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Old 12-24-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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i am looking at a 2007 HRambassador --with a 330 hp--any advice out there? is it a good coach--is the 330 enough power--any recalls--HELP--nTHANKS

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Old 12-24-2013, 10:16 AM   #2
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What is weight? Rule of thumb is 1 hp per 100 lbs.

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Old 12-24-2013, 11:16 AM   #3
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We have a 2007HR, great rig, have to learn about it and treat it right, especiallly the slides. 330ISC has been just fine pulling 4500lb GC up and over the passes in the West.
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:38 PM   #4
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It's not only HP that is important, but which engine it is. 330 in an 8.3 is more powerful than 330 in a 5.9.
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Old 12-24-2013, 03:11 PM   #5
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We've had our 07 Ambassador for about 2 years now. It has been great. The 330 Cummins seems to be fine for us. I am not trying to pass everybody going up the mountain, we're just enjoying the ride.

The Ambassador is well built and very reliable. We have done a bunch of maintenance and upgrades to it and hope to enjoy it for several more years.
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Old 12-24-2013, 04:59 PM   #6
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Good point hooverbill! Torque is as important or more important in these heavy beasts. Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:27 PM   #7
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I have a 2007 ambassador and it has plenty of power with the 330 ISC. I have pulled 9,000lb trailer loaded with bikes. Usually run at mid 60's on the highway with good fuel economy.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:00 PM   #8
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I have a 2007 40DFT Ambassador and it has plenty of power pulling a Toyota Camry. We replaced both TV's from analog to 32 inch Samsung digital TV's, replaced/upgraded to a Dometic refrigerator. Had to rebuild the bedroom slide floor (water leaks) and put stainless steel doublers on the big slideout where the rollers ride (again problems with water leaks on the front of the slideout). This RV has a great chassis and can carry lots of stuff in the basement compartments.
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We have a 2005 HR Ambassador with the ISC engine and the 8 air bag suspension. Very happy with the power and overall quality. As far as how it drives down the road I would recommend that you make sure you know what you are buying. Based on my experience I would recommend that you drive the Ambassador not less than an hour, preferably on a busy interstate with lots of trucks on a windy day. I know that driving an unfamiliar MH in these conditions is some what nerve racking, but the idea is to see just how comfortable you can get driving the MH in that hour. Our motorhome had issues with the wind and trucks blowing it around. These issues I have since been able to fix. The one issue I'm still working on is wander. If the MH you are interested in has these types of issues, it is better to know about them before you buy.

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