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We've had our 85 Barth Regency for 2 years and have had the normal problems that come with an older model. While on the road last week when I put it in drive, there was a loud explosion and we found that the left rear axel had snapped. Has anyone had this problem? Our Barth is still in Jacksonville, because they can't find an axel.

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Jim and Barb,

I assume you have a Chevy chassis and hate to hear about your catastrophic event. Primarily because we have twin coaches and I would hate to have that happen to me. What was the cost to repair?

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dave, our coach has a detroit diesel 8.2t with a 4 speed allison auto. trany. we broke down May 30,2003 and so far the truck repair shop has not found a replacement axle. I never heard of an axle just snapping. Is this common for a barth? or just a long over due defective axle? the break occured exactly between the two axle bearings. the chassis is an mcc.
 
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Ya Jim and Barb,

I don't think you have a Regal, you have a Regency on an MCC Chassis. That's why I put the disclaimer on the MCC's under Barth's for sale. You need to call For questions and parts on MCC Chassis Motor Coach Restorations in Lincoln, IL at 217-735-1536. I think this guy is the only guy that can help you. Yes I know these coaches ride like sports cars but the brakes stink unless you paid the big bucks to upgrade with MCR and chassis parts are generally unavailable at decent prices.
 
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The part that probably broke is the axel's "output" or "pinion" shaft, L and R are identical... thay are 250.00 from Les at Motorhome Restorations... not that bad, considering. go shop for a pinion shaft for a Bus of heavy truck... comparable prices... after 18 years, not bad...
 
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To Dave and all who responded. My axle parts plus one shock is on it's way to Jax. from Motor Coach Restoration. I spoke to Les and he confirmed the shipment. Thanks to all...
 
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