I'd just worry about the tires and a new battery on a coach like that.
4 whopping cylinders on Toyota RV's. Talk about great getting good MPG. Also I have a very light foot on the pedal. I followed some MPG advice on Livingpress.com and I now get 22 MPG! Not bad for a home on wheels.
Bought my 2002 Damon Challenger last fall with 13k miles on it. Original everything but the slide toppers, brakes (Workhorse recall) and one jack.
I do not know all of the Damon history. But I really like mine layout wise and the interior finish good enough for me. Love the big holding tanks also. My last rig was an Artic Fox 22H travel trailer.
The things I have changed out so far are the shocks, tires and soon the house batteries. I expected that on a ten year old coach. Oh, the chassis battery will go at some point soon. But I expect that also.
I have been very impressed with the little house things. Like 6V golf car house batteries. A three stage battery charger (no boiling out the batteries). I also liked pass through storage in the basement on this old a unit. All the little details that make you smile and think ya got a deal.
I know nothing about any Ford chassis issues, if there are any in that year.
I did buy a new belt for the engine, just in case. But when parked I see nothing leaking underneath so far. So if it ain’t broke. Why fix it is what I am going to do. One thing I am going to do is change fluids this fall. Even though some were changed not that long ago. Also I have GS ERS if I need it on the road. Used it twice and can not complain about the service one bit.
Verify the chassis year. Ford made major changes in 2006 and many rigs are built on chassis a model year older. The 2006 power train is a bit better. 2005 and older are good just 2006 and beyond a bit better.
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