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Old 10-31-2014, 06:58 AM   #57
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52.3% percent of people would buy a new DP if money wasn't an issue. Just sayin'.......or was it 53.2%.
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:53 AM   #58
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Well the OP hasn't checked back in and there has been some great RV suggestion to his question, but also a whole lot of BS too. Guess I'm done with this thread!
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:17 PM   #60
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I can't full time in my gasser but I do half time and then the other half time is on my 60 foot motor yacht and IT'S DIESEL!

Would you DP guys be OK with this arrangement?
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:22 PM   #61
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I can't full time in my gasser but I do half time and then the other half time is on my 60 foot motor yacht and IT'S DIESEL!

Would you DP guys be OK with this arrangement?

ONLY when you are on the yacht.

Sorry I just could not resist, and I own a gasser. . .

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Old 10-31-2014, 02:46 PM   #62
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Thinking of trading in our 06 Newmar 4 slide Ventanna 3936. Does anyone know of a large gas coach that's suitable for full timing? Just wondering...
Back to OP . . .

Like a previous poster said, there are plenty of gas Class As (as well as Class Bs, Cs, 5th wheels, etc) that you could select for full timing.

However, if you have never owned a gas Class A, then I'm sure people have told you that the ride is different -- typically, "different" in a bad way.

I traded my gas Class A for a DP, but I would never trade my DP for a gasser. However, I know plenty of folks who drive the country in gassers, and they seem happy.

Nevertheless, I'd only take advice from people who have owned both kinds.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:46 PM   #63
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Back to OP . . .

Like a previous poster said, there are plenty of gas Class As (as well as Class Bs, Cs, 5th wheels, etc) that you could select for full timing.

However, if you have never owned a gas Class A, then I'm sure people have told you that the ride is different -- typically, "different" in a bad way.

I traded my gas Class A for a DP, but I would never trade my DP for a gasser. However, I know plenty of folks who drive the country in gassers, and they seem happy.

Nevertheless, I'd only take advice from people who have owned both kinds.
And what year was the last gasser you owned? 1970's?. So much has changed so I would not expect a realistic answer from someone preaching with an 01 DP. (sorry I could not resist after seeing your signature) I'm sure you have a very nice unit.
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My conclusion to this is that if money is no object , than yes DPs have several advantages over gas. More power , better ride, longevity, etc. If those things aren't an issue, & you don't have unlimited funds, than a gasser is probably more than adequate .
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I agree with Dezolen, I would rate my ride and handling right up there with some of the diesels I have been in. The 2015's are out now and there have been some huge changes in the gas MH's, I wouldn't base all my decisions on how MH's were built even 5-10 years ago. The maintenance is easier on a gas MH and I can do most of it myself. I really don't need to worry about how hot my engine is or the other things that seem to affect the power and running of a diesel, so I have peace of mind with the gas engine. So far I have either held my own or passed other diesel MH's on grades. My choice really had nothing to do with cost moreso than the floorplan, and how we intend on using it. Most likely not to live in but be able to take a several month trip and be comfortable.
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And what year was the last gasser you owned? 1970's?. So much has changed so I would not expect a realistic answer from someone preaching with an 01 DP.
My last gasser was a 2004 SeaBreeze with a Workhorse W-22 chassis (22,000 pound GVWR) with a 340HP 8.1L Vortec with 455 ft/lbs of torque.

The other gas chassis choice at that time was a Ford F chassis (20,500 pound GVWR) with a 310HP 6.8L Triton V10 with 425 ft/lbs of torque.

Both chassis had leaf spring suspension.

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I agree with Dezolen, I would rate my ride and handling right up there with some of the diesels I have been in. The 2015's are out now and there have been some huge changes in the gas MH's, I wouldn't base all my decisions on how MH's were built even 5-10 years ago.
Your 2014 Newmar Canyon Star is built on a Ford F chassis (24,000 pound GVWR) with a 362HP 6.8L Triton V10 with 457 ft/lbs of torque.

So in 10 years your gas chassis can carry 2,000 more pounds (a very good thing), but with only an increase of 22HP and 2 ft/lbs of torque -- plus the suspension is still leaf springs.

However, you can still add air suspension if you're tired of your Ford F-53 chassis motorcoach beating you and your coach to death.

I think you're confusing quality with bright and shiny.
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Thinking of trading in our 06 Newmar 4 slide Ventanna 3936. Does anyone know of a large gas coach that's suitable for full timing? Just wondering...
Thanks, Ken McCormack
This is the topic of the thread let's quit beating all these other dead horses.
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Boy did I start something I didn't mean to!!! Anyways, our 8 year old coach is having problems with the Attwood Level Legs, the board that is bad (according to Attwood) is now obsolete and can't get it any more. My so called ext warr won't cover replacing the whole system due to obsolescence of any part of the sys. But,...thanks to iRV2, I may have found a place that can fix the board.
But also, the cost of fuel is one consideration. After talking it over with DW, we will prob keep the coach. Just did new carpet thruout, new recliners, new tires. So....
But thanks so much folks, you really helped.
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Thank you for the update.
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