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Old 01-10-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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Lexington, Ky to Panama City, FL in '87 Sprinter

We are planning on taking our 87 Mallard Sprinter class a to Florida in a few months. Our concern is that we haven't driven it to far out of Kentucky. Just neighboring states. It has the Chevy P30 and runs good. Just would like some advice. Would it be up for the trip? What things would I need to check? How would you do it? Thanks

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Make sure the tires are good and not to old. If you feel comfortable making five 200 mile trips in it what's a 1000 miles, right. If you think she's good to go, go for it. Jim

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If it is maintained and safe and only you would know that, go for it. I have seen some RV's from all over this country that I would not drive out of the driveway.
Safety is the most important! tires, belts , hoses, leaks, brakes, transmission.
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I like you have only taken local camping trips and leaving for Florida from Pa in March. Mine is a 96 Georgie Boy with 37,000 miles. I changed tires, batteries,had oil changed, transmission fluid change.radiator flushed, front wheel bearing packed.fuel filter changed and brake fluid flushed. Might be overkill but I believe in pm.Good luck on your trip and maybe some of these things will help you
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Do like Gormie did,check everything out ,change what need's to be change.
and take your your time and have fun and be safe.
just act like you are going to the next state from home.
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if you are handy you might want to pick up a spare belt(s) and spare radiator hose(s) along with some hose clamps and a couple gallons of antifreeze. This could save you from being stranded on the side of the road or in an area with little or no access to these parts.
Also do you have roadside assistance/towing on your insurance? If not you may want to consider Good Sam, Coach Net etc. since the cost of towing a Class A can certainly ruin a vacation.


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