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Old 10-19-2019, 12:45 PM   #41
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Mothership is Back!!

The Mothership (Georgetown G3) is back!

Diagnosis of oil leak was the oil cooler adapter gasket (one $8.00 gasket! ). Roseville Ford Fleet services did a great job! They replaced the oil cooler adapter, gasket, etc. which caused a free oil change and all new coolant (on Ford's nickel), cleaned up the undercarriage from the oil spray AND I had my suspension add ons installed all at the same time.

When driving it from Roseville on I-10 over the mountains back to the Reno area it handled like a charm! For those that don't know that stretch is rough, with plenty of cambered turns, poorly maintained by California and is constantly chewed up due to truck chains used during the winter. The suspension add on took everything it could throw at it. Only area that seemed to be a bit of a fighter were the ruts that Caltrans is slowly working to fix (simply by adding new concrete in the ruts). Any tractor trailer interface was barely, if any, noticed. Engine temp maintained well.

Yeah I spent big bucks on the suspension upgrades. But it's done and I'm happy.

Ford itself surprised me completely. From the time I got in touch with the right Ford warranty people the RV tow was quickly arranged, the service was excellent (they even winterized it for me) and once northern Nevada temps come up in the spring the Mothership is off and running!
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:48 PM   #42
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The Mothership (Georgetown G3) is back!

Diagnosis of oil leak was the oil cooler adapter gasket (one $8.00 gasket! ). Roseville Ford Fleet services did a great job! They replaced the oil cooler adapter, gasket, etc. which caused a free oil change and all new coolant (on Ford's nickel), cleaned up the undercarriage from the oil spray AND I had my suspension add ons installed all at the same time.

When driving it from Roseville on I-10 over the mountains back to the Reno area it handled like a charm! For those that don't know that stretch is rough, with plenty of cambered turns, poorly maintained by California and is constantly chewed up due to truck chains used during the winter. The suspension add on took everything it could throw at it. Only area that seemed to be a bit of a fighter were the ruts that Caltrans is slowly working to fix (simply by adding new concrete in the ruts). Any tractor trailer interface was barely, if any, noticed. Engine temp maintained well.

Yeah I spent big bucks on the suspension upgrades. But it's done and I'm happy.

Ford itself surprised me completely. From the time I got in touch with the right Ford warranty people the RV tow was quickly arranged, the service was excellent (they even winterized it for me) and once northern Nevada temps come up in the spring the Mothership is off and running!
What??? Our roads in CA are in poor shape? I'm shocked! Just shocked, I say! Sorry, had to do that. On our way back to Clovis CA from South Dakota this month we came back via I80 over Donner summit. I can attest to the lovely drive from Reno over the hill and into the Sacramento valley. The ruts are so bad in the slow lane from the semi's, that I swear I never touched the wheel for 1/2 a mile!
Glad things worked out and you like the upgrades!
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Old 10-25-2019, 08:48 PM   #43
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No Steering issues

I don't know if I'm an anomoly but I bought my 2019 369DS a month ago and took it 600 miles to VT & back and it drives like a dream. What I have noticed is the shorter coaches seem to be having most of the issues. All I can come up with is the 36 feet and the weight of this coach must be the reason. No issues and not touching anything. I would difenatly drive it first before I did anything.
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I bought mine early 2016 and only have done the CHF. Works for me - free. I now have over 22,000 miles on the flats, mountains, freeways and black line back roads. Drive it first.
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