It's a two way street - and getting along isn't that hard to do.[/QUOTE]
If you guys think this forum is tough sometimes, you really don't want to visit drag racing sites like Yellow Bullet.
I really can appreciate what Gear Girl was trying to do in a way. Sometimes we get pointed in certain directions on things based on information submitted. On the other hand, many people who have had the exact same coach can steer you right to the issue and save you a bunch of time.
In your case Gear Girl...I see that your were trying to do a postmortem on a failure that had already happened so you were trying to see it the actual symptoms should have been notice by a "professional" inspector.
All that being said, let me just echo what has already been said on this thread. Diesels are just noisy critters. They rattle, squeak, and sometimes they even vibrate. One minute you think they will live forever and the next you think they are trying to self destruct. I learned a lot just from opening the bed hatch, looking around...and listening to it run, WD40 and good LED flashlight are your friends.
Good luck with your coach Gear Girl, you are good in my book.