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Old 06-22-2021, 10:32 AM   #1
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1995 Safari Trek Pathfinder Diesel

We are purchasing this from owner; has 26,000 miles and all paperwork, looks very good. Asking price is $10000 which seems good. We are new at this and would appreciate any advice or info anyone can provide, thanks!
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The GM 6.2 and 6.5 liter diesels were NOT well thought of engines.


There were some mods such as moving the computer to a cooler area that should be done.


Suggest you spend some time on sites devoted to that engine series.
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If I remember correctly, the diesel pathfinder was really under powered, but performance could be improved with a performance add on. Otherwise, the coaches were pretty well built.

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Welcome to the forum.

I'll comment a bit from what's been said but I'm not an expert and have never owned one so let's see what others have to say.

My recollection is that their were some 1995 diesel Treks that wsere built on a GM P75 pusher chassis and had adequate power as it did have the 6.5L. Yes, I've heard that motor had problems but just like anything else, some owners had no problems at all with that 6.5L as I know several who had pickups that never had any problems even when towing heavy loads regularly.

Up to 1995, I believe the Trek used a Japanese Isuzu chassis with a somewhat feeble 3.9L diesel which probably could be considered as being very under-powered for its application.

Check to see if it's a P75 with the 6.5L engine in the rear.

No matter, if it's been well taken care of with maintenance records, I'd be tempted to scrutinize it further and have an inspection done if you can. It really does sound like a decent deal.
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We parked near a fellow who had purchased a similar Trek a few years ago.

He complained about the rig's road manners. Said he spent several thousand dollar trying to rectify the suspension for driving improvement to no avail.

I do not know if that was one of a kind or a common problem for Safari Trek.
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Well it's priced at a level of decent early 2000s trailer or 3/4 pickup truck. If it doesn't blow up you shouldn't loose money. But you don't want a money pit either.
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My recollection is that their were some 1995 diesel Treks that wsere built on a GM P75 pusher chassis and had adequate power as it did have the 6.5L. Yes, I've heard that motor had problems but just like anything else, some owners had no problems at all with that 6.5L as I know several who had pickups that never had any problems even when towing heavy loads regularly.


Check to see if it's a P75 with the 6.5L engine in the rear.

Yup, staining all our memories.


I believe all but the 30' Trek were on P chassis (front engine).



The 30' with same engine in rear pusher configuration.


We don't know length or which chassis for the OP's coach.
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