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1997 Safari Serengeti $29,500 1 week 1 day ago #1045

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We have had our Safari for going on 12 years now.  We are both in a position that its harder for us to get up the stairs and travel safely.  We have enjoyed our Safari immensely.   We will miss it but know when its time to reduce our time behind the wheel.  We hope that we can sell it to someone who can has as much fun as we have had.  Below are the features of our unit and upgrades we have done to it:
  1. We added a dual pump for the water system with a A & B switch.  It just took once to have a pump go out dry camping.  Since then, we had no issues.
  2. When we added the dual pump system, we added a third pump to spray water in front of the radiator as a mist spray to enhance cooling on super long grades in the 110 degree heat we live in.  I have only used it a few times and it kept the temperatures well within tolerance.
  3. When we took our Safari it ran towards the high end of the gauge, this bothered us, it was 110 degrees.  It seems the slobber tube allows diesel smoke to go thru the radiator.  We ended up putting a new radiator in the Safari and decided to add a second radiator.  We never have any cooling issues and always runs in the green.  The second radiator has a fan with switch to flow air thru in.  Slobber tube was moved to outside of chassis to prevent the smoke from getting on the radiator and other components.
  4. When we got our safari, we were surprised to see the only transmission cooler was thru the radiator.  Double edge sword.  Put heat into the radiator when you may not want it.   We added a large transmission cooler with a fan and thermostat control.  The transmission always runs in the range it is supposed to.  Factory should have done this for sure.
  5. New steering damper.
  6. We adjusted the ride height by removing some plates, so the original smooth ride is back.  I was surprised how easy this was and it was a simple adjustment.
  7. We have our Safari serviced at the Cat dealer annually.
  8. LED headlight converted from stock lamps.
  9. Fresh carpet, furniture and clear coat on cabinets.
  10. Tires good condition. Batteries good condition.  Serviced.
  11. 146130 miles
  12. Overall good condition, stored inside out of the sun and weather.
  13. Roof very good condition, recently sealed.  Solar panels
  14. Things that need attention
    1. A few dings here and there, nothing major
    2. Awnings are getting old, still work fine.
    3. A few of the dual pane side windows showing age but does not leak.
    4. Ice maker, never tried it, has not worked since we had Safari
      If you are interested contact me, Chris Addington at 661-589-3119, leave a message we are  usually out an about. 

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