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DownTheAvenue

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Posted: 01/30/19 07:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those front clearance lights are well known to leak and cause serious issues. When you seal the roof, be sure to pay careful attention to them. The clearance lights on the back, while not subject to the air pressure of moving forward, also deserve attention.

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Congrats!!! I'd be over-the-hill excited to find a unit like that with documentation and an engineer for a previous owner (meet a lot of those guys in my job and they are usually spot-on with keeping things nice).......you'll be hardpressed to ever find another one like that so enjoy it!!

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looks great! And by 2000 the V10 had PI heads which addressed the plug spitting problem and had more power than the 97-99 version. Basically you have the same engine that's still being put in Class C motorhomes today.


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Lwiddis wrote:

New tires as in very few miles or lots of tread, when again age is also a factor?


Tires were put on last fall after previous owner had a blowout on his last trip with the Jayco.


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Posted: 01/30/19 07:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DownTheAvenue wrote:

Those front clearance lights are well known to leak and cause serious issues. When you seal the roof, be sure to pay careful attention to them. The clearance lights on the back, while not subject to the air pressure of moving forward, also deserve attention.

x2 on this. I owned that model and had trouble with the clearance lights. The lens is very close to the bulb, and the heat of the bulb breaks down the plastic and water enters at that point. Also check the gasket of each light. I solved the problem by switching to LED lights. Another big bonus is they got rid of that big over cab window. It was nothing but trouble.


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Posted: 01/31/19 07:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice find. Our 2002 Jayco Greyhawk was in the same condition when we found it. Was always stored indoors and cared-for. Enjoy!

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camperdave wrote:

looks great! And by 2000 the V10 had PI heads which addressed the plug spitting problem and had more power than the 97-99 version. Basically you have the same engine that's still being put in Class C motorhomes today.
I thought Ford implemented the solution starting model year 2003.


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Posted: 01/31/19 11:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ron.dittmer wrote:

camperdave wrote:

looks great! And by 2000 the V10 had PI heads which addressed the plug spitting problem and had more power than the 97-99 version. Basically you have the same engine that's still being put in Class C motorhomes today.
I thought Ford implemented the solution starting model year 2003.

Ron, you are correct on that. Even so, the rig is so nice well worth buying. If it spits a plug, I would just do them all with the Timesert kit.

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T18skyguy wrote:

ron.dittmer wrote:

camperdave wrote:

looks great! And by 2000 the V10 had PI heads which addressed the plug spitting problem and had more power than the 97-99 version. Basically you have the same engine that's still being put in Class C motorhomes today.
I thought Ford implemented the solution starting model year 2003.

Ron, you are correct on that. Even so, the rig is so nice well worth buying. If it spits a plug, I would just do them all with the Timesert kit.


I was thinking the new heads were used when they increased the HP, which happened in 2000. But I could be wrong, it's been known to happen! [emoticon]

And yes, it's sort of a non-issue these days. Any good shop can Timesert the motor if needed.

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Posted: 01/31/19 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FWIW, My brother owns a Starflyte motor home built on a 1998 E350 with V10 engine and way over 100,000 miles. He has had no issues of any kind with his V10. A tune-up at 100k went without a hitch.

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