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PnJ

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Decided to change the coolant in the Webasto heater today.  The exercise proved that maintenance pays!

The coolant appeared fine when it came out, but the tear I discovered in the floor of the storage box once I'd removed the stuff in there wasn't!  The tear was actually worse than the photos indicate.

It now has a nice big steel sheet patch over it. 

I know our rig has done about 20,000 km on gravel roads and a similar amount on bitumen, but the number of things that are starting to need attention/refastening, patching up is very disappointing for what is supposed to be a premium camper.

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filbee56

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I definitely agree that the campers are high maintenance. And it's disappointing at best.
However, when compared to our similarly aged Jayco Silverline caravan, I can honestly say that they are on par for maintenance. Both of our rigs are 5 years old, and each requiring quite a bit of attention lately. 

Keeping me off the street, figuratively, and literally. 

Cheers, Filbee56


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PnJ

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I've had a Jayco in the past too.  At least I've taken the 440 to places I'd never have dreamt of taking the Jayco.
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filbee56

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True.......our Conqueror was purchased mainly for the outback (dirt), and the Silverline is for the tarmac.......but it has been on a smidgen of dirt (Adels Grove).

We are about to head off across Australia, with a hell of a lot of dirt roads to tick off. So, I'm keen to see how the 490 stands up to the test.  
Fingers crossed. LOL. 

Cheers, Filbee56



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Enjoy the trip.

To be fair to our 440, it's had 2 trips to Birdsville, 1 up into Limmen National Park in NT, and is about to embark on its 3rd trip to the Cape. Even so, that's what it's supposed to be made for...
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