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Old 05-10-2021, 10:40 PM   #15
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We have used our GulfStream a couple times now, for short trips around the state. No real issues to speak of. I have learned a lot by following the threads on IRV2 and fortunately the problems discussed here haven’t applied to me...yet.
We are about to start our RV’ng season in a couple of weeks and I am excited about enjoying this coach. I am nervous though.
I read about all the problems people have and I think a coach this age, it isn’t if but when I suffer the same. I am not mechanically inclined and I am pretty lazy too. I am retired with a modest income so when these problems do arise they will become a stressful event. Everything works fine now so maybe I should sell this coach and look at something newer. Am I off the mark?
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Old 01-24-2022, 08:39 PM   #16
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It has been a little over a year since we bought our little Gulf Stream. Last year’s camping went surprisingly well. I did manage to run it into a couple concrete posts the last camping trip but the repair went surprisingly well and you would never know the accident occurred.
I really like driving this m/h, the F-53 is a good chassis and other than a vibration I am still chasing I haven’t any gripes. All things associated with coach work well. I am having it sealed as we speak. I would definitely recommend this brand if the risk of an orphan manufacturer doesn’t frighten you.
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Old 08-04-2022, 08:42 PM   #17
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Another year of camping has gone by. Very minor problems if any. I love this motorhome and so do our friends. It is where everyone wants to congregate. DW wants something newer and she doesn’t feel the warmth I do for the atrium dining slide. As mentioned previously, this is a moderate weather coach, extreme weather overwhelms the large amount of windows. It is paid for and meets our needs… we are happy.
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Old 08-04-2022, 08:52 PM   #18
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Keep it going. I like reading the daily events
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Old 09-23-2022, 09:44 PM   #19
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We took the GulfStream to Fort Flagler this past weekend, it is across the bay from Port Townsend, Wa. where the Wooden Boat Festival was this week. Such a beautiful area.
The motorhome worked great, we had 6 of us in our 3 coach party and we were able to prepare dinner and host card games, comfortably. I threw together some guacamole one afternoon and every one said it was the best…ever! I wish I had paid attention to how I made it because I don’t remember and I probably can’t repeat it.
Next week the coach goes in for a 30k service, fluids and filters and lube. I will have them determine the source of the wheel vibration too hopefully. It is a new shop to our county and I have heard good things.
Time to wash, wax and winterize, I would love to go camping some more though.
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Old 10-04-2022, 09:49 PM   #20
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Well that didn’t go well. A flaky shop. I drove the coach the 1 hour drive to the shop, my wife followed and we left it at the night drop off. This was Sunday night. Good thing I had copied the 30k mile check-off sheet as I could write the specifics and left it on the drivers seat.
Monday morning the service manager calls and says “What work did you want done as I don’t see a work order for your rig on the schedule?” “30k, which is fluids and filters changed and inspect the suspension” I explained the vibration I wanted diagnosed.
Then he makes the insane statement, “My gas engine mechanic left and we now only have diesel mechanics, we wont be able to work on your coach.”
I drove back that morning and picked it up and DW drove me out again that evening to get my car.
Anyone that tells me a diesel mechanic can’t change oil in a gas rig and RR the suspension is not a company I would trust my coach with.
I rescheduled with a nearby truck service center I had used previously, that I trust.
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:19 PM   #21
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Imperial Truck an RV repair in Kitsap County, Wa. did a nice job for me. They were professional, thorough and fair. They replaced the sheared roll pin for my electric slide motor and went through my suspension and rubber components on my chassis, oil change, etc. My wheel vibration is due to the cheap tires the PO had installed before selling.
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