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I bought a '97 Coachman, it seems severely underpowered and…

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Sir, I bought a...

Sir, I bought a '97 Coachman, it seems severely underpowered and am wondering if I might need maintenance, hopefully just brakes, not transmission.

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Are these the orignial brakes?

Lots and unknown. ;)

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '97 RV?

Santera, a Coachman

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just got it yesterday, will take it to a professional. Don't want to die on the road.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

May be brakes, tried to move her today and had to use a lot of gas/power. She was smoking badly also. Think she was sitting for a bit.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: RV
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
New to RVs, this might be normal? :/
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Sailboats were simpler.
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RV Mechanic: eauto, RV Owner replied 10 months ago
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what motor is in it?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
She has a Ford 460 Stroker under the, well floor not hood.
RV Mechanic: eauto, RV Owner replied 10 months ago

so a stroked 460 and it lacks power? whats the gear ratio? are the brakes dragging?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
OK, never mind. Got all this info already from Google.
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