<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by michelb:
Thanks for the link - that's perfect. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Great! Hope it helps.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I'm sure if I bought something that old, my wife would simply tell me not to bother driving it home !!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
That is funny.
We (my FIL and I) have always had used older 440 powered MH's. He is a big Mopar guy, esp. with the 440's and has over 40 years experience working, building and racing them in a variety of vehicles (NOT MH's though...). We have always made the coaches nicer than the day they left the factory (actually we always make them nicer for the next owners
). Despite it's vintage, this is an extremely clean, sound and reliable coach.
I just realized you were purchasing a 1998 and NOT a 1988...so my posts are a bit irrelevant aren't they.
I am presently cleaning my keyboard from the coffee I just spit at it when I realized this faux pas.
I hope your new purchase goes well and that you get a nice coach. Our 1998 GD-DP is a fairly decent coach and I am presently tackling all of the upgrades, replacements etc. that goes along with a used coach.
With yours being a gasser, replace (or have done for you) all flexible fuel lines with fuel injection quality hoses and solid band clamps, replace the fuel filter(s), inspect the brake hoses, linings, pads (change if nec.), change the engine and generator oil, oil filters, air filters and spark plugs, change the engine coolant (the generator is probably air/oil cooled), change the engine serpentine and "V" belts, lube the u-joints and all chassis zerk fittings, check all chassis fasteners for proper torque/tightness, clean and inspect all appliances, check for propane leaks with soapy water etc. It might take a few days but once you have gone from the front to rear and top to bottom, you should be in pretty good shape. A lot of these can be handled visually while others you may want to wait till you get home. Oh yeah, check the condition and presure of your tires prior to your trip home.
Good luck and post often about your experiences etc.