We purchased in 2004 a Essex which we had for 14 years and had almost 150K iles. Outstanding coach with a great engine 500 HP ISM and trans with Allision 4K. 04 was the year before Newmar's E-Plex came out which was a problem for most 05 and up till Silver Leaf in 2012. One area that is a weakness in overloaded front axle. 04 came with 14.6 K which was overloaded with full of fuel by 1500 pounds. What we did was put the 315 front tire on the front with 9 inch rim which tire was brought us to 17K load which is what the coach did way in the front. Have a 18 London Aire again another nice coach but that 04 Essex went from Alaska and all the others except Hawaii.
Tom/Teri 16031 NKK 117995 FMCA
18 London Aire 4531 Spartan K-3 605
97-04 LA 04-18 Essex 2018 London Aire