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Old 10-13-2012, 11:25 AM   #1
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Phaeton vs. Bus...?

Hello Tiffin owners, We are trying to decide between a 36 ft Phaeton or 36ft Bus. Does anyone know if there is any significant difference in the fuel milage between these two?.

Also regarding the power?... We know that the Bus has a bigger engine... but it also weighs quite a bit more, so is there a significant net result to speak of?
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Hello Tiffin owners, We are trying to decide between a 36 ft Phaeton or 36ft Bus. Does anyone know if there is any significant difference in the fuel milage between these two?.

Also regarding the power?... We know that the Bus has a bigger engine... but it also weighs quite a bit more, so is there a significant net result to speak of?
Earthwalker, if you haven't already go to the Tiffin RV Network and ask this question.

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Old 10-14-2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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Hello Tiffin owners, We are trying to decide between a 36 ft Phaeton or 36ft Bus. Does anyone know if there is any significant difference in the fuel milage between these two?.

Also regarding the power?... We know that the Bus has a bigger engine... but it also weighs quite a bit more, so is there a significant net result to speak of?
When we were at Camp Freightliner, a student asked the instructor the same basic question. The instructor said with a Cummins ISB engine you should get about 10mpg(example Allegro RED), ISC about 9 mpg(Phaeton) and ISL about 8(Allegro Bus).
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Aside from the engine (MPG) which obviously depends upon the engine size, there is a huge difference between the quality and workmanship of Phaeton and Bus. About six months ago I traded my 06 Phaeton with an 07 Bus. They both were 40' w/4 slides, but that is where the similarity ends. The Bus has Independent Front Suspension (IFS) among other things like its 400 HP Cummins vs 350 HP. It rides a lot nicer. Good luck with your search!

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As srh says, the Bus is one step up from the Phaeton in the Tiffin line. The floorplans might be similar but the Bus is the more luxurious model. The actual differences will vary depending on the model year and options.
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