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RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Cloud Dancer, I think you’ve been puffing on that piece pipe too long. Country Coach ... Really?
Mondooker 05/19/21 01:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Come on IvyLog, that’s a little disingenuous isn’t it? I drive a Prevost Bus, the safest motorhome on the planet. And by bus standards no other motorhome is safe! My point and I think a reasonable one, there are some very good gas Class A motorhomes out there. Most of us have seen a DP on the side of the road showing it’s underbelly. But it never said to me “Don’t buy one”!
Mondooker 05/19/21 06:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

I think we’ve wondered into the weeds. This thread is more about the Coach (shell) than the engine that drives them. Meaning you can have a great floor plan made with good materials and not be a diesel. A gas coach maxes out at 38’ where a DP with tag axle stretches out to 45’. And you don’t see a 45’ gasser because a gas engine is not made to handle that kind of weight. Let’s try to stay in our lane. :) And MPG and torque and how to eat pork, although interesting, isn’t the intent of this thread. So come out of you corners and shake hands.
Mondooker 05/18/21 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Hi way2roll, I don’t remember which was which from Emblem to Encore but one had an MSRP of just over $223.000 and the other over $218,000.00. And of course no one pays MSRP, but some dealers aren’t coming down as much because of poor supply of the 2022’s. And as one can imagine you get up to $225 you’ve got to offer something. DP’s will be going up by the same percentages.
Mondooker 05/18/21 03:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

One thing we’ve not talked about is the way we drive our motorhome? I have a friend in the Great State of Wyoming who owns a Class C. And if the speed limit is 80 he’s right there with the best or worst of them. With me driving my DP or gas coach I stay between 63 and 65. If I need to go 70 to pass someone I will. Then I’ll drop back to my lower speed. I think every one of us who would love to keep the posted speed going up hill. But it doesn’t take long to know that’s not going to always happen? But as long as I get to the top I’m good. If I have a concern it’s going down! :) I had someone say to me just yesterday “gassers can look good but are poorly made”! I don’t know his point of reference but decided not to belabor the point. Now days there are some very well known and respected companies making gassers. And if a gasser can only be made “poorly” they would not build them.
Mondooker 05/18/21 11:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Hi Lantley, You’re certainly right about flat Florida being much different than mountain areas. But I was in Asheville, NC where it’s quite hilly and in some areas seriously so. The gassers did themselves proud. I should probably add that I was in the Emblem for a good hour and the Encore for almost two. I say that because it wasn’t just a quick drive by.
Mondooker 05/17/21 04:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

As pointed out earlier and mentioned in my initial post. A top of the line tear 4 gas motorhome changes everything. Better furniture, cabinetry, appliances etc. And it also changes the sound deadening material in the doghouse, steering and front end components. Stabilizers, tires and on we go. And if you’ve not driven one with the new V8 and chases it’s a serious game changer!
Mondooker 05/17/21 09:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Hi Mike , Good post and you’re right of course. After rereading my initial post it came off more matter of fact than I intended. I think I was just surprised at how nice the top end gas class A’s are. Spending time in them really had an impact that was very different than I expected. It didn’t match up with many things I’d heard over the years.
Mondooker 05/16/21 02:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Hey Ed, Why did you go from gas to diesel?
Mondooker 05/16/21 11:49am Class A Motorhomes
Gas Vs Diesel Yah-Yah-Yah!

