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Old 10-13-2008, 07:04 AM   #1
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I recently had the chance to check over a 2009 Allegro Bus 40QRP with the Powerglide chassis. I did some serious tire kicking and inspecting and was very impressed. I've had both Freightliner and Spartan chassis in the past and was impressed with the Powerglide's attention to detail. Many of the features were very similar to my current Spartan chassis, which I am extremely pleased with.

The new Vansco multiplexed wiring system really does clean up the electrical spaghetti typical to a coach of this caliber. The shifting of weight to transfer more weight to the front axle did make a noticeable difference in stability at the rear of the coach and minimized the tail wag from winds and 18 wheeler bow wakes.

I did a review of this chassis, complete with pictures, and road test on my website at www.rvcruzer.com if anyone wants more details.
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I recently had the chance to check over a 2009 Allegro Bus 40QRP with the Powerglide chassis. I did some serious tire kicking and inspecting and was very impressed. I've had both Freightliner and Spartan chassis in the past and was impressed with the Powerglide's attention to detail. Many of the features were very similar to my current Spartan chassis, which I am extremely pleased with.

The new Vansco multiplexed wiring system really does clean up the electrical spaghetti typical to a coach of this caliber. The shifting of weight to transfer more weight to the front axle did make a noticeable difference in stability at the rear of the coach and minimized the tail wag from winds and 18 wheeler bow wakes.

I did a review of this chassis, complete with pictures, and road test on my website at www.rvcruzer.com if anyone wants more details.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:22 AM   #3
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I missed it someplace, I went to your site and didn't see the review.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:34 AM   #4
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I refreshed the page, found it....sorry!
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Thanks for the review Cruzer. Your info is always helpful. When they put the power glide under the Phaeton that will be a hard coach to take off the top of my list for a retirement coach in a few years.
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Cruzer,
You might want to check with Jerseyman as he owns a 09 43QRP on a Powerglide chassis. He could give some real good info on how his coach is functioning.
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I wrote a post under the one about prices of a 43'. You can read my comments there. Want to say here that we owned an '06 Alpine that we thought drove like a dream until we drove our new Bus with the powerglide. I sure don't like to use the word "love" to describe inanimate objects, but it's hard to keep from it when describing our feelings about this new Bus! You get the message. This coach is so far ahead of our Alpine in so many areas that I'll need to have more time than I've got right now to list them all!

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Beverly and Buddy:

How is the useful load of your coach with full water/lp etc. A lot of the pre-powerglide ones had very low useful loads. My Allegro Bay has significantly more than most of the busses that we looked at. Hopefully the new ones are better.
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To be honest, I don't know. We have not had our coach weighed. We are not full timers and do not fill our coach full. We have very little in our basement. I actually have empty drawers and shelves in the main coach. I carry only the clothes we will need for one trip. I do have the kitchen cupboards pretty full. Since we know we are not overloaded, we have not been concerned with this issue.

This brings to mind that I don't even have any '09 literature. We picked ours up before the '09 lit. came out. I need to call and get some. At least we would have the numbers that are on the lit.

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