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Old 06-15-2021, 04:03 PM   #1
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i am a new owner of a 2000 American Dream and have started the process of doing all the required maintenance , i have changed the transmission fluid replaced both filter replaced both fuel filters replace oil and filter replaced all of the coolant and filter.
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Old 06-15-2021, 04:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, you might also checked the date on your tires, also for any cracks.
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Old 06-15-2021, 04:22 PM   #3
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Wow, what a great coach. Sounds like you are making good progress.
Welcome to the forum.
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Old 06-15-2021, 05:38 PM   #4
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Awesome! Welcome to the forum. We have an 02 American Tradition. Great line of coaches.
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Old 06-15-2021, 05:48 PM   #5
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Hello from a fellow American Dream owner! You have a great coach there. Post some pics when you get a chance!

There's a lot of knowledge here regarding our vintage coaches, and I've learned so much hanging around here.

Good luck with your Dream, and hope to wave at ya on the road!
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Old 06-15-2021, 07:22 PM   #6
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Did you change all of the coolant hoses too. I noticed my 2013 has hoses the appeared to be swelling, so had them all replaced last year. Some were pretty punky. Also replaced all the belts as a precaution and kept the old ones for spares. Heat can take a toll on rubber.
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Old 06-15-2021, 08:21 PM   #7
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Air drier desiccant canister?
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:12 AM   #8
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yes i did change that it was very bad shape and i have also changed all of the belts.
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:32 AM   #9
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How many hours on generator?
Simple to change filters and oil, but no way to "inspect" water pump belt.

Steering axle ball joints are issue on that vintage coach, the rubber boots deteriorate and allow the joints to fail. If yours are still ok,
There's a thread under spartan chassis here detailing adding grease fittings to them

If you don't know history of coach, I'd probably remove the CAC and wash out radiator fins, that'll ensure temp stays normal

Those are rock solid coach's that are easy to work on and ride fantastic.

Tons of knowledge here, so ask about anything, you'll get a answer!
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:51 AM   #10
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Congrats on the new rig! Let the adventure begin!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:08 AM   #11
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thanks for the information i removed the generator from the coach to do a rebuild not an easy job but its done and running great. still trying to track down a air leak going after that this weekend.
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:13 AM   #12
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i will check out the front end while i am chasing down the air leak, but i will add this thing is a tank very well build for being 21 years old.
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Old 06-18-2021, 07:40 PM   #13
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I always loved the looks of American Eagle and Dream coaches. Would of have bought a Dream but my daily driver was acting wonky aka the variable valve timing electro magnet was intermittently going out , so I was afraid to drive 5hrs one way.
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Old 06-20-2021, 11:53 AM   #14
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Welcome to the Forum and the "Vintage Americans" coach club.

Mackwrench is our technical guru and there are quite a few owners that frequent the Fleetwood owner's forum on this site that collectively have probably experienced all things possible with these Eagles, Dreams and Traditions.

If your ball joint boots are gone, but the ball joints themselves are still good you can maintain them by using the following product:

Product has great wicking properties and will keep your joints lubricated with regular use. Available on-line or at any marine store.

Also excellent for keeping your slide apparatus lubricated.

If your Dream has the original Source Manager (transfer switch, inverter and converter combo) you will likely experience the need for a replacement at some time in the future. Unit and components are obsolete at this point....but Mackwrench and others have done the replacement and posted the details on the Fleetwood Forum.

Enjoy your new ride!!!
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