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Old 11-16-2015, 04:17 PM   #1
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Looking at a 36' Holiday Rambler

... it is a 2003 with 12k original miles. Really great shape from what I can tell from the first look. GM 8.1 engine with Allison 1000 6 speed transmission and that info came off the original sticker. My question is: would this transmission have the Auto-Park parking brake that I have read can be a big problem? I could not get far enough under it to look for the parking brake drum on the driveshaft, but from what I could see, it did not have the Auto-Park, which I would like to avoid if possible. BTW, it has a full set of one year old TOYO 22.5 tires. All advice appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:43 PM   #2
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From what I have read on this site and others the 2003 W/H chassis Does NOT have the auto park brake.
There is a gentelman on this site by the of Ed Gray that is very knowledgable on these chassis.
Maybe he will read this and answer your questions .
He will need the vin number.
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The Allison 1000MH used in the W-series Workhorse chassis uses a different Autopark, the J72 system, and it was a reliable system. The Workhorse P-series chassis with GM Hydramatic tranny used the J71 Autopark system up through 2004 and it had its drawbacks, but that's a different animal.

I think you have some incorrect information. The 2003 Workhorse W20/W22 did NOT have an Allison 6-speed (it was a 5-speed). The 6-speed version of the Allsion 1000MH and 2100MH did not come out until 2006.

Ed Gray will no doubt have better and more complete answers. Meanwhile, you might want to look at the Workhorse Chassis Gide for info:
www.deserttruckservice.com/pdf%20folder/workhorse_chassis.guide.pdf
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Gary, it is a 5 speed Allison 1000. However, it has no form of Auto park and I did check that through Ed on another thread. All the recalls had been completed. I did drive the coach and it drove great, though the steering had very little "feel" or feedback and seemed over-boosted, sort of like the power steering on cars in the early 60's. It tracked very well. DW is very nervous about the coach's age, so we reluctantly decided to pass on it and continue the search for something newer.
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Gary, it is a 5 speed Allison 1000. However, it has no form of Auto park and I did check that through Ed on another thread. All the recalls had been completed. I did drive the coach and it drove great, though the steering had very little "feel" or feedback and seemed over-boosted, sort of like the power steering on cars in the early 60's. It tracked very well. DW is very nervous about the coach's age, so we reluctantly decided to pass on it and continue the search for something newer.
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