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Old 03-24-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:33 AM   #2
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I almost was. As I inspected it, I discovered the walls were designed incorrectly. Where the lower wall was attached to the upper wall, the lower wall overlapped on top of the upper wall. This meant the seam trapped water and eventually corroded away. The result was water leaking into all of the exterior cabinets.
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:54 AM   #3
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I had a 1991 33 ft for years traded last spring up to a diesel pusher. do you need help with something i did a lot of work on my old rig . dont have books gave all material to new owner.
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:36 PM   #4
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Don't need any help at the moment I've about solved about all the problems.
Bought 1988 28ft last year after it had been setting for 15 yrs. Bad fuel pump bad fuel filter bad carb bad air bags just put 6 new tires on it 454 with 400 trans at 55-60 mph
I get 9.5-10mpg. Just seeing if I have the only one left on the road don't see then at all
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:27 PM   #5
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1991 ultrastar 33qb

here is our ultra star
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:52 PM   #6
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Redtail there wasn't a picture. We took ours
Out this past weekend on a 400 mile trip . Did good . 10 mpg no oil burning. 55-60 mph with generator runing.
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good first trip

That sounds like you got a good one i got 8.5 mpg with mine at 65 mph . A word of advise let the engine idle for 5 mins or so before you shut it down after a full heat drive the 454 chevys had a habit of cracking exhaust manifolds if not cooled down after reaching operating temp. I know the pictures didnt up load im not very good with tech stuff i will have the wife try one evening. good luck with your star i miss mine some days but my diesel pusher is much nicer to drive. motor 35 ft behind you is quiet and air ride is good also.
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Redtail. Mine is only 28ft. Got 8 mpg before new tires. Also has the banks exhaust I think
There not gm.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:35 PM   #9
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Had mine for 8 yrs has 22k on it had 12k when we bought it. We've now been full timing for 6yrs in it. It's been good to us so far except for the exterior walls bad design
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We had the Class C version on and E-350 chassis, same curved walls same rear end with the spare wheel housing and the offset window. Ours was by a US manufacturer, whose name I can't remember, but it was one of the majors.

The vehicle was only made for one model year before they sold the design to Ultrastar. The interior layout was a disaster and the Ford 460, with a carburetor and enough smog equipment for a small city, only got 6 mpg at sea level and less than 5 at altitude.

We bought it to see of we would like the RV lifestyle, which we did, but the vehicle itself was a nightmare. The exhaust manifolds were warped and leaking , because an earlier owner had put gaskets between the manifolds and the head. $1800 later, they didn't leak any longer.

It turned out that the interior layout didn't work for us. The main bed was a standard twin with a big piece cut off at 45 degrees on one corner. It was surrounded by walls everywhere except that corner. DW and I couldn't both sleep there.

Also, the pedestal tables that went in front of the sofa were on steel tubes that went into unlined holes in the plywood floors. They rocked enough to spill drinks! We sold the turkey on consignment after less than 2 seasons, taking a 50% loss on our original purchase price.

Lesson learned!
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