Ok look, I understand diesels hold more storage, can hold and have heavier stuff. I also understand diesels have air bags and may/may not have a better ride and may/may not pull more and may/may not be quieter. But that all comes at a price! For the sake of this conversation let’s agree on a few perimeters. A top of the line gasser lists around $225.000.00. A compatible diesel will be around $300,000.00. So let’s keep our conversation located there. I don’t want someone jumping in with “hey I have a new Newmar Mountain Air and it’s better than a gasser. If you do that I’ll be prone to say something like “Im very happy for you but you’re an idiot”! I recently spent a good amount of time in a 2021 Entegra Emblem and 2021 Coachmen Encore. Both had the new Ford V8 and the new F53 chassis. And I’m here to tell you the gas vs diesel has been blurred to say the least. You take the difference in price and the price to maintain them and the gas stands out as an obvious winner. I’ll hear diesel owners say “Oh mine goes up hill faster” and I counter with “Have you gone somewhere a gas coach can’t”? All I hear then is Crickets. And then there’s “Oh but my diesel will go 500,000 miles and a gas will do half of that. And I say “Yes and for what you pay to rebuild your diesel, I can put in a new engine and transmission and have money left over for a month out west and summer in Alaska”! Yes more crickets. The prevailing wisdom has been. Their all the same at the park and there's a lot of truth to that. But getting there has become much better in the new top tear gassers. I’m not saying there’s not good reasons to buy a diesel because there are. Just be smart and not buy one because someone says a diesel is better. Because that’s not necessarily right for you. I was recently talking to someone with a known RV channel who have a Newmar BayStar and love the Coach. But they really-really-really want a diesel as soon as the can! Silly me I asked why? They looked at me as much to say “What’s wrong with you”? And I admit it’s a multiple choice questions. But if they were honest when we were done talking, they no longer had the same assurance as when the conversation started. Get what you want but get if for the right reason and whisking a gas coach away because it’s a gas coach could be a huge mistake! Folks will add remarks below as they should. But be open minded and grounded into what you really need and then what you want will fill in nicely! Find the floorplan you like, that’s critical mass right there!
Mondooker 05/16/21 11:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What competes with Baystar & Open Road?

Depends on the floorplan. I for one think the new Coachmen Encore line of three coaches is one of the best out there. Their combination of quality and innovation is outstanding. I put my money where my mouth is and bought the 375RB. But I looked at all the coaches mentioned here so far for a bunk coach. IMHO Encore wins in the bunk house coach going away!
Mondooker 03/21/21 11:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bought a new coach & what about address

My situation has nothing to do with better tax implications. Mine is a simple matter of “I’ve lived in NC for years, sold my home and living in an RV park right down the road”. The RV park does allow mail delivery btw. My coach is up for a new license tag in May. What address do I use? I sent an email to the DMV a week ago asking this question but nothing so far.
Mondooker 03/20/21 01:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bought a new coach & what about address

Hi Dennis, I went to the North Carolina DMV website and ask them the question. That was on the 15th and nothing yet. Like you, I have no desire to be looking over my shoulder about the state coming after me. I’ll let everyone know what I find out.
Mondooker 03/17/21 02:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bought a new coach & what about address

Hi jorbill2or , we’re in NC now and we did buy the Coach while we owned our house. Then someone bought the house... Who knew?
Mondooker 03/14/21 01:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bought a new coach & what about address

Hi wildtoad and yes they do. But the post office recognizes it as a business address and I don’t believe that qualifies?
Mondooker 03/14/21 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bought a new coach & what about address

I don’t believe a P.O Box can be used for a title and license plate?
Mondooker 03/14/21 12:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bought a new coach & what about address

Our state is North Carolina and we are retired and will be staying here, at least for the foreseeable future.
Mondooker 03/14/21 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
Bought a new coach & what about address

Need your help guys, I Just sold our home and living in our Coach 4 miles away in the same city. I pick up our new coach in May. What do I do for an address living in a motorhome in a motorhome park? I never thought of the titling side of things and need to figure it out by May. Have you guys had to deal with this?
Mondooker 03/14/21 10:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you let you kids drive your motorhome

Yes it is pasusan, and a fine quote it is. This turned into an interesting thread seeing how folks feel about the lending aspect of things. As I said earlier, I don’t barrow things so maybe that’s partially why I don’t loan things. It seems there are so many ways to lose a friend or family member. And I see no reason to add to that possibility. I can tell by your comments that many feel the same!
Mondooker 02/27/21 06:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you let you kids drive your motorhome

And its a personal thing as well... If I was driving someones vehicle, regardless of what it is. And I had an accident I'd be beside myself. I'd not have to worry what the person thought I borrowed it from. I'd feel horrible! And I have no desire to put myself in that position. Maybe that's just me?
Mondooker 02/11/21 06:02pm Class A Motorhomes
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