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Old 05-22-2015, 08:24 PM   #351
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I have a 1986 Imperial. It had been sitting in a pasture for 7 years in Fort Worth. With VERY little prep she fired right up and I drove her 5 hours away with the only problems being running out of gas due to a bad fuel gauge and the alternator belt going out.She had a few roof leaks after baking in the sun for that long and a couple of water lines needed replacing. The interior is almost in new condition with the exception of where the cealing panels drooped from the leaks. I have had her since Sept. of 2014 and love this thing. I work in the oil fields of West TX and have had to relocate for work 4 times since getting her. It's nice to know that if I have to move somewhere else it is very easy.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:43 PM   #352
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02 HR Endeavor

We have a 02 40 foot pbt for a little over a year. Just got back from a 2500 mile trip to Ft Worth Texas. We love it. It has almost 95000 miles on it. Runs like a new one.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:12 PM   #353
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Please let use know how much that cost to change to LED, Thinking about doing it on our 2002 Vacationer

I changed most of mine out. Got them from eBay. Stay away from camping world or you will pay a arm and a leg for them. Not to mention they look just like the ones I got from eBay for a fraction of the price.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:14 PM   #354
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We picked up our new (to us!) 2012 HR Endeavor 43' DFT in March. It had less than 24K miles on it and was in great shape. The dealership was great about making the couple of little things that needed attention right before we picked it up. We actually got a chance to meet the previous owners (who had traded it in for a brand new American Coach) while we were at the dealership to take possession. Given that the dealership is located on the other side of the state from us and that we were having our Jeep prepped for use as a toad - we made it a two day trip - and spent 1 night on the dealer lot. Turns out the previous owners were there having some installation work done on their way out of town so they were overnighting as well. We spent the evening getting the skinny on coach's history and quirks.

We've used it pretty much every weekend since taking possession and are coming to love the coach more every day.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:53 AM   #355
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Space Norm, good to see you moving up. We have a 2011 HR Endeavor 43PKQ we bought new in 2011. It was built in the transition period. I was not sure they built 2012 Endeavors, and this is the first one I have seen anything about, but I did find there is a brochure on this coach on the HR Web site. I believe the 2011 was built by Monaco in Coburg, Oregon and obviously the 2012 was built by Navistar and has the Maxxforce engine where the 2011 has a Cummins ISL 425HP. We traded a 2003 HR Imperial 40 on the Endeavor. The Endeavor may not be quite as fancy as some, but we have really enjoyed this coach and the room and features it has.

We tow a 2012 Rubicon which is the third Jeep we towed and this is the third diesel we have owned. I was looking around at tires and there is a Goodyear RV tire care guide on line and the picture on the cover is out 2011 Endeavor, same color scheme.

So what part of the country are you located? We bought our Endeavor from Motorhome Specialist in Alvarado, TX.

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Space Norm, good to see you moving up.
Thanks for the encouragement. To be honest - this is our first RV ever. We grew up as tent campers - but could never justify the cost of an RV while working the schedules we've worked over the years. We've been planning and saving for this for 20 years ... and now, a year away from retirement - we're finally "pulling the trigger" so to speak.

So far, we're extremely happy with our choice. The Endeavor has all the features we felt were important (plus more than a few that we were ambivalent about - but are coming to love now that we own 'em!) We've put close to 1,000 miles on it since we've had it (2 months) ... almost all of which have been short weekend jaunts. We're getting pretty familiar with the systems .. and are finding that we're as comfortable in the coach as we are at home.
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I changed most of mine out. Got them from eBay. Stay away from camping world or you will pay a arm and a leg for them. Not to mention they look just like the ones I got from eBay for a fraction of the price.
I got mine at amazon replaced all lights with LED for approx $100 (36 total)
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:35 AM   #358
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Has anyone on the thread had a Gear Venders over/under drive installed on their older gas coach?
We are looking into having it done on our 1989 Imperial 34' gas. Considering the cost/benefit, I want to be sure it will do the job properly. The biggest benefit I want to gain is easing stress on the big block Chevy on the interstate. Sure would be nice to be able to hit 65, and 70 at a lower rpm.
Any advice or experience?

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Has anyone on the thread had a Gear Venders over/under drive installed on their older gas coach?
We are looking into having it done on our 1989 Imperial 34' gas. Considering the cost/benefit, I want to be sure it will do the job properly. The biggest benefit I want to gain is easing stress on the big block Chevy on the interstate. Sure would be nice to be able to hit 65, and 70 at a lower rpm.
Any advice or experience?

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What RPM are you turning now at 65?


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About 3500 rpm at 65. If I didn't have 80K on the ole gasser I'd run it that hard, but I definitely notice a difference in oil consumption, coolant and tranny temp above the 3000 rpm level during the summer. Plus. I wouldn't mind have some gearing option in the mountains.

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Old 06-04-2015, 07:49 PM   #361
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Just, traded from a Tiffin to a '08 HR 35' Neptune with the Cummins 340 HP engine. Has 92,000 miles but mechanic says that engine will go many more miles. Looking forward to putting those miles on it!
Any others with the Neptune have words of advice would be welcome.
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Just one month in to owning our HR - a 1985 Presidential 27 class C. Coach is in great shape and ready to teach us all about RVing. Couldn't have started with a more solid RV than what we have here.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:27 AM   #364
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We bought our coach last year. So far just minor problems. I have read that the MaxxForce 10 has issues but no problems. Any other 2014 coaches here?
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