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Old 02-11-2018, 09:02 AM   #1
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We are planning to upgrade from 2004 fleetwood excursion to a 2010 or 2011 40 ft tiffin. I have been checking on internet mostly RV trader. Our first choice is Allargo Bus seen a few phaeton models in our price range. Donít plan on trading ours, private sellers preferred, May timeframe. Appreciate any comments or suggestions
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Just be aware of the "big three" and make sure that they have been corrected. The three problems were roof rails (not fully corrected until late 2012), driver's side slide floor, and wet bay floor. The last two were corrected during production in 2010/2011. Before you buy, check with the seller to see if these all have been corrected. If you have the VIN, you can also check with Tiffin. Tiffin offered free repairs on all of these items until recently. I believe the roof rails are still free but slide floors and wet bay are materials only.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:48 PM   #3
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Allegro Bus! Tag axle! Bus will have better equipment and finish quality. Bus will have more HP and torque. Bus will have larger fuel tank allowing you to bypass high tax states in your fuel planning. To dry tanks my 2007 will do 1000 miles but have never pushed it past 800. Tag axle means you buy 8 tires not 6 but the ride will be better especially in crosswinds. Payload of the bus will be higher, and even if you never use it you will be operating farther from the "edge" when all performance factors are considered. BTW, be careful of the used tires and plan to replace them at 7-8 years of age REGARDLESS of mileage. Be sure you get a residential reefer. We love our ABus, a 2007 model, bought used in late 2010 and now at 71,000 miles. Good luck!
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:34 PM   #4
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Make sure that tires have been replaced also because the original are 6-8 years old. Typically the Bus tires will run 6-800 each x 8 if you have FMCA plus mounting. Big bill if they arenít new. The BIG 3 are replaced by Tiffin at no charge if done by their closing date. If not you may incur a big charge if you have to get that done. Most 2011 Busses had the fiberglass Wet bay but need the Cap Rails and big slide wood floor replaced.
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Big fuel tank benefits

agreed with earlier poster on big tank range.

We just took our Allegro Bus from Dallas to Tucson and back. We use Trucker Path (free app) to find cheaper fuel. The 150 gal tank of the bus allows us to find cheap fuel and minimize stops. Our first stop was ~600 miles in and we took on board 70 gallons. Fuel gauge was showing 3/8 tank, but we actually added about 1/2 tank.

Searching for cheap fuel stops saved us $75 out of 260 gallons ($700) or about 10%.
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agreed with earlier poster on big tank range.

We just took our Allegro Bus from Dallas to Tucson and back. We use Trucker Path (free app) to find cheaper fuel. The 150 gal tank of the bus allows us to find cheap fuel and minimize stops. Our first stop was ~600 miles in and we took on board 70 gallons. Fuel gauge was showing 3/8 tank, but we actually added about 1/2 tank.

Searching for cheap fuel stops saved us $75 out of 260 gallons ($700) or about 10%.
We also use Trucker Path to find the cheapest fuel. But we also look at Google Earth to see a visual as to how to enter. Helps to know ahead of time how the fuel islands are located.
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Journey,

Agreed, on the Trucker Path app, on the top just to the left of the magnifying glass is a little satellite icon that will change the view to satellite image.

Very handy for planning entrance and exit routes.
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