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Old 10-30-2019, 07:33 PM   #1
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Just purchased a 2004 American Eagle with low mileage and so much to learn! First post as I don't know what I don't know beyond reading a box full of manuals. The coach has not been abused but has been neglected somewhat so there is work to be done. Happy to say that all systems are (at the moment) working. Got some fogged windows, balky blinds, a speedo (head and sensor replaced) not functioning and it probably needs a trip to the factory to get a once over. Looking forward to the journey. Lurked here for several weeks before I pulled the trigger and am thankful for all who share their experience and knowledge. I'll have many questions along the way but would not have pulled the trigger without the support from this forum!
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Give a holler if you have questions - somebody will help. We sold our 2004 American Tradition a couple years ago, but I still remember a lot and have saved a bunch of extra info as well.


One of the key factors for a 2004 owner is whether the Liberty chassis is based on Spartan or Freightliner components. Both were in use in 2004-2005 and you need to know which you have to get chassis parts or diagnose certain kinds of situations. Both are excellent, but there are differences.
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:54 AM   #3
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Thank you, Gary! It is a Spartan chassis. My more immediate issue is to locate the connection points for speedo circuits to check/clean them to see if I can resolve that issue. Then figuring out how to operate the antique Sony A/V system. Although the TV's have been replaced with flat screens the original sound system is a real piece of work with a pile of snake connections in the cabinet over the dining table that makes replacement rather intimidating! Floor plan is a 40L. Mechanically the coach is pretty sound but I'm sure I'll run into issues as time goes on.
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One other thing, Gary (one? Ha!), how in the world do you service the batteries in this coach? There doesn't appear to be a slide out and there is a metal box arrangement that makes it difficult to service from the top. In addition the battery cables lay across the tops of the batteries making it impossible to check the water levels without removing the cables.
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Welcome to the Forum and American Coach family. You can create a footer with your coach information and it will automatically list your info anytime you have a question. Saves time and lets people know what model of coach you have so replies can be more beneficial.
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Welcome to the Forum and American Coach family. You can create a footer with your coach information and it will automatically list your info anytime you have a question. Saves time and lets people know what model of coach you have so replies can be more beneficial.

Done. Thank you!
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