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Old 04-04-2014, 09:36 AM   #1541
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Well, our Endeavor is 20 years old this year... So far, it's been an adventure since we bought it in the summer of 2012. I spent the entire first year fixing and repairing (and fixing some more, and then a little more fixing... don't forget the fixing ) in preparation for our first trip that was to be a 6200 mile loop of the west.

If we are fortunate enough to continue RV-ing, I would like to somehow upgrade the looks of the exterior, but I'm not sure that's practical. Some of the siding would need replaced, and as far as I can tell, there is no good way to do that with lasting results. We've also got an engine oil leak to take care of before our next trip to florida in a couple months... I haven't looked too closely but I'm worried it's the rear main seal... not a fun repair.
You've done a great job to keep an old rig on the road and in service. Great job!

As for the delam issue you seem to have, it would probably be too much time and trouble to do yourself or even pay to have it done. That cost alone could put you in to a newer coach, I'd bet.

Now, that oil leak. I'd hold off judgement on the main seal. I thought my 5.9 Cummins had a bad seal until I found that I had two issues. One, the slobber tube for the engine was just plain coating the entire front of the engine and radiator. Two, I had an oil pan gasket leak. Zip tied a Gatorade up over the slobber tube to catch the oil and replaced the pan gasket. No more oil baths and crud. I do have a valve cover gasket leak that will be addressed this summer when I pull the rads for cleaning and inspection and have all the rubber cooling hoses replaced.

That was being brought about, as I used two gallons of antifreeze on my recent 3k mile trip to Florida. I am hopeful that it is a minor hose leak of some kind. I'm pretty sure all the coolant lines are 1999 vintage and they are all going to be replaced asap!!

Good luck with your coach and the repairs. May they be cheap...the repairs, that is...
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:32 AM   #1542
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Almost done with my 94 vectra. 5.9 cummins 6 speed Allison Click image for larger version

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Old 04-24-2014, 07:31 AM   #1543
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Did you read power that Motorhome or did it come that way. I'm curious because it's a ferd.
Any idea what the rear end gear ratio is? I repowered my Fleetwood and used @n AT 542 but want to replace it with an Allison 1000 5 speed. I re geared to 4:56 but am curious what rear end gears are behind a 6 speed.
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Could not say what gear ratio is. 5.9 was standard diesel for vectra in 94. Nice enough set up if your content with motoring down the road 60 mph. Gets between 11 and 14 depending on the wind.
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Almost done with my 94 vectra. 5.9 cummins 6 speed Allison Attachment 61200Attachment 61201Attachment 61202Attachment 61203Attachment 61204Attachment 61205Attachment 61206. Saved the hardest project to last. The dreaded ceiling.
Very nice. Did you paint the eagle on the back or did it come that way?
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:40 AM   #1546
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Great looking coach. Congrats and enjoy!
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Could not say what gear ratio is. 5.9 was standard diesel for vectra in 94. Nice enough set up if your content with motoring down the road 60 mph. Gets between 11 and 14 depending on the wind.
The nice thing about the Cummins engines is you can hot rod them with a screwdriver and a wrench to get more ponies out of that thing and run 70 all day. I built my 5.9 to put out right around 350 horses. I am a hundred horsepower over the hp ratings on the Allison 542. But I'm thinking that I can beef up a 1000 the handle at horsepower and still get 12 to 13 out of it in my 37 foot Fleetwood. That's a nice rig you've got I'm jealous that you didn't have to build it like I did.
I would enjoy that immensely.
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1988 InterVec Falcon 190 Ford Chassis

My 1988 InterVec Falcon 190 on a Ford Chassis
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:43 PM   #1549
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My 1988 InterVec Falcon 190 on a Ford Chassis
Love it. Miss my 85 Ford Falcon.
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Here's another interesting site with lots of photos of vintage rigs I just found out about in another post. Worth a look: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
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Here's another interesting site with lots of photos of vintage rigs I just found out about in another post. Worth a look: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum

We were in Amarillo last week and saw this place. Really well presented and they are adding on more area and displays.

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You said "Life is for the adventure, not the problems." The best definition of adventure that I've heard is from Luis LaMour "Adventure is adversity in retrospect."
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I like the couch. Looks like we got our furniture from the same place.
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Picked this up last summer. My daughter is buying it from me. Everything works on it and I thought it was kind of neat looking. Have the original bill of sale and all the paperwork.
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