A couple of months ago I flew out to Phoenix and bought a 1994 Classic Diesel Pusher. I had always been a big fan of them, and it was the only possible trade up from a 300LE. When I got a look at it, I almost got back on the plane and flew home, but having worked on several of these Motorhomes over the years, I figured I could bring it back to life. The motor was toast- the PO had overheated it due to a hole worn in the radiator hose, then parked it after having a shop take the head off to see what the damage was. The interior is in fair shape, and the exterior had a bad case of sunburn from life in Arizona, and a big dent on the top rear. It was the simplicity of the chassis and access to everything that really sold me on it, also, low miles and zero rust.
I had Kent's Diesel Works pick it up with his spotless tow rig and bring it to his shop, then I flew home. Kent rebuilt the motor...new everything top and bottom as well as radiator recore and CAC repair, KDP kit, check the AC, new front brake pads batteries, etc. Its a long list and was not cheap.
I flew back out and picked it up and drove it back to the Bay Area. Drove great, and amazed with the mileage! Love the engine brake and 6 speed Allison on the Grapevine.
Projects since then:
Repaired the dent on the rear, two new top panels and one corner. Was not that hard really, nothing to be scared of for a DIY project.
Tore out the carpet, and new flooring underway, real teak and holly this time.
New curtains and blinds from Arlene Fowler, look great!
Got some Ebay parts for the cruise control and replaced the actuator in the back, works now!
2 new 6 volt batteries up front.
2 new hoses for the HWL leveling system...still need to do some troubleshooting on that as one of the legs won't stay down.
Tore out all the TV's and the backup monitor that was loose. There is a bit if "aftermarket" wiring, but in general it looks good.
Ran a hose from he crankcase breather to the back of the rig behind the radiator- thanks Kota!
Stole the side awning off the 300...sorry next owner.