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Old 11-19-2017, 06:05 PM   #1
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Update a 12 year old diesel pusher

What on the engine and chassis needs to be replaced or updated other than tires, batteries and tvs
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:09 PM   #2
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What on the engine and chassis needs to be replaced or updated other than tires, batteries and tvs

Belts, rubber hoses, Transmission fluid ? Does everything work now?
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:13 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by eddiehop View Post
What on the engine and chassis needs to be replaced or updated other than tires, batteries and tvs

On our 15 year old coach.
New flooring
Front curtain replaced with MCD shade
Side shades replaced with MCD
Mattress replaced
Dome satellite dish replaced with Travler
Built in ice make required tray assembly to be replaced
Lighting all replaced with LED bulbs
Added TPMS sensors
Updated wiring on headlights and replaced housings
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:24 PM   #4
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How many miles what is it? Make Model engine chassis transmission information will get you a lot more information.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:54 PM   #5
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Thinking about a 2006/07 fleetwood discovery with around 50,000 miles and about 1,000 hours on the generator
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:02 PM   #6
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Don't see anything about filters and an oil change. When was that last done?
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:58 PM   #7
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How about shocks and front end parts?
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Old 11-19-2017, 08:38 PM   #8
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Update a 14 year old coach!

This is the list I'm currently completing on my 14 year old!
$4,161, 6 Michilan Tires
$142.00, Eng Air Cleaner
$30.00, Eng Oil Filter
$76.00, Eng 3 fuel Filters
$70.69, Eng Belts
$153.00, Rottela 5gal
$60.94, Onan Generator 3 Filters
$177.77, Trans Fluid
$65.00, Trans Filter
$116.00, Air Dryer HalDex Kit DQ6026
$386.66, 4 Bilstien Shocks
$949.33, Air Springs SAF Holland
$241.67, 4 Brake diaphragm and chamber
$39.34, Wiper Blades
$62.01, Thermastat, Filter
$350.00, Cooling Hose's Est.
$100.00, Antifreeze 329 Est.
$20.00, Distilled Water Est.
$500.00, Front End Alignment Est.
$50.00, Rim for spare tire Est
$250.00, Toad Tow Bar
$230.00, Toad BrakeMaster Brake Sys
$12.00, 2 Wheel Chocks
$51.95, EternaBond RoofSeal Tape
$43.88, EternaBond Caulk Roof
$12.50, Weather strip Air Cond
$26.99, Shower Vent Cover
$193.20, Air Cond Covers 2
$78.00, Bath Skylight CD16X24
$42.35, Toilet Riser
$600.00, TPMS Est.
$325.00, Surge Protetector Est.
$125.00, Scanguage D Est.
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:47 AM   #9
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

It would be good to have a mechanic check it out! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:58 PM   #10
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"eddiehop"......Ten yeas old is not that old. I would look at shocks as they were probably cheap ones from the factory. You'll need to get a baseline for service, like when the oil, filter, air filter and fuel filters were changed. I would be concerned about the engine belts at ten years and probably keep an eye on the alternator. I bought a spare alternator for my 8 year old Diplomat when we planned a coast to coast trip. Luckily I never needed it and it's still sitting in a box.

If you buy and it needs servicing, do it increments. Change the engine oil filter and lube. Do the generator another time. Change belts a few months later, basically spread out the costs if you need to.
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:11 PM   #11
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Boy, that is a tough one to "guesstimate"!

It will depend greatly on how the previous owner maintained the unit, how regularly it was used and serviced etc.

If the P.M's were done on schedule, engine, chassis, transmission and generator may all be fine. 50,000 miles and 1,000 hours on the genny looks like it did not sit an extraordinary amount of time. Both the engine and genny are really just getting broken in at those points.

You'll have to drive it a bit to make a judgement on shocks and the front end. My rig is 19 years old, had it 9 years and put close to 50K on it (now just shy of 95K) and have not needed any front end work or shocks. When I bought new tires, had it in the alignment department...did not need it!

You can get your initial fluid changes and oil analysis at a place like SPeedco for a modest sum, also get the chassis lubed and the genny completely serviced.

Appliances and house items are probably fine if in working condition, you can tell alot about how they were used and looked after by their appearance.

I know this is not monetizing anything for you, but I myself do not look at a DP that is 12 years old as old, but look what I drive! LOL
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:06 PM   #13
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One would hope that the tires and batteries on a 12 year old coach were not originals - should be at the end of a second set or into a 3rd by then. And of course several filters and various fluids should have been replaced multiple times by then.

Other things that might not have been replaced [so far] could include shocks, belts, alternator, a/c compressor, water pump, radiator, tie rod boots, and on and on.

What it boils down to is that age is not a very useful indicator - you must assess the condition and the current state of maintenance.

When I sold my 12 yo, 78k mile, well-maintained coach last December, it had good tires but one was coming up for replacement in another year. It was due for new house batteries but the chassis batteries were almost new. Starter had been replaced several years earlier, and also an a/c compressor. Boots on the tie rod ends had been replaced twice, but other suspension components were fine (recently inspected). Radiator was solid but the variable speed fan controller had been recently replaced. Also had new brake pedal air control at about 7 years. Oil and radiator fluid analysis on both engine and genset showed the new owner that those were in excellent condition, so no worries there.
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