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Old 07-13-2018, 10:34 AM   #1
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Long time lurker thought I would call on the collective wisdom of the forum.


I have spotted an '89 Class A Gulf Stream Classic Hi-Rise I am considering. 60K km (37K Miles) Ford 460 Carb on a John Deere chassis, 35 foot single axle dually platform. Apart from the manifold leak every 460 made from serial No.# 1 onwards suffers from, anything on these buses known to be an issue beyond usual class A motor-home headaches?

https://www.gulfstreamcoach.com/medi...ic-Hi-Rise.pdf
the 8343-CLHR model

Anyone here have one or had one? Any comments on usability? Going to be 2 adults an 3 teens or preteens so have to check if the sofa bed and dinette beds are going to work. Not going to be living in it but using it for the annual 2 week vacation and lots of long weekend trips.

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Old 07-13-2018, 12:25 PM   #2
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I had the 8310 and really liked it , mine was on a chevy chassis and had the same manifold problems the ford had. All in all it was a good coach, has a huge storage space that sold me on the coach when I bought it.
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:41 PM   #3
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Glad to hear your experience was positive, can you remember if the sofa bed was a pull out or a lay flat type?

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Old 07-13-2018, 03:07 PM   #4
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It was a lay flat. It was a push a button powered. really nice. I think mine was a 1987 model. It also had a drivers door that I liked.
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:42 PM   #5
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88 Hi Rise

We've had our 88 Hi-Rise for 13 years now and have had good and bad times with it. Most of the problems we've had would happen with most any MH that was 20 years old when we bought it. If your a good all around Mechanic, electrician, plumber ect, and have the time, money and place to work on it, than it may be for you. If you have to farm out repair and maintenance you'll likely go broke and have a bad experience. I bought ours because I loved the body style and it was in my price range. The Two Worst things about this unit were: 1. The last year of the 460 Carbureted engine. It makes around 180 HP and does not go up hills! I even got a book showing where all the passes were so that I could go around them. 2: A week roof support structure in the area where you come up the ladder and cross over the roof causing leaks in the bedroom area. Overall it's been a good experience and we've been full timers with this unit since 2006.
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:52 PM   #6
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I also have a hi rise same as Jpony56hd but he has quite the power plant I wish mine looked that good. I have been doing little here and there to it to make it ours . You can see different up grade that I have done.I am in process of putting camera system in now..
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