sadie (not sure who rescued who)
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:29 AM   #41
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2001 F53 V10 chassis
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All maintenance up to date, CHF, no problems.
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It won't do MACH 2, but I can get a sandwich and take a pee.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:24 AM   #42
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However engine was replaced in 2008 for unknown reason by original owner. Maybe 6000 miles on new engine. So far so good.

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