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Old 10-19-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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I'm looking for my first motorhome and have decided on a Winnegabo View diesel. I am wondering if anyone can tell me if they have enough power for the mountains? I chose a diesel because I plan on using it for a long time and putting a lot of miles on it. Is the up-keep and oil change a lot more than for a gas motorhome? Thanks!
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We don't know how you plan to use it, but these units do not have a very large CCC, 800-900 lbs by most calculations. It is a nice little diesel and fuel efficient but not very big. This is typical for all the Sprinter based units.

My friend, who has a similar one, avoids most mountains where possible.
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Thanks so much for the reply. If it doesn't have enough power for the mountains, I need to look for a different motorhome.


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We don't know how you plan to use it, but these units do not have a very large CCC, 800-900 lbs by most calculations. It is a nice little diesel and fuel efficient but not very big. This is typical for all the Sprinter based units.

My friend, who has a similar one, avoids most mountains where possible.
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:39 AM   #4
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We've had our View since August 2005 --- we have NEVER avoided the mountains and we tow a car with it. We often pass larger rigs going up the big hills!

Ours has the 5 cylinder diesel, but since the 2008 models, the V-6 diesel is standard.

GREAT little motor home, well worth the $$$ and VERY reliable and efficient.
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We have a Fleetwood Quest with the same engine. Last summer we took it to the mountains towing a Saturn Vue (3800 lbs) and we kept up with the semis. We are going again this summer. Oil changes are a little pricey, but you only need to change oil, oil and fuel filters, etc every 10K per the manual. The cost is near $400 if ya have it done. Hope this helps.............we love our little RV
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I suggest you find the Yahoo group for the View. (Sorry, I don't have a link handy.) A very friendly and knowledgeable group of people. Since we have a View Profile on order I've been following that forum. No one has expressed disappointment in the pulling power of the MB diesel. The newer 6 cyl. is even more powerful and pulling a toad does not appear to be a problem.
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