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Old 12-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #15
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What length is chassis ?

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:02 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by B Bob View Post
Best to stick with 36' and longer. Chassis too short below 36'.
Why do you say that?

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:14 AM   #17
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dons2346 - I say it because a longer chassis compared to house length has an effect on the driving of any vehicle as far as my personal experience goes. It is just physics and my personal driving experience. Longer chassis in a motor home generally means a calmer experience on the highway. It is the same with a car as with a motor home.

Because diesel pushers put the motor behind the drive wheels you need a pretty long body to get a long chassis as compared to body length.

For the most part you don't notice it until you have an emergency. This is especially true in limited traction due to rain or snow. Then physics comes into play and their can be problems.

To visualize think of the difference between a 10 foot lever as opposed to a 5 foot one. A defined amount of force at the end of a 10 foot one will produce a much higher force than if the same defined force is applied to the 5 foot lever.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:17 AM   #18
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One more comment on chassis length. The owner of the current Country Coach made a comment to me in person in 2011 that, "The 32' CC did jump around a bit when driving". This is a paraphrase, but he meant that the handling was not the same as longer coaches.

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