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Old 02-03-2016, 07:57 PM   #1
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Got an ad on FB about this. Just wondering if anyone has ever used one. Been looking at a 1999 American Eagle, 40' diesel pusher. A little leary about the high mileage (129,000) and it's been sit'n in a covered carport for a couple yrs.

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Old 02-03-2016, 08:15 PM   #2
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My recommendation would be to take it to a Cummins or CAT shop and get an ECM report. While it is important to have the house side checked, but you got a lot riding on the engine and transmission side. Don't ask how I know this.
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I had a RV inspection done on my MH in the fall. I was impressed it took 2 days and they looked in every nook and crany on the house side of the MH. It wasnt cheap but they found things I did know about. They only do the house side not the mechanical side. 129000 miles is not many for a diesel. But after sitting for a few years it should be taken to a diesel shop to be inspected. You are going to have to throw a bunch of money at the vehicle to get it road worthy and livable. Darned if you do and darned if you dont. Good luck.
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I'd be more worried about the chassis and engine. Sure there are lots of things to go wrong with the house, but a water heater is $500 and an engine repair is likely to be ten times as much. We're waiting on word right now from the Freightliner shop that is inspecting our potential next RV.
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