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Old 10-18-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Thinking about a 1996 Gulfstream Tour Master....

SO my wife and I found a 1996 Gulfstream Tour Master that we really like. I cannot find any reviews online and have not met anyone that has one. Anyone have any knowledge on this rig? We are first time RV owners and trying to get everything we need on the first shot. We will be doing some long hauls and living in it for weeks at a time too! It is the 9.1L Cummins, Allison 6 speed on a SPARTAN chassis, if that says anything. Any help would be great help... Thanks

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum...
Don't know much about the '96, but, Cummins and Allison are a good combination.
I would certainly think a close inspection, by yourself, and perhaps a qualified mechanic, and or RV tech would be in order.
Pay attention to the smell when you first go inside...does it smell even of the faintest of mold-musty?
That would indicate a leaker...are there any indications of delamination on the sides...you get the idea. Look for obvious signs of impending disaster, and seek the opinion of someone who really can have a good look, and make an educated statement.
Keep us informed...and..whatever you end up with...have fun!!!

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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Gulfstreams are great units! You'll find plenty of Tour Master owners on here....in fact, one just finished a full restoration and modern-style full body re-paint of a Tour Master. The results are stunning
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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I have a 1996 Tourmaster any thing I can help you with contact me, the 400 hp engine is 10.6 liter or refered to as a M11 cummins, 23,000 # rear axle with 12,000 front
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:08 AM   #5
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Our dealership sold Gulfstreams. They are well built. (although a little heavy) If it has white plastic front cabinets, They are compressed sawdust underneath. At times they will delaminate, but this is easily glued back together. On the upside, they are easily cleaned.
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