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Old 12-08-2021, 06:38 PM   #1
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What is high mileage?

Looking to upgrade from a 5th wheel to a Tiffin, have come across a 2007 Allegro Bus with 90k miles, it has been lived in full time for past 3 years, driven to Missouri 3 times and parked for past year. I definitely would get it inspected by a certified rv inspector but should I be concerned about the mileage on the chasis and drive train, I know the 400 Cummins is probably just broken in. Thoughts?
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Old 12-08-2021, 06:43 PM   #2
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Mine had 70K miles when I got it on a 400ISL. No major problems in 6 years.
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Looking to upgrade from a 5th wheel to a Tiffin, have come across a 2007 Allegro Bus with 90k miles, it has been lived in full time for past 3 years, driven to Missouri 3 times and parked for past year. I definitely would get it inspected by a certified rv inspector but should I be concerned about the mileage on the chasis and drive train, I know the 400 Cummins is probably just broken in. Thoughts?
I would be more concerned with the year that it was parked than a 14 year old coach with 90k miles. What did the owner do to keep up the drivetrain over that period.

I have a 2006 Winnebago that sits in Minnesota for 6 months, drives to Mazatlan MX for 6 months so it gets 4800 miles per year. Serviced every year, started both the engine and generator every month (I know some say to really exercise it you need to take it out and drive it 50 miles, just not feasible)

Full time living can show some wear to carpets, cabinets, fabric, but if kept clean to live in it full time you pretty much need to keep everything working.

90k miles on a DP is low average. Sure you see all the 27k-50k coaches out there, but did they just sit? That Cummins engine is good for at least 300k before you need to start worrying. Probably more like 500k
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Looking to upgrade from a 5th wheel to a Tiffin, have come across a 2007 Allegro Bus with 90k miles, it has been lived in full time for past 3 years, driven to Missouri 3 times and parked for past year. I definitely would get it inspected by a certified rv inspector but should I be concerned about the mileage on the chasis and drive train, I know the 400 Cummins is probably just broken in. Thoughts?
My opinion: It's a 500K mile engine. 90K is just broken in! Get the oil and transmission fluid tested (draw warm samples), and rest easy.
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I would need to see maintenance history. Is it just about broken or just broken in. If the oil, transmission fluid, coolant fuel filters, and rear end have not been serviced on schedule its just about broken. But if it has its just broken in.
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The time spent living in the coach is probably more wear and tear than the 90k miles. We used our previous coach for 15 years taking short mileage, long stay trips. In the end it didn't have 30k miles but the couch, dinette, beds and carpeting was worn out.
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I bet it has all of the kinks worked out of it. Of course an inspection is in order (as you stated). I am more curious why you are getting out of the 5th wheel? I have no regrets about getting our Tiffin, but I definitely understand why people get 5th wheels and travel trailers. The idea that I can use the drive train in my daily life even if the trailer is parked appealed to me. I already have a truck, so I am doing maintenance (regular) and repairs on 2 chassis. Anyway, this post isn't meant to start a debate about the 2 options (plenty of threads on this already )
Just curious what your line of thinking is?
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We enjoy the 5th wheel but want a bit more room, basement storage and easier set up/break down. Definitely the downside is now maintaining two additional drivelines (MH & toad).
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As others have said, the 90K mileage isnít a problem as long as no damage from sitting. I would be worried about chewed wires from squirrels or mice, etc. Check the fuel for water and contamination? Bio-diesel breaks down quicker than pure ULSD diesel.

Question the seller to ask if he treated fuel with biocide prior to parkingÖ.also is the fuel tank full ?

RV inspectors donít normally inspect the fuelÖ.they simply start it up and let it idle (some donít even do that). If fuel is contaminated, the filters will plug up and leave you stranded on the side of the road when you go to drive it home.

Taking it to a shop for a chassis/engine inspection would be ideal, however, there is such lead time for these appointments that almost guaranteed it wonít happen. We wanted a chassis inspection in addition to RV inspection prior to our purchase, however seller wouldnít agree to it, since it would have required the seller to drive it 100 miles round trip, and pretty much a full day invested, not counting the several weeks time delay getting an appointment. In the end, we just did lab analysis of fluids, and hoped for the best (it really helped that seller had records of all service performed)
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Purchased our 2015 AB45OP brand new. Have put over 79K miles on it. Always have had the yearly Freightliner maintenance done and have all records of all repairs and maintenance. Your seller should also.

Be wary of the generator. Ours has over 1400 hours on it, that's about 20 hours a month. Gens are made to be used and do not like it if they are not used. Again, all yearly maintenance w/records. If the gen has low hours, it may not be well taken care of.
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If up to date on service .no issues if not plan on fan belts an tensioner.antifreeze tested tranmission filter changed Genator serviced most folks would do that anyway the motor is good for a million miles if its been serviced regularly
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My opinion: It's a 500K mile engine. 90K is just broken in! Get the oil and transmission fluid tested (draw warm samples), and rest easy.


You can put another 500k on that if it is properly maintained.
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Old 12-21-2021, 08:39 PM   #13
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90k isnít a problem, just need to have all the fluids changed to include engine, generator, transmission, rear differential, and radiator with proper antifreeze. All filters to include the air dryer filter. You should check for leaks around the rear ended, motor, and transmission. Unlikely though. There were a couple of recalls if I remember correctly which I think included ridge rails cracks and holding tanks floor rot and sagging. Just not sure of the years or if included 2007. Others may chime in and remember better. There was also an issue with wrist pins on certain ISLs during that period so you may want to check on that as well. If you have the last 6 of the VIN, call Tiffin and they can tell you if and what recalls were competed on that bus. If itís on a Freightliner chassis, Freightliner can give you the motor serial number, which you use to see if falls in the range of ISL serial numbers with the potential wrist pin problem. That info is posted somewhere on this forum I believe in the Freightliner section.
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Old 12-22-2021, 09:08 AM   #14
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2007 was a good year

Lots of good advice prior to me. We have 82,000 on a 2007, got it with 18,000 in 2010. If maint. records are satisfactory you should be good with the fluid checks and items previously stated. Our "issues" have been more on the interior vendor items, and an inverter failure. When you get a chance, take her to Freightliner in Gaffney for a major service and inspection. I think 2007 was a good year model, ours was built in 2006, before DEF and the Obama recession. Tiffin was building for quality not volume. Ask your seller for all manuals, and in particular a Wiring Diagram book, it would become helpful. I would do it again.
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