Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-03-2015, 03:26 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 5
need opinions 1995 chevy 3500 catalina 20 foot

new to rv's. know basically zero! but want to learn! what does anyone think about a 1995 chevy 3500 catalina 20 foot, with 40000 miles and new tires. is this a cross county worthy vehicle? due to age, will it be hard finding parts? any comments welcomed. thank you.

gibbeydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-03-2015, 04:10 PM   #2
Senior Member
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Western WI
Posts: 688
I am confused now, this is the third post about the same subject in a third forum.

2001 Itasca Horizon 36LD Cat
Retired Air Force, One lovely Angel, 2 Cats and three birds.
the_vfox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2015, 05:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
keymastr's Avatar
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,556
Only you can tell what shape it is in and how well maintained it is but if you divide the mileage by 20 years it basically went 2000 miles a year. That says it did a lot of sitting. Sitting is the worst thing you can do to a vehicle. Expect all the rubber parts like hoses and brake lines to have dry rot. That includes belts and bushings, seals etc. And by the way, fuel systems in '95 were not ethanol compliant so any rubber fuel lines and gaskets will begin to dissolve from the ethanol.

I would suggest you could find a similar coach that was 10 years newer for not much more money. Hopefully one with more appropriate mileage. Engines need exercise.
keymastr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2015, 09:46 AM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,635
Any 20 year old vehicle is a gamble for a cross-country trip. Chassis parts for old Chevy vans are common enough, but the Components used in the RV chassis versions are sometimes different enoughto become a problem. Most often the problem is simply that auto parts stores don't have separate listings for the RV-variant of a Chevy van. If the part number can be identified, it will usually be available. Common differences will be belt and hose sizes, a/c system, brake parts, etc. Sometimes the "ambulance" version parts are the right ones.
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote

cat, chevy

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rig Feedback Chevy Big Block 04 keystone Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 7 03-01-2015 08:57 AM
Chevy and Ford Class Cs: Pros & Cons? MPH Class C Motorhome Discussions 12 08-22-2014 09:05 AM
Chevy Silverado 3500 HD Mapleview Truck Camper Discussion 13 04-27-2014 06:09 PM
Is it possible to fulltime in a 25 foot RV? 1lonewolf Full-Timers 35 12-30-2013 12:42 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.