1st season in our GT5 36B5 report
Well today marked the end of the 2019 season as I dropped our coach off at the Ford dealer. On our trip to to Myrtle Beach and Hunting Island, the coach developed a loud differential hum under torque.
I had a remote mechanic come out and check it out while at Hunting Island and he did see anything obvious like a differential oil leak. I decided to keep the vacation going and drove it home back through the Smoky Mountains. Took it to the Ford dealer end of June, he verified it was the differential and also showed me lots of metal shavings in the diff oil.
It would have been 3-4 weeks or more down time if I had them perform the rebuild at that time. He said if it was him, he would just keep driving it unless it become very loud/hot and have it repaired at the end of the season. That's what I opted for as Ford would NOT do the right thing by the customer and send a complete diff/housing that they could bolt up in no time. Thus, I purchased a Chevy tow vehicle instead of the Ford Edge I was eyeing. So yeah, I put another 4000 miles on it with an annoying loud HUM. Radio turned up was the fix LOL!!!
So happy to report we love our 2019.5 36b5 after 5200 miles this season. Had a few things to fix in the house, but nothing I couldn't handle myself. They did forget a few screws on the wheel trim on the passenger side as well. I am glad our coach drives very well without any chassis modifications at this time.
Planning a trip out west to Yellowstone next June for a couple of weeks, so that's something to look forward to through the winter.
Eddie and Heather
2019 Georgetown GT5 36B5 towing a 2019 Equinox 4 down
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."