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Old 05-08-2010, 01:56 PM   #1
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A question for all you experts...We are planning a trip to Alaska soon. We have a '99 Southwind with a Ford V-10. Coach has about 75,000 miles on it but has been well maintained and runs well. It has original belts and hoses. Should these all be changed before we leave or should I leave things as they are. I carry a new belt but not any hoses. Needless to say, we will probably do 6-7 thousand miles on this venture. I realize that common sense says, "change 'em" but ... What are your thoughts?
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A question for all you experts...We are planning a trip to Alaska soon. We have a '99 Southwind with a Ford V-10. Coach has about 75,000 miles on it but has been well maintained and runs well. It has original belts and hoses. Should these all be changed before we leave or should I leave things as they are. I carry a new belt but not any hoses. Needless to say, we will probably do 6-7 thousand miles on this venture. I realize that common sense says, "change 'em" but ... What are your thoughts?
I'd change them and keep the old ones for spares. It's not that you can't get them there, but you may do severe harm to the engine if they fail and that would ruin a wonderful trip.

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At 75 thousand you need to change every belt and every hose on your coach. I mean heater hose, radiator hoses, the complete works and put on a new Serp. belt for sure. Here is another suggestion that I have done
one......... CHANGE ALL FLUIDS IN YOUR COACH. By this I mean your break fluid, rear end grease and every fluid that your mechanic can find .......
Two. Enjoy your Alaska trip. I have driven it 3 times and we are going back this summer.
Three ..... DONT MISS ...... Dawson City, Gold tooth Gurties Saloon and gambling hall.
The hot springs....
the show about the AURRA BOAR IE ALLICE. I think it at Ft Pierce...
The turn again highway to Hanes...... wonderful ...
there are a million more things but you should set your own items ...
FOR GOODNESS SAKE GO SLOW ON THE ALASKA HIGHWAY THRU CANADA. It is most beautiful but the ''frost heaves'' will bight you on the butt.....
Boon dock a lot. its free and safe and wonderful .....
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