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Old 11-06-2007, 05:37 AM   #1
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Demartini in Ca. has quoted a very attractive price for a LaPalma DP 2008 but with the 325 engine. Should I care about the new engine? and does anyone have experience with this coach to share.

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Old 11-06-2007, 05:37 AM   #2
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Demartini in Ca. has quoted a very attractive price for a LaPalma DP 2008 but with the 325 engine. Should I care about the new engine? and does anyone have experience with this coach to share.

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Old 11-06-2007, 06:30 AM   #3
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We have a 2007 Cayman XL with the same engine. Just returned from a cross country trip, it worked fine. Be sure to check the bolts, who ever put ours together did not tighten them enough, our airconditioning compressor motor came loose.

We had great gas mileage, even after crossing some very high mountain ranges.
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:18 AM   #4
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Hi,

We have a 07 HR Neptune XL with that engine and have had it on several trips within California and Oregon. We have not had any problems with the engine and in fact we are very satisfied with the gas mileage and performance. We also purchased ours from DeMartini and we have been very happy with our purchase from them. Good luck!
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:39 AM   #5
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We don't have that engine...but we loved the whole DeMartini experience! It was the most pleasurable time we have had spending that type of money!

Good Luck and enjoy your new rig!



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I have the 325 cummins in a 39 footer neptune xl and very happy with power/performance and most of all mileage...
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We have a 2007 34 PDD and have been very happy with the engine, power, response, and MPG. We are now getting ready to set up our toad, a 2008 CR-V.

My advice would be to consider the hitch weight to make sure you can tow the vehicle you want. The CR-V would have been a top choice for us even if we could tow more than 4000#.

The other thing to consider is the CCC = the amount of cargo carry capacity. Or how much weight you can put into the MH. We are thinking through the items we want to carry and trying to practice weight management. On the motorhome and us, too.

We've talked about the bigger engines being able to tow more. But we've also thought our MPG was probably better. We love it. Which floorplan are you considering?
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:16 PM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MonacoMama:
We don't have that engine...but we loved the whole DeMartini experience! It was the most pleasurable time we have had spending that type of money! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

AMEN!!!!

We're thinking about towing our Saturn Sky, hmmmm.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">We're thinking about towing our Saturn Sky, hmmmm. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
You should be ok ....



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Thanks for the great input. We are considering the 34PDD and the 36WBD primarily because those are the specific units with good prices they have in inventory. We still need to select a toad vehicle.

Good Luck and Happy Trails with your new LaPalma.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GoneFishin:
We have a 2007 34 PDD and have been very happy with the engine, power, response, and MPG. We are now getting ready to set up our toad, a 2008 CR-V.

My advice would be to consider the hitch weight to make sure you can tow the vehicle you want. The CR-V would have been a top choice for us even if we could tow more than 4000#.

The other thing to consider is the CCC = the amount of cargo carry capacity. Or how much weight you can put into the MH. We are thinking through the items we want to carry and trying to practice weight management. On the motorhome and us, too.

We've talked about the bigger engines being able to tow more. But we've also thought our MPG was probably better. We love it. Which floorplan are you considering? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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