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Old 06-10-2016, 10:34 PM   #1
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I'm tempted to call just to see what the story is on this one.

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Someone started a complete remodel of the floor plan , years ago , and its been sitting ever since.

$14,900 too much , probably cost $15,000 just get it road ready , then 20 more to finish cleaning the mess that's been made inside. Easily cost more than book value to get it livable.
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I agree with Skip, would not be worth it.
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Yep. Even free is too much.
Bet there is water damage in roof also.
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:39 AM   #5
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Yeah that's what I thought too, it is pretty bad. I kind of jokingly put the thread up.

I'm curious to know what the life story of this coach is however. It looks like fiberglass panels were replaced on driver side. Was it in a wreck? Yeah and water damage probably, the ceiling is half ripped out. The demo job inside was a good example of......well butchery comes to mind. What will be the rest of the story for this coach? Probably engine and drive train parted out with other salvaged components that are left? Or kerosene and matches? Probably both.

I just wonder how a Mountain Aire could be allowed to end up like this. The person who could restore this coach without loosing their sanity and bank account would have my respect. It appears it would definitely be making a purse from a sow's ear.

OTOH I guess everything will end up in the junk pile sooner or later.

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Best to just part it out...
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What gets me is the very low mileage.
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What gets me is the very low mileage.
Yes, it's very odd. More added to the lifespan mystery of this coach.
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I wasn't even walking toward it But, curious, as I said "what's the story".....I'd call 'em for fun, but probably wouldn't get an accurate story, or there would be many holes in the coach's history forever unknown. Who knows.

Hey Pexring, is your coach a 3865? I'm fond of that floor plan from that era. Looking at your avatar, I'm guessing no. Looking closer, looks like you have the curbside kitchen? I have an in-law who has a DS like yours, same year.

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Unless the engine is bad, it would probably have some value as a parts coach. Onan generator, Cummins engine, Allison trans, rear end, front axle and more.
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Hey Pexring, is your coach a 3865? I'm fond of that floor plan from that era. Looking at your avatar, I'm guessing no. Looking closer, looks like you have the curbside kitchen? I have an in-law who has a DS like yours, same year.

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Coach is a 2242. We like the layout except I wish the bedroom in back had a slide.

I am working on building my own curbside kitchen. When I bought the coach, there was a Uline SP18 ice machine in the lower bay that didn't work. I almost threw it out but then did some research and discovered they sell for around $1000, so that peaked my interest in getting it fixed. And after ordering $300 in parts, it finally makes ice although maybe not the 20 pounds a day I read it should make. Maybe a new cold control would make more ice?

Besides the ice machine, I also added a refrigerator and pull-out TV. Wouldn't mind a sink so maybe someday I'll work that in too. The previous owner also added propane connections so easy to hook up a grill.

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Nice.

Sorry, I now see 2242 in your signature. I guess that didn't register because I've always known the length of Newmars are the first two numbers, (4018= 40ft, 4369= 43ft,) etc

Why does your DS have a 2242 model number on a 38 ft coach?

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Coach is a 2242. We like the layout except I wish the bedroom in back had a slide.
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With the amount of work, your doing on your coach , you should be happy you don't have the bed room slide. Engine access is measured in hours , not the minutes , that our no bedroom slide floor plans take.
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