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Quote: GETS 111 MPG


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The 82 MCC {by Barth}
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Would this actually belong in Barth Sightings, since it is not member owner?
 
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Who cares? It is an add!
"Barth Sightings
Barths seen on the road, or for sale on Ebay or local newspapers."

Aren't we getting a little to picky?


Ed
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230 Cummins, Allison 6 speed
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Originally posted by Doug Smiley:
Quote: GETS 111 MPG


Mentioned earlier as "gets excellent furl milesge"

And "minor water damage" with no details. Hmmm.....
 
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Originally posted by MWrench:
Who cares? It is an add!
"Barth Sightings
Barths seen on the road, or for sale on Ebay or local newspapers."

Aren't we getting a little to picky?


Thanks Ed, the post was on the For sale page originally, that is why I suggested the move.
 
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It's an MCC! My brother has the identical coach (it's actually 35') and not much has been good. The engine and trans is fine, all the Barth features are fine BUT, the suspension, brakes, and drive line are woefully deficient and there are no eplacement parts available. The chassis was built from a Chevrolet 1 ton Army truck produced in one manufacturing run. So far his/our issues have been: Tie rod ends have to be built by a machine shop, nothing else fits; the pinion has broken twice dropping the driveshaft and causing broken wires and air lines and fluid lines: the Hydro boost is only repairable by sending it to A1-Cardone and they are running out of parts. The calipers are small and the rotors have to be increased in size to accomodate larger ones.
The frame is suspect because of the cracking from small mounts for the IRS torque rods and 5 link setups. So while it is a Barth and the basic Barth quality is there any long term conversion will require a new chassis and that is only reasonable if you have more money than most people.


1993 32' Regency Wide Body, 4 speed Allison Trans, Front Entry door, Diamond Plate aluminum roof &
1981 Euro 22' w Chevy 350 engine and TH 400 tranny
 
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I believe this might be Capt. Bob's coach. He doesn't lurk around this site too much but he was at one of the early GTGs at Hillsborough.
Much has been written here about the MCC chassis coaches. From what I understand if the upgrades were done it's a very nice riding and driving coach, but the parts and knowhow to do the upgrades today might be impossible, or at least not worth the effort.


Dan & Suzy Z
'81 Euro 28 - Slide Show
454 Chevy


Venice, Florida
 
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I have to jump in here about the MCC Regency.

Barb & I loved our 1985 Barth Regency 35ft and yes I did a lot to it with new front end suspension parts, new heavy duty shocks, new steering parts, new front end suspension parts, late model factory rebuilt engine with more HP, rebuilt front and rear master cylinders, heavy duty disc brake pads front & rear and assorted other parts. All greatly improved the negative and made for a very nice coach.

She drove like a luxury sedan down the highway, smooth without any sway from semi's or high winds. She was built like a tank. On one trip in Missouri we drove through snow and high winds and she did not budge. We have had her in the Ark. mtn.'s, Tn. mtn.'s and through the Al. mtn.'s with no trouble towing a 1995 Jeep Cherokee.
Now with that said, I just could not afford the time nor the money to try to find parts or have parts made.

Jim & Barb
 
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Originally posted by MWrench:
Who cares? It is an add!
"Barth Sightings
Barths seen on the road, or for sale on Ebay or local newspapers."

Aren't we getting a little to picky?


No, actually the TOS requires entries in Barth Coaches for Sale be posted by a Barthmobile.com member, all others go under Barth Sightings.


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

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