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GV 320

Still have the u280... May sell it !

Found a 2000 GV u320, 75K miles, looks good clean, everything works, AC has recessed supply vents pointing to the front (how does that work)
MN #G00562440CAI G320 E29, AUG 1999 - Was this one of the 1st ones,buying from 2nd owner. Orginal owner FMCA #45681

Other than aquahot and bulkheads I think I can check it out.
Anything else?
CAT450hp engine, what to check?
Kept inside, great decals
Slide ? Seals bags..
Air bags replaced 2 years ago, tires 2 yrs old
TV behind Navagtor seat

How many house batteries? 3?
3 red tops for engine

Checking engine hrs Vs miles, gen hrs

Thanks as always for your wisdom !
My advice and experiences are Free, you decide if they are worth anything .

John - driving Old Faithful
1994 U280 GV
C8.3, Banks, Pacbrake, 900 watts, Resonator, XLHD tow dolly
Retired Army Warrant Officer

Life is what you make of it - if it is lemons, make lemonade!
Former Coaches:
1988 GV 40' ORED 300HP CAT - 9 years
1990 Winnebago LeSharo - 3 years
2000 Newmar London Aire - 3 years (#18 of 23 produced)


Re: GV 320

Reply #1
Very much doubt that has a Caterpillar engine. Certainly not OE.

More likely the Cummins M engine.
Brett Wolfe
EX: 1993 U240
Moderator, ForeForum 2001-
Moderator Diesel RV Club 2002-
Moderator, FMCA Forum 2009-2020
Chairman FMCA Technical Advisory Committee 2011-2020

Re: GV 320

Reply #2
John, 

Was gonna comment on the "unusual" engine, but Brett beat me to it.

The 2000 GV320 is basically a 2000 U320 with a different front cap and mid-entry door.  Pretty much anything you can read on our Forum pertaining to the 2000 model U320 will also apply to the GV320.

Perhaps Propman (Al & Tauna) will see this and chime in.  They have a 2003 GV295 and may have some words of wisdom.
Chuck, Jeannie & Bella the MalChi
1993 U280 SE 40' WTBI, Build: 4359
C8.3 300hp, 6-Speed, Exhaust Brake
960 watts on the roof (6 x 160)
Kia on a Kar Kaddy SS
I may suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect, but I seriously doubt it...

Re: GV 320

Reply #3
If this is the same coach that is in the classified section looks like a M-11 to me.
2000 GV320 for sale
Mike
Pamela & Mike 97 U 320

"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."

Re: GV 320

Reply #4
Brett, Chuck and Mike thanks for your input.

Mice, will look at that and pop the bay central channel cover.

Where can I find the # of batteries?  Can't get the beamalarm replacement to work.
My advice and experiences are Free, you decide if they are worth anything .

John - driving Old Faithful
1994 U280 GV
C8.3, Banks, Pacbrake, 900 watts, Resonator, XLHD tow dolly
Retired Army Warrant Officer

Life is what you make of it - if it is lemons, make lemonade!
Former Coaches:
1988 GV 40' ORED 300HP CAT - 9 years
1990 Winnebago LeSharo - 3 years
2000 Newmar London Aire - 3 years (#18 of 23 produced)



Re: GV 320

Reply #6
2.5 hours resulted in the following.
GOOD Overall, clean, lots fixed up..
Nice quick slide
CLEAN undercarriage !
Looks like stove has never been used
New PS 2500 watt inverter and controls

Water @ passenger window got into the floor
Entry door window fogged, many snakes in windows
Fixed roof damage rear passenger side in front of cap.
Water stainS in slide headliner, around shower, wood floor
Rodent damage in engine bay, none present, center cover removed nothing visable.
Tires 35th week of 14 look good no checking..
New red tops needed, started by boost switch
Broken microwave housing

And then this.......beep beep, stop engine !
Oh that goes off when you restart it.
My advice and experiences are Free, you decide if they are worth anything .

John - driving Old Faithful
1994 U280 GV
C8.3, Banks, Pacbrake, 900 watts, Resonator, XLHD tow dolly
Retired Army Warrant Officer

Life is what you make of it - if it is lemons, make lemonade!
Former Coaches:
1988 GV 40' ORED 300HP CAT - 9 years
1990 Winnebago LeSharo - 3 years
2000 Newmar London Aire - 3 years (#18 of 23 produced)


Re: GV 320

Reply #7
Remaining issues
My advice and experiences are Free, you decide if they are worth anything .

John - driving Old Faithful
1994 U280 GV
C8.3, Banks, Pacbrake, 900 watts, Resonator, XLHD tow dolly
Retired Army Warrant Officer

Life is what you make of it - if it is lemons, make lemonade!
Former Coaches:
1988 GV 40' ORED 300HP CAT - 9 years
1990 Winnebago LeSharo - 3 years
2000 Newmar London Aire - 3 years (#18 of 23 produced)


Re: GV 320

Reply #8
Last 2
My advice and experiences are Free, you decide if they are worth anything .

John - driving Old Faithful
1994 U280 GV
C8.3, Banks, Pacbrake, 900 watts, Resonator, XLHD tow dolly
Retired Army Warrant Officer

Life is what you make of it - if it is lemons, make lemonade!
Former Coaches:
1988 GV 40' ORED 300HP CAT - 9 years
1990 Winnebago LeSharo - 3 years
2000 Newmar London Aire - 3 years (#18 of 23 produced)


Re: GV 320

Reply #9
And then this.......beep beep, stop engine !
Oh that goes off when you restart it.

That could be anything from a wire eaten by a rodent, EMP lighting strike, low coolant, or??. 
May be $ or $$$$$.

Mike
Pamela & Mike 97 U 320

"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."

Re: GV 320

Reply #10
I agree with mike I would check coolant level and make sure the coolant level monster was plugged in.
The water damage may be from leaks in the holes where the pins hold the slide in.  I think Joe(Juicesqueezer) had some of the same problems with his slide. hopefully he will chime in!
Chris
1999 U 320 DGFE
Build Number 5523
Chris & Elka Lang
In the field, Lonoke AR

Re: GV 320

Reply #11
How about dead start battery?
My advice and experiences are Free, you decide if they are worth anything .

John - driving Old Faithful
1994 U280 GV
C8.3, Banks, Pacbrake, 900 watts, Resonator, XLHD tow dolly
Retired Army Warrant Officer

Life is what you make of it - if it is lemons, make lemonade!
Former Coaches:
1988 GV 40' ORED 300HP CAT - 9 years
1990 Winnebago LeSharo - 3 years
2000 Newmar London Aire - 3 years (#18 of 23 produced)


Re: GV 320

Reply #12
How about dead start battery?

That could be one of the possibilities.  If the voltage is too low the ECM will go nuts even shutting down the engine.  If you have the boost on and the generator is running it should be able to supply enough energy to keep up with system load.  (if the boost solenoid is working properly)

Mike
Pamela & Mike 97 U 320

"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."