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streamdream

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Posted: 02/03/21 10:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello Everyone,
I purchased a real gem of a camper the other day. It's a 2003 Citation Supreme 9'1" truck camper that's fully loaded and has been sitting in covered, temperature controlled storage for over 12 years. I can't find anyone who has one of these.

It came with all the ownership material, but didn't come with a maintenance or service manual. Can someone point me in the right direction to start looking for one? I'd also be interested in hearing about your ownership experiences with one of these nice campers.

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Posted: 02/03/21 10:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I owned a 1987 class C diesel Citation Supreme. The house part was wonderfully well built. They did have a factory in British Columbia.

Mine did not come with a service manual.


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Posted: 02/03/21 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please post some pictures.

Try this for pictures: http://photoposting.is-great.net/?i=3


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I bought a new Citation 9-6 (non-slide) in 2005, and toured the factory in Armstrong, Canada in about 2006, a Thor Company... Citation’s quality control process was quite impressive - before the camper could move from one work station to the next it had to pass a QC inspection by a third party individual...The width was 102” with 2” walls...After a few camping seasons we decided we needed a bigger camper so reluctantly traded it in for a larger Eagle Cap model having a slide-out...I believe that post recession, they quit building truck campers in about 2009ish.

As far as maintenance goes, nothing out of the ordinary is required except (as with all rv’s) to be extra diligent at maintaining the caulking around all seams, appurtenances, marker lights, tail lights and jack mounts...

Enjoy, after touring about five different manufacturers plants, I believe that due to their extremely thorough build process, Citation was truly the best of the best!!

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Citation's were heavy, comparatively, for the size, but they were well built. Keep on top of the seals around the windows and doors, the lights, and especially the roof hatches. Keep an eye on the roof, they tended to say a bit, over time.


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When I was in the market for a truck and camper,a guy in Spokane had a very nice 10ft Citation on a Chevy 3500 SRW..The camper was A+ but the combo just didn't drive right, so I passed because he would not separate them...Not enough truck for that camper..It sure felt heavy on that SRW..


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Posted: 02/05/21 02:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Citation and Corsair where manufactured by General Coach Canada.( a Thor Industries company at the time) Their campers, trailers, and Class C's were known for being well built. Their RV division went down about 2008-09 along with the rest in the big melt down.
Thor Industries sold General Coach Canada in 2010. General Coach continued to build construction trailers and house trailers but no more RV's. In 2020 they started building travel trailers again.

* This post was edited 02/05/21 01:43pm by Z-Peller *


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Wrong, General Coach was purchased by Thor way back in 1982.

https://www.thorindustries.com/history#:~:text=%20History%20%201%20Founding.%20Thor%20Industries%20Inc.,In%201986%2C%20Thor%20was%20listed%20on...%20More%20

And this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor_Industries#:~:text=In%201982%2C%20Thor%20acquired%20the%20Canada-based%20General%20Coach%2C,under%20the%20stock%20ticker%20symbol%20%22THO%22%20in%201986.

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Posted: 02/05/21 01:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Quote:

Wrong, General Coach was purchased by Thor way back in 1982.


I stand corrected..I did not know that. I will edit my original post.....however, the story goes on! Thor Industries sold General Coach Canada in 2010.

* This post was edited 02/05/21 01:46pm by Z-Peller *

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