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Old 10-29-2010, 07:53 AM   #1
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1995 Rockwood motorhome

I am still looking around to find an older unit for a decent price.

I just came across a 1995 30' Rockwood diesel pusher with the Detrot 6.5 liter diesel V8.

The original asking price was $19500, but was dropped several times to be the current $12000 (to sell before winter).

I cannot find much info an this unit with a Detrot diesel. What is your opinion about Rockwood in general and in combination with this engine?

Any advise is very much appreciated!
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I believe this motorhome is a gasser... not a diesel.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:28 AM   #3
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I believe this motorhome is a gasser... not a diesel.
The owner says specifically that it is a diesel pusher with a Detroit 6.5 l engine and a Allison transmission. It seems that they made some with Cummings and some with Detroit diesels!
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I can't speak to the diesels too much, but we have a 1991 gasser that we're selling and I from what I've seen of the interiors, etc., in various ads over times I think the gas and diesel rigs were built to the same standards with regards to quality.

And in that respect, I have never had any complaints. It's a well-built unit with what appears to be good construction standards, etc. Ours has held up quite well. Much of the cabinetry is solid wood (not all, but the key parts like doors and framing). Nothing particularly "proprietary" in the coach -- which is good given that Rockwood's been gone for many years now. (Forest River bought the name but doesn't know anything about Rockwood the Class A).

I will say that a 1995 would have been built right at the end. And a detroit diesel is different from the diesel's I've seen which were 230hp ISB's on the Oshkosh chassis. Also, if you care, at least on the Oshkosh diesels, the holding tanks were somewhat small -- 28 gallons each for gray and black (compared to 38 each on the gas models).

I don't know if looking at pictures of mine would confirm/deny similiarities, but you are welcome to look at them at http://www.irv2.com/rvclassifieds/sh...hp?product=824. My guess is that if it does look similar, then the materials, etc., probably are very similar. If our family wasn't expanding and my wife "requesting" something with slides, I wouldn't be considering selling mine as I've been very happy with it.

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I don't know if looking at pictures of mine would confirm/deny similiarities, but you are welcome to look at them at 1991 Rockwood - RV & Motorhome Classifieds. My guess is that if it does look similar, then the materials, etc., probably are very similar. If our family wasn't expanding and my wife "requesting" something with slides, I wouldn't be considering selling mine as I've been very happy with it.

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Thanks for the info Steve!
The outside looks very close, as does the kitchen section. The unit I am looking at has a freestanding table for two (that is OK since it is only the two of us), and the dog house is missing in the front.

It is good to hear that it is a solidly build machine!
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I looked at the unit with the Detroit diesel yesterday and decided not to buy it. the electric steps did not work, the fridge was very dirty inside and a lot of other details were bad (fabric on furniture was worn out, etc.).

I have time enough to continue looking because my wife has to work three more years until retirement. (by that time you guys may have made me to be an expert in used RV's )
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