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Posted: 06/15/21 04:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

is there such a beast?
Want to keep it between $40-50K, 25' in length and F550 chassis based.

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There are the Dynamax (Ram 5500 based) and Thor (F-550 based), but you won't find either at that price. The cheapest they seem to run on RVTrader is mid 80s, with very slim pickings at that price.


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Posted: 06/15/21 05:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Back in 2003/2005 there were some made for Cruise America then sold after being refurbished under the Name Majestic

There are some on the market


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Posted: 06/15/21 05:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Earth Roamer sometimes used F550 chassis but they're pricey.


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IAMICHABOD wrote:

Back in 2003/2005 there were some made for Cruise America then sold after being refurbished under the Name Majestic

There are some on the market


For the first time ever I went to the SRG website, and on the surface it looked great. However, I learned real quick that the vast majority of the listings are very stale. Stacking them in newest to oldest format helped a lot, but most show 'posted over 1 month ago' -- and I found out that could mean YEARS ago. I actually saw some listings for 'coming soon' NEW 2017 models!!!

That being said, once I made it through the learning curve, it looks like there are a lot of listings on SRG that are not on RVTrader, which, until now, I viewed as the site with the most to offer.

Thanks for the introduction to another option!


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As was mentioned, there were some that size built on the F350 chassis, but the F550 has about 5K of extra GVWR that would go unused in a 25' motorhome unless you fill all the storage compartments with concrete blocks. I'm curious, why so much GVWR for such a small motorhome?

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Around 2005 the cab has to be removed to work on the back of the engine on Ford diesel PUs.


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rjstractor wrote:

As was mentioned, there were some that size built on the F350 chassis, but the F550 has about 5K of extra GVWR that would go unused in a 25' motorhome unless you fill all the storage compartments with concrete blocks. I'm curious, why so much GVWR for such a small motorhome?


Doesn't really matter. OP's wishes and budget are in 2 different counties. "F550" or class 5 based C's are Super C's, not $40k decent used rigs.


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Ivylog wrote:

Around 2005 the cab has to be removed to work on the back of the engine on Ford diesel PUs.


Didn't even think about that. I wonder how many C's even have the clearance to pull the cab without pulling the house.

And for what it's worth, I wouldn't buy a 6.0 or 6.4, I'd only consider 2011+. Really a couple years newer than that because the early 6.7s weren't without issues.

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Ivylog wrote:

Around 2005 the cab has to be removed to work on the back of the engine on Ford diesel PUs.


All the more reason to get V10 power.


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