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rgatijnet1

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Posted: 05/30/22 06:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The P series chassis had the Autopark issues, not the W series chassis. Workhorse did not reinvent the wheel and most of the chassis parts are off the shelf items, made by others, that are still available. As far as engine parts, there were millions of GM 8.1L engines built during the years it was in production. The Allison transmission is bulletproof and was the deciding factor for me.

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wtmtnhiker wrote:

Hi all,
Looking at two different 2004 class A's. One is a Pace Arrow with a Vortec GM 8 cylinder, the other a Georgie Boy with a 10 cylinder Ford. Would one chassis be better than another?

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For your choice of a 2004 MH all things being equal I would go with the WH chassis. Ford did not come out with the higher rated engine until 2006. The Chevy engine in the WH chassis had more HP than the Ford and more torque at a lower RPM and a better transmission. Check for maintenance records and that recall notices were performed.

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Posted: 06/01/22 10:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On my WH chassis when the recalls were completed, yellow labels were installed on the support frames under the hood giving the recall number and the date serviced.
Maintenance records are nice but many owners do their own service, which could be good or bad, depending on the skill of the owner.

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Both rigs will get you and all the stuff you want to bring along (within the listed weight limits), to any camping spot in North America that can be access on improved roads (as in paved or graded). More than likely the house will die from water damage long before a chassis related failure that ends the service life.

Choose the coach with the floor plan that fits you daily camping routine first and the chassis second.


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