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Old 01-31-2014, 05:48 PM   #15
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Thanks for the replies.
I fully service the complete running gear every 12 months
regardless of mileage. That being said, if I hit a high mileage year
then it may take two services.

All of the systems are serviced and all reccords kept.

I was raised on a farm and taught to fix the small things before
they get bigger.

We have been looking at newer coaches and are surprised that
no service records are available.
WHO DOES THAT?????

My coach is a 2002 Monaco Windsor and still looks and runs like new.
Maintenance is a priority to me.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:40 PM   #16
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It's the Computer Guys!

The computer on a diesel tracks everything. From the first day to the last day, they can tell you how many hours it spent idling, how long at highway speed, temperatures, and all the error codes on which days. The list goes on and on. Unlike your gasser, the diesels track everything. Forget the service records, just hook up the computer and you will see everything. Or you can pull an oil sample and the analysis will tell what part is wearing and how much.

Sure service records are "old school", and sometimes it is good, but lots of diesel trucks are bought and sold on what that computer tells them. Saying you wouldn't buy anything without service records, is ignoring a much better, and more reliable method of evaluating an engine and transmission.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:15 PM   #17
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We have a 2007 gasser purchased in 2008 with 51,000 miles. All PM done on time and everything checked again in the spring. We drive 10,000 per year and have seldom had any problems. We retain all the PM paperwork and anyone that buys this coach will know what has happened and what we repaired. All that said I am looking to get a new DP this spring and run it until it gets over 100K - which by then will make me too old to drive it any farther safely.
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:45 AM   #18
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Vincee is right!!
I have a 2000 MH with 114K 450hp "Cumalong".
I am from the north so I winterize every year. When spring comes the coach goes through a DOT inspection. ALL filters are changed no matter what miles are on the prior year. 5k 10 k it doesn't matter. All systems are checked. a list of items that have been written over the past season are fixed. You must keep ahead of any problems. If you are having work done that must be done I give the mechanic the list to perform. I do not work on my coach. The person that does, his title is CERTIFIED RV TECHNITION, my title is Sales person RETIRED. I can sell RV's but wouldn't even think of working on one. Diesel coaches are expensive just take care of them and update what you are desiring. I have old TV's but they work. Replace them with new ones would be expensive just in the cabinet work let alone replace the in motion to HD $10K comes to mind.

I also have a 2003 Tahoe with 310K miles and take care of it too.

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back in the day bas, we refered to them as cumaparts
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We have a 2007 gasser purchased in 2008 with 51,000 miles.
That's 1,000 miles driven in a week - was it a rental?
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That's 1,000 miles driven in a week - was it a rental?
I read that as current mileage. We 'll see
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I read that as current mileage. We 'll see
Ahhhhhh that could be it and it certainly would make more sense.
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We kept our first coach for 19 years, a 1991 Beaver Marquis.Did all the recommended service and never had a real problem. Put 155000 miles on it and it was still running strong when we sold it to a friend. He's still a friend and has been full time in it for almost a year now and added about 8000 miles to it so far. He just loves it and plans to put at least 200000 more miles on it.

The old Beaver is a good strong well build unit. We miss it, but DW wanted a stacked washer dryer when we decided to go full time. We sure like the increased room we now have with our 45' 4 slide Monaco, but are still correcting 7 years of minimal maintaince the first owner left us with.
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