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Old 08-11-2017, 03:58 PM   #1
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1999 Goshen Sentry Freightliner

How's it going buslife people. My wife and I purchased our bus. As the title state a 99 Goshen Sentry passenger bus. Goshen makes the body and Freightliner the chassis. She's powered by a 5.9 turbo diesel. Our 1st journey was from Houston Tx where we purchased to San Antonio where we live. Drove pretty good besides the steering being a little loose. Plenty of power. I recently drove it to its permanent storage while we complete the conversion and ran into a problem. The power steering and brakes are going out. 1st I noticed a vibration and loud sorta humming sounds coming from the steering. Once I applied the brakes I began getting the same vibration and noise. Luckily we were close to our destination and I was able to get her there. I got out and the bus had spewed fluid. However today upon inspection my power steering and brake fluid reservoir is full. I searched every where for a leak or failure. Has to be a failed pump. Any idea? Some pics of our future bus home and parts I could see are leaking.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:59 PM   #2
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I have no clue why all of my photos have been turned on their sides..
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:38 PM   #3
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I have no clue why all of my photos have been turned on their sides..
Because it wouldn't be fun if it worked first time....

Nice bus BTW, though they drive better on their wheels rather than their side! (ok, stopping now....)
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:49 PM   #4
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Wow- That thing actually looks like a motorhome- you could sneak into the fancy RV parks ! Interior is in good shape, must be low miles?

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That looks like motor oil to me-... hmmm. So, no air brakes on this beast, correct? If not sure, ask the guy you bought it from.

Check your cooler lines. These usually have power steering coolers (radiator) of some type and maybe you have hydro assist brakes or something. Not real familiar w/ that chassis.

At least it limped home- gotta respect that. And that puddle in your driveway is your new welcome mat !
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:30 PM   #5
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Yo how's the bus, I'm looking at sentry's right now and wonder how they ride. What's the interior height like, how's the ground clearance?
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Old 10-15-2021, 02:01 PM   #6
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