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Old 06-26-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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A month ago I bought a 1992 Oakland C-281B class C motor home. This unit was made by a company in British Columbia called Leisure Coach Works Ltd. I believe they were taken over by Big Foot and they no longer build Class C's. This seems to be a fairly high quality unit and only has 65000 KM on it. Since purchasing it I have done the following work to it:-

2 new front tires
new 22" flat screen tv
Omni directional tv antenna
130 watt solar panel
all coach lights converted to led.
cleaned rubber roof and re caulked where necessary
waxed and polished entire outside
installed 2 new 6 volt golf cart batteries
installed battery watering system
tightened all of the rattles I could find
bought new sewer hoses etc.
installed quick coupler in propane line for barbque
installed valve extensions on all wheels

I also re attached the insulation panel under holding tanks at the rear of coach (This will have to be re done soon as I had trouble getting the screws to hold) I suspect that the battens and whatever else it is fastened to are beginning to rot. Other than that this seems to be a solid unit.

If anyone else on this forum has a similar unit I would sure like to hear from you as to what problems you have run into etc.

I am quite handy with mechanical, electrical and wood working and would eventually like to get this unit into condition so that I can go anywhere without fear of breakdowns. So far I have only driven it home to Alberta from Winnipeg and it seemed to drive quite well but it was pretty well empty. According to the specs I only have 1426 lbs between the empty weight and the GVWR. This does not sound like much to me. I have it close to loaded ready to go now so I will weigh it this weekend to see where I am at.

I thank you all for any info you can give me. I am fairly new to this and have been reading these forums with much interest.

Bill
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:22 AM   #2
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Low CCC ( Cargo Carrying Capacity ) is a real issue in a lot of RV,s. When I was shopping , I was shown a fully loaded class A with 518 lbs. CCC.
What chassis is your unit , Ford ? Chev ?

Sounds like your just about set for a summer road trip. Safe travels.
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Thanks for the Reply Skip
This has a Ford chassis with a 460 Gas pot
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Bill,
If you got to your "User CP" left hand end of the blue bar under your welcome , and on the left side of the page click " Edit Signature " you can put your RV's info in and it will automatically appear below a line on your posts as mine does below this one , and you won't have to type it in every time.
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Done

Thanks again I'm learning
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:36 PM   #6
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Billdor, I had the exact same unit as yours before my Winnebago, you will be extremely happy with the build quality! The only reason we sold ours as we found it a bit small for our growing family but if you have any questions I hopefully should be able to answer
Mine was a leisurecoach

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