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Old 04-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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Comparing apples to apples

I am trying to decide between a 1991 30' Barth Breakaway with 91K miles and 1994 30' Barth Breakaway with 130K miles. Everything else being equal is there a reason to choose one over the other?

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How about the age of the tires? Condition of the roof? Updated interior? Hours on/type of generator? Updated electronics? (inverter, solar cells, HDTV,) There are lots of other things to consider. The mileage difference on a diesel is not that great, but the condition of the shocks, suspension, etc. could be a big ticket difference.
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As I said everything else is equal. The only difference is age &mileage.

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I assume these are GM 454, 7.4L, gas engines. The '91 is probably "TBI" (throttle body injection). Somewhere later in the 90's, I think the fuel system was changed to port injection, and the engine type was advertised as "Vortec", which had more power and possibly better mileage. This is all from memory, so someone correct me if I am wrong.

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As I said everything else is equal. The only difference is age & mileage.

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They both pushers and have the 5.9 cummins on spartan chassis with the Allison auto transmission.

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My Gulfstream is a 1993 and has the Cummins 5.9B with no electronics and hp of 160. Somewhere around this time is when Cummins 5.9 started to use electronics and the hp rating varied. If these engines (and transmissions) are the same, then I would probably go for the 1994 for newer re-sale. IMO.

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