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wa8yxm

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Posted: 04/03/21 04:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

G or D.
I drove a gasser the biggest surprise was the cargo Capacity (less than 1000 pounds) and towing limit (4000)

D's usually hold more and tow more... And cost more. And are more expensive when stuff happens...
What would I buy if I were to buy again? Not sure.. Smaller Gasser most likely (I'm now solo) but if I were to go back to full time.. A Big D for sure.


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Posted: 04/05/21 01:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go with used, higher quality, well maintained, with complete maintenance records. Make sure you know what the maintenance should be. Do not purchase one with paint checking. If a diesel, mileage is not a bog issue. Then look for a floorplan you like.


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You mention delam, and I agree. The 2 you mentioned are both laminated so they will, in time, delam.

The older Monaco/Holiday Ramblers (I'm not sure about the new ones), the Travel Supreme higher end Entegras, and Newmars use hung wall construction. No lamination, no delamination.

Of course your true bus types also are not laminated.


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Posted: 04/05/21 03:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ok. 2006 350 Cat Diesel, 45000 miles, no DEF fluid needed.
Spartan Chassis. Allison. Thoughts? Coach appears immaculate. What do I need to know about this engine?


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The Caterpillar C7 is just fine. If not already done, it is approaching time for its first valve adjustment. Not a big deal.


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Mike W wrote:

Jarlaxle wrote:

Avoid any post-2007 diesel.


This is part of what I was looking for. But why? What are we avoiding here?


That photo of your old Diplomat looks really good. Photos can be deceiving, but looks like you took good care of it.

I'm just guessing, but it could be related to the need to fill the rig up with DEF, in addition to fuel? Also could deal with emissions equipment that those diesels require, maybe in addition to the DEF? My problem is I'm not sure when the DEF stuff became normal on diesels.

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Mike W wrote:

Jarlaxle wrote:

Avoid any post-2007 diesel.


This is part of what I was looking for. But why? What are we avoiding here?


Horrible, sometimes-unfixable, and wallet-shattering problems with the emission systems. My company is over $50,000 in repairs as of May 31, for six trucks. One seems unfixable...it has >100,000 miles on the CEL, nobody (including Cummins) can keep it off more than 2 days.


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Jarlaxle wrote:

Avoid any post-2007 diesel.


Or find one like ours; built in 2007 as a 2008 model but with a 2006 spec engine. Ours is even pre-ultra low sulphur diesel.

My nieces husband is a diesel mechanic, more than once he has said "never get rid of that one". Fortunately after 14 years it still looks, acts, and drives like new.

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Mike W wrote:

Jarlaxle wrote:

Avoid any post-2007 diesel.


This is part of what I was looking for. But why? What are we avoiding here?


Emission controls.


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georgelesley wrote:

Mike W wrote:

Jarlaxle wrote:

Avoid any post-2007 diesel.


This is part of what I was looking for. But why? What are we avoiding here?


Emission controls.


Exactly, and because of all that they are far more reliable and better mileage.

Look at different Mh’s. The ones you listed are nice, but I have heard of even them having issues. And since your buying used, any bugs will have long been worked out. After that inspect the roof real good. Preferably find one that’s been stored in doors all it’s life. I would consider all but the lowest quality entry level units!


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