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PatJ

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Posted: 11/25/20 09:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll comment as someone with 120k+ miles experience with "older RVs." Search my posts for more info to validate. I LOVE older RVs.

1st - I'm jealous of your trip and wish I had the guts to do it when I was your age. IMO you will never regret it regardless of any mechanical issues you may have along the way. Don't forget that.

2nd - IMO The most likely thing to leave you stranded is tires. Other rotating things may fail (alternator, tensioner, idler, etc) but they are less likely to fail catastrophically without warning and leave you stranded. So in my opinion I would focus on tires. Other rotating thing will most likely give you some warning (noise, slop, etc) as they fail. Listen for that whenever possible. Make sure you have a good spare with you as well as the jack/lug wrench/compressor required to replace if needed in the middle of nowhere. If you have 16.5 tires make sure you understand they are rare these days and most tire shops will not stock spares.

3rd - I've been doing this for a while and I wouldn't hesitate to take a well-maintained older class C across country, any day of the week. Good luck!


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Posted: 11/25/20 10:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PatJ wrote:

I've been doing this for a while and I wouldn't hesitate to take a well-maintained older class C across country, any day of the week.
The same here with the same feelings about it. [emoticon]


2007 Phoenix Cruiser model 2350, with 2006 Jeep Liberty in-tow


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