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Old 04-24-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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Would be very interested in hearing from folks who have the 27 and 31 foot versoins of the Dynaquest ST. It appears that Dynamax makes very few of the shorter 260 models and wonder about the ride quality compared to the longer wheelbase 31 foot long models. Also I would like to hear about mpg and any problems with the chassis or coach. I have driven the 31 foot model and was very impressed with the ride quality, handling and truning radius.

I would also appreciate you general impressions about the vehicle in general.


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Old 04-24-2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:14 PM   #3
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Well, I can't comment on the Dynamax in particular because I've never ridden or driven one. But, I support your decision to look at a truck conversion. I went from an Allegro class A to my t/c and love it. My particular t/c doesn't ride smooth in the cab. It's very firm up there. The living quarters rides very very smooth though. The bedroom is wonderful to ride in at 68 mph. My t/c is built on an '03 Freightliner FL112 with air ride rear axle, steel leaf spring front axle. My living quarters is 26', 36' overall. C12 pre-emission motor, Eaton 10spd autoshift. I'm 27k lbs with full water and fuel. I cruise at 68 mph, 1450 rpm's. About half the time I'm pulling an enclosed car trailer, loaded weight about 8k lbs. I'm very careful about keeping records and get between 8.1 and 10.9 mpg. Most of my fills are in the mid 9's. I've got twin 60 gallon fuel tanks, and carry 200 gallons of fresh water when full. I'd guess if you got a Dynamax with similar motor/trans/weight you should get similar mpg's. But remember, it's not about the mpg's, it's the power. T/c's have power. It's the way to go.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:55 PM   #4
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hi there...we are new dynamax owners. We have an 08 26 ft model. The entire point of purchasing this vehicle was precisely what Bob86 said...its all about the power. I would have been very happy with the same size in a sprinter chassis but DH insisted on the power and the capacity and towing ability of the freightliner. Haven't taken any big trips yet but will let you know. FYI when DH and son drove it home, they averaged 12.8 mpg going 70 mph. I would have to say that the ride is a 'little bouncy', but we are still double checking tire pressures, etc so I can't pass final judgement yet.

So far nothing I don't like about the coach. We toured the factory in January, we were very impressed with the production of these machines. I think if we had more time to actually spend longer trips on the road, the 30 ft would be a perfect machine. Ours is absolutely ideal for us at this time...its small enough to use for most day tripping too and its a good size for me to start with. I;ve driven longer set ups (4 dr power stroke plus livestock trailer) but you sit up plenty high in the dynamax so that will be something new for me.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:55 AM   #5
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I am a new Dynamax owner also. The power on any of the dynamax products is great! The most impressive is the workmanship and quality that goes into the coach. Placement of the systems is logical, practical and easy to get at. I never thought you could get a better ride in a class A than the foretravel I drove last year but I will tell you this....driving my dynamax is effortless, comfortable and FUN!

I have owned 5 motorhomes prior to my Dynamax and this is head and shoulders above the rest. Great company to work with and super support.
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Thanks for your note and congratulations on your new MH. Looks like you went for the gold on your selection.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:28 PM   #7
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I have a 2007 DynaQuest 300ST and LOVE it. Purchased used in November 2010. We are averaging just over 10 MPG and are usually towing either a boat or a vehicle. We had a Lexington 283GTS before the DynaQuest. It was nice but no Dynaquest. It will be interesting to see if Forest River maintains the quality of the Dynaquest now that they have aquired it. Only problems we have had is that the black tank is too small due to the Tecma stool's water requirements and that the shower drains to the black tank. Three days of dry camping is about it.

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