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Old 11-30-2020, 07:32 AM   #71
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My 2003 GStream hyd slides and jacks just quit working. Nothing at the switches. I have checked all the fuses and breakers I know. Does anybody
know where a breaker or fuse would be on this bus? THIS HAS NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE AND THE SLIDES WENT IN PERFECT BEFORE WE LEFT FOR THE SOUTH. If anybody has any idea , please advise. Since we are traveling send email to larrydebusk61@gmail.com
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Old 12-02-2020, 04:25 PM   #72
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My 2003 GStream hyd slides and jacks just quit working. Nothing at the switches. I have checked all the fuses and breakers I know. Does anybody
know where a breaker or fuse would be on this bus? THIS HAS NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE AND THE SLIDES WENT IN PERFECT BEFORE WE LEFT FOR THE SOUTH. If anybody has any idea , please advise. Since we are traveling send email to larrydebusk61@gmail.com
There is a circuit breaker in the compartment next to the batteries passenger side. Loos like a black rectangular shaped with a small lever that needs resetting
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Old 12-04-2020, 04:13 PM   #73
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Have a 37' 1999 Gulfstream Sun Voyager Bus 8362. Has one slide and we use it more than I thought we would). Bought it used and had to repair the roof (Henry's Tropi-Cool is working great) and had to fix the heater core and replace the generator. The furniture was peeling, so we recovered the couch and put in 2 recliners where the J-couch was. Flat screen TV and little upgrades. So far it is treating us well. Had a truck take out the left side mirror.

Enjoyed it so far with a couple up trips to the UP and to Tennessee. We are planning a 4 month coast to coast trip.
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Old 03-29-2021, 11:30 PM   #74
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I bought a 2021 BT Cruiser 5240 sitting on a 2021 Ford E-350 chassis :

I give it a 3.5 out of 5 for quality, certain things were installed good and other things were not.

Here is a list of the bad :

The gray/black waste valves and plumbing was installed wrong, unable to open black tank valve unless laying on my back, so I rebuilt the whole drain assemble and now it works like it suppose to.

The A/C was installed wrong, the bolts inside were to tight and cause the A/C fan to rub and make noise, loosen bolts and now A/C works good, the gasket was smashed to much causing the issue.

Fresh water pump made the pipes in RV rattle the back bathroom cabinet, installed a flex hose from pump to hard water lines and installed flex hose lines from hard water lines under cabinet to faucet and now its quiet.
[ had to cut back the hard lines install new fittings and install new flex rubber water lines to faucet so it stops the water lines from vibrating from water pump ]

RV entry door had wind noise while driving, removed trim around door and no insulation around door and day light coming in, I sprayed expanding foam around door and replaced trim now its quiet.

The 1st step inside the RV the wood floor part was weak, it needed extra bracing to support step, to make the repair easy without tearing up the floor I pulled back the rubber floor over the wood drilled 3 small holes and filled the cavity with expanding foam and now the step inside is rock solid.

Fiberglass curved shell that meets the Ford cab also had wind noise, removed interior inside and found no insulation at that area, just the fiberglass shell were it meets the cab, installed sound proof insulation now its quiet.

The guy that did the exterior silicone caulking did a OK job but was sloppy so I spent a weekend cleaning silicone caulking where it should not be.

Loose screws here and there inside and out, retighten screws.

Passenger seat swivel base was not tighten down good, it rattled while driving, tighten the bolts and now its solid.

The RV rear had a small sag and had a sway issue when I bought it, because of the fresh water tank and fuel tank behind the rear axle it caused the issue, so I bought Sumo Springs for the rear [1500 lb rate] and installed them, it raised the back about a inch and stopped the sway.
[Gulf stream should install Sumo Springs to stop this issue]

The shower even though no leaks and works good the shower pan is very thin, Gulfstream needs a thicker shower pan, should last a few years if I take it easy in the shower.

Here is a list of the good :

The fiberglass roof is installed good, all seams caulked good and zero leaks from rain.

