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Old 06-18-2014, 10:04 AM   #1
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2008 40x vs 2010 40x

Hello out there, Trying to decide between 2008 providence 40x and 2010 discovery 40x. Any help would be appreciated. First Motorhome purchase.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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All things being equal, which apparently they are according to your thread, go with the floor plan, colors, and decor that best fits your style. I think you'll find owners of both MH's that are very pleased with them.
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I have been looking at the 40x as well. 2011 started the bigger engine methinks. 750 vs. 1050 torque. So I am leaning to a 2011.
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The 08 has the big motor. 10 more storage. How important is big motor? 10 has tile floors and stack w/d instead of all in one. Help please!
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Haha, we cannot help you. It's your money ;-)

When I bought my rig, power and towing capacity was a big consideration. Stack v all in one may not be a positive for you unless perhaps you are fulltiming. We camp in ours and the combo w/d is just fine.

Better usually costs more, you determine if it is worth it.

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The 08 has the big motor. 10 more storage. How important is big motor? 10 has tile floors and stack w/d instead of all in one. Help please!
Right you are, thanks. The difference in the power is considerable when towing uphill. So usage depending, it can be a biggie. To me it is.

Tile floors, a nice to have but not a biggie. Full timing or extended usage the stack washer dryer vs. combo is a consideration, if you usually have hookups to utilize. To me, a nice to have, but not a biggie.

Overall condition and service history are paramount, along with which you like better color-wise and such.
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Providence. No doubt, if all other things are equal. I would lean towards an 8.3L vs a 6.7L every day of the week. Now a 2011 40X has the 8.3L.

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We went through exact same conundrum, with exact same models. We choose the 2010 Discovery. We choose the 2010 because it was newer, cleaner, and more modern feel. Both had about same milage, under 8K. The big turn off for us was that pull out BBQ deal that was on the 2008 & 2009 models that they discontinued on 2010 models. We prefer the extra space with the pull out drawers.

Power wise, the 6.7 has been fine, more is always better, but so far we have been happy with what we have. We do have the MP-8 installed which is a nice boost. We have driven both the Rockies & Sierra Nevada's, power has been fine, and we tow our Jeep on our trailer.

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Thanks for the input. I am leaning that way. I like the bbq for the sink and fridge and the discovery has it only much smaller. Going to take a look this weekend. I also live in Austin. What is a MP-8? Thanks again
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TS Performance MP-8 is a module that is installed on your fuel rail, for our 350HP/700TQ engine it adds +100HP & +210TQ. So its a nice bump in performance. They claim you get better fuel milage, but I don't care about that.
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