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 6/2/2012 9:19 AM
 
After a couple of years RVing in an Airstream, we sold our silver bullet and have recently purchased a 2007 Forest River Lexington 28'. Beautiful Rv with just what we want and not too big for us. A couple of questions for those in the know....1] is a transmission cooler worth the money? We have one on our Surburban and needed it for the size Airstream we had, but not familiar if needed on this RV 2] Any specific problems with the Ford E450 engine?
We found this RV (haven't named it yet) about 2 hrs from our home. Second owner, only 11,000 miles. Recent tires, brakes and completely resealed. Drives like a dream. Used mostly for local trips, but it has been used.
3]Not familiar with rubber roofs...specific problems to look for?
After selling the Airstream, we thought we would travel for a while without an RV....one good case of bedbugs quickly changed our plans!
We can't wait to get back on the road!!

Andi
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 6/3/2012 11:19 AM
 

Congratulations on finding another RV. I don't know anything about a transmission cooler but I have 2002 Coach House with the E450 engine. I bought it used in 2006 and have put almost 40,000 miles on it, The only problem I have had with the engine so far is that the cruise control quit working on my last trip. After a trip West in an underpowered Class C this one drives like a dream. Plenty of power to climb mountains.

Bedbugs, another good reason to have an RV. I usually travel alone and just don't feel safe in a motel. There are stories on the news of people being robbed or worse at just our local motels.

Martha

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 6/3/2012 5:23 PM
 

I would think that an E450 would come from the factory with a trans cooler on it. A 450 is a 1 1/2 ton truck not a lightweight in the hauling business. Rubber roofs are pretty much carefree. Just wash with auto soap or mild detergent. Do not use bleach or citrus based cleaner. The roof is guaranteed for 10 or 12 years .


Gary; garyjanc@hughes.net
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 6/4/2012 7:29 AM
 
Thanks Martha and Gary! Never thought about citrus based products on the roof...great to know. We take possession this week and we can't wait. Hope to see you on the road.
Andi
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