Slideout was installed good and straight, goes in and out proper and seals good when shut.

Interior cabinets installed good and straight, no rattles and looks good.

Murphy bed is installed good and works correctly, as well as the electric couch.

TV goes up and down good.

All other systems work good and installed good.

All electric lights and plugs work good and installed correct.

All appliances work good and installed good.

RV Structure is straight and sound.

For the price of $75,000 I find the RV to be good all around for that price, I have been in the maintenance field my whole life so repairing plumbing, electric, cabinets, floors, comes easy to me, all the work was done myself no need to take back to dealer to have some kid repair it wrong and wait months to get it done.

So if anyone is thinking of buying a BT Cruiser do expect some minor issues and learn to repair it yourself and make sure you get the lowest price possible from the dealer.
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Old 04-01-2021, 04:07 PM   #75
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First let me say Jackreno, great right up and you truly know your way around an RV !!
We have a 2019 BT Cruiser 5255 on a 2018. E450. Many problems that were there when it left Gulf Stream.
Fresh water system. Tee between the pump and tank had water making a 90 degree turn. The fresh water inlet was level with the tank. When traveling we would never have more then half tank. The the pump was screwed to floor so hard the cushion feet didn't work. Drilled a new fresh water inlet 8" higher and 24 inches to the rear. Fixed the pump and feed to pump.
The gray water tank had two pieces of 1-1/2 plastic drill out clogging it up. Add to that the drain was 6-1/2" off the ground. Tore it all out and started over now 12 inches off the ground.
The classic missing engine pulley.
Window cranks stripped and broken. One even had a piece of red tape on it.
Slide rollers digging into bottom of slide.
Shower tray missing caulk. It's like someone went halfway around ran out or it was break time.
Hydrulic jacks leaking at pump. Had it back to the dealer twice he said nothing leaking. That's my next task.
Glad I waited till retiring to get this. There plenty to keep me busy.

I do like size of the thing. Just can't believe they have No quality control.
I carry a dirt bike on the hitch. Added Maxx fans.
Really like this irv2 Webb site. I have learned a lot. Now to go check out some of those problems that Jack brought up that I was not even aware of. Ha ha
Good Day All and Happy Trails. Stonepony
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I do like size of the thing. Just can't believe they have No quality control.
I carry a dirt bike on the hitch. Added Maxx fans.
Really like this irv2 Webb site. I have learned a lot. Now to go check out some of those problems that Jack brought up that I was not even aware of. Ha ha
Good Day All and Happy Trails. Stonepony
Maxx fans yes, I am going to upgrade those soon, it should have been standard not a option..

Quality control is something many RV makers lack big time..

30 plus years ago I worked with a plumbing company that plumbed new tract homes, once a month we all had to show up to the office/shop for a talking from the boss, what do you think it was.
[how to make the job more quality]
NO it was how can we plumb out 2 or more homes in one day instead of 1 home done right, so we plumbed 2-3 homes in a day with mistakes and again next month at the office/shop it was can we do 3-4 ?..

I quit working there a few months later..

The same with the RV makers, do it fast than tomorrow do it faster..
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Old 04-02-2021, 07:27 AM   #77
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We were ever so lucky to get our Sunvoyager from family. We are the second owners of this MH and even the mechanic that did the basic oil change said this was the quietest engine on an older RV that he had ever heard. We are making some interior changes as to deco, but that would be all as of now... mini blinds in the bedroom.. had to go.... too many modern choices to put up with a mini blind..
Over all ,, we have no complaints and really feel that with good maintenance we will get a lot of years of pleasure from our 1993 Sunvoyager.
Floyd & Helen
Well here we are again but this time it is to say that our MH has set up for so long due to lack of use that it needs a new home! It does need some tlc due to the lack of setting up.. mostly it needs a new roof .. we have kept two large tarps on it for the duration .. Inside still has as it was ..
If someone would like to take this MH and make it road worthy again, please contact me .. I live in the 75939 area code of Texas .. It has the big Ford engine in it .
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