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steeldavidson

1997 FLEETWOOD American Tradition 38

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On any used coach condition is the most important item. How it was taken care of makes a big difference in how it looks now. Maintenance of the motor, transmission are important items. Tires are a fairly expensive item and most RVers don't wear them out, they just age out and blow out from old age. Old age for a tire is anything over 6-8 years old. Fortunately tires have their birthdate stamped into the sidewalls. There is a 4 digit number at the end of the line with all the DOT codes. The first 2 numbers are the week of the year and the last 2 the year it was built. If you find there are only 3 numbers they are the original tires and no matter how good they look they are hopefully good enough to make it to the tire store. Unfortunately the numbers are only on one side of the tire so there is a 70/30 (Murphy's Law) chance the info is on the inside.

The American Coach has always been a great coach. When looking at any used coach double check for water leaks on the roof and sidewalls, paying special attention to window and clearance light openings.


Good Luck.

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