35813Re: New to group, just got an 87 Windcruiser
- Sep 11, 2011And the story gets worse! Picked up the Windcruiser Friday mornng to bring it home. Got about 35 miles north on I 95 and belts came off again. This time, I only lost the power steering belt (and power brakes). Since I could control the rig, I decided to continue. Got about 25 miles from home and the tranny blew. Limped it into a gas station, and had it towed. Glad I put towing insurance on it! It's now sitting at a place only a couple miles from home, but no idea what the repairs are going to cost.
When the trans went, it first started slipping, and got progressivly worse. When I opened the engine cover, fluid was off the dip stick. Added about 3 quarts and that brought it up to normal level, but it would not move in reverse. It would go forward, but not backwards.
So in short, I still have a problem with belts comming off, a transmission that most likely will need a rebuild, the front end is a little loose, so most likely tie rods and or ball joints, I noticced that one of the front air bags doesn't have the valve showing thru the lower control arm, so I would guess new front airbags.
Hope this is the extent of the problems with the chassis. I don't know how much more I can take!
--- In email@example.com, "David S" <dgapilot@...> wrote:
> Finally going to pick it up tomorrow. The RV place where it is is going to charge $700 to put new belts on. I guess it could be worse, but it sure but a dent in the fix up budget!
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Joyce <firstladygolly@> wrote:
> > Congratulations on your new toy. There are lots of smart people here that can give you advise. Joyce
> > Sent from my U.S. CellularÂ® Android phone
> > David S <dgapilot@> wrote:
> > >Hi, I just got an '87 Itasca Windcruiser 37RQ yesterday. I like it, but I'm already thinking I may have gotten someone elses headache. Picked it up about 160 mikles from home, and started home with it. Made it about 40 miles and heard "BANG". Steering got stiff, and brakes got mushy along with temp going up. Looks like I blew all the belts. Fortunatly there was an RV place on that exit off I-95 and it's in their shop now. Hopefully the belts blew because I turned on the air and the compressor seized up, and not something worse. I'm guessing it will cost me about $500 just to get the belts changed so I can get this thing home and start to work on it.
> > >
> > >Things it will need - new headliner, generator repaired, new front shocks, and God knows what else.
> > >
> > >After I limped it to the RV service place, I noticed that the suspension was sagging. Would this be from not enough battery power left to keep the rear tag axle inflated? Just hope I don't have more issues before I can get it home.
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