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Old 07-17-2019, 03:45 PM   #1
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Cool 2003 PleasurewayWay Excel TD,Dodge chassis

Im currently contemplating buying a 2003 PW Excel with 252,000kms on it.

Im interested in hearing reviews if this has too high mileage to last a while for my use.

I would like to hear your comments if I should buy.............or not.


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Old 07-18-2019, 05:48 PM   #2
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We have owned a 1997 Leisure Travel Van and now own a 2000 LTV on Dodge chassis.
Both have had approximately 200,000km on them.
The engines are pretty bullet proof if maintained well as is the drive train.
What the potential problems may be are the RV stuff; Fridge, pump, holding tanks, a/c, etc. The old Dodges are relatively easy and inexpensive to repair although most parts are aftermarket and sometimes not quickly available.
Most local auto shops will service them, so no need to hassle with dealers.
If it has been maintained well, price is acceptable, and everything operates good, You should get a lot enjoyment out of the old beast.

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Old 07-24-2019, 03:49 AM   #3
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If it has 252,000 kms, is it still called "mileage"? Things to ponder......
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:43 PM   #4
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At about 280,000kms I'd expect to need a replacement engine and transmission. If the RV price is low enough, that cost could be acceptable.
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:34 PM   #5
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My 2002 Pleasure Way Lexor TD with the Dodge 5.9L currently has 155000 miles (249448 KM) on the original engine and transmission. Burns no oil, pulls strong and I'm heading to Denver from East Tennessee next week.

I drove to Alaska a couple of years ago and toured the Maritimes last Fall. I would not hesitate to drive this rig anywhere.

That said, I have changed oil every 3-5000 miles and transmission fluid every 50k miles. Most of our driving is on secondary roads at 50-6o MPH. Burns zero oil and transmission fluid is still fresh and pink when changing. We have owned this rig for 5 years and 75,000 miles.
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:02 AM   #6
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I had a 94 Dodge 360. I sold it with 225,000 MILES (352,000km) to a neighbor several years ago. What? We're still talking. He loves it, engine still strong.

That said, it is always the little things, alternator, a/c, suspension, bearings, etc., etc., etc..
If the price is right and you are handy.

Have fun.
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Old 07-29-2019, 01:47 AM   #7
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Make sure the fuel tank and straps are in good condition and a new timing chain and gears would be a good thing as at that mileage the chain will be seriously stretched. Another wear item is the bushings in the distributor. Refreshing these two items can improve performance.

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