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Old 01-20-2014, 07:59 AM   #71
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Is that right a Gillig chassis, only the second one I have heard about. My Dream is on a Gillig chassis
Gillig made a great chassis back in the day. Our 1991 Beaver Contessa was on a Gillig chassis. We would probably still have it if it would have had a sleeved engine and the six-speed transmission.

Ours had the 3208 CAT and the four-speed Allison. Great coach, we had it for 7 years and put around 65k miles on her. The odometer had 129k when we sold it and no major issues. I had upgraded the side mounted fan hydraulic motor and built a heavy duty hitch under the rear as well as routine maintenance but it was a solid chassic/coach.

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Old 01-20-2014, 09:52 AM   #72
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The only thing it needs is new front shocks.
You probably have Koni Adjustable shocks on the rig. If it is bouncing several times after going over a bump they may need to be replaced. If you just want a more firm ride you may be able to adjust the shock.

I think Gillig Bus was used for chassis by Country Coach, Beaver, Monaco, and American Coach.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:26 PM   #73
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You probably have Koni Adjustable shocks on the rig. If it is bouncing several times after going over a bump they may need to be replaced. If you just want a more firm ride you may be able to adjust the shock.
It has new Koni's on the back. Fronts are old looking. I didn't see an adjuster when I was under there, but I wasn't looking for one...Not sure what type they are. If they are adjustable is there a knob you can see to turn on the body of the shock? Is it at the top or bottom of the shock?
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:14 PM   #74
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Lol It looks like that's deception pass campground !! Nice rig!
It sure is Deception Pass! I'm amazed you can tell from just that pic! That was our first trip after we got it last March. 33 degrees outside but we were nice and toasty.
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Here is our 2000 Beaver Patriot Thunder, we call her Wynn Duffy! We are making upgrades slowly but surely!
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Here is our 2000 Beaver Patriot Thunder, we call her Wynn Duffy! We are making upgrades slowly but surely!
Very nice!

Love the name.

I think mines more of an Arlo...
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Here is our 2000 Beaver Patriot Thunder, we call her Wynn Duffy! We are making upgrades slowly but surely!
Nice! ... Love Justified .... thought the show RV was an Alfa SeeYa ... but my memory sucks ...
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It has new Koni's on the back. Fronts are old looking. I didn't see an adjuster when I was under there, but I wasn't looking for one...Not sure what type they are. If they are adjustable is there a knob you can see to turn on the body of the shock? Is it at the top or bottom of the shock?
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My Koni shocks are original and red in color. I am told by knowledgeable posters that it is the adjustable version. If leaking or not limiting the upward bounce reaction to one, then replace.

The shock needs to be released at one end to be adjusted. Instructions are on the web. I have never done it.

I like the soft ride although it leans a bit in sharp turns.
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new floor ready to roam again
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Nice job on the flooring.

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Our Motorhome, 2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom 40JD:
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I changed over to synthetic oil and my 93 Southwind runs about 20 degrees cooler and the MPG is up to 8.8.
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I changed over to synthetic oil and my 93 Southwind runs about 20 degrees cooler and the MPG is up to 8.8.
Anybody using synthetic on your DP?
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Other than adding the flat screen TV, this 92 HR Alumalite is bone stock.

6 trips taken in '13, with no on the road problems!

Say Hi to Harvey (the H is silent)
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