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Old 12-06-2009, 08:12 PM   #15
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I have 1995 Adventurer. Bought it 3 years ago with 30,000 miles on it. Always garaged. When I first got it I spent two weeks going through and rebuilding everything. And I keep working on it. An old friend who has been rving for 50 years explained it one day. He said, " If your not driving it, or sleeping in it, you're working on it. Get used to the routine or sell it." That's about the way it works...

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Old 12-06-2009, 08:43 PM   #16
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Had my fair share of problems also. Tires, shocks, bell crank, etc. But had more with my Class C. As they age, they need more help. Talked to people with new units and have had many problems too.

Wouldn't let it get you down. Think the worst is over now.

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Old 12-07-2009, 05:59 AM   #17
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we are on our third. last 2 were new. THEY ARE ALL CURSED!
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:30 AM   #18
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Zeddy, I sympathize with you but I think you may want to go to another shop. At 29000 miles you should not have to replace tie rods, shocks, balljoints and wheel bearings. Also cabinet hinges, whats with that? I know something with as many systems as a motor home will have problems but I think you are way overboard. I just purchased a 2004 Pase Arrow with 2600 miles on it and I have done a lot of maintance and replaced two porch lights. I think I may have an LP leak and the front AC motor will not run on low. I sure hope you are over the hump and will not have any more problems for a long while. good luck
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:12 PM   #19
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should not have to replace tie rods, shocks, balljoints and wheel bearings
Not necessarily true. Tie rods & balljoints I might agree on, but I have a '67 Ford pickup with only about 40,000 on it. Front wheel bearings have been replaced once and need it again --- they go bad from excessive sitting around. Shocks and many brake components (master cylinder, wheel cylinders, etc) were replaced at about 30,000 miles for same reason ...lack of use. Anything with seals and/or lube in it is vulnerable.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:06 AM   #20
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AFChap, I agree with you about sitting but you are talking about a "42" year old pickup! We are talking about a 10 year old motorhome. The front end on a motorhome is a lot beefier than a pickup. I think he is way overboard and needs to find another shop.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:56 PM   #21
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Pete - I think you're right on. The shop is milking him 'cause they have found a fountain of money. The one thing I did not get clear is whether or not he does his own work, but I bet not. Few if any owners do front end work
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I would be very 'suspicious' of the SHOP you're taking it to myself ??



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