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Old 08-08-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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1977 superior motorhome

I am going to look at 30 foot superior motorhome made in 1977 it has a 440 dodge engine and has 6080 original miles on this RV. I had no intention of getting one this big but can not pass on the price. less then $4000.00 Does anyone know how well these where built or anything about them?

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Old 08-08-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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The Superior was made in Ohio. They also made school buses. I have a 1973 Superior 2500 with a 413 motor. I think they are well built.
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Thanks I can not wait to see it...will let you know what happens
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They were a well built RV. They were built by a branch of the Superior schoolbus company. In their time, they were one of the very few that had a metal frame inside the walls. I think the wall framing was steel. A scale model of the RV frame is on display at the RV museum in Elkhart, IN. They were built in 22' & 27' models. The chassis was a Dodge M300 or M600.
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WOW! Only 6080 miles. While that may sound like a good thing, it means it hasn't been used - just sat in one spot all its life. Motorhomes like to be used from time to time just to keep them in working condition.

This could be a good buy if the coach is dry and solid, but just be prepared to have it towed home and then start replacing things like brakes, tires, engine belts and hoses and just about anything that will rot out or freeze up from lack of use. Also look closely for wiring and hoses that may have been chewed up by critters. That can be a real headache.

Not sayin' don't buy it - just be prepared.

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My Superior is 25ft. and made of galvanize metal.
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My first though is dried out transmission seals. Do you have the option of taking it to a service center or truck mechanic to look it over?? We got very luck with our 1982 M/H..
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the Superior Club has the years going from 1970 thru 1979. they made a17' class B and 20' 22' 23' 25' 26' 28' and 29'.
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