I was taking pictures today as I'm thinking of selling my 2000 31' Coachmen Leprechaun. It's on a Ford E450, V-10 chassis and thinking the low mileage would be a good selling point. I purchased it in Spring of 2012 with 36,543 miles (hat is on the title). Since then I've had work done and the odometer was recorded in October 2012 as 10/18/12 as 36,685.
On my last trip out somehow it flipped the 3 to a 4 making the mileage as 48,989 instead of what should be 38,989 (as most I've kept logs).
Is there anything that can be done to get it back? I'm scared to press anything for fear it will increase the digits.
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You've only driven it 2,400 miles in a year? You need to go camping
Seriously, write down your trips you took, mapquest your mileage and sse if your numbers make sense. 2,400 miles seems low but certainly could be right while 12,400 seems way too high for a typical year but I have no idea your camping/RV routine.
You only drove 142 miles the entire summer (spring until October)? Something doesn't sound right.
Also be careful what you do with the odometer settings, I believe resetting them is a crime punishable with jail time.
It was garaged in Florida and I was in NC until July. It's been a tough year as I was the care-giver for my Mom. She passed away in October -- that is why there was only 142 miles.
The odometer is the old kind that numbers roll and I know it's illegal to reset them. It's just evidently a problem made the difference and I was in hopes the problem could be corrected -- not simply rolled back.
Wow! I didn't think they still had analog odometers then. I was ready to bet that you bumped the button that changes it from miles to kilometers but apparently that's not it. Its going to be next to.impossible to get that straightened out. Sorry.
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The old way years ago ( so I am told .... as I would never do so ) was to take the speedo cable off the transmission end, hook it to an electric drill and run it backwards until you reached the desired reading. Somewhere along the line, not sure what year, they geared them so that they would not turn backwards with a catch something like what is on the balance wheel on a watch.
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But, I have a question, was there any hint of a line above or below the miles, before the "change". If so, it is possible the a previous owner used one of the, more, ah, modern methods to roll 10,000 miles off, and it showed back up now.
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