Originally Posted by gnlandrus
We are looking for a used DP. Have narrowed our search to the Holiday Rambler Scepter, Monaco Camelot & Beaver Contessa. One issue is the engine. The HR & Monaco have the Cummins. The Beaver has the Cat C-9. We live in Reno, NV and do a LOT of mountain driving. I am a little concerned with the Cat exhaust brake VS the engine brake on the Cummins. All input/ advice is appreciated.
We will be towing a car/pickup.
Am I manufacturing problems ??
Thank you in advance !!
I do not own either engine so this is from a fairly knowledgeable outsider.
The Engine compression break is superior. The C9 will be exhaust brake only. The ISL might be engine compression brake, traditional exhaust brake or VG turbo exhaust brake. It depends on OEM configuration so do your due diligence.
If the Cat C9 is a Acert engine just be aware up front that the Acert technology is problematic.
If the ISL was built in late '05- early '06, there is a group of serial numbers with a "wrist pin bushing" problem. Again, do your due diligence.
Full time since '07