Originally Posted by scdiver
With the Chevy chassis you should look at two things. First look in the front springs. There should be air bags in them as the chassis is considered a light duty chassis and the air bags are needed for correct ride height. The original air bags go bad fast and usually need to be replaced.
Second check that the auto park system works. This mh is probably too heavy for a check pawl in the transmission so an automatic parking brake was added to the back of the transmission. When you put the mh in park the auto park system is supposed to hold it. These are a weak link in the Chevy chassis and often need repair.
My 96 Rexall had both problems when I bought it but through some research on this forum and some others I was able to fix the problems with out a lot of cost.
It is so funny you mentioned these two items to check! The air bags were replaced and the auto park feature repaired as well just last spring. The gentleman who owns her right now is a certified mechanic and has taken really good care of this old MH! In addition to the two above mentioned repairs it has a new master cylinder, new brakes all around, new belts, hoses grommets,(anything rubber was replaced) water pump, plug wires and new tires all around! All of this within the past two years! He told me this morning he will make a decision in the next couple of months whether to sell her or not! He has recently purchased a slide-in camper for his 3/4 ton truck and is leaning toward selling the Challenger! I know, I know, this seems too good to be true, but I know what all he has done to this MH and I'm thinking if he offers it to me first I would be nuts not to buy it! Stay tuned.........