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Old 06-01-2007, 10:03 AM   #1
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Looking for pros & cons on Cat vs Cummins.

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Old 06-01-2007, 10:57 AM   #3
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Both Cat and Cummins are excellent motors. Opinions regarding both will be diverse as Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge or Freightliner vs Spartan vs Roadmaster chassis.

I would suggest that you look for the floor plans that appeal the most to you and then comparison shop chassis and engine based on the chosen floor plans.

The decision should resolve itself after you have narrowed the field.


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Old 06-01-2007, 12:59 PM   #4
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I agree with Ed. They are both excellent companies and make an excellent product.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:14 PM   #5
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I agree with others both fine products..... I favorite is the Cat in two words... MORE TORQUE

what ever it takes.....

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Old 06-01-2007, 05:31 PM   #6
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I also agree that both engines are great. So to make your decision, compare HP and torque for the 2 engines available for the coach you are considering. The higher the torque and HP, the better driveability. But also consider mileage in this equation. I have owned both the Cummins ISB and the CAT C-7 in a 34' coach, and the lower HP and torque Cummins provides 2-3 mpg more than the CAT C-7. But I will stick to the CAT for the driveability, albeit lower mpg.

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Old 06-06-2007, 06:22 AM   #7
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I don't thin anyone here will advise you to purchase any one rig over another because of the motor brand.

There are too many other factors (floor plan, features, etc) that are more important to the choice. As has been stated, motor brand is just not a big deal.
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I agree that Cat vs. Cummins is like chocolate vs. vanilla; Ford vs. Chevy; blondes vs. brunettes. However, I belong to the CatRVClub and those guys simply say--"If it's not a Cat, it's a dog". Whatever. It's your call. They are both good products.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:33 AM   #9
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BLONDES, definately! Just make sure you check under the hood!

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