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Old 07-05-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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1987 Georgie Boy RV Cruise Air engine is a Chevy 454 with 78,000 miles on it. I am told it needs a fan clutch and that the water heater needs thermal couple and coach heater needs to be serviced about how much should each of these if not all together cost in parts and labor & time?? I live on east coast in Delaware.
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Do the work your self and save a bundle, parts under $200.00 add labor and you tack on another $250.00 plus. Just MOHO Here.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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I would inquire as to why it needs a clutch fan. Is it running hot? Most of the time, overheating is radiator related or can be a number of reasons that is more expensive than just a fan.

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Old 07-06-2013, 09:50 AM   #4
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I would inquire as to why it needs a clutch fan. Is it running hot? Most of the time, overheating is radiator related or can be a number of reasons that is more expensive than just a fan.

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I am looking at buying this motor home it is adverted as The interior is clean and in good shape. The exterior is in fair shape. The engine is a Chevy 454 with 78,000 miles on it. It runs well, but needs a fan clutch which causes it to hesitate briefly at high speeds. Both AC units work, refrigerator, stove, shower, toilet and sinks all work great. Water heater needs thermal couple, coach heater needs to be serviced. The generator works. Good tread on all 6 tires. With a little tlc

I want to be sure as to exactly what costs I am looking at. as I am mainly looking at it for my parents to commute from PA to AZ in and to live in it while there for several months possibly a year or two. while I put their house on market and a new one is set up on lot. My mother is terrified it will break down on way to AZ or leak or not work while they are staying in it. She is a BIG "I told you this would happen" "this is why I didn't want to do this" person she will never ever stop harping on it if it breaks down. My plan was to then use it to sell my house and live in it while commuting about every from PA to FL between kids/grandkids homes and an occasional trip to AZ to visit parents & brother out there. so it will get some long distance road use. I just don't want to be looking at super high costs right off and something that can be bleeding my bank account right off.
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I am sure you could fix those items for a few hundred dollars but you should really understand that is just the beginning.

There is going to be many items that will need to be serviced or repaired soon. I would assume this unit has not been used a lot lately and obviously a little neglected.

Regardless of how the tires look they are going to need replacement if they are more than than 7 years old.

This defiantly is not a one time outlay of cash and you should be more concerned about the long term costs and labour to keep that machine running reliably.

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