First TImers-1996 Allegro Bus DP

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  1. Deb-n-DougNY

    Deb-n-DougNY New Member

    First time MH owners here and very excited to get started!
    We just purchased a 1996 Dp Allegro Bus. We will be picking it up in the next week or two.
    We have compiled a list of things to make sure we see work and/or have our questions re: use answered. Can anyone add to the list for us?

    Manuals
    Generator- Start, use
    Driver/passenger seat controls
    Jacks
    Cruise Control
    Mirrors
    Horns
    Headlights, fog lights, back up lights, signals
    Back up camera/monitor
    Oil, Filter
    Spare Tire
    LP Tank use
    Televisions- front and back, VCR
    Lights throughout
    Microwave/convection oven
    Water throughout
    Refrigerator, Ice maker
    Central Vacuum
    Electrical outlets
    Heater
    AC units
    Grill- Outdoor
    Outdoor electric outlet
    Outside Shower
    Awning
    Water Heater
    Gauges, CO2/LP Detector
    Inverter
    Window Blinds
    Toilet, Dump info
    Grey, Fresh, holding tank

    Thanks in advance ofr any additions :)
     
  2. Bush70

    Bush70 New Member

    Re: First TImers-1996 Allegro Bus DP

    you may or may not have all those items but you covered it pretty well. If all that works you did great. You should check the DOT numbers on the tires for age. Even if they are not worn they may be old enough to be replaced and that is a big expense. I have a 1997 Allegro Bus and we love it. Very few peoblems. Tiffin is a great company. How long is it and what engine? If you have questions I would be glad to help. I know the ins and out of this vintage pretty well. Good Luck!
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: First TImers-1996 Allegro Bus DP

    I too have a 97 alegro bus dp ,, 40ft with a cummins engine ,, ask away ,, and looks like u covered the list pretty good ,, as Bush said ck the tires...
    And feel free to post anything on here ,, there is never a dumb question ;) :) :approve:
    Opps forgot ,,, welcome to the forum :cool:
     
  4. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    Re: First TImers-1996 Allegro Bus DP

    Lets add: water pump, inverter if it has one and converter if not, running lights, furnace (might have two), run water through all faucets (hot & cold), and that is about all that I'd add. You may also want to check the age of the tires, just to know as they should be replaced if they exceed 5 to 6 years.
     
  5. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: First TImers-1996 Allegro Bus DP

    I would check your fresh water holding tank. by hooking up a hose and running water doesn't mean your holding tank is in good shape. Igot a 2003 Fleetwood last year and did all the test also but with a water hose hooked up and all worked well. But first trip out I found that the tanks had a hole in and the dealer would not make it good, my extended warranty did (thanks god ) it was expensive . welcome to the forum and enjoy your MH
     
  6. vanole

    vanole Senior Member

    Re: First TImers-1996 Allegro Bus DP

    Cycle slide/slides if the coach hs them. Would also be a good idea to find out the age of the tires. Did not see cook top on your list may have missed it. Look at the battery compartment and batteries as well.

    V/R
    Jeff
     
  7. Deb-n-DougNY

    Deb-n-DougNY New Member

    Re: First TImers-1996 Allegro Bus DP

    So far all items on my list are known to be in/on the MH. I did add inverter and cook top as well as holding tanks/gray water.
    We will check the year of the tires. thanks for that tip :)

    Just got quotes re: insurance, now all that is left is to set the pick up date :laugh:

    We are very excited about this purchase. We've researched DP/gas models over the last year to year and a half. Talked with friends in the area that own MHs and received input from them also. We have a storage site set, when we finished traveling for a short, in-the-area weekend to test all systems.

    Thank you for all the input.
    I am sure we will be busy posting here in the days to come.
     
  8. Deb-n-DougNY

    Deb-n-DougNY New Member

    Re: First TImers-1996 Allegro Bus DP

    Sorry, I forgot to add the answers to questions
    It is 35' w/Cummins 240 (?) DH says 240, I thought, when we were discussing the MH that it was a 230..........we will check on that one ;)
     

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