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Old 03-14-2021, 10:26 AM   #855
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Hello, Just purchased a 1997 Rexhall Airbus model 3300 and cant seem to find the gross weight of it. In the process of insuring it and they are asking me the weight. The previous owners have no idea. Any help would be appreciated. Have several questions but this one needs a immediate response. Thanks for having me here.
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Check on the driver side door frame. We found it there.
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Old 03-15-2021, 08:08 AM   #856
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Just found this forum and I'm excited to dig through all of the details to learn about RVs.

We are acquiring a 2002 Rexhall American Clipper with the purchase of a house. This rig has been sitting for a few years and needs some TLC. So we plan on some level of a rehab/renovation as we figure out if we like the RV lifestyle.

Thanks in advance for all of the information and future help. :-)
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Old 03-26-2021, 11:06 AM   #857
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OTE=John USA;2680471]If you're a Rexhall owner, you've found the right place. Welcome to the Rexhall Owners Forum at iRV2.

Many Rexhall models are represented here, from gassers to diesel pushers, to units with tag axles, and some with slides, and some without.

While there is a lot of Rexhall specific knowledge in this forum, be sure and check out the other fine forums at iRV2, such as chassis forums for example, for more detailed discussions about your particular chassis.

So, feel free to introduce yourself, and tell everyone a little bit about your rig...we're happy to have you here!
__Have a 2000 Rexhall Anthem...love it!_____________[/QUOTE]
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Old 03-29-2021, 01:52 PM   #858
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We just got a 2007 Rexhall Aerbus 365SL with 5,333 miles on it! We have had a trailer and 5th wheel in the past, but this is our first Class A. We are excited to join this group!
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Old 03-30-2021, 10:25 AM   #859
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Glad to find this forum! We have a 2000 Rexhall Anthem with a Chevy 455 gas V8. Bought it with 28,500 Miles on it! We have it all fixed up and modified the way we like it and it's very comfortable. Only downside is the Allison 4-speed tranny with no overdrive. It runs 3500 rpm at 70 MPH, Yuk!
Has anyone looked into adding an aftermarket overdrive? Or, changed to a later model Allison with overdrive?
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Glad to find this forum! We have a 2000 Rexhall Anthem with a Chevy 455 gas V8. Bought it with 28,500 Miles on it! We have it all fixed up and modified the way we like it and it's very comfortable. Only downside is the Allison 4-speed tranny with no overdrive. It runs 3500 rpm at 70 MPH, Yuk!
Has anyone looked into adding an aftermarket overdrive? Or, changed to a later model Allison with overdrive?
Welcome to the site, good bunch of helpful people on here. As for the OD unit check out gear venders. We use to put them on hotrods all the time but they were originally built for towing, you can actually split each gear as well which is good for hills too. They work great and are a fairly easy diy intstall other then shortening the driveshaft.
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Old 03-31-2021, 01:39 AM   #861
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Just found this forum and I'm excited to dig through all of the details to learn about RVs.

We are acquiring a 2002 Rexhall American Clipper with the purchase of a house. This rig has been sitting for a few years and needs some TLC. So we plan on some level of a rehab/renovation as we figure out if we like the RV lifestyle.

Thanks in advance for all of the information and future help. :-)
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Old 04-01-2021, 07:44 AM   #862
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Its'a Gasser, Ford V10. My son was working on it the other day. He replaced the starter and battery and was able to get it to crank. But it seems its not getting fuel, so we'll go after the fuel pump next.

My wife can't wait to start on the renovation. New paint, replace carpet with something wood-like. We haven't agreed on the reconfiguration of the slide out, yet. It is a pretty big space and want to maximize the work/comfort/sleeping capability of it.
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Old 04-02-2021, 08:14 AM   #863
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Its'a Gasser, Ford V10. My son was working on it the other day. He replaced the starter and battery and was able to get it to crank. But it seems its not getting fuel, so we'll go after the fuel pump next.

My wife can't wait to start on the renovation. New paint, replace carpet with something wood-like. We haven't agreed on the reconfiguration of the slide out, yet. It is a pretty big space and want to maximize the work/comfort/sleeping capability of it.
Could be fuel pump. It might take 2 to do a sound check if it. One working the ignition and one at the back listening for the electric fuel pump to come on. It will run for a couple of seconds to get pressure and then stop. Will do this everytime ignition is turned on, ( not turning engine over). When you actually start the engine, it goes through this procedure, and while engine is cranking, it builds oil pressure and then the fuel pump will start back up. So it could also be oil pressure related. But anyways, start with listening, then move forward. Fuel pump is in gas tank. Fuel pump is pricey, get the correct mototcraft fuel pump/ fuel level gauge. Plug and play with connection. Rock Auto. Lowering the tank with fuel in it us a bit tricky, but use ratchet straps. Get the coach as high as possible, as you can swap out fuel pump assembly under the coach without bringing tank out from underneath. I looked it up on YouTube and watched a video of an older guy doing it himself. About 2 hour job.
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Old 04-03-2021, 08:16 PM   #864
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The best option is an Allison 1000. I have done this conversion.
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Glad to find this forum! We have a 2000 Rexhall Anthem with a Chevy 455 gas V8. Bought it with 28,500 Miles on it! We have it all fixed up and modified the way we like it and it's very comfortable. Only downside is the Allison 4-speed tranny with no overdrive. It runs 3500 rpm at 70 MPH, Yuk!
Has anyone looked into adding an aftermarket overdrive? Or, changed to a later model Allison with overdrive?
If you choose to do a transmission swap, the best option would be an Allison 1000 5 or 6 speed.
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Welcome to the site, good bunch of helpful people on here. As for the OD unit check out gear venders. We use to put them on hotrods all the time but they were originally built for towing, you can actually split each gear as well which is good for hills too. They work great and are a fairly easy diy intstall other then shortening the driveshaft.
A friend added a GearVendors OD to a 454 Suburban. Yes, you have to shorten the driveshaft, but that's no big deal. The GV plus a MSD Ignition with the variable timing option plus a set of high-flow headers took him from 9 MPG to 12-13 MPG.

He lived in Glendale CA (just north of L.A.) and drove down to San Diego (GV HQ) and had it installed. Drive in to drive out was about 5 hours. He felt it was worth every penny.

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Overdrive

Thanks for the inputs on the tranny. Still debating tranny or overdrive and need to find someone who might do it. I'm a good mechanic, but that's a lot of weight...we'll see. Did the guy who got the overdrive at Gearbenders say how much they charged him?
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