Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer
Well, it's as good as any from that era. The 460 is a strong engine, as is the E4OD transmission, but 70k miles pushing around a heavy motorhome is hard work. Should be fine if it was well-maintained, though.
I've sold many trucks of that year combination from the Ryder Truck Rental fleet in the local area in the 130 to 145K miles range that were well maintained by Ryder they are still in the area in excess of 250 going on 300K + miles with maintenance that is simply tow it in when it breaks, fix what's wrong and let it go. The engine just keeps on running as long as it has a little oil and you say hello to it once in a while. Transmission and drive line holds up good.
Brakes should be looked at occasionally so you'll only have to replace pads versus when they get metal to metal and need pads, rotors, and calipers.
One can only imagine how they would do with proper scheduled maintenance.