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Old 03-14-2020, 01:11 AM   #1
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Looking at a downsize rig

Hope all are healthy. We are getting deep in the years and are looking a getting an older small Class A gas. Not a lot of used choice in this market, but found 1995 Winnebago Brave 29' with Chev with 80k km (50k miles) Any mechanical issues one should pay closer attention to. I'm comfy with all appliances as I am gas fitter/plumber/refrigeration tech.- retired. We'll only be using it for occasional week end at lake and couple visits, so lucky if we'd do 5000km/yr. We had Winnebago way back in early 80's and from what I read on here there isn't much change in the P30 chassis.
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younger brother has one for a lake escape camper. No issues at all in many years
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If you have a mechanic buddy, maybe do a compression test. I was just mentioning to my wife a couple days ago, when my small block pickup had to downshift to make a little hill , how nice those 454 big blocks pulled.
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Yeh, I kinda look forward to that big block as well. One of my concerns is the so called automatic parking brake. Does anyone know whether it might have that, else mechanically replacement parts are pretty reasonable for the old OHV vs some of the new techie OHC. We have a monster snow storm going on right now so we're going to connect next weekend.
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The parking brake is called Autopark and is not used on the shorter P-30 chassis. The best source for information is AutoPark parking brake system help, troubleshooting, and repair

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Yeh, I kinda look forward to that big block as well. One of my concerns is the so called automatic parking brake. Does anyone know whether it might have that, else mechanically replacement parts are pretty reasonable for the old OHV vs some of the new techie OHC. We have a monster snow storm going on right now so we're going to connect next weekend.
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