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Sargehut234

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Posted: 02/05/22 09:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are looking at an older model Winnebago gas pusher.
Any pros or con welcome.
Thank you SARGE.

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Posted: 02/05/22 10:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MPG.

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Posted: 02/05/22 10:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Who the heck cares about MPG! This is the ABSOLUTE LAST (if ever) consideration when looking to purchase an RV. The difference of an extra 1 or 4 MPG is not going to affect the overall cost of ownership by any significant amount.

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Kinda looking on thoughts of rear engine veres front.
We had a front eng. in the 70's and it was noisey.

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They are still noisy, Sarge.


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Posted: 02/05/22 11:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sargehut234,

Gas pushers are sort of a rare beast. Do you have more info on which year and model you're interested in?

If it's an older rear engine rig you're looking for, why not just go with a DP?

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The unit were looking at is a 2008 Winnebago Destination 38G.
Its on a workhorse chassis with the 8.1L GM.

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I have always been intrigued with rear engine gas motorhomes. Seams engine service may be easier and putting the heat behind you while driving would be a plus. If the engine revs loudly, at least you would be 30 feet away from the noise and a flat floor up front is a plus.


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These were built on the Workhorse UFO Chassis with a gas or diesel engine. There are not a lot of them around. Most were built with a Cummins diesel. Not a lot of gassers were ever made. Most probably due to the 2008 recession which ran many manufacturers out of business and shrunk the model line ups of the remaining builders of the time. Replacement parts for this chassis may be very hard to find. Not to mention finding someone experienced to make repairs.

If your primary concern is the noise from the front mounted engine, there is no comparison between a 70's era front engine gasser and one built beyond 2000. They are much quieter the the older models. Yes, still louder than a pusher but my wife and I can talk at a normal voice level while cruising down the road.


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Thank you Up&DownDeCoast:
Would happen to know where the Destination model fell into the Winnebago line?

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