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Old 04-18-2016, 09:25 AM   #1
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How many miles on your 8.1?

I am very curious how many miles you have racked up on your workhorse chassis motor home.
I recently inherited (bought) my mom and dad's 2003 Newmar and have proceeded to upgrade a few things to better suit my preferences. Such as flat screens, blue ray, stereo with subs, banks kit, paint touch up and fresh batteries. Also added a rear torque arm to stop some of the sway. It has 175,000 miles on it and is in great shape. Just got back from a trip to pet the whales and am very pleased with its performance on the Baja Mexico roads.

I read about "gas" rigs being tired at 70,000 miles well I say BALONEY! When my dad was trying to sell it a guy said the structure had to be shot due to the miles. (not true)

So if you have a coach with a few more miles aka one that was driven and not stored all the time...let me know how many miles you have on it.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:56 AM   #3
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. . .Only 53,075 on my 2007 Trek; has 6 speed Allison; runs strong & quiet!!! got it in VA & drove back to N CA end of October; (usually fly down to Baja in October), , ,Off topic but how was your experience with driving the RV down in Baja? ( I have driven my truck down twice. ). . .Stay Happy & Healthy!
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Old 04-18-2016, 04:24 PM   #4
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Bought my 2007 in 2012 with 16,000 miles and have 43,000 to date. No intention of selling or trading. Still has lots of life in her. I did put new plugs, wires and ultra power upgrade. Also Koni shocks. Runs like a dream.
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Old 04-18-2016, 04:32 PM   #5
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41K on our 04. I have to agree with your analogy of the gas chassis. Our previous coach 94 Bounder had 116K when we traded for our current coach and being we've been in contact with the owners of it, it now has 164K. Now that was the Ford F53 chassis with the 460. Had a lot of guts and ran great and my understanding is it hasn't had a problem to date. If you service and take care of the gas chassis rigs they'll perform for quite some time.
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175K miles, whoa! Mine is barely broken in at 58K miles. Also a Newmar, but the later W24 chassis.
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A friend of mine deals with Workhorse chassis for UPS. He said 2-300k is generally when things head south.
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A friend of mine deals with Workhorse chassis for UPS. He said 2-300k is generally when things head south.
I have a 2002 Fleetwood with 29,000 miles on it but I have a customer with a 1 ton pickup which is approaching 300,000 miles. Nothing has been done to the engine except normal maintenance and an occasional tune up. He uses the truck every day to haul cattle with. He says he will drive it until it dies unless he goes first.
In the case of UPS this is amazing. All stop and go and I have seen these drivers drive. They are under the gun and don't cut their trucks any slack.
Compare the cost of a replacement 8.1 to any diesel. You are light years ahead.
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In the case of UPS this is amazing. All stop and go and I have seen these drivers drive. They are under the gun and don't cut their trucks any slack.
You got that right.
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WOW 175,000 that's awesome, guess I need to get busy then, 2004 with 28,000
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Well I think I get the low mileage award. I bought my 2005 just over a year ago with 6500 miles. We used it some last year after doing maintenance and updates and now has just over 8000 on it. Runs like a champ!!!


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