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Old 06-27-2016, 06:26 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Coma View Post
I agree. If I have done everything I can in the way of preventative maintenance, then at the end of the day something breaks it is just my turn in the barrel. I can live with that.
Well said ^^^^^^ .....PM's haunt me when I know I should change a fuel filter before a trip .... Be on my mind till we get home...
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Old 06-27-2016, 06:54 PM   #44
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Would you talk with Cummins about doing it under warranty rather than just covering $10,400 of it (less than 1/3 rd the cost)?
Mr. D, you are a tower of restrained grace.

I'd be happy to talk to Cummins, if you think it'd help. No doubt the whole experience still has a bitter taste. It is my prayer you and your wife will enjoy your Magna for a long time.
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:31 PM   #45
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I think diesel RVs break down more often because almost all are not used enough. Diesel engines are designed for hard heavy duty use, the engines suffer when they are not used all day everyday like they are in commuter buses, trucks, etc.
Perfect explanation and that's what I see on here every single day ! Park Em forget Em use Em when you want ! This doesn't work - that doesn't work ect ect !
Use Em or loose Em rings a bell with me .
Solution = Exercise Them- Run Them as they were designed to do !
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:49 PM   #46
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Perfect explanation and that's what I see on here every single day ! Park Em forget Em use Em when you want ! This doesn't work - that doesn't work ect ect !

Use Em or loose Em rings a bell with me .

Solution = Exercise Them- Run Them as they were designed to do !

Mine Never sits for more than 30 days except when I put it to sleep for the Winter - Nov- late Feb.

IE: go fulltime and move 30 times a year.

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Have not had to take either of the two DP coaches I have owned to a shop in the last 10 years. Knock on wood. The day may come when I'm not able to do a needed repair though. Preventative maintenance and replacing parts before they get too bad has worked for me so far. I believe more DP owners post about issues than the gas coach owners. DP folks seem to be more into knowing the "why's" of their coach and will post on the forum. I don't think DP's as a rule are in a shop any longer than a gas coach except for maybe a major engine overhaul or something that takes major disassembly. The Commercial vehicles come first comments are true to some extent. My Father had a head gasket fail on his 08 Fleetwood Excursion with 30k miles. Head gasket failure was caused by a bad EGR cooler, which caused liner pitting they said. Freightliner Redding, Ca let it sit for a week before they could even get to it. Took over a month to get it back but they also rebuilt the engine, new Pistons, liners, bearings etc. when a OTR truck would come in they would stop work on the coach and get the truck back to work. The coach was not needed immediately and they knew that. The fan assembly fell off on the way back to San Diego but that is another story.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:21 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by Steve Ownby View Post
The Roadmaster chassis, pre REV ownership, was built completely by Monaco. Roadmaster was a family of chassis with the S Series semi monocoque chassis as the top. This was the foundation chassis that was designed by Chrysler in the mid '80s and sold to Monaco before any production chassis were built.
By the time of the original Monaco going bankrupt, this was the Roadmaster chassis line up:
1. S Series semi monocoque. Steel framed and welded. Top three Monaco brand coaches as well as others by HR, Beaver, Safari.
2. RR10S. Tag axle coaches with side radiator and aluminum framing.
3. RR8S. Same as above without tag axle.
4. RR10R. Tag axle coach with rear radiator.
5. RR8R. Same as above without tag axle.
6. RR4R. Entry level diesel coaches with 4 air bags. This was the chassis with the trailing arm issue.

Some of these chassis were built under Navistar's ownership and Roadmaster production was halted when REV purchased the company. The current Roadmaster/Freightliner chassis are built by REV in Decatur, In. They utilize front and rear clips by Freightliner and joined by a ladder type center section to meet whatever is specified for the coach being built. This is the same concept as the Liberty chassis used for the American Coach line.
Steve, you forgot the Roadmaster M chassis. Tag axle 10 air bag side radiator on Beavers in the 2000-2006 or so time frame. Still not sure where it fits in.
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