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Posted: 03/21/12 04:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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You have an incredibly reliable vehicle that only need a few minor tweaks to make it last 10 years past forever.

Your potential buyer discovered the same thing I did... that this thing is good for 1 million miles if taken care of.

Gonna have to put my boots on now. I am curious as to where you discovered this? I would like to know the details.

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dreeder wrote:

I really like your setup, apparantely you do to. What about the DP has you so interested? Just curious, aside from a Greyhound bus I have never been in one before..

Some of the advantages of the class A are:
Holds 200 gallons of diesel fuel.
Has onboard diesel generator.
Holds 100 gallons of water.
Has larger side by side fridge.

These are the majority of reasons.

I do love my van, I will miss it.

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Thanks for the info, I can see how this is a tough decision. I remember when I got rid of my 09' Ram, although it was cursed with a horribly problem prone emission's system I did love everything else about the truck and I certainly wasn't doing cart wheels of joy when I got rid of it. Good luck with your decision.

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Target replacement vehicle is 1996 model year.

How much maintenance is there waiting to be done no matter how good the drive train is?

You are trading heavy duty vehicle maintenance prices for medium duty.

Plus, RV maintenance of a soon to be 20 year old vehicle.

Fuel consumption will be up there, etc.

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NewsW wrote:

Target replacement vehicle is 1996 model year.

How much maintenance is there waiting to be done no matter how good the drive train is?

You are trading heavy duty vehicle maintenance prices for medium duty.

Plus, RV maintenance of a soon to be 20 year old vehicle.

Fuel consumption will be up there, etc.

The replacement vehicle is a class A diesel pusher with a Cummins M11 and a Allison 4060 transmission. It has 51K miles and has been garaged all of it's life. It would be replacing my 1995 Holiday Rambler 32' travel trailer and the light tower trailer that I tow behind the TT.

I would never would have been able to afford the class A DP before now, they are just too expensive.

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vacuumbed wrote:

NewsW wrote:

Target replacement vehicle is 1996 model year.

How much maintenance is there waiting to be done no matter how good the drive train is?

You are trading heavy duty vehicle maintenance prices for medium duty.

Plus, RV maintenance of a soon to be 20 year old vehicle.

Fuel consumption will be up there, etc.

The replacement vehicle is a class A diesel pusher with a Cummins M11 and a Allison 4060 transmission. It has 51K miles and has been garaged all of it's life. It would be replacing my 1995 Holiday Rambler 32' travel trailer and the light tower trailer that I tow behind the TT.

I would never would have been able to afford the class A DP before now, they are just too expensive.



Then you are basically down to variable cost of extra fuel etc.

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Posted: 03/21/12 07:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The people in white lab coats are probably going to come for you.... either just before or after you sell.

Don't feel bad, you will get through the 5150 process in a few days!



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JPhelps wrote:

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You have an incredibly reliable vehicle that only need a few minor tweaks to make it last 10 years past forever.

Your potential buyer discovered the same thing I did... that this thing is good for 1 million miles if taken care of.

Gonna have to put my boots on now. I am curious as to where you discovered this? I would like to know the details.


One of the voices in his head?


John and Elizabeth (Liz), with 3 nutty cats
My beloved St. Bernard, Marm, lost him 1/2/12
Current rig:
1992 International Genesis school bus conversion

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It looks like the van will be sold today for $24,000. I really HATE to see it go. This means I will be the new owner of a 96 Monaco Executive.

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Jarlaxle wrote:

JPhelps wrote:

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You have an incredibly reliable vehicle that only need a few minor tweaks to make it last 10 years past forever.

Your potential buyer discovered the same thing I did... that this thing is good for 1 million miles if taken care of.

Gonna have to put my boots on now. I am curious as to where you discovered this? I would like to know the details.


One of the voices in his head?

I love that 6.0, I will miss it dearly. With the little miles I put on it, that van would last me the rest of my life if I had kept it.

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