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Old 09-29-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Allegro Red question

I'm about to make a bid on an Allegro Red 38ft. In my 30 plus years of RVing I have always owned a gas rig. My question for Allegro owners is: Is the Cummins 340 engine sufficient to handle the mountains of the West? How heavy a toad do you pull with your Allegro?
It is a beautiful MH, and the floorplan fits my family's needs.
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:18 AM   #2
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I just this summer completed a trip from NC to Grand Canyon and Yellowstone and back, towing a Honda CRV and had no problems with the steep grades up or down. Please note I have the 34QFA and the CRV only weighs appx 3200lb, so the ISB 6.7 maybe didn't have to work as hard as it would have with a 38 footer. I have read of many others who do have the 38 and they have no complaints about power.
You might ask this question on tiffinrvnetwork.com and get more responses.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:46 PM   #3
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I'm about to make a bid on an Allegro Red 38ft. In my 30 plus years of RVing I have always owned a gas rig. My question for Allegro owners is: Is the Cummins 340 engine sufficient to handle the mountains of the West? How heavy a toad do you pull with your Allegro?
It is a beautiful MH, and the floorplan fits my family's needs.
Thanks in advance for your responses.
Gary
We have a 36QSA with the Cummins 340. pulling a GMC Terrain @ 3800 lbs. All the RED's have the same GVWR, though I am sure the 38 actually weighs more than the 36, 34, and 33's. We have been as far west as Williams, AZ, thru the Davis Mountains in Texas. There were some "hills" in AZ that we passed 18 wheelers on but we were only going 45-50 MPH. Of course some Prevost's blew by us, but in the race of the tortoise and the hare, we were definitely the tortoise - slow but sure. No experience with REAL mountains.
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40' Allegro Bus 400 Cummins, we just got home from a 4 month tour of the west.
No problem with power, towing a Jeep Liberty.
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